Colony 29 Resort Offers Privacy Nestled Against Palm Springs Mountainside

Six homes, 13 bedrooms, and 1920s roots as a retreat

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VIDEO: Take in the look and feel of Colony 29 Resort in Palm Springs.



Colony 29 Resort is a unique collection of six free-standing Spanish Colonial homes located within a secure seven-acre hillside enclave of classic desert flora and fauna at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs.

Located within walking distance to Spencer's at the Mountain and many Palm Springs restaurants and shops, Colony 29 offers a unique venue for celebrities, weddings, family celebrations, film and television productions, or distinctive product launches.


Villa Bella Vista, the main, 5-bedroom house, sits up at the top of the hill. Expansive views of the valley can be seen
from the large front windows.


With its extensive garden areas, amphitheatre, mountain vistas and Bella Vista patio venues, there is plenty of room for presentations, dancing or entertainment.

Families or couples can also rent any one or more of the compound's homes for their own adventures, including a romantic getaway for Valentine's Day. Stroll among the rose gardens, olive orchards, vineyards and desert cacti. A three-night minimum is required.


Monty's Bunkhouse is a one king bedroom residence located right next to one of the sparkling pools. Swim, shower, relax, and nap in the desert sun.


“This is classic Palm Springs style,” says real estate agent Kelly McLean, vice president of McLean Compnay Rentals, which oversees Colony 29. “What makes it unique is there are surprises and intricacies for guests to discover throughout the property, including outdoor soaking tubs, spas, even a treehouse.”

The Street of Spain contains three residences, while The Art Studio and Bunkhouse contain two residences. The main house, Villa Bella Vista, featured in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is nestled at the top of the hill. Each residence has its own kitchen, so cooking is an option.


The Treehouse. Romantic views. Bring a bottle of wine and settle back among the palms.


The water amenities hidden among the grounds include three pools, four spas, and numerous outdoor soaking tubs, providing delightful places for romance or reflection. The treehouse view is the perfect place to hold hands and take in the view of distant palms and mountains.

Built in 1929 by John Burnham, many California artists such as Clyde Forsyth and Maynard Dixon used the Bunkhouse as a retreat. There are still artists' murals and leftover treasures from Colony 29's days as an art retreat.


Villa Amalfi is a three-bedroom residence with a corner soaking tub and marbled tile shower.


The attention to 1920s desert architectural detail, include custom-made furniture, lighting, and garden ornaments is outstanding.

Hotel Essential: Bring your favorite beverage for the outdoor soaking tubs. The views are sensational.

Colony 29, Palm Springs, 800-777-4606,


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