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Art-filled, private retreat with stunning views.

SuperhostCathedral City, California, United States
Entire house hosted by Jim
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
Entire home
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(Big discounts for longer Summer stays. 10% for 5 days, and 15% for a week. Till end of Sept.)

Our beautiful, colorful and art-filled home is a blissful private retreat in the desert... a mid-century ranch home (1964) surrounded by mountain views! Centrally located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. This home brings you the best of Palm Springs living, indoors and outdoors. Explore the area; or as many of our guests do, just stay home in luxurious and utter relaxation.

The space
Covid-19 cleaning: We adhere to the AirBnB deep cleaning protocols. We wash all sheets and towels on the sanitizing settings. We sanitize all surfaces, knobs and handles. We leave a gap of 24 hours, without anyone in the house before your arrival. And we leave out hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and gloves, for your use.

Our home has an open living room/dining room/ kitchen, with large glass doors, opening to the pool area and our gorgeous and extensive mountain views. We see all the way to the valley floor and the ridge of the San Bernardino Mountains on the north side of the valley, which turn shades of pink and purple at sunset. In fact the house has mountain views in all directions, and is situated directly next to a nature preserve.

All three bedrooms also have large glass doors to the outside, with two of the bedrooms facing the pool and the views. And all beds have high-quality bed linens.

There is a lot of art, paintings, photos, and sculptures both inside and out. The home is also book-filled as we are avid readers. Grab an interesting book off the shelves and curl up by the pool, or in the hammock. There is a large collection of movies on DVD for your enjoyment.

The master bedroom has a very comfortable, Cal-king bed, ample drawer space: and has a large glass door opening to the front yard and the pool, and the mountain views. And this BR has black-out curtains, if you want to sleep in after a night out on the town.

The second bedroom (the blue room), has a memory foam queen bed, and many interesting books on love and spirituality. And of course the glass doors to the outside and the pool.

The 3rd bedroom/den (the orange room) has a very comfortable memory-foam sleeper sofa, blackout curtains, and a full-sized desk and desk chair for the moments when you need to get some work done. There is also a wifi printer for your use.

The master bath has a large walk-in shower, and the second bathroom has a shower & tub. Also the master bath has a new TOTO Bidet toilet! (If you've never used one, you will get hooked on them!) Both baths have ample amenities, soaps, shampoo, lotion, even sunscreens, as well as many over-the-counter meds. There are lots of fluffy towels, and luxurious large pool towels. There are also thick terry bathrobes for everyone.

The kitchen is fully stocked with about any appliance you could wish for, including a blender, nutri-bullet, Kitchen Aid mixer, toaster oven, toaster, and a new Keurig DUO, that does K-pods as well as drip coffee, and there is a coffee grinder. There will be coffee pods and coffee beans available for your use, and when possible we can also have half and half ready for you too, by request. (We used to leave various condiments for your use, but due to Covid, we will no longer be leaving opened food items in the fridge.) We have a new professional Circulon cookware set. There is a stainless steel gas grill outside the kitchen.

There is a new large stainless heater by the outdoor table, for winter evenings. And an outdoor mister by the table, fo the summer heat.

The beautiful sparkling pool and spa are lit at night with colorful and changeable LED lights. Or turn off all the yard and house lights; soaking in the hot tub at night, under the clear desert starry skies, or in the full moonlight, is a dreamy thing. There is beautiful LED landscape lighting in the driveway and yard. We have just installed a new digital controller for the spa and the pool lights. To turn on the spa you only have to push one button, inside the master bedroom. And you can adjust the temperature there too.

If you request the pool to be heated there is a fee of $60 per day. And we usually will have it heated up for your arrival, unless otherwise arranged. We control the pool heat via remote. Due to the time it takes to get the pool heated up, especially in the winter season, we require a minimum of two days for the pool heat. The spa heat is, of course, included in your rental fee.

In the summer months we have huge umbrellas along the pool, for extra added shade!

The yard is very large with beautiful desert landscaping, and many palm and cacti varieties.

Guest access
The entire house and property are yours. (We have a locked owners room where we store things.) You will also have access to the large washer and dryer, including detergents and softeners. There is parking in the driveway for 3-4 cars, with plenty of additional street parking.

Other things to note
We have full cable TV, with everything that that offers, including all premium channels. We have a DVD player and many DVD's for you to choose from. We also have Apple TV, with voice controls via Siri. You may also control the TV from your smart devices. We recently added a new SONOS sound system, with speakers in 3 different rooms, give you sound throughout the home. You can download the SONOS app on your devices before arrival.

There is strong WiFi throughout the property, a land-line phone with unlimited long distance, and an alarm system that we require our guests to use.

We are a city licensed vacation rental, (Cathedral City Business License #015153), and as such our home has been inspected and is now up to code as a "business". The new safety features include an alarm on every door, self-closing gates in the yard, tamper-proof smoke detectors in every bedroom and in the hallway, and a tamper-proof CO2 detector in the hall. Also an annually inspected fire extinguisher mounted in the kitchen. As a registered and licensed short term rental business, we are paying the local Cathedral City TOT, or Transient Occupancy Tax, of 12%. This TOT tax is required of every short term rental in every city in the Coachella Valley. On AirBnB, this 12% is added to your reservation as a line item.

As a licensed business we strongly adhere to the city regulations, in regard to noise, occupancy, parking and all city codes. A strong reminder! This is NOT a party house! According to city code, only 6 people are allowed to sleep here, and no more than 10 people are allowed on the property at ANY time. Please understand that when you accept a booking here you agree to all these house rules and city codes. Thanks!
(Big discounts for longer Summer stays. 10% for 5 days, and 15% for a week. Till end of Sept.)

Our beautiful, colorful and art-filled home is a blissful private retreat in the desert... a mid-century ranch home (1964) surrounded by mountain views! Centrally located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. This home brings you the best of Palm Springs living, indoors and outdoors. Explore the area; or as m…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Cable TV
Pool
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Dryer
Iron

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Cathedral City, California, United States

Located on a quiet block in the desirable Upper Cove neighborhood in Cathedral City. Centrally located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, we are only 7 miles to downtown Palm Springs, and 6 miles to Rancho Mirage and The River Shopping Center. Palm Desert and the fashionable shopping district El Paseo is just a little further down the road.

Affectionately called "The Cove", the neighborhood has a great mix of artists, second home owners, and year-round homeowners like ourselves.

There are several great hiking trails that surround the Cove, with wonderful trails literally right next door. And we're less than a mile to Trader Joe's, Target, a movie multiplex, an ice rink, and many great restaurants.
Located on a quiet block in the desirable Upper Cove neighborhood in Cathedral City. Centrally located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, we are only 7 miles to downtown Palm Springs, and 6 miles to Ranc…

Hosted by Jim

Joined in June 2014
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I am a 65 yr old professional photographer living in Palm Springs CA. My husband Tom Aubrey and I work together as a team. We work all over California, and also in New York, and sometimes in Europe. I have traveled the world, and lived in Europe for 16 years, including 6 yrs in Paris and 7 yrs in Zurich. I have US and Swiss passports. Je parle Francais & Ich spreche (ein bischen) Deutsch. We are fastidious when house-guesting with friends or in renting someone else's home. We take great care of our environment, and living space. We are lovers of all things beautiful and intriguing. And we have a keen sense of adventure, a good sense of humor, and we love meeting new people. We have long been known as great hosts, in our homes. And now we are able to host new people, to share with them our beautiful desert oasis. One of my favorite quotes happens to be from the Old Testament: "Be not afraid to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Our life motto is LOVE IS THE ANSWER. This is engraved on the family ring that I have given to over 140 people during the last 3 decades. Our extended family, all based on LOVE. In fact, due to that, our home is affectionately called THE LOVE COTTAGE. All of our homes for the last 2 decades have been called this, and even though our home now is hardly a "cottage" it is nonetheless filled with LOVE.
I am a 65 yr old professional photographer living in Palm Springs CA. My husband Tom Aubrey and I work together as a team. We work all over California, and also in New York, and so…
During your stay
Either one of us, or someone else, will always be available, within reasonable hours. We try our best to be here when guests arrive, but in case we are traveling our cleaner/concierge Mike will be here to welcome you and show you around the property, offering explantations on things. And most always we will be available by telephone, and email.
Either one of us, or someone else, will always be available, within reasonable hours. We try our best to be here when guests arrive, but in case we are traveling our cleaner/conci…
Jim is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $677