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5 Star Luxury Villa overlooking Palm Springs

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful Luxury Villa Perched Above Palm Springs

Desert Knoll is a beautiful luxury home on 1/3 of an acre on a great location in the hills above Palm Springs. Desert Knoll isolates its guests from neighbors, street and wind with privacy hedges and trees on three sides, yet it provides sweeping 270* vistas of the desert, mountains and a great southern exposure. From the moment you enter the front gate you'll enjoy the impressive desert modern architecture, high end finishes, stylish modern furnishings, and gorgeous artwork in this steel, glass and concrete masterpiece.

Desert Knoll is conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown Palm Springs, on a quiet street overlooking the Coachella Valley with the San Jacinto Mountains right behind it. Maximum Occupancy is limited to 6 adults and 2 children under 12. Daytime guests are limited to 4 and this is Not A Party or Event House. City of Palm Springs ID #2392

Desert Knoll is designed with an eye to the classic contemporary architecture that defines the Palm Springs lifestyle; open & exciting. The flat roof, 14' ceilings, clean lines and wide expanses of glass provide panoramic views, abundant natural light, and erase the line between indoors & out for seamless living & entertaining. At first look, the house blends in perfectly with the desert terrain; huge boulders accented with natural landscaping indigenous to the area. As you approach the tall glass entry, you'll immediately understand the scale & volume of the house. The oversized entry hall with towering ceilings is formal, yet inviting. Desert Knoll was built for entertaining in style. The giant sliding walls of glass in the living room disappear into the wall to make a large open-air pavilion facing the new black bottom rock pool and view, providing plenty of lounge seating for everyone, either in front of the indoor living room wood fireplace or around the outdoor fire pit.

The large modern chef's kitchen features high end appliances from A to Z and has a convenient pass-through breakfast bar to the living/dining room. It also provides added privacy for dinner party preparations with a butler's pantry directly behind the kitchen, where you'll find an extra ice machine, wine refrigerator and laundry facilities. For extra flexibility, there are additional large-capacity laundry facilities in the garage. In addition to the generously sized dining table for eight in the main living area, there is an additional outdoor dining table for eight and a gas barbecue grill just outside the kitchen.

Once inside, the walls and gates that secure the property and protect its privacy, the setting is a verdant green tropical landscape dotted with gorgeous outdoor furniture that has a luxurious cooling effect to the eye & the senses.

The Master suite offers a King size bed, walk-in closet and generous private bathroom with jetted soaking tub and walk-in rain shower, as well as a private sitting patio outside the bathroom and second patio facing the pool. The second Master bedroom features a King size bed that can be separated into Twin beds when needed, a private bathroom with walk-in shower, and a private patio off the bathroom. The third bedroom has a King size bed, a built-in desk space and direct access to the pool. In the hallway just outside this bedroom is a full guest bathroom with walk-in shower. All three bedrooms feature brand new comfortable beds and quality linens, so everyone gets a 'good bedroom' in this luxury home.

One of the best features of Desert Knoll is the private pool deck out back. The sparkling blue swimming pool, bubbling spa and shaded lounge area with water misters and a gas fire pit are great places to hang out with a cocktail and enjoy the view to such well-known neighborhoods as Little Tuscany, Chino Canyon, Old Las Palmas and Vista Las Palmas in the foreground, all the way to South Palm Springs in the distance. In New Years, sit back and enjoy the fireworks with a cocktail in your hand.

The house is protected by a 24 hour alarm system and it has high capacity WiFi for the house and grounds. Each room is equipped with a large flat screen HDTV, DVD players and Bluetooth docking radio clocks. There is Netflix, Amazon, HBO and more available in every room and living room. There is a 2 zone Bluetooth high end stereo system that covers the whole house, plus a Bluetooth sound bar in the living room next to the 55' HDTV with DVD. There is also a printer, scanner, fax for your basic office needs and a small 10 bottle wine refrigerator for your better vintages.

The house has a large book selection of diverse topics, various water toys and floats, multiple toys for 1 year olds to 5 or so, a golf rack for your clubs and shoes,

Desert Knoll strives to be as green as possible. It has a 60 panel solar system, LED lighting, desert landscaping were possible, smart appliances and smart home features. It also boasts a large back up gas powered generator for the more than occasional PS power outage.

The home is stocked with high quality linens and towels. The baths and the kitchen are stocked with soaps, shampoos and paper supplies to help start your stay.

Desert Knoll is a 100% smoke free property inside and out. Any smoking must be done outside the front gate. This is Not a Party house under any circumstances. We strictly enforce Palm Springs City ordinances on occupancy and outside noise restrictions. No drone flying, no fireworks, please, no parties or events, or pets without prior authorization.

Please contact us for last minute, midweek and two night specials.

More Details

Robert Manning
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, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

Why Robert Manning chose Little Tuscany

Last minute specials, mid-week specials and 2 nights allowed mid week. Optional pool preheat and heating available. See "rates" for more info. Contact us for specials.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Staying at Roberts home was an absolute pleasure! The pictures are very accurate, the home is modern and upscale full with any amenities you need and want! Robert was very helpful and responded to any needs that we needed! It was an easy and quick Uber or taxi ride to all the local places you want to get to! The home is in a beautiful neighborhood. This is a home I would definitely return to! I can't thank him enough for his generosity! ”
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Little Tuscany around the Palm Springs

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No events, no parties, no exceptions, please do not book if this is your intention.
  • Per City rules: no outside speakers, occupancy and noise limits enforced.
  • Non smoking house in or out
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Mountain View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Gorgeous walk in shower with a ceiling shower head.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , It can be configured as a King or 2 Twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Baby Crib Available
  • All Bedrooms are stunningly decorated, each one has Bluetooth clock radios, large flat screen TV's, Netflix, HBO, Cinemax, DVD, recording DVDR, brand new high end hotel quality beds and linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
City of PS permit #6218


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5 Star Luxury Villa overlooking Palm Springs
average rating of 4.974026 based on 82 reviews

Contemporary villa with all home comforts

  • 5 of 5

A very well kept villa. Good quality furnishings, kitchen equipment, barbecue etc. Small but adequate pool. A great place to stay that we felt comfortable in from day one.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home/Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This property is very well-maintained and well appointed. It's got plenty of space and suited our needs well. It's also very close to the heart of Palm Springs making getting in and out to restaurants and shops very easy. Once you step past the front gate, you almost never really want to leave as it's a nice quiet little retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

This was an awesome house! We grilled every night, hung out around the pool, used the misters and fire pit, and the house and surrounding neighborhood has great views. Very relaxing and quiet area in Palm Springs. Centrally located. We will be back :)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property everything was perfect

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious, sparkling clean, and private modern house in best PS location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful modern house with nice furnishings in an upscale, quiet, and low-light neighborhood in the hills. It is totally private, although being in town. The views of the mountains on both sides are wonderful, and there is a big sky view for star gazing at night or watching sunrises and sunsets. The indoor and outdoor furniture are new, clean, and comfortable. The kitchen has all types of dishes and cookware and quality appliances. There are two washers and dryers. The ice maker in the butler's kitchen was handy. There is an attached garage, which was nice, especially with the heat. Outdoors are several areas for hanging out, and you can move from one to the other if the sun is too strong. The pool is nice for floating around--it is small but sufficient. The water was crystal clear and did not smell of chlorine. The outdoor spa was wonderful and also exceptionally clean. The tall ceilings, stone floors, and insulated walls keep the house comfortable even in the heat, but there is A/C. We liked using the misters outside. Bedrooms are nice, and all have ceiling fans. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet. This is a really nice house, nicely decorated and spotlessly clean and well maintained. We had to force ourselves to go out. Due to its location on the NW side of PS, it has easy access to the airport, restaurants, grocery stores, and nice shopping--away from the all the crowds and traffic. Robert is highly responsive and will take care of you. We plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a very nice, contemporary, fully equipped house on the north west side of Palm Springs.

  • 5 of 5

This house is a very attractive, contemporary (which was our preference) house, rather than a 50's modern. It is very fully equipped from dishware to outside fire pit to a garage for a car. Everything was in working order. The patio and yard were pleasant places to spend time. The neighborhood is quiet and attractive. The owner was responsive to questions and provided helpful suggestions for shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Little Tuscany,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
fall 1
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
fall 2
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
early spring
7 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
early spring 17
1 Mar 2019 - 10 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £67 per night, per additional guest
11 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £67 per night, per additional guest
stagecoach white party
23 Apr 2019 - 29 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £214.78 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £376.8
Property Damage Protection £74.61
Pet Fee £60.29 + Tax

OPTIONAL Pool preheat $35-50 and/or pool heating $45/day fall/winter/spring
2.5% CC transaction fees
6 adults and 2 children Max
Midweek stays can be 2 nights
Discounts for Midweek stays of more than 3 nights
One pet max, non-shedding, crated or own bed, not accustomed to being on furniture, groomed prior to arrival
City noise restrictions observed
There is an additional cost and cleaning fee for pets.
Utility charges are reviewed after occupancy. Use of more than 20% of normal will be charged to deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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