HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Orson Welles Estate with Lagoon Pool, Jacuzzi, Stunning Views of Hollywood

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Live like a celebrity at the Orson Welles View Estate! This 3,000 square feet old Hollywood gem was originally owned by one of Hollywood's golden boys, Orson Welles and later owned and inhabited by a long list of stars including Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and David Bowie.

Sitting atop Sunset Boulevard on its own 15,000 square foot private knoll, this intimate four-bedroom estate is just a short walk away from Sunset's premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, and nightclubs. The villa features a luxurious lagoon pool with a jacuzzi, surrounded by beautiful foliage, and a huge outdoor deck overlooking stunning views of Hollywood and beyond.

This legendary estate boasts four spacious bedrooms including a master suite fitted with a California king-sized bed and a spa-style bath, while the other three bedrooms offer comfortable queen-sized beds. Gorgeous views await you throughout the house, and a pool table will entertain you and your guests throughout your stay.

This Cape Cod-style estate was originally built in 1928 and has an amazing Hollywood history. Sidney Toler, who played Charlie Chan in the late 30s and 40s, built the house. After several years the house was then inhabited by Orson Welles, the great American filmmaker, actor, theater director, screenwriter, and producer, who is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century.

Welles first found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Welles' novel, "The War of the Worlds," which was reported to have caused widespread panic when listeners thought that an extraterrestrial invasion was occurring. Although these reports of panic were mostly false and overstated, they rocketed Welles to instant notoriety. Orson Welles wrote "Citizen Kane" while living here at this house. "Citizen Kane" (1941), his first film with RKO, in which he starred in the iconic role of Charles Foster Kane, is often considered the greatest film ever made.

BEDROOM & BATHROOM

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1 - California King-sized Bed

Bedroom 2 - Queen-sized Bed

Bedroom 3 - California King-sized Bed

Bedroom 4 - Queen-sized Bed

Bathrooms

2 En Suite Baths

1 Full-bath

FEATURES & AMENITIES

Indoor Features

Coffee Machine, Dishwasher, Freezer, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove

Air Conditioning, Central Air, Heating

Washer, Dryer

Patio/Balcony Access

Canyon View, City View

Cable TV, Satellite TV, DVD Player, Internet, WiFi, Pool Table

Game Room

Outdoor Features

Front Gate, Back Gate, Front Porch, Back Porch

2-car-garage, Parking

Lawn, Courtyard

Outdoor Furniture, Outside Grill

Private Pool, Jacuzzi, Waterfall

STAFF & SERVICES

What's Included

Personal Client Ambassador

Dedicated 24-hour Concierge

On-call Estate Manager

Complimentary Essentials Package Upon Arrival

At Additional Cost

Villa Pre-stocking

Daily Housekeeping

Airport Pick-up & Drop-off

Rental Car

Private Chef

In-home Spa Services

*Please inquire within to learn about all of our additional services, and we will be happy to make all requested arrangements. Advanced notice may be required.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Location

1.8 miles to Rodeo Drive

2.4 miles to The Grove

2.4 miles to Runyon Canyon

2.6 miles to LACMA

2.8 miles to Hollywood Walk of Fame

2.8 miles to La Brea Tar Pits

3.2 miles to Hollywood Bowl

5.6 miles to Universal Studios

Beach Access

11.3 miles to Venice Beach

15.1 miles to Santa Monica Beach

17.6 miles to Manhattan Beach

22.8 miles to Malibu Pier

59.5 miles to Laguna Beach

Airport Access

9.9 miles to Bob Hope Airport (BUR)

12.2 miles to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

47.5 miles to John Wayne Airport (SNA)

VILLA POLICIES

Minimum stay 3-5 nights depending on the season

Maximum number of guests 8

Pets considered upon request

Check In: 4:00 pm (16:00h)

Check Out: 10:00 am (10:00h)

Inquire for special check-in and/or checkout requests

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Rental Group
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Greek, Arabic, Mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Luxury Rental Group

Luxury Rental Group, Inc. is Southern California's Premiere Luxury Vacation Rental Management company. We manage and market the finest luxury vacation homes, villas and estates in Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Palm Springs and many other exceptional Southern California vacation destinations. Our portfolio curators hand-select the first quality properties and our team enhances them with best-in-clause dedicated concierge and guest services. Luxury Rental Group Inc. is the Professional Luxury Vacation Rental Management company of choice.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Hollywood Hills West in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • tennis

Reviews

3.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

50% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
50% Complete
0% Complete
Orson Welles Estate with Lagoon Pool, Jacuzzi, Stunning Views of Hollywood
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews
2

Great location, but house needs some clean up.

  • 2 of 5

As you can expect, the house is quite old, but there should be no reason to have shabby and torn outdoor cushions for the outdoor furniture and a garbage disposal that didn't work. The house wasn't that clean either for the price of the cleaning service. The administration was very quick to respond and try to correct the issues. They offered a refund of the cleaning fee that took 2 months to receive. The deposit was suppose to be refunded within 3 weeks of last day of stay and it took closer to 6 weeks. For the price point I expected more.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
New York, NY
5

Such an incredible stay! Cant wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible stay this was! Came here with my family of 4 and the house and property exceeded our expectations. It was so clean and beautiful and in a wonderful area. Our host was so helpful and nice and made us feel right at home. We cant wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Car: recommended

Photos

Prices & Availability

Ask Manager a Question
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals