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Palm Springs Compound! 5b/4b.Best Quality! Mid-Century/ Modern

18 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Sunmor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

This beautifully appointed home offers five bedrooms, four baths and was professionally restored and expanded in 2006. The fifth bedroom was converted to a media room and makes a king size bed perfect for the kids when needed. Located on a quiet street in the historic Sunmor neighborhood, the main house is an exquisite Alexander mid-century home built in 1958 with breath taking views of the San Jacinto Mountains and surrounding valley. The original Alexander, being 1300 square feet was expanded to over 2,600 square feet maintaining the original post and beam, floor to ceiling glass, and character of the Alexander 'Chalet' home. The expansion and restoration of the house was done with green and recycled materials. In keeping with Alexander’s vision, meticulous consideration was taken in the design and building efficiency.

This home is centrally located with an easy 15-minute walk to downtown Palm Springs where you will find numerous restaurants, shops, and entertainment.

The home was inspired by the owners’ many years of travel and the love of Palm Springs architecture and lifestyle. The owner and designer is influenced by Southeast Asia. He chose to carry a Zen-like quality throughout the home. The grounds are exquisite with such attention to detail, that 44,000 pounds of rock were brought in from Bali, Indonesia. Being within the compound transcends you from everyday life to complete relaxation and rejuvenation.

Guests appreciate the attention to detail and comfortability whether inside or out at this Palm Springs compound. Lush fichus shrubbery provides complete privacy. Magnificent palms surround you while soaking in the hot tub. Beautiful mountain views produce a “resort” feel while staying at the “Livmor” home. The interior areas and grounds come alive at night with dramatic landscape lighting; the focal point being a 2,500 pound Buddha hand carved from Java stone. A beautiful star-filled sky without a street light in sight; you and your loved ones are sure to enjoy a perfect evening building lifetime memories at this classic compound in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs Permit Number: 45890000

Keywords: house, mid century, modern, contemporary, guest unit, Alexander, quality

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

I have been designing and building residential homes for 20 years. It is a passion for me. I love the element of surprise and understatement in a home. I make sure every property I have done contains those two elements along with loads of emotion. Everyone should feel something after leaving a great property.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Palm Springs

I love the location and the traditional Alexander mid-century neighborhood. Sunmor neighborhood is quiet and well preserved. Its history relating to Palm Springs is quite amazing.

What makes this house unique

When staying at the Livmor house you will find a peaceful tranquility. Relaxation is the key at this home. Many of the art objects on the property come from the far east. Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand are but some of the countries art and working components of the home originate from. In fact, over 44,000 pounds of rock were brought in from Bali for this unique compound!

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Palm Springs Compound! 5b/4b.Best Quality! Mid-Century/ Modern
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

A touch of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We recommend this house to anyone wanting a perfect place to stay. Matt met us when we came and was gracious, helpful and full of wonderful suggestions. The house was a beautifully decorated mid-century modern. We were with 2 other couples and the fact that there were 2 bedrooms each in its own house was an unexpected pleasure of privacy. The house was fully stocked, allowing us to have a casual wake up meal, a barbecue or a full dinner. Words cannot do the house justice, but what a pleasure to have a view of the mountains every evening and sipping wine in the hot tub. No resort could offer more.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jonathan for taking the time to write about your experience at my home. I really enjoyed meeting your group and hope that you will be back again soon! Matt
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5

Mid-Century- Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We fully recommend this house. From the moment we walked and and were greeted by Matt till the moment we left we felt more like we were at a resort than a house rental. The house is beautifully decorated in mid-century furnishings and well stocked with everything from shampoo and towels to candles and vases for outside dining. The yard is so well landscaped that you truly feel like you are at a resort. We are looking forward to renting again and again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cathy. Your and your friends are great! I am so glad you had a wonderful time. I will see you again soon - I am sure. I know you were referred by another renter who has been renting my house for years and I am happy to know you will become another regular at this relaxing PS home. 85% of all my renters are REPEATS! "LIVMOR"!
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Seattle, WA
5

Mid-Century Magic!

  • 5 of 5

Would 100% recommend this house to everyone that is looking for high style and quality in your rental! When we arrived at this Mid-Century home, I knew we were in for a treat (pictures on site are great but do not do the home justice). The home is nicely appointed with everything our group needed to enjoy time away from our place. The “Household Working Manual” for how to run things was clear well thought out. The layout of the home is absolutely perfect! There was room for all 8 of us without feeling crowded in any way. The is perfectly located, 5 minutes to downtown, shops, restaurants and close to the airport yet very quiet. Our time at the home was absolute MAGIC! Oh, and the owner Matt could not be a kinder and accommodating person. We will be coming back very soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson Hole Wyoming USA
5

The best of the best!!!

  • 5 of 5

I feel a bit guilty as I have stay at Matt’s “Livmor” home half a dozen times now over the past 4 years and have never written a review. No time like the present! The home as recently, once again been upgraded. Matt seems to upgrade the home yearly. The sense of peace and tranquility the home provides is perfect. Lots of space for friends and family to retreat to the own personal rooms when needed, yet perfect communal areas around the pool and outdoor dining space. The home has the best Weber BBQ and a professional WOLF range in the kitchen. Everything works at the home and always does. No disappointment with linens, fixtures and kitchen supplies, etc. The neighborhood is quite and a delight to walk. We have been coming to Palm Springs for 20+ years and have always enjoyed this highest quality home over the past 4 years. A Mid-Century must! BTW – I told Matt if he ever wants to sell his home, call me first… Don't think he ever will!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom. Thanks for the great review. You and your family are absolutely one of reasons I enjoy renting my home (outside of the obvious economic reason). I love that you relish yourselves when staying at my Livmor home and consider the home yours - I love sharing that special feeling. You're correct, I probably will NEVER sell! I enjoy the home with friends and family myself, all the time. Please come back again and again! I almost feel bad for charging you at this point... :)
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Oakland, California
5

Gets better with age!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here two years ago for Modernism Week and gave it an excellent review. Matt likes to meet you at the house and show you how things work. This time we got to tell him how much we liked each improvement as we toured the property. He keeps updating details to make the home nicer. For example, he installed a beautiful bench around one corner of the pool so you have a place to put your towel or to sit when you are having a snack. Then we noticed the cabana doors had been refinished to relate to the wood in the bench! The seating in the living room was reupholstered too. We had a few guests drop by who said they liked the house as much as anything they saw on the Modernism Week home tours! While it is very modern, the home is not sterile. There are several wood pieces and good wall colors. The lighting at night is magical. As I mentioned last time, there are pieces of art and some fragile items so if you have any kids be sure they are well behaved! While the house seems expensive it is not unreasonable if you are splitting it among four or five couples. Matt is also a very responsive host. This house is a ten, but they only let you give it five stars!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kenneth for your kind words. I love having you and your friends at the Livmor home. Come back anytime and yes, the improvements will just keep coming! It really is people like you and your group that keep me sharing my Palm Springs home. Lastly, thanks for the 10 star review - A first for VRBO!
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Beverly Hills, CA, USA
5

Memories we'll never forget!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to do something special for her 50th birthday. We live in LA and have always enjoyed Palm Springs. We have two other couples we do things with and are always trying to top one another. We wanted something really spectacular, memorable, and relaxing for the long weekend with our closest friends.

I set out to find the perfect Palm Springs retreat and found it on VRBO. I wanted to “top” anything we had all ever done together before. The only problem was, the home was also at the “top” of our budget. After speaking with Matt, the owner, we instantly knew the home he created would be that special place we were looking for. We decided to book the property.

Upon arrival, Matt graciously showed us the home and how everything works. The finishes and cleanliness of the home were top notch and even better than expected. As we walked through the home we all realized each of us had spectacular views from our own suites. We all had refrigerators, coffee makers, and everything we would want for some quiet time alone too. My wife and I were pleased that none of our friends would feel short changed. Everyone was clearly excited the home was even more spectacular in person than in the pictures.

We decided to heat the pool and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor cooking space. We actually had lots of expensive plans, but once we set in, we noticed everything we needed was right here. So, the “top” of our budget transformed to a savings as we all felt no need to leave the Livmor compound!

My wife’s birthday afternoon came around. We swam and relaxed while sitting around the pool. We enjoyed the view from the hot tub which is hardly describable. Post-card perfect! The night was magic-filled with memories our best friends will never forget.

I would recommend this home to anyone looking on VRBO, even if it is at the top of or just beyond your price range. When I reflect back on the decision, I couldn’t put a price on the good times we all had at Livmor. A nice hotel in Palm Springs would have cost more, been less comfortable, much less interesting and not even close to as enjoyable.

To think I almost passed on this home because it was at the top of my budget, I laugh and think about how my wife’s 50th Birthday was priceless. I want to recommend to others that may be thinking the same as I was, to go for it! You will make lifetime of memories at this property. No question we will be coming back to this perfect “5 star” Palm Springs home.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dr. Vert for the great review. I love sharing the house with people like you and your group, who appreciate the home and peace it brings. As you experienced, often times people tell me they had grand plans when coming to Palm Springs but found they end up just relaxing and enjoying their time at the “Livmor” home. Until next time!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Palm Springs Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Fresh and Easy Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Power of Fitness Gym
Nearest Point of Interest
Palm Springs Airport Terminal

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Rates & Availability

Sunmor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Departure Cleaning $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Special events and holidays are $895 per night, three night minimum. All other terms are the same. Optional pool heating is available for $75 per day. Jacuzzi heating is included in rental pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sunmor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom - main house, Queen size Beds (1) Queen beds in all other bedrooms and suites
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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