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The Citrus House, "Best in Palm Springs"*, closest luxury property to downtown!

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,896 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

6 bd, 7 bath, Hollywood history, views, tiled pool/jacuz, bikes/walk to downtown

The Citrus House is named for its many fragrant citrus trees, whose blossoms flood the grounds with their sweet scents during the spectacular spring months. There is a magical wonder about the house that one has to simply bask in to believe. Once owned by Darryl Zanuck, founder of 20th Century Fox, the Citrus House is a peaceful and comfortable oasis just steps from the wonderful downtown shopping and delicious restaurants. A word of warning can be a tough property to leave :)

The comfortably charming main house features two large master bedroom suites. Through a short hallway off the beautifully appointed kitchen, the cozy bunk room (sleeps 4) includes a full bathroom, as well as it's own HD television. The Citrus House also offers 3 guest casitas, each with their own entrance - and each with a full bathroom, HD television, and tastefully designed furnishings. The three casitas are part of a separate structure which also features a view deck, where one can take in the majestic beauty of Mt. San Jacinto and the surrounding peaks.

The Citrus House includes a gourmet, state-of-the-art kitchen, ideal for entertaining and perfect for large gatherings. The large swimming pool and private jacuzzi are surrounded by comfortable designer outdoor furnishings. A large, covered, custom built wooden dining table provides an ideal setting for outdoor meals. Additional amenities include a traditional Bocci Ball court with nighttime lighting, an old steel cauldron outdoor fire pit circled by comfortable padded seating, a covered outdoor fireplace, a brand new outdoor pizza oven, a BBQ grill, 4 beach cruiser bikes, and 1 tandem bike.

Come, relax, and enjoy the sweetness of the Citrus House!

*Coachella recording artist

City ID # 2497

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager

We both have a passion for design and property. Palm Springs gave us an opportunity to take a property with a lot of great history and bring back some of its magic.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2011

What makes this house unique

TOT # 6113

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi everybody, Just wanted to say that was the best vacation ever !!!

Everything was well organized & the country club Amentities were just so

Perfect for our group, thank you James. We can't express our wonderful Everything was, See you in November again, Betsy.
Jul 2014
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The Movie Colony House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3896 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • Each Bedroom has its own full Bathroom. Plus the home has an additional full bathroom off of the living room. 7 Full Bathrooms. 3 of the bathrooms include bathtubs.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Casita 1 Queen bed Casita 2 Queen bed Casita 3 Queen bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Citrus House, "Best in Palm Springs"*, closest luxury property to downtown!
average rating of 4.851852 based on 28 reviews
Laguna Hills, CA

Would stay again

  • 4 of 5

Good location, nice amenities, clean. Needs new BBQ.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 golfers in our 50s over to play a "Ryder Cup" match against 8 Americans.

We had an absolutely wonderful time staying in Citrus house and felt completely spoilt by the surroundings. The house has such a friendly ambience with lots of relaxing areas.

The owner, Malia, was so helpful and supportive in our hosting of our opposing team for a divine mexican meal delivered from over the road and a terrific barman too.

We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, private, beautiful fragrant garden, comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a family reunion-

5 couples, 2 children, 4 and 9. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by the smell of fragrant fruit trees.

Everything is very clean and comfortable. Yes, you will hear some traffic noise in the first bedroom when you go to bed at night but we didn’t find it a hindrance. The owner is super helpful and attentive.

The grounds and the pool are beautiful and private. The house is older but well maintained. Make sure you meet with the property manager when you arrive to walk through to understand the air con and any other needs or concerns- which are promptly and courteously met. We were so happy on property we really didn’t need to leave- we ate in every night! We would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning oasis of tranquility and relaxation. Once, you go through the gate you won't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded our expectations. It was luxurious, quaint, well stocked, and well managed. We had no problems what so ever and the management was ultra quick to answer any questions we had. The grounds are absolutely stunning and spacious, the pool is beautiful, the kitchen is stocked with any quality cooking utensil you may need, the tv room is cozy, the outdoor pizza oven was such a treat to use, all the bedrooms have well maintained en suite bathrooms, we drank margaritas and had a family boccie ball , we walked to the park daily to play tennis and basketball, we biked to the street fair, and overall it was on of the best vacations we've had in years because of how great the property was.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Palm Springs Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our three families had an amazing time at The Citrus House. We are so thankful you shared your beautiful house with us. Everything is beautiful...the furnishings, the beds, the pool, the landscaping. We had such a great time we loved every minute of it!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than advertised.

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place to stay if you like vintage, charming, cozy and comfortable.

Our family of 10 (3 families including 4 preteens) thoroughly enjoyed just "being there" for 4 days to celebrate out 50th wedding anniversary as well as Thanksgiving. We made good use of the pristine grounds including a beautiful heated pool, spa, bocce ball court and plush garden furniture. The house itself is very cozy and beautifully decorated in southwestern style. All of the bedrooms were comfy with their own bathrooms and everyone found a bed that was "just right".

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner in the spacious well-appointed kitchen was part of the fun, and serving it on the patio's large table which accommodated us all was even better. We did make use of the pizza oven but it's tricky; you need lots of wood to keep the temperature high enough for multiple pizzas.

All in all a very special place..we could not have enjoyed our time there more. Malia, Shane and Sylvia were most helpful and responsive . We highly recommend Citrus House to anyone who might appreciate an Old Hollywood "feel" with modern amenities.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, Thank you so much for your kind review on our home. We are so happy you and your family were able to enjoy yourselves and create memories here. We would love to have you come again anytime, as you were such lovely guests. Warmly, Malia
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Nearest Airport
2.2 Miles
Palm Springs Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Las Casuelas Mexican Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Indian Canyons South & North Coarses
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Highway 111
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Mirasol Mexican Restaurant
Car: recommended

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway & New Knotts Soak City Water Park. Plenty of great golf courses, and tons of shopping! Restaurants all close to our estate, and easy walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000

Please contact us for a customized quote on Stagecoach or Coachella week rates, as well as Holiday pricing, special event fees and rates, and the occasional summer special!! Thanks :)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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