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The Kirk Douglas House - Iconic Mid Mod Vacation Home!

Palm Springs

4 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

8 Guests

Dog Friendly

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4.8 Stars

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Discover your dream vacation hideaway just a stroll away from the bustling town center. Immerse yourself in a captivating retro oasis, complete with a secluded resort-style pool yard, stunning mountain views, and a charming guesthouse. Step back in time and experience the enchanting allure of old Hollywood amid remarkable mid-century architecture. Beds: K,K,Q,K
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About the property

P.S. City ID #2479 | Primary renter must be at least 25 years of age to rent

Step into the realm of Old Hollywood glamour as you enter the enchanting home that once belonged to Oscar-winner Kirk Douglas. Amidst the lush garden oasis encircled by towering palm trees, explore a luxurious wonderland complete with a sparkling kidney-shaped pool, sun-drenched tanning deck and rejuvenating spa. Discover captivating mountain vistas as you wander through an outdoor living room boasting a fiery centerpiece. Entertain your guests with al fresco dining, challenge your friends to billiards under the stars, and indulge in the ultimate two-person outdoor shower. A captivating blend of enchanting luxury and stirring memories, this 1955 estate will have you living the perfect sequel to Old Hollywood's golden era.

Welcome to the backyard oasis at the Kirk Douglas House! This private and iconic property has it all - a stunning kidney-shaped inground pool surrounded by lush native palm trees, sun loungers for soaking up the rays, al fresco dining table for six perfect for entertaining or enjoying an intimate evening meal under the stars. A covered game area with pool table and bar-height table with four stools is ideal for friendly competitions. Further back in the corner of this outdoor paradise awaits a large hot tub nestled in tranquility with bistro seating for two. Enjoy cozy evenings around the fire feature as you relax in the large lounge area and take in everything that this amazing home has to offer.

Welcome to your dream vacation home, where space and style come together to create a warm and inviting atmosphere! Picture yourself in the open-concept space, encompassing the living room, dining, and kitchen areas, all brought together by a stunning central fireplace – the ultimate spot for quality time with loved ones. Prepare to be mesmerized by a full wall of glass showcasing your very own secluded poolside oasis. This is more than just a house; it's a place to build unforgettable memories.

The Kirk Douglas House boasts five sleek flat-screen TVs, lightning-fast internet, luxurious sleeping spaces, and a breathtaking country club backyard showcasing stunning mountain vistas.

Discover ultimate relaxation in our elegant bedrooms, complete with flat screen TVs, generous storage, and plush mattresses. The luxurious primary suite boasts a king-sized bed, an extravagant primary bath featuring a splendid soaking tub, and its own gateway to the serene pool. Two additional Queen Guest rooms share a stylish bathroom. The unique casita offers a private poolside entrance, a lavish king-sized bed, an en suite bath, and a personalized climate control system.

The Kirk Douglas House is nestled in the heart of the peaceful Movie Colony East neighborhood. Just a leisurely stroll away, you'll find the charming Ruth Hardy Park and the chic Uptown Design District. Plus, you're only a mile away from the excitement of a Casino, Convention Center, Palm Canyon Drive, and a delightful assortment of restaurants, nightlife, and shopping boutiques. Adventure and relaxation - all at your fingertips!

Features & Amenities

Conveniences / Attractions Nearby

  • Nearby ATM / Bank
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby Cinema / Movie Theater
  • Nearby FedEx
  • Nearby Fitness Center
  • Nearby Golf Course
  • Nearby Groceries
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Pharmacy
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Restaurants / Shopping
  • Nearby Water Park
  • Nearby Museums / Galleries
  • Nearby Convention Center
  • Nearby Hiking Trails


  • Monthly Rentals Only: No
  • Distance to Town: 1.2 miles
  • Parking


  • Pool Table
  • TV Service - Satellite or Cable
  • WiFi / Internet


  • Max Pets: 2
  • Neighborhood: Movie Colony East
  • Square Feet: 2095
  • 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
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle
  • Wine Fridge / Wine Cooler
  • Gas Stove & Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Full Kitchen
  • Cookware & Small Appliances
  • Freezer


  • Air Conditioning
  • Jetted/Jacuzzi Tub
  • Heating
  • Free Long Distance US/Can/Mex
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pool Towels
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Linens
  • Shampoo
  • Essentials


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


  • Dog Friendly
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Grill
  • Chaise Lounges
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Shower
  • 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

4.8 of 5 average

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Great location

5 of 5

Great location, house was very comfortable for all 8 people. Acme was great with their communication.

by Jennifer

Submitted on Nov 13, 2022

Couldn't be happier

5 of 5

We rented this house for our 2 families. worked out so well. conveniently located to great eats, museum, 7 minutes from the aerial tram. and only 45 minutes from Joshua Tree. Couldn't be happier. Everyone enjoyed the billiard table and pool. the decor is also so fun. Really happy with our stay. check in and check out was so easy and staff at Acme always responsive.

by Shirley

Submitted on Sep 5, 2022

Amazing stay

5 of 5

Amazing stay! Thank you

by Alessia

Submitted on Aug 15, 2022

Iconic Mid Mod Vacation Home!

5 of 5

Acme was terrific. While the house may have been missing a couple small things, they brought them over in a couple of hours & were very responsive. Enjoyed the home with my two adult children & their partners. We all loved the house, very comfortable. (One queen bed is being repaired). Also loved the location, walked into town everyday and visited Ruth Hardy Park with our pup daily. Ideal for us.

by Deborah

Submitted on Jan 18, 2022

Kirk Douglas December

5 of 5

We had a great time and really enjoyed the season's events like the tree lighting and the Holiday Parade. House was ideally located for us and we even ran down to Indian Wells for the National Pickleball Championship matches!

by Mary

Submitted on Jan 5, 2022

Beautiful house/great location

5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here! Property management company was responsive and helpful! Would book again!

by Anthony E

Submitted on Dec 2, 2021

We had a terrific time.

5 of 5

Everything was as described and we were very pleased.

by Dan C.

Submitted on Nov 30, 2021

Great house , wonderful location !!

5 of 5

This house was really fun, nicely appointed , had great history. It is in a wonderful location . Only downside was the front yard . It was really boring and didn’t fit the neighborhood. It could have been really striking with a few desert planting , rocks etc

by Pat L

Submitted on Nov 4, 2021

Thank you so much for your review of your experience staying with us! We're happy you had fun and enjoyed the Kirk Douglas house, history, and interior appointments. Part of the charm of Palm Springs is the many different styles of landscaping and homes from Spanish and Mediterranean to Mid-Century or ultra Modern. We're glad you enjoyed the neighborhood too and are happy to share that the owner is planning to make some changes to the yard.

Great stay

5 of 5

This house was great. The location is close to restaurants in downtown Palm Springs, and relaxing at the house itself was enjoyable with the pool and lounge chairs provided. We also enjoyed the fun interior style of the house.

by Erich P.

Submitted on Sep 8, 2021

5 of 5

We visited as a family for the first time since the end of 2019. The house was a great place for us.

by Lynda W.

Submitted on May 25, 2021

Wonderful stay!

5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful house and yard. We had 8 people in our party, all who would come back again in an instant. We sat outside by the fireplace every night and even used the one inside on a chilly morning! The pool was terrific as well. Would highly recommend this property for its accommodations, it's proximity to downtown and the peaceful neighborhood.

by Jeanne Rothermel

Submitted on Apr 9, 2021

5 of 5

WOW! My kid's LOVED this pool! They swam morning and at night. The house layout was great, I could cook and still visit with everyone=Great Room. I do recommend a key pad lock on the back slider to the yard, so couple sleeping in 4th bedroom that you have to get to through the back yard (detached and separate from home), can get inside in the morning without waking anyone. We didn't feel super safe sleeping with the slider open at night :( House is missing large salad bowl or large bowls to make Thanksgiving dinner with. Also missing the tool to scrape the bowls with to get everything out for baking. We had to go to the store to buy coffee filters and a roasting pan for the turkey. But this home surpassed our expectations, these things were minor and when I called about them, they brought them same day (although we had already bought them ourselves). We would 100% stay again. Neighbors were friendly, neighborhood very nice and super quiet.

by Kimberly J.

Submitted on Dec 13, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay (& the kids enjoyed the pool)! Thanks for the suggestion of adding a keypad to the sliding door…we have the Property Care team take a look, and suggest it to the owners if it's feasible! We appreciate the constructive criticism around additional kitchen items that would be of benefit, we try to ensure that the kitchens in all Acme homes are well stocked & this is very helpful!

5 of 5

Wonderful stay!

by Jack G.

Submitted on Dec 4, 2020

5 of 5

Awesome house for a quiet weekend with friends.

by Jason H.

Submitted on Nov 22, 2020

5 of 5

My husband and I along with my son and his partner spent a relaxing four days at the property. The location was perfect, near everything.The house was very comfortable, with artful decor and the check-in/check-out smooth and easy. All around, a very enjoyable visit! I would not hesitate to recommend

by Deirdre M.

Submitted on Oct 21, 2020

Amazing, fun, funky home!

5 of 5

Overall Comment 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!

by St Louis Park MN

Submitted on Mar 16, 2020

Thank you for the perfect stay!

5 of 5

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!

by Meredith G.

Submitted on Nov 15, 2019

Location is Stunning!

5 of 5

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.

by Aaron

Submitted on Nov 15, 2019

Sassy Palm Springs Retreat

5 of 5

Overall Comment We had a great girls weekend at the Kirk Douglas house! Acme was great at rapidly responding to us during the weekend. Thanks!

by Pinole CA

Submitted on Sep 18, 2019

Beautiful Place

5 of 5

Beautiful place and good location -- would stay here again.

by Sanam

Submitted on Sep 14, 2019

Girls getaway!

4 of 5

Such a cute house for a girls getaway! Acme was very responsive to questions.

by Liza

Submitted on Sep 9, 2019

Lived up to its High Standard

5 of 5

Overall Comment 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.

by Media PA

Submitted on Jun 7, 2019

Girl's Weekend

5 of 5

Overall Comment 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.

by Portland OR

Submitted on May 24, 2019

Douglas House

5 of 5

Overall Comment Great house for family- Larger pool and grass back yard great for kids- Nice neighborhood and close to Palm Springs attractions and town.

by Lake Bluff IL

Submitted on May 24, 2019

Wonderful birthday weekend

5 of 5

Overall Comment Was perfect for my husbands 35th birthday getaway!

by San Francisco CA

Submitted on May 2, 2019


5 of 5

Overall Comment Amazing home with loads of fun. Great for groups more than 4.

by Boston MA

Submitted on Apr 19, 2019

Kirk Douglas Home

5 of 5

Overall Comment The property surpassed all expectations. We are planning to return next year. Absolutely loved it.

by Denver CO

Submitted on Mar 31, 2019

Great Vacation Getaway

5 of 5

Overall Comment 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.

by edmonton AB

Submitted on Mar 22, 2019

Kirk Douglas House at Thanksgiving

5 of 5

Overall Comment 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.

by Belvedere CA

Submitted on Dec 6, 2018

Special Spot Amongst the Stars

4 of 5

Overall Comment 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.

by Atlanta GA

Submitted on Nov 13, 2018

Great Home!

5 of 5

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.

by Dave Dowling

Submitted on Mar 1, 2018


5 of 5

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.

by Jesenia Suarez

Submitted on Jul 10, 2017

Live Like A Local

4 of 5

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.

by Sarah Johnson

Submitted on Jul 10, 2017

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.

Perfect for our Needs!

5 of 5

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.

by Resh Sidhu

Submitted on Jul 10, 2017

Excellent Choice!

5 of 5

Really liked the overall ambience of the house. The best part was the peacefulness, and the view! Loved the pool,too!

by Michael Corriero

Submitted on Mar 14, 2017

A Great Stay!

5 of 5

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.

by Harrison Pierce

Submitted on Sep 20, 2016

Ticks all the Boxes!

5 of 5

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!

by Timm Keppler

Submitted on Aug 16, 2016

Perfect for families and indoor-outdoor living!

5 of 5

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.

by Franc Botha

Submitted on Aug 16, 2016

Loved everything from start to finish!

5 of 5

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!

by Yelena Vardanyan

Submitted on Aug 3, 2016

Price. Size. Look.

5 of 5

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.

by Scott Hunter

Submitted on May 4, 2016

Fantastic Vacation Rental!

4 of 5

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.

by Caryn Crenshaw

Submitted on Mar 27, 2016

Glad you enjoyed your stay. The property owner is in the process of putting a new climate control system in the casita.

We wanted something that was fun!

5 of 5

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.

by Annette James

Submitted on Jan 21, 2016


5 of 5

This house exceeded our expectations. The property is pristine, and the house and the yard are amazing!

by Evan Burgher

Submitted on Nov 3, 2015

So Beautiful!

4 of 5

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.

by Donnie Lintz

Submitted on Nov 3, 2015

Good Location and Style!

4 of 5

Liked the ease of checking in. Price was right! Very comfortable for 5 of us and we all enjoyed the pool. Good location!

by Mike Spencer

Submitted on Jul 20, 2015

Wow, exceptional, superb

5 of 5

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.

by Steve Campbell

Submitted on May 12, 2015

First class operation!

4 of 5

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!

by Patricia Kramer

Submitted on Apr 22, 2015

The cleanest rental we've stayed at in Palm Springs!

4 of 5

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!

by Rachel Sherrard

Submitted on Apr 3, 2015

Beautiful, Elegant, Refreshing Retreat

5 of 5

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

by Brad O'Brien

Submitted on Jan 13, 2015

We would rent this home again!

4 of 5

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!

by Elizabeth Groshens

Submitted on Dec 7, 2014

LOVED the house!

5 of 5

Perfect location. Beautifully decorated house. Gorgeous backyard. We have a few thoughts for improvement for storage in one of the bedrooms. LOVED the house!

by Sara Santana

Submitted on Dec 7, 2014

Perfect for a family get-away!

5 of 5

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.

by Norman Goco

Submitted on Nov 17, 2014

Our stay was great! No surprises!

5 of 5

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.

by Ellen Goodridge

Submitted on Nov 12, 2014

Extremely successful Palm Springs trip!

5 of 5

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.

by Patile Kalandjian

Submitted on Nov 10, 2014

"House was perfect for the five of us!"

5 of 5

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.

by Jeanne Brewton

Submitted on Nov 8, 2014

5 of 5

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!

by Shari Belafonte Behrens

Submitted on Nov 8, 2014


5 of 5

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.

by Douglas Cammann

Submitted on Nov 8, 2014


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