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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: 10/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 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
          • Concierge
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            26+...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            On a case by case basis....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Full 1

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          • Full 2

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          • 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

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • 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

              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

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

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Communication / Internet

                      • Fax

                      Dining

                      • Dining
                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Air Conditioning:

                        new swamp cooler too...moreless

                      • Alarm System
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        in unit...moreless

                      • Covered Parking
                      • Evaporative Cooling
                      • Fireplace
                      • Free Long Distance:

                        Free Long Distance To & From Canada ...moreless

                      • Garage:

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

                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Gas Heating
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided:

                        luxury linens provided...moreless

                      • Living Area
                      • Living Room:

                        With fireplace....moreless

                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        secured behind gates with approval...moreless

                      • Security System
                      • Telephone:

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

                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided:

                        Pool towels too...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        Full sized units inside house...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        High Speed...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Blender
                      • Catering Available
                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Cuisinart American Coffee Maker and Nespresso Machine...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils:

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

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • Kitchen:

                        Cooks kitchen fully appointed...moreless

                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Outdoor shower with hot water...moreless

                      • Fully Fenced Property
                      • Gazebo:

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

                      • Golf:

                        putting and chipping green in backyard....moreless

                      • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas

                      Payment Type

                      • Dinersclub
                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Heated Pool
                      • Hot Tub:

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

                      • Jacuzzi
                      • Outdoor Hot Tub
                      • Private Pool:

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

                      • Spa Whirlpool

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Winter Rates
                              Oct 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $410
                              $2,405 $7,105
                              Spring Rates
                              Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $505
                              $2,905 $9,105
                              May Specials
                              May 1 - May 31, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              $355
                              $2,210 $6,305
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Departure Cleaning Fee' $200
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Tax Rate 11.25%

                              Notes:

                              Refundable security deposit $500

                              Summer supplement 6/1-9/30 for A/C daily fee: $29

                              Optional Daily Fee: Pool heat $59 / Spa $39 / both $95

                              Early check in or Late check out: $125

                              Pet Fee $40 daily / $200 weekly

                              We accept credit cards with a 4% accounting fee

                              No fee for checks, Chase Quickpay transfer, Paypal personal payment


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 10/18/2014
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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...

                              VRBO #164863

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                              This listing was first published here in 2008.

                              Date last modified - Saturday, October 18, 2014

                              $355 - $505 per night (USD)
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                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 10/18/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                              Speaks: english, italian
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