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Sunny, Stylish, But Cozy Mid-Century Retreat in Lush Setting

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from front, enclosed patio at left behind concrete screen, living room to right

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Last updated: 09/09/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Racquet Club Garden Villas condo description

This free-standing, one level, fully detached mid-century modern villa is located in the historic Racquet Club Garden Villas, a unique cluster of 37 units designed by William F. Cody and developed by Paul Trousdale in 1959. Set within lush grounds created by Phil Shipley, and featuring stunning mountain views and a beautiful pool and spa area, this complex was connected to the original Racquet Club and built as a tropical oasis that guests of the Club could stay in while making use of the Racquet Club restaurant and bar, yet providing a bit more privacy and quiet than the bungalows of the Racquet Club.

Using post and beam architecture, this condo features floor to ceiling walls of glass throughout, making for bright open spaces which break down the distinction between indoor and out, and making it feel larger than its 1100 square feet.

The front of the villa looks west to the mountains from the living room and master bedroom, while at the same time faces a shaded green lawn off the back, with two secluded patios sheltered by a ficus hedge, grapefruit and lemon trees. The main patio, enclosed, is off the living room and kitchen, shaded by an electric awning by day and open to the stars and softly lit palm trees at night-- perfect for evening cocktails! The large master suite includes a king bed, full bath with jacuzzi and dressing room with desk. There is a queen-sized Murphy Bed in the living area custom built into the wall, as well as a second spa-like bathroom with two sinks and large walk-in shower. Small dogs are okay with prior approval but no cats, sorry.

Additional features include a large flat screen cable TV in the living area and WiFi internet throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a stacked front loading washer and dryer in the villa’s private utility room. All linens are provided.

The Villas are a quiet, lush and exclusive gated complex, yet conveniently located minutes from downtown Palm Springs, trendy restaurants, clubs and shops.

Keywords: modern, midcentury, William F. Cody, spa, mountain views, garden, pool, design

Transient Occupancy Registration Permit #4940

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            only small dogs with prior approval; dogs must be on leash and picked up after in common areas; no dogs in pool area...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            two sinks in shower area, toilet area separate...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, jetted tub

            jacuzzi tub; bathroom off the master dressing area...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            dining area adjoins the living area and kitchen, with table insert can seat eight comfortably; no highchair...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            electric hand mixer, cooking and baking bowls, pots, cookie sheets, etc....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Oven
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Covered Parking:

            one dedicated carport spot...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            for bathroom and pool area...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • New stacked front loading washer and dryer in private utility room, 2 zone A/C, concrete floors, two private patios with seating plus one patio off dining area for gas grill, recessed lighting, freshly painted inside and out, mid-century furnishings include case study bed, Eames shell chairs, Jonathan Adler/Angela Adams/Trina Turk/DWR furnishings, and vintage George Nelson for Herman Miller credenza. Murphy bed in living area with comfortable Queen Simmons Beautyrest pillow-top mattress (same in master but King, both semi-firm), spa-like bathroom with two sinks and large walk-in shower, second bath with jacuzzi. Two cruiser bikes for use. Living and bedrooms both have direct west-facing mountain views. Unit is fully detached and one level....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                large mid-century modern library, Palm Springs interest books (history, biographies)...moreless

              • Stereo:

                radio and Ipod-compatible units in living and bedrooms...moreless

              • Video Library:

                classics, popular, and children's titles...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                gated pool area a short walk from the unit...moreless

              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                small patio off dining area with gas grill; patio off master bedroom with two chairs; larger enclosed patio off living area with electric awning, five butterfly chairs and low table...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                gas grill on patio off dining area...moreless

              • Bicycles

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Golf
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Zoo
                  • Live Theater
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Mountain Biking
                   

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                  Nov-Apr....$900/week...$2400/month
                  May and Oct....$800/week...$2100/month
                  Jun-Sep....$600/week...$1800/month
                  $100 cleaning fee required; non-refundable
                  $49 Property Damage Protection fee in lieu of security deposit; non-refundable
                  echeck & Visa/MC accepted, although extra charges apply for Visa/MC
                  11.5% Palm Springs tax (TOT) applies to stays of less than 28 days
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 09/09/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  This vacation getaway is located in close proximity to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, world-famous mid-century modern architecture, shopping, restaurants, stunning hiking canyons, and within driving distance to Joshua Tree National Park.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: I work in the humanitarian/refugee relief field and currently live in Thailand, where I am lucky enough to be able to bring my Boston Terrier to work with me each day!

                  Why the Owner Chose Racquet Club Garden Villas:
                  What would make me buy a vacation home over twenty flight hours and fourteen time zones away? Where do I start?! The sun, the dry desert air, the beautiful hiking canyons, the mountains, the restaurants, the unique architecture--it is a rare and special combination like nowhere else in the world. I was also lucky enough to find the Racquet Club Garden Villas, which truly is a hidden gem-- a bit of old PS glamour by one of my favorite mid-century architects, and part of a small, friendly community close to the heart of downtown PS.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  Staying here is like staying at a high-end resort while still feeling like you never left home, close to everything but also completely removed and relaxed. Mornings start with laps in the pool (large by PS standards), followed by a short drive or bike ride down to Koffi for the best java in PS (with a great lawn in the back for reading the paper with the pooch). After that the day is wide open-- a hike? a round of golf or match of tennis? shopping? drinks and dinner at one of the many groovy restaurants and cocktail lounges? Then again, maybe it is just a day of lounging by the pool with a good book, a nap, and then friends over to grill out and sip cocktails under the stars on the patio...


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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • from front, enclosed patio at left behind concrete screen, living room to right

                    from front, enclosed patio at left behind concrete screen, living room to right

                  • living room

                    living room

                  • kitchen overlooks main enclosed patio at left

                    kitchen overlooks main enclosed patio at left

                  • main patio off livingroom, kitchen at left/behind, also door to backyard behind

                    main patio off livingroom, kitchen at left/behind, also door to backyard behind

                  • desk/dressing area off master, smaller bathroom with jacuzzi tub

                    desk/dressing area off master, smaller bathroom with jacuzzi tub

                  • master with private patio/yard

                    master with private patio/yard

                  • queen size bed, at left hallway to dressing area, bathrooms, living area beyond

                    queen size bed, at left hallway to dressing area, bathrooms, living area beyond

                  • from the pool, looking toward the cabana and spa, with Mt. San Jacinto beyond

                    from the pool, looking toward the cabana and spa, with Mt. San Jacinto beyond

                  • living room with blinds up; first patio to right, TV and front door at left

                    living room with blinds up; first patio to right, TV and front door at left

                  • murphy bed behind mirrors, TV at right, laundry room door in corner

                    murphy bed behind mirrors, TV at right, laundry room door in corner

                  • kitchen behind, sliders to patio with grill at left, laundry room door in corner

                    kitchen behind, sliders to patio with grill at left, laundry room door in corner

                  • walk-in shower in first bathroom, with two sinks, separated toilet area

                    walk-in shower in first bathroom, with two sinks, separated toilet area

                  • second bath off master dressing area with jacuzzi tub

                    second bath off master dressing area with jacuzzi tub

                  • patio and yard off master, similar windows behind look west at  mountains

                    patio and yard off master, similar windows behind look west at mountains

                  • from cabana with mountains behind, spa and pool with three embedded fountains

                    from cabana with mountains behind, spa and pool with three embedded fountains

                  • evening view west of mountains from living room

                    evening view west of mountains from living room

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                  Date last modified - Monday, September 08, 2014

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                  1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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