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Hollywood Celebrity Estate

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Last updated: 02/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Hollywood Hills West house description

Live like a celebrity at the Orson Welles View Estate! This 3,000 sq ft. Old Hollywood charm was originally owned by one of Hollywood's golden boys, Orson Welles, and was subsequently owned and inhabited by a long list of stars including Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and David Bowie.
Sitting just atop Sunset Blvd on its own roughly 15,000 sq. ft. private knoll, this 4 bedroom estate features a magical lagoon pool with Jacuzzi, beautiful foliage, a waterfall, and a dry sauna, and a huge outdoor deck overlooking stunning views of Hollywood and beyond. Recently remodeled in several different sections including a new bathroom with spa tub, the master bedroom is furnished with a California king size bed, while the other three bedrooms have queen sized beds providing maximum comfort. Gorgeous views await you throughout the house, and a pool table will entertain you and your guests throughout your stay.
This Cape Cod style estate was originally built in 1928 and has an amazing Hollywood history. Sidney Toler, who played Charlie Chan in the late 30s and 40s, built the house. After several years the house was then inhabited by Orson Welles, the great American filmmaker, actor, theater director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theater, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his distinctive voice and personality, Welles is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century, especially for his significant and influential early work despite his notoriously contentious relationship with Hollywood.
Welles first found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Welles' novel, "The War of the Worlds," which was reported to have caused widespread panic when listeners supposedly thought that an extraterrestrial invasion was occurring. Although these reports of panic were mostly false and overstated, they rocketed Welles to instant notoriety. Orson Welles wrote "Citizen Kane" while living here at this house. "Citizen Kane" (1941), his first film with RKO, in which he starred in the iconic role of Charles Foster Kane, is often considered the greatest film ever made. Several of his other films, including "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942), "Touch of Evil" (1958), "Chimes at Midnight" (1965), and "F for Fake" (1974), are also widely considered to be masterpieces.
Rita Hayworth, once the wife of Orson Welles, also lived in the house with him. Other famous celebrities that have lived here since include Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, Peter Lorre ("Casablanca", "Maltese Falcon" and various Alfred Hitchcock films), who lived in the house until he died in 1969, Paul Williams (the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning songwriter who wrote songs for Elvis Presley), Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, and David Bowie, who sold it in 2004. The current owner now makes this Hollywood landmark available for lucky visitors like you who get to experience its magic, charm and remarkable history.
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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event

Feb 28 - Mar 20, 2015
3 night min stay
$895 $895

Mar 21 - May 16, 2015
5 night min stay
$995 $995

May 17 - May 23, 2015
5 night min stay
$995 $1,095

May 24 - Jun 30, 2015
5 night min stay
$1,095 $1,095

Jul 1 - Jul 25, 2015
5 night min stay
$1,195 $1,195

Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2015
5 night min stay
$1,195 $1,295

Aug 2 - Sep 7, 2015
5 night min stay
$1,295 $1,295

Sep 8 - Oct 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$795 $795

Oct 29 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$995 $995

Nov 1 - Nov 14, 2015
3 night min stay
$795 $795

Nov 15 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$795 $995

Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$995 $995

Nov 29 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$795 $795

Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
$1,149 $1,149

Jan 3 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,149

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Location

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The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California. It extends from West Hollywood's east border with Hollywood at Marmont Lane to its west border with Beverly Hills at Phyllis street. The Strip is probably the best known portion of Sunset, embracing a premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment business. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards.

 

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  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    House
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin, romanian
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