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The West Elm House Draws Sold Out Crowds During Modernism Week

PALM SPRINGS, CA – The West Elm House opened to sold out crowds during Palm Springs Modernism Week.  More than 1,500 Modernists visited the home during the first weekend of Modernism Week 2017. Weekend One events included The Big Reveal Party, a private Sonos-sponsored Dinner, and two full days of Home Tours. All available tickets have already been reserved for the second weekend of Modernism (February 24-26, 2017) when another 1,000 guests are expected to tour the home. Tickets are required. Click here for more information.

The West Elm House, Palm SpringsWhat is The West Elm House?

The West Elm House is an idea house where visitors can experience the “Midcentury to Next Century Transformation” of an iconic 1950s home.  West Elm, a branch of Williams-Sonoma, recently opened a store here in Downtown Palm Springs. Now they have teamed up with Mike Flannery of Acme House Company to use their product line of organic, handcrafted, sustainably sourced and Fair Trade Certified™ sofas, tables, beds, lighting and accessories to furnish a classic Midcentury home (circa 1957) originally built by the Alexander Construction Company and recently remodeled by Solterra Builders.

The West Elm House, Palm SpringsThe West Elm House is the brain child of Brand Specialist, John-Patrick, who worked with Christopher Kennedy to produce the first Palm Springs Modernism Week Show House in 2014. That event has become an anchor program for Modernism Week. Now John-Patrick has connected Solterra Builders, West Elm and Acme House Company to introduce the next big thing in Mid Mod Design: a year-long concept house created to inspire and guide architecture and design enthusiasts when it comes to the art of modernizing a midcentury home for the way we live today.

The West Elm House, Palm Springs

Patricia Lockwood, an award-winning designer with Palm Desert-based Design Vision Studio, said The West Elm House topped her list of  favorite Modernism Week events. “My design firm hosted a group of clients and friends for a day in Palm Springs to celebrate Modernism Week.  We bought our tickets and scheduled our tours starting with The West Elm House. What a great surprise! It didn’t feel like an extension of the showroom. Instead it felt like a home.  The furnishings and décor were harmonious with the architecture – both inside and  out.  Well done West Elm & Acme House Company! The design nailed the playful Palm Springs lifestyle!”
Design Vision Studio at The West Elm House

Modernism Week & Beyond

West Elm and Acme House Company hosted The Big Reveal of The West Elm House during the opening weekend of Palm Springs Modernism Week. Home Tours will continue during Weekend Two of Modernism Week. Throughout the year that follows, The West Elm House will serve as a private residence but on occasion will be used to host Design Education Programs for Modernists. It will also be available as a Vacation Home Rental managed by Acme House Company – offering exclusive stays by the week and month – and season – on a limited basis. Click here for more specifics on how to reserve a stay at The West Elm House.

The West Elm House, Palm SpringsBe Our Guest – Stay at The West Elm House!

The West Elm House will serve as a private residence for its owner. It will also be available as a Vacation Home Rental managed by Acme House Company – offering exclusive stays by the week and month – on a limited basis. Click here for how to stay at The West Elm House.

Click Here For Related Post West Elm just took over a house in Palm Springs. And you can rent it.

 

ABOUT ACME HOUSE COMPANY:  Acme manages Luxury Vacation Rental Homes & Condos in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Fabulous pool homes for when you and your peeps want some together time. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more Palm Springs Vacation Rental Homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company on their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust Worldwide Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Reader Survey named Acme House Company the Best of the Best in Vacation Home Rentals. We manage our Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals like 5-Star Resorts. Just like home but way better.

Last Minute Deals for February in Sunny Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS – You can still find great last minute deals on Luxury Vacation Rental Homes for February – one of the most popular times of the year to travel to Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities of the Coachella Valley.  Not only is it Presidents Week – one of busiest family travel times of the year – but the February calendar is jam packed with major events that draw visitors from across the globe.  Modernism Week, Art Palm Springs, The National Date Festival, The Steve Chase Awards are among just a few of the anchor events this month.

7 Fabulous Vacation Homes To Rent  During February

Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental1) SUPER VALUE PRICE-  AUTHENTIC MID MOD EXPERIENCE

3 BR / 2 Bath / Sleeps 6 / from  $658 per night

Pineapples & Palms – The perfect vacation home rental for Modernism Purists. Iconic mid-century design (circa 1963) meets a private setting and gorgeous mountain views to create a fabulous Palm Springs pool home. Click here to see all the pictures.

 

2) GORGEOUS REMODEL – PRIVATE PALM SPRINGS POOL HOME

3 BR / 2 Bath / Sleeps 6 / from  $534 per night

Seventeen  Palms Getaway – Completely Remodeled Mid-century Inspired Pool Home with all new kitchen & baths. Gorgeous Mountain Views. Private Yard with heated inground pool, spa, fire pit, covered outdoor dining pavilion. Click here to see all the pictures.

 

Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental3) DOWNTOWN CONDO – WALK TO EVERYTHING

2 BR / 2 Bath / Sleeps 4 / from  $351 per night

Downtown Winner at Plaza Villas Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, this is a great place to spend a vacation, whether you’re in the desert to golf, hike, shop or just kick back and relax. You get a lot for your money at Plaza Villas. Click here to see all the pictures.

 

pALM dESERT vACATION hOME rENTAL4) FAMILY FUN IN PALM DESERT-  CLOSE TO THE LIVING DESERT

4 BR / 4 Bath / Sleeps 8 / from  $785 per night

Midcentury Rose – The perfect vacation home rental for families or groups of friends. Private pool home located right near The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens in the heart of Palm Desert. Click here to see all the pictures.

 

pALM sPRINGS vACATION hOME rENTAL5) LUXURY ESTATE by MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD 

3 BR / 4.5 Bath / Sleeps 8 / from  $1,015 per night

The Lawrence at Old Las Palmas – Private Luxury Estate in walking distance to the Palm Springs Uptown Design District.  Created by celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.  Click here to go beyond the gates with style icon Kelly Golightly who stayed at The Lawrence while her own home was being transformed into Christopher Kennedy’s Modernism Week Show House.

 

pALM sPRINGS vACATION hOME RENTAL6) MELLOW YELLOW BUTTERFLY-  FEATURED ON MODERNISM WEEK HOME TOUR

3 BR / 2 Bath / Sleeps 6 / from  $591 per night

Mellow Yellow Butterfly This Mid Mod house is so gorgeous it has been included on the 2017 Palm Springs Modernism Week Home Tour! Better than new Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental.  Private resort-style pool yard! Click here to see more pictures.

 

Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental7) BREAKFAST AT ALEXANDER’S –  HI-STYLE DESIGNER POOL HOME

3 BR / 2 Bath / Sleeps 6 / from  $676 per night

Breakfast At Alexander’s – Very cool mid-century home in Palm Springs. Hi-style Hollywood Regency design. Mountain views. Private yard w pool/spa, fire feature, covered outdoor living/dining pavilion. Click here to see more pictures.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT MORE LAST MINUTE SPECIALS FOR PRESIDENTS WEEK IN PALM SPRINGS

ABOUT ACME HOUSE COMPANY:  Acme manages Luxury Vacation Rental Homes & Condos in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Fabulous pool homes for when you and your peeps want some together time. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more Palm Springs Vacation Rental Homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company on their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust Worldwide.  Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Reader Survey named Acme House Company the Best of the Best in Vacation Home Rentals. We manage our Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals like 5-Star Resorts. Just like home but way better.

Palm Springs Vintage Movie Poster Exhibit – This Weekend

Vintage Movie Poster Exhibit Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, CA –  While in town for The Festival of Lights Parade, here is a Free Must See Exhibit you will want to check out. The Acme House Company team highly recommends stopping by The Five Hundred to check out Jim Cook’s Vintage Movie Poster Exhibit and Sale.  The Free Exhibit in Downtown Palm Springs shows rare movie posters featuring midcentury movie stars with strong connections to Palm Springs. The research behind the Exhibit ties the stars who lived and played here during the 1950s and 60s, to the locations where the movies were filmed and where the celebrities stayed while in town. Movies starring Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Gene Autry, Rita Hayworth, Donald O’Connor and Jimmy Durante, are among the iconic pieces you’ll see as part of the Exhibit. To view the entire collection online: visit www.nostalgiaps.com

If You Go: The self guided exhibit is free to the public during The Five Hundred building’s normal business hours, seven days a week: 6 AM – 6 PM. No reservation is required for the self-guided exhibit and sale. 500 South Palm Canyon Drive at Ramon Road.

Also in the Building:  

Ristretto For Coffee Lovers. The menu offers an extensive selection of espressos, ice blended coffees, Affogato’s, Italian sodas, teas and smoothies.  Indulge your taste buds with an assortment of fresh-baked muffins, scones, bagels, cookies, oatmeal, fruit, sandwiches, salads and more. Watch for the daily specials, and count on your regular favorites.

Gallery500 is the new home for a select assemblage of emerging and well-known artists. Exhibits include works on canvas, photography, sculptures, ceramics, and hand crafted wood work, offering guests vivid colors, thought provoking pieces, and a touch of whimsy. Gallery500 is proud to celebrate and cultivate the talents of this diverse collection of artists.

Vintage Movie Poster Exhibit Palm Springs
Jim Cook of Nostalgia PS, curator of the Vintage Movie Poster Exhibit at the Five Hundred Building in Downtown Palm Springs

ABOUT ACME HOUSE COMPANY:  Acme manages Luxury Vacation Rental Homes & Condos in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Fabulous pool homes for when you and your peeps want some together time. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more Palm Springs Vacation Rental Homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company on their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust Worldwide.  Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Reader Survey named Acme House Company the Best of the Best in Vacation Home Rentals. We manage our Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals like 5-Star Resorts. Just like home but way better.

Eight Great Palm Springs Homes To Rent For Labor Day

LAST MINUTE DEALS  LUXURY POOL HOMES & CONDOS

dreamstime_m_41229430PALM SPRINGS, CA – Labor Day marks our chance to slip away for the last long weekend of the summer.  This year procrastinators are in luck.  You can still find great deals on Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals. You just have to know where to look.

“We are usually close to sold out for Labor Day,” explains Ken Hudnall, Reservations Manager for Acme House Company. a Vacation Rental Company that manages more than 100 homes in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities. “But this year the last minute traveler is in luck. We have just released nearly a dozen homes with calendars open for Labor Day. Nice, private pool homes and condos that just became available. “

So if you haven’t made plans for the Holiday Weekend, check out these bargain priced Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals. Go Big or Stay Home! You decide.

3751630710STUDIO ’72 – Racquet Club Estates in Palm Springs. Swank 1970s studio with private courtyard. Fabulous Community pool. Sleeps 2 from just $145 pp/per night for Labor Day.

9154980383CASITA de SUENOS – Araby Cove in Palm Springs. Private pool home with gorgeous mountain views. 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath. Sleeps 4 from just $118 pp/per night for Labor Day.

3990710800OUR PLACE IN THE SUN – Racquet Club Estates in Palm Springs.  Completely remodeled private pool home. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath. Sleeps 6 from just $74 pp/per night for Labor Day.

8418830083NESTLED IN THE COVE – Rancho Mirage. Walk to town center from this private pool home in The Cove.  3 Bedroom / 2 Bath. Sleeps 6 from just $83 pp/per night for Labor Day.

2909730578SWEET LOU’S DESERT PEARL – Rancho Mirage. Fabulous private pool home in the heart of Rancho Mirage. 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath. Sleeps 8 from just $68 pp/per night for Labor Day.

0592620087MIDCENTURY ROSE – Palm Desert. Minutes from the Living Desert and El Paseo. Remodeled private pool home. 4 Bedrooms / 4 Baths.  Sleeps 8 from just $83 pp/per night for Labor Day.

3459100122SUNRISE GETAWAY – Sunrise Park in Palm Springs.  Private pool home with huge country club yard. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath. Sleeps 6 from just $86 pp/per night for Labor Day.

2568070472THE SPERO ESTATE – Indian Canyons in Palm Springs. Gorgeous midcentury home on Millionaires Row. 5 Bedroom / 6 Bath. Sleeps 12 from just $127 pp/per night for Labor Day.

FOR MORE HOLIDAY SPECIALS CLICK HERE

ABOUT ACME HOUSE COMPANY:  Acme manages Luxury Vacation Rental Homes in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Fabulous pool homes for when you and your peeps want some together time. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more Palm Springs Vacation Rental Homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company on their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust Worldwide.  Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Reader Survey named Acme House Company the Best of the Best in Vacation Home Rentals. We manage our Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals like 5-Star Resorts. Just like home but way better.

COACHELLA: 10 GREAT HOMES FOR WEEKEND ONE

Palm Springs, CA – You can still find great deals on places to stay near Coachella. You just have to know where to look. Whether you are attending the music festival, just want to attend the daytime parties or you are just looking for a long weekend getaway at a Luxury Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental, you have to check this out.  Coachella: 10 Great Homes for Festival Weekend One.  Check-in Friday, April 15 / Check-out Monday, April 18, 2016.  Fabulous private pool homes priced from just $96 per person/per night.

BarLast minute savings and super deals on 3-Night Stays apply to new reservations only. Book on-line or by phone at 844-235-5794. Can not be combined with other offers. Pricing based on availability and maximum occupancy. Stay near Coachella.

Coachella: 10 Great Homes for Festival Weekend One. Stay near Coachella
1) NESTLED IN THE COVE – RANCHO MIRAGE: 3 Bedroom / 2 bath / Sleeps 6.  Priced from $113 per person / per night. Available as a Vacation Home Rental through Acme House Company.  Stay near Coachella.

 

 

Coachella: 10 Great Homes for Festival Weekend One. Stay near Coachella
2) MAD MEN IN THE DESERT – PALM SPRINGS: 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath / Sleeps 8. Priced from $106 per person / per night. Available as a Vacation Home Rental through Acme House Company. Stay near Coachella.

 

 

Coachella: 10 Great Homes for Festival Weekend One. Stay near Coachella
3) SAN LUCAS HIDEOUT – PALM SPRINGS: 3 Bedroom / 2 bath / Sleeps 6. Priced from $102 per person / per night. Available as a Vacation Home Rental through Acme House Company. Stay near Coachella.

 

Coachella: 10 Great Homes for Festival Weekend One. Stay near Coachella
4) DESERT VIEW PARADISE – PALM SPRINGS: 4 Bedroom / 4 bath / Sleeps 10. Priced from $70 per person / per night. Available as a Vacation Home Rental through Acme House Company. Stay near Coachella.

 

Coachella: 10 Great Homes for Festival Weekend One. Stay near Coachella
5) THE CHI CHI HOUSE – PALM SPRINGS: 3 Bedroom / 3 bath / Sleeps 6. Priced from $96 per person / per night. Available as a Vacation Home Rental through Acme House Company. Stay near Coachella.

 

Coachella: 10 Great Homes for Festival Weekend One. Stay near Coachella
6) ABOVE IT ALL – PALM SPRINGS: 3 Bedroom / 4.5 bath / Sleeps 6. Priced from $115 per person / per night. Available as a Vacation Home Rental through Acme House Company. Stay near Coachella.

 

Coachella: 10 Great Homes for Festival Weekend One. Stay near Coachella
7) REVIVE PALM SPRINGS: 3 Bedroom / 2 bath / Sleeps 6. Priced from $107 per person / per night. Available as a Vacation Home Rental through Acme House Company. Stay near Coachella.

 

Coachella: 10 Great Homes for Festival Weekend One. Stay near Coachella
8) BOO BOO’S HIDEAWAY – PALM SPRINGS: 3 Bedroom / 2 bath / Sleeps 6. Priced from $124 Per person / per night. Available as a Vacation Home Rental through Acme House Company. Stay near Coachella.

 

Coachella: 10 Great Homes for Festival Weekend One. Stay near Coachella
9) LAGUNA VILLA AT THE DESERT PRINCESS: CATHEDRAL CITY: 3 Bedroom / 3.5 bath / Sleeps 6. Priced from $110 per person / per night. Available as a Vacation Home Rental through Acme House Company. Stay near Coachella.

 

Coachella: 10 Great Homes for Festival Weekend One. Stay near Coachella
10) SONORA SKIES – PALM SPRINGS: 4 Bedroom / 3 bath / Sleeps 8. Priced from $81 per person / per night. Available as a Vacation Home Rental through Acme House Company. Stay near Coachella.

 

BAR 3NOT GOING TO THE FESTIVAL BUT STILL WANT TO PLAY?

Our friends at Palm Springs Style have put together the ultimate guide to all of the daytime events, pool parties, evening soirées and after hours spots going on in the Coachella Valley! It’s a mix of VIP/invite-only events and those that are open to the public via RSVP or by purchasing tickets, with the specifics for each party outlined by day.  Click here to read Katy Carrier’s list of what to do in Palm Springs during Coachella.

ABOUT ACME HOUSE COMPANY:  Acme manages Luxury Vacation Rental Homes in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Check us out if you want to stay near Coachella. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more Palm Springs Vacation Rental Homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company on their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust Worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Springs Realtors Double Fundraising Goals For 2016

Palm Springs, California – Local REALTORS® have set new fundraising goals for supporting desert charities. Their goal is to double the amount of money they raised last year. The Board of the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® (PSRAR) has projected that they will raise $85,000 to benefit Well in the Desert, Desert Escrow Scholarship Fund, Boys and Girls Club of America and Sanctuary Palm Springs in 2016.

Palm Springs Realtors
Jim Webb, PSRAR Board President announced that the goal of this year’s PSRAR Special Events Committee is to double their fundraising efforts for 2016. Photo: Dre Naylor

According to PSRAR Board President, Jim Webb, the Association’s Special Events Committee will continue its Close to Home Community Giving Program by hosting a series of auctions, raffles, drives and events designed to raise awareness and funds for those in need locally. Since 2008, the PSRAR Close to Home Community Giving Program has raised over $150,000 to support its local charities.

“Last year alone we raised over $42,000,” explained Webb. “For 2016 we are doubling our pledge. We are committed to raising $85,000 by December. We have bigger goals than ever because the Palm Springs Real Estate business is strong with a lot of activity. As our desert cities have grown and prospered – so has the Palm Springs Real Estate community. We have the most active membership that we have had in decades. Our committees are stronger and our members are more dedicated to giving back to the community than ever before.”

Palm Springs Realtors
Brian Loth, of Orange Coast Title, Co-Chair of the PSRAR Special Events Committee with Darlene Danielo, also of Orange Coast Title. The two Orange Coast Reps are seen outside Eight 4 Nine, The Restaurant & Lounge hot spot is donating a Champagne Burnch for Six People, as a prize at the upcoming Spring Fling Auction. Photo: David A. Lee

Next in the PSRAR upcoming series of fund raising events is The Spring Fling Auction, scheduled for Wednesday, March 23 to be held at The Saguaro Hotel and begins at 8:00 am sharp. During the event, PSRAR REALTOR® Members and Affiliates will open heartedly bid on auction items. The more prizes that are donated – the more money will be raised for those in need.

Palm Springs Realtors
Members of last years 2015 PSRAR Food Drive Committee: Debra Comer of Acme House Company, Melinda Tremaglio of Bent Productions, and Biran Loth of Orange Coast Title. Photo: Dre Naylor

“This year, more than ever we need the support of our local businesses,” said Debra Comer of Acme House Company, who Co-Chairs the PSRAR Special Events Committee with Brian Loth of Orange Coast Title. “In the past, we have relied on donations from regular supporters like Palm Springs Life magazine, The Saguaro, The Desert Sun, and Nostalgia Palm Springs.   The list of past participants is long and we appreciate all the generosity. This year, our members have been out in full force knocking on doors and ringing the phones of every business in the Coachella Valley. Gift certificates to local restaurants and shops are always very popular as are goody baskets from local stores, art work, and event tickets. Services like salon visits, poolside massage, and yoga classes also help to raise funds.”

Palm Springs Realtors
Left:  PSRAR President Elect, Lucio Bernal of Bershire Hathaway at one of last years Fundraising Auctions where he out bid the rest of the room for this art from Nostalgia Palm Springs. Right: Steven Henke, Marketing Manager for, The Desert Sun Media Goup, a PSRAR Affiliate Member, shown with the prize he successfully bid on at a recent PSRAR fundraising auction. The prize was donated by Acme House Company.

 

 We are just hoping our local businesses and service providers will be even more generous and supportive than they have been in the past.” said Ms. Comer. “Our REALTOR® and Affiliate Members have upped our commitment to supporting these four charities. But we need the help of the entire community. Not only is this a good way for local businesses to help raise money for charity – but it is also a great way to introduce your business to the local real estate community — or to thank the local real estate community for their ongoing patronage.”

The Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® 2016 Close to Home fundraising beneficiaries:

●      Sanctuary House
●      Desert Escrow Scholarship Fund
●      Boys and Girls Club of America
●      Well In The Desert

 

IF YOU GO: The Spring Fling Auction: 8:00 AM, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Saguaro Hotel  1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Co-Chair Committee Contacts:

Debra Comer (760) 898-1941 ACME House Company – Vacation Rental Homes

Brian Loth (760) 422-4942 Orange Coast Title

 

Acme House Company manages Luxury Vacation Home Rentals in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned desert destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company in their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust.

Palm Springs Red Dress / Dress Red Party

Palm Springs Red Dress/Dress Red Party

There are still tickets available for the 5th Annual Palm Springs Red Dress / Dress Red Party –  one of the most colorful dance parties of the Palm Springs season. The event benefits The LGBT Community Center of the Desert. Continuing the tradition of having a fashion-busting good time at a fabulous location, this year’s event will be held this Saturday, March 12th, from 8 to 11 p.m. at at the very cool SnapShot Photography Studio in Palm Springs.

“Who doesn’t love a sassy red dress or a snappy red pant suit? Whichever suits you, plan on getting all dolled up for the most fun dance party of the season, and have a great time while supporting a good cause.” said Mike Thompson, Executive Director of The Center. “Funds raised will be used to support direct services to the community, including low-cost counseling, a weekly food bank, and over 40 educational and enrichment programs.”

Tickets are $75 each and include complimentary valet parking, hosted bar and tasty bites from area restaurants. Dancing will be to the hot tunes of Palm Springs Premier DJ Bob Scatch, along with a Palm Springs Red Dress / Dress Red Party costume contest, and fun give-aways.

COMING TO TOWN FOR THE PARTY?

If you and some friends are traveling from out of town to attend the Palm Springs Red Dress / Dress Red Party – might we suggest renting a very cool Vacation Rental Home We still have a few really nice pool homes available for the weekend. We would love to hook you up in style. As of this writing – you can still reserve Birdie Paradise, Paradise Palm and Sonora Skies.  To get the best deal – call our Vacation Planners at (866) 840-9552. Be sure to mention that you are coming to town for the Palm Springs Red Dress / Dress Red Party and we’ll cut you a special deal.

Palm Springs Red Dress / Dress Red Party
Birdie Paradise – Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental. Available through Acme House Company. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath/ Private Pool. Sleeps 6.

 

Palm Springs Red Dress / Dress Red Party
Paradise Palm – Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental. Available through Acme House Company.  2 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Private Pool. Sleeps 4.

 

Palm Springs Red Dress / Dress Red Party
Sonora Skies. Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental. Available through Acme House Company. 4 Bedroom / 3 Bath / Sleeps 8.

IT TAKES A VILLAGE!

This is one of those super fun Palm Springs events that is made possible by the generosity of fabulous people and businesses. Presenting sponsor for the event is the Western Wind Foundation. Other sponsors include David Hood & George Sellers, Brian Rix, Grace Helen Spearman Charitable Foundation, Streetbar, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Charles Robbins & Damon Romine, Chill Bar Palm Springs, Randy Lowe, Rick Hutcheson  & Rob Kincaid, Mary Sue & Shelby Allen, and Will Cook & Rob Morrison. Media Partners include Coachella Valley Independent, Desert Daily Guide, Desert Outlook, Frontiers Magazine, Gay Desert Guide, Gay Entertainment Directory, LIVE Magazine, NicholasSnow.com, The Standard Magazine and Trick Dog Films.

Last year’s event was a sell-out and this year promises to be just as sought after. Dress for the evening is “Red Dress / Dress Red.” All proceeds benefit the programs of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert.  Tickets are only $75 per person.  Tickets are available here or at 760-416-7790.

Santa Visits Palm Springs Vacation Homes

Palm Springs, CA – Santa has been making some special stops in Palm Springs this year.  For the past week, he has been visiting the children who are staying as guests in Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals managed by Acme House Co.

Holidays Star Gazer, Palm Springs Vacation Homes
Santa paid a special visit to 5 year old Michael who is staying with his parents and grand parents at Star Gazer, a Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental managed by Acme House Co.

“We have a special bond with Santa,” explained Renee Galindo, resident Elf and Reservation Specialist at Acme. “Just like Mr. Christmas, we’re in the business of granting wishes and making dreams come true. He does it with reindeer and presents. We make merry by providing gorgeous Palm Springs Vacation Homes for rent. And we add some extra holiday bling.”

As Elf in Charge of Holiday Magic at Acme House Co., Renee spreads the joy by providing optional extra perks like decorated Christmas Trees and Menorahs with battery operated candles (Acme doesn’t do traditional candles in their homes for safety reasons). She has even arranged for Santa Clause to stop by and say hello to some of the management company’s smaller guests. “Santa and I are very close. We’ve worked together for years and he’s a big fan of our Acme House Co. Palm Springs Vacation Homes,” said the Reservations Elf. “So he was happy to help us out.”

Holidays at Walt's Technicolor Dream House, Palm Springs Vacation Homes
Santa visits 10 year old Ashley who is staying with her family at Walt’s Technicolor Dream House, a Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental managed by Acme House Co.

Acme House Co. is raising the bar when it comes to Professional Vacation Rental Management in Greater Palm Springs. Conde Nast Traveler named them one of the Top Ten Vacation Rental Managers To Trust Worldwide and the team won two hospitality Golden Palm Awards (Front of House and Heart of House) from the Palm Springs Tourism Bureau.  Acme House Co. has also earned Super Host Status on AirBnB. In a recent Palm Springs Life article, June Allan Corrigan called out the local companies who are going the extra mile to bring joy to the world this holiday season.  Acme was honored to top that list as well.

Click Here to read the full story in Palm Springs Life Magazine.

“We’re all about providing that great guest experience,” said Debra Comer, the Sales Director for Acme. “We manage our Greater Palm Springs Vacation Homes like 5-Star Resorts. For us, it’s all about generating those rave reviews. We take our role as Ambassadors for Palm Springs Travel very seriously.  Arranging Santa Visits for our guests is just one more way of making sure travelers are smiling from ear to ear while vacationing in the Coachella Valley.”

Acme House Company manages Luxury Vacation Home Rentals in Greater Palm Springs, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned desert destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company in their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust.

 

Acme Tops List of Locals Who Bring Joy to the World

Palm Springs, CA -We always love good press! Especially from respected publications like Palm Springs Life Magazine, who knows how hard we work to make our guests feel at home. The team at Acme House Co. is all about helping our visitors live like locals. We think that’s a big part of the Palm Springs experience and one of the main reasons people choose to stay at our luxury Vacation Home Rentals….especially during the holidays.

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Acme House Co. offers Christmas Trees for their Palm Springs Vacation Homes

In a recent Palm Springs Life article, June Allan Corrigan calls out the local companies who are going the extra mile to bring joy to the world this holiday season.  Acme is honored to be on the top of the list. In addition to offering special all-inclusive Vacation Home rental packages for Chanukah, Christmas, and New Years,  Acme is providing some optional extra perks like decorated Christmas Trees and Menorahs (with battery operated candles – we don’t do traditional candles in our homes for safety reasons). We’re even offering to send our resident Merry Maker – Santa himself – to stop by for a visit. The optional holiday add ons are available for all vacation homes reserved by 12/20/15.

Click here to read the full story in Palm Springs Life Magazine.

LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY SPECIALS: 3-Night All Inclusive Packages

According to our Reservations Manager, Ken Hudnall, Acme House Company only has about a dozen vacation home rentals available for Christmas and six or seven homes that can still be rented for New Years. “Right now, we are 76% percent sold out for Christmas and 93% sold out for New Years. Most of the properties that are still available were just added to our portfolio in the past week or two. So there are still some very nice properties available,” explained Mr. Hudnall. “Typically at this time of year, we have a five-night minimum for renting our properties. Since most of the hotels in the area are nearly sold out and visitors are making a mad dash for rooms, we have lowered our minimum stay for the holidays to just three nights. It’s our way of giving back.”

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Glass and Steel House 2012 – Recently rejoined the Acme House Co. Portfolio of Palm Springs Vacation Homes

Rent prices for 3 and 4 bedroom homes through Acme House Co. range from $425 to $750 per night on average.  These rates make vacation rental homes comparable to the cost of a hotel stay when traveling with friends and family. In many cases, the stay is more affordable than even a bargain hotel if the group needs three to five bedrooms to accommodate everyone.

Acme House Company manages Luxury Vacation Home Rentals in Greater Palm Springs, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned desert destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company in their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust.

Festival of Lights Parade This Saturday

Palm Springs, CA – The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade is a coveted local tradition that has consistently been named one of the most popular local events in the Coachella Valley.  The Festival attracted national attention when an AOL Survey voted it one of the Top 10 Holiday Parades in the country.

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Now in its 24th year, the Parade brings an old town feel…a slice of holiday-fashioned Americana with brightly lighted floats,  vintage cars with local and world-famous celebs, marching bands, specialty performers and of course…Santa.  Festival organizers are expecting more than 100,000 local residents and visitors from around the world to pack downtown to watch what the City of Palm Springs calls it’s signature holiday event.

The event kicks off at 5:45 PM this Saturday, December 5, 2015. The parade will run north along Palm Canyon Drive from Ramon Road to Tamarisk Road.

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade - Photo: David A. Lee
Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade – Photo: David A. Lee

There are a few different ways to enjoy the event. Most Parade goers stake their claim on Palm Canyon Drive late in the afternoon,  propping up chairs and fluffing blankets to warm up with later. Others who wish to dine and gaze at the movement of lights from a front row seat in style, call ahead to reserve tables at the many restaurants that line the parade route.

Art & Gene's 9th Annual Festival of Lights Parade Party & Toys for Tots Fundraiser - Photo Courtesy of Art Strong
Art & Gene’s 9th Annual Festival of Lights Parade Party & Toys for Tots Fundraiser – Photo Courtesy of Art Strong

Viewing parties hosted by local companies, charities and groups of friends are becoming more and more popular. This will be the 9th year for Art & Gene’s Annual Festival of Lights Parade Party & Toys for Tots Fundraiser, which will be held high above the parade route at Matchbox. A donation of $25 plus a new unwrapped toy will get you into the party where there will be all you can eat appetizers, mini burgers, salads,  a pizza bar, soft Drinks and a cash and carry cocktail bar. Holiday & Gay Apparel Encouraged!

The Bank - Julius Shulman photography archive, 1936-1997
The Bank – Julius Shulman photography archive, 1936-1997

 

Partners in The Bank, John McCoy, Michael Gambill, Laurence Colton and Robert Fountain, are hosting a viewing party at their new Palm Springs Mid Century Event Space located in the historic old Coachella Valley Savings and Loan building.

Acme House Company, the Palm Springs-based vacation home rental management company, is offering a special two night package for Festival goers.  They are offering one, two and three bedroom vacation homes at special discounts.  “We really enjoy helping the city accommodate out of town visitors for this event,” explained Ken Hudnall, Reservations Manager for Acme. “Normally we have a five night minimum at this time of year. But this is our way of giving back. We make it affordable for families and groups of friends to come to the Festival of Lights by offering this special two night package. ”

By taking advantage of Acme’s special you can spend the day poolside at your vacation home, then stroll down to Palm Canyon Drive to be in the midst of local holiday fun.  It’s an all-around great holiday vibe event – a must if you have the chance. Young or old, family style or just the two  of you, the memory of enjoying the Palm Springs Festival of Lights will certainly shine bright for years to come.

IF YOU GO – The 24th Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade takes place on Saturday, December 5th 2015 at 5:45 pm.  This  is a free event. It’s important to get there a bit early to secure a spot to view the parade. Bring some folding chairs if you plan to stake your claim on Palm Canyon Drive. Reserve early if you would like a table at one of the outside patio restaurants. They do fill up fast.  All in all, the early bird gets the best view of Santa. Enjoy!

Acme House Company manages Luxury Vacation Home Rentals in Greater Palm Springs, catering to those looking to travel to the world-renowned desert destination for the season, week-long stays and extended weekends. Visit Acme’s Website to explore more homes.

Read the Condé Nast Traveler article that included Acme House Company in their list of Top 10 Vacation Rental Managers to Trust.