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Kathy Turnquist

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english

La Quinta Resort 1/3 Acre Custom Hm, Pool, Exclusive 'Enclave'

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

California Desert House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Casa Flora!

The Enclave a very private double-gated community of 32 custom estates, each with privacy walls, individual swimming pools and spas, surrounded by fairways of the world famous La Quinta Resort and Club’s Mountain Course.

77181 Calle Flora, La Quinta, CA 92253 - 3 bedrooms (1 a separate 'Casita') 3.5 baths, @ 4,000 square feet, through-wall fireplace, palm tree and boulder surrounded spa that cascades into the large heated swimming pool

The privileged location of this unique custom estate combines total privacy with spectacular views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, nevertheless it is only steps from public facilities of the La Quinta Resort and Club, its world famous golf courses, oasis spa, and fine restaurants. Floor to ceiling walls of windows bring nature’s soothing sun-filled radiance into Casa Flora’s reserved subtle-toned interior

A high clerestory foyer introduces the property’s Bali style ambiance with views through a palm tree fountain court. It leads directly into the primary entertaining space with 15 foot ceilings, interior palm trees, and high window walls framing exterior entertaining areas, swimming pool and spa with dramatic illuminated boulder and palm tree back drop

A granite 2-way fireplace island separates the formal dining room with seating for 8. There is an adjacent matching granite counter wet bar. The informal eat-in kitchen has its own mountain-view courtyard with outdoor natural gas grill

On the opposite side, the bedroom wing contains the large master suite, also with floor to ceiling window walls framing mountain, swimming pool and spa area views. The master bath and dressing area has separate shower and spa style soaking tub with a tub level window looking into a private garden. There is a well-equipped exercise room off the master bedroom. The large 2nd bedroom with bath also looks into private garden space. The 3rd bedroom, an independent casita with bath, is across the exterior lounging area adjacent to the pool and spa. We accept payment by Visa/Mastercard, contact us directly for further information.

* Custom decorated and turn-key furnished specifically for your carefree vacation enjoyment

* 3 bedroom suites, all kings, all with cable, DVD and/or VCR player televisions

* 50 inch plasma HD television w/ cable and DVD in living room, 42' HD tv in master bedrm, tvs in all bedrooms and kitchen

* Separate computer office area plus second computer area in kitchen with windows PC, high-speed broadband internet connection w/ wireless hub, combination printer, scanner, fax

* Free USA and Canada long distance phone line plus dedicated fax line

* Amplifier, tuner, CD player sound system with recessed individually controlled speakers in all rooms + IPOD interface cable

* Good reception for most major cell phone providers

* Outdoor natural gas grill

* Laundry room

* Full climate control (air conditioning and heat). Three complete individually controlled systems: main rooms, bedroom wing, and casita

* Exercise room has multiple station commercial level workout equipment

* There is a common tennis court for the exclusive use of Enclave residents and guests

NOTES:

* This home has its own pool/spa 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.

* PLEASE NOTE that the Hotel pool, fitness center and their paid tennis are for "hotel guests only".

RENTAL POLICIES:

* 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: The Enclave, La Quinta Resort and Club's Mountain Course, fairways, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, detached home, private heated pool, private hot tub, private spa, separate casita, palm tree, Santa Rosa Mountains views, golf courses views, sun-filled, wet bar, large master suite, wet bar, exercise room, private garden.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy Turnquist (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english

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 house in 2003

Why Kathy Turnquist chose California Desert

After moving to San Francisco we realized we needed our own sun and warmth retreat spacious enough for longer stays and entertaining for frequent escapes from San Francisco’s fog, wind and chill. The Enclave provides the ideal gated community home away from home with amenities not available in a hotel suite but still a short drive or walk to the Resort’s vibrant dining and entertainment environment.

We stroll or drive 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 having almost 4,000 square feet of living area.

What makes this house unique

This single level very private home surrounded by its own gated privacy wall has spectacular mountain views from its south living and dining areas and spacious exterior entertaining area with swimming pool, spa, and multiple dining seating areas, super for entertaining. A second patio off the eat-in kitchen has a gas BBQ and additional dining seating. For working vacations there are computers with Wi-Fi connections and printers in an independent office off the formal dining room and at a kitchen counter work area.

The west view master suite also overlooks the pool and spa and has an adjacent equipped workout room. There is a spacious second guest suite in the main home and a third independent bedroom suite casita structure. We have upgraded the home and decorated it with art and memorabilia from our days in Asia and unique indoor foliage that transitions indoor to outdoor areas.

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

La Quinta Resort 1/3 Acre Custom Hm, Pool, Exclusive 'Enclave'
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
San Francisco, CA, USA
5

Exotic Luxury

  • 5 of 5

As soon as I stepped through the front door I felt like this is just the kind of place that you don't want to leave - perfect for kicking back and relaxing amongst world treasures collected and a hint of the tropics in the garden surrounding the pool and jacuzi.

The furnishings, artifacts, art and amenities were all high end and most interesting. You can tell that a world traveler with exquisite taste did the interiors. Oh yes, gorgeous and spacious kitchen as well.

I would highly rate and recommend this property. It was fantastic!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Time in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

This was my first visit to the desert. Given the time of year (Labor Day) I was concerned about the prospective heat and what that might mean in terms of limiting activities. I needn't have worried! The house was terrific! Of course there was the pool and an excellent pool area for early morning snoozing. During the heat of the day (and at night) the house had great built-in entertainment, from wi-fi to TV/DVD. Excellent kitchen, bar and BBQ. Also, it is superbly located, close to the La Quinta Hotel (with its restaurant options) and a short, but vigorous early morning walk to La Quinta Village for coffee and pastries. All in all, a perfect end-of-summer break in a fabulous house!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
4

Nice, older home with great pool area.

  • 4 of 5

This home was very peaceful and the pool is lovely. Although this house has not been very recently updated it has pretty much everything one could want (including an unusually good video and music collection) and is very well maintained and kept immaculately. The third bedroom casita was nice, the only complaint about it was that it was a little musty. La Quinta is a great spot but in the winter somewhat deserted, not surprisingly, because of the heat. (Which we loved though on both counts). The "Old Town" is a short drive away and probably a lot more bustling during the winter months. Not much was open during our stay but that was not surprising to us.

It is particularly nice that the pool has palms and vegetation that offer shade at different times of the day. The hot tub only worked for two days of our week and although we did call about getting it fixed, and eventually got a call back, the pool person, sadly, was not able to get it done before we left. This would have been more of an annoyance if the evenings had been cooler than they were. One thing that was a little unsettling was that The Enclave was pretty much devoid of other homeowners or guests (summer) and even though this is a gated area it felt a little edgy in some ways because it was so deserted. In fact the house across the street was broken into and police were there doing a search on one day. All in all, it is a lovely home and the pool area is great with a nice view of the hills behind the home. La Quinta is very well situated and not as busy as Palm Desert or Palm Springs which was really nice. I would recommend this home for people who want to spend time in the pool and relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to hear everyone enjoyed their holiday at Casa Flora, we appreciate feedback from guests. People familiar with La Quinta who come in the summer "to get away from it all", can play world class golf for very low fees and have large homes w/pools for a great price. Comment on line 7 mentioning area being deserted in winter is incorrect, as this rental was in the summer, not winter. Also in summer, there are absentee homeowners in the community and we are pleased that police and security staff investigate immediately if an owner's alarm is activated for any reason. This is a double gated community, well patrolled by security, with few problems. The house is not very old, so "not updated" and "older home" is a subjective opinion. New kitchen appliances and grill were installed this past year, new features are always in progress. There are many photos of Casa Flora (see listing on this site), which show its various indoor and outdoor features. We have two managers and a pool manager, always on call. Primary check-in manager noted receiving no message from the guest, second manager heard from the guests near the end of their stay, too late to do any spa repair. Guests are given an orientation, there are detailed instructions at the house, managers ask to be contacted right away with any issues (if a guest does not hear back, they should call and leave messages again). Our many returning guests do compliment us on our top notch management staff. Mostly, we want everyone to be relaxed and happy and have a great holiday!
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Long Beach, CA
5

What a wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us be your guests! What a nice weekend our family enjoyed! The house is beautiful, and Dennis, the property manager, was very nice and helpful. Our whole family, including our dog, truly relaxed and enjoyed our weekend at Calle Flora. My husband and son-in-law enjoyed playing golf at the beautiful La Quinta Resort Dunes course and Mountain course; the girls and I relaxed by the pool; a truly wonderful weekend away! Again, we thank you for making this a fantastic getaway; everything you could possibly need is provided & every detail is wonderful! We all look forward to another trip soon!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC USA
5

Great time

  • 5 of 5

Spent four days there with two other couples. The house was exactly as advertised. Everything was strictly first class. Loved the pool and spa. Lots of room inside. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in the desert area.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Valley, California
5

I lived like a movie star!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Flora...How can you explain living the life of a Movie Star. So gorgeous you think that you are in a dream, I had to pinch myself. Every room is tastefully appointed, the pool view from the Living Room, Dining Room and Master Bedroom is stunning. Fantastic Art inside and out delights and makes a walk through Casa Flores a magical experience. The bedrooms are oppulent with fine linens and pillows galore. To be there is an experience you will never forget!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several bars, restaurants & wine bars
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Over 100 golf course in the valley
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 10 at Washington
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

La Quinta House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER
May 7 2016 - Nov 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
$14,600
 
 
WINTER
Nov 11 2016 - May 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
$21,255
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
$21,255
 

Additional information about rental rates

Exit cleaning $255
Tax Rate 10.0%

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

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Amenities

California Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Crib, pac n play, hi chair available by request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • 3 bedroom suites, all kings, all with flat screen tv, cable, dvd. Baby Crib, pac n play and/or hi chair available by request
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
*Exercise room has multiple station commercial level workout equipment. *Three complete individually controlled systems: main rooms, bedroom wing, and casita *Amplifier, tuner, cd player sound system w/ recessed individually controlled speakers in all rooms + IPOD interface cable. *Good reception for most major cell phone providers.

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