|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Ruth Hardy Park Oasis - 2 BR | 2.5 BA | Sleeps 6
Sleeps 6, 1,836 square feet, central location, mountain views, open floor plan, updated and remodeled, over-sized walled property, fruit-bearing citrus trees, 25 foot heated in-ground pool, off-street covered parking, king master bedroom sleeps 2, plus additional two-room guest suite that sleeps up to 4.
This is an ideal vacation home for romantic getaways, small groups, families, extended weekends with old friends, month-long holidays for out-of-towners and artists/writers looking to get away from it all in a quiet and serene setting. The central location makes this property a good choice for biking and hiking enthusiasts, golf outings, convention goers, special event attendees, those participating in local art and music festivals, and anyone who wants to immerse themselves in all that Palm Springs has to offer while taking advantage of the walk-to-town location.
Past guests have raved about how well-maintained, clean and comfortable this home is. Others have commented on the central location, the great layout, and the beautifully landscaped patios and pool area. "The owners have thought of everything," posted one recent guest. "The home exceeded our expectations. We will be back again next year!" Unverified local folklore claims the home was originally designed by Edwin B. Willis, who created the set for the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.
ABOUT THIS PROPERTY:
Walk to the Uptown Design District from this classic Palm Springs vacation retreat, located in the famed Movie Colony East. The current owners have preserved the original architectural style and chic ambiance of this story-book property, while updating it to appeal to modern-day vacationers. This home was built in the 1930s, the decade when silver screen legends like Lucille Ball, Bob Hope and Greta Garbo flocked to this neighborhood to relax and play beneath the radar of studio heads and Hollywood gossip columnists.
A throwback to the laid-back yet glamorous California-style of yesteryear, this lovingly restored home is nestled on an over-sized lot (nearly a half acre) just steps from Ruth Hardy Park. The property looks as though it was lifted from the pages of House Beautiful or Better Homes & Gardens. It is easy to imagine the likes of Spencer Tracey and Katherine Hepburn having a romantic rendezvous - dining alfresco on the rambling, spacious, saltillo tiled veranda.
From the walled and gated entry courtyard and the arbor over the font to the lush lawns, stone paths and bougainvillea-covered trellises - every inch of this home tells a wonderful story. There are towering Palms, gorgeous citrus trees, and a fabulous in-ground oval for spending leisurely afternoons in the warm desert sun and long evenings under the stars.
The simple sophistication and understated elegance carries over to the interiors where you'll find an open concept living room, and a well-stocked cook's kitchen with high-end, stainless steel appliances. There is also a farm house dining room that seats six to eight. The separate den features a bar, a gas fireplace and a comfortable daybed -- ideal for curling up with a good book or settling down for that late-morning nap.
Your large master quarters has a walk in closet, en suite bathroom, a California King Bed, a seating area with comfortable loungers, and direct access to the patio and pool area. The additional two-room guest suite has been handsomely appointed with a Queen size bed and an additional sleeping alcove where you will find two comfortable twin beds behind a set of beautiful French doors. This extra space is the perfect solution for teens, tweens and overflow guests.
Rates listed in our rate table are subject to change without notice and are higher on weekends, holidays, and special events.
We have stayed at this property before. We enjoyed the property and dealing with your company last year. Our arrival experience has always been excellent and inviting. It was a lovely suprise to find a welcoming bottle of wine. The best part of this rental was the outdoor experience and it was made more enjoyable by the changes made since our last stay including the improvements to the patio area.
I was so excited by the photos. The outdoor areas seemed really lush, neat, relaxing. However, it was even better than I had expected! The outdoor fans, lighting, it was so great. There were multiple areas where we could have snacks, drink beer during the day, margaritas at sunset, wine at night. There are a ton of fruit trees and we picked fresh lemons throughout the day and night. The amazing old Palms were so calming. There's great sun in the backyard to tan while swimming in the pool, but there's also a ton of shade when needed. It felt like a really cool garden getaway! We loved the house too. Very cozy, really comfortable beds, great modern appliances in the kitchen, although we tried to hang in the outdoor living and dining areas as much as possible. It's also super close to the main Palm Springs strip! We walked to Koffi, a great local coffee spot each morning and there's a great park across the street. We took our kids to play there. They loved the playground and water feature. This house and location really had everything we hoped for.
Our stay was amazing. The house is enormous and the yard and pool are lovely. Unfortunately our friends could not join us due to a family emergency so we had the place to ourselves. We will definitely be booking another family trip there again.
I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived. We walked in the house and it was even better than the photos. Everything that you could ever need right there and so many area of the house for relaxing. I'd definitely come back.
My husband and I adore this house. Absolutely adore it. We booked this place for a romantic getaway and it was just exactly what we needed. We are now planning a trip back with two other couples. While this house is definitely a perfect place for a magical retreat for two - like we had - this property is also MADE for an intimate group of friends. Like one of those everyone-in-the-kitchen-together Big Chill kind of movies. Luxurious, yet relaxed. Beautifully & tastefully appointed, yet cozy and inviting. Peaceful, spacious layout. All kinds of nooks for sleeping & reading, big wide open kitchen / dining / living room area, outdoor patio/gardens & beautiful pool where we enjoyed twinkling lights, nighttime wine, candles & laughter. Just the right balance between a remote, "off-the-radar" feeling - and the enjoyment of modern amenities. We cannot wait to return with our friends.
My best friends from college and I rented this house for the first weekend in August and it turned out to be the perfect place for a reunion. It's advertised as a two bedroom, but really we each had our own room because the 'family' bedroom has two spacious sections with beds in each, then there's the master bedroom, plus there's a daybed in the 'sunroom' closest to the patio. We each had our privacy when we needed it - not just for sleeping, but during the day as well since there are so many nooks and crannies to steal away to do yoga or just read quietly. And the group spaces are ideal too - we ate almost every meal at the beautiful long wooden dining room table. The chairs were so comfortable there that most nights we ended up talking until late without even moving to the living room! Also, the kitchen is big and open concept, so we weren't getting in each other's way while preparing food - and they had everything we needed - even a crepe pan! We were planning to go out on the town more, but we loved the place so much that most nights we just opted to catch up while floating around in the pool with our cocktails! We would definitely come back, and I might take my family there too since the layout would be ideal for kids - there's fruit trees and grass to run around on. Thumbs up from me!
Our family of four, plus my mom, had a wonderful time at this paradise in the heart of Palm Springs. In minutes you can be in the hustle and bustle of the main street of Palm Springs but otherwise, if you stay put (as we did)…you couldn't feel farther away from it all. There was plenty of room for all of us (3 bathrooms!!! a dream come true!) and between the glorious pool and the perfectly appointed interior, we couldn't have been happier. Our kids (6 and 3) were thrilled to run around the huge property and we could sit in the beautiful outdoor living space sipping cocktails and keep an eye on everyone.
This house has everything you need for a family getaway - including laundry! We would definitely recommend it to families with kids, but any group would be happy here because it really has it all...