'The End of the Trail' is a beautiful and decadent oasis featuring a stunning mountain-view pool area surrounded by a dozen mature palm trees. It has one of the largest poolside cabanas in the area. A rare roof deck with luxury seating looks over the whole Cove, Coachella Valley and desert mountains. A private lawn area with small citrus grove and herb garden adjoins.
* large poolside roofed open-air cabana with fans, music speakers, TV and mood lighting
* mountain-view saltwater Pebbletec-lined pool with waterfall, pool heater, fringed by swaying palm trees
* pool area misting system (April - October)
* Mexican-tiled fountain, landscaping, beautiful flowers and plants
* strong massage-jets in above-ground hot tub (Oct thru May OR by arrangement/fee)
* HUGE star-gazing/sun-bathing roof deck
* big grassy lawn fully surrounded by hedge+fence
* lawn games (such as badminton, hula hoops, croquet, bocce, children's balls, putter and golf balls)
* m rustic hardwood look tile (except TV den has carpet for acoustics)
* 4 bedrooms (king, 2 queen, 1 with 2 twin XLs)
* high thread count sheets & duvets
* plentiful pool & shower towels
* 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (1 tiled shower & 1 jacuzzi bathtub, 1 with shower/bath combo, 2 powder rooms)
* movie den - DVD, Apple TV, iTunes,Netflix. streaming music/CDs to house speakers
* lovely solid wood furnishings and leather sofas, Mexican decor
The grounds are a virtual mini-estate and sprawl over three lots with a dozen tall palm trees, five mesquite-trees, and ten citrus trees! Five awesome golf courses are within 2.5miles. There is a huge network of desert hiking/biking/walking trails a few blocks away. It's only a short 5 minute drive to hundreds of restaurants and 10 minutes to great shopping.
The house wraps around a peaceful Spanish style courtyard with a sparkling Pebbletec pool with a waterfall cascading over boulders. It has a sloped 'beach' entry, great for lounging and kids' games. Hang out in the poolside cabana: fans, poolside music from your iDevice/CDs, watch TV and later clink glasses under warm ambient lighting or velvet darkness.
Beside the cabana is a fantastic hot tub, 'always hot' and featuring tons of adjustable powerful massage jets and your choice of relaxation positions. Those who have stayed somewhere with a weak-jetted hot tub with that cycles its hot water into an pool after you've just waited an hour and paid to heat it will appreciate why this is unique.
Take your drinks up to the roof deck for sunset appreciation time. Gaze out to the stark desert mountains across the road and out across the whole Coachella valley: notice you have a 360 view. Watch cool desert birds as they perch in the mesquite.
The property is terrific for guests who need room to romp. There is a large grassy lawn. Dog owners, please inquire: we occasionally accept preferably non-shedding, perfectly trained dogs: fees may vary based on whether 1 or 2 dogs and length of stay.
The pool has an electric-operated pool cover on tracks recessed into the pool deck for keeping the pool warmer and cleaner during the desert's windy or cooler nights. We have a propane pool heater for cooler spells: ask for a quote for pool/spa heat based on season and duration. In the hottest part of the summer, running the waterfall at night helps keep the pool cooler than smaller pools that may overheat.
This is a Mexican hacienda style home with a Southwest desert flair and oodles of CHARACTER! Here is your own entirely private 'La Quinta Resort' but... with kitchen, washer/dryer, private pool, private cabana, DEDICATED lounge chairs, your own music, private hot tub, and room to roam.
You'll notice delicious smells from citrus flowers. There are many hummingbirds, doves and flycatchers. The front door greets you with a Mexican tile and stained-glass water fountain. The front gate is landscaped with a dry riverbed look landscaping, Old West artifacts, prickly pear cactus and bright pink bougainvillea to welcome you home.
'The End of the Trail' cleaning fee based on up to 8 people INCLUDING children/babies for up to 7 nights. A mid-stay clean is required for stays over 5-nights. Option: queen air mattress set-up with quality linens/duvet, take-down/laundry for a $40 fee to cleaning crew.
Bedroom One: The large master ensuite, king bed, high-thread count linens, TV, adjoins an office with a desk, and extends to the TV den. Sliding doors open to the pool courtyard with mountain view.
Bedroom Two: The 'master of the guest wing' has a queen bed, ensuite powder room in sunny Mexican colors, sliding doors that look out to desert landscaping and mountains.
Bedroom Three: Has a queen bed with a Mexican oak headboard, TV and a door that opens to the kitchen lanai patio for morning reading sessions.
Bedroom Four: Has two twin extra-long beds, a big window looking out to dry riverbed look desert landscaping and mountains.
But the tough decision will be where to lounge outdoors with your book...
No more ridiculously priced 'cabana rentals' and over-priced drinks, fighting the hordes for lounger chairs or renting a cabana. Save the money you would have spent on tips for a good bottle of wine or those spicy organic ginger beers.
For breakfast, a wrought iron patio table outside the kitchen door by the lemon tree and another angle of mountain view. There's something so soul-restoring about gazing at palm trees and smiling at the resident roadrunner. The kitchen offers KitchenAid blender, a full assortment of barware, sharp knives, Riedel wine glasses, pool glasses, automatic ice-making, good quality pans and pots. We strive to make it easy for you to show up and enjoy even for shorter four-night getaways: we provide things like the paper towels, ziplock/saran/foil, starter coffee/tea, nice shampoo/conditioner/body wash in dispensers, and liquid hand soap.
Try out yoga & meditation in one of the picturesque spaces around the home. Walk the garden, or play hide and seek with the kids! Bring your bike or have the local rental company drop them up; ride the roads or trails, then prepare a dinner in the full kitchen with ingredients from the farmers' market or a quick meal from Trader Joe's. Yes, you can sit outside for all of your meals! Or cozy up inside on a cool evening: we seat 8 at the high table in the kitchen, 2 at the bar and 6 at the formal dining room table.
You work hard, now you're ready for a restorative retreat!
Please note: Absolutely no weddings, parties or group events: they violate occupancy and other bylaws... strictly enforced.
You'll be hesitant to leave the property but the lure of seeing 'teddy bear' cholla cacti & waving ocotillos, and snapping awesome photos will be too much to resist.
Start on the sidewalk across the road that hugs the desert mountains and a few blocks down you'll see a trailhead with map posted for the local extensive trail network for hiking, mountain biking and running. Google La Quinta 'Bear Creek Canyon/Oasis Trail', 'Boo Hoff Trail'(steep 8.8 miles), 'Cove to Lake Cahuilla Trail': they have stunning vistas, palm oases & a variety of desert plants. Watch for some fleet-footed mountain sheep!
Or venture 45min further to the famous Bugs Bunny roadrunner-coyote setting of the Joshua Tree Park (south entrance), where you might spot huge desert tortoises, Fred Flintstone-esque boulder formations, roadrunners & desert hares.
What many refer to as 'Palm Springs' is actually a collection of separate but contiguous communities in the Coachella Valley including La Quinta. It is also one of the golf meccas of the Western World!!! There are numerous tournament courses including PGA West & SilverRock Resort.
Shopping abounds all along highway 111 (the main east-west connector through to Palm Springs) as well as the boutiques of La Quinta village itself. Palm Desert offers high end boutiques along El Paseo.
It's about 40-45 min drive to friendly PSP Palm Springs International airport, a direct flight from many places, or fly to Anaheim SNA, ONT, LAX or into San Diego and enjoy the ~2hr scenic drive over the mountains. Some also fly to Vegas or Phoenix.
Grocery stores (Trader Joe's, Sprout's/Whole Foods, Von's and Costco) are 8-15 minutes away by car. Jules and Tampico Meat Market are 5 min in La Quinta Village.
Drive 20 min to the Living Desert, a wild animal park that features the best of American & African desert animals, birds & plants. Feed the giraffes, ride the camels, get up close with endangered tortoises and African deer, pet goats, ride a carousel, hike up their ~2hr loop vista trail. In the afternoon, head home for sunset appreciation time on the roof deck!
How about some art & culture? Seasonally, weekends in La Quinta offer an outdoor art show and farmer's market. Nearby Palm Desert offers the College of the Desert Street Fair with up to 340 outdoor vendors. Don't miss area Art Museums. Looking for a party? La Quinta is quiet: go to the City of Palm Springs.
Try one of the La Quinta fabulous restaurants such as a seafood spot, a live music bar, gourmet restaurants, “Stuft Pizza”, the literally named 'Cliffhouse'. Or people-watch from the coffee shop before you stroll Old Town. The Indian Wells resort often features a Frank Sinatra show (seasonal).
The kids (and young-at-heart) will LOVE Wet n Wild waterslides, wave pool and lazy river (Mar-Sept3).
Or maybe... you're just here to sit back, relax & enjoy consistent sunshine & warm weather! You may ditch all of your big plans for this option... and that's OK too!