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Step up to Avondale, Relaxation and Vacation Country Club Style!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,890 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 27 nights


About the property

3 Master Suites with Pool, Gated Golf Community

This well appointed and maintained home with a private pool and many patios offers three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The home is 2750 square feet of comfortable living space. The private country club location gives you the security of a gated community and full back yard privacy.

The decor is set for vacation with wet bars inside and outside. Dining spaces for 8 inside and out.

The large bedrooms are equipped to accommodate couples, or singles. Separation of space allows all three master suites privacy with their own patios and bathrooms.

Come join the palm trees and warm sunshine, it's vacation time at Avondale! Make this your second home in the desert.

More Details

April Ekstrom
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2017

About April Ekstrom

My husband and I are preparing for retirement, we aren't quite there yet so we are making our retirement home available for rental. We are excited to treat you to a vacation that is as relaxing as you would like, or as playful and exciting as you would like.

April Ekstrom purchased this house in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a perfect place for all six of us to relax and enjoy each other's company. We were able to cook large meals and serve 12 people at a time. There was always a spot to eat inside, outside in sun or outside in shade- this was the perfect set up.

The beds were comfortable, the showers plenty of pressure and we really appreciated your efforts on saving water in the desert. The "shower buckets" for catching runoff water and using outside seemed brilliant- at least from a group of Oregon environmentally conscious thinkers. Thanks so much!! We will definitely be back!
Dec 2015
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Palm Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2890 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (3) King sized beds in all three suites., Baby Cribs (1) Portable baby crib/playpen and high chair are available., Murphy Beds (1) spare sleeping space, rollaway bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Step up to Avondale, Relaxation and Vacation Country Club Style!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

In the Heart of Good!!

  • 5 of 5

We were three couples on our winter vacation to the desert. We enjoyed this home more than we can ever say. The pool and spa were wonderful, the gym at the clubhouse was just right. We walked every day and did some hiking in Joshua Tree, Palm Springs, and the surrounding areas. We truly felt like we were smack in the middle of everything. Palm Springs for dinner, Paseo drive for shopping, Rancho Mirage for Golfing, La Quinta for golfing. The food in every restaurant was exceptional and this house provided so many amenities that many nights we stayed in and cooked in the well appointed kitchen. (Don't buy spices ahead of time- because I'm sure this place already has stocked whatever you need). Jon and April are wine makers and they even left us a bottle of their very own wine. We truly felt like we were treated as family. This is so much better than staying in a hotel of any level (especially if you like to do your own cooking). Bedrooms and full baths with showers for each couple, plus the separation of space made it feel as though we had our own spaces. We will definitely be renting this one for another month next year, we will start counting the days.... Bye Bye Sunshine...

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, well appointed and lovely to be in

  • 5 of 5

I spent 3 weeks in this lovely house (Nov 1 to Nov 22, 2014). It is very well appointed with all the comforts of home. I love to cook, and the kitchen was a pleasure to work in with lots of pots, dishes, kitchen utensils and even a cupboard full of basic supplies (one needs only to replace the things that get emptied during your visit for the next guests!).

I had three sets of friends stay with me during my 3 weeks. Each set of guests was impressed with this lovely home. The bedrooms provide lots of privacy, which everyone appreciated, and the living room is very comfortable for a group. The outside eating areas are great and there is shade on at least one of the tables at all times of the day. The pool and spa were also a delight.

April is very easy to deal with and made making arrangements easy and handled a couple of house problems we had quickly. I would recommend this home to my friends and family and would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable accommodations with lovely pool & jaccuzi.

All of the comforst of home

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey BC Canada


  • 5 of 5

We used the house as a base for our sons wedding. We had three couples and two grandchildren. It was perfect. We couldn't keep the kids out of the pool. We had a few people over for drinks and a small BBQ and the guests loved the place. The house is set up with inside and pool side dishes and some formal dining dishes. The place has everything to make the house just like being at home.

April was more than helpful from beginning to end of the rental process. Our family thanks you for the use of your desert home and recommend it without hesitation.

Thanks again

Neil & Karen

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vegreville, Alberta, Canada

Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this location, the house was great for three couples, each had a complete bath and the swimming pool was the great bonus due to the warm weather. The fact it was in a gated community made it that much more enjoyable.

It was very nice to have condiment 's in the house, which meant we did not have to buy all those types of things, the BBQ worked great, and we enjoyed eating outside at night on the patio, considering at home it was still snowing.

The home has a great location for anyone golfing, as it seems to be in the middle of all the courses which we played during our stay.

Great home, great location, and we had great weather.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable How much we enjoyed your home!

  • 5 of 5

We've never stayed in a rental home that provided as many amenities as you all provided, we were blown away. Thank you so much! As long as we continue to spend our off time in Palm Desert, we hope to rent your house!! Thank you and God Bless You!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! Our goal is to make the stay feel like your home away from home! April and Jon
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Palm Springs

Located in the heart of beautiful, sunny Palm Desert. There are activities for everyone to enjoy- golfing, tennis, hiking, biking, or just hanging out poolside. Palm Desert is home to many world class restaurants and shops, including the famed El Paseo Drive, only minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Palm Desert House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
27 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pool Heat for month $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please email me to work out details. I am willing to be more flexible than HomeAway or VRBO. I am not able to completely set up payment options in the way that I would prefer. I can knock off the VRBO fees if guests are willing to pay through persona check drawn on US bank account.

If CREDIT CARD or HomeAway payment is used there will be an additional 5% added to the rates.
Nov-April $5400 per month
June-Oct $3000 per month
Holiday rates and special event rates may vary. Please send email to clarify all rates and availability.
Pool Heating $150 per week or 400.00 per month.
Security Deposit $1000, refunded within 14 days of departure
Cleaning Fee $200
9% taxes if stay is less than 28 days

Email me for more flexible options.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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