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Channing House with heated salt water pool and spa on a large private estate

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Bucolic setting, great for kids, pool and hot tub, extensive grounds, central

Channing House is a spacious 2-bedroom, detached guest house on a private estate in Los Angeles. Once part of Bette Davis’ estate Riverbottom, it is nestled in the equestrian area, which abuts Griffith Park. Just minutes from Hollywood, Los Feliz and the major studios: Warner Bros, NBC, CBS, Disney, Nickelodeon. With our heated pool and bucolic atmosphere, it is a perfect holiday spot and an oasis for work...

The House has a large stylish Moroccan open plan LIVING ROOM and KITCHEN, great round white chandeliers that pattern the white washed walls. The large Moroccan wood dining is bathed in light from the arched windows. 32” flat screen television, set up with both digital cable and Apple TV with Netflix’s library of content. A handmade Moroccan couch (that can also be used as another bed for additional guests) and the original art on the walls make this a great ‘home away from home’

The MASTER BEDROOM looks through arched windows at the fruit orchard and the unique round brickwork and shingled roof of the estate’s gate. It is bright and spacious with a king-sized bed, an all natural organic mattress and a comfortable headboard to snuggle into with your late night novel. A Moroccan chandelier casts soft light patterns on the clear bright walls. Watch the moon rise over the blue foothills of Mount Hollywood.

BEDROOM 2 also has Moroccan lights, dark wood floors, and two comfy twin beds (which can be pushed together as a King bed for couples). The front windows look out toward the Mountains as they turn purple in the evening light.

BONUS ROOM. There is a little entry room to the house. For those who have wanted a little extra space, it has worked as an additional office for some guests with a desk and plenty of outlets – or can be used as a third bedroom for a child in a cot.

The slate tiled BATHROOM has a built in shower room and a stackable washer and drier. The patterned hallway off the living room has the controls for the central heating and air conditioning.

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 Channing House is at the front of the grounds by the orchard and secure off street parking. Named after Margo Channing, Davis’ larger than life character in the 1950 movie “All About Eve,” it is the second largest house available on the estate.

We share the estate with other houses that are available on VRBO 488798 (Dillard’s Pool House) and VRBO 465113 (O’Leary’s Cabin) 712356 Rivergate House, 708660 is the whole estate. 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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Amy B

I live part time on the estate with my two young children, Winston and Vivienne. I am a mum and a painter and am originally from London, England.

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 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

+++ Original review posted on airbnb.com +++



This was a find! A well-kept and safe property. Perfect for a family of four. The Moroccan details were perfectly incorporated- discreet and not overly done. We enjoyed the pool, relaxed from the sun in our comfortable and naturally-lit unit. The freeways were accessible making visiting other parts of LA very easy. Amy was discreet and accessible making us feel at home. We hope to come back next time we're in SoCal. Thank you for a pleasant and lovely getaway.



August 2013
Aug 2013
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , also has laundry facilities
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , the couch can also be used as a bed
    Second Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We do not host parties. The grounds and shared space is monitored 24/7 with security cameras.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Channing House with heated salt water pool and spa on a large private estate
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 30 reviews
5

Terrific location and accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Channing House. It was roomy and comfortable, the property was beautiful, and the hosts were very helpful and welcoming. Looking forward to visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good

  • 3 of 5

Great location for us and what we wanted to see. Comfortable and spacious living/dining area.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and attentive owner

  • 5 of 5

The location of the Channing House is perfect, with easy access to main highways and roads. At the same time, it felt secluded and private while in the home. The owner Amy was very communicative, responsive and attentive to us. She even had fruit and coffee with creamer waiting for us when we arrived! The house was very clean and had all of the amenities we needed, along with being very spacious. We would have loved to try the pool, but unfortunately the weather didn't allow it :) I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place in a quiet location but close to everything and the owner is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

I rely heavily on reviews before making a reservation on vrbo.com and the reviews for Channing House are on point. The house was in the perfect location for many of the things we did (Warner Brothers Sudio, Hollywood, Griffith Park/Observatory, Los Angeles Zoo). The beds are comfortable, the internet worked great (I sometimes have trouble connecting with Apple products but there are two wi-fi connections and the one worked well) and I was able to do some Black Friday internet shopping with ease. The pool/spa is a great way to relax after dragging my hubby and 11 year-old daughter around the LA area. The kitchen is great and it is stocked well for cooking. And the best part of Channing House? It's Amy. She is attentive and responsive to anything you need but she isn't intrusive. She had fruit and coffee in the house when we arrived which was very much appreciated. We had a great vacation and we look forward to returning. Thank you, Amy. You are a wonderful host!

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

Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This place is great!! Close to everything yet quiet at night, except for minimal road noise. Will return for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect property for small quiet group

  • 5 of 5

Location: perfectly situated in LA/Glendale. Idyllic but very charming with the braying donkey next door! Very easy freeway access to the 134 and I-5. Very close to multiple dog parks. There is a park half a block away.

Property: spacious, comfortable. Importantly, A/C was actually great given that it was >100F nearly every day of our stay. Beds were comfortable and linens were great. Kitchen was well-stocked with full-sized fridge, microwave, dishwasher, etc. Given the heat, the pool was a very welcome plus! Even though there are 3 properties on the lot, we rarely saw anyone.

Summary: wonderful stay. Receptive hostess.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
£353
for 1 night
From
£237
From
£251
Fri,Sat
£1,715
£6,118
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£309
for 1 night
From
£193
From
£224
Fri,Sat
£1,460
£4,147
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protecti £48
Cleaning Fee £68
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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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Burbank
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Viva Cantina
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Catalina Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Griffith Park
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Burbank station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Mambo's Cafe
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt Baldy
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

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)

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, or about 5 minutes). We are bicycling distance from the studios (NBC, CBS, Warner Bros, Disney …).

The stable block at the back of the grounds (original to the Riverbottom estate) abuts Griffith Park, the largest municipal park in America. We are close to four golf courses, 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 famous LA traffic (there is a shortcut through the park along Riverside Drive that is very pretty and cuts out 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) big box stores are just a few miles away in Burbank and Pavilions supermarket is one of the finest around and well within walking distance.

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