Ring in the New Year with Five Star Vacation Rentals

Usher out 2020 in style by booking your stay at a Five Star Vacation Rental. Share your New Year’s resolutions with your family and host your own private countdown with streamers and the bubbly beverages of your choice. Join us in resolving that 2021 will be a great year full of new opportunities and great hope. And what better way to do this than to ring in the New Year with Five Star Vacation Rentals?

Our year end bookings are filling fast, but if you hurry, you can still reserve one of our luxury properties in Big Bear or La Quinta. Here are a couple of properties that are still available as we write this:

In Big Bear, our Cabin 9, 4 Bedroom Summit is a great choice for skiers. Grab your skis, and you’ll be at the slopes in under 5 minutes. And with its 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, there’s room for 11 guests to enjoy its comfort. When you’re not on the slopes, you can relax in front of the fireplace, lounge in the master bath’s jacuzzi tub, or play some family games with the pool and foosball tables. You’ll love the luxury feel of the granite counters throughout, and the hot tub will help soothe any aches or pains from your day on the slopes. Check out more photos and details or book online at this link.

Golfers love how close our La Quinta properties are located to the local courses. There are a wealth of golfing opportunities in La Quinta and our PGA112 overlooks the 8th hole of the Nicklaus Private course. You’ll enjoy your own private pool and spa, and it sits adjacent to a seldom-used community pool you can take advantage of as well. Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom, and the guest bedrooms are equipped with 58″ 4K televisions. The fire pit out back will be a favorite place to assemble after dinner to feel the breezes start to cool and enjoy some warm conversations with your family. Be sure to check out the cupboard full of games to enjoy some cards or a board game before bedtime. You can book your stay online and see more photos at this link.

Your next getaway can start by viewing all of our Big Bear vacation rental cabins and luxury estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect holiday getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

 

Plan a Desert Getaway

We know Southern California never really gets extremely cold. But for many of us natives, those mornings when the temps dip below 50 can cause us to shiver a bit. We understand all the Minnesota transplants laugh at such folly, but reality is what we make of it. When we’re not specifically seeking out cold weather for skiing, we prefer to keep warm.

And that leads us to the great delight we have in our Southern California winters to spend more time on the golf course or relaxing by the pool at one of our La Quinta luxury properties.

Located a short drive from Palm Springs, La Quinta offers some great options for a winter getaway with weather that will keep you enjoying the outdoors. The golfers in your group will be thrilled with their options.  There are 24 courses in La Quinta with another 76 within 20 miles. It may well be the center of the golfing universe with more options for golfers than any place else. Dozens of the courses are public or municipal courses with no membership required.

A short drive away is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The ten minute trip takes you over the cliffs of Chino Canyon in a rotating gondola giving you amazing 360 degree views. It’s a great adventure up a 2.5 cable ride to the pristine wonder of Mt. San Jacinto State Park at the 8500 foot elevation where you’ll find restaurants, a gift shop, observation decks, a natural history museum, and over 50 miles of hiking trails.

Military aircraft buffs will want to plan a trip to the Palm Springs Air Museum. While most exhibits are temporarily closed, the museum is still offering their hugely popular Warbird Ride program that lets you book a seat for a thrilling ride in a historic warbird. Their retail store remains open as well with many items and displays you can buy to take home with you. And if you plan your visit accordingly, you can get reservations for the F-117 Experience where you’ll get a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close to view this amazing aircraft with your visit led by former pilots and engineers behind the development of the program.

View all of our La Quinta properties at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your next vacation or getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo Vallarta and Big Bear.

Plan a November Golf Getaway to La Quinta

This time of year we start seeing an increase in activity with our Big Bear cabins. This usually coincides with the first real snowfall of the season. But we don’t want to neglect our guests who enjoy some of the other great activities available in Southern California, so we’re highlighting this week some great options to plan a November Golf getaway to La Quinta.

November usually offers perfect weather for golfing with lows in the 50s, highs in the 70s, and virtually no rain days. Couple this with La Quinta’s collection of truly world-class golf courses and you’re set for a golf getaway that will be everything you want. And we’re ready with some amazingly luxurious options to help enhance your stay.

PGA107 CourtyardWhile we always hesitate to favor any of our properties over any other, we have to admit that PGA107 always has us smiling with a bit more spring in our step. We’re not sure if it’s the deck for our morning coffee off the private upstairs bedroom overlooking the small adjacent lake, the seating areas in the open courtyard, or the arched doorways and windows that remind us of something from old Hollywood. But whatever it is, we really love this place, and we’re sure you’ll feel the same. It’s spread out over 4600 square feet and with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. When you’re not out on one of the nearby golf courses, you can relax in your own private salt water pool and spa with the soothing sounds of their waterfall in the background. There’s plenty of grassy areas and room to spread out here. Check out more photos and details, or book online at this link.

PGA122 is another of our desert gems, and it’s located on the 6th fairway of the PGA West Weiskopf Private Course. There are built in TVs throughout the house with Travertine flooring and dark Italian granite in the kitchen. There’s plenty of outdoor seating to take in the mountain and fairway views when you’re not enjoying the Pebble Tech pool and spa with their adjacent waterfall. There’s room for 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Find more photos and details or book online at this link.

You can book your stay online or view all of our La Quinta properties at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your next vacation or getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo Vallarta and Big Bear.

 

 

 

Plan a Golf Getaway to La Quinta

Golfers can be a passionate group. They’ll both plan golf getaways months in advance and constantly keep their clubs at the ready to stop by the driving range or play a quick 9 holes on the fly. It’s a game that embodies so many things many of us love: the outdoors, relaxing time with friends, and a competitive pursuit. And we’ve got some great properties to help you plan a golf getaway to La Quinta.

La Quinta has emerged as something of a mecca for golfers. There are some amazing world-class courses and we have lots of choices overlooking some of these courses. And with the holidays rapidly approaching, this is a great time to plan a family holiday getaway with a generous amount of golfing thrown in.

Here are just a couple of examples of luxury estates to choose from to plan a golf getaway to La Quinta:

Our PGA121 is the 4 Bedroom Private PGA West Pool Retreat. This beautiful luxury estate features 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths with room for up to 10 guests spread out over a huge 4600 square foot floor plan. You’ll enjoy your own private pool overlooking the 2nd fairway of the PGA West Greg Norman course. The private casita is a great feature that adds an extra layer of privacy for your family get together. When you’re not relaxing in your own private pool, you can ease away any soreness from your day on the links by soaking in the oversize tub. See more photos and book online at this link.

PGA111 is our Beautiful Norman Estates at PGA West.  Overlooking the 10th tee of the Greg Norman Golf Course, this 3400 square foot estate had 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with room for 10 guests. Imagine your Thanksgiving day enjoying some locally catered turkey and fixins while watching the games and festivities on the massive 75″ TV. You’ll positively love taking in the view of the adjacent golf course while relaxing by the salt water pool with its tanning shelf, waterfalls, and spa. Book online and see more photos and details at this link.

If you’re not able to find the dates you want with either of these great properties, don’t despair. We have a dozen vacation rentals in La Quinta to chose from, and we’ll help you create a getaway your family will long remember and want to repeat. You can book your stay online or view all of our La Quinta properties at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your next vacation or getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo Vallarta and Big Bear.

Get Some Turf Under Your Feet With a Golf Vacation

You’ve been cooped up for months. The highlight of the family’s week has been a trip to the grocery store just to remember what it feels like to be outside again. You’re really ready to spend time outside again. A lot of time. And we’ve got a great idea. How about pack the clubs and plan a golf getaway?

Our most popular golf destination is La Quinta. We have over a dozen luxury properties with fairway views. And if you’re at all familiar with the area, you’ll know La Quinta is home to some of the best golf courses found anywhere in the world. Several of the more popular ones are open to the public with no membership requirements. Each luxury property features a private pool, so your time off the links will be as relaxing as your time playing. In addition to golf, there’s plenty of other activities locally or just a quick drive away in Palm Springs. You can enjoy great shopping, theaters, and some of the finest food in all of California.

But Southern California also has a hidden gem for golfers in Big Bear. During the off season, the Bear Mountain Ski Resort converts to a beautiful 9 hole golf course. You’ll enjoy an invigorating time playing in the 7000 foot alpine setting against the backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountains. The course features a full-service pro shop, a practice area, and a 300 yard driving range. You’ll want to book your tee time in advance at this link, and we’ll be happy to help you locate a great Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate nearby to relax in when you’re not out golfing.

You can book your stay online or view all of our La Quinta properties at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your next vacation or getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo Vallarta and Big Bear.

How Are Those New Year’s Resolutions Doing?

We hope you had a great holiday season. We sure did. We decided not to make any overly optimistic resolutions this year to avoid the disappointment of failing at them too quickly. So far we’re doing okay. We hope you are too. We know our local gym is doing great with its full parking lot, and we wish all those ambitious people the best. We’ll settle for a few more brisk walks, a few less chocolate sundaes, and a lot more quality time with the family.

Happy family sitting in the carThat last one sure can be elusive, can’t it? No sooner have we put away the holiday decorations than we find ourselves running headlong into new after school activities, playing catch up at work, and generally struggling to make sure we all find the dinner table at about the same time even a few nights.

One thing our family enjoys is the time we set aside for vacations and getaways. Even when we slack a bit on quality family time, our getaways are a time we dedicate to each other and creating fresh memories together. And at Five Star Vacation Rentals, that’s the fun we hope to help families find.

ViewIf you want to try something really exotic, how about planning a family getaway to the white sandy beaches in Nuevo Vallarta? January and February usually have some of the best weather of the year with less rainfall and temperatures  hovering in the 70s and 80s. We have over a dozen luxury condos on the beach to choose from, and you’ll enjoy the full resort experience. There are world-class restaurants on site. The shops and great local restaurants are a short cab ride away in Puerto Vallarta. How long has it been since you had fresh lobster while watching the surf? Probably too long.

There are flights daily out of LAX to Nuevo Vallarta, and the resort is a quick caba ride away from the airport. Bring your clubs to enjoy some of the great golfing nearby, and plan on some day trips into Puerto Vallarta for the great selection of gifts and artwork by local artisans. And did we mention the lobster?

Our goal is always to create a pampered feeling that will enhance your stay with us. Check out our Nuevo Vallarta beach condos at this link, or give us a call at 310-780-3411. Check out our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link. And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

 

Have Some Fun in La Quinta

Over the past several years we’ve built up an impressive presence in La Quinta, just a short drive away from Palm Desert and Palm Springs. Our properties are mostly on the world-class golf courses found in the La Quinta area, but there are lots of great attractions in the area off the links as well. If you’re not a golfer, you can still have a great time. Here are a few activities we’ve heard good things about.

Jeep ToursNative Californians will likely be keenly interested in learning more about the San Andreas fault. It’s something that’s jolted many of us awake at night, and it runs directly through Palm Desert adjacent to La Quinta. Desert Adventures is offering a fascinating San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour from Palm Desert that takes you along the fault where you’ll learn amazing insights about its geology and history. See an oasis on the fault that’s fed by an underwater spring, and visit a Native American site to learn about early inhabitants of the area. They also offer sunset and stargazing tours after dark. Check out their website for more details and to book your trip: https://red-jeep.com/tours/san-andreas-fault-jeep-tours/

Palm Desert Downhill BikingAnother great way to get up close and personal with the beautiful surroundings in the desert is with the Earthquake Canyon Express Downhill Bike Adventure. As the name implies, this is a mostly downhill ride. They supply the bicycles and your tour takes you through a protected wilderness zone running along the San Andreas Fault, to areas inaccessible by traditional tour vehicle. Along the way, you’ll snap photos of the Salton Sea, Mt. San Jacinto, the All-American Canal, and the eastern Coachella Valley. The 20-mile (32-km), paved route is mostly downhill with no cross roads, no turns, and very little traffic, making this a fun and scenic adventure suitable for all ages. More info at this link.

Camel ConnectionEveryone in the family will enjoy a visit to Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. You can feed a giraffe, meet a camel, and watch some butterflies flutter by. Pay a visit to the petting zoo, or spend some time with one of the zookeepers learning more about the animals and their natural surroundings. You’ll delight in the massive G-Scale model railway, and see how the zoo is helping injured and displaced animals mend in their hospital. The zoo has been a fixture in the Palm Springs area for 50 years, and it’s a great way to spend the day. Visit their site for more details at this link.

You can book your stay online or view all of our La Quinta properties at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your next vacation or getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo Vallarta and Big Bear.

Plan a Trip To The Desert

Is your family looking for a relaxing getaway that can check off the boxes for your favorite activities while returning every evening to a luxury home? We encourage you to check out our great selection of luxury estates in La Quinta. These estates are mostly located right on the fairways of world-class golf courses. And nearby Palm Springs offers access to a full range of shopping and entertainment venues. Here’s a sampling of the activities you can enjoy during your visit:

Old Town La QuintaOld Town La Quinta is a popular destination with its great selection of shops, restaurants, bars and specialty vendors. They also host seasonal events like art shows, a farmer’s market, holiday brunches, and outdoor concerts. These popular locales are something most want to include in their La Quinta visit. Visit their website at this link for more info.

If you family delights in learning more about the history behind the places you visit, the La Quinta Museum is a popular choice. You’ll find the rich history of the area including a diorama of a Cahuilla Indian village and another depicting native animals. There’s a constant rotation of themes of local interest including a Route 66 exhibit opening in mid June. You can check out their hours and current exhibits at this link.

Palm Springs TramwayA short drive away is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. This is a great day trip for the entire family. The ride up the tram offers amazing views of the rugged terrain of the local mountains. And the cool crisp air at the top of the tram offers an amazing contrast to the typically much hotter feeling in the desert below. Once you reach the top, there are guided nature walks and the Peaks restaurant offers fine dining and unbelievable views of the desert below.

Be sure to check out all our properties in La Quinta.  You can book online or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you find the right property to meet your specific requests. We can accommodate both big and small groups, so feel free to call us for ideas on how to plan your perfect getaway. And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Big BearNuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark City, and Southern California Beaches.

Enjoy a Desert Getaway This Winter

The Big Bear ski season is in full swing, and we’re running near capacity most weekends. We’ve still got lots of availability during the week, however, and that’s a great option for people who can arrange their schedules around it. The slopes are definitely less crowded, and many of our properties have lower weekday rates. Check out our Big Bear properties at this link.

But if your family is in the mood for something completely different, we recommend you take a look at our amazing La Quinta vacation rentals in the desert near Palm Springs. The desert is perfectly delightful this time of year, and the golfing is great. Take a look at a couple of our luxury options for your enjoyment:

PGA107Our PGA107 is a great example of the type of quality and luxury we have available. This one always reminds us of a Hollywood mansion from the 1940’s. It has soaring open beam ceilings and arched doorways over custom flooring. The salt water pool and spa are perched overlooking a water feature on the Greg Norman course. It has a private upstairs bedroom with its own private deck for quiet mornings or evenings relaxing in the sun. The floor plan is spread out over 4600 square feet with room for 12 guests in its 5 bedroom 5.5  baths. Add in the chef’s kitchen with granite counters, and you’ll soon see why this one is so popular. Check out more photos and details or book online at this link.

PGA102The view will keep you captivated at PGA102. Its southern exposure stretches across the Greg Norman course to the stunning Santa Rosa mountains beyond. There’s room for 10 guests in its 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. You’ll enjoy cool evenings in relaxing in the pool and spa as you watch the colors of the sunset play across the sky. The private casita makes this one perfect for larger groups or multiple families to share. Check out more photos and book online at this link.

You can book your stay online or view all of our La Quinta properties at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your next vacation or getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and Big Bear.

Fall Fun in La Quinta

La Quinta is located about a two hour drive east of Los Angeles and offers some of the best Fall fun in all of Southern California. Long a luxury destination for the rich and famous, La Quinta now has great options for families looking for an entirely new way to enjoy some time away. And with Five Star Vacation Rentals, you can be sure your getaway will be full of luxury and pampering. We’ve compiled a few fun events to keep you occupied during your next visit.

Group Of Golfers Walking Along Fairway Carrying Golf BagsGolfing is one of the most popular activities in La Quinta, and most of our properties sit right on the fairway of some of these courses. With a little advance planning, you can book a tee time at one of the many nearby courses, and enjoy a full day on the links.  There is a great selection of world-class courses in the La Quinta area designed by pros like Nicklaus, Weiskopf, Norman, and Palmer. Choose one of our properties that sits on the fairway, and your golf excursion will be complete. Check out available tee times and book your tee time online at this link. 

Do you love a mystery? We sure do. A short drive away in Rancho Mirage, you’ll find a brand new activity that is sure to have your entire family smiling. Escape Games at the River is an interactive adventure for families and small groups to participate in solving a mystery. You’ll be taken to a room where clues will unfold according to the mystery you choose. Work out the solution within the time deadline, and you may end up inheriting great wealth, escaping a pharaoh’s curse, or rescuing a fortune teller trapped in the netherworld. It’s more fun than you can imagine. The games carry a variety of difficulty levels, so even the kids can get involved.  Check out more details at this link.

You can book your stay online or view all of our La Quinta properties at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your next vacation or getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and Big Bear.