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Desert Star

Vacation Rentals Architecture: Midcentury Modern
Locally Owned


The Desert Star by Architect Howard Lapham was originally built as a motor lodge 1956. Fully restored and historically designated The Desert Star is now 6 rentable vacation studios owned by a small group of people who love the Palm Spring lifestyle and all that it has to offer. The Desert Star is situated near the Ace hotel and a variety of great walking distance dining and cocktail options.  You’ll find the local hikes a terrific pool time primer. The Desert Star is an early and important work of Lapham’s, a pure modernist design featuring a “colliding flat and shed roof” and is still remarkably intact.

Each bungalow is a spacious 600 square feet and has a living room and fully-equipped kitchen.

The property is nestled in a quiet neighborhood just minutes from the downtown village and is close to great restaurants.

Read a good book by our heated, salt water pool, explore the desert on one of our cruiser bikes, or just unwind in your own private patio.

The Desert Star is a Class 1 Historic Site as designated by the City of Palm Springs.

The studio apartments have a 3-night minimum.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave in Room
  • Refrigerator in Room
  • Swimming Pool

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