Colony 29

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RATES:  October – May: $4,500.00 / night, June – September: $3,600.00 / night.


Property Detail

Colony 29 is an expansive privately gated compound that offers overnight accommodations for up to 26 guests.

​During the late 1920’s construction began on a uniquely designed European Styled Village consisting of six handcrafted villas and bungalows that were artistically nestled into the lower desert foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains. This architecturally distinctive enclave of homes has been artfully restored and modernized by skilled craftsmen who understood the communal relationship and historical balance that was necessary to complete the work and be respective of such an extraordinary property. Colony 29 is an expansive privately gated compound that offers overnight accommodations for up to 26 guests.

All of the Villas and Bungalows, outdoor gardens, and amenities within the Colony are connected by a labyrinth of stone walking paths that are surrounded by a palate of botanical specimens that include native desert flowers, exotic agaves aloes, succulents, cacti, exotic palms and trees, as well as producing orchards of fruit trees and grape vineyards. As guests explore the grounds these paths will lead them across bridges to hidden patios, soaking tubs, fern grottos, crystal clear pools, spas and water features.

Each of the six villas and bungalows has been appointed with 1920’s Spanish Revival and Monterey styled furnishings and fixtures, all either original pieces or “period correct” reproductions.

The main house, Villa Bella Vista, is strategically sited on one of the highest plateaus the property offers. In the late 1920’s Artist John Burnham commissioned Pasadena Architect H. Palmer Sabin to design a desert retreat that emulated a villa in Portugal that the Burnhams had visited while on a family vacation. The resulting hilltop villa offered panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Palm Springs Village through its floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and was featured in Architectural Digest Magazine in 1930. During this time, Burnham also constructed the guest villa, which eventually became the Colony Art Studio, as well as a bungalow with a garage that housed the Burnham family attendants during their visits. In the early 1930’s two additional villas and a smaller artist bungalow were also built on the Colony grounds.

John Burnham was a painter recognized for his western, marine, landscapes, and commercial art and befriended many talented artists who transcended to the desert seasonally to paint and sell their art in local Palm Springs galleries. Many of these artists took up residency at the Colony during the time they spent in the desert.  View Palm Springs Life Art Scene article.

After Burnham’s death in 1956 the homes were sold and fell victim to haphazard renovations and disrepair. Two of the Villas were not habitable. In 1997 the current owners of Colony 29 began a 13 year journey of acquiring, renovating and restoring each of the bungalows and villas as well as appointing the property with breathtaking gardens and landscaping features including shaded grottos, pools and spas. During this renovation the compound was featured on HGTV’s “Homes Across America”.

Villa Bella Vista features five bedrooms and four bathrooms, with over 4,800 square feet of indoor living space. The large Great Room provides ample space for guests to gather, and provides stunning views of the Downtown Palm Springs and the surrounding mountain vistas from multiple vantage points, both indoors and outdoors.  The Villa also features a Chef’s Kitchen with a full suite of appliances and bar area, plus plentiful dining space for all guests.

The remaining five villas and bungalows are tucked into the hillside and line the brick drive that famed artist Nicolai Fetchin named the “Street of Spain” which leads up to Villa Bella Vista.  Reminiscent of an old world European Village, Colony 29 is rich in character and history, married with the modern amenities desired by even the most discerning traveler.  Each of these Villas and bungalows provide guests with a generous sized living area with Flat Screen TV, HD Cable and DVD Player as well as Kitchen featuring full sized cook top, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave.

Property Details

Villa Bella Vista (#147)

The main home, which offers over 4,800 square feet of spacious living, overlooks the entire colony and provides incredible views.

The main level features a great room with a large stone gas-burning fireplace. The main master suite features a king size bed, gas burning fireplace and a spa style bathroom complete with a large soaking tub and steam shower. Also on this level there is another large bedroom with a king size bed and full private bath.

The lower level offers another master suite appointed with a comfortable sitting area, a fireplace and king size bed. The bathroom is shared with the “Bunk Room” which features custom-made twin bunk beds. Both of these lower level bedrooms have direct access to the saltwater pool, spa, outdoor shower and soaking tubs.

The gourmet kitchen, dining nook, laundry room and an additional bedroom suite with queen sized bed, and private bath are located on an elevated level that is above the great room.

There are 2 expansive patios that are appointed with outdoor cooking equipment and outdoor dining furniture. There are several additional furnished outdoor patios and alcoves that offer additional entertainment or relaxation areas.

  • Two-Story, 4800+ square feet
  • Master Suite: King sized bed, Flat Screen TV, fireplace, walk-in closet, en-suite bath with dual vanities, claw foot soaking tub, and steam shower.
  • First Guest Quarters: King sized bed, flat Screen TV, fireplace, en-suite bath with single vanity and tub/shower combination.
  • Second Guest Quarters: Queen sized bed, Flat Screen TV, en-suite bath with single vanity, and tub/shower combination.
  • Third Guest Quarters: King sized bed, Flat Screen TV, fireplace, large sitting area, shared bath with Fourth Guest Quarters featuring single vanity and shower.
  • Fourth Guest Quarters: Twin Bunk beds, shared bath with Third Guest Quarters featuring single vanity and shower.
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Central Heat/Air
  • Private Saline Pool and Spa
  • Outdoor covered palapa with fireplace, water closet, shower, and soaking tub.
  • Two BBQ areas with large seating areas and one fire feature.

Blu Glo Bungalow (#137)

This split-level street of Spain bungalow features a living room area, kitchen and laundry on the main floor, and two balconies from which to view the mountains, rose garden, vegetable garden and grassy open areas.

The upper level contains the Queen Bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The patio off the bedroom has a private outdoor soaking tub with garden views.

This bungalow features a palm-thatched palapa and offers an expanded view of the colony and Indian Canyon vistas.

  • Split level, 600+ square feet
  • Master Suite: Queen sized bed, Flat Screen TV, en-suite bath with single vanity, shower and outdoor soaking tub.
  • Washer/Dryer Combination
  • Central Heat/Air
  • Shared Saline Pool and Spa with #139 & #141

Villa Amalfi (#139)

Villa Amalfi features a comfortably appointed living room with a wood burning fireplace and burnished concrete floors. Up a short flight of stairs you will find the spacious modern kitchen and dining alcove fitting of the 1920’s period. Also located on this level is a bedroom with a queen sized bed and a private full bath. There is a separate laundry facility located on this level.

Up a flight of stairs to the upper level you will find a luxuriously appointed master suite, sitting area with dynamic mountain views, and a large master bath with a corner soaking tub and marble tiled shower. This master bedroom as well as the third bedroom, which has a twin-sized bed – also located on this level, have direct access to a private patio with a fireplace or communal wooden trellis covered garden.

  • Two-Story, 1,650 square feet
  • Master Suite: King sized bed, Flat Screen TV, sitting area, shared hall bath with Second Guest Quarters featuring single vanity, garden tub, shower, water closet and dressing table.
  • First Guest Quarters: Queen sized bed, Flat Screen TV, en-suite bath with single vanity and tub/shower combination.
  • Second Guest Quarters: Twin sized bed, Flat Screen TV, shared hall bath with Master Suite featuring single vanity, garden tub, shower, water closet and dressing table.
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Central Heat/Air
  • Shared Saline Pool and Spa with #137 & #141

Villa Rosa (#141)

This intimately private one (1) Bedroom Villa features a comfortable living space, complete with epicurean kitchen, full bathroom with a hand crafted mosaic tile shower, and separate laundry room.

The second level features a finely detailed master bedroom with a king sized bed, suite style bathroom with elegant marble shower and soaking tub.

The views from the wall of windows and quaint Juliet balconies are breathtaking and there is also a trellis-covered patio that transcends itself to the solitude of surrounding gardens.

  • Two-Story, 1,200 square feet
  • Master Suite: King sized bed, flat Screen TV, hall bath with single vanity, tub, and shower.
  • Full Bath with Single Vanity and Shower
  • Pull out Queen Sofa Sleeper
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Central Heat/Air
  • Shared Saline Pool and Spa with #137 & #139.

John Burnham Art Studio (#143)

A classical Spanish Hacienda that features a large living room offering exquisite views of the surrounding gardens.

There is a large adobe brick wood-burning fireplace that anchors the 1920’s appointed great room. The custom kitchen is equipped with quality appliances for your cooking pleasure. A powder bath is also located on the living room level.

There are two (2) separate Master suites that feature ensuite spa style bathrooms. Both suites are appointed with King size beds and comfortable lounge chairs and have direct access to a private swimming pool and spa.

This home also features its own stand alone Jacuzzi, soaking tubs and covered patios. and the solitude of surrounding gardens.

Master Suite: King sized bed, Flat Screen TV, private hall bath with single vanity, tub, and shower.

  • Casita Guest Quarters: King sized bed, Flat Screen TV, wet bar, en-suite bath with single vanity, tub and shower.
  • Powder Room
  • Central Heat/Air
  • Shared Saline Pool and Spa with #14
  • Separate private spa

Montie’s Bunkhouse (#145)

Legendary cowboy Montie Montana inspired this Vintage Bunkhouse.

A King sized bed adorns the space and is complemented with a leather cushioned Monterey couch and Buckaroo chair. The bunkhouse is equipped with a full kitchen and laundry.

The full bathroom is equipped with a large stone shower. The private outside garden and wood trellis covered patios feature a cozy fire pit and a steel-watering trough that has been converted into a large soaking tub.

  • One-Story Studio, 600 square feet
  • Master Suite: King sized bed, Flat Screen TV, Bath with single vanity, shower, water closet, outdoor soaking tub and sitting area with fire feature.
  • Washer/Dryer Combination
  • Central Heat/Air
  • Shared Saline Pool and Spa with #143

Located just steps from Downtown Palm Springs and the finest in dining, culture, and nightlife of Palm Canyon Drive, Colony 29 provides privacy and exclusion with the ease of accessibility to all local attractions.

For additional information on Colony 29, visit http://www.colony29.com/

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Bedrooms
13 
Bathrooms
12.5 
Sleeps
26 
Location
Palm Springs, CA, USA 
City
Palm Springs 
State
California 
Country
United States 

Notes: Rate not inclusive of occupancy tax. Three night minimum required (additional nights may be required during some holidays and popular local calendar events). Palm Springs Registered Tax Permit Number: 3031