Mexican Hacienda! Saltwater Pool, Hot Tub, Cabana & Roof Deck, Sprawling Grounds(111 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms+Den, 2 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths (Sleeps 8)
Fourth of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving still open for 2017.
October Desert Trip weekends are available... hot Contact Owner/"MESSAGE" button (please don't click "Book it" until we've had a chance to discuss your group's needs).
* large poolside roofed open-air cabana with fans, music speakers, TV and mood lighting
* mountain-view saltwater Pebbletec-lined pool with waterfall, pool heater, fringed by swaying palm trees
* pool area misting system (April - October)
* Mexican-tiled fountain, landscaping, beautiful flowers and plants
* strong massage-jets in above-ground hot tub (Oct thru April /by arrangement/fee)
* big grassy lawn fully surrounded by hedge+fence
* lawn games (such as badminton, hula hoops, croquet, bocce, children's balls, putter and golf balls)
* NEW! (Not depicted) all carpets have been replaced with gorgeous rustic hardwood look tile (except TV den has carpet)
* 4 bedrooms (king, 2 queen, 1 with 2 twin XLs)
* high thread count sheets & duvets
* plentiful pool & shower towels
* 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (1 tiled shower & 1 jacuzzi bathtub, 1 with shower/bath combo, 2 powder rooms)
* movie den - DVD, Apple TV, iTunes,Netflix. streaming music/CDs to house speakers
* lovely solid wood furnishings and leather sofas, Mexican decor
The grounds are a virtual mini-estate and sprawl over three lots with a dozen tall palm trees, five mesquite-trees, and ten citrus trees! Five awesome golf courses are within 2.5miles. There is a huge network of desert hiking/biking/walking trails a few blocks away. It's only a short 5 minute drive to hundreds of restaurants and 10 minutes to great shopping.
The house wraps around a peaceful Spanish style courtyard with a sparkling Pebbletec pool with a waterfall cascading over boulders. It has a sloped 'beach' entry, great for lounging and kids' games. Hang out in the poolside cabana: fans, poolside music from your iDevice/CDs, watch TV and later clink glasses under warm ambient lighting or velvet darkness.
Beside the cabana is a fantastic hot tub, 'always hot' and featuring tons of adjustable powerful massage jets and your choice of relaxation positions. Those who have stayed somewhere with a weak-jetted hot tub with that cycles its hot water into an pool after you've just waited an hour and paid to heat it will appreciate why this is unique.
Take your drinks up to the roof deck for sunset appreciation time. Gaze out to the stark desert mountains across the road and out across the whole Coachella valley: notice you have a 360 view. Watch cool desert birds as they perch in the mesquite.
The property is terrific for guests who need room to romp. There is a large grassy lawn. Dog owners, please inquire: we occasionally accept preferably non-shedding, perfectly trained dogs: fees may vary based on whether 1 or 2 dogs and the length of stay.
The pool has an electric-operated pool cover on tracks recessed into the pool deck for keeping the pool warmer and cleaner during the desert's windy or cooler nights. We have a propane pool heater for cooler spells: ask for a quote for pool/spa heat based on season and duration. In the hottest part of the summer, running the waterfall at night helps keep the pool cooler than smaller pools that may overheat.
This is a Mexican hacienda style home with a Southwest desert flair and oodles of CHARACTER! Here is your own entirely private 'La Quinta Resort' but... with kitchen, washer/dryer, private pool, private cabana, DEDICATED lounge chairs, your own music, private hot tub, and room to roam.
You'll notice delicious smells from citrus flowers. There are many hummingbirds, doves and flycatchers. The front door greets you with a Mexican tile and stained-glass water fountain. The front gate is landscaped with a dry riverbed look landscaping, Old West artifacts, prickly pear cactus and bright pink bougainvillea to welcome you home.
'The End of the Trail' cleaning fee based on up to 8 people INCLUDING children/babies for up to 7 nights. A mid-stay clean is required for longer stays. Option: queen air mattress set-up with quality linens/duvet, take-down/laundry for a $40 fee to cleaning crew.
Bedroom One: The large master ensuite, king organic bed, high-thread count linens, TV, adjoins an office with a desk, and extends to the TV den. Sliding doors open to the pool courtyard with mountain view.
Bedroom Two: The 'master of the guest wing' has a queen bed, ensuite powder room in sunny Mexican colors, sliding doors that look out to desert landscaping and mountains.
Bedroom Three: Has a queen bed with a Mexican oak headboard, TV and a door that opens to the kitchen lanai patio for morning reading sessions.
Bedroom Four: Has two twin extra-long beds, a big window looking out to dry riverbed look desert landscaping and mountains.
But the tough decision will be where to lounge outdoors with your Kindle or book...
No more ridiculously priced 'cabana rentals' and over-priced drinks, fighting the hordes for lounger chairs or renting a cabana. Save the money you would have spent on tips for a good bottle of wine or those spicy organic ginger beers.
For breakfast, a wrought iron patio table outside the kitchen door by the lemon tree and another angle of mountain view. There's something so soul-restoring about gazing at palm trees and smiling at the resident roadrunner. The kitchen offers KitchenAid blender, a full assortment of barware, sharp knives, Riedel wine glasses, pool glasses, automatic ice-making, good quality pans and pots. We strive to make it easy for you to show up and enjoy even for shorter four-night getaways: we provide things like the paper towels, ziplock/saran/foil, starter coffee/tea, nice shampoo/conditioner/body wash in dispensers, and liquid hand soap.
Try out yoga & meditation in one of the picturesque spaces around the home. Walk the garden, or play hide and seek with the kids! Bring your bike or have the local rental company drop them up; ride the roads or trails, then prepare a dinner in the full kitchen with ingredients from the farmers' market or a quick meal from Trader Joe's. Yes, you can sit outside for all of your meals! Or cozy up inside on a cool evening: we seat 8 at the high table in the kitchen, 2 at the bar and 6 at the formal dining room table.
You work hard, now you're ready for a restorative retreat!
Please note: Absolutely no weddings or group events: they violate occupancy and other bylaws. Over-occupancy strictly enforced. We refer to the Cliffhouse.
You'll be hesitant to leave the property but the lure of seeing 'teddy bear' cholla cacti & waving ocotillos, and snapping awesome photos will be too much to resist.
Start on the sidewalk across the road that hugs the desert mountains and a few blocks down you'll see a trailhead with map posted for the local extensive trail network for hiking, mountain biking and running. Google La Quinta 'Bear Creek Canyon/Oasis Trail', 'Boo Hoff Trail'(steep 8.8 miles), 'Cove to Lake Cahuilla Trail': they have stunning vistas, palm oases & a variety of desert plants. Watch for some fleet-footed mountain sheep!
Or venture 45min further to the famous Bugs Bunny roadrunner-coyote setting of the Joshua Tree Park (south entrance), where you might spot huge desert tortoises, Fred Flintstone-esque boulder formations, roadrunners & desert hares.
What many refer to as 'Palm Springs' is actually a collection of separate but contiguous communities in the Coachella Valley including La Quinta. It is also one of the golf meccas of the Western World!!! There are numerous tournament courses including PGA West & SilverRock Resort.
Shopping abounds all along highway 111 (the main east-west connector through to Palm Springs) as well as the boutiques of La Quinta village itself. Palm Desert offers high end boutiques along El Paseo.
It's about 40-45 min drive to friendly PSP Palm Springs International airport, a direct flight from many places, or fly to Anaheim SNA, ONT, LAX or into San Diego and enjoy the ~2hr scenic drive over the mountains. Some also fly to Las Vegas or Phoenix.
Grocery stores (Trader Joe's, Sprout's/Whole Foods, Von's and Costco) are 8-15 minutes away by car. Jules and Tampico Meat Market are 5 min in La Quinta Village.
Drive 20 min to the Living Desert, a wild animal park that features the best of American & African desert animals, birds & plants. Feed the giraffes, ride the camels, get up close with endangered mountain goats & African deer, pet goats, ride a carousel, hike up their ~2hr loop vista trail. In the afternoon, head home for sunset appreciation time on the roof deck!
How about some art & culture? Seasonally, weekends in La Quinta offer an outdoor art show and farmer's market. Nearby Palm Desert offers the College of the Desert Street Fair with up to 340 outdoor vendors. Don't miss area Art Museums. Looking for a party? La Quinta is quiet: go to the City of Palm Springs.
Try one of the La Quinta fabulous restaurants such as a seafood spot, a live music bar, gourmet restaurants, “Stuft Pizza”, the literally named 'Cliffhouse'. Or people-watch from the coffee shop before you stroll Old Town. The Indian Wells resort often features a Frank Sinatra show at Frank's Place (seasonal).
The kids (and young-at-heart) will LOVE Wet n Wild waterslides, wave pool and lazy river (closed in winter).
Or maybe... you're just here to sit back, relax & enjoy consistent sunshine & warm weather! You may ditch all of your big plans for this option... and that's OK too!
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Member since: 2012
- 2500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 9
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Principal renter must be over 25 years old &intend the occupancy for themselves. No parties, events or gatherings. Day-use and overnight bylaws on maximum number of persons on-site must be followed: occupancy strictly enforced. Please inquire for details....moreless
Great pool for swimming age children, huge grassy lot, close to hiking, 20 minutes to Living Desert wild animal park, 40 minutes to Wet n Wild waterslides, daytrip to Disney/Knott's/Legoland. Dedicated and constant adult supervision is needed due to the water features and cactus, especially for non-swimming toddlers. House has not been child-proofed. Toy closet with books, lego, k'nex, toddler toys, art supplies and games like Battleship, Mexican Train Dominoes, and Scrabble....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
No smoking in the home or gardens. If you have a guest who smokes outdoors away from the house, butts must be properly extinguished and disposed of for safety and cleanliness. If there is residual smoke smell extra cleaning and remediation fees will be withheld....moreless
Gentle, reliably-trained, preferably non-shedding dogs over 2 years of age only. Certain breeds are prohibited by our insurance, please inquire. Must complete pet form and pay fee toward reg carpet cleaning and grass re-seeding. We must inform pool and garden services in advance. No cats. ...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
- King size beds (1) Organic King Bed looks out to pool and mountains. Huge suite with office, den and ensuite with walk in closet, jacuzzi size tub., Queen size Beds (2) The 'master' suite of the guest wing features a queen bed, ensuite powder room and patio door out to a mountain view patio. The second queen bedroom has a tv and door that opens to the kitchen patio, hammock area and grassy lot., Twin or Single Beds (2) The bedroom features two twin extra-long beds that could be pushed together if need be. Lovely windows that look out to the mountains and gardens. Older tv in the closet., Child Beds (2) Two Coleman queen air mattresses are available for up to two extra youth under 18 years old. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- 4 bathrooms, 2 with shower/bath, 2 powder.
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
A large one in the living room, huge one in the den, one in master bedroom, one in guest queen bedroom, one in the cabana. The den has Apple TV so you can stream movies from providers like Netflix....moreless
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
Formal dining room seats 6, kitchen table seats 8, 2 at bar, open concept. Rooftop patio seating for 7 plus 2 lounge chairs. Poolside seating 6 at table, 4 on double chaise loungers, 2 in club chairs....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
Programmable thermostats. Electric is costly in California; we ask guests to ensure doors are closed if using air-con; we reserve the right to run energy-conserving programming & set max thresholds....moreless
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker
Pots, pans, casserole dishes, etc. Blender, citrus juicer, mini food processor for quick salsas. Lots of barware, martini glasses, fancy water glasses, various wine and margarita glasses, nice rides wine glasses, sharp butcher knives, lots of nice kitchen tools like garlic press etc....moreless
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, stove, oven, bowls, pots, kitchenaid blender, microwave, coffee grinder and pot, basic spices, oils & vinegars, cleaning supplies, dish soap, dishwasher soap....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
A nice 6 person Caldera 'Geneva' model, convertible style lid retracts easy access. Mountain views! This is the hot tub for people who loves massages! There are two jets options and many controls for making them stronger or weaker around the tub for a full body massage. This is NOT an in-ground weakling like most hotels have!...moreless
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mid-Week Spring Break
Apr 10 - Apr 13, 2017
3 night min stay
Mid-Week Gap Apr 23-27
Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2017
3 night min stay
May 2 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
December 12-19 week deal
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
High Season 2018
Jan 3 - Apr 12, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning Fee (3-8pp) $290
- PoolHeat ToBe Determined $1
- Pet Fee $75
- Tax Rate 10%
Hot tub heat is generally included in the rent. The pool is not heated unless booked in advance. A daily pool fee will be quoted based on typical seasonal temperatures/wind/ground temperature and current price of propane and electricity. The cost will reflect propane, electric to run the pump, eco and delivery fees, property management time and transaction fees; we try to keep pool heat fee at about a break-even rate. For long-stay guests, a cleaning surcharge shall apply depending on the length of stay and number of guests. Long-stay guests - please inquire about options for pool heat - rather than a nightly rate, we have other options to pay based on usage with a "cost-plus" rate. Minimum four nights of pool heat. Cleaning fee for 1-2pp stays with guest wing locked off is $50 less. Extra guest fee is $50pp for stays of 4 nights and includes 1 queen air mattress set up/takedown/linen and towel laundering, reflects extra utilities and wear&tear. Rates reflect stays of 3-8pp. No local tax app applies on stays of 31 days. Inquire for monthly/long-term rate. If there are "gaps" between bookings, we may accept shorter stays. Filling the propane cylinder for the fire table is up to the guest if you wish to use it. Guests are subject to local bylaws including noise, occupancy and parking. It is your responsibility to abide by the bylaws.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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La Quinta is one of the premier golf meccas of the United States. Thousands of miles of walking, hiking, biking out the front door. Lots of games on-site: croquet, soccer, badminton, paddleball, kids' books, water toys: the pool is so fun. Yoga teachers are available to teach on site (90 minutes on site incl mats, props, up to 5pp $150) or at the local studio, private Mexican chef for hire, house is on designated bike route, on Tour de Palm Springs route (can see the riders from garage roof), road biking, road cycling, mountain biking tours/lessons, 1 block to bus route ($0.50pp), farmer's market 5 minutes away, weekend art show 5 minutes, thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking, playground 5 minutes, La Quinta Make Your Own Decorative Glass Jewelery workshops ~$35, Senior's Centre with activities and snacks, Library with Internet-Enabled Computer or bring laptop we have wifi.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Trusted Property Management in La Quinta will be your local property managers. They have a wonderful team and access to the region's best service providers who will take care should any question or concern arise during your stay. The office personnel with help you with entry codes, tourism questions, or arrange for mid stay cleaning. The home's owners are in the photo in Palm Springs enjoying jazz at Woody's Burgers. The owners love hiking in the desert, cooking with fresh ingredients and growing food. Angela loves jazz music! Angela does a little marketing consulting but mostly is mothering our active young kids. My kids love swimming and weird rocks. My husband helps his corporate clients with restructuring and lending advice. When he gets time away from work, he adores reading lots of great fiction, endurance long-distance road cycling, hiking, spending time outdoors. We have a small non-shedding dog but Magnus is allergic to cats and haired dog breeds. He is also sensitive to dust and mild and we are grateful to have a clean, dry, well-maintained home he does not react in. We live full-time in beautiful but seasonally-rainy Vancouver, BC Canada. The La Quinta neighbourhood is beautiful and quiet. It is NOT a party environment and neighbors respect each other's right for peace and quiet. The neighborhood provides a by-law enforcement patrol and loud music/parties are not tolerated. Please- try Palm Springs proper if this is what you are looking for, we do not have energy to host party-oriented guests. We enjoy the chance to be close to nature, yet close to every amenity we could desire. I also love spending days when I don't get in a car!
Why the Owner Chose La Quinta Cove, La Quinta, CA, USA:
We adore the desert. My husband grew up coming to San Diego frequently to see his grandparents and came to love the bright flowers, different flora and fauna, birdsong and endless hiking opportunities of southern California. We vacationed in La Quinta for the first time in 2011 and it's consistent heat (versus the cool winter breezes of coastal California) won us over. The easy airport, the fact that it is drivable to get here are pluses. I have never actually seen another house anything like this one. My husband jogged by it, and oohed and awed. When we found out it was being sold mostly furnished, we snapped it up, with a plan to use the vacation rentals toward the mortgage, utilities and upkeep of all the amenities and one day be able to spend part of our retirement in the sunshine. We love that hiking is RIGHT out our doorstep, and the proximity to golf, the Living Desert for the kids, Trader Joe's and the farmer's market. We love that Palm Springs has many direct flights into its small friendly airport and that it is drivable from many great urban centers. Other great hikes like Indian Canyon, Coachella Valley Nature Preserve, the Painted Canyon and Joshua Tree are within easy reach.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
As a guest at The End of the Trail, you don't have to drive to go for a walk or hike in a beautiful spot, it's right out your door. I love the view from the pool! I love that we can use the home year-round and enjoy different aspects. The property is so large, you can easily spend all day there with friends or parents and not feel like you're on top of each other. I love that there is a play area for our kids and dog. I am looking forward to spending many happy days of my life, lounging on the roof deck and reading in that casita! I have always dreamed of having a home with pool and hot tub! October-November and February-April are 'said' to be the best time to go to the desert, also we have things we love about each and every time of year. June-July-August can be over 100 degrees every day with August being the hottest month, although we have air conditioning and fans and we have the top of the line full pool mister system installed to help with the heat. December and January can be cooler at night but significantly warmer than northern climes and pleasant during daytime (think shorts or light slacks with a fleece sweater), affording wonderful time for tennis, golf and hiking, not to mention shopping and tourist attractions such as Joshua Tree, the Date Plantation, going olive oil tasting, to the limoncello cafe, tasting scrumptious foods at area restaurants and toasting (poolsafe glasses) in the hot tub. Sometimes there is wind or even a little rainshower, but it is a reliable desert most of the time. Sunshine and blue skies are what makes it very popular months in the desert for northerners to escape colder temperatures, and coastal dwellers to escape the cool winds and fog. Ask us for help planning your vacation!
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Living room opens to formal dining room, carved solid wood table, formal chairs
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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