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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
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.


Owner
Mary Foster
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 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.

Amenities

Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Game room - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

~~ Private Tuscan Villa Home ~ 2 Blocks From El Paseo~~
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews
5

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

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

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
Verified Stay

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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5

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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5

Private paradise

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

My family and I loved our stay. The home is as wonderful as it looks in the pictures. We were there right after Christmas and it even rained twice. We sat inside on the double swoopie chair and turned on the gas fireplace and relaxed. The swoopie chair and fuzzy blankets were a big hit and my daughters and I had to take turns. We sat outside in the morning and drank our coffee (when it wasn't too cold) and enjoyed listening to the birds and reading the news. We had a small issue with the gas heater on the spa but Mary immediately arranged to fix the problem and we were up and going the next day. The location of the property is unbeatable. Early morning runs/walks along a deserted El Paseo were highly enjoyable and daytime shopping was easy due to the close proximity.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful and positive 5-star review. We love the location too and really strive to make our home comfortable, cozy and feel like home for our guests. It sounds like you had an enjoyable time with your family and we look forward to having you back! Mary :)
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Very difficult owner to work with

  • 1 of 5
Verified Stay

The pool did not work properly and the owner got nasty about it.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a shame about less than favorable cold, windy, rainy weather; we understand that you had expected the sun. As explained in writing and told in person that the spa has priority over the pool with the heater, so when the spa runs continuously 24/7 it will not allow the pool to heat. The Desert nights get frigid, sometimes down into the 20's, and the large pool will not remain a constant temperature. Pool temperatures fluctuate with Mother Nature. I was in constant contact with the pool tech and my pool man that came out on 3 emergency calls (with service charges each time) and found no problems with the equipment. As you know, we did refund you your pool heat because you were upset and, I'm sorry you felt this way. We had guests come in on the same day that you left and went straight out to the pool with no complaints. We want people to enjoy the pool and provide many pool toys and floats for fun and relaxation.
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5

A beautiful and very comfortable property in an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We were 5 girlfriends having a reunion. The house and grounds were beautiful and comfortable. The yard was quite spectacular with a large pool, spa and attractive furniture. The beds were excellent. The decor was lovely with many details as pictured online. The owners were wonderful and very available if we had any questions. The neighborhood and location were superb ~ being just blocks from El Paseo with great shops and restaurants. I think the owners take great pride in their property and we would definitely return. We were very pleased and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful ambiance.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home. And thank you for your very thoughtful review. So glad you, your girlfriends had an enjoyable stay. Yes, keep us in mind for future travel; we would love to have you! Kind Regards, Mary
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Map

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
No DA TE
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

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Rates & Availability

Palm Desert House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Coachella Weekend 1
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,250
$8,000
 
 
Coachella Weekend 2
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,250
$8,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$475
$2,880
$8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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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