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Stunning South Backing Mid-Century Beauty With Pool & Mountain View

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Ideal For Entertaining, In The Heart Of Indian Wells. 3 BR Sleeps 6.

How can you be humble when you're gorgeous? This spacious elegant home has it all.

Renovation of this stunning south pool/backyard mid-century beauty has just been completed and is a brand new listing. High season rental value was professionally assessed by a rental marketing company at $12,000 per month, so the posted rates are excellent value.

You will love this home! It has clean lines and incredible views that extend through the house. It is for the discriminating (and design conscious) traveller.

The signature feature of this 2,908 square ft. H-shaped house is that the dining area, living room and master bedroom - the entire south-facing back of the house - wrap around to embrace the views of the pool and mountains to the south. The whole back consists of large glass walls and sliders that bring the view (the graciously large and classically designed pool, the palms, the sun, the mountains) inside the house. Private and privileged is the only way to describe it.

Beautifully restored and brought up to date with all of the conveniences, and exceptional design integrity.

First and foremost, the pool...Ahh, yes the pool. This is truly an outdoor living space, and you will love the pool whether you get wet or not (but i highly recommend it). Huge wide gracious steps allow you to determine, at your own pace, whether it's going to be a full dip or you just want to dabble your toes. A half circle on the opposite side arches around a lovely fountain that can be set to your liking and provides a lovely musical water sound as a backdrop to your day or evening.

Just a hint of this magic is suggested from the front of the house. A brilliant bevelled glass door allows just glimpses of the sunny green and turquoise paradise beyond, and suggests the luxury of the home's many modern chandeliers and sparking bathroom pendants, as well as the simplicity and quality of it's genuine (and rare) terrazzo* floors.

A full BBQ outdoor kitchen is there to serve you while you relax or entertain, with a large BBQ, small sink, and granite counters. Generous seating on comfortable outdoor sofas and chairs, as well as an outdoor dining table and chairs allow you and your guests to eat, drink and enjoy the pool and views throughout the day.

The living room is huge and the ultimate in cool: fabulous for both entertaining and hanging out by the very modern fireplace, with aqua coloured fire glass, or spread out on comfortable huge new white leather sectionals, watching the brand new 70' TV (if you can take your eyes off the view). Modern pot lighting highlights the original rough-broken concrete block walls, which are painted a luminous silver.

Lovely evening views of the trees, shrubs and pool, lit up at night, dramatically extend the view from the living and entertaining areas - as well as the master bedroom if you want - into the backyard and water at night.

The brand new modern kitchen, including kitchen 'bar' (in the modern sense, with stools at the counter) is superb and relaxed, whether for entertaining a group or that casual private meal, and always with the view present. Dishes are modern and stylish and there are plenty for entertaining. Espresso maker allows you to make your own latte in the morning. Large pantry and closet allow you to tuck away absolutely everything to keep it looking lovely .

The stunning and sexy laundry room (really!) is designed with the understanding that it serves as the 'entrance' to the home for the main inhabitants, from the vantage point of the 2 car attached garage. A striking stacked stone wall and brand new metallic grey washer and dryer in a large laundry room, with walk in utility closet, at once spoils you - and allows you to keep the house looking picture ready (when you want to).

The master bedroom elegantly opens from expansive glass south and west sides onto the pool area. What a way to wake up! What a way to enjoy your day! The master has two attached bathrooms (his and hers?): a cool and strong (masculine, classic) pool bathroom, which also opens with huge wide sliders onto the pool area, as well as a large master bathroom, with the original real onyx stone tub surround and vanity retained, and a shower and classic roman tub.

In addition to the master, there are two additional bedrooms, one of which can serve also as a den. All 3 bedrooms have a brand new 42' TV. Bedroom 2 has two queen beds and bedroom 3 has a queen and a desk. All three bedrooms have large glass sliders, with gorgeous brand new 'vertical sheers' that offer all the flexibility and privacy options you will need: whether fully open to enjoy bright views, lovely soft light through sheers, or fully closed for full privacy and room darkening.

Some details: brand new crystal and modern chrome door knobs strike a balance between modernism and Hollywood glam. Original hooks for pool towels outside on the east path which skirts along the master bath, the main guest bath and the main bathroom sliding doors toward the pool were retained as part of the funky/old school character and are great for families and guests who want to sneak from the pool directly to their bedrooms.

What is BRAND NEW?? Pebble-tech pool lining and mosaic pool tile, all those glamorous lighting fixtures, all TVs, all kitchen cupboards, kitchen 'quartz' counters, all kitchen appliances, master and pool bath marble floors, all shower floors (mosaic Manhattan marble), all toilets, shower doors, all beds, all linens, all indoor and outdoor furniture, all dishes!!!

A new street legal 4 seater golf cart (18 months old) may be arranged, depending on availability. Please advise specifically if you would like to arrange for the golf cart.

* FYI: terrazzo is a solid poured concrete floor with chips of marble, honed to a smooth finish, that was very popular in the 60's. This one was poured in place, about 4-5' deep, within a 3' x3' stainless steel grid, and has been gently restored.


In addition, due to a recent ordinace of the City of Indian Wells, rentals of under 7 days are not permitted at this time and max permitted occupancy sleeps 6.

City of Indian Wells Short Term Rental Permit #VV-0012

More Details

Margot Langdon
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Margot Langdon

We are Canadians, a lawyer and an executive coach, who love the outdoors and plan to spend more time in the Palm Springs area when our kids have gone off to University. We love golf and tennis, socializing and fitness.

Margot Langdon purchased this house in 2013

Why Margot Langdon chose Rancho Palmeras

I have a strong interest in design and was briefly in architecture (Pre-Masters Qualifying at U of M) before I returned to law. And I recently fell in love with the desert. After looking at a lot of properties, this one was clearly exceptional, from a design perspective as well as the sunny south mountain and palm tree views and the huge classic pool. I love the water, and love to enjoy the outdoors and views, both in solitude and while entertaining or hanging out with friends and family. I have a deep and abiding love for beautiful design and the space, views, light and lines spoke to me - loud and clear. In fact my heart skipped a beat as soon as I saw it! It was an untouched, totally un-renovated, mid-century modern that had not been maintained for many years, and I had a dream about how beautiful it could be again.

What makes this house unique

The space, light, gorgeous pool and south mountain and tree views of this through the glass walls are incredible all day from most of the house. You will look forward to getting up in the morning and going out for a latte in the seating area facing the pool and mountains. It calls your name!! Then you will look forward to any opportunity to lie by the pool - and then you will notice you are already looking forward to cocktail hour, and turning on the pool lights and landscape lighting! The lighting of the house is so beautiful in the evening that you will seek any excuse to have guests over to share it with.


Rancho Palmeras House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours at 10pm, no exceptions. No outdoor music or parties.
  • Please inquire before booking.
  • Inquire with owner before any booking in February. January must be booked before February dates will be released.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Hollywood: Marble counters, chandeliers, terrazzo
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Pool/ensuite: gorgeous huge views, very cool design
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest /laundry/ garage: may be locked for guest BR only
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Stunning chandeliers, marble floors, onyx tub, large sliders
  • All bathrooms (other than the 4th) have beautiful walk-out sliding doors with gorgeous vertical sheers that give you whatever amount of privacy and light you want for the occasion. Master suite has both "his and hers" ensuite bathrooms (his in a stylish masculine smokey grey tile, with movie star direct access onto the pool area; hers, with onyx, and 3 chandeliers, larger and more private) - both incredible and giving you the personal space you deserve!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Two ensuite/attached bathrooms
    Bedroom 2 - Huge wave photo, large sliders, 42' flatscreen TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Can double as den, attached bath.
  • This master bedroom has stunning wrap around views, with two 8' X 8' sliding doors that allow you to walk directly onto the pool deck and patio, and enjoy spectacular views day and night. A soft and sexy sheer window plus enclosed verticals covering gives full to partial privacy. Enclosed verticals give the degree of additional privacy and light control you may need in order to sleep in!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
4 person golf cart is available!! This new and comfortable golf cart can allow you mobility with one less rental car, or enable you to drive to and from El Paseo or a restaurant for dinner, and perhaps enjoy a glass of wine, followed by a pleasant and safe drive back along the beautifully landscaped golf paths.


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Restful, Beautiful Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

Margot's wonderful home was the perfect place to spend 8 days with my husband's family (2 couples and the sons' mom). The layout and decor is exactly as pictured with everything spotless and tidy.

As mom doesn't get around too easily, having this lovely, well-equipped home/pool combination as base camp was perfect. We lounged "around" (and mostly "in" on the floating devices supplied) the pool most afternoons after doing a morning outing (shopping with everyone or hiking locally or in Joshua Tree National Park for the able-bodied).

Directions re: house/pool use were clear and accurate, we found pretty well everything we needed with the kitchen or grill for the meals we cooked in house, and the surrounding neighbourhood was perfect for the early morning walks four of us had nearly every day.

Thanks Margot for a wonderful time . . . this is the type of well-kept and well-located accommodation you like to return to again and again!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brenda! Yes, I LOVE the pool too! So glad you enjoyed your time, and needless to say, you are welcome back any time. Best, Margot
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Wonderful home for family vacations

  • 5 of 5

We lived there for three weeks and it was perfect by any means. The location is very nice and quiet and the house and garden had everything we wished. We would love to return very quickly.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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st. albert

Great place and all the details were taken care of.

  • 5 of 5

The home had all the supplies needed to make life very easy. It was great!


  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an amazing home. Quiet and well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic week at this home. Margot was so helpful and Lars was available for any questions. Wish the ice maker worked but wasn't the end of the world. This was definitely one of the best homes we have rented in the desert! Thanks Margot!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I'm so glad you had a great vacation! I will get that icemaker fixed! M.
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Beautiful and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house which brought the outside in with the openness of windows along the whole back of the house but yet maintained privacy from neighbors. The house was updated with beautiful and comfortable decor. The location was perfect in reaching the shopping, golfing and restaurants in the area. The owner and manager were always available if issues arose and loved the notes on the house and area. We would book this again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! So glad you had a great vacation!
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The property was perfect for our family. Had all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

This property allowed us to be all together or if you needed some time for yourself you could get away. The pool was beautiful, the outdoor cooking and eating areas were wonderful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was great to have you there and we look forward to having you back! Margot
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
IW Club, Desert Horizons
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Nest, IW Club, Hyatt, Renaissance, Cliffhouse
Car: recommended

Located south of Hwy 111, in the coveted 92210 area code of Indian Wells, just south of Desert Horizons CC and just west of Cook Street. This area is convenient to fabulous golf and in a central location to the renowned Indian Wells Tennis Club, home of the fabulous BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament. Indian Wells is and always has been the premiere location, and is conveniently situated for shopping, close to the chique restaurants and shopping of El Paseo Drive, the major hotels (Hyatt, IW Club, Renaissance Esmerelda, Mira Monte) and easily accessible whether you want to go to La Quinta or old Palm Springs, the airport or the polo club. Business License # 3019. NO REQUESTS FOR COACHELLA PLEASE!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Tax Rate 11.25%

Premiums will apply for special events. Sorry, but we will not be making this special property available for Coachella.

Note that taxes at the rate of 11.25% are payable for all stays under 30 days in Indian Wells.
Rentals under 7 days, parties and amplified music outdoors are not permitted in Indian Wells, sorry!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.