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

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Vista Las Palmas House Rental Photos and Description

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

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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Ken Blakeley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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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.


based on 67 traveler reviews

Modernist Mountain Views-Vista Las Palmas -Quiet Cul de Sac-Most 5 Star Reviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 67 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

What a divine play to stay! Ken and Quentin are the most hospitable hosts to the point that they checked in occasionally to see if we had all we needed for our family holiday. Who does that? Wow! The house is nestled up against the mountains which is just awe-inspiring at any time of day. The house has everything you need and then some. The pool lures you in from morning to night as a respite from the Palm Springs sun. We were very impressed with the sun/shade options available by the pool. Everything in and out of the house is beautifully maintained and clean - something that I am rather fussy about. The location of the house is great as it took little time to get around by any means - foot, car, town bikes. In our party, there were five adults and a three year old. Given the layout of the house, everyone seemed to have their own little retreat when they wanted a little peace and quiet away from others - loads of space. The house is beautifully designed, styled and cared for. Excellent in our book! We also could not get over how quiet the surrounds were…a peaceful retreat for fun in the sun. I am with the other reviewers, we almost don't want to share how great this house, but Ken and Quentin are well deserving of rave reviews. Our only regret…we didn't get to meet face to face so we could give them a big hug of thanks! We will return….and thank you both again!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most wonderful, wonderful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This summer we returned to Palm Springs and this wonderful house, which is a great testament because we have never before gone back to the same place twice. Ken is such a helpful and fun person and really cares that you have an amazing stay in his house. I fully agree that you do not feel like you are renting a property, but you are a guest in their home. It is in a great position in Palm Springs and you can walk or cycle down to the Main Street very easily. The house is beautifully decorated and has absolutely everything you could possibly wish for. This year the pool area had been upgraded which made the experience even better (especially the new pool loungers which were great fun!) We had a truly relaxing two weeks in Palm Springs and will definitely return again. There is literally nothing I could say that wasn't a positive about our holiday there and I almost don't want to write this as I don't want everyone knowing about this little gem of a house!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta

Fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this beautiful home and didn't think it was possible to have a better experience than last time, but we managed to!

First off, the "customer service" from Ken was above and beyond. From our fist contact to any incidental questions during our stay, he was friendly and prompt. We always felt we were treated as guests rather than renters.

The house itself is stunning - pictures do not do it justice. It is tastefully decorated and there is so much space - perfect for a group. Ken and Quentin have managed to think of anything you could need, so all you have to do is enjoy. The kitchen, bathroom and pool are stocked with high quality products and you never feel in need of anything. The bikes are an added bonus and tooling around the neighbourhood is a fun experience.

The location of the property is great as it is a short distance to shopping, restaurants and hikes.

The set up of the pool allows you to always have the option of sun or shade as there is coverage from the house as well as umbrellas. Barbecue, fire pit and hot tub...could not need anything more!

Such a wonderful place to get a true feel of Palm Springs. Would recommend this property to everyone. Can't wait to get back there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salisbury, UK

Great Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We travelled as a family from England and spent a wonderful 2 weeks at this excellent house in July. It is in a quiet location and has has wonderful views of the mountains, especially just after sunrise when the colours are amazing.

If we wanted just to relax, the pool and spa provided the perfect places. If we wanted to venture further afield, there are plenty of options nearby to shop, to eat out, to play golf, or to explore the local area.

Inside, the house is really well equipped and we wanted for nothing. However, what capped it all was the generosity and hospitality of Ken and Quentin, who could not have been more helpful, whether it be dealing with the vagaries of international bank transfers or checking that all was well with us, once we were in residence. We have had experience of renting before in Palm Springs, but this was easily the best.

We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Amazing Birthdate Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I travel to Palm Springs at least six times a year. Staying in various hotels and within the last year we discovered HomeAway. We rented Kens home for my birth date weekend. We invited two of our closest friends. From the moment we arrived, I knew this would be an unforgettable weekend of rest and relaxation. Ken is an amazing host, he preheated the hot tub for us. So without hesitation, we changed into our swimsuits and took in the beautiful mountain views as the sunset. Not only is the home amazing but the location is perfect. We woke up for our daily morning run, we were greeted by several friendly neighborhood regulars on their morning run/ walks. The location is also a easy and quick walk or bike ride to Palm Canyon Dr. where you can take your pick of restaurants and shops. If you like shopping, you'll love the Trina Turk (ladies) and Mr. Turk (gents) boutique.

If you are looking for the perfect home for a special occasion or just need a getaway, look no further! We are looking forward to our next Palm Springs visit and Ken's home!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


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Cleaning $200
Gas $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Vista Las Palmas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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