Desert Home with Bright Views and 55 Foot Pool, Great Location
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Private Homes house description
Mediterranean hacienda style house with 2700 square feet of space and strong emphasis on light and space throughout, panoramic windows and views facing west and onto mountains. Large rear covered patio and sun patio with 55 long salt water pool plus a waterfall and also a separate hot tub. Landscaped back yard with lots of shrubs and modern patio furniture. Open-plan large living room, also family/living room with modern furniture, modern kitchen. Sitting room is a Great Room with classic high ceiling and 'glass wall' facing south west furnished with large sectional leather suite. Master Bedroom with king bed has sliding patio doors onto pool and large en-suite which has been refurbished with new carpet. Two other good-sized double bedrooms (one with king bed, other with queeen) each with separate bathroom available. These face onto private inner courtyard equipped with a fountain and a bistro set. A fourth bedroom has been converted into a functional office (with copier, phone, computer and fax/printer/scanner) and can if required serve as a temporary additional bedroom (it is equipped with a new full-size sofa bed and night stand furniture).
Quality tiled floors throughout house excepting sitting room and bedrooms which are carpeted. Well -equipped with modern TVs (including internet streaming) and several items of modern audio equipment including Polk home theater and Bose.
Located within a secure private gated community comprised of homes all of individual character/design, and of well above-average manicured quality, just 0.8 miles from the centre of El Paseo (desert's Rodeo Drive)and a short drive from Palm Springs. 2 hours drive to beaches via Highway 74.
A few minutes walk from the house are public tennis courts in the municipal Cahuilla Hills Park. These are publicly floodlit after dusk on demand
- 2760 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
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- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
Satellite / Cable:
(5) 5 digital HDTV sets, 1 x 46 inch (1080p) in sitting room, 1 x 42 inch in master bedroom, one x 32 inch in high-ceilinged bedroom, another 32 inch in office cum den, and a 32 inch in the twin bedroom. The sitting room TV (latest technology purchased October 2010) has streaming video and internet. There is also Home Theater. The master bedroom also has streaming video and audio and interney ansl also has Polk Home Theater...moreless
- DVD Player
- Free Long Distance:
- Wireless Internet:
- Computer Available:
- Broadband Access:
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Heated Pool
Deck / Patio:
Significant landscaping, shrubs, citrus trees including lemon, lime and grapefruit, all professionally maintained. by weekly gardener. There is also a breakfast bistro set provided adjacent to the elevated jacuzzi. High-efficiency infra-red electric heaters are provided on the patio for use on winter evenings. A propane-fired (mobile) californian sun lamp is also provided for use on the deck. A Zenex outdoor wireless speaker that is connected to the Bose and Ipod in the sitting room for external use when doors/windows are closed....moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
50 feet long x 11 feet deep, with a new 6-8-person marble dining table and chair set (Martha Stewart Living Captiva), and a 6-piece Kampar Woven Deep Seating Set, plus a matching chaise lounge set...moreless
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Gambling Casinos
ReviewsWrite a review
Palm Desert Beauty
Palm Desert Beauty
You can't find a better gated location than this. It is just minutes to everything, including shopping and dining on El Paseo as well as 100's of restaurants along 111. The house is bright and cheery with lots of windows overlooking the pool, and seems much larger due to all the usable outdoor seating area. We used utilities as needed for our entire 5 week stay and found them to be very reasonable even with our continued use of the hot tub and outdoor heaters. We have been coming to the desert since 1985 and this is honestly the best value and location we have found. The owner and his agent are very accomodating and everything you need is included in the home. The pictures are accurate as to the design and furnishings.
- Guest Jamie (Springfield, MO)
- Date of stay 11/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/12/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing.
Would never stay at this place again!!! The high cost of utilities does not warrant a stay. The house is ok, dated, did not like the white carpet or not having the pool work for 2 days, appliances are old. Had to have them fumigate for some bugs as well. If you don't want a high utility bill do not cook, turn on the air conditioner, which we rarely did, or heat the pool and hot tub. We have stayed in the desert for over 30 years and have never had to pay utilities. Would not recommend this home to anyone!
- Guest Lorraine D. (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
- Date of stay 04/30/12
- Review Submitted 11/03/12
Owner response: My home is equipped with digital meters and these recorded hourly that this guest's kwh energy usage was 10 TIMES that of the same month in each the previous 2 years. The month was hotter than usual (115), but the temperature in the month for the following guest was similar yet his kwh usage was just ONE SIXTH of this guest whom the digital record shows operated on an average of 160 kwh per day. The reason was that all the air conditioning units were apparently operated flat out most of the time because his set point was at or near the minimum of 70 degrees. (The air conditioners are modern heat pumps and rated to cope with the hottest conditions). It is unknown how the doors/windows were managed. Also it appears all 7 of the ceiling fans were left running all of the time. Another reason the kwh cost was so high is that 85% of this guest's usage was at the penalty Tier 5 rate which costs 3 times the standard rate that applies when normal levels of kwh are used. The background/fixed energy use of the house is designed to be low. All lamps are low-energy and a low-energy pool pump has been installed. Alongwith refrigerator/TV/internet etc, the total house background/fixed kwh usage is just 15 kwh per day in that season, so 90% of the kwh usage and 96% of the kwh cost resulted from the extraordinary and entirely optional operation of the equipment by the guest. It is to be stressed that there is a complete and permanent record of the guest's kwh actual usage record available. I as owner only charge what the guest uses and add nothing to his usage which is independently monitored by the power company. The guest's total utility cost was 90% for the electricity/kwh, so the large bulk was electricity entirely caused by him. I also alerted him during his stay to the fact that his usage was extraordinarily high. His response was that we must have misread the meters. However, the meters digitally record by the hour and the power company's detailed historical digital usage record for the precise dates of this guest's stay are irrefutable proof which cannot be manipulated or mistaken. Finally, the house has a routinely scheduled 'bug' spraying every month whether it needs it or not
I arrived at Vista Paseo to be warmly greeted by Lesley and taken to the house which was exactly as it looks on line. A very light, bright beautiful home. The views from the house over the mountains and the beautiful birds and wildlife were absolutely magnificent, so lovely it made me cry. The pool was wonderful and very inviting. Peter the owner was extremely helpful and made sure that everything I needed was there. The house has everything you need and was extremely comfortable, clean and very well maintained. The computer access, phone and cable TV etc is great, you want for nothing. This is a lovely home and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The house is situated close to great restaurants and shops. If you fancy doing something a little more energetic, it is also close by the trails on the mountain. A brilliantly situated desert home. I would certainly want to visit there again in the near future.
- Guest Ella & Kara's Grandma (Buckinghamshire, England)
- Date of stay 03/29/12
- Review Submitted 06/03/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing.
My husband and I had a fabulous stay at Vista paseo in July. From our initial enquiry right through to our departure account reconcilliation, Peter and his manager Lesley were an absolute pleasure to deal with. We have stayed in 7 different villas in Palm Springs on previous vacations, and this villa is by far the best! This will be the one we will return to as it has everything for us, great location, extremely clean and comfortable, fantastic pool, but most of all, pleasant people to deal with. The photos really don't do it justice. Thank you Peter for sharing your holiday home with us, we will be back!
- Guest Lorna (Southport, UK)
- Date of stay 07/12/11
- Review Submitted 10/09/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY
FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY
I cannot say enough about the owner of this property. He was so attentive to all of our needs, and made sure that we had everything that we needed. The house was in perfect condition.....every possible amenity. The kitchen, family room and living room flowed beautifully for our 2 adult children and their spouses, and the pool/lanai were exceptional. This home has everything and more. We have rented from VRBO before, and this is by far the best home that we have stayed at. In addition, it was close to shops, restaurants, and attractions, yet in a gated community which provied privacy. I would rent it again in a second! Thank you for making our time there so memorable.
- Guest Gloria (Santa Barbara, Ca)
- Date of stay 08/11/11
- Review Submitted 08/16/11
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
My husband and I stayed for two months in this wonderful home perfectly located close to El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert. The owner, Peter, and his property management lady, Lesley, went overboard to make certain that everything ran smoothly and was to our liking, from the day we arrived to the day we (sadly) left. The home was just as the pictures showed -- and as the pictures cannot show, it was clean, bright, well-maintained, well-equipped with all the essentials, and very comfortable to make it your own home while you also enjoy the spectacular outside pool and dining area as well. We had several guests visiting while we were there and everyone enjoyed the guest rooms and the rest of the house as much as we did. The view of the mountains from the master bedroom and the living and dining room (as well as the entire pool area) was beautiful. You are in for a special treat if you rent this home while enjoying your stay in the amazing Palm Desert/ Palm Springs area -- you will be centrally located for exploring all parts of this wonderful location. I would hightly recommend this home to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay, an excellent owner and property management company, centrally located, close to both high end and reasonable shopping and restaurants, hiking paths within walking distance and a safe gated area.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 12/01/10
- Review Submitted 02/14/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Cannot be Faulted...Absolutely Superb!
Cannot be Faulted...Absolutely Superb!
We have stayed in a many private villas during vacations across the US and this one is by far and away the best. The inside of the house is spotless, tastfully appointed and includes all of the appliances you could need. The salt water swimming pool and lanai area is fantastic. The location of the house is excellent with quick and easy access to shopping, restaurants, bars, cafes etc. The owner, Peter, is a pleasure to deal with and extremely helpful - we gained plenty of useful tips on places to visit etc. We will definitely be staying here again in the future.
- Guest Plymouth_UK (Plymouth, Devon, UK)
- Date of stay 07/23/10
- Review Submitted 10/07/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
A superlative property that is highly recommended
A superlative property that is highly recommended
This rental is excellent in every way and as someone who has stayed in other properties in the Palm Springs area over the years this one is among the very best. My wife and I are also from the UK so it was easy for us to deal with the property owner and as other reviewers have said he goes out of his way to make everything as straightforward and easy as possible for his guests. The house is modern, contemporary, stylish, beautifully looked after and furnished with great taste. The minute you walk in the door you can feel the quality of the environment and that is before you are lucky enough to step out on to the back yard and see the pool and the hot tub. it is truly a superb house. The rooms are spacious, the facilities all that you would need and as others have said it is but a short walk and even shorter drive to the fine restaurants on Highway 111 and El Paseo. There are numerous cafes, bars and eating places within a few minutes and if you don't feel like going out then having a barbecue from the back patio will give you one of the best views in Palm Desert as the house sits at the foot of the stunning Santa Rosa mountains.
- Guest Sweetville (Glasgow, Scotland)
- Date of stay 06/26/10
- Review Submitted 07/09/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Palm desert - large pool & mountain views
Palm desert - large pool & mountain views
We enjoyed the house, large saltwater pool/jacuzzi and the beautiful views of the mountains. The office laptop, internet and free calls were very useful, while good shops and restaurants were only a short distance away. The owner and Lesley (property manager) were most accommodating and helpful and we look forward to returning to the property in the the future.
- Guest Steve W. (England)
- Date of stay 05/19/10
- Review Submitted 07/06/10
We had a fabulous time here, and plan to go again. The house and property are even nicer than the pictures, it's an easy walk to El Paseo, there are hiking trails practically out the back door, and the owner made every effort to ensure that everything was to our liking.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/21/09
- Review Submitted 07/21/09
High Season (Dec 15- April 15, excepting March) .. $5450/month Shoulder Season (Oct 01-Dec 14, and April 16 to May 31) .. $4500/month Low Season (Jun 01-Sep 30) .. $3400/month Peak Season (March 1 - March 31) $5,950 Security/Reservation Deposit of $1500. Minimum stay 1 month Cancellation less than 90 days before arrival may forfeit deposit First month's rental due 90 days before arrival Pay for power or gas use above $250 monthly allowance
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: personal profile in space below.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
UK resident who has a great love for America's southwest, wilderness and for desert and mountains in particular, I purchased a vacation home in Palm Desert because it offers the proximity to the mountains I love (I am an alpinista and use Santa Rosa and San Jacinto for training), and provides reliable dry sunshine all year long in one of the world's best desert climates. I chose Palm Desert because although it is close to the natural wonders I love, it is also urbane and sophisticated. I love a great hike in the wilderness during the day and a fine meal and entertainment in the evening. The central location of the house means I can walk to these from home if I choose and get a short taxi ride home if desired. Because I work in the UK, I can only be in my desert house on occasions, but because it's my (second) home, I only want renters who will look after it and treat it - and enjoy it - as they would their own.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
LOCATION, LOCATION! security of a private gated community which is well managed and maintained by house-proud owners, friendly quiet neighbourhood, proximity to El Paseo and two shopping malls (within 1 mile of each), walking distance to two of the best restaurants in Palm Desert, a fine mountain view, Cahuilla Hills Park and hiking trailheads just a few hundred yards away. In summary, quiet seclusion with the advantages of both the outdoors and urban living immediately to hand
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Curb View at Sunup
Sitting Room View1
Inner Dining Area
back patio at sunset
breakfast bistro at jacuzzi
Sitting Room View2
External Dining Area
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