DESERT HOME WITH BRIGHT VIEWS AND 55 FOOT POOL, GREAT LOCATION

Peter O'Brien

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 - 31 nights

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DESERT HOME WITH BRIGHT VIEWS AND 55 FOOT POOL, GREAT LOCATION

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Office, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Mediterranean hacienda style house with 2700 square feet of space and strong emphasis on light and space throughout, panoramic windows and views facing west and onto mountains. Large rear covered patio and sun patio with 55 long salt water pool plus a waterfall and also a separate hot tub. Landscaped back yard with lots of shrubs and modern patio furniture. Open-plan large living room, also family/living room with modern furniture, modern kitchen. Sitting room is a Great Room with classic high ceiling and 'glass wall' facing south west furnished with large sectional leather suite. Master Bedroom with king bed has sliding patio doors onto pool and large en-suite which has been refurbished with new carpet. Two other good-sized double bedrooms (one with king bed, other with queeen) each with separate bathroom available. These face onto private inner courtyard equipped with a fountain and a bistro set. A fourth bedroom has been converted into a functional office (with copier, phone, computer and fax/printer/scanner) and can if required serve as a temporary additional bedroom (it is equipped with a new full-size sofa bed and night stand furniture).

Quality tiled floors throughout house excepting sitting room and bedrooms which are carpeted. Well -equipped with modern TVs (including internet streaming) and several items of modern audio equipment including Polk home theater and Bose.

Located within a secure private gated community comprised of homes all of individual character/design, and of well above-average manicured quality, just 0.8 miles from the centre of El Paseo (desert's Rodeo Drive)and a short drive from Palm Springs. 2 hours drive to beaches via Highway 74.

A few minutes walk from the house are public tennis courts in the municipal Cahuilla Hills Park. These are publicly floodlit after dusk on demand

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Peter O'Brien

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Peter O'Brien purchased this house in 2008

UK resident who has a great love for America's southwest, wilderness and for desert and mountains in particular, I purchased a vacation home in Palm Desert because it offers the proximity to the mountains I love (I am an alpinista and use Santa Rosa and San Jacinto for training), and provides reliable dry sunshine all year long in one of the world's best desert climates. I chose Palm Desert because although it is close to the natural wonders I love, it is also urbane and sophisticated. I love a great hike in the wilderness during the day and a fine meal and entertainment in the evening. The central location of the house means I can walk to these from home if I choose and get a short taxi ride home if desired. Because I work in the UK, I can only be in my desert house on occasions, but because it's my (second) home, I only want renters who will look after it and treat it - and enjoy it - as they would their own.

LOCATION, LOCATION!

security of a private gated community which is well managed and maintained by house-proud owners, friendly quiet neighbourhood, proximity to El Paseo and two shopping malls (within 1 mile of each), walking distance to two of the best restaurants in Palm Desert, a fine mountain view, Cahuilla Hills Park and hiking trailheads just a few hundred yards away. In summary, quiet seclusion with the advantages of both the outdoors and urban living immediately to hand

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 - 31 nights
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4.8
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Desert Home with Bright Views and 55 Foot Pool, Great Location
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Desert Home with Bright Views and 55 Foot Pool, Great Location
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Palm Desert California Desert
Springfield, MO
5

PALM DESERT BEAUTY

  • 5 of 5
You can't find a better gated location than this. It is just minutes to everything, including shopping and dining on El Paseo as well as 100's of restaurants along 111. The house is bright and cheery with lots of windows overlooking the pool, and seems much larger due to all the usable outdoor seating area. We used utilities as needed for our entire 5 week stay and found them to be very reasonable even with our continued use of the hot tub and outdoor heaters. We have been coming to the desert since 1985 and this is honestly the best value and location we have found. The owner and his agent are very accomodating and everything you need is included in the home. The pictures are accurate as to the design and furnishings.
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Desert Home with Bright Views and 55 Foot Pool, Great Location
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Palm Desert California Desert
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
3

NOT SATISFIED

  • 3 of 5
Would never stay at this place again!!! The high cost of utilities does not warrant a stay. The house is ok, dated, did not like the white carpet or not having the pool work for 2 days, appliances are old. Had to have them fumigate for some bugs as well. If you don't want a high utility bill do not cook, turn on the air conditioner, which we rarely did, or heat the pool and hot tub. We have stayed in the desert for over 30 years and have never had to pay utilities.

Would not recommend this home to anyone!
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My home is equipped with digital meters and these recorded hourly that this guest's kwh energy usage was 10 TIMES that of the same month in each the previous 2 years. The month was hotter than usual (115), but the temperature in the month for the following guest was similar yet his kwh usage was just ONE SIXTH of this guest whom the digital record shows operated on an average of 160 kwh per day. The reason was that all the air conditioning units were apparently operated flat out most of the time because his set point was at or near the minimum of 70 degrees. (The air conditioners are modern heat pumps and rated to cope with the hottest conditions). It is unknown how the doors/windows were managed. Also it appears all 7 of the ceiling fans were left running all of the time. Another reason the kwh cost was so high is that 85% of this guest's usage was at the penalty Tier 5 rate which costs 3 times the standard rate that applies when normal levels of kwh are used.
The background/fixed energy use of the house is designed to be low. All lamps are low-energy and a low-energy pool pump has been installed. Alongwith refrigerator/TV/internet etc, the total house background/fixed kwh usage is just 15 kwh per day in that season, so 90% of the kwh usage and 96% of the kwh cost resulted from the extraordinary and entirely optional operation of the equipment by the guest.
It is to be stressed that there is a complete and permanent record of the guest's kwh actual usage record available. I as owner only charge what the guest uses and add nothing to his usage which is independently monitored by the power company. The guest's total utility cost was 90% for the electricity/kwh, so the large bulk was electricity entirely caused by him. I also alerted him during his stay to the fact that his usage was extraordinarily high. His response was that we must have misread the meters. However, the meters digitally record by the hour and the power company's detailed historical digital usage record for the precise dates of this guest's stay are irrefutable proof which cannot be manipulated or mistaken.
Finally, the house has a routinely scheduled 'bug' spraying every month whether it needs it or not
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Palm Desert California Desert
Buckinghamshire, England
5

FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5
I arrived at Vista Paseo to be warmly greeted by Lesley and taken to the house which was exactly as it looks on line. A very light, bright beautiful home.
The views from the house over the mountains and the beautiful birds and wildlife were absolutely magnificent, so lovely it made me cry. The pool was wonderful and very inviting. Peter the owner was extremely helpful and made sure that everything I needed was there.
The house has everything you need and was extremely comfortable, clean and very well maintained.
The computer access, phone and cable TV etc is great, you want for nothing.
This is a lovely home and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
The house is situated close to great restaurants and shops. If you fancy doing something a little more energetic, it is also close by the trails on the mountain. A brilliantly situated desert home. I would certainly want to visit there again in the near future.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Desert Home with Bright Views and 55 Foot Pool, Great Location
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Palm Desert California Desert
Southport, UK
5

ABSOLUTE GEM

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a fabulous stay at Vista paseo in July. From our initial enquiry right through to our departure account reconcilliation, Peter and his manager Lesley were an absolute pleasure to deal with. We have stayed in 7 different villas in Palm Springs on previous vacations, and this villa is by far the best! This will be the one we will return to as it has everything for us, great location, extremely clean and comfortable, fantastic pool, but most of all, pleasant people to deal with. The photos really don't do it justice. Thank you Peter for sharing your holiday home with us, we will be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Desert Home with Bright Views and 55 Foot Pool, Great Location
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Palm Desert California Desert
Santa Barbara, Ca
5

FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough about the owner of this property. He was so attentive to all of our needs, and made sure that we had everything that we needed. The house was in perfect condition.....every possible amenity. The kitchen, family room and living room flowed beautifully for our 2 adult children and their spouses, and the pool/lanai were exceptional. This home has everything and more. We have rented from VRBO before, and this is by far the best home that we have stayed at. In addition, it was close to shops, restaurants, and attractions, yet in a gated community which provied privacy. I would rent it again in a second! Thank you for making our time there so memorable.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Desert Home with Bright Views and 55 Foot Pool, Great Location
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Palm Desert California Desert
Powell, OH, USA
5

PERFECT!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed for two months in this wonderful home perfectly located close to El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert. The owner, Peter, and his property management lady, Lesley, went overboard to make certain that everything ran smoothly and was to our liking, from the day we arrived to the day we (sadly) left. The home was just as the pictures showed -- and as the pictures cannot show, it was clean, bright, well-maintained, well-equipped with all the essentials, and very comfortable to make it your own home while you also enjoy the spectacular outside pool and dining area as well. We had several guests visiting while we were there and everyone enjoyed the guest rooms and the rest of the house as much as we did. The view of the mountains from the master bedroom and the living and dining room (as well as the entire pool area) was beautiful. You are in for a special treat if you rent this home while enjoying your stay in the amazing Palm Desert/ Palm Springs area -- you will be centrally located for exploring all parts of this wonderful location. I would hightly recommend this home to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay, an excellent owner and property management company, centrally located, close to both high end and reasonable shopping and restaurants, hiking paths within walking distance and a safe gated area.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Palm Desert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
30 night minimum stay
$3,450
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 14 2014
30 night minimum stay
$4,600
 
 
High
Dec 15 2014 - Feb 28 2015
30 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
Peak
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
31 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
$4,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Notes Security/Reservation Deposit of $1500 refundable on departure as per contract. Minimum stay 1 month
Cancellation less than 90 days before arrival may forfeit deposit
First month's rental due 90 days before arrival
Utility allowance of $250 monthly included in rental. Pay for usage in excess of metered costs of $250 per month.
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Amenities

Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2760 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Garage ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Broadband Access ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) california kings, one in each of the master bedroom and the third (high-ceilinged) bedroom, Queen Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa bed in office cum den
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • cycling
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