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Rodeo Drive Villa Beverly Hills Estate 90210

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

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.

More Details

Deborah Blum
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

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.


The Flats House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 2 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
Housekeeping ($120 per visit) Rental for 1 week includes housekeeping 3 mornings per week


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Rodeo Drive Villa Beverly Hills Estate 90210
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
San Francisco

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

We met at this lovely home for a cousin-crew reunion and to celebrate our grandmother's 100th birthday. It was the perfect home for us to both hang out and get some quiet space and rest when needed. The kitchen and dining room were perfect for our crew to share meals and play games. This home is gorgeous, comfortable and filled with excellent art and lovely light. The owner is easy, flexible and kind. We enjoyed walking in the neighborhood and it was easy to there from the airport. We are planning on returning for another cousin reunion and our grandmother's 101th birthday!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York


  • 5 of 5

Great location, close to everything but quiet and serene. Big light-filled rooms, great kitchen for cooking, great dining room for our extended family. A treat to stay in a house decorated in good, simple but elegant taste. The Owners were helpful before and after our arrival. Would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga, Ca

Lets Have a Reunion in Beverly Hills !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were 12 women, all related, ages 9-75 and we all loved this house!! If we didn't walk and enjoy block after block of beautiful homes, Uber was there in 2 mins. We shopped, visited colleges, toured studios, ate in nearby famous restaurants, found a Yoga studio and then would gather in the big living room or dining room and share our stories. Mornings we sat around the kitchen table and planned our day. Everything was super clean, light and airy and the owners so helpful and kind.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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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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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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Rates & Availability

The Flats House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 16 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $90 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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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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