Rivergate Estate has four separate houses on a lovely equestrian estate abutting Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Huge gardens with a salt water pool, hot tub, a fruit orchard; the gatehouse and stables are original to Riverbottom, the estate owned in the 1940s by Bette Davis.
Rivergate House is the main house (two bedrooms, master and twin, 3 bathrooms, approx.. 2300sq ft). The hall is an open plan kitchen and wood burning adobe fireplace; the very heart of the estate with a giant tiled Moroccan table on the patio overlooking the grounds and pool and stables.
Dillard’s Pool House (one bedroom house) is just like summer. Just off from the saltwater pool and hot tub, with a huge bathroom and living room looking out to the play area and the hills of Griffith Park. VRBO Listing #488798
Channing House is at the front of the estate by the fruit orchard. Arched windows look onto the master king bed and the twin room looks out to the San Gabriel Mountains. All the houses are stylishly decorated with memories of England and Morocco. VRBO Listing #479934
And O’Leary’s Cabin at the far end of the grounds, named after Humphrey Bogart’s character Micheal O’Leary, the stableman in Bette Davis’ 1939 film Dark Victory; the Cabin is one bedroom and original to her estate Riverbottom. VRBO Listing #465113
We renovated our luscious but water hogging lawn and put down soft sand. We have a few lounge areas and places to sit and eat or chat with friends under large shade trees. We are currently planting and things are growing and changing. Our photos are current and we update them as soon as we change things. If you are booking for a few months from now, expect to see the garden a little more grown in when you come to stay
The estate grounds enjoy massive organic gardens, almost an acre of garden with an abundance of butterflies and birds, saltwater pool and spa, fire pit, chickens, art studio, fountain area, fruit trees, French Lavender maze for toddlers to learn to walk through, and a secret oleander garden… and Wi-Fi throughout.
And of course the horse stables at the far end of the estate where Reina and her baby foal live (unless you are staying early 2018 and she might still be pregnant) 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 is the new horseback VIP ride.
This listing is to rent the whole estate together. One can rent the individual houses out for smaller groups.