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AVG $387.50 PER NIGHT Chi Chi House AVG $387.50 PER NIGHT

Type: House
Distance from Town: .8 miles
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Property Highlights: 3 BR / 3 Bath Mid-century Hollywood Pedigree. Very private yard, huge kidney-shaped saltwater pool. Walk to South Palm Springs Business District. Beds: K, K, TT
Location: Palm Springs, CA

6

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3

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3.0

Baths

P.S. City ID #2210 Primary renter must be at least 25 years of age
Retro Chic Palm Springs Vacation Home Rental where its all about relaxing in the sunshine. Very private yard. Huge sundrenched pool. Three bedrooms, each with its own bath and pool access! Guests rave about their stay at this iconic Mid-century modern pedigreed home located just a short stroll to restaurants, night clubs, and shopping in South Palm Springs.

Access the very private yard from almost every room in the house. The pool area is enclosed by a luscious 20 foot ficus hedge and features a 30' kidney-shaped salt water pool with gorgeous mosaic tile, a shaded patio, a gas BBQ, and a large sunning area. Furnished for dining al fresco, nights under the stars and leisurely afternoons by the pool, this property is perfect for vacationing in true Palm Springs style. You may never want to leave the fabulous pool area!

Step back in time and immerse yourself in entertainment history by vacationing in this centrally located, lovingly preserved mid-century gem, once the home of Julian Stiff, who ran and later owned the famed Palm Springs Chi Chi Lounge. His club's Starlight Room was a veritable shrine to live entertainment of the Rat Pack Days. The brightest names in showbiz, from Frank Sinatra and Desi Arnaz to Duke Ellington and Lena Horne performed at the club - and the owner's home, which became known as the Chi Chi House, served as the location for swank impromptu after hours parties and hair-of-the-dog Sunday afternoon barbecues.

Still owned by the Stiff family, this architectural gem has been lovingly and authentically preserved. It's easy to imagine Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. lounging in the sunken living room, martinis in hand. You can almost hear Peggy Lee or Ella Fitzgerald belting out a tune while Buddy Greco tickled the ivories on the upright piano, which is still in its original location aside the flagstone fireplace. Stiff's daughter, who still lives in Palm Springs, recalls everyone from Rudy Valle and Jane Russell to Johnny Mathis and Louis Armstrong helping themselves to coffee in the adorable pink and white kitchen.

The Stiff family is proud to share the magical history of this fine example of Palm Springs mid-century style by offering it as a vacation rental exclusively for guests of Acme House Co. The fabulous home offers three bedroom suites (two king and one with twin beds that can be pushed together to form a king). Each suite has its own full bath, a television and direct access to the private pool. The master suite bathroom includes a step-down tub featuring an original cut-glass window from the famous Sardes Nightclub on Hollywood & Vine, which Julian Stiff also owned.

The walls of the home are adorned with memorabilia from the famed Chi Chi Supper Club including a copy of the portrait of the exotic topless Hawaiian girl painted by Edgar Leeteg, that inspired the mid-century Polynesian Tiki craze in Palm Springs, which is currently experiencing a renaissance evidenced by the recently opened Tonga Hut, Bootlegger's Tiki Bar, and Smoke Tree Supper Club. The living area of this home includes a sunken conversation area with a flagstone & slate fireplace, a wet bar with original club chairs from the Starlight Room, a dining table for 6 and a TV area with a 47" HDTV. You'll be able to browse the web with Wi-Fi access or dock your iPod, iPhone, or iPad to enjoy your favorite music. The kitchen opens to the pool and offers updated stainless steel appliances, and is fully stocked with utensils, pots and pans for your cooking needs,

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning
  • Area FitnessCenter
  • Art Museum
  • BBQ Grill
  • Cable TV
  • Central Air
  • Chaise Loungers
  • children welcome
  • Close to Town
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • DVD Player
  • Free Long Distance North America
  • Free Long Distance US/Canada
  • Full Kitchen
  • Gas Grill
  • Golf Course
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heated Pool
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Linens
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Mountain View
  • Movie Theatres
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Bank
  • Nearby FedEx
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Post Office
  • non smoking only
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • pets considered
  • Private Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Salt Water Pool
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stove
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Park
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • WiFi
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Recent Reviews About This Property

THE CHI CHI HOUSE IS AWESOME

"We had a great time. The pool area is amazing. The house is definitely a retro experience. everything was great."

Anonymous . from , 05/25/2018

This is an exquisite property!!

"Wonderful experience at ChiChi house!"

Erica L. from Bellevue WA, 12/30/2017

Can't wait to return!

"A very good overall stay. Excellent cleanliness, and very good style. The price was right, and the best part was lounging in the backyard, and the pool! "

Denise S. from Oceanside ca, 04/30/2017

Great Value - Cool Mid Mod House!

"Very special property that was perfect for our group of Mid Mod design and architecture fans. Loved being able to walk to great restaurants and night spots. Spent all our days by the huge kidney shaped pool. Yard was so private. Super great value. The place was clean, comfortable well maintained, and has a very hip 1950s Palm Springs vibe."

John F. from , 10/13/2016

Liked the Chi Chi House!

"ACME House Co. was very accommodating.....a breeze to book.....answered all questions! The pool was fantastic! An excellent overall stay! "

Teresa B. from Gilbert Arizona, 06/21/2016

Cool Style & Design!

"The Chi Chi house is a throwback to days gone by. Very cool, but if your looking for modern amenities this isn't your spot. We loved our stay. The backyard and pool are absolutely stunning!"

Michelle & Robin D. from Los Angeles, CA, 05/30/2016

Throwback feeling!

"The Chi Chi house is a throwback to days gone by. Very cool, but if you're looking for modern amenities this isn't your spot. We loved our stay. The backyard and pool are absolutely stunning!"

Michelle & Robin D. from Los Angeles, CA, 05/30/2016

Enjoyed the home!

"Excellent style, comfort, and cleanliness! Your team is easy to get a hold of if there is an issue. We had an issue with the ac, but it was fixed quickly! The street was busier than I thought, but I knew that going in. We have already recommended you to friends! "

Kristen L. from Portland, OR , 03/20/2016

A Great Stay!

"Great place to stay, responsive team. Our internet and cable didnt work, and within an hour a team member was out to help, and called the cable company after he couldnt fix it. Location was one of the bigger keys! Nice outdoor area,too! "

Mike M. from San Diego, CA , 03/06/2016

We Had A Great time!

"We really enjoyed our stay at the house, it is an amazing historical landmark with a great location and wonderful amenities. I would highly recommend it!"

Bryan S. from Los Angeles CA, 01/23/2016

Yes! We Had A Great Time!

"Loved this house. Love the folks at Acme. Love the desert. Yep --- we highly recommend this property and the management company. "

David F. from New Hyde Park, NY, 01/10/2016

Wow! Great Vacation! Thank You!

"We came to get our Modernista Fashionista on - and Chi Chi House did not disappoint. This very cool property was like stepping into a time capsule. The pink kitchen is a hoot. The photos on the wall that tell the story of the Chi Chi Lounge from the owner's family perspective was amazing! The art in the house was so cool. Vintage! Vintage! Vintage.... with a quirky 1980s Palm Springs flair. When we weren't totally tuned into looking at all the old Palm Springs photos we were hanging out at the huge pool. And the yard was so private. Yes. We took our tops off and giggled the whole time. This house is so Palm Springs! We loved this place! We will be back!"

Kelly B. from Pittsburgh, PA, 01/23/2015

Lovely retro home!

"We spent most of our vacation hanging out in the backyard. So private. So beautiful. Lovely retro home with very cool bathrooms. Like we were in a time capsule! Loved the cute pink kitchen."

Kathy C. from New York, NY, 10/06/2014

Very Palm Springs!

"Loved staying in this cool midcentury home. So much history. We love architecture and design so this house was perfect for us. We felt like we were on a 1950s television show. That pink kitchen was quite the hip throw back. LOVED IT! The backyard was a piece of Heaven. It was very private and the pool was gorgeous. Very Palm Springs. Easy location. The house was clean and comfortable. Yes - we will return!"

John P. from Los Angeles, CA, 09/24/2014

Authentic Midcentury Experience

"Gorgeous private back yard. Huge pool. Staying at the Chi Chi House was like stepping back in time. The house is straight out of the 1950s - a little dated but in a very cool, authentic midcentury way. The place was clean, comfortable and our group had a great time. Thanks Acme House Co. We would rent this house again."

Brandon M. from West Hollywood, CA, 09/07/2014

Chi chi house

"Great party house. Marvelous pool and location. Classic mid modern house, mostly original."

Anonymous . from , 01/06/2013

Superb location, excellent accommodations!

"Terrific home in a great location near great restaurants and bars. The home is in terrific condition, with great amenities. Superb place to chill by the pool, have a BBQ and evening cocktails. We had six stay comfortably - plenty of space and room for all. Highly recommend this to folks who are seeking relaxing time away in the sun! The owner is a pleasure to work with too!"

Michele . from , 05/27/2011

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THE CHI CHI HOUSE IS AWESOME

"We had a great time. The pool area is amazing. The house is definitely a retro experience. everything was great."

Anonymous . from , 05/25/2018
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