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Mid Century Home Tahquitz Estates

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Enjoy beautiful San Jacinto Mountain views from this Mid Century Modern Home with private yard and pool located in the desert oasis of Palm Springs, California.

TOT Permit #: 4449

This restored 3200 Sq. Ft. home was the original Tahquitz River Estates model home for Paul Trousdale, renowned Beverly Hills developer. It boasts 4 bedrooms, including 2 master suites, and a total of 3.5 baths. The dining room and living room, complete with original 1950's bar, spill into an outdoor seating area, large private pool, Jacuzzi spa and hot water shower. Enjoy the sun on 2 double and 2 single chaise lounges, take in a movie in front of the 60 inch big screen. A beautifully decorated home for entertaining relaxing get aways.

Palm Springs area activities include world class golf, hiking, horseback riding, Las Vegas style casinos, botanical gardens, desert landscape parks and the world famous Palm Springs Ariel Tram. Experience shopping and fine dining located a short drive to the village.

Keywords: Private House

More Details

Kevin Butler
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Kevin Butler

I'm Michael Mulrooney and I purchased my Palm Springs home in 2003. I have always enjoyed the desert and the wonderful Mountain view as well as the Mid-Century architecture that Palm Springs is so noted for. I have two daughters who have helped me nurture and restore our beautiful home. We hope you enjoy it too!

Kevin Butler purchased this house in 2003

Why Kevin Butler chose California Desert

We chose to buy in the South side of Palm Springs due to the location close proximity to the Palm Springs downtown and the protection of the Mountains from the wind. The Tahquitz River Estates are unigue in design and hold true to the rich Mid-Century feel of Palm Springs in 1948

What makes this house unique

We are very close to downtown, shopping, resorts, golf courses, and hiking/biking trails.


Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Adult Cots
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Big Screen TV, Barbeque,


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Mid Century Home Tahquitz Estates
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my large group. It is bigger and nicer than the pictures, as the photos don't show how spacious and well laid out the house is. Plus, the huge backyard with lounge chairs, pool, jacuzzi, waterfall, etc, was magnificent. The house is super well-equipped with everything you could want in the kitchen, plus games and books and even beach towels. The TV room gave us an extra bedroom which closed off for privacy and had its own half-bath. The house was close to everything in Palm Springs, yet felt private and safe.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is even nicer and more spacious than the photos suggest. A small group of us visited for Coachella and regretted not being able to spend more time at the house. It's such a relaxing space and well divided with the bedrooms separate from the communal areas of the house. The kitchen is spacious and allowed for cooking large meals and the TV Room/Den was an added bonus that we didn't even realize existed.

The outdoor pool and jacuzzi area is also perfect. The pool is definitely one of the bigger pools I've seen in Palm Springs and the combination of sitting chairs and beach chairs gave everybody just what they needed.

The property mangers were very attentive and quick to reply during the initial booking process (Aiyana) and while we were at the house (Zamara).

Overall, this was a really great stay and we can't wait to visit again very soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huge sunny backyard with a huge pool

  • 5 of 5

This is our fifth VRBO rental and our third in Palm Springs and were treated great throughout the entire process. The pictures don't do the property justice as you don't get a sense of how large the backyard is until your standing there with a drink in your hand. Being in Palm Springs many times we know how important a west or south backyard can be with the cool nights or even during the day, we a little unsure of this place prior to arrival due to the north backyard. Don't worry the pool gets full sun from early morning till sunset over the mountains.

From other reviews the TV room is not described as well as it should be so I will try to do it justice. Basically it is a converted two car garage that is accessed through the kitchen and has a huge sectional, two chairs wet bar and a huge TV. Now we didn't go to Palm Springs to watch TV but early in the morning it is a nice place to have a coffee without bothering anyone else.

We had two families for the time we were there and all talked about the size of the rooms and cleanliness of the house. The two master suites made it simple to prepare for the day and the outside shower was used on more than one occasion for a morning shower.

The backyard is completely private and you could wander around naked it that was your bent and you would not be seen any anyone except the doves singing on the overhead power lines.

For those travelling with children there is some risque art in the house but nothing a hand towel couldn't hide. The only other suggestion would to have a diving board installed a the deep end or a ladder to get out, which would increase the value of such a big pool.

We all loved the house and if we were looking for a 4 bedroom house again we would not hesitate to return

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fullerton, CA

Family/Friends Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at this beautiful property over Presidents Weekend. Our group included three couples and three children. This house was perfect for our party and a lovely change from the Resort experience. (No getting up at 8 a.m. to claim deck chairs!) On the practical side, the house is completely equipped; we had only to bring our own food. Also, with a party of this size, personal space is important and this house provided private space for each family.

Aesthetically, the mid-century decor of the house and the quiet neighborhood is just what were wanted from a Palm Springs stay. The proximity to downtown is a huge plus. Every day, we (kids and all) mounted our bikes and made our way downtown for a fantastic meal. Oh, did I mention the view of the mountains?

If you stay here, I recommend taking a walk or a bike ride around the neighborhood to check out the mid-century modern architecture.

As camp coordinator for this stay, I'm happy that my friends enjoyed this house as much as I did!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

We drove for 10 hours to get to Palm Springs from the San Francisco Bay Area, so were in desperate need of rest and relaxation by the time we arrived at this home. The house couldn't have provided a better place for just that.

We ventured out each day over the Thanksgiving break to explore the surrounds (the Living Desert, the Aerial Tram, Indian Canyon, the Tahquitz canyon and Downtown - walking distance) and returned to our own private oasis each afternoon. The kids especially loved playing in the pool and then collapsing infront of the wide screen TV in the late evening for a movie (plenty of DVD options available). The jacuzzi was perfect for sore leg muscles after long walks.

The kitchen was well appointed and stocked with a lot of food, which were free to use. We cooked a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings (even though we are Australian - but thankful Australians) which we enjoyed in the dining room.

There was plenty of space for 6 of us (3 kids, 3 adults) and the kids would have been entertained all day in the pool and lovely yard. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. Lots of areas to stretch out and keep out of each other's way, if needed.

Everything was great - lots of everything we needed (including toilet paper...often a problem for families with kids in vacation rentals). Thanks so much for the perfect place to stay and explore Palm Springs. A great place to feel the mid-century vibe and have a great break aswell. We will be back...

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We just had a wonderful stay over Memorial Day weekend. The house comfortably fit 8 adults with the four bedrooms in one section and also has areas to congregate and socialize on the opposite end with doors in between so that any noise could be kept to a minimum, if necessary. The house is in a great location, just about a mile from the downtown area and close to grocery stores and coffee shops. The pool area is fantastic and has ample seating areas for guests to enjoy. We spent most of our time outside, soaking up the sun, but the dining room table was a perfect place for some card games. We are already thinking about the next time we might have the opportunity to return!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250
Admin booking fee $50
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.5%

Optional pool heating is $125 weekend, $250 week
Monthly guest's pay utilities: gas, electric, water

At time of booking there is a $500 deposit processed on credit card provided by guest. Approx 20 days before arrival, remainder of the rental balance is due. Also at that time, the security deposit will be processed as a pre-authorization to secure funds in case of any damage during stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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