Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Dillard's Pool House in Griffith Park, Close to Studios, Los Feliz

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 12/17/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Burbank house description

Dillard’s Pool House is a spacious, 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, Riverbottom. Your front door 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.

Dillard’s Pool House is in the hart of the estate. The charming sash windows of the LIVING ROOM and kitchen look out on the half acre lawn and the foothills of Mount Hollywood (We are directly behind the HOLLYWOOD sign). The room 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. Apple TV, big fluffy rug and original art make it perfect for relaxing after a long splash in the pool or day on set. There is WiFi throughout the estate.

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. 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)

Named after one of Bette Davis’ favorite leading men; Preston Dillard, played by Henry Fonda in the famous 1938 movie Jezebel. The unique and historical nature of Rivergate ESTATE include a number of houses that enjoy massive organic gardens, almost half acre lawn with an abundance of butterflies and birds, saltwater pool and spa, fire pit, horses and chickens, art studio, fountain area, fruit trees, secure off street parking.

We are located just minutes from Hollywood, Los Feliz and the major studios in North Griffith Park. Warner Bros, NBC, CBS, Disney, Nickelodeon and a host of other studios are very nearby. And all the amenities of Griffith Park on your doorstep. O’Leary’s Cabin is at the far end of the estate and shares a roof line with the original stable block, now home to a horse, pony and a lovely pair of hens. Channing house is at the far front of the grounds, in the other garden.

Please 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.

I live 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 any thing that may arise.

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 the park.

The City just received a billion dollars and is redeveloping the LA River . There are great cycling trails and running tracks throughout the neighborhood. 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 well within walking distance.

Getting around
we have great freeway access for 5 and 134. There is also lots of public transport with busses, the subway, and if your feeling frisky, a horse!

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

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
              • Television

              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

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Hot Tub

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 5
                      from 6 traveler reviews
                      Loading...
                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Christmas/New Year Holiday
                      Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $175 $195
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,200 $4,800

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      Summer 2015
                      Jan 5 - Jul 3, 2016
                      3 night min stay
                      $175 $195
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,200 $4,800

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $120 $135
                      Fri, Sat
                      $800 $3,000

                      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:

                      • Pet Fee $100
                      • Property Damage Protecti $50
                      • Cleaning fee $65
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Cancellation policy:

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


                      Please wait... Book with confidence

                      Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                      Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                      Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                       

                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 12/17/2014
                      Check availability
                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates
                       

                      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 am a painter and mum. I am originally from London, England, but have been in California for 14 years. I live on the estate with my two young children Winston and Vivienne. I was honored to receive the Hero Host Award at the Airbnb awards ceremony this winter.

                      Why the Owner Chose Burbank:
                      This is a special place. We are lucky to enjoy the country life; the lawn to play games, the horses to feed apples, the salt pool to cool off in the summer and the hot tub to encourage you in in the winter, and Griffith Park with all its attractions just out the back gate. We get fabulous weather year round, with the sun deck by the pool getting sunbathing temperatures most afternoons, even in January! And all this with the comforts of the city just minutes away.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

                      Loading...
                      1 of 4
                       

                      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

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

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

                      • 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

                      VRBO #488798

                      There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                      This listing was first published here in 2013.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                      $120 - $195 per night (USD)
                      6

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
                      Dates are unavailable
                      Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                      This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                      Book It

                      Detailed Price

                      Owner
                      Member since: 2013
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within an hour
                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
                      Email owner
                      Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                      Add vacation protection services to your booking

                      Three services to protect your trip:

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                      Get it now

                      advertisement

                      Share this property via Email

                      Dillard's Pool House In Griffith Park, Close To Studios, Los Feliz

                      Burbank #488798

                      1 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

                      You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                      Share this property via Email

                        Please correct the following errors and resend:
                      • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                      • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                      • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.