Vacation Rentals for Horses??? The Luxury Lease real estate business is HUGE here in the Coachella Valley. The Equestrian business is HUGE here in the Coachella Valley. Why not merge the two?? Well, some great entrepreneurs have captured the idea and are moving into the market. Much of our equestrian business is seasonal; horse owners haul their horses into the Valley, compete, and haul them out again. That means road trips for the horses! Looking for horse property help, give me a call at 760-285-3578. [Read more…]
Equestrian or Coachella Music Festival Lease Property: Not on market yet! Not quite ready to list, but YOU can get in and view this incredible Equestrian Estate in Coachella, California. Located in the “Target Area” for Luxury Leasing properties for the world famous Music Festival, with the double appeal of one of the ONLY Luxury Equestrian properties available. Jackson St. is unquestionably one of the most desirable areas for either of these uses. Lined with Equestrian Properties, yet a short drive to the world famous Polo Grounds, and approx. 15 minutes to the HITS show grounds. [Read more…]
Golf Course Community or not?? The Coachella Valley has plenty of options for people that love to golf..something like 120 courses? We also offer many non-golf course choices, some with clubhouses and other amenities, and some without. There are several things to consider in your home buying “must haves”, before you commit to one or the other. Many owners here in the Desert cities of the Coachella Valley, only actually reside in their homes during our perfect winter months. Some people stay the entire season, some just a month or so, some only on weekends. Are you looking for a golf get away, or just some amenities? Built in social scene, or more a person that likes to gt out and mingle at some of the local ‘things to do” in each City, such as The City of La Quinta. [Read more…]
Top Rated Luxury Lease spots in the Desert: Now that the Festival season is winding down, it’s time to take a breath, and do a round up of our Top Rated Luxury Lease Spots in the Desert. Everybody has their favorite desert city, and within that City is their favorite place to spend the weekend. Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage are sought out by people that love the look of Modern Architecture and feel. Other visitors wouldn’t stay anywhere but the more open La Quinta area, while other visitors prefer the central City of Indian Wells. There are many Luxury Lease opportunities in our beautiful desert. To buy or sell your desert resort home, give local Realtor, Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578. [Read more…]
Green is the new, well not so new, buzzword when it comes to buying or remodeling your home. Here in the desert cities, we have a shortage of standing inventory in many sectors. That situation has spurred homeowners to hit the Remodeling Track with gusto. The environment is becoming more and more important to most home buyers, and Locals are extremely aware of our fragile desert ecosystem, creating a huge new understanding of Green, and how important it is. How lucky we are to have educational venues such as South Palm Deserts’ spectacularly popular, Living Desert, where you can experience first hand that delicate balance. When it comes to flooring in your new home, there are a variety of Green choices. For local desert property information, give Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578. [Read more…]
In 1921, Walter Morgan, a wealthy San Franciscan aristocrat, purchased 1,400 acres in the Coachella Valley, to create a secluded retreat where guests could “take in the sun” and be pampered in seclusion. Not much has changed since then. For instance, the Valley boasts almost 125 golf courses and the La Quinta Resort and Spa retains the charm of the Deserts’ Spanish-style, featuring a 23,000-square-foot spa, all awash in the fragrances of citrus trees and over 700,000 flowers. Kim Kelly, professional Realtor for over 18 years, is qualified to tell you about the luxury destinations of the Valley. Kim can be reached at (760) 285-3578. [Read more…]
Our Eastern Valley Coachella Paradise: The beautiful, open, peaceful Eastern Coachella Valley is experiencing a renaissance. I am showing and selling Homes, Homes on small land parcels, homes on larger parcels, working Farms, and Vacant Land Parcels in our Eastern Cities. Indio, Coachella, Thermal, and Vista Santa Rosa are not new to us lucky Locals, but they are just being discovered by visitors, vacationers, Equestrians, and farmers ans developers. If you want to get in on the Eastern Coachella Valley explosion, either as a buyer or seller, give me a call at 760-285-3578. [Read more…]
Just Listed in La Quinta; la Quinta is the Coachella Valleys most Easterly City, and also the youngest. That means more bang for your real estate buck. La Quinta offers multiple things to do for both year rounders or vacationers. The La Quinta Art Festival is one event that you wont want to miss. Any time great real estate opportunities present themselves in La Quinta, they don’t sit long, so check out these two new listings. If you’re thinking about buying in La Quinta, give me a call at 760-285-3578. [Read more…]
Vista Santa Rosa; Eastern Coachella Valley. When people come to our beautiful Coachella Valley, most of them know the Desert cities named Palm Springs, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Cat City, Indio, and some even know about Thermal and Coachella in our East Valley. Vista Santa Rosa, an unincorporated area of approx. 20 sq. miles in size, is a special part of our Eastern Coachella Valley, and it is a rare occurrence that visitors know anything at all about the unincorporated Policy Area called Vista Santa Rosa.
The VSR (Vista Santa Rosa), community was recognized by the County Board of Supervisors in 2001. Community boundaries extend from Avenue 50 on the North, Monroe on the West, Harrison St. on the East, and Avenue 66 on the South. VSR is adjacent to the Cities of Thermal, Coachella, Indio and La Quinta. It is also connected via trails to Lake Cahuilla, and Torres-Martinez Tribal Lands. The area is an important producer of Date crops, and Rural Residential ad uses are prevalent, with an emphasis on Equestrian Lifestyles. (Courtesy of Co. of Riverside General Plan)
Within the Vista Santa Rosa Policy Area, the minimum Lot size in the Agricultural designation is 5 acres with 2 dwelling units/Acre, and 5 horses/acre. The Community Development Overlay area allows for conversion of farm land to other uses, with an overal density range within this overlay area of 1-3 dwelling units/acre. It is an incredibly beautiful part of our Coachella Valley, which will remain largely Equestrian and Ag, with thoughtfully approved areas of larger density developments. It is also attracting buyers! Here are examples of some of the land/Equestrian Listings available today:
- Organic Date Farm grounds: Approx. $800,000 for 20 Acres to approx. $23 million for 1,483 Acres
- Vista Santa Rosa Land Parcels: Range from approx. $32,000/acre for raw land to approx. $110,000/acre for farm land nearer to La Quinta.
- Equestrian Homes: Hard to find! Take the tour of 51600 Jackson St. below. $1,649,000 this 5 acre farm has a custom home and guest quarters. Fixers can be found for approx. $500,000 on an acre of land to a custom estate on 20 Acres, listed at $5,9 million!
Is Indio, California the next “hub” of the Coachella Valley? It certainly feels like it may be! When I first came to Indio, in the mid 1980’s, the jingle for the city went something like “It’s the hub-bub of the valley…it’s Indio, Indio, In-D-O” That about knocked us down because the only people that even knew where Indio was, were the Polo Players, or locals. The City of Festivals, Indio, offers some of the best remaining Land Values in the Coachella Valley. Because Land is still relatively cheap, Equestrian Estates, and Residential options are also less pricey than in the central and Western Valley cities. [Read more…]