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The Desert Skies Original Mid Century Style Condo - Your Home Away From Home -

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 552 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Once owned by movie stars Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh, Desert Skies Condominiums is a mid-century modern classic. With an intimate 38 condos, it has two sparkling pools, a spacious Jacuzzi, coin laundry facilities, and beautifully maintained grounds.

This second level unit is located in one of the most desirable, wind-free areas of Palm Springs-South Palm Canyon Drive-you are minutes from the charm of downtown Palm Springs Village.

Built in the 1950's, Desert Skies retains all of its historic charm while providing the modern conveniences of a fully furnished kitchen, comfortably appointed dining room, ample living room, king size bedroom & walk-in closet, luxury linens, pool towels, and lots of other amenities. Comes equipped with free wifi high speed internet, two flat screen TV monitors with cable hook-up, one unisex mountain bike, and free internet phone with free long distance service including USA, Canada and Mexico.

Enjoy a fully-stocked kitchen w/ original 50's cabinetry plus modern appliances. Sleeping arrangements include a King size pillow top bed. Original canary-yellow tiled bathroom and tub/shower in the bathroom are also part of this mid-century modern vacation condo.

Every window has awesome views of either soaring mountain ranges on one side, or the sparkling pools & spa on the other side. Only a few yards to the pool decks, but far enough away for peace and quiet.

The entire unit is freshly renovated and restored in keeping with Palm Springs' 50's style.

Sleeps 2-fully stocked.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
JR
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, malay, indonesian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About JR

We purchased this condo as a vacation rental property. We are Californian couple who love the Palm Springs area and love the mid-century architecture in Palm Springs.

JR purchased this condo in 2016

Why JR chose Palm Springs, South

The location of Desert Skies is excellent. The complex is beautiful & historical. South Palm Canyon is one of the most desirable, wind free areas of Palm Springs. Quiet, safe, intimate 38 units. You're less than 5 minutes to the bustling downtown area shops, restaurants, and museums. You're only 20 minutes away from Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Desert Hot Springs and La Quinta. The gorgeous San Jacinto Mountains and hiking trails are a walking distance from the condo.

Vacation Rental TOT Permit Number: PS 6768

What makes this condo unique

Biking, jogging, horseback riding, rides on the tramway, Villagefest (street fair) Thursday nights, museums, Joshua tree National Park (hiking & rock climbing). Excellent weather during the Winter with reliably sunny days throughout the year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Eveything possible to make this an "upscale" place has been done. The decor is especially attractive and very professional. The quality of the furnishings is tops. The bed is exceptionally comfortable. We really appreciate having the computer.
Jan 2011
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Map

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Air Museum
Koffi Palm springs
Trio Restaurant
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Mount San Jacinto
Moorten Botanical Garden
Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs
Palm Springs Desert Museum
Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Smoke Tree Village Shopping Center -- CLOSED
Pinocchio in the Desert
Palm Springs Convention Center
Original Las Casuelas
Toucan's Tiki Lounge
Purple Room
Hunters Nightclubs
SpurLine
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill
Rick's Desert Grill
Just Modern
Starbucks
Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Various Bars
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Nearest Train
7.5 Miles
Amtrax PSP
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Various Restaurants
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Nearest Beach
110 Miles
Newport Beach, Dana Point, Santa Monica Beach
Car: recommended

Amenities

Canyon Corridor Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 552 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) new pillow top mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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The Desert Skies Original Mid Century Style Condo - Your Home Away From Home -
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Wonderful Birthday trip!

  • 5 of 5

I loved coming to a beautifully decorated condo that had it all. We loved the huge and comfy bed, many fans and retro colors and fixtures. The two pools made for great swimming and every detail was attended to by the owners.

It was quiet, restful, relaxing, close to everything we liked to do as well as cozy and unique. Just the perfect little package place that was a jewel to discover! I would recommend this cute place to anyone who wants an ideal PS setting. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matt for your review and we glad you're enjoyed your time at Desertskies. We hope you return to Palm Springs soon. Warm Regards, J&R
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5

Great condo .. Do not miss it!

  • 5 of 5

There is no doubt that this place has a lot of positive energy.The owners contacted us before our arrival to share with us all the information we need during our stay. Once we made it to the condo we have noticed that everything is labeled for easy access to everything we might need. The owners were kind enough to also provide us with a folder that have all the information we might need about the condo or the area (close by restaurants, entertainment etc)

Everything in the condo was clean, tidy and very welcoming.

The bed is very comfy with great pillows.The bedroom has a walk-in closet with many drawers & hangers to use.There are 2 cable TVs, 2 air conditions and many portable fans, though you won't need to use them because the ACs work just fine. There are extra linens, towels, amenities in kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen has a big full size fridge, nice stove and oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and all the utensils, dishes and pots you might need. There are also several cooking books! There is a nice dinning area in the kitchen with a table that seats 4 people comfortably.The lights above the dining table are very lovely and unique.

The living room also seat 4 people. It has one big very comfy sofa and as comfy one armchair. The is also a desk with a chair to do any writing or office activities.The living room has the bigger tv, though the bedroom tv of a nice size too, it has bluetooth enabled speakers. There is a dvd player with lots of fun dvds to watch as well. If you are not a tv person, there are many books all over the house, nicely kept on various shelves.

The complimentary wifi is another big plus! Its fast and reliable.

The are 2 laundry rooms in the condo community area. Each room has 2 washers and dryers and work just fine. There is also a trash room where you can dispose your regular or recyclable trash.

The community is very friendly and the condo's location is perfect! drive to many close by attractions or walk around to enjoy the scenery of the mountains embracing palm trees, such a serene sight!

The owners are very wonderful people.They responded quickly to each and every email I sent and went out of their way to accommodate us. We had to change our flight and needed an extra day to leave, so we were given that without an extra charge! Super great owners!

If you are looking for an awesome stay with no hustle and guaranteed customer satisfaction, then book this place with confident and no fear!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Fatema, Thank you for your review and we glad you and Michael enjoyed staying in our condo Desertskies.....as our slogan "your home away from home" we want to ensure our guests stay at their "home" while staying in Desertskies. We hope you return again in Palm Springs soon ! J & R
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5

Great condo .. Do not miss it!

  • 5 of 5

There is no doubt that this place has a lot of positive energy.The owners contacted us before our arrival to share with us all the information we need during our stay. Once we made it to the condo we have noticed that everything is labeled for easy access to everything we might need. The owners were kind enough to also provide us with a folder that have all the information we might need about the condo or the area (close by restaurants, entertainment etc)

Everything in the condo was clean, tidy and very welcoming.

The bed is very comfy with great pillows.The bedroom has a walk-in closet with many drawers & hangers to use.There are 2 cable TVs, 2 air conditions and many portable fans, though you won't need to use them because the ACs work just fine. There are extra linens, towels, amenities in kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen has a big full size fridge, nice stove and oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and all the utensils, dishes and pots you might need. There are also several cooking books! There is a nice dinning area in the kitchen with a table that seats 4 people comfortably.The lights above the dining table are very lovely and unique.

The living room also seat 4 people. It has one big very comfy sofa and as comfy one armchair. The is also a desk with a chair to do any writing or office activities.The living room has the bigger tv, though the bedroom tv of a nice size too, it has bluetooth enabled speakers. There is a dvd player with lots of fun dvds to watch as well. If you are not a tv person, there are many books all over the house, nicely kept on various shelves.

The complimentary wifi is another big plus! Its fast and reliable.

The are 2 laundry rooms in the condo community area. Each room has 2 washers and dryers and work just fine. There is also a trash room where you can dispose your regular or recyclable trash.

The community is very friendly and the condo's location is perfect! drive to many close by attractions or walk around to enjoy the scenery of the mountains embracing palm trees, such a serene sight!

The owners are very wonderful people.They responded quickly to each and every email I sent and went out of their way to accommodate us. We had to change our flight and needed an extra day to leave, so we were given that without an extra charge! Super great owners!

If you are looking for an awesome stay with no hustle and guaranteed customer satisfaction, then book this place with confident and no fear!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal place for a week in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are active, retired seniors and we spent a very enjoyable November in this condo with its ideal location for exploring Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

The owners were a delight to work with and with good communications made the booking process simple and effective. A week ahead, we received clear instructions on locating and getting into the condo. Within 15 minutes of arriving, we were given a quick run thru of the condo and the apartment complex so we knew where everything was.

The condo was very comfortable and well equipped for a month in the desert and located just a 5 minute drive into downtown PS. The extras that impressed us included the use of a mountain bike, the use of a Mac laptop, a bluetooth receiver, a digital video recorder and a good selection of TV channels to go with the 2 flat screen TVs. The 38 unit 2-level property was very quiet and often we had the pools and hot tub to ourselves.

We would not hesitate to recommend this place to fellow travelers looking for a comfortable and value-packed place to stay in Palm Springs.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard, thank you very much for your wonderful comments. We are happy that you and your wife had a good time at Desert Skies. We welcome you back anytime!
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Lodi, CA USA
5

Nice, quiet, and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My job took me to PS for a short period, so I needed a quiet place to work that's close to downtown Palm Springs. This place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We glad you enjoyed staying in our condo. We hope you stay again in the future. Thank you. J&R
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Portland, Oregon
5

Marianna

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay here! The owners are friendly and helpful and respond to any questions I had very quickly! The pride of ownership was evident through out the condo!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $200

For stays under 28 days there is a hotel tax of 11.5%
No Pets and No Smoking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.