Spanish colonial harbors a south-facing walled-in whirlpool/pool with three sitting areas and a backyard dining/outdoor living area surrounded by bougainvillea, fan palms, pomegranate and olive tree. [upgrade completed 3/1/16]
Remodeling completed 3/1: Travertine stone tile throughout the common areas, baths have granite vanities, double sink in master. King bed in master, queen in 2nd bedroom - both with memory foam mattresses (hey, I hate springs). The 3rd is a bedroom/study with a convertible couch (with a pillow top mattress pad).
Local service is there to attend to any issues but a key lock box is affixed to the right side of the garage near the cast iron gate entrance to the walled in front where the pool and whirlpool are. Key code given after booking.
Note a pool maintenance person will be twice a week in the early morning on Tuesdays and Fridays (should not disturb you) and I am available via cell phone 24/7.
Pool is not heated unless paid for at $50/day in cold months (Oct/Nov thru mid-April, although late Feb 2016 has been in the 90s so you never know). Plastic ware only out by pool. There is a skimmer in the garage if it gets windy and palm debris or whatever gets blown in the pool and its in between pool maintenance visits (again, Tues and Fri.).
Note that sprinkler comes on 5 days a week first thing in the morning and first thing at dusk. There is a cycle of 4 different areas that get watered sequentially, but nowhere it can get you wet.
Trash pick up is Fridays and different trucks come by for curb service for regular trash, recycle, and plant/compost. Please use the relevant trash can (each is labeled by the city of Palm Desert) located west of the drive way in its own alcove.
Fire: No candles in the house please (there are some inside that are purely decorative), but there are battery operated candles that flicker on the dining table and each bathroom (please turn off when not using). The gas fireplace - just turn the brass key to the left and ignite and then close the glass doors. Outside there is a firepit - the similar key/cut-off to turn on the gas is at grade level at the far NE post of the covered patio (your right if looking out from patio) - just turn to left again and hold lighter to colored glass in fire pit and it will ignite (there is a buried double ring) - adjust fire to desired level and please turn off when not sitting by it.
Grill: There is a nice propane Weber with utensils just off the covered porch - please do not move the grill. It is located where ti is so its exhaust will clear the covered patio. - just remove the lower panel and turn the gas on and then use the starter button to the right on the controls. Please remember to turn the propane tank itself off when done (turning the knobs off does not necessarily keep cut the propane off completely).
Kitchen is fully equipped, including a Keurig and basics such as a built-in microwave as well as a small flatscreen TV: no guide/DVR - just basic Time-Warner with a more basic remote. Just channel up and down. For ice/water out of the frig please tilt your glass/cup inwards into the lever as ice comes out fast and goes everywhere unless you have your cup pressed close to its discharge point.
All of the ceiling fans/lights have remotes that have this layout: 3 dots, 2 dots 1 dot, power symbol, sun symbol. Power on and then the last sun symbol just turns on the light while the dots are fan speed should you need that. They will all be set to just light on, because there is central Heat/AC of course.
HVAC/Thermostat control is next to the ADT security panel in the hallway to bedrooms - just arrow up and down to the temp that suits you.
Please do not hesitate to call me with any Qs, no matter how trivial you think it is.
In Logan Square since '00 (Chicago since '91) and in need of places to chill outside of the city - Sawyer, MI ("Harbor Country" in SW MI) and Palm Desert, CA (middle of the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area). Ideally I'd split the year in either (winter in the desert and summer near the lake), but that's when they are most rentable - so all yours folks. Have at it....