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The Twist: Modern Studio Balcony #205

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Modern studio with mountain views (Sleeps 2)

The Twist is designed for the self-catering traveler looking for a change from the hotels, featuring 17 vacation rentals appointed in true Palm Springs modernism under a spectacular Mountain setting and close to downtown yet secluded from the noise.

This spacious studio apartment on the second floor of the West end with a private balcony, steps from the central pool, Jacuzzi and grill.

The apartment is equipped with a King bed, luxurious couch, dining/working table, and cable TV with a DVD player.

Bathroom features walk-in shower, a set of lush towels, body and hair care products, and a hair dryer. Each kitchen is fully equipped for light cooking.

Other amenities included are free Wifi, pool towels for each guest, generous closet space, hangers and one luggage rack.

Guests have access to all amenities within the unit as well as free parking, beach cruisers, mini putt-putt, grill, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, laundry facilities, and elevator.

Complimentary beach-cruisers are popular for touring the gently winding streets in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood.

The quiet and relaxing pool is complemented by lush palm trees, sounds from the water fountain, and beautiful views of the Mountains. There is a stainless steel grill, Jacuzzi and large swimming pool. The pool stays heated to 85 degrees in the Winter and offers a refreshing break from the heat in the Summer.

While our rentals are designed for the self-catering traveler, a friendly and attentive on-site host is available to assist with authorizing early check-ins, renting beach-cruisers, and remedying any concerns within the unit.

There is a one-time set up with the essentials such as paper towels, toilet paper and trash bags. Housekeeping is not available, and extra linens, towels and supplies are not available beyond what is already provided.

There is an early arrival fee of $35. Due to strict scheduling, early arrivals and late checkouts can only be authorized on the day of arrival.

The AC will turn off if the sliders and doors are not closed and locked.

The Twist sits between the trendy Uptown Design District and Old Las Palmas neighborhood. The Uptown Design District is brimming with colorful, mid-century and contemporary designs. The Old Las Palmas neighborhood is peacefully secluded yet rich with Hollywood history, mid-century architecture and Spanish villas.

The Twist is within walking distance to shopping, dining and galleries in downtown Palm Springs. However, there are many cab companies, Uber and a free trolley called The Buzz that picks up and stops along the main route through downtown.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark Hodgin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 27, 2017

About Mark Hodgin

The Twist is designed for the self-catering traveler looking for a change from the hotels, featuring 17 vacation rentals appointed in true Palm Springs modernism located in the Uptown Design District of the historic Old Las Palmas neighborhood. Surrounded by a spectacular Mountain setting within walking distance to shopping, dining and art galleries in central downtown, The Twist is perfect for individuals, groups and events. Everything from studios to a 2-bedroom with patios or balconies are fully furnished with colorful modern designs by local designers H3K. The Twist is managed full time by local representatives of Elevation Property Management. Elevation Property Management is based out of San Francisco, CA.

Why Mark Hodgin chose Palm Springs

Similar to all the homes in the neighborhood, this building has an illustrious past. Each home has a connection to a past or present celebrity; whether it be Johnny Weissmuller, Liz Taylor, Madonna…

Via Lola started as a whiskey stash for Al Capone in its cavernous basement during Prohibition. Later, Don the Beachcomber opened his famous restaurant and the Rat Pack became permanent fixtures at the bar, lounge and pool.


Old Las Palmas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 712 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modern fixtures and a spacious walk in shower with relaxing tiles and 'rain-like' shower head.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

The Twist: Modern Studio Balcony #205
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Perfect place to stay in Palm Springs!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay. The location was great, close to Palm Canyon Dr, and even walking distance in my opinion. The place was the perfect size for 2 people and had everything we needed. The private patio was great as well! The owners were friendly and helpful when we booked and they were also very helpful and available during our stay. We loved that there were bikes available for our use. The place was decorated very cute and fitting for Palm Springs vibe. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Fun room

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Twist. Fun, stylish mid-century mod room. Staff were great. Pool and jacuzzi hit the spot. Did I mention that the location is in the Design District so it's just a quick stroll to the downtown village?

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chic retro perfection

  • 5 of 5

Refreshing decor, great change from hotels. Everything from facilities to context was as described and presented. We called Dee Dee for a minor question and she responded immediately. The two identical bedrooms and bathrooms, located at opposite ends of the unit, suited our small family group perfectly. A desert oasis -- I would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Beach, CA

Super fun, great location! Reservation #4939119

  • 5 of 5

I stumbled upon The Twist, while looking for a cool new place to surprise my fiancé with for a weekend away. Found the right place FOR SURE. The room was exactly how it was described. Super fun and modern, my fiancé was beyond excited. The location is perfect too, right off the main drag, and walkable to everywhere downtown. Killer Tiki bar and coffee shop right around the corner. Putting green, bikes to rent, really clean and mellow pool area. We had an amazing time and will definitely be coming back, and telling everyone we know about this place!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0

Funky, Clean, Beautiful, AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

I happened upon this property during a random search on VRBO, and WOW, am I glad I found it!! It was exactly as described & shown in the pictures. Modern mixed with vintage decor, so awesome! My husband & I LOVED it! We enjoyed laying around the gorgeous, immaculately clean pool. Taking the cool orange cruiser bikes for a spin around town. Sitting on our little deck enjoying the spectacular view. And having everything within walking distance of where it's located. Cool bars, restaurants, shops etc... We will definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to anyone we talk to!! And one last thing... Dee Dee, the manager, loved her!! She was so helpful & nice & took very good care of us and the building!! Amazing holiday!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everett, WA

Not a good place for kids or a stay longer than a couple nights

  • 2 of 5

We made it clear in our reservation that our two grandkids (ages 6 and 8) would be spending time with us at The Twist. At no time were we told this complex wasn't appropriate for families. This complex includes long-term renters. It's an inappropriate mix of long term tenants and vacationers. We were playing in the pool around 1:00 pm our first day and playing like all families do- jumping in the water, laughing, etc. The manager informed us after 5 minutes that long-term renters had complained about the noise. The poor kids were frightened and felt they had done something wrong. From then on, we shushed our grandkids any time they as much as laughed while they visited us. On another occasion, FedEx knocked on our door asking where to leave a package for a tenant. We pointed them to a door that we thought was a manager apartment. Later, the manager informed us that a tenant had complained that we had sent FedEx to their door. It’s not really set up for a longer visit (we were there for 6 nights). We were provided just three towels, no cleaning supplies, and the kitchen really wasn’t equipped for cooking. The location is great, the studio really cute, but the worry of being monitored and patrolled made it a very up-tight visit. We will not return.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Old Las Palmas Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May-White Party
May 1 2017 - May 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 9 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial weekend
May 25 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Admin Fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

We will send payment instructions separately.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
3.3 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Palm Canyon
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
O'Donnell Golf Club
Nearest Train
4.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 10 East/West
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Palm Canyon
Nearest Ski
82 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: not necessary

The building is in the heart of the Palm Springs design district. Many shops, galleries, and restaurants are within easy walking distance. The building also borders the beautiful and historic Old Las Palmas neighborhood.


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