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Last updated: 07/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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 2015 season. Contact us today to reserve your dates!

TOT #1025
Business License #15-00016244

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Horseback riding lessons are available. Please inquire for details....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outside areas only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are no problem. Please call to discuss....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 25

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • Bedroom 5

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  • Other (See Description)

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  • King size beds (3) There are three high quality King Beds, Queen size Beds (1) There is one Queen already, and more can be provided if necessary, additional charges will apply, Double Beds (1) As many as necessary upon request, additional charges will apply, Twin or Single Beds (1) As many as necessary upon request, additional charges will apply, Child Beds (1) upon request...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Unique horse boarding and turnout paddocks available as well as party and event coordination...moreless

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    XM Satelite radio is broadcasted on the entire five acres...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV in all bedrooms, Living Room, and Den (5) Outside has one permanent mounted T.V. at the Bar, and more can be hooked up for Special Events- please inquire...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular Santa Rosa Sunrises and Sunsets ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds are less than 2 years old ,and are similiar to 'Posture Pedic' mattresses Memory Foam. The sheets are 1000 Thread Count. Luxurious Towels and Pillows...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Full hook-ups are available for a large number of RVs...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front Load, High Efficiency...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    There are two outdoor wood burning fireplaces...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Full catering services available, as well as a Personal Chef...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    It is all here! We have the ability to provide meal service for 150 people!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen! Both indoors and out. 'All Clad' pots and pans. Everything you will need, a cook's dream! All appliances are Viking Professional....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Viking...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Four available, plus three bar refrigerators. Ice storage of 1,000 lbs. available as well in auxillary Freezer...moreless

Outside

  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is a large Veranda on the back of the house with a Kool Fog mist system....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer months
Jun 22 - Oct 5, 2016
1 night min stay
$1,500
$16,000
Desert Trip 1 Call for Quote
Oct 6 - Oct 9, 2016
4 night min stay

$1
flat fee
Desert Trip 2 call for quote
Oct 13 - Oct 16, 2016
4 night min stay

$1
flat fee
New Year email for quote
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2017
4 night min stay

$1
flat fee
Coachella I Email for quote
Apr 13 - Apr 16, 2017
4 night min stay

$1
flat fee
Coachella 2 Premium Pricing
Apr 21 - Apr 24, 2017
4 night min stay

$1
flat fee
Stagecoach Premium Pricing
Apr 28 - May 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$1
Premium Pricing- Call or email
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2017
5 night min stay

$1
flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$1,500
$8,000 $30,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $600
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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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Photos

  • Pet Friendly Oasis awaits you and your Guests! Shallow pool edge- great for ki

    Pet Friendly Oasis awaits you and your Guests! Shallow pool edge- great for ki

  • Outdoor Living Room w/ Wood burning Fireplace in a tranquil setting

    Outdoor Living Room w/ Wood burning Fireplace in a tranquil setting

  • Poker Table steps from the Bar and Patio areas, all of which have a Mist System!

    Poker Table steps from the Bar and Patio areas, all of which have a Mist System!

  • Gourmet Chef's dream Kitchen outside includes 2 ovens 4 Burners, warming drawers

    Gourmet Chef's dream Kitchen outside includes 2 ovens 4 Burners, warming drawers

  • Book Here!  We knead the dough!

    Book Here! We knead the dough!

  • Media Room, N. Side- 55' High Definition TV w/ Surround Sound & Reclining Chairs

    Media Room, N. Side- 55' High Definition TV w/ Surround Sound & Reclining Chairs

  • The Formal Dining Room seats 14 comfortably. (new table not pictured here)

    The Formal Dining Room seats 14 comfortably. (new table not pictured here)

  • Master Bathroom Vanity Area ( There is a large shower with bench to the left )

    Master Bathroom Vanity Area ( There is a large shower with bench to the left )

  • Guest Bedroom with a King Bed. There is Closet and Flat Screen with DVD

    Guest Bedroom with a King Bed. There is Closet and Flat Screen with DVD

  • Enjoy the great weather and views from    expansive entertaining areas and Pool

    Enjoy the great weather and views from expansive entertaining areas and Pool

  • Full service Catering and Wait Staff available for private Dinner Parties & misc

    Full service Catering and Wait Staff available for private Dinner Parties & misc

  • Game Room Area includes Air Hockey table, Pool Table and Foosball!

    Game Room Area includes Air Hockey table, Pool Table and Foosball!

  • Book Here!  We knead the dough!

    Book Here! We knead the dough!

  • Brush up on your game with the  property's private Putting Green and  Sand Trap

    Brush up on your game with the property's private Putting Green and Sand Trap

  • The Media Room, South Side- offers seating for 10 in total.

    The Media Room, South Side- offers seating for 10 in total.

  • Master Bedroom offers luxurious California King 'Memory Foam' Deluxe Mattress

    Master Bedroom offers luxurious California King 'Memory Foam' Deluxe Mattress

  • Guest Bedroom with a King and a Queen Bed. Armoire Closet & Flat Screen not seen

    Guest Bedroom with a King and a Queen Bed. Armoire Closet & Flat Screen not seen

  • Galley style Kitchen that includes Viking Appliances and high end pots and pans

    Galley style Kitchen that includes Viking Appliances and high end pots and pans

  • We LOVE Weddings!  Please inquire for more information

    We LOVE Weddings! Please inquire for more information

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Saturday, July 30, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 07/29/2016

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