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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


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.

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More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 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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Racquet Club Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Mid Century Hideaway - featured in New York Times 'Desert Cool'
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 71 reviews

PERFECT Palm Springs house. Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We love this house! The house is not only an original Alexander home, it's also a beautifully furnished oasis with every amenity you can think of. It has the best backyard in Palm Springs (we know because we've tried other homes). We loved the pool and hot tub and used them everyday. The kitchen was well equipped for making meals. The beds were so nice. It's been exactly 10 years since our last visit and it still remains amazing and well kept, even made better with the upgraded nest system. We highly recommend this place and will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!
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Loved our weekend get-away

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 2 1/2 yr old daughter, and I stayed at Marcel's beautiful mid-century modern home. The home is tastefully decorated with all the amenities a small family or party would need. It's located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac which made for a peaceful, relaxing weekend lounging by the pool.

My daughter was sad to leave so I promised her we'd come back. We're looking forward to our next stay at Marcel's later this year.

Book now!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, you are welcome back anytime!
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Weekend in the desert

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Marcel's beautiful home. The house is wonderful - perfectly appointed with every convenience and amenity that one could want. The backyard and gardens are fabulous - immaculately landscaped with a pool, hot tub, grill, yard games, etc. You really could spend a long weekend at this property and never leave although we chose to spend a good deal of time hiking and exploring Joshua Tree National Park and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Both parks are incredible and worth visiting if you want to experience the surrounding nature. The one bedroom has a futon, which is explained in this property's description. This was not a problem for our traveling companion but a futon might not suit all travelers for sleeping. Marcel was extraordinarily responsive when we had a question or inquiry.

Overall, a great house. Book today!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My very first impression of the house was what's all the hype about this "mid century modern" style? Within the first few hours that changed to this is what I want my retirement home to be!.

We thoroughly loved our vacation here. The neighborhood is nice and quiet save for a few planes overhead (but hey others want to enjoy the area also) it's close to downtown Palm springs, grocery stores, golf and the airport.

Marcel went over and above with answering questions and making certain our stay was perfect.

We did notice the kitchen was lacking a few items so we gifted an inexpensive baking sheet and measuring cups to the house.

I recommend staying here for your next vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palm Spring Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property.Tastefully decorated miccentury home with vintage and modern pieces. Gorgeous property. The pictures don't do it justice. Great location. A 5 min drive from Uptown Design District. New appliances in kitchen. Owner was great to communicate with. He responded immediately anytime I contacted him. Please note: The property only has 1 1/2 bath and the shower is in the master bedroom. There is very limited storage for clothing. These were not a problem for me since I only traveled with my husband, but could be for larger parties. I definitely want to go back to this beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, well appointed, very quiet, all around lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples for a quick getaway. The nicest rental yet; we come to the desert every year. The quality attention to small details throughout add up to a really great overall feeling of comfort and tranquility. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Feb 2 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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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