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Hollywood Celebrity Estate - Just Seconds from the Sunset Strip!

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 8

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

Sitting atop Sunset Boulevard on its own 15,000 square foot private knoll, this intimate four-bedroom estate is just a short walk away from Sunset’s premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, and nightclubs. The villa features a luxurious lagoon pool with a jacuzzi, surrounded by beautiful foliage, and a huge outdoor deck overlooking stunning views of Hollywood and beyond.

This legendary estate boasts four spacious bedrooms including a master suite fitted with a California king-sized bed and a spa-style bath, while the other three bedrooms offer comfortable queen-sized beds. 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 is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century.

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 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.



Bedroom 1 – California King-sized Bed

Bedroom 2 – Queen-sized Bed

Bedroom 3 – California King-sized Bed

Bedroom 4 – Queen-sized Bed


2 En Suite Baths

1 Full-bath


Indoor Features

Coffee Machine, Dishwasher, Freezer, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove

Air Conditioning, Central Air, Heating

Washer, Dryer

Patio/Balcony Access

Canyon View, City View

Cable TV, Satellite TV, DVD Player, Internet, WiFi, Pool Table

Game Room

Outdoor Features

Front Gate, Back Gate, Front Porch, Back Porch

One Parking Space On-Site, Street Parking

Lawn, Courtyard

Outdoor Furniture, Outside Grill

Private Pool, Jacuzzi


What’s Included

Personal Client Ambassador

Dedicated 24-hour Concierge

On-call Estate Manager

Complimentary Essentials Package Upon Arrival

At Additional Cost

Villa Pre-stocking

Daily Housekeeping

Airport Pick-up & Drop-off

Rental Car

Private Chef

In-home Spa Services

*Please inquire within to learn about all of our additional services, and we will be happy to make all requested arrangements. Advanced notice may be required.



1.8 miles to Rodeo Drive

2.4 miles to The Grove

2.4 miles to Runyon Canyon

2.6 miles to LACMA

2.8 miles to Hollywood Walk of Fame

2.8 miles to La Brea Tar Pits

3.2 miles to Hollywood Bowl

5.6 miles to Universal Studios

Beach Access

11.3 miles to Venice Beach

15.1 miles to Santa Monica Beach

17.6 miles to Manhattan Beach

22.8 miles to Malibu Pier

59.5 miles to Laguna Beach

Airport Access

9.9 miles to Bob Hope Airport (BUR)

12.2 miles to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

47.5 miles to John Wayne Airport (SNA)


Minimum stay 3-5 nights depending on the season

Maximum number of guests 8

Pets considered upon request

Check In: 4:00 pm (16:00h)

Check Out: 10:00 am (10:00h)

Inquire for special check-in and/or checkout requests

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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Speaks: english, spanish, russian, mandarin
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Calendar last updated:
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based on 21 traveler reviews

Hollywood Celebrity Estate - Just Seconds from the Sunset Strip!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
San Diego, California, United States of America


  • 5 of 5

The place just gave me an awe upon arrival. The place is breathtakingly beautiful. A piece of paradise located at Hollywood Hills West. There was also great attractions and sunset viewing. I will definitely be back in no time. Everything was just perfect makes me wish to just stay there forever.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

wow wow wow

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is wow.... I loved the natural feel of this place. It really makes you feel like you're one with nature and it helps you to relax so much. The outdoor amenities were clean, gorgeous and wonderful. Inside was even better. It was super spacious and so modern. I wish I could live here all the time. The location was also superb. I loved that it was so close to sunset strip, as well as many great attractions, restaurants and other great places to visit. It was so much fun. I had a great time.

I came here with a group of friends for a short vacation, and I was so disappointed by the time it was time to go because I knew I had to leave this gorgeous villa. Hoeven, I won't be disjointed for too long because I have already booked another short vacation at this same villa for later this year. I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Staying here was like escaping reality! Will def be on my list for vacation again!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Amazing rental

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I came with her best friend and her boyfriend for New Years week. Place was absolutely stunning. Really had a great time. The view was perfect and it was close enough to Hollywood where we could uber into the city for New Years festivities. Definitely recommend for a romantic getaway. I'm going to try to re-book for the summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I booked it for a week for a family vacation and really enjoyed the place. Will come again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is so wonderful. My boyfriend and I had the most wonderful moments there. I would love to go back soon because it is just so amazing and the feeling of comfort and good taste in it just makes the experience even more enjoyable. I recommend this to anyone who wants to stay at an unforgettable house!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Hollywood Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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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