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Palm Desert Homestead Cabin, Best Views in Valley

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

The “Birdcage” is a cozy, rustic cabin with breathtaking views of the Coachella Valley. Sited high atop the Cahuilla Hills (adjacent to Bighorn Golf Club) and enveloped by the Santa Rosa Mountains, it is only 2 miles from downtown Palm Desert.

My aunt and uncle homesteaded this land in 1948 and built the cabin, affectionately known as 'The Bird Cage'. Frequented by movie stars in the 1950s who valued its privacy, it's one of the last homesteads in our area.

The Birdcage has one bedroom with a new queen-sized bed, a bathroom with a good size shower, and a living/dining/kitchen room — all with beautiful views. The large patio is perfect for drinking morning coffee while the sun rises over the mountains, gazing at hawks soaring overhead during the day, or watching the Valley below transition from gold to pink as the sun sets behind you. And at night, the sky holds a canopy of twinkling stars.

With its proximity to nature, The Birdcage captures the ambiance of life in the Wild West, yet the restaurants and world-class shopping on El Paseo (the Rodeo Drive of the desert) are just a 5-minute drive down the hill. Sublime and safe, the entrance to the property is secured by electronic gates and flanked by a beautiful stand of date palms.

Keywords: HOMESTEAD, CABIN, VIEW, ROMANTIC, NATURE, ACREAGE, GOLFCOURSE VIEW, CITY LIGHTS, HILLTOP, PALM DESERT, CAHUILLA HILLS,

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2018

About The Owner

We grew up using this property as our own vacation home. Now we want to share it with other. On the lower property we grow date palms and organic vegetables.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1973

Why The Owner chose Cahuilla Hills

You feel worlds away from the congestion of the city. Yet it's only a 5 minute drive to wonderful resturants and shopping. The peace of having wide open spaces and a view of the valley below cannot be beat.

What makes this cabin unique

It's fun to stay here, relaxing, exhilarating at the same time. You're close to hiking, town and all the amenities of the area, yet in this quiet beautiful setting. The city light view is so spectacular that you won't want to go to bed!!

Ask about your dog. Dogs over two years old, well trained are okay. We are dog lovers!

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Cahuilla Hills, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower with a window, view of mountains
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1),
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Notes:
Million dollar city light, star & mountain views. This Homestead Cabin has been in the family for 50 years, shower with window, shaded patio, including date palm grove, 500 sq ft, looks down on Bighorn Golf Club & Stone Eagle Golf Club. Surrounded by the natural desert with desert plants and wildlife. Behind our private gates, in Estate area of Cahuilla Hills, Palm Desert, rare homestead cabin preserved. The last homestead cabin surrounded by million dollar homes. Experience quiet serenity that is 5 minutes from El Paseo.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

vintage cabin with a wonderful feel

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed a week. We had a great time. The 70 year old cabin is its own conversation piece and the view, especially at night, is incredible. It is located within easy distance of everything Palm Desert and Palm Springs has to offer. If Ann (the owner) suggests someplace to eat, just do what she suggests, no questions asked, you won't regret it. She is a wealth of information and a sweetheart, too. We would stay again if we have a chance.

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Homestead Cabin is a special place and we are pleased to share it with so many satisfied guests; it really does make us happy to have others share in this special place rather than just letting it sit there for our occasional personal guests. We are simply astounded by the quality of wonderful people who seek us out and take such good care of the cabin. They are ones who enjoy nature and want a special experience. Thank you for the lovely review.
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Amazing Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Birdcage was so perfect and enjoyable. Ann was extremely accommodating and the cabin was clean, very comfortable, and well-equipped. The retro vibes and decor made for the perfect dessert getaway. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: 8-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, gorgeous view of the valley floor, a bit of a drive to downtown, but if you are looking for privacy and no neighbors it is worth it. Very convenient to Hwy 74. Small cabin, but was traveling by myself so the space was just fine; everything you need. Neat, clean, everything in working order, again just a great location, great views. Such a marvelous collection in the cabin of eclectic mementoes of the owner. I would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Birdcage - an interesting, eclectic place!!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. It was during BNP Paribas Open weeks, so we were gone most of the time at tennis or with friends in town. It served our purpose. Centrally located, great view and a reasonable price. Ann Cooper, the owner, was very friendly. I recommend it for those who'd like something a bit different !!

  • Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a very good two days. Secluded, quiet, great view and very much enjoyed happy hour sitting out by the fire.

  • Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The Birdcage is a great little cabin in Palm Desert with fantastic views. My girlfriend and I stayed there for 3 nights and had a great experience. The cabin is clean, quiet, and private - the place is a nice escape from Los Angeles. The cabin has everything you need, including good Wifi, AC, and a very comfortable bed. Ann was a great host - she was responsive and at the same time gave us privacy. I would recommend the Birdcage to anyone and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Wonderful hikes and walks. The Coachella Valley is full of many activities and great shopping and restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Cahuilla Hills, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
Apr 30 2018 - Jun 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$218
C$1,252
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$218
C$1,252
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$70.6
Pet Fee C$32.09
Damage Deposit C$256.74

A detailed map will be sent prior to your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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