Spectacular 4 Acre 7 BR Lakefront Estate 90 Min. from La
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lake Arrowhead estate description
Serene lakefront retreat with historically preserved 1927 Alpine Normandy home setting from many Hollywood films and getaway for Hollywood stars from Marilyn Monroe to Cary Grant. Great for weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats. Classic vintage home meticulously preserved and enhanced with modern amenities, 4 docks, multiple patios, large lawn areas, ponds, creek, tennis, gardens, formal garden, large great room, dining room seats 24, 12 baths, mile of paths, full catering pavilion, garages, gate house. Located within a private gated community Hilltop also has it's own stained glass gate house depicting the discovery of The New World.
Once owned by M.C.A. Founder Jules Stein, Hilltop was the vacation destination for Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, and Marilyn Monroe (her personal bungalow “The Happy Hut” - has been preserved). Film location for “Magnificent Obsession” and others. There is a half-acre lawn, many trails, a formal garden, tennis court, stream, and patios to name a few of the elements of this Historic and Intriguing estate.
A 1927 Normandy home, Hilltop consists of 7 bedrooms plus a rec room convertible to bedroom, 12 bathrooms, great room, family room, dining room, library, study (available only by special arrangement), recreation room, chess room, music room, train room, craft room home carefully and faithfully restored in 2000 by current owner who is a noted restoration architect and builder. All the character of the property was preserved without limiting the new development. Visitors are unable to tell where the original house ends and the new home begins. More than 90% of the original house was preserved and restored. Additions kept to the Alpine 60 degree roof angle but have fillers at the top to allow for a wider room inside while maintaining the allusion of the simple Alpine ridge.
Weddings can be hosted completely outside the house include use of catering pavilion, 5 dressing rooms in bedroom wing of house for day of wedding only, 1 hr supervised photo shoot in the house, 1 hour of shuttle service for bride and groom in 1955 Shepherd from resort to wedding ceremony. Guests staying at the resort can also be shuttled to our docks by the resort (this arrangement is made directly by wedding party with the resort). See photo of seating arrangement for ceremony in formal garden. Apse of trellis is well suited for vows.
For wedding parties aged over 25 the main house including master bedroom suite can also be rented (special rates apply).
- 15000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20
- King size beds (1) Master bedroom with half canopy, Queen size Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (6) 4 boat beds for children up to 5' 9' plus 2 conventional twin, Bunk Beds (2) Actual Walker Bay sailboat hulls mounted to wall with custom mattresses for children up to 5' 9'. Please note Master bedroom available for wedding booking only special rates apply...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
(3) main gourmet kitchen Dacor range oven plus Viking oven in craft room, catering kitchen in stand alone catering pavilion, kitchentte in caretaker house. Catering kitchen available only w/ wedding...moreless
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room seats 0
- Pool Table
- Ping Pong Table
- Game Room
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Freshwater Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Cross Country Skiing
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Spectacular house. Great for big groups. Beautiful grounds and lots of open space for exploring. Easy five minute drive to the center of Lake Arrowhead and easy access to ski resorts. The architecture of the house is beautiful.
- Guest J (LA)
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 01/08/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
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We recently stayed at this stunning home. The property is breathtaking and a true pleasure to experience. The owners were so accommodating and easy to work with. It is perfect for a family vacation. We were five families, a total of 24 people and were so comfortable! Everything you need was available from kitchen appliances to blowdryers and more. I highly recommend it for any kind of vacation weather winter or summer. It has an amazing location and is right on the lake with a gorgeous view.
- Guest Jas (LA)
- Date of stay 12/29/12
- Review Submitted 01/03/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
House rental Holiday and Summer weeks $18,000/week, Off season $8,500 per week Selected weekends (2 nights) available at half the weekly rate Note House rental does not include master suite, available only for wedding rates Weddings up to 200 guests outdoors only including catering pavilion $10,000/3 days Weddings up to 400 guests outdoors only including catering pavilion $20,000/3 days Weddings on Holiday weekends are double wedding prices above House rental for wedding party (over 25 yrs. old only) up to 12 persons 2 nights Plus 24 person rehearsal dinner additional $10,000 or double for holiday weekends
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- Nearest Beach: beach at 20 Metres
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Welcome to Hilltop, our Lake Arrowhead estate. We have found it to be a remarkably refreshing and rejuvenating fountain of youth for us and our friends. Our children have made deep roots in the culture of the lake even in the few weeks a year that we are there. The wide variety of spontaneous interaction with the innocence of nature is anxiously anticipated even though our primary residence is oceanfront Laguna Beach. Being at Hilltop is a transformational experience filled with peace and serenity. It truly takes our breath away each time we come through our main gate.
Why the Owner Chose Lake Arrowhead:
We wanted a vacation estate with seasonal recreation from water skiing off our dock to snow skiing just 20 minutes away. State and National parks offer abundant bike trails, local airport just 15 minutes away less than a 2 hour drive from LA and Orange county in under 90 minutes make for easy day trips, weekends and vacations. Hilltop offers something for everyone. There is ample parking within the granite walls of the estate.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Hilltop's 4 acres, as it's name implies, sits on a lake front terraced south facing hillside affording the entire estate unfettered access to light from sunrise to sunset. All the trails on the estate are lit offering tranquil after dinner strolls in the gardens and down to the lake. The main house and all the accessory buildings are built to period correct style and materials creating a unmistakable signature unique to the Hilltop experience. The all season cushioned synthetic turf tennis court is a pleasure to play on. I am rejuvenated even after hours of play on this surface. The lawns are a very high quality multi length stranded synthetic turf that can support entertainment and recreation with ease. The in ground trampoline is a perpetual source of activity yet is nestled out of the way in the corner of the great lawn is still within easy supervision from the main patio, great room and family room. All the rooms in the main house are dramatically decorated in period style and furnishings. The 5 ground floor guest rooms are defined by their unique ceilings and are so named after each one. Nothing matches the thrill though of sleeping in Marilyn Monroe's bedroom. Upstairs the master bedroom and bunk bedroom are the family quarters with 20+ foot high vaulted ceilings. Also on the second floor and accessible from the main stair or a adventure labyrinth of hidden passages are several recreation rooms- the train with it's pigeon hole lookout over the library, the music room with it's balcony over the great room, the chess room with a cozy peek-a-boo over the great room, the recreation room with it's fireman pole escape to the kitchen or reverse rock climbing wall back up to it keep our kids and their friends busy to this day. Typically our sit down dinners for 24 in the dining room are memorable family gatherings topped by tea in the great room by the larger than life fire of 4' oak logs or relaxing in the family room gazing securely at the stars.
Links to more information:
View from formal garden to back of house
View from Great Room patio
Crown guest room, one of 5
View South from house to lake across formal garden
View from entry gate of front of house
Great Room with 27' high ceiling, walk in fireplace, Stienway piano, lake views.
Gourmet kitchen overlooking lake
Master bedroom with panoramic view 26' high ceilings, toilet fabric walls, balco
Boat Bunk Bedroom sleeps 6 in real hulls
Example of 180 seats set up for ceremony in formal garden in front of trellis
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