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Mid-century Style With 21st Century Comforts

Colleen Jones

Member since: 2005
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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Mid-century Style With 21st Century Comforts

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Palm Springs - The Elrod House

Resort Style Home With Mountain Views Close To All

Located in the historic district of Racquet Club Road Estates, we renovated this home to retain the original mid-century charm, yet updated for today's living comfort. Originally designed by the famous interior designer, Arthur Elrod, this customized home built by the Alexander Construction company, has many unique features not seen in the typical Racquet Club Estates homes.

The home has a true indoor/outdoor feel with walls of windows overlooking the pool and spa and multiple patios. You'll enjoy a large dining area with a table that can seat 8 people comfortably. No 60s home is complete with out a full wetbar to mix your favorite cocktails. The open living room features the original funnel-style vintage fireplace to warm you on a chilly winter night. Multiple seating to entertain and enjoy your favorite movies and media.

The furnishings include a mix of vintage and mid-century styles, including an Eames lounge chair and rocker, vintage teak, Nelson lamps, with lighting.

Each bedroom features a queen sized bed. The two baths have been updated as well; the master bath opens to the outside for easy access to the pool as well as the outdoor shower.

Outside, you'll enjoy a pool that is big enough to swim laps. There's also a built in spa. Plenty of lounging areas to soak in the sun and mountain views. There's a large outdoor living area for lounging.

Dine al fresco on the lania outside the living room, a wonderful place for morning coffee or lunch.

For the cook, you'll enjoy new appliances in a custom designed kitchen, with tons of counter space to spread out. Fully stocked for your vacation entertaining needs.

You'll love the convenience of this home, a short drive to all the local attractions, shopping, dining and entertainment of Palm Springs, while staying in a vintage mid-century home.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Colleen Jones (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2015

Why Colleen Jones chose Palm Springs

I bought this because of its historic qualities, being Arthur Elrod's original home in Palm Springs. It is unique compared to any other home in the neighborhood. I love the location in Racquet Club Estates, one of my favorite mid-century neighborhoods in all of Palm Springs.

What makes this house unique

What I love about this house, is the cozy feel of being in the living room. Walls of glass open the house to the outdoors, and it truly has an indoor outdoor feel to it- The unique fireplace is so cozy at night during a chilly winter evening. I also love the huge back yard, where you can enjoy views of the mountains, some of the best in town.

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People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Mid-century Style With 21st Century Comforts
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

A lovely Palm Springs home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Colleen and Jim's lovely home for a month this winter. We had such a comfortable stay and would easily recommend this home to others visitng the area. The pool and backyard were absolutely perfect! Door chimes had recently been installed which was so appreciated to help me feel better about having a toddler roaming around with a pool. Their home was spotless, and the sweet welcoming gifts Colleen left for us were such a lovely touch. Terry, the property manager, was an absolute dream! Everyone was easy to reach, quick to respond, and so friendly. Thanks again for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderful. The on site manager and owners were easy to work with and went out of there way to make sure we were comfortable. The home is like stepping back into the 50s. Great location, CLEAN and cozy. Fire pit area and pool make you not want to leave but you are so close to everything in Palm Springs that you'll want to get out and explore.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Los Angeles
5

Shangri La...

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Colleen's beautiful hideaway on Starr Road is a magical place -- serene, bucolic, restorative, peaceful and just outright beautiful. I recently returned from an extended weekend getaway for my birthday and I could not have had a more relaxing and fun place to celebrate. The pool and hot tub are both perfect -- whether you're lounging under the shade of the trees during the day (don't worry sun worshippers -- there is plenty of sun) or taking a dip under the stars. The beautiful fire pit sits in the heart of a patio lit by strings of light and surrounded by old olive trees and bogan via. Absolutely idyllic. As for the rest of the house -- from ample amounts of towels and sheets to shampoo and a fully ready-for-action bar to the indoor fireplace-- the details have all been meticulously and thoroughly thought through. Everything about this place -- and everything about dealing with the rental -- reflects the warmth and thoughtfulness of the owners. I'm going to go check out their property in Tuscany..! :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Property on Starr Road

  • 5 of 5

I rarely take the time to write a review on anything. This wonderful hideaway is everything and then some. Completely private, great amenities, and warm owners who aims to please their clients. In addition, the property manager is extremely accessible and "at your service." If you are looking for a getaway that is clean, comfortable, and in Racket Club Estates, this property is for you. I have stayed at this location twice now and I'm planning on coming back in the near future! Their goal is to provide the utmost customer service!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nancy...we enjoyed having you!
Los Angeles, CA
5

Everything You Could Want in a Palm Springs House

  • 5 of 5

Our family just got back from a long weekend at this house and are already thinking about when we could book it again. The pool is amazing and if heated you could swim all night. The rafts are excellent quality and there are even pool toys for the kids. I was worried about the pool being too shaded by the trees, but it was actually perfect and the trees are really beautiful to look up while you're floating on your raft. The house is beautifully decorated and very well stocked. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need and more, and the bar is a huge plus. Every little detail was thought through - from little clips to hold your towels / bathing suits when you put them out to dry to plenty of good quality pool towels and even the bathrooms were well stocked with hair dryers, bandaids, etc. I noticed another review commenting on a cigarette odor, but we did not smell anything. The owners were very sweet and we give the manager an A+. He was there to great us when we arrived, showed us around and pointed out a bottle of wine that was waiting for us in the refrigerator. We barely left the house while we were there and our whole family agreed that it was the best vacation we've had in a long time!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pamela for the lovely review. We have tried really hard to ensure that the property has everything that our guests will need. I'm so glad that we were able to make this a great vacation for you and your family. Looking forward to hosting you again!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Can't Wait to Go Back!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this house was fabulous. Not only are the owners great, but their manager in Palm Springs was a super guy and was always available to answer our questions, help us with things we needed to figure out, and make sure maintenance came around and kept the yard and pool in tip top shape! My friends and I LOVED this house and its tasteful and authentic retro style. It truly shows pride of ownership. The olive trees are beautiful and provided the shade we needed on hot days and an awesome backdrop to the setting. The yard is totally private surrounded by a tall fence and beautiful hedges. We loved the colored lights in the pool while we swam at night! The owners have thought of everything one might need for their stay, and the beds and bedding are really comfy. The pictures do not do it justice—you will not be disappointed! It is centrally located and it was great to get downtown and out of town in no time. I would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ang.........most appreciated. Colleen & Jim

Location

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
The Riviera Resort (multiple bars and lounges)
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Escena Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Cafe Italia
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Idyllwild Cross Country Skiing

Located near the heart of Palm Springs- minutes from numerous golf courses,the downtown village of Palm Springs, restaurants, shopping, spas, museums, theatre, hiking, tennis plus more. A must-see is taking the tram to to the top of Mt. San Jacinto, Aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, World’s Largest Rotating Tramcar, you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. Begin the 10 minute ride at the Valley Station – elevation 2,643 ft. and end at the Mountain Station – elevation 8,516 ft. No matter what the season, whether you are enjoying spectacular views or hiking in a pristine wilderness, a one-of-a-kind experience can be had by all. Thursday Night, is the street fair in downtown Palm Springs, where you can stroll amongst a variety of vendors while listening to live music and view the wears of local artists. No matter what your food tastes, there's excellent dining close by- for casual Pizza, go to Cafe Italia; more formal dining, try Spencers in the Tennis Club, one of the best outdoor patios in town; for Mexican Food, try El Mirasol- another wonderful patio to dine al fresco; for new age fusion try Tsao in downtown Palm Springs. Night clubs are nearby too, including Toucans, a local's tiki-inspired bar; or Birba, an outdoor bar in the heart of downtown; for 60's style lounging entertainment, try the new Copa next to the popular Tropicale restaurant, or The Purple Room. Coffee addicts will love Koffi- located in the middle of the Uptown Design District- wonderful outdoor courtyard to enjoy your favorite brew.

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Prices & Availability

From $362 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Palm Springs, California Desert

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Spring
20 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,962
for 5 nights
From
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$2,380
 
 
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5 night minimum stay
$1,962
for 5 nights
From
$362
$2,380
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $750
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes No Smoking. Dog must be pre-approved.

XMAS / New Years (12/21 - 1/2) 7 night min: $395/nt or $2,500/wk

Coachella Music Festival (4/11 - 4/14 & 4/18 - 4/21) 4 night min @ $450/nt
Cleaning fee- $150
$750 Refundable damage/noise deposit

Pool & Spa heat $50/day* requires heating pool day before check in to give time to heat.
Spa only $25/day

Transient Occupancy Permit # 4977

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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:
  • 1491 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Tub/shower combo plus access to outdoor shower & yard
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , dresser, reading lamps, closet, radio
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , dresser, reading lamps, closet, clock, TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , dresser, reading lamp, closet, ensuite, yard access, TV
  • Bedroom 1: Queen sized bed, dresser, reading lamps, closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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