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Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Indio House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 24)

Villa Sereno defies description; it is truly unlike any other accommodations in the desert. Every detail has been attended to, from the crisply ironed, 1,000-thread-count sheets, to the plush sofas around the outdoor fireplace, to the five acres of lush, sprawling lawn that surround the villa. The best part? You get this five-star resort—and its extravagant outdoor living area—all to yourself, for what is likely to be your most relaxing vacation yet.

Elegant, romantic, and inviting, Villa Sereno provides a picture-perfect backdrop for your next romantic getaway, family reunion, or corporate retreat. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom villa sleeps up to eight guests in its lavishly outfitted bedrooms. We also have two casitas adjacent to the villa that can accommodate up to 18 adults. Between the villa and the casitas, there are six full bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own TV with satellite cable, and all of the furniture and linens are of the highest quality. Every time you walk through the house, you’ll notice some new detail, such as the multiple horse show trophies on display.

The kitchen area practically deserves its own listing. The indoor kitchen has windows all along one side that look out onto the pool area, giving the space a bright, open feel. You’ll find several sets of high-quality knives, every spice and seasoning you could ever want, All-Clad pots and pans, a Keurig coffee maker, two ovens, and more. Outside, a second kitchen area offers an enormous Viking range, barbecue, professional-style bar, refrigerator, and more. Between the two kitchens, you’ll have everything you need to throw an epic barbecue or elegant dinner party.

The outdoor living area is anything but ordinary. The pool is flanked by waterfalls and a fire feature, and the hot tub is the perfect venue for watching the sun set over the San Jacinto Mountains. You can also enjoy the panoramic views from one of two plush seating areas, one of which has a fireplace. Kids and adults alike will love the outdoor game area, complete with air hockey, pool, and ping-pong. We also have a four-hole putting green with a sand trap that will challenge even the best golfer in your group.

The five-acre estate is also home to us—the owners—and our Arabian horses and household pets. Some guests are initially uneasy about this arrangement, but once they are here, they realize it’s actually one of the best features of Villa Sereno. Instead of being 100 percent on your own, as you are with most vacation rentals, we act as your personal concierge. Upon your arrival, you’ll get a full tour of the property. Should you have any questions after that, we are easily reachable, located next to the stables approximately 50 yards from the villa. As longtime residents of the area, we have plenty of tips for where to eat and what to do during your stay.

One of our guests described Villa Sereno as “the Disneyland of horse ranches.” We have a full-time groundskeeper who ensures that the property looks (and smells!) like the luxury resort it is. We typically let out two horses at a time to graze, so it’s not unlikely that you’ll wake up to one of our four-legged lawnmowers chomping away at the grass next to your car or hanging out near the pool. If this is a problem, simply let us know—we’re happy to keep the horses out of your way.

Nestled in the Coachella Valley one block from the Empire Polo Club, Villa Sereno feels a world away, but we’re actually very close to some of the area’s biggest attractions. PGA West and other premier golf courses are minutes away, and the nearby towns of La Quinta, Palm Springs, and Palm Desert offer a myriad of restaurants, high-end shops, and day spas. Of course, you could easily spend your entire vacation relaxing on the estate, if you prefer; other than groceries, which we can stock upon request, you’ll have everything you need right here.

Our calendar is already filling up for the 2017 season. Contact us today to reserve your dates!

TOT #1025

Business License #15-00016244

More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Diana Lazzarini
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Diana Lazzarini

This secret getaway is proudly owned by Steve and Diana. They are avid Arabian Horse breeders, and enjoy sharing their country estate lifestyle with their guests. Both love to cook and entertain, so don't be surprised if Steve takes over for you on the grill and adds a few secret seasonings! While they live on the property, they can be seen and not heard, or they are available as a personal concierge and horse riding instructor. You get to choose the level of involvement- either way, you will thoroughly enjoy this exceptional property!

Diana Lazzarini purchased this house in 2000

What makes this house unique

There is no place in the desert like this ranch retreat. This triple-gated private and secluded property is conveniently located four miles from Highway 111 (the main artery that runs all the way to Palm Springs) Five acres of impeccably manicured grass, white fences, and Arabian horses set the stage for an memorable and relaxing stay. The property boasts a Tuscan-style villa, indoor/outdoor gourmet kitchens, pool area, waterfalls, gazebo, luxury barn, and individual horse areas to explore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Diana and Steve,

We can not thank you enough for all your hard work in making our Wedding Day possible. We are so lucky to have met a couple as nice and giving as the two of you! The day means so much to us, and it could not have worked out so perfectly for us! Your property is so gorgeous, and the photographs turned out awesome! We will remember this day for the rest of our lives!

Thank you for making this event so magical for us. You and Steve have made this happen for us and our families, and we could not have been more pleased!


Melissa and John
Jun 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Indulge in 5-star luxury minutes from the Empire Polo Club
average rating of 4.86 based on 52 reviews

Desert Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Planning a weekend get away for a large party is not an easy task & we had such a great time at Villa Sereno! The grounds are gorgeous, the many lounging areas were so relaxing & I can't even descibe the awe feeling of being surrounded by the beautiful horses!

Diana & Steve have thought of every detail to accomadate every guest. The pillow top beds, the decor, the kitchen appliances, the games, the outdoor entertaining, & the POOL! We spent most of our time sitting on a raft or laying in the lounge chairs in the water listening to music on the outdoor sound system.

We took the opportunity to play a few relay games out on the large lawn area, which made for some great memories & great pictures!

At night I feel like the property came to life! There are lights everywhere!

All & all this is a great secluded property where you felt free to roam, relax & enjoy the desert sun. Don't hesitate to book!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun City West, AZ

Fantastic Girls' Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I needed a place to just get away for a few fun days to relax and we found it!! The beautiful home on Steve and Diana's horse ranch was just perfect for a very stress free, laid back time. Watching the horses with their new foals was an absolutely beautiful sight and relaxing by the pool was heaven!! The owners' two white laborador retrievers greeted us each morning with a warm "hello". Thank you, Diana and Steve, for making our stay such a relaxing and memorable experience. Our few days away included country elegance, comfy beds, and just plain beautiful surroundings...can't ask for more than that!! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely Helpful + Awesome Property

  • 5 of 5

This was my first rental and Steve & Dianna were AWESOME! If you have a large group and need to find

1) A large enough place for all

2) Enough amenities to entertain all

3) Helpful people to give suggestions or even set up your week/weekend

then you have the right people.

We were a big group of bachelor/golfer weekend getaways. We choose to cook ourselves and the outdoor set up was perfect and had plenty of room. Everyone was blown away by the property. We didn't want the weekend to end.

Thank you Dianna and Steve. I will be contacting you for the next trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Steve & Diana's property for 4th of July Weekend and needless to say, we are now forever spoiled!

Diana was so easy to work with, providing answers to all of my questions, and was so organized with the paperwork/contracts. I tend to be overly organized/detailed when I plan events, but Diana was understanding and provided every detail I asked for :)

The check-in/check-out process was seamless, and in meeting Steve and Kendra, I understood why Desert VIP Services was so nice to work with--they were just happy people who loved to entertain, and it really showed in the homes they provide...

Speaking of homes, no photos/videos could ever do their homes justice. Everything was so beautiful and clean, like we were walking into a 5-star resort just for us! When Diana said their homes come fully stocked, she was not kidding! Down to the coffee filters, pool floats, and extra paper towels, the house had everything, and if it didn't, Steve and Kendra were just a phone call away! You can tell that they had large families/groups in mind when they created the layout of the house, because the small children in our group had more than enough space to play and run around. Their homes were designed for pampering, and our group was very pampered last weekend. Like I said earlier, we are now forever spoiled and will be comparing every future booking to this trip.

Thank you, Diana, Steve, Kendra, and Desert VIP Services, for an unforgettable, perfect weekend! We can't wait for the next one!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanne, We aim to please!!!!! Steve, Diana , and Kendra
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Girl Weekend Get Away!!!

  • 5 of 5

I was so lucky to find this Gem in the desert called Villa Sereno! I brought 10 friends for a Weekend Getaway! The accommodations were unbelievable the owners Steve & Diana spare no expensive, everything throughout the house inside & out is top notch and decorated to the Nine's the pool, the bar, outdoor living area, dining, fully stocked kitchens tons of refrigeration. To top it off you are surrounded by a beautiful horse Sanctuary! So much to do to entertain people! Steve & Diana truly became our friends always close by & available to help when needed! We did not want to leave. We had a memorable trip and will be back to do it all over again!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, thank you for the review. I was just telling someone the other day how much fun you all were.. We were having such a good time on the last day, that I neglected to give you the Deposit back! That says a lot that I forgot, instead of taking care of business. I was so busy taking pictures of you all, and laughing with you! Anyways, you all are a hoot, and I can't wait to see you come back again. Maybe your Husbands will get to come ??? The "Housewives of Sonoma County" is totally a crack up too! So befitting!
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  • 5 of 5

Villa Sereno is a picture perfect paradise. The house is impeccably appointed with living space for everyone! The indoor and outdoor kitchens are in the perfect locations - just off the patio and pool area, where everyone spends all their time! Speaking of, the pool is gorgeously done and has plenty of lounge chairs. To be able to relax next to the pool while horses wander the grounds is an experience you will not have anywhere else. I loved being up early in the morning and walking around the ranch, taking in the beautiful horses, the cute dogs, and the overall beauty of the ranch. Villa Sereno is a one of a kind vacation experience that I recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fin, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at our property with others. We hope you will come back and stay with us again soon! Steve and Diana
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Located 2 blocks from the infamous Indio Polo Grounds home of the Stagecoach Festival and Coachella Valley Concert as well as the Indio/Thermal Horse Shows

Rates & Availability

Indio House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Xmas Call for quote
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year email for quote
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Coachella I Email for quote
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Coachella 2 Premium Pricing
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Stagecoach 2017 Email forquote
Apr 26 2017 - May 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Premium Pricing- Call or email
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $600
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

Holidays and Special Events are subject to higher pricing. Please email Guest Count.

Our Rates are always Tiered, based on Occupancy Count, no matter what time of the year.

Golf Groups are our specialty!

"Special Event Fee" applies to any Outside Guests that are not included in the base Overnight Lodging Count.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Indio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • King size beds (3) There are three high quality King Beds, Queen size Beds (1) There is one Queen already, and more can be provided if necessary, additional charges will apply, Double Beds (1) As many as necessary upon request, additional charges will apply, Twin or Single Beds (1) As many as necessary upon request, additional charges will apply, Child Beds (1) upon request
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Unique horse boarding and turnout paddocks available as well as party and event coordination

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