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Snowbirds Welcome! Rare 4 bed. 2 bath house @ perfect upper Cove location!

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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La Quinta Cove House Rental Photos and Description

4 bed., 2 bath with mountains very close. Impossible to forget such beauty!

BOOK NOW! This amazing large home is home away from home! This home is unlike any other with incomparable views, located in the upper westside Cove area. Just sit back and enjoy the pristine, wonderful mountain views! Totally turnkey furnished. Plenty of room for up to 8 people with a great floor plan. No smoking is allowed inside or outside the house or premises! No pets allowed at all! FREE trash service included. All rentals September 2016 through May 2017 monthly include $150 each month of gas and electricity usage combined, free water too.

IMPORTANT: LQ fire codes are firm and it is a fire hazard and illegal to have more occupants than indicated in the listing! Any contract for this vacation house rental must state names of people occupying and anticipated guests!

2015 & Beyond News and Notes: The City of La Quinta prefers drought tolerant desert landscaping especially due to Coachella Valley's drought conditions! We have had to cut back on water usage drastically or get water bill penalties added! Consequently, we have had to remove most lawn areas and some plantings like roses, due to them requiring too much water. Unfortunately, the lemon tree got a disease and it had to be removed this past year, also. The nice shade trees in the front and by the back patio provide respite from the sun and keep the house cooler. The back patio cover is now gone since the trees do a good job. Very new 15 SEER air conditioner on roof top, which also houses the heat pump for the house. When temps reach 110 degrees F. by June, generally, this A/C is fantastically cool in no time!

Conservation is appreciated at this house regarding utility usage. Thank you for considering this property to rent!

2016 Notes: A very unusual cold winter here has made one of our large bougainvilleas go dormant.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Gerald Couch
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Gerald Couch

We first came to the Coachella Valley in 1984, from the Chicago suburbs and found it interesting back then, although there was absolutely nothing on Highway 111 from Indian Wells to Shield's Date Gardens on the corner of Jefferson and 111. We have been timeshare owners for over 30 years and are well acquainted with what you cannot get for your $$, such as more than 2 bedrooms or select locations! We have owned properties in four states and lived and rented or owned in five, which are all expensive areas. We have lived in La Quinta Cove for 18 years.

Gerald Couch purchased this house in 1998

Why Gerald Couch chose La Quinta

The house is located on a quiet street with the mountains so close. The house is very clean and the entire corner lot it sits on meets the city's requirements for desert landscaping using much less water. Beautiful panoramic views of Santa Rosa's. Walking and hiking paths are very close. The immediate area is protected conservation land. There is wildlife to view such as quail, doves, hawks, roadrunners, small geckos, little lizards, many hummingbirds due to abundance of aloe vera planted at the property. Nice house and location! Feels like a small town only up in our Cove with plenty of convenience within 1-4 miles. If needed, the Sun Bus is only 3 blocks away, is convenient and is is a bargain for anyone to use.

What makes this house unique

Very comfortable, rare in the Cove 4 bedrooms, 2 baths clean house, with all new bedding and linens, glasses, dishes, cooking pots and pans, utensils and more. The living room is spacious as well as the kitchen, formal dining room, etc. Brand new microwave and dishwasher installed. New chest freezer just added. Large kitchen has a commercial refrigerator with a stainless steel top which can be used for a buffet or extra prep area. Newer washer and dryer (inside laundry). ALL HDTV's (3 presently) are NEW! We take pride in this house inside and out. House has been lovingly lived in, well cared for, and the owners only use eco-friendly cleaning products due to them being very allergic. Everything is a plus here!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Outstanding location with beautiful mountain views surrounding at this family house! Rather than going to a hotel room or suite or a small condo, we decided to get more room on this vacation. Actually, it was one of our best decisions for this vacation and we felt very comfortable and safe here! Thank you for letting us rent your 4 bedroom 2 bath house for several days. :)
Jun 2016
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Snowbirds Welcome! Rare 4 bed. 2 bath house @ perfect upper Cove location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
New Mexico

Wonderful sunshine & more!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have picked a better house to stay in considering everything! The house was well fitted with everything anyone in our family needed during the stay. I cannot say enough about the beautiful mountain views from any house window! The conservation area was so unique and close to the house that we wished we could have stayed longer to hike more. Old Town La Quinta was interesting and fun to just walk around and check things here and there to shop.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing the vacation house so quickly after staying at the property! As you have experienced already, the house location is very special and we are very glad you and your family enjoyed it! Yes, the immediate area is to be treasured as the conservation acreage will never be built upon. We hope you will consider renting again if the calendar shows it is available. The Owners of the Amazing Mountain View House :)
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Chicago, IL

Paradise! A must rent home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were so pleased to have been able to come to La Quinta and rent this lovely house! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this upscale home and mostly in La Quinta proper, although we did make a side trip over to the P.S. Tramway to enjoy what was available to do there. Our parents, who were visiting with us from Spain, were surprised how beautiful the immediate area is by the vacation house. We went out for a couple of special dinners while vacationing, but the chef's kitchen really was convenient and had everything we had hoped and more. The furnishings are quite nice and the house is absolutely gorgeous inside and out! We will miss it, the blue skies and location very much!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was kind of you to write a review so quickly after staying at the LQ vacation house this month. We are pleased to consider you and your family as tenants anytime the house is available. We hope that all tenants will enjoy the house, special location and amenities and comment as you have! We plan for this house to appeal to discerning people and keep the price where it is more affordable than renting a smaller name brand condo or unit when we know they charge locally considerably higher Transient Occupancy Tax for those on top of exhorbitant rental rates! Again, thank you for your timely comments! The Owners of the Amazing Mountain View La Quinta Cove vacation house
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Escondido, California

Deluxe Birthday for me and 3 friends :)

  • 5 of 5

Since I have been working steadily for six years and have a good job, I decided I wanted to go somewhere really beautiful with interesting topography for my birthday. I invited three of my friends to come stay with me too. We LOVED the vacation house, the quaint Old Town shops, other nearby conveniences and the Indian Casinos! We all went hiking up the famous trails which are just around the corner from this great house. There is so much open space which I'm told is conservation land right close to the house. If you like lots of sun and want to be near the La Quinta Hotel without a lot of noise, this is a place for you to seriously consider renting. There is lots of golfing available at Silver Rock and elsewhere within a couple of miles or so. Although I know staying in La Quinta is expensive, even at the nearby Embassy Suites in winter, this house is reasonably priced even for working twenty somethings and older! Thanks again for letting us rent and enjoy all of it so I could have a great birthday celebration!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind review really covered a lot of the interesting things about this vacation house rental when it comes to best location and more! Thank you very much for you and your friends being good renters and caring enough to respond quickly after your September visit! Sincerely, Owners of the La Quinta Cove Amazing Mountain View house
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Honestly it was luxurious and so nice! Delicious lemons picked right from the tree!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I rented this house quite readily after seeing the beautiful pictures here online, location of it and amenities. The price to rent is SO good and the mountain views are absolutely incredible from the back patio and yards with no obstructions at all! The street was very quiet, also, which meant no worries and good sleep. We wish we could have been here at this house longer, but our schedules did not permit it with involvement with the horse circuit. Thank you for being such nice owners and property carers!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your nice review of our vacation house! We certainly hope you can come back and stay longer, also, especially during the famous Thermal/Indio horse circuit in January through March each year. When there are few really nice places to stay, in La Quinta Cove, a person needs to plan way ahead for accommodations during January through April particularly! With 360 days of sunshine each year here, getting a good amount of Vitamin D daily is not a problem. Sincerely, Owners of the La Quinta Cove Amazing Mountain View home
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Garden Grove, CA

Our group loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Although we stayed only four nights, the beautiful house was very much to our liking! First of all, the location is absolutely superior and on a very quiet residental street. Then, the covered patio right off the kitchen/dining area, was something we really enjoyed with the spectacular mountain views and ample room at the patio table with 8 chairs. The outdoor BBQ grill was just great as well as the kitchen oven and broiler and all appliances, dishes, etc. The dining room table is very high end as well as the chrome frame and chairs! All the beds were comfortable with nice linens and pillows. Both bathrooms were supplied with several full size, specialty shampoos, body wash, and more! We liked the various indoor and outdoor games, such as croquet, that were supplied with this vacation rental, also. The large living room TV, with the sound bar, was excellent! This house was well worth our expense and we all felt satisfied with the location and amenities. This is a special home not to be missed if you can book it!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review of our vacation house was very much appreciated! We were happy you enjoyed it and wrote about it too! If the house is available when your small group would be coming here again, please feel free to book it! As you know, each monthly booking still includes $150 worth of electricity and gas usage in the price with water, trash, and yard upkeep all FREE too! Others will benefit from reading your review and our comments, so thanks again! The Owners of the La Quinta Cove Mountain View vacation house :)
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Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Happy Canadian Winter Break and Visit to the Cove sun and fun

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to visit friends, who own a house in La Quinta Cove, but we wanted a place of our own for the time we were staying away from the terrible Canadian winters. It was the perfect choice for us to rent this wonderful, top notch location home! The skies were so beautiful at night and we enjoyed the stars which could easily be seen above and near the very close mountains. I have never stayed anywhere I felt more at home and at peace than here! We enjoyed being able to pick some lemons fresh from the tree in the back yard on a daily basis and they are nice and sweet. The yards, shrubs and many flowering plants are so wonderful to view here versus plain cement or gravel and hardly any landscaping like most desert rentals. Of course, the mountain directly behind the property provides some shade, as well as the covered patio, and perfect views of nature! Hope we can return to this house again in 2015. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your glowing review is very much appreciated and we hope that you will be able to come to our special La Quinta Cove vacation house again in 2015, also! Typically January through April are the busiest times of year in our valley and area, as you may be aware, and I've learned that (more often than not) house vacation rental rates are steadily increasing in our area. As a matter of fact, you may want to book very soon for your time away from Canada in 2015! Looking forward to seeing you again, Owners of the Amazing Mountain View house in La Quinta Cove
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs; Jacqueline Cochran Airport (5 miles)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Old Town La Quinta
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Silver Rock, La Quinta, CA (on Avenue 52)
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Palm Springs Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy. 111
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Arnold Palmer's, Stuft Pizza & more
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Palm Springs Tramway, every winter
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Car: recommended

La Quinta Cove is the historical area, which has a vast acreage of conservation land to the west of our house, with walking and hiking trails. We are known as the Golf Capital of the World and the Gem of the desert! La Quinta is host to the La Quinta Arts Festival which is every March. We have many artists in our Cove community. Silver Rock golf course is on Avenue 52, within a mile or so and it is a super nice golf course! We have our city historical museum, located in Old Town, as well as a post office and many shops. The area is very convenient overall and our location is on a quieter street. The historic, famous La Quinta Hotel is within a mile of our house. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden matches are held every year off Highway 111 and Washington, approx. 4 miles to the north of our location, in the month of March. Every winter, from January to March, the Polo Tournaments are enjoyed locally. La Quinta has an abundance of local outdoor art to be seen especially between the Civic Center and the Library, on Calle Tampico. The Thermal airport is not very far away, which makes it convenient for those who want to fly in their own plane versus driving to the area. When traveling on Avenue 52, toward Indio, you can still see the ancient coral formations in the very local mountains. Shield's Date Gardens, in Indio, is not to be missed, as they have the original Moroccan date palms which bear every year! Knott's water park is in Palm Springs, as well as the famous Tramway, with interesting views all year long and a dining area up top at 8,500 ft. In Palm Springs, you may want to visit original Indian Canyons if time allows.

Annual Coachella Valley Events for 2016:

Humana Challenge - January La Quinta...

Kraft Nabisco Championship - March 31 – April 6, 2016, Rancho Mirage...

BNP Paribas Open - March 3 – 16, 2016, Indian Wells...

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - April 11 to 20, 2016, (Two weekends!) Indio...

Stagecoach Music Festival - April 29, 201 - May 1, 2016, Indio...

Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational - February 20 – 22, 2014, Indio...

Palm Springs International Film Festival - January, Palm Springs...

Riverside County Fair/Date Festival - February 12 – 23, 2016, Indio...

La Quinta Arts Festival - March 3 - 6, 2016, La Quinta...

Indian Wells Arts Festival - April, Indian Wells...

Thermal / Indio Horse Show - January 21 – March 16, 2016, Thermal...


Rates & Availability

La Quinta Cove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
NOVEMBER 2016 (6 occupancy!)
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
DECEMBER 2016 (6 Occupancy!)
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
Sunny Golf (MAX. 6 people!)
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
TENNIS & ART (MAX. 6 people!)
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - May 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee (unrefundable) $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,100
Cleaning Fee (unrefundable) $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

IMPORTANT: A Reservation HOLD fee of $500 or more as indicated on the Quote (this amount is NOT negotiable) is required to book and secure this home and that amount will be applied to the total bill owed as quoted. This is the first step to show us you are serious and will continue the Rental process. NO REFUNDS!

According to the City of La Quinta, stays of under 29 days must be charged 10% Transient Occupancy Tax!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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La Quinta Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • All towels & washcloths, are stored inside both bathroom's cabinets with extras in hall linen closet. Each bathroom has full size shampoo, conditioner, bath wash, soaps and lotions. Toothbrushes are available, also.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • High thread count linens in Bedrooms 1 and 2 with plush blankets and comforter or bedspread and pillows. .Extra blankets in closets or chests of drawers. Futon in living room, with extra linens/pillows in hall closet.. Two of four bedrooms have NEW HDTV's! Bedroom/office has a 9" Multimedia Player with Game Function.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
As per California law, the house has a new carbon monoxide detector, as well as a smoke detector. There is a can of Fire Extinguisher in the kitchen. This is a very safe street!

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