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Racquet Club House-Spacious, Renovated Mid-century Alexander

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Outdoor Covered Patios, Pool And Hot-tub

The City Of Palm Springs ID# 2604

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

More Details

Owner
Nick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Nick

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.

Nick purchased this house in 2011

Why Nick chose Palm Springs

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 me 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.

What makes this house unique

The larger floor plan of this house combined with an 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 :-)

Amenities

Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower, direct access to the backyard
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk in shower
  • There is an outdoor shower in addition to indoor bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Direct pool & garden access from the bedroom
    Queen bedroom - 1 queen , Garden access from the bedroom
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Garden access from the bedroom
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Great Family Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great property for our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids). The pool and spa were perfect to hang out in and the house was well appointed. The location was great and it seemed like we were just a short drive from everyplace we wanted to go. I would definitely recommend this spot!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house. Tons of room for our family. The pool and hot tub were fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay. We went to stagecoach. Easy to get to from here. Everything is close. The house is in great shape. Service was fantastic. We would recommend this to anyone. We are coming back for sure.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super clean and unique. Pool, spa, grassy area were awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great rental, positive vibes.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI
5

Perfection: Private, Clean, and Well Designed

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a great stay! My husband and I rented this lovely home for 6 nights earlier in the month and we absolutely loved it. We travel OFTEN and always rent homes via Airbnb, Homeaway, TripAdvisor...and this house is the BEST we've ever rented.

The property was fantastic. Great floor plan, really nice furnishings, and fully stocked with everything one would need (towels, spices, etc). The care that was put into the house is obvious.

The outdoor space was perfection. We opted to have the pool heated, which was a nice choice. The jacuzzi was clean, as was the pool. The 6 ft walls around the perimeter of the home allowed for great privacy!

Location was also very good: .7 miles from nearest grocery store, 5 minutes from the Downtown area, and a very easy to navigate neighborhood.

TL, DR: This house is an A++.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great House with Mid-Century Charm

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as lovely in person as the photos. It was clean and clearly well taken care of. The owners were very responsive throughout the booking process and provided all of the necessary information regarding the house in a binder when we arrived. It was the perfect weekend getaway for our small group of friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles
5

Relaxation At It's Finest

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay in this home. There were all the amenities you could ask for. We paid to have the pool heated and it was nice and warm upon our arrival (unlike other homes we've rented in the past). We took full advantage of the hot tub and fire pit under the star lit nights. The house was spotless and there was an informative house manual to explain how everything worked. This was the perfect get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. I would highly recommend staying here if you want to get away from it all. Beautiful mountain views from all aspects of the property, both inside and out. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Accidental-Damage Waiver $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

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
Normal check in is 4 pm, normal check out is 10am
The Palm Springs Vacation Rental Ordinance requires the following:

All persons must be at least 25 years of age or accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
The maximum number of guests shall not exceed posted limits.
Outdoor music of any kind or excessive noise is not permitted at any time.
No more than 1 car per bedroom is allowed per home. 3 car maximum.

Failure to do so can result in fines being issued directly to the occupant of the home. Please refer to your rental agreement or or ask about specific city regulations.

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.