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Movie Colony Private Gated Home - Walk to Downtown PS

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,126 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One of a kind 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. Primary renters should be 40, or older.

This private, gated Movie Colony home sits on 18,000 square feet of manicured grounds and is walking distance to downtown Palm Springs including Film Festival venues. We also provide 2 bikes for your use. It's an easy, flat ride to any part of downtown.

The home is perfect for 3 couples to relax and enjoy all the amenities. The bedrooms are well separated. All three bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, king size beds, and large screen TVs with cable and internet service.

The backyard is completely private with comfortable outdoor furniture. The pool and hot tub are newly refurbished with all the latest technology and lighting. In the evenings, the firepits on both sides of the hot tub add to the luxurious ambiance and well lit landscaping. Open the walls of glass for the complete indoor/outdoor Palm Springs experience.

The chef's kitchen is large enough for multiple cooks and stocked with everything you need to create your own culinary delights, including a gas grill on the patio. If you decide not to cook, we can help you arrange a private chef to prepare meals for you. We enjoy making pancakes or waffles on the weekends so you will find a large pancake griddle and waffle iron in this well-stocked kitchen. Of course, we also have an electric kettle for our Canadian friends.

The house has wireless internet access and a printer with a copier and scanner.

With the easy access to the pool, this house is not suitable for families with young children.

More Details

Jayne Spector
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About Jayne Spector

My husband and I grew up in Southern California and both spent vacations in the desert as children. We have wonderful memories of those times. Throughout our married life we have continued to spend holidays and vacations in the desert and really love the area.

Jayne Spector purchased this house in 2013

Why Jayne Spector chose Palm Springs

For years we stayed with friends and at hotels in various desert cities. About 7 years ago we decided Palm Springs was our preferred city. We love walking to downtown and the village feel and friendliness that grows from having a city center. We looked for a home of our own for 4 years before finding this wonderful property. The Movie Colony has always been a favorite neighborhood of ours and when we saw the property we knew right away we had found something unique. The private setting and setback from the street make it the relaxing retreat we were looking for.

What makes this house unique

As empty nesters, we wanted a home that has room to entertain and invite friends for weekends. The separation of bedrooms is perfect and enables everyone to have privacy when desired. We love the grounds and all of the special little areas you will discover as you walk the property. It feels like a different world with each corner you turn.

We are certain you will enjoy this amazing retreat as much as we do.

Jayne and Warren Spector



Ruth Hardy Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3126 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Guestroom Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Casita Bath - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower , attached to large palm tree near the pool
  • In addition to the en suite baths for each bedroom there is also a powder off of the kitchen.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guestroom - 1 king
    Casita - 1 king
  • All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and large screen TVs with satellite service.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Movie Colony Private Gated Home - Walk to Downtown PS
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Desert oasis

  • 5 of 5

Maison sans regrets was the perfect place to ring in the new year. Whether it was taking advantage of the spacious kitchen for cooking, reclining by the fireplace or relaxing in the beautiful backyard, this house had everything we could have ever asked for. The house was a fifteen minute walk from down town and centrally located.

Would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Surprise Stay / Memorial Weekend

  • 5 of 5

By far the best vacation rental to date. We had an absolute blast and there wasn't a single thing I would have changed within our trip. Once you pull into the gated property you feel at complete ease and be prepared to have an awesome stay. The owners are fantastic to deal with and I recommend this property 100%. We plan to stay at this home every time we visit Palm Springs!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect! I spent four nights with my sisters and recently widowed father, and another four nights with some girlfriends celebrating a 50th birthday. Everything about this house is perfect. The home and property are spacious yet cozy and private. The location is wonderful (a few miles from the airport -- with no airport noise, and a mile or two from the shopping district). The owners are attentive. And the place is spotless! I hope to go back this spring.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Boys Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! We had three couples, who enjoyed the long Memorial Day weekend in Palm Springs. The house was so amazing; we found it hard to leave. The pool area is perfect for relaxing, catching some rays, and cooling off from the hot desert sun! The house is very well equipped with everything from tools for grilling, blenders for frozen cocktails, and even hair dryers in the bathrooms. The open floor plan was great for entertaining, and the three bedroom suites offered plenty of privacy, and escape from the group. Additionally, the location can’t be beat. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful, but it was only a few blocks walk to the heart of Palm Springs night life. Some of Palm Springs best restaurants (Cheekys, Jake’s) are within walking distance.

The home owners were very easy to deal with, and made sure everything with our stay was superb! When traveling back to Palm Springs, we will definitely stay here again, and have already recommended the property to friends!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Costa Mesa, CA

Weekend Escape

  • 5 of 5

What a great house!! Three couples stayed very comfortably for a weekend get away. The homes layout makes a weekend with friends conducive to everyone being together, but also provides space for more privacy. The home is also well organized and has everything necessary to make the time away enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, CA


  • 5 of 5

The pictures are beautiful but the reality of this gorgeous house is even better. We stayed for a quick weekend getaway with the girls. From the second I walked in, it was stunning! You walk right in to a gorgeous open view of the pool. The entire back of the house is open to the spectacular backyard and is perfect for entertaining and hanging out at the pool. Each of the rooms is beautifully decorated and the house was very well stocked! Even the kitchen had everything we needed. We made all of the meals at the house and never felt the need to leave. We ended the night with a dip in the spa and slept great in the comfortable beds. I'm definitely booking another trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2.6 Miles
Palm Springs (PSP)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Ruth Hardy Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Aug 29 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Accidental Damage Insur. $69
Pool Heating per day $50
Tax Rate 11.5%

Primary Renter must be over 40 years of age.

Cancellation policy: 80% refund if canceled at least 120 days prior to arrival date. Other details in contract.
Pool Heating: $50/day (optional)

Any stay of 30+ days will not incur the 11.5% city transitory occupancy tax AND does NOT include gas and electrical utilities which will be taken out of the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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