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Mid-Century Modern 5bdr Compound with Spectacular Setting and Dream Location

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Palm Springs Permit # 6292

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HISTORY:

In a wonderfully unique city full of wonderful unique houses, 436 Olancha is one particularly unique and wonderful property, bold in personality and rich in lore.

This stunning mid-century modern compound was originally constructed in 1948 supposedly for the head of a major Hollywood studio as a getaway from his other Palm Springs getaway; legend has it that he maintained a “proper” estate in Old Las Palmas - a grand ornate home with sprawling grounds, swimming pools and staff to attend to his family - yet craved a simple, special, architecturally modern place all of his own. Thus, unbeknownst to his wife and children, he purchased a large plot of land in the south end of town and secretly commissioned the construction of 436 Olancha, one of the earlier examples of mid-century modern architecture in the area. At the time, it was also one of the only homes in the neighborhood (other Hollywood luminaries would follow his lead - Max Factor built his Palm Springs compound, currently owned by Grammy nominee Sia Furler, around the corner in the late 50’s). He fell in love with the spectacular setting, unique wraparound mountain views and incredible sense of privacy. Specific instructions were given to the architect - the property was to be completely walled and contain two structures; a main house to serve as his private refuge (a “man cave” of the era), a place where he could read film scripts, imbibe a cocktail too many, and sleep in late, and a secondary house on the property, divided into two separate residences, one for each of his two mistresses. Evidently, one woman was an early bird, so she resided in the east residence (the “Sunrise Suite”) while her counterpart was a creature of the night and thus occupied the west residence (the “Sunset Suite”); in homage to this history, the owners continue to use these names.

According to the many rumors still in circulation, good times were enjoyed by many at 436 Olancha during this time. Alas, at some point in the following years, the wife discovered the existence of 436 Olancha (and the two mistresses!), and her husband decided to close this chapter of his life. In 1955, the land was subdivided and the property sold.

Sadly, the end of this chapter marked the beginning of a far less glamorous era for 436 Olancha; from 1955 through 2013, the property suffered at the hands of numerous near disastrous remodels and nearly 60 years of neglect. When the current owners first viewed the property in 2013, this diamond was so rough that it more resembled a lump of coal than the original gem it once had been. However, amongst the clutter and mayhem, most of the original details still somehow survived and the majesty of the San Jacinto mountain range continued to inspire the same humbling awe as it had in 1948. Emblazoned by the history of what 436 Olancha once had been, the current owners undertook a 1.5 year complete restoration of the property, upgrading all systems to the modern era while maintaining and paying tribute to its architectural origins. From the light fixtures and furnishings to the artwork and patio furniture, the property has been decorated with exquisite vintage pieces from the owners’ private collection in harmony with its original design.

They invite you to indulge in the renaissance of this special mid-century modern home as it embarks on a new chapter in its storied life. Take a nap amongst the swaying palms, enjoy a shower beneath the stars, and perhaps (responsibly) imbibe one cocktail too many at the outdoor bar … you won’t be the first to do so.

LOCATION:

Location! Location! Location! 436 Olancha is situated in one of the most coveted areas of Palm Springs:

-Spectacular setting with wrap around mountain views.

-Ideal SOUTH Palm Springs location noted for its shelter from the wind.

-WALKING distance to the Ace Hotel, Mr. Lyons, Koffi, Appetito, Congo Room, Dead or Alive, the Barn Kitchen at Sparrows Lodge, Sopa at the Horizon Hotel, Europa Restaurant at Villa Royale Inn, the botanical gardens, stores, gyms, yoga studios, hiking trails and FIVE stops on the free Buzz bus.

-Walking distance to shuttles for Coachella, Stagecoach and Desert Trip.

-Neighborhood steeped in celebrity history. In addition to the Max Factor compound (currently owned by Grammy nominee Sia Furler), properties occupied by Lucille Ball, Dr. Scholls, Sharon Tate, big band leader Don Tosti, and Eva Gabor are steps away. If Hollywood history is of interest of you, the immediate neighborhoods of Deepwell proper (formerly home to Liberace, William Holden, Jerry Lewis, Oscar Meyer, Carmen Miranda and Loretta Young) and the Mesa (currently home to Suzanne Somers and Barry Manilow and formerly home to Sonny Bono, Clark Gable, Robert Wagner and Rita Hayworth) are easily explored by foot.

PROPERTY DETAILS:

Available for vacation rentals, corporate off site gatherings, parties, weddings, photo shoots and more!

Overview: 5 real bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, indoor/outdoor bar and lounge, gourmet kitchen, 2 kitchenettes, pool with in-ground spa, 2 private patios each with its own outdoor shower and one with an outdoor fireplace, fountain, off-street parking for 4, outdoor BBQ area.

Details:

Main House:

-One bedroom with queen bed and private en-suite bathroom (shower). The bathroom has a Toto toilet, Duravit dual sink and Grohe fixtures and vintage mosaic tile.

-Gourmet kitchen with a Viking Range, Miele dishwasher, stainless steel GE Monogram refrigerator, hand poured white concrete countertops and Heath tile backsplash (Note - Heath was founded in 1948, the same year of construction as 436 Olancha !). The kitchen is appointed with a variety of tools and appliances as well as dishes and cutlery.

-The kitchen opens up to an outdoor dining area for 10

-Living room with 48” LED television and double-sided fireplace (the other end opens to the bar and lounge) (note - the fireplace is currently used for decorative purposes only). The television has access to Apple TV and Netflix.

-Indoor/outdoor bar and lounge: the outside bar has seating for 5, the indoor bar has seating for 4, and the lounge area has additional seating for 4. The bar is fully appointed with the owners’ collection of vintage barware.

-There is an additional half bath off of the bar and lounge with a Toto toilet, Duravit sink, Grohe fixtures and vintage mosaic tile.

-The main house has modern 3 ton central AC and heating system.

Sunrise Suite:

-There are two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the other with a king bed. Each bedroom has floor to ceiling glass sliding doors which open directly to the pool area.

The king bedroom additionally has a kitchenette (with refrigerator, sink, coffee maker, Heath tile backsplash and basic kitchen appointments), a seating area, a dining room table, and direct access to its own private patio which contains a private outdoor shower, seating for 3, a vintage fireplace.

-The two bedrooms share a full bathroom (shower over tub) with a Porcher toilet, Duravit sink, chrome fixtures and walls of vintage mosaic tile.

-Each bedroom has its own new ductless mini-split AC/heater unit which can be adjusted individually for the comfort of each occupant.

Sunset Suite:

-There are two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds. Each bedroom has floor to ceiling glass sliding doors which open directly to the courtyard and/or fountain.

-The twins bedroom additionally has a kitchenette (with refrigerator, sink, coffee maker, Heath tile backsplash and basic kitchen appointments), a seating area, an office area, and direct access to its own private patio which contains a private outdoor shower and an exterior dining area for 4.

-The two bedrooms share a full bathroom (shower over tub) with a Toto toilet, Duravit sink, chrome fixtures and walls of vintage mosaic tile.

-Each bedroom has its own new ductless mini-split AC/heater unit which can be adjusted individually for the comfort of each occupant.

The Grounds:

-The entire property is walled and gated for your security and privacy.

-Spectacular mountain views are visible from nearly every vantage point.

-Saltwater pool with spa. The pool was completely renovated in 2015. The pool is heated with solar panels (complimentary with the room fees) but can be heated additionally with a gas heater for an additional fee. The pool contains benches in the spa, the deep end and the shallow end so that guests have a wide variety of sun, water temperature and view options.

-All decking around the pool is pebble tec

-Outdoor/indoor bar (see description above) as well as a communal outdoor dining area for 10 as well as another outdoor dining area for 4.

-10 Lounge chairs around the pool

-A spacious courtyard between the structures - ideal setup area for parties/caterers

-A gorgeous fountain on the north side of the property which greets visitors upon entering the main gate and can be heard throughout the property. It provides additional seating in the shade during the hot summer months.

-There are THREE wifi networks blanketing the entire property with high speed internet.

Furnishings:

-All of the mattresses and linens are new throughout the entire property

-Nearly all furniture, light fixtures and art is vintage to the era of the home. They include pieces from the likes of George Nelson, Herman Miller, Hans Wegner, Steelcase, Walter Lamb, Brown Jordan, Modernica, Arthur Umanoff and Artemide, just to name a few, as well as custom one-of-a-kind works from the 1950’s and 60’s which have been collected from some of Palm Spring’s most famous estates and hotels. The owners also have an extensive collection of vintage barware on display, as well as vintage Heller plates for poolside dining.

More Details

Owner
Owner/Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

Amenities

Tahquitz River Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Mid-Century Modern 5bdr Compound with Spectacular Setting and Dream Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
San Francisco
5

Desert Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend here as part of a family wedding and family reunion. The rooms are perfect for couples/families to have their privacy, but close enough for an intimate gathering space. My sister and her husband shared a room with their small kids and we had 3 other couples in the rest of the space. It worked out wonderfully. The pictures speak for themselves, but I will add that the pool is divine. The kitchen is set up to transition between indoors and out and makes for easy entertaining. It's a quick walk to the Ace Hotel, restaurants and coffee shops. The entire property is exquisitely decorated and makes for a true getaway. I will come back as often as possible.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
5

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We picked this location for a much needed family retreat. Aaron and Garrett were amazing hosts. The house was spotlessly clean, and a great set up for just relaxing and sitting in the sun. Having the 5 bedrooms was amazing and the television, which we only turned on one evening had many options for entertainment. Garret and Aaron were most accommodating for all needs. The open bar area to the pool, was fun to sit at to get some shade or play cards, snacks. The bountiful grapefruit tree was a nice shade option for my mom who will not sit in the sun. The two buildings on site were perfect for getting away for quiet time as we had 9 of us in total. Travel frequently and sometimes hit and miss on beds. All beds in the home were extremely clean, extremely comfortable. 3 kitchen options though only used the main kitchen. All updated appliances. Juicer, coffee maker, Chef stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. The neighbours of the home were amazing and the neighbourhood nice and quiet. We did have a van for the troop, but restaurants, shopping were all within walking distance. The community bus system was a short walk to the main street and takes you right into downtown shopping district. Thursday evening market a must go to for souveniers and other interesting art work etc. Suggest walking or taking the bus as unless you get there early, parking is sometimes limited. 2 minute bus ride down the street. Koffi the local coffee shop was fun to sit on the patio and watch many ranges of people and great for meeting the locals. The pool area extremely clean, plenty of lounges for your enjoyment, lawn and walkways manicured and gardens well kept. Fountain on property give a tranquil white noise. Property set on timers and didn't have to worry about a thing while we were there. This vacation home is close to hikes, horseback riding, waterfalls, you just can't go wrong here. Was like staying in the hotel but the freedom to cook, swim late and just chill out without fighting for lounge chairs, other peoples noise. Five star all the way!!! We will be back. Made our first stay in a private home rental not our last! Thank you Aaron and Garrett for being who you are and the great hosts of such a beautiful establishment. We WILL see you again!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Palm Springs (PSP)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Ace Hotel/Hacienda Cantina/Mr. Lyons
Nearest Golf
2.2 Miles
Indian Canyons
Nearest Motorway
7.8 Miles
10
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Ace Hotel/Hacienda Cantina/Mr. Lyons
Car: recommended

Location! Location! Location! 436 Olancha is situated in one of the most coveted areas of Palm Springs:

Spectacular setting with wrap around mountain views.

Ideal SOUTH Palm Springs location noted for its shelter from the wind.

WALKING distance to the Ace Hotel, the Hacienda Cantina and Pool Club, Koffi, Appetito Cal-Italian Deli, Europa Restaurant at Villa Royale Inn, Bernies Lounge and Supper Club (currently under renovations), Mr. Lyons, the botanical gardens, stores, gyms, yoga studios, hiking trails and FIVE stops on the free Buzz bus.

Walking distance to shuttles for Coachella and Stagecoach.

Neighborhood steeped in celebrity history. In addition to the Max Factor compound (currently owned by Grammy nominee Sia Furler), properties occupied by Lucille Ball, Dr. Scholls, Sharon Tate, Red Skelton, big band leader Don Tosti, and Eva Gabor are steps away. If Hollywood history is of interest of you, the immediate neighborhoods of Deepwell proper (formerly home to Liberace, William Holden, Jerry Lewis, Oscar Meyer, Carmen Miranda and Loretta Young) and the Mesa (currently home to Suzanne Somers and Barry Manilow and formerly home to Sonny Bono, Clark Gable, Robert Wagner and Rita Hayworth) are easily explored by foot.

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Rates & Availability

Tahquitz River Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$725
$4,350
 
 
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$850
$5,100
 
 
High Season 2018
Jan 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$875
$5,500
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$725
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $2,500
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

2015 RATES (*do not include Palm Springs Taxes*):

High Season (Jan 1 - May 31, October 1 - December 31):

Non holiday - $750/night.
Holiday - $900/night.
3 night minimum over weekends; certain holiday weekends may require longer stays.

Low Season (June 1 - Sept 30):

Weeknight: $700/night
Holiday: $50/night surcharge
2 night minimum; certain holiday weekends may require longer stays.

Cleaning Fee: $300

Pool heat fee: Spa only ($25/day), Pool only ($75/day). NOTE - the heat from our solar panels is complimentary and should provide sufficient heat for the pool April through Oct for most people.

Utility Fee: $30/day from June 1 - Sept. 30 to cover the additional air conditioning related costs.

2015 Holidays:

Palm Springs Film Festival
MLK Day
Presidents Day Weekend
Modernism Week
BNP Paribas Open
Dinah Shore Weekend
White Party Weekend
Coachella
Stagecoach
Memorial Day
Splash House Weekends
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Halloween
Columbus Day
Pride Weekend
Thanksgiving
Christmas
New Years

2016 RATES (*do not include Palm Springs Taxes*):

High Season (Jan 1 - May 31, Oct 1 - Dec 31):

Non holiday - $800/night.
Holiday - $900/night - $1250/night (see calendar).
3 night minimum over weekends; certain holiday weekends may require longer stays.

Low Season (June 1 - Sept 30):

$700/night
Holiday: $100/night surcharge
2 night minimum; certain holiday weekends may require longer stays.

Cleaning Fee: $300

Pool heat fee: Spa only ($25/day), Pool only ($75/day). NOTE - the heat from our solar panels is complimentary and should provide sufficient heat for the pool April through October for most people.

Utility Fee: $30/day from June 1 - September 30 to cover the additional air conditioning related costs.

2016 Holidays: Same as 2015 (see above)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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