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Modernized Mid-Century * Relax and tan in our oversized pool with total privacy

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Racquet Club South House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to 1961! This home was designed by the noted Palm Springs architect Hugh M. Kaptur and built by Ranch Construction Company as one of only 200 homes in the area. Strong post and beam construction atop concrete block walls give this house a cave like feeling of comfort with 21st Century amenities.

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Nici's Pool House was completely updated in 2011 with new floors, all new paint and decor and modern desert landscaping. An over sized resort style pool perfectly compliments this hip, cool home.

Live in the backyard; watch the sun set behind the mountains from the provided pool floats; enjoy refreshing chilled drinks; listen to music (outdoor stereo system) or read a book under the covered patio. Barbecue on the stainless steel grill or just relax on a lounge.

The living/great room features a large sectional sofa, an HD television with Roku and a Wii as well as a dedicated Netflix account for unlimited movie viewing.

The Master Bedroom has a California King bed, a couch and direct access to the patio and pool and an en-suite bathroom with tub and rain shower.

The other two bedrooms have Queen beds and are across the hall from the second bathroom.

All three bedrooms have flat screen televisions, Roku, ceiling fans, iPod docking stations, classic clock radios and extra linens.

Hugh M. Kaptur, the architect of this home, designed many homes in Palm Springs including one for Hollywood star William Holden. Step back into the time of the Rat Pack and Mad Men and enjoy living in the sixties with today's comforts.

NICI'S POOL HOUSE is convenient to everything yet secluded in a quiet residential street.


We operate a legal rental under Palm Springs City Permit: #4808

All photographs are copyright © 2010-2016

Keywords: bungalow, villa, private pool, pool house, mid-century modern, private home, pool home, Ranch Club Estates, swimming pool, tanning, privacy

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Bert Simonis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2016

About Bert Simonis

We've been coming to Palm Springs since 1997 and started renting homes here. We discovered the secret to what makes a home fun to stay in or just blah. Spending holidays here in the warm climate made us decide that we had to have a place of our own. We love coming to this house with our family and think you will like our house too. We've taken all of the things we've learned over years of renting and applied them here to make the house fun and relaxing. We think we've succeeded.

Bert & Berlynn

Bert Simonis purchased this house in 2010

Why Bert Simonis chose Palm Springs

Palm Springs has one of the best climates in the world for outdoor living. We are lovers of everything mid-century and went looking for a 1960's era post and beam home. We wanted an amazing pool with large, private yard and a spacious indoor/outdoor home. We searched for a quiet street that was close to stores, restaurants, the airport and major highways. You'll agree that we found it! We're literally minutes from restaurants, the airport, the highway and downtown. We know that you'll enjoy Nici's Pool House and will come back again and again.

What makes this house unique

We love the pool, laying on the chaise lounges in the backyard, or just reading a book in our desert garden. Our dogs enjoy the walled yard and can roam freely without worry. We enjoy just hanging out at the kitchen bar and finding that everywhere we want to go is nearby. The beautiful Riviera resort is a great place to go for dinner, and the folks at Tinto always make us feel like we're regulars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I love your house and I really enjoy staying there. I'm sure next spring I will be looking for some long weekends!
Oct 2013
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based on 71 traveler reviews

Modernized Mid-Century * Relax and tan in our oversized pool with total privacy
average rating of 4.9295774 based on 73 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What an awesome place. The style and the backyard set up will let you know what it is like to live like a star. Couple blocks from grocery store and also in a nice neighborhood . Great for walks. You will not be disappointed, my wife and I will come back for sure. This property is great for anyone, young kids, teen kids or romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always glad when our guests can enjoy the little oasis we've created. We hope to see you again soon!
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Manitoba, Canada

Hot September holiday

  • 4 of 5

The yard is private just as the pictures show. Location is perfect and easy to get to. The pool is great and warm. This is a perfect house for a family vacation or romantic weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed the privacy of the backyard and pool. We're always striving to improve and will make everything as perfect as can be for the upcoming season!
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Wonderful Easter Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful retro home! We have never booked this kind of vacation but since we were going with in-laws and we wanted to bring our 2 French Bulldogs we needed a home and not a hotel. The pictures on VRBO represented the home! It had everything we needed to feel like we were at home! The pool was very relaxing and the weather was a perfect 87 degrees so it wasn't too hot that we needed to turn on the AC! The evaporator in the living room kept it COLD that we actually had it off most of the time!

Our dogs loved the large backyard and the house had no carpeting except for in the bedrooms so it was nice not to have to worry about watching them every minute!

You are in the flight path (which the owner did acknowledge before I booked), but since it's a smaller airport, you don't really notice it.

Every one had a wonderful time and I would recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for a short, relaxing family getaway. The kids loved the pool. When the Wii wouldn't work, Bert immediately replaced it with a brand new WiiU. My kids think he's Santa Claus!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that your boys enjoyed the Wii AND the pool. Sometimes when things break - the fix is simple. We know our future guests will enjoy using the system, thanks for setting it up for us.
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Relaxing Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We left Indianapolis with a temperature of 8 degrees, so when we arrive in balmy Palm Springs it was paradise! "Nici's Pool House" is everything we wanted and needed. We went for Palm Spring Modernism Week and loved staying in a mid-century modern house! The house and pool were wonderful and the perfect fit for relaxing and serving as a home base for all of our tours and excursions. There were four of us staying at the house so the three bedrooms and 2 baths worked great!

The pool and patio were wonderful, we spent 1 day just relaxing in the pool and lounging poolside with cocktails in hand! We also used the grill several times and had wonderful meals on the patio. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils, we never lacked for anything.

Since it was Modernism Week we took full advantages of many of the tours available and learned so much about the architecture and history of Palm Springs. We also took and trip on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, what an experience! The mountains and brilliant blue skies were the perfect backdrop for the week and weather couldn't have been better.

The house is not too far from downtown and all the great restaurants, it is also right around the corner from a big grocery store and Walgreens. Bert, the owner, was terrific to work with. He always responded promptly to any of our questions. We will most certainly be back to vacation here again and hope we can stay at this property, what a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you had a great time! Modernism Week in Palm Springs is a celebration of all things mid-century, and it can only be capped off by staying in our mid-century home. We look forward to having you return!
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Arras / FRANCE


  • 5 of 5

We came from France to spend holidays in the "Nici's Pool House" and it was un unforgettable experience : everything is perfect, nothing misses, it's a real paradise !

In first the swimming pool : fabulous, big and wide, very deep in one part (you can even make dives as Esther Williams !) and well warmed (32°c : don't forget to put on every evening the cover of protection on the pool to keep this good heat !)

The house is very well ordered. It's a real "mid-century" with a beautiful polished concrete ground and nice colors tendencies on walls (orange, turquoise, grey, white). The kitchen is very well equipped : graphic dishes, a lot of glasses, all that is necessary to cook well. You really feel like "at home" ! The main bedroom is spacious (king size bed very confortable) and has a beautiful adjacent bathroom (with an attractive piece of furniture under bowl). There is also 2 others bedrooms and an other bathroom. The decoration is of very good taste : nice photos in black and white (The Rat Pack, Marylin Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean...), a lot of advertisements from the 1960's, very interessing to look... Everything is harmony ans relaxed rythm of live !

We were very glad to have the chance to meet the owners, Berlynn and Bert, who are really both charming, with so much conviviality, humor and kindness. They give us information and precious indications as much onto the house as onto Palm Springs and the discovery of the country... and they bring us a big moral help when Paris was attacked last Friday, November 13th (and a real friendly support) !!... (Thank you so much one more time).

What to say more about this fabulous stay ? that it finished too quickly and that we wish to return as soon as possible in this haven of peace and harmony... (sorry, we don't speak very well English...)

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Palm Springs International
Car: necessary

Palm Springs is a great place to look for vintage clothing and furniture in the many shops along Palm Canyon. If you are interested in newer things, the Cabazon Outlet stores are twenty minutes away. Hiking in Indian Canyon or at the top of the tram is a great past time and just across the highway is White Water Canyon.


Rates & Availability

Racquet Club South House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016-2017
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Coachella 1
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Coachella 2
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heat @ $25 per day $75
Cleaning $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Small dog $50
Tax Rate 11.5%

Small dogs ok - please let us know when making the reservation.
Smoking outside only.
Full refund (minus $25 fee) for cancellations up to 60 days before check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Racquet Club South House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1444 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Direct access to pool and electric towel rack
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Convenient location to both guest bedrooms
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Pool Room - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , On-suite bathroom, sliding door to pool/patio
    Movie Star Room - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) California King bed in the Master Bedroom along with extra linens., Queen size Beds (2) Guest bedrooms have Queen size beds and there is an Aerobed with extra linens for drop in guests., Child Beds (1) We provide a folding travel cot., Baby Cribs (1) Collapsible playpen/cot provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Available Queen size AeroBed and linens provided. Additional collapsible banquet table in the garage and folding chairs for larger dinner parties.

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