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An Oasis in the Desert Extroadinary views.Better than a hotel comforts of home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms. 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Highly upgraded home in the prestigious PGA West Area.Elegantly furnished with many beautiful upgrades.

Former model home!! Single story 3 bedrooms , 3 1/2 bathrooms. No expense has been spared to make this an elegant and comfortable home. The living room, kitchen,and breakfast area form one great room with west facing windows that overlook beautiful golf course views and views of the mountains. Great house for entertaining. Entry Portico and spacious courtyard with built in fireplace. Sunken bar in Great Room overlooking covered Loggia.Private pool with

spa.Built in Barbecue on the patio next to the pool. Washer and dryer in separate laundry room. car garage with separate golf cart garage. Huge Master bedroom and bathroom.

Activities and Attractions: World Class Golf and Tennis! Hiking, Biking, Desert Jeep tours, Hot Air Balloons. Wonderful shopping and terrific restaurants. The La Quinta Resort Hotel and Spa with its restaurants and shops, world class golf, tennis,and spa facilities are close by. Art museums and shows are also available. Rotating tramway to mountains, The Living Desert, Discovery Children's museum and a water theme park are all available for your enjoyment.

More Details

Sondra Blau
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Sondra,

I wanted to thank you for Sharing Your beautiful home in the desert with our family. We really enjoyed our time there.You have a beautiful home.
Mar 2012
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La Quinta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Microwave, sub-zero refrigerator,T.V's stereo equipment. Kitchen fully equipped. All new dishes and appliances. Washer and dryer. High speed internet connection.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

An Oasis in the Desert Extroadinary views.Better than a hotel comforts of home
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful Desert Home with Fantastic Amenities!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have stay at Sondra's beautiful home in La Quinta and it will not be my last!! The home is very spacious with a great courtyard in the front perfect for relaxing in the evening. During the day, the backyard is fantastic for enjoying the sunshine. She has a gorgeous pool and hot tub which overlook the golf course, as well as a BBQ great for grilling. Sondra is wonderful to work with as she is a great communicator and was very helpful during both the booking process, as well as during our stay. I would definitely recommend this house if you are looking for a relaxing getaway in the desert.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Had a few issues - one with the guard gate and one with the wireless. Sondra answered her phone both times and took care of them immediately. Definitely would stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi, Thank you so much for your positive review..As you know my goal is to have everything in good order when my guests arrive. If there is a mishap sometimes I do my best to have it corrected immediately. My guests who had been there a few days before never mentioned any problems. I do apologize for the inconvenience. I hope you will keep us in mind for another time when you visit the Desert.It was a pleasure having you as a guest.
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5 star home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here many times. It is a stunning model home situated on the PGA West Gold Course in La Quinta, California. The views of the mountains are unobstructed and beautiful. This home is truly a five star home away from home. I love having my coffee in the morning while enjoying the sweeping views of the mountains. This home has three large bedrooms each room has their own private bathroom. Open air kitchen overlooking the swimming pol. We have been taking our kids here for years. We have enjoyed the pool, the good working air conditioning units, the fully equipped and loaded kitchen. We would not hesitate to stay here again. The home is always exceptionally clean, quiet and extremely comfortable. it is located 7 minutes from the La Quinta Resort and Spa. We are hoping we can stay here again next spring in 2017.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Loved the home ! It was beautifully decorated, well maintained, and clean. The pool was great and loved the light and bright open floor plan. Will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your delightful review. It was a pleasure having you and I hope you will return sometime in the near future. Best regards Sondra Blau
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You're Better Off Elsewhere!

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DO NOT waste your time booking this home unless you want your trip to be ruined!! Their lack of organization and communication is repulsive. I booked this house 3 months in advance, and was in constant communication with Sondra up until 2 days before my trip started. Only to receive a phone call from her the NIGHT BEFORE my trip began, telling me her "property manager" had double booked the house, and the other group had already arrived, therefore we could no longer stay there. She didn't even have the courage to take the blame herself!!!

As an alternative, she offered for us to stay with her friend in her personal home, and while I'll admit it was a kind gesture, she could not for the life of her understand why we declined the option to share a house with a complete stranger, on a vacation that we had planned and looked forward to for many months!!

The last conversation I had with Sondra was her telling me that the rental site was calling through her other line to help her figure this out, and that she would call me right back with some other solutions. I never heard from her again.

I should've seen the red flags when she initially asked me to mail her a personal check instead of paying through the rental site. THANK GOODNESS I did not agree to that. Please, do not waste your time. Trust me, you'll be much better off elsewhere.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologized many times for the mistake..Many times hotels and airlines overbook not meaning to.It was an honest mistake and I was very very sorry. My property manager failed to tell me that he had booked the dates that she was asking for. She did not book three months ahead. It was more like six weeks. I did try to get her another place to stay.and she refused I also offered to give her a very substantial discount on the other place.. AS to preferring a check to a credit card my reasoning for that is that credit card fees are expensive . If people are willing to pay with a check I spread out the payments over a long period of time. However ,I do accept credit cards. I did not call her back after that because Trip Advisor told me that they would handle it since it is their policy to help find another home when such a situation occurs.Please disregard this review !!! She also refused the home they offered her. That is why they charge such a large fee to the renter. Once again I apologize and this is the first time it has happened to me and I have been renting my property for several years. I certainly hope that this explained my position. I hope you will overlook this review and focus on the good ones. I will always be happy to answer your calls and answer any questions you might have Also ,she never stayed at my property and did not book through Homeaway or any of their other sites, .
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House was terrific in a magnificent gated neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

House has a terrific floor plan with a 5 star mountain and golf course view. The pool area is magnificent with spa. My wife and I thank the owners for coming through right away with questions answered once we arrived. If you rent this home call A-1 golf carts in Palm Desert to rent a nice cart. It's fun to ride around the neighborhood and take the tunnel to the other side of the golf course. Our stay was very nice with very responsible and caring owners.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Desert jeep tours, hot air ballooning, shopping

Hiking, Golf


Rates & Availability

La Quinta House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Dec 1 2017 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $150 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99

Nov 1st-April to May:2 Nightly $450, Weekly 2,500, Monthly $6,500.
April 26th Oct. 31st: Nightly $250, Weekly $1800 Monthly $4,000.
Stimulus package. Month of December and January 2 weeks free if you rent both months!!!
Any retained money for cancellation will be credited to guest for a future date.
I would like guests ro pay with a check or an check***

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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