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Susan Karlshoej

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Great Property, Spotlessly Clean, Friendly Owner

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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private 3 bed, 2 bath, poolside bar and Extraordinary Mountain Views

With every inch of this property newly renovated, Via Jacques will be your new Palm Springs home away from home. Mid century indoor/outdoor living design by Meiselman, thoughtfully updated in 2013 with a nod to the mid-century/Palm Springs modern aesthetic. Via Jacques boasts a large swimming pool with built-in spa plus unequalled views of Mount San Jacinto. Indoor sound system, full poolside bar and lots of places to lounge in the large back garden. All of life's necessities like wireless internet, full laundry facilities, home security system and garage with Tesla charger.

3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, living room sofabed to accommodate an extra guest or two.

Enjoy cool desert nights by the indoor fireglass fireplace or outdoor fire pit. Private, fully fenced back yard. Covered patio. Mature fruit trees and lots of palm trees.

Racquet Club Estates is a quiet neighborhood about 1 mile from downtown Palm Springs. Welcome to Via Jacques!

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Susan Karlshoej (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Susan Karlshoej

After a happy and thriving experience with our first vacation rental in Palm Springs, Via Miraleste, my husband and I purchased Via Jacques in April 2013 and have gone through major renovations to bring our guests a taste of Palm Springs mid-century living with all of the amenities of today.

I love mid century design and love being a host to my guests.

My family and I live in Orange County, California, about 1 1/2 hours from Via Jacques (in another mid-century property!) and spend a good deal of time in Palm Springs tending to our properties.

Susan Karlshoej purchased this house in 2013

Why Susan Karlshoej chose Palm Springs

I purchased Via Jacques in April 2013 after looking at dozens of homes in Palm Springs. Via Jacques has wonderful light, beautiful views of the mountains, is very private and peaceful and just has a good all-around 'feel'. I loved that the entire pool, fire pit and spa could be viewed from the living room and dining area--really an indoor/outdoor experience.

What makes this house unique

Via Jacques boasts not only a large pool and built-in spa, but a proper fireplace indoors and an outdoor firepit with lots of seating around it. I also loved that Via Jacques fulfilled my 'must have' of an unobstructed view of the mountains. The deal clincher was the poolside bar with full size fridge, large sink, and plenty of storage and counterspace to blend favorite frosty drinks. Now you can blend away and then fill your friends' glasses just steps from the pool!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful and well maintained home, pool, spa, and landscaping, all very private. Susie (the owner) is very personable and makes certain that her guests feel comfortable and that all is in order. I give it a 5 star rating. We plan to return again.
Nov 2015
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based on 48 traveler reviews

Great Property, Spotlessly Clean, Friendly Owner
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 51 reviews

All in all, we were quite pleased with the property, especially the pool and outside areas.

  • 4 of 5

We were thrilled with the pool size and outdoor areas, which were spacious and extremely comfortable. The property was clean and well maintained, except for the guest shower whose drain was clogged. The living room/dining room/ kitchen areas were smaller than anticipated and a bit disappointing. However, the bedrooms and bathrooms were relatively spacious and comfortable. The only downsides there were the lack of facial tissues and the second tv being in one of the guest bedrooms rather than the master bedroom.

The kitchen was very well equipped, the a/c worked perfectly and the location and privacy of the property were great.

We are golfers and the location of the property was perfect for our purposes.

in sum, we found the property to be attractive and enjoyed our stay very much. Susan, the owner, with whom we communicated principally by email, was a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All praise hands and heart eyes!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay here. Seriously ready to make it an annual trip because this place is super cute, clean, quiet, etc., perfect for a restful and private weekend. Susie was awesome, checking in with us at the beginning and trusting us with her beautiful home. Really appreciated all the things that came with this house - full kitchen, extra blankets, linens, house towels, entertainment/tv/speaker set, etc. Also, all of Susie's directions were clear and easy!

😍🙌🏼 Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Via Jacques!!! Susie
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Amazing Home in Palm Springs!

  • 5 of 5

This home is Amazing! The outdoor space is impeccably maintained with numerous gathering areas for relaxing conversations. The hammocks and fire pit are a great plus. This home provides sufficient towels AND hooks throughout to hang those wet items . Susie is very responsive and was a pleasure to coordinate our fun filled weekend. Would love to stay at Via Jacques again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

I booked Via Jacques for a girls' weekend, and it didn't disappoint! We stayed for 2 wonderful nights at the end of May; everything we needed really was at the house: pool, spa, hammocks, stocked kitchen. The outside bar area was incredibly convenient for our 2 days of lounging poolside. Everything regarding the rental process was smooth; Susan is wonderful to work with. I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!!
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Perfect vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we wanted and more. Clean, bright, inviting, with the MOST comfortable beds I've ever slept on, counting the most luxurious hotels. The pool and spa were the star of the show, and we spent countless hours basking in the desert sun. Very conveniently located to downtown and supermarket. Susan was the best host and is very responsive to messages. I've had so many people ask about our stay from seeing awesome photos - can't recommend enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed Via Jacques!! It is great having your own little resort to yourselves, isn't it? Cheers, Susie
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SERENE in every sense of the word! Can't wait to return

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week. Our stay was even better than I could have expected and/or anticipated. Access to the rental was seamless. The property was clean and as promised upon arrival. It was so quiet and private. We felt like we had the world to ourselves. What a wonderful escape from the rigors of world and stress. I wish we could have stayed longer...forever really, but I knew that was unrealistic :) Although we did not utilize it, there is a wonderful outside area with a fridge, cabinets and area in which you can have a quiet get together and cookout. The hammocks are wonderful to lounge back and enjoy the view of the numerous hummingbirds enjoying the flowers. There was even a hummingbird nest we noticed in one of the bushes by the house. There is plenty of space, comfortable beds. Loved the hooking up my ipad in the house and listening to Pandora as we cooked dinner and just moved around throughout the day. The Owner was friendly, helpful, and responsive. I highly recommend this property, and only hope that its available the next time we are in the area. Thank you for sharing your property, and the beauty of Palm Springs.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
3.6 Miles
Car: recommended

Via Jacques is in the Racquet Club Estates, a thriving mid-century modern neighborhood close to all you enjoy about Palm Springs!


Rates & Availability

Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.5%

Via Jacques' pool is especially large and very deep. Many other Palm Springs properties charge between $35 and $50/day for pool heat. Pool heat is offered at Via Jacques at $35 per day which is very competitive.
Minimum stays and premium pricing apply on Christmas, Thanksgiving and Coachella.
Two night stays are available if made within 30 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , sink with lots of storage below for your toiletries
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , twin beds can be made into a king bed on request
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, walk-in closet and sli
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Via Jacques offers guests a wonderful desert home away from home. Features include large pool with built-in spa, outdoor fire pit, indoor fire place, and all new furniture with a wink to mid-century design. Tesla charger installed March of 2015.

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