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Best Value Designer 3BR with Salt-Water Pool and Spa

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 8

Stylishly remodeled, generously stocked, and incredibly well-priced, this fun Desert Hot Springs pool home is the perfect retreat or home base for your explorations in the Greater Palm Springs area.

Modern Mid-Century Home (1964) features an open floor plan with modern design tile throughout, except there is carpet in the expanded Master Suite. This is an older home, but it has been stylishly refreshed in many ways, and it's constantly undergoing even more improvement - all new energy-efficient windows and sliders were installed this last Spring and we had the pool re-plastered and re-tiled in June.

* Newly refurbished 6 Foot Deep, 'Salt-Water' Pool and In-ground attached Spa are extra gentle on your hair, skin and eyes because they feature a special eco salt-water purification/softening system and therapeutic world famous DHS aquifer water.

* Fun color-changing LED Pool/Spa lights create instant ambiance when the sun goes down

* Outdoor tiled shower area

* Outdoor Living Room set-up with 2 love seats

* Newer Natural Gas (in-line) Barbecue Grill so you won't ever run out of propane at an inopportune time

* Get ready to tell your best ghost stories and jokes when gathered around the propane Fire Pit

* 7 Lounge Chairs for tanning and pool float/noodles, too

* Eat-in Kitchen has granite counters and everything you need to easily prepare and serve your meals (except for the food, condiments, oils, etc.)

* Living room features:-2 comfortable, modern-style sofa sectionals, double as add'l sleeping areas-50inch HDTV with streaming internet, DVD/BluRay, HD Whole House DVR so you'll never miss your favorite shows, premium movie channels including HBO, Encore, IFC, LOGO, Starz, Cinemax, and more-Ample room for Queen aerobed (provided for larger groups)

* Lots of dining options: Elegant inside dining for 6+ in the round, as well as counter seating for 2, eat-in kitchen for 4+, and al fresco dining for 6+ outside on the patio by the pool.

* High speed wireless internet throughout the house and backyard. There's even a wireless printer that comes in handy for maps/directions, boarding passes, and the occasional work email.

* Master bedroom features:-Comfortable Cal King bed-expanded area for dressing and home office use-50inch HDTV with premium channels, DVD/Bluray and HD-DVR features-En Suite Bathroom with newly tiled walk-in shower

* Second bedroom with nice Queen bed and 32inch HDTV

* Third bedroom has 2 comfortable TwinXL beds that can be combined into a 2nd King, 32inch HDTV and patio doors to the backyard/pool

* Washer/Dryer in garage, Monitored alarm system

* You are exposed to less chemicals in our home. Multiple green/eco upgrades throughout such as LED lighting, energy efficient appliances, salt water pool/spa, organic or natural cotton sheets, biodegradable soap/shampoo and green cleaning supplies.

* For the little ones, we have a new Graco Pack N Play and a strong, safe wooden high chair.

* Home has all the quality amenities you expect and more, including a nice massage table and yoga mats.

* This home is in the Desert Hot Springs "Spa Zone" where there are magnificent views of the entire Coachella Valley, good values for lodging and food, 20 Spas!, and you can even walk to a few from the house including Sea Mountain Lifestyle Resort, Nuturing Nest, and Miracle Springs Spa. World famous Spas like Two Bunch Palms are a short drive away. DHS is a quirky off the beaten path community that's a stone's throw from Palm Springs, but this is not the house for you if you want to be right in the thick of the Palm Springs action.

* Pool Heating is an additional $60/night, $300/Week (recommended October through May). Monthly guests pay actual gas and electric utility costs during stay. Default Rates shown are for groups of 6 or less. An Additional Guest Fee of $25 per person, per night applies to the 7th and 8th guests.

Well behaved, flea-free Dogs (up to 2) are welcome. There's a non-refundable $100 Dog Fee for each one.

$250 Departure Cleaning Fee.

$500 Refundable Security/Damage Deposit

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Joe

We're Doug and Joe. We feel in love with the Palm Springs area over 20 years ago. Doug is a college professor, and Joe is an entrepreneur and certified green building professional.

Why Joe chose Desert Hot Springs

This is an older, mid-century modern pool home that has been expanded and substantially remodeled with a design sensibility that honors both the house's roots in modernism and area's roots as a Spanish Mission. The home is located in the 'Desert Hot Springs Spa Zone' where there are 15-20 natural mineral hot springs with award winning water. The closest spas are only a few blocks away.

What makes this house unique

Our water is unique in that it comes from special natural hot and cold aquifers, separate from the rest of the Palm Springs area. It has won 'Best Tasting Municipal Drinking Water' in International competitions. The drinking water in our house and even the water in our pool and spa originate from the Desert Hot Springs Aquifer. Our home is in the 'Spa Zone'; the water 150 feet below our house is naturally heated by ancient geothermal forces below the earth’s surface to as much as 180 degrees, however, as a residential house we are not allowed to tap into the water that is already heated (it's reserved for the Spas), so our pool/spa water is efficiently heated by a natural gas heater. Hot or cold, for centuries, this water has been believed to hold curative powers. When the first scientific analysis of the hot mineral water was performed in 1937, its therapeutic value was medically affirmed. Today Desert Hot Springs features 20 Spas, and you can even walk to several for our home, including: Swiss Health Resort, Sea Mountain Lifestyle Resort, and Miracle Springs Spa. World famous Spas like Two Bunch Palms and We Care Spa are a short drive away.

Also, our home is the perfect jumping off point for a number of area attractions including the amazingly beautiful Joshua Tree National Monument, only 30 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friends and I had a wonderful stay! Relaxing at Mission Springs was the perfect way to unwind after the busy holidays and begin the new year on the right foot. Joe was a great host, a clear and cheerful communicator who responded to my texts promptly and had seen to all the details.

The house is clean, open and airy and has very comfortable sleeping arrangements. We enjoyed the saltwater pool and spa (so much nicer than chemically treated water!) and relaxing in the sun in the outdoor areas. I would recommend heating the pool and spa for a little added luxury in the cooler months!

The house was well stocked with towels, games, reading material and media center- making it difficult to find an excuse to leave. The kitchen particularly was very well appointed- equipped with everything one could need for cooking and eating poolside. We had waffles in the sun both mornings!

The House Rules binder gave us clear instructions on how to manage everything in the house and was a great resource.

All in all, we had a great stay out in the desert thanks to Joe's attention to detail and lovely space. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing place to stay out in the desert, this is it!
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Desert Hot Springs, California

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • water parks
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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average rating of 4.866667 based on 18 reviews

Clean and organized

  • 4 of 5

Excellent customer service. Would have been nice if the beds were more comfy, the king was super comfy and the rest were so-so. We were there for a girl's weekend and appreciated all the lounging space and furniture.

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nanaimo BC

Great House and Pool

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time, kids enjoyed the pool! There were a few maintenance items but the staff were quick to try rectify anything that came up. The home is nice apart from a few things that could be upgraded (carpet in master bedroom, wall patches, etc) and some residue pet hair. The town of Desert Hot Springs wasn't as nice as we had hoped, but we did get out for a few walks around the neighbour which was nice. For a nice meal or any shopping, we would recommend driving to some of the other towns.

  • Submitted: 24-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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England UK


  • 5 of 5

Easy to communicate with Joe and Corey. Everything as expected. Brilliant location. Shame we've got to go back to the UK.

  • Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family meet up at Thanksgiving. It is a comfortable and relaxing house with everything you need to enjoy some time away. The kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed for our daily and holiday meal and even had a new coffee maker and coffee grinder. My husband fell in love with the grill and we used it every night (except Thanksgiving). We made good use of the spa and pool as the weather cooperated. Two families even brought their dogs for the vacation and the house and neighborhood perfectly accommodated them for walks and outside time. Joe and Corey are so friendly and easy to work with, they answered all of our questions with ease. This house is a little off the beaten path but we found it easy to get to everything we wanted to do in the Palm Springs area.

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Got exactly what I expected

  • 5 of 5

The photos and description on this page represent exactly what you expect when you walk in the door. So it was wonderful to not have any disappointing surprises. We were a group of 5 thirty somthing guys looking to have a relaxing weekend getaway by the pool. We never left the house. The living room was perfect, with more tv channels than anyone needs, the kitchen was modern and had all the appliances. We used the grill, which has a gas hookup into the house so you knew there was not going to be an issue with a propane tank being empty. (However the fire pit tank was empty, but we never asked for it to be filled. I'm sure if we had, Corey would have been right over) Could use some new grill tools though. We couldn't find any. I have to give a shoutout to the Master bed. The sheets were like butter and the mattress was perfectly soft. Like sleeping on a cloud. That matched with the blackout curtains made it absolutely amazing. A/C worked fantastic throughout the house. Another review mentioned about the tiles outside the door leading to the pool are super slippery when wet, so be aware of that. Children should wear water shoes for sure. Overall this house was the perfect place for us because we had no desire to go anywhere.

Was the listing description accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc ? YES

Was the property clean and well-maintained ? YES

Did the owner provide good customer service ? YES

Would you recommend this property to your friends or relatives ? YES

What activities, attractions and restaurants did you like or dislike nearby ? We did not leave. Not walkable to anything.

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Home for short weekation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice home, with a lot of provided equipment, I like the size of leaving room, enough to have fun in house as well as outside to be around a pool.... Pool is very clean and worm, we had so much fun at the pool, and its a good size... We don't want to get out of the pool till 5 o'c am ...Had nice time in outside.... The deck is little bit slippery, so for little kids be carful. Joe is wonderful person and Corey, fast responds on any thing I ask, Thank you for that.... Wonderful people thank you sooo much, amazing friendly like I know this people for yours, they welcome us for there house and service. Very closed stores, Albertson, Kmart, Liquor store is right on the corner... So far we are satisfied, Thank you for a wonderful time Joe :) God bless you and your family... Best wishes!!!!

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Downtown Palm Springs is 13 miles/20-25 minutes away. Palm Springs Airport is 12 miles/20 minutes away. 150+ Premium Designer Outlet Stores are 23 miles/25 minutes away in Cabazon. Joshua Tree National Monument is less than 30 miles away. This home is in the 'Desert Hot Springs Spa Zone' where there are 15-20 natural hot mineral spas and the closest ones are only a few blocks away. Desert Hot Springs (DHS) is a small town (1 of 9 cities that make up the Greater Palm Springs area). Don't expect the vibrant/hip Palm Springs 'scene' in DHS, but remember you are paying about 50% less cost and are only about 20 minutes away from all of that!


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