Historic Elrod Villa, Midcentury Modern Glamour

A private pool and spa await you!
A private pool and spa await you!Come sun by the fountain.Elrod Villa by night: Party like it's 1975! Hot gas BBQ, cool pool.Kitchen, dining room and entryway. Gorgeous travertine floors, mirrored walls.Living room by day. Art by Shag.Living room by night.Media room with plasma TV, awesome sound system, pullout bed.Entryway courtyard with steel entry doors.Courtyard by night.Master bedroom with Cal-King bed, views to garden and mountains.What's beside that bedside lamp? Read on...James Bond would approve: Midcentury details like these control panels abound.Guest bedroom with Queen bed.Guest bath.Modern kitchen with stainless steel bar stools.Dining room and kitchen.Wet bar! I feel cocktail hour coming on...Walls of glass make for dramatic views, any time of day!Yes, the lights can change color to match your mood...Fantastic Palm Springs sunsets - this photo taken from the spa (Aug 8, 2015).Pool garden sculpture by night.Mirrored steel doors are a recurring theme both inside and outside the house.Space-age bachelor pad details abound: Beautiful cabinets conceal vinyl records
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From $396 / night

130 West Racquet Club Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Historic Elrod Villa, Midcentury Modern Glamour
3 bedrooms
6 guests
3 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Villa
Per night: $396 - $1,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Palm Springs vacation villa rental
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).

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.

Please inquire for current rates! We use a dynamic pricing tool which adjusts rates daily and does not yet synchronize with Vacation Home Rentals. Rates shown in Vacation Home Rentals are representative and not binding - current rates at time of inquiry may be higher or lower than rates posted here. For our most current rates, please see the BOOK page on our site "evillapalmsprings".

City of Palm Springs TOT Permit Number: PS 6386

Keywords: Palm Springs Midcentury Modern Villa Vacation Rental Elrod Villa Elrod House
Area Information
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.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Keith Crosley

Keith Crosley

Keith Crosley

  • About:

    About the owner: My wife Jill and I share a passion for midcentury modernism, entertaining and all things retro- fabulous. She's spent her career in luxury hospitality, ensuring the delight of some of the world's most discriminating guests. I'm an entrepreneur, investor, recording artist and bon ...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Feb 01 2017 Feb 28 2019 $595 $686 - - 3 Nights
Mar 01 2017 Mar 31 2019 $550 $800 - - 3 Nights
Apr 01 2017 Apr 30 2019 $500 $700 - - 3 Nights
Apr 13 2017 Apr 16 2017 $1,000 $1,000 - - 3 Nights
Apr 21 2017 Apr 23 2017 $1,000 $1,000 - - 3 Nights
May 01 2017 May 31 2019 $430 $500 - - 3 Nights
Jun 01 2017 Jun 30 2019 $396 $470 - - 3 Nights
Jul 01 2017 Jan 24 2019 $396 $495 - - 3 Nights
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Lodging tax: 11.5%
Deposits: Refundable Damage Deposit $600
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: PLEASE INQUIRE FOR CURRENT RATES! We use dynamic pricing not currently supported by VHR. Cleaning Fee $200+Tax Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and rental agreement is executed. Rates do not include pool heat, available as an option during colder months at $75 per night. Monthly stays include up to $500 in electricity usage. Additional electrical usage beyond this amount will be billed separately. Additional options including cleaning during your stay are available.



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Pool
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Casino
    (2 miles)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (2 miles)
  • Zoo
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Guests Provide Their Own Meals.
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Reviews (1)

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1 review
Natalie Serra

Mid Century Glamour Oasis

Natalie Serra

San Diego, CA

Mid Century Glamour Oasis

January 20, 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.

Keith Crosley

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!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

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

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

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

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

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  • About:

    About the owner: My wife Jill and I share a passion for midcentury modernism, entertaining and all things retro- fabulous. She's spent her career in luxury hospitality, ensuring the delight of some of the world's most discriminating guests. I'm an entrepreneur, investor, recording artist and bon ...
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