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Historic Spanish Hacienda, Private Park-Like Grounds

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Private, heated pool with mountain views and lush landscaping

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Last updated: 08/21/2014
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Movie Colony East (formerly Ruth Hardy Park) house description

Villahermosa is a historic Spanish Hacienda located near Ruth Hardy Park in the Movie Colony area of Palm Springs. The home was built in 1936, and rumored to be the guest house of a famous celebrity. Our prime neighborhood location is close to town, out of the wind and offers spectacular mountain views.

As soon as you walk through the stained glass front door, you feel the warmth and soul of this classic hacienda. The brick, wood burning fireplace in the living room is one of the many beautiful features of the home. Each of the three bedrooms is professionally decorated in it's own unique theme.

The kitchen is fully equipped, including stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms are updated, but retain their original character. French doors in every major room lead to the large, private, 36 foot swimming pool and hot tub in the huge, freshly landscaped backyard. Enjoy the fresh citrus from our Grapefruit, Orange, Tangerine, and Lime trees. Dine outdoors with the choice of two different pergolas, or relax in our outdoor gazebo area.

The home is complete with Digital Cable TV (2), DSL, WiFi, Gas Barbecue, Fireplace, Stereo with CD/DVD, Jacuzzi Premium Hot Tub, new pool deck area, and poolside speakers. Located in the heart of Palm Springs, less than 3/4 mile to downtown shops, restaurants, galleries, the convention center, and the Spa Casino.

The property covers nearly 1/2 acre, and it is beautifully landscaped with flowers, lawn and 5 productive fruit trees.

We also offer a private chef and can provide grocery shopping prior to your arrival. Please email us for details.


Nearby is world class golf, hiking, botanical gardens, the aerial tram, water theme park, horseback riding, gyms, tennis, and a high-end factory outlet mall.

* Also check out nearby Joshua Tree National Monument and the living desert preserve.
* Disneyland (Anaheim) and Sea World (San Diego) are less than two hours drive.

Keywords: House, Historic, Spanish, Hacienda, Movie Colony, Ruth Hardy Park, Pool, Private

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • King size beds (1) King Bed in Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in Mountain View Suite, and also in Pool View Suite, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two twin daybeds are located in the lounging arean of the Master Suite...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            three additional outdoor dining areas...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

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          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Garage
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Hot Tub, Large (very)Private Pool, Central Air Conditioning, Digital Cable TV (2), Fully equipped Kitchen, No Smoking Please...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access
              • Free Long Distance
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool
              • Hot Tub
              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Tennis:

                Ruth Hardy Park two blocks away with public tennis courts...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Gazebo
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                   

                  Reviews

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                  $350 per night or $1950/week.
                  11.5% city tax will be added to total  $175 cleaning fee added to rates above.
                  Holidays and Special Events may be Higher
                  $500 Refundable Security Deposit. City permit # 4237000-20009427
                  Pool Heating Charge $35 per day
                  Heated Pool & Jacuzzi (November thru May). No Smoking Please!
                  Small Dog OK with owner's prior approval.  Paypal accepted.  City permit # 4237000
                  

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                  Last updated: 08/21/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: My husband owns a home automation and lighting company, and I am a real estate agent and interior designer. We live in Redondo Beach, CA and love to come to the desert to unwind and enjoy the fantastic weather!

                  Why the Owner Chose Movie Colony East (formerly Ruth Hardy Park):
                  I was staying in a vacation rental in this neighborhood and found this property while I was out for a jog. I love the character of old homes and as soon as I walked up to the old stained glass door, I knew this was a special home. It has a great hacienda feel. We chose the location because we love the history of the neighborhood, the proximity to Ruth Hardy Park for tennis, it is very quiet neighborhood with many interesting homes, and it is very close to downtown Palm Springs. Downtown Palm Springs offers world-class restaurants and shopping.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The property is on a corner lot that is completely private. We restored the original pool which is huge, 16' x 36'. The mountain views are priceless, and the property is 1/3 of an acre with many fruit trees such as grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pomegranate, and fig. I wanted the home to be a fun place to stay, so it is decorated with all unique, yet comfortable furniture that suits the style of the home. I have also found many interesting pieces of artwork to enjoy throughout the home. Most of our guests at this point are repeat guests, many of them have been coming back since the first year we started renting the home.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Private, heated pool with mountain views and lush landscaping

                    Private, heated pool with mountain views and lush landscaping

                  • Gorgeous park-like property

                    Gorgeous park-like property

                  • Living room with wood burning brick fireplace

                    Living room with wood burning brick fireplace

                  • Dining room

                    Dining room

                  • Sitting room in master bedroom with two twin sized daybeds.

                    Sitting room in master bedroom with two twin sized daybeds.

                  • Pool view suite/queen bed and bath ensuite

                    Pool view suite/queen bed and bath ensuite

                  • The Romantic Mountain View Suite

                    The Romantic Mountain View Suite

                  • six sets of french doors that lead out to the private pool

                    six sets of french doors that lead out to the private pool

                  • Outdoor Living Area off Living Room and Master Bedroom

                    Outdoor Living Area off Living Room and Master Bedroom

                  • Ruth hardy park with play area for children, tennis courts, sand volleyball

                    Ruth hardy park with play area for children, tennis courts, sand volleyball

                  • Ruth Hardy Park volleyball courts

                    Ruth Hardy Park volleyball courts

                  • Mountain view from side yard

                    Mountain view from side yard

                  • Amazing Mountain Views from Front Yard, ficus now 8 ft tall

                    Amazing Mountain Views from Front Yard, ficus now 8 ft tall

                  • Designer Furnished Living Room with Wood Beam Ceiling

                    Designer Furnished Living Room with Wood Beam Ceiling

                  • Master Bedroom/Arched Doorway to Master Bath

                    Master Bedroom/Arched Doorway to Master Bath

                  • Master Bathroom with double shower and private patio

                    Master Bathroom with double shower and private patio

                  • Pool view suite  bathroom

                    Pool view suite bathroom

                  • Mountain view bathroom

                    Mountain view bathroom

                  • Fabulous Mountain View from the Front Door ficus now 8ft tall and private

                    Fabulous Mountain View from the Front Door ficus now 8ft tall and private

                  • Sitting area and separate dining area under outdoor pergola

                    Sitting area and separate dining area under outdoor pergola

                  • Ruth Hardy Park two blocks away

                    Ruth Hardy Park two blocks away

                  • Ruth Hardy Park public tennis courts

                    Ruth Hardy Park public tennis courts

                  • 16' x 36' private pool surrounded by lush landscaping

                    16' x 36' private pool surrounded by lush landscaping

                  VRBO #28738

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                  This listing was first published here in 2003.

                  Date last modified - Friday, August 15, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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