The Cody House: Palm Spring's Best and Most Expensive Rental
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
The Ultimate Vacation Experience
Vacation in 1964 Palm Springs as you listen to Frank Sinatra and look over the whole valley while the sun goes down and the city lights appear. You can see the lights flashing on the windmills and the trail of headlights on I-10, over 20 miles away. You sip your martini and now know what a relaxing vacation is all about. You are staying in the Cody House, one of the top architectural vacation properties of the world, according to Time magazine. Robert Redford enjoys the Cody House and calls it “The quintessential Palm Springs home.” Martha Stewart raves about the Cody House: “One of my favorite Palm Springs homes and very inspirational!” Featured in Architectural Digest in 1967, the Cody House also graced the cover of Architectural Digest: France in June of 2010. Architectural tours, sponsored by the Getty and the Smithsonian, call the Cody House one of the best examples of Palm Springs mid-century architecture. “A jewel box!” “A work of art!” and “My favorite of favorites!” can be heard by the tour guides as they point out the home on the hillside. They also call it one of the most comfortable homes of the era.
Views off the Front, Views off the Back.
The Cody House was designed by Architect William Cody as a spec house with no client to blur his vision. The home was then bought by a Chicago inventor who hired Arthur Elrod to design the interior. It took William Cody over a year to design the home. He placed it on the ridge so the bedrooms could view the ever changing sunrise off the back of the house and the front of the house captures the mountain and valley views and Palm Spring’s sunsets. You can see the tram lights go up and down the mountain all evening.
Huge Rooms, Luxury Baths
Each of the three bedrooms has a privacy deck and full bath. There is no fighting over who gets which bedroom. Each is unique and luxurious. Walls of glass bring the outside in and the inside out. Pristine views off each angle of the house!
Modern Kitchen with a View
The Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, Thermador range, and Viking dishwasher have the chef and kitchen team well equipped. Granite countertops replaced the Formica, but you are sure to be inspired by the lighting, views, and all the fun kitchen tools! The walk-in pantry is stocked with the basics and more. With a large collection of Fiesta Ware, china, and linens, it is fun to figure out a different theme for each meal. Orange, grapefruit, blood orange, lemon, lime and Buddah’s Hand trees are on the property for you to enjoy. Nothing like a freshly squeezed blood orange juice each morning! “This is my favorite house in the world” claims London’s Conde Nast/GQ designer, Grace Gilfeather.
Photo Shoots, Filming, Events and Parties
The Cody House has been the location for many photo shoots when they are trying to capture the 1960s Palm Springs look. Bloomingdale’s, Talbots, Pottery Barn, Tom Ford, GQ Magazine, Self Magazine, Glamour, The London Times, and countless others have all enjoyed and shot at the Cody House. Heineken filmed a commercial and Oprah’s own world-famous landscape designer, Jamie Durie, gave the ultimate nod to the Cody House. Jamie says, “I loved the Cody House so much I bought my home in Los Angeles because it reminds me of the Cody House!” I am now putting in a book-matched marble wall!” Jamie celebrated his 40th birthday with his Australian friends at the Cody House. Sorry, but we don’t allow weddings at the Cody House, just corporate events, birthday parties, and celebrations. Please call for some suggestions for wedding venues!
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Rain Guarantee: If it rains on any of your rental days, you will be given free days for future visits, space available.
Keywords: Mid Century, Historic Architectural, View, Private, Heated Pool, All Suite, Gated and Guarded, Celebrity Retreat, Photo Shoots, Filming, Events, Parties, Plastic Surgery Recovery, William Cody, Architectural Tours
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Limited Accessibility
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- King size beds (1)
- 4.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Covered Parking
- Air Conditioning
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
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Minimum One Week Rental. Weekly $10,000 Monthly $30,000 Deposit of Half to Hold Dates. Balance Due 30 Days Prior to Arrival Date. Call for Rates for Photo Shoots, Events, Parties. Damage Deposit Held with Credit Card Agreement. $150 Cleaning Fee and 11.5% City Occupancy Tax Due with Final Balance.
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Year Purchased: 1997
About the owner: Gregg Rapp, Owner of the Cody House is known around the world as the expert on Restaurant Menus and Menu Engineering. He has been featured in Time Magazine, NBC's Today Show, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and numberous international and trade publications. Gregg's clients often enjoy the Cody House as it is set up with a complete Test Kitchen and Test Bar to work on menu development for restaurants. The Cody House has hosted several parites for the Hotel/Restaurant Industry including The Culinary Institute of America, Cornell and the Palm Springs Food and Wine Weekend. Be sure to ask about hiring one of our Freelance Chefs.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Compare the Cody House rental fee to The Parker Palm Spring's Gene Autry Suite. The Gene Autry Suite is $5,000/night. The Cody House is less than $1,500/night. (Minimum Week Rental). And you get your own private pool! Extra Services: Private Chefs Massage/Spa Services Limo/Drivers Private Jet Services and Reservations
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The Cody House reflected in the pool at dusk.
The view over your cocktail from the front terrace of the Cody House.
The warm fireplace at your back, looking past the bar into the dining area.
The well-stocked bar at the Cody House.
Facing the front doors, the Atrium fountain. Middle bedroom is behind you.
The dining area in the Cody House.
The Master Bath from its private terrace.
The Middle (atrium) Bedroom at the Cody House. Opens onto the fountain and deck.
The front of the Cody House in the warm sunshine.
Palm Springs at night from the front terrace of the Cody House.
The living room and book-matched travertine fireplace at the Cody House.
The Media Room, off the Living Room, can pipe music throughout the house.
The gourmet kitchen at the Cody House
The Master Bath in Carerra Marble.
The Master Bedroom at the Cody House.
The Joan Collins Bedroom at the Cody House.
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