It was a pleasant surprise to rent a property on VRBO that actually was as good as it was advertised. The condo was beautifully furnished, updated, and well maintained. The kitchen was especially well thought out with pretty well everything a cook could want. The morning views of the golf course, the blue skies and the mountains are to die for. Lori and Murray, the owners, were always available by email/phone to answer any questions we had. They were a delight to deal with. The Monterey Golf and Country Club is beautifully maintained by an army of gardeners who seem to be planting flowers and shrubs continually. Lunch at the clubhouse is a fabulous deal and sitting on the patio is heaven (except for the smokers who for some reason are still allowed there). Tuesday night, Fiesta Night, is fun with drinks and nibbles for about $3 each. The condo is central to Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley. Nothing is more than a couple of miles away. We will definitely look at coming back again to Lori's and Murray's place for another long stay next time we go to the desert.