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  • Minimum stay:28 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Architect Of Record 2 Bed/2 Bath Open Concept Mountain Vw On 18Hole Golf Course

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.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Swiss German, Rhaeto Romanic
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1545 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 or older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please consult with owners in regards of pet restrictions before booking!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ground floor home with polished cement floors for ease of access- no stairs, adjacent to all amenities including parking, pool and clubhouse. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Guest bedroom: 1 king

    King size bed with Tempur-Pedic foam mattress...moreless

  • MASTER: King sized bed, expansive mirrored closets with built in storage plus TV with DVD player and Chromecast (no cable) . Desk/office area and 2 bookcases, 2 night stands and lounge chair. Direct patio access through sliding glass doors and full length blinds for privacy. 10 foot high ceilings and polished cement floors with plush area rugs. Private ensuite bath. GUEST: King Spa type bed, expansive mirrored closets with built in storage, MCM teak dresser, 2 night stand tables, lounge chair and direct access through floor to ceiling glass doors to south facing mountain view private courtyard. Sits adjacent to a separate guest bathroom with shower/tub combo skylight and sink. 8 1/2 foot high ceilings and polished cement floors with plush area rugs. Original art and sculpture throughout, as well as art and design books for your enjoyment. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Skylight, huge mirrors, shower/tub combo-adjacent to bedroom...moreless

  • NEWLY RENOVATED 2016 - En Suite bathroom to Master bedroom: toilet, shower

    Walk-in shower, double sinks, large mirrored wall, skylight...moreless

  • Newly renovated 2016 Master bathroom is ensuite and has a luxurious walk-in shower, 2 sinks, toilet, skylight and giant mirrored wall. 2 plush cotton terry robes and Turkish cotton towel sets provided. Separate but adjacent guest bathroom has tub/shower combo and additional large storage closets outside in corridor. Features a skylight and large mirror wall. 2 plush cotton terry robes and Turkish cotton towel sets provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • A Laundry and Storage space flank the access to the second sky lit bathroom adjacent to the Guest Bedroom. The landscaping features citrus -lemons, limes, key limes kumquat and white & pink grapefruit trees throughout the complex. This fruit is available to all residents. Other amenities include; new hot water tank, central air conditioning & heating, exclusive one car covered parking, full internet and WiFi access, TV’s in the Living Room and Master Bedroom, DVD player, CD/iPod docking station, and 24 hour manned security gate. As owners we retain the services of a local “boutique” management firm who maintain the property meticulously and are available to help our guests at any time with questions or problems. Seven Lakes Country Club has an onsite Pro Shop and Golf Professional. The Clubhouse offers fine dining, casual patio seating as well as a full bar and lounge. There is also an onsite Library....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A truckload of unique design, architecture, fashion and art books as well as novels for poolside reading...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Living Room and Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Music Library:

    CDs provided with every genre of music from A-Z ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Digital cable box in Living Room No cable in Master Bedroom ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo with iPod docking station in Living Room...moreless

  • Television:

    Large screen TV in Living Room with Digital Cable Box , Chromecast and DVD player Medium size TV in Master Bedroom (in mirrored closet across from foot of bed) Chromecast and DVD player (no cable)...moreless

  • Toys:

    clever unisex toys for visiting young children that will keep them entertained while you relax. We recently added a small children's splash pool to accommodate babies for safe fun in the sun....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Dozens of DVD movies in the home for ages 8-80!...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    5 minute drive to downtown Palm Springs SunLine Bus stop to downtown at E Palm Cyn Dr at Cherokee Wy - Stop 389 Check www.SunLine.org for more information...moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    18 hole private golf club is on site and just a 30 second stroll from this property to the greens! Can be viewed from north facing patio thru the lush landscaping....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    San Jacinto mountain view (southern) with Bob Hope's home from private courtyard, living room and Guest bedroom...moreless

  • Resort:

    This is a gated resort featuring 18 hole golf course, 15 heated pools with spa and BBQ area, 2 tennis courts, MCM architect of record clubhouse with restaurant and lounge plus 7 lakes & lush landscape...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats 6 comfortably and 8 intimately...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central air conditioning with NEST smart thermostat...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    inside home- full sized...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heat with NEST smart thermostat...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed WiFi Access...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Robes provided in each room- 2 sets of 2 each terry and waffle weave cotton for your comfort Hotel quality white bed linens for both bedrooms plus extra sets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    This expansive floor to ceiling space with sliding glass walls, atria, decorative block & large overhang complement the low-profile architectural style of the lowest density community in Palm Springs...moreless

  • Parking:

    covered parking adjacent to home...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plush Turkish cotton bath sheets and towels for both bathrooms. Additional outside lounging and pool towels plus separately marked towels for your four legged friend. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    inside home- full sized...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    SAECO Automatic Espresso Machine, Tassimo pod machine, drip coffee maker and French Press as well, electric bean grinder...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped for family and entertaining...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    new stainless steel...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Recently restored back to its original beautifully resurfaced teak cabinetry, all new stainless steel appliances and fully outfitted...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel built in microwave with exhaust fan...moreless

  • Oven:

    Stainless steel electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    SodaStream home water carbonator, juicer, hand mixer, gourmet and entertaining cookbooks and cocktail/bartending guide...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel side by side fridge/freezer with ice-maker and chilled water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless steel electric ceramic cook top with oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    We found one of those Classic Radiant Control Toasters that makes "the perfect toast" every time. Don't look for the pull down handle... it's all automatic. Place your slice in the slot and let it go....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    500 sq foot front private courtyard with entrance gate to property, views of San Jacinto mountains, dining/lounging furniture, plants, outdoor lighting. 2nd patio spans length of home-facing poolside...moreless

  • Golf:

    The hand-manicured, executive, 18-hole course designed by Ted Robinson makes playing fun and challenging by emphasizing accuracy rather than length...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Mature & lush-you may pick any of the grapefruits, lemons, limes, kumquats anywhere on the entire property for your consumption each day! Hummingbirds entertain you daily visiting the flowers & cacti...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Found at the pool adjacent to the property - lit at night. All 15 pools have BBQS and some full kitchens with facilites for hosting large parties...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Communal Tennis Courts on the property at 7 Lakes...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Steps to one of 15 year round heated pools on the property with access to all. Pool has full outdoor covered kitchen, BBQ, bathrooms, showers and shuffleboard court. Pools are lit at night....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Adjacent to each pool including this one - beautifully lit at night...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SPRING 2017
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
28 night min stay
$115
SUMMER 2017
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
28 night min stay
$100
FALL 2017
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
28 night min stay
$115
WINTER 2017/2018
Nov 1 - Jan 31, 2018
28 night min stay
$130
MID-CENTURY-MODERN FEB 2018
Feb 1 - Mar 1, 2018
28 night min stay
$147
MARCH 2018
Mar 2 - Mar 31, 2018
28 night min stay
$132
SPRING 2018
Apr 1 - May 31, 2018
28 night min stay
$120
SUMMER 2018
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018
28 night min stay
$105
FALL 2018
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2018
28 night min stay
$120
WINTER 2018/2019
Nov 1 - Jan 31, 2019
28 night min stay
$135
MID-CENTURY-MODERN FEB 2019
Feb 1 - Mar 1, 2019
28 night min stay
$152
MARCH 2019
Mar 2 - Mar 31, 2019
28 night min stay
$135
SPRING 2019
Apr 1 - May 31, 2019
28 night min stay
$125
SUMMER 2019
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2019
28 night min stay
$110
FALL 2019
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2019
28 night min stay
$125
WINTER 2019/2020
Nov 1 - Jan 31, 2020
28 night min stay
$138
MID-CENTURY-MODERN FEB 2020
Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2020
28 night min stay
$152
MARCH 2020
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2020
28 night min stay
$138
My Standard Rate
28 night min stay
$130

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee upon depart $160
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Pet Fee $100

Notes:

RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL RESERVATION IS CONFIRMED & DOWN PAYMENT RECEIVED

We require renters to complete and sign RENTAL CONTRACT & PET AGREEMENT (if applicable) after deposit payment is made. The documents are based on same "Terms & Conditions" agreed upon at the booking level. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns prior to book. Thank you.

A 3% discount is offered on the rental price for payments made by Cashier Check or Bank Wire Transfer.

Rentals 29 days and more, no ROOM TAX is charged.

Rentals 28 days or shorter, a ROOM TAX of 11.5% is charged.

- $1000 Refundable Security Deposit* or $1500 Refundable Security Deposit with pet* (Pets require a pre-approval with owners) -refundable

- ** $500 Utility Deposit for summer months May to October (rental fees include $250/month cap on (electricity/gas/water) - refundable

- $80/each - Early arrival/Late departure up to 4 hours before or after standard time can be arranged in advance if schedule permits

- $160 cleaning fee / $260 with pet

- - We include a GIFT of a $100 clubhouse restaurant credit with stays of 30 nights and longer - -

* On top of the required Refundable Security Deposit we recommend you to purchase a PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION through VRBO at your discretion. This is optional. The payment made for additional Property Damage Protection is not refundable. For international travelers; please read insurance terms carefully to make sure you are eligible for coverage or call (800) 349-8218 for detailed information.

To be able to offer our home CASA REFUGI at a highest possible standard, we limit rental lengths to a maximum of 6 months in a row to assure maintenance, repairs and upgrades can be done to the home.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR OTHER ARRANGEMENTS. OPEN TO SENSIBLE PRICE OFFERS ONLY. THANK YOU


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Location

5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International (PSP)
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 min walk to 7 Lakes Club House, 5 to The Parker
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Downtown Bus Palm C. Dr at Cherokee Wy - Stop 389
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 111
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
on site- 3 minute walk to Club House Rest & lounge

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Palm Springs, CA, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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Photos

  • Living Room with view to enclosed patio

    Living Room with view to enclosed patio

  • Entrance, living room and dining area

    Entrance, living room and dining area

  • Dining room sits 6 to 8 guests

    Dining room sits 6 to 8 guests

  • Full equipped kitchen with espresso coffee machine

    Full equipped kitchen with espresso coffee machine

  • Desk & bookshelf in Master bedroom

    Desk & bookshelf in Master bedroom

  • Newly renovated Master on-suite bathroom

    Newly renovated Master on-suite bathroom

  • guest suite: king bed, original art, 2 desks, library, opens to courtyard

    guest suite: king bed, original art, 2 desks, library, opens to courtyard

  • Guest bath: robes and plush towels included, bath + shower, skylight & heat lamp

    Guest bath: robes and plush towels included, bath + shower, skylight & heat lamp

  • Entrance patio with loungers and table for 4 guests

    Entrance patio with loungers and table for 4 guests

  • Casa Refugi is steps to this pool-with full BBQ, outdoor kitchen, hot tub/spa

    Casa Refugi is steps to this pool-with full BBQ, outdoor kitchen, hot tub/spa

  • Casa Refugi's south patio open to pool & spa- spans the full length of the home!

    Casa Refugi's south patio open to pool & spa- spans the full length of the home!

  • Seven Lakes Club House/Restaurant and golf grounds

    Seven Lakes Club House/Restaurant and golf grounds

  • South view to golf  course, pool & lush landscaping with citrus & flowering tree

    South view to golf course, pool & lush landscaping with citrus & flowering tree

  • Lounge and bar area in living room

    Lounge and bar area in living room

  • Kitchen :restored Teak front cabinets, stainless steel appliances, stone counter

    Kitchen :restored Teak front cabinets, stainless steel appliances, stone counter

  • Master bedroom:king bed,  pvt poolside patio, en-suite bathroom, large screen TV

    Master bedroom:king bed, pvt poolside patio, en-suite bathroom, large screen TV

  • Master bedroom in the evening

    Master bedroom in the evening

  • Newly renovated Master en-suite bathroom

    Newly renovated Master en-suite bathroom

  • Fold-down rosewood desks, reading chair, & mirrored closets span the sunny room

    Fold-down rosewood desks, reading chair, & mirrored closets span the sunny room

  • Entrance with enclosed patio,  west views to San Jacinto mountains from loungers

    Entrance with enclosed patio, west views to San Jacinto mountains from loungers

  • South patio steps away to one of 15 pools

    South patio steps away to one of 15 pools

  • Pool and spa with views to San Jacinto mountains

    Pool and spa with views to San Jacinto mountains

  • Evening ambiance in the enclosed patio

    Evening ambiance in the enclosed patio

  • Seven Lakes Golf course

    Seven Lakes Golf course

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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