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Newly Renovated Stylish Home Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Clean, Stylish, Well Appointed 3 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms With Mountain Views

Three Bedroom Two Bath Home Recently Upgraded With New Five Burner Bosch Gas Range Cooktop/electric Oven and new refrigerator. New water softener, Washer/dryer, New Dishwasher, New Low Flush Toilets, New Beds In All Three Bedrooms, Master Bedroom Has Upgraded Sterns & Foster Pillow Top Mattress. New Bed Linens, Towels, And Pillows. New Upgraded LED Lighting Throughout Inside Of House. Rear Yard Offers An Entertainers Delight With Stylish Swimming Pool, Spa, And Water Feature. Special Night Lighting Showcases Beautiful Olive Trees Over 50 Years Old Which Were Part Of Original Olive Orchard. Gazebo At Rear Corner Offers A Wonderful Relaxing Private Area. Covered Patio Is 50 Feet Long Offering A Large Area To Entertain, Relax And Enjoy The Garden.

City of Cathedral City Business License No. 014173

More Details

Don Watkins
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Don Watkins

My husband and I have a passion for being responsible homeowners. We are both handy knowing how to fix most things in a timely manner. Love gardening and we're always looking to learn about drought tolerant plants to help with water shortage. Our goal with our rental house is to share the lovely relaxing atmosphere and beauty it has to offer with our potential guests. We look forward to meeting our new tenants and will do everything possible to ensure you have a great experience staying at Suncrest Circle, Cathedral City, Ca.

We both have worked diligently upgrading our house to make your stay memorable and relaxing.

We are both accommodating and will go out of our way to make sure your stay is the best!

Don Watkins purchased this house in 2013

Why Don Watkins chose California Desert

This property is centrally located with a stylish & classic ambience. I fell in love with this property because the garden, pool, spa, water feature is absolutely wonderful. Once you enter this property, you are drawn to this unique house with a garden and pool view. The back yard offers a stylish and relaxing outdoor living area. We hope you find your stay the same.

What makes this house unique

Inside of house offers a modern look with open beam ceilings in every room. Views of mountains can be enjoyed in front yard landscaping where there is a bench to sit with your cocktail and watch the sunset. Views of the mountains can also be enjoyed from various rooms inside the house as well as rear yard from pool area. A complete make over and redecorating of house was recently completed. All new appliances, new air conditioner/central heating installed in last four months. Depending on what time of year you stay our house has fantastic citrus trees for your enjoyment. You will not be disappointed staying here at our place.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Newly Renovated Stylish Home Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

True to it's description, it was a great family-friendly & pet-friendly home!

  • 5 of 5

Don & Ray's property was fantastic and perfect for my family (and our pup's) Christmas holiday in Palm Springs! The house is stylishly decorated and well-equipped with everything we needed -- fresh towels laid out in every room; comfy beds; and a kitchen complete with all the pantry essentials and brand new appliances.

Best of all, the backyard has a HEATED POOL! It was luxurious to swim in warm waters even in the middle of winter : )

Don was incredibly easy to work with and super-responsive. He and Ray even met us upon arrival to show us around the property and they had a really handy binder of info on Palm Springs on local attractions, shopping and dining. Even though we didn't need to reach out to them during our stay, it was really nice knowing that if anything should come up, we could easily reach them on their mobile numbers.

All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at Rancho Relaxo!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet Ellen and her family. We met them upon arrival and did a walk thru and instructions how to operate pool and spa. Ellen was very attentive and took notes as I was telling her how the pool and spa operates. Ray and I could not have had better renters. After they departed I went in the house and they left it immaculate. Even my house cleaners made note that it made their work much easier and they wished every rental property would be left like that. So thank you so much for renting our property Ellen! Don and Ray
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This is the perfect getaway! Exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this property. It's the perfect place to relax, swim, and enjoy the weekend. It's super dog-friendly, with an enclosed backyard. The kitchen is well appointed, the pool is perfect, and the outdoor area has great shade. Don and Ray have created a lovely home and they are the nicest! They went above and beyond to ensure we (and our pups!) had the perfect weekend. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure having you stay at our rental. Ray and I have put a lot of effort in making sure the house is well equipped, comfortable beds, linens and furniture. Your dogs are magnificent. So love animals and I could tell immediately when we met them you take excellent care of them. Please come again and stay we look forward to your return. Thank you for taking good care of the property much appreciated.
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Manhattan Beach, CA

Chic pool property with top of the line appliances and grill

  • 5 of 5

Don and Ray were gracious hosts. They showed me how to operate the pool and spa. The house was very clean and comfortable, with the best beds ever! The A/C was state of the art. When we needed a grill brush, Don brought a brand new one over in less than an hour! Thank you Don and Ray. Looking forward to our next stay there.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Firooz, Thanks for the nice review. You have an amazing family! So nice to meet you, your wife and two girls as well as your grandfather. You took amazing care of your house and are always welcome back anytime. Cheers Don and Ray
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Great Stay in a Safe Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at quite a few rentals but this place by far is one of the best I have ever stayed at. This house went beyond my expectations. All the appliances were new or recently remodeled. It has a new central air system controlled by a touch pad. The homeowners, Don & Ray were very hospitable. The beds were very comfortable it has nicely washed linens on all of them, felt very similar to hotel beds! The bathrooms were very nice and all the bedrooms had their own sliding door access to the backyard. The backyard had a great set up with a bbq, spa, and pool! Additionally, there was also a great outdoor patio set that was aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. I can tell that Don & Ray take a lot of time to ensure that the everything in the house is fully operable and enjoyable for their renters. My favorite part of the house was that once you enter the house the entire back wall is all glass and it offers a great view of the pool, palm trees, and back yard. All of the rooms also had their own unique ambiance and decorations, all of which are very enjoyable. This is an experience you will not get to enjoy at a hotel. It was very relaxing and I highly recommend this property to any prospective renters!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Great house! We had an excellent time - Don & Ray are the best - thanks for the hospitality

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frame and Whitelock Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Don and Ray's home rental was wonderful. It made our first family vacation quite memorable. We were all so much more comfortable and relaxed staying in a home than in different hotel rooms. The back yard was the highlight! We all particularly enjoyed the multitude of bird life. Due to the unusually warm weather, we were all able to enjoy the pool, and spent a wonderful evening in the spa, with wine (plastic glasses supplied!), chatting and laughing.

One member of our party suggested a 'squeegee' in the shower, so we could wipe off the glass walls.

Additionally, although the knife set was plentiful, none were sharp (a sharpener was provided but all blades were excessively dull and would have needed a good sharpening to get them into a useable state).

Another couple would have appreciated a clock radio in the bedroom (all the better to know it's still early and there is more time to sleep in on vacation!?)

Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone wanting a memorable vacation in Palm Springs. The setting was beautiful, easy to find on major streets and well appointed. The hosts made everything so easy and comfortable!

Our specific thanks to Don - who went out of his way to help us get to the property and shop for the basics on the first day! Your hospitality was greatly appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele, Thank You for the review. So glad you and your family enjoyed our rental. It was my pleasure to meet you and help out any possible way I can. I deeply appreciate your feedback and that definitely helps Ray and I improve our vacation rental. We have purchased the items you suggested. Thank You again and hope to see you again. Don and Ray
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Shame On The Moon Bar/Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Cathedral Cyn Golf Club & Tennis Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Shame On The Moon Bar/Restaurant
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Laguna Beach
Car: recommended

Aerial Tramway North Palm Springs a must to see.

The Living Desert Palm Desert has a state of the art Zoo and native plants.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs International Film Festival in January

Palm Springs Wind Turbine Tours

Joshua Tree National Park

Coachella Music Festival

Stage Coach Music Festival

Street Fair every Thursday downtown Palm Springs

McCallum Theatre

El Paseo Shopping

Sunny Lands Tour of Annenberg Estate

Shields Date Garden

Outlet Store Shopping 65,000 Sq. Ft retail shopping complex Cabazon near Morongo Casino and Resort

Palm Springs Air Museum


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cathedral City, California Desert

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2016 - 12 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Coachella Music Festival
13 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Coachella Music Festival
20 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £79
Cleaning Fee £160 + Tax
Utility/Security deposit £160
Tax Rate 12.0%

Special rates apply during holidays and events such as Film Festival, Music Festival, Tennis Tournament, etc. Please inquire. Renters will pay for utilities gas and electric.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Cathedral City in the California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bedroom #1 is ensuite with toilet and walk in shower
  • Both bathrooms have new TOTO low flush toilets to help conserve water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , New California King bed w/new linens.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , New modern furniture & new queen size mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , New modern furniture & new queen size mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
We offer a place to get away from it all. Cochella Valley has many tourist attractions to offer throughout the year so it all depends on what you like to do on vacation.

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