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Movie Colony East

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Ruth Hardy Park House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Betty’s is a newly renovated house in the historic Movie Colony East neighborhood, centrally located with easy access to all that the Coachella Valley has to offer. Walking distance to downtown Palm Springs shopping and restaurants, the Casino, and the Convention Center, and an easy five-minute walk to Ruth Hardy Park for tennis, volleyball or basketball. The house is available for rental during the holidays, the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, the Palm Springs Film Festival, The Dinah Shore Weekend and the Palm Springs’ Pride Festival in October.

The interior of the house has been completely updated in 2013 and has all the contemporary comforts. The architect-designed state of the art kitchen features stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, a gas cooktop, vaulted ceilings and a layout that flows from the kitchen to the family room area with its 60-inch wall-mounted flat-screen TV. There are two baths and two bedrooms, both with king-size beds. The house includes an expanded cable package, free long distance telephone in North America and WiFi.

The open concept living room and dining room have been beautifully furnished, capturing the Palm Springs mid-century modern feel. The spacious master suite has a king size bed, a 40-inch flat screen TV, French doors that lead directly to the pool, and a large en suite bathroom. The walk-in shower has multiple showerheads to help create a spa experience. The guest bedroom has a large closet, cable TV and sliding glass doors to the patio and pool area with an adjacent, cheerful modern guest bathroom.

The outdoor living space has a comfortably furnished patio, with an outdoor living room, an outdoor dining room and barbecue and chaises by the new pebble tech pool and spa. There are spectacular mountain views (completely free of wires!) from the backyard.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Peter

Although we live in Canada, we’ve been coming to Palm Springs since the early 1980s. Clearly we love it here, and we love how vibrant the city’s become in the last decade or so. Couple that with everything else the desert has to offer – amazing hikes, Joshua Tree National Park, great restaurants and shopping – and it’s understandable why we’ve made Palm Springs our second home.

Why Peter chose Palm Springs

Why is the house called “Betty’s”? It was originally built in the 1940s by a cocktail waitress – and former bathing-suit model – named Betty who worked at the popular downtown nightclub, Chi Chi’s, frequented by Frank Sinatra and other stars. Neighbors report that Frank loved Betty’s martinis and occasionally stopped by the house to have her whip up a batch. He also asked her to pick him up from time-to-time at the old Palm Springs train station. As only the third owners of the property we wanted to honor the history of the house by calling it after its first owner. On the counter in the kitchen there is a picture of Betty standing outside the house in the late1940s when the place was little more than a cottage and the street was still unpaved! There are also photos of the house prior to the recent renovations.

Guestbook comments from the manager

If you’re looking for a tranquil escape, a place where a big sun comes up every morning, where you can watch the clouds float by beneath a majestic palm, prepare meals (and margaritas) in a gourmet kitchen, sprawl on deliciously comfortable beds, and putter through a spacious and elegant home away from home – then Betty’s is for you. This past August, I spent a memorable two weeks with family in this stylish Palm Springs bungalow. We were all taken with the attention to detail from the moment we pulled up – the sleek design and décor, the poolside view of the mountains, and the large windows that stream a warm desert light into each room. We enjoyed the pool and spa, and many fine evenings in the outdoor living and dining area, marvelling at shooting stars. It was a terrific spot to gather, with something for everyone, quiet nooks to read and nap, large screens for movie nights, and a classic old Hollywood style neighbourhood worth strolling through. Betty’s is perfectly located just a few minutes from nearly anything you may want or need, grocery store, the eclectic shops and restaurants of downtown, the movie theatre, the art museum and on it goes. Joshua Tree National Park is also less than an hour two hours away, and the premium outlets aren’t far either. In all, I highly recommend Betty’s for singles, couples, and families. It’s that enchanting sort of destination that lets you set your own pace.
Aug 2013
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Movie Colony East
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

We may never stay in a hotel again. Even a nice one! The convenience and privacy of staying at Betty's were really just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Betty's is a gem. Myself and three other friends stayed there for a girls' weekend. Peter who takes care of the place was very kind and went out of his way to help us. The place is immaculately clean, updated, and nicely set up. All appliances were good quality and worked well (we didn't heat the spa up though since it was hot outside). They keep the pantry and fridge more stocked than any other rental I've ever stayed at - mustard, mayo, olive oil, spices, etc, - this is a really nice touch! The pool isn't large so if you have kids you may want to check other places out. For us ladies it was perfect, and we loved that there were high ficus hedges for privacy while we were in and around the pool. Dining areas inside and outside. Location was great. We'll definitely be back when we're in PS again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house with great amenities and super close to downtown, restaurants, shopping, etc. Will definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for more from a rental property. The Movie Colony East house was neat as a pin, and the location was perfect. Close to the airport, starbucks, groceries, and a nice walk to the downtown area (or grab a taxi for $10 or $15). Loved the backyard with the pool and hot tub, and the house was very well stocked, with plenty of towels, dishes etc. The property manager, Peter, was great to work with. Spencer's and Lulu's were great restaurant choices, and for something special, we hired Stephen Lee to cater a dinner. Entertaining and delicious! Can't wait to go back to Palm Springs and Movie Colony East!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, well-appointed and very comfortable. We really enjoyed spending time in the pool, relaxing in the hot tub, and enjoying the sunshine in the private yard out back. The house is in a very quiet side street, but also just a 5-min cab ride from main street and all the shops and restaurants. A perfect location.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and stylish getaway

  • 4 of 5

My family of four spent a lovely week at Betty's. The location is perfect, on a quiet street within a half mile of Ruth Hardy Park. It's a comfortable and well appointed home with a great kitchen, outstanding outdoor living areas, and a very nice jacuzzi and pool. There's even a home office setup with desk, comfortable office chair, and printer if you need it. And a thick binder with easy to understand instructions for operating everything, sights to see, restaurant recommendations, even a book of Joshua Tree hikes. They've thought of everything.

We had no complaints about this house and would recommend it. The manager is friendly and courteous and everything was just as expected. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ruth Hardy Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Stays 28 days and less are subject to 11.5% tax. Permit No. 3109
Pool and spa heating is extra and charged at $250 per week, or $40 per day.
Rates are higher for special events.
Check in and check out on Sundays may incur an additional fee of $80.
Cleaning fees for summer weekend rentals are only $140.

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Ruth Hardy Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Master Suite with access to pool
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Winter months in Palm Springs are sunny and mild. Although the locals won't be sunning themselves and using their pools, guests from colder climates will find the weather to be just like summer.

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