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Iconic Butterfly Midcentury Modern House - Pool, Spa and Cabana

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 27 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 + 1 Infant

Experience this architecturally significant mid-century modern house designed by renowned California architects Palmer & Krisel and developer Robert Alexander.

This fully renovated vacation house is located in Palm Springs' famous Racquet Club Estates neighborhood, home to the legendary Racquet Club Resort where the Hollywood elite and movie stars escaped for a weekend retreat of relaxation in the desert.

The home features highly sought-after desert mid-century modern architecture, including a spacious open floor plan, dramatic vaulted high ceilings unique to the iconic “butterfly” roofline design, exposed tongue-and-groove ceiling beams, and floor-to-ceiling “walls of glass” that stream an abundance of sunlight throughout the indoor living areas. Each room throughout the house has been renovated to showcase the home’s stunning features. Highlights include a fully renovated open-air kitchen, that features stainless steel appliances, pro-grade gas cooktop, Keurig Platinum café brewer, and auto-closing drawers well-stocked with all the essential cooking gadgets.

The main living, dining and kitchen areas provide unobstructed views of the mountains and expansive private garden and pool through the “zero-clearance” floor-to-ceiling windows, which blur the distinction between the indoors and outdoors.

The expanded master bedroom features a gas fireplace, flat panel wall-mounted HDTV and private patio. The en suite master bath that features dual vanity sinks and a luxury step-down oversized shower with glass tiles. Longer-term guests will appreciate the abundant custom storage features available in the walk-in closet.

Throughout the house, guests will appreciate the modernist furnishings inspired by famous mid-century modern designer icons. Highlights include a curved low-back sofa, Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair, and raised modern beds with luxury mattresses and hotel quality linens in each bedroom.

Outside, sun lovers can soak up the desert sun in the desirable western-facing private back yard. Indulge in the Pebble-Tec® swimming pool with 'legacy size' dimensions, which features walk-in stair-step access and variable depths. After a refreshing swim, relax in the adjustable chaise loungers underneath an oasis of palm trees, surrounded by resort-style landscaping.

The private back yard features an expansive detached outdoor cabana with kitchenette for enjoying the Palm Springs indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The kitchen/bar area features includes a Jenn-Air chef’s gas grill, true-gas cooktop burner, and bar/prep sink. You and your guests can dine al-fresco style in the lighted cabana at the outdoor dining table, and afterwards retreat to the brand new outdoor club style sectional lounge sofa.

After sunset, the entire private back yard and palm trees are dramatically illuminated with professional resort-designed ground lighting. Mix up a cool retro cocktail in the blender in the outdoor kitchen, and then gaze at the evening stars while relaxing around the custom built-in gas fire pit or in the resort style spa with therapeutic water jets.

Registered Vacation House, City of Palm Springs TOT Permit #PS 68650000 - 20021293 | City ID #2406.

More Details

Michael & Scott
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Michael & Scott

Thank you for visiting our site! We have enormous pride in our vacation house and our goal is to provide each guest with courteous, responsive service.

Michael & Scott purchased this house in 2013

Why Michael & Scott chose Palm Springs

As mid-century modern enthusiasts, we jumped at the opportunity to purchase this iconic “Butterfly” Alexander-built mid-century modern house. This is our second house in the desert, and we’re thrilled to share it with our guests. We spent over 8 months fully renovating this amazing house and property to its original splendor. With the exception of the frame and exterior stucco siding, the house is essentially all new.

What makes this house unique

This home is a highly sought-after authentic Alexander-built 'butterfly' roofline house. The main living areas and private back yard boast breathtaking views of the San Jacinto Mountain range. Just a short walk away is the steps away is the beautifully landscaped Victoria Park.


Racquet Club Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Per local regulations this property requires a signed Rental Agreement document that must be within completed within 24 hours of the booking request.
  • The owner will email a secure link for the rental agreement. The owner's current average response rate is: 1 HOUR
  • If the Rental Agreement is not completed within 24 hours, the reservation will be automatically Declined. Declined reservations cannot be re-booked.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite Master Bath - toilet , shower , Fully remodeled step-down spa style shower with glass tiles
    Central / Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Fully remodeled spa style shower with glass tile
  • Both bathrooms have been fully renovated and feature walk-in, glass-enclosed extra large spa style showers. Please note that there are no bathtubs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Central Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom features walk-in wardrobe closet
    South Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Extra long twin beds are the length of a queen/king mattress
  • House sleeps up to 6 in beds (2 per bedroom). Pak-n-Play portable crib available. Each bedroom features brand hotel quality mattresses, night stands, wardrobe closets, and iHome® clock radios (charges all models of iPhones and iPods, with USB plugs for all other brands).
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
THE FOLLOWING IS A REQUIRED MESSAGE FROM THE CITY OF PALM SPRINGS: Effective March 2017 the City of Palm Springs enacted #1918, concerning Vacation Rental properties. Ordinance #1918 regulates maximum occupancy limits, and prohibits ANY music and events/parties on a vacation rental property. The Ordinance is enforced by City Compliance Officers that patrol and respond to complaints from neighboring residents. All Guests are required to complete and sign a written Rental Agreement and the Palm Springs "Vacation Rental Guest Compliance Letter" to book a vacation rental house. END OF MESSAGE. Please contact us first using the "Contact Owner" button that is located below the "Request to Book" button. We can pre-approve you quickly!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Iconic Butterfly Midcentury Modern House - Pool, Spa and Cabana
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews

Lovely mid-century

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many mid-century homes in the Palm Springs area - this home and the owners rise to the absolute top. Michael and Scott, the owners, ensure every detail is covered and make it so easy to simply arrive and enjoy your vacation.

The house is lovely and comfortable. The pool and spa are perfect. The outdoor kitchen and dining area are wonderful. The neighborhood is an amazing mid-century time warp. Plus location, location, location!

We were there during a 115+ heatwave and the house stayed cold and comfortable. The evening shade in the backyard provided hours of pool time for our family. Even in the heat, the outside kitchen/lounge was a great retreat (though we admittedly love the heat).

If this place is available for your dates, grab it. We will definitely rent this house first over any other in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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10 star location!

  • 5 of 5

If I could rate 10 stars I would! The house is great, warm, and personal. The kids told us they would like to stay for another 2 months. The owners do everything to make things easy and to find the way around! The pool is fantastic and really clean! The wole house, every detail Its just perfect! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property was the perfect family getaway. All the amenities were much admired and appreciated. Impressively well-organized. We couldn't have asked for a more attentive, responsive, and helpful host than Michael. The location was ideal. Very quiet and private, yet close to the park, downtown, and great coffee shops. A walk through the neighborhood was like strolling through a mid century modern gallery of homes. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'm ready to move in! :)

  • 5 of 5

Michael and Scott have a phenomenal home and are such gracious hosts. We had an amazing stay. The house was very comfortable and we used the pool and outside area all hours of the day. I'm hoping to be able to book again in the future- highly recommend. Michael and Scott- thank you so much for your hospitality!! :)

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This house is a real gem. We loved the mid-century modern décor and attention to detail. The kitchen was fully stocked with plates, glassware, dishes, and had more gadgets and utensils than our own house. The master bedroom is spacious and there is a separate vanity, walk-in closet and shower area. Plenty of pool towels and linens were provided. The outdoor cabana is quite large, and has a BBQ, kitchenette, dining table and lounge seating that we spent the majority of our time (when we were not in the pool).

Michael and Scott were wonderful owners to work with and were super responsive. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mid Century Marvelous

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying at this house. That tells you all you need to know. Chef's kitchen; clearly Michael and Scott are cooks themselves. Everything you need to cook a great meal is here. Michael is an awesome host. Any question, concern or need will be immediately addressed. Great quiet location; love the pool, spa and mountain views. Super comfy bed, plush towels, great double vanity in the master. Super clean, with easy check-in and out. Beautifully appointed interior with fireplace and a great mid century vibe. This is a gem in the midst of the desert. - Scott and Jeff

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Multiple golf courses
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 111
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Dozens of restaurants downtown Palm Springs
Car: recommended

Palm Springs Mountain Aerial Tram just minutes away; Soak City water park; The Living Desert zoo & botanical garden; Palm Springs Air Museum; Joshua Tree National Park; Mid-Century Modern architecture tours, Casino.


Rates & Availability

Racquet Club Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer Special
Sep 24 2017 - Sep 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
21 night minimum stay
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
10 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
21 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 11 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late April
Apr 12 2018 - Apr 23 2018
6 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2019
Jan 1 2019 - Mar 31 2019
27 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $550
Departure Cleaning Fee $165
Tax Rate 11.5%

A signed rental agreement document is required to book this property, and must be received within 24 hours of a booking request.

A progressive discount is manually applied by us for extended stays duration of 15-27 days (the system will automatically prorate quotes for stays 1-14 days, and 28 days and longer). A prorate cannot to applied to reservations made via the "Request to Book"; please submit an INQUIRY/MESSAGE to us first!

Optional Pool Heating is available - please use the Send INQUIRY/EMAIL/MESSAGE feature first for rate information and options.

11.5% city lodging tax will be removed by us for stays of 28 and more consecutive nights. Please use the option to send us an INQUIRY/EMAIL/MESSAGE first and we will manually remove the tax.

The house is available for longer-term stays. Please contact us for special rates.

City of Palm Springs Vacation House Registration #6865

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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