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O'Leary's Cabin in Griffith Park with POOL, great central location

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Charming detached cottage on estate w. salt water pool and hot tub, shade trees

This charming one bedroom, detached house is the original 1940s stableman’s quarters for the Bette Davis estate Riverbottom. The cabin is fresh, vibrant and newly refurbished while still maintaining some of its unique, original features.

The cool, open LIVING ROOM and KITCHEN has high ceilings, exposed beams, white wood floors and original art on the walls. The front door and main windows face the garden, trees and hammock, and the stable block. The back windows look out over the neighboring horse paddocks and in the far distance, the LA Equestrian Center and the setting sun beyond that.

The BEDROOM is small, simple, with a Custom Comfort (very comfortable) queen sized bed. There’s built-in closet/storage area. A small fold out couch at the foot of the bed.

The BATHROOM has a groovy tiled shower and looks out through arched windows toward the pool.

Named after Humphrey Bogart’s character Michael O’Leary, the stableman in Davis’ 1939 film Dark Victory; the cabin enjoys a 32” flat screen tv with both digital cable with the movie package and HBO, Apple TV and Netfix, there’s wifi throughout the estate. Heating and air-conditioning are in the wall unit in the living room; the laundry (clothes washer and drier) in the adjoining utility room.

O'Leary's Cabin is the smallest and most remote house available on the estate at the far end adjoining the stable block. The other houses that are available are:

Rivergate House VRBO Listing #712356,

the whole estate at VRBO Listing #708660,

Dillard’s Pool House VRBO Listing #488798 and

O’Leary’s Cabin VRBO Listing #465113

Rivergate is a private, historic equestrian ESTATE. It enjoys massive organic gardens, almost half acre of drought tolerant garden with an abundance of butterflies and birds, saltwater pool and spa, hammocks, shade trees, French Lavender maze for toddlers to learn to walk through, art studio, fire pit, fountain area, fruit orchard, outdoor dining areas… and Wi-Fi throughout.

The horse stables are on your doorstep where Reina and her baby foal live (unless you are staying early 2018 and she might still be pregnant) The art studio is also under the arches of the barn at the far end of the estate (please check out my two Airbnb Experiences for painting https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/65880 and horseback riding https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/70605 and https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/78904 is the new horseback VIP ride

It is not uncommon as the sun is setting that we all gather to play or chat in the garden, the park, or in the front orchard. It is a unique place and a little hard to describe, it feels a little like a village on a summer day.

More Details

Owner
Amelia Pitti
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

About Amelia Pitti

I live part time on the estate with my two young children Winston and Vivienne. I am originally from London, England. I take my role as host very seriously and personally. I have won the Hero Award from another Holiday Rental site. We have a kind and hardworking team here and we do our very best to make sure that you have a great time.

Amelia Pitti purchased this house in 2012

Why Amelia Pitti chose Riverside Rancho

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

RIvergate is a special community of holiday homes. The families and friends that stay with us bring joy and companionship to the relationships that are forged here. We are united in friendship and the vacation sprite. It is nice to have people similar to ourselves; families seeing the Hollywood sites, Industry professionals, and locals seeking a beautiful place to relax in the center of it all.

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

Amy is a great host, friendly and helpful. I appreciated the detailed driving directions as well as the property instructions that were on the dining room table when I arrived. O'Leary's cabin was perfectly located for my trip and I was happy to be Amy's guest for this stay.



One note on O'Leary's cabin that's not in the description - the cabin is one arm of an L-shaped building. The other arm of the building are stalls where two horses are in residence. I enjoyed their presence but it was a surprise when I checked into the cabin in the evening and shortly after heard a boisterous whinny! The horses are quiet 98 percent of the time and I got a real kick out of leaving them a daily apple treat!



October 2013



RESPONSE FROM AMY:

Misty and Curly are new additions to our stables here at Rivergate. The stables were uninhabited and a little lonely so we adopted them. Probably, like us humans in a new place, the horses called out to a stranger in the dark. I think is what happened here.



Misty, the little gray pony, and Curly, the old bay man; are now quite seasoned to us.



I am sure Chandra got a surprise, the previous house description described the stables as uninhabited. I should say that the stables are tended twice a day, they are about 50 feet from the house, and we find add to the charm and enjoyment of the estate.
Oct 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Riverside Rancho in Glendale

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 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.
  • No more than two additional guests at a time on the property.
  • Please use the pool and hot tub at your own risk.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • stylish and spacious, the bathroom has a newly tiled shower and looks out to the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom is small, simple and bright, with a Custom Comfort (very comfortable) queen sized bed. The front window looks out the same trees and the arches of the stable block (uninhabited), and the other window looks to the sunset. There is plenty of closet space built-in. The bathroom has a shower and looks out to the pool.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • 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
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We do not host parties. The grounds and shared space is monitored 24/7 with security cameras.

Reviews

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O'Leary's Cabin in Griffith Park with POOL, great central location
average rating of 4.851852 based on 36 reviews
Littleton, CO
5

The most unique vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in O'Leary's cabin for the month of December and it was great! What makes it unique? It is located on a ranch (yes it is dusty, but ranches are that way) in Glendale which is a suburb of Los Angeles. It was like living in the country while being in the city and close to many attractions. We visited the Gene Autry museum, Norton Simon Museum, Brand Library, and Huntington Library. The cabin is small yet very clean and quaint with a kitchen if you would like to cook your own meals. Although we found a few favorite places to eat as well: World Empanadas (really good breakfast burritos), Basecamp for coffee, Mambos (cuban), Sotta (kabobs), and Summer Buffalo (best Thai ever!). Our host Amy is such a delight and communicates very timely. Meeting her and her children was a joy! All in all, when we visit the Burbank area we will stay at here again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

My husband stayed at the O'Leary's Cabin and he loved it! He said it was clean and very close the the LA Equestrian Center where he was competing in a horse show.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cozy property

  • 5 of 5

The place was exactly as pictured and described, with lots of thoughtful amenities. It's oddly peaceful for being in such a central location. The owners were very responsive and accommodating. I'll definitely return if I'm in the area again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An unexpected oasis!

  • 5 of 5

Even though I love my home in Minneapolis, I am still craving being at this tucked away urban utopia! O'Leary's Cabin was perfect for my friend and I on for a quick couple of nights in LA. We swam, ran on the horse paths behind the cabin to Griffith park, basked in the hot tub and enjoyed the many outdoor living areas. This would be a perfect solo writing retreat cabin as well. Amy was more than accommodating and provided a lovely bowl of fruit, coffee and checked in a few times to see if there was anything we needed. I hope to bring my parents back here next time we visit family in Los Angeles. This was a perfect place to retreat to after hours of LA traffic & hustle. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Mesa, CA
5

Comfy, quiet, clean, and charming!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing property. Salt-water pool and jacuzzi were just the way to relax after a day at museums. Some fun restaurants close enough to walk to. Having horses nearby was fun even though I really didn't get to see any up close. Griffith Park and all it has to offer are minutes away. It was fun connecting with other tenants on the property. Amelia takes great pains to make the visit perfect. I hope to return someday soon. Lots to do in LA that are still on my bucket list.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntington Beach CA
5

O Learys cabin

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic get away. I used it to shorten my commute and took full advantage of the 10min drive to work.

Perfect for one or two people with everything you need. Amelia was a fantastic host and took great care of me.

Looking forward to an other stay and more short drives to work.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
burbank
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Viva's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Griffith Park (there are 4)
Nearest Train
7 Miles
union station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
5 and 134
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, 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 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 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 well within walking distance.

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, 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).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Riverside Rancho, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
off season
4 Jan 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£181
for 1 night
From
£98
From
£109
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
easter
28 Mar 2018 - 4 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£229
for 1 night
From
£146
From
£161
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
£229
for 1 night
From
£146
From
£161
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£208
for 1 night
From
£125
From
£141
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property damage protecti £36.09
Cleaning fee £46.92
Pet Fee £72.19
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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