Hollywood Celebrity Estate
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.
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
Beautiful living area w/ large fireplace
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
iPod docking station
High speed wireless Internet
Ideal indoor-outdoor spaces
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.
"The house was beautiful and enormous! The staff quickly responded to any issues or questions. The staff was so friendly, helpful and responsive. "
"we loved the house and the grounds. We had excellent service before and during our stay. "
"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. "
"Fantastic yard "
"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! "
"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. "
"It works for our family!!! Plenty of room for everyone, large kitchen. Great location! Nate has been wonderful to us! Very helpful! (Thanks, Nate!!!) "
"Overall, this was a great experience! "
"Great layout, grounds are beautiful and the kitchen is amazing. "
"The size of the grounds and the layout of the house was perfect. We 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! "
"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!! "
"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. "
"Outstanding facility. "
"We enjoyed the layout of the home and grounds. Sergio is always amazing! and Pam is always very helpful "
"We loved the roominess of property. Sergio was great! Attended to our requests for service immediately. "
"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! "
"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. "
"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. "
Neighborhood: Rancho Mirage
City: Rancho Mirage, Rancho Mirage
7.7 miles to downtown Rancho Mirage