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Mid-Century Modern Alexander House with Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,225 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Architectural Digest called this property one of the 10 "most architecturally intriguing Airbnb rentals" and picked as "Best of Airbnb" by The Zoe Report.

This classic Alexander is recently renovated and updated for a modern lifestyle with reverence for Bill Krisel's original design. We call our style 'earthy modern' with influence from Charles and Ray Eames California residence, and a Scandinavian-inspired palate of pale neutrals and wood textures.

The kitchen features Heath tile, Terrazzo counter tops, a Breville espresso machine, and mountain views. An infrared gas grill is ready for your poolside BBQ. Enjoy meals from the vintage Cherner dining chairs with walls of glass overlooking the sparkling pool. The open floorplan lounge room provides relaxed viewing of the 46' LCD TV with HD satellite package. There's comfy beds in all three bedrooms with memory foam mattresses, cotton and Marimekko bedding. The master has a king and it's own bath, the middle bedroom a queen, and the third has two twins both with a shared main bath. The main bathroom is spa style with Heath tile, Terrazzo floors and custom built cabinetry made to emulate the original design. Refinished concrete floors throughout.

If you choose to heat the pool, it will be warmed for your arrival. Free WiFi is provided as well as an iPod dock for your own personal playlist. Come enjoy the historic Racquet Club Estates neighborhood.

Keywords: Mid-Century Modern, Palmer & Krisel, Alexander, Earthy Modern

The City of Palm Springs ID#1503

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is a fantastic find. It's very comfortable and the owner has put a lot of thought into what she has on hand for her guests. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Sep 2012
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Racquet Club Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1225 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Mid-Century Modern Alexander House with Pool
average rating of 4.9 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful Mid Century Modern

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning home. The owner has taken great care to insure that every detail is perfect. It's tastefully decorated and so comfortable that we hated to leave even for dinner. The kitchen is incredible. Everything you need is there and if you like to cook you will be very happy. Our dog loved the private backyard and the heated pool was wonderful. We would stay here again without hesitation. Thank you, Joann for allowing us to stay at your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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los angeles

oasis in the desert

  • 5 of 5

palm springs is our favorite get away spot, we come here at least 3-4 times a year. we usually stay in hotels, but this time we wanted more privacy, just a place to unwind without other people around. we couldn't have found a better place! from the moment we pulled up at the house, relaxation set in. on the outside, a beautiful classic alexander with great desert landscaping. on the inside, a perfect mix of midcentury modern cool with warm touches to make it cozy. we felt like staying at a friend's house who had just left for the weekend. impeccably clean, and all the amenities we admittedly couldn't live without even on a lazy weekend. wi-fi, big screen tv, i-pod dock, and best of all, a heated pool. great kitchen and bbq, too. to be honest, we didn't leave the house all weekend, except for evening walks through the great racquet club neighborhood and occasional grocery runs. but for those who want to explore palm springs, you couldn't be in a better location, minutes away from bars, restaurants, hiking and biking trails, and the tram. communication with the owner was prompt and pleasant, and check-in was easy. hotels might be a thing of the past for us, if we are lucky and this place is available for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! Stayed here over the weekend and didn't want to leave. We felt completely relaxed from the moment we arrived. The view of the mountains from the heated pool is to die for. Very quiet neighborhood close to uptown. We threw a couple steaks on the grill and stayed in one night. The kitchen has everything you need. If you have never stayed in an Alexander house and are looking to one day, then I highly recommend this place. The layout and decor is ideal for chilling and recharging.

Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Relaxing oasis

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a desert getaway!

The modern, yet comfortable house was just what we needed for our weekend escape. Loved the decor and all furnishings were so comfy. The yard had a very private feel and provided a great space for lounging by the pool, sipping cocktails and enjoying the amazing mountain views.

We had a great time and definatlely plan on coming back to enjoy this wonderful desert home!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time... the house was perfect. I only regret having to leave. We will definitely return.


  • Submitted: May 17, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Cool and comfy

  • 5 of 5

Came out with some girlfriends to celebrate a birthday and was lucky enough to find this gem. The house is well appointed and stylish without being stuffy and actually feels like the owners "designed" it rather than furnishing it with whatever they could find in their grandma's garage. It's that attention to detail that made this such a comfortable stay. While I concur with the other reviewers on the beds and the coffee maker, for me it was the memory foam pillows. Zzzzzz.... The private yard was the perfect backdrop for our party guests and the cement floors were really practical for all the traipsing from the pool to the bar. Great location, affordable pricing, AND there's a new El Mirasol right up the street! Who could ask for more?

  • Submitted: May 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
pool heating $45
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.5%

Holiday rates and minimum stays may apply.

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.

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