QUIET,LARGE AND VERY COZY STUDIO IN HISTORIC RACQUET CLUB GARDEN VILLAS

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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QUIET,LARGE AND VERY COZY STUDIO IN HISTORIC RACQUET CLUB GARDEN VILLAS

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A hidden gem steps from Downtown Palm Springs

Welcome to Racquet Club Garden Villas, now officially designated as a Historic Place Class I by the City of Palm Springs!

Our beautiful studio was showcased during Modernism Week 2014, 15 and 16 february ! Over 600 visitors commented on how spacious, and beautifully renovated our unit was. And what a special place the Racquet Club Garden Villas is!

Our truly beautiful and peaceful studio is located in the historic Racquet Club Garden Villas. With its 672 sqft it is in actual fact the largest studio unit in the Garden Villas and therefore extremely comfortable for 2 guests.

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

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.

Our studio is a perfect example of William F. Cody signature look: post and beam architecture, 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, 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 hip Uptown District with its famous restaurants (Trio, Cheeky's, Jake's, The Workshop, Birba, Copley's and Palm Springs's reputedly best coffee at Koffi Palm Canyon) and the many designer stores, among which Trina Turk, Just Modern, Mod Shop, Retrospect, Shag, and Raymond/Lawrence.

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

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE ENQUIRING ABOUT AVAILABILITY:

- 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!

- Palm Springs vacation rentals Permit # 49790000

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Owner

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Speaks english, french

We live in France (Bordeaux, where we also own a beautiful vacation rental studio right in the heart of the city), most of the year. 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

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!

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.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Quiet,large and very cozy studio in historic Racquet Club Garden Villas
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Quiet,large and very cozy studio in historic Racquet Club Garden Villas
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Palm Springs California Desert
5

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!
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Quiet,large and very cozy studio in historic Racquet Club Garden Villas
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Palm Springs California Desert
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
5

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
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Quiet,large and very cozy studio in historic Racquet Club Garden Villas
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Palm Springs California Desert
5

FINE PLACE TO STAY

  • 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 17, 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!
business
Quiet,large and very cozy studio in historic Racquet Club Garden Villas
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Palm Springs California Desert
5

GREAT UNIT IN LOVELY OASIS

  • 5 of 5
We loved the unit. It had great natural light, without a lot of direct sun in the unit. It was quiet and private. The pool was beautiful and the landscaping was excellent. It was a true oasis. The unit was clean and well supplied and we had good service form the property rep and maintenance staff.

We highly recommend this unit.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tom,
We do love the natural light that our studio gets all day too, and the fact that it is very private!
It always makes for a fabulous vacation!
Thank you so much for staying with us, and see you next year!
Gerald and Pierre
business
Quiet,large and very cozy studio in historic Racquet Club Garden Villas
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Palm Springs California Desert
4

SEE BELOW WITH OUR REVIEW

  • 4 of 5
We loved our stay in this historic studio suite. It was meticulously clean and had everything we needed plus more. The floor to ceiling windows in front were great, as during the day you could see out, but still have your privacy as no one could see through the treated windows. At night we simply pulled the blinds. Listening to music and watching movies with the Bose sound system was fabulous! There is lots of storage space which was nice as we drove down from Canada, and had quite a few things. I swam in the 84 degree 60 ft. pool every morning and again in the afternoon. Peaceful and quiet. Just a one minute walk. The grounds are beautiful with fruit trees, palms, flowers, and birds chirping away. It was most enjoyable to wander the lush pathways of the complex. Just a five minute drive to Palm Springs and close to all main roads. Everything is convenient. There was plenty of information and maps in the cupboard on the area, which was wonderful to browse through to make plans. The Air Museum is a must-see.
At the end of each day we looked forward to resting our heads on the very comfy feather bed. Always a wonderful nights sleep.
Gerald, the owner, was the best. He answered our enquiries immediately and was extremely pleasant to deal with.
We would definitely stay here again.
Gerald and Lois Burton
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Gerald and Lois for this great review, and thank you for taking the time to share your impressions with others. I am glad you loved the bed! It's the same bedding as the French 5***** luxury hotel brand Sofitel, and it is very comfortable indeed!
We hope to see you guys again soon, you will always be most welcome at the Racquet Club Garden Villas!
business
Quiet,large and very cozy studio in historic Racquet Club Garden Villas
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Palm Springs California Desert
5

HIDDEN DESERT GEM!

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we stepped into this quaint villa we felt at home. The grounds were so beautiful and quiet we slept better in the amazingly comfortable bed then we have in a very long time. The studio is spacious and has all the comforts of home. The location was prime, just minutes away from downtown Palm Springs and all our favorite places to eat. Gerald and Pierre are so kind and Jody was there to
help us in any way we needed. Looking forward to our next visit. Would highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for these kind words! And also for leaving the studio immaculate for our return there the next day. Much appreciated.
We do try our very best to offer the very best in vacation rentals in Palm Springs and we feel we are very fortunate to own this cute little gem.
Over 600 people visited the Racquet Club Garden Villas and our so special unit in 2 days during Modernism Week Tour 2014 and commented on how cool it was!
Thank you guys for staying with us, and we hope to welcome you again soon!
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Map

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!

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Availability & Rates

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Palm Springs Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2014
Apr 27 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$550
$1,500
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 27 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$660
$1,980
 
 
High Season 2015
Dec 20 2014 - May 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$780
$2,290
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning/linens fee $100.00
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

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Palm Springs Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 672 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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!
Bedrooms:
  • 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).
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • 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:
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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