Tiki Island Retreat in the Desert
Hosted by Mark & Barry
Mark & Barry is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Welcome to Casa Aloha, our tropical desert isle home, where tikis and toucans welcome you to unwind. Enjoy beautiful mountain views, a saltwater pool, koi pond, waterfalls and plumeria. Relax with excellent coffee or a vintage cocktail recipe. Aloha.

The City of Palm Springs ID#286

The space

Our home is in a quiet Palm Springs neighborhood that's just a 5 minute drive to downtown, the airport, and the 10 freeway. People tell us our home wraps you in a big island hug once you walk in the door, and we feel blessed to live here. The tiki inspired guest room is sunny and quiet with a beautiful bougainvillea growing outside the window. The room has a ceiling fan, black-out shutters, desk and chair, bedside table, comfy upholstered chair, and a big closet with shelves and hangers. Just four steps from your room to the guest bathroom which is yours alone during your stay. We are about 2 miles from the airport which makes for a brief cab or Uber ride to get here. Downtown is about 2 miles so you are very close to world class dining, resorts, casinos, bars, shops, art museum, galleries, Arial Tramway, golf courses and convention center. It's about a 15 min. drive to the world famous Outlet Mall, Cabazon Dinosaurs and Hadley's Date Shop (try the banana-date shake). Palm Springs has so much to offer year round there really isn't a bad time to visit. Whether you are planning on heading here for Modernism Week, one of our Film Festivals, Gay Pride, Coachella, Splash House, the White Party, a golf or tennis event, or you just need to get out of town for a weekend, our place is the perfect retreat. We love hosting guests and welcome both gay and straight visitors and can recommend the best places to hang out in town depending on your preference. You can come and go as you please with your own set of house keys. If you have a third person in your party, we do have a fold out sofa that can accommodate them. Just mention the need for the additional bed and we can adjust the listing for that day. There's a small added fee for the extra person/room. There is also plenty of parking in our driveway so your vehicle can be off the street if you prefer. Please Note: Coachella weekends 1 & 2 and Stagecoach weekend will be a 3-night minimum stay.

Guest access

Guests have access to the main house and our gorgeous backyard which includes a saltwater pool and spa, BBQ, lounges, and table/chairs. Wi-fi access at no charge. You may use the washer and dryer if needed (one load per day). We also welcome you to relax indoors and enjoy the A/C on really hot days. Read a book or magazine on the sofa, or watch a free movie on our Netflix account.

Interaction with guests

We both work at home and interact with guests only as much as they like. Even though we are here during the day, we are generally out of site in the home office, and respect your privacy if you want to relax on your own. We have two very chill dogs named Dubbo and Tooey who are brother and sister rescues. They love having company as well, and Tooey will more than likely be the first one at the gate to say hello when you visit.

Other things to note

We brew up a fresh pot of most excellent coffee every morning, with an assortment of teas available as well. We also set out fresh fruit, croissants or fresh baked muffins, yoghurt, granola, honey, preserves, Nutella and chutney. Winter notice on pool on spa: By the end of Oct to early April the pool cools down dramatically and won't be heated. The spa is available, but during those months we need to charge a $15 fee per use because it takes so much energy to heat from those low temps. The rest of the year the pool and spa are open and free to use.

Hot tub
Air conditioning

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee ₹1006
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM

- No outdoor noise, music or loud talking after 10PM (Palm Springs Chapter 11.74 NOISE ORDINANCE), strictly upheld.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - 2 Friendly Dogs


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Benjamin User Profile
October 2017
Had a great, quick stay at Mark & Barry’s. Their pool was great to relax by, and they gave me space while still being there to answer any questions I had.

Melanie User Profile
October 2017
Barrie and Mark are both very hospitable and friendly. Their 2 dogs add a nice touch of hominess to the place. It was great sitting outside near the pool and enjoying the balmy breezes. Great location close to town. Clean and safe.

Cristina User Profile
October 2017
The house is beautiful! Mark & Barry are very friendly and made us feel at home. We went to Palm Springs with the intention to relax and do nothing and Mark & Barry gave us plenty of privacy and space to do so. Dogs were quiet and adorable. We loved it!

Jeffrey User Profile
September 2017
Excellent hosts. Wonderful place to unwind and well worth the price.

Marina User Profile
September 2017
This was my first time using Airbnb so I was a little nervous. Luckily, Mark & Barry are extremely kind and welcoming. Their home is beautiful and the pool was great! I definitely recommend staying here if you ever find yourself in Palm Springs.

Dustin User Profile
September 2017
These two amazing gentlemen are great hosts! Not only do they have a quaint and quiet getaway, they are great conversationalists and have a love for good music! So welcoming and helpful. Their pool and koi fish pond are immaculate. The surroundings are very serene and peaceful. I had a blast!

Palm Springs, California, United StatesJoined in June 2017
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