Frank Sinatra’s desert hideaway can’t find a buyer after 15 years

It may have been Frank Sinatra’s kind of town, but it doesn’t appear to be anyone else’s.

The late Let’s Get Away From It All singer’s Palm Desert, California, holiday hideaway – first listed in 2007 – is back on the market for $US4.25 million ($A5.5 million).

The remote Coachella Valley property was then relisted again – in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020 – but each time has failed to attract a buyer.

The property most recently hit the market again on May 7. But its location “in the middle of nowhere” has made it difficult to sell in the last 15 years.

Frank Sinatra’s house has been on and off the market for years. Picture: Splash News and Pictures.Source:Media Mode

The massive home is called the Villa Maggio, named after Sinatra’s character in From Here to Eternity. Picture: Splash News and Pictures.Source:Media Mode

Known as the “Villa Maggio,” Sinatra commissioned the estate in 1967, naming it after the character he played in From Here to Eternity, Angelo Maggio, and using the rustic home as a more secluded getaway.

The mid-century mountain retreat is perched high above Palm Desert, and according to the listing, is a “James Bond lair-like compound” that is made up of five bedrooms and six bathrooms. In addition, the property has a separate three-bedroom, five-bathroom guesthouse and a one-bedroom pool house with two bathrooms and saunas.

Other amenities include a resort-style pool, an expansive backyard with a fire pit, a lighted tennis court, a helipad and parking for up to 24 cars.

The home has two saunas, a fire pit, parking for 24 cars and a pool and tennis court set on 10-acres of stunning mountainous land. Picture: Splash News and Pictures.Source:Media Mode

The gated and secluded Villa Maggio is a true hideaway. Frank Sinatra used to use a private helipad to transport himself, and multiple guests, in and out by chopper. Picture: Splash News and Pictures.Source:Media Mode

The property boasts a panoramic sunrise-sunset mountain-valley lights view.

Described as one of Sinatra’s favourite residences, the home spans a whopping 598sq m and was renovated to reflect his style and preferences.

While isolated, the estate is only 20 minutes away from Palm Desert and El Paseo shops and restaurants.

The compound was known as one of Sinatra’s favourite holiday getaways, but that doesn’t appear to be enough to entice a buyer.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission

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