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INDULGE IN 5-STAR LUXURY MINUTES FROM THE EMPIRE POLO CLUB

Diana

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Sleeps25
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type house
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INDULGE IN 5-STAR LUXURY MINUTES FROM THE EMPIRE POLO CLUB

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Indio - Villa Sereno

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 24)

Villa Sereno defies description; it is truly unlike any other accommodations in the desert. Every detail has been attended to, from the crisply ironed, 1,000-thread-count sheets, to the plush sofas around the outdoor fireplace, to the five acres of lush, sprawling lawn that surround the villa. The best part? You get this five-star resort—and its extravagant outdoor living area—all to yourself, for what is likely to be your most relaxing vacation yet.

Elegant, romantic, and inviting, Villa Sereno provides a picture-perfect backdrop for your next romantic getaway, family reunion, or corporate retreat. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom villa sleeps up to eight guests in its lavishly outfitted bedrooms. We also have two casitas adjacent to the villa that can accommodate up to 18 adults. Between the villa and the casitas, there are six full bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own TV with satellite cable, and all of the furniture and linens are of the highest quality. Every time you walk through the house, you’ll notice some new detail, such as the multiple horse show trophies on display.

The kitchen area practically deserves its own listing. The indoor kitchen has windows all along one side that look out onto the pool area, giving the space a bright, open feel. You’ll find several sets of high-quality knives, every spice and seasoning you could ever want, All-Clad pots and pans, a Keurig coffee maker, two ovens, and more. Outside, a second kitchen area offers an enormous Viking range, barbecue, professional-style bar, refrigerator, and more. Between the two kitchens, you’ll have everything you need to throw an epic barbecue or elegant dinner party.

The outdoor living area is anything but ordinary. The pool is flanked by waterfalls and a fire feature, and the hot tub is the perfect venue for watching the sun set over the San Jacinto Mountains. You can also enjoy the panoramic views from one of two plush seating areas, one of which has a fireplace. Kids and adults alike will love the outdoor game area, complete with air hockey, pool, and ping-pong. We also have a four-hole putting green with a sand trap that will challenge even the best golfer in your group.

The five-acre estate is also home to us—the owners—and our Arabian horses and household pets. Some guests are initially uneasy about this arrangement, but once they are here, they realize it’s actually one of the best features of Villa Sereno. Instead of being 100 percent on your own, as you are with most vacation rentals, we act as your personal concierge. Upon your arrival, you’ll get a full tour of the property. Should you have any questions after that, we are easily reachable, located next to the stables approximately 50 yards from the villa. As longtime residents of the area, we have plenty of tips for where to eat and what to do during your stay.

One of our guests described Villa Sereno as “the Disneyland of horse ranches.” We have a full-time groundskeeper who ensures that the property looks (and smells!) like the luxury resort it is. We typically let out two horses at a time to graze, so it’s not unlikely that you’ll wake up to one of our four-legged lawnmowers chomping away at the grass next to your car or hanging out near the pool. If this is a problem, simply let us know—we’re happy to keep the horses out of your way.

Nestled in the Coachella Valley one block from the Empire Polo Club, Villa Sereno feels a world away, but we’re actually very close to some of the area’s biggest attractions. PGA West and other premier golf courses are minutes away, and the nearby towns of La Quinta, Palm Springs, and Palm Desert offer a myriad of restaurants, high-end shops, and day spas. Of course, you could easily spend your entire vacation relaxing on the estate, if you prefer; other than groceries, which we can stock upon request, you’ll have everything you need right here.

Our calendar is already filling up for the 2014 season. Contact us today to reserve your dates!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Diana and Steve,



We can not thank you enough for all your hard work in making our Wedding Day possible. We are so lucky to have met a couple as nice and giving as the two of you! The day means so much to us, and it could not have worked out so perfectly for us! Your property is so gorgeous, and the photographs turned out awesome! We will remember this day for the rest of our lives!



Thank you for making this event so magical for us. You and Steve have made this happen for us and our families, and we could not have been more pleased!



Love,

Melissa and John
Jun 2011
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Diana

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This secret getaway is proudly owned by Steve and Diana. They are avid Arabian Horse breeders, and enjoy sharing their country estate lifestyle with their guests. Both love to cook and entertain, so don't be surprised if Steve takes over for you on the grill and adds a few secret seasonings! While they live on the property, they can be seen and not heard, or they are available as a personal concierge and horse riding instructor. You get to choose the level of involvement- either way, you will thoroughly enjoy this exceptional property!

Diana purchased this house in 2000

There is no place in the desert like this ranch retreat. This triple-gated private and secluded property is conveniently located four miles from Highway 111 (the main artery that runs all the way to Palm Springs) Five acres of impeccably manicured grass, white fences, and Arabian horses set the stage for an memorable and relaxing stay. The property boasts a Tuscan-style villa, indoor/outdoor gourmet kitchens, pool area, waterfalls, gazebo, luxury barn, and individual horse areas to explore.

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

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Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club
average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews
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Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212570vb
(760) 625-5522 (California, USA)
Indio California Desert
5

An Oasis in the Desert

  • 5 out of 5
Throughout our 18 day road trip, we stayed in 5 star hotels in San francisco, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. We then stayed for a week in Villa Sereno and this was the highlight of our holiday. From the moment you enter the gates the sense of relaxation is apparent. Steve and Diana welcome was fantastic and after a quick run down of the property left us to enjoy the amazing outside space. Having them live on the property was an added bonus as they where available when needed but respected our privacy and left us to relax.
The pool was perfect, as was the hot tub and the outdoor kitchen and the bar was an added bonus, especially the ice cold keg of beer.
With enough pool toys and activities to keep 4 kids entertained for the full week this property is perfect for a family with young children, and the mister system was a welcome treat in the desert heat.

Internally the property is pristine, everything you need is provided. Wonderful, wonderful beds and everything you could need in a kitchen.

The horses are a wonderful addition and we had a welcome feeding session on our final night when Steve and Diane brought 2 horses over for the kids to feed and get photos taken. We also had an extra family member as Sadie was our holiday dog for the week and loved playing with the kids.

Once again thank you Steve and Diana for a truly memorable experience, your kindness and hospitality will stay with us forever.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212570vb
(760) 625-5522 (California, USA)
Indio California Desert
5

Fabulous Experience! Highly Recommend!

  • 5 out of 5
We booked this property for our Family Reunion. We are so happy that we did! The property is spacious and tranquil, and we thouroughly enjoyed all of the Lawn Games and Table Games that the Owners made available to us. The highlight of the week was the "Horsepower" Workshop that we signed up for. It was a great interactive experience with the resident Equines, and we learned so much about ourselves and each other in the process. Since there was no riding involved, even our six year old Daughter was able to experience the horses first hand. The home is very clean, and we all slept great in the fabulous Beds. The detached Casita offered the kids a great place to spend time with their Neices and Nephews in the privacy of their own "Bunkhouse" Bedrooms. If you are looking for a great Vacation, I highly recommend this Estate. The Owners will take care of you like Royalty, great Customer Service! Look forward to returning with some friends for a Golf Outing in the near future.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212570vb
(760) 625-5522 (California, USA)
Indio California Desert
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
5

A bunch of retired guys

  • 5 out of 5
This year our annual golf trip took us to Palm Springs and more specifically to Villa Sereno. We are ten guys who used to work together from across Canada and are pretty self sufficient. The welcome we recieved from Steve and Diana was tremendous. As hosts we could not have asked for anything better. A couple of times we ran short on things but magically something would appear from their own home to tide us over. We are all avid golfers and as such Steve arranged the golf for us. This was our ninth annual trip but by far the best golf we've ever had. In fact, Steve changed his personal plans to golf with us and he fit right in as if we'd known him for years. Diana we appreciate the excercise you did with the horses even if we didn't all participate. Clearly, the Arabian operation of Villa Sereno is high end. The house and casita have everything one could want and more. Without exception all the guys said the trip was beyond excellent and we are booked again for next year. For anyone looking for a first class get away, this is the one! Thanks again.
  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212570vb
(760) 625-5522 (California, USA)
Indio California Desert
SoCal
5

Happy restful time in the desert...

  • 5 out of 5
My son and I spent a weekend recently at this lovely desert estate... great comfort and luxury in a friendly atmosphere. Fun having horses cruising around interacting with us... my son loved playing in the pool, and we ate like royalty. Highly recommended for family fun- thanks Diana and Steve!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212570vb
(760) 625-5522 (California, USA)
Indio California Desert
Toronto, Canada
5

An Absolutely Fantastic, One of a Kind Experience. Everyone in the party of 15 loved it!!!

  • 5 out of 5
In advance of a conference in Palm Springs, 15 of us decided to rent this property for one night and two days in June! It truly was a wonderul experience - everyone had a fantastic time and truly loved everything about the property. First off - the organizing: A big thanks to Diana and Jennifer who basically did virtually everything for us. We had three wonderful, catered meals; all of our snacks and booze were pre-purchased and waiting for us when we arrived; and both of them were wonderful hostesses/bartenders/storytellers when we were there. Secondly - the property: This property was perfect for what we were looking for. It is a very private oasis that pretty much has everything you need. > The pool and hot tub were great and the perfect temperature > There are a ton of outdoor games (billiards, air hockey, foosball, putting green) and tons more (volleyball net, croquet, horseshoes, baseball gloves etc. etc.) in the 'games bin' > The outdoor bar and kitchen facilities were great and well equipped > The main house is beautiful and easily slept 8 people comfortably > The casita was a great place (16 bunks in total) with 2 separate bathrooms Thirdly - the Ambience: If you are looking for a very private property, with tons to do, then this is it. There is a great music system that plays throughout the property (satellite radio, iPhone/iPod etc.). There is lots of space to spread out to enjoy the entire property. There are great outdoor areas (pool, tons of grass, outdoor couches etc.) to enjoy. And ... there is a great view of the mountains Finally - the Unique Experience: The entire experience was very unique and hard to replicate at just any property. Having beautiful horses on site to watch was great, but even more fun was having the horses loose on the property interacting with the guests. Literally, we would be sitting at the outdoor bar, with the horses right beside us. Obviously this may not be for everyone, and Diana would take care of this if this is not your thing, but for our group, this was a huge piece of making this a unique experience. We aware all pretty sad to be leaving - this stay was a ton of fun for everyone involved. I actually told Diana that I think she is underselling this property as it is such a unique, peaceful, beautiful and yet energetic place. Again - everyone has different preferences, but having Diana and Jennifer take care of everything was perfect for us.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p212570vb
(760) 625-5522 (California, USA)
Indio California Desert
San Clemente, CA
5

The Ultimate Girls Getaway!

  • 5 out of 5
February 2012 An AMAZING 5 day getaway with friends and our horses for a memorable cowgirl clinic! The beautiful grounds were lush and the home was warm and inviting. Everything we needed was there no reason to leave the property. The barn was clean and well maintained and our horses were well taken care of! Steven and Diana were amazing host and hostess we felt right at home. I would recommend this property for a vacation getaway for horse lovers or not! The Polo fields are close and you can catch an exciting Polo event. Im looking forward to our next clinic later this year!!! Till then
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Located 2 blocks from the infamous Indio Polo Grounds home of the Stagecoach Festival and Coachella Valley Concert as well as the Indio/Thermal Horse Shows

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Indio, California Desert

Notes

  • $3000/wk - $10,000/mo
  • US Dollars
  • Base Pricing- $3000/week, or $10,000 month during season based on occupancy*
  • Base Pricing- $2000/week.. $7000 month June,July, August based on occupancy*
  • Call for special rates-nightly rental considered
  • Catering and Banquet Information Available.
  • Wedding and private party- please inquire, addtl. rates apply based on # of Guests
  • Holidays and high demand weekends may differ, especially Coachella and Stagecoach
  • Corporate TeamBuilding with horses available,please inquire*10% TOT Tax additional
  • Private Horse Education/Instruction for children and adults, please inquire

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Indio in California Desert

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • King size beds (3) There are three high quality King Beds, Queen size Beds (1) There is one Queen already, and more can be provided if necessary, additional charges will apply, Double Beds (1) As many as necessary upon request, additional charges will apply, Twin or Single Beds (1) As many as necessary upon request, additional charges will apply, Child Beds (1) upon request
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Foosball
  • Video Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Air Hockey
Outside:
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • nude beach
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • hot air ballooning
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
Unique horse boarding and turnout paddocks available as well as party and event coordination