P.S. City ID #2479 Primary renter must be at least 25 years of age
Originally built in 1955 for Oscar-winning superstar Kirk Douglas, this iconic home was remodeled a few years ago. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views from this completely walled, very private, resort-style pool yard. You'll find alfresco dining for six to eight, a gorgeous outdoor living room with a fire feature, an outdoor billiards table and a large kidney shaped pool with a tanning deck. The barbecue, two-person outdoor shower, rolling lawn, mature plantings and towering palm trees all add to the magic of this property. The best just got better! We have just added a brand new spa adjacent to the pool! You are going to love it!
This winning home is the trifecta of Palm Springs Vacation Rentals. Stunning retro interior design, iconic midcentury architecture, and strong ties to the glamour of old Hollywood. Throw in a great location, spectacular mountain views and a very private resort-style pool yard. The result is one of Palm Springs most-requested vacation home rentals.
Pool Heating is included in the rental cost, for bookings that are less than 29 nights, from October 15th through April 30th. From May 1st through October 14th, pool heating can be purchased for an additional $50/day.
Beyond the whimsical pink front door - you'll find a true desert paradise where lines are blurred between indoor and outdoor living. The spacious open floor plan features a modern white palette with striking splashes of color. High style furnishings are paired with just the right amount of bling to capture the magic of yesteryear while still staying current' very 'next century.' There are five flat screen televisions, high-speed internet access, fabulous sleeping quarters, and a gorgeous country club back yard with spectacular mountain views.
THE LIVING AREAS
This sprawling single family home has an open concept floor plan where the living room, dining and kitchen form one large area centered around a beautiful open fireplace - perfect for hanging with your entire group. All along the back of the house are walls of glass that reveal your very private poolside paradise.
THE SLEEPING QUARTERS
All the bedrooms have flat screen televisions, ample storage and comfortable mattresses. The master suite has a king-sized bed, a deluxe master bath with a spectacular soaking tub, and direct pool access. Two additional Queen Guest rooms share a bath. The casita has its own private poolside entrance, a king-sized bed and an en suite bath and a new climate control system.
The Kirk Douglas House is centrally located on a quiet residential street in the Movie Colony East neighborhood, just a short stroll from Ruth Hardy Park and the Uptown Design District. The Casino, Convention Center, Palm Canyon Drive, restaurants, night spots, shopping boutiques and galleries are all within a mile.
Optional Concierge Services: private chef, pre-arrival grocery stocking, daily maid service, poolside massage can be arranged with three weeks advance notice. Suitable for families, groups, reunions, couples retreats, girls' weekends, golf outings, convention goers, fans of mid-century architecture & design. Advanced reservations strongly advised.
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Amazing, fun, funky home!
"We rented this home for a family vacation for our group of 6. The open floor plan for the kitchen, living room and dining room was perfect for gathering and entertaining. So many fun, colorful works or art. Very Contemporary! Plenty of dishes, utensils, etc. as we love to cook. The backyard, pool and spa were amazing! Also was within walking distance to Downtown, which was great for our adult children for nightlife. 2 blocks to Ruth Hardy park for the little kids. Acme House was very responsive to our minors needs during our stay. We would stay here again! "
Location is Stunning!
"This location is stunning to say the least. The pool, hot tub, outdoor showers just created a wonderful outdoor experience. And the street is nice and quiet. Our check-in was easy and it was appropriated with everything that we needed. Easily our favorite spot to stay in Palm Springs."
Thank you for the perfect stay!
"From beginning to end, a spectacular stay! The Kirk Douglas is exactly what everyone needs and wants for a perfect Palm Springs getaway! The hosts and concierge were so friendly and helpful and the house is simply amazing. It's a 4 minute drive to downtown where you can enjoy the restaurants and shops. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!!! Thank you for the perfect stay!"
Sassy Palm Springs Retreat
"We had a great girls weekend at the Kirk Douglas house! Acme was great at rapidly responding to us during the weekend. Thanks!"
"Such a cute house for a girls getaway! Acme was very responsive to questions."
"Beautiful place and good location -- would stay here again."
Lived up to its High Standard
"Everything was perfect at the Kirk Douglas House. He lived here in the mid-1950s for a couple years so it's been a while since Kirk was around but everything was as described and the house was in first-class shape. It's not a huge house but comfortably fit the 7 of us. The pool and hot tun were great, the pool table was fund and the grill worked. Very quiet neighborhood, too. "
"I had an amazing experience with Acme and The Kirk Douglas House. The house was perfect for a girls weekend. Great location and the house had everything we needed from kitchen supplies to things for the pool. I would definitely rent an Acme house again. "
"Great house for family- Larger pool and grass back yard great for kids- Nice neighborhood and close to Palm Springs attractions and town."
Wonderful birthday weekend
"Was perfect for my husbands 35th birthday getaway!"
"Amazing home with loads of fun. Great for groups more than 4. "
Kirk Douglas Home
"The property surpassed all expectations.
We are planning to return next year. Absolutely loved it."
Great Vacation Getaway
"We spent a week at the Kirk Douglas House with our children and grandchildren and it was marvellous. The house was clean and relatively well equipped for the eight of us.
Our second night ran into some problems common in the area as tree roots blocked the water outflow. ACME responded immediately with their own staff and had a plumber out quickly. The blockage was significant and the plumber had to call in additional help. ACME was prepared to move us, but fortunately (because we liked the location and it was late at night) they fixed the problem then a clean up crew came in and returned the house to its previously spotless condition. To make up for the inconvenience Carmen sent over a bottle of wine and a gift card for a restaurant we had reserved prior to our arrival.
The location was excellent, a fifteen minute walk to Palm Canyon Drive, so we could walk to great restaurants. The pool was heated and, because it is an older property, longer and deeper than expected. We would recommend ACME as an excellent resource for Palm Springs rentals."
Kirk Douglas House at Thanksgiving
"Overall, we had a great stay. The staff at Acme is extremely responsive and will appear almost immediately for faulty electronics, hot tubs, etc. The house was a little less than we expected, in that the name "Kirk Douglas" is used for marketing, but when you dig a bit deeper you learn he lived here for about 2 years many years ago. Not really an opulent house, more of a fun and kitsch house. Having said that, we had a great time, great location, and little to complain about."
Special Spot Amongst the Stars
"We had a great stay - four couples and super comfortable for everyone. Great general areas including indoor and outdoor spots. The pool was in the shade that made it cool throughout the day - and the outdoor pool table was a fun midday activity. The house was about a mile walk to town - doable during the cool parts of the day and an inexpensive Uber ride to anywhere in Palm Springs you want to go. "
"We recently stayed at the Kirk Douglas property. Great home for sure. It is dog friendly and spotless! It has a beautiful view of the mountains from the backyard and pool. Outside pool table is an added plus. We highly recommend staying here."
Live Like A Local
Manager Response: Thanks for the feedback Sarah. So happy to know you enjoyed your time with us. Outside clothes drying lines are against the code in the City of Palm Springs. Please come back and stay with us again.
"The best part of our experience was that we felt like we were living like locals. We liked the variety and wide range of properties offered by Acme House Company. Our arrival experience was excellent and we found the property comfortable. It was hot - 116 degrees. We wished there was a clothes airer outside so we could have dried our washing outside."
Perfect for our Needs!
"We were really surprised by how well the Acme team anticipated our needs. The entire home was perfect. You exceeded our expectations. The arrival experience, the cleanliness and the comfort of The Kirk Douglas House were all excellent. This was the best experience ever."
"Arrival experience, cleanliness, comfort and style of The Kirk Douglas house were all excellent! We chose this house for the modern decor and felt the accomodations were the best part. Acme House Company was excellent in meeting our overall expectations."
"Really liked the overall ambience of the house. The best part was the peacefulness, and the view! Loved the pool,too!"
A Great Stay!
"Easy, streamlined service and communication. We chose this property for the charm,movie star glamour, and history. Loved arriving with perfect music playing, and a bottle of wine on the counter. "
Ticks all the Boxes!
"The layout of the house is perfect for a large group. There's plenty of space to find quiet time alone, but then the backyard and pool are perfect for when you want to be around others. The neighborhood is quiet, the kitchen is stocked, and the house is ideally located so you can get to all the local hotspots quickly by car or Uber!"
Perfect for families and indoor-outdoor living!
"We had a great stay here for a long weekend (in scorching mid-summer). The house is inspired by Palm Spring's quirk & charm, and perfect for groups of friends or large families travelling together. During our stay the pool was the biggest plus, and the AC never stopped once as we had 120F temps every day. ACME House Company provided amazing service, welcoming us and taking us through everything. The house also came with one of the most comprehensive guide books I've ever come across, outlining everything there was to know. "
Loved everything from start to finish!
"Very easy to find the type of house I was looking for when dealing with ACME House Co.! Love the modern homes that Acme has to offer, and I never have a problem booking a stay. Fast, easy, and no back and fourth paperwork! During the stay they always checked with us to see if we needed anything, and to see how our stay was going. I already recommend a few friends to rent from Acme! This was my second stay, and again beyond thankful. Amazing and friendly staff. I love the unique decor and modern look the house has. Loved everything from the house, and the beautiful view, and the biggest surprise was the pool area, and the beautiful master bedroom. Completely satisfied with everything about my stay, and I will be a returning customer! "
Price. Size. Look.
"Simple, easy, accommodating. ACME House Co. is an organized, well oiled machine! The best part was lounging poolside. Bigger house than expected. Really liked the key pad entry. "
Fantastic Vacation Rental!
Manager Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. The property owner is in the process of putting a new climate control system in the casita.
"Really liked the location and style of the rental, and especially enjoyed the outdoor area. Excellent customer service. Our only issue was that the thermostat would not set below 78. Everything about the house, and your company was fantastic. "
Everything you want in a vacation home!
"This house exceeded our expectations. The property is pristine, and the house and the yard are amazing!"
We wanted something that was fun!
"A comfortable home with great history & fun decorating. An easy location to many local attractions. The home was layed out nicely, very comfortable, and even though we viewed it on-line, the art work & decorating detail was amazing! Really enjoyed the backyard fire pit & pool. "
"We felt like Bond Girls staying in this gorgeous home. The living room had the coolest fireplace.The master bath was incredible. The entire property including the pool and the outdoor showers were perfect. Thank you Acme - you are the best. You really know how to show us girls a good time."
"This house exceeded our expectations. The property is pristine, and the house and the yard are amazing!"
Good Location and Style!
"Liked the ease of checking in. Price was right! Very comfortable for 5 of us and we all enjoyed the pool. Good location! "
Wow, exceptional, superb
"What a truly amazing house to stay in. I always judge a house by my kids reaction, they could not stop running from room to room pointing out everything they loved. The people from ACME were brilliant and made us most welcome. The house was immaculate with a very different 'get away from it all' vibe. We truly had a magical time in 'Come Fly With Me' and look forward to our next ACME rental."
First class operation!
"The app was great and the booklet with information had everything we could have needed. Appreciated the cleanliness and attention to detail. In the future, we will only rent from Acme! "
The cleanest rental we've stayed at in Palm Springs!
"This superb, spotlessly cleaned house was the perfect size and layout for our family gathering. We loved the great location, the pool and the separate areas in the garden so people could read, swim or sunbathe. It was by far the cleanest, most well appointed rental we've stayed at in Palm Springs. We liked the house so much we rarely left it! Despite a few small issues (guest casita could use a ceiling fan and the mattress could be more comfortable) we had a wonderful time! Thank you ACME for being responsive to all of our needs!"
Beautiful, Elegant, Refreshing Retreat
"My wife and I and our three girls (aged 16, 13 and 9) stayed at the amazing, interior and exterior showpiece of a house; the The Kirk Douglas House in the hot desert summer of 2014. I'm not sure what has taken me so long to reply, to write this review: This place is a TEN. There is so much perfect about it, I don't have time in this space to provide all of the information that impressed and made us smile. From the coffee machine to the pavers in front and back, from the clean manicured landscape to the edgy and somehow apropos sketches and artwork, to the perfectly maintained pool, patio and barbecue, we loved it. All I could think of when we had been in the refreshing, visual show piece (it looked like an art museum to me) ...after looking through so many VRBO properties in Palm Springs and (other desert cities) was: where is the Sixth Star. I'd read through three, four and five star reviews. This place deserves a sixth! My wife and I knew that we were traveling with our climate sensitive daughters (we live in San Francisco Bay Area, the climate is not too difficult), our risk was taking a chance on Palm Springs in August. More than a few people warned us: they need 'chillers in the pools it is so hot there in the summer....it's so hot, the lizards duck for cover, it is so hot, the newspapers melt to the pavement, (and so on)...we took a chance; in large part because of helpful reviews on VRBO (hence, my late attempt to provide feedback, praise and to inform). Immediately upon walking in, from the fantastic, bold, artsy wall pieces, to the furniture, vases, sculptures, sketches and the giant pink pay phone on the wall, everything about Come Fly with me made us comfortable, brought us together to lounge and watch TV, to read in the relaxing heat of the desert summers and brought us together late late in the night playing in 80 plus degree temps in the pool (often til midnight.) Thank you for your artistic vision, your meticulous sense of maintenance and style and, most importantly for letting others share in your vision of a true get away and escape. We will be back!"
LOVED the house!
"Perfect location. Beautifully decorated house. Gorgeous backyard. We have a few thoughts for improvement for storage in one of the bedrooms. LOVED the house!"
We would rent this home again!
"Overall the house was GREAT! The photos do not do it justice. The backyard and pool area are perfect and beyond comfortable. The living room could benefit from a couple of comfortable chairs alongside the sofa. The condom art print in the master bath seemed a bit inappropriate. We would rent this home again! "
Perfect for a family get-away!
"This house is perfect for a family get-away. Best part was the outdoor accommodations, i.e. pool, seating areas. Other than not knowing how to turn on the heat in the pool, everything was perfect. We had an awesome time. "
Our stay was great! No surprises!
"The house was incredibly unique and stylish, and filled with great amenities. Also, the cost, relative to the luxury of the house, was extremely reasonable. We only had two items that were in any way negative. First is that the landscaping crew came as we were trying to enjoy the pool. The rental staff was responsive on this though. The second - please water less during this California drought. Just put in astroturf! Or more hardscape. Aside from having too much grass for our taste the landscaping was amazing. Our stay was great, and the house was as anticipated. We really loved the art and got a lot of enjoyment from the uniqueness of the house. "
Extremely successful Palm Springs trip!
"While looking at pictures of houses online, this one looked the coolest. I knew the decor was different and cool - based on pictures and other reviews but it still took me by surprise when we arrived. Everyone in our group was blown away! It had four bedrooms which is what we needed and the backyard seemed to be large (it was). The house was impeccable from top to bottom. Everything was clean, kitchen was extremely organized with every drawer labeled. The bedrooms were all beautiful and different. The master bathroom was INCREDIBLE! The decor was amazing! I could go on and on. I am already planning on returning to the home."
"I learned about Acme House Co. through my good friend Laurie Weitz. We rented two Acme properties for a family event weekend in Palm Springs. In planning the weekend I had a lot on my plate but Ken and the Acme team really did me a solid! We had my father Harry and a few others stay at the Villa Valencia property (very Adobe/Bloomingdales chic), while the rest of us stayed at The Kirk Douglas House. One of the best parts of the whole weekend was the look on my family & friends' faces when they saw where they were staying! The two properties were very different but both great. Everyone was comfortable and had a great time. The TUB in the MASTER at The Kirk Douglas House was the perfect tub for me. I was in it every chance I got. I WANT THAT TUB! If you are planning a visit to Palm Springs - call Ken at Acme House Co. and tell him Shari sent you!"
"House was perfect for the five of us!"
"Everything we needed was provided and the house looked and felt very clean. We loved the pool and the outdoor fire pit. That master bath was pretty spectacular as well. Arrival experience, cleanliness, comfort, style all excellent. "
"We stayed at The Kirk Douglas House in early November 2014. Reservation process, arrival experience, cleanliness, style, comfort were all excellent. Yes. I would recommend an Acme House Co. stay to friends."