Charming 1938 Spanish Bungalow in Movie Colony East
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Movie Colony East (formerly Ruth Hardy Park) house description
Located on a quiet residential street in the heart of Palm Springs, “just around the corner” from Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs house, this 1930s Spanish style bungalow is simply darling. The home features 1200 sq ft of living with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a gracious living room with fireplace, high ceiling, decorative wall niche, and 42” flat screen TV, a dining nook, a fully equipped kitchen and an enclosed sun porch with entry to a very private backyard with a beautiful newly renovated Pebble Tec pool. A convenient laundry area is adjacent to the kitchen and provides additional access to the backyard.
Old Spanish charm exists throughout the home, which while updated retains many of it’s original period design features lovingly maintained including kitchen and bathroom ceramic tiles and cabinets, Saltillo tile floor, and arched doorways. The dining and living areas boasts plantation shutters, original art and contemporary furnishings all in warm brown and red tones.
Quiet outdoor spaces abound with plenty of privacy; enjoy rocking on the front verandah in the gated front yard with palm trees and burgeoning bougainvillea or relax in the secluded backyard in the canopied outdoor living space by the pool. In the backyard, enjoy the views of the San Jacinto Mountain Range with the twinkle of the Palm Springs tramway by night! Cook inside or grill outside on a Professional gas grill.
Small enough for one but big enough for two couples to share with plenty of privacy.
The home is in a prime neighborhood on a quiet residential street within walking distance to downtown, Ruth Hardy Park and near the Desert Regional Medical Center. This is a great neighborhood for walks or bike rides, enjoying the many architectural styles of homes from mid-century, modern, to Spanish revival. Night life, great restaurants, spas, shopping, hiking trails, bike paths, yoga studios, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and golf courses are just minutes away. Also enjoy street and art festivals and special events such as the Palm Springs International Movie festival, and Palm Springs Modernism Week.
- 1200 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Pets Considered:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided:
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Living Room seats 6
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Private Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Rock Climbing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Cross Country Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Mountain Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Equestrian Events
- Outlet Shopping
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Night life, great restaurants, spas, shopping, hiking trails, bike paths, yoga studios, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and golf courses are just minutes away. Also enjoy street and art festivals and special events such as the Palm Springs International Movie festival, and Palm Springs Modernism Week....moreless
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wonderful charming experience
wonderful charming experience
A charming character property, made us feel at home as soon as we walked in the door. It is situated in a very quite and interesting part of the city. Would suit anyone who likes tranquility and. romantic days. The pool and spa are wonderful, all you need for a relaxing time is supplied. Will definately be returning to recharge the batteries. Weather hot but enjoyable, get too hot just get in the gorgeous pool. The more I write the more I miss the place. A must on any wish list.
- Guest paramedic1 (London uk)
- Date of stay 09/13/13
- Review Submitted 09/26/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Dear Clive and Jane, Thanks you so much for your wonderful review. I am very happy that you had such a good time on your vacation. I realize that you traveled far to get to Palm Springs and how important it might be to have just that special place. I thank you very much for taking such good care of my home and I do hope that you will come back soon! Kind regards, Amy
Palm Springs is our favorite getaway and we always rent a house. This bungalow is our hands-down favorite of the places we have stayed. Cozy, clean, charming, quiet and private. We loved the Spanish tiles and the plantation shutters throughout, as well as the well-maintained original period kitchen and bath. The layout of the home is a perfect place for a couple to relax and decompress. The pool area is peaceful, ultra private, beautifully landscaped and relaxing enough to even fall asleep on a flotation device. Though the house is minutes from the airport, we never heard planes overhead. The location is convenient and super close to favorite restaurants Rick's, Guacamoles, Pinocchio's and King's Highway at the Ace Hotel. Amy was very friendly and helpful with guiding us about pool temps, late check-out and travel time to the airport. We were sad to leave and relished every last minute we could in the pool and under the canopied outdoor seating area until the absolute last moment. We will definitely stay again.
- Guest KW (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 05/25/13
- Review Submitted 05/28/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Dear Ky-Yen, Thank you so much for your positive review. I am so happy your get away was everything you had hoped for. I know you were looking for loads sunshine and relaxation and I am pleased that you found it. It was such a pleasure to host you in my home; please come again! Kind regards, Amy
We rented this gem of a home for 10 days this past month and had a fabulous time. It was tastefully decorated and we felt immediately relaxed and comfortable from the moment we stepped foot inside. The photos and description provided were accurate and the neighbourhood is quite lovely. Although the walk to main street is certainly not too far (perhaps 15 - 20 mins), because it was so hot (105 degree heat) we only did this once (hey - we're Canadian...it was HOT!). However, walks early in the morning and after dinner were very pleasant and allowed to fully appreciate all of the beautifully landscaped properties along the way. Thursday night market was fun - go hungry. We hit a couple of matinees while there - quiet movie theatres mid day! We went up the Aerial Tramway and that was spectacular. Drove out to a date farm (mmm), and then stubbled upon the Thousand Palms Oasis while viewing the San Andreas fault-line on one of our many excursions. This was probably one of the most spectacularly interesting places either of us have ever been to. A must see!! Lots of shopping and incredible scenery everywhere you look and certainly a vacation place where you can do as much or as little as you like - something truly for everyone. Amy was easy to deal with from start to finish and all queries directed to her via email were quickly responded to (which included her property manager looking after something for us within approximately 10 minutes of notifying Amy!). Despite Palm Springs (and surrounding area) being a mecca of incredible restaurants, we only ate out a couple of times - the rest of our meals were prepared at home. We would often eat our breakfast and drink coffee on the back patio in the morning listening to the birds and watching the hummingbirds entertain us. Amy's pool was the icing on the cake. It MADE our vacation. We travel a fair amount and generally stay at condos with shared pools - which is fine - but what a luxury to have a pool to ourselves. To be able to lay quietly in the sun listening to the birds without listening to screaming children ....heaven! The backyard was very private and I cannot stress enough how quiet the entire environment was. It was a pleasure to put my head on the pillow every night and wake up in such solitude every morning. We have just booked another week at this lovely home and cannot wait to get back! Thanks again Amy, Best regards, Julie and David
- Guest Julie/David (Victoria, BC Canada)
- Date of stay 05/15/13
- Review Submitted 05/27/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Dear Julie and David, Thank you so much for your very nice review. It was a pleasure working with you and I am pleased that my home met or exceeded your expectations. Palm Springs is truly a magical place and it sounds like you lived your vacation fully. Happy to have you back later this year!! Kind regards, Amy
Week long stay was just as advertised. Charming home plenty of space. The owner has thoughtfully laid out the kitchen with all untensils necessary for light cooking or gourmet prep. (we did both). Neighborhood is great. We walked to downtown various times. Rented bikes and did the movie stars tour. Drove south of town, for some excellent hiking at Indian Canyons, and saw wonderful oasis as well as mountain trails and streams. The pool is nice, especially after a good long run. Very private. Hot tub works well...requires a bit of planning so that you can heat it up, but not a problem. May not have needed pool heat...but that depends on the weather and time of year. Amenities like TV/cable, small stereo, alarms...etc all good quality. Linens/towels, etc. all provided, and high quality. This is a great option from the normal condo/resort style vacation. As a funny aside...Palm Spring has some whacked out birds. At 2:30 or 3:00 most mornings we were entertained my some of the "locals" who decided to start a choral fest outside our windows. :) If that would bother you...bring earplugs. Or maybe that's not normal. We found it kind of funny.
- Guest TR (Minnesota)
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 05/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Dear Tim and Marci, Thank you so much for your nice review! It has been such a pleasure working with you on your booking and especially hearing about all your outdoor adventures! Having lived in MN for a brief amount of time I can certainly appreciate what a spell of warmth does for the soul. Please come back again! Kind regards, Amy
My husband and I rented this house with another couple for an extended weekend. We each have 1 year old toddlers. This house was great! It was comfortable, in a great location, had all of the amenities we needed and best of all, was short walking distance to Ruth Hardy Park. We loved that the front yard was enclosed, which allowed the kids to run free and expend their toddler energy. We didn't give them the same free reign in the backyard because of the pool. Another great feature of the house was the back family room. Since it can be closed off, we threw all of their toys in there and turned it into a "playroom." This house is great for people without kids but I wanted to cater this review for families. As you may know, it's often difficult to find appropriate accommodations when traveling with children. This house fulfilled all of our needs and expectations.
- Guest Anne G.
- Date of stay 04/12/13
- Review Submitted 04/20/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Hi Anne, Thank you very much for your positive review. I'm glad you were able to "get away" with the the little ones. I'm happy you found a great use for the sun/bonus/children's playroom. You were a delight to work with and I hope to see you again sometime soon! Kind regards, Amy
A lovely home in a lovely area!!!
A lovely home in a lovely area!!!
My husband and I just returned from our first (and not last) trip to Palm Springs. This home was extremely comfortable and I cannot say enough about the back yard. The pool was wonderful, a shady area for reading or relaxing and a great BBQ. Loved the querkiness of staying in a 1938 home. We loved the Movie Colony area. We walked the neighbourhood in the mornings, picked up city bike loops minutes from the house, hiked in the many trails surrounding Palm Springs, visited the Thursday night markets (twice) and generally just enjoyed the coffee shops and restaurants all within walking distance of old town Palm Springs. Late afternoons were all spent relaxing by the pool. We would absolutely rent this home again and would recommend this home to others. Amy was very responsive and the booking process was fast and simple.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 04/02/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, pet owners, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Dear Dave and Cathy, Thank you very much for your positive review. I can't tell you how meaningful it is to me to have wonderful people like yourselves enjoy my home and all that Palm Springs has to offer. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of the wonderful warm outdoors whether it was while you were hiking, biking or simply relaxing! Do please come again! Amy
Loved our stay here!
Loved our stay here!
My husband and I absolutely loved our stay in this charming bungalow. Cozy, well-stocked, and in an absolutely quiet neighborhood, this house is perfect for a Palm Springs get-away. Our favorite amenity was the backyard which has a charming covered sitting area, and is completely private behind a tall hedge. The pool is lovely, as is the hot tub.
- Guest Luanne F.
- Date of stay 02/17/13
- Review Submitted 03/20/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Owner response: Dear Luanne and Charles, Thank you very much for your nice review. I am very happy that your stay in my home met your expectations. The backyard oasis is truly special and private and I am pleased that you felt that way too. Please come back again! Amy
A Pool to Die For
A Pool to Die For
We loved our stay in this cute bungalow - the pool was fabulous. Very comfortable home - felt like home. We would stay here again.
- Guest M&M (Greenwood Village, CO)
- Date of stay 02/23/13
- Review Submitted 03/01/13
Owner response: Dear Mark and Martha, Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm happy you enjoyed the pool! It's such a peasure to have wonderful guests like you, please come back soon! Amy
Relaxing, private retreat
Relaxing, private retreat
This is a lovely bungalow for a few days of R&R. It's best for a couple, though parents with a young child would also find it amenable. The best features are the pool & in-ground spa, the privacy, the peace and tranquility, and the proximity to the north palm canyon road part of downtown. Access to many of the things you might want to do in Palm Springs is easy. The Movie Colony area has an interesting history and this home, like many in the area, has more of a cottage-y feel than some of the bigger homes built decades later. The inside of the home is comfortable. A couple of other positive points: every place we've ever rented comes with directions and instructions about how to use the equipment. The quality of these instructions really varies - some of been confusing. Amy has very helpfully added photos to her instructions, which may seem like a little thing, but when you are on vacation you don't want anything to go wrong and knowing for sure how to work the equipment eases a person's mind. There's also a fellow nearby who can help out if anything did go wrong. Nothing did in our case, but it was good to know he was there if it did.
- Guest JTTC (Minneapolis)
- Date of stay 02/14/13
- Review Submitted 02/20/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing.
Owner response: Dear John, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your positive review. We love spending time in this wonderful bungalow and the rejuvenation and peaceful feelings that follow; I'm glad you experienced this too! Thank you especially for taking such good care of my home. I'm glad the instructions came in handy. I too am a frequent VRBO renter and know how frustrating poor instructions can be. Please come back soon and stay at my home; Baz is welcome too:), Amy
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- Nearest Airport: Palm Springs International Airport at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 10 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Golf: O'Donnell Golf, Escena Golf, Taquitz Creek Golf at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Blue Coyote Grill, Al Dente, Azul Restaraunts at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I am a single owner and currently reside in the Bay Area. I purchased the home in 2005 to spend weekends and vacations with friends. I've furnished the house filled with creature comforts, comfortable furniture and original art as if I was living there full time. I enjoy coming out to the house as often as I can. I love the proximity of the house to Ruth Hardy Park and the short walk into town to shop or eat at some of my favorite restaurants. I love the outdoors especially hiking and have discovered many trails in and near Palm Springs.
Why the Owner Chose Movie Colony East (formerly Ruth Hardy Park):
I had always visited Palm Springs and decided I wanted to purchase a house to establish a more permanent home base. Palm Springs has so much to offer culturally, from celebrity tours, international movie festivals and the Palm Springs Modernism Week, all on the backdrop of the magical big wide open and peaceful serenity of the desert. There's nothing quite like it!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
It was love at first sight with this 1938 Spanish bungalow. I've updated it through the years but have tried to retain the original period features.This house is so close to everything yet with the benefit of a quiet residential neighborhood. Everyone is so friendly. The privacy of the property both in the front and backyards are very special and the soothing ambiance of the home interior leave me feeling rested and at peace.
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Relax under canopy and cook outside on the Professional Gas grill.
Gated private front yard with bougainvillea and mature landscaping.
Shady private front yard with new landscaping.
Cozy dining nook sits off of both living room and kitchen
Kitchen is fully equipped with dining nook close by
Spacious Master bedroom with plantation shutters and bay windows.
Master bathroom with original period features.
Large laundry room with a view!
Rose Garden, Ruth Hardy Park
Wellman's Divide trail, Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness
Enjoy quiet solitude by the pool in the private backyard
Quiet residential street, great for walks
Enjoy rocking on the private verandah
Relax or watch TV in the spacious living room with original Spanish features
Updated kitchen with original period features.
Kitchen with original 1930s ceramic tile
Guest bedroom with backyard and pool views.
Second bathroom with shower
Ruth Hardy Park, a short stroll away
Free yoga in Ruth Hardy Park on Saturday mornings
North Lykken Trailhead.
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