We stayed for 10 days at this beautiful desert property with grandparents, my husband and I, and children 6 and 3, and made some great family memories! The home is spacious, bright with generous rooms tastefully decorated. We all had room to spread out and relax. The living room, dining, and kitchen all faced the pool. There are 2 large bedrooms at the front of the house, one with queen bed (comfortable!) and one with 2 double beds, perfect for the kids. These 2 rooms share a spacious bath. The master suite is fairly self-contained with its own hallway with ensuite, walk-in closet, and patio doors backing to the pool. We paid to heat the pool and spa, and we enjoyed them every day. The two bathrooms in the home each have a side door out to the pool area, via locked courtyard. This was very convenient for showering off after pool time! The yard is very green and private, with a view to the mountains. Plenty of grass to run and play. There is a busy road outside the wall 2 houses over; traffic noise occasionally interrupted the peace. We were there during Indio's annual county fair and date festival, so it may have just been unusually busy. We picked fresh grapefruit and lemons from the backyard trees, and juiced them according to the recipe the owners left - delicious! We ate lunch and dinners out on the patio nearly every day. There is a quiet, private front patio with 2 chairs and table off the kitchen, perfect for morning coffee as the sun comes up through the trees. Hummingbirds abound!
The home is in a gated golf community, with a restaurant on site. We didn't try it, as we preferred cooking in the large kitchen and relaxing outside for meals. From the house, it is a bit of a drive to get to restaurants. We ate at Pueblo Viejo nearby (excellent Mexican, best margaritas!) and of course the kids loved In N' Out burger. The date shakes at the date garden are not to be missed. You can get out to the desert easily from the house - it's about a 30 minute drive to the south part of Joshua Tree National park, where there are hikes for every ability.
The owner, Laura, was a pleasure to deal with, and answered our questions promptly by email and was easily reachable by phone. She was so thoughtful and had provided a welcome basket and drinks for our arrival, as well as some little gifts for the kids. Everything about this property exceeded expectations!
We would absolutely return to this paradise and would recommend it!