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The Merv Griffin Estate

Property Details
Priced From: $ 5,000.00
Bedrooms: 13
Bathrooms: 11
Sleeps: 26
Square Footage: 13,494
Location: La Quinta, CA, USA
Pets: Dogs Allowed

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. Walled and gated for the utmost in privacy, the estate features numerous structures including the main house, four guest casitas, two guest houses, 15 stable barn and staff quarters. 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.

The Main House is over 6,000 square feet and features a stunning Modern Moroccan inspired 1,500 square foot Great Room, ideally scaled for entertaining or hosting even the most lavish events! Large doors and windows line the southern wall, providing stunning views of the patios, pool, lake and mountains beyond. The Main House also offers a large Chef’s Kitchen with a suite of professional grade appliances, fully stocked butler’s pantry and wet bar with icemaker, refrigerator and ice well. Two Guest Quarters are located in the main house, and each feature private en-suite baths, flat screen TVs and direct access to the pool patio.

Four separate Guest Bungalows are located to the east of the main house. Each of the circular shaped units feature a private entry, flat screen TV and en-suite bath with a single vanity and tub/shower combination. Multiple large French doors provide unparalleled views of the grounds from each of Guest Casita’s.

To the north of the Main House, a detached 1,800 square foot guesthouse consists of three Guest Quarters; two one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom unit. Each of the one-bedroom units features an en-suite bath with single vanity and tub/shower combination, while the two-bedroom unit shares a common bath with single vanity and tub/shower combination.

The over 2,000 square foot Gate House, located at the entrance to the estate, features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a private gym. This unit is available to guests at an additional cost.

Expansive grounds, multiple living spaces both indoor and out, and a well-tailored design esthetic make the estate perfectly suited for those seeking the most exclusive Desert Retreat vacation experience. The Estate is also well suited for family gatherings, off-site meetings, corporate retreats, weddings or parties, photo and film shoots. The Merv Griffin Estate is just minutes away from world-renowned golf and recreation, local hotels and resorts, fine art and culture. The Estate is also in close proximity to the Empire and Eldorado Polo Fields, host to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Thermal Raceway, BMW driving course, Thermal Airport, HITS Horse Arena, Silverrock, IW Tennis Garden host to the BNP Paribas, PGA West host to the Humana Golf Tournament, The Madison Club, Hideaway Golf Club, and numerous other country clubs and attractions.

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  1. Courtney P says:

    We looked at hundreds of wedding venues throughout California. When we saw the photos of the Merv Griffin Estate, we thought it was too gorgeous to be true! We scheduled a visit, and we were absolutely wowed the moment we entered the gate. The Property Manager, Will, helped us every step of the way. He obviously cares a lot about this property and it shows.

    We decided to book the property for two different wedding events, and to have our families stay on the property for the entire three days. The Estate is even better in person than in the photos. The buildings/houses are all decorated with gorgeous furniture and they have great flare. We were able to use every inch of the 39-acre property during our wedding weekend. We not only used the obviously spectacular areas (like the lake and poolside) but the lawns and ranch area too. We had the ceremony at the ranch and we used the huge front lawn for our cocktail hour. We then constructed a giant dinner tent (for 200 guests) on the front lawn.

    We wanted our guests to feel like they had entered a special bubble for our wedding—the Merv Griffin Estate allowed us to do just that! The Estate has a magical feel and all of our guests experienced it. Being able to stay there with our families created an extra special element because we were able to be together (over 20 of us) for every piece of the weekend.

    We cannot say enough great things about Will. He played a huge role in our wedding, and in making this the most important day of our lives. He is passionate about the property; he took an interest in us and our families; and he made us feel like we were the most important people on the planet. We are truly grateful for Will and the Merv Griffin Estate and we will never forget this.

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  • 2.5 Acre Pond
  • Chef’s Kitchen with full appliance suite
  • Equestrian Property
  • Indoor/Outdoor Living
  • La Quinta Location
  • Multiple Buildings
  • Pool and Spa
  • Sleeps 26
  • Walled and Gated Property
  • Wireless Internet Access
$1,500.00 service fee to be added. Three Night Minimum Required (additional nights and pricing may be required during some Holidays and Popular–Local Calendar Events) Rates not inclusive of occupancy tax. Gate House not included in rates listed, please inquire.

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