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Happy Family Home! Pool, spa, BBQ, fun!

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Magnesia Falls Cove - Mar'TEE'ni Dreams

Happy family home with ideal desert location -- pool, spa, BBQ, ping pong, fun!

Please note: We take a maximum of 6 adults, or a total of 8 people including children.

Adults and children alike LOVE Mar'TEE'ni Dreams, our warm and welcoming family vacation home.

There are two suites, with attached baths and walk in closets, plus a queen bedroom and den with queen sleep sofa. Check out our custom mosaic tile pool, huge spa, two patios, two fireplaces (indoor and outdoor) and citrus trees, all within walking distance to The River, Roy's, Acqua Pazza and a five minute drive to El Paseo's shopping and dining and the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert. Or grab your water bottle and walk straight to the popular Bump and Grind Trail for a morning hike. We have the best location in the desert!

As you enter the front door, your eyes are drawn to a stunning rock faced 'fire and ice' fireplace surrounded by comfy seating. The living room also features a new 55” LED television equipped with Netflix and Pandora. Or head to the cozy den to read, watch TV or browse the games, puzzles, books and cards stocked for quick entertainment.

An updated, well equipped kitchen features everything you might find in your own home PLUS a martini bar and a breakfast nook with seating for six, opening out onto the pool patio. A formal dining room seats six.

Other amenities include high speed wireless internet, washer/dryer, garage, lots of off street parking, high quality linens, nicely furnished patios, gas BBQ. We also offer a 'house stocking' service: we will fill the fridge from your list prior to your arrival, so you can settle in poolside and relax!

Mar’TEE’ni Dreams is a quiet retreat, the future retirement home of the professional couple who own and manage it.


o 20 minutes from the Palm Springs Airport

o Walk out the front door to the Bump and Grind Trail

o Walking distance to Rancho Las Palmas Resort

o Walking distance to The River, where you will find Starbuck's, PF Chang's, Cheesecake Factory, Babes BBQ and Brewpub, Fleming's, and other fine restaurants as well as upscale shopping and a movie theater

o Five minute drive to El Paseo shopping and dining in Palm Desert

o All major stores and resources are minutes away, including Target, Trader Joe's, groceries, pharmacies, Eisenhower Medical Center

o Wet and Wild water park, the Living Desert and Boomer's Family Fun Park are only a short drive

City of Rancho Mirage Licensed Vacation Rental, Permit #1004

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Kate Sandman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016

About Kate Sandman

My husband and I bought Mar'TEE'ni Dreams for our future retirement and have spent many hours renovating it and adding the touches that we would want to see in a vacation home. We love the desert because it is filled with friendly people, has sunshine year round and is a wonderful escape from Big City life. We recently purchased a second home in the neighborhood, which we are also renovating in the Mid-Century style.

Kate Sandman purchased this house in 2009

Why Kate Sandman chose Palm Desert

Mar'TEE'ni Dreams was a tired property in need of TLC when we bought it in 2009. But we could see the potential in the large yard (although with mostly dead plants!), pool, citrus trees and with the bones of the 1962 Mid-Century home that it was. The views from the garden spa are terrific -- especially at Happy Hour -- and we love watching the wild birds who frequent our newly landscaped desert garden and bird baths.

What makes this house unique

Everyone remarks on our beautiful ocotillos, which are a type of tall desert cactus which bloom in orange red flowers during the year. Our gardeners say they are the largest they have ever seen, at least 50 years old!


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Happy Family Home! Pool, spa, BBQ, fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Vacation Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we expected and more. Kate was wonderful and easily accessible. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Festival Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Mar'tee'ni dreams was just that, a dream! The decor and feel of the home is very vacation like and was extremely comfortable for my group and I. We enjoyed the pool, spa and BBQ for a majority of the time. There was maximum lounge space that allowed us all a comfortable place to gather inside and out. All the amenities your could ask for, clean, well stocked and Kate was so great at making sure we knew our way around. I just wish I could've stayed longer, I would definitely consider returning for the festival next year!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Samantha, We are so pleased that you felt the property was vacation-like! We try to make it colorful, happy and tranquil with all the amenities you would have at home. Glad it worked for your group!! Kate
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Bellingham, Wa

Beautiful, tranquil, perfect location! Perfect for family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, spacious, home in a great location. The neighborhood is very nice, and it is nice to be able to walk to Starbucks and restaurants if you don't want to drive. My daughters (and us) LOVED the beautiful pool, covered lanai area for shade, and grassy side yard. The house has everything you would ever need! Kate, the owner, goes out of her way to make sure you have everything you need. She even had snacks and fun kid cups waiting for my girls upon arrival, plus a bottle of wine for me :) When we come to the area again for vacation, we will definitely stay again!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie, thank you so much for your lovely review. We take a lot of pleasure in welcoming families, as we know that parents need downtime and kids are happy in a home-like environment. Luckily the pool and ping pong table make GREAT babysitters. :)
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this particular neighborhood a few times because of the great location and this house was just perfect. Decorated beautifully, fully stocked with everything you'd need: not only was all furniture comfortable to lounge in, house impeccably clean, beds super comfy, beach towel, floaties...you name it. Kate (homeowner) was very easy to work with and easily accessible. We had a fabulous time & would highly recommend! We will stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brandon, thanks so much for your review, but more importantly we are really happy to know how much you enjoyed your visit. We try to make a happy, chill experience for our guests and always look for ways to raise the bar. Wine tastings are our new thing. Or a poolside massage from a professional massage therapist. We'll figure it out! Until then . . .
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Alberta, Canada

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home in a great location. It's truly like your home away from home - the kitchen has everything (and more) you need. Clean house, comfortable beds, lovely linens, and lots of beach towels for the pool. The hosts were very accommodating, and really wanted us to have a great vacation - and we did! We definitely would stay here again for another girls getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed hosting a "girls getaway" (plus baby) at Mar'TEE'ni Dreams. Whether going out, staying in, hanging poolside or walking in our peaceful neighborhood, we aspire to have our guests feel like they are in their home away from home. Thanks to Lexie for such a lovely review.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Roys Hawaiian Fusion
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Rancho Las Palmas Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Spaghetti Factory
Car: necessary

The desert has so many activities year round -- everything from food and wine and music festivals to professional golf and tennis tournaments. We are also well known for film festivals and the annual Modernism Week, showcasing the best of modern design, architecture, clothing and jewelry. So many choices, so little time!!


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2017
2 Feb 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Coachella 2
20 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Cleaning fee £123
Tax Rate 10.0%

Per the City of Rancho Mirage Vacation Rental Ordinance:
1. Contracting guest must be at least 30 yo and occupy the rental for the duration of the contracted period.
2. No amplified sound is permitted at any time.
3. Quiet hours are from 10 PM until 1 PM the following day.

Maximum Occupancy:
1. Overnight: Six adults or 8 total, including children over the age of 3.
2. Daytime: In addition to the overnight occupants, guest may have up to 8 additional guests between 11 AM and 8 PM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Magnesia Falls Cove in California Desert

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Double vanities, walk in closet
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Attached to Queen Suite, access also from hall
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bath attached w/walk in closet and door to pool patio
    Queen Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Smaller suite with bath attached, walk in closet
    Tropical Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen memory foam bed with electric controls for head/foot
    Den with Sleep Sofa - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sleep sofa w/ memory foam mattress, sliding patio door
  • The bedrooms are all nicely appointed, each unique in design and tailored for a relaxing guest experience. We request a maximum of six adults or eight total, including children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • 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
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We can accommodate many requests with notice. Massage? Tours? Babysitting? Airport pickup? Wine tasting? Let us know what is your desire and let us find a way to make it happen!

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