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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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

Sean & Christel O'Rourke
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Sean & Christel O'Rourke

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.

Sean & Christel O'Rourke purchased this house in 1993

Why Sean & Christel O'Rourke chose Cathedral City

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)


Quiet and Peaceful Getaway

  • 4 of 5

December 2016: We stayed over Christmas and are happy we had the pool heated. We all enjoyed the pool (despite the cold weather) and the peaceful location of this house. It was comfortable and had everything we needed for cooking, relaxing and playing in the pool. We brought our bikes however, this location is not very conducive to cycling as it is up in the hills and away from town. For us, we would have preferred to bike to bars/restaurants/etc but instead had to drive everywhere. The property itself is very spacious and enjoyable with plenty of room for the four of us. The yard was great for our dog as well. He had a blast running around and exploring the new smells. The owners are very nice and easy to work with as are the neighbors who manage the property. Everyone was super helpful. If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing and quiet getaway, this property is ideal!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

This little slice of paradise was just what we had been looking for! Everything was just as advertised: clean, well-stocked, pristine pool, and the ideal location for our family holiday vacation. Having the property managers next door was fantastic! They responded quickly to any of our questions, and they couldn't have been more pleasant. We are excited about coming back next year and for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for our family!

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious and clean. Plenty of room for our family of 7. The pool was clean and warm. Thanks so much for having us!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Getaway Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our large family, which includes preschoolers as well as teens. The property is well maintained with lovely landscaping. We especially loved the view of the flowering bushes thru the living room window. There is a large, lighted pool in back that kept our kids happy for hours. The kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed to prepare family meals and plenty of seating. We also took advantage of the gas grill by the pool to entertain relatives. There is a tv in each bedroom, which was a great way to wind down at night. Byron, the property manager, was very flexible and understanding as we arrived later than expected. Anything we needed was just a text away. Since he lives next door he was over in a matter of minutes. He is such a kind and friendly man. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable and relaxing home... Then this is your place! We hope to return some day soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Memorial Day Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic long Memorial Day weekend here. The property is even better than the pictures share! We had two small children and a dog in our party -- and it was perfect. The backyard is fenced in (with a desert garden) and the pool has a corner with a raised slab -- the equivalent of a "kiddie" section where they could stand and play in their life jackets. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook family meals, plenty of towels for all of the fun in the pool, and the three bedrooms were comfortable and fit our party well. It's a quick Uber ride into Downtown Palm Springs and to/from golf courses. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Desert House!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for Coachella wkend 2 and mostly needed it to sleep. There was a group of 6 adults, we had ample space in the 3 bedroom house. i loved using the pool, especially after I realized it has a self cleaning system and all the plant debris i saw in the morning was gone after my shower. The kitchen has everything you need to cook and the cooling system works great, you'll never be hot in here! The house looks just a great as the pictures, you won't be disappointed and property manager Randy was awesome.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Spring
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Coachella I
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
peak I
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Coachella II
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak IV
Apr 25 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Stagecoach 2017
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
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.
Pool heating optional, Additional fee not included in quote unless specified.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Cathedral City Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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

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