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Midcentury Alexander Racquet Club Retreat Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!

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Last updated: 05/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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Come celebrate the Palm Springs Midcentury Modern lifestyle in this iconic 1961“butterfly” Alexander private home located in the ultra hip Racquet Club Estates neighborhood. You're just down the street from the legendary Riviera Hotel and Racquet Club Resort where Hollywood celebrities like the Rat Pack, Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra came to play. Designed by famed architect William Krisel, this vacation getaway epitomizes the modernist and minimalist principles of the Desert Modern Era with post & beam construction, clerestory windows, soaring rooflines, decorative masonry rock, tongue & groove exposed wood beam ceilings and an open floor plan melding the indoor/outdoor living spaces.

Lovingly preserved and stylishly updated with all the 21st century modern conveniences, you’ll find everything necessary for a perfect desert vacation. Furnished with comfort and style in mind, this home combines a mix of vintage décor, contemporary colorful art, laminate wood floors and modern accents. The expansive great room with dramatic ceilings and walls of glass brighten the living space with generous natural light and take advantage of the abundant Palm Springs sun. Relax on the large sectional sofa watching the 42” flat screen TV with Blu-ray DVD player and movie library or listen to your favorite music on the stereo, CD player or IPOD. On those cool desert evenings cozy up to the natural gas fireplace and enjoy a nice meal at the comfortable retro dining table with extensions to seat 6-8 people. You can also dine alfresco on the 6-person glass outdoor table.

The updated kitchen features glass mosaic countertops, space-age metal & glass cabinets and stainless steel appliances including a double sink, professional series 6-burner gas range, Maytag refrigerator with ice maker and Bosch dishwasher. The kitchen is conveniently open to the living and dining areas perfect for entertaining guests or keeping the chef company.

All three bedrooms have loads of dresser & closet space, soaring exposed beam ceilings and beautiful mountain views from the clerestory windows. The private master suite at the end of the hallway provides a respite from the daily activities with CA King bed, flat screen TV, sliding glass door leading to outside spa patio and en suite bath with outside door to pool area. The other 2 guest bedrooms have a King and Queen size bed.

Both bathrooms have sunken tubs with charcoal tiled showers, large vessel sinks, vanity storage cabinets and are tastefully updated with modern fixtures & accessories. Plenty of towels and linens are also provided.

The crown jewel of this property is the abundant outdoor living space completely walled & gated with masonry and corrugated metal fencing, providing a private oasis for enjoying all your leisure activities. Beautiful desert gardens enhance the picturesque setting with towering palm trees, cacti, poodled olive tree, hedges, grasses and succulents. By day, float aimlessly in the deep heated SALT WATER pool, soak in the sun and majestic mountain views from lounge chairs on the West-facing sundeck or relax under the covered patio with a cool drink. By night, enjoy cocktails and conversation seated around the natural gas glass crystal fire pit. Or, soak your cares away in the 6-person Jacuzzi spa under a canopy of twinkling desert stars and marvelous mountain vistas. A natural gas stainless steel BBQ and plenty of pool floats are provided to complete the perfect outdoor experience.

Other amenities include a covered carport, Maytag washer & dryer in the bedroom hallway, Wifi, phone service with unlimited long distance to US & Canada and cable TV. For the utmost guest comfort, this house provides a new furnace, A/C, updated plumbing, new awnings, new fencing, new concrete pavers and a new gas fire pit.

This home is the ultimate Palm Springs getaway for avid modernism enthusiasts, a romantic couples weekend or a fun family vacation. We strive to provide you all the comforts of home without the work. That is why we offer all our guests access to a local property manager on call to attend to your needs. Weekly gardening service, estate disposal service and pool service twice per week are also provided. Just relax and enjoy your stay!

This property is nestled in the historic Racquet Club Estates neighborhood, home to early Hollywood celebrities like Debbie Reynolds, Ruta Lee and Steve McQueen. With close proximity to San Jacinto & the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and two miles to the Palm Springs village center, it’s the perfect locale to experience all the attractions and entertainment that Palm Springs has to offer including day spas, golfing, boutiques, museums, art galleries, dining, coffee houses, hiking, biking, horseback riding, gambling, bars and night clubs. You will also be about 1 mile from Albertson’s grocery store, Starbucks, World Gym, Walgreens and right around the corner from Victoria Park.

International guests will find Palm Springs to be an ideal 'home base' for daytrip excursions to Southern California. Enjoy nearby Joshua Tree National Monument (an extraordinary national park set in the desert) and theme parks within a two-hour drive including Disneyland (Anaheim) and Sea World (San Diego), as well as a Knotts Waterpark in Palm Springs.


Keywords: private home, Palm Springs vacation home, mid-century, modern, post-modern, Alexander, Krisel, pool, spa, vacation rental, 3 bedrooms, mountain view, historic neighborhood, classic, original, 1950's, 1960's, designer, architecturally significant, Palmer, Albert Frey, Cody, Wexler, Meiselman, Julius Shulman

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1225 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

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

    Must be at least 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Anywhere on the property...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets considered with separate pet fee...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Suite: 1 king

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  • King guest room: 1 king

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  • Queen guest room: 1 queen

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  • All three bedrooms have loads of dresser & closet space, soaring exposed beam ceilings and beautiful mountain views from the clerestory windows. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master ensuite bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Hall guest bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Both bathrooms have sunken tubs with charcoal tiled showers, large vessel sinks, vanity storage cabinets and are tastefully updated with modern fixtures & accessories. Plenty of towels and linens are also provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Other amenities include a covered carport, Maytag washer & dryer in the bedroom hallway, Wifi, phone service with unlimited long distance to US and Canada and cable TV. For the utmost guest comfort, this house provides a new furnace, A/C, updated plumbing, new awnings, new fencing, new concrete pavers and a new gas fire pit....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Western views of Mount San Jacinto...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central a/c...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytad full size dryer in laundry closet between bedrooms...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Carport holds 2 cars and plenty of parking in driveway and on street in front of house...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Natural gas fireplace in living room...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    To US & Canada...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    In living room & outdoor natural gas fire pit...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway and onstreet parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    In kitchen, local and free long distance to US & Canada...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and pool towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag full size washer in laundry closet between bedrooms...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic and espresso...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and glasses for indoor and outdoor dining...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with stainless steel microwave, dishwasher, double sink, refrigerator with ice maker, 6- burner professional gas range, coffee maker, blender, toaster and more....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Cooking staples and spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French style refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    6-burner gas cooktop with oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large patio for suntanning, lounging or dining...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered patio with outdoor dining for 6...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Palm trees, ficus hedges, agaves and a variety of desert ornamentals...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Built-in stainless steel natural gas BBQ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Deep heated pool for wading or swimming laps...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season 2015
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$275
$1,500 $4,000
Prime Season 2016
Nov 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
$1,900 $5,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350
$1,900 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $150
  • Cleaning fee $225
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

3-nt min for prime season& 7-nt min for holidays&events

$60/day or $375/week optional pool heating fee for stays < 28 days

Actual gas & electric charges for stays of 28 days or more with $200 owner credit

Stays less than 28 consecutive days require an 11.5% PS Room Tax (PERMIT #3105)

Separate refundable security deposit and non refundable pet fee required

Non refundable cleaning fee starts at $225

50% deposit at time of booking with full balance due 30 days prior to the arrival date. We accept personal or bank checks in US dollars but no credit cards.


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Location

This property is nestled in the historic Racquet Club Estates neighborhood, home to Hollywood celebrities like Debbie Reynolds, Ruta Lee and Steve McQueen. With close proximity to San Jacinto & the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and two miles to the Palm Springs village center, it’s the perfect locale to experience all the attractions and entertainment that Palm Springs has to offer including day spas, golfing, boutiques, museums, art galleries, dining, coffee houses, hiking, biking, horseback riding, gambling, bars and night clubs. You will also be about 1 mile from Albertson’s grocery store, Starbucks, World Gym, Walgreens, and Victoria Park.

International guests will find Palm Springs to be an ideal 'home base' for daytrip excursions to Southern California. Enjoy nearby Joshua Tree National Monument (an extraordinary national park set in the desert) and theme parks within a two-hour drive including Disneyland (Anaheim) and Sea World (San Diego), as well as a Knotts Waterpark in Pa

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: We purchased this home as a warm winter escape from the cold Minnesota weather. We were automatically drawn to the unique design of the mid-century modern style and decided to own our own piece of Palm Springs history. Vacationing in Palm Springs many times, we fell in love with the clean desert air and sunny year round temperatures. Although we don't get a chance to spend too much time in the desert, we hope others will enjoy the warmth, solace and rejuvenation this desert getaway has to offer.

Why Racquet Club Estates:
We chose the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood for its historical significance, large private lots, panoramic mountain views and close proximity to all the major attractions. Within a short bike ride, you'll find coffee houses, live theatre, restaurants, boutiques, Spa Resort Casino, art galleries and much more.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The qualities of this unique home that make is so special to us are the authentic mid-century architecture design and cool retro vibe. It's a 1961 Krisel design with vintage furnishings and modern day amenities. There are so many activities to enjoy while visiting this home, including lounging by the pool, swimming, soaking in the spa, gathering around the fire pit at night or sipping cocktails or have morning coffee under the covered lanai. Another great feature this property location has to offer is its proximity to Victoria Park. A beautiful public park with volleyball court, picnic tables, children's playground and plenty of grass for playing with your dog.


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Photos

  • Butterfly Alexander Circa 1961

    Butterfly Alexander Circa 1961

  • Welcome to Racquet Club Retreat

    Welcome to Racquet Club Retreat

  • Living room with flat screen HGTV, Blu-ray DVD and IPOD/CD stereo

    Living room with flat screen HGTV, Blu-ray DVD and IPOD/CD stereo

  • Great room with exposed beam ceilings and comfortable seating with vintage flair

    Great room with exposed beam ceilings and comfortable seating with vintage flair

  • European style black cabinets with plenty of storage and cookware

    European style black cabinets with plenty of storage and cookware

  • Multiple spaces for dining & lounging w/ plenty of play area for dogs & kids

    Multiple spaces for dining & lounging w/ plenty of play area for dogs & kids

  • Sparkling heated saltwater pool with floats

    Sparkling heated saltwater pool with floats

  • Private desert oasis with palm trees, agave and a variety of desert flora

    Private desert oasis with palm trees, agave and a variety of desert flora

  • Soak up the Palm Springs sunshine with west facing patio

    Soak up the Palm Springs sunshine with west facing patio

  • Master suite with CA King bed, mountain views & access to spa patio

    Master suite with CA King bed, mountain views & access to spa patio

  • Master ensuite bath with sunken tub, shower and outside door to pool area

    Master ensuite bath with sunken tub, shower and outside door to pool area

  • Guest bathroom with sunken tub, shower and plenty of storage

    Guest bathroom with sunken tub, shower and plenty of storage

  • Classic Midcentury modern architecture with clean desert landscape

    Classic Midcentury modern architecture with clean desert landscape

  • Bold entry with bright pops of color

    Bold entry with bright pops of color

  • Stacked block gas fireplace with floating hood & vintage dining table for 6-8

    Stacked block gas fireplace with floating hood & vintage dining table for 6-8

  • Updated kitchen with stainless appliances and glass mosaic countertops

    Updated kitchen with stainless appliances and glass mosaic countertops

  • Outdoor dining with built-in natural gas BBQ grill

    Outdoor dining with built-in natural gas BBQ grill

  • Gaze at soaring mountain views while swimming in the pool or soaking in the spa

    Gaze at soaring mountain views while swimming in the pool or soaking in the spa

  • Gas fire pit with azure glass crystals perfect for cool desert evenings

    Gas fire pit with azure glass crystals perfect for cool desert evenings

  • Majestic mountain views of San Jacinto

    Majestic mountain views of San Jacinto

  • Covered above ground spa for 4-6 people

    Covered above ground spa for 4-6 people

  • Master retreat with ensuite bath and plenty of closet storage

    Master retreat with ensuite bath and plenty of closet storage

  • King guest bedroom with high beamed ceiling, mountain views & large closet

    King guest bedroom with high beamed ceiling, mountain views & large closet

  • Queen guest bedroom with spectacular mountain vistas

    Queen guest bedroom with spectacular mountain vistas

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 05/31/2015
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