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Rodeo Drive Villa

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

On Rodeo Drive, one block south of the Beverly Hills Hotel in the most exclusive neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Built in 1912, this elegant old Hollywood estate was once home to Joseph Kennedy and his paramour Gloria Swanson. Guests have included Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra and John Kennedy. Since its illustrious days as a Hollywood watering hole the house has been restored to perfection with an emphasis on comfort and warmth.

A country house in the middle of the city. Hardwood floors and early American antiques throughout. Large open rooms that flow into each other, huge windows. A light filled dining room with long table for entertaining. Adjacent pantry and comfortable eat-in kitchen fully equipped with a Viking Range for those who love to cook. A library lined with books and den, with leather chairs and a flat screen TV.

Master bedroom with fireplace. Four other cheerful bedrooms and a nursery adjacent to the master. Firm yet comfortable beds with crisp white sheets. 2 full baths and 2 half baths. One of the bedrooms doubles as an office, fully equipped with fax and highspeed internet that enables guests to work while on vacation. Ideal for creative individuals with children, looking for an informal but elegant home away-from-home. Housekeeping included 3 mornings per week.

Backyard is a secluded half-acre meadow, shaded by mature trees. Perfect for dining under the stars on warm summer nights. Also includes a heated pool long enough for laps (40' x 20') with a salt water filtration system that's gentle on the skin.

Offers a centrally located and elite address. Within walking distance to all shops and restaurants in downtown Beverly Hills. An easy drive to Santa Monica, Malibu, Hollywood, downtown LA, theme parks and the San Fernando Valley. Also serves as a comfortable home base for day trips to Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. In short, a blissful oasis in the middle of teeming Los Angeles. Great for gathering together an extended family who want to come together for big meals and easy conversation. The perfect way to vacation with children.

Keywords: villa, house, estate, historic property, architectural property, mansion, European, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, stars, charm, luxury, comfort, central location, beach, pool.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 4500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    Perfect house for children of any age. Safety gate at the top of the stairs. Pool fenced-off by locked gate....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only allowed OUTSIDE the house...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    single bed can be added...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    single bed can be added...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Den: 1 twin/ single

    The downstairs den can be converted into a 6th bedroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1) Pack 'n Play for a baby...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Housekeeping fee $300 (for one week); $150 for each additional week includes housekeeping 3 mornings per week and cleaning upon departure. large flat yard, big enough for children to play soccer, baseball collection of stuffed animals and Disney videos...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Blues and Jazz Piano in the living room...moreless

  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat screen TV in Master Bedroom and Den and small flat screen in Kitchen...moreless


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    light filled dining room with view of garden...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning upstairs only For guests staying for one months, cost to air condition the house is extra. Upon departure, energy charges are calculated and deducted from your deposit....moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Fastest speed DSL...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance within the United States...moreless

  • Garage:

    Small cars only...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    2 spaces provided - if more needed, please request Historic property, narrow driveway, we request that guests rent small cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    parking permitted on side street next to house, all day...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading washer, uses HE detergent...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WIFI for up to 6 other computers...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (3) Living Room, Dining Room and Master Bedroom...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully stocked with everything...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Pantry is separate room, adjacent to the kitchen; osmosis filtration system for water...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    heated by request; guests pay energy costs for heating long enough for laps Salt water filtration system, gentle on skin...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Sep 8 - Dec 13, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Dec 14 - Jan 10, 2016
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Final Cleaning $300
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • housekeeping per week $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Taxes Not included


Guests are responsible for all transaction fees including credit card, Paypal and wire transfer

CANCELLATION by Guest forfeits whatever payments have been received at the time of the cancellation. If we are able to rent the house during the same period of time we will return the rental payment, less the amount of the deposit.

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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Car: Recommended

available: ping pong table, one set of golf clubs, collection of stuffed animals and Disney videos


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: Deborah is a documentary writer and director for the History Channel and Discovery. Dale is a screenwriter and novelist. We have three children and have lived in our home for twenty years. Over the years the house has been a magnet for famous Hollywood screenwriters and directors, who have gathered here for meals and parties and to collaborate on projects. It's open, spacious, and warm vibe has nurtured many creative endeavors.

Why the Owner Chose Beverly Hills:
Historic property located on one of the most exclusive streets in the world. Safe, beautiful and tranquil neighborhood but centrally located and within walking distance to downtown Beverly Hills. This house has been in Deborah's family since 1941. Deborah's father was a Hollywood screenwriter who wrote STALAG 17 with Billy Wilder. We bought it from her parents 22 years ago. It's a well known house in Beverly Hills because it's one of two examples of the Craftsman style in the city. People often tell us it's their favorite house in Beverly Hills.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Although tranquil and serene inside, the house is centrally located. Easy walking to the cafes and shops of Beverly Hills. In spite of the glitz and glamor of BH, the feeling of living in a beautiful village. When traveling by car, convenience to the beach, downtown and the Valley.

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  • House, as seen from Rodeo Drive

    House, as seen from Rodeo Drive

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • dining room

    dining room

  • kitchen and pantry

    kitchen and pantry

  • bedroom


  • Fireplace in Master Bedroom

    Fireplace in Master Bedroom

  • Dining room looking towards yard

    Dining room looking towards yard

  • House at night

    House at night

  • upstairs library/office

    upstairs library/office

  • bedroom two

    bedroom two

  • backyard patio

    backyard patio

  • pool and backyard

    pool and backyard

  • other view of living room

    other view of living room

  • entry, looking towards living room

    entry, looking towards living room

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • kitchen with Viking Range

    kitchen with Viking Range

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • back den

    back den

  • Bedroom three

    Bedroom three

  • Beverly Hills Hotel, right up the street

    Beverly Hills Hotel, right up the street

VRBO #226964

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Minimum stay: 3 nights
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