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Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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

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

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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.

PS TOT#20010031

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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marcel (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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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based on 57 traveler reviews

Beautiful Mid Century Hideaway - featured in New York Times 'Desert Cool'
average rating of 4.982456 based on 58 reviews
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

Sophisticated pleasure.

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. The pool has the perfect sun/shade ratio and there are incredible private areas for alone time if necessary. If Marcel will have us, we would love to return.


  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back anytime, thanks Jess
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get ready to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property on quiet cul de sac. The house is furnished perfectly with an open floor plan. Kitchen has everything you need and an awesome grill for BBQs. We loved the place so much we extended our stay. Thanks Marcel!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome back anytime! Cheers, Marcel
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Our New Favorite Place to Stay in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

We go to Palm Springs every year, and we've stayed in a lot of houses. But I think our search for the right fit is over--Marcel's house was perfect.

We love to cook, and the kitchen was a dream. (Cooking with gas makes a huge difference.) They had all the kitchen toys we needed.

The pool and back yard as stylish as it was private.

The hot tub was therapeutic.

We're looking forward to returning next year for certain...!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent! Thanks for being a great guest. Looking forward to welcoming you back next year, Marcel
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Private Tranquil Midcentury

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a very enjoyable stay. The yard / pool is very private and tranquil. We rarely heard anything other than the birds. The house is light and bright with lots of windows and has nice midcentury character. Marcel was great to work with. He was very communicative and easy to get in touch with. I especially appreciate that he provides detailed instructions for the house so it is easy to use the hot tub, Apple TV, DVR etc. I have rented with Palm Springs rental agencies in the past and this was a far better experience. We would definitely rent the house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and thoughtful review! We would be happy to have you back again, Marcel
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Great private oasis!

  • 5 of 5

The house is just as pictured. Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the mid-century vibe. The property is very private, the landscaping is lovely, and the house is quite comfortable. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for being great guests! Please come back anytime, Marcel
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Superb rental and efficient communication

  • 5 of 5

Communications with the owner, Marcel, were good throughout. It is great to have quick responses to email enquiries. I will not elaborate on the rental property as others have fully described it, suffice to say we had a wonderful 2 weeks and ventured from the property far less than we intended as it was so good. No hesitation in recommending. Thanks Marcel

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Palm Springs House Rental Rates

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Oct 7 - 9, 2016
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

pool heating is optional $0
Refundable damage deposit $500
housekeeping $150 + Tax
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.

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Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • 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
  • 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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