GRAND OLD DAME! MID-CENTURY MOVIE COLONY CLASSIC! POOL! SPA! MOUNTAIN VIEWS!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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GRAND OLD DAME! MID-CENTURY MOVIE COLONY CLASSIC! POOL! SPA! MOUNTAIN VIEWS!

Palm Springs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

“Grand Old Dame” (3,100 sq ft)- Step into a splendid place and time to experience the celebrated Palm Springs of yesteryear. Built in 1961, this vintage mid-century modern home in her original condition will transport you to the glamorous Golden Days of Hollywood. This magnificent gem is nestled in the heart of the Historic Palm Springs Movie Colony, which was the original playground in the desert for some of Hollywood’s most famed stars, actors, writers and directors. Adjacent to the Tony Curtis house, across the street from the original Dinah Shore house and two blocks from the original Frank Sinatra house, it’s not too difficult to imagine yourself lounging poolside sipping martinis with stars and starlets of a bygone stage and screen era.

A must stay for the Mid-Century purist. The circular driveway and wraparound circular stone wall lures you into this unique desert hideaway where inspiring visual delights of mid-century modern appeal are everywhere you look. The grand entrance with open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass invites the outdoors in – a quintessential Palm Springs element for entertainment and enjoyment.

The crown jewel of the “Grand Old Dame” is the unique rotunda in the main living area. A circular sofa with seating for 18 people and a circular fire pit on raised terrazzo tile with circular ceiling flue overlooks the original kidney-shaped swimming pool and outdoor patio.

The classic mid-century architecture and design of this home mixes seamlessly with the modern luxuries required of today’s discerning guests. The chef’s kitchen with gas Viking stove, stainless appliances, granite counters, seated bar and expandable dining table provides a wonderful gathering and entertaining space. All the bedrooms and bathrooms contain luxurious brand NEW Hotel Collection designer comforters, sheets, towels and pillows. The home also provides elegant travertine floors in the main living areas, flat screen TVs in every bedroom and the den, wireless Internet throughout the property and a built-in stereo system with IPOD capability.

Master Retreat: The large master bedroom is an intimate retreat with an en suite bathroom showcasing a walk-in shower, sunken tub, large master wardrobe, double sinks, travertine throughout and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass with spectacular views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the swimming pool. It also features a CA King bed, flat screen TV with DVD player, a comfortable lounging area and access to the outdoor patio.

Spa Bedroom: This guest bedroom is uniquely tropical with its custom zebrawood furniture and special access to a private patio with an in ground, outdoor spa in its own cabana room. Enormous Bird of Paradise and Bamboo plants enhance the privacy of this space and provide a tranquil setting for meditating, relaxing or even a massage. You won’t ever want to leave. The room also provides a Queen size mattress, luxurious linens, large closet, flat screen TV with DVD player and large guest bath just across the hall.

West Wing: While attached to the main house, this bedroom can act as a standalone suite containing its own bathroom, sitting area and private patio with access to the pool. Furnished with authentic mid-century modern teak furnishings, a tufted white sofa, Queen size bed and luxurious linens, this space provides a respite from all the daily activities in the house. Original LIFE magazines from the 60s and romance magazines considered scandalous in the 50s are there for your perusal. The period bath and fixtures complete this suite’s vintage design.

The den provides additional sleeping with a Queen size sleep sofa. It’s also a comfortable room for family entertainment with a large flat screen plasma HDTV, desk area and a collection of magazines, board games and numerous books on Palm Springs architecture.

The lushly landscaped grounds are very private, surrounded by expansive green lawn, soaring palm trees, olive trees and fruit trees. Ficus hedges and architectural block walls allow for the utmost seclusion. The outdoor areas of this property are spectacular day and night. At dusk, landscape lighting spotlights the tropical-like qualities of this outdoor oasis. During daylight hours, the sunshine reflecting from the sparking pool and soaring mountain views provide a vacation sensation. There are plenty of lounge chairs, umbrellas, pool toys and floats to enjoy the outdoor activities. Plus a gas grill that’s ready for your vacation cookout.

This home is a perfect retreat for travelers looking for a private, relaxing, warm getaway. It is also ideal for family gatherings, groups of friends and holiday celebrations and vacations. We strive to provide you all the comforts of home without the work. That is why we offer all our guests access to a local Property Manager on call to attend to your needs. Pool and gardening services are also provided. Just relax and enjoy your stay.

Keywords: House, Mid Century, Modern, Luxury, Glamourous, Architectural Gem, Pool, Spa, Private, Mountain View, Home, Palm Springs vacation rental, 4 bedrooms

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Daria

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We fell in love with Palm Springs after visiting several times on vacation and decided to purchase our own little piece of Desert paradise. Our primary residence is in Toronto, Canada and one day we plan to spend a lot more time in our Palm Springs home. Until then, we hope guests will find the warmth, solace and comfort that we appreciate when we visit this relaxing vacation getaway. Enjoy your stay!

We chose our house in the Movie Colony of Palm Springs for its private & quiet neighborhood, lush landscaping, mountain views and proximity to all the major attractions. Within just a short walking distance, you'll find the Spa Resort & Casino, Convention Center, movie theatre, live theatre, boutiques, art galleries, coffee shops and world class dining. Within just a short drive, you have access to dozens of golf courses, hiking and biking trails, Palm Springs Tram, movie star home tours and minutes from Palm Springs International Airport.

Another great feature this property location has to offer is its proximity to Ruth Hardy Park. A beautiful park just one block from the house with tennis courts, grass vollyball, basketball courts, picnic tables & grills, children's playground, rose gardens and walking trails.

The qualities of this unique home that make it so special are the mid-century retro design and cool Old Hollywood vibe. It's a 1961 classic in original condition with vintage furnishings that allows you to be transported to a bygone era of a glamourous and elegant lifestyle. Truly one of a kind! Whether you're drinking coffee by the pool in the morning, or sipping cocktails under the canapy of stars and breathtaking mountain view at night, you will find this 'Grand Old Dame' full of enchantment.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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based on 22 traveler reviews

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Grand Old Dame! Mid-Century Movie Colony Classic! Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Grand Old Dame! Mid-Century Movie Colony Classic! Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97094vb
760-880-2443
Palm Springs California Desert
Rancho, california
5

Great home in great location

  • 5 of 5
This home was perfect and exceeded our expectations. The home is just like the pictures, perfect. We spent the 4th of July in the grand old dame sitting by the pool and watching the fireworks from the local park.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Grand Old Dame! Mid-Century Movie Colony Classic! Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97094vb
760-880-2443
Palm Springs California Desert
Northridge, CA
5

Beautiful and Spacious!

  • 5 of 5
This mid century modern home was everything we were looking for and a little more. We were a group of 8 family and friends plus our 2 beloved dogs coming to celebrate my 53rd birthday. Upon our arrival there were 2 doggie bowls with biscuits and poopy bags and a welcome package of coffee for us; they thought of everything! We were a little concerned about the size of the backyard but the pictures really don't do it justice. The yard was bigger than expected and we had a birthday BBQ and invited a couple of other friends for the day and there was plenty of room for all of us. The house is decorated beautifully and very open. The kitchen is equipped with everything you can think of. There was plenty of glassware for inside as well as plastic ware for outside. Plenty of towels, linens and lounge covers and pool toys too! They even supply toiletries if you need them. We only left the house once but it's within walking distance to town. We had an all around great experience and Daria is a gem to work with. We will definitely come back.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Grand Old Dame! Mid-Century Movie Colony Classic! Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97094vb
760-880-2443
Palm Springs California Desert
5

Great vacation home! Will be back again

  • 5 of 5
We were more than happy with the Grand Old Dame. Beautiful house and great location in Palm Springs. Only a few blocks from the main downtown strip. Daria was an excellent property manager and her response was fast anytime we had a question. I highly recommend this place again. Will give Daria a call the next time we come to Palm Springs.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Grand Old Dame! Mid-Century Movie Colony Classic! Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97094vb
760-880-2443
Palm Springs California Desert
5

Great example of a classic Palm Springs home!

  • 5 of 5
The property manager was very good to work with. The amenities offered in the house were great. It was above our expectations. A short walk to downtown.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
business
Grand Old Dame! Mid-Century Movie Colony Classic! Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97094vb
760-880-2443
Palm Springs California Desert
5

Perfect house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed in many VRBO homes, but this was definitely one of the best. So many things were provided that often are overlooked elsewhere. The architecture and furnishings are stunning and the open flow of the home is perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the views. Daria and Stacy were very attentive property managers willing to do whatever was needed to make our stay enjoyable. We hope to return soon.
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Grand Old Dame! Mid-Century Movie Colony Classic! Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p97094vb
760-880-2443
Palm Springs California Desert
LA, CA / SoCal
5

Pictures Don't Do Justice - MUCH BETTER IN PERSON!!

Pictures Don't Do Justice - MUCH BETTER IN PERSON!!
  • 5 of 5
Spent Labor Day Weekend 2013 at this property and had a wonderful time. The homeowner has thought of everything to make the stay carefree. Clear cut simple to follow directions to operate all home features of this classic 60's themed home. It's like stepping into a Rat Pack film but with all the modern features A/C, WiFi, Flat screens, IPod hookup for music throughout the entire property. Great BBQ & outdoor dining area. Plenty of pool & bath towels. Tons of pool toys & games. Indoor & outdoor lights are all on faders, so you can dictate lighting mood. Really cool Palm Springs Architecture books & period magazines to peruse. And my teens had to try the fireplace, it's too cool not to. We left 2x, once to buy groceries, once to try an area restaurant (tons suggested in the Guest Book), otherwise we relaxed & enjoyed this great property. Nothing like laying in the pool looking at the stars & watching the palm trees shift in the warm desert night.

This is my forth time using VRBO and I've yet to be disappointed. Daria, the Property Mgr. made the reservation process extremely easy & is fast to reply to all queries. Thanks Fryetts for sharing your property. Thanks Daria for the good time, leaving the lights on for us, and the nice welcome basket. : )
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Laguna Beach
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Escena Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tropicale
Nearest Point of Interest
El Mirasol
Nearest Point of Interest
Koffi
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Europa
Nearest Point of Interest
Cheeky's
Nearest Point of Interest
Birba
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Trio
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Jake's
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B of A ATM
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PS Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Tropicale
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The Riviera Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Rick's
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Dink's
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Copley's on Palm Canyon
Nearest Point of Interest
Thai Smile
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Al Dente
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Palm Canyon Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Ruth Hardy Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Desert Regional Hospital
Nearest Point of Interest
Stater Bros Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Albertsons Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
World Gym
Nearest Point of Interest
Fresh and Easy
Nearest Point of Interest
Power of Fitness
Nearest Point of Interest
McDonalds
Nearest Point of Interest
Mango's Restaurant
Car: recommended

One block from public park with tennis courts, basketball courts, grass volleyball area, picnic tables & grills, walking paths, children's playground with sand box and a fitness course. Walking Distance to Downtown Shopping, Dining, Casino, Convention Center and Desert Regional Hospital.

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Availability & Rates

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Palm Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,200
$5,800
 
 
Prime Season
Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,800
$7,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning $275
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes 3-night minimum stay requirement, 7-night minimum for holidays
$60/day or $350/week optional pool heat fee for stays under 28 days
actual gas and electric charges for stays of 28 days or more with $250 owner credit
stays less than 28 consecutive days require an 11.5% PS room tax (permit #3105)
separate security deposit and pet fee required
non refundable cleaning fee required...starts at $275
A 50% deposit is required to reserve the dates. The full balance is due 30 days prior to the arrival date. We accept personal or bank checks in US Dollars but no credit cards.
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Amenities

Amenities

Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Covered Parking
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) CA King, Queen size Beds (1) Queen beds in guest rooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleep sofa in Den
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Raft
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Fully Fenced Property
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Flat screen TVs, DVD players, Built-in stereo system for indoors and outdoors with IPOD capability, Fully equipped kitchen, Viking stove, Granite countertops, Raised terrazzo tile firepit in living room, travertine tile floors, Outdoor private Spa Room with hot tub, Brand New luxury Hotel Collection linens and towels, Vintage Mid Century furnishings and fixtures
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