Susan Vander Hoek
About Susan Vander Hoek
John and I are living a dream life in La Quinta. John grew up in western Michigan, while Susan grew up in Seattle, near Lake Washington. We raised our family (two sons) on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound where we enjoyed boating, going to our kids sporting events, traveling, cooking and home renovating. John commuted by ferry to Boeing for his career as an aerospace engineer while Susan was raising their sons and planning new adventures for their family. After buying this home in the La Quinta Cove and enjoying all that it has to offer, meaning lots of sun and not a lot of rain, we decided to retire early and move to La Quinta. We now permanently live in another home in La Quinta and we offer this home to you as a vacation rental.
Susan Vander Hoek purchased this House in 2013
Why Susan Vander Hoek chose La Quinta Cove
John and I bought this property after a very special trip to La Quinta in 2013 for John's 60th birthday. We heard about La Quinta by way of our son David. He said it reminded him of Whistler, BC, but in the desert. He knew that we would love the sun, the mountain views and that it had our favorite stores, Costco and Trader Joes. He was right. David set us up to meet his dear friends, Sue and Don and they gave us an unbelievable tour of La Quinta. Don drove us around in their daughter's convertible and they showed us the La Quinta Resort, the Cove and the Polo fields, in Indio. We drove by palm trees, bougainvillea in bloom and citrus trees filled with oranges, lemons and grapefruit. The weather was perfect and we fell in love instantly with the La Quinta Cove and bought this home the very next day.
What makes this House unique
The location in the Cove is amazing with incredible mountain views and privacy. I loved waking up in the morning and having my coffee by the pool, while listening to birds and seeing an occasional road runner. The desert mountains seem magical and they change colors during the day. The desert flowers are beautiful. The desert landscape was something so different but something that I wanted to learn more about. John and I love the summer too, as we can get up early and do our errands and spend hours in the afternoon in the pool. Later in the evening, we will go somewhere for happy hour or attend a concert or movie. Life is great in La Quinta!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This is a beautiful property and we really had a great time! We'll definitely be back. Thank you so much, Susan and John, for everything.
Michelle. So happy to host you and your family. I’m sure the pool was fun and refreshing for you guys. Please come back!
We really enjoyed our month at this home. The owners are great.
The property was perfect for us during a 12 day stay. Clean, well equipped and in a great location. Hiking trails were only a few blocks away and there were plenty of amenities nearby. Definitely glad we paid the extra for pool heat in order to get the use out of it. A car is a definite must in order to make most of the area as well. A peaceful quiet neighbourhood for those just looking for some down time. We will definitely be back.
Scott and family,
So glad you enjoyed our house and the area amenities! You came to the right place for fun and relaxation. Please come back when you can!
Susan and John
Great property! Plan to go back
The choice of this house with this nice heated pool was perfect for us! The house was very comfortable, clean, very well kept and equipped. Owners responded to every question or concern. Had a great time and plan to be back.
Lovely quaint home with pool!
We recently stayed in Susan and John’s home for a family girls weekend for Stagecoach. From the moment we entered the property we knew we made the right decision. We enjoyed breakfast on the covered patio in the mornings and daytime fun in the pool. The home is located in a quiet neighborhood and an easy distance to the Polo Grounds venue. Each room is comfortable and well equipped. We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you Susan and John for offering your beautiful property on VRBO.
Sheryl and Erin, Lindsey and Brooke, Emily and Kennedy Martinez
Thank you Sheryl for such nice comments about our vacation rental. John and I are so pleased that everything worked out for you and your guests during Stagecoach! Please think about coming back to the desert and enjoy our beautiful Coachella Valley!!
What a great house, great getaway! Thank you thank you!
Great homeowners, perfect communication... The house was beautiful, clean and comfortable. It was a weekend getaway with old friends! We thought the neighborhood was adorable, cute shops and restaurants very nearby. I'd absolutely stay there again! My first time in the area, and my guest homeaway rental... This was a huge success! Much appreciated!
So glad you had fun. That is our goal!! You and your friends were ideal guests. You are welcome to return any time.
La Quinta is a resort city in the Coachella Valley located between Indian Wells and Indio. My vacation home is close to Old Town La Quinta - quaint village where you can find many restaurants and shops. The La Quinta Art Festival takes place March 7-10 2019. Art on Main Street - various Saturdays January - March. Certified Farmers Market - winter season on Sundays. Close to Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Empire and Eldorado Polo Fields. Close to shuttles and/or drive to Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals.