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The Clever Cactus - Walk to Palm Canyon Drive!

Palm Springs

3 Bedrooms

4 Bathrooms

6 Guests


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5 Stars

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Remodeled home w Southern California style. Free flowing floor plan. Close to town and the Chabad. Very private yard. Mountain views, pool, firepit, outdoor dining pavilion, BBQ, foosball. 2 Primary Suites plus attached Casita w full kitchen. Beds: K,K,T,T
Private Pool

About the property

P.S. City ID #4123 | Primary renter must be at least 25 years of age to rent | No Pets Allowed

Welcome to The Clever Cactus, a sprawling 3 bedroom, 4 bath home with classic Southern California architecture. Spacious free flowing floor plan. Main House has 2 Master Suites plus there is an attached Casita with its own Master Suite, private bath, full kitchen and living area. Great location nestled among the hedge lined streets of Tahquitz River Estates. Resort-style yard with stunning mountain views. Saltwater pool. Firepit. Gas BBQ. Foosball. Beds: K,K,T,T

This newly remodeled 1956 gem has been completely updated for the way we live today, yet honors the home's original Southern California vibe. The owners have preserved the gorgeous wood details, arched doorways, french doors and free flowing floor plan. Pool there is access from almost every room, blurring the lines between indoor outdoor living in true Palm Springs style.

Beautifully landscaped and completely walled for privacy, the lovely garden setting features towering palm trees, citrus trees, lush grass, and a mature ficus hedge surround - showcasing the western Palm Springs mountain views. There is a sparkling saltwater pool surrounded by chaise lounges, conversation areas, a firepit lounge and plumbed gas BBQ. The outdoor covered dining pavilion is directly off the indoor dining room.

** The pool and spa are heated upon request with an additional service fee. Please let us know if you'd like to heat the pool and spa so we can ensure it is heated before your arrival **

This upscale designer home is all about easy living and relaxing in the sunshine. Great for extended families. You get the Main House plus the attached Casita. Two full kitchens. Two living areas. And three Master Suites.

The generous floor plan provides enough space for your entire group to spread out and enjoy. Professionally designed by the award winning team at H3K - the art and furnishings are fresh and stylish. This home is very comfortable...very livable. The type of home you can lay back, put your feet up and relax. Everything has been reimagined for the way we live today - new bathrooms, upgraded heating and cooling systems, high speed internet, 4 flatscreen TVs, gas fireplace - even foosball! The wonderful chef's kitchen is outfitted with granite counters, new cabinets, gas range and stainless appliances. The spacious dining area has both garden and mountain views and a built in nook to kick back before dinner.

All of the bedrooms feature comfortable hotel-quality mattresses and ample storage. There are three King Master Suites - two in the Main House (one can be converted to 2 Twins upon request.)

Ocotillo is tucked away on a quiet residential street in the Tahquitz River Estates Neighborhood. Take a stroll to the South Palm Springs Business District and the world famous Palm Canyon Drive. Less than a mile to the Chabad. Walking distance to restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, coffee shops, and bars. Fun spots such as the Ace Hotel, Moorten Botanical Garden, Mr. Lyons, Koffee, Townie Bagels and Kreem are all very close. This is the ideal location for those who want to be close to everything!

Features & Amenities

Conveniences / Attractions Nearby

  • Nearby Chabad
  • Nearby Convention Center
  • Nearby ATM / Bank
  • Nearby Bike Trails
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby Cinema / Movie Theater
  • Nearby Gas Station
  • Nearby Groceries
  • Nearby Hiking Trails
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Restaurants / Shopping
  • Nearby Starbucks Coffee
  • Nearby Water Park
  • Nearby Museums / Galleries
  • Nearby Fitness Center
  • Nearby Golf Course
  • Nearby Pharmacy


  • Monthly Rentals Only: No
  • Distance to Town: 0.7 miles
  • Parking


  • Foosball
  • TV Service - Satellite or Cable
  • WiFi / Internet


  • Neighborhood: Tahquitz River Estates
  • Square Feet: 2500
  • House Rules: ** Please Note ** If your reservation falls over the Coachella or Stagecoach Festival weekend weekend, we require the names and ID photocopy for each of your guests as well. We will also require this over White Party and Splash House Weekends for the protection of all involved with you rental home.

Home Safety

  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • No Contact Check-In / Check-Out
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Clean with Disinfectant


  • Filtered Water
  • Ice Maker
  • Wine Fridge / Wine Cooler
  • Stainless Appliances
  • Gas Stove & Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Full Kitchen
  • Cookware & Small Appliances
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Freezer


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Heating
  • Free Long Distance US/Can/Mex
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pool Towels
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Linens
  • Shampoo
  • Essentials


  • Mountain View
  • Close to Town
  • Walk to Bars/Restaurants
  • Walk to the Palm Springs Chabad


  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Outdoor Covered Dining Area
  • Grill
  • Chaise Lounges
  • Fire Pit
  • Dog Friendly: no
  • Private Entrance

Pinned Feature

  • Private Pool

Pool / Hot Tub

  • Pool Heating Available (Inquire for Cost)

Top Features

  • Walk to Town
  • Walk to Chabad
  • Amenity Assurance Certified


  • Property Type: House

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36 travelers are considering this home for their Palm Springs vacation. 12 were for the same dates you are considering. Book while The Clever Cactus is still available!

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Important Details Before You Book

House Rules

  • Check-In: After 3 PM | Checkout: 10 AM
  • No smoking or vaping
  • Renters must be 25 years of age or older
  • No Music is allowed outside of the rental home (at any volume)
  • Parking is restricted to 1 car per bedroom in designated parking spaces.
  • Pets are not allowed in Non-Pet Friendly Properties
  • Please do not exceed the max occupancy of the home
  • All rentals require state and county tax plus additional required fees
  • Damage waiver covers renter for up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property. If the damage protection is declined, an additional $5,000 security deposit is required
  • The pool and spa are heated upon request with an additional service fee. Please let us know if you'd like to heat the pool and spa so we can ensure it is heated before your arrival.

Trusted Stays Cleaning Process

  • Wearing Masks & Gloves
  • Washing Hands & Maintaining Distance
  • Using Sanitizer/Virucide Cleaners & Disinfectants

The safety of our guest has always been our priority and in anticipation of your future arrival, we have also updated our cleaning processes to meet CDC requirements.

Booking & Cancellation Policies

All reservations require you to provide a valid photo ID and a signed rental contract.

Reservations booked within 72 hours of arrival require additional verification to provide identity and avoid fraudulent bookings including live video chats with staff members that are recorded.


Direct Bookings on www.acmehouseco.com or Via Phone* for stays of 28 days or less:

  • 60 days or more, prior to Arrival date, Acme House Company will process a 100% refund except for special services** ordered on behalf of the occupant. (Special services refunds are explained below)
  • > 48 hours - 59 days prior to arrival, guests can obtain a full refund minus the booking fee, taxes on the booking fee, and any special services*
  • . The booking fee is considered earned.
  • < 48 hours prior to arrival, the full RENT AMOUNT is considered earned as well as the booking fee and associated taxes. All other costs and fees are refunded, except for special services ordered on behalf of the occupant. (Special services refunds are explained below)

*Bookings on third party websites such as Airbnb, Booking.com, VRBO, Marriott Homes and Villas or Plum Guide may be subject to different cancellation policies set by the specific channel. Please refer to the cancellation policy on the site in which your booking occurred as this will be the cancellation policy governing your reservation. Stays of more than 28 days are subject to our Long Term cancellation policy.

** Special Services. We may be unable to refund for any special services ordered on behalf of Occupant, at Occupant request, outside of rent, taxes and fees, which cannot be cancelled in time for a refund to be issued. Example, you order a catering service which we arrange, which requires a non refundable deposit.

Guest Reviews

5 of 5 average

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A decent place

4 of 5

The location is terrific and neighborhood quiet and relaxing. The property is overall decent: Plenty of space for larger groups, comfortable living room, updated kitchens and lots of outdoor seating. Could use a little TLC in some areas like bathrooms, bedding and A/C. A solid, dependable place if you don't need too much luxury.

by Matthew F

Submitted on Mar 1, 2023

A Great Central Location

5 of 5

The Clever Cactus has a great central location in Palm Springs and was very comfortable for our extended family (grandparents, son and his family.) We liked the size of the pool and swam everyday.


Submitted on Jan 4, 2023

Very Relaxing!

5 of 5

We really enjoyed this property. It is immaculately clean, very well appointed, and a great location. We walked to the Bontanic Garden and to the South Lykken Trail head. Everything you need is in the house and the property management company is first class. Thank you!

by Anne R

Submitted on Jan 11, 2022

The Clever Cactus—Southern-California Style Open Home

5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay! Highly recommend!

by Zoe

Submitted on Dec 29, 2021


5 of 5

Overall Comment Fabulous week at the Clever Cactus. The home was beautiful (as pictured). We spent most our our time at the pool, the lawn and the fruit trees were are wonderful surprise. The home and outside area were clean and well maintained. Adults family of 4, we each had lots of room to work and relax.

by East Amherst NY

Submitted on May 4, 2021

5 of 5

Lovely Home! Exactly as pictured. It was more beautiful than the pictures. . We had a fabulous time with family. Enjoyed the pool and yard.

by Kathy S.

Submitted on Apr 24, 2021

A very nice home

5 of 5

Overall Comment The home was clean and in good condition. The pool is in great shape. We liked the idea of having a second living area.

by Naperville IL

Submitted on Apr 7, 2021

5 of 5

This is a lovely house. There are two master bedrooms that are both comfortable and open on the pool. The location is great - close to hiking.

by Amy F.

Submitted on Apr 7, 2021

5 of 5

Came to Palm Springs for covid kosher escape. Swam in the pool, enjoyed the sun, and did some hiking.

by Andraya T.

Submitted on Mar 28, 2021

Thoughtful decor, some hiccups

4 of 5

Overall Comment Decor is thoughtful and good quality throughout. Kitchen nicely appointed with amble glassware. A couple hiccups (front gate fell apart at arrival, bed frame broke after installation was not correct), but rental company was quick to respond. The house infrastructure is a bit old, so HVAC is loud and inconsistent. Outside paint needs an update on patio. Washing machine has mildew odor so didn’t use. Front gate should be automated rather than needing a person to open and close manually. Despite property description, it is not walkable to downtown. Requires walk along busy road which includes a large construction site. Didn’t think it was safe to walk to area at night.

by San Jose CA

Submitted on Dec 2, 2020

5 of 5

Perfect place for our family to relax and enjoy the sunshine. House was immaculate and we thoroughly enjoyed the pool and outdoor spaces. Will stay again!

by Adam H.

Submitted on Nov 28, 2020

5 of 5

The house was perfect for our needs and gave everyone plenty of space. The kids loved it, too. It has a comfortable and stylish feel to it, with great original features like the stone floor in the main living area. The kitchen is well equipped, the pool heated and the neighborhood is quiet. We liked it so much that we stayed an extra day.

by Linda

Submitted on Nov 19, 2020

5 of 5

Beautiful place. I wanted to move in.

by Leslie G.

Submitted on Jul 29, 2020

PS Review

5 of 5

Overall Comment It was great. I would hesitate to rent again if coming with friends due to very strict noise guidelines in PS. A little rediculous when it comes to not being able to have a conversation outside.


Submitted on Jul 8, 2020


5 of 5

Overall Comment Enjoyed it very much

by Brooklyn NY

Submitted on Feb 26, 2020

Our wonderful stay in Palm Springs.

5 of 5

Overall Comment First of all, Acme is an amazing rental company. The best I've experienced yet. The house is clean and furnishings are lovely. This beautiful home is in a very quiet neighborhood but walking distance to Palm Canyon Drive. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

by Alexandria MN

Submitted on Nov 13, 2019

Great house!

5 of 5

Great house! Perfect for a group because there are two separate sections that make it easy to spend time together or apart. Both kitchens are fully stocked. You are a short Lyft ride to all the bars and restaurants. The backyard is amazing. Bring a pool float and plan on relaxing. There is a sound ordinance so you cant be loud or play music. Just pour yourself a drink and enjoy the awesome view. The host is super helpful. They made check in and out a breeze. Someone came by and showed us how to work all the electronics. They were also really responsive when we needed assistance even though it was a holiday weekend. Would definitely recommend and would stay again

by Alana

Submitted on Sep 10, 2019


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