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Huge Spa, Outdoor Nightly Paradise, Close To Events, Bike Trails & Ol Town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,434 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Quiet, private w/ stunning mountain views from our 3 waterfeatured courtyards!

Welcome to les cours! (the courtyards)

Privacy and outdoor living combined with indoor luxury are yours at les cours. This privileged location is nestled against the gorgeous la quinta mountains steps away from extensive walking, hiking and biking trails. Unique and custom, secluded yet convenient, you are a mere 5 minute drive to old town la quinta, 10 minute jaunt to the polo grounds or a 15 minute trip to hits desert horse park or the upscale shopping district on el paseo in palm desert.

This luxurious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is fully decorated and comfortably accommodates 6 to 8 guests. The living room features a beautiful fireplace and an entertainment center outfitted with a 58” 3d/hdtv plasma flat screen, blu-ray player with netflix, pandora, hulu, vudu etc., and combination printer/fax/scanner/copier plus wireless internet. The first class kitchen is an entertainer’s delight, a perfect fit for any cook. The 3 courtyards offer outdoor cooking facilities, sensational views, as well as relaxation. Cozy loungers and ample seating are ideal for company and provide a welcome respite for recharging. The 9 person whirlpool/spa has a gorgeous waterfall for ambiance while you luxuriate.

The polo grounds are located in indio, just 10 minutes away. The empire polo club is the largest and most unique events facility in the palm springs area. It is both a world-class events complex and an unexpected desert oasis. Home to numerous polo events throughout the year, it also hosts large-scale music events such as the coachella valley music festival which will be held over 2 consecutive weekends, april 12-14 and april 19-21, 2013. The following weekend, put on your boots for the stagecoach country music festival, held april 26-28, 2013.

Hits desert circuit, located in thermal, is 15 minutes away and hosts coachella valley’s 8 week hunter/jumper horse show from the desert circuit has been a mainstay of west coast competition for the past 20 years and offers classes ranging from grand prix show jumping to a selection of divisions for both the novice and experienced rider.

El paseo in palm desert, also a short 15 minutes away, is the desert's premier luxury shopping and dining destination. Experience a dynamic collection of world-renowned designer boutiques, art galleries, jewelers and inviting restaurants. Perhaps you’ve heard of el paseo’s world class japanese eatery no da te, sullivan’s steakhouse, the daily grille, sammy’s wood fired pizza, tommy bahama’s, pacifica seafood or mastro’s steakhouse. Now is your chance to savor them all!

There are 123 golf courses all within 30 minutes of les cours. Host city for the humana challenge (formerly the bob hope classic), la quinta has been called “the golf capital of the world” with 8 spectacular courses open to the public along with many private clubs where you can play with a member. The city's silver rock resort – featuring the arnold palmer classic course – is a favorite among the pros.

Popular locations within walking distance (under 3 miles):

Children's playground, 1 block

Walking, biking lane, golf cart path, 1 block

Sunline bus #70, 2 blocks

Hiking trailheads to santa rosa mountains and lake cahuilla recreation area, 3 blocks

Cove to lake trail (2.5 miles hike)

Boo hoff trail (7.5 miles hike)

Bear creek oasis trail (2.4 miles hike)

Bear creek canyon trail (0.9 miles hike)

Cove oasis (0.4 miles hike)

Bear creek trail (paved, 2.3 miles hike)

Fritz burns park: community tennis, pool, picnic area, skate park, 1.5 miles

Francis hack park: baseball diamond, picnic area, playground, lots of grass, fountain,1.7 miles

Old town at la quinta village

Restaurants, bars and sweets (1.7 miles): el ranchito mexican, arnold palmer's restaurant, desert sage, stuft pizza bar & grill, the grill on main, solano's bistro, lavander bistro, hogs breath inn, the crab pot, the wine bar at old town, old town coffee company, nitro infusions hand crafted ice cream

Old town at la quinta village (1.7 miles):

Boutiques, wine shop & more.

Village shopping center (2.5 miles)

Ralph's grocery, starbucks, subway, pizza hut, us bank & more

Walgreens (3.9 miles)

Popular locations within 10 minute drive (under 5 miles)

Trader joe's, von's, target, best buy, stater bro grocery, wells fargo, aaa club, 50 to 100 more restaurants and shops

Popular locations within 15 minute drive (under 8 miles)

Walmart, costco & much more

More Details

Michael J. Minsky
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Michael J. Minsky

We are Californians who love the desert. We speak English, Spanish and some Portuguese. Our main concern is that you as a guest are happy and return to enjoy Les Cours in the future. Photo above is us with one of our first guests!

Michael J. Minsky purchased this house in 2009

Why Michael J. Minsky chose La Quinta

We have been in La Quinta since the 1960's and live here and other locations throughout the year. Our family has owned and rented out properties here, even historic La Quinta casitas. We love La Quinta and find it a very unique place in the desert. We have remodeled Les Cours to show our appreciation for the contemporary simplicity, yet a flare found in New Orleans.

What makes this house unique

Being close to Old Town in La Quinta Village, but not amid the local traffic. Eisenhower is a wide four lane road with an island and adds to Les Cours viewing ability. Mountain gazing is a main feature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent rental experience. The house is well-laid out with everything you need to enjoy cooking and hanging out. Inevitable questions and maintenance issues were dealt with quickly. Comfortable beds with good quality and ample linens. Spa was great. Neighborhood is friendly and easy biking to coffee, tacos, & shopping, with walk-out-the-door hiking. Property exceeded our expectations. We were sad to leave...
Oct 2014
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La Quinta Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1434 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Multiple feature shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 office - 1 sleep sofa /futon , with memory foam
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed; not private
  • Master has private bath, TV, desk, double doors lead to Citrus Courtyard
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis
*hiking trails are one block away and can take you up in the mountains or over to cahuilla lake (a few to several miles). *walking paths can take you to old town in la quinta village (more than 1 mile). *sitting outside and viewing our mountains with a cup of tea or coffee is a favorite diversion. *not all of la quinta cove is so quiet, however les cours is located at the top of the cove and very little traffic passes by. *city buses do not reach us here at the top and turn to the west two blocks downhill. *high up in la quinta cove does not have streetlights, making stargazing a must!


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Huge Spa, Outdoor Nightly Paradise, Close To Events, Bike Trails & Ol Town
average rating of 4.5 based on 17 reviews
albuquerque nm

Modern, cozy, perfect retreat

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed the week and enjoyed every bit of the comfortable space. It was very nice, quiet, and fit our needs perfectly. Our personal chef came to cook and said the kitchen was suitable and had everything she needed to make our evening meals delicious. We watched Sunday & Monday Football on the huge plasma TV. Outdoor fire pit was pleasant and hot tub was great once we figured out to turn on gas. Even when when had a difficult time with the hot tub, Michael (homeowner) responded quickly to resolve the confusion. Thank You~ This place really has it all, it was our first experience with VRBO and we were very pleased. We'll be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern, Quiet, and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house perfect for relaxing in luxury. Its location in the Cove is prime for its stunning mountain views, closeness to trails, and minutes to Old Town. I stood in the guest bedroom which is very comfortable and across the hall from the guest bathroom that is fully equipped with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and a blow dryer. Relaxing in the living room was easy with its plush comfortable seating, fireplace, and plasma TV. The huge spa, barbecue, and pretty lighting in the festive courtyard were also a highlight for me. I also loved the many hiking trails close by, the delicious ice cream shop in Old Town, and going to The River in Palm Desert where there is a movie theater and upscale shopping and dining. I highly recommend this 5 star rental to anyone looking for a quiet and modern house to stay with family and friends. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciated this guest and welcome her with open arms! Thanks again for staying at Les Cours, La Quinta
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stuft Pizza
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
107 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Car: recommended

La Quinta's rich history

The ancient Salton Sea, the Cahuillas, the ranches, the Bradshaw Trail, The La Quinta Hotel, celebrities, The DesertCclub, PGA West…are all part of La Quinta’s rich history. We invite you to explore La Quinta and discover why it’s such a special place.

La Quinta is nearly surrounded by the Santa Rosa mountains and is located on the floor of the Coachella valley. When the floor of the valley began to sink, it was covered by the Pacific ocean. Over a period of hundreds of years, the Colorado River flowed into the gulf of California and formed a large delta fan. Silt basin deposits grew higher and wider until the basin was cut-off from the ocean, while the mountains on both sides grew higher. When the Colorado river changed its course five hundred years ago, the east Coachella valley flooded creating the freshwater Lake Cahuilla. You can still see the lake's water line today along the base of the Santa Rosa mountains.

The desert Cahuilla indians, hunters and gatherers, were the first ancestors of the La Quinta area. They were one of a few native American tribes who dug wells. The Cahuilla indians still exist today.

The first scheduled trains began operating between Los Angeles and Indio in 1876, as the Indio area had a plentiful water supply. Farmers were able to get their vegetables, melon, citrus and date crops to metropolitan areas. La Quinta's climate was ideal for growing exotic dates, sweet corn, Bermuda onions and Thompson seedless grapes.

As travel to the desert became easier, Los Angeles residents began making trips to the area. When La Quinta incorporated in 1982, it was named for the La Quinta resort which had been established in 1926.

The city of La Quinta is booming with a growing population, as well as a large seasonal population of 'snow birds.' there are retail stores along highway 111 and Washington street, the old town village area with boutique shops and restaurants, hotels, and a variety of recreational and cultural activities.


Rates & Availability

La Quinta Cove House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner reserves the right charge an additional fee for excessive use of the spa heating system or fire pit due to high propane costs. After informing guest, it will be deducted from the damage deposit. Normal use of the spa or fire pit will not be subjected to the fee. See details in rental agreement. Coachella and Stagecoach Festival guests will receive private shuttle services included in the rental fee. If services are not used or needed, a refund will be given to the guest for the unused services at the landlord or property manager's discretion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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