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CHATEAU FLORENCIA Exciting-Classy-Fun-Ultra Luxury Private Resort Permit RVC297

Bedrooms 18
Half Baths1
Space 10,480 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

16-68+ guests/13+5 Bedrms+12.5 Baths/Pool+Spa+BBQ+Sports+Games!!ALWAYS CALL!!



An exclusive private gated Chateau on 1+ acre near Palm Springs offers unmatched space, tranquility, comfort and flexibility for guests of all ages. 20 sun loungers, 60 outdoor chairs & 60 folding indoor/outdoor chairs, 8 tables, 3 large cushioned outdoor sofas and 4 cushioned outdoor chairs, 3 swings, professional size billiards, competition full size volleyball court, professional competition size shuffleboard, mini soccer, badminton,outdoor professional ping-pong, bean bag toss, Bocce ball, competition size air hockey, triple outdoor fireplace, firepit, 2 BBQs, Master Bathroom is ADA compliant for guests requiring wheelchair access, as is the beach access to the 68 foot pool. Large shallow pool wading area is perfect for toddlers and kids.Outdoor spa for 12 adults, 8 outdoor bars, balcony with dining table & sitting for 8, 3 TESLA chargers including WALL SUPER CHARGER and NEMA 14-50 (RV plug) RV compatible chargers make this the only Private Resort with EV and RV chargers!

*Minutes to best golf resorts*Famous Bermuda Dunes Golf Country Club & Best Resorts*PGA West*La Quinta Golf Club*Empire Polo Club,*BNP PARIBAS Tennis Gardens

*1+ Acre of total privacy to relax, swim, vacation, enjoy sports and games, entertain, dine, celebrate birthdays, wedding or anniversary, party, dance and enjoy life at it's best

*Perfect hideaway for special family getaways, reunions, golf groups, corporate functions*10,400+SF*Grand Villa*2 Master Suites*18 huge Bedrooms 16 to 68 Guests * Ultra luxury mattresses & 100% all cotton linen * 4 playpens / sleepers+ 4 High chairs * WiFi Internet * TVs * 3 Sinks/1 Kosher, 3 Refrigerators, Clear-ice & Standalone Ice-maker * 3 Dishwashers*2 Washers 6 CF + 2 Dryers 9 CF *Indoor seating 68+ & outdoor 60+8+12 * 68 feet long custom tropical salt water pool*pool/spa heater+8 waterfalls & 8 deck jets+16 loungers & 68+ outdoor chairs+Wheel chair accessible rooms & bathrooms & swimming pool with gently sloped non-slippery beach entry for all ages

*Sports+Toys+Games+2 Outdoor Natural Gas BBQs*Swim up Bars*Allergy free. Pets please inquire with Owner for special arrangements. Totally sanitized for every Guest.

You found the best premier resort in the California Desert! Chateau Florencia is truly the most magical Private Resort in California's Palm Springs area.

Come and preview Chateau Florencia in person at your convenience. Chateau Florencia is a unique, fairytale property located short drive from Bermuda Dunes Golf & Country Club, and less than a mile from the famous La Quinta Tennis Courts and Indio Polo Grounds, home of the Coachella Valley Music Festival, Stagecoach, and other world-class events. We are honored that Chateau Florencia was voted #1 private Luxury Resort in the California Desert! Our Guests include many Hollywood stars, well-known celebrities, successful business owners and famous personalities, as well as groups of golfers, corporate groups and large families, and we are proud to have over 90% repeat VIP Guests.

Chateau Florencia is totally private, ultra-luxury 5-Diamond Presidential Resort that will fascinate you with amenities beyond compare, impress you with its timeless beauty and create unforgettable memories that you and your friends will cherish forever. Private horse-shoe shaped driveway easily accommodates 24 cars and even a full-size bus. The magnificent 68 Ft tropical pool with latest technology super filter system, Aquapure chlorinator, top of the line skimmers and color LED lights is like none other. Large shallow kids wading area/tanning shelve is easy to enjoy and gently sloped beach entry lets everyone enter and exit the pool with ease... Tanning shelve is next to the cascading waterfalls and 5 deck jets, as well as a swim-up bar with 6 underwater seats, poolside bar table and sunken BBQ party & entertainment area. The pool water is crystal clear, ultra clean and doesn't irritate your skin! Great variety of games and sports that everyone can enjoy, including pool volleyball, full-size lawn volleyball and badminton court, tetherball, mini soccer goals, regulation size professional shuffleboard, two 16' Giant chess boards, Bocce Balls, croquet, horseshoes, ring toss, and many more..

The quality of Chateau Florencia amenities is a class above other luxury properties: There are 83 large private bedrooms with up to 17 King beds (34 guests) + 26 beds can be can be set up as single Extra-long Twin beds (upon request), comfortably accommodating a total of 68 Guests. Ultra-Luxury Chateau Florencia is the only Desert property that accommodate extra large groups in comfort! Entertainment includes antique carved competition billiards table, competition size air hockey, mini soccer goals and ball, tetherball, volleyball, badminton, shuffle board and competition Kettler Professional outdoor ping pong table.

Chateau Florencia is extremely clean: Ultra-luxury comfortable mattresses are protected by washable mattress protectors for ultimate sanitation. All mattresses have plush tops and are extra thick for your maximum sleeping comfort. All King size pillows have washable pillow protectors which are disinfected and steam sanitized for each Guest, before soft hand ironed pillowcases are put on top. The same steam washing and sanitation process is used to clean all linen, bathroom towels and pool towels. Absolute hygiene is our top priority, as is overall cleanliness and superior pool water quality. Shampoos, conditioners, soaps, detergents, etc. all are provided - all you bring is personal hygiene items and your best friends!

There are large flat screen TVs, the Grand room has a 60' LED flat screen TV. Gourmet kitchen has three sinks (one Kosher), three refrigerators with ice-makers and filtered water dispensers, several ovens, two 6 burner cooktops, 3 microwaves, 3 dishwashers, several coffee makers including 3 Keurig Platinum, KitchenAid 6 quart mixer with attachments, Mr. Coffee, French press, milk frother, VitaMix Bar Boss professional blender, complete gourmet chef utensils, cookware, BBQ tools, etc...

Chateau Florencia is professionally managed and maintained to perfection. Although there is no open flame indoors, Chateau Florencia is equipped with CO detectors in addition to standard smoke and fire detectors, and fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Absolute hygiene is our top priority, as is overall cleanliness and superior pool water quality. !

You selected the very best resort for your special getaway - and you deserve it! There is no match for Chateau Florencia Luxury Resort at any price! Please email, text or call us if Chateau Florencia meets your high-quality standards. Catering, daily cleaning, limo service, massage, and other services are available to our valued Guests upon request. Due to high interest, all reservations are accepted solely on a first come first serve basis. Since several companies represent us we cannot guarantee online reservation calendar accuracy. ALWAYS CALL OWNER TO VERIFY THAT YOU ARE COMMUNICATING DIRECTLY TO ELIMINATE HACKERS AND IMPERSONATORS ATTAMPTS TO CHEAT YOU AND ME.

More Details

Property Manager
John Harwer
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, dutch, czech, Ma ndarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About John Harwer

Experienced Builder & Manager of Custom Resort Villas and Exquisite Resort Homes. M.Sc. in technology, businessman and entrepreneur. Seasoned executive with 46+ years experience starting and growing hi-tech businesses.

John Harwer purchased this chateau / country house in 2012

Why John Harwer chose Bermuda Dunes

There is no limit to what we can provide you, and there is no match at any price to the quality of this Ultra-Luxury Private Resort. No expense was spared providing the best amenities and custom features for your comfort, pleasure and entertainment. We are proud to welcome as our VIP Guests many Hollywood stars, well known sports personalities and successful business people.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The amenities and the ambiance are Grand, as is the size and style of this Chateau mansion. All tables and sofas are on casters so you can quickly and easily reconfigure the dining and entertainment arrangement. Billiards, Air Hockey and pingpong table also on casters .To assure your perfect getaway every time, we installed all appliances in triplicate so you have lots of space, and if one had an outage or failure your vacation is not affected. Hand steam ironed linen kills all bacteria and 100% cotton assures smooth, clean and soft feel. Pillow protectors and mattress protectors add an extra layer of sanitation. If any Guest brings a pet, we hire special service to vacuum, wet mop and totally sanitize the entire Chateau so the next guest has 100% sterile interior.


Bermuda Dunes Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 10480 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 68
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Huge Master bathroom with full 36" wheel chair access
    Bathroom 6 Master 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , Powder room with sink & toilet
  • Large bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 68
  • Bedroom 9 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 King & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 King & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
    Bedroom 11 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 King & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
    Bedroom 12 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 King & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
    Bedroom 13 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 King & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
    Master 1 - 1 king , 8 twin/ single , Total 10 Guests: 5 King or 1 King + 8 Twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 King or 2 Twin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 king , 2 King or 4 Twin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 King & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 King & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 King & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
    Bedroom 7 - 2 king , 2 King or 4 Twin
    Master 2 - 2 king , 2 King or 1 King & 2 Twin
    Bedroom 14 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 KING & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
    Bedroom 15 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 KING & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
    Bedroom 16 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 KING & 2 Twin or 2 KING or 4 Twin
    Bedroom 17 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 KING & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
    Bedroom 18 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 KING & 1 Twin or 3 Twin
  • Large bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 24 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
One of a kind Ultra-Luxury private gated Resort Chateau


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CHATEAU FLORENCIA Exciting-Classy-Fun-Ultra Luxury Private Resort Permit RVC297
average rating of 4.607143 based on 28 reviews

40 for 40 - 40 year old birthday party with 40 people

  • 5 of 5

The house was better than I anticipated by far, and when you add the impeccable service that John the owner provided we will undoubtedly stay at the property again in the near future. We loved the huge backyard and he had all kinds of toys out there so it was perfect for our group because everyone is so active. Regarding the service, I no sooner hit send with a text to John and he was already calling me back to see how he could help. John is working on getting a professional photographer out to the property because the photos don't do it any justice. He's probably waiting until he completes the interior of some additional rooms on the 2nd floor of the 2nd building that runs adjacent to the main house. That didn't impact our stay at all being that the outside is almost complete and the rooms he has finished still sleep 47. The parking lot will park 20 cars with it's U shape. After parking and walking in the front door the jaws of all of my guests dropped immediately. When you walk into the house and see the sheer size of the living area and kitchen with a backdrop that includes a pool with an elevated waterfall surrounded by palm trees and mountain ranges it's kind of hard not to be impressed. He's got multiple sitting areas so the group can move around and find plenty of space to chat. All of the tables and couches have wheels on the bottom of them and the tile work extends all the way to the pool so it was easy to create any configuration you wanted when you could roll furniture around. We were either in the pool or swinging on the swing sets by the standup life sized chess board and ping pong table most of the time. He has not 1 but 2 BBQ's that are fed by gas lines so no worries about tanks. The kitchen has 3 refrigerators so there was plenty of room for cold beer and food after a trip to CostCo which was only about 10 minutes away. It also had at least 3 sinks and two dishwashers so preparing food and cleaning up was easy. If you have a large group, I definitely recommend this property. It made for a memorable 40 year birthday party for me, and it felt like John was a big part of it. I can't thank him enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a great pleasure to accommodate large groups of nice people! It is deeply rewarding to provide the best accommodation with all imaginable amenities, toys and games, so my guests never want to go anywehere else. I keep adding features to make Florencia the best experience and make people happy. John
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Golf Trip Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've been renting from John for years. First time @ Chateau Florencia. Excellent facility and plenty of room. 16 Golfers with their own bedrooms. Great kitchen for cooking and gathering for a few laughs and adult beverages. Currently planning our trip for 2018 and will definitely be staying @ Chateau Florencia.

Thanks again John.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Calvin for your kind words - my goal is to make all my VIP Guests enjoy First Class accommodations with best possible amenities.
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Perfect setting for a boys golf trip

  • 5 of 5

There isn't a more perfect setting for 12 guys on a golf trip. The place is huge and has every toy imagineable. The beds and linens are very comfortable. This is so much better than renting multiple condos or hotel rooms. We had planned to go out to eat every night but decided to stay in and bbq or cook since this turned out to be so much easier than going out. We will almost certainly book this again for next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian, I appreciate your kind review and I look forward to serving you again in 2018. John
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John was GREAT to work with!

  • 5 of 5

We actually did not end up staying here because our group unfortunately did not make the trip but John was so great to work with. he did not charge us any cancellation fee and leading up to our stay he was easy to communicate with and very accommodating.

Next time we will be staying here!


  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brandon, we understand that life may change our plans and we do our best to accommodate all clients.
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Amazing House, Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house recently for family vacation with 5 families including 8 toddlers/babies. This house was PERFECT!! It is large enough that everyone had their own bedroom and more importantly there was so much space for the kids to play that we never felt on top of each other. Even the kitchen is perfectly set up to accommodate a large group with 3 sinks and 3 dishwashers.

I have to say our favorite part was the backyard/ pool. This pool was so incredibly perfect for little kids. Huge shallow end and a great walk in area for little kids to walk in the pool without having to navigate a ladder. We also spent lots of time in the Jacuzzi (without the heat turned on) with the little kids because it was large and perfect with a seating ledge all the way around it. I only wish we had some adult only time to really enjoy the swim up bar in the pool.

John was wonderful. He met us at the property to show us around, was quick to respond to some questions our first day as we figured everything out, and even shipped us some items accidently left behind.

I HIGHLY recommend this property and hope that we can go back again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - our goal is to make every guest feel at home...
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Fantastic resort - you feel like a KING!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just perfect and we really appreciated the owner's attention to our comfort. There are 7 four smaller bars and one giant party bar to share your drink with friends. We will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, our goal is to provide the very best for all our VIP clients.
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Beer Hunter
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Catalina Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Bermuda Dunes Country Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Interstate I-10
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
19th Hole Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: recommended

Greater Palm Springs recreational activities abound.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Departure cleaning & san $500 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Contact Owner before any payment!!! Demand additional photos to verify identity. All linen is steam washed, sanitized and HAND IRONED to perfection! One 100% all cotton pool towel, large shower towel, hand towel and washcloth are provided for each Guest. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap are provided in each bathroom. Utilities in excess of daily allowance are charged at checkout.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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