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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- 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.
- 3580 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Senior Adults Only Community:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 2-10
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
- 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
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
- 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
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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
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- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
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
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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
- Lanai / Gazebo:
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
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
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Aug 1 - Aug 1, 2015
2 night min stay
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014
2 night min stay
November Weekend 2
Nov 14 - Nov 16, 2014
3 night min stay
Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
4 night min stay
Dec 25 - Dec 31, 2014
7 night min stay
Apr 10 - Apr 13, 2015
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Included
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%. Payment by check is preferred and required during holiday periods.
VISA/MC is accepted upon request.
Rates and availability are subject to change at any time.
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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.
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.”
- Primary: (310) 926-8662 (California, USA)
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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.
Architectural Digest featured kitchen overlooks city. Direct access to pool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unobstructed mountain views, multiple seating areas, chaise lounges, custom beds
Rear pool terrace spans almost 4000 square feet. Multiple lounge and dining areas.
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.
Classic and timeless is the living room with decorative fireplace.
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.
Frey bathroom with Jacuzzi tub overlooking mountains and desert landscape.
Palm Guest suite. Bedroom 5. Direct access to pool terrace and kitchen area.
Jacuzzi spa soaking tub.....one of 5 luxury bathrooms.
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.
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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