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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Indulge yourself... you deserve it!

Welcome to a new century of mid-century!

This 1957 historic and architecturally significant home has been meticulously renovated and offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and sleeps up to 6 guests for true hospitality.

Spread out and make yourself comfortable in 1,600 square feet of classic living space, a most suitable choice for fans of mid century modern design. This quality home is tastefully furnished and an ideal accommodation for couples, friends and families looking for the ultimate Palm Springs experience.

In the words of a returning guest:

"I've rented quite a few houses over the years in Palm Springs - and every one has some disappointment, but not this one. It's the perfect size in the perfect neighborhood. And, it's beautiful! The design and finishes of the house are flawless - you'll want a martini when you walk in the door! And it's comfortable - amazing beds, fantastic pool and kitchen."

Alan B. | Seattle, WA

This home sits on a large corner lot in the peaceful and quiet (and less-windy) neighborhood of Twin Palms, and offers all the elements of mid century modern living - and 21st century amenities, inside and out. The beds are super-comfortable and linens are plush and cozy. The open concept kitchen, dining and living room overlook the fabulous pool deck, which is back-dropped by the 10,000 foot San Jacinto Mountain range - seeming so close you can touch it. The great-room offers abundant light and the indoor/outdoor living environment Palm Springs is known for. The kitchen is well stocked with all the modern amenities needed for today's cooks - and includes Jenn-Air Premier appliances. There is indoor dining for 6, and a 6-top for outdoor dining. The living room includes kick-your-feet-up comfort furnishings, massive stone fireplace, 55" flat-screen HDTV, and complimentary high-speed internet, WiFi and Netflix. Other amenities include:

* Pool-side seating and lounging for six

* Pool rafts and toys for guests use

* Outdoor Dining and Barbecue Grill

* Laundry includes Full Size Washer & Dryer

* Tempur-Pedic-Comfort Mattresses on all beds

* Master bedroom features California King bed, 55" HDTV,

and en-suite bathroom - with pool access

* Bedroom-2 features a Californian King bed and 40" HDTV

* Bedroom-3 offers 2 twin beds and a 40" HDTV

* Abundant off-street parking

* Pool Heat - optional and recommended Oct - May

* Non-smoking and pet-free property

Your home away from home lends itself to a relaxing and fun getaway in the Palm Springs area. Take advantage of the variety of nearby coffee shops and popular restaurants, some within walking distance of the home.

Come relax, work or play and celebrate the moments of your life, all in the beauty and time-less setting of this historic mid century modern gem.


Rodney / Home Owner


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About Rodney


My family absolutely adores Palm Springs and all that it has to offer. During a visit back in 2009, we rented a Mid Century Modern home for the first time and that's when our affection for all-things "modernism" began. We admire the simplicity: open carports, clerestory windows, exposed concrete block, breezeways, gable and butterfly roof-lines, and large in-ground pools with spectacular mountain views.

Come for a visit and celebrate simple, clean and fun architectural design as a destination - and take in the abundant sunshine, clear blue skies, low humidity, and warm temperatures Palm Springs is known for.

Whether you enjoy the ease and independence of a Vacation Rental where you simply pick your spot and push a button, or you prefer a Vacation Rental where you can interact with the owner in one-on-one discussions before booking - through post departure, you deserve the very best experience.

I appreciate and offer good, old fashioned customer service - and aim to delight my guests. Lost your way in unfamiliar surroundings? Call me. Unsure about local romantic or family-friendly restaurants? Text me. Forgot your anniversary and need something special right away? Email me, I’m here to help.

Interested in staying with us? Contact us for information about our Historic Beauty in Palm Springs or our beautiful Sunset and Garden Beach Cottages in San Diego.

Enjoy ~


Home Owner

Rodney purchased this house in 2012

Why Rodney chose Palm Springs

Suddenly, it's 1957!

This Twin Palms home has carefully recreated the look and feel of its original (William Krisel) design. Originally completed in 1957 by the Alexander Construction Company, this home is known as the "Gable."

Twin Palms is the first mid-century modern neighborhood built by George Alexander's company. Alexander and Architects Dan Palmer and William Krisel are credited with redefining the architectural landscape of Palm Springs residential real estate. Their success initiated the City's first major housing boom in the 50's and forever changed its architectural landscape.

The home renovation team worked closely with Mr. Krisel during the remodel and restoration of this exciting mid century modern home. The team consulted his archives, now at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, attempting to return the home to the look and feel that it had when first completed. The floor plan, a masterpiece of space planning, continues to work beautifully for today's lifestyle.


What makes this house unique

This Palm Springs Modern Classic was designated historic in January, 2013 (HSPB 85).

We are proud preservationist. We are honored to serve as stewards to one of the many "starchitects" found in the Twin Palms neighborhood - and happy to open the home for others to enjoy.

A virtual toast - to partnerships in preservation! Cheers!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful vacation! The property itself was lovely. The pool perfect, the kitchen well set up and the beds super comfortable.
Oct 2014
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Twin Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master (ensuite) - toilet , shower , Double sink vanity, spacious shower, and outside/pool access
    Hallway - toilet , shower , Walnut period cabinetry, oversized shower, and sky light.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Tempurpedic mattress; 46' HDTV; Blu Ray DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Tempurpedic mattress; 40' HDTV; Blu Ray DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Tempurpedic mattress; 40' HDTV; Blu Ray DVD
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Walk to nearby shops and restaurants.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Glenn, MI

Attention to details

  • 5 of 5

We were there for a week ending with the start of Modernism Week in Palm Springs that highlights fabulous mid-century homes such as this one. It was so much fun to be living the dream. Rodney has thought of every detail in his incredible restoration of a home built approximately 60 years ago. It makes you feel as though you are the first occupants of the original home with all of the modern conveniences of today. Be sure to find and read the books that describe the original home and the development of the neighborhood in the late 50's and early 60's. It will make you appreciate the architecture of the home even more such as the upper windows that make the home feel so open and light while allowing you to take in the beautiful surroundings and views of the mountains. The attention to detail extends to all the items provided in the home to ensure your stay is enjoyable and comfortable. Sadly, the home is organized better than our own. It was hard to leave!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Danville, CA

Your Own Personal Resort

  • 5 of 5

We were already planning a trip to Palm Springs and decided, months ago, to spend it in a private home versus the hotel or guest house route, like we typically do. It was such a great decision. This property was clean, modern and fully equipped. We didn't need the extra bedrooms, as there was just the two of us, but the spacious kitchen/living room area and the large and private pool area were perfect for a week of total relaxation. And a great neighborhood for morning walks to see dozens of other mid-century gems! We would gladly recommend this place and look forward to staying there again (frankly, we really didn't want to give the keys back).

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Place Is Incredible

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very relaxing weekend at this house. It was super clean, well stocked, and amazingly decorated. The mattresses were remarkably comfortable and the neighborhood was whisper quiet. Every night was a great night's sleep. The pool was deep and well positioned, with exceptional mountain views. We liked that Ralph's, Ace, and Koffi were all very close. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Ultimate Palm Springs Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Simply stated, this delightful, Midcentury Modern home epitomizes the Palm Springs getaway experience. The decor is stylish and true to the home's architecture, yet refreshingly inviting and comfortable. I arrived here for a girls' weekend, and we enjoyed the sparkling pool by day, then took the complimentary shuttle (which picks up at the iconic Ace Hotel, which is right around the corner) into downtown for dinner, drinks and nightlife. Everything we needed was at our fingertips--from beach towels to serving trays--and three bedrooms afforded comfortable sleeping arrangements for all. I can't wait to return with my family for a longer getaway! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home--it is truly a treasure.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

An amazing home that made us at home

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say "thank you" well enough to Rodney and his family for opening their lovely Twin Palms home to travelers like us. For years now, we rent homes in various Palm Springs neighborhoods to fully appreciate desert living and to get a sense of its different neighborhoods. This home was absolutely all it was represented to be and provided us with a week to enjoy morning coffee looking west to the amazing mountains, to relax in the pool, to grill dinner, and review the day around the fire pit. The home has been lovingly decorated with great sensitivity to the Krisel/Alexander vision for these Twin Palm homes. The views from the pool and living room (west) were stunning.

The kitchen provided us with all we needed to cook and enjoy dinners in. The towels and linens were high quality and the beds were amazingly comfortable. The AV/sound system probably could be streamlined...lots of remotes to try to make sense of. We'd encourage the management company to update the information manual which was out of date and required us to contact them for the correct WiFi pass code. We did notice that on lovely cool days there is no ability to get cross ventilation in two of the bedrooms as the windows have a fixed glass panel that does not allow for opening the jalousie windows.

We felt completely at home. We are grateful that Rodney and his family have taken great care to make their home so inviting and comfortable. Again to them, thank you!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is an amazing home - comfortable, stylist, convenient, fun!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th time renting this home. It is a combination of fantastic midcentury design and furnishings with incredible comfort (love the Tempur-Pedic mattresses!). It is very spacious - 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (both have large showers and modern fixtures). The kitchen, dining room and living room are open with doors that open to the pool area. It's incredibly private, clean and cool. The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet, and very close to Koffee, The Ace and wonderful hiking. Also, just a walk through the neighborhood is beautiful! If that weren't enough, the owners are some of the nicest, most accommodating people you will meet. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
King's Highway at ACE Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Indian Canyons Golf Resort South Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
California 111
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
King's Highway at ACE Hotel
Car: recommended

Chabad of Palm Springs (.66 miles)

425 Avenida Ortega

Palm Springs, CA 92264



Rates & Availability

Twin Palms House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 31 2017 - May 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday / 4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Event / Desert Trip Weekend 1
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Event / Desert Trip Weekend 2
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday / Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday / Christmas / New Year
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan - Mar 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

* Nightly, weekly and monthly stays are welcomed
* Month+ stays (29+ days) are non-taxable
* Month+ guests cover cost of utilities (gas & electric)

* Pool heat is optional and available at $55 per day, $275 week (non-taxable); recommended Oct - May.

* Extend Your Stay! (based on season and availability)
- Get a head start on your vacation - arrive as early as 9:00 AM! ($195)
- Enjoy the sun and pool - extend your stay until 4:00 PM! ($195)

Palm Springs City Permit Number: 6533

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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