This was my family's third vacation in Palm Desert, but the first time staying in this home and Silver Sands community. The rental process was smooth and Adrienne was responsive and easy to work with. The house was clean, spacious, and well maintained for our family of 4. The kitchen is well stocked with all the utensils, dishes, etc. you would need.
There are several heated pools near the house which is extremely convenient. Tennis courts are a short walk away. We typically played at night. Lighted courts and no one was on them. Courts can be reserved for the mornings which seem to be the preferred time to play in the community. The clubhouse has a brand new fitness center with treadmills and weight machines. Nice addition to the facilities.
The week we were there, the community was very quiet. May be the time of year as I learned that most of the owners are part time residents.
The location is a short drive from Rancho Mirage which has a lot of shops and restaurants. Grocery store and Target are short drives away. There is a community park about a 5 minute drive away that has tennis courts, basket ball courts, and a playground. The park was well maintained as we played tennis there several mornings when the courts at Silver Sands were booked. One afternoon we listened to a concert at the pavilion at the park. There is also a large pool at the park for lap swimming and had slides and spray area for the kids. We did not use that pool, but it looked very nice.
A little thing we found inconvenient is having to get gas for the grill. We knew it was not included, but the canister was completely empty. So it was a bit inconvenient have to go to a location to exchange the tank. The owner did provide a binder with useful local information which included locations where the tank could be exchanged/refilled.
Overall, we were pleased with the property.