Photo: Jo and Rod Strother, Nathan Cox courtesy of Acme House Company
PALM SPRINGS, CA – World travelers Jo and Rod Strother were back in town from Singapore – continuing their search for the perfect Palm Springs Vacation Rental Home to purchase.
Their trip involved a few days of house hunting with their agent, Stewart Smith of Bennion Deville, woven between dining out with friends at some of Palm Springs’ most delicious restaurants including Johannes, Johnny Costa’s and Wilma & Frieda’s. They also enjoyed one of the Palm Springs Historical Society’s fabulous walking tours, Hidden Paradise – click here for tour info.
On this trip, Jo and Rod stayed at Acme’s fabulous West Elm Pool House 2018, which was launched during Modernism Week 2018. More than 7,000 modernists visited the home for tours, cocktail parties, and synchronized swimming performances by the world-famous Aqualillies!
When asked what they thought of the West Elm Pool House 2018, Rod replied, “I can’t imagine anyone staying in the house not being blown away – by all of it. I found the house to be so tastefully done I’d have whoever did the interior design fly over to Singapore and do our house there.”
Jo and Rod already own a few vacation rentals, including a sweet slice of heaven in Scotland! They’re now looking to expand to Palm Springs and have been working with the portfolio development team at Acme to develop their list of must-haves in a Vacation Home Rental.
The list includes:
- at least 3 bedrooms and 3 baths
- an open concept floor plan with walls of glass that blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living
- a heated swimming pool with a tanning shelf and an integrated waterfall spa
- an outdoor living room with a hard lined gas fire feature
- an alfresco dining pavilion that can accommodate 8-10 guests
- an outdoor cooking area with a plumbed gas barbecue
- space to add fun factors like bocce ball, ping pong, a putting green or an outdoor pool table
Last year Jo and Rod stayed at The West Elm House 2017: The Alexander, launched during Modernism Week 2017 as the first in the series of collaborations between Solterra Builders, Acme House Company and West Elm. Learn more about the West Elm House Collection here.
Check out the Acme Vacation Homes Jo and Rod have stayed in below!
West Elm Pool House 2018
4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | Sleeps 8
The Pool House has become one of Palm Springs’ most talked about vacation rental properties. Guests have included television personalities, sports figures, social influencers and fashion designers. The property has been seen on the hit reality TV show Shahs of Sunset and featured in high style fashion shoots. It’s an amazing property with a huge pool yard and gorgeous mountain views.
The West Elm House 2017: The Alexander
3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths | Sleeps 6
This classic midcentury home is located in the Little Beverly Hills neighborhood of Palm Springs. This idea house was 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. It is the perfect “Midcentury to Next-Century Transformation” of an iconic 1950s home originally built by the Alexander Construction.
ABOUT THE WRITER: Modern Mary is a traveling gadabout who adores everything Palm Springs – from the architecture and design to the art, fashion and lifestyle. A social butterfly in the most modern sense – Mary enjoys swanky cocktail parties, gallery openings, music festivals, shopping and anything pink or yellow. She is a frequent contributor to the Acme Blog – keeping our readers up to speed on who is staying at our fab fab vacation rental homes and what’s going on in Greater Palm Springs and the surrounding desert cities of the Coachella Valley. Modern Mary loves big floppy hats, Jackie O sunglasses and prefers sensible shoes over back-breaking high heels.
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.