If you have been following this blog over the last week, you know Hubby and I were in Palm Springs for Modernism Week. While we were there, we stayed at a great little Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) called “La Casita“. It truly is a “little house”, and an adorable one at that.
Below are photos with more information about a great place to stay in Palm Springs.
We rarely needed our car. La Casita is within walking distance to all the restaurants and shops we visited.
La Casita is well situated, just two blocks from Palm Canyon Drive, the main road where all the restaurants and shops are. Palm Springs Art Museum is just a quarter of a mile from this house. It is a mile to the Convention Center. Trio restaurant, along with the art galleries and vintage shops in that area are about a mile away. We are big walkers, walking about 5 miles a day, so when we had Modernism Week activities that took us a mile or mile and a half from the downtown corridor, we walked that too. This could not have been a better location for us.
Shaded front porch.
The owner did a great job with the curb appeal.
Great landscaping. Love the winding sidewalk leading to the front door.
There are lots of special little touches in La Casita that make it unique, homey and inviting.
The front door has a sweet speakeasy door for the rumrunners in your group.
Saltillo tile runs through the entire home with cute, hand-painted Mexican tiles dotting the diamond pattern.
I loved this fireplace and wondered if the tile was original to the home or if they had added it during a renovation. It is a gas fireplace, so on chilly nights, it is easy to find to a warm spot in the living room.
The living room at La Casita. (Photo from the VRBO website.)
It is a small but perfectly outfitted kitchen. It's clean too! (Photo from the VRBO website.)
The first little bathroom off the hall has a window that looks like stained glass. Upon closer inspection, I saw that the "stain" was an adhesive film, but it's still unique.
One of my favorite things in La Casita was this little copper sink in the bathroom.
It was set into this antique washstand!
First bathroom off the hallway. (Photo from the VRBO website.)
This is the main bedroom and it leads out to the pool. All the bedrooms have doors leading to the backyard. (Photo from VRBO website.)
This is the second bedroom. It shares a bathroom with the third bedroom. (Photo from the VRBO website.)
This is the second of two bathrooms. It is in between two bedrooms.
This is the third bedroom with twin beds. All bedrooms have a door leading to the backyard and all have TVs. (Photo from VRBO website.)
The backyard was quiet but for the occasional hummingbird that buzzed through or the wafting sounds of a jazz band playing somewhere off in the distance at night. It was a relaxing and somewhat spiritual experience to be surrounded by such peace and beauty, backed up by a serene mountain. The lighting in Palm Springs is particularly friendly because the sun softens as it goes behind those mountains and disperses a light that makes the world seem simpler, friendlier.
The serene mountains and the delightful pool. Photo by M Dryja.
One of two hammocks. This one is closer to the mountain.
The other hammock, closer to the house.
A pretty fountain and a solitary bench.
St. Francis watches over it all.
The hot tub.
Flowers line the orange brick wall.
By the way, if you read my post about the Frey House II, you can see that house from La Casita’s backyard, if you know where to look. Kind of fun.
Benches line the pool on one side. Chaise lounges line the other side.
As you can see, it was easy to stay in La Casita, with all sorts of little nooks and crannies in which to relax and unwind. It was also easy to get work done since the house had a large desk on which to work and came with high-speed internet and wifi.
Work was made easier, thanks to the desk and high-speed internet provided. (Photo by M Dryja.)
Of course, our time there wasn't all work. You know that already. This little green pig was part of the fun. We found him at one of the shops on Palm Canyon Drive. Hubby named him "Frey". (Photo by M Dryja.)
Our time at La Casita ended far too soon. Even now, several days after returning to our “headquarters” in Arizona, we miss the friendly light of Palm Springs and our little paradise at La Casita.