Casa Tranquillo

United States / California / Palm Springs

up to 5
up to 10
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Min. Nights


Designed by Donald Wexler, father of “desert modern” architecture, Casa Tranquillo -- once featured on HGTV -- sits at the base of the San Jacinto mountains in The Mesa, a historic neighborhood 5 minutes from downtown Palm Springs. A showcase of Wexler’s signature butterfly roof style, the home’s swimming pool also mirrors the distinctive shape.

Landscaped with soaring palm trees, a ficus privacy wall and a lush side lawn with a lemon tree, the newly renovated home has kept the integrity of the Wexler design with modern updates, including tanning ledges and water features in the swimming pool.

The sprawling backyard, which also has a hot tub, fire pit and 6-seat dining area with a BBQ grill, is ideal for small gatherings. Stroll along flagstone patios, soak up the famed Palm Springs sun on chaise lounge chairs, or enjoy a drink at the shaded patio table with close-up mountain views.

Inside, find distinctive mid-century design elements, including travertine floors and a lighted opaque glass wall. In the unique step-up living room, sink into one of two sectional sofas by the large-screen TV and a cozy fireplace. In a separate, sunken sitting area, another sectional and coffee table offers a place to relax with a cocktail or laze with a magazine. Exposed stone and glass walls throughout create a feeling of indoor/outdoor living.

For dinner indoors, seat up to 10 guests at the formal dining table, which sits next to an inspiring gallery wall of blown glass vases. Just off this area is the gourmet kitchen, which combines modern amenities with mid-century design. Find hardwood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and four swivel chairs for leisurely mornings over coffee.

Each of the bedrooms offers room to relax with an indoor or outdoor sitting area.

With parking for five cars in the driveway, easily explore the surrounding area from downtown Palm Springs, a 5-minute drive, to Joshua Tree National Park, an hour away. The home also lies just 4 minutes from Indian Canyons Golf Resort and a mile from local hiking trails.

As an authentic showcase of mid-century modern style in a central location, Casa Tranquillo offers a chance to experience Palm Springs architecture with easy access to its culture and recreation. City of Palm Springs ID #165


5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

Sleeps 10 Guests

Central heating

Free Wi-Fi

Hot tub

Private Pool (Heated)



Hair Dryer


Fully equipped kitchen

Coffee maker




Ice maker

Kitchen Utensils


Mountain View

Fireplace - Gas

Fire Pit


Fire extinguisher

Private Entrance

Smoke detector

Parking Facilities On-Site

Smoking: Not Allowed

Patio Area with Outdoor Furniture

Gas Grill

Flat screen TV

Cable or satellite TV


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1: Main Suite California king bed. This sunny room has a private, poolside entrance to the patio, a wall-mounted TV, two dressing ottomans, and a comfy armchair. The en-suite bathroom has dual sinks and a step-in rain shower.
Bedroom 2: King bed. This spacious guest master has a private entrance to the patio with a two-seat breakfast table outside, a TV atop a mid-century style dresser, a full-length mirror, and a jack and jill bathroom with a glass shower.
Bedroom 3: Queen bed. This cozy room has a stone accent wall and sitting area with a lounge chair. A TV sits atop a tall hardwood dresser. This bedroom shares a bathroom with bedroom two.
Bedroom 4: Queen bed This room has a private entrance to the patio, with a sitting area just outside. Guests also have a full dresser, dressing bench and twin nightstands.
Bedroom 5: Queen Murphy bed. Ideal for guests who must balance work and leisure, this room has an office area with a large desk and printer. Guests also enjoy a private entrance to the patio and an en-suite bathroom with dual sinks and a glass shower shared with bedroom four.

Location Details

5-minute drive to downtown Palm Springs
1 hour drive to Joshua Tree National Park
4 minutes to Indian Canyons Golf Resort
1 mile from local hiking trails

Villa Notes

All guests must be at least 25 years old to book and stay in rental homes.
There is a noise ordinance in place and will be monitored.


Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
November 23, 2022 - November 27, 2022
5 4 $ 1,356 *
November 28, 2022 - December 15, 2022
5 4 $ 956 *
December 16, 2022 - December 21, 2022
5 5 $ 1,495 *
December 22, 2022 - January 01, 2023
5 7 $ 1,695 *
January 02, 2023 - February 01, 2023
5 4 $ 1,196 *
February 02, 2023 - February 05, 2023
5 4 $ 1,316 *
February 06, 2023 - February 08, 2023
5 3 $ 1,256 *
February 09, 2023 - February 12, 2023
5 4 $ 1,316 *
February 13, 2023 - February 15, 2023
5 4 $ 1,256 *
February 16, 2023 - February 19, 2023
5 4 $ 1,492 *
February 20, 2023 - February 22, 2023
5 4 $ 1,295 *
February 23, 2023 - February 26, 2023
5 4 $ 1,316 *
February 27, 2023 - February 28, 2023
5 3 $ 1,256 *
March 01, 2023 - March 01, 2023
5 3 $ 1,196 *
March 02, 2023 - March 26, 2023
5 4 $ 1,356 *
March 27, 2023 - April 11, 2023
5 6 $ 1,196 *
April 12, 2023 - April 12, 2023
5 5 $ 1,495 *
April 13, 2023 - April 16, 2023
5 5 $ 1,953 *
April 17, 2023 - April 23, 2023
5 6 $ 1,356 *
April 24, 2023 - April 26, 2023
5 3 $ 1,196 *
April 27, 2023 - April 29, 2023
5 4 $ 1,319 *
April 30, 2023 - April 30, 2023
5 3 $ 1,256 *
May 01, 2023 - May 06, 2023
5 3 $ 1,196 *
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Check In Times

Check in: 17:00 - Check out: 10:00

Tax Service Charge Details *

Departure Cleaning: $550 plus tax
Utility Fee: $50 plus tax
Lodging Tax: 11.5%
Booking Fee: 6% plus tax

Security Deposit Details

Damage Waiver $100 plus tax

Exclusive Offers

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To qualify for 3 miles per $1 spent, bookings must be made through the Villas of Distinction for United MileagePlus program. Miles earned are awarded to only one traveler per villa booking. The actual number of miles earned by a member will be based upon the total base nightly villa rate excluding taxes, fees and optional fees. MileagePlus number must be provided prior to travel for mileage offer to be fulfilled. Miles are posted to member's accounts 6-8 weeks after travel has been completed. Bookings must be paid in U.S. currency. New bookings only. Offers are subject to availability, capacity-controlled and may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

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