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Rancho Mirage – The Renaissance is Exclusive and With Location,Location

Rancho Mirage – The Renaissance is a very high end guard-gated enclave of custom estates built from 1993 to present, complete with all the amenities necessary for living the perfect desert lifestyle.

The Renaissance - In Rancho Mirage - Exclusive Desert LifestyleIts convenient location just off of historic Clancy Lane puts The Renaissance within walking distance to The River – with its array of restaurants, Starbucks, movie theaters and boutique shopping.

The estate homes in The Renaissance are for the discerning buyer looking for privacy, security and the ultimate desert lifestyle.  There are still lots available for custom home development and the average size home here is 6,000sf.  Some of the exclusive residences at The Renaissance have their  own tennis courts, along with private pools and spas, lush and manicured landscaped grounds . . . and of course, spectacular mountain views.

This highly desirable community is also only minutes from the McCallum Theatre, Eisenhower Medical Center, El Paseo Shopping District and “Old Town” Palm Springs. The Palm Springs International Airport, major desert commuter routes . . .  and easily a 15 minute drive away from the I-10 freeway.



Rancho Mirage – Tamarisk Country Club, One of Southern California’s Oldest

Rancho Mirage – Tamarisk Country Club is one of the Southern California desert’s oldest golf communities.  For many years, Tamarisk played host to the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and virtually every professional golfer has enjoyed playing this course.  Its 18-hole golf course was  designed by William Bell and provides members with a tournament quality course, yet also offers enjoyable playability for all skill levels.

One of the Desert's Oldest Golf Clubs - Tamarisk Country Club in Rancho Mirage

Tamarisk offers fantastic golf lessons, with a head pro and two assistant professionals teaching members and their guests the fundamentals of golf as well as advanced lessons for the top golfers.  There is also a beautiful Tennis Complex which offers its members two hard surface and four clay courts, all night lighted.  Also available is an in-house  tennis pro to fine tune your game and arrange matches and tournaments.

The Clubhouse is elegantly appointed, with a Dining Room for meals and special events and an outdoor dining terrace overlooking the 18th green with a lake, water feature and magnificent mountain views.

Most of the homes in the private, gated community of Tamarisk were developed from the 1950s through the ’90s.  These luxurious and customizable homes are typically situated on a quarter to half acre lot and average between 2,500sf to 5,500sf.  Many local and well-renowned architects and builders have had their hand at creating the luxurious properties existing here today.  There are no HOA fees at Tamarisk and home prices vary depending on the size and style of home you are seeking.

Tamarisk’s central Rancho Mirage location off of Frank Sinatra Drive makes getting anywhere in the valley easy and convenient.  Only 10 minutes away from Interstate 10, Highway 111 and Palm Springs International Airport, Tamarisk offers the best in desert living !!!



Rancho Mirage’s Magnesia Falls Cove – A Magical Place

Rancho Mirage is the location for one of those magical neighborhoods in the valley that has everything going for it . . . and that neighborhood is Magnesia Falls Cove.  This eclectic collection of homes with an assortment of architectural styles have Location, Location, Location as their first and foremost attribute, as this neighborhood is situated in the heart of Rancho Mirage within walking distance of The River, Rancho Las Palmas and other nearby shopping centers.

Magnesia Falls Road is Rancho Mirage's Magical NeighborhoodMagnesia Falls Cove is nestled in a beautiful cove, surrounded by spectacular mountain views and popular hiking trails. Located at the top of the cove is Porcupine Ranch, a 240 acre private estate with its very own 18-hole golf course owned by billionaire Larry Ellison.

Also, the Magnesia Falls Cove neighborhood is just minutes away from the Rancho Mirage Library, Eisenhower Medical Center, McCallum Theatre . . . and fabulous El Paseo Shopping District.  It is also perfectly situated just off of the major valley commuter route of Highway 111 and is a 20 minute drive away from The Palm Springs International Airport and the I-10 freeway.  How is that for a convenient lifestyle?

The homes in idyllic Magnesia Falls Cove are varied, with Mid-Century homes built in the 50s and other styles built until present day – ranging from Contemporary to Mediterranean, to Bungalow to Adobe.  Some of the homes sit on oversized lots, some upt to 24,000sf and more.  This serene and mystical cove setting surely gives residents the best of both worlds.  As The Cove is not a gated community, HOAs are practically nonexistent at a whopping $25 per year.

So, whether you’re  an artist looking for serenity and views that inspire . . . or someone looking for one of the most coveted and convenient locations in the whole Coachella Valley, then Magnesia Falls Cove may very well be for you.


Clancy Lane in Rancho Mirage has Rich Heritage

Rancho Mirage - Clancy Lane Has Interesting HistoryRANCHO MIRAGE – If you live in the Palm Springs Valley, then you have likely heard of Clancy Lane – a well-known street connecting Bob Hope Drive with Monterey Avenue.  This is an area rich in its equestrian and agricultural heritage. Some of our valley’s most well-heeled and sophisticated residents now make their homes in the Clancy Lane neighborhood, which includes some exclusive gated communities as well.

Clancy Lane boasts some interesting history harkening back to the 1920s and before.  From Civil War until the early 1920s, travelers passed through Rancho Mirage on the Bradshaw Trail (what is now Highway 111) on their way to Yuma.  As early as 1924, the area’s promotion began with the purchase of hundreds of acres of land from Southern Pacific Railroad by Bert Davie and E.E. McIntyre.  Davie, from Michigan, was an ardent promoter upon seeing the flourishing date groves at nearby Wonder Palms Ranch.  He then built a ranch house at Clancy Lane and built a north-south thoroughfare connecting his ranch to the Bradshaw Trail and named it Rio del Sol, which later became Bob Hope Drive.

In 1932, Clancy Lane’s namesake Les Clancy, built a home in the development after arriving in the area with his wife and brother.  He was the first of the gentlemen farmers to build here.  Hailing from Santa Monica, the area actually became known as “Little Santa Monica.”  In the tradition of earlier settlers of the Palm Springs area, the Clancy’s built an adobe on their property and planted it up with grapes, dates and grapefruits.

Today, Clancy Lane attracts equestrians and residents seeking ideal location with the utmost of privacy.  Currently, homes in the Clancy Lane area go for approx. $500,000 to $3,500,000.  It’s a unique area, close to The River, Eisenhower Medical Center, many championship golf courses, Palm Desert’s fashionable El Paseo shopping district and so much more.

If you are interesting in finding out more about available Clancy Lane properties,  call Kim Kelly with HK Lane Real Estate.  She will gladly tour you about the neighborhood and show you the highly desirable properties for sale in this historic and interesting part of the Palm Springs Valley.



Rancho Mirage’s Crown Jewel – Sunnylands

The New Sunnylands Center and Gardens are open to the public in Rancho MirageSunnylands . . . the West Coast Camp David, located right here in Rancho Mirage in our Palm Springs Valley!

Walter and Leonore Annenberg created their midcentury modern residence in Rancho Mirage in the mid-1960s.  Their architect, A. Quincy Jones, utilized his creative talents to infuse this residence with features that were near and dear to the Annenberg’s heart.

And just this year, a new addition to Sunnylands opened – the 17,000sf Sunnylands Center – a new building where visitors can learn about Walter and Leonore Annenberg and the role they played in serving their country, promoting education and the arts and their philanthropy.

The informative Sunnylands Center features multi-media interactive exhibits, an orientation film and selected artworks from the Sunnylands Collections.

And don’t forget the Sunnylands Gardens that can be enjoyed and explored – there is a 1.25 mile garden path to be strolled through on one’s own – or on Fridays during June and July,  a one hour garden tour featuring design, sustainability, desert plants and bird watching is available.  The tours begin at 7:15am and no reservations are required.

Visitors who have preregistered and paid for tours of the historic estate may begin their tours by meeting their guides at the Sunnylands Center.

The fabulous facility of Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open free to the public Thursdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 1 to May 31; and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 to July 31. Sunnylands is closed in August.  Parking is free.

Note that tours of the historic estate and residence are scheduled when there are no retreats on the property and are available by advance reservation at $35 per person. No children under 10 years of age are permitted on tours of the estate and house.

I know it is summer and it is hot here in Rancho Mirage, but a trip to Sunnylands is definitely worth putting on the calendar any time of year!



Rancho Mirage’s Newest Addition to Restaurant Row – Catalan

Exciting Mediterranean Cuisine comes to Rancho MirageRancho Mirage has a new restaurant on the street – Catalan is a Mediterranean themed restaurant which now calls home to the building where Bangkok Five once was on Highway 111.

Catalan was launched this year by a father and son duo, Mark and Drew Davis.  The owners source their products exclusively from local and sustainable sources whenever they can in a commitment to give their patrons a farm to table dining experience.

Chef Drew Davis had a passion for food even as a child growing up in Los Angeles.  He worked at restaurants as a high school student and out of that experience, realized his life’s calling.  That’s when he decided to take his craft to the next level by working at more prominent establishments and eventually attending the Culinary Institute of America.   Drew has worked under James Beard awarded chefs in Florida and the Midwest.

Most recently, Drew worked as Executive Sous-Chef at prominent East Hampton New York establishment called Nick and Toni’s.  He has also worked as a private chef for some entertainment celebrities, and finally decided to open his own restaurant here in our Palm Springs Valley.

The menu is ripe with pastas, beef, chicken, seafood, lamb, paella and many other sumptuous Mediterranean style items to choose from.  There is a full dessert menu, specialty cocktails and tantalizing wine list.

Catalan is on my list of new restaurants to go to, we welcome diverse dining opportunities here in Rancho Mirage and our desert.  Wishing you lots of luck, Catalan, and can’t wait to sample your cuisine!


Mirada Estates – A Magical Mountain Sanctuary

Mirada Estates – A Magical Mountain Sanctuary

Mirada EstatesMirada Estates luxury homes for sale are unique in our valley – sitting high above the desert, these luxury  homes in Rancho Mirage are surrounded by approximately 272,000 acres of pristine wilderness and possess breathtaking views from every perspective.

This small enclave of exquisite custom homes are designed to blend beautifully into their surrounding habitat.  Built by owners and developers, you can be sure these homes possess a high design aesthetic and unsurpassed architectural integrity.  Mirada Estates is located adjacent to the Ritz Carlton resort which is currently under development.  Homeowners will have access to many hotel amenity privileges when the fabulous facility is complete.

Mirada Estates real estate for sale includes already built custom homes ranging in size from 4,000 to over 7,000sf and are positioned on oversized lots.  Their architectural styles range from Contemporary to Spanish Colonial.

Come live your dream at Mirada Estates . . . the opportunity exists for YOU to build and create something unique and suitable to your own personal tastes and lifestyle.