Guest Reviews

"Home" is a place you never want to leave....

Our 2nd stay in this Mission Hills condo in 2021. We were here in January and again for November. Both times we had only one regret...that we had to leave! An amazing place that has all the comforts of home. David and Emily provide you with everything you need (except maybe a private chef! ha!) for a truly home-away-from-home experience in their beautiful, quaint, quiet condo with the most stunning views of the mountains while you sit on the patio lake-side. The condo is perfect for a couple (since it is only one bedroom), but spacious enough so you each have your own space if desired. The patio is the selling point. Almost every day we had all three meals outside watching the ducks and cranes in the pond or the sunset over the mountains in the evening. And should you need anything, they are only a text message away and they are both extremely responsive. We'd give 6-stars if we could! Already planning visit #3...and we can't wait!

- Kurt of Jamesville, NY US
Reviewed Dec 3, 2021

Beautiful Condo

This is the third condo of David and Emily's we have stayed in, we never want for anything they always have everything you will need. The Mission Hills condo has the most amazing shower and love having ice and water when you need it out of refrigerator. Plus having 2 coffee makers and coffee for both. The sunsets are beautiful going down over mountains or the mornings just looking at the mountains during breakfast. Would recommend this condo to anyone who asked.

- Robert of Jackson, MI US
Reviewed Sep 17, 2021

A Much Needed Vacation!

Thank you, David and Emily, for letting us use your beautiful condo in Rancho Mirage, California. We were so anxious and excited to take a vacation, as we have not had one since October 2019, and then Covid surfaced! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The condo has everything one could possibly need for a comfortable vacation. We loved riding in the golf cart on early mornings and late evenings. Best Regards, Joe Allison & Johnathon Carlyle Huntsville, Alabama

- Joe of Huntsville, AL US
Reviewed Jul 29, 2021

A superb vacation home and setting

My husband and I love this beautiful home with all its many great features that welcome you the minute you step over the doorstep. The furnishings are very pleasing, the landscaping is attractive, it offers excellent T.V. and internet services, and the kitchen is large and fully appointed with top-notch appliances and kitchenware. As someone who recently renovated a kitchen that included the cost of new countertops, I marvel at the home’s thick hand-hewn black granite counters in the kitchen and hand-cut granite flooring throughout -- even in the garage. Floor to ceiling windows throughout the living/dining area allow views of a man-made lake and fountain framed by a magnificent mountain-range that changes in color throughout the day. The home’s large stone-terrace with a barbecue, lawn chairs, table, outdoor couch, and fire-pit is spectacular-- especially at sunset. In the spring, migratory birds stop by to join the families of mallard ducking that swim a few yards from the edge of the terrace (binoculars for a close-up look and a large telescope for star gazing are provided). Early risers can sip coffee in an enclosed, private front porch where the sun rises in one corner. Clean and inviting, but seemingly never-used pools throughout the community property are nearby. And of course, there is the golf cart that is fun to drive around the gated community and along the external golf cart paths that include a lane to the Westin Mission Hills Resort for lunch or golf. Emily and David Plourde are gracious hosts and very responsive to questions or problems. If looking for a lovely home away from home as a vacation get-away, this is it!

- Judith of Evanston, IL US
Reviewed May 17, 2021

Amazing views

You can’t go wrong with this place. The inside is great but the outside is fantastic. Nothing better than sitting at the fire pit watching the sunset. Very well equipped.

- Gaye of Thornbury, ON CA
Reviewed Nov 29, 2019

What a wonderful weekend!

We spent the weekend at condo doing nothing and it was everything we could have hoped it was. Beautiful view, wonderful unit with a comfortable bed and fully equipped kitchen. The whole thing was fantastically decorated and was very quiet. Perfect.

- Peter of Irvine, CA US
Reviewed Jun 19, 2019

Million Dollar View -for Beauty Lovers

We spent a restful and memorable week in a beautiful one bedroom rental place in Rancho Mirage owned by Aloha Rentals. This home away from home exceeded our expectations in every respect. This is a large, elegantly and stylishly appointed condo (with artistic flair !) which is really like one-level, very private townhouse, surrounded by green golf courses, palms, desert plants and ponds. The views from all windows and patios are panoramic and stunning - in how they contrast the blue pond with palms and snow-capped mountains. The condo is quiet, relaxing and equipped in everything even the most discerning traveller would need for a short or long stay including an impressive array of kitchen supplies, tools and spices. The patio has a barbecue and a firepit. At night, a fountain in the middle of the pond lights up. The guests can enjoy bicycles (all four of them) and a golf cart in this peaceful gated and safe neighborhood. Most importantly, the owners, David and Emily are extremely friendly, helpful, accommodating, easy to reach and prompt in responding. We are very grateful for their hospitality and planning to return soon. This is a rare find... Izabela and Thaddeus Pruss

- Izabela of Vancouver, BC CA
Reviewed Feb 23, 2019

Tranquil Views

Once again my husband and I stayed at this lovely one bedroom condo. The condo is clean and well appointed. It's best asset is the patio view of the mountains over the pond ... Breath taking sunsets are so spectacular, you will want to be home before sunset just to see them. This same mountain view Is also seen from the dining table and provides a wonderful way to ease into the day while eating breakfast. The outside patio furniture is very comfortable and the fire pit is enjoyable in the evening after a barbeque. Walks around the Mission Hills complex are enjoyable. A wonderful selection of books awaits if you want to read. Once again I read two of the books. Golf nearby at the Gary Player golf course is fun and has 18 holes of more breath taking views to enjoy while progressing from one hole to the next. You will not be disappointed with this rental. We will be back again ......

- Pamela of Missssauga, ON CA
Reviewed Dec 19, 2018

Always love staying with you !

Finally got the chance to stay at the Mission Hills Condo..what a treat..loved hearing the ducks quack,quack,quack while having our morning coffee..only negative is i missed all the fresh lemon trees over at the PGA Condo..and watching the goofy golf parade..there always entertaining..excellent stay once again guys thanks..plan on booking next Fall 2019. :) Cindy & David G.

- Cindy of Seattle, WA US
Reviewed Nov 1, 2018

Lovely Home

My Wife and I were very fortunate to have found out about David and Emily's home in Mission Hills Country Club. We had to travel from Florida for a surgical procedure and were not able to fly for more than two weeks, and had heard so much about the Palm Springs region that we wanted to recuperate somewhere near there. We found the Plourde's home in Mission Hills and never looked back. What a wonderful home, it was beautifully decorated and very, very comfortable. As someone who enjoys cooking, the Kitchen was very well laid out and had all the tools (and toys) you would need to put out a 1st class meal. The home sits on a very pretty lake with the San Bernardino mountains directly behind, fantastic views! Checking in with security was very easy while at the same time, re-assuring that the community was safe and secure. Having never been to the Palm Springs/Palm Desert region, we didn't know what to expect but we were not disappointed. Lot's of things to see and do, and made all the better by the hospitality of the Plourde's!

- Karen of Vero Beach, FL US
Reviewed Sep 13, 2018