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

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
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
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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! 4.4/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

~~ Private Tuscan Villa Home ~ 2 Blocks From El Paseo~~
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews

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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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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This home is beautiful and a perfect location! It was hard to leave.

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and a perfect location! It's very nicely decorated and has everything you need. We have stayed in vacation homes many times, but this was truly the best. Mary has everything stocked you would ever need from spices to extra towels; you name it. The large yard, pool, and spa in the back were perfect, and we used them daily. The kids had a blast in the pool with the provided pool toys, floats, water guns, and we all loved the playing the extra large Jenga game. Lots of shopping and restaurants a couple of blocks away you can't go wrong. Such a beautiful spot.... We look forward to a return visit and thank Mary for her hospitality and quick response to our questions. A VERY delightful property. It was hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent review, it's so lovely to hear people enjoying our private villa in Palm Desert. Glad you and your family enjoyed yourself. The pleasure was ours to have such a wonderfully respectful family such as yours. We'd be happy to have you back again and join our growing list of regulars.
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The home was not what we expected based on photos. Roof leaks and pool and spa were inoperable

  • 1 of 5

The roof leaked and the pool and spa were inoperable The pool maintenance person was responsive but was obvious the facilities were worn out and not maintained. Pretty much the same for the house and the yard

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 1. California has been in a drought for years until that recent torrential rainfall, we were unaware of the small leak in the 3rd bedroom that caused no damage. And was an un-used bedroom at the time for you and your wife. 2. The Pool and Spa were working for four days during your stay, and with the many used pool towels that needed cleaning, it's obvious that the pool and spa were well utilized. I even have texts from you saying it was running. Before your arrival, we told you our policy that we do not heat the pool when the nightly temperatures reach freezing temps and would start the pool heat when the weather improved. You then broke into the heater causing damage, lost a screw to the heater (as you admitted to) and exposed a circuit board to the rain. That's been replaced. 3. The Large yard and gardens are and well maintained, along with the house and is a contradiction to other guests reviews. We asked you to leave with generously offering a refund for the pool heat and your remaining contracted days. With you opening up the heater causing damage, ordering Pay Preview movies without disclosing (we didn't charge you even knowing that you had ordered.) Moved, rearranged furniture and decor around without putting many, many items back into original places. Needless to say, we were happy when you took us up on our offer! From the beginning at booking, you had been asking for a discount. And through our communications during your stay, that had seemed to be your full intentions. We take great pride and continuously update the home with love and enjoyment.
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Lovely centrally located Palm Deserthome.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful. Walking distance to El Paseo and restrauants. Quite private retreat beautifully furnished. All the amenities possible. Owner very responsive and very easy to work with. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely appreciate your very kind review of our home. We feel the same way--we would welcome you as guests again anytime. We agree that the closeness to the Garden and El Paseo is a convenience. We are glad that you enjoyed the location and that you felt safe. We appreciate your review, your business, and your care of our home. Again, we would welcome you 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 / Southern California Zoo & Botanical 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:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Coachella Weekend 1
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Coachella Weekend 2
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property 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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