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Home of celebrity Bob Hope - Staff Quarters

Bedrooms 1
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The City of Palm Springs ID# 3796.

Come stay in the former staff quarters on the property once owned by legendary entertainer Bob Hope in the famed Movie Colony section of Palm Springs!

Your pool-view room is separate from the main house and has a private entrance.

Enjoy a spa in the backyard and pool in the front! After parking on the street, you enter through a separate service gate and paved path to your room.


This bright, pool- view room had a generous sitting area. There is ample closet space, luggage racks and a dresser. The suite uses a portable heating and air conditioning system.

The en suite bath is light and bright with travertine flooring, a large vanity with storage and shower. Big, body-sized towels are provided.

Guest access

As would be expected in a former star home, the staff quarters is separate from the main house on the former Bob Hope estate and is situated to the front of the property off the hotel-size pool.

You have access to the large luxurious spa in the backyard as well as the pool in the front of the main house.

You also have access to the large rear patio of the main house with an additional seating area and dining table with umbrella. The large rear lawn can be used for lounging or croquet!

Guest interaction

We live and work at the property full time and are happy to answer any questions or address any needs.

Neighborhood overview

We live in the fabled old Hollywood Movie Colony East neighborhood, close to the airport and within walking distance to downtown Palm Springs.

We are also a short walk from the Uptown Design District with its beautiful shops, galleries and gourmet restaurants.

It is quiet, serene and beautiful here with inspiring views of the San Jacinto mountains and abundant palm trees all around the property.

There is always plenty of on-street parking in front of our home.

Getting around

This home is approximately 2 miles from the Palm Springs International Airport, 1 mile from downtown Palm Springs, a 15-20 minute drive to Palm Desert and a 30 minute drive to Indio. There is taxi, Uber and Lyft service in Palm Springs.

Other Things to Note

Holiday Weekends: 3 night minimum.

Festival Weekends: 3 night minimum.

Holiday and event days will incur an additional nightly charge.

TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) charged by the City of Palm Springs of 11.5% must be collected at the time of arrival. Palm Springs TOT Permit number 8316.

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018


Ruth Hardy Park Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Pool-view former staff suite on the Bob Hope Estate in the Movie Colony. This room has private entrances with easy accress to the hotel-size pool and other amenities on the property.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Home of celebrity Bob Hope - Staff Quarters
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Unique and cozy hideaway with a cool history and easy access to the old town center of PS!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! Great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Palm Springs, beautiful room, great pool area. Close to convention center and downtown. Would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxing stay in palm springs

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great 2 nights in Palm Springs. Jim and Brian are gracious hosts to their beautiful home. They have clearly worked hard to create a warm and welcoming environment that this property deserves. It is close enough for easy access to shops and restaurants, but also nicely positioned in a residential area to make it feel more like a home.

We definitely would recommend it to friends looking for a relaxing place to stay in PS.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach, CA U.S.A

Great room and setup with fantastic Hosts. Ideal for a quick weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described and we were quite happy with the layout, privacy, and available amenities on the property. Unfortunately it was not pool weather but the chaise lounges are very nice and we were way too short on time to enjoy the hot tub. The landscaping is great (wonderful fruit trees) and the neighborhood is very nice, safe, and quiet. We had a great overview and History of the house from Jim and Brian and enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful in every way...

  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed the 2 night stay here. Brian and Jim are terrific hosts - and their home reflects a warmth and hospitality. Close to the main events in downtown Palm Springs - easily walked - yet far enough away to maintain a peace and tranquility. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful oasis!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home and hosts!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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