About this listing
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.
I had a great getaway at this location. The weather was hot and yet the house was very cool and the pool made all the difference. I enjoyed the privacy and I look forward to booking future stays here.
We had a wonderful time as always. The house is perfect in every way and our dealings with Jennifer and Mario are always extremely easy.
This was our second experience here and it was fantastic again. We were a little surprised on Friday to be greeted by the pool people, but overall it wasn't a huge deal. I understand the owner was abroad and miscommunications happen. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in a relaxing Palm Springs get away!
My family just enjoyed an amazing relaxing weekend here! Plenty of space for all 7 adults (and one 9 month old). The back yard is definitely a winner! There is plenty of lounging space, the pool and spa are wonderful and heat quickly, and the grass area is HUGE! We enjoyed playing bocce and corn hole with plenty of room to spare. The kitchen is well stocked and has plenty of space for everyone to hang out. It is set in a neighborhood, so I wouldn't recommend this for people that want to be loud and crazy. There is also a beautiful park very close with morning yoga classes, tennis courts, and play yards. Mario (manager) was very welcoming, assisted in showing us the property and was helpful when needed. We will definitely contact Jennifer to come back again!
This is a fantastic house in a perfect location. We had an great stay. It's exactly as advertised and more. We had plans to leave the house and do some exploring but we ended up laying by the pool most of the weekend. The beds are large and comfortable. The kitchen is huge and well stocked. The pool is big and the hot tub is nice. The yard is huge and completely enclosed which is perfect for us since we had a small dog with us. Mario was fantastic. He showed my husband how everything worked and was there to meet us and check us out at exactly the times we requested. Overall a really great experience. I highly recommend this to other people looking for a relaxing retreat.
It was our second time in Jennifer's house and again oh so relaxing and peaceful. Floating in the warm pool while watching the mountains glowing in the sunset, hummingbirds and dragonflies racing in the lush garden... Well, it's paradise. We will come back for sure. Thank you Jennifer!
Had a great guys Golf trip and stayed at Jens house. House was big and yard was big just like the pictures show. Had a great week ! House was better than advertised :)
About the Host, 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!