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Portion of the Great Room - looking from front coutyard to pool view

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Silver Sands house description

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Our wonderful home at Silver Sands Racquet Club is available for your desert retreat.  Silver Sands is located at the corner of Country Club Drive and Portola Avenue. Our address is 4 PAUME LANE - in the quiet section, away from the traffic noise of Portola or Country Club Drive. Marriott's Desert Springs Golf Course is adjacent to the end of our street. Silver Sands is a wonderful guard-gated community of friendly owners with 256 individual patio homes - built in clusters around 15 different swimming pools. 

Great privacy! All homes are Spanish style with courtyards and 2 car garages.  Gorgeous views of the Santa Rosa mountains and Mt. San Jacinto throughout the neighborhood.  The tennis complex has 8 courts, a club house & tennis pro on site from October through May.  There is no cost to tenants to play tennis. Lessons are available for a fee.

Our home was completely remodeled in the last 8 years.  Expanded from 1070 square feet to 1240 square feet - everything from the patio surfaces to interior floors, kitchen, baths, windows, doors & more were completely redone.  The owners were contractors & this was their full-time home.  Terrazzo floors, baths and fireplace place; slab granite kitchen, high end fixtures, new air conditioning, wine refrigerator and more. 

There is a 2nd refrigerator and storage cupboards in the garage.  New wrought iron patio furniture & cushions by Woodard along with a Weber gas BBQ enhance the outdoor living.  Dramatic night lighting of the courtyard is on timers.

A peaceful desert hideaway yet close to wonderful restaurants, public golf courses and incredible shopping.  Please contact us via email or by phone and we'd be happy to explain why we love this home so much. We hope you will too!

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We are a licensed Vacation Rental with the City of Palm Desert, CA; license #25416; many owners do not comply with City rental rules - you could be un-wittingly liable for the City's transient occupancy tax. Only rent from licensed property owners!

Thanks for viewing our home,
Eleanor Kent (a licensed real estate agent in Washington state)
Bob Schoos



Keywords: Home, Condominium

Property Type

  • House
  • 1240 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children:

                Cactus garden in courtyard - very large thorns!...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Pets are case by case - additional deposit & higher cleaning fee...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                One level home with good access through wide doorways...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                King Size platform bed from Pottery barn ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen size made by Mitchell-Gold - better than most!...moreless

              • King size beds (1) Pottery Barn platform bed with storage drawers - new in 2007 as is the mattress; Sleep Sofa (1) Queen size made by Mitchell Gold - actually quite comfortable. There are stays available to put under the mattress to give extra support - really OK to sleep on...not like the old hide a bed! ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Wine refrigerator with different temperatures for red & white, dining room 'accordion' sliding doors that stack to open 5 panels - with screens - perfect on a warm evening, electric hidden blinds on dining room sliders, lots of halogen lighting - inside & out, tennis courts at no cost to tenants, tennis pro on site Oct through Apr - lessons available for a fee, private courtyard with southwest exposure & mountain views, front patio facing toward pool - approx. 50 feet across the lawn, terrazzo floors, Weber gas barbeque, Grohe & Kohler faucets, Toto toilets, ceiling fans in both bedrooms, Braun fans in both bathroom, 8 neutral beach towels, hairdryer & lighted make-up mirror, courtyard with mostly desert landscaping has incredible night lighting - maintained by gardeners...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    An ever growing library in the 2nd bedroom!...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Bacgammon, a chess set, cards...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Stereo speakers for the CD player are in the Great Room - enjoy music while eating or relaxing. Lots of CDs - from Frank Sinatra & Elvis, Moody Blues to Celine Dionne and more; lots of jazz & classical too...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (3) HDTV with digital cable/recorder; 42' LCD wall mount JVC HDTV with surround sound in 2nd bedroom/den; 22' LCD Samsung HDTV in Master Suite; 12' Sharp Aquos LCD TV in kitchen wall...moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    CD player connected to speaker system in the Great Room....moreless

                  • Television:

                    (3) 42' LCD wall mount with surround sound in the 2nd bedroom/den; 22' LCD Samsung HDTV in Master Suite; 12' Sharp Aquos LCD TV in kitchen wall - great for news!...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Several DVD movies on site...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Magnificent Santa Rosa Mountains & San Jacinto...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hunting
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Walnut table pulls out - 6 dining room chairs plus 2 additional chairs to add to the table for a total table seating of 8...moreless

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Newer...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        Kenmore full size dryer - new in 2006...moreless

                      • Computer Available:

                        No computer - however, there is a new HP All in One - printer, copier, scanner & fax for your usage; set up for wireless printing - printer disc to add to your computer...moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        gas...moreless

                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                        Superb fitness room! Locked, coded entry - code # on Silver Sands directory in home...moreless

                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Is good throughout the US and Canada; you'll need a calling card or credit card for overseas calls...moreless

                      • Garage:

                        2 car garage with storage cupboards; additional white KitchenAid refrigerator for your usage; during the winter our car may be in the far side of the garage - still plenty of room for your car...moreless

                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Gas furnace...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Wireless - or connect via a cable, if you prefer....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Quality linens: fluffy towels & high thread count 100% cotton sheets; down comforters & down pillows (or man-made down if you choose)...moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Soaring ceilings! ...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        2 car driveway...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        (3) 1 in master, 1 in kitchen; 1 in 2nd bedroom; voice mail...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Several sets plus loads of 'beach' towels...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Speed Queen commercial washer - new in 2011;...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Wireless modem through Time Warner - also have the cable you can attach to your computer if you don't have a wireless card or for secure items like on-line banking....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Yes, plus electric tea kettle now too...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Sabatier knives & sharpening steel in wood block; loads of stainless steel pots & pans; glass mixing bowls and bakeware; lots of serving pieces; ...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        High end - several sets of dishes; various sizes of wine glasses including champagne flutes; martini glasses too; plastice glasses for by the pool!...moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        Bosch...moreless

                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        Complete remodel with slab granite counters, GE Profile stainless appliances - gas cooking, side-by-side refrigerator with ice & water in the door, Bosch dishwasher; full pantry cupboard and separate pantry for pots, serving pieces and storage containers; large supply of Revere stainless silverware, English ironstone, Williams-Sonoma Bistro ware plus high end plastic ware for outdoor use, large supply of glasses, wine glasses & coffee mugs...moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        Frigidaire - just installed in Sept 2014; above the stove...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Iron & ironing board; blender; vacuum cleaner, quick electric tea kettle...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

                        (2) GE Profile stainless in the kitchen; 2nd good one in the garage; plus wine cooler unit in wine cupboard...moreless

                      • Stove:

                        GE Profile - gas - also convection oven...moreless

                      • Toaster:

                        Cuisinart brand toaster...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (2) Gated private courtyard as you enter - separate large patio at the front facing the lawn & pool...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Desert Willow is less than 1/2 mile - as are the 2 courses at the JW Marriott Hotel adjacent....moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Gorgeous green grass between patio & the pool & Jacuzzi...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Weber gas bar-be-que...moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        8 courts; tennis free to guests; see Isabel - tennis pro if you'd like to join in play. They are always looking for additional players...moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Discover
                      • Eurocard
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        50' across the lawn from the front patio; plenty of furniture and umbrellas...moreless

                      • Shared Hot Tub:

                        Heated Jacuzzi adjacent to the pool...moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Fall 2014
                          Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,400 $3,200
                          Winter 2015
                          Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,700 $3,600
                          May 2015
                          May 1 - May 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,200 $2,400
                          Summer 2015
                          Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $900 $1,700
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $900 $1,700
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning - pet is more $125
                          • Pet Fee $500
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Pets are acceptable on a case by case basis, $500 refundable deposit & $150 cleaning fee;

                          City of Palm Desert REQUIRES THAT WE COLLECT A 9% OCCUPANCY TAX ON ALL STAYS LESS THAN 28 NIGHTS; STAYS 28 NIGHTS OR MORE - NO TAX. May - Sept electricity paid by tenant on all stays of more than 1 week - deposit collected separately for electric

                          Note: A MONTH IS 4 WEEKS or 28 NIGHTS; $700.00 refundable security deposit & signed rental agreement reserves your space - full balance due 60 days prior to your start date; MAY - SEPT stays more than 1 week require payment of electricity - deposit collected separately for electric service;


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                          Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                          Location

                          12 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Palm Springs International
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Desert Willow or JW Marriott Desert Springs Hotel
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          I-10
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Desert Willow Club House, Cork Tree, Yees Wok

                          Car: Recommended

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: We (Bob Schoos & Eleanor Kent) are the happy owners of this wonderful home in Silver Sands Racquet Club. Given that we live in Redmond, WA where it rains/drizzles from October through June every year - you can understand why a desert home is appealing. Eleanor is a full time real estate Broker with Windermere Real Estate in Bellevue, WA and Bob is a retired banker who is now tutoring NCAA schlorship students at the University of Washington - so full time desert living is not possible at this point in time. We knew that an empty home is not a healthy home so have chosen to open our home for other's enjoyment.

                          Why the Owner Chose Silver Sands:
                          We purchased our wonderful home for 3 reasons: 1) location, 2) a total high-end remodel had just been completed and 3)the 'G' floorplan had been expanded during the remodel. Location includes both the fact that Silver Sands central location is perfect for access to everything and our location within Silver Sands - located in the southeast corner - close to the Marriott Desert Springs Resort golf course. Our location is in the 'quiet section' of Silver Sands. Silver Sands is a great community with friendly owners - many from the Pacific Northwest and Canada. We knew from friends who also own in Silver Sands that it was a very special place. We totally agree! Eleanor & Bob

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Luxury living furnished as a private home - from the good kitchen knives in a block to the high thread count all cotton sheets, several sets of dishware & glasses - including wine, champagne & martini glasses, to numerous serving dishes and tons of silverware - this is NOT your typical rental. The SW facing patio & the 2nd patio facing north mean you can have as much or as little as you want. 8 tennis courts and a tennis pro from October through May make Silver Sands THE tennis place of Palm Desert. There is no charge to play - only if you hire the pro for lessons. If you don't play tennis - the Palm Desert Desert Willow course is in the block north of Silver Sands & the JW Marriott Desert Springs with it's 36 holes of golf is just to the East. If you like to shop - try the Street Fair at the College of the Desert (Fred Waring at Monterrey) every Sat & Sun - even in the summer; also the Desert Premium Outlet Mall in Cabazon - just 30 minutes west on I-10 for Ralph Lauren, Cole Haan, Burberry, St John, Brooks Brothers, Ann Taylor and 100+ other high end stores.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Portion of the Great Room - looking from front coutyard to pool view

                            Portion of the Great Room - looking from front coutyard to pool view

                          • Exterior front - 2 car garage & entry gate to courtyard shown in next photo

                            Exterior front - 2 car garage & entry gate to courtyard shown in next photo

                          • Note there are 2 umbrellas!  Woodard cast iron furniture & cushions

                            Note there are 2 umbrellas! Woodard cast iron furniture & cushions

                          • Closer view of granite counters & gas stove; large pantry to the left

                            Closer view of granite counters & gas stove; large pantry to the left

                          • Dining room table pulls out to seat 10!  Glass sliders stack open

                            Dining room table pulls out to seat 10! Glass sliders stack open

                          • One of 15 pools at Silver Sands - less than 50' to pool and jacuzzi;

                            One of 15 pools at Silver Sands - less than 50' to pool and jacuzzi;

                          • Winter view from pool!  Had snowed for 2 days - ONLY in the mountains!

                            Winter view from pool! Had snowed for 2 days - ONLY in the mountains!

                          • Looking through to slider doors with patio & pool less than 50' beyond

                            Looking through to slider doors with patio & pool less than 50' beyond

                          • Courtyard looking toward front gate; Weber gas BBQ under black cover

                            Courtyard looking toward front gate; Weber gas BBQ under black cover

                          • Kitchen open to Great Room with eating bar; note built-in Sharp Aquos wall TV

                            Kitchen open to Great Room with eating bar; note built-in Sharp Aquos wall TV

                          • Corner game table with front courtyard beyond; we use as a breakfast table!

                            Corner game table with front courtyard beyond; we use as a breakfast table!

                          • Dining room looks across the front patio lawn to pool

                            Dining room looks across the front patio lawn to pool

                          • Master bedroom with king size bed & full cotton luxury linens; down pillows

                            Master bedroom with king size bed & full cotton luxury linens; down pillows

                          • Master Bathroom - 2nd bathroom similar

                            Master Bathroom - 2nd bathroom similar

                          • Gardens are lit at night - on timers.  Perfect for outdoor evening enjoyment

                            Gardens are lit at night - on timers. Perfect for outdoor evening enjoyment

                          VRBO #211608

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                          Date last modified - Friday, November 21, 2014

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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/21/2014
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