Welcome to Villa Carranza. We are happy to be able to share this La Quinta vacation home with you. Purchased in 2010, the owners spent a year renovating it inside and out and have included many of the best features they had found in years of travel. Located high in the La Quinta Cove on a double corner lot you will enjoy spectacular views of the Santa Rosa Mountains that were once only seen by movie stars that vacationed here. Now the 'Cove' is home to artists, musicians, families and some tourists, with a genuine feeling of community but you can still see the stars in the clear night air.
From the moment you walk through the front gate... you instantly realize you have entered your own private retreat. The 400' perimeter wall affords complete privacy to enjoy the lush landscaping and the tranquility that the property offers..... green grass, fruit trees, hummingbirds and flowers. The walkway pavers lead you to the porticoed front entrance and to the large covered patio but the main focus is the 15' by 40' heated saltwater pool and spa ideal for doing laps or just for having fun in. You can enjoy the sound of the birds or the peaceful sound of water trickling from the raised spa since all the pool equipment is remote located. Grill your favorite meal on the commercial BBQ complete with auto shut-off or just cozy up to the auto-lighting gas fire pit on a cool evening. You will find that most of your meals can be eaten under the alumawood covered patio with comfortable furniture, shade and oh, those amazing mountain views. The combination of the high cove location and the high wall means that the winds that the valley is known for are rarely a concern here. They have made the property very accessible with smooth pavers outside, 20" floors tiles inside and no steps anywhere to allow easy and secure walking.
Inside, the 1870 sq ft house has been designed as an open plan but double doors allow you to create as much privacy as you wish. The colour scheme is vibrant yet tranquil, the large patio doors bring the outdoors inside. It is truly a house for entertaining with a large main patio off both the living room and master suite. The house has been decorated in a contemporary manner offering comfort for the guests. The living room features leather furniture, a stand up wet bar, wood burning fireplace, and an internet enabled 50" flat screen TV with a blu-ray home theater system. Watch a movie from the huge private DVD collection, sit by the fire or just listen to music from the internet or your own iPod. Of course the house has WiFi but there are also two internet connected TVs and three internet radios so your choices are unlimited. Free long distance calling to the US and Canada makes keeping in touch a breeze.
For your cooking enjoyment, the kitchen is big and bright and airy and is well equipped with tools and appliances. Enjoy a snack at the counter bar, eat breakfast in the beautifully bright eating nook as you contemplate the mountains through the large windows looking out onto the main garden. A Kuerig coffeemaker is provided for great coffee in an instant. For those must-do chores there is a commercial quality washer and dryer right beside the kitchen in the attached two car garage to keep it quiet and out of sight. For entertaining the dining room is only a few steps off the kitchen, overlooking the living room, and can seat 8-10 people.
The large master suite comes complete with kingsize bed, ensuite, walk-in closet, patio doors onto the patio and pool, fingertip pool/spa/firepit controls, flat screen TV with PVR, internet radio. Or enjoy the junior suite with queensize bed, ensuite, adjoining sitting room with twinsize leather sofabed, flat screen internet enabled TV with built in blu-ray player, internet radio and patio doors onto its' own private patio and garden with fruit trees and still more mountain views. The third bedroom is ready with twin beds, flatscreen TV with built-in DVD player and its' bathroom next door.
We'd like to invite you to this home. Come for the great location with privacy, security and perfect weather. Spend the days at a local event, golfing, shopping or just reading and tanning by the pool. Eat at great local restaurants, cook up a storm on the BBQ or visit with friends and family while cooking your favorite dinner meal. Sip a cool drink sitting in the shade and find faces in the Santa Rosa mountains. Relax, visit, rejuvenate, reunite, renew and most of all have fun. It is all here for you at Villa Carranza.
Come and enjoy this beautiful vacation home, we know you will want to return and make it your desert vacation home too
Left on 03/13/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Lou
We were apprehensive because The Cove can be iffy... but what a wonderful house in a quiet clean neighborhood close to wonderful hiking and biking trails, Old Town and the Village, and perfect privacy with south facing mountain views.
The house is well thought out and the hosting is thoughtful... from a well stocked DVD library to a fully stocked k-cup coffemaker.
We stayed for a few nights in July 2011, on a last minute booking. Jackie at the rental agency was very friendly and easy to work with. The home was very spacious and had great features, including a large pool and spa, a fire pit, great outdoor spaces, single touch controls for spa and firepit, fully outfitted kitchen, internet radio and Tv's, full library of movies for the kids...the list goes on and on. The home was very clean, and our family had a great stay.
Note...we have always stayed in Rancho Mirage during previous visits from the east coast. This was our first stay in La Quinta. La Quinta is a bit of a drive to the downtown Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage/El Paseo area. Most of the restaurants in LaQunita downtown area were closed for the summer. However, the home was worth the drive. Read more
Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed this beautiful home as much as we do. La Quinta is definitely a tranquil oasis. It is a little bit of jaunt to Palm Springs, but it's an ideal location for families who really want to decompress and unwind. Again, we greatly appreciate your feedback and hope to plan another desert vacation for you soon! Warmest regards, The McLean Company Rentals Team
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