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Beautifully Restored Mid-century Modern Condo With Mountain And Pool Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom, Mountain And Pool Views.

Welcome to our home away from home. In 2013 we visited the racquet club garden villas and fell in love with the property. Once you enter the gated community of 37 condos its like stepping into a lovely oasis. Each of the units are each nestled away along a beautiful stream that runs from the main pool space down toward the old racquet club to the far end. We purchased this free standing condo and just recently completed a total restoration.

Our unit has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The furnishings we selected are all mid-century modern. Both the master and the guest bedroom feature a custom built walnut platform bed. Each having large storage space underneath the bed frame. The master features a king size mattress and the second bedroom has a queen size mattress. Both have very comfortable mattresses with high end linens and pillows.

The kitchen has everything you would need to make a home cooked meal. The cabinets are all black walnut with solid surface countertops.

The bathroom features white Italian marble and the shower has a standard shower head and two body sprays.

There three patios to choose from...One large space off the master bedroom with two chaise lounge chairs. The second large patio is off the main living and kitchen area with seating and dining for 4. The last patio is off the dining area and has a small sitting area for 2 people.

In February 2018 this unit will be featured during modernism week and the tour of the historical racquet club garden villas.

In 2013, the racquet club garden villas received the 3rd ever city of palm springs historic district designation. This community will forever be preserved for generations to come and enjoy this lovely oasis that seems to take you back in time.

The history: the racquet club garden villas were constructed in 1959 adjacent to the famous palm springs racquet club as an overflow for hollywood celebrities and visitors alike who wished to have a more extended stay near the famed tennis club.

The racquet club garden villas has a triple pedigree:

1. Architect: William Cody

2. Contractor: Paul Trousdale

3. Landscape Architect: Phil Shipley

There are 37 units nestled in lush, verdant landscaping, with a beautiful stream running throughout the property. The condominiums were designed using post and beam architecture. Each unit having large expanses of windows and glass. With a significant deal of attention paid to the layout and orientation on the property. The racquet club was the place to see and be seen in the 1940's, 50's and 60's. Marilyn monroe was said to have been discovered by the pool at the racquet club.

THIS IS A SMALL, QUIET COMMUNITY. If you are looking for a place to have parties or loud music by the pool, this isn't the place for you. For us, and the rest of the residents, this is a relaxing retreat (with an emphasis on treat!) from the outside world.

Palm Springs City ID #2723

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Alisse Ellis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Alisse Ellis

Brent And I are both interested in and inspired by mid-century modern architecture and design. We live in Norman, Oklahoma and both work in the design and construction business. We spend as much time as possible in Palm Springs and enjoy lazy afternoons at the pool.

Alisse Ellis purchased this condo in 2013

Why Alisse Ellis chose Palm Springs

We fell in love with the Racquet Club Garden Villas after going on a tour of the complex during the 2012 Modernism Week. We had been looking for a second home in Palm Springs, but we had been looking at houses. During the tour, we checked out a few open houses and we were sold! This is such a quiet, peaceful place for a getaway and the people are so nice. We enjoy waking up and having an incredible view of the San Jacinto mountains, and relaxing by the pool in the afternoons. The property feels so secluded, yet we can be downtown looking around the shops or eating at one of our favorite restaurants in a few minutes.


Palm Springs Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 33
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please be aware that there is a zero tolerance noise policy.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , White Italian marble tile bathroom, shower has body sprays
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • guest bedroom - 1 queen , custom built queen bed with sleep number mattress
    master bedroom - 1 king , Custom built king size bed
  • Beautiful black walnut custom built king size platform bed with storage drawers underneath. Floor to ceiling windows with views of the San Jacinto mountains and pool. Large Patio with chaise lounges
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautifully Restored Mid-century Modern Condo With Mountain And Pool Views
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Beautiful Mid Century Modern Free Standing Condo

  • 5 of 5

Alisse has done an incredible job furnishing the William Cody mid century condo. There are great patios off the master bedroom and living room. The unit was very quiet. We would definitely come back again!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely delightful modernist gem!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, did we love this place! We've spent many, many nights in Airbnb and HomeAway properties; this was the absolute best. It's beautifully set up as a sophisticated has everything you could need, but no personal detritus to get in the way! The place is spotlessly clean and very, very comfortable.

The quality of the property as a rental aside, it is also ideal way to sample the vision of the midcentury modernists and the seamless indoor/outdoor lifestyle they built. This complex was designed by William Cody, one of the desert's principal modernist architects. The unit's three patios and walls of glass make it feel twice the size. Cody built multi-thousand foot homes for wealthy midcentury desert-goers; this property allows you to sample the best of those homes in a much more affordable way!

Beyond the unit itself, the grounds are park-like, with trees clearly planted in the 1920's (the complex was built on the grounds of the 1920's-era Racquet Club hotel). It's rare to be surrounded by such mature trees in the desert. And beyond the trees lies one of the best mountain views in the entire city (the sheer face the aerial tram uses to climb the mountain).

Finally, the owners are wonderful and responsive. We had to delay our arrival due to an unexpected funeral, and were greeted by a beautiful flower arrangement. Wonderful.

We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place! Kept waiting for Dinah Shore to come out of the bathroom! Really fun.

  • 4 of 5

Only complaint was the pool was quite dirty for about half of our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing condo in Palm Springs

  • 5 of 5

From the time we opened the door and walked in we were so impressed with this beautifully decorated, comfortable unit. When we awoke the first morning we enjoyed the view of the mountains and palm trees from the bedroom. It is close to the pool and hot tub, which we used each day. The main patio has a wall of red flowers, making it private and peaceful. It is a short drive to downtown. We hate to leave and hope to return next winter!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfort in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Hate to leave this beautiful mid-century modern place. Spacious, comfortable, tastefully decorated. Steps from the lushly landscaped, low-key pool area. A perfect spot to get some vitamin D and chill out. Communication with owner / onsite manager was flawless. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely heavenly waking up to the sound of a nearby water stream, the sight of palm trees and mountains from a cozy bed, in a perfectly decorated, well thought out villa. This villa is tucked away in a gated community that feels like it is its own world; but, at the same time, it is conveniently located near everything you could want or need in Palm Springs.

This villa is perfectly located...literally across from the community pool, which is never crowded. It is also next to the stream that runs through the community.

It has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout that bring in the bright, beautiful cheerfulness from the outside (blinds are also available for privacy). It also has 3 private courtyards perfect for sunning, dinners, drinks or playing outside for young children.

The villa was extremely clean, well laid out and well designed. I'm very particular about cleanliness, and it was as if no one had ever stayed in the place but us. The design and flow is beautiful, adding to the relaxing vibe. Every little detail about it was special; nothing was overlooked.

If you are looking for the Palm Springs vibe, a relaxing vacation and a special getaway, I highly recommend a stay here. I previously vacationed at The Parker and recommend this over it without hesitation.

To me it was perfection.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Highway 10
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
82 Miles
Laguna Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning and Linens Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.5%

No tax with reservations 30 days or longer
Palm Springs rental permit # PS 62300000
Minimum stay of 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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