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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Ruth Hardy Park House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8

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: fluffy towels, pool towels, all basic bath supplies (shampoo, hair dryers, soap).

The spacious landscaped yard has a heated pool [in season] 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? This property is located only 0.7 miles from downtown.

Rates listed in our rate table are subject to change without notice and are higher on weekends, holidays, and special events. Reservation deposit may be increased during those same times. Other Costs: Quote will include flat rate nightly utility fee of $65. Cleaning Fee of $275. Pet Fee $150 (1 dog) $225 (2 dogs) if home is pet friendly, Damage Waiver of $79. There is an 11.5% Occupancy tax in Palm Springs. Posted specials are for new bookings only. Please note for security, the location on the map is not exact and the marker is only an approximate location.

TOT #4560

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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Guestbook comments from the manager

ACME took care us. Loved the home and hope to rent again in the future. Pool, spa and outdoor landscape were the best part!
Aug 2014
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Reviews

4.4
based on 13 traveler reviews

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4

Big Backyard, Nice Amentities

  • 4 of 5

I loved the style of the house and it was close to all of the near restaurants and pool parties at Coachella.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A wonderful week at El Nido - great for families, but expensive

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week in Palm Springs staying at El Nido. We have two young children (4 and 1) and the house was perfect for them! The play room had toys, books, and games, and the nursery was just right for my little one to have everything he needed to sleep comfortably. It was great to not have to worry about a crib. The house was also great for the three adults on our trip – lots of space and privacy.

We spent every afternoon in the pool and hot tub, and it was heaven. Truly beautiful backyard. We had one small problem where water to the pool wasn't properly turned off after pool maintenance - Acme sent someone out in minutes to fix it. Great customer service. It would be nice to have a few pool toys and floats, but that was a small thing.

Acme was also great in the time leading up to the booking. I had lots of questions and they got back to me promptly and accurately, and clearly tried to make things work great for us.

The kids also loved Ruth Hardy park – right across the street, easy to get to, and a great playground and green space. The “mini playground” in the yard was not very nice and the kids didn’t use it, but that didn’t matter since the park was so close. Just good for folks to know that wasn’t a highlight.

The grapefruit tree was one of my favourite parts of the house - delicious! The kitchen had everything we needed, the wireless Internet worked well, and the free local calling came in handy for taxis, restaurants, etc.

We rented a few items from Desert Baby Rentals (kids' life jackets, a high chair) and Acme was great in that respect as well - having someone there to meet them and make sure the drop-off and pick-up went smoothly.

The setting would also be perfect for families with older kids, girls’ trips, and the pool/hot tub at night offered a lovely romantic setting. We loved the house – very comfortable and family friendly.

To me, the only downside was the price. Especially because the extra fees got a bit pricey when you added it all together. I understand that cleaning and utilities (and taxes) are expensive, but it was a lot when everything gets added together. I see the fees are also up quite a lot this year (the rental fee and the other add-on fees), which is too bad.

Overall, this house was excellent for a young family like ours. We definitely hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Great Family Home

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This house had everything we needed for the 8 of us. Our 3 children had toys, games, colouring pages and a fun playhouse to enjoy. The pool and hot tub were perfect and had ample noodles and loungers. Because the children(5-8 years) had so much to do, we were able to enjoy ourselves too! Picking grapefruits daily for breakfast was fun and delicious. The house is well stocked with dishes and appliances, making it easy to cook at home. The house is also located near many great restaurants. It is also across the street from a park with 8 public tennis courts and a big playground. The beds and bedding are also very comfortable, exceeding our expectations! Overall a great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Acme House Co.
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5

Awesome home and professional and easy process ...

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Awesome home and professional and easy process to rent!

We loved this home for a family with kids! 2 families stayed here and it was plenty of room! Clean beautiful home, we can't wait to go back next year! The rental process was very simple and professional!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: Acme House Co.
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Kansas City, MO
5

Holiday get-away with family

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

had a small "incident, with fur and long tail enter house" and the Acme team were right on top of it to remove the problem and went way overboard to extra clean afterward!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Acme House Co.
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Phoenix, AZ
5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great location, house and price .... we were very satisfied.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Acme House Co.
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  • $1200-$5355/WK
  • Other Costs: Quote will include flat rate nightly utility fee of $65. Cleaning Fee of $260. Pet Fee $150 (1 dog) $225 (2 dogs) if home is pet friendly, Damage Waiver of $79. There is an 11.5% Occupancy tax in Palm Springs. Posted specials are for new bookings only. Please note for security, the location on the map is not exact and the marker is only an approximate location.

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Amenities

Ruth Hardy Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1861 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 King beds, 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis

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