About This Listing
*** 5 night minimum stay during March and April, including over Coachella!!!
Mid-Century Wexler Butterfly 3 bedroom / 2 bath house with Pool and Views. Located in a quiet neighborhood full of architecturally significant mid-century modern homes, The Retro Retreat is the ultimate in 60s Chic. The large, sun-drenched backyard is entirely private and features a heated pool and spa, Easter Island Tiki man, table for six, and a killer view of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains. Walk through the front door and bright pop art and vintage fittings will immediately elevate your mood.
The home has a fully-equipped and newly-remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The Eames/Herman Miller-adorned dining area seats six. There’s a circa-1966 living room chock full of groovy furnishings—by George Nelson, Knoll and Bertoia—and a cozy wood-burning fireplace. The room opens out to a private patio with a Weber BBQ and an additional table for six. A separate entertainment room boasts beamed ceilings, a 52” LED flat screen TV, more George Nelson, and a psychedelic color explosion with a sense of humor.
The three bedrooms feature their own unique retro style and include a master suite with king bed and 32” LCD flat screen with HD satellite, a king bed in the first guest bedroom, and a queen bed in the second guest bedroom. The two bathrooms have been tastefully remodeled, and there are polished cement floors throughout the home. The Retro Retreat is located just a few minutes from downtown Palm Springs shopping, dining and casino, and across the street from the new Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, Escena. Many other golf courses are nearby, as is the Aerial Tramway. There’s even a bocce ball court at the end of the block . . . A fantastic pad for that short or extended vacation in the sun! This home is a truly wonderful, authentic Palm Springs retreat.
TERMS: Holiday and Special Event rates may be higher and higher minimum nightly stay may apply (4-5 nights). Separate rental contract required, No renters under 25 years of age, no smoking indoors, authorized parties only, pets must be pre-approved in advance of booking and pet fee is paid ($100.00 per pet). Early check-in or late check-out may be available with an extra fee ($125.00). Optional pool heating available with pool heating fee (not needed in summer) - $50.00 per day, $250.00 per week, actual utilities paid for reservations 28 days or longer. Separate City Tax 11.5% required. Accidental Damage Waiver Option @ $49.00 available if requested.
Additional Terms: Holiday and special event rates may be higher. Higher minimum nightly stay of 4-5 nights may apply during holidays and prime season months (February - April). Rental contract required, No renters under 25 years of age, no smoking indoors, no parties allowed unless approved in advance, pets are allowed only if approved in advance of booking and pet fee is paid ($100.00 per pet). Early check-in or late check-out may be available with an extra fee. Pool heating optional with an extra fee - $50.00 per day, $250.00 per week, actual utilities paid for reservations 28 days or longer. City Tax 11.5% not included in pricing and shall be paid separately with rental contract.
-Check-out time is 10:00AM - 11:00AM on day of departure unless other arrangements have been made. - Smoking is strictly forbidden anywhere inside the house. If smoking outside please make sure to use an ashtray and collect all cigarette litter. -AC/Heating - please DO NOT turn AC below 72 degrees, turning AC lower then 72 would not cool the house faster and may freeze the AC system. Please make sure you keep all doors and windows shut in summer/winter to conserve energy. We monitor energy usage at all properties and you may be charged an additional energy fee if energy usage is 20% or more above normal. -Pets - only pre-approved pets are allowed at the property – strictly enforced. -Pool – please do not attempt to change pool settings, turn pool heating on, or change pool temperature unless authorized. If pool heating was requested and paid pool heating will be set to 86 degrees and should not be changed. We monitor pool heating during rentals. -SPA is normally set (phone number hidden) degrees. You may change the SPA temperature for your convenience. - Trash – ALL trash should be tied in garbage bags and put in your trash bin prior to departure. Excessive trash left at the property may incur extra charges. -Laundry – please remove all dirty sheets and towels and place in the laundry area/room. We would appreciate if you start a first load of laundry. -BBQ – at least one full tank of gas should be provided for you. An extra cleaning charge may be added if the BBQ is left with excessive grease. -Please do not place hot or wet plates or cups directly on furniture, use coasters. Please do not re-arrange the house décor or move furniture. -When checking out, please make sure to lock all doors and windows, set the alarm on if a code was provided to you. Make sure to turn all lights and electronics off – including pool/SPA lights - shut off the AC, and turn SPA off. -If keys were provided to you, please leave them where you found them or in the lockbox using the code provided to you. -Maintenance: In the unlikely event you need maintenance during your stay, DO NOT attempt to fix anything yourself, please call us immediately. -Broken/Missing items: we much prefer that you report to us any items broken or missing upon your departure. We understand that accidents happen and would appreciate your honest cooperation if something went wrong while at the house. -Noise and Parties – an unauthorized party or event at the property will lead to your immediate removal from the property and forfeiture of the entire security deposit. Please avoid playing any loud music outdoors while at the house. The city of Palm Springs has strict vacation rental ordinances regarding parties and noise at vacation rentals. Your cooperation is appreciated. -At Your Own Risk: Use of anything on the premise including the house, property, hot tub, and pool are at your and your guests own risk. It is the renter's responsibility to explain these rules to their guests and to abide by these rules. Any extra charges that may be assessed to owner along with any damage expense will be deducted from renters deposit or charged to credit card on file.
Overall an awesome experience! Great location, awesome house and really accommodating host/rental company. The only qualms I had after completing my reservation were related to the extremely strict house rules related to Palm Springs rental laws. I didn't realize the severity of these restrictions before booking and felt constantly scared that I was going to do something wrong. Turned out to be just fine, as long as you are a respectful group who's idea of fun is responsible and reasonable. Some of the chaise lounges and chairs inside the house were broken, probably by less cautious guests. I had a great time, however, and would definitely recommend this and other oasis properties to friends.
We had a really nice stay at the Retro Retreat. The manager Eva met us when we got there and was very friendly and helpful, taking her time going over everything in the house and explaining the pool/spa heater.
The house was clean and as featured on the website, no surprises there. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed how all the bedrooms open onto the pool area. The pool and patio area is wonderful and spacious, with many different area to hang out and lay out. Big pool, lots of pool toys and pool towels. Very fun!
The location is nice because it's far enough from the afternoon shade casted by the mountain but close to the grocery store and really only barely a 10 minutes drive from down town Palm Springs. Also, easy to hop on the freeway to go to Joshua Tree National Park for the day.
Great house, was perfect for what we needed and was a quiet neighbourhood. The team at Oasis we're very helpful and ensured we had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend both this house and the Oasis team.
Retro Retreat was an excellent holiday getaway!
Michael and his associates were on top of every question we had, and our arrival and departure or were completely smooth.
The home was terrific – excellent furniture and amenities.
The neighborhood was quiet and well-maintained. We felt completely comfortable.
I would rent from Michael again anytime! Thanks again for a great stay.
OK Property - Exquisite Management
Overall, the Retro Retreat stands to be a good rental for a group looking for the throwback Palm Springs vibe on a modest budget. The furnishings live up to the funky retro name; however, the property is clearly in need of a little cleaning and TLC.
During our stay, the AC went down. However, the management company, Oasis Rentals were true champs. They responded quickly, were extremely flexible, and relocated us to a fantastic property - the Desert Dream. While the Retro Retreat is by no means shabby, I would splurge and stay at the Desert Dream - it made our vacation and we truly did not want to leave.
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About the Host, Michael
Hi, I'm Michael, your AirBnB Host and the founder of Oasis Rentals. We are based locally in Palm Springs and specialize in Mid-Century-Modern, Luxury and Ultra Luxury properties all over the Coachella Valley.
Come relax in the sun and enjoy the serenity and beauty of Palm Springs! Michael, Christopher, Eva & Claudia (Our Dedicated Oasis Hosting Team) are here to help you have an amazing visit to Palm Springs. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to ask!
***City of Palm Springs Business License #4256
The "FINE PRINT" - All vacation rentals in Palm Springs and surrounding cities must follow very strict local vacation rental ordinances (laws) to remain in business, including strict occupancy limits (2 persons per bedroom), collection of separate local occupancy taxes (9% - 13%), party free homes, good neighbor policies, no outdoor music permitted at vacation rentals, renters must be over the age of 25 to book, and an actual rental contract must be signed with an ID provided for the responsible renter.
We understand that this may add a few extra steps to the speedy AirBnB booking process. We do hope that our ever present sunshine, amazing homes and pools, and stunning mountain views would make up for the extra steps. Please keep in mind that we don't make the local laws, we just follow them!!!
Oasis Rentals is a small intimate host team and we enjoy what we do and we hope it shows! We only take houses we love so we know you are going to love our homes as much as we do!
We have a great time doing what we do, after all how can you not have an amazing time in Palm Springs?! Perpetual sun and vacation living, its a hard life but someone has to do it!
Come share the fun with us at one of our amazing homes!