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Daria

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Grand Old Dame! Mid-Century Movie Colony Classic! Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!

34 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

The Movie Colony House Rental Photos and Description

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

***THIS PROPERTY IS NOT LISTED ON CRAIG'S LIST***

“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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Daria (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Daria

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!

Why Daria chose Palm Springs

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Reviews

5
based on 34 traveler reviews

Grand Old Dame! Mid-Century Movie Colony Classic! Pool! Spa! Mountain Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

Classic, cool, amazingly fun house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful and so well kept. It was in perfect order when we arrived and wonderfully clean. The house is spacious and has everything you could need - from pool toys, to a BBQ, to all the kitchen appliances to cook, bake, blend to your heart's desire! We truly made ourselves at home here and did not want to leave! Daria and her team are super quick to respond to any questions or needs you might have. We loved just hanging out at the house, and it was a dreamy few days. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a family vacation here with our adult children and 10 year old granddaughter. We had a wonderful time! The house was immaculate and had everything we needed including a fully stocked kitchen and backyard with a beautiful pool and lots of pool toys for our granddaughter (and us!) Daria and the property management company were wonderful to work with and couldn't have been more welcoming. None of us wanted to leave when the time came! We would absolutely stay here again and recommend to anyone considering a trip to Palm Springs!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect property for our needs !

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our two college aged daughters enjoyed this home immensely. There was plenty of room and so well equipped with everything in fine working order. The stocked pantry was a real bonus as was the general house layout and spectacular mid century modern architecture that preserved the true 50's style in a perfect balance to today's modern needs. The pool, back yard and grill were first class. The proximity of this location was unbeatable and so handy to everything PS and area have to offer.

The real icing on the cake was outstanding service from Daria and her team right from our initial booking through to checkout. Very professional and highly responsive. For our needs, this home was exceptional value and we would not hesitate to stay here again.

Mark O

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely home for 4 weeks. We loved the mid century architecture, the pool and the spaciousness of the home. There was plenty of room for the guests who came to visit. The home is in a beautiful neighborhood near Ruth Hardy Park and within walking distance of downtown.

The property management company was great to work with and very responsive to all of our questions. They made the entire rental process very easy. Thanks Daria!

Our 5 star rating is well deserved. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

enjoyable weekend with kids and friends

  • 5 of 5

great experience. house was wonderful. master bath was RAD!!! kitchen was well-equipped. we had 4 adults, 2 kids 8-10 y/o, a 2 year old and a newborn. The only downside I would say was that for us wanting cozy comfy relaxing time, there wasn't a high area for that - we couldn't all sit together and watch a movie. On the flip side, the entertaining area was HUGE. Loved the outdoor speakers! Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect get away!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 4 days in Palm

Springs...everything was exactly as the photos and other reviews said! If you have never been to the area, this location is ideal...walking to everything in town and close enough to Joshua tree and other hikes as well! We had 2 adults, 3 teenage boys and one 21 year old girl....and everyone was happy!

We will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Escena Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tropicale
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Laguna Beach
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
Nearest Point of Interest
Dink's
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Copley's on Palm Canyon
Nearest Point of Interest
Thai Smile
Nearest Point of Interest
Al Dente
Nearest Point of Interest
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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Rates & Availability

The Movie Colony House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,400
$6,500
 
 
Desert Trip 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$595
$3,900
$8,500
 
 
Shoulder Season 2016
Oct 18 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,400
$6,500
 
 
Prime Season 2017
Nov 1 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,900
$8,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$495
$2,900
$8,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning $295 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

3-night min stay required and 7-night minimum for holidays & events

This property does not rent for Coachella Music Festival

$60/day or $375/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 $295

NO SMOKING ALLOWED

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

The Movie Colony House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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