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Hollywood Celebrity Estate

LUXPADS

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

LUXPADS

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Hollywood Celebrity Estate

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Hollywood House Rental Photos and Description

Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 10

Live like a celebrity at the Orson Welles View Estate! This 3,000 sq ft. Old Hollywood charm was originally owned by one of Hollywood's golden boys, Orson Welles, and was subsequently owned and inhabited by a long list of stars including Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand and David Bowie.

Sitting just atop Sunset Blvd on its own roughly 15,000 sq. ft. private knoll, this 4 bedroom estate features a magical lagoon pool with Jacuzzi, beautiful foliage, a waterfall, and a dry sauna, and a huge outdoor deck overlooking stunning views of Hollywood and beyond. Recently remodeled in several different sections including a new bathroom with spa tub, the master bedroom is furnished with a California king size bed, while the other three bedrooms have queen sized beds providing maximum comfort. Gorgeous views await you throughout the house, and a pool table will entertain you and your guests throughout your stay.

This Cape Cod style estate was originally built in 1928 and has an amazing Hollywood history. Sidney Toler, who played Charlie Chan in the late 30s and 40s, built the house. After several years the house was then inhabited by Orson Welles, the great American filmmaker, actor, theater director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theater, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his distinctive voice and personality, Welles is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century, especially for his significant and influential early work despite his notoriously contentious relationship with Hollywood.

Welles first found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Welles' novel, "The War of the Worlds," which was reported to have caused widespread panic when listeners supposedly thought that an extraterrestrial invasion was occurring. Although these reports of panic were mostly false and overstated, they rocketed Welles to instant notoriety. Orson Welles wrote "Citizen Kane" while living here at this house. "Citizen Kane" (1941), his first film with RKO, in which he starred in the iconic role of Charles Foster Kane, is often considered the greatest film ever made. Several of his other films, including "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942), "Touch of Evil" (1958), "Chimes at Midnight" (1965), and "F for Fake" (1974), are also widely considered to be masterpieces.

Rita Hayworth, once the wife of Orson Welles, also lived in the house with him. Other famous celebrities that have lived here since include Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, Peter Lorre ("Casablanca", "Maltese Falcon" and various Alfred Hitchcock films), who lived in the house until he died in 1969, Paul Williams (the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning songwriter who wrote songs for Elvis Presley), Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, and David Bowie, who sold it in 2004. The current owner now makes this Hollywood landmark available for lucky visitors like you who get to experience its magic, charm and remarkable history.

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LUXPADS (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Hollywood Celebrity Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
chicaho, il
5

Amazing home with everything you could ask for

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here after having a terrible experience with the hotel we had planned on staying at. I'm so glad the hotel fell through because this home was stunning and my family loved the privacy of having our own home to stay in and out own pool and yard to relax in. The scenery was stunning and we were close to local attractions and shopping. I would recommend this rental over any hotel available!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin, TX
5

Beautiful & comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here with a group of our friends when we went on vacation to Hollywood. This home was perfect for what we needed and none of us wanted to leave!! We're already planning to go again next year and we will definitely be booking this home again!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New Berlin
5

Nice place to spend a week

  • 5 of 5

We spent almost one week there with our whole family and this was such a nice place to enjoy and to have a time with family.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Grass Valley
5

Very charming and wonderful yard and pool in the Hollywood Hills

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved it here. The home is very nice and close to everything we wanted to see and do in Hollywood. The home was wells stocked and well maintained. The property managers were very kind and helpful. The house was also very clean. Thank you - we will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Phenomenal

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this beautiful home along with several other couples who are our close friends. We had a wonderful week and no 5 star hotel could have come close to providing the experience we had. We loved the location in the Hollywood hills and we really felt like we were living as celebrities. Every room was beautiful including the bedrooms so thankfully the couples didn't have to fight over anyone receiving a lesser room. Our favorite spot however was the backyard because of the awesome views, pool and hot tub. The chef was also absolutely amazing! I can't wait for our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Franciscso
5

Great stay - We loved it here!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week here and really enjoyed the history of staying at Orson Wells place. The yard was wonderful with a terrific pool and a great location. Plenty of space and was very well kept. Thank you!! Will be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Car: recommended

The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California. It extends from West Hollywood's east border with Hollywood at Marmont Lane to its west border with Beverly Hills at Phyllis street. The Strip is probably the best known portion of Sunset, embracing a premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment business. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards.

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Amenities

Hollywood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

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