For owners, Moderne Vacations offers the results and peace of mind that only a small boutique vacation rental firm can provide. Let our experienced and trustworthy staff turn your vacation rental home into a hassle-free success story with steady cash flow and happy guests throughout the year. With Moderne, you won’t get lost in the shuffle of the big agencies!
For travelers, make memories for a lifetime in your Moderne “Home Away From Home!” Enjoy beauty, comfort, a heated pool, privacy and loads of amenities in the balmy sunshine of the Palm Springs Desert Area. Take the worry out of your vacation planning and let us smooth the way to relaxation and FUN!
The house was perfect, the pool fantastic and the management was superb. Any help we needed was only a call away. — Nick, Guest
Avian was one of the pioneers in home improvement television & video industry, co-founding and hosting in the first national home improvement series, PBS’s “The Do-It-Yourself Show” and the first Sunset Magazine and Time-Life Video shows. At 25, she was already teaching home-building in her home town of Berkeley at the Owner-Builder Center.
As the owner of the highly acclaimed Moderne Builders for over 20 years, specializing in mid-century architecture, Avian’s properties have been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, HGTV, Dezeen, Palm Springs Style as well as Modernism Week tour events. Avian has renovated and furnished many of the homes now managed by Moderne Vacations — it was only natural that as successful vacation rental owner herself, clients started asking Avian if she could manage their second homes — home owners trust her. After more than 10 years managing vacation properties, she knows the kind of commitment it takes to make a vacation rental home a success, for both owners and vacationers! With impeccable design sense, broad construction knowledge and good humor, she has an established a solid record of successful, long-term client relationships. She brings the same passion and dedication to vacation rentals as she has in creating beautiful quality homes that speak to the hearts and minds of her clients and guests.
Laurie has been a successful and respected Realtor/Broker for nearly 15 years in the Palm Springs area. With her keen knowledge of the area and the real estate market, she has literally helped hundreds of clients find their dream home in Palm Springs and the Greater Coachella Valley area. Several of those clients who purchased homes through Laurie went on to list them with Moderne Vacations where they continue to get the quality service they received when they were buyers. Laurie also has the RSPS (Resort & Second Home Property Specialist) credential from the California Bureau of Real Estate. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Laurie owned and operated a publishing company in San Francisco for 17 years that specialized in marketing for the Bed and Breakfast industry.
Mike Laughlin Guest Services Manager
Mike has a background in hotel hospitality and logistics. Working with Moderne Vacations for over 5 years, Mike earns rave reviews from property owners and guests alike. Mike handles check-in orientations, is the go-to-guy for guest concerns, and is ready to address any issues that come up during a stay. Guests respond to his friendliness and his prompt action when contacted. As a Palm Springs resident for 15 years, he can share his local dining secrets or tell you the best place to buy a bathing suit.
Michelle is the office manager for Moderne Vacations and brings decades of experience and has a BA in Administration with an accounting concentration. She is the liaison for the renters, processes their bookings, and handling all aspects of the accounting for each property. Owners are issued monthly reports, their Palm Springs TOT is paid, and they can be assured that all the contracts and systems are in place and run with accuracy and efficiency.