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5 Star Luxury Villa overlooking Palm Springs

Bedrooms 3
Space 241 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful Luxury Villa For 6 People Perched Above Palm Springs

Desert Knoll is a beautiful luxury home on 1/3 of an acre on a great location in the hills above Palm Springs. Desert Knoll isolates its 6 guests from neighbors, street and wind with privacy hedges and trees on three sides, yet it provides sweeping 270* vistas of the desert, mountains and a great southern exposure. Desert Knoll is NOT a Party house. From the moment you enter the front gate you'll enjoy the impressive desert modern architecture, high end finishes, stylish modern furnishings, and gorgeous artwork in this steel, glass and concrete masterpiece. Every guest comments the property is even better in real life than in the pictures you are seeing.

Desert Knoll is conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown Palm Springs, on a quiet street overlooking the Coachella Valley with the San Jacinto Mountains right behind it. This is Not a Party house and if that is the main focus of your trip, this is Not the right house. City of Palm Springs ID #2392

Desert Knoll is designed with an eye to the classic contemporary architecture that defines the Palm Springs lifestyle; open & exciting. The flat roof, 14' ceilings, clean lines and wide expanses of glass provide panoramic views, abundant natural light, and erase the line between indoors & out for seamless living & entertaining. At first look, the house blends in perfectly with the desert terrain; huge boulders accented with natural landscaping indigenous to the area. As you approach the tall glass entry, you'll immediately understand the scale & volume of the house. The oversized entry hall with towering ceilings is formal, yet inviting. Desert Knoll was built for entertaining in style. The giant sliding walls of glass in the living room disappear into the wall to make a large open-air pavilion facing the new black bottom rock pool and view, providing plenty of lounge seating for everyone, either in front of the indoor living room wood fireplace or around the outdoor fire pit.

The large modern chef's kitchen features high end appliances from A to Z and has a convenient pass-through breakfast bar to the living/dining room. It also provides added privacy for dinner party preparations with a butler's pantry directly behind the kitchen, where you'll find an extra ice machine, wine refrigerator and laundry facilities. For extra flexibility, there are additional large-capacity laundry facilities in the garage. In addition to the generously sized dining table for eight in the main living area, there is an additional outdoor dining table for eight and a gas barbecue grill just outside the kitchen.

Once inside, the walls and gates that secure the property and protect its privacy, the setting is a verdant green tropical landscape dotted with gorgeous outdoor furniture that has a luxurious cooling effect to the eye & the senses.

The Master suite offers a King size bed, walk-in closet and generous private bathroom with jetted soaking tub and walk-in rain shower, as well as a private sitting patio outside the bathroom and second patio facing the pool. The second Master bedroom features a King size bed that can be separated into Twin beds when needed, a private bathroom with walk-in shower, and a private patio off the bathroom. The third bedroom has a King size bed, a built-in desk space and direct access to the pool. In the hallway just outside this bedroom is a full guest bathroom with walk-in shower. All three bedrooms feature brand new comfortable beds and quality linens, so everyone gets a 'good bedroom' in this luxury home.

One of the best features of Desert Knoll is the private pool deck out back. The sparkling blue swimming pool, bubbling spa and shaded lounge area with water misters and a gas fire pit are great places to hang out with a cocktail and enjoy the view to such well-known neighborhoods as Little Tuscany, Chino Canyon, Old Las Palmas and Vista Las Palmas in the foreground, all the way to South Palm Springs in the distance. In New Years, sit back and enjoy the fireworks with a cocktail in your hand.

The house is protected by a 24 hour alarm system and it has high capacity WiFi for the house and grounds. Each room is equipped with a large flat screen HDTV, DVD players and Bluetooth docking radio clocks. There is Netflix, Amazon, HBO and more available in every room and living room. There is a 2 zone Bluetooth high end stereo system that covers the whole house, plus a Bluetooth sound bar in the living room next to the 55' HDTV with DVD. There is also a printer, scanner, fax for your basic office needs and a small 10 bottle wine refrigerator for your better vintages.

The house has a large book selection of diverse topics, various water toys and floats, multiple toys for 1 year olds to 5 or so, a golf rack for your clubs and shoes,

Desert Knoll strives to be as green as possible. It has a 60 panel solar system, LED lighting, desert landscaping were possible, smart appliances and smart home features. It also boasts a large back up gas powered generator for the more than occasional PS power outage.

The home is stocked with high quality linens and towels. The baths and the kitchen are stocked with soaps, shampoos and paper supplies to help start your stay.

Desert Knoll is a 100% smoke free property inside and out. Any smoking must be done outside the front gate. This is not a party house under any circumstances. We strictly enforce Palm Springs City ordinances on occupancy and outside noise. No drone flying, no fireworks, please, no parties or events, or pets without prior authorization.

Please contact us for last minute, midweek and two night specials.

More Details

Robert Manning
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why Robert Manning chose Little Tuscany

Last minute specials, mid-week specials and 2 nights allowed mid week. Optional pool preheat and heating available. See "rates" for more info. Contact us for specials.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Staying at Roberts home was an absolute pleasure! The pictures are very accurate, the home is modern and upscale full with any amenities you need and want! Robert was very helpful and responded to any needs that we needed! It was an easy and quick Uber or taxi ride to all the local places you want to get to! The home is in a beautiful neighborhood. This is a home I would definitely return to! I can't thank him enough for his generosity! ”
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Little Tuscany, California

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 241 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Gorgeous walk in shower with a ceiling shower head.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , It can be configured as a King or 2 Twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Baby Crib Available
  • All Bedrooms are stunningly decorated, each one has Bluetooth clock radios, large flat screen TV's, Netflix, HBO, Cinemax, DVD, recording DVDR, brand new high end hotel quality beds and linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
City of PS permit #6218


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5 Star Luxury Villa overlooking Palm Springs
average rating of 4.9857144 based on 75 reviews

Contemporary villa with all home comforts

  • 5 of 5

A very well kept villa. Good quality furnishings, kitchen equipment, barbecue etc. Small but adequate pool. A great place to stay that we felt comfortable in from day one.

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mechanicsburg, PA

Breathtaking! A perfect 10!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property! My husband and 4 friends met in Palm Springs for a 5 day getaway. We planned to go out to dinner 3 of the 4 nights we were there, but only left the villa once for dinner. The home was so beautiful; we decided that staying in and relaxing and cooking in the well appointed kitchen was what we all preferred to do. The hot tub, pool, and fire pit were icing on the cake.

Robert, the owner, was more than helpful, answering our questions immediately.

We all travel often, and this gorgeous property is one we will never forget and hope to return to in the near future.

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael, CA

Lovely, quiet, well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

The house was extremely well stocked with everything, serene setting; the outdoor space was perfect with lovely fire pit/hot tub and pool. Robert was extremely responsive to our questions.

Greg and Selina

  • Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great decor, indoor outdoor living plus we had fun!

  • 5 of 5

I've been visiting the Palm Springs area for over 20 years so this vacation was easy to plan and enjoy. We golfed, hiked, spa'd, shopped, lounged and hit up some great restaurants. But we really hit the jackpot with this beautiful property. The owner was very responsive overall and especially helpful as the pool and jacuzzi needed some minor repairs. Things got straightened out within one day. We really enjoyed cooking in well equipped kitchen and grilling outside as well.

Thanks much, hope to see you all next year!

  • Submitted: 6-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shellie Flaster

  • 5 of 5

The home is amazing! We walked in and we all loved it. I went with 4 of my girlfriends and they had not seen the pictures of the house and they were so impressed. It is as it appears in the pictures.

Robert was very accommodating every time I called him.

I would go back in a minute and have told all my friends and family .

  • Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Palm Springs get away

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful pre -Christmas get away to Little Tuscany. Robert was so helpful leading up to the trip and once we arrived the house was perfect for my young family of 5 and my folks who were over visiting from England. The kids had a great time swimming and playing games that the house had and the adults enjoyed the living area and outdoor fire pit. Robert even helped us find a chef for a beautiful dinner on our last night. We will definitely be back soon and I highly recommend this house when visiting Palm Springs.

  • Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Little Tuscany, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
early spring 17
Mar 4 2018 - Mar 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 29 2018 - Apr 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 10 2018 - Apr 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
coachella 2
Apr 18 2018 - Apr 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
stagecoach white party
Apr 26 2018 - May 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 2 2018 - May 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 31 2018 - Jun 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 5 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$102.5
Cleaning Fee C$365.14 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$126.84
Refundable Damage Deposit C$640.6
Tax Rate 11.5%

OPTIONAL Pool preheat $25 and/or pool heating $45/day fall/winter/spring, $35/day Summer
2.5% CC transaction fees
if 7th person, in floor mattress
Midweek stays can be 2 nights
Discounts for Midweek stays of more than 3 nights
There is an additional cost and cleaning fee for pets.
Utility charges are reviewed after occupancy. Use of more than 20% of normal will be charged to deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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