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Rancho Mirage Escape

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps (2,700 sq. feet)

Location, location - this beautiful property, situated in a gated

community is within walking distance of every delight and

necessity. Located just 1.5 miles from the Street Fair at College of the Desert (COD);

1/2 mile to Starbucks, the grocery store, cleaners, restaurants and

Bristol Farms; and only 3 miles to the River or El Paseo - you'll

enjoy and appreciate this ideal location.

Built in 2002, this home has been meticulously furnished and cared

for by the original owners. In 2013, a complete renovation of the property was completed that included new carpeting; paint; soft goods; pool tile and decking and all mechanical equipment. It is designed to be enjoyed by a

family, with a spacious kitchen and great room area. This is our

home for a portion of the year and we make every effort to keep the

house in perfect condition. We ask the same consideration from our

renters. No smoking or pets allowed.

The main house features three bedrooms; a dining room that seats 8;

a large family room with built-in bar and entertainment area (50"

TV); a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and large cooking

island; and breakfast area that seats 4.

The spacious bedrooms in the main house include a Master

Bedroom/Master Bath (California King bed) with direct access to the

pool area; Guest Suite and bath (California King bed); and an

Office/Bedroom combination with high quality twin trundle beds.

There is a detached casita that offers additional privacy and

includes a queen size bed and private bath.

All bedrooms feature high quality bedding; new furniture;

ceiling fans; color TVs and their own bathrooms* (*with the exception

of the office/bedroom combination).

The house and grounds feature wireless internet service and includes

a high speed DSL computer with printer available for use.

The large laundry room features a full size washer and dryer,

ironing board and supplies. There are ample linens and towels for

you to use during your stay. Towels are provided for both baths and the pool.

The house is fully air conditioned with two independent systems.

Ceiling fans are located in every room, providing a perfect balance

to the temperature both inside and out.

The outdoor area is an entertainer's delight with a large built-in

bar/barbecue island; outdoor living room arrangement situated in a

covered patio; al fresco dining for 6; lounge furniture around the

pool; pool floats and toys; and a fire ring. Full length outdoor sun-retardant

drapes provide additional protection from the sun, wind or chill -

whatever your need might be. The full size, salt water pool and jacuzzi, with high impact night lighting provides the perfect setting to enjoy the mountain views and

surroundings. The gardens have been professionally landscaped and

include tropicals plants, palm and citrus trees.

We invite you to enjoy this very special home.

More Details

Terry Hanks
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2017

About Terry Hanks

We have loved having a second home (we live in San Diego as our primary residence) in the desert for the past 20+ years. First, we owned two condos in the Desert Falls Country Club, located just East of where our home is now. In 2002, with the pending arrival of grandchildren, we decided to purchase a home that could accommodate our expanding family. We visited a variety of new developments in the Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage areas and selected this home for many reasons. The location was ideal with a shopping center and range of services very close by. We could walk each day and the Street Fair was just 1.5 miles away. The layout of the house was very appealing and could handle all of us. The casita was perfectly suited for our Mothers who visited on a regular basis. In hindsight, our experience has also been heightened by our neighbors. Knowing that this was a second home for us, they kept a watchful eye on our property.

Our rental and exchange experience has been very positive for us. It is obvious when you walk into our home, that we love and take pride in it. Pro-active care and maintenance is a priority with us - we never want you to be inconvenienced by something not working. Our pantry is stocked with essentials including spices and baking items and we simply ask that you replace what you use.

The kitchen is well equipped with dish-ware and flatware for 20+ and the home is made for entertaining. You will find chargers, placemats, serving dishes and yes, cocktail and glassware for your use.

The back yard and pool area is inviting and comfortable, featuring an outdoor living room; dining table; barbecue area; umbrellas and solar resistant drapes for additional protection.

We hope you will enjoy our home as much as we do!

Terry and Fabienne Hanks

Terry Hanks purchased this house in 2002


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)


First Class

  • 5 of 5

This year was our 4th visit to Terry's home during the boys annual golf tour. From the first visit to our most recent the property has been first class with all the amenities on site and nearby. On future trips to the valley Terry's property will be first choice for friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property was a girls trip to Palm Springs. The owner, Terry, met us at the home and explained how everything worked. The owners also leave lots of helpful info for their guests. This home is beautifully decorated, clean, and comfortable. Location is close to lots of shopping, hiking, and great restaurants. The kitchen is a gourmet's delight. We never went out to dinner as we thoroughly enjoyed cooking in and eating out on the patio, time in the Jacuzzi, and lots of girl talk. The home is stocked with everything you need, so just bring your suitcase. I will reiterate what all the other reviewers commented, but also add that the setting is very quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic - Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed the use of this property for a week. The house met all of our expectations and then some. The house was very clean and was well stocked - from kitchen pantry items to dishes and linens. The backyard was perfect for the summer, shade or sun was always available. The BBQ was nice. We really liked the location right at the border of Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert and close to all amenities. The owners are great to work with and even came to meet us at the house to make sure we new how to use all the amenities. We will definitely try to book this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patricia. . . You made our day! Thank you for writing such a positive and appreciative review - we feel the same way! We hope you will be able to return to the desert and our home in the not too distant future. You are always welcome! Warmest regards, Fabienne and Terry Hanks
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Janet S.

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Now that was a luxurious, relaxing weekend in a stellar property that had everything right there and ready to enjoy. Need a corkscrew, nut cracker, swanky dishes and beautiful bar glasses and tableware-presto it was there. Such hospitality too. The owner was there to explain everything like the automated Jacuzzi, pool heater, outdoor speakers for music and lots of TV options. If you are deciding between this and another property; don't hesitate. I like to do business with wonderful people. And Terry and his family donated our stay as part of a silent auction fundraiser promoting art in schools for kid's who wouldn't get an art education otherwise. We bid on the getaway and won. Now, we'll be "paying guests" for years to come. Run don't walk for this staycation! We live in San Diego and the short drive meant we had more time to enjoy the house and the sights. Terry, thanks so much for your generosity to Art Reach.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love, Love, Love, this place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, another couple and a single stayed in this gorgeous home for 3 nights. It is beautifully decorated and very well appointed. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could ever need from pots and pans to dishes and glasses to bar ware, etc. The master bedroom is huge with a king size bed, fireplace , TV and a door that leads out to the patio/pool/jacuzzi area. The master bath is also huge with a soaking tub, separate shower, large vanity area and a very large closet. Another bedroom has a king bed with it's own bathroom which was very comfortable and the detached Casita is adorable with a queen bed and it's own bathroom as well. There is an office/bedroom with a trundle bed that would be great for kids or a single adult. We took advantage of the lovely pool and jacuzzi and enjoyed cooking meals on the BBQ. The home is in a gated community and is very safe. There is a 2 car garage and plenty of parking is the drive-way. The guys in our group were very excited to try out 3 different golf courses in the area and of course the ladies enjoyed the Agua Caliente Casino as well as the many choices for shopping! It was a super fun and relaxing getaway and before departing we all agreed we would love to come back again in the near future. Terry, the owner, was really accommodating and made us feel very welcome. Thanks Terry!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Relaxing Get Away in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We joined 3 other couples for the weekend and had a wonderful stay. The owners had provided a delicious snack for our arrival. The home is large, gracious, beautifully decorated and comfortable. Beautiful, expansive master bedroom. Everyone had their own room - one couple was actually in an attached, private casita with full bath - very cool! All amenities are provided. Kitchen is exceptionally well stocked. Backyard included a large, quiet sitting area, pool and jacuzzi, where we enjoyed coffee, conversation, breakfast, playing cards and relaxing throughout the weekend. My husband and I hiked during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to soak in the jacuzzi afterwards - although it does take a little time to heat up. We dined, shopped, and strolled through the neighboring cities of Palm Springs and Cathedral City - all within close driving distance. We also took advantage of the beautiful weather to take long morning walks within the quiet, gaited community. Look forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 9 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

A $500 deposit will hold the requested dates. It is due within 3 weeks of booking. It is non refundable should you need to cancel the
reservation. The deposit becomes a refundable security/damage deposit after guests have arrived. It will then be refunded within 30
days of your departure assuming no damage or extra useage of the telephone or TV cable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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La Terraza House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Indoor and outdoor fireplaces; Phone System; Dual System Air Conditioning; Cable TV, VCR and DVD; Stereo and CD PLayer; DSL/wireless access and computer, printer, fax; Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker; Wine Chiller; Cooking Utensils provided; Linens and towels provided; Washer, Dryer; Private Salt Water Pool and Jacuzzi; Built-in Barbecue Island; Fire Ring; 2 Car Garage; , No Smoking or pets.

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