Palm Springs, CA – We know the Palm Springs Vacation Home Rentals managed by Acme House Company have star quality – and that they are routinely a big hit with the show biz crowd. But we never tire of The Hollywood Reporter shining the spotlight on our vacation rental properties. Last week, writer Vincent Boucher took his Tinsel Town readers beyond the gates of The Bowie House – suggesting it as a great option for those who want to commune with the Thin White Duke. This fab fab Mid Mod pool home was decorated by a die hard Bowie fan who also happens to have an affinity for Palm Springs and its 1950/60s vibe.
Click Here to Read the Full Story about The Bowie House in The Hollywood Reporter
Sometimes you stumble across a few chords that put you in a reflective place. Such is the case with The Bowie House – a Mid Mod Palm Springs vacation home rental with star quality. Just like the music and stagecraft of David Bowie – this property is all about reinvention and visual presentation. This classic Alexander Home – circa 1958 – has the cool Palm Springs vibe of yesteryear while feeling very next century at the same time.
This swanky iconic home- by the legendary architectural team of Palmer and Krisel – has been reimagined for the way we live today. Private yard w pool/spa, fire feature, and covered outdoor living pavilion. High speed internet, 4 flat screen televisions, upgraded heating and cooling system. Gorgeous mountain views. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Sleeps 6. Beds: K, K, K (can be converted to TT upon request)
The British born owner of The Bowie House, Sheila Peevey Weyland, is a Bowie Superfan who enjoyed a long career as an event producer in the fashion industry in New York and later for Tom Ford at Gucci when she returned to London for a spell. She understands aesthetics and how important a role it plays in creating a fabulous Palm Springs holiday house. Since everyone loves a little fantasy when they visit Palm Springs – Sheila combined her love of all things Bowie with her passion for midcentury modern architecture and design to create The Bowie House
“The sun machine is coming down, and we’re gonna have a party.”
Sheila remembers the exact date of her first time attending a Bowie concert during his Ziggy Stardust tour.
“It was July the 8, 1972, at the Royal Festival Hall and I would have been 13,” she says. “It was my first concert ever and I went with some friends. I fell in love with the album Hunky Dory that came out about that time, and I was just hooked.”
Throughout the ensuing decades, Weyland probably saw the performer about 25 times, she says. In the 1973 documentary Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, she’s pictured dancing away in the front row at the concert where he famously retired the Ziggy persona. She treasures a screen-grab from the film. “It wasn’t the same in those days, everyone wasn’t taking pictures all the time,” she says.
IF YOU GO: The Bowie House is available to rent by the week, month or season. Occasionally, it can even be rented for a long weekend. As of this writing, the last two weeks of April – including Coachella Weekend 2 – are available for bookings. For more pictures, rates and availability follow this link to the Acme House Company website.
ABOUT THE BLOGGER: 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.
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Palm Springs is just about two hours away from San Diego and Los Angeles. Daily flights are available to the Palm Springs International Airport from major U.S. cities. You’ll find the sun shining some 350 days per year, world-class golf courses, amazing hiking trails, fabulous restaurants and an entire city that is dedicated to celebrating midcentury modern design and architecture.
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.