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Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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 2017 season. Contact us today to reserve your dates!

TOT #1025

Business License #15-00016244

More Details

Diana Lazzarini
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Diana Lazzarini

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 Lazzarini purchased this estate in 2000

What makes this estate unique

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.

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!


Melissa and John
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in the Indio in the Riverside County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 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
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Unique horse boarding and turnout paddocks available as well as party and event coordination


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Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club
average rating of 4.870968 based on 64 reviews

Very nice homes

  • 5 of 5

The Montage homes were fantastic. Stayed 4 Days with 12 golfing buddies and we could not of been happier with the accommodation. The cooking facilities and awesome pool patio had us cooking in instead of going out.

We’ll stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brad, Thank you for sharing your feelings on our two neighboring homes! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the outdoor Kitchens and Bar at the houses. The Owners really spent a good amount of money on making those spaces extraordinary. We look forward to hosting your Golf Group again! Diana Desert VIP Services
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An experience like no other! Fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing. More than we expected. Diana was terrific. Flexible, down to earth and overall accommodating. The property is very special. Clam, inviting and stocked with everything you can think of. We had 8 kids with us... games, dogs, Volleyball, horses, large lawn area, pool, hot tub etc. kids were entertained from the minute we got there!!! Of course no one wanted to leave. Will be back again next year. Thank you Diana for an amazing long weekend. We greatly appreciate your attention to detail :).

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendora, CA


  • 5 of 5

I have never written a review before, but I definitely had to for this. I came here with a group of friends to celebrate my 40th birthday. I knew it would be nice from other reviews, but i did not know how amazing it would really be! From the moment we arrived, Steve greeted us and helped to show us around the property. There were so many great things about the weekend; the beautiful house and it's decor, the comfortable beds (even the sheets were super nice and I usually wouldn't have noticed that so much), the ridiculously awesome kitchen, and that is just the inside. The outdoor amenities were beyond perfect! The pool lights up at night, creating a fun outdoor vibe, the bar is like you're at a resort, and so is everything else. Even the outdoor seating areas were so nice and beautiful. And then there were the horses!!! Beautiful Arabian horses and some were just a few months old and so adorable to look at. The dogs, Double and Trouble are so cute that you might want to take them home. The people who worked there were beyond kind and helpful and, along with the owners, were ready to lend a hand or take care of anything at a moments notice. We even had flash floods (only for about a half hour each day) on both days of our stay (and this is an extremely rare occasion and i know because I live within a couple hours, and it maybe rains in Palm desert all of a few times per year) but even that just felt kind of fun and like an adventure. We all stayed outside and just enjoyed how beautiful it was, all while having fun. I cannot say enough about the property or Diana and Steve and their hospitality. Thank you guys for making my 40th Birthday Celebration the best!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unparalleled vacation experience!

  • 5 of 5

To start - the pictures DO NOT do Villa Sereno justice. It is even more beautiful in person! From the moment the private gates open you feel like you are in an oasis. This is such a unique property, you have the horses in the pastures surrounding you, yet you have all of the privacy you could ever want.

I booked Villa Sereno for my bestfriend's bachelorette party. With a party of 15 girls, we all slept comfortably in the beautifully decorated house and casita. The house is fully stocked with anything you could want - down to pool floats! From the very beginning Diana and Steve were unbelievably pleasant to work with. I let Diana know that I wanted to have a chef cook us dinner and brunch, and she handled the entire production - down to helping me decide on menus. Chef Maria Leon and her team are AMAZING!!

Between Diana and the entire ranch staff, we truly felt like we were at a 5* resort! By the time we left, all 15 girls were trying to figure out a reason to come back. This property is great for a girls trip, family trip and more! We will DEFINITELY be back.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for an amazing family vacation, this is your place!!! Steve and Diana are the most amazing host and hostess you could ask for. Nothing is left for you to do except show up. The house, the grounds, the amenities are more than you could hope for. We have gone two years now for Thanksgiving week and the grandkids were already talking about when can we go back....which we are planning on doing fo a threepeat this year!!! We have an age range from 2 to 70 and everyone has the best time ever!!!

I can't say enough good things about Villa Sereno!!! If you are thinking of having a family vacation or a girls/guys trip make the will love it!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hesperia, Ca

Perfect weekend retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

A desert oasis like no other!! Every amenity had been thought of and prepared for. Throughout the stay there was not a lack of things to do or beautiful sights to be had. The owners were extremely welcoming, warm, and friendly. The grounds were impeccable from the sparkling pool to the stables. I would highly recommend this location to any group looking for a vacation in paradise that's still close to home!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in the Indio, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Coachella 2019
11 Apr 2019 - 15 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Coachella Week 2
18 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Stagecoach 2019
25 Apr 2019 - 29 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £86 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £114.21
Cleaning £571.05
Security Deposit £1,142.1

Holidays and Special Events are subject to higher pricing. Please email Guest Count.

Our Rates are always Tiered, based on Occupancy Count, no matter what time of the year.

Golf Groups are our specialty!

"Special Event Fee" applies to any Outside Guests that are not included in the base Overnight Lodging Count.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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