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Lovely Mid-Century Sandpiper Condo on El Paseo

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 28 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Nicely updated two bedroom, two bath single level Sandpiper condominium designed by famed mid-century architect William Krisel. Located on El Paseo in Palm Desert -- the "Rodeo Drive of the Desert" -- the unit has lovely mountain, pool, and palm tree views and is located on a dead-end street away from traffic and noise. Two private patios (one with gas barbecue) and the delightful entryway atrium combine with beautiful exterior landscaping for seamless indoor and outdoor living. A pleasing mixture of contemporary and quality vintage furniture is found throughout the unit.

In 2014, the unit's interior was completely repainted, carpet was replaced, and new window treatments installed. The bathrooms received new tile flooring, glass countertops, and tile showers, and new tile was installed in the kitchen and atrium, in 2015.

Sandpiper is an architecturally significant, low-density development in the mid-century style. Our unit, like most of the others, features high ceilings, celestory windows, and a comfortable, open floor plan. Each pool is shared by only 16 units and is surrounded by wide expanses of grass and lush landscaping (including mature grapefruit and lemon trees). Our particular pool area features a shady cabana, gas barbecue, putting green, shuffleboard area, and plenty of patio and pool furniture. The inviting pool is kept at a warm 85 degrees year round.

Directly across from the unit's private driveway are multiple retail establishments and restaurants, including Rite-Aid and Starbucks. Several grocery stores are nearby, and the famed, upscale El Paseo shopping and dining district is just a short walk away. Hiking trails, public tennis courts, Westfield's Palm Desert Mall, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, and Target are also within walking distance. Other attractions, including numerous golf courses, the Living Desert, the River shopping complex, McCallum Theater, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and Sunnylands estate are within 10 minutes drive.

The unit is easily accessible, with three unassigned parking spaces directly in front of the main entrance, and a reserved covered space in the nearby carport. A public bus stop is within walking distance on Highway 111.

Everything you need for a comfortable, enjoyable stay is available: plenty of linens, full laundry facilities, ample newer cookware and dishware, barbecue, cable television, free long distance phone throughout the U.S. and Canada, and wireless Internet access.

The City of Palm Desert's short-term rental ordinance applies to stays in this unit of less than 28 days (Permit No. 41150). Accordingly, for rentals to which the ordinance applies, nine percent tax will be added to the rental amount and the cleaning fee. Special rates may apply during certain peak periods.

More Details

Ky Fullerton
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Ky Fullerton

We are a couple with three young children from Portland, Oregon. Our families have enjoyed coming to the Desert for many years. We love the relaxed, casual atmosphere, numerous attractions and activities, and great year-round weather that the area has to offer.

Why Ky Fullerton chose California Desert

Sandpiper is the perfect Desert location. There is something for everyone within walking distance of our unit, and it's a short drive to just about anywhere in the Coachella Valley. Living in an architecturally significant development is another plus. Guests and owners alike, and especially families with small children like ours, enjoy Sandpiper's low density, wide open greenspaces, beautiful trees and landscaping, and sparkling pools.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at Sandpiper and we appreciated your updates. We think it's the nicest unit we've stayed in at Sandpiper. Let us know your plans for next year.

Thanks again.
Jan 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lovely Mid-Century Sandpiper Condo on El Paseo
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 22 reviews

Great pre-holiday getaway in the desert!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time we've stayed in this condo, and we LOVE it! Great location close to El Paseo, we walked to restaurants, and cooked at home one night. While it was too cold to use the pool this time, we played shuffleboard and swam last time we stayed, and the community facilities in the pavilion are top notch (grill, fridge to keep your beer cold, etc.). This property has just the right amount of updating with modern conveniences while staying true to its mid-century roots, and the owner is friendly and accessible for questions. The atrium is charming. Love it here, can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Sandpiper condo!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful condo -- with lovely pool very close to the outdoor patio, yet very quiet and serene! We could walk from there to MANY shops and restaurants. I liked the low key mid century decor, comfy yet spacious and clean. Big kitchen to work in if you are making meals. Overall, a terrific experience. Owner is very communicative and accommodating. We will be returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Desert Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I returned for the second time last week for a 3 night stay. The previous visit was in October. Both visits were wonderful and we cannot wait to go back. I only wish we could stay more nights. Just as the other reviews say the condo is very clean, bright, airy and comfortable. Ky & his wife thought of everything to make guests feel at home. We enjoy eating "in" for the most part and are amazed at how well stocked the kitchen is, the best we've seen. The beds are just right and the TV works easily. We walked to farmers market on Wednesday, it's very close in the chamber of commerce parking lot. Then we walked from there to the shops at El Paseo, that walk is a bit longer but enjoyable. It's hard to believe there is so much shopping/dining at your fingertips yet the condo seems almost isolated once you are there. The best of both worlds! On our first visit we had a couple questions that Ky addressed immediately. He was very professional, responsive, and pleasant. On our second visit thankfully we did not have to contact him and we felt like it was our second home. Thank you Ky!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous, convenient Sandpiper!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had the best time staying in this unit. The rooms are airy and bright, very cool decor - wouldn't have been surprised to see the same interior in a Mad Men episode. With two young children the pool and outside eating spaces were brilliant! Everything was so convenient to get to: the air museum, the Living Desert Museum, the College of the Desert street fair, and, of course, El Paseo just out the door. Added bonus, we were the only people using the pool each of the six days we were there. The owners were great to work with, very responsive and helpful. We plan to come back next year and highly recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, and perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Palm Desert and loved staying in the Sandpiper Condo. Close to all the amenities of El Paseo, but still far away enough to avoid any traffic or noise from the city. The condo itself was spacious and comfortable. Pool and patio were great - we cooked all of our meals and ate outside nearly every meal.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed Sandpiper!

  • 5 of 5

This unit is really comfortable and well maintained. Nice upgrades each time we stay here and it has a very cool mid century vibe. It is close to Palm Springs and in the heart of Palm Desert. The owners really care that you have a nice stay and they are very responsive!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Palm Desert Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130
Refundable damage deposit $300

Different rates may apply for special events, such as the Coachella, Desert Trip or Stagecoach festivals. Contact owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Palm Desert Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual sinks and vanity area
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom is contained within the master suite.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedrom - 1 king
  • Both good-sized bedrooms have king beds and private patio access. A queen air mattress is also available for use.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool

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