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2018 Nov-Dec, 2019 Jan-Apr | 2 Bdrm/2 BA/Private Entertainment Patio

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,303 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms/king beds, 2 Tile/Granite En-Suites, Cook's Kitchen, two Patios

South facing golf-side patio with access from living room and master bedroom. Private courtyard patio with new seating in an outdoor living room styled setting, water fountains and gas BBQ with access from second bedroom. Two private master bedrooms, both with beautiful tile and granite en-suites. A cook's kitchen with chef-grade gas stove/oven, dining table extends to seat 4-6 people. Retreat inspired furnishings and decor throughout, tile floors, Berber carpet in bedrooms. In-unit washer/dryer. Cable TV/HBO/Tennis Cannel/DVR, Internet, 3 televisions, Stereo System compatible with iPad/iPhone/iPod, phone with unlimited calling in USA/Canada/Mexico. Other amenities include beautiful dining linens, bar ware, serve ware, blender/food processor, coffee maker, Italian stove-top espresso pot, toaster, magnifying lighted makeup mirror, hairdryer. For your special spa-like experience, two plush spa robes (sizes L/XL).

Unit is directly across the street from a secluded pool/spa and a short distance from the main clubhouse of the Monterey Country Club. Spacious two-car garage.

For astronomy buffs, a state of the art telescope to watch the beautiful nighttime desert skies.

Rates: For the 2018 Season, minimum rental is for 30 days at $3,700 per month plus $125 cleaning fee (January - March), Monthly rental (30 days) is available for November to December 2018 and April to May 2019. Please contact me for specifics as there is some flexibility. Thank you

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More Details

Lorna Mouton Riff
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Lorna Mouton Riff

I grew up on Oahu, Hawaii and moved to Los Angeles as a young woman (many years ago!). I'm an avid traveler, organic gardener, painter and bird-watcher. Sharing the spirit of Aloha is important to me.

Lorna Mouton Riff purchased this condo in 2014

Why Lorna Mouton Riff chose Palm Desert

I fell into the spell of the Monterey Country Club's calming and resort-like atmosphere. The views from the Durango property are stunning; beautiful fairway views, western mountains and sunrise/sunset views attracted me to this property. My home is designed to be a retreat from the hustle and bustle of a busy city. The furnishings, artwork, accessories and outdoor spaces evoke a sense of being at a retreat and surrounded by beautiful things and nature; Aloha at it's best. It is my hope that guests will be inspired and find relaxation in the home I have created.

What makes this condo unique

Sunrise on the rear patio should not be missed. As the sun rises in the east behind the golf course water fountain, the water sparkles with all the prisms of color reflecting everywhere. Meanwhile, hummingbirds visit the flowers blooming on the patio hedge. The private entry patio area was designed as an extension of the interior space as an outdoor living room. It is the perfect place to sit, enjoy meals and relax in the evenings while listening to the sound of the water fountains, or entertain guests.


Palm Desert Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1303 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Updated with granite counters, tiled showers, safety bars
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Remodeled tiled shower with seat, granite, safety bars
  • Gorgeous bathrooms, updated with granite counters, tiled showers with seating built-in, both have safety bars, tiled floors. Lush spa robes provided for your use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Private and separate bedrooms, beautifully decorated, TV in both, Berber carpet, two dressers in main bedroom, one dresser in second bedroom, lots of closet space, access to golf-side patio area from main bedroom and to private patio from second bedroom. Main bedroom has en-suite bathroom. second bedroom is adjacent to guest bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
links to explore the area: (botanical gardens and zoo)


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Excellent condo - Good value

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Lorna's Durango condo in the Monterey Country Club. Great location with easy access to everything in the Valley. The Monterey grounds and golf course are beautiful and immaculately maintained. Unfortunately access to the golf course is restricted to members only but I did find a member to go out with so enjoyed that. Access to the tennis, fitness, etc is $15.00 / day.

The condo has been renovated and the new bathrooms and living areas are very well done. Decorating is tasteful. Nice dining suite for 6. The living room furniture, while not new, is very comfortable. The kitchen is very well stocked. The south-facing patio looking over the golf course is very nice with good furnishings, including 2 lounges. It was nice to have a garage. Very safe and quiet area.

The owner, Lorna, is very easy to contact, responsive, friendly and helpful. We would recommend the condo and we would return in the future. It is good value for the money.

Jim & Donna

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La grande

MCC condo across from t-box

  • 3 of 5

On arrival to Lorna’s condo we were very impressed with the outside surroundings especially the golf course, as golfers that is why we choose Palm Springs area. Sun n golf. It’s beautiful but it’s a private course that we didn’t get a chance to play. We stayed in Lorna’s condo for 35 nights and the course never looked overly busy😟? Her condo was well stocked, and we liked the location . She could use new fry pans, and new outdoor furniture covers. The countertops are outdated and hardly sanitary. The bed, linens, towels were good, but the carpets in both bedrooms were badly stained. I cover the stains with throw rugs as I couldn’t stand to see them on a daily bases. We would stay at MCC again if they had a golf package comparable to others and reasonable for tenants. Thank you Lorna, you always sounded like a nice lady.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn, Thank you for your comments. I am sorry you felt there were issues with the condo. I take great pride in my guests having a positive experience and strive to resolve any issues as quickly as possible. I did not realize the carpet stains had worsened since I was there last. I wish you had explained in more detail as I would have arranged for them to be specially cleaned. In fact, the next guests described the issue and I took care of it immediately. The kitchen counter tile and grout was deep-cleaned by the cleaning service the day before you arrived. Again, if you had said something, I would have had the service return to clean it again if you felt it was unsanitary. Insofar as the golfing on the MCC course, I don't have any sway over the club's fees for guests. Since there are many public courses in the area, I hope you were able to enjoy them. Kind regards, Lorna
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We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are just completing our second year renting Lorna's condo for a 3-month stay...and we will be back again in 2018! We feel so fortunate to have found this lovely property. It's every bit as nice as the photos, and is the best equipped vacation rental we have ever found. The beds are both super comfy as is the large sectional...perfect for curling up with a book or to watch a movie. And, the central location is ideal. Super close to everything...groceries (including my favorite, Trader Joe's), restaurants, Starbucks, and great shopping on El Paseo. Both outside patios are also attractive, with a great view of both sunrise and the mountains from the back patio. And the pool across the street is in one of the nicer, more private settings than other pools at Monterey CC. Add all this to the fact that Lorna is a dream landlord...very quickly responds to all questions and/or concerns. You will be very happy you chose this condo for your visit to the Coachella Valley.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodland Hills, CA

Desert Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We escaped to this condo for the weekend and what a delightful time! You enter though the front courtyard where there is a beautiful fountain and seating area that really sets the tone for the whole stay. The inside of the condo is completely upgraded with gorgeous bathrooms and a spectacular kitchen! The furnishings are incredible and very comfortable. One of my favorite things about this condo is that you have everything you need right there in the condo. The owner has thought of everything, such as pool towels in addition to bath towels, and even has every kitchen accessory you could possibly need! It was like being home, but in the most relaxing ambiance. We were also very pleased with the location of the condo, as it is very close to all of the restaurants and shops. We were very happy with our stay and will certainly return! If you are looking for a place to relax and getaway from it all, this is the place!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Desert Oasis

  • 5 of 5

The condo was lovely----nicely furnished with extra amenities like spices for cooking, TV's in both bedrooms,

lots of closet space, and a water fountain that made a lovely sound when it was on. Sitting on the deck watching

golfers was fun and comfortable.. We also loved the area restaurants, being close to El Paseo area, and the

many sightseeing things to do such as the tram. We definitely are going back for another stay and loved working

with the owner. She is terrific and very thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The condo is beautiful, was extremely clean and is furnished with superior furnishings in every room. comfortable king size beds made my stay a pleasure. The detail to amenities in bathrooms and kitchen were a great plus.

I loved sitting outside on the back patio, enjoying watching the golfers, as well as having a great view of the pond with fountain and surrounding mountains. very quiet and peaceful. The entry was private with beautiful plants and water feature.

It was definitely a home away from home. Written instructions about the unit were extremely detailed and if questions were to arise the owner was accessible. I would highly recommend this wonderful condo.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.8 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Public courses: Marriott Shadow Ridge
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Great restaurants within 5 minutes
Car: necessary

Located within the Monterey Country Club, close to the main clubhouse. Gorgeous southern, eastern and west facing views of the golf course, mountains and water fountain. Five minutes from El Paseo Drive, restaurants and a stones-throw from the weekly flea market.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning fee $125

Reservation Deposit/Refundable Security Deposit due of $600 for rentals of 30 days or more ($250 for one week rentals) at booking and signing of Rental Agreement. $125 cleaning fee in addition to rental fee. Security deposit will be used to cover any excess cleaning required beyond normal use, like stains requiring carpet or furniture shampooing services. Specific terms regarding the deposit are defined in the rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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