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ECO-FRIENDLY DESERT OASIS, SALTWATER POOL, 3BR, VIEW HOME WITH PEACE & QUIET!

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Mark Shaughnessy

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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ECO-FRIENDLY DESERT OASIS, SALTWATER POOL, 3BR, VIEW HOME WITH PEACE & QUIET!

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in La Quinta - Casa Calliandra

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Our 1900 sq/ft open floor plan home is only minutes away from over 100 world-class golf courses including La Quinta Country Club and PGA West, both courses hosting the annual Humana Challenge. Old Town La Quinta with its numerous shops and restaurants is also just minutes away. Our mild winters make us a popular destination for tens of thousands of 'snowbirds,' who travel here from all over the United States, Canada and many other countries to enjoy championship golf, tennis and polo, swimming, hiking, luxurious spa treatments, fine dining and unique shopping. And with an average rainfall of 3 inches, the Coachella Valley is a 'Fun In The Sun' destination for thousands of people from all over the world.

Our home is GREEN! The property has desert landscaping with water efficient bubblers to conserve water. Inside and outside, we use energy efficient lighting. Our appliances are also energy efficient and our washer and dryer play a big role in conserving energy. The washer uses minimal amounts of water and the gas powered dryer minimizes the electricity used. Our home is equipped with a water softener and we use special, all-natural soaps and detergents throughout the house, from the bathrooms, to the kitchen to the laundry. These concentrated soaps are made to work well with the soft water and minimize the impact to the environment. Our pool is filled with salt water to minimize the amount of chemicals required (better for the environment) and we had an energy efficient pool pump installed to reduce electricity consumption. Even some of the electronics in the house are Energy Star rated.

Gorgeous mountain views surround Casa Calliandra, our home in La Quinta Cove. Located near the top of the 'Cove' and only one block from the hiking trails around the perimeter, Casa Calliandra is the perfect getaway for those who seek the sunshine, peace and tranquility of the southern California desert. The only sounds you will hear during the day are birds chirping and doves cooing. Hummingbirds are quite numerous and are attracted to some of the beautiful flowers in our desert landscaped yard. Relax near our private pool and read a good book or go hiking or biking on the numerous nearby trails. Nights in the desert are magical with a beautiful, clear view of the Milky Way Galaxy unhindered by city lights.

Come and see how the deep blue skies mix with the earthy browns of the surrounding Santa Rosa Mountains and the vibrant greens of palm trees and desert plants!! The natural beauty of this area will captivate you and bring you back time and time again.

Our home is GREEN! The property has desert landscaping with water efficient bubblers to conserve water. Inside and outside, we use energy efficient lighting. Our appliances are also energy efficient and our washer and dryer play a big role in conserving energy. The washer uses minimal amounts of water and the gas powered dryer minimizes the electricity used. Our home is equipped with a water softener and we use special, all-natural soaps and detergents throughout the house, from the bathrooms, to the kitchen to the laundry. These concentrated soaps are made to work well with the soft water and minimize the impact to the environment. Our pool is filled with salt water to minimize the amount of chemicals required (better for the environment) and we had an energy efficient pool pump installed to reduce electricity consumption. Even some of the electronics in the house are Energy Star rated.

Gorgeous mountain views surround Casa Calliandra, our home in La Quinta Cove. Located near the top of the 'Cove' and only one block from the hiking trails around the perimeter, Casa Calliandra is the perfect getaway for those who seek the sunshine, peace and tranquility of the southern California desert. The only sounds you will hear during the day are birds chirping and doves cooing. Hummingbirds are quite numerous and are attracted to some of the beautiful flowers in our desert landscaped yard. Relax near our private pool and read a good book or go hiking or biking on the numerous nearby trails. Nights in the desert are magical with a beautiful, clear view of the Milky Way Galaxy unhindered by city lights.

Come and see how the deep blue skies mix with the earthy browns of the surrounding Santa Rosa Mountains and the vibrant greens of palm trees and desert plants!! The natural beauty of this area will captivate you and bring you back time and time again.

Annual Coachella Valley Events for 2014:

Humana Challenge - January 13 – 19, 2014, La Quinta...

Kraft Nabisco Championship - March 31 – April 6, 2014, Rancho Mirage...

BNP Paribas Open - March 3 – 16, 2014, Indian Wells...

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - April 12 - 14 and April 19 - 21, 2014, Indio...

Stagecoach Music Festival - April 25 – 27, 2014, Indio...

Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational - February 20 – 22, 2014, Indio...

Palm Springs International Film Festival - January 3 – 13, 2014, Palm Springs...

Riverside County Fair/Date Festival - February 14 – 23, 2014, Indio...

La Quinta Arts Festival - March 6 – 9, 2014, La Quinta...

Indian Wells Arts Festival - April 4 – 6, 2014, Indian Wells...

Southwest Arts Festival - January 24 – 26, 2014, Indio...

Thermal / Indio Horse Show - January 21 – March 16, 2014, Thermal...

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Singles
  • Low Allergen Environment

Mark Shaughnessy

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Mark & Judy are both avid golfers and skiers. Originally from Virginia, we currently reside in beautiful British Columbia where we raised our family. We are also able to take advantage of the temperate climate here to pursue our recreational interests. We have four talented adult children, six beautiful grandchildren and a really cool dog. Mark is an Instructor with the local transit company in Vancouver after a 20+ year career with IBM and Judy works for a local police department.

Mark Shaughnessy purchased this house in 2009

We fell in love with La Quinta and the 'Cove' the first time we saw it. The gorgeous Santa Rosa Mountains, beautiful Coral Ridge, the close proximity to over 100 golf courses, the easy 2 hour flight from Bellingham, Washington and the warm weather during the winter months all made us realize that La Quinta was a great location to have a second home. It also made it easier for us to choose to purchase a retirement home here and to rent it out as a vacation home for a few years.

Sun, sun and more sun! Golf, golf and more golf! Winters in Vancouver can be wet and dreary and it just made sense for us to have a getaway somewhere where the sun shines almost year round.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house rental in La Quinta, USA

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Eco-Friendly Desert Oasis, Saltwater Pool, 3BR, View Home with Peace & Quiet!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 64 reviews
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Eco-Friendly Desert Oasis, Saltwater Pool, 3BR, View Home with Peace & Quiet!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p253401
+1 604 760-2583
La Quinta California Desert
Atkinson, NH
5

great find, great home, great trails, great owners

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2009
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2009
All was as described. the home is actually even nicer than it appears in the photos. the main living area was spacious and comfortable with great ventilation with doors open and great HVAC with doors closed.
If you are looking for a nice home rented to you by nice people, Mark was great, this is for you. We were in town for the national field hockey festival, which was 5-10 minutes away at Empire Polo. My wife and I were able to run up the street from the house 2 minutes and be on a great trail network into the desert. Great trail runs up a long ridge line to an oasis, along the flats then up the "risky trail"(so labeled on the trail sign) for a great view east over lake Cochelo(sp.?)

Could not have been better, Thanks Mark
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 30/30
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Eco-Friendly Desert Oasis, Saltwater Pool, 3BR, View Home with Peace & Quiet!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p253401
+1 604 760-2583
La Quinta California Desert
Cambridge, Ontario
5

Loved the hiking

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
Beautiful, comfortable and well equipped house made this a lovely stay in the desert.
Enjoyed the close proximity to the "Cove to Lake Trail" which we hiked every morning.
The owners were very helpful and pay attention to the details.
It was also a real treat to have bicycles available, which we used to explore the neighbourhood and quaint town of La Quinta.
One of the best restaurants is just minutes away in the village centre - Stuft Pizza - great Sports bar.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Eco-Friendly Desert Oasis, Saltwater Pool, 3BR, View Home with Peace & Quiet!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p253401
+1 604 760-2583
La Quinta California Desert
vancouver
5

Another great family vacation

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
Our friends and family were lucky to be able to enjoy another vacation time at Mark and Judy's lovely home in La Quinta cove. Their well appointed home lends itself very easily to quarantee a wonderful family holiday.
The quiet setting is welcomed in our busy lives. My adult children and family friends all know they will have been able to enjoy all the attractions of the desert community as well as find a relaxing retreat at the house. Looking forward to more times there in future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Eco-Friendly Desert Oasis, Saltwater Pool, 3BR, View Home with Peace & Quiet!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p253401
+1 604 760-2583
La Quinta California Desert
5

A fantastic find!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Casa Calliandra and would highly recommend it. Mark was pleasant and efficient to communicate with and made sure all our questions were answered before we booked the house. We traveled with our young children, ages one and five, and specifically chose this house because it was clutter-free and therefore easy to “kid proof.” There was a small playground a few blocks away – just a pleasant walk in the morning sunshine. There was also a picnic area a short walk from the house at the Cove Oasis – an easy half-mile walk from the house on a sidewalk and then a dirt path. The bikes were greatly appreciated and we really enjoyed exploring the neighborhood pathways. The pool is wonderful and the hot tub was a great place to relax in the evening and watch the desert sky. The home is spacious, well-appointed and very comfortable. We look forward to our next visit!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Eco-Friendly Desert Oasis, Saltwater Pool, 3BR, View Home with Peace & Quiet!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p253401
+1 604 760-2583
La Quinta California Desert
5

MEMORABLE STAY

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
In regards to the photos accurately reflecting the property...absolutely. The property was beyond clean and definitely well maintained. Pride of ownership abounded. Yes, I would highly recommend this property to friends/family.
First off, the property owners are just wonderful and so personable! They truly want their guests to have a memorable stay. Of course I am one to ask millions of questions and they graciously emailed me with answers. This was our first time renting somebody's home on-line and the owner helped me to understand what was needed from me and how to go about doing it which was greatly appreciated.
His home is absolutely lovely and extremely spacious. It accomodated six adults beyond comfortable! We absolutely felt at home with all the furnishings, electronics, stocked kitchen ec cetera. The nights were complete with a wonderful dip in the beautiful salt water jacuzzi. My girlfriend who is allergic to cholorine very much appreciated it as we all did. The home has so many windows to enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains that surround the area. The neighborhood provided quiet days and tranquil evenings which we very much appreciated coming from the busyness of the OC. Lastly, even upon arrival and needing questions answered, the owner took our calls and checked in with us to make sure everything was up to par. Oh by the way, they are so sweet by leaving their guests a welcome basket of goodies and wine. I definitely would recommend adding Casa Calliandra to your stay while in La Quinta. While you are you La Quinta, make it a point to enjoy the dinner show at Indian Wells Resort with Frank DiSalvo. You will NOT be disappointed.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
CA Hwy 111
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Stuft Pizza
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
SilverRock Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Arnold Palmers Restaurant
Car: necessary

La Quinta has something for everyone! There’s golfing at the City’s spectacular public course, SilverRock Resort; dining and shopping in the quaint Village area or along the Highway 111 commercial corridor; biking along the Bear Creek Trail; and hiking in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, just to name a few. No matter your pleasure, you’re sure to find plenty of reasons to come and enjoy the “Gem of the Desert—La Quinta!” La Quinta enjoys a healthy tourism industry, especially during the cooler winter months when the 'snowbird' tourists arrive. The most prominent industry is golfing with more than twenty golf courses, including the world-famous PGA West and SilverRock Resort which have both hosted many prestigious PGA tournaments like the Humana Challenge.

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house in La Quinta, California Desert

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$250
$1,295
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
1 Jun - 30 Sep
$200
$1,050
3 nights
 
 
Peak Season
1 Oct - 31 May
$250
$1,295
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are higher during peak holiday periods/weekends and during special events. Please contact the owners for more information on rates and availability during these times.

Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Quinta in California Desert

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking On Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Free Local Calls
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are 3 sets of high-quality towels in each bathroom and four pool towels are also supplied. There is a hair dryer in each bathroom and a make-up mirror in the Master Suite. Master bathroom features double sinks in a marble counter top with tile accents and a large walk-in glass, marble and tile shower. Guest bathroom features a glass sink on a marble counter top with tile accents.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cal-King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large Double Bed
  • All 3 bedrooms are furnished with top quality brand-new mattresses for a comfortable and restful nights sleep. All 3 beds are made-up with luxurious 600 thread count cotton sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers. Master Suite features a Cal-King Bed, a flat-screen Hi-Definition LCD TV, remote control ceiling fan, French doors leading to the patio, an alarm clock, a telephone, a large walk-in closet, a make-up mirror and a separate office with a fast computer wireless Internet access, flat screen monitor and a nice, well-lit, quiet seating area that is the perfect place to curl up and read a good book. Both guest bedrooms are equipped with Queen beds, ceiling fans and alarm clocks.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
Outside:
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Singles
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theatre
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • antique hunting
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Basketball Court
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
Notes:
Granite, Marble and Tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, 10' High Ceilings throughout the house, Ceiling fans in every room, Master and one guest room have remote controlled ceiling fans, Huge open floor plan in the Great Room, Beautiful desert landscaping, Bistro table with chairs, umbrella and two lounge chairs on pool deck. Rear patio has a nice table with seating for six, an umbrella and a gas barbecue for grilling steaks, burgers, fish, vegetables or whatever else you'd like to cook.
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