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Willow Run true Mid-century Modern in Beautiful Palm Springs

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

3 Bed, 2 Bath, Completely Remodeled Saltwater Pool Spa Home with Mountain Views

Welcome to Willow Run, built in 1959, extensively renovated in 2013, and perfected in 2014. A supreme example of the iconic Palmer and Krisel design, built by the Alexander Construction Company, located in the heart of historic Racquet Club Estates in Palm Springs.

Care about the environment? Me too! Willow Run is solar powered, taking full advantage of the beautiful desert environment and doing its small part to reduce the electrical demands in the greater Palm Springs area.

Enjoy outdoor living at its very best with magnificent unobstructed views of the San Jacinto Mountains that are equally dramatic at sunrise and sunset. The saltwater pool and spa, fire pit, gas grill, manicured yard and covered patio area provide many options for enjoying the sheer beauty of the desert.

An equally peaceful interior awaits you as well. With three bedrooms and two-baths, this layout comfortably sleeps six. The master Suite sports a king size bed and direct access to back yard with private sitting area for morning coffee. Second bedroom has queen size bed, and third bedroom has a king / twin bed convertable. All bedrooms have luxurious linens and large closets, and there is a full sized washer dryer for convenience.

Willow Run has an entirely new kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and an island where everyone can gather. The new cabinetry is well stocked with dishes, flatware, and all the pots, pans and utensils one would need to create anything from basic burgers on the grill to something more gourmet for a special occasion.

One of the nicest features of the floor plan is the addition of a true dining room adjacent to the open kitchen. It provides a touch of formality if a proper sit-down meal is on the agenda.

The living room is an open concept that incorporates the beautiful outdoors and embodies the indoor/outdoor aspects of these classic floor plans. The views of the serene back yard and pool are only topped by the amazing mountain views thru the clerestory windows over the kitchen and dining areas. A 55” HD flat screen with extensive cable package is available for your enjoyment, and Hi-speed Wi-Fi is also provided. The furniture is both comfortable and classic in its design, ideal for hanging out with friends and family. Additionally, the gas fireplace provides a wonderful ambiance for the cool desert nights.

The art in Willow Run was selected to compliment the interior, reflect the history of Palm Springs and some of its historic images and characters, and also provide a little clue as to the naming of the house.


Paul and Willow


Palm Springs truly does offer a full plate of year round activities.

Like to golf? (me too!) Well, you are in the right place. There are over a hundred and twenty courses in the desert cities offering numerous options appropriate to any skill level from a beginner to a tour pro. There are several courses within a ten-minute drive from Willow Run, making it extremely convenient to enjoy an early round and get back to the pool for a lazy afternoon.

Racquet Club Estates was founded around the historic tennis club, and tennis remains a very important part of the desert athletic and cultural scene.

Other athletic endeavors would include horseback riding, biking and mountain biking, swimming, and hiking in the mountains. Do remember that extra bottle of water though!

The tram to the top of the mountain is a Must Do when visiting the desert. The views from about 9,000 feet are impressive to say the least!

Shopping the mid-century shops along Palm Canyon drive is certainly fun, and you will find spas, libraries, movie theaters, even casinos, all very close to Willow Run. The outlets at Cabazon are always popular; about 20 minutes away by car. (Hello Prada outlet!!!)

More Local Info:

Palm Springs has many restaurants ranging from fun to fancy, so you will easily find a few to suit your taste. It is a “dining out” culture, so I would recommend you get reservations at wherever you chose. (Yes, even at Lulu and Las Casuelas.) Actually, especially at these two spots!!!

There are several terrific grocery stores nearby, including an Albertson’s that is literally 5 minutes away. Stocking the refrigerator for your stay won’t be a problem!

One can also find churches and synagogues close by.

The desert and surrounding cities have many world famous events, sporting, pop, and cultural in nature.

There are several professional golf tournaments featuring the PGA, LPGA, and Sr. PGA tours. There is BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament that is one of the most popular stops on that tour annually.

Mid Century Modernism Week has become a destination event for anyone interested in this important period of American design. Tours, lectures, and many “insider” events highlight this week.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious and well-attended film festivals in the country. Offering twelve days of film screenings, presentations, tributes, on-stage celebrity interviews and nightly parties.

The Palm Springs Village Fest is another Must Do. Where every Thursday evening Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets.

And lets not forget The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival that features several days of up and coming bands and mega-head liner bands that is widely considered one of the most important music events held anywhere in the world. Stagecoach, another very important music festival, follows on the heels of Coachella every year.

In short, relax and do little, or pack in the activities. The choice is yours!

MONTHLY AND ADVANCED RESERVATIONS: For monthly stays and advanced booking greater than six months in advance booking payment terms may be modified to split payments. Contact us prior to using "Book-it Now" feature to take advantage of split payments.


More Details

Property Manager
Ty Titsworth
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Racquet Club Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • City Ordnance requires Verification of Renter at checkin and a signed Rental Agreement as well as the City’s acknowledgment of "good neighbor rules".
  • This property is not available for guest attending the Coachella Valley Music Festival
  • All guest must respond in writing that you agree to City of Palm Springs Rules and Regulations.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both Bathroom are Completely Remolded
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Suite - 1 king , New Bed and Bedding. Large Closet. Pool access from Master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King may be converted to 2 Twin Bed if you prefer
  • The Large Master Bedroom is furnished with a new King Bed and Large Closet. It has its own Master en suite, private patio to the back yard and pool area. The 2nd bedroom has a new Queen Bed and large closet. The 3rd bedroom is furnished with two new Twin Beds.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Knotts Water Park, Hiking (not recommended when above 80 degrees), Palm Springs Tramway, Living Desert Zoo Botanical Garden, Moorten Botanical Garden, Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs Street Festival (every Thursday), Biking Trails (rent from Palm Springs Bike Rentals or bring your own), Indian Canyons Trails, Josua Tree National Park.


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Willow Run true Mid-century Modern in Beautiful Palm Springs
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Willow Run is always a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very well appointed and maintained!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

There is no better place to get rid of the Winter blues! The gorgeous view of the mountains from the hot tub at sunrise is almost reason enough to experience Willow Run. The thoughtfully designed interior kept true to the house's mid-century style while offering every amenity of home. The meticulously maintained yards, the hot tub, heated pool and fire pit made enjoying the outdoors a treat from sunup to sundown. We loved having an entire house to ourselves for our stay. I am not sure we can ever enjoy staying in a hotel again!

The house is conveniently located near downtown shopping and restaurants, the airport and major highways. A great bonus for out-of-towners like us. We highly recommend staying at Willow Run!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sanctuary - Thanksgiving to remember

  • 5 of 5

This home is so special. Not only is it decorated in true spirit of Palm Springs, but it is also comfortable, relaxing and nothing short of special.

We stayed in Palm Springs for Thanksgiving, and had members of our club participating in a Field Hockey tournament. We invited the team over for Thanksgiving dinner, and hosted a special holiday feast for the team, their parents and grandparents. The home was perfect.

Amazing views from every room in the home. The mountains are framed from the windows in the kitchen, we watched snow falling on the mountains as we had coffee in the backyard sitting on the pool lounge chairs.

The lighting and colors in Palm Springs feel like life in high def colors. This home is perfect, playful, relaxing, private and so special. Cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Holiday

  • 4 of 5

Great house in a great location! Great layout and spacing in the house except for the bathrooms which were really small. The management company and Ty were great and easy to work with. The house is fairly well stocked, but could use a few "throws" as it was cold during our visit. The only issue we had was with heating the pool. The pool boy told us both the pool and spa couldn't be heated at the same time. With high temps at 60 both needed super charged heaters to be usable, so we only used the spa. All in all, a nice stay. My family loved the décor!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Willow Run. We spent lots of time in the back yard in the pool and spa, swimming in the sunshine and the moonlight. The house has everything you need to be comfortable, cool, and well fed. The beds were comfortable. The yard was immaculate. I enjoyed having the airplanes fly overhead. I didn't find it too noisy at all, and they didn't come that frequently or that late in the evening. Lots of great TV channels to choose from (and even a PVR to record a show or two that you don't want to miss while on vacation). We went downtown to eat a few times (highly recommend Cheeky's for breakfast and Koffi for a great latte), did the Villagefest, went on the tram, shopped at the outlet malls in Cabazon and The River in Rancho Mirage, took the kids to Boomers and the Living Desert Zoo, and watched some LPGA golf in Rancho Mirage. The area is so easy to drive and get to places. The street was very quiet and there is a nice park just a couple of blocks away with nice playground equipment. Grocery stores are close by too. Ty was very accommodating, and even extended our check-out until 2pm the day we left. I would highly recommend this property and wouldn't hesitate one bit to stay there again. Here's hoping the Canadian dollar rebounds in time for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed by all!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing time we had at Willow Run. The pictures don't do it justice. A mod, clean, yet warm and inviting home. We were content just relaxing poolside and enjoying the view. Our five year old asked if this could "always be our vacation home?"

Ty and Mike were helpful & delightful to work with. This home is well maintained & managed.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Cimarron Golf
Nearest Train
4.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4.7 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Miles
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Big Bear Resort
Nearest Beach
108 Miles
Laguna Beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Utility Fee Minimum $75

IMPORTANT: Palm Springs Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT Palm Springs Permit #3133) is not due on rentals that extend 28 days or more. Loud Music or Parties are prohibited by City Ordinance and are strictly enforced.

EARLY CHECK IN / LATE CHECK OUT: Requests for early check-in / late checkout are subject to additional service fees due to cleaning schedules and other guests checking in / out post / prior to your stay.

MONTHLY AND ADVANCED RESERVATIONS: For monthly stays and advanced booking greater than six months in advance booking payment terms may be modified to split payments. Contact us prior to using "Book-it Now" feature to take advantage of split payments.

We personally welcome every guest and provide 24-hour support.
Confirmation is subject to agreement and signing of Vacation Rental Agreement and House Rules.

POOL HEATING: Fee is based per 3 night minimum stay. Longer stays require additional utility charge or stipend.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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