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The Coral Cottage in Historic Movie Colony East, Your Palm Springs Paramour

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Pool and spa heating now included*

City of Palm Springs ID# 2909

Centrally located but planted in decades past. This classic mid-century home wraps around the private pool and spa with pool access and views from every room making for perfect Palm Springs retreat.

The home has been carefully restored to preserve the original character while updated to provide all the modern conveniences. The home is decorated in an eclectic mix of modern and traditional period pieces from the 1950s. New “wood” tile flooring throughout the house and vibrant colors that reflect a time when cars came in more colors than gray make for a warm and inviting cottage that would have felt right at home in the 1950s.

A mid-century cottage that wraps around the private pool and spa, the Coral Cottage was featured in the 2015 Modernism Week fall preview home tour "Pads, Pools & Patios" as an excellent example of a modern bungalow that captures the California lifestyle.

The master bedroom features a new king size bed, 42” TV and direct access to the pool. The original bathroom was in remarkable condition and has been preserved but new plumbing and an on-demand water heater mean great pressure and plenty of hot water when you need it. The second bedroom has a new queen size bed and also has direct access and a view to the pool & spa. It’s located at the opposite end of the house making for an ideal setup for 2 couples or anyone looking for a little privacy. It is served by an adjacent bathroom which also has the original tile and fixtures.

The kitchen is completely new and fully equipped. New quarter sawn oak cabinets, quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. The open layout makes for casual dining and keeps the cook connected. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar, dine indoors or out under the wrap around covered patio.

The living room overlooks the pool in back and the mountains in front. The period fireplace provides the focal point and a 46” TV provides evening entertainment.

A 2 car garage provides covered parking and the laundry.

The private backyard features the heated pool & spa, a small lawn and a wrap around covered patio for when you want a break from the desert sun. There is a gas barbecue, lounge chairs and a dining set.

The Coral Cottage is located in Palm Springs’ historic Movie Colony East. This is one of Palm Springs’ oldest neighborhoods and once an escape for Hollywood’s elite. Today it retains all the charm and character while providing easy access to shops, restaurants, museums, night life, and all that Palm Springs has to offer.

The City of Palm Springs ID# 2909

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Colin

I'm an architect with a passion for restoring homes. We are local full time residents of Palm Springs ready to take care of any issues that might arise during your stay.

Colin purchased this house in 2014

Why Colin chose Ruth Hardy Park

This home is located in one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. It's a home custom built for a single women in a time when that was very rare. The Movie Colony area was the home to many of Hollywood's rich and famous but this modest cottage might have been the get away from their getaway home.

What makes this house unique

This house is only one room deep so from the living room you can look out at the pool in back or watch the sunset over Mt San Jacinto out the front picture window.


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Palm Springs (PSP)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bootlegger Tiki
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mesquite Golf and CC
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dish Creative Cuisine
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Big Bear (Snow Summit)
Car: recommended


Ruth Hardy Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both Bedrooms overlook and have direct access to the pool & Spa. They are located at opposite ends of the house for maximum privacy.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Coral Cottage in Historic Movie Colony East, Your Palm Springs Paramour
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews

Perfect private getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Coral Cottage was the perfect getaway for my wife and I to relax in on our honeymoon. We're picky when it comes to choosing a vacation spot, and Colin's rental home checked every box. We appreciated the attention to detail given to each part of the experience. The rooms, furniture and amenities were super clean, the instructions for check-in, check-out and using the house, pool and hot tub were clear, and the interior was an example of what we pictured to be perfect Palm Springs style and luxury.

The neighborhood itself was quiet and easy to get around, by car and on the bikes Colin provided. The house's proximity to grocery stores and restaurants made it so that we never had to stray far from the pool to find delicious food options. The backyard and pool were all we could have asked for while relaxing with a book during the hot afternoons we were there, and the spa in the pool was the ideal way to relax and unwind each evening.

Overall, Colin went above and beyond with his hospitality and we couldn't have been happier with our entire Coral Cottage experience. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend Hideout

  • 5 of 5

Loved, loved, loved this house! Perfect size for 2 friends or 2 couples. The pool and spa were great and the house was spacious and well appointed. Cocktails on the front patio in the evening watching the sun set over the mountains was fabulous.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect & Private

  • 5 of 5

There are so many things I like about this place. The best surprise was how private the backyard is! Complete privacy and very quiet. Really nice layout and great decor and comfortable throughout. We had everything we needed, including pool floaties. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Delightful house!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home in a quiet neighborhood. Beds were comfy and remodeled kitchen had everything one needs to cook. Great pool. Centrally located, close to everything. Nice area for walks. Cant ask for much more. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Beautiful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Colin's beautiful home in Palm Springs. The house was great and all the amenities were great as well. Lovely pool, nice shaded area by the pool outside. It was a relaxing wonderful time and look forward to our next visit. Great location as well!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Pasadena, Ca

Just as remembered.

  • 5 of 5

I adore this house. This was our 2nd time staying and it was lovely. So relaxing and enjoyable with everything close by. Already looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee per stay $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

*Standard pool heating (85 degrees) is now included in the daily and weekly rates starting October 1, 2018 - May 31.
Standard spa heating (1 hour / day) is included in the daily and weekly rates year round.
Monthly guests (30 day minimum stay) are not subject to tax but do pay for actual gas used during your stay. VRBO will add the tax, we will refund the tax after your stay less actual gas use charges.
Higher Rates and longer minimum stays may apply during holidays and special events
$500 refundable security deposit
All rates subject to change until booked

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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