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Grand Mediterranean Villa Located in Santa Monica Canyon

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An Aerial View of the magnificent 1930's Villa Rochello estate.

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Last updated: 10/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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This romantic and alluring hillside Villa is nestled in the Santa Monica Canyon on 3.3 lush acres. Enter through a pair of antique wrought iron gates into a world all its own: private, peaceful and resplendent. The driveway takes you past the resort style heated pool and cabana and up to the spectacular Old World Mediterranean residence, with its grand staircase and arched entry colonnade.

Enter Villa Ruchello and be transported to an earlier time of graciousness and beauty. The superbly scaled entry and public rooms are detailed with art deco tiles, splendid ironwork and millwork, inlaid floors and hand painted ceilings. One amazing room after another spills out before you.

To the right of the entry is the exquisite LIVING ROOM, with its baronial beamed ceiling and stunning stone mantel above a working gas fireplace. Enjoy a game of pool on the refurbished Tiffany table.

An ATRIUM adjoins the living room and is the perfect place to relax.

Visit with friends in the formal LIBRARY with a wood burning fireplace and built in bookshelves. Here you will find another outside terrace and west facing windows to enjoy the evening ocean breeze. An arched, floor to ceiling window frames one of the estate's prized sycamore trees. The room is tastefully and comfortably appointed with art deco club chairs and sofa. Behind the swivel bookshelf you will discover an authentic secret Prohibition-era wet bar.

The grand high-ceilinged FAMILY ROOM provides endless hours of fun. A large sectional offers seating for your entire family: a place where you can curl up at night and enjoy a movie from the extensive DVD collection. Numerous picture books and classics line the bookshelves. A full size game of Skee Ball lines one wall and we even provide the quarters! There is a wet bar, wine refrigerator, Steinway & Sons grand piano and if that's not enough to keep you busy, the family room features a large outside terrace with fire pit and seating for 8.

To the left of the entry is the formal DINING ROOM with seating for 12. This perfectly proportioned room is well suited for elaborate meals and celebrations with family and guests. Here you're surrounded by artwork, photographs and large windows onto yet another private patio. Enjoy drinks on the terrace or just let the ocean breeze float through the room. There are formal table linens, silverware and dishware to service twelve. Beautifully carved and hand painted molding and a delicate crystal chandelier surround you. The original hardwood floor is accented with inlaid designs and three different types of wood.

A delightful BREAKFAST ROOM is adjacent, for smaller, less formal meals or a quiet place to sit and read the morning paper over a hot cup of coffee. Relax at the round wicker table and enjoy the rose and daisy hand-painted ceiling and treetop view.

Begin each day in the sunny and bright KITCHEN: fully equipped with everything you need to feel at home. Yellow tiled counter tops sit on top of pink and green cabinets that frame the black and white tiled floor. Old fashioned stools and a white laminated Formica tabletop bring you back to the ice cream shops of the 50’s. The 6 burner fully refurbished Viking Professional stove with double ovens will make you feel like a professional chef. A food warmer drawer keeps dinner toasty for anyone arriving late for super. Squeeze fresh juice with the oranges you gather from the orchard. A full freezer and refrigerator will keep the kitchen stocked with food. There is a microwave, toaster over, coffee machine and blender along with everything you need to cook up a feast. This kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans, baking pans and bowls, mixer and serving utensils. French doors lead out onto one of the many patios. Enjoy your breakfast up among the treetops and under the blue sky as you overlook the many gardens. There is a television in the kitchen to catch up on the morning news. A walk-in pantry off of the kitchen is stocked with platters and basic supplies. Here you will find a sub-zero wine refrigerator. Whimsical colored and black and white photos line the hall. This section of the house is casual and fun.

Ascending one of the two grand staircases, you will find a very large, luxurious MASTER BEDROOM with marvelous views, and a carved marble fireplace. The master suite also includes two baths (one of which is outfitted like a spa), a gym/yoga/massage area, a huge walk-in closet and a separate dressing room/office.

There are FOUR ADDITIONAL BEDROOM SUITES on the second floor, all large, beautifully decorated and well outfitted with large walk-in closets and full bathrooms. Each room has its own TV.

A stroll across the back terrace leads you to a GUEST HOUSE which sits up on a hill above the main house. It contains a spacious master bedroom suite with a plush king size bed and a cozy sitting area with large windows overlooking the grounds. There is a writing desk, working fireplace, a bathroom with his and her sinks and a shower and a new Pullman kitchenette. There is a very private patio facing away from the main house that overlooks the pool area and grounds.

Below the guest bedroom is THE GYM. The gym has a separate bathroom with tub and shower. There is an elliptical, treadmill, weight machine, free weights, bar bells and a TV.

The pool area is fantastic, with exquisite tile work and a cabana with a bathroom and shower. The pool is approximately 72 feet in length, surrounded by a stone patio and beautiful Italian tiled walls and fountain. The surrounding gardens are outstanding, with a luxury of space and an abundance of specimen plantings, including a ravishing rose garden. A wishing well, lily ponds and pools, a running brook, lawns and play structure make the grounds a wonderland for children.

The Villa and its grounds are meticulously maintained by a full time and seasoned staff. We are available to answer any questions you might have about staying on this amazing estate or while you are our guests. Villa Ruchello awaits you!

(We are sorry but the Villa is not available for receptions)

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 11000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Chauffeur
      • Concierge
      • Massage
      • Private Chef

      Suitability

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        Person signing lease agreement must be at least 28 years in age....moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        Villa Ruchello is the perfect place for a family vacation however with a pool that is not gated as well as having ponds on the property we do not accept reservations from families with toddlers. Toddlers being children who can walk but are still unable to swim....moreless

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

      • Guest House Master Suite: 1 king

        Private Bedroom in the Guest House overlooking the pool....moreless

      • Yellow Downstairs Bedroom : 1 queen

        Romantic, old world guest room....moreless

      • Fortuny & Rattan Bedroom Ensuite: 1 queen

        Elegant enough to be used as another master bedroom....moreless

      • Denim Bedroom Ensuite: 2 twin/ single

        Fun and Bright....moreless

      • Blue Bedroom Ensuite: 1 queen

        Sunny & Sophisticated with an attached patio....moreless

      • Luxurious Master Bedroom Ensuite: 1 king

        You will never want to leave!...moreless

      • Sunny Bedroom/Office Ensuite: 1 queen

        Outfitted w/ a queen bed, working computer, desk & porch....moreless

      • All our bedrooms are outfitted with quality linens and comforters. Each has its own unique style where all our guests can have a comfortable night sleep. Each has it's own bathroom affording privacy....moreless

      Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

      • Master Bathroom : toilet, shower, jetted tub

        Private massage and yoga room. Double sinks. ...moreless

      • Bathroom 3

        en suite...moreless

      • Bathroom 4

        en suite...moreless

      • Bathroom 5

        en suite...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

        Gentleman's Master Bathroom...moreless

      • Bathroom 6

        en suite...moreless

      • Bathroom 7: toilet, tub, shower

        Located of of the downstairs bedroom...moreless

      • Bathroom 8: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Located off of the kitchen....moreless

      • Bathroom 9

        Powder Room...moreless

      • Bathroom 10: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Guest House Bathroom...moreless

      • Bathroom 11: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Gym Shower...moreless

      • There are 9 bathrooms throughout the main house. Each bathroom is stocked with fresh towels. There is a full bathroom in the separate guesthouse and a full bathroom in the gym. There are 11 bathroom in total. ...moreless

      Entertainment

      • Books
      • DVD Player
      • Game Room
      • Games
      • Music Library
      • Ping Pong Table
      • Pool Table
      • Satellite / Cable
      • Stereo
      • Television
      • Video Games
      • Video Library

      Theme

      • Adventure
      • Away From It All
      • Family
      • Historic
      • Romantic
      • Spa
      • Tourist Attractions

      Attractions

      • Churches
      • Cinemas
      • Health/Beauty Spa
      • Library
      • Live Theater
      • Marina
      • Museums
      • Playground
      • Restaurants
      • Synagogues

      Local Services & Businesses

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

      Leisure Activities

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

      Sports & Adventure Activities

      • Basketball Court
      • Cycling
      • Fishing
      • Fly Fishing
      • Golf
      • Hiking
      • Ice Skating
      • Jet Skiing
      • Mountain Biking
      • Pier Fishing
      • Roller Blading
      • Sailing
      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
      • Snorkeling/Diving
      • Sound/Bay Fishing
      • Surf Fishing
      • Surfing
      • Swimming
      • Tennis
      • Water Skiing
      • Wind-Surfing

      Dining

      • Dining
      • Dining Room
      • Seating for 12 people

      General

      • Air Conditioning
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Fireplace
      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

        In the gym is an elliptical, treadmill, weight machine, free weights and bar bells. There is also a full bathroom and a TV with cable. ...moreless

      • Garage
      • Hair Dryer
      • Heating
      • Internet
      • Iron & Board
      • Linens Provided
      • Living Room
      • Parking
      • Telephone
      • Towels Provided
      • Washing Machine
      • Wood Stove

      Kitchen

      • Coffee Maker
      • Dishes & Utensils:

        This kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans, baking pans and bowls, mixer and serving utensils....moreless

      • Dishwasher
      • Kitchen:

        Begin each day in this sunny kitchen. Yellow tiled counter tops & pink & green cabinets frame the black and white tiled floor. Stools & white laminated Formica tabletops make this room casual & fun....moreless

      • Microwave
      • Oven
      • Pantry Items:

        There is a walk in pantry off of the kitchen stocked with platters and basic supplies. It houses a sub-zero wine refrigerator...moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        Full freezer and refrigerator....moreless

      • Stove:

        There is a 6 burner fully refurbished Viking Professional stove with double ovens. Also a warming drawer....moreless

      • Toaster

      Outside

      • Balcony
      • Deck / Patio
      • Lanai / Gazebo
      • Lawn / Garden
      • Outdoor Grill

      Pool / Spa

      • Hot Tub
      • Private Pool:

        The pool is not heated as of September 30th. There is an addition $1500 per week if you request the pool....moreless

      House Cleaning

          • Housekeeper Included
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Thanksgiving Week
          Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $13,440
          Winter Holiday
          Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $13,444
          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $12,225 $45,000
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Exit Cleaning Fee $600
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $7,500
          • Tax Rate 14%

          Notes:

          Housekeeping services are included in your rental.

          14% occupancy tax is added to any reservations shorter than 31 days.

          10% increase is added for Holidays.

          $600.00 exit cleaning fee is added to the rental costs.

          The Villa is ideal as a short term relocation rental option.


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          Last updated: 10/24/2014
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          Location

          15 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          LAX (Los Angeles airport)
          1.3 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Pacific Coast Highway
          1.1 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Cafe Delphini
          1.6 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Annenberg Community Beach House

          Villa Ruchello is located within walking distance to the beach and the 3rd Street Promenade. It is located in an exclusive neighborhood and just a short drive to Malibu and Venice Beach.

           

          Manager info

          About: The owners of this lovely estate have chosen us to be your hosts while staying at Villa Ruchello.

          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
          Nestled in the exclusive Santa Monica Canyon within walking distance to the beach Villa Ruchello allows guests to enjoy the privacy of this beautiful gated estate with Santa Monica and Los Angeles at your doorstep.


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • An Aerial View of the magnificent 1930's Villa Rochello estate.

            An Aerial View of the magnificent 1930's Villa Rochello estate.

          • Overlook the lawns and pool from the private patio off the guest house bedroom.

            Overlook the lawns and pool from the private patio off the guest house bedroom.

          • Off the family room is a large patio with fire pit, outdoor seating & lawn area.

            Off the family room is a large patio with fire pit, outdoor seating & lawn area.

          • This 2nd floor landing features 2 lg. bedrooms w/ bathrooms & walk-in closets.

            This 2nd floor landing features 2 lg. bedrooms w/ bathrooms & walk-in closets.

          • The kitchen is large & bright. Eat on the private patio overlooking the gardens.

            The kitchen is large & bright. Eat on the private patio overlooking the gardens.

          • Breakfast Room.

            Breakfast Room.

          • Large master bedroom with a lovely sitting area and a carved marble fireplace.

            Large master bedroom with a lovely sitting area and a carved marble fireplace.

          • The spa like master bathroom has a large soaking tub with views of the hillside.

            The spa like master bathroom has a large soaking tub with views of the hillside.

          • The Yellow Bedroom. Soothing and Serene.

            The Yellow Bedroom. Soothing and Serene.

          • Our Denim Bedroom.  2 single beds, lots of books & toys make this kid perfect.

            Our Denim Bedroom. 2 single beds, lots of books & toys make this kid perfect.

          • The Blue Room.  Quiet and Cozy

            The Blue Room. Quiet and Cozy

          • Hidden behind a wall of lush planting and tall gates lies Villa Ruchello.

            Hidden behind a wall of lush planting and tall gates lies Villa Ruchello.

          • The resort style pool & cabana is surrounded by a stone patio & lots of seating.

            The resort style pool & cabana is surrounded by a stone patio & lots of seating.

          • The entry hall with detailed art deco tiles and splendid ironwork and millwork.

            The entry hall with detailed art deco tiles and splendid ironwork and millwork.

          • The whimsical St. Charles-style kitchen. Lots of seating and lots of sun.

            The whimsical St. Charles-style kitchen. Lots of seating and lots of sun.

          • The beautifully proportioned formal dining room sits & serves 12 comfortably.

            The beautifully proportioned formal dining room sits & serves 12 comfortably.

          • Formal Library with secret bar tucked behind the book shelf.

            Formal Library with secret bar tucked behind the book shelf.

          • The master bedroom has marvelous views through french doors.

            The master bedroom has marvelous views through french doors.

          • Our Fortuny & Rattan Bedroom.  Luxurious enough to be the other Master!

            Our Fortuny & Rattan Bedroom. Luxurious enough to be the other Master!

          • Guest House Bedroom with a fireplace and views of the pool.  Sunny and Private.

            Guest House Bedroom with a fireplace and views of the pool. Sunny and Private.

          • The Blue Bathroom with all the original tile.

            The Blue Bathroom with all the original tile.

          VRBO #552973

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          This listing was first published here in 2014.

          Date last modified - Friday, October 24, 2014

          $12,225 - $13,444 per week (USD)
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          7 Bedroom / 10.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

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          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Santa Monica #552973

          7 BR  10.5 BA  Sleeps 10

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