Desert Lifestyle Vacation Homes
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Desert Lifestyle Vacation is a boutique vacation rental company that specializes in excellent customer service and unforgettable experiences.We know that going on vacation or holiday is special and making sure you can create wonderful memories is essential. We provide properties you will be proud to stay in. We want to be people you can consider a friend, after working with us. We plan to continue to surpass standards of other vacation rental companies in the area. We all take great pride in preparing our properties for your next arrival and look forward to working with you. Allow us to make your next stay one of your best.


For homeowners, this is your investment and a relationship. Our purpose is to make sure we are both extremely profitable. We understand your property is “your baby” and will treat it as if you have placed “your baby” into our care. If there is something going on at your property, we will let you know. We ask permission and if there are requests, we will keep you informed. We love when homeowners take pride in their properties and have a desire to maintain repeat customers. We will do our part to provide excellent customer service to our guests and make sure your property represents well with the people staying in it.


Desert Lifestyle Vacation Homes was started in 2020. It is a growing company, seeking a higher caliber of personnel, products used and property management. The company manages luxury vacation rentals in the Palm Springs area and has offices in Palm Springs. We are local, with knowledgeable people, available to answer questions about the area, the market, the different city’s rules and regulations.


Benjamin Leaskou is the President of several businesses including Desert Lifestyle Vacation Homes. He exhibits excellent communication skills along with an acute attention to detail. Several words that would describe Benjamin would be enthusiastic, persistent, tenacious and professional. Words that would be synonymous with Benjamin would be successful, a great leader and an exceptional mentor. Benjamin started his career in Palm Springs with Windermere Real Estate in 2007. With guidance from his mentor and help from his associates, he quickly rose to a top 1% producer in Palm Springs.  


In Operations, we have Portia Richmond, who has worked in the vacation rental industry for over 12 years. She has seen the rental market drastically change over time in every city in the Coachella Valley. Her extensive knowledge of city permits, city and county taxes, codes, rules and regulations is beyond most in the rental field. She has created vacation rental websites, linking them to the online portals, such as Airbnb and VRBO, provided rental rates for properties, created house descriptions, processed all the accounting pieces for rentals and been a part of every aspect of the vacation rental process.  


Josh Pringle is a creative genius and the Vice President in Marketing for Leaskou Partners. He produces the marketing images and documents required for Desert Lifestyle Vacation Homes. He is in the top 1% of Realtors in the Coachella Valley; simply stated he is “Best In Class”. His attention to detail, tremendous communication skills and patient tenacity lend to his profound ability to negotiate the best price and terms.  

John Cyr is the Vice President of Business Operations for Leaskou Partners and Desert Lifestyle Vacation Homes. John has almost 2 decades in developing systems and procedures. He started his career as a Transaction Coordinator, then an Office Manager for a successful boutique office. He finally moved into real estate sales full time. He has a strong background of the sales, escrow and closing process. John has been a licensed realtor since 2003.


We look forward to working with you in every aspect of the rental process for years to come. Thank you for the opportunity. 

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