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Amy B

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Sunny Pool House in Heart of Country Estate. Hot Tub, Fruit Orchard, Fountains

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Glendale - Dillard's Pool House

Spacious one bedroom, semi-detached house in Griffith Park, Hollywood, studios

Dillard’s Pool House is a spacious, semi-detached house in the heart of what was once Bette Davis' estate, Riverbottom. The salt water pool, hot tub, organic gardens, massive play area, bucolic atmosphere are on your doorstep. Close to Los Feliz, Hollywood, Silver Lake and Downtown LA. Biking distance to Disney, Warner Bros., Universal. Great hiking and horse riding trails just outside the back gate. A perfect 'stay-cation' for Angeleno's, home base for tourists, or working professionals.

You enter the estate through the original riverside gate of Bette Davis’ house Riverbottom. A designer couch and outside sitting area looks out to a large and open sandy garden. The French Lavandar maze billows before you and the flowing grasses feels like the dunes at the beach.

The charming sash windows of the LIVING ROOM and KITCHEN look out on the bright garden, the hummocks and the foothills of Mount Hollywood (We are directly behind the HOLLYWOOD sign). The room is light and airy with tile floor. The couch folds out as a second bed. The indoor hammock adds a whimsical note to the sitting area. The living room has with both digital cable and Apple TV, a big fluffy rug and original art, making it perfect for relaxing after a long splash in the pool. The kitchen is small but serviceable with a dishwasher, stove, oven sink and such. There is WiFi throughout the estate.

The BEDROOM has a queen bed and a custom headboard perfect to tuck in to a juicy novel well into the night. The light from the Moroccan lamp patterns the walls. It has plenty of closet space and a desk to write letters home on. There is charming imported furniture dotted about.

The BATHROOM is huge. Large enough to entertain in while you lounge in the bathtub! There is a washing machine and a dryer, (although in Southern California the clothes dry just as fast on the rack as in the machine) the custom shower curtain adds a splash of playful pattern.

Dillard’s Pool House is next to the pool and hot tub in the heart of the estate. Named after one of Bette Davis’ favorite leading men; Preston Dillard played by Henry Fonda in the famous 1938 movie Jezebel. The unique and historical nature of Rivergate Estate make it a lovely oasis to stay in. Rivergate has a number of houses available to let that enjoy massive organic gardens with an abundance of butterflies and birds, saltwater pool and spa, fire pit, garden maze and olenanda secret garden. Lots of outdoor seating areas, horses and chickens, art studio, fountain area, fruit trees… and Wi-Fi throughout.

We just renovated our luscious but water hogging lawn and put down soft sand. We have a new lounge area with billowing curtains that create an outdoor room, we have a few new trees and sitting areas. We are currently planting and things are growing and changing. Our photos are current and we update them as soon as we change things. If you are booking for a few months from now, expect to see the garden a little more grown in when you come to stay

We are located just minutes from Hollywood, Los Feliz and the major studios: Warner Bros, NBC, CBS, Disney, Nickelodeon. And all the amenities of Griffith Park on your doorstep.

O’Leary’s Cabin https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1316362 is at the far end of the estate and shares a roof line with the original stable block

Rivergate House is the biggest and grandest at http://www.vrbo.com/712356

Channing House http://www.vrbo.com/479934

the whole estate at http://www.vrbo.com/708660

O’Leary’s Cabin http://www.vrbo.com/465113.

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Amy B (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

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

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



Amy warmly welcomed us into her sweet haven in LA's horse country with provisions in our fridge and a loaf of home-baked bread to ease the transition of arriving late at night in a strange city...the pool house is cheerful and functional, the pool itself refreshing and the big green lawn with shade trees the perfect view from our patio. We loved the energy of young children and other guests with whom we shared this large property. Amy's concern for our comfort was reflected in her responding quickly to our questions and in filling our requests.

We feel very fortunate to have found this gem!



June 2013
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Sunny Pool House in Heart of Country Estate. Hot Tub, Fruit Orchard, Fountains
average rating of 4.875 based on 20 reviews
California
4

Perfect location for us to spend time with grandkids

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Feels like a country home in the middle of LA!

  • 5 of 5

The setting is perfect for purposes of visiting our daughter and grandkids in LA. Amy is attentive to needs and a delightful hostess. Property in a beautiful setting, clean and well maintained.

Phyllis

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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framingham
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Tranquil setting. Clean and simple.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Dillard pool house

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and unusual oasis in LA! Loved our stay there.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Dillard's pool house is a comfortable little home with charm. The grounds are well kept, beautiful pool and lovely Mountian views. Our stay was peaceful and relaxing. Close to everything. We were welcomed with a lovely fruit basket and fresh flowers. Alana and Amy were always available when needed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Rural Oasis Yet Convenient To Much of LA

  • 4 of 5

We are a mature coupe and stayed at Dillard's Pool House for a week in June. The property is very much as pictured in the listing. It was very comfortable and feels very rural, yet it is only 10 minutes from the great restaurants, shopping and entertainment of Burbank and Glendale. We were surprised by how close everything seemed. The property was clean and well maintained. The salt-water pool and hot tub are delightful. What is not mentioned in the listing is that there are four vacation rentals on the property and they share the grounds, pool, parking and amenities. So privacy is compromised and it is not suited as a romantic getaway. Also, there is a ductless AC unit in the bedroom, which stays very comfortable, but on a very hot mid-afternoon, the rest of the cottage does not cool down to the same extent. Having said that, we felt very much at home and our fellow guests did not intrude on our pleasure. We would not hesitate to stay again, and hope to do so in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Burbank
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Vivi Fresh
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Griffith Park, 4 different courses
Nearest Train
2 Miles
downtown burbank metrolink
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mambos
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt Baldy
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Santa Monica
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, 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Glendale, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
18 May 2016 - 24 Aug 2016
1 night minimum stay
£220
for 1 night
From
£142
From
£152
Fri,Sat
£1,094
£4,139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£182
for 1 night
From
£103
From
£119
Fri,Sat
£844
£3,143
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protecti £34
Cleaning fee £44
Pet Fee £68
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Glendale in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • The BATHROOM is huge. Large enough to entertain in while you lounge in the bathtub! There is a washing machine and a dryer, (although in Southern California the clothes dry just as fast on the rack as in the machine) the custom shower curtain adds a splash of playful pattern.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The BEDROOM has a queen bed and a custom headboard perfect to lean on and tuck in to a juicy novel well into the night. The light from the Moroccan lamp patterns the walls. It has plenty of closet space and a desk to write letters home on. There is charming imported furniture dotted about.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

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