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S. Palm Springs Modern Masterpiece--Walk to Downtown with Pool and Casita

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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.

We accept Visa, MC or Discover for payments with no fees through Vacation Rent Payment Merchant Services (the same company used by Homeaway). Payment can be made securely online--but not through VRBO/Homeaway directly due to high fees associated. Sorry but no American Express payments.


More Details

Nikki Kendall
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

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 Palm Springs

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.
Feb 2017
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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
  • 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--Walk to Downtown with Pool and Casita
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews

Beautiful and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great location with wonderful outdoor space. Kitchen was well stocked and organized. We will return!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful appearance from the outside and in. Well kept and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay. The house is equipped with everything from pool towels and floats, to a steam room in the master bath. Our hosts were very kind and readily available for any questions we had. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! So glad we chose this house to celebrate my friends birthday weekend at Palm Springs! It was clean, in a quiet neighborhood and all the amenities were great. Everyone kept saying they felt like they were staying in a resort. There were 6 girls and there was plenty of room for all of us. Very close to downtown and lots of restaurants/eateries. We would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Palm Spring resort

  • 5 of 5

We had A fantastic time celebrating 4:th of July with family in this beautiful and convinent property. Perfect place for a family reunion.

Separate spacious bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, makes it possible to have your own time for a while if you like.

The great big room in the middle of the house and the outdoor area with barbecue-place and a nice pool is perfect to hang out with family and friends.

A house with modern design and comfortable bedrooms and with a good equiped kitchen made it easy to get on and feel at home.

Loved this place

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family. We stayed 5 days and felt at home from the minute we walked in. The kitchen was stocked with every appliance we needed. Because of this we were able to eat most meals in which was nice. There was a laundry room to use. The beds were super comfortable. The backyard is gorgeous and the pool is perfect for both kids and adults. Movie night was fun with the big screen tv and surround sound. On the days/nights we wanted to go out Nikki had a list of things to do and see while there. We loved having a local give us a heads up on the places to be! I can't say enough good things about the house and it's awesome location. I'm already looking forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm Sands - Best house I have ever rented

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect. We rented it for four days, but I wish that I could have stayed much longer. While we had no problems with the place, Nikki was super-fast in responding to our handful of minor questions and requests.

The layout of the house is ideal for a group in that each bedroom is large and has its own bathroom. The two bedrooms in the main house are sufficiently separated that everyone has a great deal of privacy. The two casita rooms are also private, large, and well designed. The living/dining/kitchen area is large, open, and inviting. Being able to open the sliders completely gave the room an amazing indoor/outdoor feel. The pool is large and the ability to sit in a chair in the shallow part of the pool with an umbrella over me, with my relatively pale skin, allowed me to stay outside with the sun-worshippers far longer than I would have been able to in other places.

The house is stocked with every amenity that one could want. The beds are comfortable. The bathrooms are very well-appointed, and the living room furniture is both comfortable and stylish.

In all, I would recommend this rental to anyone and would recommend it more strongly than any place I have ever rented. Go with Warm Sands! You won’t be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: 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

Out-clean $350 + Tax
Booking Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.5%


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 $50/day. This fee goes directly to the Gas Co!

DAMAGE DEPOSIT is in the form of a TEMPORARY HOLD on credit card on file--this is charged and guest authorizes charges if any damage or incidentals result in their stay. If none--hold is released after clean and inventory. You will receive a docusign for this deposit prior to your stay.

*Coachella, Holiday week and Stage Coach rates are higher. Call for details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund