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The Merv Griffin Estate - A 39 Acre Equestrian Retreat with Pond, Pool & Spa

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms11
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights

Overview

About the property

13 Bedrooms, 11.0 Bathrooms, 26 Sleeps

Legendary entertainer Merv Griffin lived large, so it was only fitting that he called this vast 39-acre, 13 bedroom equestrian compound, home. Even the most seasoned luxury travellers will be amazed by the truly original features and amenities found throughout the immense grounds of this Moroccan-themed playground. With a main house boasting over 5,400 sq ft of living space, four guest pods, two guests houses, 20 stable barn and staff quarters, Merv Griffin Estate is ideal for entertaining or an unforgettable getaway with friends and loved ones.

The vast property is surrounded by verdant grass and mature palm trees, contrasting against a backdrop of the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains. Spend easy days keeping cool in the infinity pool or taking out a paddle boat in your private pond. There are multiple terraces for sunbathing as well as several covered patios where you can unwind with your guests or enjoy dinner al fresco. Spend reflective moments in a cabana that appears to float freely in the pond. Tour the paddocks or simply stroll the meticulously landscaped grounds before rejoining your group for champagne under the stars. Soothe your muscles after a day of golf in the bubbling spa tub.

The Moroccan inspiration continues inside, where custom contemporary furniture and accessories are enhanced by North-African patterns, carvings and latticework. Light pours into the living room where curved sofas, cushions and a fireplace offer a nod to traditional Bedouin style. Youll enjoy testing your culinary skills in a fully-equipped kitchen that would impress any professional chef. High-end appliances, a wet bar, ice maker and smooth, stone surfaces are all at your disposal. Large windows line the homes South wall, presenting stunning views of the pond and mountains beyond.

Glorious design and exquisite dcor continue in Merv Griffin Estates ten bedrooms. Each beautifully-appointed room is filled with individual charm, and features soft bed linens, air conditioning and a flatscreen TV. Nine of the bedrooms house spa-quality en-suites, with premium fixtures and fittings. Two bedrooms, including the spacious Master suite, are in the main house. Four elegant, hexagonal-shaped casitas are found to the East, each containing one bedroom, with a private entrance. The four remaining rooms are found in idyllic guests houses.

La Quinta is nicknamed, The Gem of the Desert for many reasons, from its celebrity appeal, to the lush green terrain, its world-class golf resorts to a peaceful take on life. Merv Griffin Estate may feel like another world, but golf courses, shops and restaurants are only four miles away. The vibrant city of Palm Springs is twenty miles away. There, youll find top-shelf spas, culture, upscale shopping and lively nightlife.

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BEDROOM BATHROOM

Main House:

Bedroom 1 - Master:King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub, Television, Direct access to pool patio

Bedroom 2:King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with walk-in steam shower,Television, Direct access to pool patio

Guest Pods:

Bedroom 3 Pod 1: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub, Television, Private entrance

Bedroom 4 Pod 2: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub, Television, Private entrance

Bedroom 5 Pod 3: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub, Television, Private entrance

Bedroom 6 Pod 4: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub, Television, Private entrance

West Building:

Bedroom 7: Queen size bed,Shared ensuite bathroom with bedroom 8, Television

Bedroom 8: Queen size bed,Shared ensuite bathroom with bedroom 7, Television

Bedroom 9:King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub, Television

Bedroom 10: Queen size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower, Television

Gate House:

Bedroom 11:King size bed, Ensuite bathroom

Bedroom 12: Queen size bed,Sharedbathroom with bedroom 13

Bedroom 13: Queen size bed, Sharedbathroom with bedroom 12

FEATURES AMENITIES

Fully equipped kitchen

Dishwasher

Espresso machine

Wet bar with ice maker

Moroccan inspired great room

Television

DVD player

Sound system

Wi-Fi

Fireplace

Central heating

Central air conditioning

OUTDOOR FEATURES

Infinity pool (heated October to May)

Hot tub

Sun loungers

Terrace

Alfresco dining with seating for up to 12 guests

Gas grill

Parking

39 Acre equestrian property with racetrack and paddocks

2.5 Acre pond with paddle boat

Gated property

Mountain view

STAFF SERVICES

At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:

Villa pre-stocking

Activities and excursions

LOCATION

Points of Interest:

3 miles to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

4.6 miles to Old Town La Quinta

6 miles to Heritage Palms Golf Club

7.9 mils to Indian Wells Tennis Garden

10.2 miles to Bermuda Dunes Country Club

11.4 miles to Palm Desert

27.3 miles to Palm Springs

27.5 miles to Indian Canyons

Airport:

7.9 miles to Bermuda Dunes Airport (UDD)

23.6miles to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)

VILLA POLICIES

Maximum 26 guests

Children are welcome

Non-smoking villa

Dogs, at reasonable size and weight, are allowed pet fees may apply

No sales tax is charged on bookings of 30 days or more

Check in: 3:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

Amenities

Griffin Ranch Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 7 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 8 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 9 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 10 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 11 - This is a full bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 11 - 1 king
    Bedroom 12 - 1 king
    Bedroom 13 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Reviews

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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of scientists who had wanted to spend a weekend together to discuss the future directions of our lab and do some group bonding. For this, we had been looking for a place that would only host our group, give us privacy, and allow us to be nerdy and also have some fun and relaxation time. The Merv Griffin Estate checked all of our boxes. It was a successful retreat that everybody enjoyed immensely and will remember for a long time.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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The property manager William...

  • 5 of 5

The property manager William was fantastic! He made our stay so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Showcase in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

The Merv Griffin Estate is a showcase property, rich in history, complete with pond, stables, and regulation size race track. The Estate Manager added to the value of the property with his professionalism and knowledge of its grounds and history. Overall, it was great value for the money. We had a wonderful experience at this legendary gem in the desert!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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