Quiet,Large and Very Cozy Studio in Historic Racquet Club Garden Villas
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- Minimum stay:14 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Racquet Club Garden Villas condo description
Our truly beautiful and peaceful studio is located in the historic Racquet Club Garden Villas. WIth its 672 sqft it is 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.
Our studio is post and beam architecture, with floor to ceiling glass walls, a perfect example of William F. Cody signature look. 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, 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 working 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, Copley's and Palm Springs's reputedly best coffee at Koffi Palm Canyon) and the many designer stores, among which Trina Turk, Just Modern, Room Service, Retrospect, Shag, and Raymond/Lawrence.
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 2 weeks. No exception to this rule.
- 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
- 1 story
- On floor 1
- 672 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Not Suitable For Children
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Biking
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Housekeeper Optional
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
ReviewsWrite a review
Just loved it... !
Just loved it... !
I had a wonderful vacation time in your beautiful condo. Those six weeks were pure pleasure and the studio, as well as the location itself contributed a lot. The appliances are just perfect, the bed was comfortable and I also loved the well furnished kitchen and the bathroom. I spent many hours at the pool, most of the time I was the only one there ! I met other people from time to time and everyone was really friendly and welcoming. As I told you on the phone... I will be back before Chritsmas and I would like to plan another extended stay in your quiet and cosy studio. The house instructions were really useful : you were right about the restaurants you suggested... I loved them all... I went to most of the excursions and day trips you suggested... Awesome. Great place to stay to cool down and to really feel on vacation. Great owners. A pleasure to deal with them.
- Guest Frédéric G.
- Date of stay 01/04/13
- Review Submitted 03/14/13
Owner response: Thank You Fred for these kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we will gladly see you again this winter!
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May 30 - Sep 26
14 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
14 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Palm Springs City Tax @ 11.5% for stays of up to 29 days.
Stays 30 days and longer do not incur tax.
Cleaning fee $100
- Cleaning/linens fee: $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Tax Rate 11.5%
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Restaurant: Downtown restaurants at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: We live in France (Bordeaux, where we also own a beautiful vacation rental studio right in the heart of the city), most of the year. 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.
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A hidden Mid-Century Modern gem in the heart of beautiful Palm Springs
Tucked away, nestled among our beautiful landscaping, our unit welcomes you
Sleek, simple Mid-Century inspired decor with all the comforts of 21st century
Flat screen TV, DVD, Bose iPod player... and even a wifi printer for work!
A very comfortable bed, with Sofitel bedding, cozy nights in your Desert retreat
Updated bath, with new cabinetry, new shower, and a large walk-in closet
Communal laundry and dryer, we provide tokens for you!
One of the most beautiful pool and spa in Palm Springs!
The perfect mountain views!
We look forward to welcoming you at The Racquet Club Garden Villas!
Lush landscaping by Phil Shipley, total privacy and quiet, true relaxation
Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, concrete block-wall, by William F. Cody, 1959
The perfect place for reading our architectural books or watch a DVD !
You will find plenty of books on Palm Springs, what to do, where to go etc
The kitchen is fully stocked for those of our guests who enjoy cooking
Two private patios, one for the rising sun, one for sunset
Enjoy the heated pool and spa all year round, always very quiet
Another view from our beautiful pool and spa, heated all year round
Racquet Club Garden Villas was designed by famed architect William Cody, 1959
Did you know that Marylin Monroe was a regular guest at the Racquet Club?
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