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Eco-Friendly Desert Oasis, Saltwater Pool, 3BR, View Home with Peace & Quiet!

70 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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. Take a walk through our home by placing this link in your browser, it is a great way to see our home. http://bit.ly/1NFtWer

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 2017:

January 5-16, 2017 - Palm Springs International Film Festival. Palm Springs, CA

January 17 - March 19, 2017 - Thermal / Indio Horse Show, Thermal...

January 18-22, 2017 - Carrier Builder Challenge

January 27-20, 2017 - Southwest Arts Festival. Indio, CA

February 12-21, 2017 - Riverside County Fair/Date Festival. Indio, CA

Feb 18-20, 2017 - Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational. Indio, CA

March 3-6, 2017 - La Quinta Arts Festival. La Quina, CA

March 6-19, 2017 - BNP Paribas Open. Indian Well, CA

March 27 - April 2, 2017 - ANA Inspiration (Formerly "Kraft Nabisco Championship”)

April 1-3, 2017 - Indian Wells Arts Festival. Indian Wells…

April 13-23, 2017 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Indio, CA

April 13-16, 2017 (Week1) & April 20-23, 2017 (Week2) - Coachella music festival.

April 27-30, 2017 - Stagecoach Music Festival. Indio, CA

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

Danny Mahelka
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Danny Mahelka

Danny & Terri are both avid golfers and have a passion and love for the La Quinta area. We currently reside in beautiful Los Angeles with our really cool dog Jazzy. There is lots for us to do in Los Angeles in pursuing our interests, but we do love the climate and beauty of La Quinta. We work between Los Angeles and Orange County with a busy schedule as we all seem to have these days. Coming out to La Quinta definitely rejuvenates and refreshes us.

Danny Mahelka purchased this house in 2009

Why Danny Mahelka chose California Desert

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 drive from Los Angeles, 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.

What makes this house unique

Sun, sun and more sun! Golf, golf and more golf! An amazing getaway somewhere where the sun shines almost year round.


based on 70 holidaymaker reviews

Eco-Friendly Desert Oasis, Saltwater Pool, 3BR, View Home with Peace & Quiet!
average rating of 4.957143 based on 70 reviews
Atkinson, NH

great find, great home, great trails, great owners

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extended weekend

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I travel to the Coachella Valley a few times per year. We usually stay in La Quinta because of the relaxed small town feel with as many or more recreational opportunities than the other nearby desert communities. We joined our son from the Los Angeles area for an extended weekend.

Our favorite area to stay in La Quinta is the Cove. Casa Calliandra is a prime location high in the cove with fantastic views. The house was immaculate, very well stocked, loaded the all tech conveniences, and had exceptionally fine decor. Our short stay exceeded all expectations. When we arrived everything was a breeze to use including a state of the art security system. We relaxed in luxury during our stay and leaving was as simple as packing our bags, hitting a button to arm the security system and closing the door. La Quinta is always a great vacation destination and Casa Calliandra is our new favorite dig.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and comfortable home! Very impressed!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in this home, it was comfortable and has everything you need and more! Thank you for the stay and we will see you next year Danny!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate home with a fantastic floor plan

  • 5 of 5

The owner was replied promptly and was very pleasant. The home is put together very thoughtfully. It is fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing getaway. The floor plan was great for our family and the entire home inside and out was spotless and very well maintained. Will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kinsale Ireland

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Came to the desert for a family vacation. We have 2 pre-teens, and a 7 month old, so having our own home on vacation is ideal. The house and location were perfect. Short walk to the foot of the mountains and walking trails, yet close to grocery and other shopping. The home had everything needed to make our stay comfortable and efficient. There was even a pack-n-play and a booster seat for our infant. We loved being able to grill out every evening, enjoying dinner on the patio next to the lime tree! The pool/spa were a huge hit. The property is very well kept, and Danny is so easy to work with. Thanks for everything!! We look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorba Linda, California

This was the most enjoyable and homelike experience we have ever had in La Quinta for Thanksgiving.

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to La Qunita for the past 10 years for Thanksgiving. We have finally found our home away from home to spend our holiday. It was clean, neat, and had all the amenities of home and the layout was very family friendly. The owner was extremely helpful and supportive with our inquiries at all times. Very close to restaurants, grocery stores, and the Premium Outlets are definitely the place to go on Black Friday. We all enjoy going to the local casinos as well. We highly recommend this vacation getaway and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Stuft Pizza
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
SilverRock Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
CA Hwy 111
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Quinta, California Desert

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Coachella Week #1
14 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Coachella Week #2
21 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £123 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £65
Tax Rate 10.0%

A minimum deposit of $500.00 is required to confirm a reservation.

Rental Damage Protection - International guests will pay $69.00 for $3000.00 coverage through an outside agency. Please contact the owners for more information.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cal-King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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