The Desert Wave

Palm Desert, California
A California Desert Gem

The Desert Wave was built in 1955 as a getaway and sculptor’s studio for Miles C. Bates, who turned it into an artistic and social hub for the Coachella Valley. Over time, a series of additions by other owners and years of lying empty threatened its structural integrity.

In 2018, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and purchased by Stayner Architects, who set to work restoring the innovative roof system and mid-century structure. The result, a publicly accessible home of historical importance, was unveiled at Modernism Week in 2020.

The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals

The home has now been made available for vacation rental, and makes a wonderful desert getaway for up to three guests. It’s small (with only one bedroom), but it’s an exceptional space, with vintage modernist furnishings, luxury Tibor fabrics, Frette Italian linens, and two private bathrooms with rain showers.

The full kitchen comes stocked with food, drinks and treats, and next to the whiskey and amaro bar is a turntable with curated vintage records, plus a Sonos and vintage Bose sound system.

Outdoors, there’s a two-person chilled/heated cedar Ofuro soaking tub, a dining terrace, private gardens with mountain views, and native desert landscaping by the Cactus Store of Echo Park and NYC.

This holiday home in Palm Desert offers total isolation in a private mid-century escape just a two-hour drive from Los Angeles.

PALM DESERT & BEYOND

The property is 20 minutes to the Empire Polo Club, 10 minutes to Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 5 minutes to shopping districts, and 5 minutes to Whole Foods and restaurants.

Recommended activities include hiking and mountain biking, exploring Joshua Tree National Park and the nearby Living Desert, golfing, museums and theatres. For guests who'd like to explore the neighborhood and desert, owners can provide bicycles, a map of suggested hiking trips, and a set of Los Angeles-made Hedley & Bennett face masks.

 

LOCATION

Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, USA. Nearest airport: Palm Springs International (20 mins).

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Fall through spring.

 
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The Desert Wave
Palm Desert, California
The Desert Wave
Palm Desert, California
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
The Desert Wave (Miles C. Bates Wave House), Palm Desert, California | holiday homes, holiday rentals
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The Desert Wave
Palm Desert, California
A Design Classic, Beautifully Restored

Known as the Miles C. Bates “Wave" House for its curving roof that mimics the nearby San Jacinto mountains, this mid-century home was designed by Walter S. White, a Southern California-born architect and inventor who worked for the likes of Rudolph Schindler and Albert Frey.

His distinctive rollercoaster roof and other inventive construction techniques greatly influenced mid-century modern architecture in the Coachella Valley.

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Overview Fully equipped. The owners offer pickup for dining and alcoholic beverage add-ons from Tilda California Natural Wine + Pantry in Echo Park, and provide all guests with a list of recommended local contactless delivery options.
Kitchen Fully-equipped kitchen, stocked with basics and treats
Internet Wifi
TV Yes
Cable TV Yes
Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Wireless Internet Yes
Smoke Detector Yes
Fire Extinguisher Yes
Essentials Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type 1 King-sized bed in master bedroom, 1 Pull-out sofa/futon in the living room
Kitchen Fully-equipped kitchen, stocked with basics and treats
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 3
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pets-Friendly Pets welcome
Pets Allowed Pets welcome
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 4:00 PM
Check-Out 12:00 PM
Cleaning $75
Tax 11.00 % for total rate
Sec. Deposit $500
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Bookings are accepted 365 days into the future. Food and drink: The chef's kitchen includes a variety of complimentary sealed and sanitized non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. We also offer a minibar with alcoholic beverages and other tasty items for purchase from Tilda California Natural Wine + Pantry in Echo Par, and provide all guests with a list of recommended local contactless delivery options. Sanitation: The Desert Wave follows strict Sanitation Protocols. The house sits empty 24 hours prior to all arrivals and abides by the industry's most stringent professional sanitation practices. All products are disinfected. Note: As a precaution, if requested by guests, all linens at the house — including pillows, bath and lounge towels, sheets, kitchen towels, and cotton blankets — are laundered and then sealed in plastic bags at no charge. (This means the bed is not made in advance of your arrival.)

Low allergen environment Smoking not allowed

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