Perfect for Families - Happy Home, Great Location

Midnight swim?  New mosaic tile pool!
Midnight swim?  New mosaic tile pool!Getting ready for the perfect day poolsideLiving room with 42" TV and fire and ice fireplaceYup, the Mar'TEE'ni bar!Kitchen with sliding door to lanai and pool patioBreakfast nook is perfect for a cup of coffee as you start your dayLarge master suite includes king bed, door to pool patio/lanaiQueen suiteTropical bedroom with queen electric bed (yes, the head/foot go up and down!)Den with queen sleep sofa, TV, books, games, sliding door to lanai.Outdoor fireplace (and many more chairs out of view)Deep blue mosaic tile pool, with views all aroundSunrise at Mar'TEE'ni Dreams, taken from the lanai off the master bedroomA peaceful morningAnother beautiful night view of our pool, view from the living room and lanai
“ Excellent ”
4 Reviews

From $310 / night

71412 Biskra Road, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $310 - $450
Per week: $1,500 - $2,200
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Rancho Mirage vacation home rental
Lovely family home -- warm, inviting, well equipped. BEST location in the desert between Palm Springs and La Quinta, walking distance to The River, five minute drive to El Paseo.

Sleeping up to 8 guests, Mar'TEE'ni Dreams features one king bed, two queens and a queen sleep sofa. Two bedrooms have attached baths.

The kitchen features stainless appliances, new T-Fal cookware, a gas cook top with both convection and standard oven, microwave, chilled filtered water and ice maker, as well as everything you might expect in your own home. The breakfast room table seats six, in addition to the table in the dining room which seats up to 8. We also have a Mar'TEE'ni Bar with bar stools to hang out with the mixologist in your group.

The living room has a large comfy couch and chairs, all with views of our beautiful indoor rock face fireplace and 42" flat screen TV, complete with Netflix and Pandora. Of course there is also both wired high speed internet in addition to wifi and a printer for your use.

A den with queen sleep sofa with a new memory foam mattress, 40" flat screen TV, books and games complete the interior.

The pool with color-changing light is stunning -- go swimming at night and then grab a seat by the outdoor fireplace and stargaze under our very dark skies. Families love this home as their own . . . a place to just arrive and enjoy.

Other details: full size washer and dryer in a large laundry room, two car garage plus plenty of off street parking in the driveway. Full landscaped with desert plants plus lemon, grapefruit, mandarin and fig trees for your enjoyment. We also offer a "house stocking" service: we can take your list and fill the fridge prior to your arrival so that all you need to do is settle in by the pool.

We are a registered and licensed vacation rental in the City of Rancho Mirage, License #1004.
Area Information
In the Magnesia Falls Cove neighborhood of mostly single family homes with beautiful mountain views, this Mid-Century Modern home has the BEST location in the desert -- very close to Palm Springs, Palm Desert, El Paseo, Indian Wells Tennis Garden and The River shopping, dining and entertainment complex, Westfield shopping mall. Grocery stores, pharmacies, hospital, Target, Trader Joe's and soon Whole Foods are all within 3-5 minutes by car.

This is a quiet area perfect for walks and bike rides. For hikers, we have private neighborhood access to the the Bump and Grind Trail. Just walk out the front door and straight to the trail head!

We are just 20 minutes to the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP).

About the owner

Owner Profile

Kate Sandman

Kate Sandman

  • About:

    My husband and I are busy 50- something professionals who bought Mar'TEE'ni Dreams in 2009 as our future retirement home, looking to escape the cold rainy winters in Northern California. After renovation, we began renting to other sun- starved folks, and the home has become very popular, with many...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 21 2015 May 01 2016 $450 $450 $2,200 - 4 Nights
May 01 2016 Nov 20 2016 $310 $310 $1,500 $3,800 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10%
Deposits: Minimum of $500, depending on length of stay and other considerations.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Pool heat is an extra charge. Cleaning fee is $150.



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Lanai
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Fax Machine
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Zoo
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (7 miles)
  • Pool
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (3 miles)
  • Bowling
    (8 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Casino
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Water Park
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Restaurants within walking distance: Johnny Rockets, Roy's, Spaghetti Factory, Cheesecake Factory, Starbuck's, Koffi, Fleming's Steakhouse, PF Chang's, Wally's Desert Turtle, Yardhouse, Babe's BBQ and Brewhouse, Michael's Pizza, and many more!! Did we say this is the BEST spot in the desert?

We also offer a "house stocking" service: we can take your list and fill the fridge prior to your arrival so that all you need to do is settle in by the pool.

Reviews (4)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Rancho Mirage, California

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“ Excellent ”
4 reviews
Andrea Rowlands

Andrea Rowlands


Sunshine and lots of Rest and Relaxation

July 27, 2015

We are a family and four and would really recommend this lovely Rancho Mirage home. Kate the host was really really helpful and kept in contact throughout the holiday to ensure we did not encounter any problems and if we needed any help. Everything in the villa was provided, including coffee, tea, fresh milk, yogurt and orange juice along with all the condiments you could ever need. It was very hot during our stay, but the house stayed lovely and cool. It really was a home away from home. Our only disappointment was that the time flies far to quickly in Rancho Mirage, we just wish we could have stayed for longer.

Kim H.

Kim H.

Carson, CA

Lovely Vacation Home

July 24, 2015

We had such a nice and relaxing time in this cozy home with a lovely pool and comfy beds. I would stay here again and again. Wonderful owner who was so welcoming.

Elizabeth Menduke

Elizabeth Menduke

Torrance, CA

a nice getaway

July 21, 2015

We rented this property for a girls weekend getaway and the owners couldn't have been any more accommodating. The home was clean and beautiful and close to restaurants, casinos, and shopping. Or you can just relax by the beautiful pool. We will be back!

Melissa Wood

Melissa Wood

Olympia, WA

Perfect home for a getaway!

July 23, 2013

We brought our family of 6 to the beautiful home for a getaway in the sun, and it was wonderful!! From the start of the process with our inquiry into the home, to the actual stay there, to the emails we've exchanged since we left.....everything was top notch! Kate is a wonderful host and so attentive to every need. She greets you when you arrive and makes you feel at home. The house and pool were perfect for our needs....roomy, clean, well appointed, beautifully decorated. We all loved playing in the pool and relaxing in the gorgeous backyard and calling this place "home" for a few days! We will be back!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

We had a great time at Kate's home! The pictures on her page are great but the home is even more beautiful in person. The home had everything we needed and more. It was clean and roomy. Kate was always a quick text away if we needed anything. She also provided wi-fi acess as well as books, games, extra beach towels, sun hats, pool toys, etc. The neighborhood was quiet and serene. We spent most of our time watching movies, eating, and lounging in the pool. It was a great place for our small group of friends to relax and we were sad to leave. We hope to book again! Thanks Kate!

Kate was awesome. From the time we booked the house she was accommodating and welcoming, offering restaurant suggestions and even offering to stock the fridge before we arrived since we were traveling long distances. She was prompt and answered emails quickly. Once we were there it was everything we hoped for. Located close to the grocery stores, restaurants, etc. in a cute neighborhood that we took walks in every day. The house was amazing, better than I pictured. Very clean with all the amenities you'd want. The big selling point was obviously the pool and hot tub, and we spent plenty of time in them! It was private, we didn't see any neighbors. Kate met us at the house when we arrived (20 minute drive from PSP), and showed us around, showed us how to use the grill, etc. She texted me later that night to make sure everything was going well, and when we had a slight issue she and her husband came right over and fixed it. I cannot say enough about how great the overall experience was, and I've been renting houses for years. This definitely ranks among the top rentals!

Spent the last week of our west coast road trip in this fabulous villa. It suited our needs perfectly with its splendid pool,great location and comfortable accommodation. It proved to be a great place to chill out..The villa had everything we required and Kate the owner was quick to answer any of our questions. The highest praise we can offer is that we intend to return at the earliest opportunity.

We stayed at this beautiful home for ten days in April. We had a fantastic time! We felt extremely comfortable. All of the necessary amenities that a guest would need were provided. The surrounding gardens and pool were lovely and the beds were so comfortable! Kate and David were wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome and were happy to answer any questions that we had about the surrounding area. I would wholeheartedly recommend this house to anyone looking for a luxurious getaway in the desert!

Went to Palm Springs for a wedding and had the opportunity to stay at this home - what a wonderful place to stay. Kate is a wonderful hostess and accommodating. Would definitely refer this house to everyone.

I give this rental a full five star review. Kate is an excellent host and is available at all times. The rental transaction and security deposit process was efficient and easy.

My family (wife, two teens, and grandmother) were all comfortable in this nice size home with pool and hot tub.

The location is easy access to great eating, golfing and entertainment. There are some great hikes my family took advantage of. It is close enough to walk to "the river" location and the neighborhood is peaceful and quiet.

I'm hoping to rent this home again next year.

This was our first trip to Rancho Mirage and we couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations. From the first moment we arrived to discover this little slice of paradise we knew we were in for a treat. The cleanliness, comfort and tranquility is only exceeded by Kate and David's pleasant hospitality. They are over the top in making sure you are treated like royalty during your stay. Pictures do not do this place justice, you really need to experience this luxury for yourself at such an affordable price!

"Perfect vacation home and location!"
5 of 5

First, I have to apologize for the delay in posting this note. Back to reality is such a disappointment. Especially after you have spent a vacation at MarTeeni Dreams! Our first impression of this house was "Wow!" and the rest of the stay was even better. Everything about this home was perfect. What a wonderful place - just as described and what we had wanted and hoped for - even nicer than the photos! This was our fourth annual getaway to the desert, and the best place by far that we have stayed - will surely become our 'home away from home'. It is immaculately kept and fully equipped with linens, cooking/dining utensils and tableware. The home is tastefully furnished and decorated yet, it has that comfortable and "homey" feeling too. 4 great sized bedrooms including two master suites. The pool and backyard area was perfect. Quiet and wonderfully relaxing. The kids loved the pool and hot tub(us too!). MarTeeni Dreams is in a great location too, very private, and very central within walking distance of The River, with all its restaurants and shops. But, despite its convenient spot, it is extremely tranquil and peaceful. The grounds are truly gorgeous. It was very comfortable and well cared for. I could go on and on about this home and I bet you can guess what my recommendation would be ?. This home is a "can't miss" home. Even better! I must end this by stating Kate the owner could not be a more gracious host. From hello to so long she was available if we needed anything. Kate made us most welcome, nothing was too much trouble for her. She's very accommodating and easy to do business with. In fact, Kate is one of the main reasons we picked MarTeeni Dreams for our family vacation this year. We can't recommend this peaceful oasis highly enough! We hope to be back year after year. Thank you Kate, for sharing your wonderful house with us!

Paul D on 6/13/2012

"Relaxing Retreat"
5 of 5

I had the opportunity to spend two glorious months at this beautiful home. The beds are very comfortable, kitchen is well appointed and the yard/pool relaxing and lush. The sound of birds and fabulous views added to the overall sense of relaxation. My friends and family enjoyed the property as well and hope that I will return and they will be invited again! Love it! This home is very well situated in the desert community.

Marynell Foran on 4/11/2012

"Magniicent Mar'Teeni Dreams"
5 of 5

We booked in to stay for one week but liked it so much we stayed for two. The house was beautifully presented in all rooms and was spotlessly clean and much loved by the owners. The swimming pool and barbecue enhanced our accommodation which was perfectly situated in Rancho Mirage. It was very private and quiet but still close to the River for it's restaurants and shops. We plan on returning this year and repeat a beautiful experience.

Christine558 on 12/12/2011

"My Private Desert Sanctuary"
5 of 5

Nestled in the quiet of this Rancho Mirage community lies the most lovely gem in the California desert. I come to the desert in search of tranquility; it is here at this home where I am assured to find it. The house itself is comforting, a place where you can really spread your wings and relax. The finely detailed interior demonstrates that this home is designed and cared for by loving hands. But that is only part of it because for me the real pleasure was to be found just outside the back door. The yard is vast and beautifully lanscaped. There is a spa where you can unwind and nurture your weary muscles. Best of all is the pool!!! I am an aquatic Therapist so needless to say I spend a lot of time in pools however this pool is beyond description - simply stated you must see it because it is beautiful. During my entire stay I spent the days and nights right here in this pool. I will never forget my private desert sanctuary and I will always look forward to returning. Special thanks to the owners Kate and David you made me feel like a queen and you made my birthday a special one.

Debbie Wells on 11/28/2011

"Perfect Summer Getaway"
5 of 5

The house is even more beautiful in person. From the moment we stepped in, we were amazed by the cleanliness and look of the place. The accommodations were great and had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend. The private yard was perfect to enjoy some margaritas, bbq, and relax in the spectacular pool. I highly recommend this house and hope to rent in again in the future.

apes29 on 6/27/2011

"Perfect location to recover from a Canadian winter"
5 of 5

the location is perfect. the house is very comfortable and requires nothing. the pool is lovely and the private backyard is great. we stayed a week and could have stayed a year. we will be back as soon as we can.

Shaw on 5/18/2011

"Vacation value in excellent location."
4 of 5

Senior couple from UK stayed February 2013. The home lived up to expectations, a very well presented, clean and comfortable property. Best beds ever!! Excellent location, 5 minute drive to McCallum Theatre, El Passeo, Westfield Mall and The River complex. Owners Kate and David live next door and are friendly, helpful with local information of places to visit etc. Kate made restaurant bookings on our behalf prior to us arriving in USa, thank you Kate. The business end of things could not have been conducted more smoothly with meter readings taken together with us and our security deposit refunded promptly. We loved the home's entertainment system particularly Netflix and the WiFi was perfect. A most relaxing and enjoyable stay.

John and Dee on 5/30/2013

"A Great Girl's Only Birthday Celebration"
5 of 5

We had a Girls' celebration of my mother's 75th birthday at Marteeni Dreams in Rancho Mirage. It was perfect! The house was beautiful - clean, beautifully furnished, well equipped. It enabled us to eat in and chill out as much as we wanted. The pool and patio became our private sanctuary - complete with incredible views, sunshine every day and a Road Runner among the birds! There were a number of different activities to do so we could do some together and branch out to our individual interests, as well. My favorites were hiking in the Indian Canyons Palm Groves and a tour of The Willows, a historic Palm Springs property. It was my first trip to southern California. I can't wait to go back and bring my husband and children for them to experience it. I think Marteeni Dreams will be the perfect spot for us.

Ann on 3/6/2011

"Relax with loved ones"
5 of 5

My wife and I stayed two weeks at Mar'Tee'ni Dreams rental. Our stay could not have been more enjoyable. The home had all the comforts of home only with warm weather to enjoy the out door decks and pool. Get up, swim, eat, golf or sight seeing, swim, eat relax and them spend the evening with friends. That's what a vacation is all about. Enjoyed and will return again.

Dennis on 5/19/2013

"A great place in Rancho Mirage"
5 of 5

This was our second visit to Marteeni dreams and we enjoyed our one month stay immensely. There was ample accommodation for our extended family of 4 adults and three young children. The pool is great, a decent length, allowing you to swim. The master Bedroom is spacious and leads right out to the pool. The Kitchen is excellent, well equipped: there is a good dining/family room with modern, flat screen TV. The location is excellent, a short walk to many restaurants at or near the "River". Kate and Dave, the owners are very friendly and helpful and everything was clean in the house and gardens. A welcome pack of wine, cheese and other goodies and spa-like soaps, shampoo etc is a nice touch. We would certain;y go back to Marteeni Dreams on future visits to the desert. We highly recommend Marteeni !

Roy on 5/30/2013

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  • About:

    My husband and I are busy 50- something professionals who bought Mar'TEE'ni Dreams in 2009 as our future retirement home, looking to escape the cold rainy winters in Northern California. After renovation, we began renting to other sun- starved folks, and the home has become very popular, with many...
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