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Sondra Blau

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Model Home available for Coachella Desert TripOct7-10,Oct13-17du to late cancel

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

La Quinta House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Sondra Blau (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Model Home available for Coachella Desert TripOct7-10,Oct13-17du to late cancel
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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!

  • 1 of 5

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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5

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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5

Beautiful home. Very luxurious. Felt like home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful house for one month. It was very luxurious. Beautiful pool and hot tub. Amazing views of the mountains and pristine golf course. The owner was very accommodating and down to earth in her management. The master bedroom has a spacious walk in closet. The master bathroom has hers and his sinks and a bottomless soaking tub. Beautiful his and hers walk in shower. The two bedrooms in the back are private and each have their own bathrooms. This house would be ideal for entertaining friends if one so desired. Formal dining room. Pga west is a gorgeous community. It was a perfect home away from home. We would like to book again. Simply perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
111
Car: necessary

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

Hiking, Golf

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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
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Oct 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,800
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $125 per night, per additional guest
 
Desert trip
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Fall ConcertDesert Trip
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
Winter/Spring
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
$6,000
 
 
coachella1
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
coachella 2
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Stagecoach
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,100
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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Amenities

La Quinta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 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 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Microwave, sub-zero refrigerator,T.V's stereo equipment. Kitchen fully equipped. All new dishes and appliances. Washer and dryer. High speed internet connection.

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