Hollywood Celebrity Estate

Book Today for Your Coachella and Stagecoach Dates! - This Fabulous Sprawling Celebrity Vacation Home is perfect for your next vacation destination.

8 Bedrooms + 10 Baths - Sleeps 18

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Permit ID# 1420

About this Rancho Mirage Vacation Rental

Formerly "The Harpo Marx Estate" by Wallace Neff. Located in Rancho Mirage, one of Hollywood's most iconic luminaries still shines just as brightly today over the Coachella Valley. Legendary film and stage performer Harpo Marx staked claim to a desert homestead, as tranquil and quiet as the superstar himself. This remarkable estate is available for rent exclusively from Vacation Palm Springs.

Nestled across 2.1 landscaped acres in Rancho Mirage, this remarkable 8 bedroom, 10 bathroom, 9,071 sq ft, estate is flanked by some of the most gorgeous mountain views imaginable.

An abundance of vibrant, picturesque details will catch your eye and capture your imagination the instant you enter this gated private retreat. From the tropical lagoon, two sparkling waterfalls and resort size pool; to the lighted tennis court and horse shoe pit, you will feel immersed in a regal setting from first glance.

The dramatic walk up to the home's entryway with its lush landscaping, winding stream and Oriental cross bridge, provides a limitless source of dreamy photo ops.

Once inside, the immense open spaces lined with cool, elegant marble flooring, provide ample enticement for further exploration. Around every corner an exciting new discovery awaits including: 27 ft. vaulted, exposed beam ceilings, a massive wet bar, and verdant, vista views, from walls of glass running the entire length of the plush living room.

A state of the art, commercial grade, high end kitchen with granite counter tops and wine room, provide everything one could possibly need for an intimate, gourmet breakfast or a lavish feast. You will be encapsulated in amenities and your every wish will seemingly be the home's command.

We cordially invite you to cross the double door threshold of your impeccable master bedroom suite, complete with sitting room/office with a plasma TV, crackling fireplace, two additional large screen TV's, cavernous walk-in closet, decadent master bathroom appointed with: spa tub, large walk-in shower, dual sinks and a piece de resistance salon area.

Three more stylish bedrooms can be found in this wing of the main house as well. All perfectly appointed with king beds, private baths, large screen TV's and more. Just off the pool area lies three separate and secluded Casitas each with its own sizable living room, large screen TV, private bedroom (with king bed & large screen TV), and a private bath with walk-in shower. The largest of the three Casitas boasts a private kitchen to boot!

In the east wing of the home you will find a cutting edge media suite that can double as a board room depending on your needs. For convenience, the room sports its own private half bath. Off the media room there is yet another bedroom with full bath, two queen beds, plus a large screen TV. This is an ideal room for any teens who may desire a fun and somewhat separate niche of their own.

The sky is the limit with how you can entertain in this historic treasure. Wow everyone you know with the rich history behind the home, or simply escape and hideout with a few loved ones in a castle fit for one of the most light hearted kings of the silver screen. This is a vacation destination that will not soon be forgotten! In homage to the home's legendary first owner, might we suggest downloading some of the beautiful music that harpist Harpo recorded throughout his career. What better way to celebrate such a unique and beloved home! According to Harpo's dear friend and American comedy writer Nat Perrin:

Harpo was an imp, on and off stage Harpo used to play golf at Tamarisk Country Club. He'd wear his swimming shorts. There were houses, lining the course, and everyone had a swimming pool. Harpo would play a little golf. Then, he'd jump in someone's pool, cool off, play some more golf, and then jump in someone else's pool. If you heard a splash, it was Harpo. Harpo wasn't really making an effort to be liked. Harpo was genuinely likable, lovable and pixieish.

Located in the upscale community of Rancho Mirage, The Hollywood Celebrity Estate served as a private oasis for the actor and his family for over two decades. Set within the private Tamarisk Country Club, the home was commissioned by Marx in 1956. Acclaimed mid-century architect to the stars, Wallace Neff, was charged with the task of forging the perfect desert compound for the whimsical celebrity.

The magnificent Former Harpo Marx Estate (lovingly dubbed "El Rancho Harpo"), stands today as an official historical landmark. This property was approved as a Rancho Mirage Historical Resource in 2007, per its outstanding architectural merit and historic personage. The Marx Brothers are credited as the founding members of the Tamarisk Country Club.

A time, a place, the home of laughter and light. Formerly The Harpo Marx Estate by Wallace Neff (c)1956. Magic Estate La Paz presented by MAGIC JANTHONY PROPERTIES. Photogrophy by Megan Keane.

Amenities List

8 Bedrooms + 10 Bathrooms

Beds by bedroom:
Main House - 6 Bedrooms + 6 Bathrooms
BR 1: King, TV, full bathroom w tub
BR 2: King, TV
BR 3: King, TV,
BR 4: 2 Kings, TV
BR 5: King, TV
BR 6: King, TV, Separate Entrance
Guest House - 2 Bedrooms + 2 Full Bathrooms
BR 7: Queen, TV
BR 8: Queen

9 Beds Total

Home Sleeps up to 18

Spectacular Pool + Spa - gorgeous views

Cathedral Ceilings

Beautiful living area w/ large fireplace

Grand Piano

Media room with 50" TV

Full built in bar w/wine cooler

Beautiful, all new deluxe chef's kitchen

Commercial style appliances

6 burner gas stove

All Kitchen Cookware, Glassware, Dishes, Serving Pieces, Fully Supplied and Ready for You

Blender, Toaster, Coffee Maker

Approx 9,000 square ft of living space

Indoor dining for 16

Approx 2.1 acre of private grounds

Walled and gated residence for complete privacy

Soaring palm trees, spectacular bougainvillea.

Outside gas grilling station

Pool is approx 20' x 37'

8 outdoor lounge chairs

2 thick and comfy pool floats

Outdoor dining for up to 12

Tennis Courts

iPod docking station

High speed wireless Internet

Ideal indoor-outdoor spaces

Washer, Dryer

Beautifully maintained private gardens and green lawn

Small dog permitted upon request at reservation w/ small pet fee. Inquire at reservation.

Parking Regulation for this Property: There is a 8 vehicle maximum parking for this property.

Guest Reviews for this Rancho Mirage Vacation Home

Your Private Resort

"Your Private Resort A very beautiful and spacious home, it feels like a private resort with various activities. It was very clean and everything was convenient and vacationpalmsprings was great to work with. "

by Lilit A. | Glendale CA | May 08, 2018

Great Time In This Big Beautiful Home!

"Great time in this big beautiful home! We rented Hollywood Celebrity Estate for my sister’s bachelorette party. We had an amazing time! All of us fit comfortably and had plenty of room. The casita allowed for us to spread out and was great for extra rooms. The pool has plenty of lounge chairs and was great. Thanks again! "

by Taylor S. | Waukegan IL | April 03, 2018

It Was Great

"it was great we had a fantastic time. the house was great. "

by Amber V. | Los Angeles CALIFORNIA | March 06, 2018

Spacious Paradise

"Spacious Paradise Very big spacious rooms, pool, and huge green areas. "

by Oscar V. | BELL GARDENS CA | July 05, 2017

Good Times!

"Good times! "

by Ronald M. | Irvine CA | June 13, 2017


"The house was beautiful and enormous! The staff quickly responded to any issues or questions. The staff was so friendly, helpful and responsive. "

by Anna R. | Redondo Beach CA | July 07, 2016


"Loved the estate inside and outside "

by Laura M. | Irvine CA | June 14, 2016

Family Retreat Weekend

"we loved the house and the grounds. We had excellent service before and during our stay. "

by Kim L. | Jamul CA | May 11, 2016

Company Retreat

"We had nine people for a company retreat and it was perfect. Love the idea of a central great room/bar/kitchen for just hanging out. The yard was even nicer than anticipated. Thanks Michael, for your excellent customer service, and for managing to get the pool serviced on a Saturday night! Michael was very attentive and helpful. It was a real bummer on Saturday when the hot tub or waterfall was not working and the pool really needed cleaning, but he got someone there late Saturday and we spent the whole day Sunday in the pool. "

by Penny A. | Bowser BC | March 16, 2016

Harpo Marx's Home

"Fantastic yard "

by Laurence S. | El Cajon CA | February 09, 2016

Perfect For Our 57th Anniversary.

"Enjoyable memories were made for the entire family! Beautiful open views from every room. Outside entertainment was great, spa, pool and tennis court. Excellent. Karen; thank you for the personal anniversary card & wine. Very thoughtful! "

by Robert D. | Yorba Linda CA | October 20, 2015

Beautiful Home For Large Group

"Loved the large, beautiful, well furnished home with all the amenities I worked with Todd and he was very helpful. I also got a call from one of the home managers upon arrival and she was great too, very welcoming. "

by Lisa F. | San Marcos CA | August 25, 2015

Great "Reunion" House!!!!

"It works for our family!!! Plenty of room for everyone, large kitchen. Great location! Nate has been wonderful to us! Very helpful! (Thanks, Nate!!!) "

by Ronald M. | Irvine CA | June 09, 2015

Harpo Marx Estate

"Overall, this was a great experience! "

by Jeanne G. | Los Angeles CA | April 01, 2015


"Great layout, grounds are beautiful and the kitchen is amazing. "

by Jason W. | Temecula CA | September 23, 2014

This Place Really Hit The Marx!

"The size of the grounds and the layout of the house was perfect. We had a great time. "

by Jeb K. | Huntington Beach CA | September 16, 2014

Had A Great Time

"Perfect Memorial Day retreat--plenty of space for a group of 8 couples. Lots of community space, and also private space in each room. Very accommodating! "

by Josh P. | Los Angeles CA | May 28, 2014

Poolside Paradise

"The property was beautifully maintained, outfitted and decorated. Pool was clean and the furniture was great! Loved everything about it. Everything was totally top notch. Justin was incredible - could not have been more helpful and professional. He treated us with courtesy and respect and definitely went the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed our stay. A total pro!! "

by Stephen S. | Chicago IL | April 16, 2014

Harpo Marx Estate Vacation W/4 Families W/kids

"Unlike so many rental houses, the property was exactly as pictured on the website. The grounds were nicely kept and the house was well-appointed. Generally, it showed some wear from being a rental house, but otherwise a great house with large open common spaces to accommodate a big group. Portia and Justin were extremely responsive and helpful. I would gladly recommend them. The house was exactly as they described and were quick to provide additional details including required amenities in the house, floorplan, logistics, etc. "

by Richard Y. | New York NY | August 24, 2013

El Rancho Harpo

"Outstanding facility. "

by Alan G. | Mission Viejo CA | August 06, 2013

Harpo Marx Home

"We enjoyed the layout of the home and grounds. Sergio is always amazing! and Pam is always very helpful "

by Diana V. | Chula Vista CA | June 23, 2013


"We loved the roominess of property. Sergio was great! Attended to our requests for service immediately. "

by Shirley F. | Riverside CA | June 19, 2013

Beautiful Home, Ideal For A Large Weekend Getaway.

"The Harpo Marx Estate was the ideal setting for our wedding. The yard was beautifully kept, plenty of shade, and the space was perfect for the weekend and party. The rooms were all perfectly clean, and the beds were in very good condition. Lots of parking on the property as well! Justin was incredibly helpful, and gracious as I came to visit the property beforehand (twice). Always punctual and responsive, thank you! Jerry was also punctual and responsive. Enjoyed working with your team very much! "

by Andre C. | Arcadia CA | May 05, 2013

Going Away Weekend...

"The house was great. Everything about it was amazing! Neighbors were wonderful. All accessible options at the house were put to full use. Tawny was fantastic! She did a great job and I definitely would recommend some form of acknowledgement for all the help she provided me. "

by Sasha B. | Burbank CA | April 08, 2013

Harpo Marx

"The property was fantastic and the grounds meticulously maintained. I particularly loved picking fresh fruit from the blood orange and tangerine trees. The interior was spectacular as well. I worked with Justin and Sergio and both were extremely polite, professional, and very helpful. Their efforts were very commendable. "

by Monir M. | Tampa FL | February 24, 2013


Neighborhood: Rancho Mirage
City: Rancho Mirage, Rancho Mirage
7.7 miles to downtown Rancho Mirage

The City of Palm Springs ID# 1420

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