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Mini Estate, the Life of Riley, Former Hollywood Star's Home

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Gather and relax in the oversized living room and adjacent sunroom

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Last updated: 03/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Movie Colony East (formerly Ruth Hardy Park) estate description

Let your world slip away as you live 'The Life Of Riley'


Once owned by Willliam Bendix, Movie and Television star, best known for his portrayal of Babe Ruth in the Babe Ruth Story and Chester A Riley in the Life of Riley

5 bedroom Mini Estate property (1/4 acre, lush and tropical and more intimate than a hotel. Enjoy total privacy and intimacy)

Old world charm and modern updated living meet at the Palm Springs Life of Riley vacation rental home!

Our California luxury vacation rental, located in the fashionable Ruth Hardy Park area is available for your family. At our home you will find a 5 bedroom private home with pool, spa, and tropical gardens and a small fruit orchard.

Pets deserve to live the Life of Riley, all well behaved humans are welcomed when accompanied by their pets -)

Our home is owner operated so you get the personal service you deserve, allowing you to fully enjoy local Palm Springs events and attractions.

Property Description:

Start Your Perfect Vacation With This Vintage Mini-Estate 1/4 acre Palm Springs Rental Home!

*Ideal for Family Reunions or Corporate Retreats

*Private Quiet Upscale Neighborhood

*Pool, Jacuzzi, Full Kitchen, Oversized Living Room

*Stay in Historic Ruth Hardy Park section of Palm Springs, Sunroom

*Enjoy a private and comfortable alternative to any Hotel

Experience Unique Desert Homestead Life with Your Own Private Oasis

Description:

A fifteen minute walk from downtown this Ruth Hardy Park Mini Estate sleeps 8-12. There are two separate wings east and west of the over sized living room - 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on the west and 2 bedrooms 1 bath on the east, a sunroom opening onto the pool with a queen size convertible sofa that sleeps two. There is also a roll away bed available upon request.
The lovely master suite and one addtional bedroom both open directly to the pool and spa.

Experience the ambiance of old Palm Springs from the days when Hollywood stars flocked to the village of Palm Springs to build homes for weekend retreats.

The house is situated in the historic Ruth Hardy park section adjacent to Movie Colony area, aptly named for it's famous neighbors; boasting the estates of Hollywood Royalty such as Al Jolson, Desi and Lucy Arnaz, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, and Darryl F. Zanuck (and of course, William Bendix)

This property is graced with mountain views and a lush well-maintained garden and orchard will let you forget the world around you.

Although you probably won't want to venture out, this house is only ten blocks away from the SPA casino, a Las Vegas style casino in the heart of Palm Springs, and just a block away from the beautiful Ruth Hardy Park.

Accommodations:

The kitchen, living, dining areas (and two bedrooms) open onto the pool & spa area, allowing for gracious indoor-outdoor living - a coveted hallmark of Palm Springs living.

Come experience the unique charm and elegance of this historic newly remodeled vintage mini-estate. Enjoy 2 working fire places, a fully equipped kitchen with granite top counter, gas bbq and ample out door dining and relaxing furniture.

Amenities:

This spacious villa features magnificently landscaped and private grounds, a swimming pool with built in fountain that shoots water across the pool and attached in-ground spa, two fireplaces, and two separate sleeping quarters.

A well-appointed kitchen stocked well enough to prepare just about anything you desire provides an excellent alternative to the world class restaurants located so conveniently nearby. An oversized living room with books leather furniture, a fire place, Flat screen TV with Showtime and On-Demand cable plus DVD point inside the house while the palm trees, front court yard garden, lighted swimming pool and gardens complete with wrought iron patio furniture will keep you busy outside.

The separation of east and west wing offers privacy and can give in laws or teenagers a feeling of independence

Bed Set-up
West:
1) Master Bedroom: 1 California King, pool view (door to pool area)
2) 2 Twin beds (door to pool area)
3) Queen bed, garden court view
East:
4) Queen bed, garden court view, opens to living room and to kitchen
5) Queen bed, garden court view

This home is owner operated so you get the personal service you deserve.


Keywords: Home, villa, sleep 12, spacious, family reunion, 8 beds, pool, spa, enclosed, pet friendly
Licensed by the Finance, Treasury Room Tax division, Palm Springs license number 48000000-20014534

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Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    House on one level, no steps...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Gated Garden, chaise lounges, on demand tv, water dispenser

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View:

    Views of The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains rising abruptly from the desert floor, reaching an elevation of 10834 feet at the summit of Mount San Jacinto....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.7
from 33 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter/Spring Break
Mar 29 - Apr 9, 2015
3 night min stay
$595
$2,975
Coachella Weekend 1
Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$695
Coachella Weekend 2
Apr 17 - Apr 20, 2015
4 night min stay
$695
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$495
$2,475

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Pool heat $39 nt/$195 wk $117
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

Damage deposit waived with credit card on file OR a $750 refundable deposit. Inquire for details.

Pool/Spa heat ($39 per nt or $195 per week) Pool 87-91 degrees, spa to 104.

Strict occupancy limit 12 persons

1 small dog okay


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/04/2015
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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

Casino, jogging track, enclosed dog park

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Great for family reunions, corporate retreats, golf outings, girls weekends, etc. The oversized living room opens to the sunroom each with a working fireplace makes this a nice home for nesting with friends and family.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Gather and relax in the oversized living room and adjacent sunroom

    Gather and relax in the oversized living room and adjacent sunroom

  • January 2015, New Stove and Microwave, gourmet cookware

    January 2015, New Stove and Microwave, gourmet cookware

  • Brightly lit guest bedroom opening onto our garden

    Brightly lit guest bedroom opening onto our garden

  • master bedroom king size bed

    master bedroom king size bed

  • twin bedroom looking in through door to pool area

    twin bedroom looking in through door to pool area

  • fifth bedroom faces courtyard

    fifth bedroom faces courtyard

  • Morning coffee in the shaded courtyard

    Morning coffee in the shaded courtyard

  • Sunset happy hour

    Sunset happy hour

  • Fully Equipped gourmet kitchen (new Stainless stove and microwave delivered 2015

    Fully Equipped gourmet kitchen (new Stainless stove and microwave delivered 2015

  • Lush garden leading to the pool

    Lush garden leading to the pool

  • pool built in fountain

    pool built in fountain

  • Immaculate grounds surround you in your private courtyard with working fountain

    Immaculate grounds surround you in your private courtyard with working fountain

  • twin beds open onto pool area

    twin beds open onto pool area

  • 'whatever' you're on vacation

    'whatever' you're on vacation

  • fountain and garden welcome you to our home

    fountain and garden welcome you to our home

  • living room and dining area

    living room and dining area

  • Dining in the sunroom

    Dining in the sunroom

  • Outdoor dining!

    Outdoor dining!

  • Natural gas bbq and outdoor dining area

    Natural gas bbq and outdoor dining area

  • A grand vacation deserves a grand entrance

    A grand vacation deserves a grand entrance

VRBO #349127

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Date last modified - Thursday, March 05, 2015

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  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    Estate
  • Reviews
    33
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 03/04/2015
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