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Extraordinary 1940's Spanish home-4 bed/4 bath

Entire house hosted by Louisa
8 guestsStudio5 beds4 baths
Entire home
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Hacienda Serena represents a beautiful and sensitive renovation of a 1940's period hacienda down to the smallest details. The huge mature trees featured in the native desert landscaping are just one of the highlights of this property.

The space
Enter through the gates to an enchanting courtyard with fountain, wide veranda, and hanging antique lanterns.

Through the front door you will find soaring beamed ceilings enhanced by restored vintage light fixtures and custom wrought iron grill work.

The gourmet kitchen features colbalt blue-finished Viking appliances, with wet bar, complimentary tile back splashes, and rough-cut limestone counter tops.

This 4 bedroom 4 bath home sleeps 8 comfortably with a queen-size hide-a-bed sofa available in addition to the all new California king-size master bed, queen sized guest room, 2 twin bed room and a queen sized bed in the casita.

The home features new flat screen televisions in the family room, casita, and each of the bedrooms along with updated WIFI capabilities throughout the property. Each of the 4 bathrooms features the same attention to detail with the use of the same tile work, antique cabinetry, and restored or custom lighting.

In the private back yard, flag stone and concrete decking ties the pebble-tech salt water swimming pool and spa to the fire pit, outside dining area, and separate casita to the completely renovated landscaping. The pool can be heated for an additional charge. The hot tub is included in the rental.

Truly a a casually elegant and intimate living experience.

The property is located within 5 minutes of up-scale shopping at famous El Paseo Drive along with other major shopping and entertainment centers and museums. Other popular attractions include The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Sunnylands (the Annenberg estate), numerous hiking and biking trails, golf, the Children's Discovery Museum, The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home of the annual BNP Barabas International tennis tournament, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

The property is centrally located to all events in the Coachella Valley such as the Palm Springs Film Festival, the Stagecoach and Coachella Music Festivals, the Humana/ Bob Hope Golf tournament, and many others.
Rancho Mirage Permit #1576

Other things to note
All renters must complete and sign our rental agreement prior to gaining access to the houseVACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT:
This Vacation Rental Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into as of the __th day of ____, 2018 by and between Chris Veitch (“Owner”) and _________________ the individual identified as Renter on the signature page of this Agreement
(“Renter”).

RECITALS

Owner is the owner of that certain property commonly known as Hacienda Serina
Rancho Mirage Ca. 92270 (the “Property”).

Owner rents the Property out for short-term vacation rentals and Owner desires to rent the Property to Renter and Renter desires to rent the Property from Owner as a short-term vacation rental pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.

AGREEMENT

Based upon the mutual promises and covenants hereinafter set forth, Owner and Renter hereby agree as follows:
1. Term. Renter shall be permitted to occupy the Property from 3:00 pm on __________, 2018 until 10:00 am on _________, 2018 (the “Rental Period).
2. Leased Property /Rules and Regulations.
a. Owner agrees to lease to Renter the Property for use as a vacation rental only. The Property may not be used for the purpose of carrying on any business, profession or trade of any kind or for the purpose other than as a private single-family vacation rental.
b. The number of individuals in the Property (individuals sleeping in the home or guests invited to the Property) at any time may not exceed eight (8) without the prior written consent by Owner, which may be withheld in its sole discretion. No parties with invited guests shall be held in the Property. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in a fine of $2,000.

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c. Renter acknowledges and agrees that the Property has been designated as a smoke-free living environment and that Renter and members of Renter’s household or invited guests will not smoke anywhere in or on the Property. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in a fine of $1,000.

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d. Renter acknowledges and agrees that the Property has been designated as a pet-free living environment. Pets may not be brought on the Property at any time. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in a fine of $1,000.

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e. Renter acknowledges and agrees that it is the responsibility of Renter to supervise children at all times.
f. Renter will promptly notify Owner of any damage, or of any situation that may significantly interfere with the normal use of the Property or to any furnishings supplied by Owner. The Airbnb Rental damage Protection deposit will cover any damage up to $3,000.00. Renter agrees that any damage in excess of the above amount will be charged to Renter’s credit card.

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g. Renter will not make (or allow to be made) any noise or nuisance that disturbs the comfort or convenience of the Property’s neighbors. Renter acknowledges and agrees that the City of Rancho Mirage has strict noise restrictions for which they issue fines. The city of Rancho Mirage has a curfew and does not allow any outside noise after 10:00 PM and does not permit the use of any amplified sound outside the house or at a volume audible outside the house at any time.. Renter agrees that for any reason the city issues a citation to the homeowner for a noise complaint caused by renters whether homeowner responds or not, renter is agreeing for home owner to charge renters credit card for $1000. If a citation is written directly to the renter, renter agrees pay the fine to the city of Rancho Mirage. If homeowner needs to hire an attorney to collect the citation fine, renter is agreeing to cover all homeowners attorney fees in regards to this matter.

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h. Garbage Collection: Two (2) 32 gallon trash containers and two (2) 32 gallon recycle containers are provided. If you have garbage in excess of this you will need to take it to the Palm Springs dump or recycle station (directions and location are provided in the house manual). If there is garbage left in excess of the four (4) containers you will be charged a $50.00 fee for its removal. This is in consideration of the arrival of the next rental guests.

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i. Renter agrees to keep the Property reasonably clean and in condition substantially similar to that at the commencement of the Rental Period.

j. Renter will not engage in any illegal trade or activity on or about the Property and will not possess drugs on or about the Property.

k. The City of Rancho Mirage requires that Renter is 30 years of age or older. A copy of the primary Renter’s Driver's License or Passport must be emailed to Owner so they can keep it on file. Renter hereby acknowledges and represents that Renter is at least 30 years of age as of the date of this Agreement.

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l. Renter acknowledges and agrees to pay the following fines if any of the following items are lost or removed from the Property: (i) lost keys ($250 fine); (ii) and lost TV remotes ($500 fine).
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m. Renter further agrees that Renter, and any guests or invitees of Renter, shall at all times comply with all federal, state, county and local laws, rules, and regulations, including, but not limited to, the City of Rancho Mirage Vacation Rental Ordinance, while at the Property.

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3. Entry to the Property. A lock box has been placed outside the property with the keys for the house. The location, along with complete entry instructions, will be sent to Renter separately once this Rental Agreement has been fully executed, returned, and accepted by Owner. Failure to return the key to the lock box upon check-out will result in a $1000 fine.

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4. Utilities. Utilities and the heating of the hot tub are included in the rental of the Property, with the exception of the heating of the Pool. With advance written notification, the pool can be heated upon the request of Renter for an additional $50.00 per day (Owner’s pool service will turn on the heat during their weekly rounds). Once Renter occupies the home and decides they would like the pool to be heated, the pool can be heated upon the written request of Renter for an additional one time charge of $20.00 (what Owner pays the pool company for a special trip out to turn the heat on) plus $50.00 per day. Tampering with the Pool equipment at any time will result in a $1000 fine.
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5. Security Cameras. Security Cameras. Renter acknowledges and understands that Owner has security cameras monitoring the entry points of the exterior of the Property (the front yard and side yard gate of the Property), 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. The cameras may be viewed and monitored by Owner, or Owner’s property manager or agent, at any time whatsoever in Owner’s sole discretion. Renter hereby consents to Owner’s use of security cameras.
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6. Cleaning Fee and Damage Deposit. The $250 Cleaning fee paid by Renter is for a 10 hour period for the cleaning of the house and outside pool area. Any extra hours needed to clean the house because of an excess amount of towels used or the condition the Renter has left the house will be either charged to Renters credit card at a rate of $40 per hour. or taken out of the Airbnb $3000 damage deposit. The Airbnb Damage deposit covers most items unintentionally damaged but by signing this agreement renter is agreeing to be responsible for the cost of all items damaged not covered or approved by Airbnb and renter is giving permission to owner to charge credit card given on this agreement.
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7. No Daily Maid Service. Bed linens, bath and beach towels are included at the Property for use during the Rental Period. Daily maid service is not included in the Rental Fee, but is available for an additional fee upon written request to Owner.

8. Pool and Hot Tub. Renter acknowledges and agrees that no lifeguard is provided for the pool and hot tub at the Property. Renter agrees to supervise any children, guests, or invitees around the pool and hot tub at all times and Renter is solely responsible for their safety. Renter hereby assumes any and all risk of injury and liability arising from Renter’s (and any of Renter’s guests or invitees) use of the pool or hot tub. Use of the pool and hot tub is at Renter’s and any other person’s own risk.

9. Fireplaces. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces are GAS ONLY. Use of wood, paper, or any other materials in the fireplaces is prohibited and will cause severe damage and could result in fire or permanent injury. Failure to comply with this clause will result in a $500 fine.

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10. Rental Fee.
a. The vacation rental payment and the $3000 damage deposit for the Rental Period for the Property is paid through Airbnb as quoted on their website.
Airbnb does not actually charge the $3000. Damage deposit unless a claim is filed upon your departure.

11. Cancellation.
a. A written notice (email to Owner) is required to cancel your reservation.


12. Falsified Reservations. Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of any advance Rental Fee paid to Owner and Renter shall not be permitted to check-in to the Property.

13. Check-Out.
a. Prior to checking out of the Property, Renter agrees to put a load of towels into the washing machine and start the load (aiding the efficiency of the cleaning crew.).
b. Renter agrees to load and start the dishwasher before departing the Property.
c. On the day of check-out Renter agrees to take the garbage from the kitchen garbage can to the outside garbage receptacles.

14. Care and Use of Property. At the end of the Rental Period, Renter agrees to surrender the Property in as good a state and condition as the Property was delivered at the commencement of the Rental Period. Renter agrees to provide Owner reasonable access to the Property for purposes of emergency, repair, or inspection at any time during the Rental Period. Owner shall provide Renter notice of any service appointment scheduled during the Rental Period.

15. Hold Harmless. Renter hereby releases and waives, and agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Owner and all of its respective members, managing members, employees, agents, affiliates, representatives and contractors (collectively, “Owner’s Parties”) harmless from, any and all claims, actions, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, (collectively, “Claims”) against Owner or Owner’s Parties arising from, in connection with or associated with any damage, injury, loss or harm to (i) the Property; (ii) Renter or Renter’s family; (iii) any occupant, guest, or invitee at the Property; or (iv) any property on the Property (including Renter’s personal property in or about the Property, including cars and the contents thereof) from any cause whatsoever during the Rental Period or arising out of or in connection with Renter’s occupancy of the Property.

16. Assignment and Subletting. Renter shall not assign this Agreement or sublet any portion of the Property without the prior written consent of Owner, which may be granted or withheld in Owner’s sole and absolute discretion.

17. Amendments. Amendments to this Agreement shall not be binding on either party unless mutually agreed to in writing by the parties.

18. Arbitration. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or any alleged breach thereof, shall be settled by binding arbitration and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration shall be final and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. (Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Agreement shall be interpreted to bar any party hereto from seeking injunctive relief in any court with respect to any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement.) The arbitration shall be conducted in Riverside County, California by an arbitrator appointed by, and subject to the rules of, JAMS/Endispute or by a similar arbitration service if the parties mutually agree. In no event shall the demand for arbitration be made after the date when institution of legal or equitable proceedings based on such claim, dispute or other matter in questions would be barred by the applicable statute of limitations. This Agreement to arbitrate shall be specifically enforceable under the prevailing arbitration law. All of the provisions of §1283.05 of the California Code of Civil Procedure are hereby expressly made applicable to such arbitration.

19. Attorneys’ Fees, Costs. In the event of any litigation, arbitration or other proceeding or other dispute (other than mediation) arising as a result of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled, in addition to any other damages assessed, to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and all other costs and expenses incurred in connection with settling or resolving such dispute. The attorneys’ fees which the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover shall include any fees for prosecuting or defending any appeal and supplemental proceedings until the final judgment is satisfied in full, and for any post-judgment proceedings to collect or enforce the judgment. Subject to the provisions of local law, the prevailing party shall recover all such fees, costs or disbursements as costs assessable by the court or arbiter in the action or proceeding itself without the necessity for a cross-action by the prevailing party.

20. Time of Essence. Time shall be of the essence for each and every provision of this Agreement of which time is an element.

21. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed by the parties hereto in any number of counterparts, each of which when so executed and delivered shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument, respectively. Executed copies of the signature pages of this Agreement sent by facsimile or transmitted electronically in PDF format shall be treated as originals, fully binding and with full legal force and effect, and the parties waive any rights they may have to object to such treatment.

22. Termination by Owner. In the event Owner decides to sell the Property, Owner may, in Owner’s sole discretion, terminate this Agreement effective immediately upon written notice to Renter. Upon such termination, Owner shall refund 100% of all monies paid to Renter.

23. Currency. All monetary amounts stated or referred to in this Lease are based on the United States dollar.

24. Written Exceptions. Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing by Owner.

25. Governing Law. Any legal proceedings resulting from this Lease will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to the jurisdiction in which any action or special proceeding may be instituted

[Signatures follow on next page.]
IN WITNESS THEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the date set forth below.
OWNER:

_____________________________


By: Date:
Name: _______________________
Its: _______________________

RENTER:


Signature: Date:
Name (please print):
Address:

Home Phone: Cell Phone:
Email address:
Please provide your credit card information below as security for unpaid pool heating costs, additional cleaning hours in excess of the allotted 10 hours, any fines resulting from this Agreement and any fines issued by the City of Rancho Mirage. Your credit card will not be charged unless there are outstanding balances due or fines are incurred from the City of Rancho Mirage or by not abiding by the rules you have agreed to in this Agreement. Owners/Property Manager will use the Airbnb $3000. Damage deposit to recover money due to damaged items but any damage not covered by the damage deposit through Airbnb will be charged to the below credit card.
Name on credit card:
Credit card: Amex Visa MasterCard
Billing Address:

Credit Card Number:
Expiration date: Security Code:
I hereby give permission to Owner to charge my credit card above for any outstanding balances due, damage not covered (by the $3000 Damage deposit) or approved by Airbnb or fines issued by Owner or the City of Rancho Mirage pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
Signature:
Date:
Please email this signed Agreement and a copy of Renter’s driver’s license back to Louisa Davis at louisadavis@me.com.
Hacienda Serena represents a beautiful and sensitive renovation of a 1940's period hacienda down to the smallest details. The huge mature trees featured in the native desert landscaping are just one of the highlights of this property.

The space
Enter through the gates to an enchanting courtyard with fountain, wide veranda, and hanging antique lanterns.

Through the front door you will…

Amenities

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Pool
Laptop-friendly workspace
Indoor fireplace
TV
Dryer
Iron

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Rancho Mirage, California, United States

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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm