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Hilton Estate: Luxurious Midcentury Beauty, Saline Pool, Outdoor Shower, Private

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,114 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, Mountain Views, Stunning Yard, Serene

The City of Palm Springs ID # 6320.

Step behind the walls of the iconic Hilton Estate and its star studded past, located in the heart of Palm Springs. This three bedroom, three and one-half bathroom estate is situated in the historic Movie Colony East neighborhood, the original desert playground for Hollywood elite. Located adjacent to Ruth Hardy Park, this Mid-Century home was originally built for hotel magnate Conrad Hilton as his VIP guest house. Thoughtfully updated over the past year, this property now features the best in modern amenities and technology.

Upon entering the home, guests are greeted with expansive walls of glass in the Great Room, which draw the eye to the private and lush backyard. This stunning outdoor living space features a South-facing saline pool, outdoor dining, gas BBQ and lounge chairs from which you can take in the exquisite mountain views rising from the West. Located on the Eastern side of the home is a private outdoor shower - a true delight with stunning unobstructed views! The yard is walled and gated for privacy, and is pet-friendly.

The Great Room features vaulted ceilings, custom LED lighting and travertine flooring, creating a space that is modern, yet warm and inviting. Anchored by a stacked stone natural gas fireplace with comfortable seating for all, this space is sure to be a popular gathering area for all guests!

The updated kitchen features cherry wood cabinetry, new quartz countertops, six-burner Wolf professional gas range, and wall mounted HDTV. The kitchen offers abundant dinnerware, glassware and cooking implements to inspire any level of culinary creativity, including pots/pans, blender, coffee maker, toaster, basic cooking utensils and condiments. This home features numerous dining options including the formal dining area located adjacent to the kitchen, alfresco poolside dining, or seating at the kitchen island for informal meals.

When it is time to retire for the evening, each of the three guest suites features queen sized beds, flat screen HD TV, dressers and nightstands, with private en-suite bathrooms offering a single vanity, commode and updated custom tile walk-in shower. Each suite also features new flooring, ceiling fans and USB wall sockets for easy charging of your mobile devices, as well as new faucets, shower valves, and exhaust fans in each of the three en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has two queen beds and each of the other bedrooms has a queen size bed (four queen beds in total).

Recent updates to the home include fresh paint throughout, drinking water filtration system, custom A/V system with three Apple TV’s and speakers in all rooms, expanded laundry room with new full size washer and dryer, and renovated full size heated saline pool with multicolored LED lighting, all new pool equipment, tile, plaster and pool decking.

The Hilton Estate is a true Palm Springs vacation retreat, offering the best of indoor/outdoor living, and is just a short walking distance to the Uptown Design District, which features some of the finest in dining, shopping and culture. Ruth Hardy park, directly across the street has tennis and basketball courts. Escape to Palm Springs and relax, restore and rejuvenate at the Hilton Estate!

-Pool heater is $50/day extra (if you want to use it). Pool is heated to 85 degrees.

-Dogs are welcome, $25/day extra, up to two dogs

-2 night minimum stay other than festivals and federal/national holidays which have a 3 night minimum stay. Guests staying at least 28 consecutive days to pay for electric and gas utilities.

The City of Palm Springs ID # 6320

Please inquire about rates and requirements for photo shoots, receptions, parties, events and filming.



-Max overnight guests 6 adults and up to 10 during the day. Specifically 6 adults and 2 children ages 12 and under overnight per city ordinance. If no children max overnight adults 6.

-Max 3 cars per reservation (1/bedroom), per city ordinance.

-No subletting or transferring bookings.

-No smoking inside the house.

-No glass or glasses by the pool, plastic cups & plates only.

-Swim at own risk. No running, diving or minors swimming unsupervised.

-Additional fees and requirements for events, receptions and filming. Please inquire for details.

-Anything broken, damaged or lost to be reported immediately.

-Minimum age requirement is 25 for renters, per the city of Palm Springs law.

-This is not a party house, city noise ordinances strictly enforced 24/7.

-Reasonable Use: Tenant agrees to use the Premises only as a private vacation residence for themselves and the other individuals listed as registered guests of Tenant. Tenant and registered guests agree to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb the neighbors' peaceful enjoyment of their properties, and that failure to do so shall be Tenant’s sole responsibility. Accordingly, Tenant shall follow the owners house rules and guidelines of the City of Palm Springs Good Neighbor Brochure, provided to Tenant at Premises (in guidebook). Furthermore, Tenant agrees that any noise disturbances resulting in a call from a neighbor, a visit by the city, law or code enforcement, will result in a fine by the city. Any violation including noise or over-occupancy is strictly prohibited. Tenant shall not make or suffer any alteration to the Premises. Tenant further agrees that they will not allow the Premises to be used for any improper or illegal purposes.

More Details

Michael Dorman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

Why Michael Dorman chose Ruth Hardy Park

Full modern renovations inside and out while maintaining mid century charm and history. The backyard and landscaping make this a very private, relaxing environment that does not disappoint.

What makes this house unique

Some of the unique benefits of this home include: the location; the open great room that showcases indoor outdoor living in a classic mid century way; the backyard pool area and landscaping are gorgeous; the lighting indoors and outside are perfect for all occasions; the mountain views from the front and backyard are unobstructed and wonderful; my favorite spot inside is the leather chaise for 2 in the center of the great room; speakers in all rooms to enjoy music and entertainment; fruit trees in front yard include lemon, lime and orange.


Ruth Hardy Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2114 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. Max 6 adults overnight. Max 3 cars/reservation for overnight guests, per law.
  • 2. No amplified music outside; quiet time from 10 pm - 7 am. No indoor sounds should be heard from the street/neighboring properties, per law.
  • 3. Tenant responsible for all fines. Noise violations and over occupancy are prohibited.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • 3 new walk in showers for each bedroom; half bathroom off living room and outdoor shower by pool. All bathrooms come stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, tissues...
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 bedrooms all with private full bathrooms. 4 queen beds total.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Hilton Estate: Luxurious Midcentury Beauty, Saline Pool, Outdoor Shower, Private
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful home, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Wow. This place is amazing. The house is beautiful, bright, spacious and very well maintained. The pool and gardens are perfect for relaxing in the warm winter sun (we stayed over New Year). A short walk to downtown and right across the street from Ruth Hardy park, the location has something to offer everyone. We're looking for an excuse to come back! Highly, highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Relaxing Property

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our 'Hilton Estate' stay this week.

The property is in a great location (the Movie Colony) within walking distance of the Palm Springs restaurants and shops yet it is extremely private and quiet. I wanted a 3 bedroom home with separate baths for each room and a large shady backyard with pool and a large great room. This property provides all of that and more. Fantastic!

The owner Michael was always prompt in answering any questions and easy to work with.

We're definitely looking forward to the next time we can rent the property.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Love it amazing place

Will be back next year

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Loved our Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent some time in Palm Springs and was lucky enough to find this amazing place! Perfect location - every bedroom was en suite - mid century perfection with an amazing pool and shade trees! We WILL be back!!! 🌅

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding experience! Gorgeous, pleasant, serene

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home. You can feel the history here, and the back garden captures the best of desert flora. The pool area is shaded nicely by the palo verde trees for much of the day, so if you seek a little shade, it's there for you. If you seek sun, it's right there too. The outdoor shower (hidden in the corner) was pleasant and really cool. The home itself is nicely appointed, and flows nicely. Common area opens to large back yard through a wall of sliding glass, and each bedroom features its own bath. We had a great time here, and didn't want to leave. The location is excellent, with a large park across the street. Shopping and dining nearby, although we were more inclined to relax in the home and make our own meals. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mid-Century Gem that's COMFORTABLE & Pet Friendly TOO - in AMAZING WALKABLE LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this mid-century gem was beyond incredible. 10 STARS out of 5 STARS! Our stay was an extended stay – just over 4 weeks. We searched everywhere for a COMFORTABLE looking and well appointed Palm Springs rental that had lots of ENCLOSED grassy area for our pack of dogs that we traveled with. This home was absolutely perfect.

We’ve stayed in other Palm Springs rentals and as lovely as they can be they’ve always seemed as though they were an intentional real estate investment for the owners and therefore various special features in their renovation were overlooked. We’ve had issues with Palm Springs rentals having old closet doors that basically don’t slide, impossible to move sliding doors to the outdoors and old showers. This was not the case with this rental. Michael, the owner clearly made sure that his home was up to his own impeccable standards.

I was hoping that the photos would lead to a property and home that was even 50% as good as the photos revealed but it was 110%.

Nitty gritty:

Location – AMAZING. Ruth Hardy Park is right across the street. If you have a dog or dogs there’s an area there where locals meet at end of day and let their dogs run about in heaven. It was incredible. Even though it was super hot during the day when we were there, the dogs loved it early morning and end of day. It was very close to our favorite restaurant – The Purple Palm. No hooligans welcome there – which we love. Classy and refined and quiet.

Kitchen – totally well stocked. Able to allow us to enjoy cooking at home in the kitchen and with BBQ.

Bathrooms – there are FOUR of them! Three ensuite bathrooms and a ‘powder room’ or bathroom for pool enjoyment.

The main room is gorgeous and very comfortable. The kitchen was fab for cooking and chatting.

***The Outdoor Shower***!! – Heaven. Heaven. Heaven.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
too many to name
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
multiple public courses
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 111
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
too many to name

Across the street from Ruth Hardy park. Great for dog walking, tennis, basketball etc. Short walk to downtown, hotels, restaurants, shops in the uptown design district.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rentals of 28 consecutive days or longer, the renter to pay gas and electric utilities during their stay. Longer term rentals, will not be required to pay the Palm Springs city transient occupancy tax (TOT) of 11.5% which is only applicable to rentals of less than 28 consecutive days.

Owner'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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