Built in 1968 Casa Refugi is a renovated home true to its original mid-century modern style. All original features of this open concept home have been restored: soaring 10 foot ceilings, celestial windows, teak and articulated cabinetry, floor to ceiling glass walls and breathtaking sunny private courtyard. Spectacular south facing views to the San Jacinto Mountains (with Bob Hope's home!) in front and adjacent to one of 15 pools/spas and mature citrus and olive tree landscaping to the north. Each pool is heated, lit at night and has full BBQ facilities, tables, umbrellas, loungers and mini kitchens. This property sits back from the 18 hole private 7 Lakes golf course in an intimate and quiet setting: a 3 minute walk to the main club house which was designed by William Cody & Rick Harrison. Seven Lakes Country Club is a gated community with 24 hour guard service and night time roaming. Situated convenient to Route 111- it’s an easy 5 minute drive to the airport and all shopping, dining, nightlife, and sightseeing in the Desert communities nearby.
- Condo1545 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay28 nights
Architect Of Record 2 Bed/2 Bath Open Concept Mountain Vw On 18Hole Golf Course
Georg & Suzanne - Albrecht / Perry
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- Jun 20, 2018
About Georg & Suzanne - Albrecht / Perry
The owners reside in Vancouver BC Canada but have lived all over the world. Palm Springs is our choice for active relaxation with sunny dry weather year round.
Georg & Suzanne - Albrecht / Perry purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Georg & Suzanne - Albrecht / Perry chose Palm Springs
Casa Refugi- Spanish for home and Swiss for refuge- embraces all that we love about the Palm Spring's lifestyle which begins and ends at the pool! This condo is adjacent but not too close to one of the 15 pools so you are guaranteed peaceful lounging steps from the home. At night the heated and lit pool and spa are dramatic and lovely to sit by on our back patio with your libations fixed at our own MCM bar in the living room. Mornings are cheerful and calm in the totally private south facing courtyard accessed by both the living room and guest bedroom. Here the mountain views are spectacular as you sip your coffee. The clean lined modernist architecture embodies indoor/outdoor living: soaring 10 foot high glass walls on either side of the living room as well as in each of the bedrooms, the classic celestial windows in the kitchen and dining room, polished cement floors and original teak cabinetry has been lovingly restored. Hidden renos have updated all the HVAC and infrastructure for modern 21st century luxury living. Attached only on one side, with covered parking, the location is central but secluded, sunny and relaxing, private and calm. Convenient to both LAX and San Diego airports as well as 10 minutes from the Palm Springs airport you can hop on a plane and be at the pool in 1/2 a day from Canada or the US. Palm Springs is steeped in all things Mid Century Modern ('MCM') and has an active night life. Dance, dine, shop, hike, bike ride, tour museums- there is something for every age and lifestyle. We loved the property as it is private, peaceful and yet close to so many things that you can walk to restaurants, bars, pool, golf, tennis- all 1st class and sophisticated. The lush mature landscaping, incredible mountain and golf course views are breathtaking. The entire complex is incredibly maintained, safe and clean. With 15 pools to choose from you will never feel crowded or wanting a reclining lounge space! In all- this is a total package for any traveler!
What makes this Condo unique
COMPLETELY re-furnished in May 2014, the interior design features furniture, art & accessories that are original (not copies!): 50-70s era or custom modern pieces made for Casa Refugi with an eye for comfort & style. The concept is sublime sophistication achieved with 60s Danish modern rosewood, cubist art, wool area rugs, plush bedding and linens, period lighting, modernist ceramics and American mid-century designers. Where comfort is important we've provided new custom pieces (beds/couches/patio furniture) referencing this era's genre. Where design and style rule- MCM classics & iconic pieces abound. You'll enjoy your Eames, Saarinen, Nelson, Benson, R Woodward, Royal Botania, Murano glass, Ingo Maurer, Herman Miller, Tom Dixon and Knoll knowing they are the real deal! We provide an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quality cookware, Espresso machine and gourmet cookbooks. Entertaining well is our goal. All monthly renters receive a $100 credit at the Clubhouse! For cocktailing: we have a one-of-a-kind 60s solid rosewood bar that will be the centre of attention. An 8 ft long rosewood credenza houses the large screen TV and audio visual components. We've stocked it with DVD movies, music, games, & art books. Both bedrooms will have king-sized beds, side by side desks for the power couple in the master and a single desk in the guest room. Huge mirrored closets with built in storage are present in each bedroom. The two baths-ensuite in the Master and separate for the guest- come stocked with plush terry robes, all bedding & towels for home and pool/patio. There is a washer and dryer in the home for convenience. The outside private courtyard seats 6 with a dining table for 4 plus 2 loungers and market umbrella. The poolside patio with cantilevered overhangs -spanning the full length of the dining, living & master bedroom -sports chairs, a mister & side tables for relaxing. Enjoy the shade here with glimpses of the golf course thru the lush landscap
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A place in Paradise
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Georg and Suzanne’s lovely home. Everything in this home is the best from antiques to the original art work. The home is very bright and airy with a lot of glass sliding doors. The home is even more beautiful then the pictures shown in VRBO. We are very much looking forward to our stay here again next year.
Continues to impress!
This was our fifth year staying at Casa Refugi, and it really does get better every year. This year there was a lovely updated bathroom for the guest room. The unit is spotlessly clean and well maintained. Comfortable beds and furniture, and lots of towels and pillows. The kitchen and bar are well stocked for entertaining with everything you could wish for. Lots of new bars and restaurants in Palm Springs, so there's always something to do!
Thank you Abigail and Tom for returning each year and being a loyal client with us. It's always a pleasure. See you next year.
An absolutely amazing experience.
The property is delightful.The seven lakes complex is a manicured golf course surrounded by spectacular views.
Thanks Marion, Alan and Diane for choosing our home. You have been such lovely visitors. We hope that your stay was at your fullest satisfaction and that this first trip to the US and Palm Springs will not be your last.
We hope to see you back in the future.
Thank you, best regards and safe trip home to Europe and New Zealand.
Keeps getting better!
We love our yearly visits to Casa Refugi! There is always something new and intriguing - artwork, books, this year a beautifully remodeled master bathroom. Well appointed kitchen and every bar accessory and cocktail glass you could wish for. Suntan In your own private courtyard or walk ten steps to the pool. Seven Lakes is a well maintained resort with nice pools, good barbecues, an executive length 18 hole gold course with fabulous views and a fun clubhouse.
We must do something right for our guests to come back year by year. Oh yes... We adore our home in Palm Springs and we always find a little something to ad and make it special. Home away from home.
Thanks Abigail and Tom for coming back every year. We are looking forward seeing you next year, the following and many more to come...
Lovely home! George and Suzanne are very accommodating and easy to deal with!
Home has everything you need! Cool retro design!
January in Palm Springs at Casa Refugi.
This condo is perfect, beautifully decorated and has everything you might need for a stay. It is ideally situated in the complex. A wonderful pool right out your doorstep, golf course and club house. The clubhouse dining room has a delicious selection of menu items that are wonderfully prepared. The weather was far from perfect, but we considered ourselves lucky to be out of the snowy January at home. Thank you Georg and Suzanne for sharing your home.
Mike, Bev and 4legged Patric, thanks for your nice review. You have been great guests and we hope you enjoyed every moment. All the best and we hope to see you again.
Palm Springs is a mecca for all things Mid Century Modern or 'MCM': architecture and design, landscape architecture, furniture, art, fashion, and accessories. The city hosts the annual Modernism Week in mid to late February where aficionados can view homes by Neutra, Wexler, Cody, Jones and Frey. Art and design are coveted and thus, tours of the region's homes, gardens and commercial sites abound, both locally (The Modern Tour) or in neighboring towns (Sunnylands/Annenberg estate tour in Rancho Mirage). There are two branches of the Palm Spring Art Museum which is currently under expansion. Over 25 golf courses dot the area in addition to casinos, hiking/biking running trails, MCM tours, casual and fine dining al fresco, premium outlet shopping, antiquing, and cafe culture. Joshua Tree National Park is about 45 minutes’ drive from this property where you can rock climb, hike and study the unique desert ecosystem. Stargazing in any of the outlying areas is supreme due to the lack of light pollution and cloudless nights! Additionally, the annual Coachella Music Festival is less than a 30 minute drive away. Dining alfresco is a must and you have many casual to fine dining choices - either right here in 7 Lakes at the Clubhouse or minutes away in town. Seven lakes is convenient to the other desert resort cities of Palm Desert, La Quinta, & Rancho Mirage so go and visit other friends who have flown here for sun and fun. There is a myriad of activities for ages 8 to 80, and all abilities.