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Deborah Blum

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Rodeo Drive Villa Beverly Hills Estate 90210

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

The Flats 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 5 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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deborah Blum (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

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 Los Angeles

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 house and neighborhood give off the feeling of living in a beautiful village. When traveling by car, visitors find that the location is convenient for travel to the beach, downtown and the Valley.

We try to be green: Solar panels on roof, grey watering system for garden.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)
Rodeo Drive Villa Beverly Hills Estate 90210
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Midwest
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in Debbie and Dale's home over Christmas. Eight of us from the Midwest were joined by our LA grandson and part time by our LA son and daughter-in-law. Our only complaints were 60 degree weather and long lines at Disneyland. I don't suppose we can blame our hosts for that. Debbie and Dale were on site in the smaller guest house which was ideal. They were there for any needs but never intrusive. The home is older but well maintained, large but still comfortable. Interesting art and other decorations but not such that you felt like you were in a museum. Location was excellent making neighborhood walking enjoyable, perfect walk for Starbucks a few blocks away. We certainly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Family 50th Celebration

  • 5 of 5

we live in the Philadelphia, PA area, as do two of our three sons and their families. As our youngest son and his family moved to LA last year, we decided to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary by bringing our east coast family to see how their west coast family was living. We were so blessed to rent ,Debbie and Dale's beautiful home in Beverly Hills. It was large enough to accommodate 11 of us under one roof with a beautiful salt water pool that became a wonderful gathering place at the beginning or end of a busy day. The house had a great feel and flow in a beautiful setting. We had a lovely anniversary party in the spacious yard. Because the home is so well-situated, everyone was able to do their "own thing" with little effort. It also is a great walking neighborhood. Best yet, Debbie and Dale were warm and welcoming hosts. Our 8 year old granddaughter asked us to include that the "beds were comfortable, the pool was like heaven, the house was very unique, the owners were super nice and so was Mirna"(who kept the place spotless). So go and enjoy!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: one set of golf clubs, collection of stuffed animals and Disney videos

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Rates & Availability

The Flats House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,980
$7,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 8 2016 - Dec 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,480
$6,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays
Dec 13 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,680
$7,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,680
$6,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
3 housekeeping visits $360
Property Damage Protection $99
Final Cleaning $500

Guests are responsible for all transaction fees including credit card, Paypal and wire transfer
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

The Flats House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 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 double , 1 twin/ single
    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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Housekeeping ($120 per visit) Rental for 1 week includes housekeeping 3 mornings per week

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