A Gem in the Desert - Westwind at Escoba [#432370] | View Property
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 5-8)
$325 - $695/nt US Dollars
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Fantastic time for Labor Day weekend
Fantastic time for Labor Day weekend
What a wonderful house! We could not have asked for better accommodations for our weekend getaway. If you're looking for a one stop destination to unwind, this is the place to do it. My two favorite parts of the experience: 1. The Host – I have rented many vacation homes in the past, but Darryl has been by far the most gracious and hospitable host to date. Not only does he have your best interests in mind, but he ensures that you have a seamless experience from the moment you book to checking out of the property. Darryl goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable. 2. The House – WOW! The pictures seriously don’t do this place justice. You have to see it for yourself. It’s decked out. Everything you need is here. Towels, kitchenware, wifi, TV, pool, movies, linens, pillows, board games… I can go on forever. Location is great too. Short drive to the local restaurants and grocery stores. Five out of five stars. Would come again. If you’re on the fence, trust me and just go ahead and book it.
- Guest Charlie (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 08/30/13
- Review Submitted 09/10/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: Wow. Thanks for the glowing review Charles. I have been at this for a couple decades now and I must say this review it certainly one of my best. I try from the initial contact with the guest to ensure the visit is seamless and it sounds like this was exactly the case for you and your friends. I am glad you found the house over and above what you were expecting and I look forward to welcoming you and your friends back again when you next visit Palm Springs. Again thank you for your kind review of Westwind at Escoba.
Home away from Home!
Home away from Home!
As soon as we turned the lights on, we were very impressed. The photos and the directions provided by Daryll were very clear and accurate. Walking through all the rooms, everything was very clean and well maintained. The indoors are very spacious....there are two living room areas where people who have different choice in entertainment can view at the same time. Daryll also has quite a few movies in the DVD collection. The indoors was equipped with pretty much everything you would need including beach towels! The bedrooms and the bathrooms were clean, spacious and adequately equipped. The outdoors were very well maintained. Nice grassy area if you have pets...and of course the pool with the spa was definitely the icing on the cake. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone interested in visiting the area. Thanks much!
- Guest Ashish A. (Riverside, CA)
- Date of stay 08/16/13
- Review Submitted 08/22/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank you so much for your glowing review of my property Ashish. I am glad you pointed out the video library; this is one thing I have never thought about highlighting. There are dozens of top movies available for viewing while staying at Westwind at Escoba, as you discovered, and I am pleased to hear the two entertainment areas worked so well for your group. Once again, your review highlighted the pool, spa and garden area as the 'icing on the cake' which I am so pleased to see. It really is the focal point of the home from the moment you walk into the entrance way, the panoramic view thru the all glass wall invites you to enter the outdoors and never leave. I am so pleased you and your friends enjoyed yourself and I look forward to having your return for a weekend away again soon!
My family had a great time staying at Escoba!. Everything we needed for comfort was provided and in great condition. It was nice having private bedrooms with TVs for each of my three kids with the Master Br on the opposite side of the home. Having the 3 Bathrooms and separate Family Room was just like home and perfect!. The home is very clean and the entire landscape and pool area well maintained. I am a Landscaper so I care a lot about that.The house is in a very quiet area on a corner lot with neighbors on only 1 side and behind and no homes in front. There is also a very high hedge surrounding the back yard so we never saw anyone. We have stayed at over 40 Vacation rental homes over the years and this Home rates among the top because of how well maintained it is. We were able to cook anything we wanted and since I had forgotten the normal just in case Kitchen Items we would bring with us I was very surprised they were not needed. Darryl made everything easy and it was nice knowing he was available by phone to help with any issues if needed. We had none. There is a deposit required for the rental which was returned to us within 5 days!. that is very rare and greatly appreciated. I highly recommend the Home and I am definitely picky!
- Guest McCampers (Orange County, Ca.)
- Date of stay 08/09/13
- Review Submitted 08/21/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Manager response: Thank you Vern for your kind words. I am so pleased you and your family found the house fully equipped for cooking; I also cook at home alot, so having a complete kitchen fully appointed is very important to me. To hear that you are a landscaper and approve of what I have done in the garden and pool area is very flattering to me. I took a great deal of time to plan what I would do in the pool and yard area (it is still a work in progress)so I am thrilled you approve. It was important to me that I extended the living space into the outdoors, and made the house flow continually in and out so to speak; by your comments I have succeeded in doing so. Clients repeatedly state how beautiful and private the outdoor pool area is; in fact the house as you said is located in such a spot in Los Compadres that you really don't even know there are neighbours anywhere. It quiet, at the end of a road, so there is virtually no traffic noise at all, yet it is so convenient to downtown Palm Springs, the airport and shopping off the 111 Highway in Palm Desert. It sounds like the separation of rooms was a great feature for you and your extended family, and I tell people, the house is so well laid out that you are never tripping over one another and there is plenty of personal space for everyone to enjoy privacy, should they wish it. Thank you again for your positive review. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Westwind at Escoba, should you decide to return to Palm Springs for a vacation in the months to come.
Great for Family Gatherings
Great for Family Gatherings
When we started looking for a summer rental we wanted to find a house that could accommodate a diverse age group ranging from 10-90 years old and we found it in Windwood at Escoba. The bedrooms were nicely spaced to allow maximum privacy for all guests. With 2 living rooms, a solarium area and a large dining area, everyone has space. The solarium area was particularly nice as it overlooked the backyard and pool. This allowed me to read in the comfort of the air-conditioned house but still permitted my 10 year old grandson to play in the pool under my watchful eye. No need to bring extra linens or towels as the house is well stocked. I especially liked the fact that there was a large basket of beach towels available since we spent most of our time in the pool. The only thing missing from the kitchen supplies was a griddle for making pancakes. The patio area had plenty of seating for lounging and sitting.Having two movable umbrellas to create shade where needed was a plus. Darryl was a jewel to work with. He was very responsive to all emails and promptly refunded our security deposit. But best of all, his staff found an item we had left behind and Darryl instructed them to mail it to us. Our 90 year old mother was thrilled as it was her favorite sweater. We highly recommend this rental and plan on returning.
- Guest Rocky B. (Huntington Beach)
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/17/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank you so much for your kind words Sandie. I was my pleasure to have you and your family visit Westwind at Escoba. I have asked my staff to ensure a pancake griddle is purchased and made available to guests in the home, so it will be there on your next visit. It is only when I receive feedback from guests like yourself, that I am able to catch the few things I may have missed, and frankly a pancake griddle was just not on my radar. When the house is cleaned upon each check out, my staff ensure any items remaining behind that may appear to have value are returned promptly to the guests. I am pleased to hear your mother was reunited with her treasured sweater. I sounds like the swimming pool and outdoor area was a great hit with you and your family and I was so pleased to hear that. I spent a great deal of time furnishing, landscaping and designing the outdoor area this past year, so that it would become an added living space for my guests. It seems that I was successful with you and the other guests who have visited. I look forward to welcoming you back next year to Westwind at Escoba.
Comfortable and Well Maintained
Comfortable and Well Maintained
We rent homes in Palm Springs all the time. The property on Escoba ranks at the top. The owner has made sure that everything in the house and outside of the house works properly. This has always been a priority for us as renters. The air conditioning unit worked perfectly even on the days when the temperature exceeded 100 degrees. The pool man came punctually to clean the pool. The washing machine, dryer, and dishwasher worked well. All of the televisions had very good reception. The showers worked well. These are very important things to consider. We have had bad experiences in the past where homeowners do not maintain their rental properties. We would definitely rent this house again.
- Guest PS Vacation Renter (Woodland Hills, CA)
- Date of stay 06/07/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Manager response: Thank you so much for your positive review Alex. I have a team of personnel who respond to issues as quickly as possible, and I have spent a great deal of money on the house ($100K) in the past year to ensure everything is operational and in top condition. This reduces the problems renters encounters, although as hard as I try there is always one or two people a year who find nothing positive to say and usually leave the house in total disarray requiring hours of extra cleaning and repair. Fortunately I am getting better at screening prospective renters and I am so thankful for renters such as you and your family who enjoy the house and see the many positive things I have done to make your stay a comfortable as possible. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the months and years to come. Darryl
Our wonderful experience started when we first contacted Darryl. He is one of the nicest landlords we have ever rented from. When we got to the house it was beautiful and clean. Located on a nice quiet street. The house layout was very nice and functional. The beds were definitely king size although I believe it is advertised as queen. They were soft and just like my bed! I felt like I was home! The house can fit 10 comfortably I believe. The couches were huge and soft. The kitchen was well equipped with CLEAN pots, pans, utensils, plates, cups pretty much everything. We always take our own pots, plates etc because the majority of the homes we rent have very dirty supplies that we never want to use them, that wasn't the case here. The 2nd living room was equipped with a couple hundred DVDs. Darryl has great taste in movies because I had either seen most of them or wanted to watch them.I spent a good 20 minutes trying to decide which movies I wanted to watch but never got around to it thanks to the amazing pool and backyard he has! NOW for my favorite part of the house, the backyard!! The pool was perfect for the kids and adults, the Jacuzzi just add nice I loved that we could heat the pool and Jacuzzi and also use it at night and not worry about being cold. The sitting areas outside were very comfortable and nice. The grass area was also nice and big. My overall experience with Darryl was nothing short of amazing! He quickly returned my deposit and got back to my emails in a timely matter. I would recommend you book this house and don't even think twice! Hope you guys have as much fun as we did!
- Guest Ani K. (North Hollywood, CA)
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank you very much Ani for your kind words. I am so pleased your enjoyed the house. I have been furnishing and renting houses around the world and your comments echo the hundreds of comments I have received over the years on just how well run my rental homes are. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back again in the months to come. Thank you again.
Everything about this property and reservation was great and easy, including a very quick return of the security deposit after we checked out. The pool and hot tub worked perfectly, were very clean, and provided for a very relaxing stay. Would certainly recommended.
- Guest Nate (Minnesota)
- Date of stay 04/11/13
- Review Submitted 05/19/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Manager response: Thank you Nate for your gracious commendation of my home. It was my pleasure you and your friends stay at Westwind at Escoba. I am so pleased you enjoyed the outdoor spa and pool area, which is really the highlight of the home. I am also pleased you received your deposit back quickly; I do my best to get it back to my guests within the first week of check out. I look forward to welcoming you back next spring.
Palm Springs Gem
Palm Springs Gem
Our family stayed at the Westwind at Escoba for a week this Spring Break. The home is clean and well appointed, but the highlight for us was the backyard.It's a beautiful space with a great pool and sitting area. We spent most of our time outside and loved it. The house is spacious and nicely decorated. The kitchen and bathrooms could use a bit of an update. The owner is friendly and even baked cookies for us on arrival. Groceries and restaurants are very close. The price may not be the best deal in town, but it's not bad. We would stay here again.
- Guest The Hero (Calgary, AB)
- Date of stay 03/25/13
- Review Submitted 05/15/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: Rob Thank you very much for your kind comments about my Palm Springs home, I am so pleased you enjoyed the outdoor living space, garden and pool/spa area. I have invested a great deal of thought and money into making this living space comfortable, welcoming, and the focal point of the home, and by your comments I have succeeded. Desert living is about being outdoors and living in the wonderful weather. I believe the home brings the outdoors in and the indoors out; the flow of the space is seamless. Rob, it was my pleasure to have you and your family and it will be my pleasure to welcome you back again sometime, soon.
GREAT HOUSE FOR FAMILY GET TOGETHERGuest comment entered by manager
GREAT HOUSE FOR FAMILY GET TOGETHER
What a great house for a family get together. It was big enough that you didn't feel you were tripping over each other. The house was well appointed with all the equipment you need. The house was very clean, with plenty of towels. We all walked in together and we were excited and happy with what we saw. The full wall of glass with views to the pool and garden made the home feel immediately inviting. It was a very relaxing time and great place to be together of Thanksgiving. We enjoyed the house immensely and will definatly be back. Thanks so much.
- Guest Jody, Ryan, William, Sue, Deb, Greg and Mike
- Date of stay 11/24/12
- Review Submitted 04/25/13
We had an awesome time at this property. We had 8 people who stayed here very comfortably. The pool and spa are perfect with a lot of seating and lounges outside for everyone. The inside is very clean and spacious. There are 2 nice living room areas with large tv's - so kids can be in one area and adults in another if watching movies, etc.... The kitchen is very well stocked and we cooked every meal here. The owner was very easy to work with and responds quickly to any questions oor concerns. We highly recommend this rental and we will be back!
- Guest Lynn F.
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 10/23/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank you for your very kind words Lynn. I am so pleased the house met your needs for your family get together. I sincerely hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.
Awesome... Fun-fun-fun... Enjoyable... ExcellentGuest comment entered by manager
Awesome... Fun-fun-fun... Enjoyable... Excellent
Awesome... Fun-fun-fun... Enjoyable... Excellent "This house was very comfortable, nice outside and inside furnished, very clean, lots of entertainment. I will definitely rent this house again for my vacation stay in Palm Springs. Excellent house. This house was great. The pool and hot tub super. All you need to do is change the shower heads (preferably movable shower heads) by Annette R. | North Hollywood CA | September 23, 2012
- Guest Annette R.
- Date of stay 09/23/12
- Review Submitted 09/25/12