Palm Springs House Rental Photos and Description
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-7)
This Palm Springs Mid-century Palmer/Kriesel designed butterfly roof home built by George Alexander in one of Palm Springs first Mid-Century Modern neighborhoods called Racquet Club Estates. The open floor plan features concrete floors, high vaulted beam ceilings with clerestory windows and glass sliders overlooking the new kidney shaped saltwater pool and attached 6 person jacuzzi/spa.
The Pool has a 6 foot tanning ledge with a built in umbrella sleeve so you can been under shade while inside the pool.
It is important to note that we are a full 1,000 square feet larger than the traditional Alexander home because we enclosed the breezeway adding onto our kitchen/dining room and extending our master bedroom/bathroom/office.
You will marvel at the dramatic mountain views from this spectacular 11,000 sq ft lot and understand why we call this little piece of paradise ''RENDEVOUS LOU''.
As you enter the house into the foyer, you will be impressed by the floor to ceiling painting that leads you into the ''great room''. The concrete floors are softened in the living room by a large cream shag rug with furnishings designed by Futurama and embellished by our funky 50's collection of Blue Blenko glassware. The bedrooms have desert hued low pile carpeting. The living room seating faces the original block fireplace which is commanded by a stunning commissioned piece of art we call ''LOU'', who has become our mascot. His image repeats in various locations throughout the property...see if you can spot him.
To the right of the great room, is our sparkling 1960's lucite formal dining room table for six; it's a real showpiece. The entertainment ''vibe'' continues with our open kitchen boasting granite counter tops with mosaic glass tile back-splash.
A large mobile island faces the kitchen's overhead HDTV flat screen where you can sit on comfortable leather bar stools to watch a great sport event or just keep the chef in the family company. The kitchen is complete with stainless steel appliances, a full line of Cuisinart-blender-juicer-coffee maker and all the cooking utensils needed for any gourmet. We provide a Nespresso Machine too but don't forget to bring the pods! You will also find complete place settings for 8 in both plastic for outdoor dining and ceramic and glass for indoor dining all complemented by vintage starburst patterned flatware.
The first bedroom is furnished with a platform queen bed mattress purchased specifically for fibromialgia sufferers and incredibly comfortable for all. This room includes an overhead cable flat screen TV, 70's Italian travertine marble tables, 60's bedside lamps and a fur throw to add a little panache. Just come on in and drop your luggage on the Jonathan Adler bench.
The smallest bedroom hosts Case Study sofas that become twin beds along with a fabulous Panton 60s Bubble Mirror, a flat screen TV, a kitschy Arne Jacobsen chair and the biggest lamp you've ever seen! Check out the closet where we keep board games stored.
The Master bedroom features a floor to ceiling white leather headboard which flanks a king-size platform bed facing the flat screen TV/DVD with surround sound. There is an en-suite bathroom with a shower for two and a walk in closet. The master also features a chaise lounge sitting/office area with a fax/printer. The sliders lead you to the putting green. Once you step outside, you may want to walk toward the fruit trees and sit by the raised ledge gas fire pit where jet flames dance over a bed of turquoise crushed glass. Enjoy the mountain views while practicing your putt.
Some of the design elements that make the house special are the commissioned art in every room, the professionally landscaped and illuminated grounds, the privacy of the fenced backyard with outdoor shower and cabana, the spectacular view and all this with your own personal concierge.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets considered
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just wanted to follow up and thank both Liz and Bob for a wonderful week at Rendevous Lou! The house is fantastic. I immediately felt at home here. I really enjoyed the choices made with layout,furnishings,decor,lighting etc. We absolutely loved soaking in the hot tub and gazing up at the spectacular mountain view. The other pleasant surprise was Bob, the concierge, who really saved the day on a few occasions during our visit. He was professional and accommodating and provides a valuable service. We definitely intend to visit R Lou again!
Elizabeth Reilly Baruch
I started my love affair with Palm Springs back in the 80's when I was a student at UCLA and spent long weekend getaways here. The desert climate and my interest in Mid Century architecture cemented my yearning to own a home in this little jewel-box of a city. I looked at potential homes to purchase for a good 10 years before I found 'Rendevous Lou'!
LOVE the restored mid century designed homes throughout this neighborhood...one of the best!
This is one of the special Alexander homes where you can still see the mountains while INSIDE the house right through the clestory windows facing the mountain range. Stunning.