HISTORIC MID-MOD BEAUTY, SPARKLING MOSAIC TILE POOL, VINTAGE BICYCLES!

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 28 nights

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HISTORIC MID-MOD BEAUTY, SPARKLING MOSAIC TILE POOL, VINTAGE BICYCLES!

Rancho Mirage House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Step back in time to 1959 and quench your desert thirst....A classic mid-century modern home designed by renowned California architects Palmer & Krisel, one of only a few such homes built in Rancho Mirage. Defined by its distinctive (and rare) butterfly roofline and walls of glass framing westerly mountain views, the home's architecture and positioning exude relaxation and the casual lifestyle synonymous with modern desert living of the 50's and 60's.

Located on an ultra-quiet street in the famed Tamarisk area of Rancho Mirage, 'Blue Mod' is in one of the most popular neighborhoods to which celebrities flocked to relax, swim and play golf during the Rat-Pack era. The home was recently approved by the City Council as historically significant and placed on the Rancho Mirage Register of Historic Places.

A private home, Blue Mod has recently been renovated and brought back to its modern roots with period colors, a brand-new kitchen, all-new furniture and accoutrements, and desert landscaping with outdoor mid-mod lounge area.

The property is surrounded by a privacy wall for the ultimate in tranquil seclusion within your very own oasis. An enormous backyard showcases its namesake iridescent blue mosaic-tiled pool, bordered by three types of stately palm trees, flowering oleander, and large citrus trees bearing an abundance of fruit in season. Enjoy a poolside Mojito as you watch hummingbirds flutter among bougainvillea and the sun dance across the pool's sparkling Italian tile. Then grab your honey and take a spin around the neighborhood on our pair of vintage-inspired bicycles--cruisers to make you feel like you're taking a ride back to the 1950's.

Entertain outdoors under the shade-sail lounge or at the dining area featuring a gas barbeque grill for those special cookouts. And watch the sun go down over the mountain...sun that's guaranteed at least 350 days of the year, and enjoyed for an hour longer each day in Rancho Mirage than it is in neighboring Palm Springs, as we're set back a bit further from the mountain range.

And new for the Winter 2013 season is a cozy outdoor firepit!

The interior of the home was designed with an open floor plan blending living, dining and kitchen areas, all facing the beautiful San Jacinto mountain range. High beamed ceilings add to the feeling of spaciousness in all rooms, including the 3 bedrooms. An en-suite master bedroom with adjoining private master patio provides an extra bit of privacy for quiet moments.

Two additional bedrooms share the home's second bath. The full kitchen is completely new with modern wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and glass tile, and features a pull-up bar by which to entertain while you cook. Every utensil you'll need to make those fabulous dishes is provided.

For entertainment, flat-screen TVs with cable and DVD players are located in both the living room and master bedroom. The home is outfitted with wireless internet service, and the CD player has an ipod docking station so that you can bring your own music, or listen to our favorite--the best of Bossa Nova.

The property is conveniently located near some of the best hiking and biking trails in the desert. World-class golf courses abound in the area, and we're nearby the best dining, day spas, casinos and shopping areas of the Coachella Valley. Attractions such as Joshua Tree National Park, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Living Desert Zoo and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway are just a few of the variety of desert activities to enjoy. And annual events such as Modernism Week in February or El Paseo’s Fashion Week in March are notable for their stylish excitement and following.

Just 15 minutes from Palm Springs Airport and downtown, yet a world away in serene Rancho Mirage, Blue Mod is indeed the oasis to quench your desert thirst...See additional photos and find out more about Blue Mod at our official website, blue-mod .com, or click on the website link in the 'Links to More Information' section shown below.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
OMG we love your amazing home. Walking through the front entry was instant relaxation. Thankyou for sharing this beautiful house.
Mar 2011
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Eve and Art, Proprietors and Architecture Buffs

After touring what appeared to be hundreds of homes in the desert, we chose Blue Mod because of three things: First, its hip, mod architecture grabbed us, sending us straight back to 1959 (martini in hand, of course)--the butterfly roofline and the soaring interior volume it creates is the quintessential design of the era. Secondly, the home and yard has the most optimal orientation, with the yard facing due West toward the mountains and gorgeous desert-orange sunsets. And finally, the pool...sporting the most unique Italian blue mosaic tile we'd ever seen, that whether under sunlight or at night with the pool light on, radiates and glimmers as though fireflies are racing across it...all these things told us Blue Mod was the place for us--oh, and it's kind of nice to come out in the morning and pluck fresh grapefruit straight from your own tree!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights
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Historic Mid-Mod Beauty, Sparkling Mosaic Tile Pool, Vintage Bicycles!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Historic Mid-Mod Beauty, Sparkling Mosaic Tile Pool, Vintage Bicycles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328058vb
802-325-2378
Rancho Mirage California Desert
New York City
5

One month is not enough

  • 5 of 5
Fabulous home with incredible deep-blue pool and huge back yard. Wonderful neighborhood, near just about everything you’ll want to do in the desert. There's free use of several bicycles with plenty of bike friendly paths in the area. The owners are attentive and easy to work with.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: We love biking too, which is why we've recently added a second pair for a total of four bikes for our guests' use....thanks for staying!
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Historic Mid-Mod Beauty, Sparkling Mosaic Tile Pool, Vintage Bicycles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328058vb
802-325-2378
Rancho Mirage California Desert
Boston, MA
5

1959 meets 2013

  • 5 of 5
First let me say i am a huge fan of mid century modern so whenever i visit the valley i always try to stay in a vintage home. Not having an abundance of these homes, Rancho Mirage doesn't usually stand out as a destination. This home (and its neighbors) however are the exception. The owners of Blue Mod went out of their way to keep the 1960's feel while implementing the modern amenities you would expect in a vacation home. The location with its westerly mountain views - sunrise and sunsets both - taken in from the glass walled living room just adds to the ambiance. Great backyard with lemon and grapefruit trees, heated pool and lots of privacy. Okay, so the laundry is in the garage and while not the most convenient, it's not a deal breaker either. I think I've found my second home!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback, Perry! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your repeat visit in 2014...
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Historic Mid-Mod Beauty, Sparkling Mosaic Tile Pool, Vintage Bicycles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328058vb
802-325-2378
Rancho Mirage California Desert
Lambertville NJ
5

SECOND YEAR

  • 5 of 5
I love this home and Art(owner) is great. House is fully stocked and lovely. Picking grapefruit every day is a plus. Location is terrific. Hopefully monthly renters will treat this as there own. Looking forward to a return.
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to your return visit with us.
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Historic Mid-Mod Beauty, Sparkling Mosaic Tile Pool, Vintage Bicycles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328058vb
802-325-2378
Rancho Mirage California Desert
Kent Lakes, NY
5

Relaxing Week in the Desert

  • 5 of 5
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Blue Mod. Your home is warm and inviting, the accommodations were superb-from the lovely "blue" room I slept in, to the heated pool, to the juicer for the fresh lemons picked in the backyard! Bike riding was a wonderful complement to exploring Rancho Mirage, and the trip to Joshua Tree National Park was unforgettable. Nearby shopping on El Paseo and restaurants in town were wonderful! I look forward to my next trip.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Mid-Mod Beauty, Sparkling Mosaic Tile Pool, Vintage Bicycles!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p328058vb
802-325-2378
Rancho Mirage California Desert
Lambertville NJ
5

OMG

  • 5 of 5
What a fabulous home. The pictures were great but when you actually are there it is breathtaking. Art and his wife(owners) are terrific to deal with. It was as pristine as my own home. Can't wait to go back next year.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Day Spas and Mineral Springs, Aerial Tramway, Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Canyons, Architectural and Celebrity Home Tours, Vintage Car Shows, Weekly Palm Springs Village Street Fest, Annual Modernism Week, Annual El Paseo Fashion Week

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Availability & Rates

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Rancho Mirage House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low
May 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
28 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
High
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
28 night minimum stay
$5,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Check-Out Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Notes RENTAL FOR THE FULL MONTH OF JANUARY (1/1/2014-1/31/2014) IS NOW **ON SALE** FOR $4800 !!

Optional Pool Heat is $50/day, with a 3-consecutive-day minimum
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Amenities

Amenities

Rancho Mirage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Pair of vintage-inspired cruising bicycles, pool floats and towels, citrus fruit trees, board/card games, toaster, coffee machine, blender, juicer, hair dryer, ceiling fans, iron/ironing board, all linens including 2 spa robes...and new for the 2012/2013 Winter season: outdoor firepit.
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