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Sunny Pool House in Heart of Country Estate. Hot Tub, Fruit Orchard, Fountains

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Dillard’s Pool House is a spacious, semi-detached house in the heart of what was once Bette Davis' estate, Riverbottom. The salt water pool, hot tub, organic gardens, massive play area, bucolic atmosphere are on your doorstep. Close to Los Feliz, Hollywood, Silver Lake and Downtown LA. Biking distance to Disney, Warner Bros., Universal. Great hiking and horse riding trails just outside the back gate. A perfect 'stay-cation' for Angeleno's, home base for tourists, or working professionals.

You enter the estate through the original riverside gate of Bette Davis’ house Riverbottom. A patterned couch and outside sitting area looks out to a large and open lavender garden. The French Lavender maze billows before you and the flowing grasses feels like the dunes at the beach.

The charming sash windows of the LIVING ROOM and KITCHEN look out on the bright sandy garden, the hummocks and the foothills of Mount Hollywood (We are directly behind the HOLLYWOOD sign). The room is light and airy with tile floor. The couch folds out as a second bed if needed. Original art and Moroccan furniture and silver trays make it feel like a Moroccan den. It has with both digital cable (with HBO and Apple TV, making it perfect for relaxing after a long splash in the pool. The kitchen is small but serviceable with a dishwasher, stove, oven sink and such. There is WiFi throughout the estate.

The BEDROOM has a queen bed and a custom headboard perfect to tuck in to a juicy novel well into the night. The light from the Moroccan lamp patterns the walls. It has plenty of closet space and a desk to write letters home on. There is charming imported furniture dotted about.

The BATHROOM is huge. Large enough to entertain in while you lounge in the bathtub! There is a washing machine and a dryer, (although in Southern California the clothes dry just as fast on the rack as in the machine) the custom shower curtain adds a splash of playful pattern.

Dillard’s Pool House is next to the pool and hot tub in the heart of the estate. Named after one of Bette Davis’ favorite leading men; Preston Dillard played by Henry Fonda in the famous 1938 movie Jezebel. The unique and historical nature of Rivergate Estate make it a lovely oasis to stay in. Rivergate has a number of houses available to let that enjoy massive organic gardens with an abundance of butterflies and birds, saltwater pool and spa, fire pit, garden maze and olenanda secret garden. Lots of outdoor seating areas, art studio, fountain area, fruit trees… and Wi-Fi throughout.

We have a huge drought resistant organic garden. The far side is the yellow brick path, lined with billowing grasses, native plants, benches to read books on or sketch pictures. The garden path leads through the open air lounge area, past the hidden BBQ area, and toward the stables and O’Leary’s Cabin. We are often planting new things. Our photos are current and update them as soon as we change things.

We are located just minutes from Hollywood, Los Feliz and the major studios: Warner Bros, NBC, CBS, Disney, Nickelodeon. And all the amenities of Griffith Park on your doorstep.

Rivergate House is the biggest and grandest at VRBO Listing #712356
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the whole estate at VRBO Listing #708660
O’Leary’s CabinVRBO Listing #465113.

It is not uncommon as the sun is setting that we all gather to play or chat in the garden. It is a unique place and a little hard to describe, it feels a little like a village on a summer day.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • The BEDROOM has a queen bed and a custom headboard perfect to lean on and tuck in to a juicy novel well into the night. The light from the Moroccan lamp patterns the walls. It has plenty of closet space and a desk to write letters home on. There is charming imported furniture dotted about....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, outdoor shower

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  • The BATHROOM is huge. Large enough to entertain in while you lounge in the bathtub! There is a washing machine and a dryer, (although in Southern California the clothes dry just as fast on the rack as in the machine) the custom shower curtain adds a splash of playful pattern....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We do not host parties. The grounds and shared space is monitored 24/7 with security cameras....moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    San Gaberale and mount Hollywood...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Seating for 4 people
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2017
1 night min stay
$167 $177
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$135 $155
Fri, Sat
$999 $4,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Property Damage Protecti $50
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning fee $65
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burbank
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Vivi Fresh
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Griffith Park, 4 different courses
2 Miles
Nearest Train
downtown burbank metrolink
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mambos
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt Baldy
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica

Car: Recommended

The neighborhood is upscale and residential, many of the large houses have private stables and it is common to see cowboys riding in the streets. We are just a few miles from Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Atwater (two exits on the freeway, or about 5 minutes). We are bicycling distance from the studios (NBC, CBS, Warner Bros, Disney …).

The stable block at the back of the grounds (original to the Riverbottom estate) abuts Griffith Park, the largest municipal park in America. We are close to four golf courses, Travel Town, the LA Zoo, The Autry Museum, several horse riding facilities and playgrounds, Pickwick ice-skating and bowling and of course the wildlife and 52 miles of hiking and horse riding trails in the park.

The City is redeveloping the LA River and there are great cycling trails and running tracks throughout the neighborhood. Downtown Los Angeles is about 15 minutes away, depending a little on the famous LA traffic (there is a shortcut through the park along Riverside Drive that is very pretty and cuts out the traffic). Burbank and Glendale are home to loads of shopping including the Americana (a high end outdoor mall with fountain, fine restaurants and events) big box stores are just a few miles away in Burbank and Pavilions supermarket is one of the finest around and well within walking distance.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I live part time on the estate with my two young children Winston and Vivienne. I am originally from London, England. I take my role as host very seriously and personally. I have won the Hero Award form another Holiday Rental site. We have a kind and hardworking team here and we do our very best to make sure that you have a great time.

Why the Owner Chose Riverside Rancho, Glendale, CA, USA:
The NEIGHBORHOOD upscale and residential. Many of the large houses have private stables and it is common to see cowboys riding in the streets. We are just a few miles from Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Atwater (two exits on the freeway, about 5 minutes). We are bicycling distance from the studios (NBC, CBS, Warner Bros, Disney, Nickelodeon …). Additionally, there are four golf courses very near, as well as Travel Town, the LA Zoo, The Autry Museum, several horse riding facilities and playgrounds, Pickwick ice-skating and bowling and of course the wildlife and 52 miles of hiking and horse riding trails in Grffith Park. Don’t let the rural setting and the hooting of the owls fool you, we are still in the heart of the city and you should be aware that you can sometimes hear the freeway, helicopters, dogs and sirens typical of city living. I mention it because it seems out of place while you lounge in the sun on the lawn feeling like you are out in the country.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are great cycling trails and running tracks throughout the neighborhood and into the Park. Downtown Los Angeles is about 15 minutes away, depending a little on the infamous LA traffic (there is a shortcut through the park along Riverside Drive that is very pretty and cuts out some of the traffic). Burbank and Glendale are home to loads of shopping including the Americana (a high end outdoor mall with fountain, fine restaurants and events). A Pavilions supermarket is one of the finest around and within walking distance.


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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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