Vacation Home

Desert Diamond Retreat

  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

About this space

Welcome to Desert Diamond Retreat, a mid-century modern gem designed by renowned architects Wexler & Harrison in 1961 and built in 1962. Located in the heart of Racquet Club Estates, Palm Springs, this iconic steel-framed home embodies the city’s architectural history. Originally part of an innovative project to create affordable housing, Desert Diamond Retreat is one of only seven steel and glass homes in the area, with a unique design featuring distinct rooflines.

The space

Adjacent to our property's west wall is a development project with work hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and our single-pane glazing lets in some outdoor sounds. While you may hear occasional noise, we're confident that our home's unique allure, premium comfort, and mid-century flair will make your stay memorable.

The home features comfortable mid-century style furnishings and a private outdoor oasis. With its pristine condition and historical significance, Desert Diamond Retreat is a truly exceptional accommodation that promises an unforgettable stay.

Constructed in 1962 by George Alexander Company, the home emphasizes the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces with large windows that provide abundant natural light and a strong connection to the surrounding environment. In 2015, the house was fully restored to its original structure, characterized by clean lines, simple forms, and minimal ornamentation. The uncomplicated and functional design approach will surely catch your eye. The windows, sliders, flooring, and exterior/interior walls are all original—Marvel at the striking folded roofline, clerestory windows, and timeless design elements.

Our 2-bedroom, 2-bath retreat comfortably accommodates up to 4 overnight guests. The open-concept living areas and updated kitchen honor the home’s original aesthetic. Enjoy quality time with loved ones in the family room, featuring a dedicated table for board games and leisurely activities.

Desert Diamond Retreat proudly offers:
• 2 luxurious King bedrooms with stunning mountain views and direct patio access
• 2 fully appointed bathrooms (including a primary en-suite)
• A private, walled backyard – your sanctuary for basking in the desert sun
• A heated (for additional fee), saltwater pool for year-round enjoyment
• A BBQ grill, fire pit, and cozy outdoor lounging and dining area
• A fully equipped kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker for your convenience
• High-speed WiFi and a WiFi printer for all your entertainment and connectivity needs
• Smart TV with essential streaming channels, including live sports
• On-site laundry facilities featuring a washer, dryer, and ironing equipment
• Central A/C and heating with an integrated air purifier for optimal comfort
• Privacy blinds in bedrooms and south-facing front windows
• Artwork and sculptures that harmonize with the mid-century style furnishings

Please note that Desert Diamond Retreat is not a party house, and we kindly ask that you follow our rules regarding noise, parking, and occupancy limits. The primary occupant must be at least 25 and adhere to our house rules.

There is a development project adjacent to the west side wall of the property, and they typically work from 7 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday. Glazing is single-pane so that the outside can be heard. The home is just a few miles from the airport, so noise can sometimes be heard. Despite being subject to wind occasionally, we are confident that our home’s captivating charm, luxurious comfort, and distinctive mid-century character will ensure an unforgettable stay.

Venture beyond our architectural gem and discover the lively Palm Springs area, with downtown just 2.5 miles away. The Coachella Valley offers world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment options, striking the perfect balance between relaxation and excitement. The Aerial Tramway to the snow-capped peak of Mount San Jacinto, 10,834 feet elevation, is a mere 12-minute drive, while the picturesque North Lykken Trail north trailhead is only seven minutes away.

Guest access

What this place offers:

Scenic Views
- Beautiful mountain view

- Bathtub and shower
- Hair dryers (2)
- Toiletries by Lanvin-Paris
- Hot water, toilet paper, and bath matts
- Towels (bath, hand, and face)
- Makeup removal towels and magnification mirror

Bedroom and Laundry
- Washer, dryer, iron/board, and drying rack
- Bedding and extra blankets
- Hangers and clothing storage
- Portable fans

- Smart TV with Hulu including live sports
- Games table, family room, and board games

Heating and Cooling
- Central air conditioning and heating

Home Safety
- Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
- Fire extinguisher and first aid kit
- Security cameras at garden gates
- Flashlights/lanterns
- Personalized code front door entry

Internet and Office
- Fast wifi (up to 572 Mbps)
- Network printer (black and white)

Kitchen and Dining
- Dining table and cookware
- Dishes, flatware, and basic seasonings
- Appliances: refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, oven, toaster, microwave
- Keurig coffee machine and tea/coffee supplies

- Private gated backyard
- BBQ grill (propane) and utensils
- Cozy fire pit
- Saltwater outdoor pool (heating for additional fee), pool floats
- Outdoor furniture: dining and lounging, beach towels

Parking and Facilities
- Carport (2 spaces)
- Dog allowed (pet fee applies)

Long-term Stays
- Minimum stay of three days
- Discount for stays of one week or more

Location features
- Front door keypad with personalized code
- Locking privacy gates at perimeter walls
- Potential for noise (adjacent development project, 7am-4pm, Mon.-Fri., airport a few miles away)

Host Greeting
- Within 24 hours of arrival

Other things to note

Home Truths:
- Potential For Noise - There is a housing project on the West side of the property. They typically work from 7 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
- Glazing is single pane, original from the 60's so outside can be heard.
- Humming from pool filter from 9am-4pm.
- Hot water is on-demand (tankless heater) very hot, but takes a few minutes to reach the faucet.
- Artwork and sculptures are original and not to be touched or moved. Some pieces of furniture are mid-century originals and need to be handled with care.
- The pool can get dirty very quickly at times due to desert weather. We'll do our best to get the pool company out there as soon as possible.
- The pool is not very deep and is not meant for diving. Please, watch your children closely in the pool, and swim at your own risk. Never let children unattended in the pool area.
- It can be very windy in the area; umbrellas MUST be rfurled and tied when not in use or windy. If umbrellas are broken due to wind damage, guests will be charged a replacement fee.
- Cleaning supplies are in places that children can easily access. Please take caution.
- Backyard is close to the neighbor, so staying within the noise ordinance is very important!
- The home is near the airport path, so noise can sometimes be heard.

Pool Heating and Spa (if applicable to this property):
- Pool heating can be hired for the whole stay: $150 for the first day then $100/day thereafter. Please inquire about extra fees if booking long (28+ night) stays;
- Pool heating when hired is limited to 84F;
- Pool does not need to be heated during the Summer months (June-August) it’s usually 80F+ naturally;
- Hosts will not be able to provide any refunds for occasional non-working pool heating that occur during your stay but we will do our best to have it solved in a timely manner.

City of Palm Springs Vacation Rentals:

The City of Palm Springs ID# 5010

Occupancy Limits:
- Overnight: 4
- Daytime: 8

Parking available is limited to (1) car per bedroom = 2 vehicles maximum.

We would deduct from the security deposit any fines, citations, or penalties imposed against us for actions triggering a violation of the City of Palm Springs. See examples of such in our House Rules.

In the City of Palm Springs, the primary Occupant must be at least 25 years of age or older. By continuing with this reservation, the primary Occupant represents that they are older than 25 years of age and further warrants that other occupants are either over the age of 25 or are accompanied by an adult guardian.

NOISE: Palm Springs has strict ordinances that govern vacation rentals. In particular, we want you to note that "NO outside music is allowed at vacation rental homes." We all love our tunes out by the pool, but it's just not allowed by law. Music is not to be heard at the property lines at any time of the day (including music coming from inside the home). Please abide by this rule, so you don't get fined by the police and so we don't lose our vacation rental permit.

TAXES: Guests will be charged the TOT and TBID taxes.

License number


House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Checkout: 11:00 AM

No smoking

No parties or events

Additional rules

By booking this home you agree to the rules and conditions outlined here as well as those denoted below.

No one likes rules, least of all, us -- but we do have a few requirements so that the home is in as perfect a shape for each guest as possible.

-Please respect check-in and checkout times.

-Primary renter must be over the age of 25.

-Host may request a photocopy of renter's ID for verification before check-in.

-This is a private property and the host reserves the right to access the property at any time to perform maintenance repairs necessary or requested by the renter.

-Landscaping & Pool maintenance schedule: we are unable to offer refunds or credits for inconveniences due to scheduling and maintenance done during your stay. We also request that our maintenance teams are not turned away if they should overlap your stay. Such instances can result in a $100 penalty as we will still incur a 'show up' charge, even if no work is performed.

-Absolutely no parties or loud music.

-This is a NON-SMOKING property.

-This is a pet-friendly spot. If you are allergic or don't like pets, this might not be a good fit!


-One adult dog up to 50lbs allowed. Cats are not allowed anytime.

-Dog must be house and potty trained and cannot be left alone or on furniture.

-Pet fee is required and non refundable

-Guest assumes full responsibility for all and any damage caused by the pet during the stay. Pet fee is not meant to cover accidents to carpets and/or furniture, nor picking up after your dog or excessive fur cleaning; pet owner will be held responsible for all and any damages.

-Please do not let your dog go in the pool to avoid additional charges.

-If pets were to be brought without our consent and knowledge, guests will have to pay twice the pet fee or will have their reservation cancelled immediately.


-Control their barking - if you have a loud dog, please never leave it in the home alone.

-Don’t let them treat everything like a fire hydrant (inside and outside the home).

-Play is fun, but silence is golden - be respectful of the neighbors.

-Keep them on leash while outside the home.

-Always pick up after your dog.

-Wash those paws and minimize bringing messes inside the home.


Due to new stricter regulations in Palm Springs, now every guest who books a Vacation Rental in the city is required to receive the Good Neighbor Brochure and also have all guests in the party fill out and sign the Statement of Rules BEFORE having access to the property. In addition to that, we need a list of all guests' vehicles, including license plate numbers and also a copy of your Government ID.

As the person booking this property, you are the main point of contact and person responsible for ensuring your guests comply with the house rules and City rules. Please be advised that the City will fine renters in $500 per occurrence without notice if they fail to comply with the local ordinance.

The main sources of violations are:

-An excessive and unaccounted number of guests onsite

-An excessive number of cars

-Loud outdoor music (and this includes playing music from inside the home so you can hear it outside)

-Trash left outside and on sight

Please send us the FIRST and LAST NAMES and EMAILS from every adult staying at the house.

Only registered guests as listed on the rental agreement should be on the premises. No additional guests or visitors allowed.

*The current emergency orders in place supersede information in the Good Neighbor Brochure and the Rental Certificate regarding daytime guests.

We apologize for any inconvenience, however, the City of Palm Springs is not treating this lightly and everyone has to obey and adapt to the new scenario.

You can read more about the Vacation Rentals in Palm Springs here:

Good Neighbor Brochure:

Face covering and social distancing rules:

and here at Airbnb's own help page:

You must also acknowledge

-Amenity limitations — Hot water is on demand (tankless heater)

-Potential for noise — There is a development project in progress on the West side of the property. They typically begin work at 7AM Monday-Saturday. Glazing is single pane, so outside can be heard. Humming from pool filter from 9am-4pm. The home is near the airport path so noise can be heard at times.

-Pool without a gate or lock

-Nearby lake, river, other body of water

Home highlights


Pets welcome

Wireless Broadband Internet


Private Saltwater Pool

Carport and driveway with space for 2 vehicles maximum.

Living Room and Dining Area

Fire Pit and BBQ

Guest Bedroom (King Bed)



Pool & spa facilities

Swimming pool

Parking & facilities

Parking available, Parking included . Roofed carport


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement . Smoking not allowed

Kitchen & dining

Gas BBQ, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator . Toaster

Location features


Bathroom & laundry

Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel-set, Bathtub . Washing machine

Heating & cooling

Air conditioning . Central heating


TV (Satellite)

Internet & office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Home Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit . Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • Pets allowed only after arrangement

  • Smoking not allowed

Check in: 04:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM



Policy and notes


September 2023


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