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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 patterned couch and outside sitting area looks out to a large and open lavender garden. The French Lavender 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 sandy 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 if needed. Original art and Moroccan furniture and silver trays make it feel like a Moroccan den. It has with both digital cable (with HBO and Apple TV, 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, art studio, fountain area, fruit trees… and Wi-Fi throughout.
We have a huge drought resistant organic garden. The far side is the yellow brick path, lined with billowing grasses, native plants, benches to read books on or sketch pictures. The garden path leads through the open air lounge area, past the hidden BBQ area, and toward the stables and O’Leary’s Cabin. We are often planting new things. Our photos are current and update them as soon as we change things.
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.
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
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.
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.
+++ 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!
This was our second stay in the year. This time at Dillards Pool House, a comfortable charming one bedroom house/cottage. Amy is a wonderful host -- the fresh flowers and fruit were much appreciated. The unit is fully equipped for a family to stay. The grounds are peaceful and pretty, and we enjoyed the pool as well. Highly recommend this VRBO!
I absolutely loved this property. My two sisters and I shared three of the apartments on the compound and had an absolute blast with our families. Picking and consuming the delicious oranges, lemons and fragrant lavender on the property was was very cool. It was a perfect situation and a great value as well.
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.
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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