Entertain, enjoy, relax at this wonderful estate in the heart of Palm Springs..absolute privacy and unpretentious luxury! 3000 sq. ft, with Master retreat & 2 add'l suites. Gourmet kitchen, BBQ, salt-water pool & spa, unobstructed mountain views.
Located in the Movie Colony/Ruth Hardy Park area - Villa Altamira, a 3150 square foot 3 bedroom 3.5 bath paradise. A short 10 minute walk to downtown Palm Springs with restaurants, art galleries and shops. Enjoy the Thursday night "Village Fest" with arts and crafts and farmer's market. Minutes from January's Palm Springs International Film Festival venues, as well as the Coachella Valley's many golf courses. 1 short block to Ruth Hardy Park where you can play tennis (8 public courts), beach volleyball, or just watch the kids play at the playground.
The Mountain views from the pool, the spa, the dining room, and kitchen are spectacular. The sun drenches the new pool and spa for swimming and tanning. Barbecue on the natural gas grill in the evening and dine under the covered patio or out under a star filled sky. Maybe you'll step inside for a game of pool with family and friends.
The fully appointed Chef's kitchen is a combination of granite counters and stainless appliances, including a 6 burner Viking range.
The comfortable living room is the place to relax: with music-via the surround sound or plug in your iPod/iPhone or iPad, watch a movie on the DVD/blue ray player, or curl up with a book by the fireplace.
The master bedroom/bath suite with its private pool-side entrance is beautifully appointed with a king size bed, wall mount Plasma TV with surround sound, large master bath with a Jacuzzi tub, and a romantic fireplace.
It is on the opposite end of the two additional guest suites (one King, one Queen), also with en suite baths & LCD TVs/DVD players.
Other amenities include all high count bed linens, towels, pool towels, high speed wireless internet, Free international long distance, a lush lawn, and space, space and more space.
Pool heat is an extra $40 per night, payable through PayPal gift after the reservation is confirmed. Early check in and late check out options are also available.
Private salt water pool, spa, and private enclosed yard.
Interaction with Guests
Our guests are greeted by our house manager, Mario upon arrival and departure. He is available should any problems arise. Our guests have complete privacy during their stay, other than the gardener and pool man (Tues & Fri)
Movie Colony East is a great centrally located area. It is walking distance to downtown, shops, restaurants and Ruth Hardy Park. The park is a great place to play tennis, sand volleyball, or just run a few laps.
Other Things to Note
The nightly rate includes the City of Palm Springs Transient Occupancy Tax of 11.5%.
Pool heat is an extra $40 per night, payable through PayPal after the reservation is confirmed.
We really care for our place and want it be in tip top shape for our guests. To maintain the level of cleanliness and quality we seek means there are some basic rules that we have to enforce....
• This is a absolutely a non-smoking home. If it is found that you (or your guests) have smoked inside the house, your security deposit will automatically be forfeited. We have provided ashtrays for use outdoors.
• Absolutely no glass by the pool. We provide plastic cups so you will have a large supply of cups to use by the pool. There also plastic wine glasses for use outside.
• Please follow all directions on pool/spa operation. From our personal experience, pools and spas are prone to problems when renting homes. The system is very reliable if you follow the instructions.
• Do NOT try to manually operate the pool equipment on the pool panel or heater panel. Changing the settings on the pool/spa equipment can damage it. Changed settings that cause damage can result in loss of your security deposit. Nobody wants that!
•Set the security alarm when you leave the house. There is a button on the key fob to set the system.
• Be conscientious of the AC and Heat. If you are running the AC or Heater, please keep the doors and windows closed just like you would at your house.
• Do NOT attempt to open the electronics cabinet or the owner's closet. If opened or attempted, your security deposit will be forfeited.
• If you have dogs with you, please pick up after them before you leave. Pets must also stay off of the indoor furniture.
• Please watch your children carefully as the pool is not fenced.
• If it is windy, please collapse the umbrellas. Otherwise, we have a "Mary Poppins" situation!
This is a quiet, residential area, so no loud parties please.
This is the third time that we've stayed at this property and each time it exceeds expectations. The communication before and after is excellent and the property itself continues to provide an excellent basis for relaxation.
The house was immaculate upon arrival. Everything well maintained and comfortable. Great roomy kitchen that was a pleasure to use. We enjoyed perfect weather (mid. November) and found the location very convenient for our pre wedding activities in Palm Springs. The very private backyard and pool were much appreciated and used.
This place is exactly as it was billed! What a beautiful vacation getaway set against the dramatic desert mountains. It's larger than the pictures suggest. The backyard and lovely grass was HUGE! I wish I brought my bocce set! We cooked in the fully stocked (equipment) kitchen and also barbecued one night. Everything worked splendidly.
I stayed in the house the entire 4 days, but my friends said it was only a short 10-minute walk to the city buzz. So that's useful if you want to do more than veg by the pool with a cocktail all weekend! ;-)
Would definitely choose this place again! Thanks, Jennifer.
Fantastic place to stay. Pictures very accurate. Three very separate bedrooms/bathrooms - loads of living space. We were staying here whilst attending a conference so did not get to use the pool, snooker or other distractions. However, this place is set up for a relaxed stay. Super clean. Super straightforward. Great choice!
Great house, great pool, in a great location! We had such a fantastic time and had a seamless experience. Thanks Jenn for a top stay
Jennifer's house is pure AWWWW.... it's the ultimate oasis. Bright, calm, just fantastic. When we decided to go to Palm Springs we made plans to explore the surroundings, well, confession: we just went for groceries, that's all, then back to the house, floating in the warm pool and watching the hummingbirds. The kitchen is a chef's dream (Yes! Sharp knives! Sturdy cookware!), the whole house immaculate clean from crisp white sheets to blinking faucets and sparkling windows. Mario, who welcomed us, is the most friendly and helpful host. We will come back, for sure. Thank you for this beautiful experience!
Jennifer's place is in a beautiful and in a very nice area of Palm Springs. The house is even bigger than it looks in pictures. Six of stayed and had plenty of space and privacy. Each bedroom has it's own private bathroom/shower, plus it's own flat screen TV. The house is lovely and well decorated. Jennifer was very accommodating and we felt very comfortable and welcomed. We look forward to staying here again! Thanks for everything, Jennifer!
Palm Springs is our warm weather getaway from the hectic Silicon Valley life. My husband and I love the easy going pace of Palm Springs, making it a favorite weekend destination. We enjoy good food and wine, skiing and cycling. A best day is one with a ride, finished off by a great glass of wine while enjoying the sunset.
We have traveled using Airbnb and have had wonderful experiences.
We look forward to sharing our home with you!