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The Perfect Modern Habitat - an Ultra '61 Redux

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Last updated: 01/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Anchored by the iconic design of Barry Berkus, AIA, this condo’s 1961 architecture is bold and unambiguously modern. It features high ceilings, clerestory windows, walls of glass and a folded plate W-channel roofline. Equally stunning, the interior space has been fully remodeled for your enjoyment.

Guided by a thoughtful aesthetic this newly renovated space achieves a natural fusion of 'then and now' modern - an expression of authentic mid century architecture reinvented for today's modern lifestyle. It is well equipped with everything you need and ensures that your comfort is paramount. If you're looking for authentic mid-century architecture inside and out, renovated with a demand for style and an insistence for comfort, this is the one for you.

Here you will find an inspired modern habitat that wears simple clean lines and affords fresh uncluttered spaces. It welcomes you to experience a certain Zen-ness – beckoning you to jettison any extra baggage at the door. Come enjoy a place where you can hear yourself think; a place where the ratio of 'signal to noise' is high. Try life in high fidelity! This vacation condo is designed to give you a place to unwind and relax that is open, essential, and calming. It feels good to be here!

Drenched in light, it is a 'level in' one-story end unit with a dramatic and spacious living room. It sports high ceilings, new tile floors, large flat screen HDTV, and plenty of comfortable seating. A wall of windows and sliding glass door out to the back patio provides easy indoor/outdoor living.

The private backyard patio enjoys wonderful southern and western views. It offers desert landscaping with outdoor dining for 4, Weber gas grill, market umbrella, and Italian style Brown Jordan chaise lounges for your relaxing pleasure. This patio area is fully enclosed with high walls and gated for your privacy.

Both bedrooms come with incredibly comfortable queen size beds (European Sleepworks mattress and pillows in the master), and high end linens (Dwell Studio). The bathrooms are fully renovated featuring sleek white and grey tile.

The well-equipped kitchen has been handsomely renovated with enamel white cabinets, JennAir stainless steel appliances, fresh water filter, wine fridge, Cesar stone counters, and great breakfast eating bar. There is also a separate dining area adjacent to the kitchen with seating for 6 with gorgeous mountain views.

There is wireless Internet through out, premium cable service, and a new central AC and heating unit.

The grounds of this low-density mid-century complex are impeccably landscaped with meandering walkways highlighted by cool green grass, mature olive trees and native desert plantings. A large pool and spa area with amazing mountain views complete this idyllic Palm Springs destination.

The Araby neighborhood is 3 miles southeast of downtown Palm Springs and is shielded from wind gusts that can sometimes be more common in other areas of town. This private condo offers 'get away from it all relaxation' and is only blocks away from great restaurants, the SmokeTree shopping plaza, and the South End's Koffi. Also in close proximity is Indian Canyons and other hiking trails, golf, and shopping.

Come find out for yourself how wonderful this modern habitat can be!

Palm Springs Permit # 46010000-20012996. Ask about the thirty day rental program


Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 01/06/2016

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1425 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be over 25 years old...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub


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from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $150
  • Taxes Not included


Prospective Renters must first call Owner using telephone number listed in this website if they want to use Wire Transfer as a means of payment.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/06/2016
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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Indian Canyons North and South
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I have owned and operated vacation rentals since 2002. Guests have described me as professional, responsive, friendly, cordial and accommodating. I take great pride in my properties and personally take excellent care of them. I strive to create an environment for my guests that they will remember and make their vacation a fabulous one.

Why the Owner Chose Araby Commons, Palm Springs, California, United States of America:
I love the desert and the mid-century modern aesthetic. I also enjoy renovating properties that have a strong authentic architecture but need some TLC. This property had great bones and is located in a wonderful complex. I purchased this property with my partner so we could bring it back to life, and create a special place.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 01/06/2016

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VRBO #456600

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 12, 2017

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