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

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Last updated: 02/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Palm Springs Permit # 6292

TO BOOK FOR PHOTO SHOOTS, WEDDINGS OR SPECIAL EVENTS, PLEASE CONTACT OWNER DIRECTLY. THE RATES POSTED HERE DO NOT APPLY. THANKS!

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.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular wrap around mountain views throughout the property. ...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2017
Jan 1 - Apr 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$850
$5,100
Coachella
Apr 13 - Apr 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,000
$12,000
High Season - 2017
Apr 25 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$850
$5,100
Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$725
$4,350
Fall 2017
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$850
$5,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$725

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,500
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

3.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs (PSP)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ace Hotel/Hacienda Cantina/Mr. Lyons
2.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Indian Canyons
7.8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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