Perfect Spot For A Mid-Winter Sunny Escape
Submitted: January 26, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
Just minutes from the airport, this sparkling clean, beautifully decorated home provided the perfect location for us to combine relaxation and fun.
We began each day sitting outside in the sunny private "jewel-box" courtyard, sipping coffee and enjoying the antics of the birds. It was easy to follow this up with a walk around the townhouse complex on the virtually traffic-free private roads - a bit of exercise while enjoying the magnificent scenery and heat from the sun. After a little lunch made in the well-appointed, bright and airy kitchen, we headed out each day to enjoy the amenities this area has to offer. A few minutes driving was all it took to reach any of our destinations.
It is truly a "shopper's paradise" and we had a great time checking out the variety of shopping experiences offered. From a variety of funky outdoor markets to the quaint boutiques of Old Town Palm Springs, from the high-end exclusive designer stores in El Paseo to the hundreds of discount stores, there is something for everyone! We also enjoyed our trip to a "date palm grove", a guided bus tour of the "homes of the stars", the amazing not-to-be-missed "Follies" and the galleries and museums in the area. We didn't have time for the guided biking and hiking tours of the nearby desert and mountains or to take the gondola ride up the mountain and will have to save that for our next visit. We have also decided that we must learn to golf in order to join the many happy golfers we watched just outside our patio.
After a busy few hours, we were ready for some serious relaxation and found that lounging by the pool with a good book was the perfect thing! There are a choice of pools just steps away from the townhouse, making it an easy late-afternoon ritual. A leisurely swim, a soak in the hot-tub under the swaying palm trees seemed the perfect way to cap off the day.
It was really nice to have the choice to either make a romantic dinner and eat in the cosy dining room with a fire going in the adjacent living room, or to take a five-minute car ride to any of the variety of wonderful restaurants in the area. In our two weeks, we did both and found each equally relaxing.
We would definitely recommend this vacation spot and plan to return in future years to "escape to the sun". We couldn't have asked for a cleaner, more beautiful holiday home for our stay.
Owner's Response: Wow, an awesome review,thanks for taking the time to so fully talk about what Palm Springs has to offer,as well as my home.
It is really nice to know people enjoy my place so much. Thanks.
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