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Desert Oasis With 360° Unobstructed Views Of Palm Springs And The Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleep 8

The City of Palm Springs ID#2891 – Perched above Palm Springs in an exclusive enclave, Villa Cahuilla boasts spectacular panoramic views of the city and surrounding desert mountains.

We recently finished several updates to the house that weren’t ready when the photos were taken… automated solar shades in the master suite, blackout blinds in additional guest bedrooms, huge outdoor daybed ottoman at pool, additional seating around the outdoor fire pits, and 2 large outdoor umbrellas around the pool.

Designed by celebrity architect Michael Mueller in 2013 with an homage to mid-century meets mission design, Villa Cahuilla is designed for private living and is now available for client’s appreciative of opulent amenities and materials not normally offered in a vacation home.

Nestled into the majestic San Jacinto mountains, Villa Cahuilla is a chic 4 bedroom, 3 bath oasis surrounding a luxurious heated pool that features 4 tranquil waterfall-fountains and offers completely unobstructed views of Palm Springs and the surrounding desert.

The private grounds boasts 4 separate outdoor fire features, ancient rock formations and stunning multi-tiered gardens that include a collective and mature cacti garden. Dine in the gardens at the outdoor dining table that seats 12, or belly up to the bar and BBQ beside the pool. The property also features an 8-person jacuzzi that is literally perched on the edge of the mountain; offering unobstructed views of Palm Springs and the surrounding desert mountains the jacuzzi’s own fire feature and multi-color mood lighting are indulgent complements to an evening of champagne and stargazing.

Pure luxury in amenities: Villa Cahuilla offers tranquil indoor-outdoor living with French doors that open the entire house to the pool, gardens, and unparalleled valley views. The living area features an 80” 3D plasma entertainment center and a dramatic stone fireplace. The master suite features it’s own stone fireplace and spa bath with twin basin sinks and raintree showers . Guest rooms include spa bath with huge soaking tub, raintree showers, plasma TVs, and large walk-in closets for long-term renters. Linens are sumptuous and unlike a typical vacation rental with plush Egyptian cotton bath and beach towels, luxury sheets, as well as extra blankets and comforters for those chilly nights. The modern gourmet kitchen offers 3 ovens including a convection oven for the chef, 4 burner gas stove, large-capacity dishwasher and custom cabinets with leather ball-stitched handles and white Caesarstone countertops. Indoor/Outdoor Wi-Fi completes the experience.


More Details

Nick Bode
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Nick Bode

Architectural lover of exceptional properties. Reside in Los Angeles and New York City.

Nick Bode purchased this villa in 2012

Why Nick Bode chose Cahuilla Hills

This property was purchased because it was the most unique property I had ever seen in Palm Springs. The site is spectacular with 360 degree views while the privacy around the house makes for the perfect hideaway. The extensive and mature cacti garden are also truly unique.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Cahuilla is remarkable because of the way in which architecture and landscape conjoin in this private desert retreat. The huge swimming pool with its waterfall-fountains, and luxurious jacuzzi perched above the valley offer the rejuvenation of a retreat unlike any other!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cahuilla Hills in Palm Springs

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Double rain-tree showers, twin vessel sinks, and stone tile
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Raintree showerheads + channel faucet with basin-bowl sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Raintree shower head and glass wall shower + vanity mirror
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Views of garden and plasma TV.
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , French doors to gardens, stone fireplace (gas), plasma TV
    Guest Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , French doors to pool and garden, en suite bath w soaking tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Stunning views of the mountains and gardens, walk-in closet
  • All bedrooms feature Plasma TVs, panoramic views, luxury linens, towels, hypo-allergenic pillows, plasma televisions, electronic charging stations, walk-in closets, etc.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

Very nice property and wonderful host. Couldn't have asked for anything better.

  • 5 of 5

Nick explained everything about the property and it was exactly as described. It is so worth it to pay for the extra heating of the pooL and hot tub for they are some of the highlights (for us) of the property. Private, comfortable, a great for a Palm Springs getaway. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible home. Incredible owners.

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could leave a ten star review for both the property and owners. First, the owners. Nick and Mike went out of their way to ensure my wife and I had an incredible honeymoon. They thought of everything like rearranging the pool and grounds maintenance's scheduled visits so we wouldn't be disturbed, allowing an early check in after a long cross country flight, and making sure the pool was heated when we arrived. They also gave us a wonderful bottle of wine, took a lot of time to advise us on good restaurants, how to enjoy the home and city, etc. They are kind and thoughtful, genuine, helpful, honest, the kind of people you just enjoy being around.

Now for the home. The pictures don't do it justice. The views from the pool and hottub are awesome, and there is plenty of privacy. We enjoyed the fire feature beside the hottub and the outdoor daybed where we watched falling stars. The pool has a soothing waterfall feature and is landscaped for maximum privacy. The interior is beautifully adorned, and Nick and Mike have thought of everything one might need in the way of towels, kitchen appliances, etc. There are plenty of dishes and glasses, cooking utensils, etc., and they encouraged us to use them as needed, which we did.

The only problem you will have after staying here is you will then forever have a difficult time finding a comparable place to visit, and you will NEVER find owners more accommodating or gracious than Nick and Mike. My wife and I are planning on returning often.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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GREAT House in Palm Springs!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Palm Springs! The house is very clean, stylish and has all the features. Nick is a fabulous host and available for anything and everything. Would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend. Everything was top notch in the house. Nick did a great job meeting us and making sure we were well taken care of and educated about the house. Thank you for the fabulous stay!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house! We stayed here in April and honestly can't wait to return. The house is even better than the photo's (if that's possible). The outdoor area is HUGE. The pool, BBQ, fire pit and hot tub are each in their own oasis. The inside of the house is absolutely beautiful, it must be custom without a detail overlooked.

Nick was awesome and easy to coordinate with, he always responded to our emails in less than 24 hours. He provided great restaurant and bar recommendations and offered to coordinate a private chef for one of our meals. Our security deposit was returned within 24 hours, the whole process was seamless.

We went offsite twice to eat out and our Lyft's were only a couple dollars and we were minutes away from were we wanted to go and a grocery store.

Don't think twice, just book it. Worth every penny!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shady Owner, Look Elsewhere

  • 1 of 5

We booked Villa Cahuilla Thursday to Sunday and we were excited because of the property and how beautiful it was, but little did we know, it all came at a price thanks to the overzealous owner/Property Manager Nick. Renting numerous villas across the world each year, we're not new to the various rules and regulations when renting property. We are however new to owners going through our trash and trying to extort us out of our security deposit.

Originally in town for a family reunion, 8 of us rented Villa Cahuilla. We were then surprised by an elopement and couldn't have been happier! We already had everything setup at various restaurants in town and the ceremony was held at a lovely botanical garden! So much fun was had but the real fun came post-checkout with the owner trying to extort us out of our hefty security deposit.

While the newlyweds were on their honeymoon, they received an email from the villa rental company stating they would not recieve their deposit back because the owner told them that a wedding was held on-site. They assumed this because we left flowers for the next guests to enjoy. The owner also told the rental company that we had catering - we ordered burritto platers from Chipotle to feed the 8 guests at the house. What kind of person goes through the trash?

To make a long story short, the newlyweds then had to forgoe their privacy during the weekend because the owner demanded that they prove all of the allegations against them. Prove it they did and they now have their deposit back.

I'm writing this to encourage anyone who is looking at staying at Villa Cahuilla to proceed with strong caution. The owner and Manager Nick tried to lie and told an un-true story in order to get a couple thousand dollars extra from us.

Needless to say, there's a ton of other amazing properties in Pam Springs that we will now get to enjoy on out next trip.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After four years of hosting wonderful guests and receiving 21 consecutive (and unsolicited) 5-star reviews, it was bound to happen: “The Problem Guests.” The only rating we have ever received less than 5-stars has been posted by a group of 20-plus hooligans who ignored the terms of their rental contract, violated Palm Springs City Ordinances, held a catered wedding at the Villa without notice to the owners, brought in a large-scale sound system, and generally trashed the place (to say nothing of the fact that they apparently can’t correctly spell “receive,” “burrito” or “forego”) but nevertheless received a return of their entire security deposit. Everybody loves a wedding! And we are happy to host your special occasion at Villa Cahuilla, but permits are required if there will be more than eight guests. Additionally, we do not allow catered events on the premises without prior written consent, and outdoor sound systems violate Palm Springs City Ordinances. All of the rental terms can be reviewed in the Villa Cahuilla rental agreement which can be downloaded here (link). We have never retained a single penny of a guest’s security deposit—even after these hooligans made a mess of things and continued to behave poorly after their departure. To anyone thinking about visiting Palm Springs, we welcome your call. We do everything we can to assure that your stay at Villa Cahuilla will be one that is truly exceptional, as ALL of our other reviews confirm. Not only do we offer one of the desert’s most exclusive and private Oases, we can also arrange for onsite massage, yoga classes, a private chef, hiking tours, etc….anything (other than a large scale outside sound system) to make your stay the best it can be! Just give us a call… we’ll take care of the rest. P.S. These guests were placed in Villa Cahuilla by Luxury Retreats – the Palm Springs Market Manager, Larry, would be happy to verify these statements.
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown PS
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many near– lists of recommendations with booking
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Big Bear
Car: recommended

Cahuilla Hills is tucked into the majestic San Jacinto mountain range offering a bird's eye perspective of the beautiful Palm Springs valley below. This private luxury home is minutes from downtown Palm Springs with access to all casinos, hiking trails right outside the door, biking, restaurants. Come stay in this most amazing private luxury Oasis in all of Palm Springs. This home will be featured in the 2013 Post-Modernism Week.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £180.52
Pet Fee £108.31
Damage Deposit £1,083.15

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Optional additional fees for pool heating ($60/day) and jacuzzi heating ($30/day). $250 CANCELLATION FEE ON ALL RESERVATIONS.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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