À propos de ce logement
The largest and grandest house on this private estate abutting Griffith Park. Enjoy the saltwater pool and hot tub, the sauna/steam room, adobe fireplace, baby grand piano, French Lavender maze, lawn and hammocks, gourmet kitchen, electric car port, stylish Moroccan/English décor. Catch a glimpse of the horses on trail as the sun sets. Bucolic sounds of horses and the LA River just out the back gate make it hard to believe you are in the heart of the city.
Enter the estate through the gatehouse that once belonged to Bette Davis and her house Riverbottom. This historic estate was once owned by the famous actress back in 1940 and still has original features and snippets of Hollywood history. The house is grand, stylish and updated.
The large carved-wood front doors of Rivergate House open on the HALL. High valued ceilings dominated by big, round, white Moroccan chandeliers. The view of the garden and scent of Lavender spill in through the sliding doors.
The huge open plan HALL has a chiefs KITCHEN which includes a double oven, plate warmer, dishwasher, built-in brick grill, Sonos music system, etc. The adobe fireplace is great for marshmallow cooking after dinner. The guest bathroom off from the hall also has a shower. There is a large Moroccan dining table and baby grand piano in the center of the room. On the other side of the room there is a Moroccan DEN with 48.5" TV (Digital Cable with the movie package, Amazon and Netflix)
The large arched window looks to the fountain and front COURTYARD area. The white arches and tile make this café sitting area perfect to take your morning coffee and listening to the trickle of the large blue fountain. The gated parking lot is patterned with brick and lined with planted stone pots. On the other side of the little entry courtyard is a bench under the tree; sometimes there is a slight breeze rocking the giant hanging bird cage.
The MASTER BEDROOM with its King bed and claw foot tub has great charm. Valued exposed beams, gray and white with vintage accents. The English armoire has an Apple TV, the Moroccan rug on the black wood floors catches the dappled light from the matching Moroccan chandeliers
The SECOND BEDROOM is actually biggest and has two twin beds, English armoire and toy chest. It is a large room with space to tumble around in. The en-suite bathroom has a steam/ sauna shower room and a separate bath tub.
Accès des voyageurs
Rivergate House is in the center of Rivergate Estate. The estate has a number of houses available through Airbnb. The interior space is exclusive to this listing. The exterior is shared with the other guests staying in the houses on the estate.
All the houses on the estate enjoy massive organic gardens, almost half acre of garden with an abundance of butterflies and birds. The lawn surrounds the saltwater pool and spa, fire pit and grill. The art studio is where I offer a Painting Experience https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/65880. We also have a garden bathroom with outdoor shower, covered seating area, a couple of outdoor dining areas, sun deck, large shade trees, hammocks and café tables, fountain area, fruit orchard, vegetable garden. A maze of French Lavender for children to solve and Wi-Fi throughout. You can often find me planting or watering, things are growing and changing. Our photos are current and we update them regularly.
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.
O'Leary's Cabin https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1316362 which is at the far end of the estate and shares a roof line with the original stable block. It was named after Humphrey Bogart’s character Michael O’Leary, the knowing stableman in Dark Victory
Dillard's Pool Househttps://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1233330 is 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.
Channing House is also two bedrooms and is at the far front of the grounds https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1316362. Named after Margo Channing, Bette Davises’ larger than life character in All About Eve 1951;
The whole Rivergate Estate at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6211632
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Rivergate is our country house, my family and I stay in all of the houses (it is helpful for me to know how they function as holiday homes first hand). The grounds are large enough that the house is private. With the added bonus of friends and fellow travelers nearby to make friends with. When we are not staying in one of the houses we are just over the hill in Hollywood at Sunset Ranch. It is helpful that I am right here to answer questions or fix anything that may arise.
I won the Airbnb Hero Award and take my role as host very seriously. I take your happiness and wellbeing personally and am honored to facilitate this community of travelers sharing this great estate.
Boring Legal Things: A 12% Transient Occupancy Tax, imposed by the city of Glendale, has been added to the final cost of the rental room (which we pay to the city). This is supposed to be stated separately as an additional cost to your room rental, however AirBnB does not allow for this option in pricing.
We charge a high cleaning fee. This is for the standard cleaning that we do before each guest and the small repairs, repainting, replacing damaged furniture, rugs, upholstery and minor fixes. We all break things and spill. It isn't very pleasant to have a lovely holiday only to get in to the nitty gritty of broken glasses or wall scratches at the end of it. These things happen and the second half of the cleaning fee goes toward the repairman.
We do not host parties. The grounds and shared space is monitored 24/7. We also have recording security cameras.
Like in the country, if you see a gate open, leave it open, if it is closed, close it after you.
No smoking inside please. If you smoke, please do so outside and away from other people. Please use an ashtray. Please empty the ashtray in the outside bins and not in the house
No more than two additional guests at a time on the property. If you have a group, please speak with Amy (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) before inviting them.
Please use the pool. Please use plastic cups poolside. If you spill or somebody has an accident in the pool, please tell me. It is not difficult to fix but dose need to be addressed.
Please Use the pool fence gates if they are up. They can be a little tricky to operate as they are designed to keep toddlers out. Pull the toggle on the top of the gate up to open. If in frustration you take the fence down, please make sure you put it together again for the sake of the kids on the property. MAKE SURE THE GATE IS COSED AFTER USE and that the pool is secured once you have finished. Again, we have young children on the property and really like them and want to ensure their safety☺
The estate is great for dogs and we do allow them (with a $100 cleaning fee). Please keep them on a leash in the pool garden (no pooping in this area please). You are welcome to let them off leach to run around in the front garden. There is a great sandy area out the back gate known as Easter Field and Bette Davis Picnic Area (there are lots of horses, just in case your dog is surprised to see such creatures). If you dog dose poop on the estate, please remove it and place it in the outside bins. Please do not leave your dog unattended. Please do not let your pet swim in the pool.
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. Whispering is okay as long as there is kissing involved or there is a full moon ☺
Hope this is not to frightening or strict. We have video monitoring and recording throughout the outside/ shared parts of the estate. We find that there is a great community magic that can happen here. I believe we get what we put into it and that the beauty of Rivergate is in the wonderful guests we share it with. If you have any questions, issues, problems or recommendations, please speak with me Amy (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) and thank you for staying with us.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 %. En cas d'annulation au cours des 7 jours précédant le voyage, la réservation est non remboursable.
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I am a mom and artist. Originally from London, England; I have been in California for 12 years and live on the property with my two very young children. I love my role as host and go to great effort to ensure a lovely experience for my guests.