About the property
- House3200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Spacious 3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Home w/outdoor kitchen
Amazing beautifully remodeled home just steps from the coveted El Paseo shopping/dining district. Home boasts an indoor bar-pool table/game room. Flat screen TV's throughout the house. 3rd bedroom is an attached self contained casita with own entrance/exit. Very tastefully appointed with custom furniture. Beautiful Pebble Tech-Salt water Pool/jacuzzi w/full outdoor kitchen. Plus wonderful relaxing views of the mountains. French doors throughout make this home a one of a kind. Close to hiking/tennis/golfing/all imaginable amenities! Owner will consider pets w/prior approval.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Dean Schuman
Lived and worked in the Valley for over 40 years - Very active 60+ couple. We love the desert and love to travel. Have homes in various areas and love to move around. Semi-retired flooring contractor - google Dean Schuman Installations.
Dean Schuman purchased this House in 2004
Why Dean Schuman chose Palm Desert
Location/Location/Location - you are in the heart of everything. This home is private w/full privacy gate around the home. When you enter this home it is a very tranquil place where you will truly be able to relax and enjoy what this home has to offer.
What makes this House unique
Outdoor kitchen - Pebble Tech/Saltwater Pool including evening mood lighting/waterfall jacuzzi/Full outdoor misting system/outdoor TV/full security system w/cameras/full privacy gate with buzz-in front gate/RV parking on side of house/surround sound throughout house including outdoors/sirrus radio throughout/wireless internet throughout/indoor sunken bar/pass through fireplace to outdoor/master bedroom marble fireplace - the list is endless!!!!
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Coachella Music Festival House: MUST READ BEFORE RENTING
I rented the house in Palm Desert from Dean and Dana for the 2018 Coachella Music Festival for 4 days. The place is large (3500 sqft) and very nice. The VRBO Hosts (Dean & Dana) were extremely aggressive “Helicopter Hosts” as they showed up unannounced multiple times during our stay to check on the place, look at us through the front windows, and just walked right in unannounced (early in the morning when people were still sleeping).
The first morning after checking-in was rocky as I was woken up at 7am by multiple calls and text from the Dean and Dana saying they believed we had too many people (14 people) staying in the house. They were extremely paranoid that we might have caused damaged to their place overnight (we didn’t). Dean and Dana claimed that their prior guests who stayed during last year’s Coachella (2017) caused $13K worth of damages from 20+ people staying in their place so they were worried we might do the same. They entered the place, looked around, and stated that they saw “NO DAMAGES” and the place was “VERY CLEAN”; however Dana proceed to scream and scolded us for an hour (like we’re her children) as she was worried about potential damages that could occur from the amount of people we had overnight (14 people). We stayed calm, were extremely respectful, and reminded them that we are not like the prior guests (during the 2017 Coachella) as we are all very responsible working professionals in our late-20s to mid-30s and were there to have a good time, but DID NOT destroy their place. After Dana cooled down and stopped yelling, Dean and Dana decided that they were going to allow us to remain at the property (since there were NO DAMAGES) if we paid an additional non-refundable one thousand dollars in cash (outside of the VRBO app) even though nothing was wrong with the place. We knew how difficult it would be to find a place last minute and we were not in a financial position to forfeit the thousands of dollars we already gave Dean and Dana for the rental so we chose to pay up; however, we made them sign a legal contract so they would not bother us anymore and release us from any further claims.
LUCKILY we were able to rectify the issue and we were not displaced from our Coachella House and in the end there were NO DAMAGES to their precious property. It is so sad to see this abuse of power and extortion for additional non-refundable money, which was charged outside of the VRBO app so no tax or service fee was paid to VRBO.
Dean and I will be happy to respond to Joe Alexander's review that was sent to VRBO on May 4, 2018.
!!!!!THIS ALSO NEEDS TO BE A READ BEFORE YOU ALLOW JOE ALEXANDER TO RENT YOUR PROPERTY!!!!!
We have been members of VRBO since 2014 and for the most part enjoy this platform and the quality guests it acquires. We have never had a negative review and believe our guests have thoroughly enjoyed our home, location and the quality vacation experience that it provides. We experience a 92% return rate of our guests - so we believe that speaks for itself. In April here in the valley we experience a "festival month" with Coachella and Stagecoach. The demographic of our guests change dramatically. It is not inexpensive to rent our home, it is a custom built quality home in a fantastic location. However if you put 16 festival goers in it, it becomes affordable to anyone! That is why we have a contract that clearly states and I quote "OCCUPANCY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM OF 6 PERSONS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT IF THESE RULES ARE NOT FOLLOWED, THAT WE CAN EVICT IMMEDIATELY WITH FORFEITURE OF ALL MONIES." When Joe and his partner checked in we provided them a second copy of the agreement and clearly said to them, please do not violate our rules, occupancy is limited to 6 as we stated in the contract. Joe is as he says a 30 year old investment banker and his partner is a Lawyer. They both looked at us and basically lied to us as we found out later in speaking to them that their intention was to have 16 guests. We received a call later that night from our neighbors who stated there were 8 cars parked in front of our house! Yes we investigated, but no we never showed up unannounced! We also reserve the right to inspect the property anytime we chose. We did speak with them and did allow them to stay even though they were in violation as we knew they would never find housing. Hindsight is we should have parted company with them. We did take an additional non-refundable deposit of $1000 as that would be the fine with the city, had any problems occurred! Let this be a lesson to the Members on VRBO, a Million Dollar home is not the kind of home that should be rented on these festival weekends. We have decided we will no longer rent in the month of April to festival goers.
My last questions to you Joe...... can you and your partner (the lawyer) read a contract? Your review is nothing less then a privileged person who thinks they don't have to follow rules!
Private fun in Palm Desert
Great property, extremely well furnished, very nice and attentive owners!
Nice Oasis in Palm Desert
Beautiful, spacious house located in a convenient area in Palm Desert and has all the amenities you would expect in your own home. The pool area is fabulous and the indoor pool table and music in every room are an added bonus! The beds are very comfortable and neighborhood is quiet. Dean was very prompt and accommodating, providing detailed instructions on the operation of the house. We would definitely stay here again in the future.
Perfect vacation house
Awesome location within walking distance of El Paseo. House has thought of everything, from music in every room, to a well stocked kitchen, to an awesome outdoor grilling area.
FIRST CHOICE IN PALM DESERT
If you are looking for the very best vacation rental in Palm Desert, you have found it here! This home is beautiful inside and out. The interior is beautifully decorated and spotless. The patio is a vacationer's dream...pool, spa, and complete outdoor kitchen...all the ambience of a resort. The location puts you within five minutes to some of the best restaurants, shopping and entertainment the area has to offer. Just click on "BOOK NOW" and enjoy!!
7 of us, including my 2 year old, stayed here for 3 nights around the holidays. Dean was great and we really enjoyed his home. The pool, the outdoor grill & bar area, pool table...it was a fantastic stay!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We prefer you to write us a personal check/cashiers check but please feel free to call me (760-272-0952) for other payment options. Credit Cards are also accepted through VRBO with a transaction fee. When you book you will need to secure your confirmation with 1/2 of the total price down and the remainder of the balance to be paid 30 days before you arrive. Cancellation Policy: 31 days prior to check-in date: Refund 50% of booking deposit. 30 days or less booking deposits are forfeited.