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THE LAUTNER COMPOUND - THE DESERT RETREAT, UNIT #1

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Overview
studio
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Lautner Compound is an extraordinary place where architecture and design lovers come together from around the world to celebrate the work of legendary American architect John Lautner. This unique architectural property is a one of a kind 'micro-resort'- A hybrid between luxury vacation rental and boutique hotel. This is the only Lautner residence open to the booking public. There are four luxury vacation rental units where guests are free to live the 'Lautner Lifestyle'. No expense has been spared to indulge our guests in the finest of mid-century modern flourishes, first class amenities and what more can we say.. it's a LAUTNER! ​ The Lautner Compound is what we have created over the past 8 years. Not only do you have the chance of a lifetime to sleep in an actual John Lautner resid...The Lautner Compound is an extraordinary place where architecture and design lovers come together from around the world to celebrate the work of legendary American architect John Lautner. This unique architectural property is a one of a kind 'micro-resort'- A hybrid between luxury vacation rental and boutique hotel. This is the only Lautner residence open to the booking public. There are four luxury vacation rental units where guests are free to live the 'Lautner Lifestyle'. No expense has been spared to indulge our guests in the finest of mid-century modern flourishes, first class amenities and what more can we say.. it's a LAUTNER! ​ The Lautner Compound is what we have created over the past 8 years. Not only do you have the chance of a lifetime to sleep in an actual John Lautner residence but now you can host the wedding or special event of your dreams in our 10,000 sq. ft. open air event space we call The Park and our newly acquired and renovated 1957 California Bungalow we call The Ranch House both just adjacent to The Lautner. ​ We are a 'little slice of heaven' for any architecture, interior design and mid-century modern aficionado. We are located in a remote desert area exactly where John Lautner was commissioned to build it almost 70 years ago by Hollywood movie producer Lucien Hubbard, where he and starlet Mary Pickford would come to escape Los Angeles. We cater to those who dare to explore new places and experience new things, those that like to travel off the beaten path and most of all, those that strive to save Iconic Architecture all around the world just as we did. ​ Each of the four luxury studio's are equipped with: One Organic Cotton Queen Size Bed, Four Burner Induction Cook Top with Stainless Steel Hood, Beverage Center, K-Cup Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Electric Tea Kettle, Electric Towel Warmer, Electric Make-Up Mirror, Pharmacopia Amenities Package, Frette Linens, Towels and Robes, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board, TV that plays DVD's only, CD Player, Record Player (Not guaranteed), Free Limited Wi-Fi. More
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About the Owner
Tracy B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:63%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2017
Interaction with guests
There is no onsite check in office or staff but a manager is never too far away to assist you during your stay. Whether in person, by phone , by email or by text. The morning of your arrival, typically between 9am and 11am, you will be emailed 'Self Guided' Check-In and Check-Out Instructions. If you read them thoroughly you will have no problems checking in or out. We use keyless entry systems so there is no need to worry about keys. You only have to remember two codes and we make it as easy as we can for you to remember them.
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Previous reviews have really covered the shortcomings and beautiful design of this complex. Here are my two cents. Unit: My husband and I used this as a private weekend getaway. Thanks to previous reviews, we prepared ourselves by packing all of our own food and...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Sadly I only stayed at the Lautner for 1 night and quite briefly. But it is a spectacular place and really very beautiful. Despite being 65 odd years odd, it hasn't aged at all and appears surprisingly modern. Staying here is staying in an architectural...More

Date of stay: March 2016
2  Thank Baldrick X
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

This is a must for fans of mid-century modern and Lautner. The property is fantastic and the experience mind blowing. Just don't expect all the services than a traditional hotel has to offer. Breakfast is pathetic so organise your meals ahead of time, go to...More

Date of stay: March 2015
2  Thank Olivier D
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Let's get the basics out of the way Amazing mid-century vibe Quiet, clean, out of the way Beautiful furnishings and great little sundeck area. Well landscaped fun retreat Cute and VERY functional kitchen We never knew there were other guests except their cars were out...More

Date of stay: March 2015
9  Thank santjordi
Reviewed 28 November 2013

If you're looking for crash pad for the night, this isn't for you. If you have the ability to appreciate an architectural wonder that has been marvelously restored with elegance and an acute eye for period aesthetic, then this place is a "must". Nights here...More

Date of stay: November 2013
3  Thank JimK503
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
Is this holiday rental renovated / up-to-date?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
We are located in a remote residential area on the outskirts of Desert Hot Springs. While you are in our little town you could visit neighboring resorts and soak in their hot mineral spring pools or you could visit Cabot's Pueblo Museum and learn about our city's founder. We are only a 10 minute drive to the heart of Downtown Palm Springs where you can enjoy all the city as to offer! Such as amazing shops and restaurants, the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Architecture and Design Center, amazing hiking trails, the Palm Springs Tramway and more.
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