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Panoramic Mountain Views & South Facing Desert Estate Escape W/ Perfect Privacy

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

No neighbors - or busy street noise - behind this distinctive desert home. Just endless and surreal views of the Santa Rosa and Coral Mountains. And with a picturesque park next door, your next Santa Barbara style vacation home sits on the best lot in the secluded, gated community of Carmela... known as 'the hidden gem' of La Quinta.

You'll also feel like you, your family, your significant other and/or your guests are the only ones in town… except for an occasional roadrunner or humming bird.

At our Carmela vacation home, you'll soon be hidden in 2,900 square feet of freshly custom painted walls, beautiful porcelain tile floors, newly installed lush bedroom carpeting, 400 thread count Egyptian sateen sheets, a kitchen complete with a butler's prep kitchen and wet bar, a TV room with a large leather sectional sofa for true laziness, a comfortable conversation - or cocktail - area with both leather and upholstered seating in front of an intimate fireplace, indoor and outdoor dining options, and a three-car garage.

You'll be dazzled by a brand new courtyard with tumbled pavers and a sparkling blue glass fire pit to gaze at from an outdoor circular sofa, and a breathtaking south-facing (sun, sun, sun!) yard oasis featuring brand new stone pavers and desert landscaping, with lounge chairs around our pebble-tec in ground pool and hot tub, both with new glass tile surrounds.

You're already starting to relax just thinking about what awaits you...

More Details

Brian & Chris
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Brian & Chris

We love travel. We love the sun. And we love how easily and quickly we detach from work and the world as soon as we get to Carmela. It just happens.

Brian & Chris purchased this house in 2012

Why Brian & Chris chose Carmela

This like-new home was our dream come true. And how it came to be is a little like serendipity. With the right amount of TLC (new front and rear landscaping, new interior and exterior paint, and new hard scape and appointments in the courtyard and pool deck), we made it our own. A quality, no-expense-spared getaway experience was our goal, because we plan to enjoy it forever. And since we love entertaining, we made sure we chose the right floor plan that is spacious, open and integrated while bedroom wings provide privacy. We furnished it comfortably and tastefully, created several indoor and outdoor opportunities to relax (fire pit lounge in courtyard, back yard dining under the loggia to catch the morning sun on the mountains with coffee, tea or iPad news) and above all have views to die for and a sunny back yard all year round. And with a quiet, gated community like Carmela, which borders the prestigious Madison Club, you just can't go wrong.

What makes this house unique

A park on one side, the best neighbors on the other side, and no one behind you make for the best combination of privacy and soaking in spectacular views of an amazing backdrop of mountains and greenery. No power lines above the yard. No backing up to a thoroughfare. You can enjoy the silence or relax to your favorite music playing through outdoor speakers… all while feeling like you're the only one in the desert amongst a palm tree, cactus, fruit tree and succulent paradise. And when you choose a vacation home in the valley, you want a south facing yard to maximize time in the sun and pool, and of course views.


Carmela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Dual Sinks
    Guest Suite / Casita - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Room - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual sinks, separate toilet room
    Powder Room - toilet , Easy access to living and dining areas
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Oversize, mountain view, walk-in closet, dual sinks, TV
    Guest Suite - 1 king , Attached casita, en suite bath, easy access to fire pit
    Guest Room - 1 queen , French doors to private patio, separate full bath, dual sink
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Panoramic Mountain Views & South Facing Desert Estate Escape W/ Perfect Privacy
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Ontario, Canada

2 months of perfectly relaxed comfort

  • 5 of 5

This property is special; a clear unobstructed view of the mountains made for peaceful and stunning sunsets.

Carmela is quiet and perfectly maintained. Things happen when they are scheduled; the landscape, pool people were A1 and the housekeeper Julia a treasure.

Pool and patio area perfect.

All the rooms are elegantly furnished and provided with appropriate towels, and bedding.

Especially appreciated was that the owners stocked the kitchen with the essentials. As well provided clear instructions on the property and surrounding features

Owners are especially attentive and When required responded immediately.

We sincerely appreciated this 2 month vacation

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Renters

  • 4 of 5

We two seniors rented this large home for the month of March, 2014. It was a first time rental for the owners and was essentially a new house with all new contents and was a treat to be the first users. The south exposure, mountain view and pool provided a peaceful quiet retreat, away from busy La Quinta centre. We did not use all the facilities of easy entertaining, outdoor fire pit and neighbouring recreation park but it was nice to have. The owners were good to deal with.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Walk or bike to the Empire Polo Club for a polo match, Coachella concert or Stage Coach performance. Enjoy a round of nearby golf at SilverRock Resort. Watch your favorite tennis pro play the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Explore dining, shopping and tennis options within 5 minutes in Old Town La Quinta. Take a 15-20 minute drive to find high-end shopping, outlet shopping, mall shopping, casinos, and more. Or just stay put and enjoy the views, sun and weather.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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