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Glamorous Elrod Villa: Luxury Villa, Private Pool/Spa/Views, Midcentury Style

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Fabulous villa, 3 Bedrooms, private pool, spa, views, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The Elrod Villa, located at the historic Palm Springs Racquet Club, was the playground to Hollywood’s most glamorous celebrities. Originally designed for Sigmund E. Edelstone (wealthy industrialist, philanthropist and art collector) by Hal Broderick of Arthur Elrod and Associates, this masterpiece of mid-century design has been toured by The Smithsonian Institute, The L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art and featured in Architectural Digest (September/October 1975). Elrod Villa is a licensed Palm Springs vacation rental (City of Palm Springs TOT Permit "6386").

The living and dining rooms set the stage for elegant entertaining with soaring ceilings, extensive use of indirect lighting, fireplace, bar, and Italian travertine flooring that extend to the outdoors. Walls of glass overlook the terrace with a luxurious tiled pool, oversized spa and dramatic panoramic views of the San Jacinto mountains. And for serious lap swimmers, our complex's large community pool is just steps away.

Space-age bachelor pad details abound with immense steel doors, a mirrored powder room, wet bar, retro-futuristic lighting control panels (including one hidden beside the master bed) and a thumping whole-house audio system cleverly concealed in gorgeous, custom hardwood cabinets. Today, we continue to enhance the villa's midcentury "home of the future" vibe with cool features including color-changing LED lighting, whole house streaming audio (from our device or yours) and tablet-based control of the pool, spa and fountain.

At Elrod Villa, we offer our you a luxury vacation rental experience with hosted check-in, a fantastic local property manager, a private pool and spa, comfy beds, robes, a well-appointed kitchen, beautifully-maintained grounds, and much more! Check out our 5-star reviews to learn more about what makes a stay at Elrod Villa special!

The residence offers 2,400 square feet of living space, including two bedrooms and a spacious media room (or third bedroom with pullout sofa). The Elrod Villa can sleep up to 6. Conveniently located within minutes of downtown restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

Suitability: Inside, Elrod Villa is a non-smoking property, but smoking is allowed outside in the private pool/garden area. As a historic midcentury modern home, Elrod Villa is not suitable for pets or children and, as a matter of policy, minors under the age of 16 are not allowed.

Please inquire for quotes on weekly (7-night) and monthly (28-days or more) stays! We typically offer discounts for such stays which the VRBO/HomeAway quote tool cannot accurately present.

We look forward to welcoming you to Palm Springs!

City of Palm Springs TOT Permit Number: PS 63860000 - 20019253

Keywords: Villa, Midcentury, Mid-century Modern

More Details

Keith Crosley
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2017

About Keith Crosley

My wife Jill and I share a passion for midcentury modernism, entertaining and all things retro-fabulous. She's spent her career in luxury hospitality, ensuring the delight of some of the world's most discriminating guests. I'm an entrepreneur, investor, recording artist and bon vivant (not necessarily in that order). We look forward to sharing our glam-tastic vacation home with you!

Keith Crosley purchased this villa in 2015

Why Keith Crosley chose California Desert

We fell in love with Palm Springs on our honeymoon and have searched for years for the ideal place to call our home away from home. The "Elrod Villa" is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing properties we've ever seen here in Palm Springs. From its architectural and design significance, to its unique period details, to its stunning mountain views, it was (once again) love at first sight.

The property's previous owners have all shared our dedication to preserving the unique charm of this gorgeous place, while updating it with modern amenities that we expect from a vacation home.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Glamorous Elrod Villa: Luxury Villa, Private Pool/Spa/Views, Midcentury Style
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Just Beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

This house is amazing! Very clean, high ceilings, tasteful decor, a great sound system, and if you like lighting, this place has it all. You are able to change lighting throughout the house to fit any mood you wish. Plenty of pantry items, beautiful bathrooms and spa robes. The outdoors is also very nice, but the reason for the 4 stars is because the pool is not for swimming, only wading. It looks way larger in the photo. Luckily, there is a good size community pool and spa just steps away if you want to swim. I loved Reed, he is wonderful and available if you need him. I also want to thank Keith for letting us have a late check out.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Crystal, I'm so glad you and your group had a great time at Elrod Villa! Thanks for the kind comments on Reed (he is truly amazing and makes the whole thing possible) and I'm so glad you enjoyed our crazy lights and sound system! I'm sorry that the size and depth of the pool didn't match up to your expectations, but glad that you mentioned and enjoyed the huge community pool just steps away! You guys were great and we look forward to welcoming you back to Elrod Villa on future getaways to the desert. I'm so glad you got to take advantage of late checkout. Do visit us again. Best regards, Keith
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Unbelievable Home!!

  • 5 of 5

I just spent a much needed vacation at the Elrod Villa and I can't say enough about this property! Keith, the owner, was so helpful before and during my stay. Keith (and Reed the property manager) was always available to answer my questions, so my vacation went very smoothly. Now, about the home...Upon arrival, I was very surprised to find that it was even better than the photos! This place is a mid-century modern dream and probably the coolest place I have ever stayed. All of the amenities were present; I could not have asked for anything else and the location is convenient to everything in Palm Springs. I plan on returning later this year and highly recommend this property! 10 stars!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, thanks for staying with us and thank you for this fantastic review! We're so glad that you had an amazing time. You're most welcome back to Elrod Villa anytime you need an escape to the desert!
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went to celebrate our 19th anniversary. This place is great, super clean, secluded, and private. We had a blast and will definitely come back again. Reed the property manager was awesome and provided the best of customer service. Keith the owner made it extra special by providing champagne to help celebrate our special occasion. Overall we highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to experience full relaxation, while being close to everything else. It's the perfect getaway! ! Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us, Andrea and for your kind comments! We're glad we could help make your celebration special... And look forward to seeing you again!
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San Antonio

Modern, sleek and well-appointed. The perfect home.

  • 5 of 5

Elrod was more than just a place to sleep.... It was a home curated with functional technology, beautiful design and a thoughtfulness that's often times missing from other home/villa rentals. From the moment you step inside, you immediately feel that the owners have thought of everything and anything to make their guests comfortable.

This was my first visit to Elrod, but certainly not my last.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Benjamin, thank you for your kind comments about Elrod Villa and our approach to hospitality! You and your group were great guests and Reed, Jill and I look forward to welcoming you back anytime your travels take you to Palm Springs!
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STUNNING vacation rental! Absolutely dreamy

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Elrod Villa was absolutely fabulous! This house blew me away. The pictures don't quite do it justice. The kitchen has every appliance you could ever imagine, the pool is not only modern and beautiful but it is also surrounded by a carefully manicured garden with stunning artwork incorporated in it. At night time everything lights up and is truly spectacular. The house has a great sound system, and the pool, hot tub, and lighting are all connected through an iPad that is in the house. You can control everything with the touch of a button. Very cool! The beds are super cozy and the bathrooms are beautiful. The house has a wonderful view of the mountains and is conveniently located a few minutes from downtown Palm Springs. I will 100% return to this desert oasis! The owner Keith is extremely timely in his responses and is a great guy. The property manager Reed is the sweetest man. You can text to ask any question at any time and he responds fast. Overall 10 stars! Thanks Keith for welcoming me into your home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alex, thanks for your extremely kind comments about our home! We're glad you had a great time and appreciated our "home of the future" amenities. Looking forward to welcoming you back whenever you need accommodations in Palm Springs!
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Portland, Or

Very stylish, comfortable, and pleasant place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed our stay here. Well-supplied kitchen, lovely baths, great entertainment system, nice pool and patio area with wonderful mountain view and nice landscaping. Nice quiet location and short drive to downtown, grocery store, etc. Would love to stay here again. Owner and manager very responsive and pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, thanks so much for your kind comments about Elrod Villa! We're glad you had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime you happen to be in Palm Springs!
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £498
Property Damage Protection £82
Cleaning Fee £166 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and rental agreement is executed. Rates do not include pool heat, available as an option during colder months at $75 per night. Monthly stays include up to $500 in electricity usage. Additional electrical usage beyond this amount will be billed separately. Additional options including cleaning during your stay (for longer rentals) are available. Please inquire with owners about available options.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in the Palm Springs in the California

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Powder room - Toilet
    Guest bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , private bathroom with shower, tub & walk-in closet
    Guest Room - 1 Large Double Bed , queen bed and shared bathroom
    media room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , floor to ceiling convertible walls to close off for privacy
  • King size beds (1) master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) guest bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Media room converts to a bedroom with a double sized sofa bed (floor-to-ceiling convertible walls can close the room off for privacy)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
In partnership with TESLOOP - an all-electric car service - we can also offer very reasonably-priced round-trip service from various points around the Los Angeles area directly to Elrod Villa. Please inquire for details!

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