Deborah Blum

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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RODEO DRIVE VILLA

Beverly Hills House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Library (Sleeps 8-10)

On Rodeo Drive, one block south of the Beverly Hills Hotel in the most exclusive neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Built in 1912, this elegant old Hollywood estate was once home to Joseph Kennedy and his paramour Gloria Swanson. Guests have included Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra and John Kennedy. Since its illustrious days as a Hollywood watering hole the house has been restored to perfection with an emphasis on comfort and warmth.

A country house in the middle of the city. Hardwood floors and early American antiques throughout. Large open rooms that flow into each other, huge windows. A light filled dining room with long table for entertaining. Adjacent pantry and comfortable eat-in kitchen fully equipped with a Viking Range for those who love to cook. A library lined with books and den, with leather chairs and a flat screen TV.

Master bedroom with fireplace. Four other cheerful bedrooms and a nursery adjacent to the master. Firm yet comfortable beds with crisp white sheets. 2 full baths and 2 half baths. One of the bedrooms doubles as an office, fully equipped with fax and highspeed internet that enables guests to work while on vacation. Ideal for creative individuals with children, looking for an informal but elegant home away-from-home. Housekeeping included 3 mornings per week.

Backyard is a secluded half-acre meadow, shaded by mature trees. Perfect for dining under the stars on warm summer nights. Also includes a heated pool long enough for laps (40' x 20') with a salt water filtration system that's gentle on the skin.

Offers a centrally located and elite address. Within walking distance to all shops and restaurants in downtown Beverly Hills. An easy drive to Santa Monica, Malibu, Hollywood, downtown LA, theme parks and the San Fernando Valley. Also serves as a comfortable home base for day trips to Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. In short, a blissful oasis in the middle of teeming Los Angeles. Great for gathering together an extended family who want to come together for big meals and easy conversation. The perfect way to vacation with children.

Keywords: villa, house, estate, historic property, architectural property, mansion, European, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, stars, charm, luxury, comfort, central location, beach, pool.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deborah Blum (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Deborah Blum

Deborah is a documentary writer and director for the History Channel and Discovery. Dale is a screenwriter and novelist. We have three children and have lived in our home for twenty years.

Over the years the house has been a magnet for famous Hollywood screenwriters and directors, who have gathered here for meals and parties and to collaborate on projects. It's open, spacious, and warm vibe has nurtured many creative endeavors.

Deborah Blum purchased this house in 1989

Why Deborah Blum chose Beverly Hills

Historic property located on one of the most exclusive streets in the world. Safe, beautiful and tranquil neighborhood but centrally located and within walking distance to downtown Beverly Hills.

This house has been in Deborah's family since 1941. Deborah's father was a Hollywood screenwriter who wrote STALAG 17 with Billy Wilder. We bought it from her parents 22 years ago. It's a well known house in Beverly Hills because it's one of two examples of the Craftsman style in the city. People often tell us it's their favorite house in Beverly Hills.

What makes this house unique

Although tranquil and serene inside, the house is centrally located. Easy walking to the cafes and shops of Beverly Hills. In spite of the glitz and glamor of BH, the feeling of living in a beautiful village. When traveling by car, convenience to the beach, downtown and the Valley.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Rodeo Drive Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Rodeo Drive Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226964vb
310-490-3171
Beverly Hills Los Angeles County
New York
5

Magical Spot

  • 5 of 5
We rented this Villa to share with our family for our son's graduation weekend. We are so glad that we did!! Weeks later, we still enjoy thinking about this home. There was room for everyone to enjoy the space. We had a family celebration dinner together which was easy to host. The Villa has an easy flow to it, each room leading to the next with lots of Art to discover and architectural detail to enjoy. It is relaxed and elegant at the same time. The pool is a pleasure to lounge around and lots of fun for the children to play in. The old Hollywood vibe has been maintained in this magical spot. We highly recommend this Villa especially if you appreciate Art, Literature, Film and the Creative Spirit. The history of this home and the detail of its decor is an adventure in itself. The owners and housekeeper of this property added a much appreciated warmth to our stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Rodeo Drive Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226964vb
310-490-3171
Beverly Hills Los Angeles County
Los Angeles
5

Home way from home

  • 5 of 5
This place is amazing and really make you feel as if you were at home. My family came from France for our wedding and stayed there for a week. The place was perfect and spacious enough to accomodate 9 adults and two small kids. The house is as beautiful as on the pictures close to Beverly Hills, very clean, well maintained and in a quiet area.
But more than the place itself, the owners really made this week amazing. Debbie and Dale are extremely friendly and very helpful.
I would recommend this place without hesitation to any of my friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Rodeo Drive Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226964vb
310-490-3171
Beverly Hills Los Angeles County
New York
5

Walk to Rodeo Drive

  • 5 of 5
We had great expectations and the house turned out even better than what we had hoped for. We arrived after dark so couldn't see the rooms or grounds. The first clue that things were going to go right was the bed. I'm very particular when it comes to beds, and the bed in the master was as comfortable as ours at home. We awoke to find ourselves in a beautiful room, gazing up at great art on the walls (unexpected). The room felt peaceful and still, although it looks out over the world famous Rodeo Drive. The kitchen was cheerful, a great place to cook and enjoy time with friends. The backyard was spacious and lovely. We were delighted. The other couples we were were traveling with found their stay equally as enjoyable. Our hosts Debbie and Dale were very helpful. If you like good architecture, historic charm and a great location, I fully recommend this house. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Rodeo Drive Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226964vb
310-490-3171
Beverly Hills Los Angeles County
London
5

Rodeo Drive Shangri-la

  • 5 of 5
Perfect house, perfect location. I recommend for anyone who likes a house with character, grace and history. The photos tell the story; large rooms with lots of light, tastefully furnished. The property was clean and well-maintained. The dining room and pool were perfect for entertaining. It was great to be able to walk out the door and stroll down Rodeo Drive anytime we felt like it. We will come back the next time we vacation in Los Angeles!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rodeo Drive Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226964vb
310-490-3171
Beverly Hills Los Angeles County
United Kingdom
5

Beverley Hills Classic

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful property. We were in a quiet location in a very attractive street, within easy walking distance of both Sunset Boulevard and the shops and restaurants of Rodeo Drive. The house is full of period character and charm, and is very clean, comfortable and spacious. The owners were exceptionally helpful and welcoming, and we would unreservedly recommend a stay here.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rodeo Drive Villa
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p226964vb
310-490-3171
Beverly Hills Los Angeles County
Washington, DC
5

Bliss in Beverly Hills

  • 5 of 5
This house rocks! It feels very European, like a villa in the south of France. The rooms are big, open and comfortable. The garden is a field of green. We had many special requests and the owners bent over backwards to arrange everything the way we wanted it. They supplied a great housekeeper. The rooms were immaculate, the kitchen very functional. Their hospitality made us feel so welcome. The next time we visit Los Angeles, either for work or pleasure, we will book ourselves into Rodeo Drive.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Beverly Hills Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Rodeo Drive shopping district
Nearest Point of Interest
Coldwater Canyon Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Whole Foods Market
Car: recommended

available: ping pong table, one set of golf clubs, collection of stuffed animals and Disney videos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Beverly Hills House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 8 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,380
$7,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,580
$8,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Jan 11 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,380
$7,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,380
$7,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
each housekeeping visit $50
Final Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Notes Guest is responsible for additional energy costs to rent the pool or air condition the house.

CANCELLATION by Guest forfeits whatever payments have been received at the time of the cancellation. If we are able to rent the house during the same period of time we will return the rental payment, less the amount of the deposit.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Beverly Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Parking On Street
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Computer Available
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , single bed can be added
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , single bed can be added
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 double
    Den - 1 twin/ single , The downstairs den can be converted into a 6th bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1) Pack 'n Play for a baby
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Music Library ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf Clubs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • surf fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • ice skating
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • sailing
  • cycling
Notes:
Housekeeping fee $300 (for one week); $150 for each additional week includes housekeeping 3 mornings per week and cleaning upon departure. large flat yard, big enough for children to play soccer, baseball collection of stuffed animals and Disney videos
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