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Indulge in 5-Star Luxury Minutes from the Empire Polo Club

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Pool and Fire Features punctuated by stunning Mountain Views!

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Last updated: 11/19/2010

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Private Homes house description

Villa Sereno defies description; it is truly unlike any other accommodations in the desert. Every detail has been attended to, from the crisply ironed, 1,000-thread-count sheets, to the plush sofas around the outdoor fireplace, to the five acres of lush, sprawling lawn that surround the villa. The best part? You get this five-star resort—and its extravagant outdoor living area—all to yourself, for what is likely to be your most relaxing vacation yet.

Elegant, romantic, and inviting, Villa Sereno provides a picture-perfect backdrop for your next romantic getaway, family reunion, or corporate retreat. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom villa sleeps up to eight guests in its lavishly outfitted bedrooms. We also have two casitas adjacent to the villa that can accommodate up to 18 adults. Between the villa and the casitas, there are six full bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own TV with satellite cable, and all of the furniture and linens are of the highest quality. Every time you walk through the house, you’ll notice some new detail, such as the multiple horse show trophies on display.

The kitchen area practically deserves its own listing. The indoor kitchen has windows all along one side that look out onto the pool area, giving the space a bright, open feel. You’ll find several sets of high-quality knives, every spice and seasoning you could ever want, All-Clad pots and pans, a Keurig coffee maker, two ovens, and more. Outside, a second kitchen area offers an enormous Viking range, barbecue, professional-style bar, refrigerator, and more. Between the two kitchens, you’ll have everything you need to throw an epic barbecue or elegant dinner party.

The outdoor living area is anything but ordinary. The pool is flanked by waterfalls and a fire feature, and the hot tub is the perfect venue for watching the sun set over the San Jacinto Mountains. You can also enjoy the panoramic views from one of two plush seating areas, one of which has a fireplace. Kids and adults alike will love the outdoor game area, complete with air hockey, pool, and ping-pong. We also have a four-hole putting green with a sand trap that will challenge even the best golfer in your group.

The five-acre estate is also home to us—the owners—and our Arabian horses and household pets. Some guests are initially uneasy about this arrangement, but once they are here, they realize it’s actually one of the best features of Villa Sereno. Instead of being 100 percent on your own, as you are with most vacation rentals, we act as your personal concierge. Upon your arrival, you’ll get a full tour of the property. Should you have any questions after that, we are easily reachable, located next to the stables approximately 50 yards from the villa. As longtime residents of the area, we have plenty of tips for where to eat and what to do during your stay.

One of our guests described Villa Sereno as “the Disneyland of horse ranches.” We have a full-time groundskeeper who ensures that the property looks (and smells!) like the luxury resort it is. We typically let out two horses at a time to graze, so it’s not unlikely that you’ll wake up to one of our four-legged lawnmowers chomping away at the grass next to your car or hanging out near the pool. If this is a problem, simply let us know—we’re happy to keep the horses out of your way.

Nestled in the Coachella Valley one block from the Empire Polo Club, Villa Sereno feels a world away, but we’re actually very close to some of the area’s biggest attractions. PGA West and other premier golf courses are minutes away, and the nearby towns of La Quinta, Palm Springs, and Palm Desert offer a myriad of restaurants, high-end shops, and day spas. Of course, you could easily spend your entire vacation relaxing on the estate, if you prefer; other than groceries, which we can stock upon request, you’ll have everything you need right here.

Our calendar is already filling up for the 2014 season. Contact us today to reserve your dates!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Horseback riding lessons are available. Please inquire for details....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are no problem. Please call to discuss....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outside areas only....moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 25

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Bedroom 5

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • King size beds (3) There are three high quality King Beds, Queen size Beds (1) There is one Queen already, and more can be provided if necessary, additional charges will apply, Double Beds (1) As many as necessary upon request, additional charges will apply, Twin or Single Beds (1) As many as necessary upon request, additional charges will apply, Child Beds (1) upon request...moreless

          Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Gourmet kitchen! Both indoors and out. 'All Clad' pots and pans. Everything you will need, a cook's dream! All appliances are Viking Professional....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Four available, plus three bar refrigerators. Ice storage of 1,000 lbs. available as well in auxillary Freezer...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            It is all here! We have the ability to provide meal service for 150 people!...moreless

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            All beds are less than 2 years old ,and are similiar to 'Posture Pedic' mattresses Memory Foam. The sheets are 1000 Thread Count. Luxurious Towels and Pillows...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Full hook-ups are available for a large number of RVs...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            There are two outdoor wood burning fireplaces...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Front Load, High Efficiency...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Unique horse boarding and turnout paddocks available as well as party and event coordination...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite TV in all bedrooms, Living Room, and Den (5) Outside has one permanent mounted T.V. at the Bar, and more can be hooked up for Special Events- please inquire...moreless

              • Music Library:

                XM Satelite radio is broadcasted on the entire five acres...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Foosball
              • Video Library
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Stereo
              • Air Hockey

              Pool & Spa

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                There is a large Veranda on the back of the house with a Kool Fog mist system....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Please see photos. We have tables and chairs for 150...moreless

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Spectacular Santa Rosa Sunrises and Sunsets ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Base Pricing- $3000/week, or $10,000 month during season based on occupancy*
                  Base Pricing- $2000/week.. $7000 month June,July, August based on occupancy*
                  Call for special rates-nightly rental considered
                  Catering and Banquet Information Available.
                  Wedding and private party- please inquire, addtl. rates apply based on # of Guests
                  Holidays and high demand weekends may differ, especially Coachella and Stagecoach
                  Corporate TeamBuilding with horses available,please inquire*10% TOT Tax additional
                  Private Horse Education/Instruction for children and adults, please inquire
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Location

                  Located 2 blocks from the infamous Indio Polo Grounds home of the Stagecoach Festival and Coachella Valley Concert as well as the Indio/Thermal Horse Shows

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: This secret getaway is proudly owned by Steve and Diana. They are avid Arabian Horse breeders, and enjoy sharing their country estate lifestyle with their guests. Both love to cook and entertain, so don't be surprised if Steve takes over for you on the grill and adds a few secret seasonings! While they live on the property, they can be seen and not heard, or they are available as a personal concierge and horse riding instructor. You get to choose the level of involvement- either way, you will thoroughly enjoy this exceptional property!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  There is no place in the desert like this ranch retreat. This triple-gated private and secluded property is conveniently located four miles from Highway 111 (the main artery that runs all the way to Palm Springs) Five acres of impeccably manicured grass, white fences, and Arabian horses set the stage for an memorable and relaxing stay. The property boasts a Tuscan-style villa, indoor/outdoor gourmet kitchens, pool area, waterfalls, gazebo, luxury barn, and individual horse areas to explore.


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                  Photos

                  • Pool and Fire Features punctuated by stunning Mountain Views!

                    Pool and Fire Features punctuated by stunning Mountain Views!

                  • Outdoor Poolside Dining Room can be set for up to 42 People comfortably

                    Outdoor Poolside Dining Room can be set for up to 42 People comfortably

                  • Outdoor Kitchen includes 42' Barbecue, 8 Cook Tops, Sink, Warming Drawers, Refrigeration, Commercial Coffee Maker and Microwave, as well as Prep Counter. Extra Freezers and Refrigeration are behind the Outdoor Kitchen

                    Outdoor Kitchen includes 42' Barbecue, 8 Cook Tops, Sink, Warming Drawers, Refrigeration, Commercial Coffee Maker and Microwave, as well as Prep Counter. Extra Freezers and Refrigeration are behind the Outdoor Kitchen

                  • View looking out to 5 acres of beauty! Bar has fountain drink system-optional

                    View looking out to 5 acres of beauty! Bar has fountain drink system-optional

                  • Living Room with Flat Screen Television over the Fireplace

                    Living Room with Flat Screen Television over the Fireplace

                  • Master Bedroom with a California King 'Memory Foam' Deluxe Mattress

                    Master Bedroom with a California King 'Memory Foam' Deluxe Mattress

                  • Guest Bedroom with a King and a Queen Bed (Ar moire Closet and Flat Screen)

                    Guest Bedroom with a King and a Queen Bed (Ar moire Closet and Flat Screen)

                  • Media Room, N. Side- 55' High Definition TV w/ Surround Sound & Reclining Chairs

                    Media Room, N. Side- 55' High Definition TV w/ Surround Sound & Reclining Chairs

                  • Gourmet's love our fully stocked Kitchen that includes Viking Appliances(S Side)

                    Gourmet's love our fully stocked Kitchen that includes Viking Appliances(S Side)

                  • Lodging in Optional Casita- 8 Beds in each room,and 2 Full Baths (Charges Apply

                    Lodging in Optional Casita- 8 Beds in each room,and 2 Full Baths (Charges Apply

                  • Enjoy the property's private Putting Green, complete with Sand Trap

                    Enjoy the property's private Putting Green, complete with Sand Trap

                  • We LOVE Weddings!

                    We LOVE Weddings!

                  • Outdoor Game Area includes Billiards, Foosball, Ping Pong, and Darts

                    Outdoor Game Area includes Billiards, Foosball, Ping Pong, and Darts

                  • View from Outdoor Kitchen towards Outdoor Living Room and Fireplace, as well as the  Pool and Grounds

                    View from Outdoor Kitchen towards Outdoor Living Room and Fireplace, as well as the Pool and Grounds

                  • Left hand Casita, middle Game area and main house and Bar are on the right.

                    Left hand Casita, middle Game area and main house and Bar are on the right.

                  • Evening Shot of Outdoor Professional Bar- Seats 10+, 3 Kegerator,& Glass Chiller

                    Evening Shot of Outdoor Professional Bar- Seats 10+, 3 Kegerator,& Glass Chiller

                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Master Bathroom Vanity Area ( There is a large shower with bench to the left )

                    Master Bathroom Vanity Area ( There is a large shower with bench to the left )

                  • Guest Bedroom with a King Bed (Includes Closet and Flat Screen with VCR and DVD)

                    Guest Bedroom with a King Bed (Includes Closet and Flat Screen with VCR and DVD)

                  • The Media Room, South Side- offers seating for 10 in total.

                    The Media Room, South Side- offers seating for 10 in total.

                  • Additional Lower Counter Refrigeration, Prep Area,Pantry,and Coffee Bar (N.Side)

                    Additional Lower Counter Refrigeration, Prep Area,Pantry,and Coffee Bar (N.Side)

                  • 'This is my new friend!'

(Visit with the resident horses any time of day!)

                    'This is my new friend!' (Visit with the resident horses any time of day!)

                  • Golf Outings are our specialty! Please inquire for Discounted Play and Catering

                    Golf Outings are our specialty! Please inquire for Discounted Play and Catering

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