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Villa de Solara - Your Own Private Resort in theTamarisk CC Neighborhood

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Double Shower Head Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Villa de Solara is a Resort Quality Private Home with Private Pool & Spa

The entire Home and landscape have been completely remodeled and includes the following:

-Completely Private Pool & Attached Spa & Outdoor


-Gas Fire Pit on Patio over looking Pool and Yard with Outdoor dinning.

-Gas Grill

-New Granite Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances

-New Gas Range, Wine Cooler, DW, Side by Side

w/Water & Ice, Microwave, & well equipped with

everthing that cooks need.

-Washer & Dryer

-Leather Seating in Living room

-Leather Seating in TV Den with Large Screen &

Surround Sound

-2 New Granite, Glass & Tile Bathrooms Ensuites, both

with double Shower Heads.

-1 King Bedroom & 1 Queen Bedroom

-French Doors in each Bedroom

-Extended Cable

-Flat Screen TV in each Bedroom

-Flat Screen TV & Blue Ray DVD Player in Living Room

-Wireless High Speed Internet

-iPod docking stereo/AM/FM

-Tile Floor Throughout Home

-Single Car Garage w/opener

More Details

Property Manager
Scott Shanstrom
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Scott Shanstrom

I grew up in Montana and several friends were involved with and owned dude ranches, historical resorts and guide services - I guided fly fishing on the Yellowstone River through High School and College. I've always liked the idea of travelers coming from all corners to experience and share wonderful places. In addition, I’ve traveled extensively for work and have stayed in a wide variety of accommodations, making note of what I appreciate and look for in accommodations which I work to provide in my vacation rental properties.

We have had a vacation home in Rancho Mirage for several years and each time we had to head back to the Pacific Northwest, we found it more and more difficult to leave the desert and all that it so famously offers. Fairly recently, the opportunity arose to locate to the Desert as our main residence. I liked the idea of developing properties as vacation homes for clients to enjoy, but be able to come and go without having to deal with and worry about maintenance, opening & closing the vacation home, managing services, and all of the ongoing expenses of owning a vacation home. Come, enjoy, relax, and leave everything to us and we'll keep the home ready for your next visit! Worry Free!!

Scott Shanstrom purchased this house in 2012

Why Scott Shanstrom chose Rancho Mirage

After much looking and comparisons, we chose Rancho Mirage, and specifically the Tamarisk Country Club area, for our vacation home due to its impeccable reputation for its safety, elegance, sophisticated yet relaxed lifestyle, a stunning setting and this neighborhood’s protection from the valley winds. We wanted a home easy to live in that was conducive to indoor- outdoor living & entertaining. In addition, we were looking for maximum privacy along with a quiet setting away from all main arterial traffic noises. We were very fortunate to find all of this along with the added bonus of an enormous lot that adds to the exclusivity and enjoyment of very private indoor-outdoor desert living at its best.

What makes this house unique

This home has been remodeled and set up exclusively as a vacation feeling like you are camping out in someone else's home but instead your very own private resort....without all the people!


Rancho Mirage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite - toilet , shower , Large Double Shower, Double Sinks
    Guest Ensuite - toilet , shower , Large Double Shower, Double Sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa de Solara - Your Own Private Resort in theTamarisk CC Neighborhood
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Perfect Place For 2 Couples

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at Villa de Solara (Feb 2018) and totally enjoyed our stay. The house was exceptionally clean and well equipped. The backyard and pool area was very private and a great place to spend time. Scott was a great host and responded to our every need, even when we locked ourselves out of the house. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House and yard were very clean and nicely decorated

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property. House is small but was perfect for us. Clean, well-stocked with kitchen and bathroom supplies. Pool heated perfectly. Owner is extremely friendly and helpful. Beds were very comfortable. Neighborhood is older but very clean and quiet. We did not have any bad experiences whatsoever. Everything was great!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leduc Alberta Canada

Very clean, well appointed, awesome location, and exceptional yard!

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend this property. Perfect for 2 couples.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oasis in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful gem of a house located in a quiet, but convenient neighborhood. Quick responses to questions made our stay a perfect vacation. The landscaping/backyard was hard to leave. A true oasis.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotless place, great backyard!

  • 5 of 5

Quick review here because I'm just recovering from 2 weeks here.

The place is very clean, well maintained, small but just right for 4 people (we were there with our Mom and Dad, so one room each). Scott is a very good host - there were a couple of very minor things like replacing a sunbed and he was on it right away, very responsive. My wife and her Mom and Dad are all clean freaks, and even they were impressed at how spotless the place is! :-) The TV's took a bit of getting used to - I am a geek so I could work out the remotes etc but I think someone less tech savvy might have struggled a little with them sometimes...

The backyard is the standout feature. Very nice indeed, nice pool, good grill, great fireplace area. The pool table isn't there anymore which was out front, that would have been cool if it was in front of the fireplace but maybe would have spoiled the view of the outside anyway so no worries. But basically if you want to hang out by the pool a lot while doing the the occasional trips out, then this is perfect for that.

Location - good location if you want to hit up Palm Springs and Palm Desert, which we generally do when we're there. PD is more upscale with stuff like Mastros and El Paseo (and also the Nest in Indian Wells, a lot of fun), but Palm Springs has more different and lively stuff going on. So, it's like a 10 minute drive out from Palm Springs or Palm Desert but very conveniently situated if you don't want to be in PS all the time.

Summary - great place, great backyard, great host, would definitely recommend for 2 or 4 people. For more than that it would be crowded, but otherwise this is a great place. Thanks to Scott for a great stay, and to anyone staying at this house, enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bristol, United Kingdom

Rest & relaxation & a taste of desert life

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a warm & friendly welcome from Steve who showed us around the property then left us to settle in & make ourselves at home. The villa was well equipped & very comfortable & provided everything we needed during our two-week stay. The beds were super-comfortable & bathrooms have double-sized showers! We loved the contemporary decor throughout the villa & open plan kitchen/dining/lounge space. The outside space is attractively landscaped with a good sized pool & sun loungers as well as outside dining & grill. The property is well located within easy reach of several food markets, restaurants, shops & the River complex. We really enjoyed our stay & would recommend the villa for a quiet, relaxing break. Thanks again Scott.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tamarisk Country Club addition is a very quiet and safe neighborhood and highly sought after due to the natural protection from the majority of desert winds. The night desert sky has been thoughtfully preserved with very few street lights to showcase the amazing star viewing. The Tamarisk addition offers very quiet streets for morning and evening walks (or both!). A really great neighborhood for touring via bikes and beautiful landscaping and many architecturally recognized homes. From this home and neighborhood there is easy access to Palm Springs Airport, groceries, shopping and restaurants and the annual Coachella Valley events. This home is centrally located between downtown Palm Springs and Palm Desert - just blocks off of highway 111.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $180
Tax Rate 10.0%

City of Rancho Mirage Occupancy Tax applied to rentals under 28 nights.
Non-Refundable Security deposit: $500
Gas & Electric Utilities are paid per Rental Agreement allowing Lodger to manage use and the opportunity to save if desired. (budgeted gas & electric removed from rental rates quoted).
Rates are subject to change until Reservation is Confirmed.
Preferred payment method is echeck, if you want to pay with a credit card you have to pay 3% credit card fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund