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Large equestrian estate with four separate houses with saltwater pool and hottub

People20
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
20
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
7
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Riverside Rancho - Rivergate Estate

Private Equestrian Estate With Gardens, Fireplace, Fruit Orchard, Space To Run

Rivergate Estate has four separate houses on a lovely equestrian estate abutting Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Huge gardens with a salt water pool, hot tub, a fruit orchard; the gatehouse and stables are original to Riverbottom, the estate owned in the 1940s by Bette Davis.

Rivergate House is the main house (two bedrooms, master and twin, 3 bathrooms, approx.. 2300sq ft). The hall is an open plan kitchen and wood burning adobe fireplace; the very heart of the estate with a giant tiled Moroccan table on the patio overlooking the grounds and pool and stables.

Dillard’s Pool House (one bedroom house) is just like summer. Just off from the saltwater pool and hot tub, with a huge bathroom and living room looking out to the play area and the hills of Griffith Park. VRBO Listing #488798

Channing House is at the front of the estate by the fruit orchard. Arched windows look onto the master king bed and the twin room looks out to the San Gabriel Mountains. All the houses are stylishly decorated with memories of England and Morocco. VRBO Listing #479934

And O’Leary’s Cabin at the far end of the grounds, named after Humphrey Bogart’s character Micheal O’Leary, the stableman in Bette Davis’ 1939 film Dark Victory; the Cabin is one bedroom and original to her estate Riverbottom. VRBO Listing #465113

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

The estate grounds enjoy massive organic gardens, almost an acre of garden with an abundance of butterflies and birds, saltwater pool and spa, fire pit, chickens, art studio, fountain area, fruit trees, French Lavender maze for toddlers to learn to walk through, and a secret oleander garden… and Wi-Fi throughout. This listing is to rent the whole estate together. One can rent the individual houses out for smaller groups.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Amy B
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2016

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

We just listed the whole estate. We have plenty of reviews for each of the individual houses on the estate and you are welcome to have a read through them to get an idea of how other guests have characterized their stay here.
Aug 2015
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Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

Large equestrian estate with four separate houses with saltwater pool and hottub
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

A Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My daughter’s gymnastics team was competing in Pasadena and we decided to turn it into a mother-daughter weekend for the team. I couldn’t have asked for a better property. The entire weekend we joked that we felt like we were in a chick flick: five moms dancing and cooking in the well-appointed kitchen, seven girls laughing while running around the grounds, splashing in the pool, all of us making s’mores under twinkling candles at the fire pit. Amy was a great hostess and made sure we had everything we needed. The house is in good repair. Some of the bedrooms feel a little rustic, but I enjoyed that. It added to the retreat feeling.

Only thing to beware of is that traffic in and out of the Glendale area can be difficult. Time your outings around rush hour or just stay at the property more.

The girls are already petitioning their coach to go to a meet in the LA area again so we can repeat the experience.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A magical Thanksgiving family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Our family flew out from the midwest to spend Thanksgiving with us, and the best decision we made was to book Rivergate Estates. Everyone was blown away by this beautiful and peaceful property, that also has a wonderful history. Amy, the owner, was extremely accommodating and very generous with her hospitality. The kitchen in the main house was absolutely brilliant! We had at least 6 people at one time cooking and prepping on Thanksgiving day and we never felt crowded. When anyone needed a break from the bustle, they could retire to their own guest house, that was fully equipped and well-stocked. Some favorite activities were hiking, visiting the chickens and horses, creating zen gardens in the backyard, swimming during the day and soaking in the hot tub under the stars. This property is close to so many landmarks and attractions. It is also close to a favorite Thai restaurant, Chinda BBQ and Restaurant, and great shopping. All in all, our expectations were exceeded, and this Thanksgiving was so memorable for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Burbank
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Vivia's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
wilson harding
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Burbank Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
134 or 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
mambos
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

We are located just minutes from Hollywood, Los Feliz and the major studios in an upscale and residential neighborhood. Many of the large houses have private stables and it is common to see cowboys riding in the streets.: Warner Bros, NBC, CBS, Disney, Nickelodeon. And all the amenities of Griffith Park are on your doorstep. (horse riding, bowling and ice skating at pickwick, bike rentals and play grounds and four golf courses, Autry Museum, the LA Zoo,, Travel town and Walt’s Barn; and on the other side of the park is the observatory, Sunset Ranch and the HOLLYWOOD sign. and of course the wildlife and 52 miles of hiking and horse riding trails in the park. All 15 minuets from Downtown LA

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.

Please 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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Riverside Rancho, San Fernando Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£2,620
for 2 nights
From
£1,192
From
£1,324
Fri,Sat
£7,741
 
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £236
Cleaning £236
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,182
Tax Rate 12.0%

Events are different to our stay rates. Please discuss for details particular to your requirements.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Riverside Rancho in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Channing bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Dillard's bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    O'Leary's Cottage - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outside Pool Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Rivergate twin room en suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , steam room
    Rivergate Master en suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Rivergate guest bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Rivergate Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , valued ceiling and claw foot tub
    Channing Twin - 2 Single Bed
    Channing Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King sized bed, organic mattress and arched windows
    Rivergate Twin room - 2 Single Bed , simple large room with blackout curtains, steam room, bath
    Dillard's Pool House - 1 Large Double Bed , Separate house with living room, kitchen and bathroom
    O'Leary's Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , separate house at the end of the estate with valued ceiling
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

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