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The Desert Skies Original Mid Century Style Condo - Your Home Away From Home -

Bedrooms 1
Space 552 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Once owned by movie stars Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh, Desert Skies Condominiums is a mid-century modern classic. With an intimate 38 condos, it has two sparkling pools, a spacious Jacuzzi, coin laundry facilities, and beautifully maintained grounds.

This second level unit is located in one of the most desirable, wind-free areas of Palm Springs-South Palm Canyon Drive-you are minutes from the charm of downtown Palm Springs Village.

Built in the 1950's, Desert Skies retains all of its historic charm while providing the modern conveniences of a fully furnished kitchen, comfortably appointed dining room, ample living room, king size bedroom & walk-in closet, luxury linens, pool towels, and lots of other amenities. Comes equipped w/ MacBook Air laptop & wifi high speed internet, two flat screen TV monitors with cable hook-up, one unisex mountain bike, and free internet phone with free long distance service including USA, Canada and Mexico.

Enjoy a fully-stocked kitchen w/ original 50's cabinetry plus modern appliances. Sleeping arrangements include a King size pillow top bed, Queen sleeper sofa with mattress plus air mattress topper. Original canary-yellow tiled bathroom and tub/shower in the bathroom are also part of this mid-century modern vacation condo.

Every window has awesome views of either soaring mountain ranges on one side, or the sparkling pools & spa on the other side. Only a few yards to the pool decks, but far enough away for peace and quiet.

The entire unit is freshly renovated and restored in keeping with Palm Springs' 50's style.

Sleeps 2-fully stocked.

Keywords: Condominium

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, malay, indonesian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About JR

We purchased this condo as a vacation rental property. We are Californian couple who love the Palm Springs area and love the mid-century architecture in Palm Springs.

JR purchased this condo in 2016

Why JR chose Palm Springs

The location of Desert Skies is excellent. The complex is beautiful & historical. South Palm Canyon is one of the most desirable, wind free areas of Palm Springs. Quiet, safe, intimate 38 units. You're less than 5 minutes to the bustling downtown area shops, restaurants, and museums. You're only 20 minutes away from Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs and La Quinta. The gorgeous San Jacinto Mountains and hiking trails are a walking distance from the condo.

Vacation Rental TOT Permit Number: PS 6768

What makes this condo unique

Biking, jogging, horseback riding, rides on the tramway, Villagefest (street fair) Thursday nights, museums, Joshua tree National Park (hiking & rock climbing). Excellent weather during the Winter with reliably sunny days throughout the year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Eveything possible to make this an "upscale" place has been done. The decor is especially attractive and very professional. The quality of the furnishings is tops. The bed is exceptionally comfortable. We really appreciate having the computer.
Jan 2011
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Canyon Corridor Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) new pillow top mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen air mattress sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

The Desert Skies Original Mid Century Style Condo - Your Home Away From Home -
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Ideal place for a week in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are active, retired seniors and we spent a very enjoyable November in this condo with its ideal location for exploring Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

The owners were a delight to work with and with good communications made the booking process simple and effective. A week ahead, we received clear instructions on locating and getting into the condo. Within 15 minutes of arriving, we were given a quick run thru of the condo and the apartment complex so we knew where everything was.

The condo was very comfortable and well equipped for a month in the desert and located just a 5 minute drive into downtown PS. The extras that impressed us included the use of a mountain bike, the use of a Mac laptop, a bluetooth receiver, a digital video recorder and a good selection of TV channels to go with the 2 flat screen TVs. The 38 unit 2-level property was very quiet and often we had the pools and hot tub to ourselves.

We would not hesitate to recommend this place to fellow travelers looking for a comfortable and value-packed place to stay in Palm Springs.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard, thank you very much for your wonderful comments. We are happy that you and your wife had a good time at Desert Skies. We welcome you back anytime!
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Lodi, CA USA

Nice, quiet, and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My job took me to PS for a short period, so I needed a quiet place to work that's close to downtown Palm Springs. This place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We glad you enjoyed staying in our condo. We hope you stay again in the future. Thank you. J&R
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Portland, Oregon


  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay here! The owners are friendly and helpful and respond to any questions I had very quickly! The pride of ownership was evident through out the condo!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to spend two months. The location is outstanding. Right on Indian Canyons North Golf Course. Tucked right up against the mountains, so rarely any wind. Very close to downtown (30 minute walk). Perfect for biking with many city trails at your disposal. Close to Palm Canyon hiking trail. The unit itself is immaculate, well maintained and with everything you need to cook in. Great pools and hot tub on site. Very quiet. I wouldn't hesitate to book here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation in Palm Springs. We hope to see you again!
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Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our month long vacation at Desert Skies and would definitely return if the opportunity presented itself again!

The Desert Skies Condo information binder was a welcoming feature to our stay, giving needed contact information, location of condo amenities, as well as, an interesting historical page on the original features of the "mid century condo". We appreciated the big screen TV, the laptop computer and the historical books relating to Palm Springs and the surrounding area. The condo is tastefully decorated with comfortable furniture and bed. The condo is well supplied with dishes and utensils, as well as, linen and towels. The pool area was a featured attraction providing an opportunity to relax in the sun, take a refreshing swim or a chance to relax in the shade while reading. Condo neighbors became instant friends and many of us enjoyed the Happy Hour gatherings at the end of the day. The condo complex was within easy driving distance to grocery stores, downtown Palm Springs shopping and restaurants. The owners were most accommodating, friendly and easy to contact.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chilliwack, British Columbia

Wonderful winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this condo for the month of march and it was perfect for my needs. The condo is nicely renovated and the owners have kept it well supplied with dishes, cookware, cleaners, storage containers, etc. The condo is centrally located close to downtown and I found a terrific gym less than a mile away. The grounds were well kept, the pools were wonderful and the neighbours were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Air Museum
Koffi Palm springs
Trio Restaurant
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Mount San Jacinto
Moorten Botanical Garden
Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs
Palm Springs Desert Museum
Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Smoke Tree Village Shopping Center -- CLOSED
Pinocchio in the Desert
Palm Springs Convention Center
Original Las Casuelas
Toucan's Tiki Lounge
Purple Room
Hunters Nightclubs
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill
Rick's Desert Grill
Just Modern
Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Various Bars
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Nearest Train
7.5 Miles
Amtrax PSP
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Various Restaurants
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Nearest Beach
110 Miles
Newport Beach, Dana Point, Santa Monica Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Canyon Corridor Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
After Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
14 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $450

For stays under 28 days there is a hotel tax of 11.5%
No Pets and No Smoking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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