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Architectural Digest Featured Estate offers Movie Nights Under the Desert Stars!

Little Tuscany, Palm Springs, CA, USA
  • Estate8000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Designer Estate Overlooks City, Valley, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 10)

Hamrick House continues to host families, celebrities, well respected political, sports, business and entertainment professionals, and numerous charity events. Models and several corporations such as Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren, Smith Hawken have created many beautiful campaigns on our property.

The home has been published in several design and travel publications.

Architectural Digest has chosen this property as one of California's best designs with its classic style and timeless architecture.

The Mediterranean/Spanish Revival home was designed by John Porter Clark and Albert Frey, local architects of national prominence.

The property has been declared by the City of Palm Springs, permit #4586, a Class I Historic city landmark.

Hamrick House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service and the United States Department of Interior.

The very best of Palm Springs is offered in this home, featuring five spectacular suites with plasma televisions and five private en-suite luxury bathrooms.

Nestled on a hillside with 360 degree views of Palm Springs, the Coachella valley, as well as, unobstructed views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Amenities include complete privacy behind tall hedges and security gates, award winning pool and spa with custom water shelves, an incredible upper sun deck offers a queen size bed overlooking the city, valley and mountains, and features an outdoor television during high season. Pool floats, board games, bikes, custom designed ping pong table, streaming HD televisions throughout, extensive book collection. All televisions are equipped with ROKU streaming sticks for access to NETFLIX and SPECTRUM digital, among other featured entertainment.

Regency-style cabana poolside,secure wireless Internet, state of the art security monitoring, steam shower, outdoor sun beds and showers, Viking cooking appliances, white carrara marble in the kitchen and bathrooms. Interior living space is approximately 3580 square feet in five private suites. Exterior living space is approximately 4,500 square feet, for a combined living space of more than 8000 square feet.

Optional services: Architectural tours, catering, private chef, direct round-trip transfer in luxury SUV with our private driver direct from LAX Airport to property, daily housekeeping, grocery provisioning, yoga, auto detailing, massage therapy are available upon request.

The comprehensive Owner's Guest Guide offers our personal recommendations on restaurants, activities, as well as, property amenities.

Available daily, weekly and monthly year round. 2 Kings, 3 Queens.

Pets are optional. Certain restrictions apply. Noise ordinance compliance required. Occupancy confirmation required.



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About Owner

The owner is a Boston-born architectural designer specializing in the acquisition, restoration, and landmarking of historic properties. He has managed properties and been involved in real estate investing for more than a quarter of a century. He holds a B.A. from Pepperdine University and an M.A. from Emerson College. Hamrick House, is named after the Pacific Northwest family that commissioned architects Albert Frey and John Porter Clark to design one of their first residential commissions. The Palm Springs City Council has designated the property a Class I Historic Landmark. Hamrick House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service and the United States Department of Interior.

Owner purchased this Estate in 2005

Why Owner chose Little Tuscany

“This is such a magnificent and unique historical property,” states the Mark. “Our main goal was to respect and preserve the historical character and integrity while allowing the integration of all the modern conveniences and amenities required for today’s luxury living in the California desert.” continues Mark. 'Our natural landscape, spectacular views and the year-round weather led us to the decision to open our home to others who appreciate this special relaxing lifestyle in the tranquil desert setting.' Former Architectural Digest Editor-In-Chief Paige Rense describes the property as 'remarkable.'

What makes this Estate unique

“We love movies and have several clients that work in entertainment and enjoy spending time relaxing in the desert. So the media was an important part of our design plan. The property has state of the art wireless media and an incredible outdoor movie theater. ” “The outdoor king-sized beds are perfect for sunning or watching movies under the star-studded desert skies with the twinkling view of the city lights.”


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen
      • Filtered drinking water offered throughout the home. Water decanters are located in all five bathrooms. King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3) Each bedroom is private and offers an en suite bathroom, large walk in closets, Smart TV's and other luxury amenities packages which include shampoo, soap, makeup remover pads, mints, moisturizers. Frette Linens.


      • 5 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, jetted tub, Dramatic head on city and mountain views.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, jetted tub, outdoor shower, Carrera marble, steam, desk area, private terrace.
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Carrera marble, mountain views, rain shower, jacuzzi tub
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, tub, shower, Carrera marble, separate tub, mountain views, flat screen TV
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, shower, Carrera marble, rain shower, mountain and city views
      • All five bathrooms are beautifully appointed in Carrera marble. Some amenities in the bathrooms include:, jacuzzi tubs, steam shower, direct access to pool terrace, private sunning areas. All bathrooms offer dramatic head on city, valley, and mountain views.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs Architecture Museum, Annenberg Estate--www.sunnylands.org, Morten's Botanical Gardens, Design District Shopping less than 5 minutes.
        • Monument View
        • Mountain View
        • Resort
          Riviera Resort less than 5 minutes as well as several Colony Palm Resort among others.
        • Village
          Thursday nights downtown village open street fair . Guest Guide offers more detail.


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


                • Catering available


                    • Internet
                      Secure wireless network. Passcode offered at check in by property manager.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central HVAC with individual thermastat controls in each bedroom as well as air purification system.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Commercial size Whirlpool Duet dryer. Detergent, softener, dryer sheets provided.
                    • Fireplace
                      Decorative only and non-operational.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Upper sun deck has weight bench and yoga mats are provided along with instruction upon request.
                    • Free Long Distance
                    • Garage
                      Not available for parking. Auto detailing available upon request. Inquire about details at time of booking.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central HVAC with individual thermastat controls in each bedroom as well as air purification system.
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      High thread count sheets are freshly pressed in each of the five bedroom suites. Frette large bath towels and washclothes are offered in each of the private ensuite bathrooms.
                    • Living Room
                      Published in Architectural Digest for its classic style and timeless design. Four leather wingback chairs highlight this space, carrera marble fireplace, built in bookshelves, dramatic city views.
                    • Parking
                      Ample parking within property gates. No street parking is permitted at any time, per city regulations. Car detailing available upon request.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      No street parking is permitted at any time.
                    • Telephone
                      Available for local calls and to access the gates.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Frette bath towels. Pool and bath towels provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Commercial size HE Whirlpool Duet washer. Detergent, softener, dryer sheets provided. Only HE Detergent may be used.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Secure high speed Internet with Commercial Router to stream multitude of devices.


                        • Kitchen
                          Published in Architectural Digest, our classicly designed kitchen seats 10, feature Viking appliances, Carrera marble, dramatic city, valley, and mountains views, flat screen tv, apx 4' x 8' island.
                        • Catering Available
                          Private chef or caterer available upon request. Specific menus by our chef include low calorie, vegan, and 5 star gourmet meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, please inquire.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Blender, Viking toaster, extensive professional collection of cooking utensils for the most professional gourmet chef. The kitchen is a chef's delight.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Property is well stocked with White Coupe Service for 12 and utensils for the gourmet chef in your party.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Professional dishwasher offers quick smart cycle and is the quietest dishwasher available on the market today.
                        • Freezer
                          Professional offers bottom freezer with built in automatic ice maker.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Filterless coffeemaker and french press.
                        • Microwave
                          Viking convection microwave/stove.
                        • Oven
                          Viking convection oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Fully stocked.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Professional refrigerator offers filter water dispenser. Viking beverage and wine cooler located inside kitchen island. Viking outdoor refrigerator located on upper sun deck.
                        • Stove
                          Viking 6 burner Professional stove. Outdoor BBQ by Viking for the very best in cooking and grilling. Private chef on staff available to cater all meals.
                        • Toaster
                          Viking professional.


                            • Dining
                              Seats 10 comfortably in Philippe Starck lucite ghost chairs. The dining room offers head on city, valley and mountains views.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Books
                                  Extensive library more than 500 books on architecture, design, biographies, travel.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Extensive collection of movie titles.
                                • Game Room
                                  Media room of the living room offers collection of board, card games, library, as well as many dvd movies.
                                • Games
                                  Board games, card games inside left built in of media room.
                                • Music Library
                                • CD Player
                                • Pool Table
                                  Outdoor custom ping ping table.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  High-definition cable television including CNN, Bravo, HGTV, ESPN 2, among many other networks is available in all five suites, some bathrooms, kitchen, media room, as well as upper sun deck.
                                • Stereo
                                  Extensive media, surround sound iPod and bluetooth offered.
                                • Television
                                  (7) Flat screens along with HD Movie Projector which connects directly to Guests laptop for Streaming Movies.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Extensive collection more than 300 movie titles. Guest laptop may be connected directly to our movie projector.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Upper sun deck area offers dramatic head on city, valley and mountain views. Queen sun bed, and two chaise lounges as well as outdoor television during high season.
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Nice mountain bikes and a tandem Cannondale. Guest may need to inflate tires. Pump provided.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Approximately 4000 foot rear stone terrace with multiple sitting areas, dramatic city, valley and mountain views. Upper sun deck offers retractable roof, draperies, sun bed and spectacular views.
                                    • Gazebo
                                      Custom designed regency style cabana sits at the end of the rear stone terrace on the homes' promontory overlooking the city, valley, and San Jacinto mountains.
                                    • Golf
                                      Nearby multiple locations
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Regency style cabana overlooks city, valley and mountains.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Property sits on almost an acre with mutliple sitting areas.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Viking gas grill off kitchen and at rear terrace.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Nearby multiple locations.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Two pool floats provided. Stored in garage.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Senior Adults Only Community
                                          Palm Springs is now a resort of all ages and diversity is celebrated.
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Property is on one level, please inquire if special requirements are required to see if feasible.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Custom spa offers booster jets along with dramatic city, unobstructed mountains and down valley views. Spa heats almost immediately with new commercial grade heater at the touch of one button.
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Pool service is twice weekly. Higher temperature requests available prior to arrival, please inquire. Award winning pool and spa offers soaking water shelves and six dramatic deck jets.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Chauffeur
                                                • Concierge
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff


                                                    • museums
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • shuffleboard
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis


                                                                    • Palm Springs finest view home is available with a minimum two night stay. Set on almost an acre in exclusive Little Tuscany Estates, the Bel-Air of Palm Springs, and built for motion picture magnate John Hamrick, the home was designed by noted architects John Porter Clark and Albert Frey. This architectural masterpiece offers spectacular head on city, valley, and unobstructed San Jacinto mountain views. Interior of home is approximately 3580 feet, on one level, with a rear stone terrace of approximately 4500 feet, which abuts natural desert landscape. Some amenities include: Outdoor movie theater with surround sound, high thread count linens, Viking kitchen, white carrera marble in bathrooms and kitchen, heated salt-water pool with deck jets and spa, secure wireless Internet, retractable roof, regency style cabana. Massage, yoga, private chef, daily maid, grocery provisions, architectural tours and auto detailing available upon request.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      7 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      The Perfect Palm Springs Getaway Home

                                                                      Sherrod L.Los Angeles, CA

                                                                      The Hamrick House is absolutely georgeous! From the moment we pulled into the private gates of the estate, we were astounded by the open air and scenic views from this home. Every bedroom was well accommodated with all of the luxuries of a five star hotel. Palm Springs and cocktails go hand in hand and the open bar seating off the kitchen overlooking the pool was the perfect place to pass drinks to my guests. Every detail of this house has was fully thought out and truly makes your vacation less stressful and more relaxing. The Hamrick House is located in a quiet neighborhood that enables you to just take in the beauty of Palm Springs and its mountain backdrop. If you are considering traveling to Palm Springs, you must contact Mark at the Hamrick House. He will go out of his way to make sure your vacation needs are met. One truly memorable experience.

                                                                      Heaven on earth! Palm Springs Best Luxury Rental Home~!

                                                                      R. HuttonMinneapolis, Minnesota

                                                                      Truly a special retreat. The city and mountain views are incredible. The entire property is even more beautiful in person. We are avid golfers, but spent most of our time relaxing and enjoying the house. The owner's attention to detail is remarkable. The guest guide was informative and helpful providing information on the home's history, local dining, and activities. We hope to return again next year. Thank you again Mark!

                                                                      Palm Springs Perfection

                                                                      Pat/Jayne S.

                                                                      The views were amazing, the beds super comfortable, loved the sheets and Frette towels. Our first visit during Modernism. We absolutely fell in love with this very special home. It is immaculately kept. Very close to beautiful hiking trails, great restaurants, and downtown. We biked, played ping pong, enjoyed reading (huge collection of books). Great Viking BBQ and super easy bluetooth wifi surround sound system. The outdoor movie experience was the best part! The house guide is through, informative, and useful. LOVED this home. Thank you again Mark! We will be back.

                                                                      The house was beyond our expectations!!

                                                                      Christine C.Where do you live?

                                                                      Everything was great. The house is fully stocked and amazing. The correspondence thru everything was clear and easy. Memorable weekend! We are already planning when we can come next:)

                                                                      Breathtaking views and movies under the stars.. .we will return!

                                                                      Micah L.

                                                                      My family and I spent this past Thanksgiving at Hamrick House and had a wonderful experience. It was everything we hoped for and more.

                                                                      The location is awesome, right next to Downtown Palm Springs, in a beautiful neighborhood. The area is quiet and peaceful and the view from the home is fantastic. We saw some incredible sunsets and one morning even got up early enough to watch the sunrise which was breathtaking.

                                                                      The home is very well laid out as it is one level with two family rooms, plenty of bedrooms each with an en suite bath, a nice dining room that seats 10 people, and a fully stocked kitchen with a large island that is great for cooking (we were able to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal with everything on hand). The house has a seamless indoor/outdoor feel with huge windows overlooking the view and the rear terrace. We enjoyed spending lots of time lounging by the salt water pool and soaking in the spa. One of our favorite experiences was watching a movie outside. The weather was perfect, we even saw a shooting star while we were watching the movie...sounds cheesy but it’s true!

                                                                      The décor was stylish and tasteful. I loved that we were in a house that was a true Palm Springs gem. Mark, the owner, was also very professional and accommodating. He recommended many great restaurants which were all incredible. We didn’t take him up on this, but he offered to arrange a private yoga instructor to come to the house, schedule massage therapists and also his private chef.

                                                                      We loved our time at Hamrick House and can’t wait to come back again very soon.


                                                                      Jessica k.

                                                                      Had a wonderful weekend last year and have been meaning to thank the owner for a fantastic property! Pristinely kept and very impressive. So fantastically equipped and we loved everything.



                                                                      Little Tuscany, Palm Springs, CA, USA

                                                                      Our property guest guide is up to date and offers valuable information as well as personal owner recommendations on activities, restaurants and amenities that are offered at our home. Celebrity home tours, Native Indian Desert tour, Aerial Tramway, Architectural tours with Palm Springs historian Robert Ember. Private massage, chef, yoga, daily maid service available, please inquire.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      Pool and spa heating between October 1st-April 15th is $100.00 per day. Utility fee between April 1st-October 1st is $100.00 per day. Concierge assistance is included with all reservations. Optional early check in and late check out times available, inquire. Noise ordinance, non-disclosure, explicit occupancy must be agreed to with owner before reservation may be accepted. Day guests are optional for an additional fee. Overnight occupancy limit is 10 including children and names and ages required before acceptance of a reservation. Guests agree to complete check out procedures to mitigate any additional cleaning fees. Rates and availability are subject to change. Special rate is based on occupancy of up to eight (8) adults. Optional services range from private chef, yoga, massage, daily maid, grocery provisions, ground transport in luxury SUV from LAX or Tesla Loop to nearby property from LAX or surrounding areas. Permit #4586

                                                                      7 Reviews
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