Spacious one bedroom, semi-detached house in Griffith Park, Hollywood, studios
Rivergate is our country house, my family and I stay in all of the houses (it is helpful for me to know how they function as holiday homes first hand). The grounds are large enough that the house is private. With the added bonus of friends and fellow travelers nearby to make friends with. When we are not staying in one of the houses we are just over the hill in Hollywood at Sunset Ranch. It is helpful that I am right here to answer questions or fix anything that may arise. I won the Airbnb Hero Award and take my role as host very seriously. I take your happiness and wellbeing personally and am honored to facilitate this community of travelers sharing this great estate.
Amelia purchased this Guest House in 2012
Why Amelia 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 Guest House unique
Dillard's Pool House is next to the pool and hot tub in the heart of Rivergate Estate. The estate has a number of houses available through Airbnb. The interior space is exclusive to this listing. The exterior is shared with the other guests staying in the houses on the estate. All the houses on the estate enjoy massive organic gardens, almost half acre of garden with an abundance of butterflies and birds. The lawn surrounds the saltwater pool and spa, fire pit and grill. The art studio is where I offer a Painting Experience https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/65880. We also have a garden bathroom with outdoor shower, covered seating area, a couple of outdoor dining areas, sun deck, large shade trees, hammocks and café tables, fountain area, fruit orchard, vegetable garden. A maze of French Lavender for children to solve and Wi-Fi throughout. You can often find me planting or watering, things are growing and changing. Our photos are current and we update them regularly. 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.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
out side and away from others only
$20 per pet per night, not to be left unattended
the estate is great for kids
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
No more than two additional guests at a time on the property. If you have a group of more than two, please ask Amy BEFORE inviting them.
Please pick up pet poop. Keep them on a leash in the garden. Please do not leave your dog unattended. Please do not let your pet swim in the pool.
We share the grounds with other holiday homes. Please be kind and courteous to our other guests. No music or loud talking after 9.30 or before 7am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Love this place!
We’ve been there a number of times and we will be back. It’s like an Oasis in Glendale which is an Oasis in Los Angeles.
Beautiful getaway at a “country estate”
This was our second time vacationing at the property. We already have plans made to come back. It’s a great spot to relax and very close to outdoor activities.
End of the Day Getaway from the Big City
After our 3rd stay at Rivergate & 2nd stay at Dillard's Pool House, we still consider it a country gem where you can relax in quiet--with only the occasional whinny or snort from the nearby horses. Thank you, Amy, we loved it.
Loved it - would stay again!
Thank you for amazing stay. Easy to check in and beautiful areas to stay in.
Beautiful area to stay in with a pool. Washer and dryer was very convenient.
We enjoyed our 4 nights stay in the heart of Glendale. This small oasis was a welcome refuge after a busy day of sight seeing. The accommodation was comfortably furnished, with plenty of room to spread out. Only small glitch was the lighting in the lounge area was not very bright. A nice reading lamp would be wonderful.
Thanks so much for the fresh flowers and fruit!
This was helpful feedback, I have since bought a handsome reading light for snuggling into the sofa with a good novel.
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.