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Lakefront Getaway Near Old Town LQ (sleeps 8)

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

4 Bd 3.5ba (with Den) 3100 Sq Ft Lake Front Home With Stunning Mountain Views

What sets this home apart from others on the lake is the privacy. The home is located on a corner lot and abuts a small greenbelt which means there is only a neighbor on one side. The patio/firepit area is set back from the lake and provides excellent privacy. The landscape lighting and firepit create a romantic and soothing ambiance as the sun sets behind the Santa Rosa Mtns. Cocktail hour takes on a whole new meaning! The desert plantings also afford additional privacy from surrounding homes. (cal king, 3 queens).

The floor plan is ideal as the Master Suite, Guest Suite, and additional 2 bedrooms are nicely separated. . The Master, Great Room, as well as Den are equipped with a HD flat screen TVs with premium cable.

The Kitchen/Great room is very well appointed and is an ideal gathering place. The kitchen has a eat up bar with four stools, ample high grade cookware, flatware, dinnerware etc.., double oven, microwave, and gas cook-top. You will find most everything you need to cook up a feast.

The great room is where we spend most of our time as it boasts a large sectional sofa, 60' LED flat screen, and plenty of books/board games for those relaxing evenings. The living room is another great comfortable gathering spot with a gas fireplace and ample seating for entertaining. The LR, kitchen, pool area, and Master Suite all have in-ceiling speakers and separate volume. controls.

The spa-like pool area has an in ground spa which spills over into the vanishing edge pool. There are ample chaise lounges, outdoor dining table, fire pit seating, and sectional outdoor couch.

There is a separate laundry room off the large 3-car garage.

More Details

Greg Merrill
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, a little spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Greg Merrill

My wife and I were born and raised in the Bay Area (East bay and Marin) and recently moved our family to Santa Barbara to enjoy the beach lifestyle. I graduated from UCSB and my wife form Cal. We have raised our 2 children in Marin county until relocating to Santa Barbara in 2010.

Greg Merrill purchased this house in 2013

Why Greg Merrill chose Deserts

Over the last 17 years we have always vacationed in La Quinta at least once a year and often times more frequently. We have stayed at the LQ Resort and also rented homes in many of the other communities ranging from Rancho LA Quinta, to Legacy VIllas. However, it was not until a friend invited us to their home in Lake La Quinta that we discovered this special spot. We had never seriously considered buying a home in the desert until we experienced the lifestyle at lake La Quinta first hand. It is truly intoxicating and hooked us immediately.There is nothing more enjoyable than sitting in the spa sipping a glass of wine watching the sun reflect and the colors morph against the Chocolate Mountain range.

We are of course biased...However, for us, lake La Quinta is the ultimate community in the ultimate desert town. We have always understood why La Quinta is named the 'Gem of the Desert' and for us, Lake la Quinta is 'The Gem' of all of La Quinta.


What makes this house unique

Besides the private ammenities at the home, Lake La Quinta also has a professional grade lighted tennis court, community pool, parks, and community gathering area for parties, and 24 hour security and gated access.


La Quinta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , in-ceiling speakers, soaking tub, large walkin closet etc.
    Guest Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jack and jill servicing bedrooms 1 and 2. double vanity.
    Guest Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , full bath servicing Guest room 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room with pedestal sink and toilet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , Master Bedroom Suite
    Guest 1 - 1 queen , shared jack and jill bath
    Guest 2 - 1 queen , shares jack and jill BA with G1
    Guest 3 - 1 queen , Walk in closet separate bathroom outside door.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hiking, Biking, Golf, Tennis, Roller Blading, Tram, shopping, eateries


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving here and had a really great time! The house had everything we needed in the kitchen. Our kids loved the ping pong table, pool, and fire pit. The beds were really comfortable too! We wish the boat would have been working because it would have been nice to cruise the lake, but other than that we had a great time and would rent this property again. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, and a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Some family and friends and I stayed here for 3 nights over 4th of July weekend. The house was exceptionally clean, and the owner provides pool towels, inflatable pool rafts, a Ping pong/beer pong table, a fishing pole, stereo, Wifi, and washer/dryer.

The home is spacious, the outside has a nice fire pit, a pool & spa.

Very nice location inside Lake La Quinta, right on the lake itself.

Greg was very accommodating and friendly, answered the question I had regarding the mister system and pool within five minutes.

I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent experience. Owner was responsive and helpful. Home is magnificent.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Close to shopping and entertainment. Beautiful home. Large family accommodations. Owner was friendly, responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home - Well equiped!

  • 5 of 5

This home was very perfect for us during our stay Nov 2014. My parents rented the home for 1 month. I came with my husband and 1.5 year old and my brother came with his wife and 2.5year old for one week during the month. The views and pool were great. The kitchen was well-equipped and had good knives which we appreciated because we cooked daily. Plus, we had Thanksgiving there and it was nice to have the outside fridge to store items as well. We could walk to Trader Joes, Target, couple restaurants (less then a mile). We never heated the pool as we tried but it seemed to take awhile but we used the hot tub daily. We rented his electric boat as well and loved it - it was a very small lake so not much to see but nice to go out some evenings. Enough life jackets for the kids as well. Tons of towels and linens. Friendly neighborhood. Beds were comfortable! They had pool toys but we never took them out. Pics are accurate. Great stay and Greg was easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to never have a negative comment associated with a guests' stay. In this instance, we discovered that the pool pump was at the end of it's serviceable life. As a result this guest unfortunately experienced slow heat up times for the pool. When this was brought to our attention, we immediately replaced the pool pump. The pool is good to go! Thank you for the excellent review!
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The best experience!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to decide where to begin. We had such an amazing time here. The location is perfect, the home is cozy, the pool/spa are wonderful, and you couldn't ask for better owners. It doesn't matter what you are looking for because this home has it. We originally had 4 couples going for a NYE getaway from LA. It ended up being just 4 of us mostly for the entire stay and it turned out to be one of the best vacations we have ever taken. The home is large and spacious but someone it still manages to feel cozy and warm. The infinity pool and jacuzzi on the lake? Need I say more. It was perfect! We heated the pool and spa a few times and had wonderful evenings laughing and drinking by the pool looking out over lake la Quinta.

As for location, you couldn't be situated in a better place. You are 5 mins from everything. Coffee, Costco, markets,restaurants, shops, and even the 99 cents store.

The only issue we had with this place was that we had to leave. My friends and I could have stayed there for months. We will definitely be back. Thank you for the great memories.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake La Quinta Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in this beautiful home. It was my husband and I and our 7 year old daughter who absolutely lived in the pool. The property was gorgeous and spotless when we arrived and fully equipped with everything we could possibly need. The lake was beautiful and we loved the pontoon boat for late afternoon boat cruises and happy hour. The house is in a great location, close to everything and secure in a gorgeous complex. We did the Living Desert as our only tourist type day trip and spent every other day pool side. Owners were excellent to deal with, accessible when ever needed and very accommodating with any requests. Would not hesitate to give this vacation rental the best rating, as we have pretty high standards for the most part. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful home with us, wouldn't hesitate to rent it again or recommend it to anyone we know.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
La Quinta Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Buccatini, LGs Steakhouse, Louises Pantry
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Insurance $99

Please inquire for stays that include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Holidays. Different rates may apply. Additional weekly cleaning available for $175/wk. air conditioning fee applies during summer months. Pet deposit applies for pet owners. (case by case basis)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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