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Mar'TEE'ni Dreams! Arrive and relax in our private home and garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Perfect for family or couples who want downtime but to be near everything

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

We take a maximum of SIX adults, or a total of 8 people including children. We also have crib, pack and play and booster seats for the babies.

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, 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

Kate Sandman
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

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 love it so much here that we purchased a second home, which we are currently renovating.

Kate Sandman purchased this house in 2009

Why Kate Sandman chose Magnesia Falls Cove

Everyone loves our pool and lush desert landscaping. 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. The location cannot be beat -- we are 3-5 minutes from all conveniences, including restaurants, groceries, pharmacies, Target.

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! Oh, and our location is awesome!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Magnesia Falls Cove in Rancho Mirage

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Noise ordinance: No amplified sound, no music/TV outside. Quiet hours 10pm-1pm
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
  • limited accessibility
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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Mar'TEE'ni Dreams! Arrive and relax in our private home and garden
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Time Alone with My Man

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. The home is all that we expected it to be and more. The place is darling...and so is the owner, Kate. It was private, beautiful, very clean and well maintained and had everything that we could possibly want or need. It's a beautiful mid-century that has wonderful décor. The martini bar was fun! It was just the two of us, and honestly, we only left to go get groceries. Definitely on the RECOMMEND list!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diana -- THANKS for your stay and for the lovely review! We often reference the prime location of the property and that it's great for families, but we love when guests check in to enjoy some adult chill time. Sunglasses, chaise, swimming pool . . . Hope we see you back for Round 2! Kate
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Nice house in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This house fit our needs pretty well. It's in a very nice, quiet neighborhood. If you're looking to party (which we were not thanks to our kids lol), you should look somewhere else. The property was well kept and clean and both the pool and hot tub were clean and warm. They even had some baby gear, which was a welcome bonus for us. I'd say the only down side was a mattress which was somewhat worn and bowed into the middle. Otherwise, we'd stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place but NO music allowed

  • 3 of 5

This place is very clean and comfortable enough for a couple of families with kids to have their own space. Great location, close to "the River" mall and 5-10 min from the strip. The owner was very nice and booking was easy. However, she also lives next door so you may not have the privacy you came for. The BIGGEST problem was not allowing music even at a low level, and sending texts saying she can hear it. There werent even people staying in other houses next to us. My wife was stressing the whole time that we would get evicted if I turned my small speaker on, even on low. If Rancho Mirage has a "music ordinance", it should be listed clearly before booking, and that shouldnt mean you cant listen to comfortable level in your own backyard during the afternoon. We found out the day before leaving so it was too late to book something else. We didn't come out to Palm Springs to stay inside of the house and not listen to music by the pool. Secondly, I found it curious that the first morning we received a call letting us know the HVAC repair person was coming by on a Saturday during Memorial Day Weekend? Uh, can’t that wait until Monday after 11am when we leave? We still had a nice time and just wish we could listen to music at the pool.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that Michelle's family liked the house. They were excited to come, as it was a last minute booking for a holiday weekend. I believe it was my fault that they didn't get the rental agreement which outlines in detail all of the house rules, including the City's noise ordinance. However, Michelle and I had a conversation immediately after she booked in which she asked if their friends could come over to the pool during the day. I told her yes, what the maximum number of people on property is and then reinforced the noise ordinance details in particular because there would be more people around the pool. She tried to obtain my permission for her husband's speakers, and I made clear that I couldn't tell her to violate City Ordinance. Unfortunately they ignored the rule and tried to ignore me until I finally went over to deal with it face to face. Our guests only see us when they invite us or when it is required . . . Regarding the HVAC maintenance: we had been on a list to get a defective part replaced under warranty, and the contractor finally called to say he was coming over. We would rather know that our guests will have reliable AC on a hot summer day than put it off and have a problem. We will always do our utmost to ensure our guests have a great experience, and as you can see from other reviews, 99.9% of our guests love us, our house and can't wait to come back!
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Perfect property for our family holiday. Great location, lots of space, clean & very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at the house...and didn't want to leave! Perfect central location in the valley. Quiet area. We loved the stunning views from the back, watching the sunrise...beautiful. our 3 children, 10, 10 & 9 loved the pool and outside area. Kate, the owner was very helpful and welcoming. Visiting from Northern Ireland we just wish the Mar'Ten'ni house was a little bit closer to home. Kids loved Pieology Pizza at The Rivers and Lulu California in Palm Springs. Would also recommend Smoke Tree Stables and Thousand Palms Oasis. Amazing trip...hope to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Paradise in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

We can't make enough positive comments about this fabulous vacation home! It was exactly as pictured, clean, equipped with everything we needed and more! We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and hot tub, as well as the lovely backyard landscaping. The location is convenient to good restaurants and shopping and we were easily able to walk to The River from the house. The owners are very responsive and accessible, making for a worry-free vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful and gracious accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

The house has plenty of space, is super clean, and has a great pool area with a hot tub. The owner is friendly and available for questions. The kitchen has everything you might need, and there is a bright breakfast area right off the kitchen.

The area is PERFECT for a quiet family retreat. It is in a nice mid century neighborhood right off the 111 and very close to shops like Whole Foods, the River mall and Target.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £112.31
Damage Deposit £374.35

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 MAXIMUM. Parties may be up to 8 if at least 2 are children.
2. Daytime: In addition to the overnight occupants, guest may have up to 4 additional guests between 11 AM and 8 PM.

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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