Let your world slip away as you live "The Life Of Riley"
Once owned by Willliam Bendix, Movie and Television star, best known for his portrayal of Babe Ruth in the Babe Ruth Story and Chester A Riley in the Life of Riley
5 bedroom Mini Estate property (1/4 acre, lush and tropical and more intimate than a hotel. Enjoy total privacy and intimacy)
Old world charm and modern updated living meet at the Palm Springs Life of Riley vacation rental home!
Our California luxury vacation rental, located in the fashionable Ruth Hardy Park area is available for your family. At our home you will find a 5 bedroom private home with pool, spa, and tropical gardens and a small fruit orchard.
Pets deserve to live the Life of Riley, all well behaved humans are welcomed when accompanied by their pets -)
Our home is owner operated so you get the personal service you deserve, allowing you to fully enjoy local Palm Springs events and attractions.
Start Your Perfect Vacation With This Vintage Mini-Estate 1/4 acre Palm Springs Rental Home!
*Ideal for Family Reunions or Corporate Retreats
*Private Quiet Upscale Neighborhood
*Pool, Jacuzzi, Full Kitchen, Oversized Living Room
*Stay in Historic Ruth Hardy Park section of Palm Springs, Sunroom
*Enjoy a private and comfortable alternative to any Hotel
Experience Unique Desert Homestead Life with Your Own Private Oasis
A fifteen minute walk from downtown this Ruth Hardy Park Mini Estate sleeps 8-12. There are two separate wings east and west of the over sized living room - 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on the west and 2 bedrooms 1 bath on the east, a sunroom opening onto the pool with a queen size convertible sofa that sleeps two. There is also a roll away bed available upon request.
The lovely master suite and one addtional bedroom both open directly to the pool and spa.
Experience the ambiance of old Palm Springs from the days when Hollywood stars flocked to the village of Palm Springs to build homes for weekend retreats.
The house is situated in the historic Ruth Hardy park section adjacent to Movie Colony area, aptly named for it's famous neighbors; boasting the estates of Hollywood Royalty such as Al Jolson, Desi and Lucy Arnaz, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, and Darryl F. Zanuck (and of course, William Bendix)
This property is graced with mountain views and a lush well-maintained garden and orchard will let you forget the world around you.
Although you probably won't want to venture out, this house is only ten blocks away from the SPA casino, a Las Vegas style casino in the heart of Palm Springs, and just a block away from the beautiful Ruth Hardy Park.
The kitchen, living, dining areas (and two bedrooms) open onto the pool & spa area, allowing for gracious indoor-outdoor living - a coveted hallmark of Palm Springs living.
Come experience the unique charm and elegance of this historic newly remodeled vintage mini-estate. Enjoy 2 working fire places, a fully equipped kitchen with granite top counter, gas bbq and ample out door dining and relaxing furniture.
This spacious villa features magnificently landscaped and private grounds, a swimming pool with built in fountain that shoots water across the pool and attached in-ground spa, two fireplaces, and two separate sleeping quarters.
A well-appointed kitchen stocked well enough to prepare just about anything you desire provides an excellent alternative to the world class restaurants located so conveniently nearby. An oversized living room with books leather furniture, a fire place, Flat screen TV with Showtime and On-Demand cable plus DVD point inside the house while the palm trees, front court yard garden, lighted swimming pool and gardens complete with wrought iron patio furniture will keep you busy outside.
The separation of east and west wing offers privacy and can give in laws or teenagers a feeling of independence
1) Master Bedroom: 1 Californi King (door to pool area)
2) 2 Twin beds (door to pool area)
3) Queen bed, garden court view
4) Queen bed, garden court view, opens to living room and to kitchen
5) Queen bed, garden court view
This home is owner operated so you get the personal service you deserve....Read more
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Cleaning fee | $150 per stay
Tax rate | 11.5% of rent | tax rate
Additional notes from the owner
Rates reflect 3 night minimum stays, 2 night stays when available are $100 more per night.
Maximum 12 occupants, no exceptions
Holidays additional $100 per night
Coachella Festival, 4 night minimum, $695 per night
Additional fees may apply:
- Holiday Rate | 100 USD per day | Holiday rates $100 additional per night.
- pool heat | 39 USD per day
Left on 01/11/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | WolfeReviewed Jan 11, 2012Stayed Jan 2012
We spent a week at this property in January. There were ten of us, three children under the age of 12.The property was spacious and lived up to its description. The pool and spa were terrific and the children spend about half a day each day swimming , while the adults basked in the sun by the pool, or in the spa. The gardens and the pool area were very well kept. The pool was cleaned twice during the week we were there. The house was well equipped with dishes and cooking utensils.It looked as if each visitor had left some spices , tea and other dried goods which was very helpful. The dining area was a bit cramped for ten people. If the dining table were to be moved into the " sun room" near the pool entrance that would alleviate some of the crowding . The beds were very comfortable, and having three bathrooms was convenient. The bedrooms are as shown in the photographs. There were nice touches such as fresh flowers on the dining room table when we arrived.The surrounding area is very quiet and residential, and one could walk to down town Palm Springs, which can be reached by car in a few minutes. There is a large park nearby with play-ground for small children and tennis courts for adults..
I made a few suggestions to the owner about improvements and he has carried them out. I found the owners very accommodating. I would recommend this property to a friend and would return myself. There are lots of restaurants in the down town area. We also visited Joshua Tree National Park and many of the canyons.
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