“exactly what we all need”

Relaxation.  However not only relaxation... but relaxation in a beautiful, comfortable, and fun home with a private feel that puts you in the heart of paradise.  My recent trip with a group of friends has already become a legendary and memorable weekend for us and we cannot wait to return. 

The house was in perfect, clean condition when we arrived and all the promised amenities and features exceeded our expectations!  Kris, Chris, and Dave were extremely courteous and generous and we knew that they truly cared about our making our stay perfect.

The bedrooms are spacious and the beds very comfortable for a great sleep every night as the soothing Palm Springs night breeze flows through the multiple sliding screen doors in the house (or turn on the central AC if you prefer).

The kitchen had all the necessary dishes and cookware to make complete meals.  Eating in the classy post-modern living room was fun, but nothing beats eating pool-side or on the covered patio leading out to the pool.

There's an Albertson's and Ralphs nearby for all your grocery needs, but Palm Springs has plenty to offer for dining as well.  Cheeky's restaurant gave my friends and I an incredible brunch that immediately solidified a last-day-in-Palm-Springs tradition: breakfast at Cheeky's.

The pool itself was very clean and became the main attraction of our trip.  Lounging by the pool with a martini in your hand is a completely satisfying way to spend all your time there, but if you prefer a little more adventure, check out Palm Canyon for the most unique and interesting hiking experience you'll ever have!

Thank you so much Dave, Kris, and Chris.  It truly was the perfect weekend get-away and it was exactly what we all needed.

                                                                 - “StevenA” Burbank, CA 5/7/10

“perfect getaway! slick, stylish, relaxing!”

I took my wife here for her birthday for a couple of nights - and it surpassed all our expectations! It was our first time to Palm Springs and we wanted everything to be perfect - and it was! The villa is in a great spot - tranquil but within stumbling distance from uber cool places to be at night. My wife was pleased that the pool area was totally private - great for getting rid of tan lines! It was tough to get out of the bed as it was so damn comfy and HUGE. The place has a great flow to it - open plan living area which makes it either great for entertaining/parties or keeping your eye on kids! We'll probably bring our 3 year old next time we go. Great touches: big shower heads!, free wifi!, endless towels!, heated pool!, iPod dock!  Can't wait for our next visit.                            

                                                              - “Trey F” London, England 4/14/09

“perfect slice of palm springs paradise!!!”

Our perfect vacation week began the moment we contacted the owners to inquire. Excellent, prompt customer service and a welcoming demeanor formed our first impressions of this stellar mid-century retreat.  

Imagine our delight when we entered the property to find that the decor, accommodations, and cleanliness were all maintained with the same integrity and attention to detail we had encountered during the booking process.  The delightful mid-century decor is clean, chic, and comfortable. Not only is the home perfectly gorgeous and homey; it is also extremely well-stocked with cookware, linens, games, and everything one could possibly need for a perfect getaway.  

As we spent the days dreaming poolside, relaxing in the high quality lounge chairs, we enjoyed the idyllic setting of swaying palms, blossoming bougainvillea, and charming citrus trees.  And if all of this weren't enough to relax us, floating on rafts (provided by the house) in the heated saltwater pool would do the trick.

The location of this property couldn't be better. Only a few minutes from downtown (shopping, restaurants, bars), the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, and local casinos; it's also not far to such amazing natural treasures as Joshua Tree and Indian Canyons.  A sprawling outlet mall is only a short drive on the freeway.  And the nearby (actually walking distance) Riviera Hotel & Spa provides excellent nightlife and spa facilities.

We will never, ever forget our very magical week at Martini Weekend and cannot wait to return.  The property was everything we hoped it would be, and so much more.   Thanks to Dave, Kris and Chris for sharing your home with us!

                                                   - “CourtneyLA” Los Angeles, CA 5/20/09

“excellent place!”

We stayed here for a weekend and were amazed at how nice it was. It was comfortable and very clean and close to all the things we wanted to do to Palm Springs. It definitely made our trip memorable and we would stay there again anytime!

                                                           - “Kb123” Fullerton, CA 2/2/09

“perfect vacation”

Spent a few days over the Holidays at this house, and one of the best vacations ever. House is perfect, clean, comfortable and well supplied. And the location is central to everything. Would definitely recommend this place, and can't wait to return.

                                                           - “vetsmith” Deland, FL 2/4/09

“a perfect week of sunshine”

Thanks for the great getaway house - we had a great time!  The owners did a great job on a complete restoration that is true to this iconic mid-century house, while making everything very up to date and serviceable in terms of creature comforts.  It was very clean, beds were comfy, linens were nice and it readily accommodated a wide range of ages and preferences.  The pool was clean, new and inviting.  The tangerines from the yard were sweet and delicious. The outdoor seating allowed for gathering up a large group, and the couch area accommodated the whole group to watch a movie. What could be better?  The owners were responsive and helpful and I would recommend this property as a great value and a very memorable spot.       

                                                             - “Julie J” Minneapolis, MN 3/13/09

“paradise in palm springs”

This property provided a wonderful place to stay for a spring break trip with college friends. The beds were extremely comfortable, the kitchen fully functioning and the pool a perfect day location. One nice bonus was the extensive DVD collection. Everyone had more than enough room. Everything was spotless upon our arrival, and the guides to the city were very helpful. The owners were wonderful correspondents and very happy to help. I would absolutely recommend this property!     

                                                              - “jennal” Portland, OR 3/23/09

“such an a-mazing week!!!”

I have been coming to palm springs since I was a kid.  This was my first time using this service and also renting a house on my own. I was a bit nervous but the experience couldn't have been better.  This house was GREAT! We rented it out for a week and it still didn't feel like it was long enough. If you are simple like me and  enjoy a sleek, clean, modern environment where you can just relax,and escape for a while , ....then this is just the place for you. My partner and I were there for the first three nights and then we shared the last four with friends. Its perfect for a romantic getaway or just good times shared between people you enjoy being with.  I would definitely recommend this house and would stay there again. The owners were a pleasure to deal with. We were provided with excellent service.  Check it out yourself!!  

                                       - “Adrienne and friends” Long Beach, CA 3/30/09

“palm springs getaway”

My friend and I rented this house for a girls getaway from the big

city. We felt our cares melt away the moment we pulled into the driveway.

The house is wonderful, from its attractive curb appeal and wonderful open

plan kitchen and living room to its great bedrooms and sparkling azure blue

pool. There is even a great view of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains from

the house and yard. The house was clean and completely updated with modern amenities, provided plenty of space for us, and is located just minutes from the main strip of restaurants, galleries and shops on Palm Canyon Drive. The owners were highly knowledgeable about the area, and very responsive to our needs. I cannot wait to stay at this house again. Highly recommended.

                                                               - “Art Girl” New York, NY 4/27/09

“great weekend getaway”

My girlfriends and I stayed here for a weekend to get a little R & R.  Rest and Relaxation is definately what we got!  For 5 girls the house was spacious enough for all of us to enjoy.  The decor and light airy space made it very welcoming and comfortable.  We loved the house so much we only ventured out for dinner and spent most of the time vegging out by the pool or watching movies.                                  

                                                               - “mcd1” Laguna Hills, CA 5/1/09

“relaxing, refreshing and ridiculously cool!”

My best friend was in town and we were looking to get away from the L.A. madness for a few days. Someplace relaxing, someplace refreshing and someplace ridiculously cool. We found all of that through Martini Weekend!!!

The house itself was nothing short of awesome! The kitchen was delightful, the bedrooms were beyond comfortable and the living room made me want to live there forever and ever.

We spent a good deal of our time in the spacious, comfy living room, watching movies that were part of the Martini Weekend collection and reading up on the style of the house we were fortunate enough to rent. The movies, the books and the killer artwork on the walls all made for an excellent combination of relaxation and rejuvenation.

By far, the best part of the house was the pool! Oh yes! We had our own private pool! It was heaven. We heated the pool (for next to nothing) and swam every night.

If you're looking for the perfect place to stay in Palm Springs, look no further! Martini Weekend has it all :) I would go back in a heartbeat and I recommend this place to anyone who wants to relax, kick back and simply enjoy life in the lap of luxury.

P.S. The customer service was off the charts. We found the owners of the house to be more than helpful. In fact, we wouldn't have enjoyed the sites and bites of Palm Springs without their advice. Thanks again for everything!

                                                               - “TMell” Los Angeles, CA 4/28/09

“palm springs paradise!!!”

If you’re looking for style, convenience and spacious mid-century accommodations, look no further, this house is made for you! The property is centrally located in Palm Springs, close enough to the main strip, but also far enough away to feel quiet and secluded. The interior décor is classic mid-century modern with beautiful furnishings and lighting. Little touches such as a large collection of DVD’s, flat screen televisions, bath mats, skin care products and plenty of soft organic cotton towels set this property apart from other rental units. The home is large enough to accommodate six adults with room to spare. The beds are incredibly soft with quality bedding and super large soft pillows. The kitchen is well equipped with an island bar and seating for multiple guests. Living room is quite large with a beautiful wall of glass, allowing breathtaking views of the mountains and sunsets. The pool in this home is spectacular and well cared for twice a week by a pool service. The outside pool area has a lovely sectional seating area for entertaining, which is also located under a breezeway to allow time out of the sun. Beach towels and outdoor furniture are also available for relaxing and enjoyment. The property is large enough to allow a sense of privacy from all windows and the pool area. The backyard is beautiful classic desert rock, with fruit trees and flowering plants. In conclusion, this is one of the nicest mid-century homes I have rented in Palm Springs. You cannot beat the price and the owners go out of their way to ensure your stay is enjoyable and fun. I would highly recommend this property if you love mid-century architecture and are looking for a quality property in the Palm Springs area.

                                                           - “paulyab” San Francisco, CA 2/4/09

“great girl’s getaway”

We stayed here for a Girl's Weekend and it was fabulous!  First of all, the owners were great, very professional and prompt in answering emails and accommodated our special requests.  The house was amazing, exactly what was described online.  We spent the day lounging by the pool on their great chairs and pool floats and then we were just a short tai ride from downtown where we spent the evening.  It was the perfect location. We all had such a great time we're already talking about the next time we're going back.

                                                               - “Jessie718” Tustin, CA 5/29/09

“incredible weekend!”

Clean and sophisticated furnishings create a calm, relaxing vibe from the moment you walk through the door . . . not to mention the tremendous customer service that lets you know everything is taken care of before you even arrive.

For any vacation rental, comfort is key and from the bed to the heated pool to the beautiful mountain views Martini Weekend delivers!

A few much-appreciated details . . . tons of towels, an iPod dock, pool floats, a movie collection and very nice, clean and modern bathrooms.      

                                                          - “narfletown” Glendale, CA 6/19/09

“private pool and 50’s style”

We stayed for a long weekend and Kris was wonderfully helpful, polite and prompt in booking the stay and answering my questions. The house is clean, mid-century and stylish. It's comfortable and having a private pool is just great. The house is near the tram so it's not far from the sites of Palm Springs and it's right across the street from a nice park, which my toddler really enjoyed. There were lots of pool toys and the house was pretty kid proof despite the stylish furnishings.

                                                     - “BabyDuck” Los Angeles, CA 6/2/09

“what a house!”

This vacation home is a complete package - from the actual house, the pool, the amenities, and the wonderful service the owners provided.  We were a group of 4 girls that had somewhat of an agenda for Palm Springs but once we entered the house, we never left.  The pictures are nice but once you're there, it's even better. (By the way, the master suite is huge compared to the actual pic.)

It was not only the house but the service that sold me since the very beginning... thank you Kris and Dave for all of your help!!!     

                                                          - “Morgan1318” Covina, CA 6/26/09


Palm springs was the third leg of our U.S. vacation. After two weeks of traveling with two daughters aged 4 and 7 AND my parents, I was really looking for some r & r. After driving more than seven hours from Yosemite, I opened the front door to see a clean, well-furnished and impeccably renovated mid-century modern house! Our family also thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool, the park across the street and proximity to the supermarket and area attractions. I had some problems with paypal but Kris was able to resolve it quickly. Enjoyable!                                  

                                                      - “hyl31970” Manila, Philippines 5/7/09

“as advertised: great place, great service”

Visited March 20-22 with my family for my mom's 60th.  Very comfortable with 5 adults.   The photos represent it well.   Short drive to downtown, house is clean and modern.   Master bedroom is very spacious.   Large backyard, although the parts not in the photos are mostly covered in rock (a bocce court or something similar could be a cool addition and make good use of the huge space, just a thought).   The pool area is nice and the covered patio area with seating would be a much needed space in the hot summer.  March is still iffy on the weather side and we had heavy winds moderate temps, but that was expected.   The customer service was great.  The twin beds in one of the rooms had not been made into a king as requested and the BBQ was locked in the garage, but both issues were attended to as quickly as possible and the communication was easy.  Would recommend to anyone wanting a modern, clean house for a good rate that is a short distance from downtown.

                                                                 - “JRWG” Venice, CA 3/20/09

“a perfect little retreat”

Great advance communication and an easy booking is where it began. Once I arrived in Palm Springs accessing the home was a breeze due to the precise directions from owners. Upon entering I found a great little vacation home perfectly suited for a couple - yet spacious enough for several more guests. Everything in the home was modern and up to date making for a relaxing stay. Even the kitchen was equipped with everything you'd need to prepare a meal. The gem of this house is the pool and outside area where I spent most of my time. The only reco I would make to make this place even better would be a gas grill for easy BBQing. However, most folks aren't probably looking to grill in 112- 115 temps like I was. :) We'll definitely be back!     

                                                          - “ghostly” Los Angeles, CA 7/27/09



The place was immaculate, the pool perfect, the owners informative and most helpful. Went with a bunch of girlfriends and had the most relaxing weekend we could ask for just floating in the pool and occasionally exiting to hit the local sites. Will definitely return     

                                              - “wonderwoman” Los Angeles, CA 6/26/09

“vacation perfection...”

I cannot believe I ever stayed in a hotel when I could have stayed here! The house is absolutely gorgeous and fully stocked with everything from board games to movies to pool toys to cookware! The pool is awesome and very kid-friendly as well as the rest of the house. The location is absolutely perfect and it is much more cost efficient than staying in a hotel. I really cannot say enough about how much my party and I enjoyed this place! The pictures don't do it justice. It's a million times better than anything the website describes. I've already told everyone I know they should stay here next time they're in palm springs. I'm already planning my next stay here!   

                                                              - “Svet” Lake Forest, CA 8/17/09

“wonderful martini weekend”

The house is a very charming, perfect mid-century style that is ideally suited for Palm Springs.  Many of the reviews mention the cleanliness, and I agree 100%.  Also very well maintained, and entertainment choices abound, from movies to books to games.  The pool and yard are a good bit bigger than the pictures show, which add to the complete privacy.  The mountain seems to literally spring from the back  yard.  Our visit was in late December, so we took advantage of the cooler temperatures and hiked in three different, very beautiful desert canyons.  The tram to the top of the mountain is very convenient to get to and also offered breathtaking views.  The downtown is just a few minutes drive and a park is basically across the street.  This is a great place for anyone wanting a fun, very relaxing stay.     

                                                            - “maesmith” Marietta, GA 12/19/09

“looking forward to returning to martini weekend”

The BEST! Communication with the owner was great before we booked, making our decision to rent the home an easy choice. Opening the front door, I remember being so pleased...the house was just fabulous! From flat screen tv, to dvd's, games, books, toys for the pool - they thought of everything. The house is decorated with beautiful mid-century furnishings and the kitchen is well-stocked with top of the line appliances and all the necessary gadgets. Wonderful towels and linens, and they even thought of the hairdryer! I was impressed and this place was truly immaculate. Light, bright and white and the view of the pool and mountains took my breath away. My security was returned promptly and I can't wait to go back. We so enjoyed our vacation in luxury surroundings. By the way, the location, too, was perfect!    

                                                      - “JupiterGal” Vancouver, BC 11/19/09

“wonderful new years!”

We spent our New Years at Martini Weekend... and it was unforgettable. The house is clean and beautiful.. spacious and homey. Can't wait to come back!!

                                                          - “TMerlin” Lake Worth, FL 12/30/09

“loved this home!”

We were thrilled with our stay at this Palm Springs home.  The location was within walking distance to downtown and amazing hiking.  The pool area was where we spent most of our time where we enjoyed the beautiful mountain views.  The layout of this house was perfect and very child friendly.  Can't wait to return!

                                                                     - “Chrissy10” Reno, NV 1/3/10


I loved the house!  The decor was adorable, the pool was the best ever (saline, so it felt like I was swimming through silk), everything was great!  My interactions with Dave were awesome!  He is the best!

                                                             - “robotafterall” Chino, CA 1/16/10

“beautiful place, great home base!”

Very clean, bright place full of character. The pool was great, the beds were comfy, and there was a big ol' couch for lounging in our downtime.

Not only was the house really wonderful, it was a great location for visiting the rest of the town.

                                                - “chriswonders” Los Angeles, CA 1/17/10

“perfect house, great location”

The house was very clean and well stocked with everything you might need to enjoy your stay in Palm Springs.  I have already told many friends that this is the only place they need to look into if they are planning a trip to Palm Springs.  Kris was so easy to contact and communicate with, everything was beyond my expectation.  Thanks guys!  We will definitely stay with you again sometime soon!

                                                   - “Kris and the boys” Atlanta, GA 4/10/10

“martini week”

We have really enjoyed the house. Very well maintained, clean, practical and excellent prep service from the owners. The entire process went very smooth from check-in, pool heating to check-out. The only thing I would add is a small dinning table outside. We have been coming to area for the last few years and this place was great. Only downside perhaps is the rather busy street in front of the house.

                                                                     - “ikkedus” Franklin, MI 4/3/10


“amazing weekend... wanted to stay longer”

My girlfriends and I stayed for the weekend and we did not want to leave. The house is bright and airy. I loved all the windows and doors; it just opens the house up. The pool is amazing. This place is a great place to relax away from the cares of the world. Easy access to downtown was great to for a night on the town. Thanks Kris for making everything so easy! We'll definitely stay again!

                                                            - “Lany S” Los Angeles, CA 4/23/10

“hate to leave this wonderful home!”

We spent a week in this lovely home and was not happy at all to have to leave it.  Many times pictures and information does not correspond with the actual rental homes, but not this house! It met our expectations well and beyond that.  Classic house in good condition together with a great pool with the smothest water in it.  Nice back yard, perfect for evening entertaining.  We also need to point out Dave's, Kris's and Chris's openness and willingness to communicate was outstanding.  This is the place to be! We hope to be back....soon!

                                                      - “Tomelilla” Tomelilla, Sweden 4/14/10

“spring break 2010”

We had a fabulous week at [the] Martini weekend home.  The house was so clean and had just the right amount of space for everyone.  Not too big and not too small.  The shady patio area was the best for reading and napping!!.  I would definitely recommend this home.  Great location also.

                                                                 - “Deniseh” Wheaton, IL 3/26/10

“VERY nice”

I hate Mondays that means that the weekend is gone. However in this case we had an extra day. The place was very nice. The service was great. Very easy to deal. The best think besides the house and the service being great was the swimming pool. Man did we abuse the pool. Anyway if I had to go back to palm springs I know what house to rent again. Not far away from anywhere. Oh did I mention that the price was good. Well do bad we didn’t have more time to stay more but next time is coming soon (LOL) Thanks for everything.

                                                           - “For Fun” Los Angeles, CA 5/28/10

“just what we were looking for”

Really enjoyed this home from start to finish.  VERY professional dealing with owners and wonderful property manager.  Couldn't have been more pleased.  Everything was clean and well stocked.  The most organized house I've ever stayed in.  Knowing how hard it is to find a good rental house browsing through so many listings rest assured you have found a good one here!  Favorite part was the pool.  We elected to heat it and it was like a big bathtub.  Cherished memories with my children who are in the Navy and only get a few days leave.  Thank you for allowing us to use your home.                                            

                                                          - “jamysmom” Nipomo, CA 10/21/10

“relaxing girlfriends getaway”

Three friends and I stayed here and can't say enough good things about the house - terrific location, clean, beautifully decorated, fully stocked, incredible pool. We spent four days relaxing, cooking, BBQ'ing, and just truly enjoying the house. I went for a run through Racquet Club Estates one morning and relished the mid-century modern aesthetic of the neighborhood. The owners were prompt and kind throughout the process - from returning my call to making the reservation to getting the contract signed to providing us details on checking in, as well as giving us a thorough lowdown on cool things to see and do in Palm Springs. On that note, while you're in town, be sure to visit Cheeky's for an incredible breakfast / brunch and Las Casuelas (there are two locations - check out the one closer to Baristo Rd.) for great Mexican fare and margaritas. I highly recommend staying here - and we definitely plan to return!                                 

                                                          - “nicole” Seattle, WA 4/16/11

“relaxing holiday!”

My husband and I stayed here for a week in April, and had a fantastic time. The house is absolutely beautiful, exactly as in the pictures - clean, very modern with a retro vibe. The kitchen is nicely-stocked and the lving room area is bright and airy. Loved the ceiling fans throughout the house. We spent most of our time by the pool - the pool water itself was like swimming in fresh water! We had a little problem with the pool heater at the start of our stay, but we contacted the owners and they worked furiously to resolve the matter in no time. The BBQ is great and there is a big Albertsons grocery store about just a 2-minute drive to get all your food and drinks - very convenient. The owners are easy to deal with and quick to respond to all your questions - and our deposit was returned to us within a few days of getting back from our trip. Our only regret was that we only stayed a week! We hope to return very soon.                              

                                                          - “kim b.” Toronto, Canada 4/13/11