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10 Glam Classic Hollywood Homes to Rent Now

For classic midcentury architecture in a desert paradise once frequented by the who’s who of old Hollywood, head to Palm Springs. Even better, book a stay in a home once owned by some of the most glamorous stars of the Golden Age. Here are 10 of our top rental picks.

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Walt's Desert Escape

Walt's Desert Escape, a delightful four-bedroom rental home that sits on the Indian Canyon Golf Course, boasts a classic midcentury design, typical of Palm Springs in the day. Designed for Walt Disney, this 1962 home features much of the original architectural design and details that make it so unique. The current owner has decorated this rental with Hollywood memorabilia, playful art deco touches and bright colors, like reds, blues and yellows, an ode to Technicolor and the famous 1961 transition of Disney’s famous black-and-white television show Walt Disney Presents to Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. From $313 per night.

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Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate

Designed by E. Stewart Williams, the Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate once hosted parties attended by old Hollywood's most glamorous stars. This historic four-bedroom home has been restored and furnished with vintage designer pieces. Guests can relax with a martini and listen to the stylings of Sinatra thanks to an extensive music collection inside the home. Classic memorabilia and photographs can be found throughout the estate. Take a swim in the piano-shaped pool, then freshen up in the pool house in his-and-her cabana-style bathrooms. There's even a personal concierge who will be with you throughout your stay. From $2,200 per night.

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Casa Elizabeth

Want to spend the night in Elizabeth Taylor’s former vacation home? You can! Imagine mingling with old Hollywood royalty inside this luxurious palm-lined escape. Known as Casa Elizabeth, this lavish four-bedroom retreat sits in the upscale Las Palmas section of town. Prepare for a sensory explosion as you enter brightly colored rooms, even a bubbly pink poolside casita with a crystal chandelier (because, why not). An Andy Warhol painting of Taylor hangs above the fireplace and photographs belonging to Taylor decorate the home. In the evening, relax poolside and enjoy incredible views of the San Jacinto Mountains. From $575 per night.

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Villa Carmelita

This ultra-private five-bedroom Spanish-style estate was once home to '60s pop music duo, Sonny and Cher. Originally home to 1940s film star Joseph Cotten, the retreat in the sought-after Mesa neighborhood later became a playground for Hollywood elite, like Natalie Wood, Lloyd Bridges and Kirk Douglas. Highlights of Villa Carmelita include fountains in the entry courtyard, a magnificent staircase, terra-cotta floors, spa-style bathrooms and an elaborate gourmet kitchen. The home sleeps up to 12 people, making it perfect for a family reunion or getaway with friends. There’s even a bonus bunk bedroom just for kids. From $836 per night.

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