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7 Bedroom Villa on 1/2 Acre - the Joseph Cotton Estate

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Last updated: 10/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Sprawling 7 bedroom / 4 bath Spanish style villa built in the 1920's and former stomping grounds of multiple Old Hollywood celebrities including Joseph Cotton (Citizen Kane fame) and June Lockhart (Lassie). Available for rent for the first time. Located in the exclusive Palm Springs enclave of the Mesa on 1/2 acre of grassy fully-walled and gated yard with private swimming pool and sun deck. Fully stocked kitchen with commercial grade appliances to accommodate large parties and place settings for 12. Very large dining room with an updated French farm table with comfortable seating for 16. Huge gabled living room with comfy overstuffed sectional in front of cozy fireplace, 55' plasma tv with full satellite stations and Blu-ray player. All bedroom casitas are private and individually accessed with luxury bedding and new mattresses. Master casita #1 has queen size bed / walk-in closet and overlooks the pool. Master casita #2 has queen size bed / built-in bookshelves / gas fireplace. Both master bedrooms share an oversized master bathroom with claw foot bathtub / separate shower and bidet. Pool casita #1 has 2 adorable twin size beds with pillow top mattresses and pool casita #2 has a iron queen size bed. Both these rooms share a jack and jill bath with tub/shower and overlook the pool. All bedrooms in the main house share a bath with shower. Master casita #3 is located off the living room in the main house and has a queen size bed / a work area with built in desk and separate sitting area. There are two bedrooms off the kitchen one with a queen size bed and the other with a twin over full size bunk bed. White Gables has a grand entrance with a sweeping drive and off-street parking for about 8 cars as well as covered carport parking. Situated up against the mountains and centrally located in the wind-free area of Palm Springs with easy access to downtown shopping and hiking out your front door. The property can also be rented with The Sonny and Cher Estate next door- The is a 'noise free' zone. The PS Noise Ordinance strictly forbids any outdoor music or loud noise. The fines and citations will be the sole responsibility of the guest. The fine is $500 for each infraction.



Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 15-16

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms


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


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous mountain view as the Villa is set up against the mountains....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Room


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 13 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Air conditioning overage ($50 / day) $150 + tax
  • Pool heat ($50 / day) $150 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $300 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


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Last updated: 10/09/2015
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International

Car: Recommended

Corner of Mesa Drive and Camino Carmelita in the Mesa


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Los Angeles based designer and owner of neighboring Villa Carmelita in Palm Springs

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Speaks: german

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  • Huge pool area

    Huge pool area

  • Huge circular drive can fit 20 cars

    Huge circular drive can fit 20 cars

  • Beamed livingroom

    Beamed livingroom

  • Bar


  • Master #2 with fireplace

    Master #2 with fireplace

  • Twin beds
Bedroom #3

    Twin beds Bedroom #3

  • Seperate casita
Bedroom #5

    Seperate casita Bedroom #5

  • Single and double in a bunk bed
Bedroom #7

    Single and double in a bunk bed Bedroom #7

  • Kitchen with new restaurant grade appliances

    Kitchen with new restaurant grade appliances

  • Gorgeous at night

    Gorgeous at night

  • Gorgeous entrance to 1/2 acre estate

    Gorgeous entrance to 1/2 acre estate

  • Amazing mountain views

    Amazing mountain views

  • Hacienda hallway to bedrooms

    Hacienda hallway to bedrooms

  • Huge dining room seats 20 guests

    Huge dining room seats 20 guests

  • Master #1

    Master #1

  • Bedroom #4

    Bedroom #4

  • Bedroom #6

    Bedroom #6

  • Huge master bath

    Huge master bath

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7 Bedroom Villa on 1/2 Acre - The Joseph Cotton Estate

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