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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:60 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.0 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Thunderbird Mid-century Masterpiece in Rancho Mirage is a magical combination of authentic midcentury architecture, glamorous history, and contemporary luxuries in a private guard gated retreat.

This stunning midcentury modern architectural estate features 3 large bedrooms in the main house and a detached guest bungalow designed by famed modernist Howard Lapham and built in 1958.

This Rancho Mirage vacation home was only the second property built in the world-renowned celebrity enclave of Thunderbird Heights, where current and former US Presidents stay when they vacation in the greater Palm Springs area. Still the home of many privacy-seeking celebrities today, former neighbors include Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, Ginger Rogers, and President Ford.

This Rancho Mirage vacation rental home boasts incredible 360-degree views of the Palm Springs valley and mountains as a result of its central and elevated location.

Expansive walls of glass provide breathtaking views of the valley from the great room, dining room, and morning room as well as the master suite and two guest rooms. From every other room, you'll have spectacular up-close views of Thunderbird Peak and the Santa Rosa Mountains.


This Rancho Mirage vacation rental home's gorgeous southwest facing courtyard pool and spa provide the ultimate in privacy and relaxation along with sunshine and up-close views of the mountains. The home's private elevated location provides exceptional stargazing from the secluded whirlpool spa at night.

You'll love the incredible soothing gardens that surround the home. 17 palms, original to the home, soar above the property and potted citrus, strawberries, and other fruits are available for your enjoyment. Around every corner are seating areas with vintage benches, fountains, and ponds. A 200-year-old bench sits beneath a 60-year-old lemon tree with forever views of the valley and mountains beyond.



This vacation rental home in Rancho Mirage has kept its famous modernist architectural lines, but has been newly remodeled for contemporary living, and includes fantastic designer furnishings, art, and period antiques. The home features a wonderful and sun-filled open floor plan while maintaining separation of bedrooms for privacy.

You'll find hand cut travertine floors throughout this Rancho Mirage vacation rental home, as well as Italian lighting fixtures, and custom mahogany cabinetry. The stunning art and antique collection that is found in all areas of the home and garden includes internationally known painters, photographers, and sculptors from the 40's and 50's as well as today.

The great room of this Rancho Mirage vacation home is beautifully decorated with midcentury modern furniture and antiques. You also find the original gas fireplace with floor to ceiling Bluestone. The dining room, with seating for 8, has a huge vintage table with direct views of the Thunderbird Golf Course and lush green Coachella Valley.

There is an intimate library in this Thunderbird Midcentury Masterpiece with an extensive collection of books and picturesque views of the pool and mountains beyond. The warm and comfortable family room has amazing valley views, a giant inlaid mother of pearl and lacquer coffee table from the original owner, and a 60" flat screen TV with Bose theater sound system.

The fully equipped kitchen in this Rancho Mirage vacation home is a chef's dream with massive double Liebherr refrigerators, a Miele convection oven with warming drawer, a top-of-the-line Bertazzoni gas range with a grill and dual ovens, and a Miele dishwasher.

Gorgeous full grain mahogany cabinets provide abundant storage and come fully stocked with all the tools and utensils you'll need to prepare and serve outstanding meals. There is an adjacent slab granite entertainment island with bar seating that is open to the family, dining, and great rooms. The kitchen also provides direct access to the pool and BBQ grill.

The master suite in this remarkable Rancho Mirage home for rent features a king size bed, floor to ceiling mahogany gas fireplace, large sofa seating area and 60" flat screen TV with DVD player, beautiful Asian and midcentury modern art, an original Lapham round window overlooking an Asian pond, and one-of-a-kind views of the lush green valley.

The master bedroom also has a large dual walk-in closet and the master bath includes a floor to ceiling shower made from one piece of Italian granite, dual sinks, and a soaking tub for 2 with garden and valley views.

The two other bedrooms in the main house are decorated with midcentury modern art and furnishings. Both feature outstanding mountain and valley views and the 3rd bedroom provides direct access to the pool and spa. The guest bathrooms have all been recently updated with gorgeous granite showers and countertops, as well as Italian fixtures and custom lighting.

The detached private bungalow of this Rancho Mirage vacation home is a stunning mix of mid-century and Venetian fabrics and art. A large wall of glass allows you to enjoy the sunshine with your morning coffee and spectacular views of the pool and mountains all day. The bathroom features travertine, mahogany cabinetry, and Italian fixtures.

The exclusive Thunderbird Golf Course, for members and guests of golf course members only, is just a short golf cart ride away, accessible through a private tunnel. Thunderbird Heights is close to fantastic dining along Rancho Mirage's Restaurant Row and at The River, an upscale outdoor mall. Centrally located, Thunderbird Midcentury Masterpiece is a quick drive to Palm Springs and Palm Desert with outstanding attractions such as the Living Desert Zoo, Indian Canyons Preserve, over 100 golf courses, and outlet mall shopping.

This luxurious Rancho Mirage vacation home is convenient to many popular Palm Springs area events including the Bob Classic / Humana Challenge Golf Tournament, the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament, the Coachella Valley Music Festival, and Palm Springs Film Festival. City Permit #4040
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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Manager indicates their response time is: Within an hour
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Other Amenities

  • 6 Person Occupancy Limit Beds by Bedroom: BR 1: King, 60' TV/DVD BR 2: King BR 3: Full, 42' TV/DVD BR 4: Detached Bungalow, King, 30' TV/DVD Family Room: 60' TV, Bose theater sound system Outstanding Mountain and Valley Views Approximately 4200 sq. ft. Approximately 1/2 Acre Lot Size Howard Lapham Designed Home Built in 1958 Elegant Art and Antiques Hand Cut Travertine Floors Italian Lighting and Bath Fixtures Fully Equipped Kitchen Custom Mahogany Cabinets Professional Stainless Steel Appliances Gas Range and 3 Ovens Indoor Dining for 8 Intimate Reading Library Outdoor Dining for 8 Lounge Chairs for 6 Outdoor Umbrellas Pool Size Approx. 15' x 32' Whirlpool Spa Gas BBQ Grill Misting System Fountains and Ponds Lush Green Gardens Mature Fruit Trees Towels and Linens Provided Private Guard Gated Community ...moreless

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Week 49
Dec 2 - Dec 8, 2016
60 night min stay

$10,497
Week 50
Dec 9 - Dec 15, 2016
60 night min stay

$10,497
Winter
Dec 16 - Dec 21, 2016
60 night min stay

$14,995
Christmas 2016
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2016
60 night min stay

$14,995
Winter
Dec 27 - Dec 28, 2016
60 night min stay

$14,995
New Years 2016
Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2017
60 night min stay

$14,995
Winter
Jan 4 - Jan 5, 2017
60 night min stay

$14,995
WK01-2017
Jan 6 - Jan 12, 2017
60 night min stay

$14,245
WK02-2017
Jan 13 - Jan 19, 2017
60 night min stay

$12,746
WK03-2017
Jan 20 - Jan 26, 2017
60 night min stay

$14,245
WK04-2017
Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2017
60 night min stay

$14,245
WK05-2017
Feb 3 - Feb 9, 2017
60 night min stay

$15,745
WK06-2017
Feb 10 - Feb 16, 2017
60 night min stay

$17,244
WK07-2017
Feb 17 - Feb 23, 2017
60 night min stay

$20,993
WK08-2017
Feb 24 - Mar 2, 2017
60 night min stay

$18,744
WK09-2017
Mar 3 - Mar 9, 2017
60 night min stay

$18,744
WK10-2017
Mar 10 - Mar 16, 2017
60 night min stay

$20,993
WK11-2017
Mar 17 - Mar 23, 2017
60 night min stay

$20,993
WK12-2017
Mar 24 - Mar 30, 2017
60 night min stay

$20,993
WK13-2017
Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2017
60 night min stay

$20,993
Coachella and Easter 2017
Apr 5 - Apr 26, 2017
60 night min stay

$59,980
WK16-2017
Apr 21 - Apr 27, 2017
60 night min stay

$18,744
WK17-2017
Apr 28 - May 4, 2017
60 night min stay

$17,244
WK18-2017
May 5 - May 11, 2017
60 night min stay

$12,746
Winter
May 12 - Dec 8, 2017
60 night min stay

$14,995
WK51-2017
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
60 night min stay

New Years 2017
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2018
60 night min stay

$18,744

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


Additional information about rental rates:

Damage deposit: $750.00

Fees and Taxes:

  • Cleaning $350

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Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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