Vacationing in Greater Palm Springs is always a perfect way of getting “star” treatment, and actually staying in a celebrity’s former estate might be considered the ultimate celebrity stay. From Sinatra to Lucy, celebrity homes offer luxury stays all across Greater Palm Springs.
Consider these star-studded digs.
Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate
Want to capture the glamour of the Rat Pack days? Spend your vacation in the legendary former estate of Frank Sinatra, located in the Movie Colony of Palm Springs. Originally designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1947, the estate is a spectacular example of midcentury architecture, complete with period furnishings. The 4,500-square-foot property sleeps eight with four bedrooms and seven baths. The centerpiece of the estate is its piano-shaped swimming pool.
The Hamrick House
A sure way to feel a part of movie magic is to stay in the former home of motion picture magnate John Hamrick. Designed by noted architects John Porter Clark and Albert Frey, the Hamrick House is an architectural masterpiece set on an acre in exclusive Little Tuscany Estates with a 360-degree view of the valley. The 3,500-square-foot five-bedroom, five-bath home sleeps ten in complete luxury. However, what you will long remember is the outdoor movie theater with surround sound adjacent to the heated saltwater pool, private massage area and an upper sun deck with a retractable roof and queen bed that illuminates at night.
The Lucy House
Stay like a celebrity in the hacienda-style Lucy House, built in the 1930s with rooms opening up to the original pool and dramatic views of the mountains. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz resided in this sprawling Palm Springs estate from 1944-1955, and the historic property has been a celebrity getaway to many other stars as well. Guests may choose from bedrooms in the main house and in a two-bedroom guest bungalow with sitting areas and outdoor kitchen.
The Merv Griffin Estate
The former home of the Merv Griffin sits on a 39-acre equestrian estate in La Quinta. Walled and gated for privacy, the estate holds a main house, four guest casitas, two guest houses, a stable and spacious grounds highlighted by a 2.5-acre pond, infinity edge pool, a racetrack and paddocks. The grand estate with ten bedrooms sleeps 20.