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Historic Spanish Hacienda, private park-like grounds

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Villahermosa is a historic Spanish Hacienda located near Ruth Hardy Park in the Movie Colony area of Palm Springs. The home was built in 1936, and rumored to be the guest house of a famous celebrity. Our prime neighborhood location is close to town, out of the wind and offers spectacular mountain views.

As soon as you walk through the stained glass front door, you feel the warmth and soul of this classic hacienda. The brick, wood burning fireplace in the living room is one of the many beautiful features of the home. Each of the three bedrooms is professionally decorated in it's own unique theme.

The kitchen is fully equipped, including stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms are updated, but retain their original character. French doors in every major room lead to the large, private, 36 foot swimming pool and hot tub in the huge, freshly landscaped backyard. Enjoy the fresh citrus from our Grapefruit, Orange, Tangerine, and Lime trees. Dine outdoors with the choice of two different pergolas, or relax in our outdoor gazebo area.

The home is complete with Digital Cable TV (2), DSL, WiFi, Gas Barbecue, Fireplace, Stereo with CD/DVD, Jacuzzi Premium Hot Tub, new pool deck area, and poolside speakers. Located in the heart of Palm Springs, less than 3/4 mile to downtown shops, restaurants, galleries, the convention center, and the Spa Casino.

The property covers nearly 1/2 acre, and it is beautifully landscaped with flowers, lawn and 5 productive fruit trees.

We also offer a private chef and can provide grocery shopping prior to your arrival. Please email us for details.

Nearby is world class golf, hiking, botanical gardens, the aerial tram, water theme park, horseback riding, gyms, tennis, and a high-end factory outlet mall.

* Also check out nearby Joshua Tree National Monument and the living desert preserve.

* Disneyland (Anaheim) and Sea World (San Diego) are less than two hours drive.

Keywords: House, Historic, Spanish, Hacienda, Movie Colony, Ruth Hardy Park, Pool, Private

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

About The Owner

My husband owns a home automation and lighting company, and I am a real estate agent and interior designer. We live in Redondo Beach, CA and love to come to the desert to unwind and enjoy the fantastic weather!

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Palm Springs

I was staying in a vacation rental in this neighborhood and found this property while I was out for a jog. I love the character of old homes and as soon as I walked up to the old stained glass door, I knew this was a special home. It has a great hacienda feel. We chose the location because we love the history of the neighborhood, the proximity to Ruth Hardy Park for tennis, it is very quiet neighborhood with many interesting homes, and it is very close to downtown Palm Springs. Downtown Palm Springs offers world-class restaurants and shopping.

What makes this house unique

The property is on a corner lot that is completely private. We restored the original pool which is huge, 16' x 36'. The mountain views are priceless, and the property is 1/3 of an acre with many fruit trees such as grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pomegranate, and fig. I wanted the home to be a fun place to stay, so it is decorated with all unique, yet comfortable furniture that suits the style of the home. I have also found many interesting pieces of artwork to enjoy throughout the home. Most of our guests at this point are repeat guests, many of them have been coming back since the first year we started renting the home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the best time at Villahermosa! All the girls hung out by the pool during the day, cooked great meals at night and dined outside. The home is very comfortable and we all loved the decor. The weather at night was warm and cozy. We didn't leave the property all weekend! Felt like we had been on vacation for a week! Thank you!
Sep 2013
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Ruth Hardy Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) King Bed in Master Suite, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in Mountain View Suite, and also in Pool View Suite, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two twin daybeds are located in the lounging arean of the Master Suite
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hot Tub, Large (very)Private Pool, Central Air Conditioning, Digital Cable TV (2), Fully equipped Kitchen, No Smoking Please


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Historic Spanish Hacienda, private park-like grounds
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 26 reviews

Convenient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The grounds are lovely, the location is perfect, and the house provided the comfort of a home that a hotel cannot.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

I rented this place as a surprise girls weekend for my wife. They all absolutely loved it. They said the house was so cool and unique with all sorts of little nooks and crannies. So many little places to sit and look out the window. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy everyone had a great time!
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Santa Monica

We had a nice time!

  • 5 of 5

The backyard and pool was very nice. We stayed outside almost all day. Everything was clean and organized. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I enjoyed my stay at the Historic Spanish Hacienda. It was comfortable and very cute!

  • 5 of 5

I really liked how big the size of the house was. I also liked the location of the house which is very close to downtown Palm Springs. It was a place that I would go back the next time I visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Plenty of room for gathering, pool was the main feature (ended up paying more for pool heating than expected), and the house is in a great area for walking and getting to main points in Palm Springs. The house itself is older and in need of work and cleaning, as are the grounds. If you like to cook, the kitchen particularly is in need of major updating and renovation. In comparison to other properties we have rented in this area this home was fine for our purposes, but not to the level of what we have found in the past.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The home is one of the original homes in Palm Springs, built in 1937. Most of our guests are repeat guests for several years. They appreciate the charm and historic quality of the property. We take great pride in maintaining the home. To note, this guest ended up staying an extra night, so they must have been happier with the property than mentioned.
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San Francisco

Fabulous retreat. Heavenly pool.

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa was perfect for me and my seven best friends to catch up and enjoy time together. We lazed at the pool and hottub, walked around the neighborhood toward the mountains. Even picked some lemons off the tree for drinks!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Ruth Hardy Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Palm Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Palm Springs Convention Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway


Rates & Availability

Ruth Hardy Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Coachella 1st Weekend
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Coachella 2nd Weekend
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $195 + Tax
Pool Heat (per day rate) $40
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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