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La Quinta Resort 2 Story Condominium at the Tennis Villas

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,632 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Welcome to Casa Blanca

At Tennis Villas - Two level townhouse condominiums located at the La Quinta Resort Tennis Club, steps from the La Quinta Resort and Club’s Mountain Course fine restaurants, elegant shops, and luxurious Spa

77341 Avenida Fernando, La Quinta, CA 92253 - 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1,632 sq. ft. and 2 decks with mountain view.

This two level townhouse condominium is located adjacent to the La Quinta Resort and Club and the La Quinta Hotel's elegant shops and fine restaurants. This newly decorated with a movie theme, reminiscent of Hollywood's Golden Era, when the La Quinta Hotel first became famous as the preferred Shangri-la retreat for stars of the 20s, 30s, and 40s. Its living room, dining area comfortably seating 6, kitchen with counter seating, and powder room are on the upper level.

There is also a south facing sundeck with lounge chairs, out-door dining table and natural gas grill, and a north facing mountain view deck on this level. The two bedroom suites and two car garage are on the lower level. We accept payment by Visa/Mastercard, contact us directly for further information.

* Newly redecorated and fully furnished

* 2 bedrooms - 1 king, 2 twin (can be converted into a king)

* 2.5 bathrooms, 1,632 sq. ft.

* Beautiful bamboo floors

* Upper level south sun deck with natural gas barbeque

* North mountain view balcony

* Steps from the association's swimming pools

* Laundry room

* Flat screen tv in living room with free Netflix movies, free HBO, free Showtime, blue ray/dvd + Ipod interface cable and Pandora music.

* Flat screen tvs in all bedrooms

* Fully equipped kitchen

* Fully climate controlled, air conditioned and heat

* Phone/fax with answering machine

* Computer w/ high speed Internet access & wireless wifi router

* Free USA and Canada long distance calling

* We have local management and maintenance staff


* Our association has two large private shared pools with spas for your enjoyment and there is free tennis nearby (contact us for details).

* The hotel's public facilities which include restaurants/cocktail lounges, shops, spa, and golf courses are open to the public and available for your enjoyment.



* Security deposit required

* All reservations must be prepaid 45 days in advance or guaranteed with a credit card.

* We accept Visa & Master Card, contact us directly

* Move-out cleaning fee

* Pets considered

* No smoking within the building

* We have local management/maintenance staff

Keywords: Tennis Villa, La Quinta Resort and Club Mountain Course, townhouse, shared pools, shared spa, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1,632 sq.ft., decks, mountain views, bamboo floors, 1,632 sq. ft., south views, north views, 2 level home

More Details

Kathy Turnquist
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Kathy Turnquist

We are a San Francisco couple who “discovered” the La Quinta Hotel over 30 years ago, way back when it was in its original Hollywood Golden Era Retreat for the Stars configuration. During that period we lived in a number of Asian capitals working for an American international bank, a job requiring frequent travel back and forth between Asia and New York. The hotel’s serene escape ambiance provided the perfect in between stopover retreat enabling us to unwind and clear our minds before jumping back into the hectic business fray.

We now live in San Francisco involved full time in real estate activities, a business with attention to detail as its primary focus. I (Kathy) am available by telephone (415 474-5000 Ext. 2), or email to discuss questions you may have about the property or your visit in general.

In the desert we have a super Johnny-on-the-spot local property manager (Dennis) who will meet you at the property and familiarize you with it, and concierge (Teddi), both responsible for quick telephone responses to any requests you may have regarding the property, amenities, and local activities.

Kathy Turnquist purchased this condo in 2000

Why Kathy Turnquist chose California Desert

For a number of years we stayed in the original hotel casitas for our intercontinental transit breaks. After moving to San Francisco we realized we needed our own sun and warmth break retreat for more frequent escapes from San Francisco’s fog, wind and chill. This Tennis Villa provided the ideal home away from home with amenities not available in a hotel suite (full kitchen, dining area, private mountain-view decks, fireplace etc.), while still just steps to the Resort’s vibrant dining and entertainment environment.

We stroll over to the resort early morning with our little dog for coffee and a newspaper and for dinner and music in the evening. It’s so relaxing being in 1500+ square feet of space instead of a hotel room.

What makes this condo unique

This two level town home has its bright and sunny full living area upstairs taking advantage of its sunny South-facing deck with mountain views, BBQ, lounge chairs and umbrella dinner table seating, and north facing deck views of the Mountain Estates’ mountain and water feature views; great for entertaining. For working vacations it has a computer and Wi-Fi connections at the kitchen counter.

We upgraded the unit and decorated it with a unique movie theme (large photographs & memorabilia) reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Era when the La Quinta Resort became THE retreat for the stars. We know your stay will result in fond memories of the La Quinta Resort and Desert Cities, and multiple return visits.


La Quinta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1632 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be converted into a king or 2 twin beds
  • Child beds, blowup bed, baby cribs, high chairs, booster and/or play pens are available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
*A computer is on site with high speed internet access and wireless (wi-fi) *Free USA/Canada long distance calling *We have local management and maintenance staff


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

La Quinta Resort 2 Story Condominium at the Tennis Villas
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
Encinitas, CA

Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the tennis villa this year! We have been going to La Quinta for many years during the xmas season it gets better every time! The villa was perfect for our needs. We are a couple that doesn't need a lot of space but enjoy a clean environment and well appointed furnishings. We ate breakfast on the wonderful balcony and enjoyed making cocktails with all of the necessary bar utensils. The master bed was especially comfortable! The place is perfectly located close walking distance to main resort pools, tennis and restaurants. And the Hollywood pictures hung throughout the place added a nostalgic charm to the place. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area

Charming La Quinta Tennis Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the La Quinta tennis villa turned out to be a dream come true. We stepped back in time to the Hollywood of old. One-sheet posters depicting famous films and celebrities frame the walls of this charming and updated villa. We were impressed by the overall décor, the well-stocked kitchen, the close proximity to the main resort, and the overall ambience. We especially found the two prolific grapefruit trees outside the villa's balcony a delight...grab a grapefruit, enjoy it for breakfast. We kicked up our heels, played some tennis, went to the spa for a massage, and lazily walked the well manicured grounds of the resort itself. Ah, the good life! I recommend this property to all who want a fun and relaxed break from the fast-paced world around us. Next time we will bring friends...can't keep a good thing quiet forever.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Lovely Townhome on the Resort & Club Property

  • 5 of 5

This town home was well appointed and comfortable. It was convenient to the resort and club. Great for a family or couples. Everything you need for a great vacation property.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We've rented tennis villas at LaQuinta through VRBO in the past and have been very happy, enjoying all the amenities of the resort. We were surprised to learn, upon arrival, that the villas no longer have access to the resort tennis courts or the resort pool (the two things we use the most). My husband was given this information by the property manager and was told they've "run into this issue already on a few occasions". I called the property manager to get the owner's phone number and was given a non-working number. I called back twice and left messages but my calls weren't returned. I emailed the owner and was told that I "must have rented through the hotel before" (false) and that "I never asked". Given the lack of access to the resort, the strong smell of what we assumed was pet urine in the living room, and the air conditioning quitting multiple times a day despite keeping it at the recommended temperature, we were highly disappointed with this rental. There are other great units for rent, including the one we've rented in the past through VRBO - I checked today and the owner of that one notes the change of policy so people aren't blindsided.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We and 50+ other owners in La Quinta rent our homes adjacent to the hotel privately through VRBO, not through The La Quinta Resort and Club itself. Our VRBO website and rental agreement clearly state that our guests have the use of the hotel's PUBLIC facilities (golf courses, Spa, shops and restaurants). It is risky for a guest to assume without confirming with us or the hotel if they also have access to the hotel and club's private facilities (in this case tennis courts, fitness center, and resort pool). The hotel has gone through several ownership changes in recent years each involving numerous policy changes. One of the previous hotel owners did have at one time a fee "guest pass" availability. The current management does not. While we are sorry tennis play at the hotel itself was unavailable to this guest our area recreational facilities brochures at our properties do reference alternative facilities. There are many. We also have a resident manager minutes away from the properties who is on call virtually 24 hours a day and is well aware of alternatives including two lovely shared pools with spas steps away from the subject property. We own and offer as vacation rentals a number of properties in La Quinta and interact extensively by email and telephone with all of our prospective guests. We travel frequently ourselves and recognize it is a traveler's personal responsibility to do due diligence in clarifying the availability of amenities of interest when making reservations. Our vacation homes are all pet friendly and our management team inspects and schedules carpet cleaning after pets depart. Our resident manager did not receive any calls regarding air conditioning. We have been renting this and other vacation properties on VRBO for 14 years and are complimented that a high proportion of our guests are satisfied repeat visitors.
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Manhattan Beach


  • 5 of 5

My wife, 3 year old son and I stayed here at end of May/early June. Everything was perfect. Property and facilities were exactly as per online description. The owners also included some nice personal touches like a bottle of wine waiting for us on the counter upon arrival. The onsight property manager gave us the low down on Memorial Day events and ensured that we knew how to work the TV/DVD player/Netflx. Very helpful. We'll be back for sure!

J,C & J

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA


  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay and just a short walk to the resort. Big living/dining/kitchen open space area, with decks and views. We didn’t even need to leave the neighborhood, everything was close by, swimming tennis, restaurants, golf. Very clean and well maintained. Kitchen had everything we needed, easy indoor/outdoor cooking, breakfast on the deck, wi fi, computer and nice to have all the space of a two story condo. What a fun vacation we had!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Walk to hotel or drive 5-10 min to dozens of plcs
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Over 100 golf courses in the valley
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 111 at Washington (Hwy 10 nearby)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants within 5-10 min drive + hotel
Car: necessary

Spa and More, discount golf online call 760.321.2665 or 1.866.224.BOOK (2665)


Rates & Availability

La Quinta Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 11 2016 - May 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 6 2017 - Nov 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning $195
Tax Rate 10.0%

* PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY for rates during ALL October concert weeks, holiday weeks, the March tennis tournament, and the April music events (ages 21 and older only).
CONTACT: or 415.474.5000 ext. 2
* There will be minimum (sometimes several weeks) required for some peak rental times with Saturday check-in/check-outs.
* We accept payment by visa/mastercard, contact us directly for further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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