Canyon Country Club Estados
The franchised trash disposal service for the City of Palm Springs is Palm Springs Disposal (760-327-1351). Trash pickups are on Tuesday and Friday mornings; recycling on Wednesday only.
All items to be disposed of must be placed either in a dumpster or in one of the blue recycling carts. Dumpsters and carts are conveniently located in six locations around the property.
All types of recyclable materials can be mixed together in the carts; there is no need to separate them. Large cardboard boxes must be collapsed and cut or folded to fit in the blue carts. If you leave them outside the carts, they may not be picked up. Alternatively, you can bundle them and bring them to the Palm Springs Disposal office at 4690 E. Mesquite Ave. (near Gene Autry Trail) during business hours.
Do not leave large items, such as furniture and appliances, outside the dumpsters; they will not be picked up, except by special arrangement with Palm Springs Disposal. See their website for information on disposal of hazardous waste, furniture, appliances, electronics, and other special services.
Common-Area Key. Some common-area facilities are accessed with a special key. If you purchased your unit, you should have received the key from the former owner or their agent at the closing. If you're renting, you should have received it from the owner or rental agent. The key contains the inscription "Do not duplicate," and replacement copies should be obtained only from Desert Management. The fee for this is $10. Desert Management will provide copies only to unit owners; renters should contact their landlord or rental agent.
Note that as of December 14, 2011, the Clubhouse and Fitness Center require a special keyless entry card for access. If you are an owner, you can obtain a card from Desert Mananagement for a refundable deposit of $25. If you rent, see your landlord or rental agent.
Mailbox Key. Mailbox keys are the responsibility of the unit owner, and Desert Management cannot provide replacement keys or locks. If the key is lost or no longer works well, the lock will probably have to be replaced. This is easy to do, but the box will have to be open to remove the old lock, so it may be necessary to catch the letter carrier on his or her rounds to gain access to the interior of the box. Note that most locks sold for this purpose at home improvement stores do not work in these boxes. You should take the lock to a locksmith and get a replacement that works, which should cost around $10 to $15. Installing it takes only a few seconds. Alternatively, the post office will supply a replacement lock and install it for you for $50. You will have to provide proof of ownership of the box or authorization to use it. Call the post office (760-322-4111) for information about this service.
One popular local locksmith is:
Valley Lock and Safe
68100 Ramon Rd., Suite C-11 (at Landau Blvd.)
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The property is abundant with all kinds of citrus trees -- orange, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and more. Residents are welcome to help themselves to ripe fruit, from the tree or from the ground, at any time during the citrus season, which generally runs from December through April. To assure that there is enough for everyone who wants it, please do not take more than you can use in a reasonable period of time. Toward the end of the season, the grounds crew will remove most of the excess fruit when they trim the trees.
Each unit comes with one assigned and numbered covered parking space, either in one of the 12 carports located throughout the property, or on the ground floor of the Clubhouse. If you are renting, you should inquire of the owner or agent about the use of the assigned parking space that comes with your unit. Do not park in someone else's space without their permission.
Carports may be used only for storage of motor vehicles. Other items are subject to removal and disposal.
Visitor parking spaces are located in marked areas, mostly along Via Carisma, as well as a few spaces off San Jose Rd. (see map). Parking in these spaces is limited to 72 hours (3 days). Vehicles left longer than that without moving are subject to ticketing and towing at the vehicle owner's expense. If longer-term parking is needed, consider using one of the adjoining residential streets, which are under the jurisdiction of the City of Palm Springs.
To recover a towed vehicle, please contact Desert Management for towing location.
For additional parking restrictions, see Rules & Regulations.
Most residents at Canyon Country Club Estados consider it to be a safe place to live. In recent memory there has never been a personal assault or apartment break-in, and other crime is rare. However, Estados is not a gated community, and there have been occasional instances of car break-ins where personal possessions were left in plain view, as well as break-ins to the storage compartments located in the carports. Recently, a couple of mailboxes were broken into and some mail was stolen.
Do not leave anything that looks even remotely valuable visible in your automobile, and do not leave anything of serious value in the carport storage compartments.
Occasionally, persons who are not residents or guests will enter the property at night to use the spas. If you perceive this to be happening, and do not feel safe asking these persons to leave, you should call the police non-emergency line at (760) 323-8116 to report trespassers.
Of course, in an emergency, call 911.
Canyon Country Club Estados was established as a condominium community in 1975. Located on 11.79 acres of leased Indian land in the south end of Palm Springs, it consists of 120 units in nine two-story residential buildings. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units are available. All lower-level units have a patio, upper-level units a balcony.
Recreational amenities include three heated swimming pools, four spas, six tennis and/or pickleball courts, clubhouse, fitness center, sauna, and barbecue grills.
The maintenance needs of the community are handled by Desert Management. The monthly homeowners association fee for 2017 is $400.00.
Indian land lease: A new lease became available in April 2013, and expires in 2063. For those who adopted the new lease at its inception, the annual land rent ranges from about $3,000 to $3,500, depending on unit size and other factors, with a cost-of-living increase every five years beginning in 2014. For those who adopt the new lease in the future, the annual rent will be substantially higher. A few unit owners chose to remain on the old lease, whose land rent ranges from $729 to $1,072.50 per year. When that lease expires in 2031, those units will be subject to foreclosure.
A variety of subjects of interest to residents are discussed below.