Palm Springs, California

Hacienda Barranca

Authentic, private Spanish Hacienda, by majestic San Jacinto foothills

An authentic and private Spanish hacienda nestled against the San Jacinto foothills, Hacienda Barranca offers a feeling of total privacy with expansive mountain views in the Mesa neighborhood just minutes from downtown Palm Springs and golf courses, parks and hiking trails.

A custom home with a Hollywood history fit for Palm Springs, Hacienda Barranca belonged to Ocean’s Eleven producer Jerry Weintraub after he bought it, sight unseen, during a poker game with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and George Hamilton. The filmmaker liked the home so much he lived in it for nearly 20 years.

Today, terracotta roofs, stacked-stone walls and naturally landscaped grounds, accented by a courtyard fountain, evoke a European villa. Wander through the desert gardens, relax under the custom-built pergola, or soak up the sun in a poolside lounger. On cool evenings, gather with friends for stargazing around the mountainside firepit.

The thoughtfully designed outdoor space also features a family-style dining table by an outdoor fireplace, a BBQ grill, and a large stone saline hot tub. Design enthusiasts will appreciate the artisan-crafted touches throughout, from the cobalt-blue mosaic tile of the swimming pool to the intricate woodwork of the furniture.

Inside, the 3-bedroom casa combines the warmth of modern decor with bold, Spanish-inspired patterns and original artwork . An open-concept living and formal dining area greets guests with two full-length ivory sofas, which frame a cozy stacked-stone fireplace. Just behind it, walls of glass french doors reveal desert garden views. In a separate media room, a comfy sofa and twin armchairs face a large-screen TV for relaxed movie nights.

The living areas flow seamlessly into the kitchen and dining area. Enjoy the sunrise and coffee from the covered outdoor dining table.

The gourmet kitchen boasts alder wood cabinets, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking gas range and a wine cooler. A wall-mounted TV will entertain your chef, while four high-top stools at the breakfast bar allow for social cooking.

Primary Bedroom
King Bed
The sunny primary room is styled with mesquite hardwood flooring, a sitting area, and two balconies with mountain and city-light views. The en-suite bathroom features dual sinks and a spacious, step-in rain shower.

Bedroom 2
Queen Bed
Located just off the dining area, this room opens onto the covered patio table. A four-post bed, accented by intricately patterned nightstands, rests on stone floors. The en-suite bathroom features a stone combination bathtub/shower.

Bedroom 3
Queen Bed
This room has a wall-paneled TV, arched windows, and garden views. The en-suite bathroom has a glass step-in shower.

It is easy to explore the surrounding area, from the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, a 15-minute drive, to Joshua Tree National Park just an hour away.

Of course, with its resort-style amenities, mountainside privacy and space to entertain, you may never want to leave Hacienda Barranca.

Guests must be a minimum of 25 years of age to book with us in the city of Palm Springs, CA.

City of Palm Springs ID #2186


15 Reviews
5 out of 515 Reviews
We celebrated a birthday at this charming Palm Springs oasis. It has all the amenities of a five-star diamond hotel, and more. It's a treat to be able to prepare a nice steak and king crab dinner in the spacious, upscale kitchen. We didn't have any problems with any of the resort-like features of the home. The pool resembles Cancun. The jacuzzi is hot, and the high-pressure misting system around the entire perimeter is always a welcome relief. We especially love the beautiful landscaping, where each cactus is accentuated with its own lighting, and the mountain in the backyard, radiating energy that is unique to Palm Springs. But perhaps our most favorite feature about this lovely home is the elevated firepit overlooking the city. For some reason, perhaps because it is elevated or protected by the private mountain next to it, the stars shine brighter, the air is crisper, the cigars taste smoother, the wine tastes better and the conversations last longer by this firepit. We would rebook in a heartbeat, because this place is good for the soul.
James and Lily
Beautiful house, very private, with an interesting, charismatic lineage and in a fantastic neighborhood. We have rented many houses around the world, including many in Palm Springs, and this one was fantastic. Highly recommend. The kitchen is well-stocked, the bedrooms on opposite sides of the house are perfect, the living room and dining room are really welcoming... and the backyard and grounds of the house are gorgeous!
Airbnb guestOctober 2023
Great service and follow up, allowed an early checkin, homecwas spotles
EmmettOctober 2023
LaurenAugust 2023
Outstanding luxury stay. We were two families with two young kids each and the kids had a great time in the swimming pool. The vibe is great with the mountain in the background. Great energy. Very clean and well maintained.
Airbnb guestMay 2023
2nd visit to Hacienda Barranca - beautiful property.
TodApril 2023
Had a wonderful stay at Hacienda Barranca in early March. We loved the location — quiet street, south end of Palm Springs but still close to downtown. House is beautiful and well appointed and layout of 3 bedrooms was perfect for us. Backyard was great for our family — pool, hot tub and fire pits were all fantastic and well used. Would definitely recommend and hope to be back!
Airbnb guestMarch 2023
All went very well. The location and the house are great. One complaint is the very noisy roof top unit.
JamesFebruary 2023
CarolynNovember 2022
Quiet neighborhood, close to downtown it was great!
Airbnb guestNovember 2022
Fantastic, clean upscale house. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Michael was very helpful & professional. We will highly recommend Natural Retreats. Don & Diane Combs
DonAugust 2022
Property was amazing. Communication with staff was good. Check in and out were easy.
ChristineApril 2022
We loved staying at this property. The natural backdrop of the desert hills is stunning. The house is very comfortable and very tastefully decorated. It is made to be indoor/outdoor living from just about anywhere in the house, with wonderful spots to hang out through out. The pool/lounge/hot tub area and the outdoor dining area were our favorites, enjoying them while taking in the views, the myriad of flowers and desert plants, and listening to the astonishing number of birds. Probably our best Airbnb ever!
Airbnb guestApril 2022
MichelleMarch 2022
This house is amazing. It is great for a family get away or a girls weekend. The layout of the home is designed for entertaining. You do not feel like you are on top of each other. The pool & hot tub are great. There is also a fire pit with great city views. The kitchen is well appointed with anything you may need. Located close to great restaurants and shopping. We will be back again!!!
GiselleDecember 2021
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