HomeRentalsSearch ResultsThe Sol Lesser Estate

The Sol Lesser Estate - Walled & Gated Celebrity Home! Walk to Town!

Palm Springs

4 Bedrooms

3.5 Bathrooms

8 Guests

Dog Friendly

Amenity Assurance Program Amenity Assurance Program

Amenity Assurance Program

Do you need to know if there is a garlic press or double boiler in the home? Of course, you do! The Amenity Assurance Badge indicates this home is guaranteed to contain 90%+ of the top luxury vacation rental home amenities. Click here to see the list. Planning your Palm Springs vacation is made easy when you know what to expect!

Click Here For More Details

4.8 Stars

Virtual Tour
Former Sol Lesser Estate. European-style Villa in Old Las Palmas. Private resort-style yard w pool, fire feature, outdoor kitchen, covered dining pavilion. Mountain views. Walk to town. Beds: K,K,K,Q
Private Pool

About the property

P.S. City ID #3073 | Primary renter must be at least 25 years of age to rent

Completely private, fully walled and gated European-style Villa in Old Las Palmas. Walk to town. 4 Br / 3.5 Bath / Sleeps 8. Private resort-style yard w pool, fire feature, outdoor kitchen, covered dining pavilion. Mountain views. Beds: K,K,K,Q

Just a short stroll from the world-famous Palm Canyon Drive, this grand property runs through the Uptown Design District. Spend your vacation in this very private poolside paradise that was once the estate of Sol Lesser - the Academy Award-winning legend who produced Oliver Twist, Peck’s Bad Boy and the series of Tarzan films made popular in the 1940s and ‘50s.

Nearly 3,000 square feet of old world glamour - this stately property captures the sophisticated Palm Springs vibe of yesteryear. The Sol Lesser Estate is both glamorously nostalgic and very “next century.” The architectural pedigree (Paul R. Williams) was lovingly preserved when the property was completely remodeled. High speed internet access, five flat screen televisions and an updated climate control system. The owners have combined classic architecture, old world style and modern-day comfort to create a spectacular luxury vacation home in true Palm Springs-style.

The entire estate is completely enclosed for privacy. Once inside the gates, you will feel as though you have wandered into an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. The front garden features a rolling lawn, stone paths and mature fruit trees. The equally private backyard is very Palm Springs-chic with a grand pebble-tec surfaced saltwater pool, a fabulous outdoor kitchen, and a covered dining pavilion with gas-fueled heater. Lounge poolside in the full sun, or beneath the shaded lanai. Enjoy sun sets over the stunning mountain view, followed by long nights gathered around the firepit with your travel companions.

** 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 **

Built as a celebrity desert escape, this home has a luxurious open floor plan that blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living. The great room provides an impressive yet welcoming space to spend time with your entire group. You’ll find inside dining for 8 to 10, a fireside lounging area with plenty of seating and a flat screen television. The kitchen and breakfast room has been completely remodeled with beautiful granite countertops and stainless steel appliances - including a six burner gas stove. All along the back of the house are French doors that reveal a romantic pool and yard that looks as though it were ripped from the pages of Better Homes and Gardens.

Like an upscale boutique hotel, all of the bedrooms feature hospitality-quality mattresses, flat screen televisions and ample storage. There are three masters (two king, one queen) that each have ensuite baths. The additional king guest room has easy access to the fourth full bath.

This private compound was built in 1946 from plans by architect Paul R. Williams - known for designing Tudor revivals and Villas in the French Chateau and Regency styles for clients Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Julie London and Tyrone Power. He began working in Palm Springs when weekend and seasonal getaways were all the rage for the celebrities who flocked here to relax under the radar. Today, Leonardo DiCaprio owns property in the neighborhood as do some of the biggest stars of daytime television like Bobbie Eakes (All My Children, Bold and The Beautiful) and Tristan Rogers (Young and the Restless, General Hospital).

Located in the historic, affluent neighborhood of Old Las Palmas, Lola Vista is surrounded by other palatial homes, walled estates, and historically significant properties with ties to vintage Hollywood. The neighborhood is reminiscent of a time during Hollywood's Golden era when the stars would escape to Palm Springs. Many movie stars had family homes here, including Kirk Douglas, Goldie Hawn, and Sidney Pollack. Movies and TV shows have been filmed in this historic area, including Ocean’s Eleven and Miami Vice. With a stunning backdrop of mountain views, Old Las Palmas is an ideal walking neighborhood and is only two blocks from the world-famous Palm Canyon Drive as it cuts through the Palm Springs Uptown Design District. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, and stores nearby, and the house is 5-10 minutes from several parks, hiking trails, and golf courses.

Features & Amenities

Conveniences / Attractions Nearby

  • Nearby Convention Center
  • Nearby ATM / Bank
  • Nearby Bowling
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby FedEx
  • Nearby Groceries
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Nearby Live Theater
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Restaurants / Shopping
  • Nearby Symphony Orchestra
  • Nearby Museums / Galleries
  • Nearby Cinema / Movie Theater
  • Nearby Fitness Center
  • Nearby Golf Course
  • Nearby Hiking Trails
  • Nearby Pharmacy


  • Monthly Rentals Only: No
  • Distance to Town: 0.3 miles
  • Parking


  • DVD Player
  • TV Service - Satellite or Cable
  • WiFi / Internet


  • Max Pets: 2
  • Neighborhood: Old Las Palmas
  • Square Feet: 2953
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • 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


  • Breakfast Bar
  • Ice Maker
  • Island
  • Gas Stove & Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Full Kitchen
  • Cookware & Small Appliances
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Freezer


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


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


  • Dog Friendly
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Outdoor Covered Dining Area
  • Outdoor Living Pavilion
  • Grill
  • Outdoor Lounge Area - Covered
  • Chaise Lounges
  • Fire Pit
  • Private Entrance

Pinned Feature

  • Private Pool

Pool / Hot Tub

  • Pool Heating Available (Inquire for Cost)

Top Features

  • Amenity Assurance Certified


  • Property Type: House

Book Online

49 travelers are considering this home for their Palm Springs vacation.

Get Quote

Use the calendar to select your dates.

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

Submit Review

Golf Trip

5 of 5

The property was better than advertised, it is centrally located near downtown Palm Springs . We had a great time.

by Neil C

Submitted on Nov 21, 2022

Wonderful stay

5 of 5

The house is very comfortable, and the grounds are beautiful. Plenty of room to spread out, both inside and out. The house was very clean upon our arrival. Will definitely stay here again!

by Kiran B

Submitted on Nov 24, 2021

needs refresh

4 of 5

Second visit, nice house and pool, good location, needs painting and refreshing and better landscaping. Also needs extra garbage cans. Suggest new cans and lined with plastic to avoid horrible smell.

by Incline Village NV

Submitted on Sep 14, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We apologize for the problem with the garbage cans. As you know, it was very hot in September so odor could develop quickly depending on what was in the trash. We will make sure the garbage cans are scrubbed out. We thank you for pointing out to us that the house needs a few touch ups. We will have our Property Care Team take a look at the property, and see what necessary work might need to be done.

Visited Jul. 25–Jul. 31, 2021

5 of 5

What a great property. large, clean pool, privacy all around, and the home was large, spacious and most importantly, spotless!! Host is easy to reach and check in was a breeze. We couldn't have been happier!! Thank you Sol Lesser Estate for a relaxing stay!

by Richard

Submitted on Aug 1, 2021

Great house for a family vacation

4 of 5

Overall Comment House was clean& well appointed. Comfortable 4 bedrooms were all a good size . Lots of space to spread out. The star was the beautiful backyard with lots grass for the dog to chase his tennis ball. Lots of seating areas to provide your choice of Sun or was the fabulous large swimming pool which provided lots of relief from the current heatwave..day or evening.The out door kitchen needs a tuneup..& some tools to use for it would be welcomed. It’s minor compared to the comfort & convenience overall. The responsiveness of Of the Acme agents when we had a WiFi issue was appreciated.they were always friendly & responsive. Hopefully we will return.

by Cliffside NJ

Submitted on Jun 28, 2021

A perfect desert escape

5 of 5

Overall Comment I just returned from a 4 night stay at the Sol Lesser estate located in Palm Springs, CA. This is a gorgeous estate once owned by Sol Lesser, who produced the original Tarzan movies from the 20’s and 30’s. The estate is magnificent, and is beautifully maintained and managed by Acme properties. Acme did a splendid job of providing a clean, Covid safe environment, and were available to assist with anything. The estate needs nothing as it is stunning, in a perfect location, walkable to ever, a beautiful yard and pool. Two master suites that open to the pool, and there are fresh grapefruit to pick from the tree in the front yard. If you love the feel of old Hollywood in a home that has been restored, but still has a classic feel, you will love this estate. The pool and yard are the best I’ve seen.

by Seattle WA

Submitted on May 19, 2021

Nice Escape

5 of 5

Overall Comment The property was very private and felt like a welcome escape. Its close location to downtown was a bonus. ACME is a first class property manager and the property was clean and ready for us upon arrival. The ACME bathrobes in each closet was a nice touch. A negative was that the pool was listed as a saltwater pool and it is not.

by Salt Lake City UT

Submitted on May 14, 2021

Our Favorite!

5 of 5

Overall Comment We loved this house! The location was wonderful on a quiet street Near downtown Palm Springs with a beautiful view of the mountains. The layout of the house accommodated our family perfectly with lots of room to spread out and comfortable spaces to gather together. It was clean and had everything we needed - well equipped kitchen for cooking, plenty of towels, etc. The pool and yards were exceptionally maintained and gorgeous. We particularly loved the outdoor covered dining area with a heat lamp for eating outside on cool evenings. We’ve stayed at many rental locations over the years, and this was our favorite. Would definitely stay here again!

by Saratoga CA

Submitted on Nov 30, 2020

5 of 5

Wonderful experience and we can't wait to return!

by Katherine P.

Submitted on Nov 22, 2020

Review of Sol Lesser Estate

4 of 5

Overall Comment Four of us stayed for 10 days at this Property. Our review: Pros: Great location, walking distance to downtown Palm Springs Large, private backyard Pool perfectly heated Great outdoor BBQ area Cons: All soft goods on property (pillows, sheets, towels, duvets, outdoor cushions) are worn down and need replacing Outdoor furniture all worn down / needs to be replaced Welcome manual is not always accurate - it says lawn service occurs on Fridays; this is not the case. It occurs on Mondays, and was a full two hour visit during our first afternoon that we wanted to spend poolside (landscaping visit consisted of thatching, two passes with lawn mower, heavy seeding, and then repair of the sprinkler system). Welcome manual says that at minimum, salt/pepper is provided - there was no salt, which meant we had to go out to buy some, in the middle of cooking dinner. Landscaping was AFTER pool was cleaned, which threw tons of grass and grass seed into the freshly cleaned pool All knives in kitchen are dull and borderline not useable The City of Palm Springs makes it difficult to enjoy a vacation rental. Someone complained to Acme that we had more than 4 cars on property. We did not. With only four people staying at the property and no guests at any time, we only had four cars. The issue is that neighbors also park in front of their houses, and it's difficult to determine which cars belong to which house. Acme says they pride themselves on great customer service but we did not find

by Houston TX

Submitted on Nov 12, 2020

5 of 5

The home and yard are beautiful. The “Tarzan” movie poster in the hallway was a nice touch considering the history of the home. The pool is one of the bigger residential pools I have experienced at a rental home. The pool is cleaned twice a week, and we spent many hours a day just enjoying the backyard. One bathroom is definitely superior to the others, but having 4 good sized bedrooms provided plenty of space. We never got a response after reporting a broken sun shade on multiple occasions, but otherwise the home and service was top notch. Lots of celebrity homes within walking distance, with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn’s home just a few doors down and one block over. We loved the neighborhood and proximity to downtown. 8 thumbs up from the 4 of us who stayed here for the week. Oh, and AC is nice when the temperatures hit triple digits!

by Kelly D.

Submitted on Oct 20, 2020


5 of 5

This house was great. We have been renting houses in Palm Springs annually for about 8 years. This was one of our favourites. The backyard and pool were perfect for the 112 degree weather and the location close to downtown restuarants.

by Caroline M D.

Submitted on Oct 7, 2020

Chick weekend in PS

5 of 5

Overall Comment House and furnishings very comfortable and adequate. Pool is ideal. This was our second year at this site and we hope to do it again next year.

by Yucaipa CA

Submitted on Oct 4, 2020

5 of 5

We originally booked this home because of the pool (because let's face it, who goes to Palm Springs in the summer). The pool was perfect, temperature, size, etc. We spent most of our days in the water. The house appears in the photos as slightly elegant and formal but from the moment we arrived it felt so comfortable and welcoming. The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed and the outdoor grill was large and efficient. We love staying at the Sol Lesser Estate and would definitely return. The management company was also very efficient and communicated with us regularly, the home was spotless when we arrived.

by Sandra B.

Submitted on Sep 2, 2020

5 of 5

The property is spotless. Lots of measures in place with current corona virus. Plenty of space, pool was awesome! Pool cleaners twice a week and yard folks once a week. Rooms were huge! Lots of hang out space inside and out! We would definitely rent this property again!

by Cindy L.

Submitted on Aug 8, 2020

Staying at the Rome cavalieri without the next door noise

5 of 5

Overall Comment Our stay is always about the Acme team members. Service, service, service. One line sums up the team. If ever a problem at the residence they were always prompt, helpful and ended our conversation with “thank you for bringing it to our attention”

by Redmond WA

Submitted on Mar 20, 2020

Peace in the Desert

4 of 5

Overall Comment This is a perfect place to retreat. It has a good view of the mountain from the pool area, and is very comfortable. Excellent security! The beds were comfortable. Best saline pool ever!

by Bellingham WA

Submitted on Jan 11, 2020

Family Christmas

5 of 5

Overall Comment Our family of five adults and two teenagers spent nine days in the Sol Lesser house. We comfortably gathered around the living room fireplace or the dining room table for board games.. The neighborhood is lovely, great for walking the dog and close to restaurants and other stores. Acme quickly took care of the few problems we experienced. For our family, a couple of bedrooms with twin beds would have been a better fit but we managed. Highly recommended!

by Madison CT

Submitted on Jan 4, 2020

Wonderful spacious house with lovely grounds

4 of 5

Overall Comment Our family enjoyed the stay. house was conveniently located and spacious. Pool was alot of fun. Our only complaints were that the master bedroom mattress was very soft, so we slept in another room.

by Berkeley CA

Submitted on Dec 11, 2019

Beautiful house!

5 of 5

Overall Comment The house was in a great, quiet neighborhood that was walkable to the main drag in Palm Springs. We walked to restaurants and a coffee shop nearby. The property is gorgeous! We felt very safe and enjoyed the wonderful views and indoor/outdoor living.

by Philadelphia PA

Submitted on Oct 15, 2019

Exceptional Home

5 of 5

Overall Comment Wonderful location and very roomy with privacy. The house had everything we needed for our vacation, we will be back.

by Lakewood CA

Submitted on Oct 14, 2019

Great home, great neighborhood

5 of 5

Overall Comment Beautiful home in a great neighborhood. Highly recommend. Would definitely return.

by Seattle WA

Submitted on Sep 24, 2019

Relaxing at its best

5 of 5

Overall Comment Pictures don’t do this home justice. The neighborhood is beautiful and quiet. We’ve been vacationing in Palm Springs for 20 plus years, and in 20 plus different homes. This home may be the first home we visit more than once. The ACME team is wonderful! Thank you

by Lakewood CA

Submitted on Aug 8, 2019


5 of 5

A wonderful home situated in a beautiful neighborhood. Great customer service team.

by Robert Mosby

Submitted on Jul 25, 2019

I didn't want to leave

5 of 5

Overall Comment This was a great vacation and the perfect rental home. Comfortably fit my group of 8 with a ton of indoor and outdoor living space. Walking distance to a ton of great shops and restaurants on Palm Canyon, and a short car ride to the airport and Tram. The views from the backyard are even better than the pictures; would definitely stay here again.

by Austin TX

Submitted on Jun 7, 2019

Best Location in Palm Springs

5 of 5

Overall Comment This is a great home in the Old Las Palmas district,the best location in Palm Springs. We had only two problems during our visit. We had a problem with the wifi. We called the property managers, who immediately fixed the problem. Also,we needed to heat the place a few nights and found the place very warm at one end, but cold at the other end. We didn't bother the property managers about the heating problem, so didn't give them a chance to fix it. A previous review mentioned a problem opening the dishwasher door. We found the problem easy to fix by just jiggling the door a little.

by San Francisco CA

Submitted on Jan 19, 2019

Nice Compound

4 of 5

Checked-in on Weds. and found no keys in lockbox. ACME sent someone out very promptly. Everything worked great (including A/C). Kitchen was fairly stocked but the dishes really need to be replaced due to deep scratches in all of them (cheap IKEA plates). The home was incredibly secure due to high walls and 100% privacy. I would say the master bed mattress is past its prime and should be replaced. The yard was great for my dog and you can shut side gates to keep pets out of the front yard if desired. I loved how you got both garage and drive-way remote controls (most rental homes make you get out of the vehicle and punch in a code because people always drive-off with/remotes). I felt the home was a bit pricey, but certainly in the best part of Palm Springs and the resort like atmosphere was worth it. Great dog walking streets! The only down side to the neighborhood is that apparently Thursday is the day everyones gardeners come... the sound of leaf blowers and lawn equipment was non-stop and all day.

by Peter F.

Submitted on Nov 7, 2018

Comfortable and Peaceful

5 of 5

Overall Comment Overall, lovely home in the best neighborhood with wonderful views. Great outdoor kitchen. Only downside is the dishwasher doesn't open fully because it hits the stove - so be prepared to wash dishes if you eat in.

by Palm Springs CA

Submitted on Aug 24, 2018

Wonderful Large Well Kept Home

5 of 5

Very well kept, clean, large and nicely furnished, great beds~pool was wonderful!!! 8 of us and two grandkids had a fantastic birthday celebration at this home. Only one issue and that was the the dishwasher door could not open all the way because of the oven. Very hard to load dishwasher. Other that that the house was beautiful, grounds are very private and location great!!

by Chris Krach

Submitted on Jul 19, 2018

Fantastic House

5 of 5

Overall Comment The house was as advertised. Very spacious, quiet, and private. Located in a beautiful neighborhood convenient to many shops and restaurants. The pool was very attractive and the fenced and walled-in yard was convenient for us, as we traveled with our dog. It was just the two us (and the dog), but the home is big enough that several couples could occupy it and still have their privacy. Loved the his & hers master bath.

by Rumson NJ

Submitted on Jun 4, 2018

sol lessor house

5 of 5

Overall Comment we love it here. perfect home for our three family vacation.

by bellingham WA

Submitted on May 16, 2018

Awesome Family Stay!

4 of 5

A lovely home that fit our family's needs very well. Location was great, and we enjoyed our stay. The house suited our needs, and was well in our price point The best part was having my family together, and enjoying our time. The noise ordinance scared us a little - we are not loud but were very hesitant to have music on and or even play in the pool - shouting etc.

by Kathy Lash

Submitted on Oct 5, 2017

We are glad that you loved the property, and it is unfortunate that the City of Palm Springs "Good Neighbor" rules impacted your enjoyment. These rules are in place throughout Palm Springs, as the city feels that this is the necessary to ensure that those staying in any of the beautiful residential neighborhoods are able to enjoy the peace, quiet and safety that Palm Springs is known for.

Excellent comfort, style and cleanliness!

5 of 5

I have dealt with you in the past and had no problem with the past. I do love some of the houses you offer. The houses are always so nice and clean. The best part was the check in and check out. Such nice people to work with. The nicest surprise was how lovely the back yard was...no hot cement. The backyard was beautiful.

by Susan Sawaya

Submitted on Jul 20, 2017

Consistently good!!

4 of 5

ACME House Co. consistently provides properties that offer a high standard for cleanliness and presentation. Very good comfort, style, and overall stay!

by Chris Rousseau

Submitted on Jan 9, 2017


5 of 5

The home is georgous, and the pictures are accurate. Very clean and well maintained. The location is A+! ACME House Co. was very reponsive regarding any questions, logistics, and the area. I spoke a few times with them and they always responded PROMPTLY. When I go back to Palm Springs I will definitely stay at the home. If you are considering this home for a stay, look no further. Great back yard and pool! Thanks for the wonderful hospitality.

by Michael Moyer

Submitted on Oct 12, 2016

Excellent in Every Way!

5 of 5

Excellent Cleanliness! Excellent Comfort! Excellent Style! Overall stay...Excellent!

by Eileen Sheppard

Submitted on Jul 28, 2016


Select Dates
Check Availability