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Weekend get-away close to OC, LA and San Diego

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,080 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Mountain Views, Tennis, Free WiFi & Long Distance, fitness center, pools

Escape to Marbella Cottage, a SINGLE level unit that offers the feeling of home. Privacy is yours as your drive up to the 2-car garage and enter the property through the private, lush courtyard. There's a feeling of spaciousness with the VAULTED ceilings in the living area yet a feeling of comfort with the gas fireplace to take the chill out of the evening. The floor plan gives you and your guest your own space with the bedrooms separated by the living room. The bedrooms have recently been updated with new paint and flooring. Like the outdoors? You can access to the courtyard from each bedroom and living room through sliding glass doors. Fabulous mountain VIEWS can be enjoyed from the back bedroom, living room and rear courtyard. One bedroom is set up with a KING bed, the other has 2 QUEENS beds to accommodate a total of 6. Plantation SHUTTERS throughout the home allow you to keep the sun out or can be opened up to let it in and take in the views.

The WASHER and DRYER are located in the garage so you can pack just what you need and have the convenience of washing when you want. Of course, FREE wireless internet and LONG DISTANCE in the US and Canada are available during your stay. The courtyard is outfitted with a patio table for dining and a gas grill for cooking up a delicious steak. The outdoors has lush landscaping of palm trees, roses and bougainvilleas. Just steps from one of 15 community pools and spas.

The club house, fitness room and tennis courts are right across the street. This is one of the best locations Silver Sands has to offer. Traveling with another family? Check out our other property just three doors down - property ID 279515.

We also do not offer automatic booking through Homeaway/VRBO. They have changed their fee structure, including charging YOU a booking fee instead. Booking directly with us saves you a lot of money.

We are a licensed Vacation Rental with the City of Palm Desert, CA; many owners do not comply with City rental rules - you could be unwittingly liable for the City's transient occupancy tax. Only rent from licensed property owners!

More Details

Adrienne Markes
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2017

About Adrienne Markes

Adrienne Markes is a native of Southern California, San Clemente resident and an active member of her community. Some of her outside interests include running, quilting, photography and cooking. Adrienne has trained along side the Saddleback YMCA running group “Train like you mean it”, and is a member of the OC Barefoot Quilters Club. She enjoys a passion for both photography and cooking and prides herself in making various ethnic, homemade dishes which are favorites amongst her husband, friends, and family.

A philanthropist at heart, she enjoys staying active in various charities and causes which have included: Hillview Acres Children’s Home, City of Hope, MADD, Habitat for Humanity and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

As a graduate of Cal State Fullerton and forever a “Titan”, her competitive spirit and business discipline have assisted her in achieving certificates in interior design and most recently her Real Estate Brokers license.

Actively involved in Real Estate for ten years as both, an investor and client representative, Adrienne is committed to the simple principle of doing the right thing and treating her customers and partners with the utmost care, professionalism, and integrity.

Adrienne Markes purchased this condo in 2006

Why Adrienne Markes chose California Desert

My husband and I own this property with our good friends the Gardner's. It's the third property we purchased in Silver Sands and heard through word of mouth that the previous owner would be selling. The location was perfect as its just 3 doors down from our second property and across the street from our first. If you need more space, ask about Villa Marbella.

What makes this condo unique

Some of the things our regulars LOVE about this property are the courtyard with its privacy and mature, lush landscaping, the VIEW of the greenbelt, pool and mountains and wonderful light that comes in to warm the place up during the winter months. Not to mention the NICE owner. :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanksgiving 2007

We enjoyed your condo very much. I was a great place to relax after being with family all day.

E. Eybsen, Los Angeles
Nov 2007
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Palm Desert Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hair dryer provided
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hair dryer provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest - 2 queen
  • The master suite has recently been update with fresh ceiling and paint and flooring. The ceiling fan light is controlled by wall switch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Weekend get-away close to OC, LA and San Diego
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Peaceful and Lovely home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property! It feels like home away from home. The grounds are so peaceful and well maintained. Sitting in the enclosed courtyard feels like your own oasis. Our kids loved having their own room and bathroom and having the pool right outside the gate was a dream come true. We were there for a week and only had to share the pool once since there are so many pools on the property. The evening sunsets over the mountains were breathtaking. We will definitely be back soon! The owner was very responsive and professional. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love the location and the people are great.

  • 5 of 5

Need to change the picture. The sofas are brown fake leather. The other goes with the furniture and makes everything look very lite and brite

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for pointing out that we hadn't updated our listing photos with the new sofa's. The previous ones definitely had more character, however, they were in need of replacing. The new ones have reclines on both ends and are much easier to keep clean for our guests. Thank you for staying at Marbella Cottage and taking the time to comment.
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Relaxing stay at Marbella Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed on two occasions relaxing vacations at Marbella Cottage. The condo is well equipped, comfortable, clean, the view of the mountains are breath taking. The grounds are well kept, the pool and spa is just a great compliment for relaxations. The tennis courts are at walking distance from the condo. The hard courts are great and well kept. The owner is very receptive and responds promptly.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northeast United States

Very quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Located inside a pleasant gated community in lovely Palm Desert, this vacation rental provided the quiet getaway we were seeking. The unit was well stocked, clean, and comfy, and the wifi access was reliable and simple to access. I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laguna Niguel, CA

Nicely appointed, comfort...

  • 5 of 5

Nicely appointed, comfortable, perfectly situation in the valley for shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Perfect set up for sharing accommodations with 2 master suites seperated by common space. All the necesseties were there and the open view was sunny and nice after so much rain in Orange County! Enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and the jacuzzi. Great to have a 2-car garage and laundry facilities as well. I will recommend it to all my friends and clients in Orange County!!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, CA

After staying at the cond...

  • 5 of 5

After staying at the condo I can honestly say that I was very pleased and could not have asked for more. It is in a great location and central to everything you might need. The pool is very conveniently located outside the back gate with a beautiful back drop setting of the mountains. The unit itself was very clean and equiped with plenty of accessories for the comforts of home. I will be back and I highly encourage others to go!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Desert Willows
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
10 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Various restaurants as close as 1 mile
Car: necessary

Silver Sands is centrally located in Palm Desert. It's the perfect location for TENNIS enthusiasts with 8 well maintained courts and tennis pro on staff during peak season. If GOLF is your thing, there are plenty of courses within 20 minutes and a couple within a mile of the property. McCullaum Theater is a few short miles away for shows and concerts. The Living Desert Zoo is a family favorite. The Palm Desert area offers 100's of hiking trails to enjoy the great outdoors.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Damage Insurance $99

Payment and signed rental agreement are required to confirm reservation. 11% city transient tax applies to stays less than 30 days. No refunds for cancellation after final payment has been made. Property damage protection insurance required $99 paid directly to insurance provider.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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