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Luxurious Newly Renovated 3-BR Modern Mid-Century

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Private backyard, Pool

Private backyard, Pool Kitchen and Pool Front Room, Pool Jacuzzi, Fire pit, Pool BBQ, Outdoor dinning, Outdoor lounge Master bedroom Middle bedroom Guest bathroom Master Bathroom Shower Entryway at night Bedroom (2 singles - convert to King Sized bed) Nighttime outdoor living at its best! 2570 N. McCarn Rd., Palm Springs, CA


Last updated: 04/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Racquet Club Estates house description

Modern Mid-Century Alexander Butterfly! Featured in CA Modern Magazine and 2012 Modernism Week tours.

Newly renovated inside and out, this stunning 1960 Alexander butterfly-roof home pays homage to the past while looking to the future. This architecturally important home perfectly blends the mid-century aesthetic with updated amenities including all the modern comforts and conveniences available to deliver the very best of both worlds! Developed by an award winning designer, the home provides a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living spaces, the perfect retreat to enjoy the Palm Springs lifestyle with friends or family.

The light, bright open living area flows into the patio and pool area creating a sense of openness not often found in similar mid-century homes. A complete outdoor kitchen, lounge and dining area expand your living area, almost doubling the usable living space. Relax in the spa, gather round the fire pit in the evening or take a swim in the refreshing pool with waterfall. Newly created private outdoor lounge areas off each bedroom give you a private area to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an intimate moment to curl up with a book, or that special someone.

As you enter thru the private and gated courtyard you are struck by the sense of openness and light. From the marble floors, floor to ceiling windows, the Wenge/Stainless/Caeserstone kitchen, or the large open living area with fireplace and super-slim 52” Internet enabled LED TV with surround-sound stereo, you feel like you’ve walked into a high end boutique hotel. The open concept living area allows you to accommodate a crowd and not feel cramped. And the whole house WIFI, HDTV with Blu-ray/DVD players and iPod/iPhone charging and docking stations in every bedroom allow you to enjoy all your favorite toys!

Push back the 14’ sliding glass wall to create the classic Palm Springs indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Enjoy dinner or cocktails under the shade covered outdoor lounge and dining area. The granite and stainless outdoor kitchen with sink, fridge and gas grill make dinners or entertaining a breeze! After dinner relax in the spa, take a plunge in the pool or gather round the fire-pit. The outdoor shower and bathroom provide an extra level of luxury and convenience.

Time for bed or need a little private time? Each bedroom is designed for comfort and privacy, with its own private outdoor lounge area. Curl up in the 100% cotton sheets, plug in your iPod for some tunes, watch TV or a DVD on the LCD HDTV, or read a book in your outdoor lounge. There are queen sized beds in the master and second bedrooms, and two twins in the third that easily convert to a king size bed if needed. Extra blankets and pillows are in the closet if you need them! Washer and dryer are conveniently located in the garage for longer stays or unexpected messes.

The newly renovated bathrooms provide a spa like experience. Relax in the expanded master bath walk-in shower complete with body jets and rain shower head, or take a soak in the tub. Fully tiled from floor to ceiling, with beautiful brushed nickel Grohe fixtures, this bathroom sparkles with luxury. The second bathroom features a large walk-in shower with custom mosaic and floor to ceiling tile that finishes off the look. Clean, contemporary and modern.

Convenient Palm Springs Location, just minutes from downtown, the airport and restaurants. Located in historic Racquet Club Estates, the birthplace of the Alexander mid-century aesthetic.

Keywords: Luxurious, Luxury, Renovated, Remodeled, 3-BDRM, Mid-Century, Modern, Alexander, Classic, private, Dog friendly, Pool

Palm Springs TOT #4004-1466

Property Type

  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Glass objects on tables and low shelves; pool is NOT separated from the house by a fence....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            4 burner Gas cooktop. Caeserstone counter-tops. Stainless appliances. Ice maker. Complete outdoor kitchen with sink, gas grill and fridge....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


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


          • Linens Provided:

            100% cotton sheets and towels. X-large terry pool towels. Extra blankets and pillows available....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Gas fireplace inside, gas fire-pit outside....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Garage
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Living Room seats 8
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking
          • Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Towels Provided
          • Heating
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • DOG FRIENDLY - we like cats but they are not invited. Doggie door for medium to small dogs. Infants and children over 8 years old only, 2 - Blue-ray players, Private outdoor lounge off each bedroom, kitchen by-pass through for outdoor dining - seating for 8, outdoor entertainment area, slide away 14' living room glass wall, king bed splits into 2 singles, indoor/outdoor living, 2 car garage, easy parking for up to 5 cars, EXTREMELY PRIVATE!...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                (5) 52' LED HDTV with Blu-ray and DVD in Living-room. 36' HDTV with Blu-ray and DVD in master. 24' HDTV with DVD in bedrooms 2 and 3. 36' outdoor TV. Free HBO Movie channels....moreless

              • Television:


              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player


              • Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                ... custom tiled hot tub, next to gas fire pit....moreless

              • Private Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Covered outdoor living area with dining for 8, outdoor kitchen, pool toilet, outdoor shower and lounge area with TV. (Over 500 sq ft of covered, outdoor, living area.)...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Two sunning pads with 4 designer chaises in pool area. Private patios off each bedroom, covered patio off master....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View


                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping


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                  • Way better than even hoped for

                    Way better than even hoped for

                    • Guest Sandra H.
                    • Date of stay 02/16/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/01/14
                    This house is truly a gem. The location is excellent and the maturity of the landscaping of property provides privacy and a lush atmosphere. The pool and spa were the nicest of any we saw. The property manager was responsive to all of our questions and had some excellent suggestions for the area. It was a delightful week that I wish could have gone on longer.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • It's all here!

                    It's all here!

                    • Guest Christine F.
                    • Date of stay 01/27/14
                    • Review Submitted 02/06/14
                    We loved our stay at this house. The outdoor living space is fantastic - we used the pool and hot tub every day. The heaters outside took the edge off the cooler evenings. And the outdoor shower/bathroom were super handy. The kitchen was well stocked with all we needed for cooking. The house was lit up with sunshine in the a.m. Loved looking out at the mountains surrounding us. The backyard has complete privacy with a tall hedge and a yummy orange tree provided plenty of low hanging fruit. The house was sparkling clean and Scott the property manager was waiting for us on our arrival. He was professional yet friendly and so accommodating. We loved our stay here and would absolutely stay again. Perfection.

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                  • Details matter

                    Details matter

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 11/27/13
                    • Review Submitted 12/05/13
                    We stayed in this great home over Thanksgiving weekend, and it was perfectly suited for our needs. I've stayed in many homes in Palm Springs, and am very familiar with a number of properties as well as neighborhoods. Mid-century homes are built for vacationing, and this home is a perfect example of exactly that. Great open spaces that flow outside. Ample kitchen space that combines with large living room, with great views outside. Outside is perfect, with a warm pool and large jacuzzi. Additionally the covered patio is really and additional living room/kitchen. Great for relaxing, and the built in heaters and fire pit are perfect for chilly nights. What I really think distinguishes this home is that it is set up as a true vacation rental. It has all of the details needed to make for an easy vacation. Everything worked as it should, and everything you would need is provided. This isn't always the case, and that can really stymie a stress free vacation. Scott was a great host, and accommodated all of our needs. I can't think of anything that would prevent me from recommending this great home.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                    Owner response: Justin: thank you so much for the kind words. On behalf of the owners, we all thank you for staying with us. It's particularly flattering when guests choose to spend a special holiday in our home. Come back and see us; you and your family and friends are welcome any time! -- Scott, Property Manager

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                  • Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

                    Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

                    • Guest MK (Portland, OR)
                    • Date of stay 09/06/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/24/13
                    I booked this house with some friends for my 30th birthday weekend and it was even better than we had all imagined. The property manager was prompt and super responsive. The house was clean, gorgeous, thoughtfully done, and had everything we needed (plus bonuses like Apple TV!)! The landscaping outside is gorgeous and the pool is clean and unbelievably wonderful. I can't wait to rent this house again!!!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

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                  • Nice but needs maintenance.

                    Nice but needs maintenance.

                    • Guest T&M (Orange County )
                    • Date of stay 07/31/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/12/13
                    The house was beautiful but I rated it only 'good' since they said they had king beds in two of the rooms and they were only queens. I brought my own king bedding to sleep on and it was too big. Also the shower heads in both of the baths were horrible. The one in the main bedroom was the worst. No pressure at all. The one outside for the pool was even better. Also the lawn and pool guys didn't announce their arrival and just came back when we were in the pool area. Make sure you know the schedule. We were super surprised and a little upset because we had to vacate the area until they were done. Wasn't the best house we have stayed at and expected a little more but I was still nice.

                    Owner response: We sorry you were not 100% happy in our home! We always do everything in our power to make our guests feel special. Our guests love privacy as much as we do, so we apologize if the property manager did not point out the FAQ sign on the wall, directly under the alarm next to the front door. He's always careful to do so, since the sign has the alarm instructions and emergency contact info as well as the gardening and pool schedule which I might add, we religiously adhere to for this very reason. Given your feedback, we'll make sure to insist our guests read and understand the sign so there are no future misunderstandings. Please check with the person in your party who made the reservations, we answered their inquiries regarding the beds prior to their reservation in our email of Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM which states: "The house sleeps 6 (2 queens and 2 twins)." And a subsequent email reply indeed acknowledged receipt of this info. In the future, this and other information is posted on our website and our VRBO listing for your convenience. The water pressure in the neighborhood does occasionally fluctuate and I understand how maddening it must be to shower with less water pressure than you might be accustomed to at your own home. Again, we're sorry you were not completely happy due to all the problems, thank you for giving us a "good" recommendation anyway, we do appreciate it.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Desert Oasis

                    Desert Oasis

                    • Guest Chuck (Monterey, CA)
                    • Date of stay 06/30/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/10/13
                    From the time we arrived we knew we were in for a great relaxing stay at this great mid century oasis located in a quiet neighborhood. The check-in process was perfect. Scott met us at the house and did a quick walkthrough of the home's amenities and operating of all the little perks. Kitchen was fully stocked with the essential tools needed to prepare meals. The portable wall of glass provided a picturesque canvas of the rear yard which added to the relaxation. The home is WIFI equipped and this was a tremendous asset since we did work a bit between floating in the resort style pool. I could go on and on. Bottom line... don't pass this one up. A great option if you're seeking a comfortable getaway with modern conveniences.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Swanky Mid Century Modern Celebration

                    Swanky Mid Century Modern Celebration

                    • Guest Sandi G (Chicago, IL)
                    • Date of stay 11/28/12
                    • Review Submitted 12/08/12
                    I researched MANY houses/websites before I chose this beauty to celebrate my 50th bday with best friends. We loved the historic architecture with all its upgraded features. What a treat to be soaking in the pool/hot tub while watching tv - the backyard was our favorite part of the house. The landscaping was impeccable and provided privacy. Very convenient to downtown, airport and tram. Scott was wonderful to work with in booking this house, being available whenever needed and providing recommendations. We were very sad to leave but hope to return one day. I do hotel site inspections for a living so it was a nice change to rent a house (I had never done that before and neither had any of my friends). This was a fantastic first time experience and gave the celebration an upgraded feel from cramming into hotel rooms. We felt like rock stars!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Beautiful, Bright, Functional and Clean

                    Beautiful, Bright, Functional and Clean

                    • Guest Lynn (Seattle)
                    • Date of stay 10/17/12
                    • Review Submitted 10/19/12
                    I love the layout and feel of this house. The gated private entryway opens into a very functional kitchen and family room, out to a gorgeous pool area and outside barbecue, hot tub and fire pit. It’s the kind of space that just keeps unfolding as you explore. The bedrooms have their own private outside sitting areas to hide from the family in. The master bedroom has a window over the bed that perfectly frames the red San Jacinto mountains. Quite stunning in the morning. I was concerned about the above review that said the was house was dirty. I was able to contact the owner directly before we rented and was told the cleaning company had been fired. I found him very concerned and honest when answering my questions. The house was spotless when we got there. He also accurately answered my question regarding noise (I have a very noise sensitive husband), and it was in fact a very quiet and private house. The kitchen knives were even sharp – a pet peeve of mine when renting houses.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Absolutely Magnificent, Serenity in Paradise

                    Absolutely Magnificent, Serenity in Paradise

                    • Guest Don (Seattle, Washington)
                    • Date of stay 10/20/11
                    • Review Submitted 10/14/12
                    My wife and I met our grown children from the East Coast at this house to be able to spend time with them in the sun away from the damp climate of the Pacific Northwest. I am very discerning regarding travel accommodations. Most of our hotel stays begin with at least one in-house move, sometimes more, to settle on a room that I am satisfied with. I was more than a little hesitant about staying in a house where my options were more limited, but the Butterfly House far exceeded my expectations. Simply stated, situated in a peaceful neighborhood, it is elegantly appointed and well provisioned throughout. The electronics are superior and more than adequately met all of our requirements – and those of our even more discriminating children -- for entertainment and the usual workload I sneak along on more extended trips. It was so refreshing to open the large sliding doors in the morning and let the outdoors in, then enjoy my morning coffee by the pool, the savored moment enhanced by the private, lushly landscaped and well-maintained yard, a consummate gardener’s delight, all with the desert mountains as a backdrop. We had a great time in the pool. It is large enough to make lap swimming worth the effort and has a deep end safe enough for those cannonball contests that seem to be unavoidable with our family where water is involved. The fire pit seating area and Jacuzzi were great for kicking back with a beer or margarita and catching up with our children. The large kitchen was perfect for all of us to prepare meals together, then enjoy our food at one of the outdoor eating areas. Thank you for creating such pleasant surroundings that were a perfect destination for our family gathering. I would definitely return for another stay.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

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                  • Fantastic Accomodations

                    Fantastic Accomodations

                    • Guest Trackbarron (Oregon City, Oregon)
                    • Date of stay 07/12/12
                    • Review Submitted 10/10/12
                    Would highly recommend. This property was delightful in all aspects from the ideal features indoors to the "wow" factor of the backyard landscaping and pool. Has everything one would need and more. Would be a great family-type retreat too.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Coachella Music Festival
                  Apr 11 - Apr 22
                  4 night min stay
                  Summer Season
                  Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,895 $5,995
                  Xmas/New Year
                  Dec 22 - Jan 2
                  4 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $2,195 $6,995
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Cleaning Fee $190 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Pool Heat $69
                  • Property Damage Protection $69
                  • Tax Rate 11.5%


                  Additional costs:

                  Pool Heat, optional: $69/daily (it is a deep pool!)

                  Cleaning fee- $190

                  $500 Refundable damage/noise deposit

                  $69 PDP policy

                  Commercial photography or filming requires pre-approval and additional fees.

                  Palm Springs TOT #4004-146

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                  Last updated: 04/20/2014
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                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This house is truly the Palm Springs promise realized! From the fire pit to the 14” sliding glass wall, this home delivers everything that a private retreat in the desert should be!

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                  • Private backyard, Pool

                    Private backyard, Pool

                  • Front Room, Pool

                    Front Room, Pool

                  • BBQ, Outdoor dinning, Outdoor lounge

                    BBQ, Outdoor dinning, Outdoor lounge

                  • Middle bedroom

                    Middle bedroom

                  • Master Bathroom Shower

                    Master Bathroom Shower

                  • Bedroom (2 singles - convert to King Sized bed)

                    Bedroom (2 singles - convert to King Sized bed)

                  • 2570 N. McCarn Rd., Palm Springs, CA

                    2570 N. McCarn Rd., Palm Springs, CA

                  • Kitchen and Pool

                    Kitchen and Pool

                  • Jacuzzi, Fire pit, Pool

                    Jacuzzi, Fire pit, Pool

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Guest bathroom

                    Guest bathroom

                  • Entryway at night

                    Entryway at night

                  • Nighttime outdoor living at its best!

                    Nighttime outdoor living at its best!

                  VRBO #328817

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, April 17, 2014

                  $345 - $795 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 04/20/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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