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.
Our home has an open living room/dining room/ kitchen, with large french 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 french 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. There is a large collection of movies on DVD for your use.
The master bedroom has a very comfortable, Cal-king bed, ample drawer space: and has french doors 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 has a memory foam queen bed, and many interesting books on love and spirituality. And of course the French doors to the outside and the pool.
The 3rd bedroom/den 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. Both baths have ample amenities, soaps, shampoo, lotion, even sunscreens. 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 K-pod coffeemaker. There will be coffee pods available for your use, and when possible we can also have half and half ready for you too, by request. There are also a lot of condiments, spices, sweeteners, oil & vinegar and others for your use. There is a stainless steel gas grill outside the kitchen.
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. And we have just recently finished adding LED landscape lighting in the driveway and yard.
The yard is very large with beautiful desert landscaping, and many palm and cacti varieties.
Accès des voyageurs
The entire house and property are yours. (We have a locked 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.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
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 then someone 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.
** Please note that they are building a new home next door. This will impact our view in a minor way. I will shortly post some new photos showing this. The construction noise should be great diminished by mid-November as they will then be working only inside. Please contact me with any questions about this.
** We have "cut the cable", but we do have local channels available (ABC, CBS, & NBC). And you can use your own devices to stream anything, or you can stream our HBO NOW, Netflix and Amazon Prime, PBS and many other streaming channels, thru our Apple TV, with voice controls via Siri.
There is WiFi throughout the property, a land-line phone with unlimited long distance, and an alarm system that we request our guests to use.
We are now paying the local Cathedral City TOT, or Transient Occupancy Tax. AirBnB requires us to include this tax, so the 12% tax is included in our rates.
While we say the home is not suitable for children under 12, we have hosted children, and children love the property. We just request communication about child issues. This is not a party house. The neighborhood is a quiet residential area. NO amplified outdoor music is allowed by law. We will appreciate your being good neighbors while in our home. Please, no more than 6 people are allowed to stay overnight at the house, this is also a city statute. More than 10 people on the property at any time, is not allowed, again this is a city statute. No smoking in the house, or you will incur the loss of the security deposit. There are two chairs under a palapa in the back yard that we call the "smoker's corner".
Use of the pool is at your own risk. NO diving, as the pool is not deep enough. The pool is only 5 feet at the deepest end. Guests are requested to use only plastic glassware by the pool. Please do not sit on interior furnishings in wet clothing, or on wet towels. Please hang wet towels to dry over the outdoor chairs.
The property is NOT suitable for children under 10 unless pre-approved, even as guests. Since our pool obviously has no lifeguard, nor is it fenced in, then children must be supervised at all times. It's a safety issue.
No pets of any kind.
If you wish to heat the pool, please let us know at least 2 days in advance (so we can have it warmed up for you!). And there is an extra charge of $50 per day, 2 day minimum, for pool heating. Spa is set to 99 degrees, and the heating of it is included in the rental fee. Our pool guy comes twice weekly, usually Monday and Thursday afternoons, to help keep our pool sparkling. And we have a gardening service which comes every other Wednesday.
Other than that, please just have a great time at The Love Cottage!