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EcoFriendly Desert Oasis, Saltwater Pool, 3BR, View Home! in La Quinta

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vacation rental description

Our 1900 sq/ft home is only minutes away from over 100 world-class golf courses including Silver Rock Resort which recently hosted the Bob Hope Classic in 2008.  Old Town La Quinta with its numerous shops and restaurants is also just minutes away.  Our mild winters make us a popular destination for tens of thousands of "snowbirds," who travel here from all over the United States, Canada and many other countries to enjoy championship golf, tennis and polo, swimming, hiking, luxurious spa treatments, fine dining and unique shopping.  And with an average rainfall of 3 inches, the Coachella Valley is a 'Fun In The Sun' destination for thousands of people from all over the world. Simply enter this code (3sL-hzMtuaQ) in YouTube to watch a 3.5 minute video walkthrough of our home.

Our home is GREEN! The property has desert landscaping with water efficient bubblers to conserve water. Inside and outside, we use energy efficient lighting. Our appliances are also energy efficient and our washer and dryer play a big role in conserving energy. The washer uses minimal amounts of water and the gas powered dryer minimizes the electricity used. Our home is equipped with a water softener and we use special, all-natural soaps and detergents throughout the house, from the bathrooms, to the kitchen to the laundry. These concentrated soaps are made to work well with the soft water and minimize the impact to the environment. Our pool is filled with salt water to minimize the amount of chemicals required (better for the environment) and we had an energy efficient pool pump installed to reduce electricity consumption. Even some of the electronics in the house are Energy Star rated.

Gorgeous mountain views surround Casa Calliandra, our home in La Quinta Cove.  Located near the top of the 'Cove' and only one block from the hiking trails around the perimeter, Casa Calliandras is the perfect getaway for those who seek the sunshine, peace and tranquility of the southern California desert.  The only sounds you will hear during the day are birds chirping and doves cooing.  Hummingbirds are quite numerous and are attracted to some of the beautiful flowers in our desert landscaped yard.  Relax near our private pool and read a good book or go hiking or biking on the numerous nearby trails.  Nights in the desert are magical with a beautiful, clear view of the Milky Way Galaxy unhindered by city lights. 

Come and see how the deep blue skies mix with the earthy browns of the surrounding Santa Rosa Mountains and the vibrant greens of palm trees and desert plants!!  The natural beauty of this area will captivate you and bring you back time and time again.

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Mark & Judy Shaughnessy 604-760-2583

house rental amenities

  • Central Air Conditioning and Heating.
  • High Efficiency LG Washer/Dryer.  A small amount of laundry detergent is also supplied.
  • All three beds are made-up with luxurious 600 thread count cotton sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers.  There are three sets of high-quality towels in each bathroom and four pool towels are also supplied. There is a hair dryer in each bathroom and a make-up mirror in the Master Suite.
  • 2-Car Garage with garage door opener.
  • Extra parking is available in the driveway.
  • Master Suite features a Cal-King Bed, a flat-screen Hi-Definition LCD TV, remote control ceiling fan, French doors leading to the patio, an alarm clock, a telephone, a large walk-in closet, a bathroom with double sinks and a large walk-in glass, marble and tile shower, a make-up mirror and a separate office with a wireless, flat screen computer and a nice, well-lit, quiet seating area that is the perfect place to curl up and read a good book.
  • Both guest bedrooms are equipped with Queen beds, ceiling fans and alarm clocks.
  • High Definition flat-screen LCD TV with Surround Sound in Living Room and High Definition flat-screen LCD TV in Master Suite.  All High-Def Sports and Movie channels. Pay-per-view available at an additional cost.
  • DVD Player w/ Surround Sound and wireless subwoofer
  • DVD Library with over 40 DVD's
  • High-End Bose SoundDock Series II Digital Music System for your iPod or iPhone!  Bring your own music to enjoy while staying at Casa Calliandra! 
  • CD/Stereo System
  • Private Pool. The pool deck features beautiful potted desert plants, a bistro table w/ chairs, umbrella and two chaise lounge chairs.  Heated pool and spa available at additional cost.
  • Full Kitchen. Granite countertops with a large island and bar stools.  Coffee maker, toaster and blender.  We also supply all-natural dishwasher detergent, hand soap and dishwashing liquid.  Our home is on a water softener system and we use only natural soaps and cleansers.
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Microwave & Dishwasher
  • Catering is available for an additional charge and needs to be pre-arranged through the owners.
  • There is a patio with a nice table and seating for six, an umbrella and a gas barbecue in the rear yard.  The rear yard is also beautifully landscaped with native desert plants, a grapefruit tree and a lemon tree (help yourself to any ripe fruit).
  • Mountain Views.  Our home is surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south and west and Coral Ridge to the east.  Blue skies, brown mountains and the gorgeous greens below all combine to thrill your visual senses.
  • There are three telephone handsets in the house.
  • Free long-distance in the U.S. and Canada.  No other International calling is permitted.
  • There is a powerful computer in the office off the Master Suite.  Access to the Internet and e-mail is available.
  • High Speed 10 MB cable Internet access.
  • Wireless network access is available for those guests who wish to bring their own laptop computer.  Network password is supplied to all guests.
  • Granite, Marble and Tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, 10' High Ceilings throughout the house, Ceiling fans in every room, Master and one guest room have remote controlled ceiling fans, Huge open floor plan in the Great Room, Beautiful desert landscaping, Bistro table with chairs, umbrella and two lounge chairs on pool deck.  Rear patio has a nice table with seating for six, an umbrella and a gas barbecue for grilling steaks, burgers, fish, vegetables or whatever else you'd like to cook.
  • Handicapped/Wheelchair Accessible: The whole house is on one level.
  • Children are welcome in our home as long as they are well behaved and supervised.
  • Please inquire of the owners if you are between 21-25 years of age.  Special restrictions may apply.
  • No smoking allowed anywhere on the property, including outdoors on the patios.


activities and attractions in La Quinta Deserts

Sun, sun and more sun!  Golf, golf and more golf!  Nearby activities include:

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Theme Park (Amusement Park)
  • Zoo/Wildlife Park
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Restaurants
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Racquetball
  • Basketball Court
  • Antiquing
  • Cinemas/Movie Theaters
  • Live Theatre
  • Museums
  • Miniature golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Annual Coachella Valley Events for 2015:

    Humana Challenge - January 19 – 25, 2015, La Quinta...

    Kraft Nabisco Championship - April 2 – 5, 2015, Rancho Mirage...

    BNP Paribas Open - March 9 – 22, 2015, Indian Wells...

    Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - April 10 - 12 and April 17 - 19, 2015, Indio...

    Stagecoach Music Festival - April 24 – 26, 2015, Indio...

    Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational - February 19 – 21, 2015, Indio...

    Palm Springs International Film Festival - January 2 – 12, 2015, Palm Springs...

    Riverside County Fair/Date Festival - February 13 – 22, 2015, Indio...

    La Quinta Arts Festival - March 5 – 8, 2015, La Quinta...

    Indian Wells Arts Festival - April 3 – 5, 2015, Indian Wells...

    Southwest Arts Festival - January 23 – 25, 2015, Indio...

    Thermal / Indio Horse Show - January 13 – March 15, 2015, Thermal...

vacation rental rates

High Season (Oct-May) ............ $250.00/night (3 night minimum) .. $1295.00/week
Low Season (Jun-Sep) ...... $200.00/night (3 night minimum) .. $1050.00/week

$150.00 Cleaning Fee, $500.00 Reservation Deposit, 10% Occupancy Tax (rentals under 31 days). We accept Pre-Authorized Debit (eCheck), Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards.

  • A minimum reservation deposit of $500.00 is required to book our home and the full amount will be applied towards the total rental. The reservation is not considered confirmed until the deposit is received by the owners. We also require a copy of your drivers’ license or passport to confirm identity. 
  • Damage Deposit: No damage or security deposit is required.  Guests credit card will be billed for any damaged or missing property after departure.  Please refer to our rental agreement for more information.
  • Rates are higher during peak holiday periods/weekends or during special events. Please contact the owners for more information on rates and availability during these times.

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Top things to do in La Quinta
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Shopping
Top things to do on a budget
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Exploring
  • Arial Tramway
  • Windmill Tour
Top things to do with a family
  • Knott's Soak City
  • The Living Desert
  • Libraries
  • Joshua Tree Park
  • Swimming

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traveler reviews for this la quinta house rental

great find, great home, great trails, great owners

Review submitted: December 13, 2009   Date of arrival: November 24, 2009

All was as described. the home is actually even nicer than it appears in the photos. the main living area was spacious and comfortable with great ventilation with doors open and great HVAC with doors closed.
If you are looking for a nice home rented to you by nice people, Mark was great, this is for you. We were in town for the national field hockey festival, which was 5-10 minutes away at Empire Polo. My wife and I were able to run up the street from the house 2 minutes and be on a great trail network into the desert. Great trail runs up a long ridge line to an oasis, along the flats then up the "risky trail"(so labeled on the trail sign) for a great view east over lake Cochelo(sp.?)

Could not have been better, Thanks Mark

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 30 / 30


Super Holiday Villa

Review submitted: August 19, 2014   Date of arrival: July 22, 2014

We rented the villa last July from Mark.
The villa was immaculate clean and the contact with the owner was perfect, he answered all my questions.
They made our vacation really enjoyable.
We are from Belgium, and when we would come back to La Quinta, we sure would come back here.

Recommended for: families with teenagers

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Fabulous Week

Review submitted: July 29, 2014   Date of arrival: April 19, 2014

This home is everything & more as described and shared in the pics! We spent a "fabulous week" in this home and can't wait to return. Every detail is thoughtful and carefully planned. The location was quiet and enjoyable - we walked the neighborhood and trails daily. The owners could not have been more helpful and friendly through the entire rental process. You will not regret reserving this home - you'll be happy you did!!!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


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