We purchased a week in a two bedroom villa at this resort on the secondary market. Like another reviewer, we also arrived early but were treated well by the check-in staff. We requested a second floor unit with a view if possible. They took our phone number and we were in the unit by 3:00 (official check in is at 4:00). We were in the Jasmine section which is set aside from the rest of the vacation complex. Since we asked for a quiet setting, this suited us. We were a little surprised to see two doors to our unit, but found that we actually had a one bedroom unit with a full kitchen, living room, dining room and then a studio one bedroom unit with a connecting door. This was a little different than we expected, but worked OK for us. The studio unit had a fold out coach and could technically sleep four folks, but I do not think that this would be suitable for two couples (no privacy and the space is small). The other one bedroom unit was very spacious with a huge bathroom and soaking tub. There was lots of space on the balcony which we did not use since the weather was sunny but cool.
The kitchen was rather sparsely equipped. We own a condo that we rent on the Oregon Coast and for example we provide enough dishes and cutlery for 12. This unit just had service for six people. It also did not provide extras like cling wrap and foil. That is likely not a problem if you have traveled by car and can take extras, but we flew down from Washington.
On the plus size the unit was spacious, clean, of high standard of furniture, comfortable beds, a washer and dryer, decent size televisions, (but only one DVD player in the living area and none in the bedroom), and attractive decor. It was also very quiet. We did not hear our neighbors! This was a huge plus for me since I am very sensitive to noise. The pool was nearby and was not crowded (the weather was cool).
On the con side, the kitchen could have been better equipped and my husband complained about the shower. Our unit overlooked the golf course, but the front of the unit with no windows overlooked the mountains. I would have preferred the mountain view. People need to know that there is no maid service unless you pay extra. We actually prefer the privacy of no maid service and I don't mind keeping the place clean and tidy myself. However, others may need to factor in an additional cost if they want maid service.
Overall our experience was very positive. My husband and I felt very comfortable in this unit and there were tons of wonderful things to do in Palm Desert from the Living Desert (a must see) to the Joshua Tree National Park (also a must see). We will definitely come back and will consider renting again here.
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