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Palm Springs / Palm Desert Poolside Guesthouse

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, full kitchen & family room large, PRIVATE, poolside guesthouse

This guesthouse is an ideal, roomy, modern 1100 square foot 2 BR guesthouse capable of accommodating 6 adults with plenty of room for the kids. The unit has a new full kitchen with maple cabinets, granite counter-tops, a full size refrigerator and glass cook-top stove, outdoor grill, washer & dryer 70" high-def TV with 250 channel Dish network and extremely fast high-speed internet. During your stay you have the exclusive - private use of the Pool & Spa just steps from the front door. The large master suite a high quality king bed and the second bedroom has two full beds. Additional sleep options are a queen air mattress, a twin bed roll-away or a play-N-pak for the little one. Quite and secure with off-street parking for up to three vehicles, in the center of the Coachella Valley, 1/2 mile from the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. Perfect for a weekend poolside fun in the sun, a family getaway or a stop on the way to Disneyland, Sea World & the ocean! Dog & Kid friendly!

LD (Larry) Hughes
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About LD (Larry) Hughes

My wife Marie works as the HR director for Coachella Valley Desert Rec and I am a 40 years retired general contractor. We live in the main house with a toy poodle, Hefner and two Shih Tzu, Reina and Frieda. Marie is a native Idahoan and I am a native Nebraskan that came together and built our little oasis in the desert. We enjoy good wine, good food and great company! We love to entertain and enjoy sharing our wonderful home with visitors from all over the world. Our motto: Live life with passion! - Be Kind!

LD (Larry) Hughes purchased this house in 2004

Why LD (Larry) Hughes chose Palm Desert

Located in center of the Coachella Valley the privacy of the Guesthouse, Pool and Spa are ideal for a weekend get-a-way, business stay or long-term winter lease.

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What makes this house unique

Even the five-star valley resorts cannot match the spacious rooms, comfortable beds, large bathroom with extra large walk-in shower and private toilet compartment. Whole house air-conditioning, large family room with dining table, double couch, 70" high-def TV with 200 channel Direct TV. Outside, just steps form the door you have the private use of the pool & spa, a private grill, lounge chairs and outdoor table. During the hot days of summer we add triangular shade-sails allowing you to get a break from the sun when using the pool & spa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was amazing! A/C was on when we arrived, and the setting was really comfortable. Pictures don't do this place justice. It was very private as Larry had promised, and all the amenities were available. Larry was also easily reachable by cell and took us through out how to work everything when we had questions.
Aug 2015
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Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Extra large walk-in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large with room for roll-away and/or play & pak
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Palm Springs / Palm Desert Poolside Guesthouse
average rating of 4.625 based on 22 reviews

It was perfect for our short but fun golf outing...

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great...incredibly responsive, friendly and nice. It was a very cool "guest house" set up with everything needed for a comfortable stay. We will definitely stay here again.


  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely marvelous....

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing time. No noise, no traffic, no hotel neighborhood atmosphere. The owners were so wonderful! The home was quaint and comfortable. Kid friendly and private. Laudry, cable, clean...who could ask for more. Thank you to the home owners. We will be returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was a one of a kind paradise. It was really awesome. I only wish we could of stayed longer. It was very homey and comfortable. Very quiet and private. I will be returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful long weekend in a relaxing lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at the casita of LD and Marie. They are just the most lovely hosts who gave lots of tips and advice on the area and were just fun to chit chat with. We stayed 4 days with our 18 month old son and had a great time. The house is just perfect and we spent every evening in the hot tub. Don't hesitate to book a stay here!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place with nice views of the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Larry and Marie are wonderful! They were very accommodating to whatever we needed. The house is very nice in a pleasant community! Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. Kitchen had most of the supplies we needed. The pool and spa were very enjoyable. We would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Too hands on/lack of privacy

  • 2 of 5

First the good news. This is a very nice place. Clean and perfect for 4 people. This was the first time I rented a place whereby the owner was on site. I had to meet him in order to get the remote for the gate, which placed me on a schedule rather than being able to show up when I wanted. The owner sent a text asking when I would be arriving.

Next, he had not collected the full rental fee by the time I got there and he called me asking if he could come and get it. I told him I would get to him asap (I had forgotten I could do electronically). He then went so far as to text me where the ATM was (maybe he thought he was being helpful. Eventually I recalled I could do electronically. He then said e would send the link via text. When we went to leave he came out to the car asking if I had gotten the text. When I got to my friends, I had to stop first to send the transfer so that he wouldn't ask again. It felt like he was questioning my integrity as though I would try to stiff him.

The following day, the day we were scheduled to leave, he sent another text telling us how to check out. Leave "clean" dishes in the sink, take out the garbage etc. Excuse me I thought I was on vacation!! and you state housecleaning is included.

They have 4 dogs, who are lovely, on the property that also run around. I had left my dog at home.

My weekend could have been much more relaxing had it not felt like he was hovering over. They should probably leave during the time people are staying there. Find a way to get the remote to their guests so they can come and go as needed.

I wouldn't stay again but as I said it's a nice place just didn't feel much like a vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the first time we have someone upset because we met them at arrival. The entrance to the guesthouse has a private gate to off-street parking so, we provide a remote. This allows the security and ability to come and go as our guests please. The written agreement states "balance due upon arrival" so yes, I was concerned when departure was the next morning and no payment was received. I was also concerned when reasons are given for non-payment upon arrival. When you stay at a VRBO vacation site, you are expected to treat the property as if it were your own. We are not a hotel, its the personal touches that count! Our rental is listed as "doggy friendly" so please feel free to have your four-legged family join ours. We welcome all!
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Palm Springs - PSP - 30 min, Ontario ONT - 75 min
Car: recommended

10 minute walk to the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

This property is located in the City of Palm Desert. The City prohibits the use of sound devices outside, from 10 PM to 10 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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