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Monterey Country Club - a Luxury Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Overview

California Desert Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Palm Desert is a jewel in the heart of the Coachella Valley snuggled between Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells. Michele and I are fortunate to own a designer furnished two bedroom, two bath condominium (1300 plus square feet) on a fairway within the lush private enclave of Monterey Country Club. This gated and secure oasis is located only a few minutes by car from the fashionable 'El Paseo' with its several superb restaurants and a 10 minute drive from 'The River,' Rancho Mirage’s new and exciting shopping environment that the whole Valley is talking about. Restaurants, movies, live entertainment, there is much to do in Palm Desert. The Valley offers a unique Vacation Experience.

A Time Warner Road Runner wireless modem/router will keep you connected to let the world in, but do you really want to? If you choose to there are no complications - your laptop will pick up the signal immediately. Additionally, we have re-carpeted the entire unit and re-tiled both baths. We have also added an LG 37' LCD HDTV (with a Sony DVD) to the living room as well as a JVC High-grade DVD-Audio compact system with Wood Cone Speakers. If you enjoy music, pack your cds, dvds and SACDs. Incidentally, it also can accommodate an MP3 hookup as well so it is iTunes friendly.

The entry path through our private gated courtyard welcomes you with its freshly tiled desert colors bordered by Malibu lighting. Our patio borders on the fairway and offers the perfect setting for breakfast, reading or perhaps an early evening bar-b-que. Also, enjoy the clear view of Mount San Jacinto down the fairway. Our very bright and cheerful living room with soaring cathedral ceilings, a glass enclosed fireplace and a wet bar opens into our dining area where the large glass dining table easily seats six. The master bedroom is located in the back of the unit and is shielded from the morning sun. It is quiet, and great for sleeping. The centerpiece: a king-size pillow top mattress that affords the most comfortable sleeping environment that Michele and I have ever experienced. We loved the mattress so much that we spent $3,000 duplicating the experience for our San Diego home. Plus, a flat screen LCD. The second bedroom is comfortable and contains twin beds for the kids or guests. Incidentally, all beds have goose-downs pillows for greater sleeping comfort guaranteeing a vacation free from the neck pains of cheaper pillows, as well as goose-down duvet covers for each. Bathing in our spacious master bath is an experience enhanced by the deep green tiled frameless shower and the recessed lighting - the water actually seems to feel cleaner. Silent, vaulted ceiling fans in the living room and both bedrooms assure a comfortable environment (we rarely use the air conditioning but you may wish to) and our condominium comes equipped with a Maytag washer and dryer. The full kitchen is complemented with more utensils and glassware than you’ll ever need plus a coffee maker, blender, etc. We have a new GE fridge, range and above the range micro. You may actually enjoy washing dishes in our Bosch dishwasher – it actually whispers. Both the master bedroom and the dining area look out onto the atrium where evening lights turn on automatically.

That’s it, just pack your toothbrush and please leave cigars and cigarettes at home. Sorry, no pets.

Keywords: Condominium

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Vic Asselin (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Vic Asselin

Michele and I have owned this property for a decade and live close by in north county San Diego. We are actively involved with the condominium's management and rarely have problems with the appliances. But when issues do arise, we have relationships with professionals in the area and guarantee a quick fix.

Vic Asselin purchased this condo in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I have been vacationing in Palm Desert for many years now, but once we found this condo eight years ago, it has been our pleasure to return there every year since.



This resort is the best we have experienced in the area. The condo is secure, elegantly appointed, spacious, beautifully decorated, yet homey, and the surroundings are quiet but within minutes of everything. It is fully equipped - we cannot think of anything that could be added. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, barbeque, entertainment center, wireless Internet access, even a place to play our CD's.



The large patio faces north, keeping it cool and in the shade for most of the day. This patio faces the fairway and provides a pleasant ambiance for relaxing, BBQ grilling and entertaining.



Vic and Michelle are fine people, honest, intelligent and genuinely interested in their clients' needs while staying in their condo. They work hard as a team to make sure that everything is updated, clean and well looked after. Both of them keep the condo in an immaculate state. It has been our pleasure to enjoy spending our time there over the years during our holidays; it is our home in the sunshine, away from home.



We have already booked the condo for later this year (and hopefully for many more years to come) and are very much looking forward to our future stays.



George
Apr 2015
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Monterey Country Club - a Luxury Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Desert Gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the month of March at the Vic and Michelle’s condo. The unit itself is magnificently maintained, clean, neat .The furnishings and fixtures within the unit of first-class. The TV, Internet and electronics were great. The unit is located central to the Valley, inside the gates of the beautifully maintained Monterey Country Club, and close to shopping , theaters , restaurants, and excellent public golf courses. The views from the patio are spectacular looking down the sixth fairway of the Monterey East course, with a beautiful view of the mountains in the background. The location of the unit is peaceful and serene. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall great experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed the month of February in this beautifulful condo. Vic and Michelle were wonderful as they met us the day we arrived and graciously explained all the features and nuances of the condo. We found the condo very clean and the furniture and appliances more than met our needs. The view was exceptional and the patio furniture was very comfortable. An added bonus was that the pool was right across the street.

We would recommend this condo to anyone looking for a first class relaxing experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Carl, thanks very much for your kind words. Hope that you folks will be able to visit with us again. Vic and Michele
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Perfect location with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

For 8 years we have rented this condo during winter months. It was our second home. We loved the views

from the spacious patio and entry door, the light and open living and dining rooms, and bathroom with skylight.

We entertained friends many times at the lovely dining room table. The owners have been wonderful and

welcoming. They've maintained the property well so each year there was a new appliance, tile, etc. It has been

difficult to let go of the condo, but a change in our lifestyle led to the decision.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our second home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at Vic and Michele's condo for many years now. We always feel welcome and anticipate returning to our second home. We feel as if we are part of their family.They always seem to have something new every year in the condo and are constantly updating it. If something should go wrong they are on top of it immediately as they want your stay to be memorable.

Their condo is central to the sights of Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage and within easy reach of many many golf courses and hundreds of restaurants. There is also a quiet pool within feet of their place. Did I mention a large patio with grill? Vic also has all the latest electronic gadgetry anybody would want as well. Except for food and drink everything is provided for you.

We are already looking forward to our next stay.

Thanks Vic and Michele foe being such wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, Bill, thanks for your very nice response. Hope you continue following the Canadian geese down every November for many years to come. Best to Linda, Vic and Michele
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5

A relaxing and romantic vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been vacationing in Palm Desert for many years now, but once we found this condo eight years ago, it has been our pleasure to return there every year since.

This resort is the best we have experienced in the area. The condo is secure, elegantly appointed, spacious, beautifully decorated, yet homey, and the surroundings are quiet but within minutes of everything. It is fully equipped - we cannot think of anything that could be added. It has a fully-equipped kitchen, barbeque, entertainment center, wireless Internet access, even a place to play our CD's.

The large patio faces north, keeping it cool and in the shade for most of the day. This patio faces the fairway and provides a pleasant ambiance for relaxing, BBQ grilling and entertaining.

Vic and Michelle are fine people, honest, intelligent and genuinely interested in their clients' needs while staying in their condo. They work hard as a team to make sure that everything is updated, clean and well looked after . Both of them keep the condo in an immaculate state. It has been our pleasure to enjoy spending our time there over the years during our holidays, it is our home in the sunshine, away from home.

We have already booked the condo for later this year (and hopefully for many more years to come) and are very much looking forward to our future stays.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, George - thanks for your comments, much appreciated. Vic
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Very nice condo!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing and beautiful stay at this condo in Palm Desert. East Coasters are we, but we have vacationed at Palm Desert before - about 8 years ago - and enjoyed it so much we decided to return this fall. It is nicely located to enjoy outings and activities in Palm Springs and the rest of the Coachella Valley.

Vic and Michelle's hospitality was super -- they even stayed overnight locally in order to visit the next a.m. after our evening arrival in order to show us all of the in's and out's of their lovely condo. We had a question during our stay, and they were immediately accessible with spot-on help for us.

Every possible item we could think of was supplied, the condo was super clean, attractively decorated, extremely spacious and well furnished. The patio, on the golf green with mountain view was well equipped, nice seating -- super gas grill, too -- and a peaceful retreat.

We also particularly enjoyed the pool which was REALLY just a few steps from the door, uncrowded (in fact we were the only swimmers every morning!): the pretty, well maintained, gated community; the garage to keep our car easily accessible and out of the sun.

Again, it is a very clean, convenient, attractive and well cared for condo. We'd love to return, and meantime will certainly recommend this place to you readers and friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Palm Desert Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
$790
$1,900
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
6 night minimum stay
$890
$2,390
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,495
$3,990
 
 
Winter High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Spring
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
$890
$2,970
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$1,495
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $110

Rates are subject to change until booking confirmed. 9% Palm Desert transient occupancy tax for less that a 30 day occupancy. Additional charge for excessive energy usage during summer season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

California Desert Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Located in 2nd bedroom
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cable television, Living room has 37' LG LCD HDTV television, Sony DVD, Flat screen LCD in the MBR w/JVC DVD, 2nd BR has Flat Screen LCD plus a DVD, Clock radios in both bedrooms, a JVC compact CD/DVD system with wood cones in the dining area, Large supply linens and towels, an enclosed remote controlled 2 car garage, patio gas grill, fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector, smoke alarm, and 4 phones, answering machine, Monterey has 35 pool/spa complexes (you are only steps away from one), 27 holes of golf (this is a Ted Robinson course), tennis courts, a fitness center, an early California-style clubhouse for your dining pleasure. Golf is King in the Valley and in addition to Monterey there are numerous private and public courses.

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