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Architectural Digest Featured Estate offers Movie Nights Under the Desert Stars!

Bedrooms 5
Space 8,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Designer Estate Overlooks City, Valley, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 10)

Hamrick House continues to host families, celebrities, well respected political, sports, business and entertainment professionals, and numerous charity events. Models and several corporations such as Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren, Smith Hawken have created many beautiful campaigns on our property.

The home has been published in several design and travel publications.

Architectural Digest has chosen this property as one of California's best designs with its classic style and timeless architecture.

The Mediterranean/Spanish Revival home was designed by John Porter Clark and Albert Frey, local architects of national prominence.

The property has been declared by the City of Palm Springs, permit #4586, a Class I Historic city landmark.

Hamrick House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service and the United States Department of Interior.

The very best of Palm Springs is offered in this home, featuring five spectacular suites with plasma televisions and five private en-suite luxury bathrooms.

Nestled on a hillside with 360 degree views of Palm Springs, the Coachella valley, as well as, unobstructed views of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Amenities include complete privacy behind tall hedges and security gates, award winning pool and spa with custom water shelves, an incredible upper sun deck offers a queen size bed overlooking the city, valley and mountains, and features an outdoor television during high season. Pool floats, board games, bikes, custom designed ping pong table, streaming HD televisions throughout, extensive book collection. All televisions are equipped with ROKU streaming sticks for access to NETFLIX and SPECTRUM digital, among other featured entertainment.

Regency-style cabana poolside,secure wireless Internet, state of the art security monitoring, steam shower, outdoor sun beds and showers, Viking cooking appliances, white carrara marble in the kitchen and bathrooms. Interior living space is approximately 3580 square feet in five private suites. Exterior living space is approximately 4,500 square feet, for a combined living space of more than 8000 square feet.

Optional services: Architectural tours, catering, private chef, direct round-trip transfer in luxury SUV with our private driver direct from LAX Airport to property, daily housekeeping, grocery provisioning, yoga, auto detailing, massage therapy are available upon request.

The comprehensive Owner's Guest Guide offers our personal recommendations on restaurants, activities, as well as, property amenities.

Available daily, weekly and monthly year round. 2 Kings, 3 Queens.

Pets are optional. Certain restrictions apply. Noise ordinance compliance required. Occupancy confirmation required.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About The Owner

The owner is a Boston-born architectural designer specializing in the acquisition, restoration, and landmarking of historic properties. He has managed properties and been involved in real estate investing for more than a quarter of a century.

He holds a B.A. from Pepperdine University and an M.A. from Emerson College.

Hamrick House, is named after the Pacific Northwest family that commissioned architects Albert Frey and John Porter Clark to design one of their first residential commissions.

The Palm Springs City Council has designated the property a Class I Historic Landmark. Hamrick House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service and the United States Department of Interior.

The Owner purchased this estate in 2005

Why The Owner chose Little Tuscany

“This is such a magnificent and unique historical property,” states the Mark. “Our main goal was to respect and preserve the historical character and integrity while allowing the integration of all the modern conveniences and amenities required for today’s luxury living in the California desert.” continues Mark. 'Our natural landscape, spectacular views and the year-round weather led us to the decision to open our home to others who appreciate this special relaxing lifestyle in the tranquil desert setting.'

Former Architectural Digest Editor-In-Chief Paige Rense describes the property as 'remarkable.'

What makes this estate unique

“We love movies and have several clients that work in entertainment and enjoy spending time relaxing in the desert. So the media was an important part of our design plan. The property has state of the art wireless media and an incredible outdoor movie theater. ” “The outdoor king-sized beds are perfect for sunning or watching movies under the star-studded desert skies with the twinkling view of the city lights.”


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Little Tuscany, California

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Occupancy must be explicit. Property policies must be agreed verbally with Owner before reservation acceptance.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Carrera marble, mountain views, rain shower, jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Carrera marble, separate tub, mountain views, flat screen TV
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Carrera marble, rain shower, mountain and city views
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Dramatic head on city and mountain views.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower , Carrera marble, steam, desk area, private terrace.
  • All five bathrooms are beautifully appointed in Carrera marble. Some amenities in the bathrooms include:, jacuzzi tubs, steam shower, direct access to pool terrace, private sunning areas. All bathrooms offer dramatic head on city, valley, and mountain views.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Filtered drinking water offered throughout the home. Water decanters are located in all five bathrooms. King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3) Each bedroom is private and offers an en suite bathroom, large walk in closets, Smart TV's and other luxury amenities packages which include shampoo, soap, makeup remover pads, mints, moisturizers. Frette Linens.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Palm Springs finest view home is available with a minimum two night stay. Set on almost an acre in exclusive Little Tuscany Estates, the Bel-Air of Palm Springs, and built for motion picture magnate John Hamrick, the home was designed by noted architects John Porter Clark and Albert Frey. This architectural masterpiece offers spectacular head on city, valley, and unobstructed San Jacinto mountain views. Interior of home is approximately 3580 feet, on one level, with a rear stone terrace of approximately 4500 feet, which abuts natural desert landscape. Some amenities include: Outdoor movie theater with surround sound, high thread count linens, Viking kitchen, white carrera marble in bathrooms and kitchen, heated salt-water pool with deck jets and spa, secure wireless Internet, retractable roof, regency style cabana. Massage, yoga, private chef, daily maid, grocery provisions, architectural tours and auto detailing available upon request.


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Architectural Digest Featured Estate offers Movie Nights Under the Desert Stars!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

The Perfect Palm Springs Getaway Home

  • 5 of 5

The Hamrick House is absolutely georgeous! From the moment we pulled into the private gates of the estate, we were astounded by the open air and scenic views from this home. Every bedroom was well accommodated with all of the luxuries of a five star hotel. Palm Springs and cocktails go hand in hand and the open bar seating off the kitchen overlooking the pool was the perfect place to pass drinks to my guests. Every detail of this house has was fully thought out and truly makes your vacation less stressful and more relaxing. The Hamrick House is located in a quiet neighborhood that enables you to just take in the beauty of Palm Springs and its mountain backdrop. If you are considering traveling to Palm Springs, you must contact Mark at the Hamrick House. He will go out of his way to make sure your vacation needs are met. One truly memorable experience.

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Heaven on earth! Palm Springs Best Luxury Rental Home~!

  • 5 of 5

Truly a special retreat. The city and mountain views are incredible. The entire property is even more beautiful in person. We are avid golfers, but spent most of our time relaxing and enjoying the house. The owner's attention to detail is remarkable. The guest guide was informative and helpful providing information on the home's history, local dining, and activities. We hope to return again next year. Thank you again Mark!

  • Submitted: 14-Apr-2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs Perfection

  • 5 of 5

The views were amazing, the beds super comfortable, loved the sheets and Frette towels. Our first visit during Modernism. We absolutely fell in love with this very special home. It is immaculately kept. Very close to beautiful hiking trails, great restaurants, and downtown. We biked, played ping pong, enjoyed reading (huge collection of books). Great Viking BBQ and super easy bluetooth wifi surround sound system. The outdoor movie experience was the best part! The house guide is through, informative, and useful. LOVED this home. Thank you again Mark! We will be back.

  • Submitted: 28-Feb-2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was beyond our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The house is fully stocked and amazing. The correspondence thru everything was clear and easy. Memorable weekend! We are already planning when we can come next:)

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful weekend last year and have been meaning to thank the owner for a fantastic property! Pristinely kept and very impressive. So fantastically equipped and we loved everything.


  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2013
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views and movies under the stars.. .we will return!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent this past Thanksgiving at Hamrick House and had a wonderful experience. It was everything we hoped for and more.

The location is awesome, right next to Downtown Palm Springs, in a beautiful neighborhood. The area is quiet and peaceful and the view from the home is fantastic. We saw some incredible sunsets and one morning even got up early enough to watch the sunrise which was breathtaking.

The home is very well laid out as it is one level with two family rooms, plenty of bedrooms each with an en suite bath, a nice dining room that seats 10 people, and a fully stocked kitchen with a large island that is great for cooking (we were able to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal with everything on hand). The house has a seamless indoor/outdoor feel with huge windows overlooking the view and the rear terrace. We enjoyed spending lots of time lounging by the salt water pool and soaking in the spa. One of our favorite experiences was watching a movie outside. The weather was perfect, we even saw a shooting star while we were watching the movie...sounds cheesy but it’s true!

The décor was stylish and tasteful. I loved that we were in a house that was a true Palm Springs gem. Mark, the owner, was also very professional and accommodating. He recommended many great restaurants which were all incredible. We didn’t take him up on this, but he offered to arrange a private yoga instructor to come to the house, schedule massage therapists and also his private chef.

We loved our time at Hamrick House and can’t wait to come back again very soon.

  • Submitted: 6-Dec-2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.9 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Riviera Resort and Spa
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Los Angeles
Nearest Golf
Palm Springs detailed in Guest Guide
Nearest Train
1 Miles
North Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Guest Guide details several of Owners Favorites
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Santa Monica and Malibu
Car: necessary

Our property guest guide is up to date and offers valuable information as well as personal owner recommendations on activities, restaurants and amenities that are offered at our home.

Celebrity home tours, Native Indian Desert tour, Aerial Tramway, Architectural tours with Palm Springs historian Robert Ember.

Private massage, chef, yoga, daily maid service available, please inquire.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Little Tuscany, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1st-May 23rd
May 1 2018 - May 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Utility fee per day C$128.85
Departure cleaning C$644.25

Pool and spa heating between October 1st-April 15th is $100.00 per day.
Utility fee between April 1st-October 1st is $100.00 per day.
Concierge assistance is included with all reservations. Optional early check in and late check out times available, inquire.

Noise ordinance, non-disclosure, explicit occupancy must be agreed to with owner before reservation may be accepted. Day guests are optional for an additional fee. Overnight occupancy limit is 10 including children and names and ages required before acceptance of a reservation. Guests agree to complete check out procedures to mitigate any additional cleaning fees. Rates and availability are subject to change. Special rate is based on occupancy of up to eight (8) adults.

Optional services range from private chef, yoga, massage, daily maid, grocery provisions, ground transport in luxury SUV from LAX or Tesla Loop to nearby property from LAX or surrounding areas. Permit #4586

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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