Villa de Martini, Rancho Mirage, CA
This lavish, recently updated 14,000 square foot estate, on three private acres was once the private oasis of the American film star, Marion Davies. As the mistress of newspaper tycoon, William Randolph Hearst, Marion hosted many lavish events for the Hollywood elite in this unique estate.
Still keeping with old-world elegance, it is generously appointed with ten unique guest rooms. It’s expansive living room is the epitome of Hollywood glam with an Essex baby grand piano and sumptuous sofas and divans decorated with faux fur throws and silk and feather pillows. The private media room offers a large screen TV and serves as a game room as well as a family room with a large fireplace. Have the butler plan a gourmet dinner prepared in any one of the five on-property kitchens or a countryside picnic complete with mint juleps and finger sandwiches on the lawn of the estates overlooking the pond and waterfalls. And of course, tennis courts and a swimming pool.