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Historic Mid-Mod Beauty, Sparkling Mosaic Tile Pool, Vintage Bicycles!

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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tamarisk Country Club house description

Step back in time to 1959 and quench your desert thirst....A classic mid-century modern home designed by renowned California architects Palmer & Krisel, one of only a few such homes built in Rancho Mirage. Defined by its distinctive (and rare) butterfly roofline and walls of glass framing westerly mountain views, the home's architecture and positioning exude relaxation and the casual lifestyle synonymous with modern desert living of the 50's and 60's.

Located on an ultra-quiet street in the famed Tamarisk area of Rancho Mirage, 'Blue Mod' is in one of the most popular neighborhoods to which celebrities flocked to relax, swim and play golf during the Rat-Pack era. The home was recently approved by the City Council as historically significant and placed on the Rancho Mirage Register of Historic Places.

A private home, Blue Mod has recently been renovated and brought back to its modern roots with period colors, a brand-new kitchen, all-new furniture and accoutrements, and desert landscaping with outdoor mid-mod lounge area.

The property is surrounded by a privacy wall for the ultimate in tranquil seclusion within your very own oasis. An enormous backyard showcases its namesake iridescent blue mosaic-tiled pool, bordered by three types of stately palm trees, flowering oleander, and large citrus trees bearing an abundance of fruit in season. Enjoy a poolside Mojito as you watch hummingbirds flutter among bougainvillea and the sun dance across the pool's sparkling Italian tile. Then grab your honey and take a spin around the neighborhood on our pair of vintage-inspired bicycles--cruisers to make you feel like you're taking a ride back to the 1950's.

Entertain outdoors under the shade-sail lounge or at the dining area featuring a gas barbeque grill for those special cookouts. And watch the sun go down over the mountain...sun that's guaranteed at least 350 days of the year, and enjoyed for an hour longer each day in Rancho Mirage than it is in neighboring Palm Springs, as we're set back a bit further from the mountain range.

And new for the Winter 2013 season is a cozy outdoor firepit!

The interior of the home was designed with an open floor plan blending living, dining and kitchen areas, all facing the beautiful San Jacinto mountain range. High beamed ceilings add to the feeling of spaciousness in all rooms, including the 3 bedrooms. An en-suite master bedroom with adjoining private master patio provides an extra bit of privacy for quiet moments.

Two additional bedrooms share the home's second bath. The full kitchen is completely new with modern wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and glass tile, and features a pull-up bar by which to entertain while you cook. Every utensil you'll need to make those fabulous dishes is provided.

For entertainment, flat-screen TVs with cable and DVD players are located in both the living room and master bedroom. The home is outfitted with wireless internet service, and the CD player has an ipod docking station so that you can bring your own music, or listen to our favorite--the best of Bossa Nova.

The property is conveniently located near some of the best hiking and biking trails in the desert. World-class golf courses abound in the area, and we're nearby the best dining, day spas, casinos and shopping areas of the Coachella Valley. Attractions such as Joshua Tree National Park, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Living Desert Zoo and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway are just a few of the variety of desert activities to enjoy. And annual events such as Modernism Week in February or El Paseo’s Fashion Week in March are notable for their stylish excitement and following.

Just 15 minutes from Palm Springs Airport and downtown, yet a world away in serene Rancho Mirage, Blue Mod is indeed the oasis to quench your desert thirst...See additional photos and find out more about Blue Mod at our official website, blue-mod .com, or click on the website link in the 'Links to More Information' section shown below.


Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Small pets, 15 lbs and under. Contact us about pet requirements and fees....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items:

                basics--salt, pepper, spices, sugar, cooking oils, vinegar, etc...moreless

              • Dining
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Freezer
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster

              Amenities

              • Garage
              • Parking Off Street
              • Covered Parking
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room seats 0
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Pair of vintage-inspired cruising bicycles, pool floats and towels, citrus fruit trees, board/card games, toaster, coffee machine, blender, juicer, hair dryer, ceiling fans, iron/ironing board, all linens including 2 spa robes...and new for the 2012/2013 Winter season: outdoor firepit....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) Livingroom and Master Bedroom...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    within US mainland and Canada only...moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Gazebo:

                        Outdoor shade-sail covered lounge area with sectional sofa...moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        Pair of retro cruising bikes with baskets...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View:

                            Direct westerly mountain views from patio and living room...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Hiking
                          • Cycling
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Swimming
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Walking
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Antiquing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Shopping
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Zoo
                          • Museums
                          • Library
                          • Cinemas
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Rock Climbing
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Low
                          May 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                          28 night min stay

                          $4,200
                          High
                          Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                          28 night min stay

                          $5,100
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Check-Out Cleaning Fee $150
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          RENTAL FOR THE FULL MONTH OF JANUARY (1/1/2014-1/31/2014) IS NOW **ON SALE** FOR $4800 !!

                          Optional Pool Heat is $50/day, with a 3-consecutive-day minimum


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                          Location

                          Day Spas and Mineral Springs, Aerial Tramway, Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Canyons, Architectural and Celebrity Home Tours, Vintage Car Shows, Weekly Palm Springs Village Street Fest, Annual Modernism Week, Annual El Paseo Fashion Week

                           

                          Owner info

                          About the owner: Eve and Art, Proprietors and Architecture Buffs

                          Why the Owner Chose Tamarisk Country Club:
                          After touring what appeared to be hundreds of homes in the desert, we chose Blue Mod because of three things: First, its hip, mod architecture grabbed us, sending us straight back to 1959 (martini in hand, of course)--the butterfly roofline and the soaring interior volume it creates is the quintessential design of the era. Secondly, the home and yard has the most optimal orientation, with the yard facing due West toward the mountains and gorgeous desert-orange sunsets. And finally, the pool...sporting the most unique Italian blue mosaic tile we'd ever seen, that whether under sunlight or at night with the pool light on, radiates and glimmers as though fireflies are racing across it...all these things told us Blue Mod was the place for us--oh, and it's kind of nice to come out in the morning and pluck fresh grapefruit straight from your own tree!


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                          Photos

                          • Relax....in mid-mod style!

                            Relax....in mid-mod style!

                          • Mod poolside lounging

                            Mod poolside lounging

                          • Backyard

                            Backyard

                          • Enjoy a refreshing drink poolside

                            Enjoy a refreshing drink poolside

                          • Outdoor shaded dining for six...

                            Outdoor shaded dining for six...

                          • Kitchen, Dining and Livingroom with walls of glass facing pool and mountain view

                            Kitchen, Dining and Livingroom with walls of glass facing pool and mountain view

                          • Master Bedroom: Oak Furnishings, Modern Linens and Artichoke Lamps

                            Master Bedroom: Oak Furnishings, Modern Linens and Artichoke Lamps

                          • Guest Bedroom #2:  The Green Room

                            Guest Bedroom #2: The Green Room

                          • Pair of vintage-inspired cruising bicycles

                            Pair of vintage-inspired cruising bicycles

                          • Yucca

                            Yucca

                          • Iconic mid-century butterfly roofline, desert landscaping and mountain backdrop

                            Iconic mid-century butterfly roofline, desert landscaping and mountain backdrop

                          • New for 2013--firepit!

                            New for 2013--firepit!

                          • Mod poolside lounging

                            Mod poolside lounging

                          • Huge backyard with furniture for dining, lounging and sunbathing...

                            Huge backyard with furniture for dining, lounging and sunbathing...

                          • Large deck area surrounded with desert landscape and citrus trees....

                            Large deck area surrounded with desert landscape and citrus trees....

                          • Pool reflections...

                            Pool reflections...

                          • Spacious Open-Plan Living

                            Spacious Open-Plan Living

                          • Newly-renovated kitchen

                            Newly-renovated kitchen

                          • Guest Bedroom #1:  The Blue Room

                            Guest Bedroom #1: The Blue Room

                          • Guest Bath

                            Guest Bath

                          • Lemons!

                            Lemons!

                          • View from backyard

                            View from backyard

                          • Blue Mod

                            Blue Mod

                          • New for 2013--firepit!

                            New for 2013--firepit!

                          VRBO #328058

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

                          $4,200 - $5,100 per month (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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