STUNNING SONNY AND CHER ESTATE 'VILLA CARMELITA'

Rudolfo Polak

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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STUNNING SONNY AND CHER ESTATE 'VILLA CARMELITA'

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4.5 Baths Sleeps 11

Step back into an age of Hollywood glamour and into a world of indulgent luxury in this super private 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath Palm Springs villa. Villa Carmelita was originally owned by film star Joseph Cotton, and served as retreat and playground to countless Hollywood luminaries such as Natalie Wood, Lloyd Bridges, George Montgomery, Robert Taylor, Johnny Mercer, Tom Bosley, Van Clyburn, Kate Starr, Kirk Douglas, and Hermione Gingold. And, it was a love-nest for Sonny and Cher! You have to see the website! Villa Carmelita features tranquil fountains in the entry courtyard and the side yard, a grand staircase, handmade terra cotta floors, custom spa-like bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, striking design elements and grandly scaled rooms. This dramatic showplace is a totally private compound featuring walls of glass that open to a spectacular pool courtyard with an outdoor living room and fireplace to create the ultimate entertainment setting.

Pure Luxury: Bathed in year-round sunshine, and demonstrating timeless comfort, scale and grace, Villa Carmelita offers a chic and sexy luxury hideaway that beckons the most exclusive and discerning Palm Springs vacationers.

Some of the sumptuous amenities include 4 separate private guest casitas (each with its own en suite bath and plasma television), an additional children's bedroom that sleeps 3 children OR adults comfortably, Wi-Fi throughout, a fully stocked kitchen, fine linens and towels, a deluxe BBQ, and outdoor Jacuzzi, and an outdoor shower area. The property surrounding Villa Carmelita is completely walled and gated and allows your pets to roam freely.

Villa Carmelita is perfect for an indulgent getaway, photo shoots, and families as it is perfect for a quiet, rejuvenating and luxurious getaway in high style.

You have to see the website!

Star Pedigree: The Old Mesa neighborhood is one of Palm Springs oldest and most exclusive communities. Many celebrities from the past and present know this beautiful area nestled up against the mountains Directly next door you will find the Mercer House, a tennis estate owned by songwriter Johnny Mercer. At the end of the street the famous 'Boathouse' is owned by fashion designer Trina Turk. Nearby you will find a cute spanish bungalow built by Rudolph Valentino and later owned by Esther Williams. Two streets over in the other direction high up on a hill visible from the kitchen window is the Barry Manilow mansion. Near that is a huge compound owned by Suzanne Sommers. The list goes on and on making it a nostalgic and magical neighborhood. Please remember this is a no noise zone- The PS Noise Ordinance outlaws any outdoor music and noise is not tolerated.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • smoking allowed

Rudolfo Polak

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks german, english
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I am a Los Angeles based designer who specializes in the restoration of trophy properties. My passion is focused on bringing grand but dilapidated properties back to their original splendor including all of the modern conveniences we expect today. I have lovingly restored Villa Carmelita back to the prestigious estate she once was.

Rudolfo Polak purchased this house in 2009

The Mesa is famously known as one of the most exclusive locations in Palm Springs. Up against the mountains, it's also just minutes from downtown. I fell in love with Villa Carmelita the minute I stepped inside her grand foyer, and was smitten by the spectacular views. The property has a jaw dropping wow factor coupled with a rich Hollywood pedigree. Some of the neighbors include the Johnny Mercer Estate next door, Trina Turk in the famous 'Boathouse' up the street, Tori Spelling in the famous Max Factor Mansion 2 streets north, Barry Manilow 2 streets south, the Rudolph Valentino and Esther Williams house, Suzanne Sommers a few streets over, etc.

PLEASE NOTE. This is not a party house. We are in a quiet residential area which strictly observes the Palm Springs noise ordinances. Any excess noise or outside music will result in police visits and fines which are the renter's responsibility

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Stunning Sonny and Cher Estate 'Villa Carmelita'
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Stunning Sonny and Cher Estate 'Villa Carmelita'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279666
(323) 314-0177 (California, USA)
Palm Springs California Desert
5

Best Palm Springs retreat

  • 5 of 5
The property is gorgeous, and the owner was so accommodating. We had an amazing time! The kitchen was fully equipped, and the bedrooms were beautiful! Even our designer friends were impressed with the Hollywood glamour! Thank you, Rudi!
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Sonny and Cher Estate 'Villa Carmelita'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279666
(323) 314-0177 (California, USA)
Palm Springs California Desert
5

A perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time my girlfreinds and I stayed at Villa Carmelita and in both stays, we could not have asked for more. The property is beautiful, well equiped, and Rudy could not have been a more gracious host. This is a five star destination that I highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Stunning Sonny and Cher Estate 'Villa Carmelita'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279666
(323) 314-0177 (California, USA)
Palm Springs California Desert
Los Angeles, California
5

LOOK NO FURTHER - THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
FROM THE MOMENT YOU WALK IN THE FRONT DOOR YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL. RUDI HAS MADE THIS PROPERTY THE BEST PLACE TO STAY IN PALM SPRINGS. EVERY ATTENTION TO DETAIL WAS MADE AND COULD NOT HAVE FELT MORE COMFORTABLE. BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, SPACIOUS, AMAZING POOL, INTIMATE AND ABOVE ALL 5 STARS. IF YOU ARE MAKING PALM SPRINGS A GETAWAY DESTINATION - THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Sonny and Cher Estate 'Villa Carmelita'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279666
(323) 314-0177 (California, USA)
Palm Springs California Desert
Portland
5

Idyllic Home for Bachelorette Party!

  • 5 of 5
This home is nothing short of AMAZING. We spent the weekend here celebrating with a group of girls from all over the world that were in awe of its beauty. The owner is extremely accommodating and helped make our stay as pleasant as possible. We all cant wait to go back!!!!! Perfect for a girls getaway!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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Stunning Sonny and Cher Estate 'Villa Carmelita'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279666
(323) 314-0177 (California, USA)
Palm Springs California Desert
Seattle, WA
5

Awesome place, awesome time.

  • 5 of 5
Stayed here last week with 2 other families and it is a great place to just relax -- especially if you have a bunch of kids. The pool kept them happy for hours - it's warm, lots of pool toys, great enclosed space.
House and accommodations were great. The owner was super helpful. Definitely coming back.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Stunning Sonny and Cher Estate 'Villa Carmelita'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p279666
(323) 314-0177 (California, USA)
Palm Springs California Desert
San Francisco, Ca
5

A Fantastic Weekend Trip!

  • 5 of 5
The house exceeded our expectations! The pictures of this property, fantastic though they are, don't show all the little details that made this house special AND so convenient: Extra towels poolside, the misters, magazines and books and interesting design details, lots of kitchen gadgets and tools, 2 sets of stackable laundry machines/dryers -- I could go on and on. Rudy is fantastic -- Helpful, trustworthy and just delightful! We would definitely rent from him again!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Purple Palm Restaurant
"Amazing restaurant around the pool at the glamorous Colony Palms Hotel."
Workshop Kitchen + Bar
"Super chic and hip- Mixologist mixes drinks and the food is amazing. Come dressed in your b..."
The Escena Grill
"The best view in all of Palm Springs. You MUST eat here."
Mister Parker's
"Dark, sexy and indulgent. Grab a drink and walk the grounds of this fabulous hotel. "
Sherman's Deli & Bakery
"The best Jewish deli in Palm Springs."
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
"I know it sounds cheesy and touristy but it is actually amazing."
Tyler's Burgers
"The best burgers in Palm Springs. This photo is wrong."
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
"This is incredible- not cheesy. You should try to do this."
Lulu California Bistro
"Great place for a fun meal in downtown."
Indian Canyons
"Great for hiking."
Spencer's Restaurant
"Old school fancy PS restaurant. Business lunch during the week- 3 courses for only 19.99!"
Trina Turk Boutique
"Awesome store and she lives on my street in the Boathouse!"
Birba
"Beautiful outdoor bar."
Rick's Restaurant & Bakery
"Great diner food for breakfast."
Native Foods
"Great healthy casual food."
El Mirasol
"You can walk here from the house. A dive mexican restaurant with great Margs. Stumble home."
Koffi Palm Springs
"Best Koffee shop in PS."
Shanghai Red's Oyster Bar
"Best fish tacos and seafood in town. "
Aspen Mills Bread Co
"Best sandwich shop in town."
King's Highway
"Great fancy diner food."
Estate Sale Co
"Fun rummaging for furniture. Can find some great things. Hit or miss."

Located in the historic and exclusive Mesa area of Palm Springs minutes from downtown and at the foot of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains with fabulous views, this one-of-a-kind property has now been completely renovated and re-imagined by Los Angeles designer Rudi Polak to form the perfect union of timeless elegance and state-of-the-art style and luxury.

Other Activities: Shopping, Racquetball, Miniature Golf, Basketball Court, Rock Climbing

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Availability & Rates

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
 
Coachella
Apr 10 2015 - Apr 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$599
From
$1,199
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$6,500
$12,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

early check in/out $200 + Tax
AC 50/day $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
pool heat 50/day $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes The rates are $1199 per night. The rates can go as low as $599 per night depending how long you stay.
I unfortunately am not taking reservations for weddings or large parties anymore.
$50 per pet
$50 per day AC surcharge when applicable
$50 per day for pool heat if desired

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The newly renovated spa-like bathrooms are completely new and very luxurious.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • There are 5 sumptuously appointed bedrooms with dream mattresses and luxury 400 thread count linens. Also, they are equipped with plasma televisions, individually controlled air/heat and ensuite bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • health/beauty spa
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
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