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Iconic Butterfly Midcentury Modern House - Pool, Spa and Cabana

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 27 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 + 1 Infant

Registered Vacation Rental. The City of Palm Springs ID #2406. TOT Permit #6865.

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.

Registered Vacation Rental. The City of Palm Springs ID #2406. TOT Permit #6865

More Details

Owner
Michael & Scott
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Michael & Scott

Michael, owner, with Loki, Pembroke Corgi living the desert lifestyle in downtown Palm Springs. Thank you for visiting our site! We have enormous pride in our vacation house and our goal is to provide each guest with courteous, responsive service.

Michael & Scott purchased this house in 2013

Why Michael & Scott chose Racquet Club Estates

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Multiple golf courses
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 111
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Dozens of restaurants downtown Palm Springs
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.

Amenities

Racquet Club Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Click on the Rental Agreement link below and review the City's rules to assure that your planned use of the house will not result in a City Violation
  • Shortly after your booking request, the owners will provide you with a booking agreement for your signature. Please monitor your mailbox.
  • Booking requests expire in 24 hours. Booking requests will AUTO DECLINE if the rental agreement is not completed within 24 hours.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En suite Master Bath - toilet , shower , Fully remodeled step-down spa style shower with glass tiles
    Central / Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Fully remodeled spa style shower with glass tile
  • Both bathrooms have been fully renovated and feature walk-in, glass-enclosed extra large spa style showers. Please note that there are no bathtubs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Central Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom features walk-in wardrobe closet
    South Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Extra long twin beds are the length of a queen/king mattress
  • 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).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Iconic Butterfly Midcentury Modern House - Pool, Spa and Cabana
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
5

Perfect Palm Springs Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved our stay in this quintessential Palm Springs home. Michael and Scott truly thought of every touch to make our stay relaxing and comfortable. We hiked and rock climbed by day and soaked in the hot tub by night surrounded by the gorgeous mountains. However, we also could have been just as happy to never leave the property, and the best day was perhaps the one we spent floating in the pool while the Thanksgiving turkey cooked on the outdoor grill. When we go back to Palm Springs, it will to stay here again more than anything else.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four enjoyed everything about this vacation home - the pool and spa were well maintained, the outdoor grill and seating were great for outdoor dining, and the home is impeccably clean and well maintained. The homeowners were exceptionally helpful throughout the rental process. Also, the home is centrally located within Palm Springs making it only a short drive to several attractions.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Palm Springs for a week in November. The house was so cool and comfortable, the outdoor living spaces were exactly like the pictures (and super private!), and the neighborhood was quiet. Every item in the house was so thoughtfully chosen- on my return home, I wanted to Kondo my living quarters to match the peace I felt in Palm Springs. Two thumbs way up!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth annual two week stay at Michael and Scott’s Home. Hopefully that tells you everything you need to know. The property is always presented perfectly with every amenity you will need for your stay. It is in a quiet, safe location yet very handy for all the places you will go in Palm Springs. Michael and Scott are always on hand if you have any queries. We will be back next year and cannot wait.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect family trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our small family had a lovely time at the house. The property is private, safe and quiet. All of the details inside and outside the home are taken care of. The covered outdoor kitchen and seating area is especially convenient allowing us to stay outside while offering a break from the sun. We had absolutely no issues and hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect house for a perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Family of five spent a week making forever memories at this amazing property. We've rented houses throughout the States and Europe, and this one topped them all. Super swank, completely well-stocked...the owners have designed a house that honors its archeticetural heritage and is completely functional with modern amenities. It was our first time visiting the area and each day we either ventured out to enjoy the natural wonder: the view from the skyline tram, the nearby Joshua Tree; or took advantage of the local festivities - the Thursday night promenade, the art museum, the water park. We experienced so many incredible things, and always had this gorgeous home to return to as our oasis for family swimming and meals (so rare to find a kitchen that has everything you need in it). The owners treated us like real guests, made sure access was easy, were available for any questions we had about the house and our adventures. I will always remember that this is where my three year old learned to swim. My only complaint? That our vacation is over.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Damage Deposit $500

Optional Pool Heating is available. Rates are seasonally adjusted for lowest cost. Rates range from $37/day to $55/day.

11.5% city lodging tax must be manually removed for stays of 28 and more consecutive nights.

City of Palm Springs Vacation House Registration #6865

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.

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