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Beautiful Private Paradise, Upper Cove, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Pool, Pets

Beautiful Private Paradise, Upper Cove, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Pool, Pets


Property Details

Updated: May 18, 2015
Beautiful 3br 2ba Home With Gorgeous Mountain Views At The Top Of The Cove

We welcome you to our little piece of Paradise!!

This inviting and private 1360 square foot home is located on a large cul-de-sac lot near the top of Cathedral City Cove. The Cove, a beautiful hillside neighborhood, is well known for it’s star-gazing skies (no street lights allowed) and incredibly tranquil and quiet nights. There are 3 beautifully furnished bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large private backyard with salt water pool and picturesque views of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

The living room is complete with plush furnishings, large flat screen TV and DVD with Netflix, Pandora etc. access. The fully equipped dining and Kitchen area has everything the gourmet or casual cook needs with easy access through sliding glass doors to the pool and backyard. There are ample linens and towels for inside and outside use.

The Master: Amenities include a plush pillow top California King, ample dresser and night stand space, private bathroom and separate entry from/to the pool area as well as flat screen television with DVD player.

The Double: This double-size room includes two Full pillow-top beds, long dresser and tall chest of drawers and ample closet space. Sliding glass doors open to the rear porch sitting area overlooking desert landscaping and majestic pine trees.

Queenie: The 3rd bedroom boasts a Queen pillow top bed and ample storage for the second couple or older siblings.

The oasis like backyard features rose bushes, pine trees, desert vegetation and a refreshing saltwater pool. A covered lanai, season changing lawn and elevated rear deck surrounds the swimming pool with expansive mountain views that change hourly and afford spectacular starry nights. There are pool amenities, loungers, patio chairs, tables, and a covered eating area.

The home is conveniently located south of Highway 111 between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. The location is perfect…close to everything...yet away from it all!! Access to miles of hiking trails lined with native cactus, smoke trees and fragrant wild desert sage without getting having to get in the car.

Within a very peaceful hillside environment, it's still only 10 minutes away from Palm Springs and Palm Desert. A short drive and you have access to movie theatres, including an IMAX, shopping, restaurants, golf courses and Palm Springs International Airport. The Joshua Tree National Park, Aerial Tramway, Cabot Pueblo Museum, Palms to Pines Drive and Aqua Caliente Indian Canyons are all a 1 hour or less drive away.

Fewer than 5 miles away -- less than a 10 minute drive is Palm Springs' Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort, recently rated “One of the Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest. A plethora of additional public and private Golf courses are nearby as well as Tennis Courts, Sports and Fitness activities and many excellent Delis and Restaurants!

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My name is Sean O'Rourke. I'm a native Californian and pharmacist/Golfer who lives in Escondido with my beautiful wife Christel and three chitlins, Brian, Christopher and Toireasa-Marie.

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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

10 Reviews

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Beautiful Private Paradise, Upper Cove, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Pool, Pets
Cathedral City California Desert

Great Location!!

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time at this home in Cathedral City Cove! The location is great, you are close to a lot of things yet in a quiet, serene area. The drive into the neighborhood makes you nervous though as these are older houses and some are fixed up nicely and some aren't. Luckily this home is one that has been fixed up and is very clean. You will meet Randy on arrival (the manager who lives next door), and he walks you through the house and explains everything. Super nice guy and is always available if there are any issues or questions. The home is not large but we had 5 adults and never seemed cramped, so it was perfect for us. It is decorated moderately, nothing too fancy, so it was comfortable. The home is older and so has its quirks, don't flush the toilet while someone is in the shower;), and the glass sliding door will come off its track. These things were not a huge issue for us and Randy said the door is being replaced soon. The yard is in good condition with several kinds of cacti, trees and roses. We did a lot of bird watching in the evenings, with our favorite being the hummingbird and her nest. The pool was a great addition and one of the reasons we booked this property. It is not heated but very refreshing after a day of golfing and shopping. There is plenty of seating on the large patio and around the pool, that we used often, and the grill was nice to use.
Staying in this home was lovely but with a few minor drawbacks. We all like soft comfy beds and all the beds are firm. If you like firm beds, then this place is perfect! They have both ac and a swamp cooler, which was kinda confusing and was wonky one night so it was super cold. There were not any warm blankets in the master, so our friends that slept there, froze. They had also not checked the hand soap in the bathrooms or the dishwashing detergent in the kitchen, so we had to buy some. Checking out was a little awkward. They didn't have any instructions, in the very organized guest book, as to what to do with the used towels and bedding. Randy comes over to check you out and make sure he has the keys, but we were't quite sure what we were suppose to do. Mostly these are very minor issues and, looking back on our vacation, did't affect us that much.
If you are looking for luxury, this is not the place, but if you are looking to be comfortable and relaxed, then this is the place for you!
We had a great time and thank you for sharing your home!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful Private Paradise, Upper Cove, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Pool, Pets
Cathedral City California Desert
New Hampshire

Spacious, Quiet, & Comfortable

Spacious, Quiet, & Comfortable
  • 5 of 5
First of all, the landscaping is wonderful. Our pups just loved having such a nice, secure yard to enjoy for their stay. A kiddie fence surrounded the pool so you don't have to worry about little ones and you can just enjoy the view and all the amenities. The rose bushes are so beautiful and we would cut some and put them in a vase in the kitchen and the scent which was amazing would permeate the room. There is a lemon and an orange tree so we made our own fresh lemonade and ate freshly picked oranges which by the way were also wonderful in a mimosa for a Sunday brunch while relaxing near the pool and enjoying the lovely view of the yard and the surrounding hills and mountains. The yard is very private and the neighbors and neighborhood are very quiet. It's also a good neighborhood if you want to go for a walk because there is only neighborhood traffic and it's in the upper part of the "Cove". We love the privacy and quiet yet it's only minutes from a plethora of stores and restaurants.

The property is very well maintained both inside and outside. The beds are very comfortable and the linens and towels were high quality. If you like watching television while your in bed, there is a television in each bedroom as well as the living room. The kitchen is spacious and has lots of cabinets and drawers containing plenty of kitchen supplies and I really appreciated having a gas stove to cook on. The kitchen window is over the sink and you can look out to the lovely back yard even while you're doing dishes. This review has comments about the things that we enjoyed the most but there are so many other nice things about the house that I can't imagine anyone finding something to criticize.

The house was very clean when we arrived and the property managers Randy & Byron were wonderful and just let you enjoy your holiday but are very responsive if you need them.

This home is so peaceful and comfortable that we couldn't believe how quickly the time to leave arrived and we were wishing we had the time to stay longer.

Thank you Sean, Randy, and Byron for the great accommodations for our winter vacation.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Beautiful Private Paradise, Upper Cove, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Pool, Pets
Cathedral City California Desert

Awesome location

  • 5 of 5
When we arrived at the house, my kids were disappointed that the pool was cold. We traveled with our dog and realized quickly that it is a great place to walk. Unfortunately the dessert is fenced in all around, but Randy, the neighbor, showed us exactly where we can get access and recommended some hikes to us that turned out to be wonderful. The stars at night are breathtaking. The beds are comfortable, Internet worked well, which is important with teens. We cooked our Thanksgiving dinner in the nice kitchen. The kids had fun in the pool on an air mattress skimming across and we played some pool billard in the garage. Very fun family trip! Thank you.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Beautiful Private Paradise, Upper Cove, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Pool, Pets
Cathedral City California Desert
Aldergrove BC Canada

Awesome place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5
It was conveniently located for the Palm Springs area and very easy to get around.
The house was decorated so nicely and had all the amenities that you would need for cooking and even to clean up messes! The pool was very relaxing as we spent most of our time in it and it is very quiet in that area.
Thank you for making us feel right at home! :)
Will be staying again for sure!!
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Beautiful Private Paradise, Upper Cove, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Pool, Pets
Cathedral City California Desert


  • 5 of 5
We loved this house at the base of the mountain! The backyard was lovely and relaxing. It was clean and comfortable. We have rented several houses on Vrbo and we loved working with the owners and Randy, the property manager. We appreciated the fact that the house was supplied with basic necessities so we didn't have to run to the store when we arrived in Palm Springs.
Thank you!!!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful Private Paradise, Upper Cove, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Pool, Pets
Cathedral City California Desert

Perfect Home

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely perfect. I could not have asked more from this home and it's owners/caretakers. Randy and Sean were great at communicating and making sure we had everything we needed.
We were a large group going to Coachella Music Festival (and the first group to do it for this house!), so we wanted a comfortable home to sleep in and enjoy when we weren't partying over there. It surpassed our expectations. I look forward to possibly booking this house again sometime in the future.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow!! Thank you for your comments. Being our first year with the house as a VRBO, we have learned a lot and we had a tremendous amount of inquiries for the Coachella Music Festival and Stage Coach; Two amazing events that happen at the perfect time of year. We are so thankful that the house surpassed your expectations; you had a comfortable place to relax after a day of music and that you would like to stay with us again. We have tried our best to furnish the house with everything needed for a quiet getaway for 2, a family or a larger group visiting the Desert. Thank you for caring for the house as we have for over 20 years. We look forward to hearing from you the next time you plan a visit!


From the Owner

I moved to the Desert at the beginning of my career and this is the first house I bought. A major fixer at the time and so worth it. The quiet serenity and amazing views of the upper cove always brings me to a wonderfully calm and loving sense of wellbeing. This is the house where my wife, Christel, and I began our relationship, had our wedding rehearsal dinner and have continually infused our love into this property for 20 years.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palm Springs International Airport at 6.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Palm Springs Amtrak at 13 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 111 at 1.5 Miles Nearest Ski : Big Bear Lake at 95 Miles Nearest Beach : Coastal Beaches at 100 Miles


From $200 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder Summer
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Fall-Winter Season
Oct 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Summer
May 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $150.00
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

3% Charge for credit card processing,
$150 Non-refundable cleaning fee ($200 for monthly includes mid-stay cleaning)
Add 12% to nightly rate (Cal. Transient Tax) to all stays 30 days or less
Well behaved vacationing pets are welcomed for a nominal fee
Monthly rentals pay gas/electric over $200 plus $100/mo. extra cleaning fee
over one month.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Updated: May 18, 2015


From the Owner

Laying in the sun by the pool and enjoying the wonderfully maintained landscape and everchanging mountain views in total privacy and serenity. Playing Golf and Hiking. Going to the nearby Casinos. Shopping in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage. Wine Tasting in Palm Springs. Bike Riding and Going to movies at our Nearby IMax or going to 'the River' in Rancho Mirage.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1360 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 'The Master' Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Master - 1 king
  • The Double - 2 double
  • Queenie - 1 queen


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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