Merchant House Morongo Valley, California

Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • House
  • 3 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from $ 350 nt
What we like about this property

Former stylist and artist Denise Portmans has always had a love for unique spaces and beautiful objects with a curator’s eye for detail. One of three concepts designed and developed by the artist, this vacation home rental in California’s high desert is one element of a multi-faceted project born from a life of travel and design.

Inspired by her artist mother, Portmans teamed up with her daughter Sara Marlowe Hall to launch the Merchant brand, with the House, Gallery and Shop. The duo travel once a year to Morocco and the Atlas Mountains in search of vintage rugs, baskets and objects, while most of the furniture and ceramics are sourced in California.

A big supporter of local artists, the spaces connect the past with present day artists in an eclectic mix of home decor and art, lending the home individuality and character.

Located on five acres of untouched land overlooking desert landscapes, the house is a creative getaway curated in an ever evolving rotation of unique pieces, inviting guests to relax, unwind and be inspired.

Read an interview with the owners in our Journal here.

Photos by Kate Berry

Description

Set at the end of the road at the edge of wild desert landscapes, this vacation home rental in California’s high desert is a uniquely curated destination that draws inspiration from the mid-century era and around the world.

Situated on one level, the whitewashed adobe structure is a simple post and beam design with a spacious and bright open plan living area, ample natural light and concrete that keeps things cool from the desert sun with a fireplace for winter nights.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an indoor dining area as well as shaded outdoor dining areas.There are thre double bedrooms with room for up to six guests.

Surrounded by privacy and lovely desert vistas, the grounds are a private oasis with a hot tub, hammocks for lazy siestas and multiple lounge spaces to share.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Self check in with smart lock box and key with access code activated by 3PM on the day of your check in. Wifi throughout, kitchen and bath essentials, laundry facilities, climate control, on site parking.

AROUND

A half hour north of Palm Springs, the Morongo Valley is uniquely positioned to enjoy the city and all of the High Desert’s neighboring towns and wild open spaces.

Set within the boundaries of the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, the area lies thirty minutes south of Joshua Tree National Park, crisscrossed by hiking trails and twenty minutes from Desert Hot Springs mineral spas. There are miles of outdoor adventure as well as the shops, cafes and galleries to visit with several unique attractions including the historic old western Pioneertown, a kitschy Hollywood relic founded in the 1940s as an authentic frontier town movie set, and the ever popular, Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace. There are also a few interesting local museums and art venues such as the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum, and the famed Integratron nearby. Indian Canyon and Palm Canyon are also within driving distance for getaways in the Coachella Valley area. 

Further afield, the San Jacinto mountains rise above the desert floor and are lined with miles of hiking trails at a cooler elevation. Indian Canyon and Palm Canyon are also within driving distance for rural getaways in the Coachella Valley area. Los Angeles is a two hour drive.

LOCATION

Morongo Valley, California. Nearest Airport: Palm Springs International Airport (25 miles)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring, Fall and Winter

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  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals
  • Merchant House, High Desert, California | vacation home rentals

Merchant House

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Info
Bedrooms3 Bedrooms`
Bed Type2 Queen, 1 Double
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
Accommodate6 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyNot suitable for children under 12 yrs., there are some toxic plants around the property that if ingested can
Pet friendlyNo. Any evidence of pets on the property will incur a $500 fine plus necessary cleaning/repair fees if evidence of unauthorized pets are found.
ViewVery private mountain and desert garden views
Rates
Cleaning (One Time)$130
Tax7% for total rate
Sec. Deposit$800
Check-In3pm
Check-Out11am
Cancellation48 hours after booking free
Cancel up to 7 days before check-in and get a 50% refund
NotesBy booking and renting, you agree to abide by the following rules:
No parties, or events, unless by prior arrangement. Please be respectful to neighbors - sound carries in the desert. No loud noises, outdoor amplified music, fireworks, firearms or drones. Quiet time is 10pm - 8am. If any calls about a noise disturbance from our neighbors or the police are received, guests will be asked to vacate the property immediately.
Please respect the house as you would your own.
All furnishings and items are very dear to the owners and it is asked that you leave furniture where it is. Do not bring indoor furniture outside, and outdoor furniture inside.

No shoes indoors and keep screen doors closed at all times to avoid unexpected pests like rodents or scorpions. You should bring indoor footwear.

No commercial photo or film shoots allowed without prior consent since these have different rates. This also applies to sponsored social media posts promoting a product or brand. If you’re confused as to what constitutes a commercial shoot, just ask. $2000 per violation plus $250/hr production fee.
Any events/workshops require prior consent since these have different rates. Only the reserved guests at the time of booking can stay at the property, $2000 per violation plus $80/pp charge for every unauthorized guest on the property.

The property is in an active FIRE HAZARD zone: Outside fires are prohibited at ALL times.
Absolutely NO SMOKING INDOORS. Smoking is allowed outdoors at least 20 feet away from the house (please close all doors and windows while smoking). All cigarette butts must be put out and disposed of in the trash; do not litter on the property. $500 fine per violation for odors present indoors and litter found outside.

Always shut off the fireplace when not in use. Keep the cowboy tub lid securely closed and buckled when not in use. The water attracts wildlife and they may fall in and drown.

You must also acknowledge that you understand and stay at your own risk and that there are dangerous animals/active wildlife around the property - you may encounter rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, coyotes, bobcats, scorpions, etc.
For your security and as required by owner's insurance company, there are security cameras monitoring the exterior entry doors to the house.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Weekly Min Stay
WinterJan 6Feb 29$350$23502 nights
Additional Charge on Weekends$50 per night on FRI SAT SUN
Additional Guests$50 per person / per night above 6
SpringMar 1May 31$450$30002 nights
Additional Charge on Weekends$75 per night on FRI SAT SUN
Additional Guests$75 per person / per night above
EasterApr 10Apr 15$6003 nights
Additional Charge on Weekends$50 per night on FRI SAT SUN
Additional Guests$50 per person / per night above 6
Memorial W/EMay 22May 25$550$25002 nights
SummerJun 1Aug 31$350$23502 nights
Additional Charge on Weekends$50 per night on FRI SAT SUN
Additional Guests$50 per person / per night above
AutumnSep 1Nov 30$450$30002 nights
Additional Charge on Weekends$50 per night on FRI SAT SUN
Additional Guests$50 per person / per night above 6
ThanksgivingNov 25Nov 29$7002 nights
Additional Charge on Weekends$50 per night on FRI SAT SUN
Additional Guests$50 per person / per night above 6
ChristmasDec 24Dec 30$6503 nights
NYEDec 31Jan 2$7002 nights
Additional Guests$50 per person / per night above 6
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Reviews

1 Review

  • Robin Keyser, February 24, 2020

    Merchant House is a beautiful oasis in the desert. Every detail has been carefully curated by the owner down to the handcrafted dishes in the kitchen Moroccan rugs in every room. We can’t wait to return.

    Robin Keyser

    LAGUNA BEACH, US

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