Palm Springs, California

Modern Palms

Modern Home with Pool & Cabana neighboring the famous Frank Sinatra Estate

Nestled in the heart of the Movie Colony, Modern Palms is an ideal escape for those who want to explore Palm Springs with an inspiring retreat to call home.

A sprawling, 4-bedroom mid-century home designed in 1950 by Herbert Burns, a “founding father” of the Desert Modern movement, Modern Palms embodies Old Hollywood charm with a distinctly 21st century take on the mid-century modern aesthetic. A 2018 restoration followed the home’s original Arthur Elrod-designed interior, preserving the icon’s fondness for dramatic angles and exuberant colors while updating the look with new furniture, technology and artwork.

As guests enter the home, a spacious great room welcomes them with multiple seating areas, a floor-to-ceiling, fireplace, vintage bar, and original Leroy Newman artwork. Designed with shades of Elrod-inspired colors, a plush, wrap-around sofa frames a modern coffee table and twin club chairs. In another, a full-length sofa with comfy accent pillows that faces a large-screen Smart TV. Steps away, a Z-style loveseat offers a place to get cozy by the fireplace. Also featured, a vintage bar opens onto the backyard through wide glass doors, allowing for easy outdoor drink service -- or you can enjoy your martini inside on one of four high-backed barstools.

Down the hall, an expansive gourmet kitchen offers another relaxing area to lounge. Opening onto the backyard through glass pocket doors, the kitchen features a mid-century styled loveseat, flat-screen TV, and four comfy barstools at the expansive island. Stainless steel appliances and a Breville Nespresso machine allow for expertly crafted home-cooked meals and coffee. You’ll also have a wine cooler to more easily pair each meal with the perfect beverages.

Primary bedroom one is styled in soft colors with a striking, modern painting by Michael Brennan, has a king-sized bed in a lavender tufted frame, a gas fireplace, two club chairs, a wine cooler, and a spacious en-suite bath with pool access, jetted tub and dual shower with body jets. A glass wall with sliding doors opens this room to the outside, providing a private entrance to the pool and outdoor shower.

The second primary bedroom is designed with a meditative, cream-and-silver palette, features a king-sized bed, large TV, two club chairs and an en-suite bath with shower and tub. Double glass doors open this room to the pool and expansive mountain views.

The third bedroom, styled in stark white with pops of orange and indigo coupled with Leroy Newman art, has a queen sized bed with TV and is located away from the hustle of the main house. A bathroom lies steps away down the hall with the original restored blue-tiled shower plus a new modern bathtub and a separate water closet.

The fourth bedroom has classic, white linens and a single accent piece— a bright orange “no. 5” sign in tribute to the ‘60s love affair with billiards. Two queen beds, a flat-screen TV and en-suite bathroom with the original restored baby pink tiled shower and new large shower and tub combo , while glass doors offer private, poolside access to the backyard.

A refreshing pool lies close to the home for easy jump-in access, flanked on the other side by a two-level, stacked-stone fountain. Lounge chairs and umbrellas line the pool with breathtaking views of the San Jacinto mountains, while a cabana offers ample seating between an electric blue wrap-around sofa and patio table.

This home welcomes 1 small dog, 40lbs or less, with an additional, non-refundable pet fee of $150, plus tax. Please be advised that dogs are not permitted in the pool.

Guests must be a minimum of 25 years of age to book with us in the city of Palm Springs, CA.

City of Palm Springs ID #237


19 Reviews
4.95 out of 519 Reviews
Modernism SocietyOctober 2023
Wonderful house, will definitely come back. Thank you Natural Retreats!
Airbnb guestMay 2023
BunnyMarch 2023
I believe the management of the property was excellent - cleanliness, arrangements for booking, concierge, etc. I was not so impressed with the property itself. Very over-priced.
majdaMarch 2023
Fantastic place, very clean indoors and outdoors, great beds, great location and very easy to deal with the owners.
Airbnb guestFebruary 2023
Clear communication, easy replacement when the rental we booked became unavailable.
MatthewApril 2022
LaureyApril 2022
Jan and DavidMarch 2022
HalMarch 2022
Wonderful property and great location. Would love to come back again!
Airbnb guestFebruary 2022
The home was beautiful and much larger than expected. It was in a great location, very easy to access all the Palm Springs has to offer. We loved relaxing by the pool and in the hot tub. Was the perfect get away spot to relax and recharge.
Airbnb guestFebruary 2022
Beautiful home in a great area! Everything was as expected. Clean and comfortable! Modern meets classic Palm Springs style. My only caution to potential renters is to READ the FINE PRINT before renting. VERY strict RULES which limit usage. Feels a bit like staying in a Senior Center. Fortunately, our family was mostly Seniors and never even stepped into the outdoor area or used the pool. Otherwise, all good!
Airbnb guestNovember 2021
Stunning property that provided for a fantastic getaway. Zero complaints, would love to come back again and recommend to anyone.
Airbnb guestOctober 2021
The home was amazing, perfect for our relaxing girls weekend. Well appointed and in an amazing location. The hosts and their representatives were incredible. We can't wait to come back!
Airbnb guestSeptember 2021
BrianJuly 2021
House was beautiful, better than pictured. Also well appointed with games and pool floats, so felt like our own personal resort. Kitchen was also awesome.
FrancesApril 2021
BruceApril 2021

Dream home!

During the summer I had the privilege of renting out this property for a weekend. The house is exceptionally big and the bed rooms give you a lot of room, especially for a bigger family. The rooms are spaced out well, in case you need some privacy. Having a pool in the desert heat is a must and the pool here is perfect. I loved the cabana next to the pool for hanging out outside under some shade. The house is conveniently located close enough to downtown that you don’t feel inconvenienced if you want to go out to the bars or restaurants. This is the only place I will stay at when I come to Palm Springs.
AlecDecember 2019

Total Relaxation

I visited the Modern Palms in September and had an incredible stay. Every details of this house is gorgeous, from the entry way, to the tasteful decor and comfy beds. The pool is perfect and I could have stared at the mountains from my pool chair for hours on end. The house is amazing for entertaining or for complete relaxation and unwinding. The kitchen has everything you need, and the wet bar in the living area transports me instantly into the Rat Pack era. You absolutely won’t want to leave the home, but if you do, everything you need is quick drive or bike ride away - minutes from the best restaurants in Palm Springs. Would highly recommend staying here for the most serene desert getaway.
EllaNovember 2019
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