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Sunny Pool House in Heart of Country Estate. Hot Tub, Fruit Orchard, Fountains

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Dillard’s Pool House is a semi-detached house in the heart of what was once Bette Davis' estate, Riverbottom. Enjoy the salt water pool, hot tub, organic gardens, massive lawn, bucolic atmosphere, art studio. Close to Los Feliz and studios

You enter the estate through the original riverside gate of Bette Davis’ house. Dillard's Pool House is just across the great lawn in the organic gardens with butterflies, birds, and hammocks to relax in. A designer couch and outside sitting area at your front door, just steps away from the salt water pool and spa/hot tub and fire pit.

The charming sash windows of the living room and kitchen look out on the GARDEN and the half acre lawn and the foothills of Mount Hollywood (We look up to the back side of the HOLLYWOOD sign). If you have good eyesight, you can see horses on the trails in the distance. (I should say here that we are about to renovate our luscious but water hogging lawn. Our photos are current and we will update them as soon as we change things. If you are booking for past September 2015 there will be new plantings, a gazebo, garden rooms and a secret garden).

The LIVING ROOM and KITCHEN is light and airy with tile floor. A new couch folds out as a second bed if needed. The indoor hammock adds a whimsical note to the sitting area. The living room is equipped with both digital cable and Apple TV, a big fluffy rug and original art, making it perfect for relaxing after a long splash in the pool or day on set.

The BEDROOM has a queen bed and a custom headboard, perfect to tuck in to a juicy novel well into the night. The light from the Moroccan lamp patterns the walls. With plenty of closet space and a desk to write letters home on.

The BATHROOM is huge. Large enough to entertain in while you lounge in the bathtub! There is a washing machine and a dryer, (although in Southern California the clothes dry just as fast on the rack as in the machine)

Dillard’s Pool House is named after one of Bette Davis’ favorite leading men; Preston Dillard, played by Henry Fonda in the famous 1938 movie Jezebel. Dillard’s is in the heart of this unique and historical ESTATE. We all enjoy massive organic gardens, almost half acre lawn with an abundance of butterflies and birds, saltwater pool and spa, fire pit, chickens, horses (occasionally), art studio, fountain area, fruit trees, secure off street parking and Wi-Fi throughout.

We are located just minutes from Hollywood, Los Feliz and the major studios: Warner Bros, NBC, CBS, Disney, Nickelodeon; and all the amenities of Griffith Park on your doorstep. O’Leary’s Cabin http://www.vrbo.com/465113 is at the far end of the estate and shares a roof line with the original stable block, now home to a pony called Misty and a lovely pair of hens. Rivergate House http://www.vrbo.com/712356 is the largest house in the middle of the estate and Channing House is at the far front of the grounds http://www.vrbo.com/479934 and the whole estate is at http://www.vrbo.com/708660

I live part time in one of the houses on the estate with my two young children. We have keyless entry and the grounds are large enough that the house feels very private. With the added bonus that we are right there to answer questions or fix anything that may arise. It is not uncommon as the sun is setting that we all gather to play or chat on the lawn, the park, or in the front orchard. It is a unique place and a little hard to describe, it feels a little like a village on a summer day.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    we love kids, and the property is perfect for playing and swimming and exploring ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    we have a few easy to follow rules and a deposit requirement ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • The BEDROOM has a queen bed and a custom headboard perfect to lean on and tuck in to a juicy novel well into the night. The light from the Moroccan lamp patterns the walls. It has plenty of closet space and a desk to write letters home on. There is charming imported furniture dotted about....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, outdoor shower

    ...moreless

  • The BATHROOM is huge. Large enough to entertain in while you lounge in the bathtub! There is a washing machine and a dryer, (although in Southern California the clothes dry just as fast on the rack as in the machine) the custom shower curtain adds a splash of playful pattern....moreless

Entertainment

  • Ping Pong Table

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    San Gaberale and mount Hollywood...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016
2 night min stay
$167 $177
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $229 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$157 $176
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $4,300

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $170 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded; 30 nights or more: $131 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Property Damage Protecti $50
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning fee $65
  • Tax Rate 12%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burbank
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Vivi Fresh
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Griffith Park, 4 different courses
2 Miles
Nearest Train
downtown burbank metrolink
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mambos
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Baldy
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica

Car: Recommended

The neighborhood is upscale and residential, many of the large houses have private stables and it is common to see cowboys riding in the streets. We are just a few miles from Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Atwater (two exits on the freeway, or about 5 minutes). We are bicycling distance from the studios (NBC, CBS, Warner Bros, Disney …).

The stable block at the back of the grounds (original to the Riverbottom estate) abuts Griffith Park, the largest municipal park in America. We are close to four golf courses, Travel Town, the LA Zoo, The Autry Museum, several horse riding facilities and playgrounds, Pickwick ice-skating and bowling and of course the wildlife and 52 miles of hiking and horse riding trails in the park.

The City is redeveloping the LA River and there are great cycling trails and running tracks throughout the neighborhood. Downtown Los Angeles is about 15 minutes away, depending a little on the famous LA traffic (there is a shortcut through the park along Riverside Drive that is very pretty and cuts out the traffic). Burbank and Glendale are home to loads of shopping including the Americana (a high end outdoor mall with fountain, fine restaurants and events) big box stores are just a few miles away in Burbank and Pavilions supermarket is one of the finest around and well within walking distance.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I live part time the estate with my two young children Winston and Vivienne. I am a painter, mum, and am originally from London, England.

Why the Owner Chose Burbank:
The NEIGHBORHOOD upscale and residential. Many of the large houses have private stables and it is common to see cowboys riding in the streets. We are just a few miles from Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Atwater (two exits on the freeway, about 5 minutes). We are bicycling distance from the studios (NBC, CBS, Warner Bros, Disney, Nickelodeon …). Additionally, there are four golf courses very near, as well as Travel Town, the LA Zoo, The Autry Museum, several horse riding facilities and playgrounds, Pickwick ice-skating and bowling and of course the wildlife and 52 miles of hiking and horse riding trails in Grffith Park. Don’t let the rural setting and the hooting of the owls fool you, we are still in the heart of the city and you should be aware that you can sometimes hear the freeway, helicopters, dogs and sirens typical of city living. I mention it because it seems out of place while you lounge in the sun on the lawn feeling like you are out in the country.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are great cycling trails and running tracks throughout the neighborhood and into the Park. Downtown Los Angeles is about 15 minutes away, depending a little on the infamous LA traffic (there is a shortcut through the park along Riverside Drive that is very pretty and cuts out some of the traffic). Burbank and Glendale are home to loads of shopping including the Americana (a high end outdoor mall with fountain, fine restaurants and events). A Pavilions supermarket is one of the finest around and within walking distance.


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Photos

  • almost half acre of lawn and organic gardens.

    almost half acre of lawn and organic gardens.

  • compact kitchenette

    compact kitchenette

  • laundry

    laundry

  • a view of Dillard's Pool House by the salt pool, spa and fire pit

    a view of Dillard's Pool House by the salt pool, spa and fire pit

  • huge bathroom, full tub large enough to entertain in :-)

    huge bathroom, full tub large enough to entertain in :-)

  • The BEDROOM has a queen bed and a custom headboard

    The BEDROOM has a queen bed and a custom headboard

  • Dillard's Pool House in Griffith Park, nr studios, Los Feliz, Hollywood

    Dillard's Pool House in Griffith Park, nr studios, Los Feliz, Hollywood

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