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Privacy, beauty and comfort, near downtown Palm Springs

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Warm Sands - Casa de Colores

3 Bed 3 bath private home with pool, mountain view, front and back courtyards

Our three bedrooms are furnished with classic furniture and artwork, and each has an ensuite bath and a private exterior door. The Green Room is a cool and inviting haven whose colors will remind you of lush palms and cacti against the mountain expanses. The Orange Room glows with the colors of desert flowers and the sunset. The Blue Room mirrors the azure hue of the brilliant desert sky. The living spaces are similarly furnished, with brand new furniture and accessories. The kitchen has been outfitted with all you will need to create memorable meals, including basic ingredients and a full range of cookware. Free wi-fi, flat screen TVs and cable are available, with a house printer. Just bring your own laptop or iPad and you'll have a full home office. Lounging, sunbathing and dining areas, and barbecue grill, enhance the back yard near the pool. Lounging area in the front courtyard provides a view of majestic Mt. San Jacinto.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Susan St. Louis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, little bit of Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Susan St. Louis

I grew up in a small town in Connecticut, and married my college sweetheart, who is a doctor. We raised three girls, homeschooled them, coached youth soccer, and now spend our time studying languages, cooking meals for friends, trying to stay fit, and volunteering for medical missionary trips whenever possible. We have used VRBO properties many times, ourselves, and we find it a much better way to travel than to stay in hotels. We hope you will enjoy staying in our beautiful new Palm Springs casa.

Susan St. Louis purchased this house in 2013

Why Susan St. Louis chose Palm Springs

Casa de Colores (House of Colors) has been lovingly decorated with all new furniture, beautiful art and accessories in the colors of the desert to make your stay comfortable, enjoyable and unforgettable. Each bedroom has its own outside door, with high quality wooden shutters that completely darken the rooms when fully closed. All linens and towels are new, and will be regularly replaced as needed, to ensure comfort and satisfaction. The living room opens onto the front courtyard, with its mountain views, and allows you to 'bring the outdoors in with you.' The game table in the living room nook will lure you to find out who has the best poker face. Full sets of dishes, pots and pans, cooking utensils and basic supplies will provide you with all the things you'll need to cook as much or as little as you desire. The pool and spa will draw you to spend time in the back yard, but you will also have three separate lounging and eating areas there in which to spend your time. Whether you are one couple, a large family or 2 or 3 couples vacationing together, you will never lack for comfortable, private places to sit and talk. We want this house to be the best place you've ever vacationed in, and we will continue to try to make it worthy of that label.

What makes this house unique

When we saw this house we fell in love with the quality of the construction, and the wonderful architectural elements like the round windows in the front entryway and master bath, the foyer tower, the arched entryway and front door, the colored tile floors throughout, and the exquisite wooden beams and cathedral ceiling in the living room. We also really liked that each bedroom has its own bath and exterior door. And many of the attractions of downtown Palm Springs are within a short walk!

Guestbook comments from the owner

(There is no star rating on this review because it was left in a written note in the guest book, and was typed in here by the owner.)


We had a wonderful 9-day stay in your house that now - unfortunately - has come to an end. We really enjoyed your lovely house which our son Sebastian found planning our travels to California. Coming from a trip from San Francisco and north in Merced (Yosemite NP), Fresno (Sequoia NP) and Las Vegas, we had a very restful stay in your house! My personal highlight was the pool, giving me the chance to swim whenever and however long I wanted to. (All of us enjoyed it!)

My husband liked the hummingbirds coming to the orange flowers near our sleeping-room-door. My oldest son (25) enjoyed the space everyone had for their own - and "Free Willy" in the pool. My younger son (23) liked the great supply with everything we needed for cooking, swimming, etc. His friend (also 23) enjoyed the sofas inside and outside the house for listening to audiobooks and music.

We all had a wonderful, restful time in your house - which really is a house!

Thanks for your hospitality and we wish you all the best! Thanks also to Julie who prepared everything so well.
Aug 2014
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based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Privacy, beauty and comfort, near downtown Palm Springs
average rating of 4.888889 based on 37 reviews

Private Pool Time...you Betcha

  • 5 of 5

The house was as advertised. The decor was wonderful. The rooms were spacious and the pool was heated, by request. Awesome! We stayed the first week of October. The days slowly went from mid-70s in the morning to mid-90s in the 3-4 o'clock hours. I do not like cold pool water, so I am very ecstatic we opted for heat in the pool.

Susan was very accommodating. She even left snack and cold drinks for us. After driving in the traffic from LA, it was just what we needed.

Having a car is not necessary, but it was helpful. You can walk to downtown, but you won't want to walk back. There are cabs, uber, and two bus systems.

Thank you for a great home to build memories of our vacations together.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House with the Perfect Host <3 <3

  • 5 of 5

Susan, you have been the perfect host from the start of our booking in 2015. Upon our arrival, we were overwhelmed at how spectacular your holiday home is. I mirror everything said in all the positive reviews; a real home from home, which for me was the highlight of our travelling fun filled holiday. We were extremely sad to leave our 'Palm Springs Home' after two weeks stay here and would not hesitate to come back again. I feel truly blessed to have been so lucky to stay here, better than any 5 star hotel I stayed in. Thank you so very much Susan, so lovely to meet you in person.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Emma, for such kind words. I really enjoyed getting to meet you as well, and I'm so glad that the house met your expectations. Please do plan to come again - we'd love to host you next year!
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Great second visit!

  • 5 of 5

Our emotion of 'wow' when we visited last year was replaced with 'it is great to be back'! So another great stay when we packed in visits to the USS Midway in San Diego plus Griffiths Park in LA and Santa Monica and Malibu. Our days 'off' were spent relaxing by the pool and eating out in some the Palm Spinga restaurants such as Thai Smile, Lulu's and the Casa Mexican. We are looking forward to visit number three some time in the future! Thanks again Susan.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super nice house!

  • 5 of 5

Big house, great space, but at the same time very cozy. Nice southern European Continental vibe, if it wasn't for the American convenience facilities, like ice machine, pool and safe digital lock, you could believe you were in Spain or Italy. Susan is a professional, everything was easy and smooth from check-in to check-out, and house is very clean and well maintained. Location is good, if it's not too hot, it's walking distance to all downtown restaurants and shops. Thanks a lot Susan, we had a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anna, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time here. You were great guests. Come again!
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

The house was great! Really loved it. Pool was private. The owner was great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in the perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a fantastic week and very much felt at home. I would definitely recommend this property in the future. We spent the majority of our time swimming and hanging out in the backyard. The location was great with easy access to basically everything! This was our first time renting off of VRBO and Susan made the process as easy as possible. We hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kevin. Come again soon!
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Nearest Airport
2.7 Miles
Palm Springs International (PSP)
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Zelda's Nightclub
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
O'Donnell Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
Highway 111
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Starbucks, Roscoe Grill, Palm Greens Cafe
Nearest Ski
83 Miles
Big Bear Lake, CA
Car: not necessary

Most people come to Palm Springs for the unique combination of outdoors living, recreational activities, and cultural richness to be found here. From the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, which draws top music and comedy performers due to our proximity to Los Angeles, to the lively arts community, to the hundreds of golf courses, tennis courts, and country clubs to be found in the Coachella Valley, we are certain that Palm Springs has something for everyone. And the many events that occur each year in our valley draw interest from around the nation and even the world - the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, the BNP Paribas Tennis tournament, the Humana Challenge and Kraft Nabisco golf tournaments, the White Party, the Palm Springs Film Festival, the Tour de Palm Springs bicycle event, and many more. But in addition to all of that, if you want to vacation in a place where you can simply rest, sunbathe, lounge by the pool and rejuvenate yourself, our house will provide the indoor/outdoor Palm Springs living style that you are craving.

The areas of southern California within and surrounding the Coachella Valley abound in great outdoors adventures. The base station for the famous Palm Springs Aerial Tram is about a 15 minute drive from our house. The largest rotating tramcars in the world take you from the valley to the San Jacinto Mountain Station, at 8,516 feet of altitude. Also nearby (about one hour by car) is Joshua Tree National Park, perhaps the premier rock climbing mecca of America. Joshua Tree, named for the amazing and weird versions of the yucca plant that grow only in that area, is also full of wonderful hikes and stunning driving tours. Big Bear Lake, with all the summer boating, fishing and swimming activities, and both alpine and downhill skiing in the winter, is only 2 hours away by car. The attractions of Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego are all within a few hours away by car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Warm Sands, California Desert

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall 2016
9 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2016-17
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £411
House Cleaning £123 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Standard check-in, check-out day is Saturday. Monthly renters can check in on first day of month and out on last day of month, even if it is not a Saturday. If you want to rent across seasons or if system fails to specify a rental price, call/email me and we can discuss it. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Palm Springs TOT Registration Permit # 6060.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Warm Sands in California Desert

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , double sinks, walk-in closet, hair dryer, shampoo/body wash
    Bathroom 2 - Orange Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hair dryer, shampoo and body wash provided
    Bathroom 3 - Blue Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hair dryer, shampoo and body wash provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - Green Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - Orange Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - Blue Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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