Vicki and John are from Northern California and have been coming to the La Quinta Resort for over 25 years. Tennis originally brought them here but it wasn't long before they fell in love with the charm and vibe of the Resort, the landscape,mountains and active lifestyle. Their kids grew up here playing tennis (and now golf too!) They owned a Tennis Villa years ago but sold it to a family member who still lives here. They were waiting for the perfect La Quinta home--it had to be on the golf course, west-facing their beautiful mountains, and it had to have a Southwest allure. When this home came on the market it was love at first sight! They have spent most of this year remodeling, updating, and redesigning 'Casa Mariposa'. (Mariposa means butterfly in Spanish. Vicki and John have a special connection with butterflies so they named their house 'home of butterflies'. They believe that butterflies are caretakers and they are abundant in their desert home)
Vicki Nelson purchased this house in 2013
Los Estados is a small, very exclusive section of the famous world class La Quinta Resort. The homes are detached and gorgeous architecturally-designed 'Santa Fe' style. The boulevard is wide, the landscaping is lush, and with only 20 homes on the west facing mountain side of the street, we feel lucky to have our home on the golf course and facing the dramatic and inspirational beauty of the mountains. The weather is perfect 9 months a year, and there are so many fun events, tournaments, concerts etc. always going on at the Resort and in the Desert area. The access to sports and outdoor activities is endless, and the Resort's Spa is amazing!
Casa Mariposa is spacious, clean and newly remodeled in a stylish but cozy style. Think: Santa Fe meets Ralph Lauren Home! The owner is an artist and took great joy in designing a warm, attractive ambience filled with quality furnishings. The rooms are all very spacious and inviting. The patio has stunning views looking out directly at the Mountain Course and the Santa Rosa Mountains. You can take hikes behind the house on the trails and see cute bunnies and roadrunners. The flatscreen TV has been upgraded with surround sound. Every en-suite bedroom has it's own access to a patio and is in it's own separate and private wing of the house. Attached to the kitchen is a family room, or morning room, with another comfortable seating area with another flat screen TV.