Villa Carmelita - Sonny and Cher Estate

Private Celebrity Home in the Desirable Mesa Neighborhood

5 Bedrooms + 4.5 Baths - Sleeps 10

6 Guest Reviews
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The City of Palm Springs ID# 1256

About this Palm Springs Vacation Rental

This unique and historically significant Spanish style estate is one of a kind, with exceptional amenities and style and a fabulous celebrity pedigree.

This super private 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath Palm Springs villa is located in the desirable Mesa neighborhood of south Palm Springs. In addition there is a bonus bunk bedroom that can accommodate 2 children.

Villa Carmelita was originally owned by film star Joseph Cotton, and served as retreat and playground to countless Hollywood luminaries such as Natalie Wood, Lloyd Bridges, George Montgomery, Robert Taylor, Johnny Mercer, Kirk Douglas, and many more. And, it was a love-nest for Sonny and Cher!

Villa Carmelita features tranquil fountains in the entry courtyard and the side yard, a grand staircase, handmade terra cotta floors, custom spa-like bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, striking design elements and grandly scaled rooms.

This dramatic showplace is a totally private compound featuring walls of glass that open to a spectacular pool courtyard with an outdoor living room and fireplace to create the ultimate entertainment setting.

Pure Luxury! Bathed in year-round sunshine, and demonstrating timeless comfort, scale and grace, Villa Carmelita offers a chic and sexy luxury hideaway that beckons the most exclusive and discerning Palm Springs vacationers.

Some of the sumptuous amenities include 4 separate private guest casitas (each with its own en suite bath and plasma television), an additional bonus bedroom that sleeps 2 children, Wi-Fi throughout, a fully stocked kitchen, fine linens and towels, a deluxe BBQ, and outdoor Jacuzzi, and an outdoor shower area.

The property surrounding Villa Carmelita is completely walled and gated and allows your pets to roam freely.

Villa Carmelita is perfect for an indulgent getaway, photo shoots, and families as it is perfect for a quiet, rejuvenating and luxurious getaway in high style.

Star Pedigree: The Old Mesa neighborhood is one of Palm Springs oldest and most exclusive communities. Many celebrities from the past and present know this beautiful area nestled up against the mountains Directly next door you will find the Mercer House, a tennis estate owned by songwriter Johnny Mercer. At the end of the street the famous 'Boathouse' is owned by fashion designer Trina Turk.

Nearby you will find a cute spanish bungalow built by Rudolph Valentino and later owned by Esther Williams. Two streets over in the other direction high up on a hill visible from the kitchen window is the Barry Manilow mansion. Near that is a huge compound owned by Suzanne Sommers. The list goes on and on making it a nostalgic and magical neighborhood.

Amenities List

4 Bedrooms + 4.5 Bathrooms
All Ensuite Baths

Beds by Bedroom:
BR 1: Queen, Plasma TV, ensuite
BR 2: Queen, Plasma TV, ensuite
BR 3: Queen, Plasma TV, ensuite
BR 4: Queen, Plasma TV, ensuite
Bonus Bedroom - Double and Single Bunk Bed, Plasma TV (sleeps 2 children only)

There are 4 sumptuously appointed bedrooms with dream mattresses and luxury 400 thread count linens. Also, they are equipped with plasma televisions, individually controlled air/heat and ensuite bathrooms.

Private heated pool & spa.

Splendid Mountain, Garden and Pool Views.

House is situated on a very large lot with beautiful landscape in front and an expansive lawn, deck and pool area

Pool is 20' x 35' with very large pool deck.

7 chaise lounges, outdoor sofa seating and a large outdoor dining table with 8 chairs.

Plenty of shade coverage for those who desire sun protection

Approx square ft of living space 2,982

Many architectural original details

Very private and romantic Palm Springs estate

Open living and dining room with walls of glass facing the pool

Indoor Dining table seating 10-12

Outdoor dining tables seating up to 8.

Cable TV - Expanded Cable, up to 80+ channels.

iPod/iPad docking station

SONOS Music System

Private above ground spa for relaxing under the stars

Living Room/Great Room Flatscreen TV - 55" TV.

Plasma TV's in all 5 bedrooms

Expansive Gourmet Kitchen with large island and all new appliances.

Wine Fridge

All linens provided

Washer and Dryer

Large Gas Grill

Phone with free long distance to US and Canada

Central AC

Off street parking for 4 cars

Please be aware, the roads of this neighborhood are narrow and street parking is difficult

Pet Friendly

This is a quiet residential neighborhood. The Palm Springs vacation rental ordinance with regard to noise and occupancy will be enforced.

No smoking permitted inside home

Guest Reviews for this Palm Springs Vacation Home

Comfortable Luxury

"Comfortable Luxury This house was beautiful and very comfortable. The pool was awesome to use and the outdoor space was prefect to enjoy the sunshine. "

by Carri S. | Lake Oswego OR | March 14, 2017

Great Service

"Great Service Great service, beautiful house. "

by Alan B. | Leicester UK | June 27, 2016

Serene, Chic, Luxury, Easy, Beautiful And Perfect.

"Serene, chic, luxury, easy, beautiful and perfect. The style, location, amenities, tons of space, and amazingly classy. "

by Katie H. | Van Nuys CA | May 25, 2016

Villa Carmelita

"We loved the villa - it was beautiful and unique - the perfect setting for our girls trip. "

by Jennifer R. | Long Beach CA | March 09, 2016

Awesome Vacation Getaway

"Honestly, one of the best stays we've ever had in Palm Springs. The location was conveniently located near downtown. The house was super clean, spacious and well appointed. We had a fantastic stay and enjoyed our New Years Eve by the outdoor fireplace. Would be back in a second! Even though it was the holidays, the Vacation Palm Springs staff were totally accessible. We even had an issue with one of our showers and it was fixed within hours. "

by Anthony G. | New York NY | January 04, 2016

Best Way To Spend My 30th!

"The home was beautiful and had every amenity you could want or ask. We had a catered dinner on Friday evening and the caterer was blown away by how little he really had to bring. We really loved Villa Carmelita and will return next year for sure. Its almost like an adventure now to experience other homes with Vacation Palm Springs "

by Vanessa B. | Los Angeles CALIFORNIA | September 23, 2015


Neighborhood: Mesa
City: Palm Springs, The Mesa
1.8 miles to downtown Palm Springs

The City of Palm Springs ID# 1256

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