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Racquet Club House-Spacious Newly Renovated Mid-Century Alexander

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Last updated: 08/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Racquet Club House was built in 1960 by the Alexander Building Company as a vacation home for busy city dweller. Located centrally in the historic Racquet Club Estates, it’s surrounded on all sides by other restored mid-century Alexanders for that true historic feel.

The house just emerging from a year-long ground up restoration that updated all systems and features to meet today’s demanding requirements - making living in the desert an effortless and pleasant experience. The house was also featured on the 2014 Modernism Week house tour as one of the top attractions.

With a traditional Alexander layout it features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6 people in bedrooms configured with one king, one queen and two twin beds. All bedrooms have direct access, through sliding doors, to a large garden, patio and pool area – making for a great indoor/outdoor experience.

The kitchen is of course all new with all stainless appliances and Caesar stone counter tops, and also features wonderful mountain views through the clerestory windows that fill the entire west facing wall of the living room and kitchen.

Lovers of modern furniture will fill right at home in this house with a selection of original pieces from Eames, Nelson, Noguchi, Kartell, Marimekko and many other original manufacturer. The owner is a furniture connoisseur and is constantly on the hunt for new classic furniture to complement the design of the house.

The living room features ample seating for enjoying pre-dinner cocktails while being cozy around the gas burning fireplace. Large windows towards the garden also bring light and outdoor views into the house – this really is modern indoor/outdoor living at its best.

The Media Room is centered around a large flat screen TV with built in Netflix, YouTube and other smart apps. A Netflix account has already been set up so unlimited movie watching is an option - even though we also recommend trying all the other things that Palm Springs has to offer :-)

The outdoors presents many opportunities for relaxation – take a swim in the over sized pool with a built in tanning shelf (9” of water) or jump into the hot tub next to the outdoor gas burning fire pit for a late night star gazing session. A large shade structure shields you from the sun during the day once your tanning sessions are over.

An outdoor shower makes rinsing off and getting ready for a night out in town easy and convenient – this is always one of the most loved features when guests visit.

Least but not last, a nice sized lawn ads some color and a great place for playing with kids or just hang out.

The entire house and garden is covered by a wireless network so getting your daily fix of internet news and updates is only a click away.

A guest house is also on site but not available for rental as it’s exclusively used by the owner.

TOT Permit Number #3104

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years - no exceptions...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master bedroom: 1 king

    Direct pool & garden access from the bedroom...moreless

  • Queen bedroom: 1 queen

    Garden access from the bedroom...moreless

  • Twin bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Garden access from the bedroom...moreless

  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans to keep you cool in the summer. Light & bright with custom drapes to keep out the early morning sun for those who want to sleep in. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Large walk in shower, direct access to the backyard...moreless

  • Main Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Large walk in shower...moreless

  • There is an outdoor shower in addition to indoor bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Pandora through TV smart app...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Harman Kardon stereo with B&W high end speakers....moreless

  • Television:

    Over the air channels + set up with streaming Netflix, YouTube, Pandora and other internet apps....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some videos available...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Located minutes from Downtown Palm Springs and the trendy "Uptown Design District". ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Full view of the San Jacinto mountain range whether you are inside the home or outdoors. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Multiple dining areas, indoor (kitchen) or outdoor covered patio by the grill....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas burning fireplace for those cool winter evenings....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet covers entire property...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open floorpan with abundant natural light. Custom roller shades to keep out then light if you prefer. Beautiful mountain views from the living room. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample street parking. Off street parking for 3-4 cars ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Long distance in US & Canada...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels & pool towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen with plates, utensils, cups & pans. Outdoor plasticware as well. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All stainless steel appliances. Stocked with all the essentials for entertaining. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor dining for 6, conversation areas & several lounge chairs to relax in. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several courses nearby...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Situated by the spa for those who want a respite from the sun. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lush grass & desert landscaping....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Located near Ruth Hardy Park. Play structures, 8 public tennis courts, 3 sand volleyball courts, picnic tables, basketball court & tot lot....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Majestic mountains views while you relax. Fully automated, just turn a dial. ...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    With a built in tanning shelf. Optional pool heating when needed (additional Fee)....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jul 5 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$245
$1,395 $3,900
Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$295
Summer
Sep 6 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$245
$1,395 $3,900
Fall
Oct 1 - Oct 6, 2016
2 night min stay
$295
$1,395 $3,900
Desert Trip Festival
Oct 7 - Oct 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$495
Fall
Oct 18 - Nov 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$295
$1,395 $3,900
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$395
$2,395
Fall
Nov 28 - Nov 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$295
$1,395 $3,900
Christmas
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$395
$2,395
Presidents Day
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$395
Coachella Festival
Apr 13 - Apr 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$495
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$395
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$345
$1,995 $5,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Damage Waiver $65
  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

Security deposit is 750.00 (refundable)

There is a $50+tax a day optional pool heating fee available (when needed)

Minimum stays may vary over holidays & events

Holiday rate is 395.00/nt.

Coachella rates are different than posted


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Calendar

Last updated: 08/20/2016
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Location

4.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear
125 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica

Car: Recommended

Palm Springs is the perfect weekend or vacation getaway for busy city dwellers. It often been said that once you arrive in Palm Springs time slows down. The Racquet Club House is located in the historic Racquet Club Estate in northern Palm Springs - a neighborhood having one of the largest concentration of mid-century houses in the country. Originally developed by the Alexander Building Company in the later 50's and early 60's as vacation homes for celebrities and the masses alike, most houses have today been restored and offer an amazing time travel opportunity back to the jet set age of what makes Palm Springs what it is today.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Hello and thanks for checking out my house in Palm Spring. Having grown up in Denmark and not moving to the US until later in life, you could probably argue that I should be a natural lover of modern design - which exactly is what I am. This is the third Alexander that I have owned in Palm Springs and by far the best. I work in tech and live in Silicon Valley, so having the ability to escape to Palm Springs for a long weekend of fun is something that I really appreciate.

Why the Owner Chose Palm Springs, CA, USA:
I have known about mid-century homes in Palm Springs for many years, but it wasn't until about 5 years ago that I decided to buy my own house in the desert. It obviously grew on my and after having previously restored two other Alexanders I have now just recently completed this one. I am a bit obsessive when it comes to quality and have spent far more on this house than I would have done had it just been a quick flip since I'm planning on keeping it for a long time.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The larger floor plan of this house combined with a over-sized lot (10,500 sq ft) really sets it apart - you really feel like you are staying in your own little oasis of modern marvels :-)


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Hot tub for evening relaxation

    Hot tub for evening relaxation

  • Evening view of San Jacinto mountain and Master bedroom sliding door.

    Evening view of San Jacinto mountain and Master bedroom sliding door.

  • In-pool tanning shelf - cool off in 9' of water

    In-pool tanning shelf - cool off in 9' of water

  • Outdoor gas fire pit alongside hot tub

    Outdoor gas fire pit alongside hot tub

  • Covered patio for outdoor dining with gas powered grill.

    Covered patio for outdoor dining with gas powered grill.

  • Open floor plan for entertaining

    Open floor plan for entertaining

  • Media room, Smart TV and high end stereo for great sound

    Media room, Smart TV and high end stereo for great sound

  • Large living room

    Large living room

  • Master bedroom with direct access to master bathroom

    Master bedroom with direct access to master bathroom

  • Queen bedroom with direct garden access through sliding door.

    Queen bedroom with direct garden access through sliding door.

  • Twin bedroom with direct garden access

    Twin bedroom with direct garden access

  • Beautiful sunsets with mountain views

    Beautiful sunsets with mountain views

  • Front of house with circular driveway

    Front of house with circular driveway

  • View from Pool

    View from Pool

  • Gazebo for that all important shade!

    Gazebo for that all important shade!

  • Outdoor shower with hot water

    Outdoor shower with hot water

  • Kitchen and dining area, seats 6-8 easily.

    Kitchen and dining area, seats 6-8 easily.

  • Kitchen and media room - both with great clerestory window views

    Kitchen and media room - both with great clerestory window views

  • Living room with gas burning fireplace

    Living room with gas burning fireplace

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bathroom w/walk in shower

    Master bathroom w/walk in shower

  • Main bathroom w/walk in shower

    Main bathroom w/walk in shower

  • Spacious backyard for tanning

    Spacious backyard for tanning

  • Fire pit, spa and pool

    Fire pit, spa and pool

VRBO #565372

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, August 26, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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