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Large Equestrian Estate with Four Separate Houses with Saltwater Pool and Hottub

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the cool courtyard with the gently swaying bird cage

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Last updated: 10/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:7
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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 just renovated our luscious but water hogging lawn and put down soft sand. We have a new lounge area with billowing curtains that create an outdoor room, we have a few new trees and sitting areas. 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. This listing is to rent the whole estate together. One can rent the individual houses out for smaller groups.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 12-20

  • Rivergate Master: 1 king

    valued ceiling and claw foot tub ...moreless

  • Channing Twin: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Channing Master: 1 king

    King sized bed, organic mattress and arched windows...moreless

  • Rivergate Twin room: 2 twin/ single

    simple large room with blackout curtains, steam room, bath...moreless

  • Dillard's Pool House: 1 queen

    Separate house with living room, kitchen and bathroom...moreless

  • O'Leary's Cottage: 1 queen

    separate house at the end of the estate with valued ceiling ...moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

  • Channing bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Dillard's bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • O'Leary's Cottage: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Outside Pool Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Rivergate twin room en suite: toilet, tub, shower

    steam room...moreless

  • Rivergate Master en suite: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    ...moreless

  • Rivergate guest bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • 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
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,350 $1,500
Fri, Sat
$8,500

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $300
  • Cleaning $300
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

Events are different to our stay rates. Please discuss for details particular to your requirements.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burbank
0.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Vivia's
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
wilson harding
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Burbank Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
134 or 5
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
mambos
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snow Summit
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica

Car: Recommended

We are located just minutes from Hollywood, Los Feliz and the major studios in an upscale and residential neighborhood. Many of the large houses have private stables and it is common to see cowboys riding in the streets.: Warner Bros, NBC, CBS, Disney, Nickelodeon. And all the amenities of Griffith Park are on your doorstep. (horse riding, bowling and ice skating at pickwick, bike rentals and play grounds and four golf courses, Autry Museum, the LA Zoo,, Travel town and Walt’s Barn; and on the other side of the park is the observatory, Sunset Ranch and the HOLLYWOOD sign. and of course the wildlife and 52 miles of hiking and horse riding trails in the park. All 15 minuets from Downtown LA

There are great cycling trails and running tracks throughout the neighborhood. 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 well within walking distance.

Please 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

 

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/06/2016

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Photos

  • the cool courtyard with the gently swaying bird cage

    the cool courtyard with the gently swaying bird cage

  • Channing House and the front fruit orchard are drought tolerant.

    Channing House and the front fruit orchard are drought tolerant.

  • the kitchen with the brick grill and fireplace on the other side

    the kitchen with the brick grill and fireplace on the other side

  • the hosting award I won in the fall

    the hosting award I won in the fall

  • the main hall

    the main hall

  • the entry court yard with fountain is the coolest spot on very hot days

    the entry court yard with fountain is the coolest spot on very hot days

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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