Designer Barclay Butera's Gated Spanish Estate in Movie Colony East

The City of Palm Springs ID# 4543

  8 guests
  4 bedrooms
  4 full / 1 half bathrooms
  Has Pool
  3158 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

1 King
Bedroom 2
1 King
Bedroom 3
1 King
Bedroom 4
1 Queen


Dry Heat Resorts is proud to represent one of central Palm Springs' most luxurious vacation homes, Villa Butera. Built in 2006, the property was purchased and decorated in 2020 by renowned interior designer, Barclay Butera, to be an ultra-luxury vacation rental home.  Butera is known for his approachable elegance and glamorous coastal-chic interiors.  His design firm has been transforming homes since 1994 and is one of the most sought-after luxury interior design firms and lifestyle brands.  
Butera has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Extra!, CBS, ABC, Fox, Beautiful Homes & Great Estates and HGTV. In addition, he has received print publication coverage in a myriad of upscale luxury lifestyle magazines including Robb Report and Architectural Digest.  Palm Springs Life, a local luxury lifestyle magazine, even featured the property in April of 2022.

Located in prestigious Movie Colony East, the property is a 3,158 sq ft house located on over 1/2 acre of spacious, secluded, manicured grounds.  Upon entering the house, you will notice an elegant yet rustic ambiance; wood beams stretch across the living-room ceiling, Spanish tile floors are in most rooms and custom wrought-iron fixtures abound. The home features four bedrooms, each with ensuite bath, walk-in closet, ceiling fan, high quality bed and 55" TV.  Three of the bedrooms, including the master, have private furnished patios.  The master also opens to the pool and spa through another set of French doors.  The fourth bedroom is a guest Casita with its own private entrance.  Common areas include a chefs kitchen, breakfast nook, formal dining room, formal living room and a casual family room featuring a 65" TV.  The private walled grounds have a gated eight-car motor court, three car garage, outdoor shower, bar-height fire pit, two fountains and lagoon-shaped pool and spa with tiered waterfall.  There is even a great misting system to keep you cool by the pool in the Summer.  If you're looking for your own personal resort, you've found it!

The master suite features a King size bed, 55" TV, two nightstands, guest seating, ceiling fan, wood floors and gas fireplace.  Palm Springs sunshine enters through two sets of French doors.  One set opens to a covered and furnished private patio.  The other opens to a private outdoor shower and the pool. The ensuite bathroom has both a large oval bathtub overlooking the pool and a walk-in shower. It also has dual vanities and large walk-in closet with enhanced built-ins.

Guest Bedrooms 1 & 2 both feature King size beds, two nightstands, ceiling fan, 55" TV, ensuite bath and walk-in closet. The ensuite in guest Bedroom 1 has a tub/shower combo, while the ensuite in guest bedroom 2 has a walk-in shower. Both bedrooms feature carpeted floors and French doors that open to private furnished patios.

Guest bedroom 3 is an attached casita with Queen size bed, two nightstands, dresser, 55" TV, ceiling fan, Spanish tile floors and walk-in closet. It also has an ensuite bath with walk-in shower.

Central to the formal living room is a seating area with sofa, coffee table and two full-sized chairs. The West wall has a centrally located gas fireplace with built-in bookshelves and wood cabinets on either side. The North Wall has large windows and two glass paneled French doors that allow sunlight to stream in.  The doors open to Villa Butera's grassy back yard, and a spacious furnished patio featuring a table, umbrella, six chairs, two patio heaters and a large flowing fountain.  Back inside, the adjacent formal dining room has a star-shaped light fixture above a wood table that seats eight.  It's conveniently located next to the chef's kitchen.  

The chef's kitchen is outfitted with high-quality appliances for food & beverage preparation. They include a six-burner Viking stove, Viking Oven, Viking Dishwasher, Frigedaire Professional Oven, GE Profile refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and microwave.  Other essentials at your fingertips include a drip coffee maker, blender, toaster, utensils, serving pieces, trays, pots, pans as well as plastic items for poolside enjoyment. Adjoined to the kitchen is a sunny breakfast room with a table and four chairs that is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee.

The family room is an ideal place for informal gatherings around a 65" TV.  For your comfort, the room has a comfortable sofa, numerous side chairs and a ceiling fan.  Just off the family room is the laundry room/pantry with direct access to the 3-car garage.

Villa Butera's lush grounds surround the spanish-style hacienda and offer guests numerous outdoor seating areas and amenities:  As you can see from the pictures, a tiered waterfall flows into a lagoon-shaped pool which encircles a bubbling spa with a shallow shelf. Surrounding the pool and spa are six lounge chairs with three umbrellas, tables and patio heaters.  In addition to the umbrellas, a professional misting system will keep you cool by the pool in the Summer. The counter-height gas fire-pit area has built-in seating for around eight.  Also outside is the built-in gas grill which, for your convenience, is located just outside the kitchen/breakfast area.  The gas grill is built into an alcove along with a sink for cleaning utensils. A bar height table and four chairs complete the alcove allowing for grill to table dining.    And then there are the mountain views, which extend from Mt. San Jacinto to the Indian Canyons, and can be viewed from much of the property. Villa Butera is truly a unique, luxury vacation rental experience you will not soon forget.



Entire Home Has Been Professionally Decorated By Barclay Butera
Free US & Canadian Long Distance
Drip Coffee Maker
Hulu & Netflix TV Services
Large-Capacity Washer/Dryer
Three-Car Private Garage
Eight-Car Private Motorcourt
Panoramic Mountain Views
Private Remote Controlled Entry Gate
Entire Property is Walled For Security & Privacy
Outdoor Kitchen With Built-in Gas Grill & Sink
Two Fountains
Patio Heaters
Counter-Height Fire Pit With Built-In Seating
Lagoon-Shaped Pool With Spa and Tiered Rock Waterfall
Professional Misting System
Outdoor Enclosed Shower with Waterfall Shower Head Off Master
All Bedrooms Feature Ensuite Baths and Walk-In Closets
3 King & 1 Queen Bed
Kitchen Has Viking and Frigedaire Appliances
Interior Music System With Speakers Throughout The House
Two Gas Fireplaces (Master Bedroom & Living Room)
Private Patios off of Three Bedrooms
Furnished Living Room Patio



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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Night     Min Nights
Low Season $1,095     4
Mid Season $1,695     4
Peak Season $1,895     4
Holiday Season $1,995     4


Beverly Hills, US
Reviewed: Mar 9, 2022
Property Manager
Kenny was efficient as he was informative and very helpful with every detail.
True luxury and just a beautiful property. We couldnt have asked for a nicer place to stay in Palm Springs. We hope to be back very soon.
Reviewed: Feb 9, 2022
The house was exactly as advertised. Every room looked like it came out of decorating magazine. The only negative was the hot tub was a little bit of a challenge to get into too based upon its design. That being said the pool and spa area was beautiful as were the outdoor surroundings.
Los Angeles, US
Reviewed: Dec 2, 2021
Thank you for a brilliant stay at the villa butera. Everything was perfect We will be back!
Boulder, US
Reviewed: Dec 2, 2021
Property Manager
Upon our arrival Kenny greeted us and provided a lovely Welcome Basket from 'On The Mark', Palm Springs' gourmet market. It was such a thoughtful gesture and the items were delicious; just what was needed to start happy hour! Kenny's sense of humor and dry wit really came through in person, and we felt like his welcome tour of the home was an added amenity- not just business as usual. He also provided excellent recommendations for a local concierge service who helped make arrangements for us prior to our arrival. His recommendation was a lovely, professional, and incredibly accommodating person, who enhanced the overall trip.
I don't think I even have enough space to write all the glowing reviews I have for Villa Butera. I've been coming to Palm Springs since I was a child- staying in condos, boutique hotels, personal homes and nice Vrbo rental properties. Clearly, I didn't understand what a Palm Springs vacation could be... because once setting foot on the grounds of Villa Butera, I could never imagine wanting to stay ANYWHERE else. This pool is exquisite. While it looks stunning in the photos, they still somehow don't capture how meticulously it's designed. The shape and dimensions, the caliber of the concrete and stonework, the serenity of the waterfall, the perfect placement of the hot tub, along with ideal, lush landscaping that allows for the exact right amount of shade and direct sunlight... all of those elements make this *the* most remarkable residential swimming pool. We spent a majority of our time outdoors; lounging in the plush and cheery furniture, eating outside on the back patio table with heat lamps, or drinking coffee in our master bedroom adjacent rocking chairs on the private patio. That being said- for the time we did spend indoors we were ensconced in luxurious, fun, tasteful furnishings, sumptuous beds & textiles, and a perfectly appointed kitchen. Also, something that wasn't really discussed in the Vrbo description but ended up being a HUGE and surprising highlight for us; one of the most compelling, erudite and beautifully curated coffee book collections we've ever encountered. We all spent our evenings discovering new photographers, artists, and designers and drinking in all of the collections' eye candy. It was a real aesthetic treat. Kenny was the consummate host and property manager- his communications leading up to our visit were always prompt, helpful, and comprehensive. I'd give 50 stars, if I could.
Los Alamitos, US
Reviewed: Sep 23, 2021
The place is exactly like the pictures! The pool is AMAZING! We literally spent the entire weekend in the pool only time we came out was to eat, we got a chef to come and chef said the kitchen was top notch! This place does not disappoint you wont regret staying here!
Santa Monica, US
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2021
Property Manager
Kenny, the property manager, is great and always available for any question.
I cannot say enough about this house! The pictures do not do it justice. Although just a couple of miles away from the house, it is amazingly quiet and private. My partner and I are looking forward to coming back. As a matter of fact, I have already booked the dates! I think that says it all.
Portola Valley, US
Reviewed: Jun 10, 2021
Property Manager
The check in process was straight forward and Kenny greeted my parents to explain the property rules and provided a thoughtful gift basket.
This property was exquisite and perfectly manicured. As an interior designer myself, I was very impressed with the overall design and beauty of the home. The beds were extremely comfortable and the sheets were so nice I ended up purchasing them when I got home! The property is very private and quiet and each room is large. Highly recommend for a family gathering. Lastly, the property is in a great location and short drive to downtown. We had an amazing stay!
Seattle, US
Reviewed: May 3, 2021
The property was just as advertised. It had more than you could ask for. Our favorite part was the mature landscape. There were so many places to escape and relax. We were there for 3 days and only ate out once because we never wanted to leave.
St Cloud, US
Reviewed: Apr 29, 2021
This home is nothing short of spectacular! It far exceeded our expectations. The pictures are only a small glimpse of what this home has to offer. The artwork, the books, the decorating are over the top perfection. The indoor space is immaculate, and the outdoor space is simply heavenly! We spent our entire girls' weekend at the house and in the pool. We only left for evening dinners. It was close to local amenities and Kenny was spot on for all recommendations for dinner. We will be returning guests!
Winnetka, US
Reviewed: Apr 14, 2021
Property Manager
The tech (TV's and wifi) are all working and easy to use, thanks to a very attentive property manager.
This home , its decor and the outdoor space are exceptional. Butera's brand is high-end design but he does it with high comfort as well. We spent a lot of time at the property, combining a little vacation with Zoom-work. We opened the doors of every room, enjoyed that indoor-outdoor living that is so great about Palm Springs. We had friends join us for a lot of our two weeks at the property. The layout is terrific for guests. There is a lot of great outdoor and indoor seating. We cooked at home quite a bit, the kitchen is very well appointed. 100% sure we will try to come back, sort of reluctant to share the intel of this special home!
San Francisco, US
Reviewed: Mar 15, 2021
Property Manager
Pacific Palisades, US
Reviewed: Feb 20, 2021
Property Manager
Kenny, the manager, met us upon arrival. He walked us through the property, which was very helpful.
This property is pristine and luxuriously appointed. We've rented several homes via VRBO and Villa Butera well-deserves five stars. Highly recommended!

Need To Know

Good Neighbor Rules and Regulations For City of Palm Springs
Amplified music is prohibited outside of your vacation rental at all times.
Quiet hours are between 10 pm and 10 am. Please consider moving indoors after 10 pm.
A maximum of 8 people are allowed at the property overnight. Maximum daytime occupancy is 12.
The number of vehicles parked at the property must not exceed the number of bedrooms.
Every guest above the age of 18 is expected to review and sign the good neighbor document upon arrival

Community - Movie Colony East, Palm Springs

Movie Colony East, Palm Springs
Dry Heat Resorts represents three neighboring four-bedroom homes in Movie Colony East. The above picture is an aerial view of the three adjacent luxury vacation homes. Rent one or rent all. The choice is yours.
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