About the property
- Estate3200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 24)
Villa Sereno defies description; it is truly unlike any other accommodations in the desert. Every detail has been attended to, from the crisply ironed, 1,000-thread-count sheets, to the plush sofas around the outdoor fireplace, to the five acres of lush, sprawling lawn that surround the villa. The best part? You get this five-star resort—and its extravagant outdoor living area—all to yourself, for what is likely to be your most relaxing vacation yet.
Elegant, romantic, and inviting, Villa Sereno provides a picture-perfect backdrop for your next romantic getaway, family reunion, or corporate retreat. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom villa sleeps up to eight guests in its lavishly outfitted bedrooms. We also have two casitas adjacent to the villa that can accommodate up to 18 adults. Between the villa and the casitas, there are six full bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own TV with satellite cable, and all of the furniture and linens are of the highest quality. Every time you walk through the house, you’ll notice some new detail, such as the multiple horse show trophies on display.
The kitchen area practically deserves its own listing. The indoor kitchen has windows all along one side that look out onto the pool area, giving the space a bright, open feel. You’ll find several sets of high-quality knives, every spice and seasoning you could ever want, All-Clad pots and pans, a Keurig coffee maker, two ovens, and more. Outside, a second kitchen area offers an enormous Viking range, barbecue, professional-style bar, refrigerator, and more. Between the two kitchens, you’ll have everything you need to throw an epic barbecue or elegant dinner party.
The outdoor living area is anything but ordinary. The pool is flanked by waterfalls and a fire feature, and the hot tub is the perfect venue for watching the sun set over the San Jacinto Mountains. You can also enjoy the panoramic views from one of two plush seating areas, one of which has a fireplace. Kids and adults alike will love the outdoor game area, complete with air hockey, pool, and ping-pong. We also have a four-hole putting green with a sand trap that will challenge even the best golfer in your group.
The five-acre estate is also home to us—the owners—and our Arabian horses and household pets. Some guests are initially uneasy about this arrangement, but once they are here, they realize it’s actually one of the best features of Villa Sereno. Instead of being 100 percent on your own, as you are with most vacation rentals, we act as your personal concierge. Upon your arrival, you’ll get a full tour of the property. Should you have any questions after that, we are easily reachable, located next to the stables approximately 50 yards from the villa. As longtime residents of the area, we have plenty of tips for where to eat and what to do during your stay.
One of our guests described Villa Sereno as “the Disneyland of horse ranches.” We have a full-time groundskeeper who ensures that the property looks (and smells!) like the luxury resort it is. We typically let out two horses at a time to graze, so it’s not unlikely that you’ll wake up to one of our four-legged lawnmowers chomping away at the grass next to your car or hanging out near the pool. If this is a problem, simply let us know—we’re happy to keep the horses out of your way.
Nestled in the Coachella Valley one block from the Empire Polo Club, Villa Sereno feels a world away, but we’re actually very close to some of the area’s biggest attractions. PGA West and other premier golf courses are minutes away, and the nearby towns of La Quinta, Palm Springs, and Palm Desert offer a myriad of restaurants, high-end shops, and day spas. Of course, you could easily spend your entire vacation relaxing on the estate, if you prefer; other than groceries, which we can stock upon request, you’ll have everything you need right here.
Our calendar is already filling up for the 2017 season. Contact us today to reserve your dates!
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About Diana Lazzarini
This secret getaway is proudly owned by Steve and Diana. They are avid Arabian Horse breeders, and enjoy sharing their country estate lifestyle with their guests. Both love to cook and entertain, so don't be surprised if Steve takes over for you on the grill and adds a few secret seasonings! While they live on the property, they can be seen and not heard, or they are available as a personal concierge and horse riding instructor. You get to choose the level of involvement- either way, you will thoroughly enjoy this exceptional property!
Diana Lazzarini purchased this Estate in 2000
What makes this Estate unique
There is no place in the desert like this ranch retreat. This triple-gated private and secluded property is conveniently located four miles from Highway 111 (the main artery that runs all the way to Palm Springs) Five acres of impeccably manicured grass, white fences, and Arabian horses set the stage for an memorable and relaxing stay. The property boasts a Tuscan-style villa, indoor/outdoor gourmet kitchens, pool area, waterfalls, gazebo, luxury barn, and individual horse areas to explore.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Very nice homes
The Montage homes were fantastic. Stayed 4 Days with 12 golfing buddies and we could not of been happier with the accommodation. The cooking facilities and awesome pool patio had us cooking in instead of going out.
We’ll stay here again.
Thank you for sharing your feelings on our two neighboring homes! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the outdoor Kitchens and Bar at the houses. The Owners really spent a good amount of money on making those spaces extraordinary.
We look forward to hosting your Golf Group again!
Desert VIP Services
An experience like no other! Fantastic.
Amazing. More than we expected. Diana was terrific. Flexible, down to earth and overall accommodating. The property is very special. Clam, inviting and stocked with everything you can think of. We had 8 kids with us... games, dogs, Volleyball, horses, large lawn area, pool, hot tub etc. kids were entertained from the minute we got there!!! Of course no one wanted to leave. Will be back again next year. Thank you Diana for an amazing long weekend. We greatly appreciate your attention to detail :).
I have never written a review before, but I definitely had to for this. I came here with a group of friends to celebrate my 40th birthday. I knew it would be nice from other reviews, but i did not know how amazing it would really be! From the moment we arrived, Steve greeted us and helped to show us around the property. There were so many great things about the weekend; the beautiful house and it's decor, the comfortable beds (even the sheets were super nice and I usually wouldn't have noticed that so much), the ridiculously awesome kitchen, and that is just the inside. The outdoor amenities were beyond perfect! The pool lights up at night, creating a fun outdoor vibe, the bar is like you're at a resort, and so is everything else. Even the outdoor seating areas were so nice and beautiful. And then there were the horses!!! Beautiful Arabian horses and some were just a few months old and so adorable to look at. The dogs, Double and Trouble are so cute that you might want to take them home. The people who worked there were beyond kind and helpful and, along with the owners, were ready to lend a hand or take care of anything at a moments notice. We even had flash floods (only for about a half hour each day) on both days of our stay (and this is an extremely rare occasion and i know because I live within a couple hours, and it maybe rains in Palm desert all of a few times per year) but even that just felt kind of fun and like an adventure. We all stayed outside and just enjoyed how beautiful it was, all while having fun. I cannot say enough about the property or Diana and Steve and their hospitality. Thank you guys for making my 40th Birthday Celebration the best!!!!
Unparalleled vacation experience!
To start - the pictures DO NOT do Villa Sereno justice. It is even more beautiful in person! From the moment the private gates open you feel like you are in an oasis. This is such a unique property, you have the horses in the pastures surrounding you, yet you have all of the privacy you could ever want.
I booked Villa Sereno for my bestfriend's bachelorette party. With a party of 15 girls, we all slept comfortably in the beautifully decorated house and casita. The house is fully stocked with anything you could want - down to pool floats! From the very beginning Diana and Steve were unbelievably pleasant to work with. I let Diana know that I wanted to have a chef cook us dinner and brunch, and she handled the entire production - down to helping me decide on menus. Chef Maria Leon and her team are AMAZING!!
Between Diana and the entire ranch staff, we truly felt like we were at a 5* resort! By the time we left, all 15 girls were trying to figure out a reason to come back. This property is great for a girls trip, family trip and more! We will DEFINITELY be back.
amazing family vacation!!!
If you are looking for an amazing family vacation, this is your place!!! Steve and Diana are the most amazing host and hostess you could ask for. Nothing is left for you to do except show up. The house, the grounds, the amenities are more than you could hope for. We have gone two years now for Thanksgiving week and the grandkids were already talking about when can we go back....which we are planning on doing fo a threepeat this year!!! We have an age range from 2 to 70 and everyone has the best time ever!!!
I can't say enough good things about Villa Sereno!!! If you are thinking of having a family vacation or a girls/guys trip make the call....you will love it!!
This property was the perfect place for a weekend escape. The owners made sure we had everything we needed throughout our stay. The house and grounds are beautiful. The pool and outdoor amenities are made for relaxing. My favorite part by far was the horses! They are absolutely gorgeous. We were encouraged to visit with the horses, and both the owners and staff took time out to answer questions about the different horses. They made the weekend unforgettable!
Located 2 blocks from the infamous Indio Polo Grounds home of the Stagecoach Festival and Coachella Valley Concert as well as the Indio/Thermal Horse Shows
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Holidays and Special Events are subject to higher pricing. Please email Guest Count. Our Rates are always Tiered, based on Occupancy Count, no matter what time of the year. Golf Groups are our specialty! "Special Event Fee" applies to any Outside Guests that are not included in the base Overnight Lodging Count.