My job takes us overseas to various countries where we live for extended periods; we are currently living in Tel Aviv. Our home is Southern California, however, and this duplex is where we return, usually to spend time in the summers or during other breaks. The rest of the year we occasionally rent it out to those seeking sun in the winter. My parents, who are very active, live only a mile or two away and take care of the property for us. We have a small dog in Israel, but have never had any pets in our Rancho Mirage home and so do not allow pets. We have three older children who are extremely well-behaved, clean and considerate. We all love to travel, but when we want to relax, we enjoy returning to Rancho Mirage for the warm weather, golf, swimming, biking, hiking, etc., as well as the wonderful restaurants and shopping in Rancho Mirage and the neighboring communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert and La Quinta. We also sometimes drive into Los Angeles (1-2 hours depending on what part and the traffic), San Diego, or take the 3+ hour drive to Las Vegas for more exciting entertainment.