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.
- 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.
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!