Sunday, November 19, 2017

Desert Getaway in Lake La Quinta

Escape to your own paradise in this 3-bedroom, 3 bath Lake La Quinta vacation rental home, which sleeps 6. It offers a salt-water, spill-over spa and pool, mountain views, lovely amenities and is in close proximity to restaurants, shopping and more.

THE PROPERTY
Come relax in the sun-soaked, south-facing backyard. Enjoy dipping in the newly refinished salt-water pool with spill-over spa, then sit by the fire pit and enjoy a delicious dinner al fresco grilled on the gas BBQ. The fully equipped and well-stocked kitchen will making cooking a breeze! The 3 bedrooms have en suite bathrooms for maximum privacy. The Desert Getaway accommodates 6 guests in 2,498 square feet of carefully appointed living space and is perfect for families, friends or couples. The home has wireless internet, cable TV, air conditioning and a washer & dryer.

The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining, with a large dining room table, nearby bar, 60" curved screen TV, comfy seating and gourmet kitchen. You will also find the front patio is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee while listening to the fountain and watching the hummingbirds.
At the end of the day, sink into the soaking tub in the master bedroom, enjoy time in the spa with direct access from the bedroom, or watch a movie on the 55" flat screen TV from the king bed.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD
You might never want to leave this beautiful home and yard, but if you do, you can stroll the quiet streets of the Lake La Quinta neighborhood and take in the mountain or lake views. The beautifully landscaped community includes a tennis court, 7-acre lake, common-area pool and the Melange Restaurant at the Le Chateau at Lake La Quinta.




THE LOCATION
The gated/guarded Lake La Quinta community is quiet, and yet so close to shopping, restaurants & theaters. 3 blocks away are the new Century Theaters, Lowe's, Target, TJ Maxx, SteinMart, In-N-Out, Aldi Market and Trader Joe's. Across Highway 111 is Hobby Lobby, Kohl's, Sprouts, Stater Bros. and more.
We are only 5 miles from the Cochella Empire Polo Grounds (home to the Cochella Valley Music Festival & Stagecoach Festival), and 2 miles from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. You will love the many restaurants near the home as well as nearby in lovely Old Town La Quinta.

Our normal nightly prices range from $190-$400. Our "family and friends" price is $50 per adult, per night. There is also a cleaning fee of $175 that is paid directly to the cleaning service. Let me know if you are interested in staying here.





Enjoy a dip or swim in the salt-water spa or pool




Entertaining is a delight!










The table is set for your Christmaas dinner!

Just bring your gifts!



This room now has a dresser



There is direct access from the master bedroom to the pool & spa



The walk-in closet is right off the master bathroom



Notice the separate toilet area



Guest bedroom #1

Guest #1 Bathroom











 Please email me at: gretchen@stevenshouse.net for availability and prices.

House Rules
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed-This is a VERY quiet neighborhood!
  • No Pets
  • Non smoking only
  • Noise or neighbor-disturbance complaints will be charged $150 per call. 
  • 10% bed tax will be charged on stays 1-30 days in length. No tax over 31 days.

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  • Amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Garage  - 2 car
    • Hair Dryer
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Iron & Board
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room - includes full bar, large dining table & tile floors
    • Parking - cars must be parked inside the garage at night
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided
    • Washing Machine & dryer 
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     Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee Maker-K cup, waffle iron, crock pot, rice cooker
  • Pots & pans, knives, measuring spoons & cups, mixer
  • Dishwasher 
  • Kitchen Utensils, baking, silverware, plasticware, platters, trays
  • Microwave 
  • Pantry Items including spices, some condiments, paper goods
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove-gas
  • Toaster
  • Double Oven
Bathrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, tub,  shower, double sink, soaking tub, separate toilet & walk-in closet 
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet, shower, large shower 
  • Guest/Office Bathroom - toilet, shower,  single sink, beautifully decorated 
Bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 55" flat screen TV, door to pool/spa, soaking tub, walk-in closet 
  • Guest Room #2/Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon, private bath and walk-in closet
  • Guest Bedroom #1 - 1 queen, flat screen TV with private bath & walk-in closet 
Entertainment
  • DVD Player
  • Games - pool toys, puzzles
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Televisions - 60" curved screen, 55" flat screen, 29" flat screen
 Outdoors
  • Deck / Patio - seating for 8+ and outdoor grill -built in gas barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden  - front patio is perfect for breakfast
  • Tennis court & pool in common area
     
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Monday, January 4, 2016

A Birthday Letter to Daddy on His 92nd Birthday

 
On the Occasion of Your 92nd Birthday



Daddy,


Did you know… that one of my fondest & earliest memories is  watching you blow bubbles for us when you shaved?



Did you know…how much I loved having college kids & Ed and Joyce Martin live above our garage?



Did you know…how much I appreciate the way you worked hard to support all “your girls”?



Did you know…How much I enjoyed going “along for the ride” when you would take a college girl back to her dorm at Biola or Whittier college?



Did you know…that having the King’s Heirs meet at our home had a huge &  positive influence on my life?



Did you know…I loved watching you study the Bible for the various classes & Bible studies you taught?



Did you know…I was always proud to be your little #3 Girl?



Did you know…I enjoyed taking turns being the map holder/navigator on our family camping vacations?



Did you know…I like the way you clear your throat and speak Spanish?



Did you know…I loved hearing your stories of your latest witnessing experiences at the dinner table?

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Did you know…I learned a lot at our family dinners: talking about politics, the Lord, American history & other topics we were learning at school?



Did you know…I am grateful for the lovely trip you, Mom and I took to British Columbia, Oregon & Washington when I was 17?



Did you know…I was amazed that you figured within a half-hour how long it would take us to drive from the border of Oregon to the Church of the Open Door in LA (all in one day!)?



Did you know…that your love & affection for Mom and God was the basis of my security and comfort?



Did you know…how amazed I am that you have been talking about  & studying Creation vs. Evolution before anyone we know?



Did you know…what a great example you are to me to “keep learning” no matter how old you are?



Did you know…that your approval of my career paths & husband mean so much to me?

Did  you know...that I have enjoyed being your "Cochlear Buddy"?



Did you know…that your love for missions, the Great Commission and generous giving have been passed on to me by example?



Did you know…I could fill many more pages, but will stop here?



Did you know…I love you more than you will ever know?!



Did you know…I am still proud to be your 60-year-old #3 Girl?



Happy 92nd Birthday Daddy! I love you so much !!

          Grammy and Poppa with our youngest grandchild, Rose Stevens
             Mom and Dad's 50th Anniversary

      Our family before Luanne's wedding in April, 1969.

                      Me with the mumps

 We both have cochlear implants (in 2010). 
I got another one in 2011.


A family photo with our first grandchild, Lee Stevens
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Few Pictures from Jerry's Graveside & Memorial Services

 Daddy talking with Paul White, the 6th generation from 
White-Emerson Mortuary. Great guy!
 Jeff, Kirk, Ed, Philip, Bob Taylor & John Weber carrying 
the casket from the hearse
 Jerry's flag-draped coffin next to Helen's grave on our
 left (with roses from Heather & Jeff)

David Cox was the emcee & did a wonderful job!
Kirk is sharing here.
 Our wonderful kids!
 Saying good-bye to Jerry
 "Love you, Mom"
 Heather & Jeff afterwards at Marie Callendar's
 Love this guy!
 Our flowers to honor Jerry at yesterday's memorial service
 The folding of the flag to honor Jerry's service for our nation
 Philip did a beautiful job reading my talk, Heather & Jeff's talk & 
then speaking on behalf of he & Abby.
 Kirk was funny, touching & brave as he shared about his dear dad.
 Two proud grandmas with sweet little Rose (8.5 months old)
 My dear son...and his dear daughter! (Lee was still napping)
This picture of Philip & Abby's wedding was handed to us from the memorabilia 
on the tables, just as we took this picture.
We wanted the service to honor the Lord & Jerry, and we believe it did. Praise God!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gerald (Jerry) L. Stevens 12/13/20-9/29/14

Here are a few pictures from the life of Jerry Stevens


 
Jerry was an accomplished gymnast in high school and at UCLA. He married the love of his life in 1942.
 Army Air Force Aerobatics and Flight Instructor

Thorough Optometrist for 38 years









Doting and generous Grandpa
 Loved by his grand kids
 Adoring Great Grandpa to Rose (Jan. 16, 2014)
 Lover of God's Word
 Gentle Soul and Dad
 Great Grandpa at the age of 90! Here is Gerald Lee reading to Lee Gerald.
 Gracious Father-in-Law and Friend. We will miss you!