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The optimum soil temperature for overseeding is 70 to 75 degrees F at the 4-inch depth. At this temperature Bermuda, grass competition is minimal and conditions are ideal for germination of winter grasses. The dates when overseeding is optimal will vary according to mother nature, but the second week of October seems to be the ideal time in the Coachella Valley. The reason that the Golf Courses and properties do it at different times depends on the type of equipment, staff, and property demand which will decide when and how long to shut down will persist. The timing of when the seed is spread will definitely have an impact on the overall final opening condition.

The reason that you see gardeners dry out the lawns and then cut them down is because they need to create an atmosphere for the new seed that is as non-threatening as possible. Bermuda is the grass used in the summer, it cannot take the cool temperatures of the winter as it will go dormant and turn brown. In the beginning of fall, the Bermuda is dried out and then cut down so that the soil is accessible to the new grass seed, this will also lessen the chances that the Bermuda grass will compete with the new rye grass once it is distributed and re-watered.

Overseeding is a common practice in golf courses and lawns in Coachella Valley, CA, and other desert regions. Why do you have to be overseed? Is there an optimum time to throw down the seed or is it a hit-and-miss concept? Why do you have to water so much?

Proof of current registration on all vehicles is required. Resort speed limit is 5 mph. Please drive slow and safe.

Only one RV per site. All passenger vehicles must be parked at site or in designated guest parking areas, must be parked parallel to the RV and registered with the office. Limited overnight off-RV site parking is available for a fee. All illegally parked vehicles are subject to tow. The telephone number for local traffic is 760-836-1600.

Yes, we do. We do require that all visitors register with the office. We do make some exceptions with regard to a visiting “younger person” (under 18). To qualify for young person overnight visitation, a guest must be registered to stay a minimum of thirty-one (31) consecutive days. If visitors are overnight guests, or intend to use the common facilities, they are subject to visitor fees. All visitors (adult or child) must be accompanied by the paying guest at all times.

We have a number of great on-site activities happening regularly. Visit our events and attractions section to see everything we’ve got planned!.


  • Nightly:
    • Arrival more than 3 days: 1 night + tax
    • Arrival within 3 days or less: 100% of stay
  • Weekly:
    • Arrival more than 7 days: 25% of stay
    • Arrival 7 days or less: 100% of stay
  • Monthly: $600 deposit


  • Nightly: 100% of the deposit will be charged as a fee when cancelled 3 days prior to arrival (after 12PM)
  • Weekly: 100% of the deposit will be charged as a fee when cancelled within 7 days prior to arrival (after 12PM)
  • Monthly: 100% of the deposit will be charged as a fee when cancelled within 14 days prior to arrival (after 12PM)

Change Requests:

  • Nightly & Weekly: If changed/modified within 3 days of arrival (after 12PM), a fee equal to the guest’s first night will apply
  • Monthly: If changed/modified within 7 days of arrival (after 12PM), a fee equal to 50% of the deposit will apply

Yes, we offer beautifully appointed suites, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom resort villas. Currently, we are renovating our villas to better fit the needs of our guests. Villas are available for daily, weekly, and monthly rental. Visit the villa Rental page for more information.

Water management is critical during the first few weeks after seeding. The key is keeping the seeds constantly moist without creating a stream to wash the seed away. After seeding, the properties need to water several times per day and night for short periods of time. Germination will start in about 7 to 10 days and the watering will be slowly decreased as mowing starts.

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Directions: West Bound on Interstate 10, Exit 134, Cook Street, South 0.8 miles to third traffic light, left onto Frank Sinatra Dr., 1 mile to Emerald Desert on left at Stop sign.

Yes, Emerald Desert has a variety of storage options to fit your needs, including fully-secure, cooler-equipped storage garages with storage lockers and closets. There is a limited number of outdoor storage spaces.

Yes. Private mailboxes are located in the mail room across from the office for extended stay guests (31+ days). Upon check-in, guests will receive a mailbox number and key. Your mail should include this mailbox number for expedited delivery. Mail addressed to you should read:

Whole Name / Emerald Desert RV Resort
76000 Frank Sinatra Drive, Box # / Palm Desert, CA 92211

**Please note that, in the mailing address above, the “Box” number is your mailbox number and NOT your site number or villa name**
This is your personal mailbox while you visit with us. So, even if you move sites your mailbox stays the same. The charge is $10.00 per month and a refundable $25.00 key deposit.

Yes, we offer an on-site laundry facility with a card system. That means there is no need to carry all those quarters around for long term guests.

All discounts must be applied at the time of booking and confirmed with proof of qualifying for the discount at check-in. No discount will be honored if any form of payment has been taken prior to the request