Reviews of our Vacation Rental Homes and Condos

by Sarah Z.   //   Portland, OR   //   Spencer Modern   //   9.20.2014
This house is lovely! The house is very well stocked with essentials: pool towels, kitchen essentials, extra bedding, blankets, throw pillows, shampoo and conditioner, and even floaties for the pool and entertainment system was up-to-date and user friendly. The property manager noticed the cable box was acting up & he brought us a new one at check it and installed it in like 10 seconds! The house has been renovated and restored with extreme attention to detail. Every finish, door-handle, appliance, tile, etc is well chosen and luxurious. Everything was super-clean - even the pool. We were a group of 5 and it was plenty of space. I can't wait to stay here again!

by Peter M.   //   New York   //   Soronto Retreat   //   9.2.2014
Was one of the best and hottest weekends i've ever spent in Palm Springs. We had a blast in thw beautiful pool and were able to enjoy the amazing sunsets over the mountains while grilling at the poolside outdoor kitchen. The house was very comfortable and the rooms were huge and had the most comfortable beds for everyone. I know we will be coming back in the future.

by David Lentz   //   Los Angeles   //   Spencer Modern   //   8.14.2014
It's a great property inside and out. We loved the decor and furniture. The pool is just right and for sun sensitive people like myself because there is a fair amount of shade over enough of the pool throughout the day to avoid sun burns.

Minor glitches: The coffee maker is evil. Privacy is tough because the concrete floors and close proximity of bathrooms to bedrooms amplify a LOT of noises. There is an exterior door in the master bath that is a full length window. It would be perfect except for the creepy RV next door that presents a direct line of sight into the bathroom IF someone were in it. The fridge is relatively small.

Those are minor details as you should be enjoying the great yard and pool all day long until you go to bed. If you're inside the AC works great, the furniture is comfortable and the cable TV and sound bar make for a nice escape when the winds pick up outside.

I'd certainly rent it again.

by Amy Lou Mummert   //   San Francisco, CA   //   Miraleste Retreat    //   8.14.2014
We had a terrific weekend here. The house is close to restaurants and the casino. The kitchen is well-stocked. The real treat here is the backyard area; it is large and beautifully landscaped. Palm trees provide privacy and shade.

by Lisa Vanderpump    //   Beverly Hills.   //   The Bougainvillea Estate    //   8.1.2014
This place is my home from home,relaxing exquisite surroundings...Love it.

by Ryan Fluet   //   Los Angeles, CA   //   Spencer Modern   //   7.4.2014
Great experience staying at the Spencer Modern. Beautiful, clean home with great furnishings, lovely pool, and ample amenities (towels, soap, washer/dryer, etc.). Master bed is a bit firm, but not uncomfortably so. Close to the grocery store, and a quick uber ride into town.

A/C went down on the final morning, even after adhering to the posted directions to, but spoke with the property manager and she understood, so I imagine the extreme heat of Palm Springs in the summer overworks the unit regularly.

Other than that small hiccup, everything was excellent and I would definitely suggest a stay at Spencer Modern.

by Jason Cooper   //   San Diego, CA   //   Monterey House   //   5.23.2014
Chris and team were really easy to work and very welcoming. The "team" part is important. Chris handled all of the booking and other arrangements (and there was a lot of back and forth because I had a lot of questions--he was always very responsive). Claudia, the house manager, met me at the property, which was a nice touch because she gave me a tour, showed me where everything was and how to work everything (TV, hot tub, air conditioning, etc.). We had an issue with the hot tub not heating up the first night we were there, so I emailed pretty late and someone was there first thing in the morning to get it fixed (just something not turned on the pump area). My security deposit was returned very quickly.

The house was amazing. Very well equipped with lots of different sitting areas. The rooms are pretty spaced out given everyone a little bit of privacy. The pool and hot tub were perfect and there are plenty of lounge chairs and built in umbrellas for shade. Would definitely stay here again.

by Christie R   //   San Diego   //   Indigo Dream Home   //   5.13.2014
I took an extended vacation and stayed in the Indigo Dream Home for 6 wonderful weeks. I did not want to leave! My expectations were met and exceeded in all aspects. The home was comfortable and inviting and the very private outdoor space was amazing! This home is perfect for entertaining guests or just relaxing on your own. I enjoyed the quiet, peaceful neighborhood on my daily morning and evening walks with my dog. Great location! The home was well stocked with anything I could ever need and Chris was always eager to help with any questions I had....thank you Chris! I would highly recommend this property! I wish I was still there!

by Victoria   //   North Bondi, Australia   //   Tahquitz River Retreat   //   4.17.2014
Had a family reunion at this stunning property over Easter weekend. It lived up to the hopes the website photographs raised - and then some. It was extremely spacious, beautiful linen/sheets/pillows, the comfiest beds of all time, clean, quality fittings and fixtures, a kitchen full of every possible cooking/cleaning items, bikes to ride around the wide & quiet streets of PS, large pool (definitely get the pool heating), sun loungers, towels, sunglasses - all holiday needs met and frequent squeals of joy at being somewhere so posh! Chris came and met us when we arrived and explained a few house bits which was a lovely touch. Couldn't recommend more. Thankyou - next time we are back that way we will be back!

by philip longo   //   santa monica   //   Starr Getaway   //   4.8.2014
This was my second stay at Starr this year. It has all one needs for a good time.