Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Eco-Friendly Desert Oasis, Pool & Spa, 3BR, View Home with Peace & Quiet!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Our 1900 sq/ft open floor plan home is only minutes away from over 100 world-class golf courses including La Quinta Country Club and PGA West, both courses hosting the annual Career Builder Challenge. Old Town La Quinta with its numerous shops and restaurants is also just minutes away. Our mild winters make us a popular destination for tens of thousands of 'snowbirds,' who travel here from all over the United States, Canada and many other countries to enjoy championship golf, tennis and polo, swimming, hiking, luxurious spa treatments, fine dining and unique shopping. And with an average rainfall of thee inches, the Coachella Valley is a 'Fun In The Sun' destination for thousands of people from all over the world. Take a walk through our home by placing this link in your browser, it is a great way to see our home.

Our home is GREEN! The property has desert landscaping with water efficient bubblers to conserve water. Inside and outside, we use energy efficient lighting. Our appliances are also energy efficient and our washer and dryer play a big role in conserving energy. The washer uses minimal amounts of water and the gas powered dryer minimizes the electricity used. Our home is equipped with a water softener and we use special, all-natural soaps and detergents throughout the house, from the bathrooms, to the kitchen to the laundry. These concentrated soaps are made to work well with the soft water and minimize the impact to the environment. Our pool is filled with salt water to minimize the amount of chemicals required (better for the environment) and we had an energy efficient pool pump installed to reduce electricity consumption. Even some of the electronics in the house are Energy Star rated.

Gorgeous mountain views surround Casa Calliandra, our home in La Quinta Cove. Located near the top of the 'Cove' and only one block from the hiking trails around the perimeter, Casa Calliandra is the perfect getaway for those who seek the sunshine, peace and tranquility of the southern California desert. The only sounds you will hear during the day are birds chirping and doves cooing. Hummingbirds are quite numerous and are attracted to some of the beautiful flowers in our desert landscaped yard. Relax near our private pool and read a good book or go hiking or biking on the numerous nearby trails. Nights in the desert are magical with a beautiful, clear view of the Milky Way Galaxy unhindered by city lights.

Come and see how the deep blue skies mix with the earthy browns of the surrounding Santa Rosa Mountains and the vibrant greens of palm trees and desert plants!! The natural beauty of this area will captivate you and bring you back time and time again.

Annual Coachella Valley Events for 2017:

January 17 - March 19, 2017 - Thermal / Indio Horse Show, Thermal...

February 12-21, 2017 - Riverside County Fair/Date Festival. Indio, CA

Feb 18-20, 2017 - Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational. Indio, CA

March 3-6, 2017 - La Quinta Arts Festival. La Quinta, CA

March 6-19, 2017 - BNP Paribas Open. Indian Wells, CA

March 27 - April 2, 2017 - ANA Inspiration (Formerly "Kraft Nabisco Championship”)

April 1-3, 2017 - Indian Wells Arts Festival. Indian Wells…

April 13-23, 2017 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Indio, CA

April 13-16, 2017 (Week1) & April 20-23, 2017 (Week2) - Coachella music festival.

April 27-30, 2017 - Stagecoach Music Festival. Indio, CA

More Details

Kristin Hermann
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Kristin Hermann

Kristin and Chris have a passion and love for the La Quinta area, and Chris is an avid golfer. We are Coachella Valley locals and enjoy the lovely outdoor environs with our fun-loving dog Olive; we do love the climate and beauty of the La Quinta Cove.

Kristin Hermann purchased this house in 2009

Why Kristin Hermann chose La Quinta

We fell in love with La Quinta and the 'Cove' the first time we saw it. The gorgeous Santa Rosa Mountains, beautiful Coral Ridge, the close proximity to over 100 golf courses, the easy two hour drive from the beach, Los Angeles, and the local ski areas -- La Quinta is a great location to call home. Ultimately, this will be our retirement home here, and our plan is to rent it out as a vacation home for a few years in the interim.

What makes this house unique

Sun, sun and more sun! Golf, golf and more golf! An amazing getaway somewhere where the sun shines almost year round.


La Quinta Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are three sets of high-quality towels in each bathroom and four pool towels are also supplied. There is a hair dryer in each bathroom and a make-up mirror in the master suite. Master bathroom features double sinks in a marble counter top with tile accents and a large walk-in glass, marble and tile shower. Guest bathroom features a glass sink on a marble counter top with tile accents.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal-King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen
  • All three bedrooms are furnished with top quality brand-new mattresses for a comfortable and restful nights sleep. All three beds are made-up with luxurious 500+ thread count cotton sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers. The master suite features a Cal-King bed, a flat-screen Hi-Definition LCD TV, remote control ceiling fan, French doors leading to the patio, an alarm clock, a telephone, a large walk-in closet, a make-up mirror and a separate office with a nice, well-lit, quiet seating area that is the perfect place to curl up and read a good book. Both guest bedrooms are equipped with queen beds, ceiling fans and alarm clocks.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Granite, marble and tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, 10' high ceilings throughout the house, ceiling fans in every room; master and one guest room have remote controlled ceiling fans, Huge open floor plan in the great room, desert landscaping, bistro table with chairs, umbrella and two lounge chairs on pool deck. Rear patio has a nice table with seating for six, an umbrella and a gas barbecue for grilling steaks, burgers, fish, vegetables or whatever else you'd like to cook.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Eco-Friendly Desert Oasis, Pool & Spa, 3BR, View Home with Peace & Quiet!
average rating of 4.96 based on 75 reviews
Atkinson, NH

great find, great home, great trails, great owners

  • 5 of 5

All was as described. the home is actually even nicer than it appears in the photos. the main living area was spacious and comfortable with great ventilation with doors open and great HVAC with doors closed.

If you are looking for a nice home rented to you by nice people, Mark was great, this is for you. We were in town for the national field hockey festival, which was 5-10 minutes away at Empire Polo. My wife and I were able to run up the street from the house 2 minutes and be on a great trail network into the desert. Great trail runs up a long ridge line to an oasis, along the flats then up the "risky trail"(so labeled on the trail sign) for a great view east over lake Cochelo(sp.?)

Could not have been better, Thanks Mark

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
30 0


  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous time, beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Daniel! We enjoyed having you and hope you will visit us again soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

as advertised; clean and very well kept; owner attentive & available

  • 5 of 5

convenient to local sites; hiking nearby; stores/restaurants easy drive; beds very comfortable

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Yorba Linda, California


  • 5 of 5

Best home away from home

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Get Away!! A+

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. It had all the amenities needed to have a comfortable stay & an amazing location. Really clean & organized place. Highly recommended for future travelers. Definitely will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

Great property! Very nice furnishings and well equipped kitchen. It was easy to stay here since we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Stuft Pizza
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
SilverRock Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
CA Hwy 111
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Arnold Palmers Restaurant
Car: necessary

La Quinta has something for everyone! There’s golfing at the City’s spectacular public course, SilverRock Resort; dining and shopping in the quaint Village area or along the Highway 111 commercial corridor; biking along the Bear Creek Trail; and hiking in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, just to name a few. No matter your pleasure, you’re sure to find plenty of reasons to come and enjoy the “Gem of the Desert—La Quinta!” La Quinta enjoys a healthy tourism industry, especially during the cooler winter months when the 'snowbird' tourists arrive. The most prominent industry is golfing with more than twenty golf courses, including the world-famous PGA West and SilverRock Resort which have both hosted many prestigious PGA tournaments like the Humana Challenge.


Rates & Availability

La Quinta Cove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Coachella Week #2
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Low Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

A minimum deposit of $500.00 is required to confirm a reservation.

Rental Damage Protection - International guests will pay $69.00 for $3000.00 coverage through an outside agency. Please contact the owners for more information.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Ask a Question Ask a Question

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties