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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: Jan 16, 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.

Speaks:: english

8 Reviews

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

Nice house, right-sized, good location

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 4 enjoyed staying here. Great location for getting to Indian Canyons in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert (all within about 10-15 minutes). Quiet, residential neighborhood. Nice hike into the hills behind the development. Appeared to be some mountain biking trails as well in that area. The pool was large, in early April it was pretty cold but swimable. Good, comfortable beds, and nice to have a TV in each bedroom as well as in the living room. Our kids enjoyed the pool table in the garage as well. Communication with owners/manager was easy, they were very helpful and accommodating. Listing and photos were accurate. Price was fair. No question, we would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for everything and we look forward to having you back the next time you visit the Desert. The house is located in a great neighborhood and as we say, is close to most everything in the Desert yet “away from it all”. We’re happy you got to enjoy the hiking trails and the great views they provide just a short walk away. We’re also pleased to hear you enjoyed the pool. Even though it’s never had a physical heater, the “do it yourself” solar heater we installed kept the temperature swimmable through the winter months. And although there are only a few months of the year it could use a heater, we took the first step by installing the gas line so we can add a heater as soon as financially possible.
Beautiful Private Paradise, Upper Cove, Gorgeous Mountain Views, Pool, Pets
Cathedral City California Desert

Well-maintained property in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
This was a great, affordable place to stay while visiting the Palm Springs area. Two friends and I were in town for the BNP Paribas Open and stayed at this quaint, well-maintained home in Cathedral City. While 20-25 minutes away from our destination in Indian Wells, we were very happy with our "home" base. The house is updated and very functional with a beautiful patio/pool area. The property was as good or better than expected based on the pictures we originally saw on VRBO. The owners were very accommodating to our requests, and the manager was in regular contact and very helpful. I recommend this property to to couples, small groups, or families looking for a nice home to relax in why visiting the area. It might not be as centrally located as some other properties in the area, but this great little home is in a quiet neighborhood and very reasonably priced for the budget-conscious traveler.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and information you provided for other vacationers to see. The Tennis tournament in Indian Wells is a great venue in the Desert and is during a perfect time of the year for wonderful weather and outdoor activities. We're very happy you enjoyed "home base" and hopefully were able to stop at some of the great shopping areas of Palm Desert on your way to and from the tournament. Although the tournament is more in the eastern side of the Desert, we also hope you had the opportunity to visit downtown Palm Springs just 10-15 minutes from the house to the west.
And, Thank you so much for your correspondence with the manager and us. We pride ourselves in providing a relaxing and happy holiday for all that come to stay at "Paradise".


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


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall-Winter Season
Oct 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Summer
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • 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.


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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