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Tropical Tommy Bahama style! Fun! Comfortable! Retreat!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2300 s/f of entertainers dream, tropical tommy bahama style decor

Newly Remolded Two story Retreat situated in a rual friendly quiet family neighborhood.

Three Queen size ulta comfortable pillow top mattresses with soft 600 thread count luxury sheets.

Surround systems in master bedroom, Game room, family room, TV and bluetooth speakers in the patio pool area also.

Game room is complete with 4x8 regulation pool table/ ping pong table, dart board, TIKI Bar with lighting.

65" Flat screen TV in family room also flat screen T.V's in everyroom including

50" outdoors with dish network.

Pool, Jacuzzi, Gas fire pit, Covered patio, Tropical yard with outdoor lighting and Tiki torches (ambiance at night is incredible front and rear yard) pool float toys and volleyball net for a little fun family competation!

This homes offers an open floor plan and allows a perfect setting for dinner parties, and fun gatherings for family, friends, and co-workers, Additional charges for events involving additional invities, please confirm with owner reguarding additional charges.

This home has that inviting comfortable feel that everyone enjoys. I entertain frequently, everyone comments how beautiful, comfortable, and fun the home is.

Master bedroom is huge! bathroom has an incredible stone shower with large dressing area, brand new marble counter top with his and her sinks.

Mirror Wardrobe doors in all bedrooms, Living area downstairs, with all bedroom upstairs.There are ceiling fans in all the bedrooms and family room with dimmers for the lights.

This is the type of home that gives you that warm comfortable feel right from the moment you walk in, or really from when you drive up! This home will not dissapoint any expectations.

With the many rave reviews you can be sure your stay in this home will be pleasent, comfortable, and Fun! I prefer E-check which there is no surcharge. Guests using credit cards for payment 4% is deducted from deposit for convenience fee.

2 thems of gas and 50 kilowatts of electric are included in rental, overage is deducted from deposit. Some guests often go over included utilities as much as $35.00 or a bit more per night depending how warm you heat the pool,jacuzzi use the firepit ect.

Events, Gatherings, Inviting non-disclosed guests (not included on your inquiry) permitted only by owner approval with additional fees.

More Details

Donald Kuskie
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Donald Kuskie

I'm a flooring contractor/ handiman/ Property manager. I have an identical twin brother, whom is not only my best friend but also my business partner. I'm a very nice guy and have this home set up to entertain. Several guests have stated "it's the home that just keeps on giving."

I'm resently divorced and starting the next chapter in life. I'm excited I can provide a home away from home for travelers who are tired of staying in hotels, where the pool closes, you share the grounds,pool ,and jacuzzi with lots of... sometimes ...undesireable people. You will not be dissapointed with this home, it will not fail to live up to any of your expectations.

Donald Kuskie purchased this house in 2000

Why Donald Kuskie chose La Sierra Hills

You will love the openess of the surrounding area, The Mountains it backs up to, Freeflowing floor plan, and the very private tropical landscaping/outdoor lighting front and rear.The two BBQ's ... gas and charcoal provide a great cooking experiance outside while watching your favorite sporting event,watching your favorite show or listining to your favorite music. Flat screen TV's in every room including outside patio area right next to the Pool/Jacuzzi/Firepit with BLUETOOTH sound systems thoughout. Game Room with Pool table/ping pong table, Electronic Dart board, Tiki Bar! This home is perfect for Family reunions, small weddings/receptions, birthdays, and business gatherings, or anyone that prefers a private FUN Home over a Hotel! Additional charges apply

What makes this house unique

Just an awesome home to relax or have fun with your family or close friends.

The sport pool is 4' - 5' deep, great for pool vollyball or for the little one's that have a little trouble swimming.

All three of my Grand children have learned to swin here!

Gas and charcoal BBQ's

Many recipe books in the kitchen with wine pairing!

All appliances in the kitchen (GE Profile) are upgraded stainless steel also gourmet cooking utinsels and gagets! I live in this home when there are no guests ... so it has everything you would find at home and maybe just a little more!

The front porch swing is exceptional morning or evening, 8' umbrella with table in the back yard is wonderfull for pool side lunches or dinners, of course the large covered and lit patio gives you shade during the day, with very cool ambient lighting at night, and covers the Jacuzzi if it's raining out.

You can be soaking in the Jacuzzi with the outside 42" smart tv or Bluetooth sound system watching your favorite movie or sporting event, or maybe just the music playing, the speakers are right above the Jacuzzi the fire pit lit just 4' away, enjoying the ambiance with the many malibu/solor lights in this large, tropical, very private back yard paradise.

You can just melt away with a glass of wine setting in the jacuzzi watching your favorite movie or sporting event while the custom granite fire/ice firepit is glowing just a few feet away!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in La Sierra Hills in Riverside

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 2.5+ walk in stone shower in master bath with his/her sinks tub/shower in hall bath, powderbath downstairs off the family room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 3 Queen size Beds all luxury pillow tops very comfortable!, With 600+ thread count sheets two couches. Master bedroom is very large complete with a desk. Also has two Queen blow up with luxury foam toppers
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 15 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
If reservations are cancelled within 90 days of check in date , the deposit will be refunded with a $200.00 processing fee. The majority of guests must be over 30 years of age. This home will sleep 6 in beds and has two large sofa's.and two Queen blowup's with foam toppers There have been up to twelve here and somehow they make it work. If there are more than 6 guests, additional fees of $50.00 per week night, $75.00 for weekends and holidays per guest apply. Gas and electric meter reading is done before check-in and after check-out, usage after included rate of 2.0 therms a day for gas and 50 kilowatts per day for electric is deducted from deposit.......FYI....... Some guests have had 0 , some up to $35.00 per night extra and higher.


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Tropical Tommy Bahama style! Fun! Comfortable! Retreat!
average rating of 4.8292685 based on 41 reviews

Great stay with a very personal touch

  • 5 of 5

I got to say that Don earned all five stars without a doubt, from the fantastic house and it’s amenities such as a jacuzzi, pool and ping pong table ;). To the very personal interaction that not other house has ever provided me. You won’t be disappointed, this is definitely a place that I will come back to.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for an incredible experience. It was a true pleasure providing my home to such a deserving family. You guys and of course your great French bull dog are welcome anytime. I give you guys 10 out of 5 stars, not only because of being so nice, also how clean you left my home. It's family's like yours that encourages me to continue providing my home for your home away from home! Don kuskie
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We had family coming from all over including several babies and a dog that visited.

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect because it allowed the children a place to nap during family gatherings, the dog could go out to the backyard through the handy dog door. We could relax and play pool. Much better than a hotel for our large gathering.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marlene, thank you for your heartfelt review. You and your family were amazing, I’m so happy my home was a perfect match for all your needs. Your welcome back anytime!
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A Wonderful Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a fun and lovely home. Complete with pool, hot tub, darts, pool table, ping-pong and much more, the property is perfect for a group or a family. We especially loved the attractive tropical landscaping and capacious covered patio, and we would most certainly stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aaron Michelle and family Thank you so very much for your business and your thoughtful review. Your family is welcome back anytime.
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very comfortable home

  • 3 of 5

Property was really nice, comfortable and clean. One of our guest did hear door opening in middle of night and someone enter home...which was kinda creepy. Maybe it was her imagination. I did ask owner about him staying in camper outside and he informed me, he wasn't staying in it. We did however notice, someone was in the camper. Neighbors were nice and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Clara, as explained to you, I stay at my girlfriends home when my home has guests. No one entered the home that I know of during your stay, I also know there are no ghosts, my guests and myself have the only keys. As explained, at times during the day or sometimes early evening, I use the RV as my office, never in the middle of the night! (God knows I need my sleep) I was in the RV in the morning waiting for you and your guests to check out. My daughter and I do the cleaning/maintenance of my home. Your girlfriend/guest had to of imagined the door opening and someone enter the home in the middle of the night, or maybe it was one of your guests that were up and went outside. Why didn't you say anything to me when checking out about the mystery guest/door opening, why weren't the police called, or myself. I'll have to say this is the strangest review I've had in 7 years providing my home to travelers. This is a quiet safe neighborhood. I've owned this home And lived here 20 years. I've never had anything like that happen or have neighbors that has happened too. This mystery occurrence is the strangest remark any of my amazing guests have ever made. I can honestly say, I sincerely doubt that happened. You wrote the home was... in your words ... very clean, really nice, comfortable, can you tell me why you only gave it 3 stars? Just curious.
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

This is a true home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property! This was a wonderful property and my entire family loved staying in this home! It has absolutely everything you need. The kitchen is entirely equipped to comfortably cook and serve your own meals. The outside dining/sitting area is comfortable and also equipped with a TV and a bluetooth speaker system to listen to music outside by the pool! The pool is meticulously kept clean and it is big enough for playing in as well as exercising if you are a swimmer. This home has all the comforts you need: ample bedroom sizes, ample bathrooms, a fantastic rec room with a pool table, dart board and ping pong table, beautifully kept yards, and an outdoor fireplace for nights around the fire. The owner is always available if you need any help or have any questions. The house is in a lovely neighbourhood close to all the amenities you might need!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazing review... thank you so very much. Your family is truly heaven sent, what a blessing you choose my home... WIN! WIN! This goes without saying, you respected and cared for my home, left it meticulous, read and comprehend the check out list.... I give your family 10 out of 5 stars... your always welcome here. Thank you for being who you all are.... always a pleasure to meet and to provide a home away from home to unbelievable special family's as yours! Don 😊
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Overpriced Property in need of deep clean!

  • 1 of 5

Owner asks for ridiculously high deposit and then gives back less than half without any proof of charges. Remember you have no comeback !!!!

Our family of 4 stayed here for two weeks when travelling around America for four weeks. We had no problems with our other rental properties (see reviews). However, this house was different.

The lack of cleanliness, dated decor, poorly maintained pool, bad electrics, noisy dogs, lack of privacy and extra 55% charge deducted from deposit, makes it not worth the rent fee. All 5 star reviews - puzzling?

If you stay here, learn by our mistakes. Take meter readings with Don at start and end of stay and question any extra charges. We believed 32KWH and 2 Therms per day “allowed” by Don would be more than adequate. We hardly used the air con. Don assured us it would not come on when not in house. At end he said “You’ve been out so much you won’t go over fuel charges” but he deducted extra 33% from deposit, though we were out all day from 0800hrs to 2030hrs and only ate in 7 nights. He has refused to provide meter readings ? Don lives in RV on the drive which is plugged into the house using energy!

Highlight anything you feel is sub-standard so it can be rectified there and then. We found quilts etc. smelt musty, cupboards dirty, whole place dusty and vac cleaner crammed with dirt so it wouldn’t pick up. Cleaned these things ourselves to make our stay comfortable. Crockery is chipped and glasses sparse. Utensils are basic. Outside furniture mismatched and old. The pool green in areas. Check house with Don at end to make sure he is happy with it. He told us it wasn’t necessary to check the house, then deducted 20% from our deposit (in addition to the initial cleaning fee) It was cleaner when we left than when we arrived. Don does the cleaning himself !!

Don lives on the drive in his trailer and works on his car or watches TV in the adjoining garage. We found this intrusive. However, ironically, though he was in such close proximity he let the pool go green and unusable for a few days! Don told us to re-set constantly tripping electric breakers, which is unsafe practice and inconvenient when plunged into darkness on a regular basis. (We only used appliances provided by Don). Neighbour’s dogs barked loudly from 05.30hrs, a daily wake-up call.

He deducted bank charges from deposit which we had already paid to our bank but refused to supply a receipt. Funny he didn’t mention this when we paid or whilst we were there!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: O'Brian family, you were amazed with the property when you checked in, and during your stay, when your entire deposit was not refunded, you became bitter. I'm sorry you went over included electric and gas usage, it also took longer than the 5 hours to clean the home to the level you received it. It is stated on the site in many areas in reference to cleaning and utility usage. As the pictures show the home is not dated as you claim, completely and newly remodeled in 2015, I do the cleaning and maintainence myself, that way it's done, not only to my high standards, but to the standards my guests would expect. My integrity, and condition of my home as witnessed by many very pleased travelers stands true. The breaker keep tripping because of to many UK hair dryers and such being used at the same time. The pool has never turn green for the 20 years I've owned this property. I'm sorry you feel your were not treated fairly. Its never positive when your displeased. I have 36 5 star reviews, with many guests that return each and every year. Perhaps a hotel would be better for your family for any future travels. Their were international charges that you were told would be an additional charge. The kitchen cabinets, granite counters were left filthy, as well as the stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, and BBQ. I was staying in the trailer because of a very painful divorce, however I do not work on my new truck, or set and watch TV in the garage while guests are at my home as you claim. I encourage every guest to use the E-Check option for payment which there is no charge. I do apologize for any misunderstanding and your bitterness. I provide a beautiful,meticulous,very clean, updated home for travelers, while I try to please every guest and their families , some will not be happy no matter what. It is a shame, you should be embarrassed the condition you left my home in. FYI... none of this is funny too me! Don Kuskie owner
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Nearest Barpub
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Nearest Golf
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Nearest Train
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Nearest Motorway
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Nearest Restaurant
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in La Sierra Hills, Inland Empire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
peak season
1 May 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,071.45
cleaning £160.72 + Tax
Pet Fee £17.86 + Tax
friday,saturday,holidays £35.72 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Nightly rates are based on up to 4 guests, additional $60.00 per guest per night for additional guests. Pets are $50.00 per night and only allowed upon owners approval in writing with an additional $200.00 deposit.Events are extra depending on number of guests. For all guests using a credit card the site charges you and I, the 4% they charge me wil be deducted from deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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