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

Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs, CA, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

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



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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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master Bath
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Mountain View
          • Resort
          • Village


              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television


                                      • Bicycles
                                        We now have 2 Trek cruiser bikes available for your use. Perfect for exploring Palm Springs. A signed waiver is required to use the bikes.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        There are numerous golf courses in and around Palm Springs
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Tennis
                                        Public tennis courts are available at nearby Ruth Hardy Park

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Heated Pool
                                          • Hot Tub
                                          • Private Pool


                                              • live theater
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • churches
                                              • 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

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        54 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Comfortable well laid out house with great location and wonderful pool area

                                                        Richard S.

                                                        This is our second stay at the Coral Cottage. We again found the house well stocked. The location in the Movie Colony East close to Ruth Hardy Park is very convenient to down town Palm Springs and grocery stores. Colin, the owner, is very responsive. The layout of the house makes it perfect for two couples. Our highest praise is that we are planning on returning to the lovely Coral Cottage next year.

                                                        Coral Delight

                                                        KenChicago, IL

                                                        Well located in Movie Colony East near Ruth Hardy Park. The house is just right for one or two couples, or a family of 4. Very nice upgraded kitchen and loving room. Perfect outside setup around the pool, with lots of shade or sun. Think Hollywood 50s. While the house is mid-century, the essentials are up to date and enjoyable. Mt. San Jacinto dominates the picture window view. Great to work with Colin.

                                                        Perfect vacation spot in Palm Springs

                                                        Peter M.Salt Lake City

                                                        This was our fourth time staying at The Pink Coral Cottage and if that doesn't speak for itself, as usual, everything was perfect and we had a super time.

                                                        Thanks again Colin for being a great host!

                                                        Great place to chill for a week_ As advertised

                                                        anthony H.

                                                        The Coral Cottage was comfortable and fully functional. We enjoyed our stay there and have told a few of our friends about it already.

                                                        Movie Colony GEM! Wonderful location!

                                                        Elsie K.

                                                        We recently spent two wonderful weeks at the Coral Cottage. The front mountain view is changing all day long with the sun, and as a bonus, we were able to see the fireworks display downtown on our final night. The house is nicely maintained and the neighborhood is quiet and a short walk to Ruth Hardy Park. The pool and outdoor area are great for lounging and eating outside. We would definitely book again! This is a gem not to be missed. Colin was a great host and the booking process was easy and he always responds promptly to questions or requests. Nearby to grocery, drug stores, etc.

                                                        Perfect private getaway

                                                        Benjamin H.

                                                        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!


                                                        Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs, CA, USA

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

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                                                        *Standard pool heating (85 degrees) is now included in the daily and weekly rates October 1 - 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

                                                        54 Reviews
                                                        Wonderful 4.9/5
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