Studio Cottage, Sleeps 2 (the only rental on grounds)
Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon, Twin/Single sofa
Perfect romantic getaway for two. Safe and secluded Indoor/outdoor living with fully equipped outdoor kitchen. See photos. Ask about our in-room massage special. Your co-host, Karen, Your co-host, Karen, owner of the MassageRX Day Spa in Rancho Mirage ((website hidden)) offers guest massages and waives the customary $25 outcall charge.
Price INCLUDES 9% TOT (transient occupancy tax).
Upgraded, refurbished (Summer 2010) and fully equipped guest casita of architecturally significant South Palm Desert estate, including fire pit, salt water pool, jacuzzi, 400,000 BTU pool heater, lounge chairs, outdoor bistro table and chairs, and propane-heated porch attached to the main house. The porch includes a kitchen with BBQ, cushy seating area, dining area, and even a high-top table with bar stools. Note that there is NO INDOOR KITCHEN, but CozyCasita has a microwave, full size fridge, provisioned Krueig coffee maker, and exclusive use of the Main house's back yard, including porch, BBQ, electric oven/toaster, electric griddle, cutting boards, bowls, and outdoor sink.
In the highly unlikely event of inclement weather, enjoy the wall-mounted High Definition Flat Screen TV with TimeWarner and DVD. Also, there's an iPod/MP3 docking station so you can play your own music. You have exclusive use of a house phone with unlimited calling in the US and Canada.
Nearby Hikes , Shopping & Attractions: South Palm Desert has few cars and many pedestrian-friendly streets. If you like to walk, town is just one mile to the north and mountain trails are just one-half mile to the west.
Nearest Airport : Palm Springs International at 12 Miles
Nearest Barpub : Pacifica at 1.2 Miles
Nearest Golf : Throughout the Coachella Valley at 2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant : Pacifica at 1.2 Miles
South Palm Desert is nestled against the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument with over 250,000 acres and the monument visitor center just three miles to the south.
Cozy Casita is located in an upscale neighborhood one-mile from the famous El Paseo shopping district, the 'Rodeo Drive' of the desert. Nearby attractions include world-famous golf, tennis, fine dining, gallery walks, hiking, and of course, shopping.
Palm Desert is only 12 miles east of Palm Springs with its Art Museum and Tramway.
Other Activities: Hiking
Private, locked gate.
Interaction with Guests
Steve is generally available to answer questions and help with any problems that may occur.
Quiet and within walking distance of town (the El Paseo shopping district).
This is the ideal venue for quiet enjoyment. The host lives in the main house and expects guests to be quiet like him. This is NOT a clothing-optional resort.
1.Smoking is NOT allowed anywhere on the property, inside or out.
2.People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
3.The Homeowner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
4.Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
5.Only use appliances for their intended uses.
6.Pets are NOT allowed.
7.Parking: PARKING – Parking is limited to two vehicle(s). Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only.
8.Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We do not permit towels or linens to be removed, except for the pool area. A washer and dryer is available in the main house and available at mutually agreeable times.
9.Hot Tub: When using the hot tub, remember there is a certain health risk associated with this facility. Use at your own risk. Remember when not using the hot tub, please shut it off and replace the cover so it will stay warm.
10.Pool: No diving or jumping into the pool is permitted.
11.Firepit: Please do not throw any paper or other combustible materials in the firepit.
12.Water and Septic: DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper.
(website hidden) GLASS permitted in the pool area; plastic-ware provided for pool use.
GUEST LIMIT: 2 (per local zoning). MIN STAY 3 nights (per local zoning). Transient Occupancy Tax 9% (Permit #02754)
GUESTS REQUIRED TO SIGN AGREEMENT AND LIABILITY WAIVER UPON ARRIVAL:
Waiver: In consideration of the occupancy of Cozy Casita, including driveway and walkways, and use of various backyard amenities, including but not limited to, the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fire pit and barbecue, the undersigned do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue the Property Owner and his agents from any and all claims including negligence resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from such occupancy and related activities.
Assumption of Risk: Use of the amenities carries with it certain inherent risk that cannot be eliminated regardless of care taken to avoid injuries. The specific risks vary from one activity to another, but risks range from minor injuries such as scratches, bruises, and sprains; major injuries such as eye injury, joint or back injuries, heart attacks and concussions to catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death.
I/ we have read the previous paragraphs and I/we know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in the occupancy and use of the amenities, I/we hereby assert that my/our participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.
Indemnification and Hold Harmless: I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD the Property Owner HARMLESS from any and all claims, actions, suites, procedures, costs, expenses, damages, and liabilities, including attorneys fees brought as a result of my occupancy and to reimburse them for any such expenses incurred.
Severability: The undersigned further expressly agrees that the foregoing waiver and assumption of risks agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law of the state of California and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
Acknowledgment of Understanding: I have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing the agreement free and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.
I,_________________________ and _________________________, HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND AND VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. Please sign and fax or mail back.
GUEST'S SIGNATURE : X__________________________________________ DATE:
Great hosts. Expertly maintained.
Steve offered excellent advice about what to do in the area, in so doing ensured that our trip was very memorable.
What an amazing place to stay. Such gracious hosts! Steve and Karen were quick to respond to all my booking questions before I arrived. They went the extra mile to have creamer for my coffee in the fridge. Upon arrival, they gave me a tour and I felt at home right away. Everything is as stated in the description. Quiet neighborhood, clean, comfy room and incredible backyard and pool to enjoy. Steve and Karen made me feel like family. They took me on a tour of the Living Desert where Steve is a guide. I booked a massage with Karen and she pampered me! I would highly recommend these accommodations. As a female traveling alone, looking for some R&R, they put me at ease right away with the level of care, security and attention to detail. Can't wait to visit again. Thank you!
Steve and Karen are great hosts! They had everything ready for us including binders full of activities/sights/places. The Casita was perfect; location, size, condition, spotlessness, comfy bed, flat screen TV, very quiet neighborhood. Steve even made sure the hot tub was at the right temperature! Although we didn't have a kitchen, we didn't need it, the fridge and microwave were fine. We were close enough to walk downtown to restaurants and shopping. It was a great experience we will do again.
I really enjoyed my stay in Palm Desert which is by the way a lot nicer than Palm Springs.
Steve and Karen were great hosts and if I return to Palm Desert, I would stay at the Cozy Casita again. The casita was clean and comfy, the exterior with the pool and the palm and lemon trees is really nice.
Karen is registered Professional masseuse so I had the opportunity to enjoy a nice massage.
Steve drove me at the airport at 4:30am on a Saturday, he didn't have to do this but he did and I am very grateful for this gesture. As a woman traveling by myself, I felt secure at all times.
Steve and Karen's place was perfect and they are great hosts! Their casita is very comfortable and they have provided a lot of nice touches to make your stay extra special. Very peaceful and the hot tub was great. We will stay here again when we come back to the area...if there is availability.
We just finished a 6 night stay at Steve's place and I can say it was an excellent experience. The Casita is located in an upscale neighbourhood only a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive to El Paseo. the main shopping and restaurant area of Palm Desert. Very quiet at night and all day for that matter.
Beautiful, clean pool area. Everything looks very new and well cared for.
All pictures are exactly as shown and Steve was very easy to deal with.
The Casita is just right for two people and we had the use of the entire back yard with all of the furniture, bar b q and Steve allowed us total privacy.
Steve also delivered the local newspaper to our door every morning.
There was nothing lacking in the supplies, fridge had drinks, giant tv with 700 channels, free phone to anywhere in North America, pool towels, bath soap, fully stocked Kuerig coffee machine. Steve also lent us his bicycle which was very kind of him..
Steve kept asking if we needed anything else. We honestly couldn't think of anything missing.
Steve supplied many maps and suggestions for day trips and he also took us on a guided tour of the Living Desert where he is a volunteer. He also gave great suggestions for restaurants ( Mama Gina's)
I can't say enough about our stay, we loved every day and wished we could have stayed longer.
If you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday with a friendly on site host, this is the Casita for you!
Steve is a desert naturalist, Living Desert docent and certified interpretive guide (CIG). Karen is a certified and licensed massage therapist and owner of Massage RX in Rancho Mirage, and is also available for on-call service.
We prefer guests who are quiet non-smokers, and respect nature (as in the Cozy Casita is not a "party house")