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is becoming your reality!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,170 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

California Dreamin’ is becoming your reality!

Two bedroom, two bath residence in Sun City substantially remodeled in 2010 with new tile floor in living areas and baths, new beds, new linens (some of which have been refreshed in 2016), dishes, etc. with cool, comfortable colors with a dash of fun! This bright, sunny home is private, with a walled backyard which encloses several fruit trees with a bright splash of bougainvillea. The patio is recessed and out of the sun. This home is fully furnished with a king sized bed in the master bedroom and a queen sized bed in the guest room. Plenty of seating in the great room will accommodate all of your guests. The master bath was completely remodeled and updated in 2012. In 2014, the patio was extended and a fire pit was added.

Broadband internet and Wifi are provided, along with cable TV. There is a 42 inch HD TV in the living room and a 26 inch TV in the guest room. A printer is provided for your convenience. Continuous radio stations by genre are available through the TV. A bookshelf sound system charges and plays your iPhone tunes and plays CD’s and DVD's as well as providing a radio option. I am not very tech savvy and perhaps should upgrade my devices but for now, this is what I have.

The kitchen is fully furnished with everything you need to prepare a gourmet meal using the fabulously fresh produce available locally. There are organic Farmer’s Markets every Saturday in Palm Desert and Palm Springs except in the heat of the summer.. A Farmer's Market takes place every Thursday at the main clubhouse. On Thursday evenings every week you can enjoy Village Fest in Palm Springs with its unparalleled gathering of artisans and food vendors. Saturday and Sunday bring the huge College of the Desert street fair.

Pickleball has become extremely popular in the desert and there are pickleball courts available for your use.

The golf cart is included in the rental.

Well-behaved and house-trained dogs are welcome.

The home is only six doors from the neighborhood pool that is reserved for the exclusive use of owners and renters in this section of Sun City. The golf course and three clubhouses are only a short drive from your desert home. The golf cart makes getting to your round on time easy!

The garage is full so only driveway parking is available.

Sun City offers two beautiful and challenging 18 hole golf courses, three clubhouses, 3 outdoor pools, 1 indoor Olympic pool, exercise facilities and numerous other amenities, including over 60 chartered clubs and two dedicated dog parks. Sun City is only a short drive from world famous shopping on El Paseo and the retro-chic of Palm Springs. There are several large casinos and renowned stage artists perform in the area every month. Cuisines from around the world are available to please every palate. This lovely spot in the desert is a great get away with many different diversions for your entertainment with over 100 golf courses in the area.

There are citrus trees in the backyard which should provide abundant fruit in season. And there is a juice maker so you can enjoy the fruits for breakfast!

This property is located only doors from the Sun City gate off Varner Road, making access to Palm Desert and I-10 extremely convenient. No winding through all of the Sun City streets to get home. Take the golf cart to Stater Bros. grocery, the drugstore, coffee shop, hardware store or Mario's Italian Restaurant. Just shoot through the gate in the wall and you're there.

In addition, the house is only a 3 minute drive from Sun City Shadow Hills, so you may want to considering staying here to supervise the construction of your new home.

Some owners are only renting their properties for three months or longer. This house is available for 30 days or more.

Additional photos are available of the property. Just ask! And please call rather than sending an email.

Keywords: Single Family Residence

More Details

Anne Pritchett
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Anne Pritchett

My dream of owning a home in California has been fulfilled by the purchase of this property. I hope that others who long for the reliable, rejuvenating sunshine will enjoy sharing that dream with me. Sun City is a beautiful, affordable place in the sun.


Anne Pritchett purchased this house in 2010

Why Anne Pritchett chose Deserts

The surroundings in Sun City could not be more pleasant with brilliant sunshine and mountain views. There is the assurance of a guard-gated community with more amenities than can be described. All homes are maintained properly so that you can be confident your home and its neighbors will be in good condition. And all within a very short distance from great food, great dining and great entertainment.

What makes this house unique

The remodeling is complete and is reflected in the photos. There is fresh paint in the kitchen, living room and guest bath. A new refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave are on site. A washer and dryer are in the garage. The queen and king sized beds were new in the summer of 2010 and have had little use. New linens, new pots and pans, new dishes, new glasses and so on were also put in place in August, 2010. The master bath was completely stripped and remodeled in the summer of 2012.


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1170 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

is becoming your reality!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Feels like Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I retired and spent almost 4 wonderful worry-free months in “California Dreamin’.” (July–October and then December of 2013.) One does not stay someplace for 4 months if one does not like it! I take that back …Love it!!

We were looking for a lovely worry-free place…and we found it! We have two very lovely grown daughters in Los Angeles, and we wanted to be closer…but not too close to them!

First, I agree with everything that other reviewers have said!!!!! There is no point in repeating everyone. And there is not enough room to write about how wonderful of a time we had and how courteous Anne was when we had a few questions early after our arrival for a long stay. It was clear from our first contact, her main concern was that we have a wonderful time. And we did! We were lucky to have met her and shared a cocktail with this gracious lady with a soft Kentucky lilt toward the end of our stay.

The moment we walked into Anne’s house, it was love at first sight for both my wife and myself. I said, “Feels like a real home, not a rental.”

And every time we came through the front door thereafter, we felt as if we had arrived “Home.” This house is furnished by someone who has a great sense of taste, style and comforting design. And it was clean as a whistle. There were lovely and interesting selected artworks on the walls and shelves throughout, numerous interesting books/magazines to read or browse through, a comfortable sofa and comfortable chairs. WiFi, and cable. Printer. And a great binder filled with thorough information about the house, Sun City, and the area. (Take a day trip to Idlywild and Joshua Tree.)

The two lovely bedrooms are both EQUALLY decorated, so any of your guests or family who come to visit don’t feel as if they are getting “the extra bedroom.”

And the King bed was the SECOND most comfortable bed I ever slept in. The FIRST was at a Royal Chalet vineyard in Switzerland when I was 25 backpacking in with a buddy. The vinter’s wife told her husband, “These boys need a place to stay tonight.” OMG. What a treat and how kind they both were to us.

So, you will have Pleasant Dreams in California Dreamin’

I used the workout room and my wife use the Aqua classes 5 days a week in the morning. It was wonderful and staff there and everywhere were wonderful to us.

Finally, the exclusive pool for people in that small section of Sun City is just 4 doors away! I’d had to pinch myself at night and say, “John, it is November/Dec

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and Nancy, John!
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Bel Marin Keys, Marin County, California, USA

Great location

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here from October 15, 2013 to November 30,2013. The house is very well furnished and the kitchen has everything you need. The best part was being able to walk or take the golf cart the very short distance to the shopping center which has a grocery store, hardware store, Walgreen's, a couple restaurants and some other stores. A few homes in the neighborhood share a beautiful private pool with lots of shade, bar-b-q's and bathrooms. The pool is a very short walk, just a few houses away. The back entrance for cars is across from the pool so you can drive in and out of the community without having to drive a long way. The only negative I can think of is that you can't walk to the main clubhouses or pools but then that's what the golf cart is for. I was disappointed that the garage was not available for my use so if having a garage is important to you, check on that before you rent. The owner of the property is very honest and easy to work with and I would give her six stars. I would definitely go back to this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When the tenant committed to rent the house, there was a space available in the garage. However, by the time she arrived, my car had moved into the garage. When she let me know that she was displeased, I refunded part of her rent. That was satisfactory to her. The description of the property is now correct and states that there is no space for a car in the garage. One side is occupied by the golf cart, the other side by my car. This is my home when I am here.
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Redmond, WA

Fun in the Palm Desert Sun!

  • 5 of 5

"California Dreamin" is right! My husband, myself and our two dear friends spent all of April at the owners lovely home! We were so impressed with her friendliness and willingness to assist us with all our questions and needs. I reserved her home a year before we actually took occupancy and the anticipation killed me. Well, when we pulled up to our "home away from home" for a month, we weren't disappointed one bit! The interior was clean and beautifully decorated and completely stocked with anything you would need from kitchen ware to towels for the pool. Ahhh the pool! It's located a short 6 house walk away and because this part of the development is a bit off the beaten path, only a few residents actually use the was almost exclusively "ours!" We met so many nice people there and spent many hours floating and dreaming....just what two new retirees needed! To top off our incredible experience, the owner provides a street legal golf cart that allowed us easy access to the market located behind the house and also a fun way to sip coffee and tour the development, in the morning. All in all we had a wonderful time and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lacey, WA

Great NW Winter Escape

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a month to escape the rain and cold in the NW, and we could not have found a better place. Pictures shown are perfect, except for the sunshine you cannot feel without being there to enjoy it! Golfing, swimming, and so much to offer at the facilities at Sun City, like you are at a resort. We had the pool to ourselves almost everyday and met some very nice people. This location is right off of I-10 at the Varner Rd exit which made it very convenient with its own gate, to come and go, when we did use the car. Never took the car to the grocery, only the golf car which was so much fun! Will surely miss that back at home. Hope to go back again soon. We have rented in many locations throughout the country and Mexico through VRBO and this was the first rental where there were already essentials in the kitchen. It had not been wiped out of everything, and likewise we replaced and added to what was there for the next guest. Thanks for this great home and a wonderful start to our retirement!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blairsden CA

Beautiful Winter in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just finished a 2 month stay at this lovely home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - home was very comfortable and clean - bed was extremely comfortable. The description and pictures accurately reflect what you find here. This part of the Sun City development is quite unique in that it has a neighborhood pool/spa area (much smaller than the big pools at the club houses) and a vehicle gate that is accessible directly from Varner Road (near I-10). Also, there is a pedestrian/golf cart gate that makes shopping in the Stater Bros. Market shopping center very easy!! We loved having the nice golf cart available for golfing and for tooling around the neighborhood. We loved the beautiful bougainvillea and palm trees around. We also enjoyed fruit from the lemon and orange trees in the yard!!! The owner is very reachable and very accommodating. Neighbors that we met were all so friendly. We hope to rent this home again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is truly a pleasure to share my home with people who appreciate it, Sun City, and the desert as much as I do!
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Bellingham, Washington. USA

Very neat and clean home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for the month of November. This property has a private pool six doors down the street. It is the only location that has this amenity, shared with local neigbors. Very close to shopping and nice restaurants, Sun City has three main clubhouses with olympic size swimming pool and excellemt work out equipment. Ther are security near by for easy access. I took my 5lbs Chihuahua and he felt right at home. It is ideal for family. I had my daughter here for Thanksgiving. I would like to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Palm Springs, CA
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Palm Desert House Rental Rates

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Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $500

The above rates are in effect until changed and are not limited to the year required to be listed by vrbo. Damage deposit is refundable within 30 days of departure after inspection by owner or owner's agent. Dogs only.

I charge a $500 deposit on booking. That amount is subtracted from the total amount of the rental. One-half of the balance is due 90 days before the start date and the remaining balance, plus cleaning fee, is due 60 days before the start date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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