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Beautiful Mid Century Hideaway - featured in New York Times 'Desert Cool'

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


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Full House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6), covered patio, pool, hotub

Our Original restored Palmer+Kriesel designed Alexander mid century sits on 11000 square foot lot on a cul-de-sac and was featured in the New York Times 'Home section' entitled 'Desert Cool'. Inside, you'll find classic modern treatments such as Eames tables and chairs, Case Study beds in both bedrooms, mixed with completely renovated bathrooms and kitchen with everything you’ll need. High vaulted ceilings and refinished flat cement flooring throughout with Design-Within-Reach throw rugs and FLOR tiles.

The Living Room features Hi-Definition DirectTv with movie channels (HBO and SHOWTIME), Apple Tv, and a SONOS sound system. The master bedroom also features a wood burning fireplace. Wall-to-wall sliding glass doors open to a kidney shaped pool, surrounded by palm and olive trees. There's even a private outdoor lounging/eating covered patio, framed by Frosted resin panels. 2 separate in-ground gas fire pits, one by the pool and living area, and the other by the hot tub, provide some privacy even when together on the property.

Recently we’ve upgraded the house with new pool loungers from Design-Within-Reach, re-plastered the pool including new imported tile from Japan, upgraded the TV to a new 50” LED Sony, and added new LG Washer/Dryers. The kitchen has also been updated with new Bosch appliances, and we feature All-Clad stainless steel pots and pans. In 2014, we upgraded the hot tub to a Hot Spring Spa with Moto-Massage® jets, complemented by a Quartet® jet system, to soothe your neck, shoulders and back. Its comfortable seating, styled armrests, and SoothingStream® water feature provide maximum relaxation.

The 4-ton air conditioner is also brand new as of Sept '15, and controlled by the Nest Thermostat.

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THREE LOUNGING AREAS : Additionally, a third seclusive lounging area off the middle bedroom (away from the other areas) by the hot tub features original Balinese wood loungers. Overall - magical and relaxing...

COMPLETE PRIVACY: The house is located on one of the larger lots in the Racquet Club Estates and is completely enclosed and private (backyard, pool ,spa, lounging areas).

GOLF + PARK: While 'true' golfer's probably won't want to use the clubs we make available, we do have an old set at the house for your case you want to golf at one of the local public courses for fun.

Just one block away is a large grassy park with trees and benches, etc.

Located about 15 minutes from the airport, and less than five minutes from the center of Palm Springs center of restaurants, shops, and attractions.

Thanks for looking!

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Marcel

Owned by Hollywood entertainment professionals. Feel free to contact us directly at palmspringsholidayATgmailDOTcom.

Marcel purchased this house in 2005

Why Marcel chose Palm Springs

Located on a corner lot, our home rests on one of the largest parcels in our neighborhood of restored historical Alexander homes, allowing for two distinct areas to unwind and relax away from others while on the same property.

What makes this house unique

Privacy. The house is tucked in by large palm and olive trees, creating a very lush, private and quiet sanctuary. The house also features a very unique covered sitting area, flanked by resin walls of semi-translucent glass between the pool and kitchen, perfect for eating or relaxing in shade.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved staying here! I wanted to move in permanently. The house is casual but elegant. Cool

contemporary art, great mid-century furniture, smooth concrete floors and a chic grey 70's

fireplace in the master bedroom (loved it!) awesome outdoor areas...loved the lava rock

firepits and covered patio. I love the Parker and Ace but didn't really ever want to leave the house!

-Jody , LA, CA (
Jun 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Beautiful Mid Century Hideaway - featured in New York Times 'Desert Cool'
average rating of 4.96875 based on 65 reviews
Victoria, BC

A great spot to relax and enjoy Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5
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We loved practically everything about this place. It's a quick five minutes from downtown Palm Springs, plus offers easy access to the I10 if you want to venture further afield. We spent as much time outside as in, even in late January/early February. The yard is completely private, the pool gets plenty of sun, and it's all aesthetically pleasing. I used the hot tub every evening. (The pool maintenance guys come twice a week; both pool and hot tub were in terrific shape.) Marcel, the owner, obviously pays attention to detail. The inside of the house, though small, is classy in design and furnishings, and very comfortable for two (four good friends would probably be fine, but only one bathroom has a shower, so would be shared). The kitchen is the best-equipped we've ever come across in a vacation rental (right down to the martini shaker and glasses) and it's all quality stuff. We really appreciated this as we had our Springer Mona with us so ate in more than out. The Jenn Air bar-b-q got lots of use. The only minor complaint that I can offer was that the furniture in the living room was not as comfortable as we might have liked -- like so much modern/classic design: great to look at, not so great to sit in! But as I said, this was a minor issue and overall, our week could not have been much better. Many thanks, Marcel!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super nice place / location / owner. 4-1/2 stars!

  • 5 of 5
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We spent a full week here for our 25th wedding anniversary. The house was beautiful and so clean! The garden was well lit at night, the neighborhood safe and tidy, WIFI and electronics up tp date, secure for our dog.

One of the first things about this rental exchange was the organizational skills of the owner, Marcel. We've rented many places over the years and we have never had a welcome/information package as well documented as the one he put together; his communication skills are exemplary. Any time I texted him, I received a reply in a few minutes. Email exchanges were always expedient and concise. And...the return of our security deposit was made in a couple of days with NO money taken out for a "convenience fee" like we've been charge by a couple of others.

There were a couple of small issues that should be noted and it's why we rated 4-1/2 stars. The half bath doesn't have an electrical outlet at all, so that's a problem that the owner should correct. Due to the home's design, there are no windows that you can really open for air. The front room has 3 sets of big sliding glass doors, but not one of them has a screen on it so we could not open the doors to get any fresh air because pests would come in. The master bedroom has sliding glass door with a screen, but no window that you can leave open at night for air. We didn't want to leave the sliding glass door open so had to depend solely on the AC and ceiling fans.

Regardless of the above minor things, we had a fabulous vacation and would stay here again if ever in Palm Springs. Thanks Marcel for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mid Century Modern Marvel

  • 4 of 5
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I had the pleasure of staying at Marcel's wonderful home in November. The house was well equipped, with attention to detail, and everything to ensure you need for a great stay. A perfect home from home. Great location, great views. I would highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, come back anytime!
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Perfect Spot for a Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
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This house has just about everything you need for an excellent vacation in Palm Springs. Marcel is so great to work with and responds promptly. The house is well-maintained and well-stocked. It's minimalist and clean. Plenty of linens, towels and paper supplies. The kitchen has great appliances and is stocked with a variety of cooking supplies, dishes, glasses, etc. The house has just the right amount of decoration and art, good lighting, great AC and comfortable beds! Make sure to note that the third bedroom is a futon, but still pretty comfortable. The pool is perfect and gets a mix of sun and shade throughout the day and the backyard is private, so you feel like you're at your own private resort. The hot tub is on the side of the house away from the pool, but it has an incredible view of San Jacinto and the Palm Springs Tram. We didn't get around to ping-pong or croquet, although we wanted to, we were just too busy lounging in and around the pool! The dining areas are a little small, but we were only 4 people, so it worked out just fine. The double shower in the master bathroom is amazing (but note that the second bathroom is only a toilet, so if you're sharing the house with other adults, you're all sharing the shower in the master bedroom). We had such a wonderful weekend in this house. We definitely recommend this property for your next Palm Springs getaway. Thank you Marcel!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This house is lovely and comes with everything. My husband and I had such a nice time (again) in Palms Springs and will definitely be coming back to stay. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect private getaway

  • 5 of 5

this place is incredible. very private, and each detail is thought out and beautifully executed. there is so much space, the lot is huge. Marcel is a pleasure to deal with. we will now stay nowhere else in Palm Springs. thanks so much for having us!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for being a great guest and let us know when Palm Springs beckons you back!
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty, Spa, and Antiques Galore!


Rates & Availability

Racquet Club Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
housekeeping $150 + Tax
pool heating is optional $0
Tax Rate 13.5%

Refundable rental deposit and/or 25% down holds the reservation. Pool heating is additional (optional) and either added to your final payment, or charged separately to a credit card. Pool heating rates fluctuate seasonally based on the utility costs to heat the pool, generally $20+ (summer) up to $35+ (winter) per day.

We don't charge extra pet fees, but ask guests to keep pets off furniture and Linens, and pick up after pets in the yard. If your pet sheds excessively, we can withhold extra housekeeping fees from your damage deposit if additional laundering or clean up is required. This doesn't happen very often, but occasionally can be an issue. Even though we don't have pets of our own, we love pets and have rarely had any issues. The backyard is fully enclosed too.

Prior to any payment (or other commitment by you), please read and navigate all of the terms in the attached RENTAL AGREEMENT, where you can print, and/or save a copy of, the terms to your computer. The terms of the rental agreement are always available for you to review at any time. It covers the all the typical release of liability legalese, cancellation policy (14 days prior to arrival), and other terms such as no more than 6 guests allowed on the premises at any one time, day or night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Racquet Club Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 person double wide shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , skylight sunroof
  • 2-person glass tiles shower with frosted-resin floor to ceiling windows
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , wood burning Malm fireplace, case study king
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , case study queen, Mountain view
    Third Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , mountain view, work desk
  • There is a Malm wood-burning fireplace in the master bedroom, and features a double-wide, two person shower with floor to ceiling frosted glass wall for a private, but sunny glow from outside The other bathroom features a skylight above Bathrooms were completely renovated when we purchased the house
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Featured property in the New York Times 'Home Section' 'Desert Cool', 2 separate 'in ground gas' firepits (one by the pool, one by the hot tub), High Definition Plasma television, 2-person double wide glass-tiled master bedroom shower, outdoor speakers with separate CD player from the inside, new and vintage modern furniture throughout property both in and out, heated pool.

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