Welcome to the home we're calling "PS SplashPad": the grooviest home to hit the local surf! Originally the desert retreat of screen star Sandra Dee (Gidget, Imitation of Life) and music legend Bobby Darin (Splish Splash, Mack the Knife), this original Alexander-built home is a classic Mid-Century. Recently and lovingly renovated by West-coast, mid-century enthusiasts who wanted to honor Mid-Century Modern standards, and who commisioned nationally-published interior designer and local favorite, Christopher Kennedy for a quintessential interior aesthetic, this home is the perfect backdrop for a flashback trip to Palm Springs with all the modern conveniences. The colorful redesign captures the essence of the home’s heyday in feel, color and texture, punctuated with memorabilia and reminders of its Hollywood pedigree.
With three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,225 square feet of tastefully-appointed interior living space, this is a hip home with big plans for outdoor entertaining. The South-facing side yard offers a master suite patio, outdoor shower and sweet hammock for lazy naps and relaxation. The large West-facing backyard offers walled privacy and fantastic views of Mt. San Jacinto. Enjoy swimming laps or just floating in the large 15 x 30 saltwater pool or taking a dip in the generous above ground spa. Take time to sip a glass of wine and catch up with friends over the gas fire pit or play a round of bocci ball in the newly installed court. The backyard has been meticulously landscaped with the perfect mix of grassy turf and desert landscaping - all beautifully lit for those twilight-into-night cocktail parties or quiet, starlit al fresco dinners.
Walk through the custom metal gates and matching breeze block to enter PS Splashpad’s courtyard entrance. The rear yard is immediately accessible and the double enclosed garage opens across from the home’s entrance. Sandra Dee in her Coppertone best is ready to greet you inside! The open floor plan allows for easy living between kitchen and casual dining and living areas. The stainless steel kitchen enjoys a sink/dishwasher island and is as been well-stocked with pots, pans, baking dishes, appliances and more.
A glass-backed wet bar and wine refrigerator is nestled beside the casual dining table that seats 6 with direct views of the pool and mountains. The living room is bright and cozy with a retro L-shaped couch that sits 6-8 comfortably. More poolside views or enjoy your favorite Golden Age movie from the high definition flatscreen TV. The home enjoys a Sonos sound system throughout, standard cable, and hi-speed internet (with 50mb down) that can easily support all your devices.
The sleeping quarters include two guest rooms (one queen and one with two twin beds) and a Master Suite with glass sliders to its own patio and side yard exit. The bedrooms are bright with East and South facing views and enjoy flatscreen TVs.
This beautiful vacation rental is a short drive to downtown Palm Springs with its many bars, shops, restaurants, and art galleries and even closer to the boutique shops and restaurants of the Uptown Design District. Other Palm Springs attractions are similarly a short drive away - from area casinos to world renowned spa resorts, tennis, golfing, museums and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Racquet Club Estates is a premier neighborhood of Palm Springs. The neighborhood is rich with architecture and history. It should be noted the city has sound ordinances that are strictly enforced. The owner(s) like to stress this home is ideal for a dream vacation and relaxation but is by no means a “party-central” home. Each guest is expected to be as good a neighbor as the owner(s) themselves. Special events like weddings are NOT allowed.
PS City ID# 3427