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Luxury Home on ¾ Acre, Walk to El Paseo, Golf and More

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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Calendar last updated:
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Luxury Home on ¾ Acre, Walk to El Paseo, Golf and More

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Palm Desert

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The home is beautifully decorated in southwestern style art and custom made furniture. Full granite countertops are everywhere, porcelain tile floors with oriental rugs, very large HDTV combined with living room stereo and theater, digital sound system throughout the entire inside and outside areas, large, flat screen TVs in each of the 3 bedrooms, beautiful sunken tennis court with a computerized tennis ball machine (you can almost play against it), a saltwater pool (with shallow end) with an adjacent Jacuzzi and gas fire pit, outdoor patios that wrap the entire side and backyard overlooking the tennis court, and beautifully landscaped, gorgeous flower beds (the tennis court is surrounded by oleander in season). The very private almost 3/4 of an acre, totally enclosed side and backyard make you feel like you're on your own Hawaiian island, walk-in showers with instant hot water, fully equipped. And I mean fully equipped - all you need to bring is a toothbrush, as the house has plush linens, tennis rackets, and ping-pong rackets for the outdoor covered and lit Ping-Pong table, 2 1/2 car garage, printer, modem and wireless DSL. It has two large master suites at opposite ends of the house for great privacy, and a third bedroom that can also act as an office which opens into the living room by sliding large double doors. Each of the 3 bedrooms has an adjoining full bath, the master suites each have double sinks. It is a fabulous party and family set up, with the fully modern kitchen opening both into the large dining room and living room. The two master suites have walk-in closets.

There is both an indoor and outdoor bar, with the outdoor bar having a built in high end barbeque grill and radiant grill.

If the tennis court, large swimming pool (yes unlike most pools you can really swim laps), and the golf don't take 10 years off your life and your waist, then maybe some of the best hiking and biking trails in the entire valley that are just a few blocks away will. There are extensive trails which are also dog-friendly. There is nothing more exhilarating than getting up early every morning and doing a 45 minute hike to one of the nearby peaks. Back home, for a refreshing dip in the pool (heated, of course, and with electric cover to retain the heat), scrumptious pastries while basking in the cool air and warm sun, and then onto the tennis court – all at one-fourth the cost you would pay at a resort.

For those of you who know the Coachella Valley (which incorporates everything from Palm Springs to La Quinta), the hottest, most popular location in the entire Valley is EL Paseo Drive where all the best and most fun restaurants reside. It is compared only to Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills for its exclusive shops. Now the great news - you can walk to El Paseo from the house, as it is only four blocks away! We warn you in advance, though, that if you drink two margaritas at the ever popular (even in the heat of the summer) Armando’s Mexican restaurant, walking home is the safest way to go. Other great restaurants walking distance away are Sullivan’s, Maestros, Pacifica, and The Grill.

You may think that Phoenix/Scottsdale is golf capital of the United States. Wrong. It's Palm Springs/Palm Desert/La Quinta with its 120 golf courses. Unlike crowded Phoenix, getting to any one of them is only minutes away. Additionally, Palm Desert's mild winter weather means they're almost never any freeze delays, and getting 36 holes in a day is a cakewalk.

On the subject of golf, the second oldest golf course in the entire Valley is just down the street from our house, three blocks away. You can not only walk to it, you can walk and play golf! Bing Crosby once belonged to the course, it is open to the public and it has exceptionally reasonable rates, like $50. It may not be as luxurious as some of the premium courses in the Valley, but it is a great place for a little warm-up, practice and relaxing play.

There is no place in the United States that has better weather in Palm Desert in the late fall, winter, and early spring. And that even includes Hawaii, because Palm Desert has no humidity. The evenings are cool enough that you just need a light jacket, and the days are in the 70s to low 80s with sunshine almost 365 days a year. And yes, since it never rains, no one's vacation is ruined because of the rain (or snow). There is literally no better place to be in the winter.

Keywords: Modern, Comfortable, Fun, Private, Sunken Tennis Court, Large brand new pool, indoor-outdoor paradise, Southwest decor

Registered as a short-term rental with the city of Palm Desert, Permit #31311.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2015

About The Owner

Tracy is a nationally known securities lawyer, representing investors in securities arbitrations. Douglas is a nationally recognized securities fraud expert witness. They live in the mountains of Colorado with their kids - 2 Alaskan Malamute dogs!

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Palm Desert

The Coachella Valley has the best winter weather in the US (including Hawaii). Palm Desert is the most central, active community in the Valley and much younger than Palm Springs. Even with no rain, the whole community is beautiful flowers and green grass - a true desert oasis becuase of the huge aquifer under the valley floor. Golf capital of the United States with over 120 golf courses. Shopping, restaurants, activities abound, a true resport paradise. The Palm Desert life style is a perfect contrast to our Colorado home.

What makes this house unique

Seems almost impossible that the property is close to everything you might want to do on vacation. Nothing, repeat nothing is far away and many items YOU REALLY CAN WALK TO. Mountain hiking trails, a golf course, #1 shopping and resturant district in the whole valley. It is amazing to be in the desert and have beautiful mountains surrounding you.

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Reviews

4.9
based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

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Luxury Home on ¾ Acre, Walk to El Paseo, Golf and More
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
Tulsa, Ok
5

easy living

  • 5 of 5

Terrific property with all the amenities one expects for a 5 star getaway. Excellent location, close to all shopping needs as well as fine dining. Great kitchen and dining area made for entertaining friends and family. Beautiful pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and fire pit area. Terrific tennis court. Quiet neighborhood. Very responsive owner. First class property. We had a great month!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful Family Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were immaculate upon arrival. Many of the furnishings are custom built and fit the house beautifully. Everything from the pool and spa to tennis courts to ping pong table to bath robes promoted a resort like atmosphere. This property more than met our expectations and our group of five adults and one child thoroughly enjoyed our eight day stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
West Hollywood, CA
5

Perfect family vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this home. Our family of four (two kids 8 and 11) plus my mother (nana) fit very comfortably and did not feel like we were crowded. We played tennis on the full size court with the wonderful ball machine and ball collector, swam, played ping pong and sat outside in the shade reading books. Everything is provided from tennis balls/racquets to pool floats/noodles. We over-ate s'mores cooked on the firepit but it was okay because of all the exercise. :) The pool is a great size because there is room to play and have races back and forth and have fun as well as use to swim laps. There is nothing we would change about this stay and have found our "go to" spot when we want to escape the craziness of our LA lives and retreat to a perfect home away from home 2 hours away!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Spacious Living!

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and designed home in great location in Palm Desert. Very spacious with room for everyone to spread out and enjoy all the property has to offer. Fantastic pool and BBQ area. Had four teenagers with us and the house met all of our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Huntington Beach
5

Happy Traveller

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautiful, clean home. We swam in the pool, played on the tennis court, sat by the fire pit at night, walked the dogs in the lovely neighborhood, hiked up to the cross, rode our bikes.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cle Elum, WA, USA
5

Activities abound

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home for a week recently. The pictures do NOT do it justice, the home is much better in person! Both master bedrooms offer plenty of privacy for couples. The kitchen is super functional and well set up. The outdoor spaces are perfect for everyone's needs. The pool was our favorite place to be outside. The tennis court offered a great workout and lots of laughs for the beginners. Add in the very reasonably priced Shadow Mountain golf course down the street, we had plenty of full days! The location is perfect. We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Car: not necessary

Hiking/biking/Dog Trails in hills/mountains within walking distance, reasonable/open to public golf course within walking distance. The Rodeo Drive of the Desert is walking distance (4 blocks) - best shops and restaurants in the entire valley. The ever popular Sat/Sun street fair is also close by in Palm Desert.

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Prices & Availability

From $382 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Palm Desert, California Desert

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
April Festivals
9 Apr 2015 - 29 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$3,713
for 3 nights
From
$1,127
$6,741
 
 
Spring Shoulder
30 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,754
for 3 nights
From
$474
$3,166
$10,360
 
 
Early Summer
1 Jun 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,558
for 3 nights
From
$409
$2,838
$9,357
 
 
Late Summer
1 Aug 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,476
for 3 nights
From
$382
$2,430
$6,872
 
 
Fall Shoulder
1 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,754
for 3 nights
From
$474
$3,166
$10,360
 
 
2015-2016 Season
1 Dec 2015 - 8 Apr 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,022
for 3 nights
From
$564
$3,536
$12,135
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Holidays - Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving, July 4, Memorial Day and Labor Day are 25% higher.

Certain dates in April for festivals, like Coachella and Stagecoach are substantially higher rates.

If you stay more than 28 days, then you don't pay property tax!!!
There is a pet fee which is 10% of the rental rate.

Rental rate includes pool heating and utilities. No extra charge unless abuse.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Large saltwater pool, One indoor and one outdoor bar, lighted covered ping pong table, very large TV in living room (behind cabinet doors), Indoor/outdoor full stero system, two master suites both with large walk in closets and walk in, double headed showers, double sinks, computerized tennis ball machine, beautifully decorated in Southwestern style custom made furniture.

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