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Great room at dusk - mountain view to the SW; travertine floors thru out; gas FP

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Please email or call me at 1-206-999-4766 with any inquiries - VRBO/Homeaway is quoting our rates incorrectly!!!

We also do not offer automatic booking via VRBO/Expedia. They have lowered OUR fees substantially but want to charge YOU a booking fee instead. Booking directly with us saves you a lot of money. We have never charged anyone a booking fee.

Our wonderful home at Silver Sands Racquet Club is available for your desert retreat.  Silver Sands is located at the corner of Country Club Drive and Portola Avenue. OUR ADDRESS IS: 4 PAUME LANE - in the quiet section, away from the traffic noise of Portola or Country Club Drive.

J W Marriott Desert Springs Hotel Golf Course is adjacent to the end of our street. Silver Sands is a wonderful guard-gated community of friendly owners with 256 individual patio homes - built in clusters around 15 different swimming pools. 

Great privacy! All homes are Spanish style with courtyards and 2 car garages.  Gorgeous views of the Santa Rosa mountains and Mt. San Jacinto throughout the neighborhood.  The tennis complex has 8 courts, a club house & tennis pro on site from October through May.  There is no cost to tenants to play tennis. Lessons are available for a fee.


Our home was completely remodeled in 2006.  Expanded from 1070 square feet to 1240 square feet - everything from the patio surfaces to interior floors, kitchen, baths, windows, doors & more were completely redone.  The owners were contractors & this was their full-time home.  Terrazzo floors, baths and fireplace place; slab granite kitchen, high end fixtures, new air conditioning, wine refrigerator and more.  There is a printer/scanner available for your usage.

There is a 2nd refrigerator and storage cupboard in the garage.  New wrought iron patio furniture & cushions by Woodard along with a Weber gas BBQ enhance the outdoor living.  Dramatic night lighting of the courtyard is on timers.

A peaceful desert hideaway yet close to wonderful restaurants, public golf courses and incredible shopping.  Please contact us via email or by phone and we'd be happy to explain why we love this home so much. We hope you will too!

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We are a licensed Vacation Rental with the City of Palm Desert, CA; license #25416; many owners do not comply with City rental rules - you could be unwittingly liable for the City's transient occupancy tax. Only rent from licensed property owners!

Thank you for viewing our home,
Eleanor Kent (a licensed real estate broker in Washington state)
Bob Schoos



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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 11/01/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1240 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Cactus garden in courtyard - very large thorns!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are case by case - additional deposit & higher cleaning fee...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    One level home with good access through wide doorways...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    King Size platform bed from Pottery barn ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen size made by Mitchell-Gold - better than most!...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Pottery Barn platform bed with storage drawers - new in 2007 as is the mattress; Sleep Sofa (1) Queen size made by Mitchell Gold - actually quite comfortable. There are "stays" available to put under the mattress to give extra support - really OK to sleep on...not like the old hide a bed! ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have showers, Toto commodes & travertine floors and showers with clear glass doors. Good closet space....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Wine refrigerator with different temperatures for red & white, dining NanaWall 'accordion' sliding doors that stack to open 5 panels - with screens - perfect on a warm evening, electric hidden blinds on dining room sliders, lots of halogen lighting - inside & out, tennis courts at no cost to tenants, tennis pro on site Oct through Apr - lessons available for a fee, private courtyard with southwest exposure & mountain views, front patio facing toward pool - approx. 50 feet across the lawn, terrazzo floors, Weber gas barbeque, Grohe & Kohler faucets, Toto toilets, ceiling fans in both bedrooms, Braun fans in both bathroom, 8 neutral beach towels, hairdryer & lighted make-up mirror, courtyard with mostly desert landscaping has incredible night lighting - maintained by gardeners. Easy to use Uber in the desert!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An ever growing library in the 2nd bedroom!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Bacgammon, a chess set, cards...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Stereo speakers for the CD player are in the Great Room - enjoy music while eating or relaxing. Lots of CDs - from Frank Sinatra & Elvis, Moody Blues to Celine Dionne and more; lots of jazz & classical too...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) HDTV with digital cable/recorder; 42' LCD wall mount Sony HDTV with surround sound in 2nd bedroom/den; 22' LCD Samsung HDTV in Master Suite; 12' Sharp Aquos LCD TV in kitchen wall...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player connected to speaker system in the Great Room....moreless

  • Television:

    (3) 42' Sony wall mount with surround sound in the 2nd bedroom/den; 22' LCD Samsung HDTV in Master Suite; 12' Sharp Aquos LCD TV in kitchen wall - great for news!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Several DVD movies on site...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Magnificent Santa Rosa Mountains & San Jacinto...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Walnut table pulls out - 6 dining room chairs plus 2 additional chairs to add to the table for a total table seating of 8; table can handle 10 to 12...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Newer...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Kenmore full size dryer - new in 2006...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    No computer - however, there is a new HP All in One - printer, copier, scanner & fax for your usage; set up for wireless printing - printer disc to add to your computer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    gas...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Superb fitness room! Locked, coded entry - code # on Silver Sands directory in home...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Is good throughout the US and Canada; you'll need a calling card or credit card for overseas calls...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car garage with storage cupboards; additional white KitchenAid refrigerator for your usage; during the winter our car may be in the far side of the garage - still plenty of room for your car...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas furnace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Secure wireless - or connect via a cable, if you prefer....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linens: fluffy towels & high thread count 100% cotton sheets; down comforters & down pillows (or man-made down if you choose)...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Soaring ceilings with halogen track lights...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 car driveway; secured parking for 1 car in garage...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (3) 1 in master, 1 in kitchen; 1 in 2nd bedroom; voice mail...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Several sets plus loads of "BEACH" towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Speed Queen commercial washer - new in 2011;...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure wireless modem through Time Warner - also have the cable you can attach to your computer if you don't have a wireless card ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Yes, plus Kuerig & electric tea kettle now too...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Sabatier knives & sharpening steel in wood block; loads of stainless steel pots & pans; glass mixing bowls and bakeware; lots of serving pieces; ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    High end - several sets of dishes; various sizes of wine glasses including champagne flutes; martini glasses too; plastice glasses for by the pool!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Complete remodel with slab granite counters, GE Profile stainless appliances - gas cooking, side-by-side refrigerator with ice & water in the door, Bosch dishwasher; full pantry cupboard and separate pantry for pots, serving pieces and storage containers; large supply of Revere stainless silverware, English ironstone, Williams-Sonoma Bistro ware plus high end plastic ware for outdoor use, large supply of glasses, wine glasses & coffee mugs...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Frigidaire - just installed in Sept 2014; above the stove...moreless

  • Oven:

    oven is also convection if you want...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Iron & ironing board; blender; Sears strong vacuum cleaner, quick electric tea kettle, Kuerig plus a regular coffee maker...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) GE Profile stainless in the kitchen; 2nd refrigerator (new in 2016!) in the garage; plus wine cooler unit in wine cupboard...moreless

  • Stove:

    GE Profile - gas - also convection oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cuisinart brand toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Gated private courtyard as you enter - separate large patio at the front facing the lawn & pool...moreless

  • Golf:

    Desert Willow is less than 1/2 mile directly across from the JW Marriott Hotel (just to the East) - as are the 2 courses at the JW Marriott Hotel which are adjacent....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Gorgeous green grass between patio & the pool & Jacuzzi. Note our photos were taken in Oct when the grass is still brown from the summer - from Nov thru June-July the grass is gorgeous green....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas bar-be-que...moreless

  • Tennis:

    8 courts; tennis free to guests; see Isabel - tennis pro if you'd like to join in play. They are always looking for additional players...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    50' across the lawn from the front patio; plenty of furniture and umbrellas...moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    Heated Jacuzzi adjacent to the pool...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December 2016
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,400 $3,200
Winter 2017
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,700 $3,600
March 2017
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000 $3,800
April 2017
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800 $3,600
May 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,200 $2,500
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000 $1,700
Fall 2017
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500 $3,300
Winter 2018
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,700 $3,600
March 2018
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,000 $3,800
April, 2018
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,800 $3,600
May, 2018
May 1 - May 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,400 $2,500
Summer, 2018
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,100 $1,700
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,400 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning (pet- $50 more) $125
  • Pet Fee $500

Notes:

Pets are acceptable on a case by case basis, $500 extra refundable deposit & $150 cleaning fee;

City of Palm Desert REQUIRES THAT WE COLLECT A 9% OCCUPANCY TAX ON ALL STAYS LESS THAN 28 NIGHTS; STAYS 28 NIGHTS OR MORE - NO TAX. May - Sept electricity paid by tenant on all stays of more than 1 week - deposit collected separately for electric

Note: A MONTH IS 4 WEEKS or 28 NIGHTS; $700.00 refundable security deposit & signed rental agreement reserves your space - full balance due 60 days prior to your start date; MAY - SEPT stays more than 1 week require payment of electricity - deposit collected separately for electric service;


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Morton's or JW Marriott
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Desert Willow or JW Marriott Desert Springs Hotel
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Desert Willow Club House, Cork Tree, Yees Wok

Car: Recommended

Winter sun, warmth, golf, shopping, new friendships all happen in the Coachella Valley every winter. Plus the roads are wide and the traffic does move. Blue sky on most days!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We (Bob Schoos & Eleanor Kent) are the happy owners of this wonderful home in Silver Sands Racquet Club. Given that we live in Redmond, WA where it rains/drizzles from October through July 5th every year - you can understand why a desert home is appealing. Eleanor is a full time real estate Broker with Windermere Real Estate in Bellevue, WA and Bob is a retired banker who is now substitute teaching locally- so full time desert living is not possible at this point in time. We knew that an empty home is not a healthy home so have chosen to open our home for others enjoyment.

Why the Owner Chose Palm Desert, CA, USA:
We purchased our wonderful home for 4 reasons: 1) location, 2) a total high-end remodel had just been completed 3)the 'G' floorplan had been expanded during the remodel 4)the private front courtyard faces SW for sun & mountain view! Location includes both that Silver Sand's central location is perfect for access to everything AND our location within Silver Sands - located in the southeast corner - close to the J W Marriott Desert Springs Resort golf course. Our location is in the 'quiet section' of Silver Sands. Silver Sands is a great community with friendly owners - many from the Pacific Northwest and Canada. We knew from friends who also own in Silver Sands that it was a very special place. We totally agree! Eleanor & Bob

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Luxury living furnished as a private home - from the good kitchen knives in a block to the high thread count all cotton sheets, several sets of dishware & glasses - including wine, champagne & martini glasses, to numerous serving dishes and tons of silverware - this is NOT your typical rental. The SW facing patio with mountain view & the 2nd patio facing north means you have as much sun or as little as you want. 8 tennis courts and a tennis pro from October through May make Silver Sands THE tennis place of Palm Desert. There is no charge to play - only if you hire the pro for lessons. If you don't play tennis - the Palm Desert Desert Willow golf course is in the block north of Silver Sands & the J W Marriott Desert Springs Hotel course with it's 36 holes of golf is just to the East. If you like to shop - try the Street Fair at the College of the Desert (Fred Waring at Monterrey) every Sat & Sun - even in the summer; also the Desert Premium Outlet Mall in Cabazon - just 30 minutes west on I-10 for Ralph Lauren, Cole Haan, Burberry, St John, Brooks Brothers, Ann Taylor and 100+ other high end stores. El Paseo in Palm Desert is a mile plus of high end shopping & wonderful restaurants. Try the Happy Hour menus at most restaurants!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 11/01/2016

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Photos

  • Great room at dusk - mountain view to the SW; travertine floors thru out; gas FP

    Great room at dusk - mountain view to the SW; travertine floors thru out; gas FP

  • Great Room from beyond the couches looking back toward front door

    Great Room from beyond the couches looking back toward front door

  • Kitchen with gas cooking, granite counters, stainless appliances, high end goods

    Kitchen with gas cooking, granite counters, stainless appliances, high end goods

  • From dining room corner toward front door; 2nd bedroom & TV room to left

    From dining room corner toward front door; 2nd bedroom & TV room to left

  • Master with king bed - great mattress & down pillows

    Master with king bed - great mattress & down pillows

  • Master bathroom with travertine floors & shower

    Master bathroom with travertine floors & shower

  • 2nd bathroom attached to 2nd bedroom

    2nd bathroom attached to 2nd bedroom

  • Covered from the garage side door to front door

    Covered from the garage side door to front door

  • Dusk in the great room; electric blinds on dining room sliders!

    Dusk in the great room; electric blinds on dining room sliders!

  • Dusk - front courtyard with uplighting in garden

    Dusk - front courtyard with uplighting in garden

  • Dusk - courtyard with Weber gas BarBQ & uplighting on garden plants

    Dusk - courtyard with Weber gas BarBQ & uplighting on garden plants

  • Dusk at the pool - about 50 ft from large front patio facing inward

    Dusk at the pool - about 50 ft from large front patio facing inward

  • Great room with bar stools at kitchen counter

    Great room with bar stools at kitchen counter

  • Wine refrigerator with glassware above

    Wine refrigerator with glassware above

  • Door leads to kitchen storage -  full cupboard; plenty of cooking/serving pieces

    Door leads to kitchen storage - full cupboard; plenty of cooking/serving pieces

  • Dining room pulls out & is able to seat 10 to 12 people; NanaWalls have screens

    Dining room pulls out & is able to seat 10 to 12 people; NanaWalls have screens

  • Master suite looking toward front courtyard; Samsung TV on dresser

    Master suite looking toward front courtyard; Samsung TV on dresser

  • 2nd bedroom - TV room; French doors; sofa bed to right

    2nd bedroom - TV room; French doors; sofa bed to right

  • Front courtyard with 2 umbrellas, Weber BarBQ & sliders to master suite

    Front courtyard with 2 umbrellas, Weber BarBQ & sliders to master suite

  • Large patio facing grassy area around pool

    Large patio facing grassy area around pool

  • Dusk - front courtyard with Great Room &  master suite

    Dusk - front courtyard with Great Room & master suite

  • Dusk - another view of garden lighting

    Dusk - another view of garden lighting

  • Dusk - front of home with garage; all photos taken in Oct so grass still brown.

    Dusk - front of home with garage; all photos taken in Oct so grass still brown.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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