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Walk Midtown, Feel Midtown, LIVE Midtown - the Hip Urban Place to be in PS!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

Location! Location! Location! Plaza Villas has everything you need for your desert escape. Two sparkling swimming pools, a hot tub and tennis court offer outdoor recreation within the complex. With its well-manicured grass lawns, mature citrus and palm trees, native plants hosting active birdlife, Plaza Villas is an oasis within an oasis.

Luxury and serenity await you in our unit which is privately situated in the southwest corner of Plaza Villas, just steps away from the pool (but far enough from the noise) and offers splendid views of both the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains. Completely renovated in 2014, this soothing and spacious, second-story, two-bedroom/two-bath unit features cathedral ceilings, a brand new kitchen, two balconies and modern, tasteful furnishings. (Please note – there are 18 stairs to the entrance of our unit.)

The guest bedroom, with its adjacent renovated bathroom and stall shower, has a sliding glass door to its own private balcony with table and chairs and an office nook with magnificent mountain views. Tucked in the rear, the spacious master bedroom enjoys a renovated en-suite bathroom with a tub/shower. Both bedrooms have pool views, queen-size beds, flat-screen televisions, wall-to-wall carpeting, full-sized closets with sliding mirrored doors and plenty of storage, and ceiling fans. Both bathrooms each have a beautiful granite vanity with additional storage.

The elegant living and dining areas, adjacent to the fully equipped cook’s kitchen, offer a relaxed, perfect space for quiet enjoyment or entertaining friends. A large sliding glass door opens to a balcony with a high-top table and stools to enjoy the breathtaking mountain views and soothing desert climate. This balcony also has a gas grill for outdoor cooking.

The kitchen features granite countertops, all new cabinetry and new appliances including stove, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Just off the kitchen, you will find your own laundry room with new, full-sized washer and dryer.

Spacious, private and relaxing – this striking unit offers you the sanctuary you are seeking. Wi-Fi, cable and unlimited calling within the USA and Canada are included – should you feel the desire to connect to the outside world. There is one dedicated, covered parking space available, just in case you find the need to have a car during your stay.

Plaza Villas is ideally situated between the Agua Caliente Spa Resort Casino and the Palm Springs Convention Centre. Downtown Palm Springs with its Village Fest each Thursday evening, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the newly-re-opened Hotel Zoso, the famous Palm Springs Follies Historical Plaza Theatre, the internationally-acclaimed Film Festival, Modernism Week, movie theatres, fine dining, shopping, live theater, boutiques, hotels, salons, pubs, and quaint shops are all just a few blocks away. Close to everything you need for an enjoyable and calming exodus from the routine doldrums of daily life and/or the winter cold and snow!

The City of Palm Springs ID #740

More Details

Owner
Michael Feeney / Scott Swanson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Michael Feeney / Scott Swanson

Scott & Michael have been a couple since 2001, having met on a 3-day cruise from San Francisco to Vancouver. From the very first meeting, we realized we had similar outlooks on life, relationships and travel.

Scott is an LA-boy, growing up in the 50s in Orange County and in the 60s in the San Fernando Valley. Scott left the Golden State in the 70s, only to return a few years later after grad school in upstate New York. The beach, sun and hot weather have always been in his blood.

Michael was raised and educated in Montana, leaving the Big Sky Country behind after university. Growing up on the prairie and enduring scorching summers, it's seems natural that he would be attracted to the sun and hot weather. (Unnatural in that he is the only one in his extended family that can tolerate the year-round temps in Palm Springs.) Go figure.

Michael Feeney / Scott Swanson purchased this condo in 2014

Why Michael Feeney / Scott Swanson chose Palm Springs

Better yet, why Palm Springs? Many of us live in the cities we do because it's where we were born. Many of us live in the cities we do because work relocated us there. But for many in Palm Springs, this is neither where we were born, nor where work brought us. Rather, it's a city we discovered on our own, became seduced by, and made a conscious choice to move here for reasons more personal than professional.

Scott has been traveling to the desert since the 50s with his family. His father, an ex-football college player and WWII vet with a bum knee, would haul the family to Desert Hot Springs so he could soak in the soothing mineral springs and desert heat. Scott took Michael to Palm Springs over the 2003 New Year holiday - and Michael instantly fell for the desert.

Ten year later, we just happened upon an acquaintance whom we met in Tahoe summers earlier. We made plans to meet for breakfast. At breakfast a few days later, we learned this unit was going on the market after the "season" was over. The rest ... well, we are now the proud owners.

What makes this condo unique

A few things drew us instantly to the unit:

1. It is the only 6-unit building within the complex.

2. It's location in the building is quite private and very quiet.

3. It's proximity to the West Pool and Spa.

4. The views off the main terrace of both the Santa Rosa Mountains and the San Jacinto Mountains, providing a great vantage point to see "the witch".

5. Walking distance to everything we love and enjoy and about downtown Palm Springs.

We hope you find your own unique benefit from our comfortable and relaxing "oasis within an oasis".

Amenities

Palm Springs Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to Bedroom 1.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite to Bedroom 2.
  • Both bathrooms renovated with tiling and granite vanity in each. A/C in each. Hair dryer in guest bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En-suite bath with tub and shower.
  • Guest Bedroom Sliding glass door to private balcony overlooking the west pool. Additional window in office nook with mountain views. A/C. Ceiling fan. Full-size closet with double sliding mirror doors and custom storage system. Flat screen TV. Bathroom adjacent. Master Bedroom En-suite with tub/shower. Full-size closet with double sliding mirror doors and custom storage system in bathroom. A/C. Ceiling fan. Flat screen TV.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Walk Midtown, Feel Midtown, LIVE Midtown - the Hip Urban Place to be in PS!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
4

Good location and immaculate

  • 4 of 5

We were able to walk to all the restaurants and attractions in downtown Palm Springs. The condo is very well appointed and the kitchen is equipped for a real chef. The handyman responded promptly to minor problems (replacing ceiling light bulbs) and even gave us instructions on using the TV for us digitally-challenged. I would go again if I could find a tennis partner in the complex which has courts. On second thought, I would stay here with or without a tennis partner.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and Judy enjoyed your stay at our little oasis. It's unfortunate you could't find a tennis partner. Should you come back again, and we hope you will, I can refer you to a friend of mine that may be of assistance in finding a suitable partner. (I just learned he's a tennis pro!)
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5

Location, Peaceful, Comfortable, Nice furnishings, Best stocked kitchen, Gorgeous grounds!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the perfect place this is it. Our party consisted of two couples and the two bedrooms were equally "master" so neither couple felt cheated. We each had a TV and there was one in the living room. The bathrooms and kitchen were recently redone with impeccable taste. We were amazed that the owners thought of everything when stocking the kitchen. We have been RCI owners for years and have stayed in many units and this rental gets an A+++. I should also mention the grounds have been beautifully landscaped and there are two pools, a hot tub and tennis court.

A very short walk takes you downtown with plenty of restaurants and shops. Try Sherman's, Greek Islands and Tropicale for good food. If you are willing to drive about an hour GO TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK. You can drive through in about an hour, longer if you take more pictures than we did. Don't miss this park, you will never forget it. It's fun to stop at Woo Doos for vinyl records on the way back to Palm Springs. I also recommend going to Sunnylands Center and Gardens which is free but you must buy early to tour the house. I was told tickets are released in the middle of the month. We were thrilled to see a road runner!

The owners are very responsive and helpful, nice people. We felt safe in this beautiful little town.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are just so thrilled y'all had a fabulous time in Palm Springs. Thank you so much for the sweet card and chocolates. Scott luvs See's Chocolates! We would be happy to host you, again.
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5

Wonderful amenities and location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this unit. The condo is very clean, quiet and comfortable with a well-stocked kitchen. The location is outstanding. We could easily walk downtown. It was also nice to have a heated pool, spa and tennis court. The owners provide very clear information on the condo and suggestions for the area. We definitely want to book this unit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Impeccable in almost all respects

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well-furnished, well-managed, comfortable unit in a fantastic location with good views of the mountains and desert, and a mature clientele. Has everything one could ask for—except a salad spinner and a reliable parking gate remote. This is easily the best place we've stayed in Palm Springs. It's a little pricier than most, but worth it. Nice reception, with fresh orchids and Prosecco. Excellent internet and a completely furnished kitchen. Quiet and nicely furnished. Bravo!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Thank you for the very kind words. We couldn't be more thrilled that we met your expectations and that your stay was lovely. We'll take care of both those issues on our next visit to Palm Springs. :) And we'd love to have you back next season!
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5

Great Palm Springs Rental

  • 5 of 5

This centrally located property has everything you will need for your stay. It is very well appointed, clean and roomy. The Casino is just across the street and downtown is a short walk away. The grounds are well looked after with two pools to choose from, a hot pool and tennis courts. The owners are very accommodating and respond to any requests almost immediately. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim & Joan - We are thrilled to hear positive comments regarding your recent stay and equally thrilled that it seems to have met your expectations. You are always welcome back on any subsequent visits to Palm Springs. (You'll be happy to know that we now have an electric tea kettle!) Michael & Scott
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5

Palm Springs property, quiet and within easy reach of downtown.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious apartment, very well equipped. Loved the sunny balcony partly looking out to the mountains. Walked to downtown every day or night. Lots of restaurants and things to see. We were there at a quiet time which suited us. Good pools.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Palm Springs International (PSP)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Tropicale
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
O' Donnell Golf Club
Nearest Train
5.3 Miles
Amtrak Station - North Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
5.4 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Tropicale
Nearest Ski
85.6 Miles
Bear Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
102 Miles
Laguna Beach
Car: not necessary

Plaza Villas is set amid Palm Spring's fabulous Midtown neighborhood - one of 44 recognized neighborhood organizations. Everything is within walking distance in Midtown, and that's exactly what an urban lifestyle neighborhood should be! Whether it is downtown, trendy boutiques, casino and spa, coffee shops, theaters, art galleries, post office, our some of the city's best hotels, restaurants and bars - Midtown has it all!

Celebrate life at a Palm Springs landmark, Tropicale restaurant, with its exquisite patio that is perfect for a martini or a quiet meal before dancing over to the hottest club in town, the Copa with live entertainment and a vibe the can only be found in Palm Springs. Feel like winning money? Midtown is the only neighborhood in Palm Springs with a casino - the world famous Spa Casino, and check out its recently completed parking structure. Feel like spending the money you won? McCormick's Exotic & Classic Cars provides a nod to the rich history of Palm Springs and offers some of the greatest vintage automobiles in Southern California.

But the epicenter of Midtown's buzz and commerce is the Palm Springs Convention Center, which is constantly humming with activities and events year-round. Surrounding the convention center are the diverse group of people that make up the neighborhood, living in some of Palm Springs' finest homes, townhouse and condos including: PLAZA VILLAS, Deauville, Sol, The Morrison and many others.

Midtown is on definitely on the move - to include the luxurious Dream Hotel and the impressive and important Agua Caliente Cultural center, both slated to open by 2020. Our streets and venues host the Parade of Planes, the annual White Party, the Palm Springs International Film Festival Red-Carpet Walk & Gala, classic car auctions, chili cook-offs, a food truck cuisine showcase, and more. Then there is the ready access to the intangibles that Palm Springs offers: miles of bike lanes crisscrossing the neighborhood, hiking trails, swimming pools and views galore, and Ruth Hardy park just 2 blocks north of Midtown for peaceful strolls, dog walking, and tennis.

Some like it hot and will soak up the triple digit summer heat which gives way to perfect fall, winter and spring temperatures - an ideal time to enjoy the desert environment and fabulous State Parks like Joshua Tree or the winter wonderland of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino National Forest. If golf is your game, the Palm Springs area is the place to vacation. You’ll be thrilled with the short 10-15 minute drive to a full selection of amazing local golf courses. And don’t forget, Palm Springs is within a very easy reach of Los Angeles and San Diego.

Palm Springs has been Hollywood’s go-to getaway spot for many years and it’s not hard to see why. Palm Springs has so much to offer for your summer or winter vacation and Plaza Villas is situated right at the heart of this great, fun loving community.

The City of Palm Springs ID #740

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

CANCELLATIONS:
100% refund when canceled 60 days or more prior to arrival date, less a 5% booking fee.
NO REFUNDS when canceled less than 60 days before arrival date.

FEES:
A $5 fee will be charged for each lost key.
A $10 fee will be charged for each lost entry card.
A $40 fee will be charged for a lost garage door opener.

The City of Palm Springs ID #740
TOT Permit Number: PS 6557

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.

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