Stylish luxury home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths plus a separate media room. Live/dine in the outdoor living/dining pavilion with fans/misters with spectacular unobstructed views of the San Jacinto Mountains. The location in the highly desired Movie Colony is near a park with tennis courts and other features and walkable to the nearby Uptown Design District's restaurants and shops. Remodeled and furnished in 2015.
City ID#: 2919
For rent by owner
Expiration date: 06/30/2018
This 1960 Donald Wexler designed home will win you over immediately with its architecture, interiors, location and stunning mountain views.
An exterior renovation and interior update of this beautiful, roomy and light filled Mid-Century home in 2015 has restored its streamlined elegance and discreet glamour. Featured is the indoor/outdoor living espoused by this renowned architect who is revered by Palm Springs visitors and residents alike. Additionally, it has been completely refurnished with luxury modern furniture, art and amenities. To be sensitive to the environment, a large solar array was added to the house in mid- 2017.
The home’s location, in the historic Movie Colony, is within a few blocks of the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, which contains some of the nicest shops and restaurants in the city. The house is also steps away from Ruth Hardy Park, a large tree covered park which offers 8 tennis courts, basketball and volleyball, a children’s play area, a wellness park with workout stations, jogging paths and dog friendly play areas. The house is also convenient to the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Desert Sky Pad has south and west exposures providing inspiring views of the San Jacinto Mountains, spanning the range from North to South Palm Springs, and can be viewed through walls of floor to ceiling glass slider doors from all bedrooms and the living/dining spaces, with no power lines to obstruct the amazing views.
This exceptional modern luxury vacation home with approximately 2,900 square feet of interior living space, has an expansive open floor plan with polished Terrazzo tile floors, sandblasted wood ceilings, and a large and welcoming fireplace. Walls of glass sliders in every room open up to the gorgeous outdoor spaces and incredible mountain views.
This outstanding home also features a wireless sound system, and in-wall speakers throughout the main living spaces. Numerous ceiling fans and a 4 zone HVAC system ensures year round comfort in all rooms. The home is equipped with Apple TV, Netflix and Time Warner Premium Cable which includes HBO and sports, WIFI and local land line phone service. The WIFI extends to the outdoor lounge spaces including the pavilion. Each bedroom also has an independent Bose Soundlink Bluetooth speaker for personal enjoyment.
The large 2 car garage also houses the laundry area, and has extra storage. There is room for an 6 additional vehicles to park in the driveway, though street parking is always available.
Desert Sky Pad has been furnished to reflect a minimal aesthetic, yet its interior and exterior spaces are both warm, comfortable and visually appealing. Commissioned art, notably a hand-painted series of blue dots on the dining wall, pop into view from many angles inside and outside of the house – a playful contrast to the linear architecture and quieter furnishings. Dimmable lighting throughout the house ensures a warm ambiance at night and let's you set the mood for your evenings.
The spacious living area is perfect for entertaining. It features 2 large Minotti sectional sofas as well as 2 roomy leather occasional chairs along with a large ottoman. There is also a 48 inch flat screen TV, so it can serve as a second media room for larger groups. A bold, sculptural gas fireplace delineates the living area from the dining area, which comfortably seats 10 guests. Both the living and dining spaces boast fantastic views of the outdoor pool area and the mountains. A desk and charging station near the front entry provides 1 of 2 workplaces for guests.
There is a large and comfortable media room and this room also has a bar with seating for 4, an ice maker, new beverage cooler, sink, and a new Fisher and Paytel dishwasher. Get comfortable on the media room’s large sofa with friends and family to watch a movie, enjoy a sporting event, or stream your favorite Netflix programming on the large 65 inch flat screen smart TV.
The media lounge has two lighted ceiling fans and is open and adjacent to the airy kitchen, which has another newly installed dishwasher, a new side by side refrigerator with in-door filtered water and ice maker, microwave and oven with cook top range. There are cabinets galore for storage, and the kitchen is fully equipped for any entertaining from casual barbeques to stylish dinners.
Desert Sky Pad offers 4 bedrooms, all with lighted ceiling fans, mountain views and direct access to the beautiful outdoor spaces. There are 3 full bathrooms. The master and 4th bedroom are ensuite with their own private baths. The master suite is a luxe retreat that features a Minotti king size bed, a 42 inch flat screen TV and a wall of mirrored sliding door closets. There is also a beautiful desk providing a 2nd location for working remotely. The master bathroom, featuring calming green glass tile, is sleek and modern and offers a tiled walk-in shower, soaking tub for 2, and dual sinks. The master bath also features a TOTO Bidet toilet.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a large bathroom featuring a stone tiled shower and a double sink with 2 faucets. Both bedrooms have lighted ceiling fans and feature 42 inch flat screen TV’s and come equipped with California king size beds. Bedroom 4 also has a lighting ceiling fan and is equipped with a queen size bed, a 30 inch flat screen TV, and features an updated ensuite bathroom.
Each bedroom contains an extra set of sheets and there are numerous bath towels for each guest.
Desert Sky Pad underwent a complete renovation of it's outdoor spaces in 2015. Led by the home’s owner with an architectural and design team, the mission was to create a fully modern outdoor play space that would complement and highlight Wexler's Mid-Century modernist architecture.
Featured prominently outside is the sparkling salt water and multi-colored LED lit swimming pool and spa with a waterfall. Surrounded by views, the adjacent sun deck and oversized 8 person spa with extra powerful spa jets creates a transporting and magical experience. Numerous pool towels and lounging cushions are available for your use.
In addition, a new, modern outdoor living/dining pavilion with a large remote controlled sheer solar shade affords you and your guests’ a respite from the afternoon sun while still allowing for spectacular views as you lounge under the pavilion. Two remote controlled lighted ceiling fans, 360 degree misting system, 2 comfortable sofas and a dining table with seating for 8 provides a chic, protected area for gathering, lounging or dining during the day or evening.
There is a Kitchen Aid gas grill and a stainless service counter by the pavilion, so you are steps away from serving your guests at the outdoor table. A large outdoor fire feature warms the pavilion on cooler evenings.
Walls of Ficus, palm trees, beautiful desert landscaping, and an iconic Wexler designed east property wall surround you in your private vacation oasis. Desert Sky Pad has the views, features and design in its interior and exterior spaces, to provide you an inspiring private luxury stay in the Palm Springs Movie Colony.
SPA HEAT: There is no additional charge for use of the spa/heat which you can turn on as desired. Please allow 30 minutes to 2 hours (depending on ambient temperature) for spa to reach heated temperature up to 102.
POOL HEAT: Unlike most other rentals, pool heat is included up to about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Please take that into account as you browse other listings. In an effort to be energy efficient, we ask that if you do not desire to use the pool, that you inform us so we may turn down the pool heat.
HOLIDAYS: Thanksgiving and Christmas 2017 and New Years 2017/2018 have a 4 night minimum and a holiday nightly rate of $1600 per night, plus taxes, if any. This higher rate is waived for weekly or monthly rentals that include those specific holidays.
MUSIC FESTIVALS: Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festival weekends in 2016 and 2017 have a 3 night minimum and a rate of $1600 per night, plus taxes, if any. In addition, the renter must be 35 or older.
TAXES: Airbnb does not currently provide a way to illustrate and collect the Palm Springs mandatory transient occupancy tax (TOT). This tax is 11.5 percent of the full rental price. This is the same type tax that hotels charge. More information and a copy of the municipal ordinance can be provided upon request. Please note that a payment by check, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Ven-mo, etc. for this 11.5% tax will be due at checkin - unless you are renting for 28 days or longer in which case this Palm Springs tax does not apply. Upon booking we will calculate the exact amount of the check and we will send that info to you.
TOT Permit Number: PS 6344
City ID # 2919
Rent by Owner
Expiration date: June 30, 2017
The rental includes use of the entire property, except for a few owner's closets. The rental includes the use of the large 2 car garage.
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I have a local house manager, an additional assistant and an excellent housekeeper who are on call should you need assistance at any time.
In addition, to we can provide shopping services to pre-stock the house with groceries, liquor, flowers and similar items for an additional charge of $50 per hour. Please let us know if you are interested in this service.
TAXES: Airbnb does not currently provide a way to illustrate and collect the Palm Springs mandatory transient occupancy tax (TOT). This tax is 11.5 percent of the full rental price. This is the same type tax that hotels charge. More information can be provided upon request. So please note that a check for this 11.5% tax will be due at checkin - unless you are renting for 28 days or longer in which case this Palm Springs tax does not apply. Upon booking we will calculate the exact amount of the check and we will send that info to you.
SEPARATE CONTRACT: Guests and Host will both execute a separate rental contract/lease. A copy will be furnished after booking, or prior to booking upon request.
PET POLICY - We are open to well trained and house broken dogs 30 lbs or less. Please contact owner to discuss. If approved there is an additional $100 cleaning fee per stay. Also, only one pet per stay is allowed. Owners are required to pickup all dog waste or there will be additional charges to their deposit. Additionally no prolonged (in excess of 5 minutes) barking outside is allowed.
HOLIDAYS: Thanksgiving and Christmas 2017 and New Years 2017/2018 have a 4 night minimum and a holiday nightly rate of $1600 per night, plus taxes, if any. This higher rate is waived for multi-week or monthly rentals that include those specific holidays.
MUSIC FESTIVALS: Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festival weekends in 2017 and beyond, have a 3 night minimum and a rate of $1600 per night, plus taxes, if any. In addition, the renter must be 35 or older.
MAINTENANCE: Renter to maintain the property and its contents in the condition in which it is found. Contents of the property damaged or taken from the premises are the responsibility of the renter. Owner warrants that the property is in the condition shown in the pictures shown on AIRBNB for this listing.
EVENTS: No events involving more than a total of 8 occupants and 4 guests are allowed by the laws of Palm Springs. This strictly enforced by the owner and the city. This specifically prohibits weddings, wedding related parties, graduations, and corporate events of any kind.
PETS: Though as a general rule pets are not allowed, 1 small dog will be considered. Please include a description of your animal and it's behavior and training when inquiring about availability. Pet allowance is at owner's discretion.
Cancellations: Unless the Owner and Renter come to a separate agreement, bookings made through AirBNB are subject to AirBNB’s “strict” cancellation policy. This policy stipulates that once a Renter books a stay at Owner’s property, 50% of the total booking cost is automatically forfeited by Renter, regardless of how advanced the booking is made. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the first day of the rental period are subject to forfeiture of the entire amount of rent. Depending on the cancellation timing, Owner will repost availability and if Owner is able to rent part or all of the canceled term, to a suitable renter, Owner will credit that amount to Renter, less any expenses in doing so.
Maintenance: Renter to maintain the property and its contents in the condition in which it is found. Contents of the property damaged or taken from the premises are the responsibility of the renter. Owner warrants that the property is in the condition shown in the pictures show on AIRBNB for this listing.
Safety & Liability: The safety of all persons in the rental party as well as any guests is the sole responsibility of the Renter. This includes any children and/or pets of the Renter’s or of the Renter’s guests. WARNING: The property has not been child proofed, does not have a separate fence separating the pool from the house nor an alarm to signal doors to the pool area being opened. In addition, there are no handrails for entry/exit into the pool or spa. The property also contains many succulents, common to the area, that have thorns that can be dangerous and must be avoided. By signing below Renter absolves the owner and his agents or representatives of any liability or responsibility regarding any injury to any member of the Renter’s party or his guests. No diving is allowed and that's especially true from the raised spa platform.
Occupancy: The total number of overnight occupants during the rental period is limited to a maximum of 8.
Guests: No more than four (4) additional guests (as opposed to occupants) are permitted on the property at any one time and only between the hours of 10 AM and 10 PM. House parties are strictly forbidden and are grounds for immediate eviction.
Events: No events involving more than a total of 12 occupants and guests are allowed without prior written consent of owner and without any permits required by the City of Palm Springs, if any. This specifically includes weddings and wedding parties.
Commercial photography of any kind is strictly forbidden without prior written consent of the owner.
Subletting of any kind is strictly forbidden and is grounds for an immediate eviction.
Smoking: Smoking is permitted only in the exterior areas of the rental property. If smoking occurs inside the house, an extra cleaning fee of up to $500 is owed and can be withheld from the deposit.
Check-in time: No earlier than 3:00 PM PT. Early check-in may be allowed upon prior arrangement with owner, if possible.
Check-out time: No later than 10:00 AM on the day of departure unless prior arrangement has been made with the Owner.
Check-out procedures: Prior to check-out, all dishes should be washed and put away (if time permits). Beds should be left unmade and sheets and pillow cases left on. Towels should be placed on the washing machine or in the hampers in the bedroom closets. Make sure all doors and windows are locked and shut. Unless prior arrangements have been made, leave the keys and the garage door openers on the entrance hall table near the front door.
Respect the Neighborhood: Renter agrees to enjoy the property in a reasonably quiet way, respectful of the residential nature of the neighborhood. Renter also agrees to abide by all laws governing the City of Palm Springs, County of Riverside and State of California.
Fines for Noise: Palm Springs strictly prohibits outdoors amplified sound by renters: No musical instruments, loudspeakers, sound amplifiers or radio receiver or any other machine producing music or sounds are allowed except within the enclosed interior premises of the rental property. Exterior noise shall be kept at a minimum. Palm Springs is very strict about outdoor amplified sound, as are many of the cities in the valley. If the police show up, cooperate immediately and with luck you may not get a misdemeanor ticket or a fine which starts at $500 for a first offense. Second offenses are $1000 and can also immediately terminate your rental.
Insurance: Owner maintains rental insurance. Renter’s personal property and vehicles are not the responsibility of the Owner. Owner shall make a reasonable effort to return personal property left behind by the Renter. Any expenses incurred by the Owner for shipping shall be deducted from the security deposit.
Hi everyone. I live in San Francisco. Throughout my career, mostly in the tech world, I've built or remodeled many homes and other projects and my home in Palm Springs is my latest project.
During a visit to PS in 2014, for Modernism Week (in Nov & Feb. and highly recommended) I fell in love with this wonderful home, built in 1960. It was designed by Donald Wexler, an influential Mid-Century architect who had previously worked for Richard Neutra. He went on to design houses, schools, hotels, banks and the Palm Springs International Airport. Of note, he designed the 1964 home for Dinah Shore which was purchased by Leonardo DiCaprio in 2014.
I'm a fan of modern contemporary and mid century design and architecture. In this home I've tried with the remodel, furnishings and art, to create a feeling of: Hip, Minimal and Warm - that's what I like and I hope you will too.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about the house and/or renting this home.