Midcentury Alexander Racquet Club Retreat Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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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.
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- 1225 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
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- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Covered Parking:
- Free Long Distance:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Off Season 2016
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
Desert Trip 2016
Oct 1 - Oct 17, 2016
4 night min stay
Shoulder Season 2016
Oct 18 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Prime Season 2017
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Shoulder Season 2017
May 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $150
- Cleaning fee $225 + tax
- Tax Rate 11.5%
3-nt min for prime season& 7-nt min for holidays & events
This property does not rent for Coachella Music Festival
$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
NO SMOKING ALLOWED
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.
Manager's cancellation policy:
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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
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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 (Palm Springs, CA, USA):
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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Butterfly Alexander Circa 1961
Welcome to Racquet Club Retreat
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
European style black cabinets with plenty of storage and cookware
Multiple spaces for dining & lounging w/ plenty of play area for dogs & kids
Sparkling heated saltwater pool with floats
Private desert oasis with palm trees, agave and a variety of desert flora
Soak up the Palm Springs sunshine with west facing 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
Guest bathroom with sunken tub, shower and plenty of storage
Classic Midcentury modern architecture with clean desert landscape
Bold entry with bright pops of color
Stacked block gas fireplace with floating hood & vintage dining table for 6-8
Updated kitchen with stainless appliances and glass mosaic countertops
Outdoor dining with built-in natural gas BBQ grill
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
Majestic mountain views of San Jacinto
Covered above ground spa for 4-6 people
Master retreat with ensuite bath and plenty of closet storage
King guest bedroom with high beamed ceiling, mountain views & large closet
Queen guest bedroom with spectacular mountain vistas
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016
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