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~~ Private Tuscan Villa Home ~ 2 Blocks From El Paseo~~

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

~~ Private Tuscan Villa Home ~ 2 blocks from El Paseo~~

Your own private resort! Located on a large lot with lots of grass lined with gardens and citrus trees. Relax in a large saltwater pool and spa with majestic mountain views. Every bedroom has a private outdoor entry perfect home for families or relaxing getaway. Stroll to El Paseo indulges all of the senses. Browse boutiques, gourmet cuisine by the Coachella Valley’s top chefs, and wander through an array of art galleries.

Mary Foster
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Mary Foster

Born and raised in the Coachella Valley.

Mary Foster purchased this house in 1980

Why Mary Foster chose California Desert

I have lived in the Coachella Valley for many years, and our home is located in the prime location in South Palm Desert truly the hub of the valley. We love to use this home for our own relaxations retreats, so we take pride in proving extras and the essentials.

What makes this house unique

The home is very kid friendly. We have a separated outdoor children's play area that has french doors off the den. There are children's toys along with two porta cribs, high chair and stroller.


Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Game room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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~~ Private Tuscan Villa Home ~ 2 Blocks From El Paseo~~
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
San Diego, CA

Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year renting this amazing home! The interior is well designed and comfortable and the outside is heaven for the kids. They just play in the pool all day. Mary is easy to work as well! The location is great and an easy walk to El Paseo. We enjoyed a walk one night to Tommy Bahama. We love it here!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such for a kind review Kristin. We're so happy that you stayed with us again and enjoyed your trip along with making great memories! Tommy Bahamas's is one of our favorites to eat at as well. We look forward to having you visit us again!
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Wonderful house for the perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay here and the place had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation in the sun. The kids loved playing basketball in the pool and floating on the air matresses (the big swan was a hit!). We enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit in the evening and there were so many places to just lounge around outside it was perfect. The yard and landscaping are beautiful, and the inside was beautiful and had everything we needed. Thank you so much for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shawna, so happy to hear that!! Thank you for the awesome review! We love having amazing guests like you. :)
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Beautiful home with a lovely backyard & pool.

  • 5 of 5

This home is in an awesome location. It is just two blocks away from El Paseo with it's wonderful restaurants & fabulous shops!

We needed a bigger rental for our growing family. This home provided a nice spacious living room & an additional bonus room which was great for the grand kids. There is also a tv in both of these rooms. The 'big hit' was the backyard & pool! There were all kinds of fun float toys.

Mary & her daughter Colleen were so easy to work with. Any time we needed to reach them about anything, they were always so great about getting back to us. Their whole goal was for us to have a great time, & that's exactly what we did!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kathy, for such kind words :) You were a joy to have, and we are excited that you will be returning next year!!!
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Mercer Island, WA USA

Great Spot! Sad to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, beautifully appointed, we never wanted to leave. Walking distance to amazing shops and restaurants but the house is so beautiful and relaxing, you'll never want to leave! Thanks Mary for our amazing trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Ashley! It was great talking with you today and to hear you enjooyed the house so much. We hope you can make it back soon!
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Lake Oswego, OR


  • 4 of 5

Great yard, great location, nice house. Well equipped.

Paid extra for pool and spa heat, but spa wouldn't heat after 5pm.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi William, I'm glad you enjoyed the house and the location. I wish I would have to known that you were haveing problems with the spa (maybe the remote) and walked you through it. So we could see what the problem was, there doesn't seem to be that problem now. Thank you for staying with us.
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excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

First of all the location of this property is ideal. We walked to El Paseo almost everyday. A very short 5 minute walk if you are just strolling.

Next, the house is very nicely decorated, clean and well equipped. Plenty of space and very comfy beds.

Finally the back yard is the best part. The pool, the spa, the landscaping,..... It is where we spent most of our time floating, sun soaking and having our evening meals.

We will definitely be returning to this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carla, Thank you for such kind words. I'm so glad you had an enjoyed time while at our home we love hearing that. We welcome you back anytime! Thank you so much!
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El Paseo
"An easy 2 block walk to great shopping and restaurants. Tommy Bahamas is always a favorite r..."
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
"You can feed the giraffes and it's only a 2 min. drive."
Hiking Trails
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
"Love the Macadamia-Crusted Goat Cheese!!"
The College of the Desert Street Fair
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
"Thursday Mussel Madness is a favorite. "
Jensen's Finest Foods
Kobe Japanese Steak House
"Perfect for the Kids, bring your quarters for the kids to feed the fish at their famous koi ..."
Children's Discovery Museum
La Spiga Ristorante Italiano
Wilma & Frieda at El Paseo
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Golf
0.03 Miles
Shadow Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Tommy Bahama and many more
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Palm Desert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Coachella Weekend 1
Apr 13 2018 - Apr 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
Coachella Weekend 2
Apr 20 2018 - Apr 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Offseason 4-night minimum /Season 7- night minimum
Request for Holiday rates
**Includes utilities during peak months but not pool heating
Pool Heating -
November-April: $50 a day less than one week, weekly $250, monthly $450,
June-October: $40 a day less than one week, weekly $175, monthly $300

Pool Heating: Between October and April you will find the pool water cold, and we recommend that you order the optional pool heating. When you book and pay for this option the pool heater on the day 12 hours before you arrive and turn it off in the morning, you depart. The pool heater operates on a timer and in the winter months this is set to come on at 8 am and go off at 10 pm. In the coldest winter months heating the pool can be a problem. Palm Desert can have overnight low temperatures in the 30's and 40's - these can last for several days. Under these circumstances, there is no way the pool heater will be able to keep the water at 82-85 degrees. A standard private swimming pool contains on average 10,000 gallons of water so heating it up is NOT instantaneous. Please note that cold weather does NOT constitute a mechanical failure, and no refunds will be given for problems that are due to cold weather.
Please be aware that when the heater is in spa mode all the heat is diverted to the spa - the pool will not be heated so do not leave the heater in spa mode permanently. Pool Heating with not be refunded in these cases and if a pool tech is requested and heated not deemed faulty Licensee shall be responsible for subsequent charges.

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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