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S Palm Springs Modern Masterpiece w 4 Spa-like King Suites, pool heat included

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Posh, New, 3,200 sq. ft 4-BR/4.5 BA w Casita, Salt Pool & Spa, Walk to Downtown

Our home is a fully, legally licensed vacation rental (The City of Palm Springs ID #6385000-20019247).

Welcome to your own private, exclusive, South Palm Springs spa hotel. This immaculate, completely rebuilt, modern masterpiece is breathtaking from the moment you walk through the gate.

Framed by the San Jacinto mountains and striking desert sky, the cool grays, blues and silvers of our architecturally stunning home greet you as you enter the private, gated property. Completely rebuilt from the "studs up" in 2015, our original mid-century modern main house and casita will take your breath away right when you walk through the doors.

You enter the front door to custom tile floors, modern furnishings, bright, open floor plan, spotless surroundings and stunning eat-in kitchen. The pocket sliding glass doors open completely (25 feet of them) to the incredible, large, back yard with newly redone saline pool and spa, outdoor kitchen and bar, modern gas fire pit, and abundant seating for all your guests on cool-contemporary furnishings.

There are four king suites in the home all with gorgeous, en-suite bathrooms. We proudly feature Lather bath amenities. The two in the main house include the stunning master suite with showcase bathroom with custom, deep, soaking tub, steam shower and views of the pool and mountains (which can be shaded by the custom window coverings for privacy). The master suite also has a massive walk-in closet, king bed and flat-screen TV. The second Main House suite also has gorgeous en suite bath and flat screen TV.

Just off the pool is the separate casita with two, hotel-like king suites. Each has ample storage, incredible, large, spa-like en suite bathrooms. Each also has it's own kitchenette complete with small refrigerator, microwave and sink.

The grounds are meticulously landscaped with desert aesthetics. The pool, which can be heated for your guests in the winter months, has a built in sun shelf with umbrella stand. Pull one of our loungers onto the wide shelf and partially submerge in the cool water to make the most of your sun-worshipping. Or raise the umbrella for shade and relaxation.

The finest outdoor living amenities are yours in our home. Dine al fresco at the table after cooking up your feast at the outdoor kitchen and bar. Enjoy cocktails as the striking desert sunset throws its reds and oranges carelessly across the sky.

The home has a Bose sound system in the main living/media room for great movie-watching; Sonos system in the other bedrooms and common area; gorgeous, custom, gourmet kitchen with all the amenities you would expect; Time Warner Cable on our 5 flat screen TVs; large, 2-car garage and ample additional parking; fully electric-gated access and fenced and landscaped yard for total privacy; high-quality, luxurious linens, towels and robes for your guests.

If you ever leave your retreat, all the vibrant, diverse, downtown Palm Springs hotspots, festivals, activities and fun are just a 15 minute walk, a 5-10 minute bike ride or a 2 minute drive away if it's too hot to peddle or stroll. Bars, restaurants, museums, shops, the Thursday night market and street fair, casino and spa, architectural treasures of our desert modern oasis, golf, and shopping for everyone are accessible in minutes.

Discover the best kept secret of South Palm Springs. And come again and again.


More Details

Nikki Kendall
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Nikki Kendall

Dave and Nikki Kendall. We live in Manhattan Beach and come to Palm Springs often for relaxation and fun. We have owned vacation property on Kauai but wanted something we could use that was closer to home and a drive rather than a flight.

Nikki Kendall purchased this house in 2015

Why Nikki Kendall chose Warm Sands

We bought the property because it absolutely blew us away the first time we walked in; having stayed in many hotels and resorts in the area--there seemed to EITHER be a great pool, a nice room with nice amenities OR a good location but never all these things. The home ticks all these boxes and more!

What makes this house unique

Rare as can be--a mid century modern neighborhood and house -- but all completely rebuilt from the studs up with totally modern features and amenities-- amazing mountain, sunrise and sunset views, privacy, pool. We were especially taken by the diverse neighborhood and location--right on the edge of Warm Sands, just off Ramon Rd. and literally a 5 minute walk or bike to S. Palm Canyon Rd. We can't wait to share this gem with our guests and use it for ourselves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the opportunity to rent this beautiful home at Warm Sands for a week during Modernism Week 2017. Absolutely thrilled with the space and the amenities offered in the house. We were 4 couples, each had plenty of room in our own rooms with en-suites, and never felt crowded in the main living areas or the outside space. Nikki provided us with some great recommendations for bike rentals, cafes and restaurants, but we also found our own. When we had the occasional question, Nikki was very responsive. Highly recommend this VRBO home for groups/family vacations.
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Warm Sands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Main House Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main House Powder Room - toilet
    Casita Bath 1 - toilet , shower
    Casita Bath 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms feature Lather bath products.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king
    Main House Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Casita Suite 1 - 1 king
    Casita Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • All King Suites with En Suite Bath. Casita suites have en suite kitchenettes. High thread count sheets and bedding.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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S Palm Springs Modern Masterpiece w 4 Spa-like King Suites, pool heat included
average rating of 5.0 based on 67 reviews

A1 Property. They don’t get much better than this

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to PSP for many years now renting houses and for the past three years on VRBO. This property takes the cake! Beautifully decorated and designed, great location and very attentive owners. You cannot go wrong by choosing this place! Will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian! We really enjoyed having you all as well. Please do come back whenever you can :) Nikki
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fun in palm springs

  • 5 of 5

rooms were nice sized. pool and hot tub were awesome. owners were very responsive with questions. easy walk to downtown palm springs. everyone had an awesome time staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house. Perfect for four people.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean. Had issues with spa, front gate and TV but Nikki sent over the repair crew and got everything fixed. Nikki came over another time and helped get the spa back on track as it seemed to have a mind of its own while we were there. Great location. Good for walking and very quiet.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway good for larger groups

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house with a great layout for larger groups/family gatherings. It was a pleasant surprise that the 2 bedrooms in the casita are separated,

each having their own entrance (almost like a duplex) giving great privacy. The salt water pool was dreamy and the house well-equipped with anything you might need. Nikki was one of the most helpful and responsive hosts I've worked with and made everything so easy and pleasant. Also a very easy location to access all that Palm Springs has to offer- south is Indian Canyon/Moorten Botanical Garden where north is downtown Palm Springs and the tram. It's a good 25-minute walk to the main part of downtown so you will probably still want a car (especially in any desert heat).

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible home!! Will book it again!!!

  • 5 of 5

Felt like a movie concept living room + privacy w/ bedrooms & bathrooms. Owners very attentive to answer any questions. Exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First time we went on vacation and did VRBO. I have two babies and it was an amazing experience. The house was super clean and organized, owners were incredibly helpful and accommodating and you cannot beat the location. We had an amazing time and look forward to coming back in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.3 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Tool Shed
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Mesquite Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
6.6 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
HWY 111
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Palm Greens Cafe
Car: recommended

World Class golfing; architecture tours and mid-century shopping; outlet shopping; polo; motor sports and raceway; spa and resorts; hot springs; Native American Cultural Heritage museum.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Insurance $59

POOL HEATING: Please note pool heating is included in rate only for Holiday and Festival rates. Pool heating is astronomically expensive in the desert! If you would like the pool to be heated during your stay (it is not necessary in summer months as ambient pool and spa temperatures are very hot)--the fee is $40/day. This fee goes directly to the Gas Co!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund