Hip Desert Hideaway
Designed by Celebrated Architect William Kreisel
as of May 21, 2013 11:52PM
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6
Private Pool, Pet Friendly, Internet
Winter Rates: $285/Night | $1,495/Wk | $3,695/Mo
About this Palm Springs Vacation Rental
Located in Racquet Club Estates, one of the first Palm Springs mid-century modern neighborhoods and the former stomping ground of the infamous Rat Pack. This ultra quiet hideaway is the perfect getaway destination.
Through clerestory windows and walls of glass, this Palm Springs mid-century home is light and bright throughout.
This Palm Springs Alexander is artfully appointed with comfort and luxury at every turn. Mid-century meets today, offering a sophisticated balance and a distinct modern allure.
Designed by celebrated architect William Kreisel for the renowned Alexander Company, known for purity of design, this streamlined home has an open floor plan with lots of windows and a cool 50's free-form pool.
Entertainment areas and three bedrooms come complete with vintage modern and modernist furnishings plus tasteful artwork and decor throughout.
The kitchen in this Palm Springs home is filled with every necessity for high-style dining and entertaining with stainless steel appliances, custom hardware and cabinetry, decorator lighting and a lovely cocktail bar area with barstool seating for six.
The living area features a gas fireplace, signature vaulted ceilings, 42" TV, DVD, and iPod docking. Modern and comfortable seating for six with views of the pool, yard, and covered patio offering a cool-misting system and a stainless steel dining table for six.
The master bedroom with en-suite bath offers sliding glass doors leading to a private courtyard style patio with a fireplace and chaise loungers for relaxing and sunbathing.
The spacious second and third bedrooms have a queen size beds with classic furnishings and the lovely updated bathroom is just across the hall.
This Palm Springs home has a private back yard with mature landscaping and fruit trees, plus a gorgeous pool with chaise loungers to enjoy the beautiful mountain views. This alluring escape is ideal for relaxing in America's famed desert playground.
No matter why you've come to Palm Springs, you're sure to make memories in this soothing mid-century modern home!
Guest Reviews for this Palm Springs Vacation Home
Terrific House but Outdoor Space Needs Spruce Up
"We spent the whole Winter in Palm Springs and rented the Alexander Poolside Get-away (APGA) for the first two-and-a-half months (also see that review), and the Hip Desert Hideaway (HDH) for the last six weeks. The layouts were basically mirror images of each other, with HDH having a bit more room because the owners had connected the house to the garage with a hallway and laundry closet. This made the house feel more spacious than APGA. Nice finishes in the kitchen and bathrooms gave the house a luxury feel. The house was nicely decorated and the interior furnishings were comfortable. Improvements could be made by adding an indoor dining table. (The only dining table was outside, thus too cool on a few nights to sit out there.) Also, the poolside furniture was a hodgepodge and wasn’t very comfortable. And the outdoor fireplace was in a secluded patio outside the master bedroom door, with only two uncomfortable chairs, thus it couldn’t be used for a group. (As a result, we never used it.) Moving this to the main patio, and providing more comfortable seating for more people, would make it better. The pool equipment is old and it cost as much to heat it for six weeks as it did to heat the pool at APGA for 10 weeks. In the scheme of things, these cons were minor; we enjoyed our stay very much and would happily rent this house again. The Vacation Palm Springs team members were great, and went out of their way to ensure that we had a pleasant stay. (P.S. – We enjoyed Cheeta, a primate who lives around the corner. He’s very well behaved (and famous; see http://www.cheetathechimp.org/ ), and we could hear and even see him occasionally (in his cage). The HDH house has one of his paintings hanging in the hallway.) Mentioned them in the review, but to reiterated and add to them: 1) replace uncomfortable, miss-matched poolside furniture; 2) add indoor dining table/chairs; 3) move fire-pit to main patio and add comfortable seating. Also, pool equipment is old and costly to use. Plantings need attention (not impressed with the landscape person; not doing a good job); lots of debris in the beds; landscaper didn't take away any debris that had collected during the time we were there; he didn't blow off debris from patio, we had to do it. Pots and pans are awful and should be replaced. The team members were great. We really appreciated their attention to the things that needed fixing during the stay. After our experience with Vacation Palm Springs, I wouldn't think of renting via an owner directly or through another agency. The Vacation Palm Springs team here was very professional and on top of things. Great experience. "
Nice Time but Won't Rent This Place Again
"The entertainment equipment kept shutting off so we couldn't watch movies. The pool heating equipment needs to be covered by something, get rid of the piles of tiles and gravel, the misting system didn't work–one of the spouts just poured out water, and it wasn't easy to find the turn-on anyway. The backyard is NOT dog friendly, our dogs ran into the cactus right next to the porch and we all got micro cactus slivers in our hands from playing with the dogs. The pool float rafts were covered in a thick layer of dust and we had to clean them ourselves. The bed in the master bedroom was the most uncomfortable I have ever slept on–very hard. Also the one small couch proved to be inadequate for more than two people to comfortably sit on, we couldn't lounge anywhere except the pool chaises in the sun. We also thought it had a hot tub because of the "spa-heating" option but there was no hot tub–definitely needs one. Someone came over promptly to turn on the pool heater, which we appreciated greatly. Though someone showed up and was rather indignant that we were there at 12 noon the last day even though we had a late checkout and had to continue informing him of that fact. "
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