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Great Location, Big Pool, Stylish House. Celebrate Summer at The Biskra House!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Private, Luxe, Mountain View House with Casita and Spacious Outdoor Areas.

“First class! Beautiful, spacious, immaculate home. Every conceivable amenity provided.” - Steve and Jill H.

We designed the Biskra House to be the vacation house we would like to rent. From the premium organic bath products to the comfy outdoor furniture, we strive to provide all the comforts of home, and then some.

A Palm Springs-style open floor plan and roomy shared spaces ensure plenty of room for family and friends to gather, while the luxurious bedrooms provide tranquil private retreats.

“The pool/patio is a private oasis. A quiet setting with the mountains framing the view made it feel like there was truly no one else around.”

– John C.

Splash around in the large, heated pool or lounge in your choice of sun or shade on the living-room style furniture. After sundown there’s no need to go inside: Cozy up under a blanket and gather around the fire pit for a chat and some star gazing.

“Bedrooms are 5-star hotel worthy, comfort - you'll be sleeping in every day!” - Rebecca T.

All bedrooms include wifi, flat-screen TVs with DirecTV and roomy bathrooms with organic bath products. They also include blackout curtains and ridiculously comfortable beds for those of us who find a good nights’ sleep to be the ultimate in luxury.

“Very organized home with labels and directions on how to use everything.” - Amy W.

The open kitchen is perfect for catching up while you cook, with everything you need to create meals from scratch or warm up leftovers from the plethora of local restaurants. We provide cooking basics and all cabinets are labeled. After all, who wants to spend their vacation running out for paprika or trying to remember where the wine chiller is stored?

Dine indoors or out: either way, you’ll have plenty of seating, serving dishes and tableware for your entire group.

If you can muster the enthusiasm to leave the comforts of the Biskra House, there’s plenty to do. Feel like dining, shopping, golf, tennis or hiking? Prefer a scooter tour, casino night or concert? These are just a few of the area attractions - get in touch with us today so we can help you plan the perfect vacation.

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Beth Fortune
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Beth Fortune

I am an interior designer who lives in Los Angeles with my professor husband, Peter, and Riley Coyote, our Chihuahua mix. We live busy lives and love to escape to the peace of the California desert. We enjoy travel, good food, and spending time with friends.

Beth Fortune purchased this house in 2011

Why Beth Fortune chose Magnesia Falls Cove

A few years ago Peter and I spent our first weekend in Palm Springs together. A half-hour after arriving in the desert I saw an unfamiliar look of relaxation settle on my husband's face, and by the end of the weekend, we were both enchanted with the quiet, the bright stars and the blue skies of the desert.

We love the Magnesia Falls neighborhood and were thrilled when we found what would become the Biskra House. We hope you feel the same sense of relaxation we feel in this house, and that it makes you as happy as it makes us.

What makes this house unique

It was important to us to find a home that embodied the California indoor/outdoor lifestyle, and this house fits the bill. We love the intense blue skies, the mountain views, and, of course, the sparkling pool. Riley loves sunbathing and thinks that 3600 square feet is just about right for a 12 pound dog.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've been coming to the desert since our boy, Jackson Cole, was 2; he is now 10. We have had the opportunity to stay in a number of locales/residences including La Quinta, Palm Desert (Iron Wood), Indian Wells and Palm Springs. Of all the different types of homes and condos we have rented, this was by far our best experience.

The house has nice design sensibilities. The layout and furnishings make it very comfortable, spacious and easy to feel right at home. The art selection and modern design features make this house a real jewel. Kudos to Beth and her husband—you will surely notice how thoughtful and inspired they were in remodeling this home.

Another great feature about this house is how well organized and clean it is. It truly felt like stepping into a hotel suite. The Fortune's have gone to great lengths to make sure you have everything you need at your fingertips and provide you with great information to fully utilize all aspects of the house including the TV's and music (surround). They've pretty much thought of everything relative to kitchen utensils, appliances and conveniences. Cheers!

The pool/patio is a private oasis. A quiet setting with the mountains framing the view made it feel like there was truly no one else around. The casita kitchen next to the pool patio was superb for entertaining friends and family.

Proximity to The River was an added bonus. We enjoyed taking morning walks to Starbucks just a short distance from the home. If you like to hike, there is a trail 2 blocks from the house locally known as the bump and grind. It’s a moderate hike that will take you high above the desert floor for some breathtaking views.

Our best stay in the desert....
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Magnesia Falls Cove in Rancho Mirage

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum occupancy is 8 people.
  • No pets allowed without prior approval.
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twins combine for Standard King
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , California King
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , California King
  • King bedrooms have en suite baths.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Great Location, Big Pool, Stylish House. Celebrate Summer at The Biskra House!
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

We want to move in!

  • 5 of 5

Biskra House is everything you see in the photos and more! First, the home is decorated beautifully, but comfortably. Next, the mattresses, linens, towels, robes and shower supplies are amazing. The kitchen is stocked with every pan, type of glassware, plates, utensils, foil & saran, hotpads, dishtowels, spices that you can imagine. We so appreciated the special coffee that was awaiting us. The pool and hot tub were perfect for our relaxing week end spent with sisters from the midwest. Beth responded immediately when we had trouble getting an air conditioner set up and solved the problem with simple instructions.

If you are going to Rancho Mirage, you MUST stay here. Location was perfect for running/walking every day, shopping and closeness to the airport. We will be back! Thank you for sharing our home with "the sisters."

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much, Sara. We hope you and your sisters can return soon!
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Luxurious Desert Retreat

  • 5 of 5

House was absolutely beautiful, extremely well stocked and organized, comfortable, and conveniently located. Everything looks just as it does in the pictures, if not better. Was the perfect retreat from the craziness of Coachella, and we thoroughly enjoyed the tranquility and spaciousness of the backyard. Also really appreciated having dark towels provided so we wouldn’t have to worry about getting makeup, etc on white towels. They really thought of everything at this amazing property. Wish I could move in here!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Alexandra. It was a pleasure to host your group for Coachella this year, and we'd love to see you back!
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Hamilton, Ontario Canada

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic and spacious house. We were able to have our own space while enjoying our vacation together. The amenities were great. The backyard was our own oasis. The kitchen was perfect size for us to prepare our meals together and enjoy dinners in. It really was our home away from home. Great house and location. Can’t wait to enjoy another vacation here in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our family Thanksgiving trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving 2017 here and it was absolutely perfect!! My husband and I, our daughter, son-in-law and their 11month old and my son and his fiancee. There was plenty of room for everyone! Beth has supplied the house with everything you could possibly need-there was even a turkey roasting pan and two pie dishes for our Thanksgiving dinner. We ate every meal outside at the beautiful table and used the casita kitchen for making and storing drinks. The pool floats and things were also great. Thanks so much. We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home...

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time renting this home. It's a great place with lots of space and great amenities. It's also well-located. Convenient to everything.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time. The house was very clean and very organized. They have everything you need to settle right in. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub. There are many restaurants in the area and beautiful golf courses.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.7 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Roy's Hawaiian, The River shopping center
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Las Palmas resort
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Palm Springs Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
10 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The River shopping center
Nearest Ski
43 Miles
Big Bear Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
122 Miles
San Diego
Car: recommended

We are located in the beautiful Magnesia Falls Cove neighborhood of Rancho Mirage, nestled in the foothills of the San Jacinto mountains. We have great hiking just out the front door, The River shopping center within walking distance, and El Paseo shopping center just a short drive away. Palm Springs is just 20 minutes away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Magnesia Falls Cove, California Desert

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Season
1 Jul 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall Shoulder Season 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
18 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Holiday 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Coachella Wk 1 2019
11 Apr 2019 - 15 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Coachella Wk 2 2019
19 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Stagecoach 2019
25 Apr 2019 - 29 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76.83 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £768.3
cleaning £192.07

All pets must be approved by owner prior to booking.

Pool heat INCLUDED in all rates.

One week minimum stays during March-April peak season.

$500 fee for canceled reservations for 15+ night stays.

Daily or weekly cleaning can be arranged for an additional fee.

Rates subject to change until reservation is made. No dates held without contract and payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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