One of the most luxurious, most unique of the famous Alexander homes found in Palm Springs, the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway looks as though it was built for a king. Originally, it was lived in by Bob and Helene Alexander but later sold to Elvis and Priscilla Presley after the Alexander’s tragically passed in a plane crash in 1965.
In 1967, Elvis leased the home for a short honeymoon with his bride. He spent a total of $21,000 for the year but only spent two days to four days, depending on the source you look at, in the home before leaving for Memphis, TN. Elvis was originally supposed to get married at the home, but he had to sneak out the back to get married in Las Vegas when the press caught wind of his plans. Nine months after their honeymoon stay, their daughter, Lisa Marie, was born.
The History of the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway
The home was originally designed by William Krisel and built in 1962. It was found at the end of the cul-de-sac and provided incredible views of the mountains within the area. Bob Alexander built the home for himself and his wife because of the incredible view and the location.
The home features nearly 5,500 square feet with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a tennis court, a garden, and an in-ground swimming pool. Large glass windows and custom stonework are found throughout with two fireplaces and a chef’s kitchen. The home also features an open living room and central air conditioning.
At the time, the home was considered the House of Tomorrow due to the many advancements found throughout, such as wall-mounted radios, vacuum ports for cleaning and an indoor kitchen grill.
The home did inspire two of the suites found within the Guest House at Graceland Hotel & Resort.
Touring the Home Today
The tour will allow you to see many of the unique rooms in the home including the large living room, the kitchen complete with a circular island and the backyard with a very large, uniquely shaped swimming pool. In addition, the tour provides some Elvis memorabilia on display throughout the home.
The home is also available for filming, photography, events, wedding, and honeymoons. It has even been rated at the #1 place in Palm Springs to have your picture taken.
A Unique Piece of Elvis History
While Elvis didn’t actually live in the home but only used it for a honeymoon, he did end up buying another home in Palm Springs because he loved the area so much. The Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway House is a unique piece of history showing how Elvis and his new bride escaped for a honeymoon after getting married. It’s also a unique look at one of the most incredible homes designed by William Krisel and built by Bob Alexander.