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Luxury Home on ¾ Acre, Walk to El Paseo, Golf and More

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Pool area ping pong table on back patio overlooking private sunken tennis court Back of house; tennis court beyond Left side of front of house Front of house Side yard with pool, wet bar, barbecue, heater Living room, media center & game table Living room and game table Kitchen Dining room Master Suite #1 Master Suite full bath Master suite walk-in closet Master Suite #2 Full bath of second master suite, walk-in closet on the left Third bedroom with office

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes house description

The home is beautifully decorated in southwestern style art and custom made furniture. Full granite countertops are everywhere, porcelain tile floors with oriental rugs, very large HDTV combined with living room stereo and theater, digital sound system throughout the entire inside and outside areas, large, flat screen TVs in each of the 3 bedrooms, beautiful sunken tennis court with a computerized tennis ball machine (you can almost play against it), a saltwater pool (with shallow end) with an adjacent Jacuzzi and gas fire pit, outdoor patios that wrap the entire side and backyard overlooking the tennis court, and beautifully landscaped, gorgeous flower beds (the tennis court is surrounded by oleander in season). The very private almost 3/4 of an acre, totally enclosed side and backyard make you feel like you're on your own Hawaiian island, walk-in showers with instant hot water, fully equipped. And I mean fully equipped - all you need to bring is a toothbrush, as the house has plush linens, tennis rackets, and ping-pong rackets for the outdoor covered and lit Ping-Pong table, 2 1/2 car garage, printer, modem and wireless DSL. It has two large master suites at opposite ends of the house for great privacy, and a third bedroom that can also act as an office which opens into the living room by sliding large double doors. Each of the 3 bedrooms has an adjoining full bath, the master suites each have double sinks. It is a fabulous party and family set up, with the fully modern kitchen opening both into the large dining room and living room. The two master suites have walk-in closets.

There is both an indoor and outdoor bar, with the outdoor bar having a built in high end barbeque grill and radiant grill.

If the tennis court, large swimming pool (yes unlike most pools you can really swim laps), and the golf don't take 10 years off your life and your waist, then maybe some of the best hiking and biking trails in the entire valley that are just a few blocks away will. There are extensive trails which are also dog-friendly. There is nothing more exhilarating than getting up early every morning and doing a 45 minute hike to one of the nearby peaks. Back home, for a refreshing dip in the pool (heated, of course, and with electric cover to retain the heat), scrumptious pastries while basking in the cool air and warm sun, and then onto the tennis court – all at one-fourth the cost you would pay at a resort.

For those of you who know the Coachella Valley (which incorporates everything from Palm Springs to La Quinta), the hottest, most popular location in the entire Valley is EL Paseo Drive where all the best and most fun restaurants reside. It is compared only to Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills for its exclusive shops. Now the great news - you can walk to El Paseo from the house, as it is only four blocks away! We warn you in advance, though, that if you drink two margaritas at the ever popular (even in the heat of the summer) Armando’s Mexican restaurant, walking home is the safest way to go. Other great restaurants walking distance away are Sullivan’s, Maestros, Pacifica, and The Grill.

You may think that Phoenix/Scottsdale is golf capital of the United States. Wrong. It's Palm Springs/Palm Desert/La Quinta with its 120 golf courses. Unlike crowded Phoenix, getting to any one of them is only minutes away. Additionally, Palm Desert's mild winter weather means they're almost never any freeze delays, and getting 36 holes in a day is a cakewalk.
On the subject of golf, the second oldest golf course in the entire Valley is just down the street from our house, three blocks away. You can not only walk to it, you can walk and play golf! Bing Crosby once belonged to the course, it is open to the public and it has exceptionally reasonable rates, like $50. It may not be as luxurious as some of the premium courses in the Valley, but it is a great place for a little warm-up, practice and relaxing play.

There is no place in the United States that has better weather in Palm Desert in the late fall, winter, and early spring. And that even includes Hawaii, because Palm Desert has no humidity. The evenings are cool enough that you just need a light jacket, and the days are in the 70s to low 80s with sunshine almost 365 days a year. And yes, since it never rains, no one's vacation is ruined because of the rain (or snow). There is literally no better place to be in the winter.


Keywords: Modern, Comfortable, Fun, Private, Sunken Tennis Court, Large brand new pool, indoor-outdoor paradise, Southwest decor

Registered as a short-term rental with the city of Palm Desert, Permit #31311.

Property Type

  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Person making reservation and staying at property must be over age 25...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Sub Zero, Kitchen Aid Pro mixer, fully furnished for those who like to cook, the Microwave is an Aventium high end....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                all the bells and whitles just like at home...moreless

              • Microwave:

                GE Aventium - all the bells and whistles...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Boshe...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Freezer
              • Toaster
              • Pantry Items
              • Oven
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Garage:

                two car garage, and garage for golf cart...moreless

              • Living Room seats 8:

                Has gigantic couch and game table for 4...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                three modern zone units...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                firewood on site...moreless

              • Heating:

                three units...moreless

              • Wood Stove
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Fireplace
              • Towels Provided
              • Hair Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Large saltwater pool, One indoor and one outdoor bar, lighted covered ping pong table, very large TV in living room (behind cabinet doors), Indoor/outdoor full stero system, two master suites both with large walk in closets and walk in, double headed showers, double sinks, computerized tennis ball machine, beautifully decorated in Southwestern style custom made furniture....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Macintosh Computer
                  • Internet
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    You will love this big, deep pool that has a cover to keep it warm at night!...moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Sauna
                  • Spa Whirlpool
                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Golf:

                    Shadow Mountain Golf Club is on the same street as our house - you can walk there...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    More deck space that a fancy hotel. 1/2 covered, 1/2 uncovered...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    full size tennis court...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Surrounded by mountains - pretty cool considering you are in the desert...moreless

                      Car

                          • Not Necessary

                          Activities

                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Cycling
                          • Golf
                          • Shopping
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Restaurants
                          • Live Theater
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Medical Services
                          • ATM/Bank

                          Other Activities

                              • Hiking/biking/Dog Trails in hills/mountains within walking distance, reasonable/open to public golf course within walking distance. The Rodeo Drive of the Desert is walking distance (4 blocks) - best shops and restaurants in the entire valley. The ever popular Sat/Sun street fair is also close by in Palm Desert....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Wonderful home for Coachella!

                                Wonderful home for Coachella!

                                • Guest Rachel
                                • Date of stay 04/11/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                                My friends and I rented Tracy's home for three nights during Coachella and we could not have been happier. The home is spacious, beautifully decorated, and close to the Albertson's shuttle line. From the hot tub to the ping pong table, the house was full of great activities for people in their mid-20's looking for down time in between attending the festival. The house concierge was also very accomodating by allowing us to drop our bags off and pick up the keys before check-in time. I would definitely recommend this home for a group of friends looking for a nice getaway in the desert.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children.

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                              • Awesome Vacation Rental!

                                Awesome Vacation Rental!

                                • Guest AnnK
                                • Date of stay 04/04/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/12/14
                                This is a great rental house! Very close to El Paseo, and loved the option of walking to dinner at night, or to lunch/shopping during the day. There are tons of great restaurants in El Paseo. We also cooked at the house many nights and it is incredibly well-stocked for a rental. It's super clean, lots of entertainment options are provided w/ many TVs, tennis court, pool and ping pong. You are also driving distance to many attractions, as the location is very central and the Palm Springs area is quite spread out. Tracy was great to work with and it was pleasure renting this house. Would definitely recommend it highly!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                              • Perfect House, Perfect Location

                                Perfect House, Perfect Location

                                • Guest Christine G.
                                • Date of stay 03/28/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/08/14
                                We just left this great house. This house was perfect for our family. The outdoor space is amazing. The Pool, Tennis Court, terrace, furniture is all top notch. The inside is amazing, the furniture is beautiful and comfortable and there was not one thing we needed. Being able to walk to hiking, dining, shopping was so great that we did not use our car much. We walked every night to dinner. The outdoor bar/grill/frig was an added bonus. You can drive to local attractions, downtown Palm Springs, LaQuinta, etc which are all close by. We will stay at this wonderful home again if we visit Palm Desert. The owners were professional and wonderful to work with and overall, it was a great rental experience. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

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                              • A Perfect Place!

                                A Perfect Place!

                                • Guest Andi J.
                                • Date of stay 03/21/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/02/14
                                We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful home while on vacation in Palm Desert last week. Wow! The home is absolutely gorgeous, very spacious, and extremely well-equipped! It was so great having the pool, and tennis court right there, and we took full advantage of both, and also had fun playing ping pong, and just laying in the sun! Every effort has been made by the owner to make sure guests are comfortable and have everything they need. There were two couples besides my husband and I, and we ALL agreed that we would love to stay there again!! The pictures don't quite do it justice - it truly is a beautiful place, conveniently located, and an awesome place to stay!! Thanks so much to Tracy, for being so easy and pleasant to work with, and for creating such a wonderful place for folks to rest and relax!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                              • Vacation Paradise

                                Vacation Paradise

                                • Guest VW Family
                                • Date of stay 03/16/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/26/14
                                This was our first experience with VRBO and we couldn't have asked for a better vacation. The home was perfectly located within walking distance of El Paseo, with food and shopping galore. The home was beautifully appointed with all the necessities provided. We were able to relax without the need to leave for activities because we enjoyed them all right there. The pool, Jacuzzi, tennis court, ball machine, ping pong table, and board games were thoroughly enjoyed. The surround sound system inside and out added to the vacation vibe. Thank you for a fabulous home away from home experience. We will definitely use VRBO for our future vacation plans.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • Another great stay in Palm Desert

                                Another great stay in Palm Desert

                                • Guest Peter (San Diego, CA)
                                • Date of stay 03/13/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/19/14
                                We have rented this home a number of times over the past few years. We love the private tennis court and proximity to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. It is a well maintained, lovely home that is very private yet close to shopping and dining. It feels like your own private resort. The drive from San Diego through the back country (highway 74) is picturesque and a quick 2 hours. The homeowners are easy to work with and respond to emails promptly.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              • Resort-like oasis in Palm Desert

                                Resort-like oasis in Palm Desert

                                • Guest mariner3 (USA)
                                • Date of stay 12/28/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/13/14
                                Fabulous home with every amenity. We felt like we were staying at a resort, but with the peace and quiet of a private home. Excellent floor plan- all bathrooms have a private bathroom. There is a large dining area, family room with comfy couch, large screen tv and gaming table. Kitchen is well stocked with pans, dishes and utensils. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool, spa, tennis court and ping-pong. The electronics ( TV, lights, hot tub, etc.) we're a bit complicated to figure out, but the property manager was very helpful. Location is convenient (walking distance) to El Paseo shops. Also close to grocery, hiking, mall and movie theaters. A wonderful place to ring in the New Year!

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                              • Christmas in Palm Desert

                                Christmas in Palm Desert

                                • Guest Catherine H.
                                • Date of stay 12/20/13
                                • Review Submitted 12/30/13
                                We rented this beautiful home for Christmas (7 days). It was our first experience with VRBO and I will do it again. From start to finish it was incredible. We felt like we rented a country club. Our grown children played tennis everyday and relaxed in the hot tub every night. It was supplied with first class kitchen ware, we did not lack for anything. The luxurious robes and towels were equal to 5 star hotels around the world. It was immaculate and well supplied with tennis balls, ping pong balls and swimming pool towels. The location was perfect. We could take our morning walks in a neighborhood setting and yet be in town within a 10 minute walk. We ate at several restaurants and visited many galleries. The owners were easily accessible and extremely pleasant. They were organized with information about the home and the area. It was a great holiday for us and we are looking forward to visiting again. I have already recommended it to others.

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                              • A relaxing time!

                                A relaxing time!

                                • Guest Tammy M.
                                • Date of stay 11/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/15/13
                                Our family spent 6 relaxing days at this wonderful home. The pool, tennis court, hot tub, and home were great and very comfortable. The location was so convenient. Tracy, the home owner, was very easy and informative to work with. We will return for some much needed R&R this spring. Thanks, Mark and Tammy

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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                              • Palm Desert weekend

                                Palm Desert weekend

                                • Guest Amy C. (San Diego, CA)
                                • Date of stay 09/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/28/13
                                We had a great time and this property had everything we wanted and needed. We were very entertained and the house provided so much to do (tennis, pool time, ping pong, BBQ) that we only left the property for golf and dinner out one night. The owners were also professional and accommodating. We would highly recommend.

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Shoulder
                              May 1 - May 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $435
                              $2,600 $9,200
                              Early Summer
                              Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $375
                              $2,300 $8,280
                              Late Summer
                              Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $350
                              $1,925 $6,000
                              Shoulder
                              Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              $435
                              $2,600 $9,200
                              Winter
                              Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $470
                              $2,800 $9,900
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees and Rental Conditions:

                              • Refundable deposit $200
                              • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
                              • Property Damage Protection $49
                              • Pet Fee $150 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 9%

                              Notes:

                              Higher rates for Holidays and Special events, e.g. Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving, Coachella, Stagecoach, July 4, Memorial Day.

                              There is a pet fee which is 10% of the rental rate.

                              Rental rate includes pool heating/utilities for the dates stated, but does not include cleaning fee, damage insurance fee nor taxes.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                              Location

                              • The Living Desert / Southern California Zoo & Botanical Gardens

                              • El Paseo

                                "The best restaurants and shops in the entire valley!!"

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                              • The River

                                "Such a fun place to spend an afternoon. "

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                              • Performances at the McCallum Theatre

                                "Great because it is under a 5 minute drive from the house and the performances are varied an..."

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                              • Hiking Trails

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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2004

                              About the owner: Tracy is a nationally known securities lawyer, representing investors in securities arbitrations. Douglas is a nationally recognized securities fraud expert witness. They live in the mountains of Colorado with their kids - 2 Alaskan Malamute dogs!

                              Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                              The Coachella Valley has the best winter weather in the US (including Hawaii). Palm Desert is the most central, active community in the Valley and much younger than Palm Springs. Even with no rain, the whole community is beautiful flowers and green grass - a true desert oasis becuase of the huge aquifer under the valley floor. Golf capital of the United States with over 120 golf courses. Shopping, restaurants, activities abound, a true resport paradise. The Palm Desert life style is a perfect contrast to our Colorado home.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Seems almost impossible that the property is close to everything you might want to do on vacation. Nothing, repeat nothing is far away and many items YOU REALLY CAN WALK TO. Mountain hiking trails, a golf course, #1 shopping and resturant district in the whole valley. It is amazing to be in the desert and have beautiful mountains surrounding you.


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                              Photos

                              • Pool area

                                Pool area

                              • Back of house; tennis court beyond

                                Back of house; tennis court beyond

                              • Front of house

                                Front of house

                              • Living room, media center & game table

                                Living room, media center & game table

                              • Kitchen

                                Kitchen

                              • Master Suite #1

                                Master Suite #1

                              • Master suite walk-in closet

                                Master suite walk-in closet

                              • Full bath of second master suite, walk-in closet on the left

                                Full bath of second master suite, walk-in closet on the left

                              • ping pong table on back patio overlooking private sunken tennis court

                                ping pong table on back patio overlooking private sunken tennis court

                              • Left side of front of house

                                Left side of front of house

                              • Side yard with pool, wet bar, barbecue, heater

                                Side yard with pool, wet bar, barbecue, heater

                              • Living room and game table

                                Living room and game table

                              • Dining room

                                Dining room

                              • Master Suite full bath

                                Master Suite full bath

                              • Master Suite #2

                                Master Suite #2

                              • Third bedroom with office

                                Third bedroom with office

                              VRBO #377110

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                              Date last modified - Thursday, March 13, 2014

                              $350 - $470 per night (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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                              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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