This attractive condo is a second floor unit at the end of the block in Caballeros Estates. There is no unit above it so that it enjoys a high, sloping ceiling, giving an unusual sense of space for a one-bedroom apartment. It also has a remarkably large patio (effectively a large outdoor room) looking down over the attractive gardens with an avenue of mature palm trees and one of the two main pools, with a private staircase leading down directly from the patio to the pools and the poolside entertaining areas. When not outside enjoying a starry night on the patio, guests can snuggle up by the gas fire with a cocktail from the condo's wet bar.
There is a new Sony 40" flat screen TV and we have recently changed the sofa for a comfortable sofa bed, so that you can accommodate family and friends for a night or two.
Other recent (2011) improvements include a new oven range with a ceramic hotplate and a new dishwasher. We have also installed a new steel security door so that the front door can be left open, allowing a fresh through draught to better air the apartment.
The Caballeros Estates is well-established with magnificent, mature palm trees shading its beautiful gardens. The Estate is not a big one and the people in the units are remarkably welcoming and friendly.
The Estate is one of the best-positioned in all of Palm Springs, within easy walking distance of the shops, galleries and many varied restaurants of Palm Canyon Drive and the most historic heart of old Palm Springs. Other attractions that are within about a quarter of an hour's comfortable walk are two movie theaters, the Annenberg Theater, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the Spa Resort and Casino, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs Farmer's Market, Palm Springs Street Fair, the Plaza Racquet Club (a friendly tennis club open to the public), and the Palm Springs Public Library, among many others. There are two shopping centers with supermarkets and other stores each only half a mile distant. And, it being Palm Springs, there are of course many golf courses only a short drive away.
The condo is only a mile and a half (a very short cab ride) from the airport, though not under the flight path. A covered parking place comes with the unit, but it is not really necessary to have a car as everything is so easily accessible on foot or by bicycle. But with two main pools (one saltwater) and two other pools and several spas within complex's beautiful grounds, one hardly has to leave.
Caballeros Estate is not accessible to the public: it is a gated community - but it is easy for guests to find you.
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My name is Charlotte Duplay. I bought the unit with my Australian parents in 2010 when they were in Palm Springs visiting me, my husband Adam, my small daughter Camilla and my dog Elwood Jones. As our house is a bit small for my parents to stay with us now that we have a family, my parents stay in the Caballeros condo themselves when they are here. They love Palm Springs lifestyle and the condo with its wonderfully convenient location. I work part-time as a curatorial assistant at the Palm Springs Art Museum. My husband, Adam Duplay, is a freelance film producer and editor. We live in Palm Springs.
My parents and I loved the condo at first sight. Not just for its brilliant location and the lovely gardens and pools it overlooks, but because it felt right, comfortable and cozy, yet with a feeling of space because of its high ceiling and exceptionally large terrace balcony. It was also very well furnished and equipped.
The wonderfully convenient location of Caballeros Estates, so close to all the best things Palm Springs has to offer, along with the condo's huge patio - which is great for entertaining - the unusually spacious ambiance of the living room with its unique gas fire place and wet bar, and the gorgeous grounds make this condo so desirable. If you want to enjoy what's really special about Palm Springs, this is the place for you.
The condo is brilliantly located near all that is best about Palm Springs, within comfortable walking distance of the main attractions. Supermarkets and other necessities are nearby, as are the restaurants and specialist shops of Palm Canyon Drive as well as the Convention Center and the Casino. It is very good bicycling territory, with wide, flat streets (and polite traffic).