Whether a desert rendezvous is hush-hush or out in the open, many celebrities regard Greater Palm Springs as a pocket of peacefulness that knows how to throw a party.
Parker Palm Springs
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But no matter how we beg, most resorts and hotels owe it to their big-name clientele to officially keep their comings and goings a secret. A favorite hideout is the Parker Palm Springs. Fashion and lifestyle blogger/author/journalist and pop culture expert on E! News Kathryn Eisman, and Maria Peevy, the CEO of SimplyShe, are some of the celebrities spotted parading around the property.
Celebrate where the kings of cool once clinked glasses at Ingleside Inn’s Melvyn’s, a time-warped piano lounge where the Rat Pack frequently dined and partied. And at Lord Fletcher’s in Rancho Mirage, Frank Sinatra liked to settle in by the fireplace, order the pot roast, and leave $20 bills for the cleaning staff to find.
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Star-Studded Party Pads
Rent out one of these famous residences for an intimate getaway or glamorous event.
Villa Carmelita: Sonny and Cher’s private compound dates to the 1930s, and features handmade terra cotta floors and a sun-drenched floor plan that wraps around the pool.
Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate: Designed for Old Blue Eyes in 1947 by architectural icon E. Stewart Williams, these walls have seen it all. Frank cut tracks at home on the original recording equipment in the living room.
The Bing Crosby Estate at Thunderbird: Ten-foot front doors open onto billiards, a movie theater, and a 1,400-square-foot master bedroom. A saltwater pool and putting green complete the experience.
The Tony Curtis Estate: Midcentury architect Donald Wexler designed the singer’s former home with Janet Leigh. Gated for privacy, yet close to downtown, it boasts a stone fireplace, gas barbecue grill and a generous dining area.
Casa de Monte Vista: Owned by Robert Stack in the 1950s and a favorite hang for The Rat Pack during the ’60s, this old Spanish estate hosted Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the Liberace-based film, Behind The Candelabra.