About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms+Den, 2 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths (Sleeps 8)
'The End of the Trail' is a beautiful and decadent oasis featuring a stunning mountain-view pool area surrounded by a dozen mature palm trees. It has one of the largest poolside cabanas in the area. A rare roof deck with luxury seating looks over the whole Cove, Coachella Valley and desert mountains. A private lawn area with small citrus grove and herb garden adjoins.
* 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 May OR by arrangement/fee)
* HUGE star-gazing/sun-bathing roof deck
* big grassy lawn fully surrounded by hedge+fence
* lawn games (such as badminton, hula hoops, croquet, bocce, children's balls, putter and golf balls)
* m rustic hardwood look tile (except TV den has carpet for acoustics)
* 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 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 stays over 5-nights. 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 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 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, parties or group events: they violate occupancy and other bylaws... strictly enforced.
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 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 tortoises and 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 (seasonal).
The kids (and young-at-heart) will LOVE Wet n Wild waterslides, wave pool and lazy river (Mar-Sept3).
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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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
Copple Concierge Services will be your local property managers. We have pool, garden and maintenance service providers who will take care of the grounds per the weekly schedule posted in the guest binder. The property care personnel will welcome first-time guests with a tour upon request, answer tourism questions, address concerns or arrange for mid stay cleaning. Here is a photo of us out for date-night in Palm Springs. We love hiking in the desert, cooking with fresh ingredients and growing food. Angela loves jazz! 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!
Angela purchased this House in 2012
Why Angela chose La Quinta Cove
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.
What makes this House unique
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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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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The place has lots of character.
Kristen was very accommodating. The place was in a nice quiet spot.
Beautiful, spacious, serene setting and home
We stayed for two weeks of winter get away with four to five adults enjoying the LaQuinta area and relaxing in this beautiful setting. The owner (Angela) and property manager (Kristin) were incredibly kind, helpful, knowledgeable and responsive. We had no issues with the property and enjoyed a great time hanging out around the pool, the nearby Cabana and the roof deck. When we needed some space there was plenty of room to spread out for naps and quiet time. We plan on returning next year for more R&R and exploring. Awesome experience!
We booked at the very last minute as we were unexpectedly evacuated from Santa Barbara due to the Thomas Fire. We felt very fortunate to find this wonderful home, and a place that we could relax, even under these circumstances. The owner and property manager had added some Christmas decorations prior to our stay which were beautiful. Thank you!
We are glad these guests found End of the Trail relaxing. We love to add little touches to make each guest's stay special, especially during holidays. Thank you for your kind review, Emma!
Fun home at La Quinta Cove.
This is a great house for a family or group of friends. The pool, guestrooms, and outdoor areas are perfect for entertaining or relaxing under the desert sun. Angela and the property manager were quick to jump in when a question or concern arose. They work hard to make sure their guests are accommodated. Would recommend!
A word that keeps coming up in reviews: "relax" and "relaxing". Our team works hard to prepare the home so you can enjoy your time away. Thanks, Nicole for the recommendation!
Absolutely stunning grounds and exceptionally maintained property! It was fabulous having our own personal pool, hot tub, and roof top balcony. Anything information we needed was at hand via books, brochures, and meticulous binders full of thoughtfulness to our comfort and enjoyment. The perfect location, balancing our adventurous hikers and rock climbers and those who wanted a bit of R&R lounging on the grounds surrounded by palm trees, desert flowers, butterflies, and hummingbirds. No child (nor adult!) was disappointed with the Living Desert and feeding giraffes! The concierge Kristin went above and beyond to respond to our questions and ensure we had a great stay. Thank you Angela for your organization and care! Hope to return soon, or make getaways to End of the Trail a tradition for my family.
The grounds of End of the Trail ARE stunning. We are really proud of how many beautiful bougainvillea, citrus, powderpuff, honeysuckle, cactii, citrus and nice green hegdes we have under those swaying palms. Thank you for pointing out our responsiveness and attention to detail, Karen, hope you return.
Perfect girls retreat
We thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful home and appreciated the wonderful house layout and immaculate grounds. Perfect space to enjoy the desert in peace and quite. Already talking about when to return as a group and also with each of our own families. Kristin , the property manager, was very friendly and helpful and does a great job maintaining everything.
We are glad, Kathleen, that you enjoyed the layout of the home. Our grandparent clients also often point how much they like having such a large master suite, and then the three bedrooms on the far side of the kitchen/living room. We are glad you found the grounds immaculate. It is not inexpensive to have that much land that is watered, pruned, weeded and maintained. Having access to the large lawn, trees and hedge, and so many beautiful places to visit, sit and play, are an unique feature of listing 406217. Kind regards,
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, farmer's market 5 minutes away, weekend art show 5 minutes, thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking, playground 5 minutes, La Quinta pottery, arts and crafts workshops.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
SUMMER: Jun 15-Sept 15 - misters only, hot tub is drained. Can be re-started/heated/balanced/drained for a fee of $175. When an unusual series of very hot days and hot nights occurs, sometimes the pool gets too hot. Huge ice block delivery service exists but is excluded from the rate. Rates vary based on provider availability, but $200 per delivery is the range. COOLER MONTHS:The pool is NOT heated unless booked in advance (Oct-Apr, one needs pool heat for a comfortable swim). A daily pool heat fee will be quoted based on typical seasonal temperatures/wind/ground temp. The cost will reflect propane, electric to run the pump, eco and delivery fees, property management time and transaction fees, maintenance of the heater; $40 - 90/night, min 3 night increments. For long-stay guests, a cleaning touchup visit is required once a week, or a surcharge may apply at the end based on the deep clean required.Cleaning fee for 1-2pp stays with guest wing locked off is $50 less. We may allow up to two extra children under 12 upon payment of a utility/wear&tear/towel laundry fee and an air bed fee. Extra guest fee is $30 per day and plus $40 for 1 queen air mattress set up/takedown/linen and towel laundering. 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 (~$25 to exchange at gas station). Guests are subject to local bylaws including noise, occupancy and parking. It is your responsibility to abide by the bylaws and review the Good Neighbour Brochure, provided on-site. No more than 12 persons of any age may be on the property at any one time: no events per rules and bylaws.