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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 - 5 nights


About the property

Full House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 6), Patios, Pool, Spa, Fire pits +more

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 pool and surrounding deck has been completely updated as of fall 2017. (The City of Palm Springs ID# 770.)

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. Recently 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 new as of Sept '15, and controlled by the Nest Thermostat.

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.

The City of Palm Springs ID# 770.

Thanks for looking!

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Marcel

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

Marcel purchased this house in 2005

Why Marcel chose Racquet Club Estates

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. The living area has wall-to-wall glass and sliding doors facing the pool, firepits, and a covered patio.

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:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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 tiled 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.


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Beautiful Mid Century Hideaway - featured in New York Times 'Desert Cool'
average rating of 4.974359 based on 79 reviews

Perfect getaway home to relax with family!

  • 5 of 5

Easily the best home we've rented for a getaway-super clean, all amenities provided were new and exactly what we needed to host a relaxing weekend bbquing. Pool is perfect, BBQ was easily accessible, hot tub at night was the cherry on top! Five mins or less from the market and 10 or less from restaurants/hotels to visit around as well (Saguaro, Ace etc). Thanks so much Marcel for being such a great host! We will definitely recommend and be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such an attentive guest! You are welcome back anytime Marcel
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Oasis in Palm Springs - slip back in time

  • 5 of 5

This hideaway is just as it sounds! Not even the great pictures can capture the quietness, serenity and class of this home. The decor is set up from the 50s/60s; we found a mid century Sinatra style Sonos station to listen to and could imagine slipping back in time. From the very beginning, Marcel was over the top with communicating and answering all of our questions. The home itself was very inviting and felt comfortable from the minute we walked in. There was a great supply of towels and linens and the kitchen was very well stocked with quality cookware. We loved everything about our stay. The location was very convenient to downtown and plenty of hiking as well. I would definitely recommend it and hope to make it back someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent accomodations

  • 5 of 5

the property is well maintained & close to downtown Palm Springs. Marcel is an excellent host...very responsive to what ever you need...all in all...a wonderful experience

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Quiet cul-de-sac oasis is soothing and full of light. The details to the furniture and amenities are top notch. Very easy drive into downtown Palm Springs and the tram. My significant other and I enjoy visiting Palm Springs. Sherman's Deli, hiking the Indian Canyons and Trina Turk are treasures. Marcel is a pleasure to work with. I would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

Property is well kept, really clean, and spacious. Close to groceries. Marcel was very accommodating with check in/check out times. Perfect weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet neighborhood, spacious layout, clean, and all the amenities you'd need at home. Only thing missing was an iron. 5 minute drive to downtown Palm Springs.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thanks for staying and for the nice review. We actually do have an iron, in the closet but it's easy to miss - sorry about that. We would have been happy to help you find it if we knew!
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Car: recommended

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




Additional information about rental rates

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

Any additional guests without prior approval beyond the number at the time of the reservation will be charged at $50 per person per day.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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