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Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015
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Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Palm Springs Condo Rental Photos and Description

As showcased during Modernism Week 2014 & 2015

Welcome to Racquet Club Garden Villas, officially designated as a 'Class 1 - Historic Property' by the City of Palm Springs!

Our beautiful studio was showcased during Modernism Week in 2014, and again in 2015 ! Over 600 visitors commented on how spacious, and beautifully renovated this very special unit is. And what a special place our Racquet Club Garden Villas is! Think of all the film stars who leased our places in the 50's and 60's, entertained here, partied here, and just imagine if our walls could talk!

At the very heard of this beautiful complex, lies our truly beautiful and peaceful studio. With its 672 sqft it is in actual fact the largest studio unit in the Garden Villas and this big and smartly designed living area makes it extremely comfortable for 2 guests.

Racquet Club Garden Villas is truly a hidden gem and for many, once they've stayed here, Palm Springs'best kept secret. It boasts a triple pedigree :

- Designed in 1959 by the famed mid-century architect, William F. Cody,

- Built by Paul Trousdale,

- And the beautiful tropical landscaping and lush gardens designed by Phil Shipley (landscape architect to celebrities such as Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra and Steven Spielberg!).

The Racquet Club was 'the' hangout for the most famous of the film stars and celebrities. Marilyn Monroe is said to have been 'discovered' at the Racquet Club. Anita Ekberg, Linda Christian, Tyrone Power and many more spent much time here, and had fun by this beautiful (and huge) pool facing the San Jacinto Mountains.

The grounds are gated, a private car park is reserved for our guests, and we are just minutes from the Palm Springs airport and downtown Palm Springs with it excellent restaurants and trendy shops. With only 37 Villas, you will enjoy peace and quiet, and total relaxation. No traffic noise of any kind, total peace, just the birds to wake you up in the morning.

Our studio is a perfect example of William F. Cody's signature look: post and beam architecture, flat thin roof, with floor to ceiling glass walls, concrete block walls.

We have 2 private patios for you to enjoy, one facing East for the morning sun, the other one facing West towards Mount San Jacinto.

You will also like the fully stocked gourmet kitchen, with everything you may need to cook delicious meals.

A separate sleeping area within the studio, features a most comfy queen-size bed, fully fitted with high-end mattress by Sofitel, and the finest bed-linens (featuring famed designer Trina Turk, French designer Guy Laroche, Sofitel linens) . A perfect sleep is assured, overlooking the West-facing patio, with only the birds singing to wake you up gently in the morning.

The living area is very comfortable with ample seating, 32' flat-screen TV, DVD player and a selection of DVD's of Classic French movies with subtitles, Bose sound system for your iPod or iPhone and a selection of CD's.

Furniture items include an Eames Lounge Chair, Hans Wegner sofa, Dux armchairs, Lane coffe table, and other items for DWR and such, giving the studio its true MCM vibe.

Mid-Century Modern aficionados, like us, will find well-stocked library of books to look at during their stay.

And for those of you who need to do some work during their stay with us, there is a desk, wifi throughout, and a wireless printer too.

Ample storage space is provided in the walk-in closet, fully fitted with loads of shelves, drawers, hangers. Even if you're bringing stuff for months, you'll have plenty of storage place!

Separate walk-in shower, Toto appliances, soft towels, hair-dryer, steam iron and portable ironing-board.

Our unit is tucked away from the main lanes, whilst just a few steps from the pool, probably one of the most beautiful resort-style pools in the entire Palm Springs area. The pool and spa are heated and can be enjoyed any time of the year.

The complex boasts a babbling brook, amazing views, beautiful pool and mature plantings that have created an oasis in the desert at the Mid-Century Modern Racquet Club Garden Villas.

We are 5 minutes drive from downtown Palm Springs and the very hip and trendy Uptown District with its famous restaurants (Trio, Cheeky's, Jake's, The Workshop, Birba, Copley's and Palm Springs's best new coffee place, Ernest Coffee, serving Stumpton coffee but also French wine and cheese and charcuterie in the evenings !) and the many designer stores, among which Trina Turk, Just Modern, Mod Shop, Retrospect, Shag, Wil Stiles, and Raymond/Lawrence. The Uptown District is definitely the ultimate 'place to be' in Palm Springs.

A private and numbered parking space is reserved to our guests, and is very close to the unit, 1 minute walk!


- The minimum rental period is 1 week.

- This is a very private and peaceful community and adequate behavior is expected from all guests and at all times.

- Full-time residents rightfully expect to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Garden Villas at all times, it is their home.

- This is definitely not a party place nor a resort hotel.

- No shouting or running by the pool, no loud conversations.

- No smoking in the unit, no smoking anywhere on the complex.

- The Racquet Club Garden Villas is our blessed peaceful retreat, and will be the perfect place for you to stay if you are looking for that kind of calm and relaxing, away-from-it-all atmosphere during your vacation!

- We welcome careful and caring guests, who will respect this unique property.

- Palm Springs vacation rentals Permit # 49790000

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015

About Owner

We live in Bordeaux, France , and Palm Springs, Ca, where we also own a larger unit, also at the Racquet Club Garden Villas.

We first came to Palm Springs for a vacation a few years ago, and immediately decided to buy our vacation home here, and not back home in France!

We now come and stay in Palm Springs as much as we can, being fortunate enough to have jobs that can have us work from practically anywhere thanks to the internet. We love it here, the beautiful and serene mountain views, the Indian Canyons, Joshua Tree National Park, the aerial Tram, the many great restaurants with worldclass cuisine, we never get tired of it all!

But best of all is our little condo, we have never found such a quiet and peaceful environment anywhere else!

We are happy to share it all with rental guests when we are not using it!

Owner purchased this condo in 2012

Why Owner chose Palm Springs

As soon as we walked through the gate with our realtor, we fell for Racquet Club Garden Villas. After viewing so many condos and houses for sale, we immediately knew this would be the one!

The lush landscaping, the very private atmosphere, the little stream that runs through the complex with its soothing noise, the incredible and majestic mountain views which we think Palm Springs is all about, and of course the simple, minimalist but so smart Mid-Century Modern architecture and design : we had definitely found our own little piece of Palm Springs!

What makes this condo unique

When we walked into the studio, we loved its cozy atmosphere, the beautiful light (thanks to the perfect East/West exposure), and the space itself, with the very smart floor plan that makes it very spacious for the two of us. And also its total privacy and spacious lay-out which makes it feel much more spacious and so comfortable.

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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based on 11 traveler reviews

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Quiet,large and very cozy studio in Historic Racquet Club Garden Villas
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Edmonton Alberta Canada

A very comfortable studio in Palm Springs

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for two weeks in this comfortable and well equipped studio. It was large for a studio, with a good kitchen, comfortable bed, and good barbeque. The Racquet Club Garden Villas is a very quiet, park-like area with a very nice swimming pool and many trees and flowers located just outside the busier part of Palm Springs. Pierre and Gerald were very friendly and helpful, while still respecting our privacy.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words, and we are glad you enjoyed a peaceful and quiet vacation at the Garden Villas. It was great to be able to meet you guys in person, and we enjoyed our conversations very much! We hope your happy memories of beautiful Palm Springs will help you though the harsh winter ! Merci d'être venus chez nous, et à bientôt !

A Wonderful Place & Wonderful Home Owners!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Palm Springs many times over the past 4 years and this by far was the best experience we have had!! The home was beautiful and the home owners, Gerald & Pierre, were so friendly, accomodating and made us feel right at home. We appreciated their hospitality & thank them for their genuine kindness. We loved the quiet location and the goregous big pool! We had planned for a few excursions but there were days we just couldn't bring ourselves to leave the pool. We miss "our" place at the Racquet Club & miss our new friends. We can't wait until we are back!! Jo-Anne & Grant, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jo-Anne and Grant, Having you guys around was just great, everybody here enjoyed seeing you at the pool and chatting with you. You were part of our community for these few days, and it was good! We hope to see you again soon, and to welcome you back to your new home-away-from-home in the desert! Gerald and Pierre

Amazing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Love, love, love this mid century gem. The condo was tastefully furnished in a collection of mid century furniture and the bed was extremely comfortable. The owners were responsive and Jody was great in resounding to an issue with the condo. The grounds are also amazing, quiet and my only complaint is that I couldn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We do try our best to make sure our studio is the coolest and nicest place to stay in Palm Springs, and there cannot be a better reward than the review you have posted! Thank you for staying with us, and thank you for sharing your impressions here. Gerald and Pierre

Great Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fabulous week in this lovely little bungalow. From the moment we opened the front door, we felt at home in this beautifully appointed suite. Great location in old Palm Springs ... the home, the pool, the grounds all seemed a perfect little slice of mid century modernism. Had a terrific time enjoying the mid century architecture in the area, hiking in the dessert, visiting the uptown design district, the PS Art Museum and the Air Museum. There's much more to do in Palm Springs than we had imagined, but the very best part of our holiday was this wonderful bungalow in Racquet Club Garden Villas. The history, the privacy, interior design and quality linens made this the perfect little getaway. We'll definitely return and have already recommended it to several of our friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's exactly what a vacation should be! A nice place to stay, in lovely and peaceful surroundings, and plenty to do around. We will continue to make sure that everything is perfect in our studio so that our guests have the best of times in Palm Springs. Thank you George, and you'll be welcome anytime!
Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Lushest Setting in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

minimal yet cozy-private and quiet-perfect size-good value-all the comforts of home - the beautiful grounds are like none other and I think this is the BEST pool in Palm Springs - we love this historic property-will stay there again

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Betsy! Thank you so much for posting this review. We have had such a great season with 100% of our guests telling us how happy that have been with our little place in the desert. And we have to agree with you : by far the VERY BEST pool in Palm Springs, and most of all, ever so quiet even in full season. We like our peace and privacy here, don't we! Looking forward to welcoming you back next year... or before! Pierre and Gerald


  • 5 of 5

I was very content during my stay at this rental.It's clean,comfortable and affordable.What really sets it apart,though,are the owners.I communicated with Gerald and found him to be unfailingly responsive and helpful .I am happy to commend this property to anyone looking for a lovely place to stay in Palm Springs.

D.Barry Fleming,Port Moody,B.C.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Barry! It has been a pleasure to have you, and we are so happy that you too found our studio to be a great place to stay and the Racquet Club Garden Villas an exquisite private paradise so close to downtown Palm Springs. You will be welcome back any time!


Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown restaurants
Car: necessary

Palm Springs has so much to offer!

Guests are spoilt for choice : guided architectural tours (everything Mid-Century Modern), the Art Museum, the Aerial Tram, hiking in the Indian Canyons, half-day or full day tours to Joshua Tree Natioanl Park, the mineral water spas at Desert Hot Springs, the Living Desert wildlife park, the Annenberg Center at Sunnylands and its gorgeous gardens, the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, the Art Galleries of Idylwild, the Casinos, world-class shopping at El Paseo, street fairs and Farmers Markets, and much more!

Not to mention the beautiful golf courses, and the many festivals that keep the city busy year-round:

- October : Dinner in the Canyons

- December : Festival if Lights

- January : Palm Springs International Film Festival

- February : Modernism Week / Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

- April : White Party / Dinah SHore Weekend

- May : Evening Under the Stars Gala

- June : Food Festival

Palm Springs truly is a world-class vacation heaven!


Rates & Availability

From $750 Per week

Palm Springs Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2015
Dec 20 2014 - May 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
May 3 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2015
Dec 5 2015 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/linens fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Palm Springs City Tax @ 11.5% for stays of up to 29 nights.
Stays 30 nights and longer do not incur tax (if tax is shown on the booking system, it will be reimbursed by owner)
Cleaning fee $100
Strictly no pets, thank you!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Palm Springs Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 672 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Fully remodeled, including large walk-in closet with plenty of storage for clothes, luggage, bags, shoes etc. Plenty of space!
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Separate sleeping area in the studio, equipped with Queen-size bed, and most comfortable bedding and linens (Trina Turk, Sofitel, Guy Laroche).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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