Elvis Honeymoon House Heartbreak for Neighbors
Neighbors of the house now known as the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway are outraged. They say the home's owners are illegally throwing parties there.Photo: Video by kmir6.com
Neighbors of the house now known as the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway are outraged. They say the home's owners are illegally throwing parties there.
No one lives in it now, but Elvis and his bride spent their honeymoon at the house 45 years ago. The house is used for tours and parties, but neighbors within earshot say the landmark is more like a heartbreak hotel.
"There's noise there's trash and it's inconsiderate to the rest of the neighborhood," said neighbor Walt Shepard.
Shepard and several other homeowners met with the city to try and stop business as usual at the property.
"We were basically told today that anytime anything happens we need to call the police, that we are the ones that need to report it. We need to constantly be on top of it," said Shepard.
The owners of the home have a special events permit, but neighbors say that doesn't give the right to operate as a business all year long.
"We didn't sign up for living next door to a 365 day tourist attraction," said Shepard.
"They live in this area here, you pretty much got to expect it," said Paul Dashner, who manages the property.
Neighbors want the place turned into a residence.
"I don't think that's ever going to happen around this area... A lot of tour buses that go through here, are brining a lot of people into Palm Springs, bringing a lot of money into this city," said Dashner.
The city has denied a year-long permit to the owners of the house, but that decision is now being appealed. Neighbors upset with what's going on in the house are looking into taking legal action.