Weekend One of the much anticipated Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California, (featuring acts including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones and The Who) is just over a day away and if you weren’t able to score tickets, we’ve got a chance for you to do just that!
Experiential luxury travel company, Natural Retreats (recently named one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Villa Rental Agencies) recently launched their newest collection of retreats in Palm Springs, featuring stunning homes formerly owned by legendary stars including Frank Sinatra, Katherine Hepburn, Merv Griffin and more.
To celebrate, they’re offering a lucky winner two General Admission passes to Weekend 1 of Desert Trip (Friday, 10/7, Saturday, 10/8 and Sunday 10/9)! You may enter two ways – either by leaving a comment below with your email address, or via comment on the Palm Springs Style Instagram post announcing the giveaway. See below for full details and terms & conditions! UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Deborah L.!
If your desert adventure is incomplete without a soak in a piano-shaped pool or watching a movie under the stars on an outdoor projection screen, then you’re in luck. Here’s a glimpse into some of Beau Monde Villas by Natural Retreats’ swanky Palm Springs area homes available for rent over Desert Trip weekend that will let you vacation like a celeb.
The former home of the late Merv Griffin, The Merv Griffin Estate is a 39-acre equestrian property located in the heart of the Coachella Valley. The expansive grounds include a 2.5-acre pond, infinity edge pool, spa, bocce ball court, expansive event lawn and other event areas, equestrian racetrack and multiple paddocks.
Once Frank Sinatra’s desert retreat from Hollywood, this legendary estate is nestled near the Movie Colony neighborhood of central Palm Springs. It was designed by renowned architect E. Stewart Williams for the singer and his first wife, Nancy Barbato, in 1947. It features the infamous piano-shaped swimming pool, speaking to Sinatra’s passion. Memorabilia remains preserved throughout the residence, including Sinatra’s original recording studio (although it is not currently connected for technical use). If Frank isn’t enough star power, located just around the corner are residences previously owned by the likes of Al Jolson, Jack Benny and Cary Grant in the famous “Movie Colony” neighborhood.
We fell in love with this contemporary Palm Springs residence when we featured it on Extra! And so did the viewers. There’s a reason it has been featured as “A Dream Vacation Home” in Travel + Leisure Magazine, as an “Ultimate Destination” on NBC’s Mansions and Millionaires, and on CNN as well!
4. Sand Acre Estate:
Located in the heart of The Movie Colony neighborhood, Sand Acre is a circa 1933 Spanish Estate situated on a coveted one-acre in-town lot. Rumored to have been frequented by Marilyn Monroe, it is noted to be where she and Joe DiMaggio often spent time together while in Palm Springs.
5. La Chureya:
Located in the heart of the Movie Colony, La Chureya is a five bedroom, six bathroom Spanish Estate completed in 1934. Since then, four owners have called La Chureya home, including the family noted for building the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and Spanish born tennis professional and coach Jose Higueras.
The 1955 William Cody was designed by renowned architect William Cody and often visited by one time neighbors, Lucille Ball and President Ford
You can check out all of the Beau Monde Villas by Natural Retreats homes available for rent in the Palm Springs area here!
Beau Monde Villas by Natural Retreats is giving away one (1) prize consisting of two (2) General Admission passes to Weekend One of the Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California (October 7 – 9, 2016). Lodging accommodations are not included in the giveaway. Passes must be picked up in person by the winner on Friday, October 7 by no later than 5pm at the Beau Monde Villas office in Palm Springs (no exceptions). This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Desert Trip. Enter by leaving a comment below with your email address, or by leaving a comment on the @palmspringsstyle Instagram post announcement (only one entry per person!). Please note that all blog comments are pre-approved and will not show up immediately (please do not re-submit if you do not immediately see the comment below as there will be a delay). See full terms and conditions here. UPDATE: This has now ended, but stay tuned for more fun giveaways!
Images by Nuvue Interactive Photography and Jeff Mindell.