You Could Be the Obamas' Neighbor

If you can’t get enough of the first family, we have good news for you: they bought a house in Rancho Mirage, CA and you can too! The town is apparently the “Beverly Hills of the desert” and we’ve rounded up 9 fabulous homes for sale there that you won’t want to miss.

The dramatic pool at 13 Verde Vista Lane in Rancho Mirage.Photograph Courtesy of Bennion Deville homes

All of these estates have impressive pools, but we’re especially enamored with the one on our first listing, it spans the entire back of the house and has dramatic cascading water features and natural stone. The rest of the house is pretty nice, too, it’s 6,371 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and has beautiful stonework throughout. Carol Graff-Radford of Bennion Deville Homes lists it for $3.795M.

The modern home at 72870 Halco Dunes Way in Rancho Mirage, CA.Photograph Courtesy of Bennion Deville Homes

For lovers of modern architecture, there's this $3.695M estate. It’s 6,777 square feet and features an entertaining room, media room, game room, wine room and 2 3-car garages. There are 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and it lists with John Bomgardner of Bennion Deville Homes.

The grand estate at 54 Granite Ridge in Rancho Mirage offers the ultimate indoor/outdoor living experience.Photograph Courtesy of Bennion Deville Homes

The most expensive home on our list comes in at $4.975M, and for that significant sum you get a 6,421-square-foot home with 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Massive walls of glass open to reveal covered outdoor living areas and there is a sunken wet bar in the living room for the ultimate entertaining space. Bruce Blomgren of Bennion Deville Homes has the listing.

The pool at 3 Santa Rosa Mountain Lane in Rancho Mirage, CA.Photograph Courtesy of Zillow

This 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom home is listed for $1.885M with Fred Wilson of Capitis Real Estate. It’s nearly 3,600 square feet and located in a gated luxury community called the Villas of Mirada San Jacinto. It features a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, private screened loggia, infinity pool and breathtaking mountain view.

The contemporary estate located at 37 Sun Ridge Circle in Rancho Mirage, CA.Photograph Courtesy of Zillow

Next is this contemporary home designed by Holden & Johnson and built by Stoker. A stack stone fireplace makes a dramatic focal point in the great room and there is also a media room tricked out with a 90’ projection TV and a gourmet kitchen with new appliances. It’s 4,700 square feet with 4 en-suite bedrooms and lists for $2.39M with Ryan Gaertner of The Holland & Gaertner Group.

4 Clancy Lane in Rancho Mirage, CA features rustic-chic wood ceilings.Photograph Courtesy of Christie's International Real Estate

For $1.35M, you could own this Mediterranean-style estate, which features very rustic-chic vaulted wood ceilings and a newly updated kitchen. Outside, there is an entertaining patio, saltwater pool, waterfall and firepit. Terri Munselle at Christie’s International Real Estate has the listing.

The stunning open concept floor plan of 40350 Desert Creek Lane in Rancho Mirage.Photograph Courtesy of Hôm Sotheby's International Realty

The listing for this home calls it an “architectural masterpiece” and we’d have to agree. It’s 8,000 square feet—the largest home on our list—with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms and features a spa, a huge chef’s kitchen, a full outdoor kitchen and a lit tennis court among plenty of other amenities. It lists for $3.95M with Hôm Sotheby’s International Realty.

The rear view of 25 Cassis Circle in Rancho Mirage, CA.Photograph Courtesy of Keller Williams

The listing calls this home a “Tuscan Villa,” so if you want a little bit of the Italian countryside in California, this is the one for you. It features an open floor plan and multiple patios for indoor/outdoor entertaining as well as a gourmet kitchen with rare Tunisian granite countertops. This 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home spans 3,689 square feet and is offered furnished with Keller Williams’s Rob Zwemmer for $1.495M.

1 Santa Rosa Mountain Ranch in Rancho Mirage, CA.Photograph Courtesy of Hôm Sotheby's International REalty

Last, but certainly not least, is this $1.995M estate listed with Sean Stanfield and Craig Chorpenning of Hôm Sotheby’s International Realty. The listing calls the home a “private oasis” and it boasts an open concept floor plan, zen-like master suite, and breathtaking scenic views from the outdoor living spaces. An added bonus is that the homeowner gets preferred access, discounts and amenities at the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage.