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Description from owner

The Elrod Villa, located at the historic Palm Springs Racquet Club was the playground to Hollywood's most glamorous celebrities. Originally designed by Hal Broderick of Arthur Elrod and Associates, this masterpiece of mid-century modern design has been toured by The Smithsonian Institute, The L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art and featured in Architectural Digest (September/October 1975). Elrod Villa is a licensed Palm Springs vacation rental (TOT Permit Number "6386").

The living and dining rooms set the stage for elegant entertaining with soaring ceilings, extensive use of indirect lighting, fireplace, bar, and Italian travertine flooring that extend to the outdoors. Walls of glass overlook the terrace with a luxurious tiled pool, oversized spa and dramatic panoramic views of the San Jacinto mountains.

Space-age bachelor pad details abound with immense steel doors, a mirrored powder room, wet bar, retro-futuristic lighting control panels (including one hidden beside the master bed) and a thumping whole-house audio system cleverly concealed in gorgeous, custom hardwood cabinets. Today, we continue to enhance the villa's midcentury "home of the future" vibe with cool features including color-changing LED lighting, whole house streaming audio (from our device or yours) and tablet-based control of the pool, spa and fountain.

The residence offers 2,400 square feet of living space, including two bedrooms and a spacious den (or third bedroom). The Elrod Villa can sleep up to 6. Conveniently located within minutes of downtown restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

Suitability: Inside, Elrod Villa is a non-smoking property, but smoking is allowed outside in the private pool/garden area. As a historic midcentury modern home, Elrod Villa is not suitable for pets or children and, as a matter of policy, minors under the age of 16 are not allowed.

While we welcome 2-night inquiries, we have a 3-night minimum rate policy and a minimum rental of 3 nights is preferred. Two-night rentals may be quoted at 3-night rate.

City of Palm Springs TOT Permit Number: PS 6386

About the area

We fell in love with Palm Springs on our honeymoon and have searched for years for the ideal place to call our home away from home. The "Elrod Villa" is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing properties we've ever seen here in Palm Springs. From its architectural and design significance, to its unique period details, to its stunning mountain views, it was (once again) love at first sight. The property's previous owners have all shared our dedication to preserving the unique charm of this gorgeous place, while updating it with modern amenities that we expect from a vacation home.

Getting around

Like much of Southern California, Palm Springs is a bit car-centric, but a car isn't absolutely required. Elrod Villa is located 1/2 mile from the Riviera Resort Hotel, which is a stop for the free (and fun) Buzz Bus that stops at all the major points of interest around town. Taxi service and Uber are both great-working (and reasonably-priced) solutions for on-demand transportation in Palm Springs. In partnership with TESLOOP - an all-electric car service - we can also offer very reasonably-priced round-trip service from various points around the Los Angeles area directly to Elrod Villa. Please inquire for details!

Getting here

Elrod Villa is just 4 miles from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP),a quick 8 minute drive or taxi ride. If you’re visiting from the Los Angeles area, another great option is Tesloop, an all Tesla-based chauffeur service that picks up at various points around the greater LA area. Elrod Villa Palms Springs is a designated drop point. Use code ELRODVILLA20 when booking with Tesloop to save 20% on your first trip! Inquire with us for details!

Interaction with guest

We offer a hosted check-in experience where our FANTASTIC local property manager greets you at the villa and will give you an orientation to the unique features of our home. He is also be available at all times during your stay to answer questions and ensure you have a delightful visit.

Owner profile

Keith C

Tourist License
PS TOT #63860000 - 20019253



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Horse riding

Reviews (7)

Excellent – based on 7 reviews Excellent
7 reviews

“Mid Century Glamour Oasis”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2017

Such a beautiful house in a very convenient neighborhood of Palm Springs. The pool is small but perfect for a small family or group of friends and the hot tub was heavenly during the cool January days. The heater for the spa/and pool is very fast and is all digital and controlled by an ipad in the main living area. You can tell the owner of the house Keith is very tech savvy , everything, including the lights is digitally controlled which is cool in contrast to the 60's glamour of the house. The kitchen is fully equipped with pots and dishes for any meal you many want to whip up. There is a fun built in bar that you really must take advantage of. The main "strip" of Palm Springs is within a 10 minute car ride with easy access to the "Buzz Bus" (free shuttle that runs until 2 am) should you not want to or be able to drive.Keith and his property manger Reed, we're such a pleasure to work with. Communication was super fast and easy via text message. This house and Palm Springs scream relaxation.

Owner's reply: Natalie, thanks again for staying with Elrod Villa and for your wonderful review. We're so glad that you and your friends had a great time and we look forward to welcoming you once again on your next trip to Palm Springs!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Modern, sleek and well-appointed. The perfect home.

"Elrod was more than just a place to sleep.... It was a home curated with functional technology, beautiful design and a thoughtfulness that's often times missing from other home/villa rentals. From the moment you step inside, you immediately feel that the owners have thought of everything and anything to make their guests comfortable.

This was my first visit to Elrod, but certainly not my last."

-- Benjamin P.

Stayed: April 2016

STUNNING vacation rental! Absolutely dreamy

"Staying at the Elrod Villa was absolutely fabulous! This house blew me away. The pictures don't quite do it justice. The kitchen has every appliance you could ever imagine, the pool is not only modern and beautiful but it is also surrounded by a carefully manicured garden with stunning artwork incorporated in it. At night time everything lights up and is truly spectacular. The house has a great sound system, and the pool, hot tub, and lighting are all connected through an iPad that is in the house. You can control everything with the touch of a button. Very cool! The beds are super cozy and the bathrooms are beautiful. The house has a wonderful view of the mountains and is conveniently located a few minutes from downtown Palm Springs. I will 100% return to this desert oasis! The owner Keith is extremely timely in his responses and is a great guy. The property manager Reed is the sweetest man. You can text to ask any question at any time and he responds fast. Overall 10 stars! Thanks Keith for welcoming me into your home."

-- Alex S.

Stayed: April 2016

Very stylish, comfortable, and pleasant place to stay.

"Totally enjoyed our stay here. Well-supplied kitchen, lovely baths, great entertainment system, nice pool and patio area with wonderful mountain view and nice landscaping. Nice quiet location and short drive to downtown, grocery store, etc. Would love to stay here again. Owner and manager very responsive and pleasant."

-- Jeff W.

Stayed: March 2016

Super Cool Home

"Elrod Villa is a blend of Palm Springs panache and the latest technology. The design elements are very well done, both inside and out. Elrod Villa is also very comfortable and well equipped. Reed, the local host, is very helpful. The owners of this home provide the best information you could ask for. Really, they have thought of everything! We greatly enjoyed our stay."

-- Troy

Stayed: March 2016