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Sublime Modernist Architecture & Interior Design For The Discerning Traveler

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,545 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 28 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
owner/manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, Swiss German, Rhaeto Romanic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About owner/manager

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.

owner/manager purchased this condo in 2013

Why owner/manager 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

Amenities

Palm Springs Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1545 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • NEWLY RENOVATED 2016 - En Suite bathroom to Master bedroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower, double sinks, large mirrored wall, skylight
    NEWLY RENOVATED 2017 - Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight, huge mirrors, shower/tub combo-adjacent to bedroom
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest bedroom - 1 king , King size bed with Tempur-Pedic foam mattress
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
5

An absolutely amazing experience.

  • 5 of 5

The property is delightful.The seven lakes complex is a manicured golf course surrounded by spectacular views.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Vancouver
5

Keeps getting better!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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...
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5

Lovely home! George and Suzanne are very accommodating and easy to deal with!

  • 5 of 5

Home has everything you need! Cool retro design!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

January in Palm Springs at Casa Refugi.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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5

A Palm Springs Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in this tastefully done up condo and loved every minute of it! We felt instantly at home and even got to read up on Palm Springs history and design thanks to the wonderful selection of books. The complex is quiet and the residents are happy and nice. We loved how friendly the guards at the gate were! The pool is warm (and literally three steps out the door), and the clubhouse food was memorable. Just two seconds away, it was so convenient, too, on the days we didn't go into town. We don't play golf, but it must be heaven for those who do! Did we mention amazing mountain views? The Bob Hope house from the patio? The crazy delicious cappuccino maker? Very comfortable beds? It's all there! And we can't wait to go back...

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have been such lovely renters and we are definitely looking forward seeing you come back in the fall. Thanks for taking so good care of our home. We will continue updating our large art book collection so that there are lots of new ones for you to see and read. Have a safe trip back to Switzerland. Thank you again.
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Vancouver/ Zug( CH)
5

Pre Holiday Desert Sun

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to take a quick break before the holidays and get some sun on our faces.

Palm Springs is just a short trip from Vancouver and we love all mid century modern and the vibe the city offers. Friends of us recommended Casa Refugi and we loved the place from the first second we passed through the door.

The friendly and competent property manager showed us around, explained all we needed to know and few moments later we were in the hot tub just steps away from property. The pool was refreshing offering nice views of the San Jacinto mountains in the background.

We arrived just in time to see that same night Palm Springs's Festival of Lights, it's Xmas parade. For tasty appetizers and cocktails we made our way back to the Seven Lakes Club restaurant. Great food and drinks. During our stay we visited the Art Museum showing some fantastic exhibitions, participated in the Walk the Inns, a self-guided tour through unique boutique hotels and historic inns and did some light hiking to mention a few activities.

Casa Refugi feels very charming with it's Danish mid century modern decor and puts you back in time to the late 60's without any lack of comfort. The house, open to the south and the north, fills with a soft light you can only find in desert areas. If not venturing in between furniture shops, art galleries or on the look-out for the perfect holiday gift, we spent hours sitting in the living room with a glass of wine or a cocktail talking about solving the world's problems. Casa Refugi is a vacation home that feels like home and does not let you leave without a bit of sadness and the promise of returning soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning fee upon depart $160

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 29 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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