REAL ESTATE

Nobody Wants to Buy Frank Sinatra's SoCal Retreat

Frank Sinatra's former Palm Desert estate is perched above the Coachella Valley.

Frank Sinatra's former Palm Desert estate is perched above the Coachella Valley.

Maybe the third time's the charm.

Frank Sinatra's Palm Desert, Calif., hideaway -- a property dubbed "Villa Maggio," which he named for his character in "From Here to Eternity" -- is back on the market for the third time in five years, according to Curbed.

In May 2015, the 5-acre compound -- which Ol' Blue Eyes used as his personal sanctuary, as well as a pad to entertain other members of the Rat Pack -- went up for grabs for $3.95 million, as we reported at the time. But now, the owners are trying to sweeten the deal by tacking on an additional 2 acres and lowering its ask to $3.9 million.

Perched 4,300 feet above the Coachella Valley, this Sinatra-designed-and-built estate encompasses three buildings.

The main house, a midcentury-style lodge, has five bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The two-story guest house has three separate suites; there's also a two-bedroom pool house.

The main house's touches include hardwood flooring, five fireplaces and vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams.

In their retreat, guests get a deck, kitchenette, fireplace and bathroom in each suite. And, if you want to get frisky on the down-low, there's a secret passageway that connects two of the suites' bedrooms together.

Meanwhile, the pool house has two saunas and a large stone fireplace.

In sum, the estate spreads across 6,428 square feet.

Cristie St. James and Markus Canter of St. James + Canter, along with Scott Palermo and Jim Sanak of Harcourts Desert Homes, are now marketing Villa Maggio.