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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Historic Spanish Hacienda, private park-like grounds

17 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

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Overview

Palm Springs House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

Historic Spanish Hacienda, private park-like grounds
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 22 reviews
California
3

Pool

  • 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.
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San Francisco
5

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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Los Angeles
5

martin family

  • 5 of 5

so relaxing. lovely home with such character. special place. Love being in Palm Springs much more eclectic.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redondo beach
5

My family and I

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed at this beautiful vacation home. It is very comfortable and a great place to bring family! We had a fabulous time here with our kids and grand kids! Lots of pool toys and a spacious out door area. It was nice to bar b Que. and eat at the big table out side. There is a jacuzzi as well although it wasn't working when we were there.

We hope to return again next year. Thank you Angie!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Hermosa

  • 4 of 5

The layout of this house is great, especially if you are staying in the master bedroom, where there are french doors leading to the beautiful pool area. This is where we spent most of our time. The decor in the house gave it an arty feel without being pretentious. It was cozy and home-y. Unfortunately the hot tub didn't work for us, but the owner worked quickly to try and get it repaired. I would stay here again. Take note to look closely at your contract. Ours stated that we had to check out by 11, but I didn't remember that and we had to rush out.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Angelica. I hope you enjoyed your birthday! The hot tub had a bad fuse, unfortunately we weren't able to get it repaired by the time your group left. The fuse was immediately replaced and up and running for the next group. Hope to have you and your family back soon!
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Bothell, WA, USA
5

Great getaway for a long weekend or a month.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully eclectic furnishings and art work. There were lovely groupings of chairs and tables scattered around the grounds including a fire pit. The pool and hot tub were a perfect temperature. Everything was clean and in working order. The beds were very comfortable. A wonderful suprise was the beaufitul fresh grapefruits, oranges, limes and lemons grown on several trees just outside the back door. Freshed squeezed OJ every morning. Minutes from airport and minutes to Palm Canyon Drive for shopping and amazing restaurants. Golf and Casino's plentiful.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Palm Springs 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
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
$10,000
 
 
Coachella 1st Weekend
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$4,000
Flat fee
 
 
Coachella 2nd Weekend
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
$4,000
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,000
$8,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Amenities

Palm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Hot Tub, Large (very)Private Pool, Central Air Conditioning, Digital Cable TV (2), Fully equipped Kitchen, No Smoking Please

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