Dream Mid Century Modern Compound

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Entire villa hosted by Aaron

  1. 10 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 4 baths
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A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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**We are NOT accepting reservations for 2023 at this time. The 2023 calendar will likely open in June***

**3 night minimum all weekends**

** No bachelor/bachelorette parties**

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Featuring 5 real bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a spectacular setting, gorgeous grounds, mid century modern architecture and design, and situated in Palm Springs' best location, 436 Olancha is ideal rental for those looking for a place to relax and unwind.

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Palm Springs Permit # 2832

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HISTORY:

In a wonderfully unique city full of wonderful unique houses, 436 Olancha is one particularly unique and wonderful property, bold in personality and rich in lore.

This stunning mid-century modern compound was originally constructed in 1948 supposedly for the head of a major Hollywood studio as a getaway from his other Palm Springs getaway; legend has it that he maintained a “proper” estate in Old Las Palmas - an ornate home with sprawling grounds, swimming pools and staff - yet craved a simple, special, architecturally modern place all of his own. Thus, unbeknownst to his family, he purchased a large plot of land in the south end of town and quietly commissioned the construction of 436 Olancha, one of the earlier examples of mid-century modern architecture in the area. At the time, it was also one of the only homes in the neighborhood (other Hollywood luminaries would follow his lead - Max Factor built his Palm Springs compound, currently owned by Grammy nominee Sia Furler, around the corner in the late 50’s). He fell in love with the spectacular setting, the unique wraparound mountain views and the incredible sense of privacy. Specific instructions were given to the architect - the property was to be completely walled and contain two structures; a main house to serve as his private refuge (a “man cave” of the era), a place where he could read film scripts, enjoy a cocktail, and sleep in late, and a secondary house on the property, divided into two separate residences, one for each of his two mistresses. Evidently, one woman was an early bird, so she resided in the east residence (the “Sunrise Suite”) while her counterpart was a creature of the night and thus occupied the west residence (the “Sunset Suite”); in homage to this history, the owners continue to use these names.

According to the many rumors still in circulation, good times were enjoyed by many at 436 Olancha during this time. Alas, at some point in the following years, the wife discovered the existence of 436 Olancha (and the two mistresses!), and her husband decided to close this chapter of his life. In 1955, the land was subdivided and the property sold.

In the ensuing years, the property has been upgraded to the modern era while at the same time its architectural origins have been respected and preserved. From the light fixtures and furnishings to the artwork and patio furniture, the property has been extensively decorated with exquisite vintage pieces from the owners’ private collection in harmony with its original design.

They invite you to indulge in this special mid-century modern home. Take a nap amongst the swaying palms, enjoy a shower beneath the stars, and perhaps (responsibly) imbibe one cocktail too many at the outdoor bar … you won’t be the first to do so.

PROPERTY DETAILS:

Overview: 5 real bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, indoor/outdoor bar and lounge, gourmet kitchen, 2 kitchenettes, salt water pool with in-ground spa, 2 private patios each with its own outdoor shower and one with an outdoor fireplace, fountain, off-street parking for 2, built in outdoor BBQ.

Details:

Main House:

*One bedroom with queen bed and private en-suite bathroom (shower). The bathroom has a dual flush toilet, Duravit dual sink and Grohe fixtures and vintage mosaic tile.

*Gourmet kitchen with a Viking Range, Miele dishwasher, stainless steel GE Monogram refrigerator, hand poured white concrete countertops and Heath tile backsplash (Note - Heath was founded in 1948, the same as 436 Olancha !). The kitchen is appointed with a variety of tools and appliances as well as dishes and cutlery.

*The kitchen opens up to an outdoor dining area for 10

*Living room with 55” OLED television and double-sided fireplace (the other end opens to the bar and lounge) (note - the fireplace is currently used for decorative purposes only). The television has access to Apple TV, Netflix and Hulu.

*Indoor/outdoor bar and lounge: the outside bar has seating for 4, the indoor bar has seating for 4, and the lounge area has additional seating for 4. The bar is fully appointed with the owners’ collection of vintage barware.

*There is an additional half bath off of the bar and lounge with a dual flush toilet, Duravit sink, Grohe fixtures and vintage mosaic tile.

*Each room has its own ductless mini-split AC/heater unit which can be adjusted individually for the comfort of each occupant.

Sunrise Suite

*There are two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the other with a California king bed. Each bedroom has floor to ceiling glass sliding doors which open directly to the pool area.

*The California king bedroom additionally has a kitchenette (with refrigerator, sink, Heath tile backsplash and basic kitchen appointments), a seating area, a dining room table, and direct access to its own private patio which contains a private outdoor shower, seating for 3 and a vintage outdoor fireplace.

*The two bedrooms share a full bathroom (shower over tub) with a dual flush toilet, Duravit sink, chrome fixtures and walls of vintage mosaic tile.

*Each bedroom has its own ductless mini-split AC/heater unit which can be adjusted individually for the comfort of each occupant.

Sunset Suite

*There are two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds. Each bedroom has floor to ceiling glass sliding doors which open directly to the courtyard and/or fountain.

*The twins bedroom additionally has a kitchenette (with refrigerator, sink, Heath tile backsplash and basic kitchen appointments), a seating area, an office area, and direct access to its own private patio which contains a private outdoor shower and an exterior dining area for 4.

*The two bedrooms share a full bathroom (shower over tub) with a dual flush toilet, Duravit sink, chrome fixtures and walls of vintage mosaic tile.

*Each bedroom has its own ductless mini-split AC/heater unit which can be adjusted individually for the comfort of each occupant.

The Grounds

*The entire property is walled and gated for your security and privacy.

*Spectacular mountain views are visible from nearly every vantage point.

*Saltwater pool with spa. The pool can be heated with a gas heater for an additional fee. The pool contains benches in the spa, the deep end and the shallow end so that guests have a wide variety of sun, water temperature and view options.

*Outdoor/indoor bar (see description above) as well as a communal outdoor dining area for 10 as well as another outdoor dining area for 4.

*10 Lounge chairs around the pool

*A spacious courtyard between the structures

*A gorgeous fountain on the north side of the property which can be heard throughout the property. It provides additional seating in the shade during the hot summer months.

* Built-in DCS BBQ (no propane tank to fill!).

*Mesh wifi network blanketing the entire property with high speed internet.

Furnishings

*All of the mattresses and linens are new throughout the entire property

*Nearly all furniture, light fixtures and art is vintage to the era of the home. They include pieces from the likes of George Nelson, Herman Miller, Hans Wegner, Steelcase, Walter Lamb, Brown Jordan, Modernica, Arthur Umanoff and Artemide, just to name a few, as well as custom one-of-a-kind works from the 1950’s and 60’s which have been collected from some of Palm Spring’s most famous estates and hotels. The owners also have an extensive collection of vintage barware on display, as well as vintage Heller plates for poolside use.

2022 RATES (*PALM SPRINGS TAXES NOT INCLUDED IN RATES BELOW*. Airbnb has not rolled out the functionality to automatically add taxes yet in Palm Springs, so each booking will need to be manually calculated by host. A full quote will be sent to each Guest prior to booking). Weekly/monthly discounts do not apply to holiday weeks/months:

High Season (January 1 - May 31, October 1 - December 31):

Nightly rate: $999/night - $2500/night (see calendar).
3 night minimum over weekends; certain holiday weekends may require longer stays.

Low Season (June 1 - September 30):

Nightly rate: $999/night - $1250/night (see calendar).
3 night minimum over weekends; certain holiday weekends may require longer stays.

Cleaning Fee: $350

Pool heat fee: Spa only ($25/day), Pool only ($75/day).

2022 Holidays (subject to change):

Palm Springs Film Festival
MLK Day
Presidents Day Weekend
Modernism Week
BNP Paribas Open
Easter Weekend
Passover
Dinah Shore Weekend
White Party Weekend
Coachella
Stagecoach
Memorial Day
Splash House Weekends
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Modernism Preview
Halloween
Columbus Day
Pride Weekend
Thanksgiving
Christmas
New Years

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Desert view
Mountain view
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Private hot tub
HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Apple TV
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Palm Springs, California, United States

Location! Location! Location! 436 Olancha is situated in one of the most coveted areas of Palm Springs:

Spectacular setting with wrap around mountain views.

Ideal SOUTH Palm Springs location noted for its shelter from the wind.

WALKING distance to the Ace Hotel, Bar Cecil, Koffi, Kreem Ice Cream, Del Rey Restaurant at Villa Royale, Mister Lyons, Seymour's bar, Elixir and Gigi's at the V Hotel, the Reef Bar, Dead or Alive, El Mirasol, the botanical gardens, stores, gyms, yoga studios and hiking trails.

Neighborhood steeped in celebrity history. In addition to the Max Factor compound (currently owned by musician Sia Furler), properties occupied by Lucille Ball, Dr. Scholls, Sharon Tate, Red Skelton, big band leader Don Tosti, and Eva Gabor are steps away. If Hollywood history is of interest of you, the immediate neighborhoods of Deepwell proper (formerly home to Liberace, William Holden, Jerry Lewis, Oscar Meyer, Carmen Miranda and Loretta Young) and the Mesa (currently home to Suzanne Somers and Barry Manilow and formerly home to Sonny Bono, Clark Gable, Robert Wagner and Rita Hayworth) are easily explored by foot.

Hosted by Aaron

  1. Joined in January 2014
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Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $1500

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