Nature Preserve Retreat - The Whitewater Room


Private room in guest suite hosted by Wayne

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 0 beds, 1 private bath
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On a hillside in pristine Whitewater Canyon, deep in the nature preserve, it features a sumptuous foam topped king bed with line dried 100% cotton bedding. You have a large private bathroom with shower ensuite. TV for casting (no on air programming) On your own spacious, private patio is a hot tub for your exclusive use!
There may be other guests elsewhere on property.

Unspoiled Wilderness!

The space
The ultimate open air Covid escape! Breathe fresh, clean air with a maximum of 4 other guests on the entire ranch. We allow 3 days between bookings and deep clean between guests. Meals are served in our large, socially distanced dining room.
There are three ensuite rooms in the lodge but we are limiting occupancy at this time.
We are conveniently located only 15 minutes from downtown Palm Springs. Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or want a base from which to explore the natural wonders of the Coachella Valley, you will find what you are looking for here. We are an oasis of sophistication in an unspoiled natural setting. No street lights, rough terrain, wild animals. Gourmet food, line dried Egyptian cotton sheets, satellite TV, rudimentary wifi ;-) and comfortable beautiful rooms. Sort of like an elegant safari! In fact, during WWII, Patton trained his troops for battle against Rommel in Africa right here in our canyon!

We are a small guest lodge operated by a critically (NY Times, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, TV Food Network) renowned chef, his partner Michael, Irish Wolfhound mix Piero and Boxer Sofia . Casa de los Desperados is within easy driving distance of restaurants, gay and straight nightclubs and all the glamour Palm Springs has to offer!

Less than a two hour drive from Los Angeles, the lodge combines the magic of a serene getaway with the comforts of home. Come stay with us and you will understand why it is considered Palm Spring's best kept secret! Our reviews speak for themselves!
For more photos look up Casa de los Desperados online!

This is an adult retreat. No pets allowed.
Our own dogs love people but are not pet friendly. NO GUEST COOKING FACILITIES PROVIDED

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 92 reviews


Where you’ll be

White Water, California, United States

Wilderness. Absolute wilderness. But only 15 minutes to Palm Springs and a short drive to Joshua Tree!

Hosted by Wayne

  1. Joined in January 2013
  • 259 Reviews
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Semi-retired restaurateurs who love to travel and cook! We are interested in antiques, decor, dogs and languages. Wayne speaks French and a little Italian. We are very out going and love to share our own travel experiences with our guests. We've lived in the area for over 10 years and can help with sightseeing and dining plans.
Semi-retired restaurateurs who love to travel and cook! We are interested in antiques, decor, dogs and languages. Wayne speaks French and a little Italian. We are very out going an…

During your stay


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  • Language: Français
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy