This Spanish casa dates from 1935 and was owned by actress Dorothy Lamour. Research and local legend say it was also the site of a rumored affair between Marilyn Monroe and a very high-ranking government official in the early 1960's. The house is located just one house in from Ruth Hardy Park which has public tennis courts, playgrounds and lots of open space.
This property is 1/3 acre. Quiet, safe neighborhood. Professionally decorated, living area with 42" plasma TV and kiva wood-burning fireplace, sun/playroom, kitchen, laundry room, 4 bedrooms plus nursery area, 3 full baths. All floors are tiled, with area rugs. Fully enclosed and gated yard. The sun/playroom has toys and games for children of all ages. Triple French doors open to the backyard with mini-playground, large pool, in-ground spa and mature fruit trees. The updated kitchen has microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and everything needed for the serious chef. Fully equipped including all serving dishes, glassware, ceramic dishes plus plastic ware, for outdoor use, and kids' dishes. Laundry room, located off the kitchen, has large washer/dryer; detergent is supplied. - Master Bedroom: King bed, sitting and dressing area, walk-in 2-head shower, nursery (crib and changing table, bedding supplied) off MBR area. French doors open to spacious backyard.- Bedroom #2: King bed. Also contains the printer/fax/copier. Full bath with large tub, and (probably) Dorothy Lamour's medicine cabinet, is located right outside the bedroom door.- Bedroom #3: Queen bed. Bathroom (shared with Bedroom #4).- Bedroom #4: Enter through BR#3. Quality trundle bed can be 1 or 2 Twin beds. French doors open directly to the backyard. Items supplied: Restoration Hardware fluffy towels, pool towels, all basic bath supplies (shampoo, hair dryers, soap).
The spacious landscaped yard has a heated pool and in-ground spa. Luxury Front gate pool floats. Misting fan for hot summer days. Mini-playground with deck and slide for children and a playhouse (originally the work shed) completely decorated inside with a wonderful mural painted by local artist Snake Jagger.The walled and gated backyard also has a huge grapefruit tree and apple and orange trees for healthy snacks. Take the steps up to the second-story "tanning" deck for an even better view of Mt. San Jacinto and Ruth Hardy Park.
There is one covered gated parking space. Another covered space is located on the circular drive in front. Two additional off-street parking spaces located off the circular drive. Do you need two houses for your gathering? See VRBO listing #169001 for another lovely property one block away, same owner. This property is located only 0.7 miles from downtown.
*Rates and reservation deposits subject to change without notice and are higher on weekends, holidays, and special events. Quote will include flat rate nightly utility fee of $55. Cleaning Fee is $250. Damage Protection is $69. There is an 11.5% Occupancy tax in Palm Springs. Posted specials are for new bookings only. Please note the location on the map is not exact and the marker is only an approximate location. ACME HOUSE COMPANY
My husband and I live in Washington, DC. I am a local, having lived inside the beltway (since it's been built, that is) all my life.
We have two sons, away at college. We also have several guinea pigs and box turtles, but they plan to stay at home.
We already owned a charming property (see VRBO listing #169001) in the Ruth Hardy Park neighborhood, perfect for an intimate vacation for my husband and me. When we found this home, a block away, we knew we wanted a larger property where our whole family could gather. We have already enjoyed time here with our sons and their girlfriends. I've set up the house to be prepared for the future when there may be little ones in the picture: crib, toys, and backyard mini-playground and playhouse. We plan to own this home for many years, though, so no rush, boys!