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Luxury Home-Private Tennis Court, Pool, Spa - Walk to Golf, El Paseo - Huge Lot

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This home once owned by the Driscoll's family as their vacation house. In 2005 , the home was completely remodeled again with the best upgrades inside out and is beautifully decorated with high ends unique art and expensive custom made furniture, Southwestern flair. Full granite countertops 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 estate is on more than one half of an acre, totally enclosed side and backyard make you feel like you're on your own Desert or Hawaii Paradise! Walk-in showers with instant hot water, house is 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.Sub. Fully equipped kitchen with Sub Zero refrigerator for those who like to cook. The Microwave is an Aventium high end. There are nice dishes, glasses, cooking ware, spices… Home 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 super 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 oversized 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 you are golfers, you will have a good situation! Shadow Mountain Golf Course, designed by legendary golfer Gene Sarazen, a semi public golf course, is literally just down the street.

If Golf, 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 in winter), enjoy healthy breakfast or snacks picked up at Whole Foods located few minutes away, 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, Mastros, Pacifica, and The Grill or casual ones such as Starbucks, CPK, DailyGrill, Thai Dishes.

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, as mentioned earlier, the second oldest golf course in the entire Valley is just down the street from our house. 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 $35 to $45. After 3PM is ridiculously cheap, such as $3.00 from end May until end of summer. 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. It is know to be a challenged course for short game.

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, Private Pool, Heated Pool, Private Spa, privateTennis Court, outdoor barbecue, patio, lounge chairs, surrounded sound stereo systems, outdoor stereos, Art, Custom, high-ends, equipped kitchen, air conditioning.

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


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

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


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of board games and cards ...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    three modern zone units...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    three units...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    firewood on site...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:


  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

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

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

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

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    full size tennis court...moreless

  • Tennis Court

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

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

  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 40 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Shoulder
Apr 30 - May 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$2,600 $9,200
Early Summer
Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$2,300 $8,280
Late Summer
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,925 $6,000
Fall Shoulder
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$2,600 $9,200
2015-2016 Season
Dec 1 - Apr 8, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,940 $10,829
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9%


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 substantially higher rates.

If you stay more than 28 days, then you don't pay property tax!!!

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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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Car: Not Necessary

Hiking/biking/Dog Trails in hills/mountains within walking distance, Shadow Mountain Golf Club is a few steps down the street, address is 73800 Ironwood. It is a reasonable/open to public golf course designed by legendary golfer Gene Sarazen. Summer Fee are $35.00, after 3PM is $3.00, yes $3.00. Sundays offer $45 for 2 persons. El Paseo Blvd, The Rodeo Drive of the Desert is walking distance (4 blocks) : best shops and restaurants in the entire valley. From Starbucks, CPK, Daily Grill, Sammy's Woodfire Pizza, Thai Dishes to Pacifica and Sullivan's Steakhouse.The ever popular Sat/Sun Street Fair is at Palm Desert Civic Center, 5 Minutes drive. Whole Foods , 5 minutes drive. Westfield Mall, 5 minutes drive. The River where the Cinema and nice restaurants, 7 minutes drive.


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! Loan is a licensed real estate agent working for HK Lane, an upscale local Real Estate Company affiliated with Christie's International Real Estate. Loan was the concierge for Tracy's home for many years. She stepped up to be the co-owners because she loves the home!

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. Even with no rain, the whole community is beautiful with flowers and green grass - a true desert oasis because 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 resort desert paradise.

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, walk to El Paseo that is #1 shopping and restaurant district in the whole valley. It is amazing to be in the desert and have beautiful mountains surrounding you!

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  • Pool area

    Pool area

  • Back of house; tennis court beyond

    Back of house; tennis court beyond

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

    ping pong table on back patio overlooking private sunken tennis court

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

    Side yard with pool, wet bar, barbecue, heater

  • private tennis court

    private tennis court

VRBO #377110

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