About the property
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Location: Palm Springs, Movie Colony East-Ruth Hardy Park
Relaxation begins the moment you step into this bright, sun-filled, home with soaring palm trees. The home is privately walled and gated for a truly indoor/outdoor Palm Springs vacation experience. Tastefully decorated, the open floor plan of the living and dining room invites the splendor of the San Jacinto mountains, a glass fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pool. The immaculate kitchen is fully equipped for all of your dining needs.
The master bedroom features a private bath, generous closet space, and private entrance to the pool area. The other bedrooms are each unique in what they have to offer; sliding glass door entrance to an intimate garden courtyard and spa, gorgeous mountain views, and poolside entrances. The one King bed and three Queen beds easily accommodates up to 8 guests.
Bose speaker system, 5 HDMI Flatscreen TV's, high speed internet with Wi-Fi and FREE long distance and international (42 countries) telephone service. There is an attached 2-car garage and laundry area with washer/dryer.
Among the home's many outstanding outdoor features are expansive, green luxurious synthetic lawns, walled and gated grounds for privacy, heated saline pool and spa with several outdoor lounging and seating areas, gas grill and an outside fire pit for your comfort.
This home provides the perfect retreat as your own private resort Villa to accommodate small groups, families, groups of friends, or romantic vacations for visitors seeking the warmth and sunshine of Palm Springs.
Please note, must be 25 years of age or older to rent Villa Del Sol.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
I have always wanted a vacation home in the Palm Springs area for my family where we can simply relax. We currently live in Santa Barbara and often visit Villa Del Sol to ensure that the property is being maintained in excellent condition for all clients.
Grant purchased this House in 2004
Why Grant chose Ruth Hardy Park
Ruth Hardy Park which is next to the Movie Colony is very centrally located and minutes to downtown Palm Springs. In addition, there is easy access to wonderful resturants, golf courses, tennis courts, Tram, Palm Springs Air Museum, and more than I can list.
What makes this House unique
Our property has complete privacy and is gated as well. Further, we are in a quite neighborhood for your rest and relaxation.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great photos, not so great once you’re in person.
My friends and I stayed for 5 days. We didn’t have hot water or WiFi during our stay. We called maintenance about the issues and they responded immediately but the fixes were temporary. Like, very temporary. When we arrived, we had to wash the bedding in the master bedroom. The sheets were dirty and had white stains on the brown comforter. You can tell that whoever “housekeeping” is does the very bare minimum to make it presentable. Definitely doesn’t get a deep cleaning between guests, if ever. The bed skirt on the third bedroom has mold and water stains on it. The drawers had dead bugs in them in the kitchen. There’s also cat hair everywhere. We moved the couch to get something that rolled underneath and found the previous guests’s hair rollers, chips and other miscellaneous items. When we arrived there were still dirty, used champagne glasses by the hot tub. We basically had to do some cleaning to make it better. Definitely would not stay again. They get two stars only because they respond quickly to issues and the front desk person was nice.
Well I am not surprised to have received a poor review from this guest as I was notified that they received a Noise Citation from the City of Palm Springs which is about $500. This is a huge issue because if an Owner receives three of these in any year, their Rental Permit is Terminated for 2 years. I actually came down to Inspect the property after this client left as I was concerned about this booking and the previous booking which was for Coachella Music Festival and potential damage or loss to the home. In any event here is my respective feedback:
1) Hot Water not working: This is a big deal to me as it is a Health and Safety issue. The fact is the technician was there in less than 45 minutes to get the hot water working. The water unit is less than 1 year old and the part to repair was on warranty and is resolved. The claim they had no hot water during their stay is false.
2) No Wifi during stay: Well the call came in on 04/21 and Spectrum was there to replace the modem 04/22. I called Spectrum after this because the unit was just put in last year and was their fasted speed available. This was unfortunate.
3) House was dirty: This is a Huge Issue for me and Thank You for advising me of this. This is not acceptable and a Non Negotiable. I believe that is was not up to par as I arrived after their departure and with out being aware of this review, also brought this item to their attention. I will not allow our home to be dirty for any client. I will say that they did not request for House Cleaning to come out and clean and not sure why as I would have.
4) We have never allowed a Cat to stay nor does the Management Company. In fact as of 05/01/18 we no longer allow any dogs either because of the new grass installed.
5) Our home is sprayed every month for bugs by Powerful Pest and am sorry you found a bug in the kitchen. The desert has many bugs unfortunately.
6) The pictures are accurate exactly as the home currently looks and we are not an owner that has pictures from 5 years ago and never visits the property and house has been thrashed. I wish the previous clients who have been asked for a review would as it appears only the upset ones respond.
7) Lastly, I am sad to report that even if this guest loved the home and wished to return that we couldn't allow due to the City Violation they received. We must respect our neighbors and to have this during the day when almost all are from the evening is shocking.
Disappoininting for the price
This home is in a quiet, residential neighborhood, about 3 miles from downtown Palm Springs. Yet, for having paid over $600/night (double the price listed on VRBO!) I expected everything to be in perfect working order. And it was not.
When we pulled into the driveway for the first time, having been given a garage door opener from the management company, I attempted to use it, but nothing happened. The garage door wouldn't open from the inside, either. I did not need to use the garage door, but having been handed a remote, I would think it should work.
Once inside, the place was roomy and clean. The kitchen and bathrooms have been redone and are clean and new. The bedrooms were also clean and worked. The disappointment came from the pile of little -and a few bigger- things that were shoddy or didn’t work.
I was not able to get any thing more than cool water from the kitchen sink, making washing anything well, not possible. A few of the light switches sizzled as you tried to turn a light on or off. The channel up button on one remote didn’t work, and the volume only worked on another remote. The door mats were unravelling, faded and curling up, a tripping hazard rather than anything welcome. I was looking forward to the pool-side basketball hoop, prominently displayed in a photo, for my son to enjoy, but there were only half-deflated balls and a pump with no pin.
Eventually, you could get warm and hot water from the bathroom sinks, but it took so long, I mostly went to bed with clean teeth, but was too tired to wait for the water to warm up to wash my face.
The hot tub was lovely, but the water had a greenish tint. There were fans with lights in each bedroom. If you pressed the right button with the right amount of pressure, you could get the light on. One room’s light remote didn’t work at all, but a switch in the room labeled “porch” actually turned on the lights!
Overall, the place was good enough… but for the money, I felt bamboozled.
By investing some, the place could be brought up to speed and be the luxurious place it looks like in the photos. Adding some bicycles would also make the most of the flat landscape and the home’s proximity to downtown.
I appreciate the luxury of being able to respond to this review and as a proud owner, it is difficult to hear. I guess in in over 11 years years of renting our home, not pleasing two seperate parties is pretty good. In any event here are the facts as I know them and was in communication with my management company because I was hearing things that were wrong that turned out to be false and misleading.
1) The rates are seasonal and vary depending upon the Holiday and are actually determined by my management company. The client was sent an email in response to their inquiry of the rent which included Departure Cleaning, Pool Heat and Palm Springs city tax which they accepted and never provided any push back.
2 I was advised that the remote garage door opener needed a new battery and was replaced immediately once reported . The garage door opener button from the inside has always worked and continues to work so not sure why they had issues?
3) I have never had a complaint that the hot water is not working nor have I as of this review recieved a work order that there is an issue with the hot water and I just had one of my friends stay just before this guest arrived and they did not indicate any issues with the hot water.
4) I have never seen the door mats unraveled and no pictures were ever sent so not sure what to say?
5) I was informed that the client was trying to use a bedroom remote for the living room light and the living room has no remote and not sure what to say as again, this is a first for us.
6) I wish clients would take better care of the basketballs as they are often popped or actually taken or disappear and truly apologize if their ball was deflated.
7) I am not sure why, but it appears clients somehow change the settings on the remotes and thus the next clients that are not remote savy have issues.
I am sad that this client had a poor experience and truly take pride in our home. It is also sad that some clients complain of things that are false and misleading and believe their were other issues that were brought to my managements attention which turned out to be false as well. In any event, I have forwarded this review to my management company so we can improve everyones experience going forward.
Parents of two, grandparents of two=Family of seven
We have just spent three idyllic weeks at this five star rental. Our family of seven met here for Christmas and New Years. The home and yard and all amenities were just perfect for us all, aged 9 to72 years. The pool and hot tub were immaculate and well maintained and heated to exactly the temperature we had prearranged for. The basketball hoop on the pool edge was beyond perfect for an 11 year old who spent countless hours jumping, dunking, fading away.
The kitchen was absolutely fully equipped with excellent quality stainless steel cookware, and plenty of it, plus all manner of cooking and baking supplies. The appliances are top notch, all in great working order, easy to operate and to keep clean. The gas range is a dream.
All rooms were as shown in the pictures so did not disappoint anyone.
The state of the art washer and dryer were a treat to use. The entire house has loads of storage in each and every room.
The dining table being adjacent to the full wall of windows and glass doors overlooking the pool is a stroke of genius! What a truly beautiful setting to enjoy our meals in.
With unusually cold weather this December, we so enjoyed and appreciated the cosy gas fireplace.
We would return here in a heart beat! There was plenty of room to all be together and to be apart as need be.
Construction nightmare rental agency hopeless
We arrived at Villa del Sol on a Saturday night. The house was perfect for our family on the surface. Great toys, great space, pool awesome, very clean house. Then we realised the dishwasher and waste disposal didn't work, the hot tub wasn't working, the pool cleaner wasn't working, 2 TV's ( the kids rooms ) weren't working. I left 2 messages, zero response. Then on Monday at 7 am we were woken by 3 areas of construction all backing directly on to the property. Jack hammers, cement mixers etc. After numerous phone calls with the agency they told us to go find a hotel and we wouldn't have to pay for the nights we didn't stay. We have 3 year old twins, a 10 year old daughter and my elderly parents who travelled from the UK. We don't even know where to start looking. The rental agency stated that they are under no obligation to tell anyone about this construction, so I just want to get it out there in case you're thinking of booking. We are so so disappointed and upset.
Well I am pleased to say that after 8 full years, this is our first official complaint and appreciate the opportunity to respond. First of all the dishwasher and garbage disposal work just fine and what happened is a circuit breaker switch popped. The two Tv's they are referring to also work just fine except someone, perhaps their children changed the remote off from HDMI. The guest informed my management company that the neighbor had construction going on. Well yes the next door neighbor decided to have a new pool constructed and not sure how myself or the management company would know this. So, we offered to refund them the rest of their trip should they wish to leave or one night free if they wish to stay. The client was hard to please to be honest and I believe my management company did everything they could. The home is in excellent condition and we take pride in our home which after 8 years and all the people that have been in the house, believe speaks for itself.
Loved Villa Del Sol
We just spent 11 nights at Villa Del Sol with our three children aged 7, 5, and 2 and my parents. This house was perfect for a family vacation. Everyone loved the pool and outdoor space. The house had everything we needed. The dining table was perfect for my dad to do puzzles while still enjoying the view of the kids playing in the pool. The backyard had a great mix of sun and shade to keep everyone happy... the retractable awning was perfect as it kept a nice bit of shade for our toddler to hang out in while her brothers enjoying swimming. The location is great and we had a wonderful vacation in the desert. I highly recommend for families looking for a place that is equipped for children. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home. We had a wonderful time.
Made our Girl's Trip complete!
The house was EXACTLY as the photos depicted, actually the pictures didn't do it justice! House quality was amazing, every room had a flat screen, very nice fire place, spacious, clean and well kept. Each room and bathroom was dressed fittingly. It was beyond our ask and made our trip perfect!
We were able to really relax at the house and enjoyed spending time there, we never said, 'wished the house had this.'
The lawn chairs are blue as shown in one of the night pictures. The walk was a bit further than we anticipated into downtown, about 2 miles. We walked a lot but also cabbed a few times, approx $10-$3 after tip from down town to the house. No complaints, and every intention of renting here again regardless of the distance. Thank you, the house made the trip everything we wanted it to be!
The home is conveniently located near downtown Palm Springs, fine dining, public and private golf courses, shops, art galleries, Ruth Hardy Park, and is minutes from the airport. Palm Springs area activities include: world class golf, spas, tennis, swimming, hiking, Knotts Water Theme Park, horseback riding, aerial tram. A premium outlet mall is only a short distance away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Villa Del Sol is in excellent condition and maintained at a high level for clients enjoyment. I have a management company that will also finalize everything for you and ensure your have an excellent vacation and be available for what ever needs you may have. Current Pricing does Not Include Pool Heat which is Optional or Damage Waiver Fee.