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Casa Elhardt ~ Original Cove Bungalow on Bike Path, Panoramic Views.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, Master bath with soaking tub Baths (Sleeps 6)

Beautifully nestled against the Santa Rosa Mountains, this home is located in a quiet neighborhood of the La Quinta Cove, long considered the 'Gem of the Desert'. You will have it all within minutes of this lovely home. This house is located at the end of a quiet cul de sac and boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. A large kitchen with breakfast nook and all utensils, espresso machine, electric tea pot, blender, popcorn maker, microwave, cusinart food processor, toaster and coffeemaker provided to create that home cooked meal if you so desire. Hardwood floors, fireplace and large picture windows provide beautiful mountain vistas. This lovely home sits on 1/2 acres, completely gated with citrus trees, huge lawn area for games, a beautiful solar heated salt water pool large enough for swimming laps and a tanning shelf. Please note solar heat is temperature dependent and pool heating may not be available. All this plus a stainless steel BBQ will help you unwind in your own private resort.

Fine linens and wonderfully comfortable beds will insure a blissful night sleep. Wake up refreshed to unbelievable mountain views, birds singing, desert fauna and biking and hiking trails right outside your door. Other amenities include 55' flat screen TV in living room with DVD system, free Wi-Fi, cable, surround sound and Netflix streaming provided.

This home has its own fully monitored security system so you know you are always protected. Do you have some toys you want to bring along? No problem! This home also includes a huge garage with plenty of storage.

Casa Elhardt is right next door to the prestigious La Quinta Golf Resort and Hotel where Hollywood's elite come to relax and unwind. If golf is your bag, we are minutes away from some of the most famous golf courses including PGA West 'Six Legendary Courses', Silver Rock and the Mountain and Dunes course at La Quinta Resort.

Within minutes there are parks, a museum, library and grocery stores. Charming Old Town La Quinta features a wonderful Wine Bar. local Bistros, live music and quaint little shops, all within walking distance. Some of the nicest restaurants like Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Inn, Arnold Palmer's, Lavenders and The Grill to name a few are just a stone's throw away.

More Details

Lisa Elhardt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Lisa Elhardt

While escaping from the cold, wet winter of the Pacific Northwest, we fell in love with the Coachella Valley. Buying a home here was not in the plans until we discovered La Quinta Cove. The views are breath taking and the weather is a perfect tonic. Rugged mountains, lush plantings,a wonderful combination of south west and mediterranean architecture combine with endless recreational activities. The bike path and walking trails right next to our home is unique. Just a 3 block walk to the park and Old Town restaurants, wine bar, shopping, art, farmers market and museums. McCallum Theater is just 9 miles away. We love the culture and walk ability of our native Seattle and don't think we are missing a thing in La Quinta. We love that every thing in the desert is so close. You can get anywhere in 30 minutes.No traffic. This is just a very relaxing place to be. Best decision we have ever made.

Lisa Elhardt purchased this house in 2012

Why Lisa Elhardt chose La Quinta Cove

Comfortable home in a beautiful setting.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location!


La Quinta Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This bathroom is located by the pool
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath with soaking tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with private, walled, patio.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Short walk to weekly Farmers' Market and Art Under the Umbrellas art show. Activities include retail shops, College of the Desert street fair, La Quinta Resort and Spa, casinos and gambling, movie theaters, fine dinning, Empire Polo Club, Indio fair grounds, Cabal on desert hills premium outlets, La Quinta Fitness Center, McCallum theater of the performing arts, San Jacinto mountains, Palm Springs aerial tramway, Indian Wells tennis garden, on Bear Creek hiking path, extensive hiking available, Palm Springs Convention Center, Lake Coahuila, horse back riding, hot air ballooning, museums, Joshua Tree National Park, Sunny Lands Center and gardens and The Living Desert and Wild Life Zoo.


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Casa Elhardt ~ Original Cove Bungalow on Bike Path, Panoramic Views.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

beautiful and location.

  • 5 of 5

Owner and property manager nice people. the house is well designed and grounds of the house amzing. I would stay here again and again..

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The outside is Fantastic! Inside is just ok. Very dated and cluttered. Pictures need to be updated

  • 3 of 5

Good for a family vacation. Plenty of space for all. The biggest peeve was the cleanliness. There was soo much dust. All the book shelves look like it's been awhile. Second 3 of our 5 in the family had severe allergic reaction from the dust and hairs. Not sure if it's a cat or dog but they were in the master and dining room. We had to run to the store to get meds. It was even worse when the AC went off. Owners need to check that whoever is cleaning is doing a thorough job. It looked like it hadn't been vacuumed at all. The original microwave didn't work and neither did the one on the counter .Bummer. And the lady who opened the house had no clue of anything . She literally walked us to each room pointing to things saying "here is your bed" here is the tv. Duh but when I asked about the bathroom near the pool she said she didn't know? Good thing we explored and found the pool towels. Also the pictures posted online are dated. The house has much More furniture and filled with stuff. I felt like I was in someone's home not a rental oasis. Overall it was OK but I would not rent here again due to the pet hairs. I'm looking forward to going home and no more sneezing and coughing. If you use this house for pets you should disclose that. If we had our nephew with us he would have ended up in the ER for sure. Allergies to pets is no joke without the meds I was choking.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always extremely grateful to the guests who choose to spend their vacations at Casa Elhardt Bungalow. The cleanliness of our rental property is taken very seriously, and we are sorry to hear that there were allergy issues during this guest's stay. Our renters are never allowed to bring any type of pets onto the premises, and both the indoor and outdoor spaces are thoroughly cleaned - by a professional cleaning service - prior to each new guest's arrival. We find it necessary to point out that we have never received similar complaints during the five years that we have rented out this property. To be honest, we think the claim that the pictures are "dated" is disingenuous. The only new furniture additions are a small butcher block in the kitchen and a bookshelf in the living room with a minimal footprint. We are deliberate about investing in high-quality furniture, and if anything these pieces only make the property more valuable. Our guests frequently comment on the spacious, well-decorated interior of this house. We are certain that any claims of "clutter" would be vigorously contested by the numerous wheel-chair bound visitors who we have accommodated throughout the years. Regarding the microwaves, they will be promptly checked but they were both quite functional immediately before this guest's stay. We take great pride in this beautiful property, and we constantly strive to optimize the experience of all our visitors.
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Beautiful House and Property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a nice weekend getaway at this beautiful home. Between the gorgeous landscaping and the pool the backyard is the perfect place to relax. The house was clean, nicely updated, and very well maintained. We will definitely be booking another stay at Casa Elhardt.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Grounds and House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for four nights in April 2017. The highlight of the property is the large, lovely, and well maintained yard; we especially enjoyed the fresh grapefruit juice! The house is very well furnished with kitchen equipment, cooking essentials, games and DVD's. If you need to get some work done (alas), there is a nice office nook near the entry. Making arrangements with the Owner was easy, and the property manager lives nearby and was very responsive to our questions. We would rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We hope you visit again soon. We are painting the entire property this month and it will be beautiful. Nice back drop for all the plants. Thanks Lisa
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A Backyard of Tranquility Amid a Crazy Weekend.

  • 5 of 5

I was absolutely ecstatic when Al, the property manager, first showed us around the home. The pictures do not do it justice. While we spent our afternoons and nights at Coachella, it was the perfect place to return to each night away from the field, as well as wake up and visit on the patio each morning with coffee before beginning the day again. I could not have asked for a better stay for comfort, price, and convenience. Thank you again Lisa for opening up your desert home to us!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great property

  • 5 of 5

Very nice bungalow with a great location within walking distance of La Quinta downtown. Bungalow is comfortable and has everything we needed. Landscaping is lovely. Thanks also to Al Garcia the property manager who was very helpful! We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful for the nice review of our home. We are enjoying adding to the garden and amenities. It is truly a labor of love. Thanks Lisa
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Silver Rock
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HWY 10 at Washington
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

The home is 3 blocks to a nice park with basketball, fitness center, kids play area and sports field. Paved hiking, biking trail just outside your door connects to miles of mountain trails. The popular Coachella Music festival is 5 miles away at the Polo Club. Old Town is 4-5 blocks away with wonderful shops, bars, restaurants and the wine shop.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

We no longer offer rental for more than 29 days.

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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