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

Amy B

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Amy B

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2015
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Sunny Pool House in Heart of Country Estate. Hot Tub, Huge lawn, Fruit Orchard

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Burbank - Dillard's Pool House

spacious one bedroom, semi-detached house in Griffith Park, Hollywood, studios

Dillard’s Pool House is a semi-detached house in the heart of what was once Bette Davis' estate, Riverbottom. Enjoy the salt water pool, hot tub, organic gardens, massive lawn, bucolic atmosphere, art studio. close to Los Feliz and studios

You enter the estate through the original riverside gate of Bette Davis’ house, Riverbottom. Your front door is just across the great lawn in the organic gardens with butterflies, birds, and hammocks to relax in. A designer couch and outside sitting area at your front door, just steps away from the salt water pool and spa/hot tub and fire pit.

Dillard’s Pool House is in the hart of the estate. The charming sash windows of the living room and kitchen look out on the half acre lawn and the foothills of Mount Hollywood (We look up to the back side of the HOLLYWOOD sign). The room is light and airy with tile floor. A new couch folds out as a second bed if needed. The indoor hammock adds a whimsical note to the sitting area. The living room is equipped with both digital cable and Apple TV, a big fluffy rug and original art, making it perfect for relaxing after a long splash in the pool or day on set. 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. With plenty of closet space and a desk to write letters home on.

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)

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 include a number of houses that enjoy massive organic gardens, almost half acre lawn with an abundance of butterflies and birds, saltwater pool and spa, fire pit, chickens, art studio, fountain area, fruit trees, secure off street parking.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Amy B (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2015

About Amy B

I live on the estate with my two young children Winston and Vivienne. I was honored to receive the Hero Host Award at this years Airbnb awards ceremony. I am a painter, mum, and am originally from London, England.

Amy B purchased this house in 2012

Why Amy B chose Burbank

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

+++ Original review posted on airbnb.com +++



Amy warmly welcomed us into her sweet haven in LA's horse country with provisions in our fridge and a loaf of home-baked bread to ease the transition of arriving late at night in a strange city...the pool house is cheerful and functional, the pool itself refreshing and the big green lawn with shade trees the perfect view from our patio. We loved the energy of young children and other guests with whom we shared this large property. Amy's concern for our comfort was reflected in her responding quickly to our questions and in filling our requests.

We feel very fortunate to have found this gem!



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Sunny Pool House in Heart of Country Estate. Hot Tub, Huge lawn, Fruit Orchard
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Wonderful property, great host!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, my son and I went to California in the middle of November and we found this wonderful property in Glendale. The host (and her kids) were very friendly and the hospitality reminded us of the one we encountered in Europe. The place was small but cozy, equipped with everything we wanted. Also a pool (we couldn't use unfortunately because of the not so warm weather), a nice back yard and a great location...

Consider this property for your next visit in California

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
California
5

grandparents delight

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect vacation at the Dillard pool house. An oasis in the city.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Philadelphia, PA
5

Special property

  • 5 of 5

This is such a great location - a country estate in the city! We took several bike rides on the LA River Trail. We enjoyed the Autry Museum just across from the LA Zoo - very close to this location. We went as far west as Malibu and as far south as Newport Beach. We were always happy to get "home" to the Pool House.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hartsville, SC
5

Fabulous Location

  • 5 of 5

I can't think of a better place to stay when on a sightseeing trip to Los Angeles -- especially when touring the studios or visiting Griffith Park. Most were easy to get to without hitting the freeway traffic! The property was as beautiful and restful as described; the owner a wonderful resource. There's easy access to Ralph's (grocery), Trader Joe's, casual restaurants. I've been telling all my friends to stay there!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful, Relaxing, Comfortable, Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We did not want to leave! Absolutely beautiful property. We were surprised by just how much space we had in each room. The hammock in the living room makes such a wonderful addition for a vacation home. The location is so convenient to the freeways and main roads, yet you feel like you are in an oasis from city life. We will definitely be back! And hope to bring friends and family to rent the other houses on the property at the same time. Amy and her family were just truly wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fabulous house!

  • 5 of 5

We love this rental!!! It is so perfect as truly a home away from home. The owner is such a lovely, kind individual who saw to all of our requests(which were minimal) as this house/pool/Jacuzzi are all one needs while vacationing in the LA area. Located in a very safe area of million dollar homes. Wish we didn't have to leave. I could stay there the rest of my life and be so happy. Close to all major hwys and easy to navigate. We will be back :). Wish we were still there!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

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

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Prices & Availability

From $173 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Burbank, San Fernando Valley

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off season
22 Jan 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
$460
for 2 nights
From
$173
From
$198
Fri,Sat
$1,435
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 May 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
2 night minimum stay
$482
for 2 nights
From
$184
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,380
$5,395
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
2 night minimum stay
$482
for 2 nights
From
$184
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,765
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$460
for 2 nights
From
$173
From
$194
Fri,Sat
$1,324
$4,845
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protecti $49.99
Cleaning fee $65
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Burbank in San Fernando Valley

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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

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