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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: 04/18/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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

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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

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

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, Monopoly, cribbage board, Uno...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

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

  • Television:

    large flat screen TV in living room...moreless

  • Video Library:

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

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    one dedicated carport spot...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi throughout...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    for bathroom and pool area...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • 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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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

  • Jetted Tub
 

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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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Last updated: 04/18/2015
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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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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, May 04, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Condo
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 04/18/2015
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