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Monterey Country Club - a 5 Star Luxury Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 30 nights


About the property

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.

Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) 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, iPad or mobile will pick up the signal immediately. 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. Full HBO + Showtime and Roku also installed for streaming other channels. 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 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 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

More Details

Vic Asselin
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

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.

Apr 2015
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Palm Desert Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Located in 2nd bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • 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
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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Monterey Country Club - a 5 Star Luxury Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful stay amidst palm trees and mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had a most wonderful, relaxing stay at Vic and Michele's lovely home in Palm Desert. The place is conducive to a restful vacation - truly home away from home. The home has all of the creature comforts that you could possibly need, so it's easy to settle into and fully enjoy. We loved the proximity of the swimming pool, and walking around the picturesque grounds of the Monterey Country Club. We'd return in a heartbeat. Many thanks to both of you.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, thank you very much for your terrific review and we both hope to see you again down the road. Vic + Michele
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  • 5 of 5

Condo was clean and well kept by owners.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at Vic and Michelle's condo. The condo was spotless and very comfortable for our family of 4. Vic was very helpful with providing all details of our stay, even meeting our son at the condo before we arrived and taking him to the nearby Albertson's to get some supplies. That is truly above and beyond! The location right across from the pool and hot tub is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

As promised it was a very clean,safe condo in a central location. We stayed for 2 weeks and enjoyed the peace and quiet. The condo had everything needed including a fully equiped kitchen and outdoor patio with BBQ. Vic & Michelle could not have been more helpful including meeting us upon arrival. I would have no hesitation to recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location very clean

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time here. The home was very clean and the patio facing the golf course was out of the direct sun allowing you to use it all day long without getting overheated from the sun. The master bedroom had lots of space and very comfortable bed. Nice place. Vic and Michelle are great hosts

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterey Country Club Condo

  • 5 of 5

Great location and all the comforts of home. Vic and Michelle were there to meet us upon arrival and walked us through their property to make sure we had no problems in operating TV, BBQ, etc. Would recommend this property to others, especially for its central location to all the fine golf courses in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $110
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking confirmed. 11% Palm Desert transient occupancy tax ONLY for less than a 28 day occupancy. Taxes will be added to pricing with final quote.

Additional charge for excessive energy usage during summer season.

NOTE: High season winter months are priced by monthly flat rate only. VRBO system may reflect either a higher or lower amount. Please confirm rates directly with me and I can send custom quote.

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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