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Lisa Elhardt

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Casa Elhardt ~ Original Cove Bungalow on Bike Path, Panoramic Views.

15 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

California Desert House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, Master bath with soaking tub Baths (Sleeps 6)

Beautifully nestled against the Santa Rosa Mountains, this home is located in a quiet neighborhood of the La Quinta Cove, long considered the 'Gem of the Desert'. You will have it all within minutes of this lovely home. This house is located at the end of a quiet cul de sac and boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. A large kitchen with breakfast nook and all utensils, espresso machine, electric tea pot, blender, popcorn maker, microwave, cusinart food processor, toaster and coffeemaker provided to create that home cooked meal if you so desire. Hardwood floors, fireplace and large picture windows provide beautiful mountain vistas. This lovely home sits on 1/2 acres, completely gated with citrus trees, huge lawn area for games, a beautiful solar heated salt water pool large enough for swimming laps and a tanning shelf. Please note solar heat is temperature dependent and pool heating may not be available. All this plus a stainless steel BBQ will help you unwind in your own private resort.

Fine linens and wonderfully comfortable beds will insure a blissful night sleep. Wake up refreshed to unbelievable mountain views, birds singing, desert fauna and biking and hiking trails right outside your door. Other amenities include 55' flat screen TV in living room with DVD system, free Wi-Fi, cable, surround sound and Netflix streaming provided.

This home has its own fully monitored security system so you know you are always protected. Do you have some toys you want to bring along? No problem! This home also includes a huge garage with plenty of storage.

Casa Elhardt is right next door to the prestigious La Quinta Golf Resort and Hotel where Hollywood's elite come to relax and unwind. If golf is your bag, we are minutes away from some of the most famous golf courses including PGA West 'Six Legendary Courses', Silver Rock and the Mountain and Dunes course at La Quinta Resort.

Within minutes there are parks, a museum, library and grocery stores. Charming Old Town La Quinta features a wonderful Wine Bar. local Bistros, live music and quaint little shops, all within walking distance. Some of the nicest restaurants like Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Inn, Arnold Palmer's, Lavenders and The Grill to name a few are just a stone's throw away.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Lisa Elhardt (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Lisa Elhardt

While escaping from the cold, wet winter of the Pacific Northwest, we fell in love with the Coachella Valley. Buying a home here was not in the plans until we discovered La Quinta Cove. The views are breath taking and the weather is a perfect tonic. Rugged mountains, lush plantings,a wonderful combination of south west and mediterranean architecture combine with endless recreational activities. The bike path and walking trails right next to our home is unique. Just a 3 block walk to the park and Old Town restaurants, wine bar, shopping, art, farmers market and museums. McCallum Theater is just 9 miles away. We love the culture and walk ability of our native Seattle and don't think we are missing a thing in La Quinta. We love that every thing in the desert is so close. You can get anywhere in 30 minutes.No traffic. This is just a very relaxing place to be. Best decision we have ever made.

Lisa Elhardt purchased this house in 2012

Why Lisa Elhardt chose California Desert

Comfortable home in a beautiful setting.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location!

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

Casa Elhardt ~ Original Cove Bungalow on Bike Path, Panoramic Views.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
5

Our 3rd time staying here, great every time

  • 5 of 5

We hope to return next year. Great property, quiet location, great stay, recommended to my friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back next year. Lisa
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5

Great property.

  • 5 of 5

The pool area is fantastic and the house has a great history. Private and quiet, never had any issues with noise.

MBR is separate from others and has comfortable bed. One guest BR has pool access. Kitchen had all needed utensils and plenty of spices. Large flatscreen TV was great and had plenty of channels and a superb sound system to go along. Comfortable viewing area for it too. Tremendous amount of books and also wifi if you need online for your Kindle.

We'd go again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the library, surround sound and expanded internet systems. My husbands doing. I agree the yard and pool are amazing. I am always working to make it more beautiful and comfortable. Thanks for the kind review. Lisa
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Boulder, CO
5

Spectacular pool and yard for everyone to enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

Based on the outstanding reviews of Casa Elhardt, we were sold before we ever arrived. It even managed to exceed those high expectations. As this review title suggests, the best part was the pool and the yard (huge open space and beautiful fruit trees). That should not take anything away from how nice and comfortable the house itself is and how well stocked it is to welcome guests with movies, games, comfortable furniture and bedrooms. We have two small children and pretty much exclusively travel using VRBO homes and this one is a keeper.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the nice review. We are always working to make our home comfortable. The garden is my passion. I love to hear our guests are enjoying it! Thanks Lisa
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Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada
4

Outstanding yard and location

  • 4 of 5

My wife and our two kids age 5 and 2 stayed at Casa Elhardt for three weeks-late February to mid March. The home itself was not fancy, but very comfortable, functional, and roomy. Perfect for our family. Easily the best feature of the property was the yard. The pictures don't really depict how large this yard is. Great space for the kids to play and awesome fruit trees. The pool was fantastic. Quite large. The suntan shelf is a real bonus for younger kids old to splash around-it's only about a foot deep. The pool is solar heated and warmed up nicely especially on the clear sunny days. Probably the second best feature for us was the location. Easy 4 block walk to a park/playground, Bear Creek multipurpose trail behind property and very easy access to grocery stores, restaurants,parks etc. The neighbourhood is tucked away and is a fairly normal quiet residential area. Just a couple suggestions the owners might want to consider that would really put this property over the top:I found the pillows kind of flat and uncomfortable (I know it's a personal preference thing); maybe provide guests with a means to open the overhead garage door from the outside ( so we could park our car at night or out of the sun without having to go back through the yard); the bike tires were flat-not a huge deal, but we had to buy new tubes and no tools to change bike tires; an inventory after each guest leaves-again not a huge deal, but there was no can opener, so we had to buy one. For longer stay guests, like us, provide a few extra garbage bags, toilet paper and paper towel-again not to be too picky but it's mildly irritating to have to purchase this items). Please don't interpret these suggestions as criticism. Overall, our stay was probably the best holiday we have ever had and would not hesitate to recommend and or stay at Casa Elhardt again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome your review and suggestions. We have all the supplies you mentioned at the property managers disposal for restocking. We have a property manager available 24 hours a day. He would have been happy to fix anything needed or deliver supplies. We have full confidence in his ability to manage any problem. For instance meeting desert rental, setting up a crib so it was ready on arrival and he also disassembled and meet the movers a second time.I will replace the pillows and speak with the property manager. There is an outside keypad for the garage but apparently became non-functional, it will be remedied ASAP! This is a very busy time for us as you can imagine. We are very dedicated to making our home a relaxing and beautiful place to stay! Thanks again for your comments, Bob & Lisa
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Huntington Beach, CA
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Second time we have stayed at Casa Elhardt, and we plan to return again. Relaxing and quiet with plenty of room. Great location, property is well maintained, and well stocked. Grapefruit and fruit from the yard was good too.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to create a paradise get away with all the comforts of home. We are excited about every improvement we make to the property and are happy are guests are enjoying Casa Elhardt.
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4

Comforts of home

  • 4 of 5

We loved the place, fresh flower greetings and all the amenities of home and more. The outdoor patio/pool area was the highlight of our stay. Spacious yard and salt water pool. Close to Old town and golf.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We have added some wonderful chairs and plants to the yard. Some new equipment in the kitchen. We have up graded the cable TV. Enjoy! Lisa
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Silver Rock
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HWY 10 at Washington
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

The home is 3 blocks to a nice park with basketball, fitness center, kids play area and sports field. Paved hiking, biking trail just outside your door connects to miles of mountain trails. The popular Coachella Music festival is 5 miles away at the Polo Club. Old Town is 4-5 blocks away with wonderful shops, bars, restaurants and the wine shop.

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Rates & Availability

La Quinta House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,025
 
 
Peak 1
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Desert Trip Festival
Oct 6 2016 - Oct 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
Peak 2
Oct 11 2016 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Coachella
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$650
 
 
Stage Coach
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Peak 3
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Non-Refundable Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

We no longer offer rental for more than 29 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

California Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This bathroom is located by the pool
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath with soaking tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with private, walled, patio.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Short walk to weekly Farmers' Market and Art Under the Umbrellas art show. Activities include retail shops, College of the Desert street fair, La Quinta Resort and Spa, casinos and gambling, movie theaters, fine dinning, Empire Polo Club, Indio fair grounds, Cabal on desert hills premium outlets, La Quinta Fitness Center, McCallum theater of the performing arts, San Jacinto mountains, Palm Springs aerial tramway, Indian Wells tennis garden, on Bear Creek hiking path, extensive hiking available, Palm Springs Convention Center, Lake Coahuila, horse back riding, hot air ballooning, museums, Joshua Tree National Park, Sunny Lands Center and gardens and The Living Desert and Wild Life Zoo.

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