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Hip, Cool, and Luxurious Mid Century Modern Alexander Home

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Clerestory Windows of the Mid Century 'Alexanders'

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Racquet Club Estates house description

This Palm Springs Mid-century Palmer/Kriesel designed butterfly roof home built by George Alexander in one of Palm Springs first Mid-Century Modern neighborhoods called Racquet Club Estates. The open floor plan features concrete floors, high vaulted beam ceilings with clerestory windows and glass sliders overlooking the new kidney shaped saltwater pool and attached 6 person jacuzzi/spa.
The Pool has a 6 foot tanning ledge with a built in umbrella sleeve so you can been under shade while inside the pool.
It is important to note that we are a full 1,000 square feet larger than the traditional Alexander home because we enclosed the breezeway adding onto our kitchen/dining room and extending our master bedroom/bathroom/office.
You will marvel at the dramatic mountain views from this spectacular 11,000 sq ft lot and understand why we call this little piece of paradise ''RENDEVOUS LOU''.
As you enter the house into the foyer, you will be impressed by the floor to ceiling painting that leads you into the ''great room''. The concrete floors are softened in the living room by a large cream shag rug with furnishings designed by Futurama and embellished by our funky 50's collection of Blue Blenko glassware. The bedrooms have desert hued low pile carpeting. The living room seating faces the original block fireplace which is commanded by a stunning commissioned piece of art we call ''LOU'', who has become our mascot. His image repeats in various locations throughout the property...see if you can spot him.
To the right of the great room, is our sparkling 1960's lucite formal dining room table for six; it's a real showpiece. The entertainment ''vibe'' continues with our open kitchen boasting granite counter tops with mosaic glass tile back-splash.
A large mobile island faces the kitchen's overhead HDTV flat screen where you can sit on comfortable leather bar stools to watch a great sport event or just keep the chef in the family company. The kitchen is complete with stainless steel appliances, a full line of Cuisinart-blender-juicer-coffee maker and all the cooking utensils needed for any gourmet. We provide a Nespresso Machine too but don't forget to bring the pods! You will also find complete place settings for 8 in both plastic for outdoor dining and ceramic and glass for indoor dining all complemented by vintage starburst patterned flatware.
The first bedroom is furnished with a platform queen bed mattress purchased specifically for fibromialgia sufferers and incredibly comfortable for all. This room includes an overhead cable flat screen TV, 70's Italian travertine marble tables, 60's bedside lamps and a fur throw to add a little panache. Just come on in and drop your luggage on the Jonathan Adler bench.
The smallest bedroom hosts Case Study sofas that become twin beds along with a fabulous Panton 60s Bubble Mirror, a flat screen TV, a kitschy Arne Jacobsen chair and the biggest lamp you've ever seen! Check out the closet where we keep board games stored.
The Master bedroom features a floor to ceiling white leather headboard which flanks a king-size platform bed facing the flat screen TV/DVD with surround sound. There is an en-suite bathroom with a shower for two and a walk in closet. The master also features a chaise lounge sitting/office area with a fax/printer. The sliders lead you to the putting green. Once you step outside, you may want to walk toward the fruit trees and sit by the raised ledge gas fire pit where jet flames dance over a bed of turquoise crushed glass. Enjoy the mountain views while practicing your putt.
Some of the design elements that make the house special are the commissioned art in every room, the professionally landscaped and illuminated grounds, the privacy of the fenced backyard with outdoor shower and cabana, the spectacular view and all this with your own personal concierge.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2289 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            26+...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered:

            On a case by case basis....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Full 1

            ...moreless

          • Full 2

            ...moreless

          • Master bath is ensuite with a walkin shower and guest bath has a glass partitioned bathtub with an extra large shower head....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • You Also can Have Full-Platinum Memberships For All Of Our Guests @ Mission Hills/Palm Valley/La Quinta CC' & PGA West, It's Wonderful & All Of Our Guests Just Absolutely Love It... Our Neighbor Directly Next Door Owns VRBO # 333356 - If You Need More Sleeping Arrangements - Works Out Great For Families/Groups Of 10-14......moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                ipod dock and wireless with speakers in every room....moreless

              • Television:

                TVs in every bedroom as well as in great room/living area....moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • VCR
              • Radio

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Adventure
              • Historic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Live Theater
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Water Parks
              • Churches
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Waterfalls

              Leisure Activities

              • Shuffleboard
              • Horseshoes
              • Shopping
              • Miniature Golf
              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax

                          Dining

                          • Dining
                          • Dining Room
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Washing Machine:

                                Full sized units inside house...moreless

                              • Living Room:

                                With fireplace....moreless

                              • Gas Fireplace
                              • Covered Parking
                              • Internet
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Parking On Street
                              • Gas Heating
                              • Evaporative Cooling
                              • Alarm System
                              • Living Area
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Security System
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Parking
                              • Garage:

                                No access included unless pre-arranged....moreless

                              • Telephone:

                                Phone serves as an intercom with the front door....moreless

                              • Air Conditioning:

                                new swamp cooler too...moreless

                              • Linens Provided:

                                luxury linens provided...moreless

                              • Wireless Internet:

                                High Speed...moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                in unit...moreless

                              • Fireplace
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Heating
                              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                                secured behind gates with approval...moreless

                              • Towels Provided:

                                Pool towels too...moreless

                              • Free Long Distance:

                                Free Long Distance To & From Canada ...moreless

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional

                                  Kitchen

                                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                                    Plate setting for 6 people including wine glasses, snifters,cordials,and plasticware....moreless

                                  • Catering Available
                                  • Kitchen:

                                    Cooks kitchen fully appointed...moreless

                                  • Stove
                                  • Blender
                                  • Lobster Pot
                                  • Pantry Items
                                  • Stove
                                  • Grill
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Oven
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Coffee Maker:

                                    Cuisinart American Coffee Maker and Nespresso Machine...moreless

                                  Outside

                                  • Gazebo:

                                    This is a CABANA with hot and cold running water....moreless

                                  • Golf:

                                    putting and chipping green in backyard....moreless

                                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                                  • Fully Fenced Property
                                  • Deck / Patio:

                                    Outdoor shower with hot water...moreless

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Dinersclub
                                  • Visa
                                  • Mastercard
                                  • Discover

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Heated Pool
                                  • Private Pool:

                                    Brand new salt water system pool with heater....moreless

                                  • Jacuzzi
                                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                  • Spa Whirlpool
                                  • Hot Tub:

                                    Seats 6 people. Separately heated from pool....moreless

                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Summer Specials
                                  Jul 17 - Oct 1, 2014
                                  2 night min stay
                                  $235
                                  $1,475 $4,105
                                  Winter Rates
                                  Oct 2 - Mar 1, 2015
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $409
                                  $2,403 $7,105
                                  Spring Rates
                                  Mar 2 - Apr 6, 2015
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $503
                                  $2,903 $9,105
                                  COACHELLA/StageCoach
                                  Apr 7 - Apr 27, 2015
                                  4 night min stay
                                  $803
                                  $3,903
                                  April/May Specials
                                  Apr 28 - Jun 1, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  $403
                                  $2,209 $6,305
                                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Daily AC Fee' - Mar-Nov $29.01 + tax
                                  • Daily Jacuzzi Fee' $39.01 + tax
                                  • Departure Cleaning Fee' $200.00
                                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00
                                  • Pet Fee $125.00
                                  • Daily Pool Fee'- Oct-Apr $59.01 + tax
                                  • Tax Rate 11.25%

                                  Notes:

                                  Palm Springs City TOT Tax for less than 28 day stay @ 11.25%


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                                  Last updated: 08/19/2014
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                                  Location

                                  2 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Palm Springs International Airport

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  We have an actual putting and chipping green on our property for all you golfers. We also have numerous citrus trees for lovers of grapefruit,lemons,oranges and limes. Help yourself!

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2014

                                  About the owner: I started my love affair with Palm Springs back in the 80's when I was a student at UCLA and spent long weekend getaways here. The desert climate and my interest in Mid Century architecture cemented my yearning to own a home in this little jewel-box of a city. I looked at potential homes to purchase for a good 10 years before I found 'Rendevous Lou'!

                                  Why the Owner Chose Racquet Club Estates:
                                  LOVE the restored mid century designed homes throughout this neighborhood...one of the best!

                                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                  This is one of the special Alexander homes where you can still see the mountains while INSIDE the house right through the clestory windows facing the mountain range. Stunning.


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                                  Speaks: english, italian

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                                  Photos

                                  • Clerestory Windows of the Mid Century 'Alexanders'

                                    Clerestory Windows of the Mid Century 'Alexanders'

                                  • Living room at dusk.

                                    Living room at dusk.

                                  • Kitchen leading out to pool

                                    Kitchen leading out to pool

                                  • Dramatic Entry With A View of 'LOU' Painting.

                                    Dramatic Entry With A View of 'LOU' Painting.

                                  • Master Suite with king bed and  leather headboard

                                    Master Suite with king bed and leather headboard

                                  • Case Study Sofas That Turn Into Twin Beds.

                                    Case Study Sofas That Turn Into Twin Beds.

                                  • Guest Bath W/Delicious Orange Accents...

                                    Guest Bath W/Delicious Orange Accents...

                                  • Fire pit under the fruit trees with mountain views.

                                    Fire pit under the fruit trees with mountain views.

                                  • Hot Water Outdoor Shower & Plenty Of Lounge Chairs As Well...

                                    Hot Water Outdoor Shower & Plenty Of Lounge Chairs As Well...

                                  • Our New Amazing Cabana Bar is ready for guests.

                                    Our New Amazing Cabana Bar is ready for guests.

                                  • New Heated Salt Water Pool/Jacuzzi & Waterfall

                                    New Heated Salt Water Pool/Jacuzzi & Waterfall

                                  • Salt water jacuzzi and pool with mountain views.

                                    Salt water jacuzzi and pool with mountain views.

                                  • Wide Open Living Room W/Fireplace

                                    Wide Open Living Room W/Fireplace

                                  • Dining Room & View Thru Clerestory Windows

                                    Dining Room & View Thru Clerestory Windows

                                  • Mobile Island Bar In The Kitchen

                                    Mobile Island Bar In The Kitchen

                                  • Master Bedroom Extra Sitting Room W/Sliders To Backyard Putting Green & Pool/Spa

                                    Master Bedroom Extra Sitting Room W/Sliders To Backyard Putting Green & Pool/Spa

                                  • Guest Bedroom with a Queen Bed.

                                    Guest Bedroom with a Queen Bed.

                                  • Sinks In Our Remodeled Master Bathroom

                                    Sinks In Our Remodeled Master Bathroom

                                  • Putting and chipping green.

                                    Putting and chipping green.

                                  • Showering Outside is a special experience.

                                    Showering Outside is a special experience.

                                  • The View!

                                    The View!

                                  • Palo Verde Tree In Full Spring Bloom!
In our Front Yard...

                                    Palo Verde Tree In Full Spring Bloom! In our Front Yard...

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

                                  $235 - $803 per night (USD)
                                  12

                                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

                                  View calendar: Updated 08/19/14
                                  Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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