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Mid Century Modern by Hugh M Kaptur, AIA! SNOWBIRDS: 2018 mo. rentals available!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 29 nights


About the property

Enjoy a real Palm Springs vacation in a true Midcentury Modern Home!

Enjoy a true Palm Springs classic vacation in a classic MidCentury designed by Hugh M. Kaptur, AIA for the Ranch Construction Company. Hugh Kaptur, honored with a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame and many tributes during Modernism Week 2014, built many iconic buildings in Palm Springs including Steve McQueen and William Holden's home. Mr. Kaptur's homes are much-celebrated for their classic, timeless design, open and bright floor plans, and seamless indoor / outdoor living. Nothing exemplifies the Palm Springs life style like an authentic midcentury home.

This home is featured in the documentary, 'Quiet Elegance. The architecture of Hugh M. Kaptur'. Over 2200 square feet, Mid Century Home in Desert Park Estates! A top to bottom, inside and out restoration of this 1961 beauty was completed on January 22nd 2013. Great care was taken to ensure that this home retained it's midcentury modern charm and integrity, while adding all of the state of the art amenities that will make your next vacation the best one yet! Even the color scheme is accurate to 1961.

Step back in time to 1961! Enjoy cocktails, while lounging in a mid century chair. Eat dinner on a Danish Modern dining table, with a 1960's table cloth, on Mid Century plates. Even the Magazines on the coffee table are from 1961!

Keep gets even better!

Let's start in the back yard! This home sits on over 1/2 acre. There are views from every room of the house. The back yard has a brand new, modern pool and spa, gas barbecue, olive trees, over 2400 square feet of grass area, 2 cactus gardens and a sand volley ball court!..really! The view of San Jacinto is nothing short of amazing.

Now let's go inside... as you walk through the original front door you will see that the main living area is completely open to the back yard via the original sliding doors and windows. Sweeping views of the back yard and brand a new pool and spa greet you, and beckons you outside. In the main living area you will find a breakfast area, cocktail lounge with an incredible Kyle Bunting area rug. The dining room seats 8. The additional lounge area is where you'll find a mid century recliner and a 42 inch flat screen TV, with surround sound.

Let's talk about the bedrooms...The master bedroom is decorated in cream, grey and green. The green paint on the walls is called 'martini olive'! What a coincidence! It has an ensuite bathroom with double sinks and direct access to the patio through the sliding door. Down the hall are 2 additional bedrooms; one in Orange and one in Aqua. High thread count sheets, down comforters and pillows are here for your enjoyment.

Now, on to the Kitchen...your kitchen has brand new, stainless appliances and a custom designed mosaic tile wall that is almost beyond description! It has new CaesarStone countertops and the hardware on the new cabinets is original to the house. A bar separates the kitchen from the living/dining area. Down the hall there's a washer and dryer should you need it.

But wait.. there's more! Just off the living room, with it's own entrance, is the brand new Casita with it's own sitting area, backyard access, and ensuite bathroom.

The best of everything is what you'll find in this Midcentury Modern Beauty! Top to bottom, floor to ceiling and everything in between is new and waiting for you!

Important: Due to the City of Palm Springs Ordinances, no events or large parties allowed.

Important: Children under the age of 7 are not recommended. Contact Owner for more information.

More Details

Lisa Harding
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2017

About Lisa Harding

We are a husband and wife team who live in Southern California. We have two adult children, both boys. One is in the Air Force and the other attends college. We are Southern California natives and enjoy boating on the Colorado River.

Lisa Harding purchased this house in 2012

Why Lisa Harding chose Desert Park Estates

We are huge fans of MidCentury modern architechture. So when we had a rare opportunity to buy this home and return it to it's original glory, we jumped at it. We have two adult boys, and two dogs. We take great pride on delivering the best vacation experience for our guests. So, we made extra effort to ensure that the original charm of the home was restored yet still upgraded the home with all modern conveniences and finishes.

What makes this house unique

This home gives you the feeling of stepping back in time to 1961. The best part about this home is the openness to the back yard. Mid century architecture was all about bringing the outdoors in. The back wall of the living and dining room is all glass. Outdoor dining and lounging under the original covered patio is a great experience. We know you will love this home as much as we do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time. We booked very last minute and everything was perfect. When we arrived our family loved the house, everything is beautiful and felt very luxurious! This will definitely be a repeat for our family in future vacations to Palm Springs.
Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Car: recommended

Palm Springs, Ca. The only place in the world where streets are named after movie stars! Regardless of the season you select to visit Palm Springs, there are always many, many things to do. Of course there are golf courses and shopping, but there is also, the McCallum Theatre and the Palm Springs theatre; home of the famous Follies! There are plenty of outdoor activities too; rock climbing, trails to the famous Palms, the Ariel Tram to the top of Mt. San Jacinto. In January, the Palm Springs Film Festival happens. In February there's Modernism week. There's the flea market at the College of the Desert that's held every Saturday and Sunday, year 'round. There's always something great going on in the Coachella Valley.


Desert Park Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Double sinks
    Casita Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk in shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Casita - 1 king , Casita also has ensuite bathroom and lounge
  • Master bedroom is ensuite. King size bed, vintage furniture. Bathroom has double vessel sinks and walk in shower. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share the hallway bath. The 4th bedroom is a casita and has an ensuite bathroom and lounge area.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


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Mid Century Modern by Hugh M Kaptur, AIA! SNOWBIRDS: 2018 mo. rentals available!
average rating of 4.918919 based on 50 reviews

Good for a group and accommodating owners

  • 5 of 5

The house was great and the owners are so accommodating. We had a blast staying there.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to have you as our guests! We so appreciate you and hope to see you again. Cheers! Lisa and Steve
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Great home in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home over Spring Break. The mid Centry decor was perfect for a Palm Springs vacation. With 4 adults and 4 kids we had plenty of room. The house had everything we needed. We hiked most mornings and spent the afternoons in the large backyard around the pool. There was plenty of seating around the pool and a shaded area when we reached our sun limit. The pool and spa were easy to control and warmed up quickly. The backyard was quiet with mountain views.

We loved our time in Palm Springs and were very happy with the home. It was hard to leave at the end of the week. We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that you had a great time. That's what it's all about, isn't it? Thanks for being such great guests, too! We wish you safe travels where ever life takes you. Cheers! Lisa and Steve
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this house. The decor was done perfectly. It had everything you need and more. So comfortable. The owners, Lisa & Steve, were so easy to work with and had great communication. Cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! We are thrilled that you had a great time! Thank you for being great guests. You don't know how much that means to us. We are hoping that the City of PS changes their Vacation Rental ordinance so that we can once again, host great guests like you and your group. So for now, have a great summer and here's to hoping we meet again in 2018! Cheers! Lisa and Steve
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Perfect Weekend Getaway with Friends

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I wanted a weekend getaway in Palm Springs and had such a fun weekend at this home. The outdoor space was great for daily BBQs and endless poolside lounging. The house was the perfect size esp. with the Casita. everyone had their own space, and I appreciate spacious bathrooms for rentals. The decor was fun and the homeowners were extremely responsive to my questions. For a fee, my miniature dachshund also joined the trip and loved running around the big backyard. LOVE this home and I highly recommend for friend or family getaways.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home nicely decorated for the modern design. Bedrooms are all large with big beds. Pool and spa are just right. Total enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 and thoroughly enjoyed having plenty of room to spread out in this wonderful home. The furnishings were period-perfect and high quality. The pool, hot tub and volley ball courts were great for coming together and relaxing...not to mention the wonderful view of Mt. San Jacinto and the trams (very cool at night)! Downtown was a short drive away so we could easily access restaurants, shopping and grocery stores. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning upon departure $230 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $700
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

City of Palm Springs TOT #4964.

Maximum occupancy is 8. Children under the age of 12 require prior approval from Owner. Due to high demand, monthly rentals during the months of February, March and April are not available. Contact owner for special requests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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