This charming one bedroom, detached house is the original 1940s stableman’s quarters for the Bette Davis estate Riverbottom. The cabin is fresh, vibrant and newly refurbished while still maintaining some of its unique, original features.
The cool, open LIVING ROOM and KITCHEN has high ceilings, exposed beams, white wood floors and original art on the walls. The front door and main windows face the garden, trees and hammock, and the stable block. The back windows look out over the neighboring horse paddocks and in the far distance, the LA Equestrian Center and the setting sun beyond that.
The BEDROOM is small, simple, with a Custom Comfort (very comfortable) queen sized bed. There’s built-in closet/storage area
The BATHROOM has a groovy tiled shower and looks out through arched windows toward the pool.
Named after Humphrey Bogart’s character Michael O’Leary, the stableman in Davis’ 1939 film Dark Victory; the cabin enjoys a 32” flat screen tv with both digital cable and Apple TV with Netfix, there’s also wifi throughout the estate. Heating and air-conditioning are in the wall unit in the living room; the laundry (clothes washer and drier) in the adjoining utility room.
O'Leary's Cabin is the smallest and most remote house available on the estate at the far end of the estate and adjoining the stable block. The other houses that are available are:
Rivergate House is the biggest and grandest of the houses and has two large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Steam room, claw foot tub, chefs kitchen. http://www.vrbo.com/712356
Channing House has two bedrooms and one bathroom http://www.vrbo.com/479934
Dillard’s Pool House is in the heart of the estate, one bedroom house with a large bathroom and the saltwater pool and hot tub on your door step http://www.vrbo.com/488798
Rivergate is a private, historic equestrian ESTATE. It enjoys massive organic gardens, almost half acre of drought tolerant garden with an abundance of butterflies and birds, saltwater pool and spa, hammocks, shade trees, French Lavender maze for toddlers to learn to walk through, art studio, fire pit, fountain area, fruit orchard, outdoor dining areas… and Wi-Fi throughout.
The horse stables are on your doorstep where Griffin and Summer our horses live. The art studio is also under the arches of the barn at the far end of the estate (please check out my two Airbnb Experiences for painting https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/65880 and horseback riding https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/70605 and https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/78904
It is not uncommon as the sun is setting that we all gather to play or chat in the garden, the park, or in the front orchard. It is a unique place and a little hard to describe, it feels a little like a village on a summer day.