P.S. City ID #3796 *Primary renter must be at least 25*
Welcome to Thanks for the Memory - a historic vacation rental originally built in 1935 that was once home to Hollywood Royalty Bob & Dolores Hope! This iconic California Ranch home is walled & gated for privacy & sits on 2 city lots in the upscale Movie Colony East neighborhood. Beds: K, TT (or K upon request), Q, K, K
The front gate opens up to a fabulous yard w/ breathtaking mountain views, an oversized swimming pool surrounded by chaise lounges, alfresco dining & a firepit lounge. The back of the home features a large yard w/ a spa, living pavilion w/ outdoor seating, more alfresco dining, & BBQ grill - plus yard games! This home is a gorgeous vacation oasis steeped in Hollywood history!
INTERIOR LIVING SPACES
This iconic estate has been completely reimagined by the current owner - while still preserving its historic integrity & splendor. Fabulous Hollywood Regency style art & mid-century furnishings, custom wallpaper, pops of color & nods to the Hope family throughout make this home an Instagram treasure w/ photo ops everywhere. The free-flowing floor plan w/ travertine marble throughout the main house & high ceilings w/ walls of glass add an airy feel. Pour yourself a martini at the original mirrored bar where Bob entertained Hollywood legends, presidents & pro golfers after his famed Desert Classic. It's the perfect ambience for guests wanting the true Palm Springs experience - Hollywood Royalty style!
OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES
This spectacular home captures the magic of southern California glamour. As you walk through the gates you'll be greeted by a private front yard w/ a resort-style 45ft long pool - one of the largest private pools in Palm Springs ' chaise lounges, alfresco dining & firepit lounge situated for breathtaking mountain views. The back of the home features an inviting spa & oversized covered living area w/ outdoor seating, alfresco dining for 10+, & BBQ grill - plus yard games including shuffleboard, croquet, darts, & more. The spectacular mountain views & lush landscaping - including 10+ seasoned citrus trees - compliment the old world feel. Towering palm trees add to the magic of this property.
NOTE: For families traveling w/ young children, this home offers a pool fence available for additional cost upon request.
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.
This property features 3 suites in the main house, a Pool House & a separate Casita. The Bob Hope Suite - which was Bob Hope's very own bedroom ' has a King bed w/ original mirrored walls, flatscreen TV, ensuite marble bath w/ a double sink, & a walk-in closet (Bob's tie rack & shoe shelf still remain in the closet). The Dolores Suite features fabulous wallpaper, 2 Twin beds (which convert to a King upon request), walk-in closet, & private half bathroom. The Atomic Room features a Queen bed, Atomic gold star wallpaper, mid-century modern décor & a connected private bathroom. Many of the home's original details still exist w/ ornate door knobs, gold fixtures & weathered mirrors.
The detached Casita in the back of the house has a private entrance & old Hollywood tropical vibe w/ a King bed, flatscreen TV, a desk, & ensuite bath. The Pink Lemonade Pool House located in the front of the property has a private entrance, King bed, flatscreen TV & ensuite bath w/ restored original tile & mirrors. There's also an additional cabana bath w/ shower off the pool.
PALM SPRINGS HISTORY
Gorgeous California Ranch Style home purchased by the Hope family in 1946 & sold by the Hope Estate in 2013. Bob & Dolores lived there w/ their 4 children for years. Since then, this home has been thoughtfully updated but still retains much of its original integrity & meticulous construction for that era. Bob & Dolores Hope's footprints & names are also engraved in cement on the pathway outside the ki