Dazey Desert House - A Colorful Design Dream

Entire home hosted by Desert Design

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
Designed by
William Krisel
Danielle Nagel
Featured in
Dwell, February 2019
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Colorful maximal home owned by interior designer Dani Dazey, designer of the Trixie Motel. A total midcentury gem tucked away at the foot of the San Jacinto mountain. This cozy time capsule was designed by famous architect William Krisel and features his signature butterfly roof. Relax in the hot tub in our yard and enjoy expertly designed interiors. Perfect retreat for anyone looking to enjoy the lush desert foliage but still, want the convenience of a 5-minute drive into downtown Palm Springs.

The space
Please read the full description prior to your booking to fully understand all of the rules and unique quirks of our property to make sure it is the right fit for your stay.

Casual vacation photos taken on your phone are totally ok and encouraged :) However, If you are interested in using the space for any type of photoshoot or video shoot, please message for pricing details. Pricing starts at $180/hour with a 4-hour minimum. All payments must be made before the beginning of the shoot. Unapproved shoots are subject to a full 8-hour day rate plus an additional $1000 fee. Upon arrival, you will sign off that you are aware of these rules. We do take it seriously as this is why we have decorated the house so uniquely. Please reach out with any and all questions regarding this and we are more than happy to help you.

Owned by an interior designer, our home's unique design and breathtaking decor have been celebrated by many prestigious publications. Enjoy this work of art all to yourself! We recently renovated the yard with an award-winning exterior designer and it's unbelievable. Complete with hot tub, mural, gas-powered fire put, BBQ, sunbathing recliners, beautiful dining table, and outdoor couch area. With its expansive cactus garden and unobstructed views of the San Jacinto mountains, you won't want to leave.

The house is fully enclosed with a large gate and walls giving total privacy and safety. Our home is located in a very small community called Windy Point up against the mountains right before you drive into town. It is conveniently close to uptown/downtown, a 5-10 minute drive to either. Our neighborhood has more of a desert-type landscape than most of Palm Springs and more of a rustic feel. With our compound enclosure, it feels very secure and like the world of your own which our guests love. We also have a security system with motion sensors installed throughout the home so the property is very safe.

Open floor plan with full kitchen, dining room, and living room with two seating areas. Great for entertaining and spending time together. 3 beds with 2 queen beds and one cozy pull-out couch in the office. The office is separated by the master bedroom with a curtain which can be opened for smaller groups who want a larger master. 1 bath but plenty of mirrors and spaces around the house to get ready.

This is a historic and charming old home, not a 5-star hotel. Built in 1959 and by world-famous designer William Krisel, the home is featured in his official NRP obituary. It is a real vintage experience and we do all we can to honor that while updating the space with gorgeous and top-quality floors, furniture, hardware, and decor. Please note that things like appliances are not that of a brand-new property, but of an original mid-century home. We intentionally kept it this way as these homes retain their historical value when you keep them original and restored. We find the house to be cozy and very comfortable despite that. We personally cook here often and stock the cabinets with all you will need. If you expect perfection and top-of-the-line appliances and amenities, perhaps this is not the right house for your stay.

We do enforce our strict cancellation policy under all circumstances. If you are unsure about your stay, please think before you book! Read our cancellation policy for more details on what that means. Bookings made during the pandemic are at your understanding and risk as rules change. We take all precautions necessary to make sure our home is clean and save space for you to quarantine. Feel free to reach out with any questions about this.

As seen in:
-Dwell article "Immerse Yourself in Bright Color at This Midcentury Rental in Palm Springs"
-Domino article "Airbnb’s Best-Kept Secret is a Wildly Colorful Desert Retreat"
-10 page spread and story in Palm Springs Life Magazine
-Zedd Lyric Music Video "Happy Now"

The hot tub maintenance person services the tub on Mondays & Thursdays. If you are staying during these times, expect to see someone working on the hot tub. Tub use is at your own risk.

When the jacuzzi is running with the lid on, some chlorine residue might form on the sides. This can be eliminated by running the jets with the lid removed to allow proper evaporation. Please note that the pool cleaners do come twice a week and that the tub is at the proper pH and cleanliness level. We ask that guests do not change tub temperature to use a plunge pool as it takes over 24 hours to heat back up again. Please note that we are not responsible if previous guests have changed the temperature or if fresh water was recently added to the tub making it not as hot. Tub does take time to heat back up when this happens. Hot tub temperatures may vary as the tub maintenance person refreshes/replaces the water often. The lid should be on at all times when not in use to ensure the heat remains.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
TV
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Security cameras on property

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Palm Springs, California, United States

Hosted by Desert Design

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Home owned by HGTV interior designer Dani Dazey, designer of the Trixie Motel. We create bold and colorful spaces and enjoy sharing daring design with the world.

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During your stay

Attentive management who can quickly help with any issues.

The hot tub maintenance person services the tub on Mondays & Thursdays. If you are staying during these times, expect to see someone working on the hot tub.

Hot tub temperatures may vary as the tub maintenance person refreshes/replaces the water often. The lid should be on at all times when not in use to ensure the heat remains.
Attentive management who can quickly help with any issues.

The hot tub maintenance person services the tub on Mondays & Thursdays. If you are staying during these times,…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy