Whether you seek a stunning vacation rental or an event venue, Villa Sereno provides a picture-perfect setting for your family vacation, wedding, or corporate retreat.
The lush, five-acre estate is just minutes from the Coachella Valley’s hottest attractions, including the famous Empire Polo Club.
Yet when you’re here, watching the sun set over the San Jacinto Mountains or lounging by the oasis-like pool area, you feel as if you have the desert all to yourself.
A VACATION LIKE NO OTHER
Villa Sereno defies description; it is truly unlike any other accommodations in the desert.
Every detail has been attended to, from the crisply ironed, 1,000-thread-count sheets, to the plush sofas around the outdoor fireplace, to the five acres of lush, sprawling lawn that surround the villa.
The best part? You get this five-star resort - and its extravagant outdoor living area - all to yourself, for what is likely to be your most relaxing vacation yet.
VIEW FROM ABOVE
LOUNGE IN COMFORT
Villa Sereno has elegant dining with a private chef available to you so you can treat your family and friends to a dinner like no other.
You can also lounge near the fireplace in the great room or sink into the recliners in the media room for a movie on the big screen.
THERE ARE TWO OF THEM - INDOOR and OUTDOOR
The kitchen area practically deserves its own listing.
The indoor kitchen has windows all along one side that look out onto the pool area, giving the space a bright, open feel. You’ll find several sets of high-quality knives, every spice and seasoning you could ever want, All-Clad pots and pans, a Keurig coffee maker, two ovens, and more.
Outside, a second kitchen area offers an enormous Viking range, barbecue, professional-style bar, refrigerator, and more.
Between the two kitchens, you’ll have everything you need to throw an epic barbecue or elegant dinner party.
Elegant, romantic, and inviting, Villa Sereno provides a picture-perfect backdrop for your next romantic getaway, family reunion, or corporate retreat.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom villa sleeps up to eight guests in its lavishly outfitted bedrooms. We also have two casitas adjacent to the villa that can accommodate up to 18 adults. Between the villa and the casitas, there are six full bathrooms.
Each bedroom has its own TV with satellite cable, and all of the furniture and linens are of the highest quality.
Every time you walk through the house, you’ll notice some new detail, such as the multiple horse show trophies on display.
SWIM, LOUNGE, EAT, and PLAY
The outdoor living area is anything but ordinary.
The pool is flanked by waterfalls and a fire feature, and the hot tub is the perfect venue for watching the sun set over the San Jacinto Mountains.
You can also enjoy the panoramic views from one of two plush seating areas, one of which has a fireplace.
Kids and adults alike will love the outdoor game area, complete with air hockey, pool, and ping-pong. We also have a four-hole putting green with a sand trap that will challenge even the best golfer in your group.
THE BARN and HORSES
PROOF IS IN THE RAVES
Read what our guests have to say about Villa Sereno
NEVER have we experienced such customer care. The house was clean and furnished beautifully, the beds were incredibly comfortable (which is not usually the case in a vacation rental), the grounds were kept so green and beautiful, and most of all, the customer service and attentiveness from Diana and Steve were unmatched.
I have to say that it was probably one of the best weekends of our lives and the property had a lot to do with it! We couldn’t have been happier with the luxurious accommodations.
I have traveled the world and have stayed at some pretty incredible places. Villa Sereno left a permanent mark on our hearts and we are already talking about how soon we can get back.
For groups up to 500 people, Villa Sereno is the ultimate private party location. Gorgeous, quiet, with full services for any event, we’ll help you create an affair to remember.
A CHALLENGE LIKE NO OTHER
Burnt out? Frazzled? Running on empty?
We all feel under pressure at one point or another. It’s impossible not to when we balance so many roles in our frenetic, fast-paced world.
But what if you could get away for just a few hours to finally breathe and get in touch with yourself and nature?
If you’re like the dozens of people who’ve experienced our one-day Horse Power retreat, you’ll return to your daily routine feeling reconnected, rejuvenated, and empowered to pursue a more authentic and fulfilling vision for your life.
It’s a sunny day in Palm Springs, and you’re standing in an arena with six other people and a herd of free horses.
Your assignment: Pick a mare and get it to go over a two-and-a-half-foot jump at the other end of the arena.
The catch: You’ll be given five rules that will make this already daunting task even more challenging.
The interesting thing about horses is that they’re a lot like people—intelligent, capable, and relational. They’ve also retained their instinctual ability to read and interpret body language. As a result, the horses will mirror your individual energy. Horse Power is designed to shift that energy and create inner transformation.
Do you feel self critical, closed off, or fearful? Your energy will be evident in the arena, and our four-legged personal coaches will make it clear to you where you need to grow. It’s only when you overcome your self-limiting inner dynamics - which are as common at home and work as they are in the arena - that the seemingly insurmountable task becomes the means to a more integrated and peaceful spirit.
TO A NEW LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Throughout the experience, you will receive gentle guidance from a personal coach with graduate-level training in human behavior.
For example, you might be asked how your energy around the horses reflects your energy at home, or how you can take the lessons from the arena and apply them to the challenges you face every day.
Horse Power becomes more than a fun exercise - it becomes the key to unlocking your fullest potential as a human being and enacting the positive you desire in your life.
HOW DO HORSES HELP?
I often apologized for things that didn’t need an apology, such as my discomfort around horses. During the three hour experience, I became aware of this habit for the first time in my life and explored its source in my perception of myself and others.
I struggled between being accommodating and being assertive. This dialectic was immediately clear in the arena, and I had the opportunity to practice living out my true, empowered self with the horses.
I was used to always being in charge and in control of my family. In Horse Power, I became aware of the limitations of this trait and recognized that my family could accomplish tasks without my constant involvement.
Without a doubt, you’ll walk away with a new awareness of who you are and your vision for your life.
As one participant says, “The horses brought out my truest self. I found an inner strength and courage I never knew I had.”
Our Horse Power Experience does take some advance planning and is subject to the Villa’s availability.
To make sure you get to experience this one-of-a-kind workshop, contact us today and reserve your dates.
The five-acre estate is also home to us - the owners - and our Arabian horses and household pets.
Some guests are initially uneasy about this arrangement, but once they are here, they realize it’s actually one of the best features of Villa Sereno.
Instead of being 100 percent on your own, as you are with most vacation rentals, we act as your personal concierge. Upon your arrival, you’ll get a full tour of the property. Should you have any questions after that, we are easily reachable, located next to the stables approximately 50 yards from the villa. As longtime residents of the area, we have plenty of tips for where to eat and what to do during your stay.
One of our guests described Villa Sereno as “the Disneyland of horse ranches.” We have a full-time groundskeeper who ensures that the property looks (and smells!) like the luxury resort it is. We typically let out two horses at a time to graze, so it’s not unlikely that you’ll wake up to one of our four-legged lawnmowers chomping away at the grass next to your car or hanging out near the pool. If this is a problem, simply let us know - we’re happy to keep the horses out of your way.