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Elrod Villa: Luxury Villa, Private Pool/Spa/Views, Palm Springs Mid-mod Glamour

Palm Springs, CA, USA
  • Villa2400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Amazing villa, 3 Bedrooms, private pool, spa, views, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The City of Palm Springs ID #1234. Elrod Villa Palm Springs, located at the historic Palm Springs Racquet Club, was the playground to Hollywood’s most glamorous celebrities. This luxury Palm Springs vacation rental home was originally designed for Sigmund E. Edelstone (wealthy industrialist, philanthropist and art collector) by Hal Broderick of Arthur Elrod and Associates, this masterpiece of mid-century design has been toured by The Smithsonian Institute, The L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art and featured in Architectural Digest (September/October 1975). Elrod Villa is a registered Palm Springs vacation rental. The City of Palm Springs ID #1234.

Please note: Elrod Villa uses dynamic pricing. At the moment, our preferred pricing system does not properly integrate with VRBO / HomeAway. ** Please inquire for an accurate quote which my be lower than what is shown here. **

The living and dining rooms set the stage for elegant entertaining with soaring ceilings, extensive use of indirect lighting, fireplace, bar, and Italian travertine flooring that extend to the outdoors. Walls of glass overlook the terrace with a luxurious tiled pool, oversized spa and dramatic panoramic views of the San Jacinto mountains. And for serious lap swimmers, our complex's large community pool is just steps away.

Space-age bachelor pad details abound with immense steel doors, a mirrored powder room, wet bar, retro-futuristic lighting control panels (including one hidden beside the master bed) and a thumping whole-house audio system cleverly concealed in gorgeous, custom hardwood cabinets. Today, we continue to enhance the villa's midcentury "home of the future" vibe with cool features including color-changing LED lighting, whole house streaming audio (from our device or yours) and tablet-based control of the pool, spa and fountain.

At Elrod Villa, we offer our you a luxury vacation rental experience with hosted check-in, a fantastic local property manager, a private pool and spa, comfy beds, robes, a well-appointed kitchen, beautifully-maintained grounds, and much more! Check out our 5-star reviews to learn more about what makes a stay at Elrod Villa special!

The residence offers 2,400 square feet of living space, including two bedrooms and a spacious media room (or third bedroom with pullout sofa). The Elrod Villa can sleep up to 6 guests. Conveniently located within minutes of downtown restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

Suitability: Inside, Elrod Villa is a non-smoking property, but smoking is allowed outside in the private pool/garden area. As a historic midcentury modern home, Elrod Villa is not suitable for pets (please note: service animals, which are of course not pets, are allowed). Our property has features (such as hard floors, sharp edged features of the pool and artworks, etc.) which may make it unsafe or uncomfortable for children—as a result, minors under the age of 16 are not allowed without prior approval.

Please inquire for quotes on weekly (7-night) and monthly (28-days or more) stays in beautiful Palm Springs! We typically offer discounts for such stays which the VRBO/HomeAway quote tool cannot accurately present.

We look forward to welcoming you to Palm Springs!

The City of Palm Springs ID #1234. In addition to being a registered Palm Springs vacation rental, your hosts at Elrod Villa are proud members of Vacation Rental Owners and Neighbors of Palm Springs (VRON-PS), an organization dedicated to promoting responsible vacation rental ownership and management and preserving Palm Springs' rich tradition of vacation rental hospitality.

Keywords: Villa, Midcentury, Mid-century Modern


Keith Crosley

Member Since 2007
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 13, 2018
About Keith Crosley

My wife Jill and I share a passion for midcentury modernism, entertaining and all things retro-fabulous. She's spent her career in luxury hospitality, ensuring the delight of some of the world's most discriminating guests. I'm an entrepreneur, investor, recording artist and bon vivant (not necessarily in that order). We look forward to sharing our glam-tastic vacation home with you!

Keith Crosley purchased this Villa in 2015

Why Keith Crosley chose Palm Springs

We fell in love with Palm Springs on our honeymoon and have searched for years for the ideal place to call our home away from home. The "Elrod Villa" is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing properties we've ever seen here in Palm Springs. From its architectural and design significance, to its unique period details, to its stunning mountain views, it was (once again) love at first sight. The property's previous owners have all shared our dedication to preserving the unique charm of this gorgeous place, while updating it with modern amenities that we expect from a vacation home.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Guest Room
        1 queen, queen bed and en suite bathroom
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, private bathroom with shower, tub & walk-in closet
      • Media/3rd Bedroom
        1 queen, floor to ceiling convertible walls to close off for privacy
      • King size beds (1) master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) guest bedroom, pullout sofa queen-size (1) in Media Room. Media room converts to a bedroom with a double+ sized sofa bed (floor-to-ceiling convertible walls can close the room off for privacy)


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Master bath
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Guest bath
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Powder room
        toilet, This most unique room is mirrored on every surface.
      • 2.5

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Stunning views of San Jacinto Mountains.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Two AC/furnace units - one for each wing of the house - with Nest smart thermostats.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Covered Parking
                      2 covered parking stalls, additional guest parking. Gated with security doors.
                    • Fireplace
                      Indoor gas, glass rock fireplace in living room.
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Gas-powered, glass rock fireplace in living room.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      High-speed broadband wireless internet
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Loft-like living/dining/bar area with classic midcentury furnishings including Milo Baughman sofa and loveseat, glass rock fireplace, awesome wet bar, color-controllable LED lighting.
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                      Cable/IP-based phone for local, long-distance and even some international calling regions.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      High Speed WiFi throughout house and grounds.


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Cuisinart programmable coffee maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Indoor and outdoor dishes and silverware
                        • Dishwasher
                          Top-of-the-line, silent dishwasher with integrated water softener.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Also includes coffee maker, toaster oven, blender, hot plate, citrus juicer, juice extractor, etc.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          An extensive array of pots and pans, kitchen gadgets, baking utensils, tea pots, tea kettle, coffee grinder, etc.
                        • Oven
                          Jenn-Air double ovens
                        • Pantry Items
                          Well-stocked with spices, condiments, paper towels and napkins to get you started.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Monogram refrigerator/freezer with ice maker.
                        • Stove
                          Electric cooktop
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster and toaster oven.


                            • Dining
                              Dining areas both inside and poolside. (Inside table with seating for 4-6, bar seating for 3, outdoor table seating for 4.)
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  A small library of cool (and beautiful) Palm Springs history and mid-century modern architecture and design are found in the Media Room.
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                  Music wired throughout house. Connect wirelessly via Bluetooth or Apple AirPlay.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (1) 60-inch plasma HDTV in living room
                                • Stereo
                                  Amazing whole-home audio system designed by the original owner - speakers are cleverly integrated into gorgeous built-in cabinets. Top of the line Sony receiver and audiophile sub for great sound.
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  Misc. DVDs


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Travertine patio, dining and barbeque area.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Well manicured, professionally maintained desert garden/pool area. Beautiful, professionally maintained grounds with desert/tropical flora. Many different species of birds (including hummingbirds)!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Professional gas (main gas line) grill.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • alternative lifestyle
                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Smoking is permitted only in outdoor patio/garden.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              An additional, larger community pool and spa located next door to the villa. Seasonally heated.
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Private spa attached to our private pool.
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Beautiful private, smaller pool (heated) with attached large spa and fountain feature.
                                            • Shared Hot Tub
                                              Community spa located just steps away from the villa.
                                            • jetted tub
                                              In Master Bath


                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • fitness center

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis


                                                                • In partnership with TESLOOP - an all-electric car service - we can also offer very reasonably-priced round-trip service from various points around the Los Angeles area directly to Elrod Villa. Please inquire for details!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  36 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Gorgeous spot

                                                                  Todd J.St Louis, MO

                                                                  Loved our stay. The house was better than we even expected!

                                                                  Polished and professional

                                                                  Robert T.

                                                                  I reserved the property for my parents in law for a special weekend getaway in Palm Springs. While I did not stay at the property personally, the reviews from my wife's parents were simply over the moon. The home was clean, provided beautiful scenery and ambiance, and the heated pool finished off the experience perfectly. The gentleman who welcomed them upon their arrival was professional and friendly, and made them feel welcome.

                                                                  Keith, the owner was an absolutely pleasure to work with. He was timely with responses, well spoken, and gave each question and request the response we needed. They even provided a welcome basket and bottle of wine.

                                                                  I have no hesitation recommending this property to anyone else visiting Palm Springs. I know my parents in law are already talking about when they can get back for another visit!

                                                                  Gorgeous place!

                                                                  Yehuda H.

                                                                  We lived our stay at the Elrod Villa. The place is gorgeous, pool is amazing, and the sound system really is THAT good.

                                                                  The owner, Keith, was so accomodating.

                                                                  The place was clean and in great condition.

                                                                  We absolutely recommend it to all couples.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks, Yehuda, for your kind comments and for staying with us at Elrod Villa Palm Springs! We're so glad you enjoyed the stereo! (That's one of my favorite features of the home... and one that "sold" me on it when we first discovered Elrod Villa.) We hope that you'll stay with us again on future visits to Palm Springs. Best regards, Keith at Elrod Villa

                                                                  Great place for relaxing

                                                                  Bryce R.

                                                                  Our stay was great, the pool is perfect and the beds are really comfy.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks so much for staying with us, Bryce! We're glad that you and your friends had a relaxing stay in Palm Springs. You're welcome back at any time!

                                                                  Perfect escape - luxury seclusion, an oasis of serenity

                                                                  Bob & Jordan T.

                                                                  First off, let me say the spectacular pictures can't even do this wonderful home justice - it was incredible! Coming from what is sometimes thought to be near the Arctic Circle (Minnesota), Palm Springs was just what the doctor ordered. Plenty to see and do nearby, but Elrod Villa was the star of the vacation - nice to get out for the day, but even nicer to get back, enjoy the pool and spa, the artwork, make a meal in the fully decked out kitchen and just relax under the stars. Keith and Reed were both great to get along with, very quick and thorough on all inquiries and requests. Our only regret was our schedule did not allow us to stay longer. We have recommended this place to everyone we know!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks so much for staying with us and thanks for this wonderful review! Come back to relax with us anytime you need a Palm Springs vacation!

                                                                  Just Beautiful!

                                                                  Crystal P.

                                                                  This house is amazing! Very clean, high ceilings, tasteful decor, a great sound system, and if you like lighting, this place has it all. You are able to change lighting throughout the house to fit any mood you wish. Plenty of pantry items, beautiful bathrooms and spa robes. The outdoors is also very nice, but the reason for the 4 stars is because the pool is not for swimming, only wading. It looks way larger in the photo. Luckily, there is a good size community pool and spa just steps away if you want to swim. I loved Reed, he is wonderful and available if you need him. I also want to thank Keith for letting us have a late check out.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Crystal, I'm so glad you and your group had a great time at Elrod Villa! Thanks for the kind comments on Reed (he is truly amazing and makes the whole thing possible) and I'm so glad you enjoyed our crazy lights and sound system! I'm sorry that the size and depth of the pool didn't match up to your expectations, but glad that you mentioned and enjoyed the huge community pool just steps away! You guys were great and we look forward to welcoming you back to Elrod Villa on future getaways to the desert. I'm so glad you got to take advantage of late checkout. Do visit us again. Best regards, Keith


                                                                  Palm Springs, CA, USA

                                                                  We're close to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (highly recommended!), the Palm Springs Uptown Design District, downtown Palm Springs and much more.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                  NOTE: We use dynamic pricing and, at the moment, our pricing tool of choice is not compatible with HomeAway/VRBO -- please inquire with us for the most current pricing or consult our direct booking site at evillapalmsprings.com for accurate rates. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and rental agreement is executed. Rates may not include pool heat, available as an option during colder months at $75 per night. Monthly stays include up to $500 in electricity usage. Additional electrical usage beyond this amount will be billed separately. Additional options including cleaning during your stay (for longer rentals) are available. Please inquire with owners about available options. Elrod Villa is a licensed Palm Springs vacation rental. The City of Palm Springs ID #1234.

                                                                  36 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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