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This is the first property for AWOL, a boutique vacation rental brand. To get away from your life for just a minute and let us provide you with a beautiful place in which to escape.
This is a very private retreat of a house located in the historic neighborhood of Ruth Hardy Park. You will find yourself a few blocks from the Frank Sinatra house, tons of great architecture, one mile from the design district and great restaurants.
The house is 1800 square feet. The furnishings and art is an eclectic collection of designers and artists including: Florence Knoll, Mies Van Der Rohe, Eames, Mario Bellini, Arne Jacobson, Noguchi, Deedee Cheriel, Steven Harrington, and us!!
Each of the two bedrooms have king sized beds with top of the line Stearns & Foster mattresses and ample closet space. Roll out of bed and walk right out on to the pool and spa.
There are two full baths, each bathed in sunlight. The grand bath features double sinks and a large, tiled, indoor/outdoor shower with three sources of water: a standard shower head, a hand held shower head, and a 16” rain shower.
CHEFS! there is a beautiful, very well appointed kitchen waiting for your indoor and outdoor cooking talents to shine!!! Double oven and five burner range, BBQ grill, gorgeous Fisher Paykel refrigerator with in-door filtered water, ice maker in the freezer, and plenty more.
Surrounded by bamboo, the pool is a perfect place to cool in the heat of the day. Soak up some rays in the pool’s sun pad, while the waters from the infinity spa cascade over your shoulders. Lounge by the fire pit and count stars. Soak the day away in your 10 person spa. Feeling antsy? Negotiate yourself around the spa’s jet circuit and massage every part of your back—this is why you went AWOL!!! In the winter, the pool can be heated. There is truly nothing like floating in a body of water, while gazing at snow-capped mountains!
Palm Springs gets an average of 354 days of sunshine a year; greet each new day by rolling right out of bed, out your private entry to the pool, and dive in to your morning!. Follow that with a rain shower in the indoor/ outdoor shower and you are very ready to tackle your vacation!
The outdoor speakers by the pool and outdoor dining/ BBQ area will make entertaining fun and easy.
Keywords: private home, mid century, luxury, modern, walking distance to downtown palm springs.
Coming from Los Angeles, each of us respectively work in art direction and set decoration for film, tv and print. We both come from a philosophy of 'undecorate', putting a focus on function and comfort above a mass of stuff. We want to share that here in the open skies of the desert and provide a space that is extremely comfortable, luxuriously livable, and aesthetically interesting without being overly 'done'.
We chose Palm Springs because of the comfort it provides us, the small towness of it, warm smiles from friendly people, easy driving with no metered parking (coming from LA, this is like a daily massage!), a natural landscape just beyond the city that is other worldly and sublime...all this with the benefits of restaurants, bars, museums, culture, shopping, and more that feels straight from the city.
Things we love:
the sky is amazing and never lets you down. during the day, there is almost always some cloud form drama making its way across the sky...we joke it's some sort of UFO camouflage, but that's for you to decide. you can see countless stars from the hot tub! And every sunset behind the mountain leaves us breathless.
Lemonade made fresh from the meyer lemon tree!...and a splash of vodka?
we love a morning swim in the pool, a massage at the house with a rain shower in the indoor/ outdoor shower after, and warming in the evening next to the fire pit.
Ruth Hardy Park is a fabulous walking neighborhood with easy walking to groceries, coffee, window shopping and pizza and a glass of wine from Birba.
And all the glorious hikes in the area!!!
Located a short walk passed Frank Sinatra’s old house, through the neighborhood they once called “little Beverly Hills” to Ruth Hardy Park, perfect for picnics, taking a walk with fido, free tennis and basketball courts and a wonderful playground for kids. From there it is only a few more blocks to Palm Springs’ design district on Palm Canyon Drive for tons of great shopping and dinning. The Palm Springs Museum is nearby. We are situated an easy couple of blocks off the many official bike touring loops the city of palm spring has established. But that would mean you’d have to leave this great house!!!
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