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Peaceful, Romantic, Private Home "La Malenka" Pool & Spa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to peaceful "La Malenka", located very high in the Cove.

This beautiful, romantic and very private 3 bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 bathrooms will take your stress and breath away with its wrap-around Santa Rosa mountain views, starry nights and pristine air.

The master bedroom features a King-sized bed and its own large full bath and sliding glass door.

The second bedroom features a Queen-sized bed and the third bedroom two twin size bed.

Both bedrooms share a stunning second bath with a large, slate-finished shower.

With French doors all around, you can access the swimming pool and spa from the master bedroom or the living room and enjoy the sun and the view or be inspired by the dark sky and sparkling stars.

The private patio and fire pit located in the other side of the house can be accessed from the dining area as well as the 2nd and 3rd bedroom for quieter time.

Located high in the Cove, "La Malenka" offers quick access to recreational areas, including several city parks, rugged mountain trails and the Fred Wolff Bear Creek Nature preserve and only biking distance from La Quinta Resort and Spa a world renowned resort.

At the foot of the Cove and its Santa Rosa Mountain range, Old Town La Quinta's picturesque Main Street lined with restaurants, boutiques, cafe and shops with outdoor concerts, art shows, seasonal activities and weekly organic farmers' market.

For unstoppable Shopaholic:

Within few minutes drive, the world famous El Paseo Shopping District in Palm Desert features over 300 world class shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries, jewelers, restaurants and much more...

Known as the Rodeo Drive of the Desert, El Paseo boasts a wide spectrum of stores from Sak's 5th Avenue to individually owned boutiques.

Whether you decided to go hiking or just stay at the house and relax, you will fell boosted, renewed and filled with good energy.

Keywords: Fenced House, Secluded, yard, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Mountain View, Palm Spring, Palm Desert,

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  • non smoking only
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)
Peaceful, Romantic, Private Home "La Malenka" Pool & Spa
average rating of 4.6410255 based on 39 reviews

Needs some TLC

  • 2 of 5

The property could be nice with a little more upkeep. The house was dusted and clean on first appearance but...

1. One kitchen wall had what appeared to be dried food/beverage/puke...that had run down the wall at the time that it was fresh.

2. Kitchen cupboards and drawers needed to be cleaned inside (drinking glasses left a ring in the dust and a couple of the glasses were sitting in something sticky).

3. Living room couch is light colored and really dirty.

4. Master bathroom shower was covered in orange scum.

5. Not one room had any dressers/drawers. Nowhere to put your clothes away, so you have to live out of your suitcase.

6. Master bathroom had what appeared to be feces on the wall just above the toilet paper.

7. One of the pillows in the second bedroom (queen size bed) was cream on one side and the other side was grey with dirt.

8. The back yard needed some TLC as well. The grass was going to seed in places.

9. One valve on the hot tub did not work so we did not use the hot tub. (It doesn't run at night anyway...after the day cools off and the kids are in bed...what good it that?)

10. The pool was full of leaves - expected and we cleaned them out each day - but there was no way to clean the dirt and leaves off of the bottom of the pool. We were there on a holiday so the pool didn't get cleaned while we were there. In future, we will know to ask if the pool has a vacuum.

11. The pergola in the back yard...the linen shades had black stains. NOTHING like the picture. The furniture of course was dirty as it sits outside with no cleaning/maintenance.

12. The entire home was dusty in all of the closet’s etc...due to lack of use.

We probably wouldn't have taken the time to give a review except for the fact that our arrival was such a disappointing, miserable experience! We arrived at about 5:00 pm in the evening and it was 105 degrees outside and 100 degrees inside. The air conditioning had not been turned on in anticipation of our arrival. Unpacking was a nightmare! Our first night was very miserable. We had to go out to eat (with small children, after a long day/drive) just to get out of the house/heat.

One thing we did like was the cement floor. While not real attractive, it was very practicable when kids come in from swimming.

With a little TLC this could have been a very nice home/experience. We would not return.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I should have noticed the obvious red flags you showed and never allowed you and your 6 guests to stay at my property. If you had ever contacted my manager or myself to let us know about any inconveniences at all we would have taken care of it the day of. The team that maintains the property are the kindest and most reliable people who would have been willing to come in the middle of the night to help. You indeed never contacted me until after your departure with your ridiculous comments. YOUR STRATEGY OF GETTING A FREE VACATION DID NOT WORK OUT AND YOUR BLACK MAIL/ REVENGE WITH THIS ABSUD FEEDBACK IS OUTRAGEOUS. I have reported you so you will be banned from renting from homeowners and try your filthy scam again. If you expect to have a butler waiting for you in the middle of the night with a fresh lemonade and sweeping before each of your steps then look for luxury property instead.
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Very poor

  • 1 of 5

The property is really nice but couple things wrong with it there's a leak in the back yard water keeps flowing making a mess, also the pool dosent have a vacuum always dirty the jacuzzi shuts off at night and dosent work till morning also worst neighbors they called the cops for listening to music during the day not even loud definitely not staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't understand why you never contacted me or my manager about the leak in the yard. The gardener comes once a week and the cleaning pool company comes twice a week. I offer free use of the jacuzzi 7am to 11pm every day. This is written in the welcoming email I send to everyone prior to arrival. It shut off from 11pm to 6:59 am. Most of property owners charge $65 per day just for the jacuzzi use. I am not related to my neighbor and if she called the police I can't figure why I should pay the consequences. Your review is low and rude to me and the people who work hard with me. It also does not reflect the property. In the contract I send prior to booking it said: the house is not a party house and if the police is called for disturbance your deposit will not be refunded. You still got your deposit back!
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Family trip

  • 5 of 5

We went to La Quinta for a family birthday. La Malenka was perfect for us. Just the right size. The pool and patio areas were gorgeous. We had a wonderful poolside cookout for my father-in-laws 80th birthday. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall Good Stay

  • 4 of 5

The house was a good value. Loved the backyard and the pool. No issues during our stay. Note that the Experience was rated as 3 stars only because it was loud during most of our stay due to neighbor doing landscaping. This is beyond anyone's control and we were just unlucky. I love this area due to it's location to Bear Creek Trail and the proximity of the mountains.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely modern house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at La Malenka this past weekend and had a wonderful time. We loved the seating area with the coverings near the pool, there were plenty of loungers, and the hot tub/pool were easy to heat up and worked well. The house itself had a modern feel with very comfortable bed and sofa. We didn't do any cooking, but appliances looked good. Perhaps silly, but we really appreciated the fast wifi and good cable. Not a big deal to us, but future renters should note to bring own soap/shampoo. The house is also near the Top of the Cove hiking trails and we went hiking a couple of days. It's just a lovely, quiet place that we truly enjoyed. Great communication with Katia as well!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most relaxing vacation to La Quinta yet!

  • 5 of 5


My family has been visiting the La Quinta area every year for the past 4 years. This stay was by far the most relaxing one yet. The home was very clean and laid out very well. We really loved that there were french doors to the pool not only from the living room, but also from the master bedroom. So nice! The kitchen was a good size and allowed us to make many meals during the week, saving us a LOT of money from having to go out (we usually start our week with a stop at Trader Joe's, which was only 5-10 minutes away). Of course, our kids LOVED the pool and spent 2-3 hours a day (or more) in it. We loved the private feeling of the pool area as it it well decorated with grapefruit trees, palm trees, bougainvillea and other nicely appointed selections. It was nice to relax pool-side while the kids played, enjoying watching the hummingbirds and bees flutter through the flowers on the top of the bougainvillea. The sounds of the doves and other birds were comforting as well. We really loved that there was a garage door opener for the 2-car garage. We've stayed in other vacation rental homes where renters didn't get access to the garage. It was wonderful to be able to drive straight into the garage and walk into the kitchen. After first arriving at the home, we didn't need to use the front gate/door anymore! :-)


The location of the home was in a nice, quiet neighborhood. We liked that there is a walking/bike trail (Bear Creek Trail) just a few blocks to the west. We went for an evening walk one day and it was easy for the whole family. The views were wonderful, as was the sunset. Amenities were close by. As I mentioned above, Trader Joe's was only 5-10 minutes away. Old Town Coffee Company (our favorite) was only 5 minutes away. Shield's Date Garden, a movie theatre, MANY restaurants, LOTS of shopping and anything else you could possibly need were 10-15 minutes away.


Katia and her local team were extremely responsive and helpful. We had a couple minor things come up during our stay, but with either an email or a text message, Katia was all over it and had someone at the home in very short order to address them. I will go as far to say that Katia is probably the easiest owner to work with that I've encountered in all my time using vacation rental sites. I wish all other owners were as responsive and helpful!

Overall, we highly recommend this home and we will very likely be back again next year (possibly sooner)!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
SilverRock Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Old Town La Quinta

La Quinta Cove, Old Town La Quinta, La Quinta Resort and Spas, Santa Rosa Mountains, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Cochella Music Festival, Cochella Valley, Art, Farmers Market..


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Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $175
Refundable damage deposit $500

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California Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1616 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beds: Twin Beds (2) Full Kitchen: open kitchen with granite counters View: Santa Rosa Mountain Views 2 Adult Bikes available at the property

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