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Thanks for the Memory - Historic Estate Once Home to Bob & Dolores Hope!

Palm Springs

5 Bedrooms

7 Bathrooms

10 Guests

Dog Friendly

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5 Stars

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Historic Vacation Home. Fab front yard w/ oversized swimming pool, alfresco dining, firepit lounge. Large backyard w/ spa, living pavilion, outdoor dining, BBQ grill, and yard games including shuffleboard, cornhole and more. Beds: K,K,K,K,Q
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About the property

P.S. City ID #3796 | Primary renter must be at least 25 years of age to rent

Welcome to Thanks for the Memory - a historic vacation rental originally built in 1935 that was once home to Hollywood Royalty Bob and Dolores Hope! This iconic California Ranch home is walled and gated for privacy and sits on 2 city lots in the upscale Movie Colony East neighborhood. Beds: K,K,K,K,Q

The front gate opens up to a fabulous yard w/ breathtaking mountain views, an oversized swimming pool surrounded by chaise lounges, alfresco dining and a firepit lounge. The back of the home features a large yard w/ a spa, living pavilion w/ outdoor seating, more alfresco dining, and BBQ grill - plus yard games! This home is a gorgeous vacation oasis steeped in Hollywood history!

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 and firepit lounge situated for breathtaking mountain views. The back of the home features an inviting spa and oversized covered living area w/ outdoor seating, alfresco dining for 10+, and BBQ grill - plus yard games including shuffleboard, croquet, darts, and more. The spectacular mountain views and lush landscaping - including 10+ seasoned citrus trees - compliment the old world feel. Towering palm trees add to the magic of this property.

** The pool and spa are heated upon request with an additional service fee. Please let us know if you'd like to heat the pool and spa so we can ensure it is heated before your arrival **

This iconic estate has been completely reimagined by the current owner - while still preserving its historic integrity and splendor. Fabulous Hollywood Regency style art andmid-century furnishings, custom wallpaper, pops of color and 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 and 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 and pro golfers after his famed Desert Classic. It’s the perfect ambience for guests wanting the true Palm Springs experience - Hollywood Royalty style!

This property features 3 suites in the main house, a Pool House and 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, and a walk-in closet (Bob’s tie rack and 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, and private half bathroom. The Atomic Room features a Queen bed, Atomic gold star wallpaper, mid-century modern décor and a connected private bathroom. Many of the home’s original details still exist w/ ornate door knobs, gold fixtures and weathered mirrors.

The detached Casita in the back of the house has a private entrance and old Hollywood tropical vibe w/ a King bed, flatscreen TV, a desk, and ensuite bath. The Pink Lemonade Pool House located in the front of the property has a private entrance, King bed, flatscreen TV and ensuite bath w/ restored original tile and mirrors. There’s also an additional cabana bath w/ shower off the pool.

Gorgeous California Ranch Style home purchased by the Hope family in 1946 and sold by the Hope Estate in 2013. Bob and 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 and meticulous construction for that era.

Great location in the very popular Movie Colony East - a quarter mile from the world-famous Palm Canyon Drive as it cuts through the Uptown Design District. An easy walk to Ruth Hardy Park. Casual eateries, fine dining, coffee spots, art galleries and specialty boutiques are all just a few minutes away. The Convention Center, Casino, public tennis courts, movie theaters, museums, and live performance venues are also very close by. This is the ideal location for those who want to be close to everything but just a little bit removed for peace and quiet.

Features & Amenities

Conveniences / Attractions Nearby

  • Nearby Convention Center
  • Nearby ATM / Bank
  • Nearby Bike Trails
  • Nearby Bowling
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby Cinema / Movie Theater
  • Nearby Fitness Center
  • Nearby Gas Station
  • Nearby Groceries
  • Nearby Hiking Trails
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Pharmacy
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Restaurants / Shopping
  • Nearby Starbucks Coffee
  • Nearby Water Park
  • Nearby Museums / Galleries
  • Nearby Golf Course


  • Monthly Rentals Only: No
  • Distance to Town: 1 mile
  • Parking


  • TV Service - Satellite or Cable
  • WiFi / Internet


  • Max Pets: 2
  • Neighborhood: Movie Colony East
  • Square Feet: 2943
  • House Rules: ** Please Note ** If your reservation falls over the Coachella or Stagecoach Festival weekend weekend, we require the names and ID photocopy for each of your guests as well. We will also require this over White Party and Splash House Weekends for the protection of all involved with you rental home.

Home Safety

  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • No Contact Check-In / Check-Out
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Clean with Disinfectant


  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Chef's Kitchen
  • Filtered Water
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle
  • Island
  • Stainless Appliances
  • Gas Stove & Double Ovens
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Full Kitchen
  • Cookware & Small Appliances
  • Freezer


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Heating
  • Free Long Distance US/Can/Mex
  • Fireplace
  • Multiple Lounge & Hangout Zones
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pool Towels
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Linens
  • Shampoo
  • Essentials


  • Mountain View
  • Walk to Downtown
  • Close to Town
  • Walk to Bars/Restaurants


  • Dog Friendly
  • Deck / Patio
  • Grill
  • Chaise Lounges
  • Fire Pit
  • Shuffle Board
  • Walled & Gated
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Private Entrance

Pinned Feature

  • Private Pool

Pool / Hot Tub

  • Private Hot Tub
  • Pool Heating Available (Inquire for Cost)

Top Features

  • Amenity Assurance Certified


  • Property Type: House

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Important Details Before You Book

House Rules

  • Check-In: After 3 PM | Checkout: 10 AM
  • No smoking or vaping
  • Renters must be 25 years of age or older
  • No Music is allowed outside of the rental home (at any volume)
  • Parking is restricted to 1 car per bedroom in designated parking spaces.
  • Pets are not allowed in Non-Pet Friendly Properties
  • Please do not exceed the max occupancy of the home
  • All rentals require state and county tax plus additional required fees
  • Damage waiver covers renter for up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property. If the damage protection is declined, an additional $5,000 security deposit is required
  • The pool and spa are heated upon request with an additional service fee. Please let us know if you'd like to heat the pool and spa so we can ensure it is heated before your arrival.

Trusted Stays Cleaning Process

  • Wearing Masks & Gloves
  • Washing Hands & Maintaining Distance
  • Using Sanitizer/Virucide Cleaners & Disinfectants

The safety of our guest has always been our priority and in anticipation of your future arrival, we have also updated our cleaning processes to meet CDC requirements.

Booking & Cancellation Policies

All reservations require you to provide a valid photo ID and a signed rental contract.

Reservations booked within 72 hours of arrival require additional verification to provide identity and avoid fraudulent bookings including live video chats with staff members that are recorded.


Direct Bookings on www.acmehouseco.com or Via Phone* for stays of 28 days or less:

  • 60 days or more, prior to Arrival date, Acme House Company will process a 100% refund except for special services** ordered on behalf of the occupant. (Special services refunds are explained below)
  • > 48 hours - 59 days prior to arrival, guests can obtain a full refund minus the booking fee, taxes on the booking fee, and any special services*
  • . The booking fee is considered earned.
  • < 48 hours prior to arrival, the full RENT AMOUNT is considered earned as well as the booking fee and associated taxes. All other costs and fees are refunded, except for special services ordered on behalf of the occupant. (Special services refunds are explained below)

*Bookings on third party websites such as Airbnb, Booking.com, VRBO, Marriott Homes and Villas or Plum Guide may be subject to different cancellation policies set by the specific channel. Please refer to the cancellation policy on the site in which your booking occurred as this will be the cancellation policy governing your reservation. Stays of more than 28 days are subject to our Long Term cancellation policy.

** Special Services. We may be unable to refund for any special services ordered on behalf of Occupant, at Occupant request, outside of rent, taxes and fees, which cannot be cancelled in time for a refund to be issued. Example, you order a catering service which we arrange, which requires a non refundable deposit.

Guest Reviews

5 of 5 average

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Amazing historic property.

5 of 5

Wonderful property. Exactly as described and shown in pictures. It was perfect for our group of friends, including children. Very comfortable beds and a perfect layout. We so enjoyed our stay and the fabulous pool.

by Kate P

Submitted on Jan 7, 2023

Great host

5 of 5

Will definitely use the same company again.

by Janak P

Submitted on Nov 7, 2022

Wonderful house. Great service from Acme.

5 of 5

House was perfect for 4 couples and 4 kids. Note that the pool is HUGE and gets deep very quickly so keeping an eye on children is paramount. The house was very nicely appointed. High end kitchen appliances, super comfy beds and bedding, and the amenities (toiletries, laundry soap, and even coffee) provided were very much appreciated. Darts, shuffleboard and croquet in the backyard were enjoyed by all. Close enough to walk into town. Ruth Hardy Park nearby. We'd stay again in a heartbeat.

by Stacey K Saviano

Submitted on Aug 3, 2022

Thank you for such a lovely review, Stacey! We're thrilled we were able to provide you with a five star experience and that you had a great time! We look forward to your next stay with us!

Such a cool property!

5 of 5

We loved our stay! It was perfect

by Keli R

Submitted on Jul 7, 2022


5 of 5

This house left wonderful memories for 6 adults and 3 preschool children. We were celebrating a big birthday. The beautiful house was absolutely perfect: bedrooms for all, beautiful pool with lots of toys, well supplied kitchen, outdoor spaces for eating and plenty of spots to just hang out. The grounds are well kept and the house very clean. We felt so fortunate to be in Bob and Delores Hope’s iconic home. Acme house company is the best management company I’ve encountered. The team was friendly and responsive to all questions and requests. The trip was simply fabulous. Thanks for the memories.

by Lesley Olswang

Submitted on May 11, 2022

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We appreciate your kind words about your stay. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another wonderful experience!

Excellent location, home and pool!

5 of 5

Loved this location in Movie Colony East. Walkable to downtown and to a nice city park. The home is nicely appointed with all bedrooms spread out and offering their own bathrooms. There were 10 of us and I would have appreciated having more than 1 bath towel/person for a 5 night stay, but, it was nice having 1 pool towel/person and we just had to do a little extra laundry to have clean bath towels. The kitchen could have been stocked better, but it was manageable. We loved having the bar with all of the stemware and plastic cup options for the pool. The home is furnished with Target and Ikea quality items, but, it is very functional and still has that fun mid-century modern vibe. Overall, a wonderful property and high marks for ACME House Rentals, whom I will use again.

by Kerrie J.

Submitted on Mar 7, 2022

An Escape Back in Time

5 of 5

Lovely, incredibly well-maintained property. Sparkling clean. The grounds are beautiful, and the property (which sits on two lots) is larger than it appears in the photos. LOVED the nostalgic, mid-century décor. Despite the new appliances and modern conveniences, we felt transported back in time. Quiet neighborhood, yet just 5 minutes from downtown Palm Springs. Excellent communication with responsive property management. Would absolutely return.

by Michael T.

Submitted on Jan 29, 2022

Classic Palm Springs

5 of 5

Awesome vacation with our family. Huge lot and pool. Property is excellently decorated and stocked. Tastefully redone while honoring the history of being Bob Hope’s former house. Acme manages this property and has timely and great service. Thanks for the memories!

by margaret j

Submitted on Dec 3, 2021

Loved the Property's History

5 of 5

The history of the property initially grabbed out interest. It was in the ideal location, close to our conference location. The large pool allowed us some down time between meetings. Would definitely stay again!

by Brad G.

Submitted on Nov 30, 2021

Unforgettable Vacation in Bob Hope’s Very own Home

5 of 5

This property and historic home is undoubtedly the most quintessential Palm Springs estate in The Movie Colony. Taking over 2 city lots this private compound goes on forever. We got lost exploring the grounds. The back casita is adorable with its own large bath. The view of the mountains over the hedge is breathtaking when the sun sets. The pool side bedroom is stunning with tropical pinks and ornate retro Thomasville Furniture form the 60’s. The bathroom has the original tile and vanity picked by The Hopes when they built it. Bob’s old closet in his master suite has his original tie rack and golf shoe rack. The mirrored walls in his bedroom remain. The inside of this carefully designed home capture all the old glory but with modern day furnishings and decor including Schumacher wallpaper and a Jonathan Adler chandelier. The pool is 45 feet long and is the original one where Bob and his buddies would swim after his classic golf tournaments. The backyard has been transformed into an adult playground with a huge hot tub and shuffle board and seating for over a dozen. The fire pit and lounge area glows in the night and faces the pool. The sunset and sunrise are equally breathtaking. When we relax outside or inside the rooms are inviting and cozy. The indoor fireplace is gorgeous as is the original Rat Pack style glass bar! I never wanted to leave this property. Can’t wait to return! 6 Stars!!

by Michele Arena

Submitted on Nov 15, 2021

Loved this celebrity home

5 of 5

This was a great home for our girl’s retreat. Great kitchen to cook and fabulous pool. Loved Palm Springs. Acne house was very responsive.

by Lisa H.

Submitted on Nov 5, 2021

Wonderful stay

5 of 5

It was such a wonderful house to stay at! Would definitely stay again and recommend to stay.

by Gia D.

Submitted on Aug 8, 2021

Great experience

5 of 5

Wonderful property. Had an extremely fun time with the children. Service was incredibly helpful when we needed assistance.

by Trevor

Submitted on Jun 19, 2021

Thanks for the Memory

5 of 5

This property has everything - fabulous pool, plenty of room, layout of the house made it easy to have 10 people with everyone able to be together and still have space. The front and back areas are wonderful for a large group.

by Elisabeth S.

Submitted on May 10, 2021

Had a great time!

4 of 5

Overall Comment House is large, clean and well stocked, plenty of room with a front pool area and back yard eating and game area that was a lot of fun. The only downside is the awning doesn’t work on the pool side of the house and with limited umbrellas in the heat of day the concrete is very hot around the pool area

by Corona del Mar CA

Submitted on Apr 27, 2021

So Wonderful for a Group!

5 of 5

Overall Comment We had a great stay. The house had everything we needed and plenty of indoor and outdoor space for our group! The quiet street was fantastic but we loved being a short stroll or bike ride from downtown Palm Springs.

by Cohasset MA

Submitted on Apr 22, 2021


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