MINI ESTATE, THE LIFE OF RILEY, FORMER HOLLYWOOD STAR'S HOME

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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MINI ESTATE, THE LIFE OF RILEY, FORMER HOLLYWOOD STAR'S HOME

Palm Springs Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Let your world slip away as you live 'The Life Of Riley'

Once owned by Willliam Bendix, Movie and Television star, best known for his portrayal of Babe Ruth in the Babe Ruth Story and Chester A Riley in the Life of Riley

5 bedroom Mini Estate property (1/4 acre, lush and tropical and more intimate than a hotel. Enjoy total privacy and intimacy)

Old world charm and modern updated living meet at the Palm Springs Life of Riley vacation rental home!

Our California luxury vacation rental, located in the fashionable Ruth Hardy Park area is available for your family. At our home you will find a 5 bedroom private home with pool, spa, and tropical gardens and a small fruit orchard.

Pets deserve to live the Life of Riley, all well behaved humans are welcomed when accompanied by their pets -)

Our home is owner operated so you get the personal service you deserve, allowing you to fully enjoy local Palm Springs events and attractions.

Property Description:

Start Your Perfect Vacation With This Vintage Mini-Estate 1/4 acre Palm Springs Rental Home!

*Ideal for Family Reunions or Corporate Retreats

*Private Quiet Upscale Neighborhood

*Pool, Jacuzzi, Full Kitchen, Oversized Living Room

*Stay in Historic Ruth Hardy Park section of Palm Springs, Sunroom

*Enjoy a private and comfortable alternative to any Hotel

Experience Unique Desert Homestead Life with Your Own Private Oasis

Description:

A fifteen minute walk from downtown this Ruth Hardy Park Mini Estate sleeps 8-12. There are two separate wings east and west of the over sized living room - 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on the west and 2 bedrooms 1 bath on the east, a sunroom opening onto the pool with a queen size convertible sofa that sleeps two. There is also a roll away bed available upon request.

The lovely master suite and one addtional bedroom both open directly to the pool and spa.

Experience the ambiance of old Palm Springs from the days when Hollywood stars flocked to the village of Palm Springs to build homes for weekend retreats.

The house is situated in the historic Ruth Hardy park section adjacent to Movie Colony area, aptly named for it's famous neighbors; boasting the estates of Hollywood Royalty such as Al Jolson, Desi and Lucy Arnaz, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, and Darryl F. Zanuck (and of course, William Bendix)

This property is graced with mountain views and a lush well-maintained garden and orchard will let you forget the world around you.

Although you probably won't want to venture out, this house is only ten blocks away from the SPA casino, a Las Vegas style casino in the heart of Palm Springs, and just a block away from the beautiful Ruth Hardy Park.

Accommodations:

The kitchen, living, dining areas (and two bedrooms) open onto the pool & spa area, allowing for gracious indoor-outdoor living - a coveted hallmark of Palm Springs living.

Come experience the unique charm and elegance of this historic newly remodeled vintage mini-estate. Enjoy 2 working fire places, a fully equipped kitchen with granite top counter, gas bbq and ample out door dining and relaxing furniture.

Amenities:

This spacious villa features magnificently landscaped and private grounds, a swimming pool with built in fountain that shoots water across the pool and attached in-ground spa, two fireplaces, and two separate sleeping quarters.

A well-appointed kitchen stocked well enough to prepare just about anything you desire provides an excellent alternative to the world class restaurants located so conveniently nearby. An oversized living room with books leather furniture, a fire place, Flat screen TV with Showtime and On-Demand cable plus DVD point inside the house while the palm trees, front court yard garden, lighted swimming pool and gardens complete with wrought iron patio furniture will keep you busy outside.

The separation of east and west wing offers privacy and can give in laws or teenagers a feeling of independence

Bed Set-up

West:

1) Master Bedroom: 1 California King, pool view (door to pool area)

2) 2 Twin beds (door to pool area)

3) Queen bed, garden court view

East:

4) Queen bed, garden court view, opens to living room and to kitchen

5) Queen bed, garden court view

This home is owner operated so you get the personal service you deserve.

Keywords: Home, villa, sleep 12, spacious, family reunion, 8 beds, pool, spa, enclosed, pet friendly

Licensed by the Finance, Treasury Room Tax division, Palm Springs license number 48000000-20014534

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
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Great for family reunions, corporate retreats, golf outings, girls weekends, etc.

The oversized living room opens to the sunroom each with a working fireplace makes this a nice home for nesting with friends and family.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Mini Estate, the Life of Riley, Former Hollywood Star's Home
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
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Mini Estate, the Life of Riley, Former Hollywood Star's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349127vbi
760-466-7645
Palm Springs California Desert
5

Fantastic Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
I brought my parents from NY to PS. It was their first visit. They adored the house. We were all so comfortable from the minute we walked in. My wife, two kids and two small dogs had more than enough room to spread out. With options for sun and shade, everyone was happy. The location can't be beat, quiet yet close by to everything. The owners/prop mgr were all so pleasant throughout. We will definitely be back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Mini Estate, the Life of Riley, Former Hollywood Star's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349127vbi
760-466-7645
Palm Springs California Desert
Long Beach
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This is a very nice house just a few minutes from Downtown Palm Springs. My family (children and grandchildren) and I were extremely happy to spend a few days at this well maintained property. It actually exceeded our expectations. The house is big with plenty of room and the bedroom are spacious. The kitchen is well stocked with everything that you need to feel at home. There is a supermarket close by so this was a plus. The pool is big enough and they provide you with plenty of beach towels. BBQ outside the kitchen so we grilled a lot during our stay. Dealing with the owners Bruce and Danny was smooth and effortless. Having rented houses before through VRBO, I have had a couple of bad experiences with some owners. So this is a point that I value very much. Thank you and we will be back again !!
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Mini Estate, the Life of Riley, Former Hollywood Star's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349127vbi
760-466-7645
Palm Springs California Desert
United States
4

Memorial Day Weekend 2013

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
I stayed here with my kickball team on Memorial Day Weekend. The interior of the house is nice and upkept. The master bathroom has a great shower, so alot of the other guys used it as well. The kitchen was conducive to cooking for a large group, and the grill was great. It wasn't extremely hot at the time (only 90's) and the air conditioning worked very well the entire time (some houses in PS have AC that simply cannot keep up with the heat). Towels were plentiful.

There is alot of green space but it is not continuous with the pool area, which means that your group could be kind of split up if some people are around the pool and some are in the grass. However, if people want some private space, that could be seen as a benefit. There could also be some more lounge chairs available.

Overall, we had a great time at the property and did not spend a fortune to do so. This property works well for those who want to enjoy themselves but are also on a budget.
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Mini Estate, the Life of Riley, Former Hollywood Star's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349127vbi
760-466-7645
Palm Springs California Desert
alaska
3

Great house for large groups

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 0533
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
This is an older house with all the quirks to go with it. Great for large groups and one of the best pools available. Why the average rating? Customer Service. During our time seeking to rent this property there was some family issues (owner) that pulled the owners away from servicing us. It took months to get a confirmation letter that put us in a bind not knowing if we had the house. Then we had a pool issue. It was soon repaired then it would heat the pool too hot. We tried to turn it off but I am sure it ran up their bill. Because of a change in plans we did not use the house for most of the second week but we paid all the second week and they tried to rent it with no luck. Afterwards the owners representative promised to refund the pool heating fee. In addition I bought a tea pot that too was promised to be refunded. After multiple unreturned emails I give up getting any promised refunds. We have rented many times with VRBO and have never been told we would get a refund and been stiffed. At least a courtesy email saying that the pool heating cost were so great we are taking our promised refund away from you. Renter beware.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Mini Estate, the Life of Riley, Former Hollywood Star's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p349127vbi
760-466-7645
Palm Springs California Desert
5

Life of Riley Lives Up to Its Name!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Just returned from a week long multigenerational stay at this lovely home. Ample space for 10 of us although the "sun room" is something of a misnomer, as it is more of dining room now. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, and the layout easy to navigate so that we weren't running into eachother. Best part was the wonderful pool and my 11 year old daughter, 83 year old mother and all relatives in between enjoyed bonding during hot days, and cool nights poolside. The owner was great to deal with and all initial questions quickly answered by the property manager. A quick drive to all that Palm Springs has to offer including a giant "Marilyn" on Palm Canyon Drive. Many thanks for an easy and memorable family vacation.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Car: recommended

Casino, jogging track, enclosed dog park

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Availability & Rates

Palm Springs Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter Season
Dec 20 2013 - May 23 2014
$495
$2,475
$7,500
3 nights
 
 
Easter Week
Apr 19 2014 - Apr 25 2014
$2,975
Flat fee
7 nights
 
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2014 - May 25 2014
$1,785
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
May 27 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$395
$1,975
$5,500
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$395
$1,975
$5,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750.00
Pool heat (per night) $39.00
Cleaning $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes Damage deposit waived with credit card on file
2 night stays, subject to availability, $100 more per nt.
Holidays & special events, $100 more per nt.
PS Occupancy Tax 11.5%
Cleaning Fee $150
Pool/Spa heat ($39 per nt or $195 per week) Pool 87-91 degrees, spa to 104.
Strict occupancy limit 12 persons
1 small dog okay

Cancellation Policy

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

Palm Springs Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Monument View
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • library
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • hot air ballooning
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • golf
Notes:
Gated Garden, chaise lounges, on demand tv, water dispenser
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