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Many credit Frank Sinatra for making Palm Springs, California, what it is today. When he first arrived in the 1940s, Hollywood followed, and his home became the epicenter for epic parties. Now, that home is available to rent through Homes & Villas by Marriott International.
Dubbed Twin Palms Estate, the desert retreat was designed by E. Stewart Williams in 1947 for Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy Barbato. It spanned over 4,500 square feet and featured nearly every element of that classic mid-century modern style, including St. Charles cabinets, Terrazzo floor tiles, pink tiled bathroom, and a piano-shaped pool. All of these details remain along with the music legend’s original recording studio. And to highlight the epic period even more, the rooms are filled with era furnishings like a wrap around sofa in the living room and banana leaf wallpaper covering the walls and ceiling in the bedroom.
To pay homage to its famous former owner—Sinatra moved out in 1957 after divorcing second wife Ava Gardner—the home is filled with memorabilia, including rare photos and album covers from the crooner.
Though the rentable historic estate is like stepping back in time, it also comes with plenty of modern amenities for today’s traveler. Guests have access to a master suite, guest suite, guest bedroom, and an exterior entrance guest room, each with its own bathroom. You can also use the pool house complete with a kitchenette and his and hers cabana-style bathrooms. Meanwhile, all of the TVs come with cable, there are a washer and dryer, and wifi is available. Plus, all of this is located just around the corner from other famous residences in the “Movie Colony” neighborhood like Al Jolson, Jack Benny, and Cary Grant’s pads.
All of this is available for rent through Marriott’s Homes & Villas program, which was launched in 2019. It now offers more than 12,000 luxury homes in over 225 destinations worldwide, all of which are managed by a full-time management company to ensure quality and safety.
The cost to stay in Sinatra’s party house? Per night rent starts at $3,100.