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Casa Aguila Palm Springs's Most Glamorous Estate

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Estate, 6 Bedrooms + 6 baths

Enjoy breathtaking mountain views from this extremely private estate in Old Las Palmas.

Casa Aguila (House of the Eagle)has recently been totally renovated by the well-known New York designer/owner, and is available for rental for the first time beginning in August, 2011.

Experience the luxury associated with Palm Springs and its celebrity past. Unbelievable cactus gardens filled with roses, orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime trees surround this 6,000 sq feet glamorous home . At night the house aquires a magical atmosphere thanks to its professionally designed lighting, inside and out. Enchanting furnishings and art filled rooms, 2 fireplaces, original Bose sound, extra large gourmet kitchen fitted with everything a chef needs ...dining seating for 12...all of this adds to the ambience of this spacious home and guest house. All beds are new queen or king size fitted with designer fine linens and all bedrooms and baths are ensuite.

Browse through these photographs and you will see a retreat like no other in Palm Springs. This rare home is an adventure unto itself away from the rest of the world. Perfect for family reunions and holidays.

When you arrive, you will be greeted by Alan, who will show you through the house and arrange for any extra services you wish. He can arrange for a gourmet cook to prepare a sumptuous dinner, (please reserve 2 weeks ahead,) extra cleaning, excursions, golf, masseurs, shopping.

He can also arrange for dinner to be ready on the stove when you arrive.

Whether you are planning a multi-family gathering or the ultimate private escape, this fabulous home offers the superlative vacation experience.

Keywords: One acre newly-renovated estate located in the heart of Old Las Palmas, the 'Beverly Hills' of Palm Springs. 10 minute walk to downtown.

More Details

hugh glenn
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About hugh glenn

Former New Yorker created this magnificent estate in 2010.

hugh glenn purchased this estate in 2010

Why hugh glenn chose Palm Springs

Old Las Palmas is the 'Beverly Hills' of Palm Springs. Centrally located within a 10 minute walk of town but extremely private and quiet. Fabulous serene mountain views.

What makes this estate unique

Gardening, swimming, relaxing in the magnificent gardens and saline oversized pool. World-class cactus gardens filled with fruit trees and roses.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Old Las Palmas in Palm Springs

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1) roll away single twin bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
ceiling fans in all rooms


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Casa Aguila Palm Springs's Most Glamorous Estate
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Champlain, NY

This house continues to amaze us each year and there is nothing better in the desert!

  • 5 of 5

We are spoiled indeed! Every time we have to rent another house because either Casa Aguila is not available or we are seeking a very short stay, we can't help but compare. We have never found another homeowner to be as fastidious and helpful as this owner. The house is so well cared for, clean, really set up for the large number of occupants it holds, and just a perfect setting for a family holiday or couples vacation. The property manager knows the house inside and out (can't say the same for any other manager in any other house we've rented!) and is a dream to work with. We've reviewed this property before, and it's because we stay here every year with our family. The location is superbly located right downtown, yet it is incredibly private. Every year we leave anticipating our next family holiday here. Thank you for helping to make our time here a treasure to remember!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family trip

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an absolutely amazing week at Casa Aguila! I highly recommend this property. Our group of 10 came to celebrate my parent's 40th wedding anniversary. We were 8 adults (four couples) and 2 kids (ages 8 months and 4 years) and the place fit us wonderfully. We loved the privacy of the guest house and casita as well as the huge common spaces (one large living/dining/TV/kitchen/lounging area, and plenty of lounging by the pool). We chose this place based on other reviews and we were not disappointed! The gardens and art are incredible, the location cannot be beat (very quiet yet walking distance to central Palm Springs area as well as gorgeous neighborhoods). Mel the house manager and Hugh the owner were very helpful with advance questions and check in/orientation. Truly a magical week!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Amanda, You are the perfect guests. Hope you come back! Best, Hugh
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This house is perfect in so many ways!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect in so many ways!! We spent a week relaxing by the pool with our Ohio family. Having 3 Master suite/bedrooms made this trip a special one for all of us. We also loved the pool / outdoor area with amazing desert landscape all around. The house is located in a great location of Palm Springs, walking distance to all shops/coffee/restaurants. The house is filled with amazing artwork and includes an amazing collection of books, CD's and records/record player that we enjoyed daily.

You will love staying at this house!!

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family week!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a terrific week in Casa Aguilla. By we, I mean an extended family gathering (ranging in age from 5 months to 64 years, and in interests from sitting by the pool to long, strenuous bicycle rides) that occupied all 14 of the available spaces at this great house. What's great about it? Well, it is lovely, convenient and well-stocked with everything you might want. It has lots of shared space and lots of separations between the various sets of bedrooms and bathrooms, so it is easy to be together, but also easy to get some privacy. But more than that, it is a place that feels very much like home. I don't mean to say that any of us live is a place so large, or so full of lovely artwork. It is just evident from the moment you arrive that it is a place that someone lives in, and loves. The owners and the manager made everything feel easy, friendly, comfortable. We have stayed in several VRBO locations, and all have worked out well, but this one was beyond what we have experienced anywhere else. I hope we will find many future occasions to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures don't do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a month based on the pictures and phone conversations with the owner (yes, the actual owner!). On arrival it was clear that the pictures don't capture the loveliness of this home. We immediately felt relaxed and comfortable. The main house offers several gathering spots, a fully outfitted kitchen, and a dining room overlooking the gorgeous pool and gardens (created and tended for nearly 30 years by Jose). We had several rounds of guests, each conflicted about which casita to choose and with one common complaint: "We don't want to leave!" A quiet and serene compound with up-close mountain views, you are but a quick walk to all the shops, restaurants and attractions of Palm Springs. Don't forget to check out the courtyard at Koffi, our morning tradition. Hugh and Yves, the gracious owners, have created the perfect location for a family and/or friends get-away! We thank them for their willingness to share their beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, Arkansas

Best Christmas Ever!

  • 5 of 5

With 5 children and their accouterments - grandchildren, spouses, partners, this property lent itself to the best Christmas ever for our family of 13. From the moment we walked in, we were treated to the beautifully maintained house, pool, walking trails, private areas available to us. We each had very comfortable, private, rooms and baths, as well as wonderful large gathering areas such as the living room, pool area, and what we fondly called the covered sitting area near the pool, The Lanai. This is where, when I first saw it, I dreamed of celebrating my 70th birthday - and that dream came true on a lovely, sunny, day before Christmas. We not only celebrated my birthday and Christmas, but the 4 year birthday of our grandchild. These gathering areas were perfect for playing games, having our annual book club, visiting, opening gifts....we even walked into the house to find a fully decorated Christmas tree! The kitchen is well equipped, and much larger than the photos indicate....we're a family of cooks, and this kitchen accommodated us. There was eye-candy abounding, from the luscious foliage to the surrounding mountains, to the beautiful art and artifacts inside and outside the house, to the lovely lighting at night, to the hundreds of books beckoning us. The photos do NOT do this property justice, believe me. Two grandchildren were in charge of daily harvesting of grapefruit and lemons from the surrounding trees, and we had fresh lemonade constantly. The pool was used quite a bit, and we found the location of this property wonderful - a 10 minute walk to Koffi, for coffee and lunch at the inviting outdoor space. We walked to shops and restaurants, took a tour of Palm Springs (highly recommended), hiked many trails. We employed a photographer to take photos of our family, and he loved all the wonderful backgrounds - and the proofs show that they are amazing. Mel, the representative for the owners, was friendly and helpful, and all communications with everyone involved were positive and helpful. As I told the owner: As we were pulling out of the driveway after our wonderful week, I said: "Just permit me ONE whine: 'I don't WANNA go!'" We hope to return...this is a wonderful place to have fun, relax, visit, play in the pool, explore...

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Complete privacy and quiet, 10 minute walk to restaurants, galleries, antique stores in heart of Palm Springs, Old Las Palmas private map-tour provided by owner of neighborhood celebrity homes within walking distance, Drive to mountain tram is approximately 10 -15 minutes, Bike rental shop is 5 minutes walking distance, 10 minutes walking to famous Koffi for breakfast/lunch/takeout


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Old Las Palmas, California Desert

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
17 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,082.24
Property Damage Protection £45.61
cleaning fee £228.04
Tax Rate 11.5%

Holidays are 20 % extra from quoted rate. City of palm springs permit 4820000020014856.
Pool heating is extra and will be deducted from your deposit. We bill at whatever it costs us.
Pets, if approved, are $80 a day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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