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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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 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 around the Hollywood Hills West around the 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

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Orson Welles Estate with Lagoon Pool, Jacuzzi, Stunning Views of Hollywood
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What a delightful property!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a real delight to stay while we visited Los Angeles. The property was just as described. Keep in mind when staying here that the house was built in 1928,but has all of the modern amenities. The kitchen was great to cook in and the dining room with the glass doors was the perfect gathering spot. Our concierge, Caroleen, was very helpful with our questions and very prompt to get back with us. The patio areas were we spent most of our time overlooking the city lights at night. The location of the property was very private and quiet. The drive up the mountain was easy, just go slow. Location was convenient to major streets and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very unique and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Very different, incredibly beautiful home. 5 stars would definitely stay again. Super luxurious and great pool. Lovely vacation overall.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing property, highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property located in one of the best neighborhoods in LA, close to everything. Hiking, fantastic restaurants and shopping areas. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Will be back

  • 5 of 5

This is the full package. Unique property with all the trimmings, great accommodations, and loaded with the amenities you'd expect at a place like this. Even better than the property was the service and management. We're no strangers to LA but this rental made our recent visit one for the record books.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay. The home was pristine clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Definitely an ideal location with easy access to great restaurants and night life entertainment.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Dream weekend in Old Hollywood style

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I laid eyes on this beautiful home I knew I was in for a special weekend. The home and grounds are not only beautiful but full of true Hollywood history. The pictures on the website are accurate but don't quite capture the beauty and spaciousness of each room. The layout was ideal for privacy, as well as gathering together. The beds are super comfortable and made up with excellent sheets and comforters. The kitchen was well stocked with the right dishes and tools. As an added bonus, we were greeted at the home and given a warm welcome and a tour of the homes features. The refrigerator was stocked with our favorite foods including organic juices, berries, fresh coffee beans, fantastic wine.... I would recommend this home and thee concierge service to anyone who wants a 5 star Hollywood experience.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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