Midcentury Butterfly Alexander

Classic Palm Springs Living at its best!

3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths - Sleeps 6

28 Guest Reviews
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The City of Palm Springs ID# 3040

About this Palm Springs Vacation Rental

Located on a quiet street in Palm Springs's historic Racquet Club Estates, this three-bedroom, two-bath, mid-century modern home has been completely restored to include all the amenities you expect in a luxury vacation property with a foam roof that will conserve energy (cool and heat). Designed in 1959 by famed Southern California architect William Krisel and built by the Alexander Construction Company, this home's soaring "butterfly" roof is an icon of mid-century architecture.

The huge outdoor area is a private paradise with stunning, unobstructed mountain views. You can swim laps or simply float all day sipping cocktails in the new saline Pebble Tec pool and spa. The large pool deck has a wonderful lounging area facing the mountains, an outdoor dining table shaded by a pergola, and a gas grill for cooking out. At night, gather around the fire pit for s'mores and watch the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway ascend 8,500 feet to the peak of the San Jacinto Mountains!

Inside, you'll notice how spacious the living/dining/kitchen area feels. That's because the original owner had the home custom built four feet wider than the model Alexander home. The custom build also made room for an extra corner window in the living room that adds to the open and bright feel. The floating fireplace,(decorative only) and wall of glass help create the indoor/outdoor living Palm Springs is famous for.

The home is furnished with pieces by modern designers Florence Knoll, Charles Eames, George Nelson, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Eileen Gray, and Achille Castiglioni. The kitchen cabinets, including the rare double-decker island, are the restored originals, complete with hairpin legs and pegboard doors.

The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances, generous quartz counter space for meal preparation, and is fully stocked. All of the bedrooms are furnished with memory foam mattresses and luxurious cotton beddings for restful sleep and flat-screen TVs. The master bedroom sliders lead to a private lounging area; the en suite bathroom features the original sunken tub and an outside door for direct access from the pool.

This luxury retreat is conveniently located just minutes from the nightlife, shopping, and top-rated restaurants of downtown Palm Springs, and near some of the world's most famous golf courses. The home is ideal for allergy sufferers- no carpet, pets or smoking. The enormous Cabazon Outlet Mall is only a 20-minute drive, and Los Angeles, San Diego, and Disneyland are a two-hour drive. Come see why Palm Springs has been a playground for Hollywood stars for nearly a century, and is more popular today than ever. Enjoy your stay!

Amenities List

3 Bedrooms + 2 Bathrooms

Beds by Bedroom:
BR 1: King, 32" Smart HDTV
BR 2: Queen 26" HDTV
BR 3: Queen 32: Smart HDTV

Living Room: 47" HD Smart TV/Bluray/DVR

Upgraded throughout

Approximately 1,400 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 12000 sq. ft.

Saline Pool Approx. 14' x 32'

Fully restored and newly furnished in 2014

New Saline Pebbletec pool and spa in 2014

Year Built 1959

iPod docking

Terrific mountain views

Indoor dining for 6

Outdoor dining for 6

4 chaise loungers

Outdoor fire feature with seating.

Gas BBQ grill

Large Capacity Washer/Dryer

Well Stocked Kitchen

Wi-Fi high speed internet

Free Long Distance to US and Canada

Digital Antenna

Smart TV's require login to your App accounts.

Living Room Fireplace is decorative only

Foam roof

Absolutely no smoking

Sorry, No pets allowed

Two car Carport

Guest Reviews for this Palm Springs Vacation Home

Beautiful And Peaceful Retreat.

"Beautiful and peaceful retreat. This house had everything that we look forward to when we stay in Palm Springs. The hot tub and the pool are integrated together and are situated for enjoying the view of the San Jaconto mountains. Everything was top notch in the house too. We loved all the furniture choices and the beds were super comfy! "

by Robert F. | Crystal MN | January 05, 2018

Palm Springs Magical

"Palm Springs Magical Great location with easy access to all parts of town. The gym and grocery store are even walkable. The pool and private yard, just perfect for a "holiday" get away. "

by Tom S. | New York NY | November 14, 2017

Beautiful View!

"Beautiful View! We loved the mid-Century modern architecture and décor as well as the updated appliances and bathrooms. We also loved the outdoor space - lots of seating, great pool and the view!! "

by Theresa O. | Bloomfield Hills MICHIGAN | March 26, 2017

This Really Is The Perfect Rental Home!

"This really is the perfect rental home! From the moment we arrived at this house, to the moment we left (reluctantly) - we were in heaven! The Midcentury Alexander House is as beautiful inside as it is outside. The pool area is perfectly designed, especially with the spa attached to the pool. We couldn't have been happier with this gorgeous home! If you're even thinking about staying here, don't hesitate, just book it and you'll be happy you did! "

by Jasmine C. | Los Angeles CA | March 15, 2017

Excellent Value With Owners Who Care

"This is an excellent house. The owners clearly put a lot of thought and time into making guests feel welcome into their home. We loved the furnishings (though, we'd suggest a more comfortable sofa) and the pool area. This house has three well-sized bedrooms and is in a great location, about a mile away from the local gym and Albertson's and about a mile away in the other direction from the Uptown Design District. Loved the rug in the living room, and the beds were super comfortable. The dining table is perfect for a group dinner, and the pool area is really nice. Overall, this is a great house. "

by Terence C. | New York NY | March 10, 2017

Great Pool Area

"Their homes are always top-notch and if there is a problem, they fix it immediately. "

by Matthew R. | Los Angeles CALIFORNIA | October 18, 2016

Best Vacation In Palm Springs

"Best vacation in Palm Springs The home is beautiful, comfortable, relaxing, and perfectly situated. We've stayed all around and this is by far our favorite rental when we need to get away from LA! It couldn't have been better! "

by Joshua M. | Napa Valley CA | September 05, 2016

Beautiful Oasis In The Desert!

"Beautiful oasis in the desert! I absolutely loved my stay. This house is gorgeous - from the interior design to the mountain view - everything about the house was lovely. "

by Katie S. | Seattle WA | September 05, 2016

Great Experience!

"Great Experience! Loved the house. Very clean and just as advertised. Great service. "

by Isabelle T. | Fayetteville AR | June 15, 2016

Everything You'll Need For A Swinging Family Holid...

"We loved it all. "

by Claudia S. | Vancouver BC | March 31, 2016

Perfect Getaway Spot

"The house was comfortable and very well appointed. We loved the decorating, the furniture and the towels and bedding were great. The pool and spa were fantastic. "

by . | | March 08, 2016

Just What We Wanted And Expected

"Great access to all things Palm Springs since this was our first visit to the area. We particularly enjoyed the yard and its views and landscaping. Just beautiful. "

by Ann H. | Cherry Hill NEW JERSEY | February 18, 2016

Original 1959 Vibe Luxurious +Location

"This house is unique and luxurious. All newly remodeled. The original 50s design has been preserved, inside and out, unlike many of this era. Unobstructed mountain view from new PebbleTec pool and large spa/hot tub. Central location. Beautiful landscaping on the over-size lot. Fire Pit. BBQ. Every convenience, even buillt-in USB ports in the bedrooms. "

by James D. | San Francisco CA | September 06, 2015

Great Time.

"Great location, very accommodating, great service, loved the pool area, reasonable pricing, authentic decor, great floor plan and views. "

by Natalie D. | San Clemente CA | October 13, 2015

Beautiful Getaway Home

"I love the spacious clean home and it's huge pool Jimmy was always on top of everything any little question I had he was able to answer. He made our trip a breeze "

by Jazmin N. | Los Angeles CA | September 10, 2015

Paradise In Palm Springs

"I didn't want to leave! The house is beautiful, the decor is impeccable, and the pool and outdoor areas are perfect. Idyllic Palm Springs getaway. "

by Casey A. | Washington DC | September 06, 2015

Paradise In The Desert

"Peaceful, very quiet area, very modern house, fully equipped, close to the center of PS, close to Albertsons for grocery shopping. "

by Anais R. | Verrières-le-buisson ESSONNE | August 16, 2015

Beautiful House

"great layout & amazing decor "

by Vincent C. | West Hollywood CA | July 07, 2015

Great Vacation Rental!

"The house was awesome! Clean, nicely furnished, well stocked kitchen with plenty of plastic to use by the pool, and the AC and the appliances all worked great. "

by Laurel H. | Los Angeles CA | July 01, 2015

Perfect Midcentury Home

"Very nice house, nice furnishings. It was perfect. "

by Sandra H. | Adliswil ZH | April 29, 2015

Best Vacation Ever...

"celebrated my 50th with my 2 kids and i couldn't have done it better. we never left the house. everything was perfect. in fact we never left the pool and spa. already tried to book it again, and its booked. of course. highly recommend, and loved Bunnie at vacation PS. she took great care of me and my family. "

by Steven J. | Beverly Hills CA | April 15, 2015

Perfect Weekend

"What a wonderful house! Decor was fun, colorful and perfectly in sinc with this mid-century home. The pool and spa were amazing, what a great design. The controls were so easy to use we could spend our time relaxing, which made us very happy. EVERYTHING IS NEW!! The beds were extremely comfortable, I wanted move in. :). We had everything we needed. Oh, and the views were to die for! This house has it all so I know we're coming back. "

by Cliff T. | West Hollywood CALIFORNIA | September 28, 2014

Simply The Best!

"This house is a perfect vacation home! Every detail is well considered to give the renter a wonderful experience in this beautiful period home. I cannot wait to return! It's not possible to make this experience any better! Loved it! "

by Amy W. | Washington DC | September 28, 2014

Amazing - Would Do It Again In A Heartbeat!

"location was the best. Close to everything. Floorplan was perfect for my group, giant open floorplan in common area and access to the pool where we spent most of our time. Ultra clean and modern. "

by Evan . | Los Angeles CA | January 10, 2015

Great Vacation Home!

"This is a stunning mid-century modern Alexander home. Beautifully furnished with period pieces. Fully stocked with everything you need. The pool and spa are amazing. The Tempurpedic beds are to die for. Just perfect for a vacation rental. We're coming back. Don't change a thing! "

by Todd D. | West Hollywood CA | January 10, 2015

Luxurious Retreat In Retro Mad Men Style

"Home was luxuriously appointed with comfortable beds, plush towels and linens. Very easy to find everything with helpful labels. Beautiful mid-century furnishings add to the appeal. Backyard pool and spa is a quiet oasis that provides a fabulous view of the mountains. Conveniently close to downtown Palm Springs. What a treat to experience the true retro style of Palm Springs in an original mid-century Alexander home. Would highly recommend this gem. "

by Jennifer D. | Manhattan Beach CA | January 10, 2015

Amazing Outdoor Space

"the outdoor areas are big and well landscaped. The pool is great. Lots of outdoor seating for everyone. Always great. Amazing customer service. "

by Roger S. | Los Angeles CA | December 02, 2014

Top Notch!

"Great location and in perfect condition. Attention to the little details is prevalent. The house was clean and well equipped. The whole team at Vacation Palm Springs is great! "

by Andrew J. | Gloucester ON | August 25, 2014


Neighborhood: Racquet Club Estates
City: Palm Springs, Racquet Club South
2.1 miles to downtown Palm Springs

The City of Palm Springs ID# 3040

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