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Classic Palm Desert Condo on El Paseo

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Classic California desert condo by award-winning architect that epitomizes the desert theme of the fifties. With open rafter ceilings and window views of the open pool and garden area, the beauty of the desert surrounds you. Beautiful and elegant El Paseo Drive is footsteps away, with its abundant shops, art galleries and restaurants. Numerous golf courses, tennis courts and hiking opportunities are in the area. Desert flora and fauna are at your doorstep, with the Shadow Mountains as a backdrop. The McCullum Theater is only a few blocks away, with live performances throughout the year. Palm Springs is 15 minutes west, while Indian Wells and La Quinta are 10 minutes east. Escape the cold winter months in this desert paradise.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Randolph S. Lawrence
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Randolph S. Lawrence

As the son of one of the early (1960s) owners in the Circle One complex, I have seen the growth centered around the Sandpiper and the multitude of imitators. But none is like this, the original.

Randolph S. Lawrence purchased this condo in 1982

Why Randolph S. Lawrence chose California Desert

I have tried to maintain the 1950s, desert-modern, retro feel in this unit, designed and built by award-winning William Krisel.

What makes this condo unique

Beautiful open greenbelt, with central pool and units surrounding all of this. Few other developments have the classic, spacious aura of the Sandpiper.


Palm Desert Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Patio opens out onto common landscaped and pool area in classic desert motif, with gorgeous view from living room; security/emergency system installed.


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(2 traveler reviews)

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Classic Palm Desert Condo on El Paseo
average rating of 2.5 based on 2 reviews

Disappointed in condition of the condo

  • 1 of 5

Good location. Described as Retro but just old & worn! Much maintenance needed! Door knob on guest bath broken (had to retape due to old brittle tape) to keep from being locked in or out. We had to clean in order to use: laundry area, bath rugs, mattress pad (change sheet due to hole) and outside furniture (but cushions were torn). Kitchen stove burners were slow & never really hot. Old sliding glass doors had bars as locks and screens had no wheels. BBQ in Community area only 3 out of 7 burners worked. Of course these things could not be seen in the pictures shown on vrbo site. The outside landscaping and pool were very nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of the complaints of this tenant are superficial and will be addressed. We frequently use the property ourselves and must prioritize what we consider the most important issues. This included installation of a new air conditioner in 2011, a security system in 2015, and a new roof in 2016. The laundry area is in the outside patio, but the machines have covers. The BBQ grill in the community area is only 3 years old and works very well; the attendant stove burners are rarely used, to my knowledge. In the 35 years that we have rented this unit, we have not had other tenants complain, and we rent it yearly. We have tried to keep prices reasonable for renters, including covering utilities, despite spending considerable funds on what we have perceived as the most important issues. We will continue to enjoy it ourselves and hope that others will enjoy it as well.
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Sandpiper Condo

  • 4 of 5

Location, location, location! Walk to everything. Stores, restaurants, shopping, galleries. Great area for walks and hiking.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located in the original mid-century, desert-modern Sandpiper. Defining all other desert getaways.


Rates & Availability

Palm Desert Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Desert Trip nights start Thursday to Monday AM. Additional days can be purchased at $300 per night.

$500 refundable security deposit and $125 cleaning fee due on making reservation; monthly fees due by first day of rental; all other fees due by first day of rental. Personal checks in U.S. dollars and major credit cards are accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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