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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,706 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Lower Villa-Sleeps 8 -3 BD + Sleeper Sofa, 3 BA & 3 Patios, Pool/Esplanade View

Luxurious Mountainside Hacienda-Style Resort in Private Desert Oasis

For over 75 years, screen stars and dignitaries have escaped from the limelight by retreating to the lush hideaway of the nearby La Quinta Resort & Club. The Legacy Villas has incorporated the best of La Quinta into a lush resort comprised of Spanish Hacienda-style Villas with sloping red-tiled roofs, hanging over whitewashed plaster walls, amidst an oasis of sparkling pools and fountains.

The Deluxe Villas, resembling a 5 Star Hotel, are luxuriously furnished in early California decor, and boast 10ft. ceilings and 1706 sq.ft. of space. Soaking tubs, Kohler fixtures, rich maple wood cabinetry, granite counters and stone tile floors add to the opulent spa-like ambiance. The chef's kitchen, outdoor gas BBQ & open floor plan are perfect for entertaining groups -- or dine at the poolside cafe and relax at one of the 12 pools and 11 spas. (CLICK "MORE DETAILS" LINK BELOW FOR A LONG LIST MANY OTHER AMENITIES IN OUR VILLA!)

We specifically selected this bottom floor, pool-view location easy access to one of the associations 12 satellite pools, proximity to the main Clubhouse pool and fitness center and magnificent views of the dramatic Santa Rosa foothills from almost every room, especially the Queen Master suite.

Just steps outside your Villa, the swimming options abound with 11 other private salt water pools and 11 relaxing Jacuzzis, including dedicated lap pool, tranquil adult pool, and the ultimate family pool and play area with its beach-like entry, turtle fountains and resort cabanas (free of charge). The inviting hammock garden, outdoor fireside lounge area, poolside Café and state of the art fitness facility round out the spectacular Clubhouse at the heart of the resort. (the lavish clubhouse is also available as an event site for hosting weddings, anniversary parties and birthday celebrations). Additionally, an expansive lawn that is perfect for kids is steps from one of the three private patios.

At Legacy, we have three identically-sized ground-level 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Villas available, all located within a short walk of each other and each can be found on Homeway or

- Listing Number 3928335 - Classic Poolside (Unit Currently Being Viewed)

- Listing Number 3475248 - Tradition Greenbelt

- Listing Number 4038078 - Classic Paseo Greenbelt

All three of our villas are fully stocked for your entertaining and relaxation needs including:


- Upgraded Ultra HD (4K) SMART Flat Screen TVs in the Living Room

- 4K Upscaling SMART Blu-ray players in the Living Room

- 1080P HDTVs in all three bedrooms

- SMART Blu-ray players in all bedrooms with Netflix

- Wi-fi for all your portable devices

Entertainment Content:

- Time Warner Cable - Over 100 channels of 1080p quality Digitally-transmitted content on all TVs

- HBO, Showtime premium stations on Living Room TV

- Unlimited Netflix and other Web-based content streaming in Living Room and all three bedrooms

- Blu-ray and DVD library - movies for the entire family

Kitchen/Dining Area

- Top-of-the-line Kitchen Aid Appliances - Range, Microwave, Refrigerator, Dishwasher

- Refrigerator with Filtered Water and Ice Dispenser

- Fully stocked kitchen loaded with Barware, Glassware, Flatware and Dishes

- Emeril Lagasse Pots and Pans

- Many convenient small Electric appliances including filterless coffee makers, toasters and carving knives

- Many serving bowls and platters

- Private Dining veranda with designer-quality Tropitone brand patio furniture

- Gas barbecue on the Dining patio

Linens and Towels

- Thick woven bath and hand towels

- Luxury Pool Towels

- 600+ Thread count linens

- Designer duvets, shams and comforters

- Private desks en-suite

Master Suite Bedrooms:

- King or Queen-sized Ortho Mattresses for extra back support

- Kitchenettes including mini-refrigerators

- Private Patios with high-end Tropitone brand patio furniture

- Entertainment consoles

- Ceiling Fans

Additional villa amenities:

- Assigned single car parking space and plenty of open parking for guests

- Fireplaces in the Living Room and both Master Suites

- Plush spa-grade carpeting

- Washer and Dryer located in the central hall

- En-suite bathrooms with Spa Tubs in both Master Suites

- GRACO Pack N Play for toddlers

- Supplies Included for all guests: Washing machine detergent, Liquid dish soap, Liquid hand soap, shampoo, paper towels, dishwasher detergent, sponges, bath soap

Activities and Attractions:

- La Quinta Resort and Spa: We love walking next door to the world famous La Quinta Resort and Spa for exclusive shopping, gourmet dining and romantic evenings on the manicured grounds. And when we're in the mood to treat ourselves, the Spa La Quinta - crowned one of the Top 50 Spas of America - provides a host of tranquility-inducing treatments, using all organic products in a spectacular setting,

- Golf: La Quinta Resort features two championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye. Additionally at the nearby PGA West, there are three courses (including TPC Stadium, ranked as one of Golf Digest's 100 greatest public courses) that provide golfers of all levels of play while admiring the breathtaking views of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

- Dining: We also love biking to downtown La Quinta (1 mile away) for deliciously simple breakfasts and coffee drinks at the Old Town Coffee Company or al fresco dining at the La Quinta Resort's 26 restaurant.

- Local Attractions: No stay is complete without a field trip to El Paseo in Palm Desert and the Living Desert Zoo in Rancho Mirage, just 10 minutes away.

More Details

Neal Collier
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2018

About Neal Collier

As a highly experienced rental property owners, my wife Tracy and I have nurtured a keen focus on attending to all our guests' and tenants' needs by ensuring that their experiences exceed their expectations. This is evidenced by our villas' numerous 5-star ratings and repeat visits from many of our guests.

To add our personal touch, we personally oversee the management of our villas but also have a highly attentive and locally-based property manager who we carefully selected given his strong track record for caring for all our guests needs both prior and during their stays.

Not only do we take pride on offering the most amenities within our villa, but we also are happy to offer the most competitive rates within Legacy.

Our ultimate goal is for our former guests to recommend us to their friends and family for future vacations given their hopefully highly positive experiences and memories from their recent stays.

Neal Collier purchased this condo in 2015

Why Neal Collier chose La Quinta

As historic property enthusiasts, we were drawn to the Legacy Villas for their unmatched execution of early 20th century architecture in a stunning desert location directly adjacent to the Santa Rosa Mountains. We were also very taken by the designer-friendly interior finishes, fixtures and furniture that created a true cozy southwest ambiance.

Furthermore, the close proximity of various local events, from widely acclaimed music festivals, nationally-rated sports tournaments and myriad other film and arts festivals made this an ideal destination for year-round vacationers such as ourselves.

Lastly, as active vacationers, our family loves taking full advantage of the warm desert climates by swimming in many of the 12 pools the resort, entertaining guests on our private verandas and exercising in the state of the art fitness center.

Best Location with Maximum Privacy and Light: Both the living room and king master bedroom open through charming french doors onto private verandas, where the aromas of surrounding bougainvillea complement romantic evenings of al fresco dining or wine tasting under a canopy of stars. The dual master suites each contain en suite bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and stall showers.

What makes this condo unique

We were drawn to our "Classic Poolside" Villa given its optimal satellite pool adjacent location, which is also close to many of the other 11 resort pools, but far enough away from the main entrance for maximum peace and quiet.

Our lower villa unit was also ideal to us as occasionally we have guests who have difficulty with stairs and also prefer direct access to the lounge area of the pools and private patios.

As we love entertaining outdoors with our friends and family, the private patio off the dining area has a gas barbecue which can be used while watching our children entertain themselves on the expansive lawn and nearby pool.

After we purchased our villa, we made sure to upgrade all new luxury mattresses, kitchenware, linens, towels, new HD electronics for the living room and bedrooms along with many other creature comforts to upgrade the experience for our guests.

We truly hope you will contact us to take advantage of the wonderful experiences that await you at our new Legacy Villa!


La Quinta Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1706 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Central Hall Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , King Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Queen Master Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Wtih Private Veranda
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Wtih Private Veranda
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Wtih Private Veranda
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
  • Master Bedroom - Brand New Luxury Ortho Pillow-Top Mattress 2 Queen Bedroom - Brand New Luxury Ortho Mattress Living Room Pull-Out - 1 Full-Sized Sleeper Sofa
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Adjacent To The World Famous St. Regis La Quinta Resort


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7714286 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great place. nice and simple..

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Really happy to hear that you had a great time! I look forward to having you back again soon! Regards, Neal
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Great place and location

  • 5 of 5

Legacy Villas never gets old. And this unit was simple, comfortable, and well located.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carrie, Thanks so much for choosing our villa for your return trip to Legacy! I hope to have you back again and please call me directly the next time you plan your next trip to the desert! Regards, Neal
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Newport Beach

Good place

  • 5 of 5

The condo is a little dark but it’s clean and nice.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Property was definitely NOT as advertised. Supposed to house 8 people: two in each bed and two on a sofa bed. First thing we noticed was sofa bed was our case we had to put three people in the one king bed. Not to mention, a very uncomfortable sofa to sit on. Additionally, when we arrived (3:30 pm), the unit was still being cleaned....and, when finally ready, they had forgotten to wash the sheets on one bed! The kitchen was not functioning properly: the coffee pot was broken and the oven did not work. The dining room set had two broken chairs and the others were wobbly. Finally, there was a short in the wiring in the king master bedroom which sparked if you turned the lamp on. Severe fire danger. Needless to say, we unplugged and did not use the light. Although the owner was responsive to our calls, his reply was to simply put blame on past renters or staff. He actually said that most people never use the kitchen! The property where the unit is located is lovely and this owner has three units there. Personally, I would NEVER rent one of his units again as he apparently relies entirely on other people to monitor his properties and he took absolutely no responsibility for the tremendous inconveniences we experienced. This was a very special holiday trip for me and my children and it truly was spoiled. I am not new to renting through VRBO and have always had positive experiences in the past but this was a diaster!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, I am sorry to hear about your experience but feel that it doesn't reflect on those of my other guests, as evidenced by my mostly 5-star ratings, including one from the prior guest. That said, with all due respect, During your stay, you only gave me an opportunity to mitigate ONE of the items you described which was viewing Netflix (and which I took time on Christmas Eve to help with). We have since fixed all other items in very little time after I received your separate email (AFTER you checked out). Moreover, I'm not sure why you didn't bother reading my detailed arrival instructions that were sent well before your stay. They not only had my handyman's and housekeeping crew's contact information, but they could have easily and quickly rectified all the below fairly minor issues. You should know that no matter how many inspections owners do prior to guest's stay, it is impossible to check every small thing each time. While I pride myself on taking care of any reported guest problems, you chose to attend to the items yourselves, or not report them at all, which is not typical of any guest I've had. Let's go through each minor item you mentioned: Loose Sofa and some chair frames- those are easily fixable by a handyman and I could have had them corrected within one hour. It is confusing to me that you just didn't report the problems. Why would a guest tolerate a broken sofa frame without informing the owner? New bed sheets in 1 room - A quick call would have easily rectified this issue. I'm not sure why you chose to wash the sheets yourselves. Coffee Pot - The machine itself was not broken to your own admission. It was that a prior guest replaced a broken carafe with one that wasn't compatible and didn't report that to me. Being that replacement carafe was of similar size, it is understandable that housekeeping didn't notice the incorrect replacement. I could have easily had a new coffee pot or machine delivered to you. Table lamp - Not all lamps are used since we have many lights in each room including ceiling fans. While regrettably this was missed, housekeepers do not have time to test every light fixture. This also was an easy repair that could have been dealt with quickly. It is untrue that I said guests never use the kitchen-why would I say that? Oven- I have a great appliance repairman who could have fixed the oven problem in minutes and which was since determined to be due to simple knob replacement.
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Great location and amenities. Perfect for a big family of 7!

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we needed and Neil’s detailed information made checking in and out a breeze. Multiple pools and hot tubs meant we were never crowded.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, I'm really happy to hear that you and your family had a great time. Hope to see you back again soon! Regards, Neal
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Just what a "Girls Weekend" experience should be!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the 5th year of gathering together for a weekend bonding experience. Lovely setting, spacious rooms and all the essentials needed for our special time together. We will surely return, because all 6 of us wanted to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elisa, I'm really gratified to hear that you all had a lovely experience. I hope to have you back in the future! Regards, Neal
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hogs Breath Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
La Quinta Resort/Pete Dye Mountain Course
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Hwy 111
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
La Quinta Resort/Adobe Grill
Nearest Beach
144 Miles
Car: recommended

Adjacent To The World Famous St. Regis La Quinta Resort With Golf courses and Tennis courts


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Pet Fee $20

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Seasonal and Special Event rate surcharges may apply - SPECIAL EVENT RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TAXES (10%) or CLEANING FEES ($150-$175 flat rate)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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