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Enjoy Our MAH-velous Location, Salt Water Pool And Dramatic Mountain Views.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Architecturally Significant, 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home That Sleeps 12 In Style.

The original Alexander home was completely renovated in 2001, and extensively re-renovated in 2016. The size was doubled, the luxury was increased and we have created a place of peace, pleasure and privacy to share with you and your family and/or friends.

Think of our house as Alexander Plus! It's mid-century MAH-velous.

This home is a legal Palm Springs Vacation Rental, license #64260000-20019526, the city of Palm Springs ID#156 .

Our Master Oasis, with 38" flat screen TV, and double-sided fireplace offers views of the San Jacinto Mountains from the king-size bed and soaking tub. The tub-room and fireplace are separated from the toilet room and shower by a large walk-in closet. (Really large! "Put your baby in a portable crib" kind of large...)

Adjacent to the Master Suite are two Guest Bedrooms that share a bath. All bedrooms (and the living room) have flat screen TV's and all our baths and beds have 100% cotton sheets and towels. One has a queen sized bed and one a king, and both have ceiling fans.

The 4th bedroom, with its 2 queen-sized beds is on the other side of the house. It is very private: an oasis within an oasis, with its own sliding doors to the pool.

The fifth bedroom is just outside the 3rd bath, and features its own access to the outside, a king size bed and a sitting area.

Separating the bedrooms is a large open living space, where white painted beams and white plank ceiling contributing to the breezy open nature of this space, as do the three ceiling fans!

This great room includes a sitting area (with 65" flat screen TV) and a dining room. At the far end is a full wet bar (sink, refrigerator, wine cooler, cocktail shakers, and stemware galore) as well as a game table for cards (poker chips included), dominoes, and more.

The kitchen is separated from the great room by a 4-person breakfast bar, yet maintains plenty of visual connectivity to the pool, barbecue grill and the main living spaces.

8 lounge chairs line the 35' saltwater pool at our newly updated mid-century modern Alexander home. One end of our side yard is fenced separately from the backyard pool area. The other features easy access to a sandy area perfect for dogs.

The living area spills onto the backyard entertaining area through three sets of wide sliding glass doors that connect the expansive living space to the pool deck.

Down the hall from the kitchen is a full-sized laundry room.

The house is wonderful, we bought it in good shape and with the help of several professionals, we've made it great. We are more than happy to share our love for Palm Springs and for this historically significant house with you.

Please note that by City of Palm Springs law, no more than 10 people may stay overnight (12 if two of the guests are under 12), and no more than 5 cars. As we are a licensed vacation rental, we strictly enforce the law. If at anytime you violate either the City Noise Ordinance (posted at the house) or the limit on the number of persons allowed on our property, and we discover it, you will be evicted, and your deposit will be forfeited. If the police discover that you are in violation of either law, you will be responsible for any fines, you will be evicted, and your deposit will be forfeited. Palm Springs takes vacation rental rules VERY SERIOUSLY. No music is allowed outside EVER. Please note that toiletries are not provided.

More Details

Nora Williams
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, just high school french so don't get your hopes up
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Nora Williams

My husband and I have been vacationing in Palm Springs for years, the International Film Festival, Film Noir Festival, Modernism...for years we flew out of Boston to experience culture Palm Springs style and explore The Joshua Tree National Park and The Living Desert. We moved to Palm Spring several years ago, and love being a part of the vibrant, diverse community.

Nora Williams purchased this house in 2015

Why Nora Williams chose Racquet Club Estates

We wanted an Alexander home, George Alexander brought high profile design to the average family. He built over 2000 mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs between 1957 - 1966. We wanted an Alexander home and looked for the right one for years... Ours is wonderful, we hope you agree, and we know you will come to love it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

The elegant master suite with the two-sided fireplace warming both the bedroom and the soaking tub sold us, as we visited initially in February. The views of the mountains from our bed in the morning, swimming among the palm trees with the sound of the waterfall in the background keep us enchanted with this place. Offering privacy with lots of intimate corners, plus the space to entertain large groups, our "Alexander Plus" home is just perfect for this lifestyle, this climate.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Racquet Club Estates, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Palm Springs has a # of Vacation Rental Rules: the most important probably being NO AMPLIFIED NOISE OUTSIDE. No outdoor music is allowed.
  • The primary guest is required to submit a copy of his or her driver's license with the rental contract. # of cars allowed for the rental party is 5.
  • Please note that the maximum number of adult guests is 10. Unless 2 of the guests are under 12 years old, in which case 12 guests are allowed..
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroon - toilet , shower , jetted tub , tubroom with fireplace and separate shower and toilet room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , near front door and just outside 5th bedroom, very private
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , original bath, original tile, totally refreshed, and so cute
  • Each bathroom has thick cotton towels, thick bathmats and toiletries. A hair dryer is in the bathroom between Bedrooms two and three on the lowest shelf or the cart. Another hair dryer is on the lowest shelf in the cart in the third bath. An additional hair dryer is in the Master Bedroom cabinets under the sink. Please return them to these locations so our next guest will be able to find them easily.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , with fireplace, 2 person soaking tub, and 38" flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Windows on 2 sides, ceiling fan and 40" flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , cozy room with ceiling fan and a 32" flat screen TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , with 40" flat screen on an adjustable mounting bracket
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 40" flat screen tv, sitting area, sliders to dog run
  • 100% cotton sheets on all beds with 4 pillows per bed of different densities. All the mattresses are good quality, and there are extra blankets in every bedroom, 2 more in the linen closet out in the hall. We know that you'll sleep MAH-velously!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Two dozen of the best restaurants in Palm Springs deliver both lunch and dinner straight to your door! (See LABites in Palm Springs) But if you're headed out: 2 min to Starbucks, groceries, drugstores, Redbox kiosks, World Gym. 5 min to Modernist antique district, a spacious, shaded dog park, and the spectacular Palm Springs tramway: 360 degree valley views from 8500 ft. w/mountaintop dining. 10 min to Palm Springs International Film Festival screens (& only 5 min to the Gala Awards!), Saturday Farmer's Market, PS airport. 5 min to Beautiful downtown PS w/restaurants and shopping galore, Thursday night street fair, art museum. 20-25 min to famous El Paseo shopping district in Palm Desert, and in case of phone or computer emergency: Apple Store, Best Buy, and the Westfield Mall! 30 min to: The Living Desert natural habitat and zoo. Coachella Fest: 26 miles. Joshua Tree: 36 miles. And if the urge strikes: Disneyland and Hollywood are both an easy 2-hours drive.


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Enjoy Our MAH-velous Location, Salt Water Pool And Dramatic Mountain Views.
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews

A perfect week for our family

  • 5 of 5

We came to Palm Springs for a family wedding, many of us renting houses in the area. This house was exactly what I hoped for - plenty of room for 12, ages 1-74! We all had lovely rooms and comfortable beds, including the baby who did sleep

In the large closet adjoining the master bedroom! The house is beautifully decorated and architecturally significant, but also open and family friendly. Everything we needed was there. We all voted that this was our favorite rental ever!

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

The house was very spacious and took care of our group of 10 well. Comfy beds. Plenty towels. Pool was heated to perfect temperature. Can’t thank Nora and the property manager Josh enough.

  • Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect home for family get together

  • 5 of 5

Had a family wedding in Palm Springs....great place for family get together. Very convenient to PSP and main part of town.

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This location was everything we expected and more.

  • 5 of 5

Just wonderful. One note is that the master bathroom shower has temp control issues. And the common bathroom closest to master bedroom has water pressure issues. This does not diminish our wonder filled experience.

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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comfy and casual family retreat - 4.5 stars!

  • 4 of 5

The home and amenities are warm, welcoming and well-used, and as described; the manager gave a personal and useful orientation when we arrived. We especially appreciated the morning sun at the jacuzzi (and the easy subsequent tumble into the warm pool!) and the seating around the fire ring to end our evenings. would definitely come again for a group gathering.

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect! Nora, the owner, was wonderful leading up to our stay wherein she would answer any questions I had, and then Josh, the property manager, was wonderful once we arrived in Palm Springs. The house is clean and its layout is ideal for multiple families, which was our situation. Also, there were alarms on the doors leading out to the pool, so if one of the kids in our group opened up the sliding glass door to head out to the pool, a door alarm would sound -- so reassuring for parents!

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.3 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Riviera Palm Springs
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Escenda Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
HWY 111
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Loco Charlie's Mexican Grill
Car: necessary

It's Palm Springs, whatever you want is here! The Aerial Tram is a little over a mile away, the Living Desert Zoo (think camel rides) is about 25 minutes east, between those two you can find any activity you want. Highest of high brow activities to lowest of the low, it's fun here for all ages.

There are excellent art museums here, as well as Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, the Palm Springs Air Museum, and tours of the mid-century movie star homes that put Palm Springs on the map OR you can go the other way and tour Elvis's honeymoon cottage or some of the more colorful bars close by! There are dune buggy rentals, mountain bike rentals, and Walt Disney's old stable has been revamped to become an equestrian center called Smoketree. Around the corner is Victoria Park, which is great fun for the youngsters, and the newly renovated Palm Springs dog park!

Note that this is not the house for you if you are coming to Palm Springs to party loudly - unless you intend to do that AWAY from the property. (-:. This is a lovely quiet residential neighborhood - "blissful" says one review...let's keep it that way! Check the pictures for the GOOD NEIGHBORS brochure and Rules'n'Regs doc required by the City of Palm Springs.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Racquet Club Estates, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$386.55
Pet Fee C$64.43
Damage Insurance C$76.02
Damage Deposit C$1,288.5

Pool heating is optional @ $50/day.

Price subject to change until deposit is received.

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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