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Stunning Home - Silver Sands Racquet Club Free WIFI & long distance US & Canada

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,240 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.  Pickleball too! 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

Keywords: Home, desert retreat, Condominium

More Details

Owner
Eleanor Kent
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Eleanor Kent

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.

Eleanor Kent purchased this house in 2007

Why Eleanor Kent chose Deserts

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

What makes this house unique

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!

Amenities

Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have showers, Toto commodes & travertine floors and showers with clear glass doors. Good closet space.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size platform bed from Pottery barn
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size made by Mitchell-Gold - better than most!
  • 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!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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!

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Halifax, Nova Scotia
5

Quiet comfort in the desert

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful month in this condo. Very comfortable living space and outdoor patio and courtyard were used all the time!

Very well equipped with all necessary kitchen things, and loved the wine fridge for our runs to Total Wine!

King bed felt like home and plenty of space in the bathroom. Early mornings waking up when sun shines in through living room but all good!

Excellent location next to the Marriott and silver sands is a great community - smaller and quiet. Convenient to everything in Palm Desert especially the aquatic center where we spent tons of time!

Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon - glad you folks had a great time while at our place in Silver Sands Racquet Club! Hope you return again and glad to know people actually use the wine refrigerator. Cheers, Eleanor
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San Diego
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, especially well-located, very comfortable, clean, organized, particularly well-appointed, peaceful, quiet, private with lots of light and relaxing view. Eleanor created such a pleasant experience for us with her proactive and responsive communication, impressive organization, and user-friendly instructions. Silver Sands is a very nice place with pools, tennis courts, gym, etc. We are definitely looking forward to returning soon. Thank you for a truly fabulous stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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LaCrosse, Wisconsin
5

Paradise in Palm Desert

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 2 months at this beautiful, comfortable, stylish and spacious condo. Found everything upon arrival in great condition. The kitchen has a large supply of Farberware, utensils, dishware, silverware, etc. Bed is very comfortable. When we dined in, it was always by candlelight which were available. Lovely bar area with sparkling stemware and handy refrigerated wine storage. The enclosed courtyard was very well landscaped and all flowering plants were in bloom. The lounge was comfy, and we had company in for brunch using the umbrella and table many times. Listening to the many birds singing around the condo was fun as was watching the bunnies scampering around! The heated spa was within 50 steps and was heated superbly, as was the pool. Owners Eleanor and Bob were attentive to details and we enjoyed our dealings with them.

Would recommend this property for 2 persons and only consider the den with pull out sofa for very close friends or family due to lack of privacy...it has french doors without coverings. The den was perfect for TV viewing and the leather chairs which reclined super comfortable. Hope we can stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LaCrosse, Wisconsin
5

Paradise in Palm Desert

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 2 months at this beautiful, comfortable, stylish and spacious condo. Found everything upon arrival in great condition. The kitchen has a large supply of Farberware, utensils, dishware, silverware, etc. Bed is very comfortable. When we dined in, it was always by candlelight which were available. Lovely bar area with sparkling stemware and handy refrigerated wine storage. The enclosed courtyard was very well landscaped and all flowering plants were in bloom. The lounge was comfy, and we had company in for brunch using the umbrella and table many times. Listening to the many birds singing around the condo was fun as was watching the bunnies scampering around! The heated spa was within 50 steps and was heated superbly, as was the pool. Owners Eleanor and Bob were attentive to details and we enjoyed our dealings with them.

Would recommend this property for 2 persons and only consider the den with pull out sofa for very close friends or family due to lack of privacy...it has french doors without coverings. The den was perfect for TV viewing and the leather chairs which reclined super comfortable. Hope we can stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything you need for a great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay in this rental. It is a beautiful remodel and the owners have supplied everything imaginable to make the stay as good as at home. The unit is ideally located in the quietest area in Silver Sands. Tennis courts are nearby and Isabel, the pro, is friendly and is happy to set up matches for anyone. The tennis group is friendly and included us in mixers, barbecues and bridge games. The pool and spa is out the back with a friendly group of sunbathers. We thoroughly enjoyed each of our stays.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place, great owners.

  • 5 of 5

The place is exactly as described - very nice, very clean and very comfortable. The pool is literally steps away. Would absolutely stay there again. And the owners couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Thanks, Eleanor!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Morton's or JW Marriott
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Desert Willow or JW Marriott Desert Springs Hotel
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Desert Willow Club House, Cork Tree, Yees Wok
Nearest Point of Interest
Desert Willow Golf Course (public)
Nearest Point of Interest
Ralph's, Morton - try the bar food!
Nearest Point of Interest
Marriott Desert Springs Golf Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Street Fair - College of the Desert
Nearest Point of Interest
The Living Desert
Nearest Point of Interest
The Cliffhouse (FAVORITE RESTAURANT)
Nearest Point of Interest
The River
Nearest Point of Interest
El Paseo
Nearest Point of Interest
E & J Discount Designer Shoes
Nearest Point of Interest
Trader Joe's - same center as E & J
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $475
Damage Deposit $700

City of Palm Desert REQUIRES THAT WE COLLECT AN 11% 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. Pets OK case by case basis - $500 add'l deposit

Note: $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 tenant payment of electricity - deposit collected separately for electric service; Personal or bank checks accepted in US funds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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