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Modernist Mountain Views-Vista Las Palmas -Quiet Cul de Sac-Most 5 Star Reviews

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 29 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

EFFECTIVE JAN 1st, Minimum Stay of 29 Nights Required BOOKED THROUGH APRIL 2018

Nestled against the spectacular San Jacinto Mountains, this updated mid-century gem provides a peaceful poolside retreat in classic Palm Springs style. Wake up in the master bedroom to an unbeatable view of the golden hills and throw open the glass doors to savor true California indoor/outdoor living. This, four bedroom, three bath, residence is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a completely private, grassy back yard and aquamarine pool and spa. The furnishings, entertainment systems and linens are all new with a blend of contemporary and vintage modernism. You and your friends can cook up a storm in the comfortable and well-equipped gourmet kitchen with outdoor built in BBQ and large counter and spend the evening star gazing by the fire pit or mosey into town by car or foot to one of Palm Springs’ outstanding restaurants.

Vista Las Palmas is one of Palm Springs’ classic neighborhoods abounding with the simple modernity of Alexander houses, the ghosts of the Rat Pack, and mountain views that are free of power lines and utility poles. It’s just fifteen minutes on foot or five by car to Palm Canyon Drive where you’ll find world class restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and shops. If you have more ambitious recreational plans, you’ll be ten to fifteen minutes from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Tahquitz Canyon for hiking and the Spa Resort Casino. Opportunities for golfing, tennis and biking are all around you. If you’re driving in from Los Angeles, Vista Las Palmas is conveniently located just as you enter Palm Springs; for those of you coming from further it’s only fifteen minutes from the Palm Springs International Airport.

TOT Palm Springs Permit Number 4862

Keywords: modern, mid-century, indoor/outdoor, Alexander, contemporary, vintage, mountain view

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Ken Blakeley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017

About Ken Blakeley

My partner and I live in Los Angeles and come here when we can. We relax the moment we open the gate.

Ken Blakeley purchased this house in 2011

Why Ken Blakeley chose Palm Springs

We love the calm simplicity and beauty of this neighborhood and house.

What makes this house unique

Great backyard with a pool 15' by 32", over sized jacuzzi 8' by 11', out door gas fire pit with lounge seating area, built in bbq and counter for seating with awesome views of the mountains. Great restaurants.


Nearest Airport
3.7 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Motorway
5.3 Miles
Interstate 10

Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Canyons, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway


Vista Las Palmas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (3) All guest rooms (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Sonos stereo system throughout house with iPod dock and access to online music libraries (e.g. Pandora, Spotify, XM); Eight 2012 3-speed 'Townie' bikes for cruizing through town; 'Nespresso' machine for all your espresso, capuccino and latte needs. Vitamix Deluxe Blender. Rice Maker, Kitchen Aid Mixer, Ironing Board, Misc Golf Clubs, Misc Board Games, For Bridge Groups we have Round Card Table and Two Round outdoor tables to enable bridge groups to play inside and outside. TRX


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Modernist Mountain Views-Vista Las Palmas -Quiet Cul de Sac-Most 5 Star Reviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 72 reviews

An incredible place!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house from Ken and Quentin based on all the 5-star reviews on VRBO – and we're adding another! This is a very special place in Palm Springs. Without a doubt, we would stay here again. Not only is the house incredible, spacious and modern, but it's fully stocked with everything you need. Ken and Quentin have thought of everything! They also have compiled a book with tons of recommended experiences and restaurants in the area which was very helpful to us as this was our first time in Palm Springs. Ken was also very quick to answer any questions we had via text message.

Ken + Quentin: We can't thank you enough for sharing your paradise with our family!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Our family group consisting of three adults and a teenager, over three generations, had the pleasure of staying at Ken and Quentin's gorgeous midcentury house for two weeks...and what a wonderful two weeks it was! We can't speak more highly of our hosts or the property. Both surpassed our expectations. The house, designed by famed midcentury architect Charles Dubois has been beautifully renovated and is immaculately appointed with stunning modern furniture and appliances. The generous kitchen is stocked to the brim with everything you could ever need and more...perfect for whipping up a storm! As an interior designer the high quality furnishings and art were very impressive right down to the alpaca throws to cuddle up with by fire. My teenage daughter particularly loved the spa and pool along with the bikes provided...perfect for exploring stunning local neighbourhood. We all adored the outdoor firepit and monster BBQ and had many a lovely evening under the stars. The only thing we didn't like was having to leave. We look forward to returing one day...

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection! Dreamy house, incredible location, lovely owners...

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely incredible... We stayed here for ten days and it was crushing to leave! Here our the top reasons we loved staying here:

- The owners: So gracious and helpful. Always just a text/phone call away if we had questions. We adore Ken and Quentin!

- The location: Old Las Palmas is a fun neighborhood that's enjoyable to walk around and look at homes and also just a short stroll from great spots to eat and drink. Our favorites were breakfast at Cheeky's and drinks at the Purple Palm in the Colony Palms hotel.

- The house: Truly a GEM! The pool and the enormous hot tub were so enjoyable. We hung out here each night. We grilled on their outdoor grill and lit up the outdoor fireplace-- just the perfect spot to soak in the palm trees and cool night air. They have thought of everything-- outdoor furniture and easy green spaces to play with kids. Each bedroom is perfectly appointed with comfortable beds and clean, updated bathrooms. Mid century furniture throughout is perfectly laid out to gather and enjoy. Natural light fills the home-- it's a very happy house! Very functional living space that is open and accessible to the kitchen. The kitchen has EVERYTHING you need. Seriously, everything. We loved cooking each night.

-The extras: Ken and Quentin lent us the two Pack N Play cribs so we didn't have to fly with ours (huge bonus) and the bikes are so much fun to scoot around town. These things make a vacation so easy!

Couldn't recommend this house any more-- so much fun waking up with incredible palm tree views and enjoying the evenings in the beautiful backyard. Thank you so much, Ken and Quentin. You will see us again!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park, CA

Perfect extended family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to let you know what a fabulous week we had in your house in Palm Springs! It was perfect for our family, and as advertised, the most well-stocked, comfortable house we've been in over the years. Wow - thanks for thinking of everything (from comfy towels to shampoo to high-end kitchen appliances)! We enjoyed the pool and the spa every day, and spent many hours sitting around the dining room table over meals, conversations and board games. We loved the townie bikes, and made quite a few runs for coffee and great milk shakes. :) We had rain for 2 days, but then were treated to a streak of bluebird sunny days. Thanks for the bike and hike suggestions - we explored the ridge above the PS art museum, and the Palm and Fern Canyon trails (wow - gorgeous!). All in all, the week was fantastic for our entire family (ages 3 - 73). Highly, highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anchorage, Alaska

Great experience for our family

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7, ranging from 26 to 83, visited from 4 to 9 days Thanksgiving week. The booking process was stress-free. Ken even ordered a roaster for our turkey and sent photos of the coffee set-up. The house is in a beautiful neighborhood on a quiet cul-de-sac. It is minutes from some great shopping and restaurants in the design district. We have rented many houses n the U.S. and abroad. This one ranks among the best equipped. We had a barbecue for 20 plus friends. There were sufficient plates, silverware, glasses for everyone. Hit tub is huge. Pool is nice. We paid to heat it which was necessary on the 50 degree evenings. We used it night and day. Beds are comfirtable, great bathroom ammenities and towels. Extra big pool towels are provided, mats and even bicycles. Great rental experience all around!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this paradise for Thanksgiving week for our multi-generational family. There were 8 of us from ages 70+ to 3 and it was comfortable for all. The location and house are fabulous! Ken is an awesome & attentive host, he was on holiday as well and took the time to check in and help us set up the programing of the pool and hot tub on our phones! (Loved the Sonos system, we are now looking into one for home) It is evident that they have spent a lot of time and thought into having everything set up and easy to use with their detailed guide. The house is so stocked you can just pack your tooth brush and clothes and you are good to go. All the bathrooms have nice amenities and the kitchen is very high end and stocked for entertaining!

We spent most of our waking hours enjoying the pool, hot tub, fire pit, BBQ and the townie bikes! There were pool floats available that provided days of entertainment for our 11, 8, and 3 year old. The backyard is so private and beautiful. The neighborhood is quiet, friendly and very close to town. We were warmly greeted by the neighbors while out exploring on the bikes. Everything was comfortable, clean and designed to perfection. We highly recommend this home and we look forward to returning again soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Gas $300
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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