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Villa Fontaine Bungalow ~ Secluded Pied À Terre With Private Pool

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,062 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Private 1 Bedroom Bungalow With Private Pool

The old Racquet Club may be gone, yet the lore lives on.

Originally owned by actress Joan Fontaine (perhaps this was her Palm Springs pied à terre) and later by actor Tab Hunter (perhaps his desert hideaway bungalow or his private pool-house pad), seclusion has always been central and essential. The architecturally stylish property is totally enclosed, overlooked by swaying palms and embraced by ficus, pyracantha, bougainvillea, calliandra, dwarf bottlebrush, blue elf aloe, climbing fig, crimson flare honeysuckle and heavenly bamboo, with a large private patio and sparkling private pool. It boasts western views of the mountains that are nothing short of stunning.

The living / great room is airy and light, featuring 10’ ceilings, an Italian stone fireplace & mantelpiece and walls of floor to ceiling windows showcasing a spectacular view of the San Jacinto Mountains (named for Saint Hyacinth). The kitchen is updated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

The bedroom, which can be closed off from the living room or en suite, has beautiful marble floors, a 10’ high ceiling and a large Fleetwood sliding glass door leading out to the breakfast patio.

This 1,062 sq. ft., one bedroom, one bath get-away in the beautiful Club Condominium complex, designed by renowned architect William Cody, offers classic Mid-Century Modern architectural design for the perfect desert retreat. The gated, secure complex is beautifully landscaped and also offers dedicated covered parking and a large heated community pool and spa just a short walk from the bungalow.

I am sharing my home-away-from-home for the first time as a vacation rental.

Notables include:

• Painting décor with Benjamin Moore cloud white walls and pure white ceilings

• Bright nickel and maple blade ceiling fans from Modern Fan Company

• Nest learning thermostat

• Vizio 48” flat screen television, wall mounted with a flexible swing arm

• Time Warner Cable service including WiFi

• Sutton sofettes in platinum linen from West Elm

• Ava black lacquered campaign desk from Pottery Barn

• Vintage French Round Belgian linen dining chairs from Restoration Hardware

• Barcelona Style Daybed, inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, in black Italian aniline leather from Rove Concepts

• Grey linen platform bed with pure white sheets and hypoallergenic down-alternative pillows

• Queen size Simmons Beautyrest Bernardsville Luxury Firm AirCool memory foam mattress with Micro GelTouch

• Alexa white lacquered buffet from Pangea Furniture via Metropolitan Designs

• European sidewalk cafe table & chair set from Ballard Designs

• Sleek solar shades (discreet when up, dramatic when down)

• Gas fireplace design with crushed glass that twinkles in the flames’ flicker

• Kitchen appointments from dishes and cutlery to pots, pans and utensils

• Keurig coffee maker (for that quick caffeine fix)

• Whirlpool EnergyStar refrigerator

• Pool chaise lounges, arm chairs and garden stools

• Towels and linens

• Locks on refurbished Villa Fontaine gates

• Landscaping including French pea gravel and heavenly bamboos

• Updated electrical throughout

• Refurbished marble and tile floors with newly sealed grout

• Artwork on loan from my home in Los Feliz

Disclosures:

• The City of Palm Springs Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rate is 11.5% on stays of 28 consecutive days or less. Stays of over 28 consecutive days are exempt.

• Housekeeping (every 7 to 10 days) is additional for stays of 28 consecutive days or less. Weekly housekeeping is included for stays of over 28 consecutive days.

• Please note that the City of Palm Springs Palm Springs recently amended its vacation rental ordinance to require a renter to be at least 25 years old.

• This is a small, quiet community secluded from public access, intended as a romantic respite, rather than a revelry.

• Pool heating for your private pool is an additional fee of $25 per day, however the larger community pool is heated at no additional fee.

• City of Palm Springs ID #2996, TOT #6392

More Details

Owner
Michael Nosek
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Michael Nosek

Originally from the Chicago area, I've now been living in the Los Angeles area since 1977. After graduating from the University of Colorado I moved to San Francisco for about 5 years, and then re-located to Los Angeles.

Michael Nosek purchased this bungalow in 2015

Why Michael Nosek chose Palm Springs

Love at first sight! Although I have been driving out to Palm Springs to enjoy the weather with friends for years, I ran across this bungalow and fell in love with it. At first, a diamond in the rough. Now it sparkles and shines. I wanted the secluded privacy for quiet reflection, the private pool for the required water element, the stunning mountain views to keep me grounded, the streaming sunshine to fire me up, and breezes that caress the skin. And as I spent time getting acquainted with the property, one starry evening cooling in the pool, with the full moon filling the sky, I fell in love with it all over again. I hope you will too!

What makes this bungalow unique

Celebrity history, secluded privacy, romantic allure, beautiful mid-century architecture, perfect location, and of course it's Palm Springs!

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Palm Springs, California

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1062 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • 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:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A skylight floods the vanity with natural light. A shower big enough for two.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom, which can be closed off from the living room or en suite, has beautiful marble floors, a 10’ high ceiling and a large sliding glass door leading out to the breakfast patio.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week at Villa Fontaine. It was the perfect spot for us. Excellent size for two adults, and very private setting with the pool and courtyard effect. Large and tall glass doors let in tons of light and allow for fantastic views of the mountains. Cozy fireplace at night. Great place to simply hang out and relax. The house is stocked with everything you need, including many thoughtful items that you would find at a full service hotel. The location is excellent, being a short distance from the main part of town with many excellent restaurants. Also close to the Tram. We have rented many Homeaway/VRBO houses over the years, and Michael is one of the very top owners. He was extremely attentive to our every need and question. He made sure everything was perfect and truly cared that we were enjoying our stay. We hope we can come back soon! Book this one -- its a winner!

  • Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glowing review... Thank you! And you were such wonderful guests. You hit on all the reasons I love the place myself; location, privacy, style, weather, history, etc. Please come back again anytime. It was my pleasure to share my vacation home with you. Warm regards, Michael
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5

Villa Fontaine met our needs perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

Michael's VRBO is very welcoming. We felt at home in his place. The home was very clean. Pool area was also tidy. We enjoyed opening up the patio doors and letting the cool breezes gently blow through the house. We enjoyed morning coffee on the patio as the sun lit up the mountains and the resident birds chirped busily. Our host was kind enough to leave a bottle of bubbly, which we used for our Sunday morning mimosas! The home is quite private and met our needs perfectly. Michael was always available to answer any questions. It is just a short drive away to many great restaurants.

  • Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful trip. And thank you for the glowing review! I also love the architectural clean lines, floor-to-ceiling 10' windows and the wonderful way the bungalow opens up to the breezes and the pool, all in a private setting. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Please come back again! Best regards, Michael
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5

amazing

  • 5 of 5

the sun was out and it was warm with a great place to stay. what more could we ask for!

  • Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Right to the point! And thank you for coming back 3 years in a row!! You're honorary locals by now. Love having you visit, and I look forward to seeing you same time next year. Warmest regards, Michael
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5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Palm Springs for a long time and this was the best place we have ever stayed. If you are looking for something private and quiet, this is it. It's a perfect place for two people to relax. The condo is beautiful and very well maintained. It is very open and it's great when you can open all the sliders and let the breeze blow through. Michael is very responsive as is John, the property manager. Both are great to deal with. We're looking forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do have a number of guests who return repeatedly, and I would love to have you come back as well. Thank you for your kind words, and I'm glad you appreciate the bungalow for all the reasons I fell in love with it. I hope to see you next season. Warm regards, Michael
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5

Comfort and style and total privacy

  • 5 of 5

Villa Fontaine is wonderful and our rental experience was excellent--from my initial contact with Michael to his timely triggering of our deposit refund.

It's as beautifully furnished as it appears in the photos. Once you enter the gate to the bungalow, you’re in a spacious courtyard with well-maintained landscaping and a lovely pool. It's sunny and totally private inside or out. We were awaken every morning by singing song sparrows and a devoted mockingbird. Hummingbirds enjoy the red flowers all day. The weather was lovely--such a treat to lounge by the pool and have breakfast and lunch outside…or as Michael suggested a glass of wine by the pool watching the sunset on the mountain that’s always in view.

We cooked dinner a couple of time in the exceptionally well equipped kitchen, but it was impossible to resist the wide array of nearby restaurants. Workshop Kitchen & Bar, Jake's, Birba and SO.PA were our favs, but there are numerous great options/choices in downtown Palm Springs.

All in all it was a 5-star experience and we'd definitely stay here again, as well as recommend it to our friends and associates.

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review should get 5 stars! Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a true pleasure to host you, and to get to know you even just a little. I'm so glad you enjoyed the bungalow for all the reasons I love it. Please do come back. You are welcome anytime. Warmest regards, Michael
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Lovely Spot

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from 10 days at Villa Fontaine. Michael and his property manager John were just excellent to work with, including easy early check-in and easy late check-out. The villa is perfect for a couple....high ceilings, beautifully furnished, with floor to ceiling windows with excellent mountain views. You wake up every day to the community of songbirds at the property....wonderful. One other thing...the large fireplace is beautiful and came in handy on the cool PS nights. The small private pool is great, but we ended up using the large community pool (very nicely heated) and jacuzzi every day...a 30 second walk from the villa. The villa is a couple of minute drive to the main design and shopping district and restaurants on Palm Canyon and an easy walk there as well.

We highly recommend Michael and Villa Fontaine.

  • Submitted: 24-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful review...thank you!! And I'm so glad you enjoyed the morning songbirds. When I am there I make a point of appreciating them year round, during their breakfast and again at their dinner feeding, although they play in the courtyard throughout the day. And the large community pool has one of the best views in the valley, and is a nice complement to the bungalow's private pool. Please do come back again. You are welcome anytime. Warm regards, Michael
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Location

Nearest Airport
4.1 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
Nearest Train
3.3 Miles
Palm Springs Amtrak (PSN)
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
I-10 Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Hwy
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Palm Springs, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Prime Season 2017-2018
Dec 22 2017 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$353
C$2,311
 
 
Shoulder Season 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$270
C$1,862
 
 
Fall Shoulder Season 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$270
C$1,862
 
 
Prime Season 2018-2019
Dec 22 2018 - Apr 30 2019
5 night minimum stay
C$353
C$2,311
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
C$238
C$1,541
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pool heating (optional) C$314.53
Housekeeping C$154.06 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$641.9
Tax Rate 11.5%

• The City of Palm Springs Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rate is 11.5% on stays of 28 consecutive days or less. Stays of over 28 consecutive days are exempt.
• Housekeeping (every 7-14 days) consists of a three hour deep cleaning & linen service. If the condition of the property requires more than three hours to clean to return it to its original condition, it will be charged to your deposit at the rate of $40 per hour.
• Please note that the City of Palm Springs Palm Springs recently amended its vacation rental ordinance to require a renter to be at least 25 years old. Additionally, the City of Palm Springs recently passed Ordinance #1918 which requires hosted check-in or an in-person meeting between local managers and rental guests within 24 hours of check-in, when a Statement of Rules and Regulations is to be signed by each adult vacation rental guest, which is a condition of occupancy.
• This is a small, quiet community secluded from public access, intended as a romantic respite, rather than a revelry.
• Pool heating for your private pool is an additional fee of $245 per week, however the larger community pool is heated at no additional fee.
• Palm Springs rental permit # PS 6392

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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