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Welcome to Racquet Club Garden Villas, now officially designated as a 'Class 1 - Historic Property' by the City of Palm Springs!
Our beautiful studio was showcased during Modernism Week 2014, and will again in february 2016 ! Over 600 visitors commented on how spacious, and beautifully renovated our unit was. And what a special place the Racquet Club Garden Villas is!
Our truly beautiful and peaceful studio is located in the historic Racquet Club Garden Villas. With its 672 sqft it is in actual fact the largest studio unit in the Garden Villas and therefore extremely comfortable for 2 guests.
Racquet Club Garden Villas is a hidden gem and for many, once they've stayed here, Palm Springs'best kept secret. It boats a triple pedigree :
- designed in 1959 by the famed mid-century architect, William F. Cody, - built by Paul Trousdale, - and the beautiful tropical landscaping and lush gardens designed by Phil Shipley (landscape architect to celebrities such as Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra and Steven Spielberg!).
The Racquet Club was the hangout for the most famous of the film stars and celebrities. Marilyn Monroe is said to have been 'discovered' at the Racquet Club.
The grounds are gated, a private car park is reserved for our guests, and we are just minutes from the Palm Springs airport and downtown Palm Springs with it excellent restaurants and trendy shops. With only 37 Villas, you will enjoy peace and quiet, and total relaxation. No traffic noise of any kind, total peace, just the birds to wake you up in the morning.
Our studio is a perfect example of William F. Cody signature look: post and beam architecture, with floor to ceiling glass walls, concrete block walls.
We have 2 private patios for you to enjoy, one facing East for the morning sun, the other one facing West towards Mount San Jacinto.
You will also like the fully stocked gourmet kitchen, with everything you may need to cook delicious meals.
A separate sleeping area within the studio, features a most comfy queen-size bed, fully fitted with high-end mattress by Sofitel, and the finest bed-linens (featuring famed designer Trina Turk, French designer Guy Laroche, Sofitel linens) . A perfect sleep is assured, overlooking the West-facing patio, with only the birds singing to wake you up gently in the morning.
The living area is very comfortable with ample seating, 32' flat-screen TV, DVD player and a selection of DVD's of Classic French movies with subtitles, Bose sound system for your iPod or iPhone and a selection of CD's.
Furniture items include an Eames Lounge Chair, Hans Wegner sofa, Dux armchairs, Lane coffe table, and other items for DWR and such, giving the studio its true MCM vibe.
Mid-Century Modern aficionados, like us, will find well-stocked library of books to look at during their stay.
And for those of you who need to do some work during their stay with us, there is a desk, wifi throughout, and a wireless printer too.
Ample storage space is provided in the walk-in closet, fully fitted with loads of shelves, drawers, hangers. Even if you're bringing stuff for months, you'll have plenty of storage place!
Separate walk-in shower, Toto appliances, soft towels, hair-dryer, steam iron and portable ironing-board.
Our unit is tucked away from the main lanes, whilst just a few steps from the pool, probably one of the most beautiful resort-style pools in the entire Palm Springs area. The pool and spa are heated and can be enjoyed any time of the year.
The complex boasts a babbling brook, amazing views, beautiful pool and mature plantings that have created an oasis in the desert at the Mid-Century Modern Racquet Club Garden Villas.
We are 5 minutes drive from downtown Palm Springs and the hip Uptown District with its famous restaurants (Trio, Cheeky's, Jake's, The Workshop, Birba, Copley's and Palm Springs's best new coffee place, Ernest Cofee, serving Stumpton coffee but also French wine and cheese and charcuterie in the evenings !) and the many designer stores, among which Trina Turk, Just Modern, Mod Shop, Retrospect, Shag, and Raymond/Lawrence. The Uptown District is definitely the ultimate 'place to be' in Palm Springs.
A private and numbered parking space is reserved to our guests, and is very close to the unit, 1 minute walk!
PLEASE NOTE BEFORE ENQUIRING ABOUT AVAILABILITY: - The minimum rental period is 1 week. - This is a very private and peaceful community and adequate behavior is expected from all guests and at all times. - Full-time residents rightfully expect to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Garden Villas at all times, it is their home. - This is definitely not a party place nor a resort hotel. - No shouting or running by the pool, no loud conversations. - No smoking in the unit, no smoking anywhere on the complex. - The Racquet Club Garden Villas is our blessed peaceful retreat, and will be the perfect place for you to stay if you are looking for that kind of calm and relaxing, away-from-it-all atmosphere during your vacation! - Palm Springs vacation rentals Permit # 49790000
High Season 2015 Dec 20 - May 2, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer 2015 May 3 - Sep 26, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter 2015 Dec 5 - Apr 30, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Palm Springs City Tax @ 11.5% for stays of up to 29 nights.
Stays 30 nights and longer do not incur tax (if tax is shown on the booking system, it will be reimbursed by owner)
Cleaning fee $100
Strictly no pets, thank you!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Guests are spoilt for choice : guided architectural tours (everything Mid-Century Modern), the Art Museum, the Aerial Tram, hiking in the Indian Canyons, half-day or full day tours to Joshua Tree Natioanl Park, the mineral water spas at Desert Hot Springs, the Living Desert wildlife park, the Annenberg Center at Sunnylands and its gorgeous gardens, the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, the Art Galleries of Idylwild, the Casinos, world-class shopping at El Paseo, street fairs and Farmers Markets, and much more!
Not to mention the beautiful golf courses, and the many festivals that keep the city busy year-round:
- October : Dinner in the Canyons
- December : Festival if Lights
- January : Palm Springs International Film Festival
- February : Modernism Week / Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
- April : White Party / Dinah SHore Weekend
- May : Evening Under the Stars Gala
- June : Food Festival
Palm Springs truly is a world-class vacation heaven!
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We live in Bordeaux, France , and Palm Springs, Ca, where we also own a larger unit, also at the Racquet Club Garden Villas.
We first came to Palm Springs for a vacation a few years ago, and immediately decided to buy our vacation home here, and not back home in France!
We now come and stay in Palm Springs as much as we can, being fortunate enough to have jobs that can have us work from practically anywhere thanks to the internet. We love it here, the beautiful and serene mountain views, the Indian Canyons, Joshua Tree National Park, the aerial Tram, the many great restaurants with worldclass cuisine, we never get tired of it all!
But best of all is our little condo, we have never found such a quiet and peaceful environment anywhere else!
We are happy to share it all with rental guests when we are not using it!
Why the Owner Chose Racquet Club Garden Villas: As soon as we walked through the gate with our realtor, we fell for Racquet Club Garden Villas. After viewing so many condos and houses for sale, we immediately knew this would be the one!
The lush landscaping, the very private atmosphere, the little stream that runs through the complex with its soothing noise, the incredible and majestic mountain views which we think Palm Springs is all about, and of course the simple, minimalist but so smart Mid-Century Modern architecture and design : we had definitely found our own little piece of Palm Springs!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo: When we walked into the studio, we loved its cozy atmosphere, the beautiful light (thanks to the perfect East/West exposure), and the space itself, with the very smart floor plan that makes it very spacious for the two of us. And also its total privacy and spacious lay-out which makes it feel much more spacious and so comfortable.