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Very private and relaxing backyard and pool - check our reviews!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Escape to a totally private backyard oasis in Palm Desert. Palms, jasmine, bougainvillea, oleander, hibiscus, grapefruit and birds-of-paradise surround the newly refinished pool and spa. The yard has areas of full-sun and full-shade plus you can mellow out on the covered patio complete with ceiling fan for those hot afternoons and evenings. The home is at the end of a cul-de-sac so you won't be bothered by highway or road noise. And since the home is a block from the golf course (not on the fairway) you won't have golf balls being hit into your lap. Nor do you have to endure golfers oggling you while you suntan or enjoy the pool. The pool, spa and patio are totally private.

Our home was totally remodeled in the past few years with new cabinets, counters, tile, carpeting and paint. Plus all the furnishings, linens and kitchenware are up-to-date.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to create gourmet meals and all appliances, cookware, dinnerware (Mikasa) and utensils are high end. There's a big bar b q on the patio and it's natural gas so you don't have to worry about running out of propane halfway through a meal, or driving to a gas station to have the tank refilled.

Nothing ruins a vacation more than a bad sleep on a sub-standard bed. That won't happen in our home as we furnished with top-of-the-line Euro Top deep mattress beds. Plus the pillow/sham combination will offer you three different pillow choices to ensure a great night's sleep.

Relax in the leather recliner or recliner-sofa and watch your favorite high-def shows or movies on the 50' high def TV.. The cable package includes all the high def channels plus a DVR so you can record your favorite shows and movies - and golf tournaments - and watch them at your leisure. We also offer a small movie library for your enjoyment.

The backyard offers total privacy with 4 loungers and a 6 person dining table with chairs. The kidney shape pool and spa are centerpieces for the backyard. And there's lots of pool toys and floats to use. And if you fill up the hummingbird feeder you'll be treated to hours of fun watching them. Sometimes near dusk you'll see 4 or 5 around the feeder at the same time.

KID FRIENDLY! We have a 'Pack 'n Play, booster seat, infant 'safety bath', life vest and child-size plastic dishes for your use while at our home so you don't have to haul it on the plane. (see photos)

The location is great. Our home is located in Palm Desert immediately on the border with La Quinta and Indian Wells. You'll be just a few minutes walk to the Indian Wells Tennis Center and just a couple minutes drive to El Paseo, College of the Desert, Westfield Shopping Center and Old Town La Quinta. There's shopping close by with 4 grocery stores (Albertson's, Ralph's, Stater Bros. and Von's) and a Walmart Supercenter and Costco. All just 5 minutes away. And golfers, you're just 10 minutes away from Desert Willow with 2 of the best courses in the valley: Firecliff and Mountain View! And just 10 minutes from Classic Club, PGA West, La Quinta Resort. And 5 minutes from the Indian Wells Resort: Celebrity and Players Courses.

If you want PRIVACY and PEACE and QUIET - and a beautiful pool all to yourself, our home is absolutely the place for you.

* We also have a 2 bedroom condo for rent in the Monterey Country Club. See VRBO #331636.

Keywords: Private Home, House with pool, Backyard Pool, Family Home, pool and spa, Family Neighborhood, Quiet Street, Country Club, Golf Course Community

More Details

Gorde Edlund
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Gorde Edlund

My wife and I fell in love with the desert on our first trip in 2003. We dreamed that one day we would have our own desert paradise. That dream was fulfilled early in 2010 when we found this little gem in the Palm Desert Country Club. We both love to golf, hike and picnic in the desert and Joshua Tree National Park.

Gorde Edlund purchased this house in 2010

Why Gorde Edlund chose Palm Desert

We chose Palm Desert because of it's central location - you're never more than 15 to 20 minutes away from anywhere. We're close to our favorite golf course of Firecliff at Desert Willow; just minutes from our favorite spots to hangout like College of the Desert, El Paseo and the Living Desert. And it's just a short drive to some of the best restaurants around (try Okura Sushi, the Yardhouse at the River, P.F. Chang's at the River and of course, Roy's Hawaiian Fusion.)

What makes this house unique

Privacy, privacy, privacy. The backyard kicks butt.


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master ensuite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With ensuite. Lanai doors open to pool and backyard.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1) California King Bed (longer than regular King) with Euro-Top mattress., Queen size Beds (1) Two rooms with Queen beds, Euro-Top mattress.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hair dryers, iron/ironing board. Poker chips and cards, board games.


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Very private and relaxing backyard and pool - check our reviews!
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews

Open plan kitchen living area that extends to an outdoors dining table alongside the pool

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained, new kitchen and lovely pool area. The birds are singing in the trees and enjoying the massive flowering bougainvillea. A short walk to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden saves time and headache of parking. Three bedrooms are well appointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta

so private so beautiful so perfect

  • 5 of 5

can’t wait to book again!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house near everything

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in this house. It was spotless unpon our arrival, the pool was warm and the beds are awesome. We will certainly come back to this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very lovely house, very clean and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd year in a row we have stayed here, we love it. The area is quiet and in a perfect location for us. The odd time we have had to contact the owner he was very responsive. Love that the kitchen has a lot of condiments.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love that you keep returning for your vacation. It's nice to have guests that we know will take care of our home. And it means a lot to us to have loyal guests, it means that we are doing something right. Thank you for the nice review!
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Chilliwack, BC

Our favorite home in the desert!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to return to this amazing home for the second time!

All the comforts you could possibly ask for with a private pool and spa! The location is great with lots of walking routes and quick drives to wherever you want to go. The neighborhood is quiet and very well kept.

The owners keep in touch during the stay to ensure all is well and respond immediately to any questions. They are great!

We look forward to returning in 2018!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warrington UK


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two amazing weeks. The kitchen is spacious and well stocked . There is plenty of storage space in the comfortable bedrooms and the outdoor area has plenty of room sun or shade , with plenty of sun loungers and chairs. We really enjoyed watching the humming birds fight over their food , while we swam in the pool in our peaceful retreat. We were within a few minutes drive from supermarkets, restaraunts and Palm Springs centre. Stunning mountains , Palm trees and weather , we really did not want to leave , and will definately return soon . The owners are on hand to answer any questions you may have , but we had a perfect two week holiday .

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Damage Deposit $500
Pool heating per week $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly rate applies to all rentals of 7 days or longer. There is no 'monthly discount'. Pool/spa heating is not charged May through September.
NOTE: no tax is charged for stays of 28 days or longer.

City of Palm Desert license #11-00012726

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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