House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Janet and Aart
- english, german, spanish, dutch
About Janet and Aart
Thank you for taking the time to view our vacation home ! We are excited to be able to share our home with you. We both work in the airline industry and in our travels have experienced many different places. We have found the Palm Springs area to be one of our favorites and so have purchased a home there. We look forward to spending time with our large family in La Quinta. We have 6 children, 1 grandchild and another one on the way! We can't wait! Disneyland, here we come! We have designed our vacation home to be as comfortable as our home here in Canada. We hope that you will find it to be as comfortable as well. Once again, thanks for taking the time to have a look at our vacation home and we hope to hear from you soon! Aart and Janet
Janet and Aart purchased this House in 2011
Why Janet and Aart chose La Quinta Cove
We've chosen to purchase a vacation home in the La Quinta area as it is central to golf courses, shopping and dining in the Palm Springs area. It is also close to other main attractions in California. The weather is almost always great. We have been coming here for the last several years and it is one of our favorite places to vacation.
What makes this House unique
Our property has just been purchased recently and we are enjoying getting it ready and decorated for rental. We hope that you enjoy our home as I am certain that we will.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking is permitted in or on the premises.
Please watch small children around the pool area.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great little home in perfect location!
Loved the location: great hikes that we could walk to, close to Old Town La Quinta ( our favorite restaurant there- Lavender Bistro), short drive to tennis and 2 great public golf courses! House very comfortable.
Very nice property.
Great location 5/5-Poorly managed 1/5- BEWARE they had 2 wireless cameras in the house!
Great location, next to beautiful hiking trails.
What we did not like about the property-
The bedding in the master bedroom was dirty. It clearly had an old blood stain on it, along with something else dried on it. The blanket on that bed also upon arrival, had black marks on it. The 2 comforters in the 2 twin bedroom had dried food and yellow and red stains, and the blankets had what appeared to be dried food on them. Those comforters had no less than 10 holes in them. I washed all the bedding the next day. I alerted the management company and they told me that all bedding is washed between guests. Did I take photos? I didn't, BUT the bedding was not clean, I certainly DID NOT want to spend the first day of my vacation cleaning their bedding for no reason. They left 5 tide pods for laundry, I used them all to clean the bedding. Sheets were ok. They do charge a cleaning fee and I didn’t ask for any compensation.
The vent in the master bedroom does not work.
We had to use bread ties to rig the shower head in the 2nd bathroom to stay in place, so our daughter could take a shower.
They leave you 3 rolls of toilet paper (small rolls) for a week, per bathroom. We had to go and buy more toilet paper.
They left us one 1/2 roll of paper towels. Had to buy more.
They give you 2 dishwasher pods for a week. I just ran the dishwasher after those 2 washes on sanitize.
The drip coffee maker basket doesn't fit properly and that caused a huge mess. So when making coffee I couldn't leave the room. Also, the only way to turn the coffee maker on and off is by unplugging it. Very unsafe.
-THE MOST DISTURBING PART OF THIS STAY!!!! There are 2 wireless cameras inside the home in the living room. When we got there the one in the corner was unplugged and pointing at the wall. The other one was plugged IN and facing outside. We unplugged that for our stay. THIS IS NOT OKAY! I do have photo proof of this!
There was garbage behind the bedside stand in the master bedroom.
The carpet in all the bedrooms were very worn and very stained.
No washcloths in the master bathroom.
Garbage disposal was not working.
They DIDN’T RETURN our full security deposit for a “lost” landline cordless phone that THEY coudn't find, and they cannot prove the people that checked out at 10am the day we arrived didn't lose it. WE CERTAINLY HAVE NO NEED FOR IT! We didn't even know there was a phone in there.
We will never use VBRO again! First time, last time
I'm so sorry that you did not like your stay in our home. I will be speaking with our housekeeping staff about the linens.
We do have security cameras on the premises as we had a break in not too long ago. One faces the front door and the other faces the gate by the pool,
and we installed ADT alarm and security at all the doors. They are not wireless and are plugged into the wall sockets. We DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES utilize the cameras at anytime unless there is an alarm. I just want to be totally clear on that. We have signs outside of the premises BEFORE you enter that state there is ADT security on the premises. We also have a disclaimer about the security system in the binder on the coffee table with all of the "What you need to know" information.
Also stated in the "what you need to know " binder is a listing of how everything in the house works and what to do if it doesn't. We ask that all small appliances are unplugged when not in use for safety reasons. It also states that we provide a starting supply of papers towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, etc. which I believe is quite standard with most vacation rentals. There is a whole tub of dishwasher soap under the sink.
We appreciate that you let us know about the garbage disposal and we are looking at having it replaced.
I wish you would have asked our management team over as soon as you noticed the dirty linens. I just replaced the bedding in the twin room last month with brand new bedding and would have liked to know this information as soon as possible. I was just there last week and did not notice any holes in the bedding you are referring to. I am very careful to check everything thoroughly every time I go to the house which is usually monthly.
I am unsure as to which vent in the bedroom you are referring to as they were all working when I was there last week. If you are referring to the master bathroom, there is not a fan in that bathroom.
Our management team and housekeeping ALWAYS do a thorough walk through and count of all household small appliances, silverware, dishes and glassware etc. after EVERY guest checks out. This is to ensure that the guest that checks in after you have everything they need for their vacation. We pride ourselves on this. We also strive to provide quick response should something not be right in our home. That is the reason for having a management company and we believe we have one of the best in the industry.
Beautiful House in La Quinta Cove
Our group of 8 (5 adults, 2 children, and a baby) enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving weekend at the house. The master suite was wonderful - the king-sized bed was super comfortable and my husband loved having a double-bowled sink in the bathroom. Our son and his wife stayed in the queen room and found it to be comfortable as well. Two grandkids (ages 8 and 6) stayed in the double/single room, which was perfect for them. The house is beautifully furnished, and the kitchen is well-stocked, enabling us to easily heat up and enjoy our store-bought Thanksgiving feast. We had to move a number of potentially breakable items out of reach of a very active 1-year old. The owners plan to supply the house with a pack-n-play in 2019, but our son had to bring one for our trip. IMO, the house and pool is fine for children 4 and older, but may not be appropriate for toddlers.
The house is located in La Quinta Cove, one block from a trailhead for the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Easy and more extensive hikes are easily accessible from the trailhead parking lot. We "hiked" (actually strolled) with the older children to the Bear Creek Oasis, which they enjoyed. We had dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Old La Quinta, a charming little village within a 5-minute drive from the house. Our other day trips were further afield, requiring a 30 - 45 minute drive : Palm Springs Aerial Tram, Taquitz Canyon, and Thousand Palms Oasis in the Coachella Valley Nature Preserve (all highly recommended!).
The pool can be heated for an additional fee, but with highs in mid 70s and lows in the 50s, the pool was still a bit cool for those brave enough to go in. The kids didn't seem to mind, though. Overall, a very lovely home.
Bright and cozy. Lots of space. Great sheltered back yard
Kitchen well equipped.
Very neat and clean. I enjoyed staying here!!!
Just The Right Fit
We were in town for our son's wedding at the La Quinta Country Club. Just a 6 minute drive down the road. The house was located in a quiet neighborhood with majestic views of the mountains. Close to the grocery stores and Old Town. The house was beautifully decorated, and had everything you could possibly need to get you started on your stay. The property management team at Blue Coachella were always available and were easy to communicate with about our needs. My wife and I are already trying to figure out when we can come back!!