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Movie nights under the desert stars! Firepit is non-operational.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Little Tuscany estate description

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Architectural Digest has chosen this property as one of California's best designs with its classic style and timeless architecture.

The Mediterranean/Spanish Revival home was designed by John Porter Clark and Albert Frey, local architects of national prominence. The property has been declared by the City of Palm Springs, permit #4586, a Class I Historic city landmark.

The very best of Palm Springs is offered in this home, featuring five spectacular suites with plasma televisions and five private en-suite luxury bathrooms.

Nestled on a hillside with 360 degree views of Palm Springs, the Coachella valley, as well as, unobstructed views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Amenities include complete privacy behind tall hedges and security gates,salt-water pool, upper sun deck features a retractable roof, queen size bed overlooking city, outdoor television during high season. Pool floats, board games, bikes, extensive movie collection, extensive book collection, ipod connection to surround sound.

Regency-style cabana poolside,secure wireless Internet, state of the art security monitoring, steam shower, outdoor sun beds and showers, Viking cooking appliances, white carrara marble in the kitchen and bathrooms, and apx 4,000ft rear terrace.

Optional services: Architectural tours, catering, private chef, direct round-trip transfer in luxury SUV with our private driver direct from LAX Airport to property, daily housekeeping, grocery provisioning, yoga, auto detailing, massage therapy are available upon request.

Our pastry chef prepares spectacular custom cakes for special occasions. Please inquire.

Firepit not operational and fireplace decorative.

This is a non-smoking property.

Available daily, weekly and monthly year round. 2 Kings, 3 Queens.

Pets are optional. Certain restrictions apply. Noise ordinance compliance required. Occupancy confirmation required.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3580 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Chauffeur
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        Twenty five years of age. Case by case if younger. Please inquire....moreless

      • Senior Adults Only Community:

        Palm Springs is now a resort of all ages and diversity is celebrated....moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        Play bed located in front Clark suite closet....moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Absolutely no smoking at any time any where. No smoking inside OR outside. This is not negotiable. Any evidence is immediate grounds for forfeiture of security....moreless

      • Pets Considered:

        Fee is $150.00 per day per pet. Under 30lbs. Owner to approve breed. Additional security is $2000.00. Two pet limit....moreless

      • Wheelchair Accessible:

        Property is on one level, please inquire if special requirements are required to see if feasible....moreless

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 2-10

      Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub

        Flat screen TV and dramatic head on city and mountain views...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, jetted tub, outdoor shower

        Carrera marble, steam, terrace with hammock, desk area...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

        Carrera marble, mountain views, rain shower, jacuzzi tub...moreless

      • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

        Carrera marble, separate tub, mountain views, flat screen TV...moreless

      • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

        Carrera marble, rain shower, mountain and city views...moreless

      • All five bathrooms are beautifully appointed in Carrera marble. Some amenities in the bathrooms include: flat screen televisions, jacuzzi tubs, steam shower, direct access to pool terrace, private sunning areas. All bathrooms offer dramatic head on city, valley, and mountain views....moreless

      Other Amenities

          • Palm Springs finest view home is available with a minimum two night stay. Set on almost an acre in exclusive Little Tuscany Estates, the Bel-Air of Palm Springs, and built for motion picture magnate John Hamrick, the home was designed by noted architects John Porter Clark and Albert Frey. This architectural masterpiece offers spectacular head on city, valley, and unobstructed San Jacinto mountain views. Home is approximately 3580 feet, on one level, with a rear stone terrace of approximately 4000 feet, which abuts natural desert landscape. Some amenities include: Outdoor movie theater with surround sound, high thread count linens, Viking kitchen, white carrera marble in bathrooms and kitchen, heated salt-water pool with deck jets and spa, secure wireless Internet, retractable roof, regency style cabana. Massage, yoga, private chef, daily maid, grocery provisions, architectural tours and auto detailing available upon request. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Extensive library more than 500 books on architecture, design, biographies, travel....moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player:

            Extensive collection more than 300 movie titles. ...moreless

          • Game Room:

            Media room of the living room offers collection of board, card games, library, as well as many dvd movies....moreless

          • Games:

            Board games, card games inside left built in of media room....moreless

          • Music Library
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Satellite / Cable:

            High-definition cable television including CNN, Bravo, HGTV, ESPN 2, among many other networks is available in all five suites, some bathrooms, kitchen, media room, as well as upper sun deck....moreless

          • Stereo:

            Extensive media, surround sound itunes/ipod. Property manager explains operation at check in. ...moreless

          • Television:

            (10) Flat screens along with HD Movie Projector....moreless

          • VCR
          • Video Library:

            Extensive collection more than 300 movie titles....moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Miniature Golf
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Shuffleboard
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Downtown
          • Monument View:

            Marilyn Monroe downtown Palm Springs...moreless

          • Mountain View
          • Village:

            Thursday nights downtown village open street fair ...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Mountain Biking
          • Racquetball
          • Rock Climbing
          • Spelunking
          • Swimming
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Seats 10 comfortably in Philp Starck lucite ghost chairs. The dining room offers head on city, valley and mountains views....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 10 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central HVAC with individual thermastat controls in each bedroom as well as air purification system....moreless

          • Broadband Access
          • Clothes Dryer:

            Commercial size Whirlpool Duet dryer. Detergent, softener, dryer sheets provided....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Decorative only and non-operational....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Upper sun deck has weight bench and yoga mats are provided along with instruction upon request....moreless

          • Free Long Distance
          • Garage:

            Not available for parking. Auto detailing available upon request. Inquire about details at time of booking....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Central HVAC with individual thermastat controls in each bedroom as well as air purification system....moreless

          • Internet:

            Secure wireless network. Passcode offered at check in by property manager....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            High thread count sheets are freshly pressed in each of the five bedroom suites. Frette large bath towels and washclothes are offered in each of the private ensuite bathrooms....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Published in Architectural Digest for its classic style and timeless design. Four leather wingback chairs highlight this space, carrera marble fireplace, built in bookshelves, dramatic city views....moreless

          • Parking:

            Ample parking within property gates. No street parking is permitted at any time, per city regulations. Car detailing available upon request....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            No street parking is permitted at any time....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Available for local calls and to access the gates....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Frette bath towels. Our own line of shampoo and soap is provided in each guest suite. Pool and bath towels provided....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Commercial size HE Whirlpool Duet washer. Detergent, softener, dryer sheets provided. Only HE Detergent may be used....moreless

          • Wireless Internet

          Kitchen

          • Catering Available:

            Private chef or caterer available upon request. Specific menus by our chef include low calorie, vegan, and 5 star gourmet meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, please inquire....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Filterless coffeemaker and french press....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Blender, Viking toaster, extensive professional collection of cooking utensils for the most professional gourmet chef. The kitchen is a chef's delight. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Property is well stocked with White Coupe Service for 12 and utensils for the gourmet chef in your party. Our chef Chad Gardener is available upon request....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Professional dishwasher offers quick smart cycle and is the quietest dishwasher available on the market today....moreless

          • Freezer:

            Professional offers bottom freezer with built in automatic ice maker....moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen:

            Published in Architectural Digest, our classicly designed kitchen seats 10, feature Viking appliances, Carrera marble, dramatic city, valley, and mountains views, flat screen tv, apx 4' x 8' island....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Viking convection microwave/stove. ...moreless

          • Oven:

            Viking convection oven....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Fully stocked....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Professional refrigerator offers filter water dispenser. Viking beverage and wine cooler located inside kitchen island. Viking outdoor refrigerator located on upper sun deck....moreless

          • Stove:

            Viking 6 burner Professional stove. Outdoor BBQ by Viking for the very best in cooking and grilling. Private chef on staff available to cater all meals....moreless

          • Toaster:

            Viking professional....moreless

          Outside

          • Balcony
          • Bicycles:

            Three mountain bicycles. One ladies cruising bicycle. Guest may need to inflate tires. Pump provided....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Approximately 4000 foot rear stone terrace with multiple sitting areas, dramatic city, valley and mountain views. Upper sun deck offers retractable roof, draperies, sun bed and spectacular views....moreless

          • Gazebo:

            Custom designed regency style cabana sits at the end of the rear stone terrace on the homes' promontory overlooking the city, valley, and San Jacinto mountains....moreless

          • Golf:

            Nearby multiple locations...moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            Regency style cabana overlooks city, valley and mountains. ...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Property sits on almost an acre with mutliple sitting areas....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Viking gas grill off kitchen and at rear terrace....moreless

          • Tennis:

            Nearby multiple locations....moreless

          • Water Sports Gear:

            Two pool floats provided. Stored in garage....moreless

          Payment Type

          • Amex
          • Carteblanche
          • Dinersclub
          • Discover
          • Eurocard
          • Jcb
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

          • Heated Pool
          • Hot Tub:

            Custom spa offers booster jets along with dramatic city, unobstructed mountains and down valley views. Spa heats almost immediately with new commercial grade heater at the touch of one button....moreless

          • Private Pool:

            Heated salt water pool services twice weekly. Higher temperature requests available prior to arrival, please inquire. Award winning pool has been photographed for numerous publications....moreless

          House Cleaning

              • Housekeeper Optional
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Year round
              Dec 1 - Dec 1, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $2,000
              $13,500
              Xmas/New Years
              Dec 25 - Dec 31, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $25,000
              flat fee
              Modernism Week
              Feb 15 - Feb 21, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $20,000
              flat fee
              Easter Weekend
              Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2015
              2 night min stay

              $8,000
              flat fee
              Coachella Weekend 1
              Apr 10 - Apr 13, 2015
              4 night min stay

              $30,000
              flat fee
              Coachella Weekend 2
              Apr 16 - Apr 19, 2015
              4 night min stay

              $25,000
              flat fee
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $2,000
              $13,500

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Noise ordinance, non-disclosure, explicit occupancy must be agreed to with owner. Day guests are optional for an additional fee. Standard rates based on occupancy of 10. Some periods three night stay required.

              Pool heating, cleaning, and tax included. Optional services range from private chef, yoga, massage, daily maid, grocery provisions, ground transport in luxury SUV from LAX. Permit #4586

              At time of booking, stay payment including deposit which ranges from $3000.00-$15,000.00.

              Processing fee is 5% which includes concierge services, cleaning, heating and local taxes. Payment by check or wire is required.

              VISA/MC is accepted upon request.

              Rates and availability are subject to change at any time.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/05/2014
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              Location

              4.9 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Palm Springs International

              Celebrity home tours, Native Indian Desert tour, Aerial Tramway, Architectural tours with Palm Springs historian Robert Ember, Private massage, chef, yoga, daily maid service available, please inquire today.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: The owner is a Boston-born architectural designer specializing in the acquisition, restoration, and landmarking of historic properties in Southern California. His desert retreat, Hamrick House, is named after the Pacific Northwest family that commissioned architects Albert Frey and John Porter Clark to design one of their first residential commissions. The Palm Springs City Council has designated the property a Class I Historic Landmark.

              Why the Owner Chose Little Tuscany:
              “This is such a magnificent and unique historical property,” states Puopolo. “My main goal was to respect and preserve the historical character and integrity while allowing the integration of all the modern conveniences and amenities required for today’s luxury living in the California desert.” continues Puopolo. 'Our natural landscape, spectacular views and the year-round weather led me to the decision to open my home to others who appreciate this special relaxing lifestyle in the tranquil desert setting.' Former Architectural Digest Editor-In-Chief Paige Rense describes the property as 'remarkable.'

              The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
              “I love movies and have several clients that work in entertainment and enjoy spending time relaxing in the desert. So the media was an important part of our design plan. The property has state of the art media, ipod connects to surround sound throughout and an incredible outdoor movie theater with a collection of hundreds of movies. Some televisions including the movie screen can display the same movie/dvd throughout- a marvelous feature when entertaining.” “The outdoor king-sized beds are perfect for sunning or watching movies on those balmy nights under the star-studded desert skies with the twinkling view of the city lights.”


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              Photos

              • Movie nights under the desert stars! Firepit is non-operational.

                Movie nights under the desert stars! Firepit is non-operational.

              • Salt water pool and spa with 6 deck jets add drama to the  expansive rear terrace.

                Salt water pool and spa with 6 deck jets add drama to the expansive rear terrace.

              • Architectural Digest featured kitchen overlooks city. Direct access to pool.

                Architectural Digest featured kitchen overlooks city. Direct access to pool.

              • Carrera marble dining table with Starck Ghost chairs.

                Carrera marble dining table with Starck Ghost chairs.

              • Tuscany guest suite. Bedroom 1. Bold tones & zebrawood wall in one of five guest suites each with private bath.

                Tuscany guest suite. Bedroom 1. Bold tones & zebrawood wall in one of five guest suites each with private bath.

              • Hamrick guest suite.  Bedroom 2. Direct pool access, King bed with luxury linens

                Hamrick guest suite. Bedroom 2. Direct pool access, King bed with luxury linens

              • Frey suite.  Bedroom 3.  Individual DVD player for guest to watch their own selections if desired.

                Frey suite. Bedroom 3. Individual DVD player for guest to watch their own selections if desired.

              • Clark Guest suite.  Bedroom 4. Individual DVD player for guest to watch their own selections if desired.

                Clark Guest suite. Bedroom 4. Individual DVD player for guest to watch their own selections if desired.

              • Clark Bathroom with tub, rain shower, television and direct mountain views.

                Clark Bathroom with tub, rain shower, television and direct mountain views.

              • Spectacular setting for yoga, massage services, please inquire for more details.

                Spectacular setting for yoga, massage services, please inquire for more details.

              • Celebrate your anniversary, birthday or special occasion.  Private dinner on rear terrace overlooking city and valley.  Private chef, catering available upon request.  Please inquire.

                Celebrate your anniversary, birthday or special occasion. Private dinner on rear terrace overlooking city and valley. Private chef, catering available upon request. Please inquire.

              • Unobstructed mountain views, multiple seating areas, chaise lounges, custom beds

                Unobstructed mountain views, multiple seating areas, chaise lounges, custom beds

              • Rear pool terrace spans almost 4000 square feet.  Multiple lounge and dining areas.

                Rear pool terrace spans almost 4000 square feet. Multiple lounge and dining areas.

              • Kitchen offers Viking appliances, exterior bar.  City, mountain, valley views.

                Kitchen offers Viking appliances, exterior bar. City, mountain, valley views.

              • Media room features state of the art media with bluetooth Ipod surround sound, walls of glass.  Dramatic head on city and unobstructed mountain views.

                Media room features state of the art media with bluetooth Ipod surround sound, walls of glass. Dramatic head on city and unobstructed mountain views.

              • Classic and timeless is the living room with decorative fireplace.

                Classic and timeless is the living room with decorative fireplace.

              • One of the five luxury bathrooms, many with plasma tvs, steam, spa.

                One of the five luxury bathrooms, many with plasma tvs, steam, spa.

              • Hamrick bathroom with large walk in closet, steam shower, spa tub, desk area.

                Hamrick bathroom with large walk in closet, steam shower, spa tub, desk area.

              • Frey bathroom with Jacuzzi tub overlooking mountains and desert landscape.

                Frey bathroom with Jacuzzi tub overlooking mountains and desert landscape.

              • Palm Guest suite. Bedroom 5.  Direct access to pool terrace and kitchen area.

                Palm Guest suite. Bedroom 5. Direct access to pool terrace and kitchen area.

              • Jacuzzi spa soaking tub.....one of 5 luxury bathrooms.

                Jacuzzi spa soaking tub.....one of 5 luxury bathrooms.

              • Upper sun deck offers queen bed, retractable roof and Palm Springs finest view.

                Upper sun deck offers queen bed, retractable roof and Palm Springs finest view.

              • Timeless architecture by Clark & Frey- All public rooms lead to pool terrace.

                Timeless architecture by Clark & Frey- All public rooms lead to pool terrace.

              • Palm Springs finest view.  Unobstructed head on city and jet liner, valley, and mountain views abound from this historic landmark property.

                Palm Springs finest view. Unobstructed head on city and jet liner, valley, and mountain views abound from this historic landmark property.

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