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The Samuel Novarro House

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3.0 Bathrooms, 8 Sleeps

Step into a time capsule of Hollywood charm, mystery and elegance. The plaque in front of the Samuel Novarro House commemorates this 1928 bijous rightful place in history: An art deco masterpiece reflecting a great era of Hollywood cinema. Declared historical cultural monument, Municipal Arts Department - City of Los Angeles. The property exchanged hands from business manager Louis Samuel to silent film star Ramon Novarro in a set of murky circumstances, the result of which was a set of expansions including a piano room where the whimsical actor would entertain guests!

Take a dip in the very private heated swimming pool. Alfresco dining is such a delight on the covered terrace with overhanging vines. Or perhaps you will just want to lounge around in the chiaroscuro patterns of the moving day. Soak in the lush views from the balcony. Indoors at Samuel Novarro, you will find a home entertainment system, satellite television and Wi-Fi. Housekeeping can be provided during your stay for an additional cost.

The art deco features of this immaculate villa are simply breathtaking. The spacious living area includes furnishings that represent the quintessential spirit of classic Hollywood. Blaze up the fireplace on cooler nights as you snuggle up with a good book or a loved one. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and loads of counter space.

The three delectable bedrooms at the Samuel Novarro house accommodate up to eight guests. Each spacious bedroom has been designed according to its own color scheme and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Carefully selected linens and beddings offer soothing nights of rest for each fortunate visitor.

Former guests and residents of the Samuel Novarro House include a whos who of Hollywood history including acclaimed actresses Diane Keaton and Christina Ricci, American composer Leonard Bernstein and writer/director Gary Ross of Hunger Games fame. The villa is just a few minutes drive from the Wilshire Country Club, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. Get the rest and relaxation you deserve at this fabulous residence your inner diva will thank you!

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Los Angeles is an urban destination with prolific, on-going development city-wide. You may hear the faint echo of construction in the distance when opening a window, or you could see some construction when driving through nearby neighborhoods. In a growing city like LA, construction can be as common as traffic.


Bedroom 1 - Master: King size bed, Ensuite bathroom with stand-alone shower andbathtub

Bedroom 2: Double size bed, Ensuite bathroom

Bedroom 3: Queen size bed

Additional Bedding- Office: Queen size bed


Fully equipped kitchen


Nespresso machine

Formal dining area with seating for 8

Satellite Television

DVD Player

Sound system



Air conditioning




Iron Board


Swimming Pool - Heated

Sun loungers

Alfresco dining

Terrace with lounge area





Extra cost (advance notice may be required):



Villa pre-stocking

Airport transfer

Activities and excursions



Points of Interest

3.1 miles to Wilshire Country Club

5 miles to Sunset Strip, West Hollywood

5.4 miles to Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

7 miles to Union Station

8.2 miles to Downtown Los Angeles

Beach Access

13 miles to Santa Monica Beach

26.8 miles to Manhattan Beach

Ski Access

67 miles to Big Bear


24.8 miles to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)


Maximum 8 guests

Children welcome

Social events permitted (upon request only)

Renters must be atleast 25 years old

Check in: 4:00PM

Check out: 11:00AM

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Hollywood Hills in Central LA

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is an en-suite bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

The Samuel Novarro House
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

An historic experience in Los angeles

  • 5 of 5

Staying in the Samuel Novarro house was a tremendous treat.

Every angle of the interior and exterior was worth contemplating.

There are a lot of stairs between levels so you need to be fit.

We had a fabulous time!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Beautiful property, fair price, great service...only complaint is refunding deposit

  • 4 of 5

As I stated...beautiful property, fair price, fantastic service from the beginning until...it was time to return the security deposit. This requires an ADDITIONAL FORM and UP TO 30 DAYS!!!! Not cool. They take the money immediately...it should be returned immediately. Especially for those who don't have 5k hanging around or who don't wish to pay late fees on their credit card.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Hidden Old Hollywood Treasure

  • 5 of 5

The pictures just don't do it justice! What a beautiful historical home. You can feel the nostalgia of yesteryear and old Hollywood permeating through the walls! Such beautiful decor and openness. Amazing grounds luscious gardens. You truly feel transported to the golden era of Hollywood! I love it! I will definitely be coming back!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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I was so happy...

  • 5 of 5

I was so happy with my rental. The catering was wonderful and Ryan, our concierge, could not have been better. He was on top of everything and so lovely. Great, great trip and accommodations. I will use your services again and recommend your company.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
67 Miles
Nearest Beach
13 Miles


Prices & Availability


  • Damage deposit: USD5,000.00

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