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Rodeo Drive Villa Beverly Hills Estate 90210

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Deborah Blum
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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.


The Flats House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , single bed can be added
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , single bed can be added
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Den - 1 twin/ single , The downstairs den can be converted into a 6th bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1) Pack 'n Play for a baby
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeping ($120 per visit) Rental for 1 week includes housekeeping 3 mornings per week


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Rodeo Drive Villa Beverly Hills Estate 90210
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great family vacation in a classic house.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rodeo Drive Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easter Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York


  • 5 of 5

Great location, close to everything but quiet and serene. Big light-filled rooms, great kitchen for cooking, great dining room for our extended family. A treat to stay in a house decorated in good, simple but elegant taste. The Owners were helpful before and after our arrival. Would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Beverly Hills Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Rodeo Drive shopping district
Nearest Point of Interest
Coldwater Canyon Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Whole Foods Market
Car: recommended

available: one set of golf clubs, collection of stuffed animals and Disney videos


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Final Cleaning $500
Property Damage Protection $99
3 housekeeping visits $360

Guests are responsible for all credit card transaction fees (3% of the rental total for domestic cards, 5% for international cards).

CANCELLATION by Guest 60 days prior to arrival will be fully refunded. Cancellation after 60 days and prior to 21 days before arrival forfeit 50% of payments that have been received at the time of the cancellation. If the cancellation occurs less than 21 days prior to arrival, the guests forfeits the entire rental payment. If we are able to rent the house during the same period of time we will return the rental payment for the days that are filled. less the amount of the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.