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Grand Old Dame! Mid-Century Movie Colony Classic! Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!

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Last updated: 07/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Private Homes, Movie Colony house description

“Grand Old Dame” (3,100 sq ft)- Step into a splendid place and time to experience the celebrated Palm Springs of yesteryear. Built in 1961, this vintage mid-century modern home in her original condition will transport you to the glamorous Golden Days of Hollywood. This magnificent gem is nestled in the heart of the Historic Palm Springs Movie Colony, which was the original playground in the desert for some of Hollywood’s most famed stars, actors, writers and directors. Adjacent to the Tony Curtis house, across the street from the original Dinah Shore house and two blocks from the original Frank Sinatra house, it’s not too difficult to imagine yourself lounging poolside sipping martinis with stars and starlets of a bygone stage and screen era.

A must stay for the Mid-Century purist. The circular driveway and wraparound circular stone wall lures you into this unique desert hideaway where inspiring visual delights of mid-century modern appeal are everywhere you look. The grand entrance with open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass invites the outdoors in – a quintessential Palm Springs element for entertainment and enjoyment.

The crown jewel of the “Grand Old Dame” is the unique rotunda in the main living area. A circular sofa with seating for 18 people and a circular fire pit on raised terrazzo tile with circular ceiling flue overlooks the original kidney-shaped swimming pool and outdoor patio.

The classic mid-century architecture and design of this home mixes seamlessly with the modern luxuries required of today’s discerning guests. The chef’s kitchen with gas Viking stove, stainless appliances, granite counters, seated bar and expandable dining table provides a wonderful gathering and entertaining space. All the bedrooms and bathrooms contain luxurious brand NEW Hotel Collection designer comforters, sheets, towels and pillows. The home also provides elegant travertine floors in the main living areas, flat screen TVs in every bedroom and the den, wireless Internet throughout the property and a built-in stereo system for indoors and outdoors with IPOD capability.

Master Retreat: The large master bedroom is an intimate retreat with an en suite bathroom showcasing a walk-in shower, sunken tub, large master wardrobe, double sinks, travertine throughout and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass with spectacular views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the swimming pool. It also features a CA King bed, flat screen TV with DVD player, a comfortable lounging area and access to the outdoor patio.

Spa Bedroom: This guest bedroom is uniquely tropical with its custom zebrawood furniture and special access to a private patio with an in ground, outdoor spa in its own cabana room. Enormous Bird of Paradise and Bamboo plants enhance the privacy of this space and provide a tranquil setting for meditating, relaxing or even a massage. You won’t ever want to leave. The room also provides a Queen size mattress, luxurious linens, large closet, flat screen TV with DVD player and large guest bath just across the hall.

West Wing: While attached to the main house, this bedroom can act as a standalone suite containing its own bathroom, sitting area and private patio with access to the pool. Furnished with authentic mid-century modern teak furnishings, a tufted white sofa, Queen size bed and luxurious linens, this space provides a respite from all the daily activities in the house. Original LIFE magazines from the 60s and romance magazines considered scandalous in the 50s are there for your perusal. The period bath and fixtures complete this suite’s vintage design.

The den provides additional sleeping with a Queen size sleep sofa. It’s also a comfortable room for family entertainment with a large flat screen plasma HDTV, desk area and a collection of magazines, board games and numerous books on Palm Springs architecture.

The lushly landscaped grounds are very private, surrounded by expansive green lawn, soaring palm trees, olive trees and fruit trees. Ficus hedges and architectural block walls allow for the utmost seclusion. The outdoor areas of this property are spectacular day and night. At dusk, landscape lighting spotlights the tropical-like qualities of this outdoor oasis. During daylight hours, the sunshine reflecting from the sparking pool and soaring mountain views provide a vacation sensation. There are plenty of lounge chairs, umbrellas, pool toys and floats to enjoy the outdoor activities. Plus a gas grill that’s ready for your vacation cookout.

This home is a perfect retreat for travelers looking for a private, relaxing, warm getaway. It is also ideal for family gatherings, groups of friends and holiday celebrations and vacations. We strive to provide you all the comforts of home without the work. That is why we offer all our guests access to a local Property Manager on call to attend to your needs. Pool and gardening services are also provided. Just relax and enjoy your stay.


Keywords: House, Mid Century, Modern, Luxury, Glamourous, Architectural Gem, Pool, Spa, Private, Mountain View, Home, Palm Springs vacation rental, 4 bedrooms

Property Type

  • House
  • 3100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Small dogs that do not shed with additional pet fee...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be over 25 years old...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Viking stove, stainless appliances, granite counters, seated breakfast bar, expandable dining table...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            with automatic ice maker...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            BRAND NEW luxurious Hotel Collection & Calvin Klein linens, towels, comforters, duvet covers and pillows in high thread counts....moreless

          • Garage:

            2-car garage, Circular driveaway provides abundant parking for guests...moreless

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

          Other Amenities

              • Flat screen TVs, DVD players, Built-in stereo system for indoors and outdoors with IPOD capability, Fully equipped kitchen, Viking stove, Granite countertops, Raised terrazzo tile firepit in living room, travertine tile floors, Outdoor private Spa Room with hot tub, Brand New luxury Hotel Collection linens and towels, Vintage Mid Century furnishings and fixtures...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (4) Flatscreen TVs in 3 bedrooms and den...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable HDTV...moreless

              • Music Library
              • Books
              • Games
              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Video Library

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Throughout entire property...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                US and Canada...moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Private covered cabana with in ground spa...moreless

              • Private Pool:

                Origanal 1960s kidney-shaped pool...moreless

              • Jacuzzi
              • Heated Pool
              • Spa Whirlpool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Large main patio with plenty of room for lounging and dining. Two additional patios off guest bedrooms....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                With private in ground spa...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Direct views of San Jacinto Mountains...moreless

                  • Resort
                  • Village

                  Activities

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Racquetball
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Hiking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Zoo
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Photography
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Tennis
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off Season
                  Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $425
                  $2,200 $5,800
                  Prime Season
                  Nov 1 - May 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $495
                  $2,800 $7,600
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $150
                  • Cleaning $275
                  • Tax Rate 11.5%

                  Notes:

                  3-night minimum stay requirement, 7-night minimum for holidays

                  $60/day or $350/week optional pool heat fee for stays under 28 days

                  actual gas and electric charges for stays of 28 days or more with $250 owner credit

                  stays less than 28 consecutive days require an 11.5% PS room tax (permit #3105)

                  separate security deposit and pet fee required

                  non refundable cleaning fee required...starts at $275

                  A 50% deposit is required to reserve the dates. The full balance is due 30 days prior to the arrival date. We accept personal or bank checks in US Dollars but no credit cards.


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                  Last updated: 07/10/2014
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                  Location

                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Palm Springs International Airport
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Interstate 10
                  100 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Laguna Beach
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Escena Golf Course
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Tropicale

                  Car: Recommended

                  One block from public park with tennis courts, basketball courts, grass volleyball area, picnic tables & grills, walking paths, children's playground with sand box and a fitness course. Walking Distance to Downtown Shopping, Dining, Casino, Convention Center and Desert Regional Hospital.

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: We fell in love with Palm Springs after visiting several times on vacation and decided to purchase our own little piece of Desert paradise. Our primary residence is in Toronto, Canada and one day we plan to spend a lot more time in our Palm Springs home. Until then, we hope guests will find the warmth, solace and comfort that we appreciate when we visit this relaxing vacation getaway. Enjoy your stay!

                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Movie Colony:
                  We chose our house in the Movie Colony of Palm Springs for its private & quiet neighborhood, lush landscaping, mountain views and proximity to all the major attractions. Within just a short walking distance, you'll find the Spa Resort & Casino, Convention Center, movie theatre, live theatre, boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops and world class dining. Within just a short drive, you have access to dozens of golf courses, hiking and biking trails, Palm Springs Tram, movie star home tours and minutes from Palm Springs International Airport. Another great feature this property location has to offer is its proximity to Ruth Hardy Park. A beautiful park just one block from the house with tennis courts, grass vollyball, basketball courts, picnic tables & grills, children's playground, rose gardens and walking trails.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The qualities of this unique home that make it so special are the mid-century retro design and cool Old Hollywood vibe. It's a 1961 classic in original condition with vintage furnishings that allows you to be transported to a bygone era of a glamourous and elegant lifestyle. Truly one of a kind! Whether you're drinking coffee by the pool in the morning, or sipping cocktails under the canapy of stars and breathtaking mountain view at night, you will find this 'Grand Old Dame' full of enchantment.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Poolside view of San Jacinto Mountains

                    Poolside view of San Jacinto Mountains

                  • Welcome to Palm Springs!

                    Welcome to Palm Springs!

                  • Living room with raised terrazzo fire pit and circular sofa

                    Living room with raised terrazzo fire pit and circular sofa

                  • Gossip cove

                    Gossip cove

                  • Modern kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar

                    Modern kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar

                  • Cooks kitchen with Viking stove and stainless appliances

                    Cooks kitchen with Viking stove and stainless appliances

                  • Soak up the PS sunshine

                    Soak up the PS sunshine

                  • Master retreat fit for a King with plenty of storage, sitting area and HDTV/DVD

                    Master retreat fit for a King with plenty of storage, sitting area and HDTV/DVD

                  • Large travertine sunken master shower with walls of glass

                    Large travertine sunken master shower with walls of glass

                  • Private spa in lush outdoor cabana

                    Private spa in lush outdoor cabana

                  • West wing bedroom suite with Queen bed, teak furniture, sitting area & TV

                    West wing bedroom suite with Queen bed, teak furniture, sitting area & TV

                  • Den (or 4th bedroom) with Queen sleep sofa, desk and large screen TV/DVD

                    Den (or 4th bedroom) with Queen sleep sofa, desk and large screen TV/DVD

                  • Mid-Century architectural gem

                    Mid-Century architectural gem

                  • Grand Old Dame entryway

                    Grand Old Dame entryway

                  • Grand living space with glass walls open to pool area

                    Grand living space with glass walls open to pool area

                  • Dining table seats 8-10 guests

                    Dining table seats 8-10 guests

                  • Spacious kitchen open to the dining area and view of pool

                    Spacious kitchen open to the dining area and view of pool

                  • Original kidney shaped pool updated with new tile and quartz finish

                    Original kidney shaped pool updated with new tile and quartz finish

                  • Enjoy a cool drink beneath the shade of an umbrella or patio covering

                    Enjoy a cool drink beneath the shade of an umbrella or patio covering

                  • Luxurious master bath with double sinks, travertine tile, sunken shower & views

                    Luxurious master bath with double sinks, travertine tile, sunken shower & views

                  • Spa guest bedroom with zebrawood furniture and adjoining hot tub

                    Spa guest bedroom with zebrawood furniture and adjoining hot tub

                  • Glamorous spa bathroom with oversized tub and shower

                    Glamorous spa bathroom with oversized tub and shower

                  • West wing private bath

                    West wing private bath

                  • East side yard and patio with orange and banana trees

                    East side yard and patio with orange and banana trees

                  VRBO #97094

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                  Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

                  $425 - $495 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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