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Great Property, Spotlessly Clean, Friendly Owner

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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!

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Susan Karlshoej
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

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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Racquet Club Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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
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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Old school glam with everything you could need!

  • 5 of 5

Such a thoughtful property. The owners are clearly really in touch with exactly what makes for the perfect vacation.

We are super fussy and this property is spotless.

We didn't even have a car. You're half a mile walk to great espresso at Reservior. And the Riveria if you want to pop in for a poolside drink. We cannot wait to come back to Via Jacques!! ❤️

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad you enjoyed your time at Via Jacques. Thanks for taking excellent care of my beloved little patch of paradise. I look forward to welcoming you back to Palm Springs! Susie
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Birthday Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and another couple had the pleasure of staying at Via Jacques. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and it couldn't have been better. The house is fully equipped, the A/C blows cold air and the pool is perfect for those hot days. Working with Susie was a pleasure, she's a great host. We'll definitely be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property except.........

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful property, spacious and well laid out. The full size pool makes it exceptional. We really enjoyed ourselves and were only mildly disappointed in our second stay at this property by what appeared to be some cost cutting efforts by the proprietor. These related to the cable and internet service. First, there are two tvs but only one worked as the other, located in the guest bedroom, did not have cable service. Second, on the morning of our departure, cable and internet service went out at 9 am even though check out was at noon.

Nevertheless, our stay was very enjoyable and other than the items described above, our host was easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your second stay at Via Jacques overall. The house is not large, but the outdoor space is really wonderful. I'm glad you appreciated it. When you arrived and you let me know that the internet/cable wasn't working properly, I walked you through how to re-boot the modem and let you know the cable company trouble shooting numbers. You said that you would call me back if you were continuing to have problems. I never received a return telephone call, so I assumed all was in order. Internet issues can happen in any home, or even at the neighborhood level. In no way are these issues attempts at "cost cutting" on my part. I most certainly do not have the power to or interest in "cutting" the internet/cable before my guests depart. Yes, both TVs have cable, and I would have been delighted to help you, my guests, if I had known that there was any problem whatsoever. I do hope to host you again and hope that you will let me know if anything isn't working properly so that I can help you enjoy your stay to the utmost.
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Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time.. The house had everything we needed. We were visiting during a heat wave so we lived basically in the pool. The hammock chill space was magic.. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, house &

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (2 adults & 3 teenagers) stayed in this property for a week in March. The property met our needs completely. We love this neighborhood for the peace and quiet it offers and the proximity to down town, local stores and the airport. The photos are representative of the mid century design house. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you need and include the basics for cooking. The beds are comfortable and the house is spotlessly clean. The outside areas are very well designed providing extended space and privacy. The pool was exceptional and the hot tub a nice addition that we didn't think much about initially but our teenagers loved it. This is our fourth house we have rented in Palm Springs via VRBO and the only house we have not had an issue with the pool. The pool is deep, warm and clean. Susie, the owner is very responsive and accommodating. We have already booked our spring break in this house for 2018 we loved it so much.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to spend spring break!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week in Palm Springs at Via Jacques. All six of us had more than enough room to relax and enjoy a much-needed spring break. Almost as soon as we arrived we sat in the swinging basket chairs and just listened to the birds for a while. So relaxing! The pool is quite a big larger than most rental property pools we've encountered. It was perfectly warm and very clean. I really appreciated how easy it was to seek shade when needed, and full sun if desired. We ate many of our meals at the house, and found the kitchen well-equipped and stocked with nearly everything we could possibly need. Everything was in good repair and very clean. We took a walk nearly every morning and enjoyed the nice neighborhood and other mid-century modern houses in the area. I really can't think of any negatives. If you are a group of chefs, you mind find it challenging to all be in the galley-style kitchen at once, but it really was fine for our purposes. It met or exceeded all of our expectations. Our communication with Susie was effortless, and her explanations about the property were very clear and easy to understand. We would return without hesitation! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $400

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.