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Your South Palm Springs Vacation Home, a Classic 1960's Mid-Century Home

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

quiet, peaceful architect designed, a classic reconditioned mid-century home

Like Few Condominium Homes, This is truly your Classic. A Quintessential
Single Story Home, with no common walls, ceilings, or floors for your quiet use, is to be enjoyed as a writer's retreat, a golfer's quiet vacation, or tennis player's recuperative vacation home. Extensively refurbished in cooling colors for your enjoyment, it is also completely furnished with original Scandinavian teak furnishings specifically selected from the 1960's. Delight in the Eames era ambiance and the whole classic Palm Springs lifestyle, complete to the library of classic books on the movie stars, furnishings, and architecture of the 1950's era as well as desert living.

Convenient Covered Parking is directly adjacent to the front door. Upon entering Your Home, marvel at the stunning cool and calming blue and green capiz shell Chandelier that sways in the entry and then at the exceptional uniqueness of the fan folded ceiling.

Two Pleasing, Private Bedrooms reconditioned in serene colors Provide You with restful comfort in either the queen or twin beds.

Two Bathrooms, Refurbished to a clean and crisp condition, allow you too either cool of in the shower or enjoy a soothing salt bath.

Next To The Spacious, Serene, Cool, yet brilliantly lit Living Room, a Den provides TV, Library, Internet, Wifi, and a very unique 1960's teak wall desk and shelves and file drawers for the writer in us.

A Cool Iceberg Green Bar for Serving and Eating separates the spacious living room from your Renewed Kitchen that is fully equipped including microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender.

The open Dining Room is furnished with a midcentury teak table for six, giving you space for casual dining with friends or candle light dining for two.

The 600 Square Foot Private And Enclosed Patio is completely shaded in the afternoon providing comfortable use of the new dining table that was specially selected for Your friendly outdoor dining for six and two comfortable lounge chairs allow for Your personal star gazing.

Two Shaded Chaises Lounges serve one's desire for either private tanning or restful napping.

Within Your Vacation Home's 1,450 sq. ft. lies a brilliant, beautiful, and unique respite.

Situated Alone In This Impeccably Maintained 30 Unit MidCentury Development by Barry Berkus, Architect; a large area of cool green grass graces your own front yard. Around the corner, visually and acoustically buffered from your home, is the large common area swimming pool and spa that savor the panaoramic view of the Taquitz mountain range.

Ideally Located For Your Convenience, as within an easy one block walk is the Manhattan Restaurant, one of Palm Springs favorites for its New York menu from breakfast thru dinner, and within two blocks are grocery stores, coffee house, banks, and new general shopping centers. Within an easy two mile drive, bike ride, or bus ride (main bus route is 1/2 block) is downtown Palm Springs and all its day and night life, in the other direction along adjacent Hwy 111 about 8 easy miles you will find El Paseo Drive, the shoppers delight of specialty stores and more restaurants.

Bike riding routes (for Your Fun we've provided two bicycles, one with tandem wheels and a basket for groceries), arranged by the City of Palm Springs, are convenient and plentiful for your own personal touring, along with golf courses, tennis courts, spas, and yoga studios all within an easy one or two mile distance.

Or Just Go Out Your Front Door And Stroll up the rustic, scenic, and quiet Araby Canyon to enjoy nature trails and millenium old river washes.

Located Just South of Palm Canyon Drive (Hwy. 111) in South Palm Springs, this Area was chosen by the original settlers for its freedom from the renowned winds and sand storms, only cooling, calm Breezes refresh You here along with clean stunning mountain views.

A Vacation Home For You To Settle In.

To allow preparation time for your vacation stay, departure time is before 11:00 a.m. and arrival is after 3:00 p.m. west coast time. Thank you, and do enjoy your vacation of restfulness and activity.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, deutche (ein bischen)
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1450 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    Due to recent occupants and to better insure respect for the specialness of the home and its furnishings, age minimum is set at 50, unless children are accompanied by adults....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    the showers are not wheelchair accessible and a bench is not installed in the showers. Doorway width to restrooms is 30" and grab bars are not installed. Access to my home and its private rear patio is level without steps....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    good sized master bedrm, 15'x17'...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    secondary bedroom also has full closet and twin beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Clear glass bath enclosure, new sink and cabinet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    new fixtures, cabs, clear glass shower enlclosure...moreless

  • Master bath includes a sit down vanity table, full mirrors, views of the mountains...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Hiking trails for those adventurous moments, museums for those pensive moments, tennis and golf close by for those sporting moments and restaurants for every budget and appetite. Did I mention casinos (three and each with excellent entertainment) for those fun moments;, massages, yoga studios and hot mineral water spas for those cleansing moments. And great hotel lounges to enjoy cocktails, friends, and people watch. Tennis and golf celebrity matches close by....moreless


  • Books:

    Books on desert life, geology and geography; also special books on movie stars of the 1950's and some just lay around and chill fiction novels....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    New and easy to use. Also an upright vacuum cleaner and floor cleaner are stored in the den closet and additional tools are stored in the outside closet by the blue umbrella....moreless

  • Games:

    Some jig-saw puzzles for the quieter moments and a great library....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    cable hook up for TV and wifi service is great....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Base for your ipod is in the tv room, bring your favorite music and enjoy or listen to my library, updated periodically with new podcasts and music....moreless

  • Television:

    New flat screen with USB connections and set up for Netflix entertainment...moreless


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Palm Springs downtown 2 miles, Rancho Mirage downtown, 4 miles, Palm Desert downtown 6 miles...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    indoor and also in the out door patio, each seats six...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Serviced last year and in great operation....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laundry room is adjacent to your covered parking space in front ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Basic Gym is a few blocks, about 2 miles, up Palm Canyon Dr. (Hwy. 111), monthly membership available. Additional info in my guest book....moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered parking is next to your front door ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Serviced last year and in great operation, a/c and heat are the same roof top unit, seldom need heating yet there for those somewhat chilly winter mornings....moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi set up installed, instructions for access are provided in guest book...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, Towels, Pool towels are all new and clean, check the linen cabinet for more items. At least two sets of each item is provided and at least four sets for towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large and exciting with its fan-folded plate ceiling; room for friends and yoga mats, see photos. Seating available for eight or more....moreless

  • Parking:

    Covered parking is next to your front door and additional convenient parking available just out the front door for visitors, family, friends....moreless

  • Telephone:

    For your convenience, obtain a throw-away phone at CVS pharmacy, (2 blocks) which you can take with you to the golf course, shopping, pool where ever and stay in touch with your family and friends....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All new and clean, check the linen cabinet also for more items...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry room is adjacent to your covered parking space in front ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    new, two types - two cup and six cup with filters in pantry and coffee grinder....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped and new, no thrift shop items, blender included...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    new, no smells or stains and d/w soap and glass cleaner are provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped with new everything (no secondhandstore items), for easy food preparation and baking, dishwasher, range, microwave, , toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Also brand new, no smells or stains...moreless

  • Oven:

    New electric slide in range with full oven large enough for Thanksgiving turkey and baking....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    paper and cleaning products and some spices, bottled water, plastic food storage bags and aluminum foil...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A full sized refrigerator With ice maker in the freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    New electric slide in range with full oven large enough for Thanksgiving turkey and baking....moreless

  • Toaster:

    new toaster and clean...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    15' x 50' walled & private patio with lots of furnishings and water fountains, also seen from the living room for cooling delight, see photos...moreless

  • Golf:

    very close by and some 100 courses in the Palm Springs area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    front yard of 60' x 100' of green grass, all cared for by others but shared by no others...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Private barbecue and bbq prep/serving tiled counter in our private, walled back yard...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Take the tram up to the top of Taquitz mountain (elev 8,000 plus feet and chilly to cold) with snow in the winter can go cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Just fabulous views everywhere....moreless

  • Tennis:

    close by...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Great Views of local Tahquitz mountains, see photos...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna:

    Lull in the warm bubbly jets and enjoy the pink and purple mountain vistas...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high winter season
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2018
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • get damage ins frm $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Pet Fee $500
  • cleaning/time $150
  • Taxes Not included


check in time is after 3:00 p.m. and departure time is by 11:00 a.m. to allow preparation for your stay. Contact me for lock box code to get your own set of keys. Good idea to leave them in lock box for all who may be staying.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
½ mile mesquite golf course, Indian canyon golf
0.05 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 111, Palm Canyon Dr.
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 blocks is Manhattan New York Deli & restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

Moorten botanical gardens and Indian Canyon just a short distance on South Palm Canyon, Airport but not any noise, Art museum two in PS. Golf and Tennis Courts very close, Convention Center and Casinos close by, coffee houses also close by, PS famous air museum with decommissioned fighter jets, classic car dealers within a couple miles, Eisenhower medical Center 5 mins away, Annenberg Estate, famous Kaufman house, Elvis honeymoon home, Frank Sinatra's old home, all convenient, used book store and many stores and shops close by for Your enjoyment.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: My expeience as an architect and our travels throughout the US and Europe provide me with an understanding of your needs as a long term vacationer. This Home Was Completely Setup for your comfort. By the way, as a student I worked for Your Vacation Home's architect, Barry Berkus, who designed this project. Small world huh? Though now retired, am still enjoying camping, hiking, restauranting, and museuming. This is your, and my, place to call Home Base. To return to and Chill. Which is Why This Home is so attractive to me, for I've been enjoying Palm Springs since 1950 or so.

Why the Owner Chose Araby Commons, Palm Springs, CA, USA:
Unique in its classic mid-century design and location in the wind free south PS, which I've return to for some 55 years, and for its convenience to many attractions, activities (including horse riding, yoga, hiking, water park, museums,, shopping, eating, golf, and tennis).

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Close To All Desert Life and Activities, Private, Spacious, Clean, Refurbished, Refurnished, Repainted, Great Lounging Areas (indoors and out), a sense of Neat, Clean, Special.

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Speaks: english, deutche (ein bischen)
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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VRBO #606772

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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