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Sun-Kissed In Palm Springs: 8 Homes To Indulge In This Summer

A refreshing cocktail in hand, the San Jacinto Mountains in the horizon, and the dry heat of the California sun reflecting on your skin after a cool dip in the pool--welcome to the Palm Springs lifestyle. Instead of beating the heat, why not retreat to it? Head to the land of sunshine, history, and culture and experience for yourself why summers are best spent by the poolside. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Palm Springs homes that are perfect for the solo escape or your own private pool party.

1. The Merv Griffin Estate >>>
If you want to experience Palm Springs on the highest end of the luxury spectrum, stay in the former home of the late Merv Griffin. The Merv Griffin Estate is a 39-acre equestrian compound in the Palm Springs area, which includes a 6,000 sq ft. Moroccan-style house, four guest casitas, two guest houses, horse facilities and racetrack, 2.5 acre pond, and infinity edge pool---just to name a few. Whether you are looking to throw the pool party of the year or have a more intimate gathering, the Merv is available for both stays and events.


2. Mid-Century Splendor >>>
Combining retro elements of the past with contemporary furnishings, art, and accents, Mid-Century Splendor is ideal for those truly looking to soak up the sun. Lounge around the refreshing pool or take a soak in the outdoor hot tub. The outdoor lanai which overlooks incredible views of the mountains provides ample space for entertaining outdoors. Designed in a unique U-shape, the spacious outdoor area can be accessed from many areas of the home including both bedroom suites.


3. Arthur Elrod Escape >>>
Travel back into the Golden Age of Hollywood by staying in Arthur Elrod’s own personal retreat. Conceived and styled by the legendary designer himself, this home has been preserved to keep his stylistic vision with the addition of subtle contemporary touches. Relax around the reflective pool, stay cool under the shade of the expansive canopy, or meditate in the tropical bamboo garden. If you want to bring the group indoors, head to the entertaining room directly off the living room, complete with sunken bar and vintage cocktail accessories.


4. Vista Rose >>>
If you’re looking for outdoor relaxation with an incredible landscape, Vista Rose offers majestic views of the San Jacinto Mountains from its western border. The backyard transitions into a space to entertain with abundant patio space, an outdoor living and dining room, and a crystal clear Pebble-Tec swimming pool and spa. The complimentary indoor and outdoor livings spaces will make this vacation home a hard one to say goodbye to.


5. Hacienda Las Palmas >>>
Want to know what it feels like to vacation like a Hollywood star in the 1950s? Head to Hacienda Las Palmas where director George Cukor and Katherine Hepburn were rumored to have spent their vacations. In addition to the six-bedroom main house, this 5,500 square foot Spanish estate includes a two bedroom casita, wet bar, outdoor spa, pool, and upper deck cabana. The coral rose hues of the exterior and simple touches of this glamorous estate exude old Hollywood flair.


6. La Paloma Palms >>>
Located in the heart of one of Palm Springs’ most desirable neighborhoods Vista Las Palmas, La Paloma Palms combines resort style amenities with the privacy of a vacation home. Entertaining outdoors has never been easier with the large outdoor living space, covered patio, custom spa, and saline pool complete with integrated tanning shelf. Constructed in 1960 this home has kept all of its original features with thoughtful upgrades to optimize the guests’ experience.


7. Villa Moda >>>
Reminiscent of the Palm Springs’ Viceroy Hotel, Villa Moda ties in all the comforts of modern living with the style and charm of the classic Hollywood Regency aesthetic. Centrally located in the Sunshine Park neighborhood this 1957 redefined mid-century home provides the perfect backdrop for your next desert getaway. Spend summer days around the crystal clear pool surrounded by chaise lounges across the spacious terrace. In the evenings ease into the hot tub or bring the conversation indoors and enjoy the mid-century contemporary furniture, original art, and high-end technological touches.


8. Sunset Terrace>>>
Simplistic, yet sophisticated, Sunset Terrace combines modern American architecture with natural elements to create the perfect living space both inside and out. From the high ceilings and open interior space to the meticulously planned outdoor area, this home creates a truly inviting experience. As its name reveals, the terrace is a focal point of this house and is the ideal for sunset watching. Much like the rest of the home the salt-water pool and hot tub, fire pit, and outdoor living and dining areas are expertly mapped out to create a beautiful outdoor aesthetic.