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Sparkling Mid-Century with bikes, view, hot tub, firepit

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,505 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Great for groups, spacious, like-new Alexander that's close to everything


• Newly renovated 3 bed, 2 bath ALEXANDER, designed by architect KRISEL in 1959

* THREE Cruiser BIKES with baskets!

• PERFECT LOCATION: Quiet cul de sac / walking distance to restaurants, groceries / Palm Springs strip is just a quick 8 min flat cycle, or a 4 min. drive, or a 5 min walk to the new free Palm Springs trolley

• PEBBLE TEC pool and spa

• ORIGINAL mid-century modern teak FURNISHINGS

• Totally PRIVATE, large, palm treed backyard

• Open concept and HIGH CEILINGS


• Personalized CONCIERGE SERVICE available


• WELL STOCKED island kitchen with gas stove

• LITTLE EXTRAS: Floating loungers for the pool, beach towels, board games, bocce ball and crochet, customized guide book

We love dogs and children but please note that our house is not suitable for young children that are not competent swimmers. The pool is not fenced and is just steps from three sliding glass doors.

License #6006


ENTER the front door and notice the glossy white porcelain floors, white walls, and glass doors that run throughout the house. If you like white, bright and clean, this is it.

TURN right to enter the spacious livingroom, diningroom and kitchen. The high ceilings will catch your eye, as will the awesome view of the mountains through the celestory windows.

WALK to the livingroom, pass by the teak bar cart, and plop yourself onto the 1964 blue sofa. You'll notice the mid-century modern sofa chairs, a beautiful wood credenza, original mid-century lamps, a brass wall sculpture by C. Jere, and plenty of Trina Turk pillows. Take first dibs on the leather chair and ottoman as it has the best views in the house through the sliding glass door. Modern is mixed with the old by way of a 39' flat-screen TV (with cable & a free netflix subscription), DVD player, wifi, printer, MP3 compatible stereo, glass table and shag rug. Peruse the tourist books and retro CDs.

HEAD to the kitchen and pull up a stainless steel stool at the island while you watch your friends make you pancakes on the gas stove, or maybe a margarita in the blender? This full size kitchen has complimentary basics, and is stocked with plenty of pots, pans, baking dishes, serving dishes, mixing bowls, and baking sheets. Appliances include Cuisinart grinder/coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, blender.

CHECK out the adjacent diningroom next to the kitchen and admire the collection of bright mid-century original ceramics on the teak sideboard, the mid-century modern Danish teak dining table with colourful placemats, and the matching Danish teak sofa. Sit your butt down and enjoy the patio and pool view for a few minutes.

NOW WALK to the other side of the house to view the bedrooms and bathrooms. The bedrooms come with colorful bedspreads, bath towels, reading lamps, and bright rugs. You'll also find a extra aero-bed in the closet.

INTO the first bedroom you'll find a queen bed, large closet, mid-century modern chair, table & dresser. The second bedroom has a full/double bed, large closet, and it also works as an office with a mid-century modern desk, chair & lamp. Both of these bedrooms have private views of palm trees.

ACROSS the hall is the washer and dryer, with detergent and drying rack. It is adjacent to the first bathroom which is brightly lit from the skylight, and has a full size tub and shower.

WALK to the end of the hall to find the master bedroom. It features mid-century modern furniture, a large wall of mirrored closets and sliding glass doors that lead to the private backyard. It has a 29' flat screen TV and DVD player, as well as an en suite bathroom with shower, low shiny porcelain tub from 1959, and a convenient doored entry to the backyard.

FINALLY...tour the backyard. You'll love the size and privacy. Grab a nap on the lounger under the umbrella or float in the pebble tec pool while enjoying your drink. As evening comes, you'll laugh with friends around the dining table, enjoying the Weber gas grill. And after dinner, you might jump into the hot spa, or sit around the fire pit roasting marshmallows.

NEXT UP? Come see it for real!

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2017

About Ron

I am scientist, who along with my wife, enjoys our dogs, travel, running, hiking, biking, entertaining friends, and spending time with my children (who are now off at university).

Ron purchased this house in 2013

Why Ron chose Palm Springs

The mid-century modern aesthetic is wonderful but also this particular house appealed because of the designer, the famous neighborhood, and the high ceilings and mountain views from the celestory windows. An added bonus was the larger size than most of this vintage.

It just 'spoke to us' as cliche as that might sound. But we are delighted when guests show up and go 'oh wow' just like we did when we first saw it.

What makes this house unique

It's new! This is a newly renovated rental. You get to experience the best of new sheets, towels, and basically everything in this house!

Fabulous location: Quiet street but you can walk in about 10 mins to 8 restaurants and bars, and it's a short drive or bike ride to downtown Palm Springs.

Mid-century ambiance: The interior, although entirely updated in 2013, pays homage to its 1959 origins, with almost exclusively teak mid-century modern furniture and mid-century modern art. Put Frank Sinatra on, mix a martini from the bar cart, and you can drift back 55 years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful home to spend a week in! Loved the pool and backyard. Loved being close to downtown and shopping but still had a peaceful neighborhood. The house was nicely equipped with all the necessities! Terry was great meeting us at the house and walking us through the pool/spa system etc. All our expectations were met. Will definitely recommend to friends and family! Thank you!
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Racquet Club Estates in Palm Springs

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1505 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is off the master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom has a full tub and skylight
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Has en suite bathroom, and sliding glass doors to back yard.
    Third bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed, lots of closet space and mcm furniture
    Second Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Middle bedroom with full bed, and office space.
  • Master bedroom has queen size bed, a wall of sliding closet doors, a sliding glass door to backyard, and an en suite bathroom. Most furniture is mid-century modern. It has black out drapes, too, so the sun doesn't wake you at 5am. Second bedroom has a full/double bed, lots of closet space, mid-century-modern arm chair, desk and desk chair, and private view of tropical plants at the side of the yard. Third bedroom has a queen size bed, lots of closet space, mid-century modern end tables, dresser, lamp table and chair, and private view of tropical plants in yard.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Well equipped kitchen for all your cooking and baking needs, assortment of board games, yard games, and pool floats, a fire pit with seating for four.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Sparkling Mid-Century with bikes, view, hot tub, firepit
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 87 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Bring only your toothbrush.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic House!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property. We stayed for a week in June and couldn't have been happier. Everything went smoothly. The owner, Ron, responded to any questions we had almost immediately and the caretaker, Terry, was very welcoming and helpful. The house itself is exactly what we were looking for as far as mid-century coolness. It was immaculately clean and had everything we needed. The views and the pool are great. I hope to return to this beautiful home again and again. Just book it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Amazing stay at gorgeous house in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

Ron's place was absolutely amazing and we had a fantastic time. Everything was perfect and made our stay so comfortable and the house was in immaculate condition. Ron and Terry made everything easy and super enjoyable. I would stay with them again and highly recommend staying at their house when in Palm Springs.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfortable. Everything you could need.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property in mid November and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Palm Springs is quite spread out so we had to drive most places. That being said the house is not too far from anything - the old downtown, the Tram, and a grocery store is within walking distance. The house itself is bright and spacious and had everything one could possibly need. Two bathrooms, three bedrooms and a huge kitchen/living area. The grounds are spacious and there is a pool and hot tub. We had no complaints at all and would encourage anyone going to Palm Springs to consider this house as the place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow that you so much for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed our house and its convenient location. Sounds like you managed to see a ton of sights in Palm Springs. We hope you will come back and join us again.
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Great and relaxing yet vibrant house

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the accommodation. The property was amazing and my father in law loved it. Terry was also very accommodating. Thanks again Ron and Terry!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Racquet Club Estates, California Desert

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £397
Departure Cleaning Fee £139 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Long weekends: $50/night additional, min 4 nights

Thanksgiving & Xmas Holidays: $450 with 4 night minimum

Pool & spa heat: $30-50/day or $200-300/wk (depending on season)

Refundable damage deposit: $500

TOT #6006

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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Nearest Airport
3.6 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Starlight Lounge, at The Riviera Resort and Spa
Nearest Golf
4.1 Miles
Mesquite Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Circa59, at The Riviera Resort and Spa
Car: recommended

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