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

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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

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Diana Lazzarini
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

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 house in 2000

What makes this house 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 house in the Indio in the Riverside County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club
average rating of 4.862069 based on 60 reviews

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 call....you will love it!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 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: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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When Can We Go Back?!?!?

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here! The owners Diana and Steve were very nice and accommodating. We had a great time poolside! Evenings were spent outside enjoying friends around the spa or outside patio!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Bernardino, CA

Couples Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The ranch property, the accommodations and the amenities are beyond compare. Upon arrival and walking through the homes, it both stylish and spacious with plenty of room for all of our guests(12 adults) The accommodations, with the decor, styling and bedding of each room and sleep space, were extremely comfortable and impressive.

However, the real gem is the expansive outdoor living areas. There is nothing that was not thought of in the design and styling of this outdoor area. There are so many options and areas to entertain both small intimate parties as well as grand events. The professionally equipped bar and game areas and yard games were great. The pool and lounge areas were an amazing spot to spend a quiet morning for coffee, play or float during the day or relax and sun in the afternoon. Our guests enjoyed the pool and spa from early morning to late at night. The professional outdoor kitchen and outdoor dinning area was perfect for our group to serve our meals for the day. The outdoor dining area is beautifully styled as we chose that space for our grand dinner. The ranch is beautifully kept, and the staff and owners were incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable with both any questions we had about the property and the amenities as well as letting us tour the grounds, learn and interact with the horses.

This property felt both glamorous and exclusive. The owners took magnificent care in the styling, decor and layout of the home and the outdoor area. From the comfort of the rooms and seating areas outside, to the stylish sconces, vases and lighting fire places and water features. This place truly has a romantic glow come sunset with the fire features by the pool and all of the flickering solar candles. There is nothing that wasn't thought of in creating this luxurious space. I absolutely recommend for any occasion and plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colton, CA

Couples retreat

  • 4 of 5

This was a great gem found by friends for a couples retreat. Close enough to have the city accessible yet far enough to escape from the stress of the day to day. Looking forward to making another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California

Weekend Escape

  • 5 of 5

This property was the perfect place for a weekend escape. The owners made sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay. The house and grounds are beautiful. The pool and outdoor amenities are made for relaxing. My favorite part by far was the horses! They are absolutely gorgeous. We were encouraged to visit with the horses, and both the owners and staff took time out to answer questions about the different horses. They made the weekend unforgettable!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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 house 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 2 Premium Pricing
21 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
Stagecoach 2017 Email forquote
26 Apr 2017 - 3 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Memorial Weekend
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 4th Weekend
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Premium Pricing- Call or email
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Years 2018
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £469.36
Pet Fee £117.34
Tax Rate 13.0%

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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