Ever since the boom of vacation rentals in the past decade or so, I have to be honest it has never been a type of vacation that I had considered, I really do love my hotels. With that being said however, my good friends Kevin and Maria Cobb booked a couples golfing retreat to La Quinta near Palm Springs last year, and to absolutely blew my mind, and made me change my mind about hotels. Even though I had always seen positive reviews about vacation rentals, I still wasn’t sure until we set off to our Five Star Vacation Rentals property. I wanted to talk a little bit then about how Kevin and Maria Cobb changed my mind about rentals, as well as the phenomenal service we were given by the business team at Five Star Vacation Rentals.

The Property

The first thing that I fell in love with when we arrived was the location of the property, set in an isolated space in the desert town of La Quinta, close enough to the golf courses yet far enough away to be in peace with our friends. What I hadn’t realized was the level of luxury which we could expect in the property. The place was a 4 bedroom property with a private pool, spa and even an outdoor fireplace where we could watch the sunset, simply bliss.

The Luxury

The place itself was of course very luxurious but what added to that level of luxury was the personal touches which the guys at Five Star Vacation Rentals did, to make sure we felt as welcome as possible. The service which the team gave us was spectacular right from booking through to our stay, they even have an app which you can use to manage your booking, a real boutique service which made our trip even better.

The Locations

After the trip I checked out the Five Star Vacation Rentals website and looked into some more of their properties. As expected, each one is luxurious, beautifully designed and most importantly, in brilliant locations. What I love about these properties is that they are all close enough to the action, be that golf, beach or city, yet they are carefully placed so that you feel as though you are in your own little space.

Hotel No More

I honestly had not expected this from a vacation rental and I can safely say that if a property like this is on offer, there is no hotel in the world that can rival it. I have already booked up for my next break away with Kevin and Maria Cobb, and I cannot wait to see what the property is like, and how it compares with La Quinta.

If you haven’t taken advantage of a vacation rentals yet, I would strongly urge that you give it a try next time you go away.