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Classic desert retreat and pool home in the heart of Indian Wells

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 90 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms plus den, 3.5 bathrooms ensuite, sleeps 6

Dramatic setting for this single story remodeled home features amazing landscaping both in front and in the backyard, providing complete privacy for the pool and patio area. Stone flooring, rustic beamed ceiling, chipped edge granite counters, great room and dining room open to the kitchen for great entertaining opportunities. Professionally decorated with mood lighting make this a different experience from the white on white Palm Springs motif of many desert homes.

Covered outside patio offers dining and relaxing atmosphere surrounded by massive palms, citrus and ficcus trees.

The home is not in a gated part of Indian Wells for easier access and it has the feeling of the old school desert experience. If you want a warm and charming vibe that provides a great place to relax after exploring all the desert activities ,or just hang out and catch up on reading or relationship tending, you may end up feeling the same way we do about this property.

Coachella Valley: From Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta and Indian Wells, the beautiful desert valley is backed by 10,000 foot tall snow capped peaks that tend to keep the wet weather away during the winter and provides the scenic backdrop for many desert activities. The demands of a discerning resident and visitor base have been answered with a plethora of fine dining opportunities for every palate, Indian gaming Casinos with world class entertainment, over 100 championship golf courses, fantastic shopping including the famed El Paseo Drive, Indian Wells Tennis Center, Empire Polo Club(also site of Coachella Music Festival and Stagecoach), The Living Desert and various museums and art galleries.

More Details

Scott and Barbara Walker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2017

About Scott and Barbara Walker

We have our primary residence about an hour and a half from our desert home in the Temecula/Murrieta valley. We hope to retire to the Indian Wells home because of the beauty of the desert and the abundance of world class recreation, dining and entertainment.

Scott and Barbara Walker purchased this house in 2005

Why Scott and Barbara Walker chose Indian Wells

We love the large lots and architectural diversity of Indian Wells and the ease of access without being behind gates in our neighborhood. Old school. Private back yard and tons of mature landscaping and shade trees.

What makes this house unique

Not your average 'Palm Springs' white on white decor. Warm. Earthy. Walk or ride a bike or take a golf cart to nearby restaurants. Play golf at Indian Wells Resort course or many of the nearby options.


Indian Wells House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are insuite with bathrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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Classic desert retreat and pool home in the heart of Indian Wells
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Quiet Indian Wells Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I sincerely enjoyed our lengthy vacation stay at this prime Indian Wells Property. It is centrally located yet private and quiet. The owners of this property, Scott and Barb, are both nice and accommodating. They were very organized and had all the relevant information needed handy in a binder which they provided to us. The kitchen is ultimate gourmet layout style. The living room is cozy with fireplace and artwork. The only criticism we had was minor as we were not provided the remote control for the automatic garage door opener which meant we had to vacate our vehicle each time upon departure and arrival to manually enter the code on the keypad. We would highly recommend this property as a vacation rental. Any reasonable request made to Scott was addressed to our satisfaction. In fact he went the extra mile to mail some personal items we had mistakenly left behind back to us which was most appreciated. We will look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great desert vacation house

  • 4 of 5

This is a great vacation house. The listing description was accurate and included everything as stated on the website. Each of the three bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom and ample storage. The wi-fi internet works throughout the house. There is a large living room and a separate tv room. The kitchen is well-stocked with all the utensils and condiments you could need (except a kettle or teapot). The pool is great - unheated but perfect for hot summer days. The location is great, about 300m from the main highway where there is a bus stop which can take you into Indian Wells or onto Palm Desert & Palm Springs. There are bicycles available for use (which are extremely helpful given that everything is so spread out in Indian Wells). The property was clean and tidy when we arrived, and the owner had provided important information about security codes, wi-fi password etc. It was very good value compared with other properties in the area, especially at the time of the Coachella Music Festival. I would definitely recommend this property to a friend.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Nest
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Indian Wells Resort Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: necessary

We picked our Indian Wells location because it is centrally located in the Coachella Valley between Palms Springs and La Quinta putting us within minutes of everything the desert has to offer. You are walking distance to the Esmeralda, Indian Wells Resort, Grand Champions and Miramonte hotels and just a couple miles to the Indian Wells Tennis Center. The homes in the neighborhood are all lushly landscaped and a great backdrop for morning walks along with the spectacular mountain vistas. Tennis and golf courses abound and there is polo, hot air ballooning, jeep rides and more for the adventurous, and shopping on El Paseo is just moments away as well.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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