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Enchanted Alexander – Mid Century Modern Paradise

Jessica Vanderzanden

Member since: 2013
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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Jessica Vanderzanden

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2015
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Enchanted Alexander – Mid Century Modern Paradise

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Palm Springs - Enchanted Alexander

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Alexander With Mountain Views

"We stayed in the Enchanted Alexander for the month of March and it exceeded our expectations. The owners did a remarkable job of decorating and furnishing the house in the classic mid-century style."

This quote is from our most recent guests that stayed in our iconic home where we blended the best of new mid-century modern furnishings, vintage mad-men era dinnerware/glassware/serve ware, luxurious towels and bedding with a large amenity filled backyard.

Our home is set in a very quiet neighborhood thus we are seeking respectful and conscientious guests who are searching for a quiet, relaxing and comfortable vacation. Due to Palm Springs strict noise ordinance (PSMC Ch. 5.25), this is not an ideal rental if your group plans to party hard. In your inquiry, please provide information on who will be staying in our home and reason for your visit. Please note that the maximum overnight guest count can’t exceed six (6).

The great room (living/dining/kitchen) is big and bright and opens to the private backyard oasis. The large yard has multiple areas to relax into – swim laps or float in the very large swimming pool, lounge in the cabana, practice your putts on the grass circles, or relax around the fire pit. A deep covered patio runs the length of the house and provides ample room for outdoor dining and relaxing, and shade from the sun all day. Fruit bearing trees produce abundant oranges, grapefruits and lemons!

Bonus for you – the mature landscaping offers privacy for those interested in skinny-dipping or sunbathing 'au naturale.'

This architecturally significant 1958 Alexander mid-century modern home, designed by famous architects Palmer & Krisel, is located in the wind free heart of central Palm Springs, and is a short walk or a bike ride away from everything quintessentially Palm Springs: the historic downtown walking area, restaurants, shows, casinos, night clubs, movies, Tram, hiking, tennis, golf, spa services, mineral baths, gyms, running, biking, or just walking through the retro mid-century modern streets filled with the residential architecture of the iconic master builders: Alexander, Meiselman, and Wexler.

Your Enchanted Alexander mid-century modern vacation will exceed your expectations and we hope to see you back the following year.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jessica Vanderzanden (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2015

About Jessica Vanderzanden

We live in Seattle on a floating home. We've been vacationing in Palm Springs for many years. We love modern architecture and chose to buy a 2nd home in Palm Springs. We wanted to live the classic Palm Springs lifestyle, and this home is everything classic a mid-century modern purist can appreciate.

Jessica Vanderzanden purchased this house in 2012

Why Jessica Vanderzanden chose Palm Springs

Alexander Construction built the first tract homes in Palm Springs and this home is everything Palm Springs. As lovers of mid-century modern, Alexander was the only choice for us.

What makes this house unique

This true classic Palm Springs architecture, was designed by the famous architectural team of Palmer/Krisel. Alexander Construction built tract homes that were designed to bring the outdoors in. The large lot has amazing views of the San Jacinto mountains, has a classic 12' deep swimming pool, cabana and fire pit. It is a playground!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in the Enchanted Alexander for the month of March and it exceeded our expectations. The owners did a remarkable job of decorating and furnishing the house in the classic mid-century style.



Our daughter and two grandchildren came over from Arizona and spent a week with us during their spring break. It was a perfect place for a family get-together. The kitchen, dining room and living room are great for entertaining and enjoying the view of the pool and beautifully landscaped back yard. The pool is a very good size with a very deep end (probably had a diving board at one time). We had three sets of friends from Portland who were in Palm Springs at the time and we entertained all of them at the house. It is perfect for adult entertaining.



The neighborhood is very quiet and only about a mile east of downtown. We rode our bikes around the neighborhood almost every day and felt very safe as there is little traffic.



We both had to work remotely from there and the house is set up very well for that. We used the large dining room table for a desk. The house has excellent wifi and has a wireless printer/copier/scanner.



Greg, the local caretaker, comes by twice a week to clean the pool and take care of any maintenance issue that arises. He is very courteous and responsive. The landscaping crew keeps the place looking top notch. And Jessica, the owner, was in Palm Springs at the time and was very gracious by being there when we arrived and acquainting us with all the features of the house.



And finally, as others who have stayed there have commented on, the beds are amazing!
Mar 2015
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Reviews

5
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Enchanted Alexander – Mid Century Modern Paradise
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews
5

Perfect house for a small group!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented 2-3 houses a year for the past few years in Palm Springs. We always travel as a group and renting a house is perfect. Once you fall in love with a house -- it seems like everyone else does too and you can never rent it again.

Since there are so many great houses in Palm Springs, this experienced renter finds the real benefits/annoyances in the "little things". This is one of the first times we have rented directly from an owner. That was a plus -- and she was very responsive and personal. Rental agencies have alway been responsive, but they sometimes have a hard time with issues that aren't routine.

And, my biggest pet peeve, believe is or not, is all that dollar store toilet paper, cleaning product crap that the agencies use. The owner of this rental has everything "name brand" (from laundry to dish soap to paper towels). The linens are also high quality. I'm not a towel-stealer, but I wanted these. All of this is a simple reflection that the owners want their guests to enjoy their house with the same quality that they appreciates when they stay there.

The layout of the house is nicely spread out (both inside an out). Our biggest fear was being so close to the airport and hearing jets all the time. It ended up being one of our quietest rentals. We did hear the occasional bi-plane or helicopter, but nothing like we were expecting. The house is centrally located and close to everything.

I shared the house with two other people that had to work the whole week. The back yard had lots of little places to make your own for reading a book or being away from others.

The firepit was great for the cool evenings. We wish there was a spa/hottub, but we really enjoyed the firepit more.

The kitchen area is very social for the cook because he isn't separated from everyone else.

The decor was colorful and very palm springs. Technology was up to date. I would highly recommend this rental. Thanks to the owners for making our stay wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Gorgeous home both inside and out!! Perfect location to everything cool in Palm Springs!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home....the backyard is so pretty with a lovely pool, loungers, bbq, table, fire pit and full privacy. The hummingbirds visited the backyard regularly. Every day we enjoyed swimming in the pool. The inside of house is also beautiful....and the entire house is well stocked with everything you need and good quality everything! We love mid-century architecture, so this home suited us perfectly....being able to see the backyard from the living room or vice versa was nice. We rented bikes for the entire stay, so we cycled to Uptown and downtown Palm Springs and went for great rides through all the different neighborhoods and on various cycling trails. We also rented a car, so we went to Joshua Tree National Park which was spectacular to say the least. Next time, we will do the Temecula wine country day trip. The Palm Springs Art Museum is a stunning museum full of interesting works of art...Palm Springs itself has great gallerlies and shops. This home will serve you will to enjoy the mid-century architecture, pool, desert landscaping and comfy beds. The owners and pool attendant were very helpful and prompt with the few questions we had. You will love this home!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 had a great stay at this comfortable and charming house. A lovely pool and a colorful, fun decor set this rental apart from the usual generic vacation rentals. The owners were also very helpful and took care of a water problem immediately. We would all definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying in this relaxing piece of Palm Spring heaven. It is the perfect size for a family looking for a getaway. The home is comfortable and the outdoor spaces can't be beat. The owners were warm and responsive - we can't wait to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Vancouver, BC
5

Mid-century relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This spotless, quiet, spacious-feeling home has been restored with loving care. We found it the perfect, relaxing get-away with our two kids, lounging by the pool and cooking food in the well-equipped kitchen. There is lots to do in town with its funky vintage shops, bistros, and tiki bars, with unmissable side trips to places like Joshua Tree park, making this retro oasis a wonderful place to return to after a busy day. Great mattresses and complete quiet for fantastic sleeps.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home!! Clean, spacious, great location, very well equipped with household items. Owner was very responsive and friendly. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-10
Car: recommended

The house is located in the wind free Sunrise Park neighborhood, and is within minutes of everything Palm Springs: the historic downtown walking area, restaurants, shows, casinos, night clubs, movies, Tram, hiking, tennis, golf, spa services, mineral baths, gyms, running, biking, or just walking through the retro mid-century modern streets filled with the residential architecture of the iconic master builders: Alexander, Meiselman, and Wexler.

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Prices & Availability

From $318 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Palm Springs, California Desert

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
1 Oct 2014 - 31 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,163
for 5 nights
From
$390
$2,626
$8,686
 
 
Low Season
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,483
for 4 nights
From
$318
$2,158
$6,177
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$1,773
for 4 nights
From
$390
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee $150.00 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00
pool heat $50/day $40.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Rates are subject to change without notice.
Cancellation policy applies.

High Season (Oct 1-May 31) $350/night
Low Season (Jun 1 – Sep 30) $285/night
Damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150
Optional pool heating fee $40/per day
Payment must be received in full 21 days prior to check in
4 night minimum stay
Tax Rate: 11.5% Palm Springs TOT #4984
Holiday/Special Events - add 25%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Palm Springs in California Desert

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1296 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Marilyn - 1 Large Double Bed
    Audrey - 1 Large Double Bed
    Frank - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each bedroom is unique in its decor - the rooms are named Marilyn, Audrey and Frank. Each room has a TV with built-in dvd, iPod docking station, fabulous mattresses, truly sumptuous bedding, and large closets.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The backyard is completely private and perfect for nudists

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