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Classic Spanish Bungalow - Views & Pool for Weekend Get-Away or Winter Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,475 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Star, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4, Desirable Palm Springs South Location

City of Palm Springs Vacation Rental Certificate ID#2358. TOT #6055

Go back in time and experience a sense of what Palm Springs was like in the 40’s. This is a classic 1941 Spanish bungalow ideally located in the Tahquitz River neighborhood of south Palm Springs. Enjoy the peace and privacy of a private home situated on a walled-in corner lot with a traditional kidney-shaped, heated pool and abundant, mature desert vegetation -- all surrounded by dramatic San Jacinto mountain views.

David Murphy
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018

Why David Murphy chose Tahquitz River Estates

We love the desert and in particular the fun quirkiness of Palm Springs. The house is charming. And while we admire and celebrate the mid-century modern heritage of Palm Springs, this house appealed to us because of its comfortably vintage feel. We wanted something different and, well, old school - as a retreat from the hectic, fast-paced modern world. This is it.

What makes this house unique

This is a quiet and private retreat - yet so close to all the fun Palm Springs has to offer. Great location, just off Palm Canyon Drive - the main road passing through the desert communities. - and a quick 5 minute drive to downtown shopping or the airport.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Tahquitz River Estates, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1475 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Amplification of sound outside the house including music, TVs, etc. is prohibited by City regulation.
  • We can not accept reservations for same-day checkout and check-in
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms are newly remodeled. Each bathroom has a shower. There are no bathtubs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Each of the two bedrooms has a king size bed with luxurious silky cotton bed linens. High Definition TV in each bedroom. There is a pull-out full size sofa bed in a sleeping alcove and a queen size sofa bed in the family room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Monroe, WI

Beautiful and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and so well maintained! Loved the Spanish architecture and added touches throughout. Great pool and backyard. Kitchen was stocked with everything needed, including spices for cooking. Loved the backyard and pool area. Peaceful location. David, the owner was highly responsive and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The very best!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in many rental homes and casitas over the years but David's rental exceeded expectations. His home is tastefully appointed with comfortable and beautiful furniture and linens. It has an extremely well equipped kitchen with everything you would need for making great meals. It is located in a quiet neighborhood, feels very private and its pool was wonderful. We are looking forward to booking again soon. It was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

We (a retired couple) stayed at David's place for a week over Christmas. It really exceeded our expectations. It is a lovely home in a quiet neighborhood, yet very easy to get to Palm Springs amenities - restaurants, shopping, hiking and golfing. The house itself is very nicely furnished with comfortable furniture, a great kitchen and a very useable patio, with a pool and outdoor seating areas. The views of the mountains are great, as well. We would certainly rent it again when visiting the area.

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded my expectations

  • 5 of 5

WOW. Where do I begin? My husband planned a little getaway for us to Palm Springs and this house was one of the options. It got great reviews and the pics looked fine so I was like OKAY. Keep in mind I am SUPER PICKY about where I stay on vacation. I always bring my own sheets, my own towels, toilet covers, slippers to wear in the shower, etc. When we got to the house it was more charming and beautiful than in the pictures. I could not get over HOW CLEAN this place was!! I kept marveling. I also never used my sheets or towels. The bed was stellar and so comfortable, we spent the days out by the pool and the nights by the beautiful fireplace playing cards and scrabble. It was a warm home, inviting, beautiful, charming and in my honest opinion 1000x's better than the Montecito Four Seasons, which ranks up there in terms of places to stay. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

Wonderful, lovely and charming!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Casita Olancha was perfect! The house was charming, inviting and comfortable. The landscaping and pool area was stunning with the mountains in the background. The amenities were all there. Thank you for making your home available for others to enjoy!

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and Tranquility in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I just enjoyed a week (second time) at the Spanish Bungalow. Everything needed for a relaxing stay was provided. The house is lovely and the gardens filled with birds surrounding the house are beautiful. The pool and home are clean and inviting in a perfect location with proximity to downtown Palm Springs. The interior living, kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom areas are expertly decorated and in top notch condition. The owner/host is receptive and available if questions arise.

  • Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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* Casino gambling in Palm Springs - yes, it's legal

* Local Area activities: Palm Springs' Aerial Tram, Jeep Tours, Water Park, Spa Facilities, Galleries, Museums, Theaters, IMAX.

* Nearby: Joshua Tree National Monument, Cabazon Outlet Mall.

* Two hours to: Orange County (Disneyland, Universal Studios and beaches), San Diego (Zoos, Sea World, Legoland), Lake Arrowhead (sightseeing and shopping), or Big Bear (skiing).

Hike: Miles of hiking trails are within a 1/4-mile walking distance from the house or a short drive. Great hiking trails include: Palm Canyon, Murray Canyon, Tahquitz Canyon and multiple trails off the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Also stroll through Moorten's Botanical Garden less than a 1/2-mile away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Tahquitz River Estates, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2018
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2019
Nov 1 2018 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$189.97
Damage Deposit C$949.87

For bookings MORE than 30 days out, a 50% non-refundable deposit is due to secure the reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings LESS than 30 days out, full non-refundable payment is due upon confirmed reservation. Palm Springs tax does NOT apply for booking longer than 28 days. Note: City of Palm Springs Vacation Rental Permit #6055

The pool will be heated upon request at $25/day for a minimum of 3 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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