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Pristine 11,000 Sq ft 'private' lot WITH POOL & Hot Tub

Barry Hitchens Ph.D

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 90 nights

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Pristine 11,000 Sq ft 'private' lot WITH POOL & Hot Tub

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 90 nights

Overview

Palm Desert House Rental Photos and Description

Min Stay-30 nites-Offered monthly and For the Annual Lease

LONG TERM LEASE--OPTION-April 1,2015-Dec 31,2015 (9 mths-long Term Lease Option-$16,200)

Contact email:barrygeorgehitchens@gmail.com Call 760-200-3128

This 'stunning' private home comes with Golf Cart(if available-Owner will pick up tenants -if in residence-from airport-Car Rental Much Cheaper at ENTERPRISE off Varner Road next door)) in the exquisite gated community of Sun City, Del Webb,Palm Desert has been just upgraded for every 'guest comfort' with new 'everything' including paint,pictures, carpets, drapes, bedding, mattresses,towels,appliances,linen and a new California size King bed in master bedroom. Located within easy walking distance to the main clubhouse which includes golf shop,modern gymnasium, restaurant, large outdoor pool, hot tub, and all the activities of 70+ clubs such as arts, ceramics, sewing, model trains,pool hall, high quality finance club speakers forum,theater, library,dance hall, daily entertainment programs/presentations and much more that you, as our guest, may participate in, or, just 'relax' by the falling waters and soak up the Sun,explore Yucca National Park (stunning natural sights found no where else, cycling roads everywhere....

This lovely home offers two large bedrooms, two full baths with TV , 1900 square foot living in a single-story, home professionally decorated and furnished. Living room 'sofa' Queen.

Each bedroom provides guests with extraordinary comfort. The master suite includes a panoramic view of Pool area behind a high privacy wall with access gates to keep 'pouch' in and featuring a brand new California King Bed, elegantly appointed chairs with luxurious linens. It also includes Wifi,a flat screen HD TV with all the primary channels available and program recording, with ordered movie capabilities. The room has a beautiful view of the gardens, foliage, mature shade trees with 'walk-about' path. The master bath includes a large master shower with dual sinks, a Jacuzzi tub, travertine countertops and a large walk-in his and her closet. Secured Motor home & Golf Cart rental & storage.

In the second bedroom is a queen bed with beautiful bedding, artwork and a HD TV. A very peaceful setting to enjoy with a view to the front yard gated Portico

The livingroom/dining area is a spectacular open entertaining area offering an expansive view of the completely private backyard patio with pool and spa. Garden night lighting provides a magical vista. For unexpected guests, the sofa converts to a queen bed. The family room and adjoining fully equipped kitchen are truly comfortable and offers a HD TV. BBQ and laundry facilities and office area with Internet are situated off the kitchen with entrance to a two car or car plus golf cart garage.

A golfer's paradise. Sun City offers two long yardage golf courses (green fee includes golf cart) tennis, popular putting green course, driving range, dog walks, walking paths through luscious green belt areas and many more activities. This property is close to world-class spas, multiple casinos, fishing, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, hiking, Palm Springs Aerial Tram rides to snow line ( brrrr!-its cold at 10,000 ft), fine dining, and shopping at nearby El Paseo.

Owners seek repeat couples for not less than one month, 3 mths occupancy is preferred, Oct, Nov, Dec and 4mth Jan, Feb, March,April and 9 mth occupancy April thru October and are 'flexible'.This is a dedicated 5 Star ' rent to lease' property. Guests seeking an entire years occupancy before deciding to purchase will find accomodative resources entirely complete.

Sun City,Palm Desert ,CA,USA is the most sought after winter, spring summer, fall for the over 55 Communities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego seeking a sunny 'desert' break from 'city' congestion,noise, tumult, rains and fires. Sun City is 'the' recognized' year round 'retreat' with famous Palm Springs nearby-a stunning array of winter shows, nearby casino theatre,highest level of entertainer personalities and PGA Golf Tournaments. Celebrity 'sightings, an every day event and the famous 'Stars Fly In' airport just a few miles away. Yucca National park is just up the road past 'Thousand Palms' where the Pacific and North American 'plates' smoothly pass one another.

Offered for long term Lease ($16,000)from April 1 ,2015 to Nov 30,, 2015-nine (8) months special discount terms)

$1,500pm - May to June, July-Aug $1,250 pm ($83pd), $2250 Sept-Oct ($150pn), $4200 Nov($167pn)-Dec-April $4750 pm -Minimum one month as of Sept 30, 2014.Minimum 90 days-Dec-April period.There is a $150 Cleaning fee +$75 per pet. All Style Golf Cart rental available from DESERT GOLF CARTS Ltd.across Washington street (760-902-6703).

Ninety Nite ( 90 ) minimum December through April period -High Season-all other 30 nite minimum.

CONTact: barrygeorgehitchens@gmail.com (760-200-3128)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Barry Hitchens Ph.D (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Barry Hitchens Ph.D

Two new seasonal residents of Sun City from the 'wintery' north. We love Sun city so much, we bought two homes for all our family, friends,clients and 'guests'. We have met so many highly 'professional' retirees from all over the World here at Sun City. Having traveled the world for decades,wintering all over including Hawaii,Italy, SEA, this is our 'winter ' stay-at-home' first choice because of 92% sunny days,little wind .The majority of 'guests' come every year for same months. Many rent an entire year before deciding to purchase. The retiree trend of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco folks seeking a quiet 'desert break' from the City chaos,rains,bustle is the strongest recent local trend including Sale-Leaseback arrangements.......

This property is available for the Annual Lease (12 months) furnished and unfurnished(2yr ) for qualified senior adults.......barrygeorgehitchens@gmail.com(760-200-3128)

Barry Hitchens Ph.D purchased this house in 2008

Why Barry Hitchens Ph.D chose Palm Desert

Preferred South facing--morning Sun to read the daily delivered paper, shaded patio high noon, sunny for afternoon swims/soaking in hot tub. High flowered privacy walls on all sides nullifies barely audible sounds , enclosed 'pet friendly, mature shade trees, possibly the largest square footage lot on the Blooming Court Cul de Sac, quiet no-thru traffic short street, open interior plan -full views every room, fully stocked kitchen, new upgraded fridge(2)/disposer park for 2 in garage,golf cart optional with user purchased insurance.....barrygeorgehitchens@gmail.com 760-200-3128. We live nearby Nov-April to address any concerns

What makes this house unique

Newly redecorated, great value, discounts and free weeks for repeat guests, full property management services as required-just call us!--we're at your service 24/7. Grand Piano 'heated ' pool with 'moon' view Hot Tub, rare pathway through garden, reading under the mature trees if preferred, ample patio furniture, every thing you could possibly need except a 'Butler' live-in. Discounts for Veterans, Public Civil Servants, Employees of Non-Profit organizations, repeat 'guests', longer than 3 month stays...To Canadian and Northern state, Alaska motor home travelers from the north , this 'is' your winter retreat destination,RV storage available close by......

For the 2014 to 2015 Season we prefer an annual lease beginning May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016.( special terms for Veterans).Home is offered for the fixed term rental/lease at $2,500 per month, excluding consumables and HOA fees to renters account but including property taxes. Leasee monthly clean and gardeners to use 'our' contracted service vendors at leasee discretion.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful paradise Palm Desert,SUN CITY by Del Webb home, pool exquisite piano design 6 ft deep end, gentle slope very safe for non swimmers, hot tub big hit for our family . Lovely water churning actions, two settings manual. A dream soaker if ever there was one. Was amazingly quiet , the high wall eliminates every sound, the front yard patio was our mornings favourite place. We were able to rent a golf cart inexpensively. Cart was great for traveling to Shopping Centre where Sun Residents have private entrance gate. We would return via green belt pathways to the home. A lovely treat. We think will book again next year and stay longer.
Jul 2012
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 90 nights
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Reviews

3.3
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Pristine 11,000 Sq ft 'private' lot WITH POOL & Hot Tub
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 4 reviews
4

Great property with lots of room.

  • 4 of 5

This large vacation home has been a great experience. Any questions or problems were promptly taken care of by the owner, who lives near by.

The out door heated hot tub was the greatest with powerful jets.

Our dog loved the large yard especially when she could chase after her ball.

The weather has been super and we tease our family in the Pacific North West about it cooling down to 80 degrees while they have 50 degrees and rain.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim an Mary Lou--Thank you , Merci.....Bon Voyage over Holidays. Suggestion--of not in a rush,on way home or on your return in January, visit the Grand Canyon, taking HWY #95--breathtaking scenery enroute to Reno....Barry
4

Great Vacation House

  • 4 of 5

House is in a great location with an outstanding back yard with pool and spa. Great for kids and pets! This is not a view lot but rather very private and quiet and unusually large for Sun City. Barry was very accommodating with the dates and was available to show me everything about the property. House has everything you need for a relaxing time in Palm Desert.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please note this 4 STAR rating by Mr/Mrs Gorgone who stayed for a month and ignore the far older prior misspelled (SIC) review. OWNER
Victoria, B.C.
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DISSAPOINTED TENANT

  • 2 of 5

INTERIOR WAS CLEAN. BACKYARD WAS OVERGROWN AND POORLY MAINTAINED. DROPPINGS FROM OVERHANGING TREES DAILY CLOGGED THE POOL'S CLEANING AND HEATING SYSTEM. OWNER EXPECTED TENANT TO DO DAILY POOL MAINTENANCE, PLUS SOME GROUNDS MAINTENANCE AND EXPECTED TENANT TO PAY FOR ELECTRICITY COSTS INCLUDING HEATING AND AUTOMATIC CLEANING OF THE POOL, EXCEPT FOR SMALL ALLOWANCE.

OWNER OVERCHARGED FOR CLEANING AFTER STAY, WHICH WAS WITHHELD FROM SECURITY DEPOSIT, WHICH WAS REIMBURSED IN CANADIAN RATHER THAN U.S. FUNDS, AS PROVIDED IN THE LEASE. THIS RESULTED IN A SIGNIFICANT LOSS TO TENANT DUE TO EXCHANGE FLUCTUATIONS.

SHOWER FIXTURE WAS OF POOR QUALITY AND HAD TO BE REPAIRED. BBQ NEVER WORKED. OWNER INTRUDED ON PROPERTY, WITHOUT NOTICE ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS.

OWNER GROSSLY UNDER-INSURED THE AUTO, WHICH WAS INCLUDED IN RENT. TENANT PAID TO UPGRADE COVERAGE, WHICH WAS NEVER REIMBURSED AS PROMISED. WHEN THE POLICY ELAPSED THE OWNER FAILED TO REINSTATE IT LEAVING TENANT TOTALLY AT RISK FOR 10 DAYS, WITHOUT HIS KNOWLEDGE.

I WOULD ABSOLUTELY NOT RECOMMEND RENTING FROM THIS OWNER.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The first negative review in history of this lovely property. While the COD tenant was pleased with interior,winter storms In Palm Desert caused considerable exterior tree refuge on grounds and pool resulting in contracted gardener and pool services labor shortages and attendance delays . The Owner is not responsible for weather.The Guest invited the owner representatives for festive function in home over Festive season!!. The owner entered the property grounds to assess"needs" and tenant obsessive complaints. LONGLEAT was not represented as a HOTEL offering Concierge Services. Follow-on tenants had no trouble with BBQ, no personal concerns assisting in cleaning pool,raking pathways after storms as needed. Our offering terms Contract clearly states ,this is a "private" and personal home "...requiring care and attention by tenants as if their own...". Regretfully this odd tenant is an attitudinal misfit of this normal ethos.It is reasonable for a landlord to expect guests to honor the terms of service and to understand and make allowances when mother nature brings weather damage to a property.Acceptance of Guests is always problematical to Landlords.There are travelers who find fault to every minutia issue and cannot be pleased. The Property is now and has been for many months is pristine show condition. We ask viewers to disregard this malicious and unreasonable negative review submitted six months during occupancy over the "most severe" winter on record in Palm Desert-Dec 1-Feb 28,2014 B. G. Hitchens Ph.D

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Club House
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Mountain View
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
#10
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Club House
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Chocolate Mountains -Chair Lift
Car: recommended

Very close to Varner Shopping Mall, has 'private' egress/ingress gate for golf carts,private long term parking for Motor homes, superb level walking,car & golf cart optional,desert level cycling area on paved roads, famous 'Thousand Palms Oasis' just up the road-can clearly see where Pacific Plate meets North American Plate--Palm trees one mile north on Pacific Palate from Palms on NA Plate, lovely sun sets/rises over Chocolate Mountain Range, 10,000 ft high Gondola to snow level shed nearby snow tipped in winter, flowers full blooming by March, birds everywhere and a few Coyotes walking the links, no rattle snakes here.two fantastic Golf Courses in wide friendly ravine settings. Offered for annual leasing effective May 1st, 2015.May include car for small premium.Car and Golf Cart optional: SEE VIDEO www.scpdca.com

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Rates & Availability

From $75 Per night

Palm Desert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Snow Bird
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
30 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
$450
$2,250
$3,450
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
$450
$3,250
$3,750
 
 
FALL
Sep 1 - Oct 31
30 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
EARLY SNOWBIRD
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
30 night minimum stay
From
$250
Sat
$4,200
 
 
Snow Bird
Jan 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
90 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Eight Month-Spring to Winter
May 1 2016 - Oct 24 2016
177 night minimum stay
$16,000
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $250
Notes Maximum six ,pet friendly to two only approved. For the 2014 to 2015 season beginning May 1st, 2014 preference will be given to semi &"annual" lease. Home is located in quiet twin cul-de Sac, pool-Hot Tub view with very expansive desert fruit plantings with perennial flowers, walking path, easily controlled pool settings, optional with car and golf cart -$1000 pm.Reduced rates full season.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Golf Course View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master,double sink, enclosed water closet,shower, Jaccuzi Jet tub-semi-sunk, hios 'her closet-storage
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) California King in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen in second bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In livingroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Situated on very quiet 'end of' cul de sac (only local traffic), extensive back desert planted yard with 'walking path( 11,000 sq ft lot), privacy walls 3 sides planted with flowering bouganvillia, Hybiscus,olenander etc. fresh Februaary oranges, lemons from grove, plentiful patio furniture, umbrella, oriented 'perfect' south facing-morning and afternoon sun, evening back yard moon, lovely sun rises and rests... Visit www.scpdca.com for SUN CITY RESORT VIDEO

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