Lonely Planet Writer

A retro retreat - the one time Palm Springs holiday home of Zsa Zsa Gabor is up for sale

A Palm Springs house once a getaway home for Hollywood actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor has gone on the market. The actress passed away on Sunday at the age of 99 after suffering a heart attack at her mansion in Bel Air.

The house comes with a kidney shaped pool
The house comes with a kidney-shaped pool, Image by TTK

This one time home of the star is a lot more understated with just one bedroom and is the ideal hideaway or holiday home for someone with a cool $ $969,000 to spend. Set high in the desert hillside above the Coachella Valley, the mid-20th century home is about 100 miles from Los Angeles.

Views from the house are spectacular by day and night.
Views from the house are spectacular by day and night. Image by TTK

Surrounded by up close mountain views, the home which features floor to ceiling glass is flooded with natural light by day and moonlight and starlight by night.

The modest sized house is the ideal artist's retreat.
The modestly sized house is the ideal artist’s retreat. Image by TKK

The house, which was built in 1958, has a fully detached casita or guest room, perfect for any overnight guests who won’t want to leave when they get there.

The home was built in 1958.
The house was built in 1958. Image by TKK

Palm Springs was a hot spot for A-list celebrities in the 1950s and 1960s, it was here Elvis honeymooned with Priscella. The home of Frank Sinatra was recently on the market for $3.9 million, and in more recent years the Coachella Festival, has become one of the most popular and hotly anticipated festivals in the US.