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Iconic Butterfly Midcentury Modern House - Pool & Spa, with Cabana

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Mid-century modern house with pool, spa and views

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-28 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 + 1 Infant

Experience this architecturally significant mid-century modern house designed by renowned California architects Palmer & Krisel and developer Robert Alexander.

This fully renovated vacation house is located in Palm Springs' famous Racquet Club Estates neighborhood, home to the legendary Racquet Club Resort where the Hollywood elite and movie stars escaped for a weekend retreat of relaxation in the desert.

The home features highly sought-after desert mid-century modern architecture, including a spacious open floor plan, dramatic vaulted high ceilings unique to the iconic “butterfly” roofline design, exposed tongue-and-groove ceiling beams, and floor-to-ceiling “walls of glass” that stream an abundance of sunlight throughout the indoor living areas. Each room throughout the house has been renovated to showcase the home’s stunning features. Highlights include a fully renovated open-air kitchen, that features stainless steel appliances, pro-grade gas cooktop, Keurig Platinum café brewer, and auto-closing drawers well-stocked with all the essential cooking gadgets.

The main living, dining and kitchen areas provide unobstructed views of the mountains and expansive private garden and pool through the “zero-clearance” floor-to-ceiling windows, which blur the distinction between the indoors and outdoors.

The expanded master bedroom features a gas fireplace, flat panel wall-mounted HDTV and private patio. The en suite master bath that features dual vanity sinks and a luxury step-down oversized shower with glass tiles. Longer-term guests will appreciate the abundant custom storage features available in the walk-in closet.

Throughout the house, guests will appreciate the modernist furnishings inspired by famous mid-century modern designer icons. Highlights include a curved low-back sofa, Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair, and raised modern beds with luxury mattresses and hotel quality linens in each bedroom.

Outside, sun lovers can soak up the desert sun in the desirable western-facing private back yard. Indulge in the Pebble-Tec® swimming pool with 'legacy size' dimensions, which features walk-in stair-step access and variable depths. After a refreshing swim, relax in the adjustable chaise loungers underneath an oasis of palm trees, surrounded by resort-style landscaping.

The private back yard features an expansive detached outdoor cabana with kitchenette for enjoying the Palm Springs indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The kitchen/bar area features includes a Jenn-Air chef’s gas grill, true-gas cooktop burner, and bar/prep sink. You and your guests can dine al-fresco style in the lighted cabana at the outdoor dining table, and afterwards retreat to the brand new outdoor club style sectional lounge sofa.

After sunset, the entire private back yard and palm trees are dramatically illuminated with professional resort-designed ground lighting. Mix up a cool retro cocktail in the blender in the outdoor kitchen, and then gaze at the evening stars while relaxing around the custom built-in gas fire pit or in the resort style spa with therapeutic water jets.

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Per local neighborhood ordinance, minimum age for vacation properties is 30 years-old/...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Perfect retreat for families with children of all ages...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Central Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Master Bedroom features walk-in wardrobe closet...moreless

  • South Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Extra long twin beds are the length of a queen/king mattress...moreless

  • House sleeps up to 6 in beds (2 per bedroom). Pak-n-Play portable crib available. Each bedroom features brand hotel quality mattresses, night stands, wardrobe closets, and iHome® clock radios (charges all models of iPhones and iPods, with USB plugs for all other brands). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • En suite Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Fully remodeled step-down spa style shower with glass tiles...moreless

  • Central / Guest Bath: toilet, shower

    Fully remodeled spa style shower with glass tile...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have been fully renovated and feature walk-in, glass-enclosed extra large spa style showers. Please note that there are no bathtubs. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Experience our house that is situated in the iconic mid-century neighborhood that was featured on the TV show 'American Dream Builders'! Please note that landline telephone service is not provided. Cellular phone signal from all major phone carriers reaches the house....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with HD programming....moreless

  • Television:

    50' 1080p HDTV wall-mounted flat screen TVs - one in living and one in master bedroom. "Smart" enabled TVS with WiFi Internet access to connected Netflix and Hulu apps. ...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Breathtaking panoramic views of the San Jacinto mountain range from throughout the house, private yard and pool area...moreless

  • Village:

    Situated in the historic Racquet Club Estates neighborhood in Palm Springs, the house is just minutes from the downtown village shopping and dining district...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor iconic Tulip round dining table seats 4-6. Kitchen pennisula counter with 2 breakfast chairs. Outdoor dining table seats 6. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning system ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Extra large capacity with steam feature...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2 gas fireplaces with modern glass rock...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating system ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Complimentary high speed broadband wireless Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Hotel-quality bed linen sheets, and extra pillows...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room features newer furnishings, including a curved low-back modern sofa, fireplace, atomic overhead lamps, and clearstory windows with views of the mountains and outdoor fire pit...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking available on private driveway. There is no garage parking. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Extra long bath and separate terrycloth pool towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new large front load High Efficiency washer ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig® Platinum K-cup cafe coffee maker. Standard drip automatic coffee maker is also available. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked with all-matching dishes and cutlery...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel automatic dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Open concept fully remodeled modern kitchen ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Custom built-in under the counter microwave ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Complimentary starter supply of paper towels, dishwashing soap, automatic dishwasher detergent provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel with automatic ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Pro style gas cooktop ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Dualit® stainless steel toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Expansive patio surrounds the pool...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Large covered Cabana features an outdoor kitchenette (prep sink, gas grill, built-in gas burner), alfresco dining table, and lounge seating area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fully private, high-walled yard features grass lawn areas, queen palm trees. The entire yard is automatically illuminated with resort style uplighting ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Jenn-Air® large gas grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Frontgate® brand luxury pool floats ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Private built-in resort-style outdoor heated jetted jacuzzi spa with infinity waterfall....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Large 'Legacy Size' pool is 16'x32' and features Pebble Tec® reflecting stone finish. The pool is situation on the west side of the house for gorgeous mountain views and sun...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Jan 1 - Apr 15, 2017
4 night min stay

$2,295 $3,995
April 2017
Apr 16 - Apr 29, 2017
4 night min stay

$2,195
Late Spring 2017
Apr 30 - May 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$259
$1,995 $3,795
Autumn
Oct 29 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$259
$1,995 $3,795
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 17 - Dec 31, 2017
5 night min stay

$2,295 $3,295
January 2018
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2018
21 night min stay

$1,100 $4,295
February 2018
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2018
10 night min stay

$1,995 $4,195
March 2018
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
28 night min stay

$1,100 $4,195
April 2018
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018
4 night min stay
$259
$1,995 $3,995
Late Spring 2018
May 1 - May 31, 2018
4 night min stay
$259
$1,995 $3,795
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$259
$1,595 $3,595
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Inquire for Pool Heating $0
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $550
  • Departure Cleaning Fee $165
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

For a guaranteed rate quote, use the option to send us a message first. This is the button that is labeled "Send email", "Send Message", "Email Owner" or "Send Inquiry." We promptly respond with a quote to all inquiries!

A progressive discount is manually applied by us for extended stays duration of 15-27 days (the system will automatically prorate quotes for stays 1-14 days, and 28 days and longer). A prorate cannot to applied to reservations made via the "Request to Book"; please submit an INQUIRY/MESSAGE to us first!

Optional Pool Heating is available - please use the Send INQUIRY/EMAIL/MESSAGE feature first for rate information and options.

11.5% city lodging tax will be removed by us for stays of 28 and more consecutive nights. Please use the option to send us an INQUIRY/EMAIL/MESSAGE first and we will manually remove the tax.

The house is available for longer-term stays. Please contact us for special rates.

City of Palm Springs Vacation House Registration #60790000-20017109


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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Location

4.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Multiple golf courses
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 111
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Circa 59

Car: Recommended

Palm Springs Mountain Aerial Tram just minutes away; Soak City water park; The Living Desert zoo & botanical garden; Palm Springs Air Museum; Joshua Tree National Park; Mid-Century Modern architecture tours, Casino.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Our philosophy is to provide each guest with courteous and personalized responsive service.

Why the Owner Chose Racquet Club Estates (Palm Springs, CA, USA):
As mid-century modern enthusiasts, we jumped at the opportunity to purchase this iconic “Butterfly” Alexander-built mid-century modern house. This is our second house in the desert, and we’re thrilled to share it with our guests. We spent over 8 months fully renovating this amazing house and property to its original splendor. With the exception of the frame and exterior stucco siding, the house is essentially all new.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home is a highly sought-after authentic Alexander-built 'butterfly' roofline house. The main living areas and private back yard boast breathtaking views of the San Jacinto Mountain range. Just a short walk away is the steps away is the beautifully landscaped Victoria Park.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

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Photos

  • Mid-century modern house with pool, spa and views

    Mid-century modern house with pool, spa and views

  • Dramatic floor-to-ceiling 'glass walls' beckon you outside to the private pool

    Dramatic floor-to-ceiling 'glass walls' beckon you outside to the private pool

  • Clearstory windows provide desirable mountain views from the living area

    Clearstory windows provide desirable mountain views from the living area

  • Dramatic 12' high clearstory windows provide spectacular garden & mountain views

    Dramatic 12' high clearstory windows provide spectacular garden & mountain views

  • Master bedroom retreat features king bed, private patio and gas fireplace

    Master bedroom retreat features king bed, private patio and gas fireplace

  • Ensuite master shower with floor-to-ceiling glass tiles for a spa experience

    Ensuite master shower with floor-to-ceiling glass tiles for a spa experience

  • South guest bedroom features garden view and XL (Extra Long) twin beds

    South guest bedroom features garden view and XL (Extra Long) twin beds

  • Relax in the resort style built-in spa with therapeutic heated jets

    Relax in the resort style built-in spa with therapeutic heated jets

  • Relax in the custom heated spa featuring massage jets and tranquil waterfall

    Relax in the custom heated spa featuring massage jets and tranquil waterfall

  • Cabana with kitchenette, Jenn-Air BBQ,  and alfresco dining Palm Springs style

    Cabana with kitchenette, Jenn-Air BBQ, and alfresco dining Palm Springs style

  • Relax at night by the custom on-demand gas fire pit with built-in lounge seating

    Relax at night by the custom on-demand gas fire pit with built-in lounge seating

  • House floor plan.

    House floor plan.

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows create an indoor-outdoor living space

    Floor-to-ceiling windows create an indoor-outdoor living space

  • All-new gourmet kitchen features all Stainless Steel appliances and gas cooktop

    All-new gourmet kitchen features all Stainless Steel appliances and gas cooktop

  • Mid-century modern living area features expansive sofa and Barcelona chair

    Mid-century modern living area features expansive sofa and Barcelona chair

  • Relaxing evenings in the living room by gas fireplace with wall-mounted HDTV

    Relaxing evenings in the living room by gas fireplace with wall-mounted HDTV

  • Master en suite with double vanity, extra storage and private access to pool/spa

    Master en suite with double vanity, extra storage and private access to pool/spa

  • Swank central guest bedroom features queen bed, high ceiling and exposed beams

    Swank central guest bedroom features queen bed, high ceiling and exposed beams

  • Remodeled guest bath with double-size shower, glass mosaics, natural sky light

    Remodeled guest bath with double-size shower, glass mosaics, natural sky light

  • Desirable western-facing private pool area with gorgeous full mountain views

    Desirable western-facing private pool area with gorgeous full mountain views

  • Great family fun in the grass lawn of the private back yard.

    Great family fun in the grass lawn of the private back yard.

  • Experience indoor living--outside. Covered cabana features resort style lounge.

    Experience indoor living--outside. Covered cabana features resort style lounge.

  • Iconic mid-century modern design pictured at night

    Iconic mid-century modern design pictured at night

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017

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