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

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Last updated: 08/11/2014
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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

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

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

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • 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
              • Oven
              • Coffee Maker
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 8 people

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

              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

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

                  Communications

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

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

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

                  • Hot Tub
                  • Sauna
                  • Spa Whirlpool
                  • Heated Pool

                  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
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

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

                      Activities

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

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 38 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      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 8, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $517
                      $2,940 $10,829
                      April Festivals
                      Apr 9 - Apr 29, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,034
                      $5,880
                      Shoulder
                      Apr 30 - May 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $435
                      $2,600 $9,200
                      Early Summer
                      Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $375
                      $2,300 $8,280
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

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

                      Notes:

                      Holidays - Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving, July 4, Memorial Day and Labor Day are 25% higher.

                      Certain dates in April for festivals, like Coachella and Stagecoach are even higher rates - ask for quote.

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

                      Rental rate includes pool heating and utilities. No extra charge unless abuse.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 08/11/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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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

                        "Although it's faster to drive, you can literally walk from the house, go across Highway 74 a..."

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                      Car: Not Necessary

                      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.

                       

                      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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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      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

                      • From kitchen looking at dining room

                        From kitchen looking at dining room

                      • View of back of house

                        View of back of house

                      • Pool, sauna, fire pit

                        Pool, sauna, fire pit

                      • Another view of pool - you can swim laps!

                        Another view of pool - you can swim laps!

                      • 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

                      • One of the  master suites

                        One of the master suites

                      • private tennis court

                        private tennis court

                      • Another view of one of the master suites

                        Another view of one of the master suites

                      • Another view of back of house

                        Another view of back of house

                      VRBO #377110

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, August 05, 2014

                      $350 - $1,034 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 08/11/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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