About the property
- House4500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms + Library (Sleeps 8-10)
On Rodeo Drive, one block south of the Beverly Hills Hotel in the most exclusive neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Built in 1912, this elegant old Hollywood estate was once home to Joseph Kennedy and his paramour Gloria Swanson. Guests have included Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra and John Kennedy. Since its illustrious days as a Hollywood watering hole the house has been restored to perfection with an emphasis on comfort and warmth.
A country house in the middle of the city. Hardwood floors and early American antiques throughout. Large open rooms that flow into each other, huge windows. A light filled dining room with long table for entertaining. Adjacent pantry and comfortable eat-in kitchen fully equipped with a Viking Range for those who love to cook. A library lined with books and den, with leather chairs and a flat screen TV.
Master bedroom with fireplace. Four other cheerful bedrooms and a nursery adjacent to the master. Firm yet comfortable beds with crisp white sheets. 2 full baths and 2 half baths. One of the bedrooms doubles as an office, fully equipped with fax and highspeed internet that enables guests to work while on vacation. Ideal for creative individuals with children, looking for an informal but elegant home away-from-home. Housekeeping included 5 mornings per week.
Backyard is a secluded half-acre meadow, shaded by mature trees. Perfect for dining under the stars on warm summer nights. Also includes a heated pool long enough for laps (40' x 20') with a salt water filtration system that's gentle on the skin.
Offers a centrally located and elite address. Within walking distance to all shops and restaurants in downtown Beverly Hills. An easy drive to Santa Monica, Malibu, Hollywood, downtown LA, theme parks and the San Fernando Valley. Also serves as a comfortable home base for day trips to Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. In short, a blissful oasis in the middle of teeming Los Angeles. Great for gathering together an extended family who want to come together for big meals and easy conversation. The perfect way to vacation with children.
Keywords: villa, house, estate, historic property, architectural property, mansion, European, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, stars, charm, luxury, comfort, central location, beach, pool.
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- May 22, 2018
About Deborah Blum
Deborah is a documentary writer and director for the History Channel and Discovery. Dale is a screenwriter and novelist. We have three children and have lived in our home for twenty years. Over the years the house has been a magnet for famous Hollywood screenwriters and directors, who have gathered here for meals and parties and to collaborate on projects. It's open, spacious, and warm vibe has nurtured many creative endeavors.
Deborah Blum purchased this House in 1989
Why Deborah Blum chose The Flats
Historic property located on one of the most exclusive streets in the world. Safe, beautiful and tranquil neighborhood but centrally located and within walking distance to downtown Beverly Hills. This house has been in Deborah's family since 1941. Deborah's father was a Hollywood screenwriter who wrote STALAG 17 with Billy Wilder. We bought it from her parents 22 years ago. It's a well known house in Beverly Hills because it's one of two examples of the Craftsman style in the city. People often tell us it's their favorite house in Beverly Hills.
What makes this House unique
Although tranquil and serene inside, the house is centrally located. Easy walking to the cafes and shops of Beverly Hills. In spite of the glitz and glamor of BH, the house and neighborhood give off the feeling of living in a beautiful village. When traveling by car, visitors find that the location is convenient for travel to the beach, downtown and the Valley. We try to be green: Solar panels on roof, grey watering system for garden.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great family vacation in a classic house.
The house was a dream-come- true, right on the famous Rodeo Drive. Comfortable, clean and perfectly situated. The art on the walls was fantastic, the interior furnishing tasteful. The house was perfect for our children (two teenagers, one younger). The hosts were helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. We walked all over Beverly Hills and found it easy to get to the beach and Hollywood. Highly recommend!
I rented this villa with five friends and we had a blast. The location was perfect, the house comfortable and full of good cheer. We cooked several delicious meals and loved hanging out around the kitchen table. Each of us picked the bedroom we wanted and happily found that all the beds were sublime. Can’t wait to come back!
Rodeo Drive Holiday
We brought the whole family together in this house with the happy vibe. A great time was had by all. This house is a destination in and of itself.
What a perfect destination for a family gathering. Our group that included grandparents, adult children and grand children met in Los Angeles for Easter. This villa on Rodeo Drive was the perfect location. Set in a beautiful neighborhood but within walking distance to downtown Beverly Hills, we felt like we were within striking distance of every place we wanted to visit. The villa has a great vibe, open and light filled rooms, and a kitchen that’s the heart of the house. The rooms are tastefully decorated. It was like being at home, except better. The hosts were very accommodating. We would come again in a heartbeat.
We met at this lovely home for a cousin-crew reunion and to celebrate our grandmother's 100th birthday. It was the perfect home for us to both hang out and get some quiet space and rest when needed. The kitchen and dining room were perfect for our crew to share meals and play games. This home is gorgeous, comfortable and filled with excellent art and lovely light. The owner is easy, flexible and kind. We enjoyed walking in the neighborhood and it was easy to there from the airport. We are planning on returning for another cousin reunion and our grandmother's 101th birthday!
Lets Have a Reunion in Beverly Hills !!!!!
We were 12 women, all related, ages 9-75 and we all loved this house!! If we didn't walk and enjoy block after block of beautiful homes, Uber was there in 2 mins. We shopped, visited colleges, toured studios, ate in nearby famous restaurants, found a Yoga studio and then would gather in the big living room or dining room and share our stories. Mornings we sat around the kitchen table and planned our day. Everything was super clean, light and airy and the owners so helpful and kind.
available: one set of golf clubs, collection of stuffed animals and Disney videos
Rates & Availability
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Guests are responsible for all transaction fees including credit card, Paypal and wire transfer CANCELLATION by Guest forfeits whatever payments have been received at the time of the cancellation. If we are able to rent the house during the same period of time we will return the rental payment, less the amount of the deposit.