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Rivergate Estate with four separate houses with saltwater pool and hot tub

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms7
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Private Equestrian Estate With Gardens, Fireplace, Fruit Orchard, Space To Run

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.

More Details

Owner
Amy B
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Amy B

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.

Amy B purchased this house in 2012

Why Amy B chose Glendale

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just listed the whole estate. We have plenty of reviews for each of the individual houses on the estate and you are welcome to have a read through them to get an idea of how other guests have characterized their stay here.
Aug 2015
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Map

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

Amenities

Riverside Rancho House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No more than two additional guests at a time on the property. If you have a group, please speak with Amelia 213 215 0820 before inviting them.
  • Please use the pool and hot tub at your own risk
  • We share the grounds with other holiday homes. Please be kind and courteous to our other guests. No music or loud talking after 9.30 or before 7am.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Channing bathroom - toilet , shower
    Dillard's bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    O'Leary's Cottage - toilet , shower
    Outside Pool Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Rivergate twin room en suite - toilet , tub , shower , steam room
    Rivergate Master en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Rivergate guest bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Rivergate Master - 1 king , valued ceiling and claw foot tub
    Channing Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Channing Master - 1 king , King sized bed, organic mattress and arched windows
    Rivergate Twin room - 2 twin/ single , simple large room with blackout curtains, steam room, bath
    Dillard's Pool House - 1 queen , Separate house with living room, kitchen and bathroom
    O'Leary's Cottage - 1 queen , separate house at the end of the estate with valued ceiling
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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Rivergate Estate with four separate houses with saltwater pool and hot tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

A Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My daughter’s gymnastics team was competing in Pasadena and we decided to turn it into a mother-daughter weekend for the team. I couldn’t have asked for a better property. The entire weekend we joked that we felt like we were in a chick flick: five moms dancing and cooking in the well-appointed kitchen, seven girls laughing while running around the grounds, splashing in the pool, all of us making s’mores under twinkling candles at the fire pit. Amy was a great hostess and made sure we had everything we needed. The house is in good repair. Some of the bedrooms feel a little rustic, but I enjoyed that. It added to the retreat feeling.

Only thing to beware of is that traffic in and out of the Glendale area can be difficult. Time your outings around rush hour or just stay at the property more.

The girls are already petitioning their coach to go to a meet in the LA area again so we can repeat the experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Crescenta, CA
5

A magical Thanksgiving family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Our family flew out from the midwest to spend Thanksgiving with us, and the best decision we made was to book Rivergate Estates. Everyone was blown away by this beautiful and peaceful property, that also has a wonderful history. Amy, the owner, was extremely accommodating and very generous with her hospitality. The kitchen in the main house was absolutely brilliant! We had at least 6 people at one time cooking and prepping on Thanksgiving day and we never felt crowded. When anyone needed a break from the bustle, they could retire to their own guest house, that was fully equipped and well-stocked. Some favorite activities were hiking, visiting the chickens and horses, creating zen gardens in the backyard, swimming during the day and soaking in the hot tub under the stars. This property is close to so many landmarks and attractions. It is also close to a favorite Thai restaurant, Chinda BBQ and Restaurant, and great shopping. All in all, our expectations were exceeded, and this Thanksgiving was so memorable for everyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $300
Damage Deposit $1,500

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.