Mini Estate, the Life of Riley, Former Hollywood Star's Home(42 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)
Once owned by Willliam Bendix, Movie and Television star, best known for his portrayal of Babe Ruth in the Babe Ruth Story and Chester A Riley in the Life of Riley
5 bedroom Mini Estate property (1/4 acre, lush and tropical and more intimate than a hotel. Enjoy total privacy and intimacy)
Old world charm and modern updated living meet at the Palm Springs Life of Riley vacation rental home!
Our California luxury vacation rental, located in the fashionable Ruth Hardy Park area is available for your family. At our home you will find a 5 bedroom private home with pool, spa, and tropical gardens and fruit trees.
Pets deserve to live the Life of Riley, all well behaved humans are welcomed when accompanied by their pets -)
Our home is owner operated so you get the personal service you deserve, allowing you to fully enjoy local Palm Springs events and attractions.
Start Your Perfect Vacation With This Vintage Mini-Estate 1/4 acre Palm Springs Rental Home!
*Ideal for Family Reunions or Corporate Retreats
*Private Quiet Upscale Neighborhood
*Pool, Jacuzzi, Full Kitchen, Oversized Living Room
*Stay in Historic Movie Colony East section of Palm Springs
*Enjoy a private and comfortable alternative to any Hotel
Experience Unique Desert Homestead Life with Your Own Private Oasis
A fifteen minute walk from downtown this Ruth Hardy Park Mini Estate sleeps 8-12. There are two separate wings east and west of the over sized living room - 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on the west and 2 bedrooms 1 bath on the east, a sunroom opening onto the pool with a full size convertible sofa that sleeps two. There is also a roll away bed available upon request.
The lovely master suite and one addtional bedroom both open directly to the pool and spa.
Experience the ambiance of old Palm Springs from the days when Hollywood stars flocked to the village of Palm Springs to build homes for weekend retreats.
The house is situated in the historic Ruth Hardy park section adjacent to Movie Colony area, aptly named for it's famous neighbors; boasting the estates of Hollywood Royalty such as Al Jolson, Desi and Lucy Arnaz, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, and Darryl F. Zanuck (and of course, William Bendix)
This property is graced with mountain views and a lush well-maintained garden will let you forget the world around you.
Although you probably won't want to venture out, this house is only ten blocks away from the SPA casino, a Las Vegas style casino in the heart of Palm Springs, and just a block away from the beautiful Ruth Hardy Park.
The kitchen, living, dining areas (and two bedrooms) open onto the pool & spa area, allowing for gracious indoor-outdoor living - a coveted hallmark of Palm Springs living.
Come experience the unique charm and elegance of this historic newly remodeled vintage mini-estate. Enjoy 2 working fire places, a fully equipped kitchen with granite top counter, gas bbq and ample out door dining and relaxing furniture.
This spacious villa features magnificently landscaped and private grounds, a swimming pool with built in fountain that shoots water across the pool and attached in-ground spa, two fireplaces, and two separate sleeping quarters.
A well-appointed kitchen stocked well enough to prepare just about anything you desire provides an excellent alternative to the world class restaurants located so conveniently nearby. An oversized living room with books leather furniture, a fire place, Flat screen TV with Showtime and On-Demand cable plus DVD point inside the house while the palm trees, front court yard garden, lighted swimming pool and gardens complete with wrought iron patio furniture will keep you busy outside.
The separation of east and west wing offers privacy and can give in laws or teenagers a feeling of independence
1) Master Bedroom: 1 California King, pool view (door to pool area)
2) 2 Twin beds (door to pool area)
3) Queen bed, garden court view
4) Queen bed, garden court view, opens to living room and to kitchen
5) Queen bed, garden court view
This home is owner operated so you get the personal service you deserve.
Keywords: Home, villa, sleep 12, spacious, family reunion, 8 beds, pool, spa, enclosed, pet friendly
Licensed by the Finance, Treasury Room Tax division, Palm Springs license number 48000000-20014534
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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 12
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Gated Garden, chaise lounges, on demand tv, water dispenser
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Monument View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $150 + tax
- Pool heat $39 nt/$195 wk $117
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 11.5%
Damage deposit waived with credit card on file OR a $750 refundable deposit. Inquire for details.
Pool/Spa heat ($39 per nt or $195 per week) Pool 87-91 degrees, spa to 104.
Strict occupancy limit 12 persons
1 small dog okay
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2011
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Great for family reunions, corporate retreats, golf outings, girls weekends, etc. The oversized living room opens to the sunroom each with a working fireplace makes this a nice home for nesting with friends and family.
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Gather and relax in the oversized living room and adjacent sunroom
pool built in fountain
Immaculate grounds surround you in your private courtyard with working fountain
twin bedroom looking in through door to pool area
fifth bedroom faces courtyard
Morning coffee in the shaded courtyard
Natural gas bbq and outdoor dining area
A grand vacation deserves a grand entrance!
Late night snacks are always better in our renovated kitchen
Master Bedroom King Size bed opens to the pool area
Relaxing pool side
twin beds open onto pool area
'whatever' you're on vacation
fountain and garden welcome you to our home
living room and dining area
Lush garden leading to the pool
Sunny Dining Area
Brightly lit guest bedroom looking out onto courtyard and garden
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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