Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Sun City Palm Desert Private Home Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,130 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

One Level 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home With 2 Car Garage And Golf Cart Port

Casual elegance best describes this home. Located near the first clubhouse in a 55+ retirement resort the 2100+ sq. ft. floor plan is ideal for you and your guests. You'll enjoy a spacious Master Bedroom with King bed and 2 guest bedrooms each with Queen sized adjustable Sleep Number beds. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils needed to relax and entertain. The home is equipped with internet, wi-fi,and cable TV (HBO, Showtime included). New washer & dryer have just been installed. The patio and rear yard is spacious and semi private with a built-in natural gas BBQ. In season, you can pick citrus fruit right off the trees.

Sun City Palm Desert is a gated community with its own security personnel. There you will find three club houses, restaurants, two championship golf courses, 3 outdoor and 1 indoor swimming pools, fitness centers, tennis courts and more.

More Details

J.D. McDonald
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About J.D. McDonald

We live in the Pacific NW. I've been in Real Estate for many years and my wife works in the finance department at a local school district.

We came into ownership of this property in May of 2016. 2017 is the first full year our home has been made available to rent. The response has been tremendous. If your looking for reviews to make a decision please check back in the near future to see what people are saying. So far from all the neighbors, friends & current guests comments are: "beautiful, very nice, first class".

We are receiving requests to view the home for the upcoming 2018 season. The home is currently occupied until April 1, 2017 so we cannot unfortunately grant those requests.

J.D. McDonald purchased this house in 2016

Why J.D. McDonald chose Palm Desert

We're enjoyed coming here for many years. SCPD is a great community with 2 good golf courses for golfers of all levels. The floor plan allows for groups or families to have their own space. The Master BR is away from the other bedrooms. Someone can be working on the computer in the study and no one will hear them.

The house is located within walking distance or a short cart ride to the Main View clubhouse and restaurants (Papa Dan's has a great breakfast). We have a variety of citrus trees: 3 kinds of orange, grapefruit & limes to go in that Corona or G&T.

It nice to be able to go get groceries or grab bite by golf cart instead of taking the car.

In 2016 the interior received an upgrade with paint, dishes, cookware, beds, sheets & towels. New reclining couch and love seat, 65" Samsung TV w/ sound bar & DVR. Two new sleep number guest beds, new washer & dryer.

We have created a Great Room for living and entertaining and turned the family room into a reading/work/computer area.

We will continue to make improvements to the home over time. We like this home because it feels like home.

JD & Leslie

What makes this house unique

The home is key-less. Our guests receive a personal pin code to access the electronically controlled front door. Garage door openers are provided.

Wireless printer enables you to print from your phone, tablet or laptop computer.

Eco-bee thermostats easy to set.


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2130 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 55
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Front Guest Room - 1 queen , Sleep Number Bed
    Back Guest Room - 1 queen , Sleep Number Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Housekeeper services are optional


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Sun City Palm Desert Private Home Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Classy, Tranquil and Private Home In the superb Del Webb Sun City

  • 5 of 5

We have rented in Sun City a number of Times, always on the Golf Course. This is superbly located on a Privacy Lot on a quiet street. This is not so much a “Rental House” but someone’s Home and it shows!

Tastefully Decorated, fully equipped and was very well prepared by the Cleaners. The Owners are very responsive to any questions you may have. We were 2 Couples. Nice Neighbours too! You will be very Satisfied, we will be back same time next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return next year! Thank you for recognizing this is as a home and not a rental house. We have put time and effort into making the home comfortable for all.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Providence, RI

Spacious and gracious!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our February 2017 stay in this spacious and gracious home. The house is tastefully and comfortably furnished, and features three cable HD TVs and wireless internet. The master bathroom has double sinks, both a tub and an enclosed shower, and there is a huge walk-in closet. The kitchen is well equipped, with everything one might need for preparing and serving everyday meals and entertaining. The kitchen/great room has a good size eating area, right near the slider to the patio, and there's a more formal dining area in the living room. The washer and dryer are brand new. Oranges, grapefruit and limes are abundant in the yard, which has two dining areas and a seating area. Sun City Palm Desert has two golf courses and three clubhouses, and this house is an easy walk to one of them (or you can use the golf cart).

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Pinole, CA, USA

Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, well maintained 3 bedroom home with large great room, plus a separate den. I stayed here with friends during the month of October 2016. I was in one of the smaller bedrooms, and my friends were in the master. The layout was great for us because the master is separate from the other two bedrooms, so we each had our privacy. Two or even three couples or individuals could easily share and not feel crowded. Sleep Number beds are in all the bedrooms, which is a big plus for comfort. My room was a nice size with a seating area and TV. There is a large TV in the great room and comfortable reclining sofas. The living room furniture looked brand new. All the rooms are tastefully decorated, clean and fresh. The kitchen is well equipped with a large eat-in area that is open to the den. The patio area is large with lots of seating, and a table for outdoor dining. This house is centrally located within the community. It's very quiet and is easy walking distance to one of the clubhouses. The community has pools, golf courses, tennis courts, and nice restaurants. The Eggs Benedict at Papa Dan's on the golf course is the best I've ever had, and the food at the more upscale Boulevards is very good too and reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a clean, well-kept, comfortable vacation rental in Palm Desert.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our home. Just for clarification the king sized master bed is a hotel grade bed, but not a sleep number bed. We hope to have you join us again.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
2 courses in the community
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several in the community
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $79

Terms include acceptance of our Rental Contract which will be sent to the Guest and is required to be returned to the Homeowner fully completed and executed within 7 days of making reservation. Copies of Drivers Licenses for all guests will be due at this time as well. Property Damage Protection is a required fee paid by the renters.

Returning the signed contract: Preferred method is scanning and emailing to

Minimum age for primary renter is 55 years old; all others must be at least 45. Ask owner about younger people staying a short term. These regulations are required by the Sun City Community.

The Cleaning fee is based on 10 man hours of cleaning. If the house requires in excess of 10 hours of cleaning the additional hours will be charged to renter at $40. per hr.

"Rental fee" includes utilities but does not include cleaning fee, damage insurance or taxes.

The $79 damage insurance fee covers accidental damage up to $3000 per stay. Any damage in excess of the $3000 will be charged to the renters credit card.

Payment is accepted in the quoted currency/ U.S. Dollars

Optional - Renters have the option to purchase, with rental agreement and ID, a Sun City access card for $25.00 per person. The card provides owners privileges such as pool entry, fitness centers, golf rates etc.

There are strict off street parking rules. A vehicle may not be parked on the street overnight. It must be in the driveway of the property or in the garage. A car left on the street will be issued a citation with a $25 fine to the owner of the property. During your rental period the tenants are responsible for all fines issued by SCPDCA.

Garbage and Recycle: no containers at the curb before 4:00 P.M. the day before (Monday), and they must be back in garages before 10:00 P.M. on trash pick-up day. At this location Tuesday is the designated pickup day. For holiday schedule refer to the web site.

Housekeeping services are available and optional.

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.

You might like these similar properties