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Quiet,Large and Very Cozy Studio in Historic Racquet Club Garden Villas

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Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, concrete block-wall, by William F. Cody, 1959

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Last updated: 09/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Racquet Club Garden Villas condo description

Welcome to Racquet Club Garden Villas, now officially designated as a Historic Place Class I by the City of Palm Springs!

Our beautiful studio was showcased during Modernism Week 2014, 15 and 16 february ! 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.

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, 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 reputedly best coffee at Koffi Palm Canyon) and the many designer stores, among which Trina Turk, Just Modern, Mod Shop, 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 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

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 672 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge

          Suitability

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

            Minimum age 25...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Separate sleeping area in the studio, equipped with Queen-size bed, and most comfortable bedding and linens (Trina Turk, Sofitel, Guy Laroche)....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Fully remodeled, including large walk-in closet with plenty of storage for clothes, luggage, bags, shoes etc. Plenty of space!...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Video Library

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            Downtown Palm Springs is a short 5 minute drive....moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Beautiful western view on Mount San Jacinto...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 2 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer:

            Communal, immaculate, soap and tokens provided, just a few steps away...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Internet:

            Wifi throughout....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking:

            Private numbered parking space, gated community....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine:

            Communal, immaculate, just a few steps away. For your convenience, soap and tokens provided by owners....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            Including kitchen island and 2 stools...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator:

            Stainless steel....moreless

          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            2 private patios with 2 designer chairs and coffee-table....moreless

          Pool / Spa

          • Communal Pool:

            With gorgeous mountain views!...moreless

          • Heated Pool
          • Hot Tub:

            Communal, with beautiful mountain and lush tropical grounds views!...moreless

          House Cleaning

              • Housekeeper Optional
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall 2014
              Sep 27 - Dec 19, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $750 $1,980
              High Season 2015
              Dec 20 - May 2, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $880 $2,290
              Summer 2015
              May 3 - Sep 26, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $750 $1,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Cleaning/linens fee $100
              • Tax Rate 11.5%

              Notes:

              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!


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 09/26/2014
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              Location

              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Downtown restaurants

              Car: Necessary

              Palm Springs has so much to offer!

              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!

               

              Owner info

              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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              Speaks: english, french
               

              Photos

              • Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, concrete block-wall, by William F. Cody, 1959

                Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, concrete block-wall, by William F. Cody, 1959

              • Lush landscaping by Phil Shipley, total privacy and quiet, true relaxation

                Lush landscaping by Phil Shipley, total privacy and quiet, true relaxation

              • Sleek, simple Mid-Century inspired decor with all the comforts of 21st century

                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!

                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

                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

                Updated bath, with new cabinetry, new shower, and a large walk-in closet

              • Communal laundry and dryer, we provide tokens for you!

                Communal laundry and dryer, we provide tokens for you!

              • One of the most beautiful pool and spa in Palm Springs!

                One of the most beautiful pool and spa in Palm Springs!

              • The perfect mountain views!

                The perfect mountain views!

              • We look forward to welcoming you at The Racquet Club Garden Villas!

                We look forward to welcoming you at The Racquet Club Garden Villas!

              • Morning sunshine

                Morning sunshine

              • A hidden Mid-Century Modern gem in the heart of beautiful Palm Springs

                A hidden Mid-Century Modern gem in the heart of beautiful Palm Springs

              • Tucked away, nestled among our beautiful landscaping, our unit welcomes you

                Tucked away, nestled among our beautiful landscaping, our unit welcomes you

              • The perfect place for reading our architectural books or watch a DVD !

                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

                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

                The kitchen is fully stocked for those of our guests who enjoy cooking

              • Two private patios, one for the rising sun, one for sunset

                Two private patios, one for the rising sun, one for sunset

              • Enjoy the heated pool and spa all year round, always very quiet

                Enjoy the heated pool and spa all year round, always very quiet

              • Another view from our beautiful pool and spa, heated all year round

                Another view from our beautiful pool and spa, heated all year round

              • Racquet Club Garden Villas was designed by famed architect William Cody, 1959

                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?

                Did you know that Marylin Monroe was a regular guest at the Racquet Club?

              $750 - $880 per week (USD)
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              0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 2

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