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Charming Retro Modern Decor w/patio Near Downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sofa bed in living room, private patio with gas BBQ grill.

(This property operates under City of Palm Springs TOT permit #17250000).

Built in the late 1950's, your beautiful accommodations have been recently remodeled bringing a fresh new look and feel for you to enjoy.

Amongst the mid-century touches you will find is our retro kitchen which is a replica of the kitchen used in Holly Golightly's (Audrey Hepburn) apartment in the classic film Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Located in the heart of Palm Springs and within easy access to downtown and all major attractions, your vacation home features Full Retro Kitchen, Private Patio with Covered Outdoor Dining Area, Water Feature Garden, and Partial Mountain Views, Free Wireless Internet Access, Cable Television with DVD Player, Laundry Facilities, Heated Pool/Spa, and Free Private Parking.

Seeking a short week-end getaway (2 or 3 nights min), or looking to spend the season? Our apartments are fully capable of providing for all of your vacation needs.

Centrally located in Palm Springs, your new vacation home is within walking distance to downtown for shopping, museums, star gazing, and lively nightlife.

Less than one mile away is Palm Canyon Dr. (Hwy 111) which is the main road that travels through the entire Coachella Valley with easy access to all major attractions.

Other establishments such as grocery store, drug store, convenience store, video rental, liquor store, and much more are conveniently located near by to make your vacation stay as comfortable as at home while getting away from it all.

Keywords: patio, BBQ, pool, spa, internet, laundry, sofa bed,

More Details

Owner
Jorge Martinez
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Jorge Martinez

Born in Havana-Cuba moving to the USA in 1969. Grew up mostly in the South Bay of Los Angeles graduating from Mira Costa High School in 1975. Have lived in Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Long Beach, Bakersfield, and now Palm Springs. Hospitality has been my carrier since my first job just out of high school. Now enjoying life to the fullest and sharing a piece of Paradise with my guests.

Jorge Martinez purchased this apartment in 1996

Why Jorge Martinez chose Palm Springs

Being in the Hospitality Industry all my life I long dreamed of owning my own business where I could provide deluxe, comfortable, and personable but yet private accommodations for travelers from all parts of the world. Since the late 1970’s I often vacationed in Palm Springs where I always enjoyed the warm sunny weather and relaxing resort style atmosphere this wonderful town has to offer. The Mid-Century Modern architecture, majestic mountains surrounding the valley and historic Hollywood movie star flair are but a few features that makes Palm Springs like no other location in the world.

When it came time to choose the destination for my dream I considered other locations like Hawaii and Key West, but the charm and location of this amazing desert city far outweighed any others I could have chosen. So, in 1996 I made the best decision I ever made in my life and chose Palm Springs to live out my dream. Since then my experience here has surpass my expectations and every day that goes by I continue to find new exiting things to see and do, and what a great feeling it is to share that with my guests!

What makes this apartment unique

The central location of this property is one of the unique benefits you will enjoy with the ability to walk downtown for shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and the active night life that makes Palm Springs one of the most desired vacation destinations in the world. Additional benefits include having your very own full kitchen, private patio with outdoor gas grill, relaxing by the heated pool and spa, and enjoying the majestic views of our beautiful mountains which include hiking trails, waterfalls, and local flora. Built in the late 1950’s a recent renovation has incorporated original features such as our retro kitchen and original bathroom tiles with today’s interior design touches like the wall to wall ceramic designer tile, Euro style furnishings and artwork to create a mix between history and today’s comfort necessities.

Amenities

Warm Sands Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/Shower combination with original retro tile and stylish brilliant black tile floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen size bed, walk in closet, access to private patio.
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed with extra soft feather mattress.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom has a comfortable Queen size bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable oversize pillow top feather bed and linens are provided for the sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis

Reviews

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Charming Retro Modern Decor w/patio Near Downtown
average rating of 4.6296296 based on 27 reviews
5

Home away from home-but lots warmer

  • 5 of 5

This location is excellent. It is walking distance to downtown. The apartment is cozy, well furnished, quiet and is a home away from home. The owner wants people to be happy here and works hard to make it so. This was our 3rd stay and we will be back next year.

There are many hiking trails in town or not a far drive away to be enjoyed.

Very quiet. Sunny pool and hot tub with perfect temperatures.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great compliment to hear when a guest feels that "the owner wants guests to feel happy here". Being a host is the reason I purchased my building 21 years ago and it is a joy to be living my dream with every day that passes by. I look forward to continue welcoming past guests back as well as having the opportunity to create memorable experiences for new ones.
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Loved it

  • 4 of 5

This place was very quaint. Great location to downtown Palm Springs. Very clean. The pool was refreshing and shaded in the evening.

There were two adults and two kids staying here. It felt a bit crowded with the kids sleeping in the living room as we didn't close the sofa bed during the day. There was only three seats around the table area for eating. There was a lot of room to sit outside and eat but never had the chance as we spent most days outside in the heat.

One thing we forgot to mention to Jorge was the shower head was clogged.

We would definitely stay there again but without kids so we could have a more relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to comment on your visit. I appreciate the comments that can help me make improvements for the future. For your next visit you may want to consider my two bedroom unit in the same building also listed on vrbo ID#235544. I hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future.
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Camp Hill, PA
4

Clean, quaint, convenient

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at this little condo compound. Jorge is courteous and accommodating and the neighborhood good for walking. It is close to a wonderful little bakery (Swiss Donut) that opens at 5 AM. Wonderful area for getting around on bicycle as well. Close driving distance to great mountain hikes also. We would recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the comments about the neighborhood and location of the property near cafes, bicycling, and hiking. I am also honored by your kind words about the service provided. Hope to have the opportunity to do it all over again any time.
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Victoria, B. C.
4

Great getaway retreat

  • 4 of 5

Our 1st impression was that it was a little older then we expected. HOWEVER, our 3 week stay in this little cozy complex was absolutely wonderful. It had everything we needed, it was clean, private and very quiet. Jorge was very good welcoming us and explaining everything to us. He was always there but never intrusive. The location is great and within walking distance to town, groceries, etc.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is nice to hear how guests come to appreciate the charm of a vintage/retro property build in the late 1950's which still has original features such as metal Youngstown by Mullins kitchen cabinets and original retro tile in the bathroom. The location, services and amenities offered add to the retro charm of the property making it a memorable experience for either short or long term guests.
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5

Great Month at Jorge's Casita

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our December stay at your casita very much. It is conveniently located close to downtown, yet on a quiet residential street. We appreciated the fully equipped kitchen. The DVD was much appreciated as it allowed us to stock up on DVD's from the nearby public library. The outdoor patio was very pleasant and although we experienced cooler than usual weather, we still had an opportunity to make use of the patio frequently, barbequing our dinner nearly every evening. During our stay, we acquired a bicycle at a garage sale just up the street from the casita. We were happy to leave the bicycle for use by future guests. Overall, we had a lovely holiday and would not hesitate to return ourselves or to recommend your casita to friends. Thanks again, Jorge.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a joy to hear that my guests have found what they were looking for in the accommodations that I provide. Whether it is for a weekend or a month stay, different guests have different needs and it is great to hear their needs are met either way. I look forward to continue providing the service and accommodations my guests have come to expect for a long time.
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Red Deer
5

Great for Families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a little over a week with our 3 kids under 6 years old. We loved the location as it was a 10 minute walk to the grocery store, coffee shops, and Sunrise Park (one of the few playgrounds in Palm Springs). It was also a 10 minute walk to downtown, even shorter if you use the Buzz (the free trolley). The neighbourhood was quiet and felt safe. The suite was clean, carpet free and had everything we needed in the kitchen. We also liked the extra room on the patio. The pool and hot tub were heated to a perfect temperature, and were moments away from our door which was perfect for getting back and forth with the little ones. Jorge was very welcoming and always available. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love and appreciate the diversity of my guests. From full families to single business traveler and everything in between it is always a joy to hear that everyone's stay was comfortable and they enjoyed their experience. I look forward to continue providing this type of service for many years to come.
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
PSP - Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.75 Miles
Mesquite Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Tlaquepaque Authentic Mexican Cuisine
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

Your new vacation home is located near Downtown in the none windy South Area of Palm Springs, California. Made famous in the mid 1900's by Hollywood Movies Stars, Palm Springs was the place Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and Bob Hope got away to play golf and drink martinis by the pool. Located less than 100 miles (2 hour drive) from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is still home to many stars in the entertainment industry. Local Movie Star Tours will show you where they live. Walk to downtown from your apartment and stroll through the sidewalks gazing at the Walk of Stars to find your favorite idol or shop at the many stores located in the Downtown Village. The mountain views are amazing. Ascend 2.5 miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the World's Largest Rotating Tram Cars and hike for hours amongst nature or enjoy the many other amenities available at the top. Golf, hiking, shopping, and a lively nightlife are but a few of the things to do here.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Stays for more than 28 days do not pay tax. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Payment schedules for stays of more than 28 days are customized based on length of stay, please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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