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Romantic, Old Las Palmas Estate with saltwater pool, high walls for privacy

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate


About the property

Walled & gated tranquil estate. Next to mountains, near downtown, saltwater pool

The City of Palm Springs ID #1623. TOT-4796. PropMgtEvent Lic #6444

Spanish style estate with separate casitas or home can be rented for vacation and special events including corporate events, filming and weddings.

The main kitchen is equipped with dishes, tableware, coffee pot, microwave and refrigerator. Individual casitas/apartments have either a full kitchen or kitchenette. There is also an outdoor "caterer ready" kitchen with 40' long bar with sink, gas stove, etc. Outdoor dining area is covered. Palatial grounds allowing for a progressive event; lush landscapes and spectacular mountain views.

Queen and king size beds with European comforter and linens available throughout the estate.

Bathrooms are all remodeled with new tile. All floors are tiled. Most have a large walk-in tile shower. All rooms include white cotton robes, AC and Apple TV. This walled and gated beautiful property has several covered patios surrounded by lush gardens, tall palms, saltwater pool, vegetable and herb garden and secret rose garden. This property evokes the essence of old Hollywood and class.

Located in historic Old Las Palmas Neighborhood of Palm Springs. Casa de Monte Vista is 6 blocks from downtown Palm Springs. We have bicycles on the property available for leisurely rides around the neighborhood or to downtown Palm Springs, CA.

Yoga class, city tours and massages are add-on options. Just ask!

The Property is available for fundraisers, weddings, corporate, special events, birthdays, anniversaries board meetings, filming and photoshoots.

Nestled in the historic Old Las Palmas area of Palm Springs, our Antigua Casita is part of Casa de Monte Vista --one of the original properties built in Palm Springs in the late 1920s. Frequented by some of the most legendary luminaries from Hollywood, this Old Spanish Estate evokes the secluded and nostalgic atmosphere that Palm Springs is known for. Once owned by Robert Stack in the 1950-60s, the Property was a common gathering place for the Rat Pack during the 60's.

More Details

Joe Luisi
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Joe Luisi

Retired meteorologist for Delta Airlines. Living in beautiful Palm Springs for the past 25 years near family. Enjoy world wide travel, great restaurants and cultural events.

Why Joe Luisi chose Palm Springs, Central

We remodeled this private estate to include 4 casitas for vacation rentals. Designed for the travelers who want to privately enjoy luxury amenities behind the tall walls surrounding the property. We have frequent visitors from the Hollywood elite who want to enjoy their privacy next to the salt water pool surrounded by tall swaying palm trees and our lush gardening landscape. Perfect location for wedding nights, honeymoons, anniversaries, small group parties, private corporate events and retreats. You will be catered to by the owner and small staff who respect your privacy.

What makes this estate unique

This Spanish style estate is a great destination in the heart of Palm Springs. Great for events, weddings, corporate get togethers and overnight stays. Our property has been used for filming movies and big name product and fashion photography.


Old Las Palmas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Antigua Bath - toilet , shower
    Vista Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Verde Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Garden Room - toilet , shower
    Garden/Pool bathroom - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are beautifully renovated to evoke the essence of old Spanish beauty. Most have large walk-in tiled showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Vista (2 adjoining bedrooms) Sleeps 4 - 2 queen , Sleeps 4
    Antigua Room sleeps 2 - with full kitchen - 1 king , Sleeps 2
    Verde Room - sleeps 2 - with kitchenette - 1 queen
    Garden Room sleeps 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
  • This large Spanish style estate sleeps 2-10. Rent individual casitas or entire estate. The kitchens are equipped with dishes, tableware, coffee pot, microwave and refrigerator. All beds have expensive mattresses with European comforters and linens making for comfortable overnight stays. The bathrooms are remodeled and most include a walk-in tile shower. All rooms include white cotton robes and Apple TV. All suites have covered patios of different sizes surrounded by lush gardens, mountain views, saltwater pool and rose garden.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Romantic, Old Las Palmas Estate with saltwater pool, high walls for privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Santa Monica, CA

Private and Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I rented out the entire property with a few friends and had the best time. We went for New Years eve and unfortunately there was a freeze over/rain that week so we couldn't enjoy the pool and jacuzzi as much as we'd like, but it was still an amazing experience. The owner was very helpful and responsive. The house was fully equipped with outdoor heaters so that we could still enjoy the outside areas. This place is absolutely stunning with great outdoor dining areas. Definitely recommend for a group of couples or friends as each bedroom is separate from the main house. Beautiful piece of property.

Great place, would definitely book again for the right occasion!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

A great, private getaway

  • 5 of 5

First, I'd give an extra half star if I could. This a great bit of property just off of Palm Canyon Drive in a beautiful neighborhood. the grounds are spacious and well maintained. In particular the pool and Jacuzzi are clean and warm (80 degree pool!). Our hosts, Joe and Diane, were readily available and accommodating while being very hands off and unintrusive. You may not get the bells and whistles of a hotel stay, but you do get an abundance of charm

and a sense of privacy missing at any of the larger nearby resorts.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing place to stay for the 5 days we were in Palm Springs. The owner and staff are fantastic, very helpful and friendly. The Estate was such a wonderful change from staying in a hotel. We stayed in Casa Antigua and had our own kitchen, sitting area, patio and could walk out our door into the pool. Everything was immaculate, inside and out. It was like an oasis from the city but very close to Palm Canyon Drive where there are wonderful restaurants, stores, galleries and even some live entertainment. After staying here I don't want to stay in a hotel again! The decor and grounds are a feast for the senses and the staff and owner are interesting and entertaining hosts who make you feel welcome within minutes. I would highly recommend this place and am looking forward to going back myself. It was a home away from home, except better!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. The pictures don't do it justice! It is close enough to walk downtown, but far enough away that it's quiet and peaceful. Great views of the mountains from the pool. I spent a lot of time sitting poolside and was usually the only person there. The pool is small, but well maintained. The jacuzzi is attached to the pool. The grounds are gorgeous. The owners were extremely nice. Overall, the place has great character, definitely a special place. I would say that this place is perfect if you are looking for a quiet place to get away and relax. I spent a couple days here and felt completely rejuvenated after the trip. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM

Private & tranquil oasis - yet within walking distance to downtown

  • 5 of 5

This property is a hidden treasure tucked behind walls in the beautiful Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. The architecture of the buildings is charming and the manicured grounds are lovely. The casita we stayed in was tastefully appointed with every amenity and french doors opened onto a small private patio with views of the lush landscaped pool area. The owners, Lisa & Joe were pleasant and we enjoyed some interesting conversations with Joe. The caretaker, Johann, was informative and helpful with our stay and offered some ideas on local attractions. What a great getaway - we plan to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oceanside, CA


  • 5 of 5

This is one of Palm Springs best kept secrets! Such a gorgeous property! So much nicer than a "hotel" atmosphere. The grounds are AMAZING and the decor is just beautiful. Peaceful, immaculate and very comfortable, we were welcomed and both Joe and Lisa went out of their way to make our stay nice. We loved the location and being able to walk to our favorite restaraunts downtown. We will definitely stay here again and look forward to it!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.1 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Downtown area has many bars
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
O'Donnell Golf Clu
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Amtrak (Palm Springs Train Station)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
CA 10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Palm Springs has many restaurants
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Bear, CA
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Huntington Beach
Car: not necessary

Palm Springs is full of activities from bars, pubs, restaurants, theaters, community events, art walks, Hollywood Star's home tours and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.5%

This Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival 2017 package includes a home-cooked complete breakfast each morning.
Rates: If you do not wish to rent the entire estate, Individual casitas are available. Please call owner or email for package rates.

TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) Permit Number 14488
Security Deposit and Cleaning Fees vary by length of stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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