The East Sonora Residence

palm springs, california
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(22 reviews)
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$502 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This bright and open Palm Springs residence with a pool and spa is well set up for those with young children and sleeps up to 6 + 1. When the owners remodeled it in 2015/16, they did everything they could to make it fun and safe for small children - not just a security fence for the pool but also doors that chime when you open them, so you know if kids are heading outside, and plenty of equipment and toys to help you travel light. Everything is child friendly but also beautifully designed and fun for parents too. Entertainment options include a 55'' 4k high definition TV with built-in Roku, Apple TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO. Babysitting can be arranged with the host on consultation.

Why Kids Love it

The residence is packed with toys for kids under 5, plus a few for older kids, and is a great family space with a large living room, huge sofa, large, 100-year-old farmhouse dining table, and bar with counter stools. A travel crib, highchair, stroller, toys, riding toys, scooter, and sand and pool toys are available. All beds have waterproof mattress and pillow covers; the dining table, coffee table, and countertops are child friendly (so no need to worry about spills and scratches). The couch is fully washable. The central bathroom has a cast iron low profile tub that is easy to step in and out of. All bedrooms have block-out roller blinds and/or heavy blinds for a good night’s sleep.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 6 nights (except 7 nights over Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and all of January through April. Shorter stays are considered Jan - Apr based on availability. Please check with host directly). There is an additional fee to heat the spa only ($25/day) or pool and spa ($60/day). Key features of the house include a pool, spa, a huge DG sand box for kids, and nice sidewalks for scooters and bikes. The only part of the house that isn't currently kid-friendly is the garage; families are asked to keep doors to the garage locked. It is easy to do with keyless entry on the garage doors. The pool and spa meet all safety standards and the yard is fully fenced with padlock. A pool/spa security fence is available upon request for a small extra fee as it requires setup and breakdown. There are very few breakable items - those that are present can easily be moved to higher positions. There are ceiling fans in all rooms, water-saving toto toilets, and an AC and heating unit. There is keyless entry to the house.

About the Location

The residence is in the Sonora Sunrise neighborhood on the south end of Palm Springs. It is a quiet residential neighborhood with a mix of full-time residents, seasonal visitors, and vacation rental homes. Protected from the strong winds that the north side of town experiences, it is close to the mountains and away from the noise of the airport. The house is minutes (3 minute drive or ~10-15 minute walk) from grocery stores, a pharmacy, and numerous restaurants and retail stores. It is 4 blocks from highway 111 and close to the Saguaro, Ace, and Parker hotels. On the weekend a free shuttle 4 blocks away runs to the main strip of Palm Springs and brings you downtown - no need for a car. Kids also love the tramway. Palm Springs airport is 5 minutes away; the property is just under 2 hours’ drive from Los Angeles.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is on a quarter acre lot and is set over a single story. The open concept layout includes a kitchen, living room and dining room. The kitchen has a 12-ft island and high end appliances; the living room includes a gas fireplace and 10-ft sofa, while the dining room has a farmhouse dining table for 6. The master bedroom has kingsize bed, ensuite bathroom and work area with desk and chair; the second bedroom has a queensize bed and the third has 2 twin beds that can be converted to a king bed upon request. The family bathroom has a tub and shower. The garden includes a pool, covered dining/sitting area, decomposed granite sand box, patio and garden.

Style Notes

Spanish Living. The residence embodies the unique Spanish-style architecture that emerged in Palm Springs in the early 1970s. Completely remodeled in 2015/2016, it has been opened up to feel light, airy, and spacious. The kitchen and baths are modern, light, and sophisticated. The furnishings are simple but stylish and includes plenty of genuine vintage pieces of Mid Century modern design and more. All the chairs around the 100-year-old dining table are genuine 1970s Italian chrome Cidue chairs. There are custom-built chandeliers in kitchen and dining area and gold and retro accents to echo the style of the area. We love the open plan living space, the views of the mountains, and the contemporary art throughout.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 queen
2 twin / single
1 air bed
sleeps 2
2 travel crib
Bethann H.
Member since March 31, 2014
We call San Francisco home but also love spending time in sunny Palm Springs. We have 6 yr old twins and an 2 1/2 year old and enjoy swimming, being outdoors, and relaxing with them. We love traveling in the US and abroad, and enjoy both city vacations as well as trips to the beach. We joined Kid & Coe to find vacation rentals geared towards families and to also offer our kid-friendly home in Palm Springs, CA.

22 reviews

Desiree G.
Visited in October 2020
The house was so comfortable, the best vacation rental I have ever rented. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating. I really appreciated the coffee and drinks they had ready for us in the fridge! My kids fully enjoyed the immense amount of toys at their disposal and I loved the pool fence! I will be renting the same house again in the future.
Megan B.
Visited in December 2018
We had a wonderful stay at Bethann's home with two toddlers and an infant. I had found it very difficult to find a safe spot to stay as most houses in Palm Springs do not offer pool covers or fences. Bethann arranged a pool fence to be installed for our stay and it gave me great peace of mind. The kids enjoyed playing with the toys and we were pleasantly surprised by the infant bouncy seat. Everything was great!
Lisa C.
Visited in August 2018
Such a beautiful home! My family and another family we traveled with thoroughly enjoyed the pool, and the kids loved playing with the different toys that were on hand. Having the pool security fence in place definitely helped us relax even more.
Prue A.
Visited in June 2018
I couldn't have loved our stay at this beautiful property in Palm Springs more! Bethann was the perfect host, and made us feel so welcome. We were travelling with 2 young children (4 and 1), and the house was perfectly equipped with a travel crib, high chair, toys, pool toys and bath tub! The location was great too, super quiet but convenient to grocery stores and downtown. The interiors are to die for too - I have taken home so much inspiration!
Jan M.
Visited in May 2018
We had an absolute blast at the East Sonora Residence and are already planning a return visit! The home is lovely and perfectly set up for a family! Everything you need and more!
Angela H.
Visited in April 2018
Our stay at East Sonora Residence was perrfect! Our 2 year old loved the outdoor area and the pool, as well as the open plan living / kitchen and the fully stocked toy box. The beds were all really comfortable and the pool was nice and warm. Bethann was very responsive by email and made sure we had everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again!
Jennifer C.
Visited in March 2018
We had a wonderful vacation in Palm Springs. The house was perfect for our family - so many extras that made us feel right at home. Loved that the house was stocked with toys, pool floats, life jackets, towels, books, and pretty much everything else we needed during our stay! Bethann was easy to reach and a pleasure to work with to make sure we had an outstanding experience. The home, backyard, pool, and spa are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for making our first Palm Springs visit a memorable one!
David G.
Visited in February 2018
We LOVED staying that The East Sonora Residence. The place is beautiful in pictures but even better in real life. We were there during a cold spell but had the pool heated and were able to swim everyday. The toys were perfect for our young kids and we were so happy to have them. There was lots of space for playing (indoors and out) and it was super cozy for us parents to hang out. Bethann was also amazing and quick to respond to any questions we have. It would be a pleasure to stay at the East Sonora Residence again.
Nicole R.
Visited in January 2018
Perfect location! Quiet. We traveled with two children and felt at ease with the pool gates. Plenty of toys and books for our toddlers. We will be back :-)
Margaret M.
Visited in January 2018
Beth was extremely responsive and in touch during our stay which was greatly appreciated. While the house was sufficient it was definitely a bit more run down than we expected, we had anticipated a more luxurious feel to the home. The price paid didn't match the property.
Holly R.
Visited in January 2018
Perfect stay in every way!
Erin B.
Visited in December 2017
This home met all of our expectations. Bethann was an excellent host - very responsive to emails and answered all of our questions quickly. We were able to quickly settle in to the house and it served as a great base for our stay in Palm Springs. The house is in a central location making it easy to access and explore the area.
Charisse L.
Visited in November 2017
We loved our time at the East Sonora Residence. The space was perfect and had everything we needed for our two toddlers and 4 adults. Our kiddos loved playing in the pool and we could actually relax, since it had a pool gate. We ran into a couple small issues during our stay but Bethann was so responsive and took care of everything immediately. We couldn't have asked for a better stay!
Emily K.
Visited in November 2017
We had a magical stay at the East Sonora Residence. It was the first time in ages our family felt truly relaxed while enjoying the pool, mountain views, and wonderful amenities of the home and its neighborhood. Bethann had thought through every detail and we didn't have anything to worry about. We look forward to returning again!
Sherri K.
Visited in October 2017
Our family of three (2 adults, 1 toddler) enjoyed a fabulous stay at the Sonora Residence. The home was clean, accommodating and included gorgeous grounds as you can tell by the pictures. Our host, Bethann, was communicative and addressed any/all our needs and questions leading up to the trip and during the stay. She seemed to be a veteran host and made the best suggestions for things to do and meals as well. We opted for the heated pool and gate for our October stay with a curious three-year-old. This was perfect for morning and evening swims and eased my mama nerves a bit! And there were plenty of pool toys to keep our little one entertained. The neighborhood was peaceful and conveniently located to local eateries and shops. We highly recommend this location and look forward to staying again!
Michael G.
Visited in October 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the East Sonora Residence and can't wait to go back someday soon. We were three small families and there was ample room in the bedrooms and common spaces for all of us. We have small kids so we could sleep them in the pac&plays that we brought. It likely would not accommodate three families with older kids needing separate beds. Bethann was a very considerate host and even sent a check-in text to make sure we were all doing well. When we sent texts asking about operation of certain items, she got back to us almost immediately. The house is completely updated with everything we could have possibly needed, including play toys for the kids (floaties, noodles, etc). One of our main reasons for selecting this listing was the availability of a pool fence for kid safety. It was fully set up when we got there and worked great. The pool and spa controls are handled via an iphone that was easy to use, unlike a lot of places where controls are in the pool equipment room. It was an extremely rewarding family vacation mainly due to the communal feeling of BBQ-ing outside by the pool and having big family dinners inside at the massive dining room table. We would highly recommend this listing to other families.
Amber T.
Visited in October 2017
For weeks I was looking for the perfect place for our family of four (2 under 2) to stay in Palm Springs. I was so relieved when I came across the family friendly Sonora house. With two little ones we are always worried about renting a home (safety, cleanliness, kid friendliness). The Sonora home was absolutely amazing and everything as promised. The host was super attentive and the house had everything you could possible need even with young children. We had a great time cooking and playing on the bocce ball Court. The backyard was spacious, well manicured and perfect for dining and just having fun . We also enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and to the nearest shopping center for coffee. The neighborhood is quiet and the people are friendly. The best part about our stay was simply the graciousness of the host. We ran into some trouble when the area we live in was under mandatory evacuation orders due to a major fire. The host was unbelievably generous and allowed us to stay an extra night and to our surprise at no charge! What a relief since we were in such a scary situation. We were blown away by the hosts kindness and generosity. We are forever thankful. Traveling with two littles is always a little challenging, so thank you Sonora house for making it easy. Overall, the experience was no less then perfect and we would stay there again and again.
Nicki S.
Visited in July 2017
The East Sonora Residence was absolute perfection in every way! We recently visited with our two daughters, age 4 and 4 months, and the house was equipped with absolutely everything we needed, which made our trip easy and effortless—even with little ones in tow! The property was located in the perfect area near all the Palm Springs hot spots, yet tucked away on a quiet street, and the home itself was stunning and spotless with extremely beautiful and high-quality everything—fixtures, appliances, landscaping, pool and jacuzzi, air-conditioning, you name it. Also, our host couldn't have been more welcoming, thoughtful and attentive—Bethann truly thought of every single detail to make our stay an unforgettable one, and we're so incredibly grateful for her thoroughness and warmth. We highly recommend this place to any and all families looking for a relaxing getaway to Palm Springs, and we will most definitely be staying here again and again as our four-year-old is already asking when we can return! Thank you for making our summer vacation one for the books!
Laura G.
Visited in July 2017
We are a family of six with 1 grandchild who had just turn one. We were looking for a place for all of us to come together and to relax and enjoy each other's company. The East Sonora Residence was perfect for us. Bethann, was so pleasant to work with and was on call to answer any questions we had. This location was peaceful, close to grocery stores, restaurants, and other interesting things to do, which Bethann had complied for us as well. We loved the openness of the home and of course the out door area around the pool. From the hammock, Bocce Ball court, lounge chairs by the pool, jacuzzi and sitting area in the shaded on the porch, to lounging inside, play in a pop up tent with grand child, watching the Apple TV and Hulu, there was something for everyone. The gate around the pool was perfect for keeping the little one safe and gave us a secure feeling in letting her play outside. It was so nice not having to worry about bring everything for the grandchild (crib, high chair, plates, utensil, sip up cups) and the house being child proof was a relief. They had LOTS of inside toys and pool floats ready for use. Even with the high temperatures, positioning the big pool umbrellas to shade the shallow end of the pool with the walk in steps was to perfect spot for water play for our grandchild. Having the washer and dryer available was a plus too. There were plenty of pool towels, bath towels and linens. The kitchen was also well appointed. The bath rooms were detail with soaps and body wash with towels hung as if you were in an expensive hotel. Bethann had thought of everything. Thank you again for being such a gracious Hostess.
Lauren D.
Visited in April 2017
We had an amazing stay here! The East Sonora is super family-friendly and beautifully renovated. Bethann provided us with a great list of local restaurants and attractions and she was easily reachable via text for any questions we had. Our older son would've been happy to play all day in the pool and with the many toys provided. The kitchen is well stocked, the bedrooms are spacious, and the bathrooms recently renovated. Overall a wonderful experience and we hope to be back soon!
Bethann W.
Visited in April 2017
Absolutely beautiful home. Fantastic communication between Bethann, her family and ours. I love this place so much we want to book it every year!
Kathleen P.
Visited in March 2017
Bethann was a wonderful host! She reached out ahead of time to make sure we had all the information we needed and had gotten access to the house. The garage was stocked with pool toys and inside the house was very toddler friendly. We will be back again for sure!

Palm Springs, California

Dinosaurs, design and the desert

Don't tell everyone, but Palm Springs is a truly great vacation spot for families. Sit in your sunny backyard and take a dip in the pool to cool off; play in neighborhood parks or take to the desert, spotting dinosaur attractions beside the road as you go. It's a great area for hiking if your kids are big enough, and water parks are a must-do, at least once during your stay. Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage has a huge green lawn where kids can play - on Sunday mornings they bring big toys out specially for them! Cultural appeal comes courtesy of the Living Desert and the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert, plus myriad design, art and architecture museums that are stroller-friendly and great for older kids too.