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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
Popular Features
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

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 (that can be used as a second 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 and 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.

We have keyless entry and the grounds are large enough that the house feels very private. With the added bonus that we are right there to answer questions or fix anything that may arise.

We share the estate with other houses that are available for let

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. O’Leary's Cottage the most private house available, at the far end of the sandy back garden. 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
Amy B
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017

About Amy B

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 form 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.

Amy B purchased this house in 2012

Why Amy B chose Glendale

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

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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Well lit 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.
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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O'Leary's Cabin in Griffith Park with POOL, great central location
average rating of 4.8 based on 29 reviews
5

Great price and location to LA's attractions

  • 5 of 5

The property perfectly served our needs for an extended business stay

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

GREAT STAY, COZY & CONVENIENT!

  • 5 of 5

O'Leary's cabin was a wonderful location for me, and very suited to all my needs. The grounds are full of interesting and unexpected areas, and I wish I had more time to explore. Hearing the horses, and being in the country setting made the property seem very ranch-like, I was glad I packed my boots, spurs and 10 gallon hat! The units were far enough from each other that it felt very private. Amy is a wonderful host, very personable, and efficient. She checked with me when I arrived to make sure I had everything I needed, and out to make sure I had a good stay. I knew she was only a text away for any issues that might come up. She respected everyone's privacy, which I greatly appreciated. The cabin is comfortable and well equipped, and the location is close to most attractions in the area. I would stay there again in a heartbeat, and hope to return soon. Thanks Amy for a great hideaway in the hills!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, tranquil retreat

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (2 adults, 1 teen) throughly enjoyed our stay at O'Leary's Cabin. The too-rare •saline• hot tub was very nice at night. Scenic Griffith Park was a short walk away. And the estate is a part of Hollywood history. The owner was quite friendly and responsive without being intrusive.

We look forward to staying again when we are in Los Angeles.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I LOVED MY STAY HERE THIS CHRISTMAS DAY. I MADE THE MOST OF IT FOR MY CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY... 2016

  • 4 of 5

I LOVED THIS PLACE. I ONLY STAYED FOR ONE DAY FOR MY CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY. BUT I SAVORED ALL OF THE QUIETNESS AND LOVELINESS OF THIS CHARMING PLACE. ALTHOUGH YOU NEED A SENSE OF HUMOR FOR THE ENTRANCE TO THE PLACE. I HAD A FEW BAGS THAT I HAD TO GET FROM MY CAR AND I WAS IN AND OUT OF THE PLACE A FEW TIMES AND I HAD TO INPUT MY CODE INTO THE KEY PAD A FEW TIMES. WELL AT ONE POINT THE DOOR CODE STOPPED WORKING. I'M WONDERING IF THAT IS WHY THE FRONT WINDOWS BY THE DOOR WERE LEFT UNLOCKED AND THAT THE WINDOW SCREEN APPEARED LOOSE. THAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED BEFORE MAYBE TO SOMEONE ELSE. I HAD TO JUMP THE WINDOW REALLY QUICKLY. IT WAS A REALLY COLD NIGHT AND I'M JUST GLAD THAT I WAS ABLE TO GET INTO THE HOUSE PLACE SOMEHOW VERY QUICKLY. I TRIED THE DOOR CODE AGAIN MUCH LATER ON IN THE NIGHT AND IT STILL DIDN'T WORK LATER ON IN THE NIGHT. IT JUST SEEMED FROZEN AND UNRESPONSIVE. MY PHONE WAS RUNNING LOW ON BATTERY AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN REALLY INTERESTING CALLING FOR HELP IF THE FRONT WINDOW WASN'T OPEN. I DON'T KNOW WHAT COULD BE DONE ABOUT THAT. I DON'T KNOW IF KEY LOCKS ARE ANY BETTER. I'VE NEVER HAD THAT MUCH EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH ANY OF THOSE ENTRY THINGS. VERY LIMITED EXPERIENCE WITH THOSE TYPES OF ENTRY THINGS. I WOULD DEFINITELY STAY HERE AGAIN. THE SHOWER AND THE POOL AND THE SPA AND THE GARDENS AND THE FIRE PITS WHICH I DIDN'T ACTUALLY USE BUT WANTED TO USE, AND THE CHARMING LITTLE FIRE PLACE INSIDE OF THE HOUSE PLACE WOULD MAKE ME WANT TO STAY HERE ALL OVER AGAIN. AND THE ADDED CHARM THAT THIS PLACE IS ACTUALLY AN OLD STABLE REALLY MADE MY CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY STAY HERE FEEL REALLY SPECIAL AND MAGICAL. THE HEATER WORKS WELL ENOUGH FOR A COLD NIGHT. JUST DON'T OPEN THE DOOR TOO OFTEN TO LET IN THE COLD AND WINDY NIGHT AIR BECAUSE THE HEATER DOESN'T HEAT UP THAT QUICKLY IN MY OPINION. UNLESS YOU HAVE THE THE LITTLE INSIDE FIRE PLACE WORKING WHICH I THINK WOULD HELP GREATLY WITH THE HEATING UP OF THE PLACE REALLY QUICKLY. JUST DON'T OPEN THE DOOR TOO OFTEN I THINK. I LOVED THE COFFEEMAKER. IT WAS HOT AND PERFECT WITH MY MILK. FRIDGE IS SMALL BUT WORKS GOOD ENOUGH. FREEZER TAKES AWHILE TO FREEZE SOMEWHAT. MAYBE THAT COULD BE ADJUSTED SOMEHOW. I DIDN'T CHECK ALTHOUGH. I LOVED THIS HOUSE PLACE OVERALL.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Georgetta was booked to arrive Christmas Eve. I was there to meet here at 5 pm as arranged. She kindly let me know that she was in traffic and would be there in three hours. I armed our CCTV and was alerted when she arrived much later that evening (I was up playing Santa for my two children anyway). I saw her retrieving her bags and with no other communication from her, I went to bed knowing she had arrived safely.
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5

Loved the place.

  • 5 of 5

The place is nice. Cosy and comfortable. Amy is a wonderful host and always reachable for any questions.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, quiet & safe. Amy is a great hostess in middle of an LA haven

  • 5 of 5

This was my 7 or 8 th stay with Amy VBRO. That says something! Great place for us to welcome new grand babies & visit with Burbank family. Family comes to play & swim, we return to recharge! Thanks Amy

San Antonio

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: 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
 
Summer
15 Mar 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£245
for 1 night
From
£152
From
£161
Fri,Sat
£1,177
£4,397
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£195
for 1 night
From
£103
From
£121
Fri,Sat
£850
£3,051
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £52
Property damage protecti £40
Pet Fee £80
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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