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Amazing modern luxury in a historic architectural gem.

Bedrooms 6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

7 Bedroom Castle Overlooking Los Angeles

It’s completely invisible until you’re well up the woodland path. Then suddenly, it materializes, and you have to catch your breath. How could something so immense have been so hidden?

In the view of many, this is the finest Arts & Crafts home in America. It’s definitely the largest: 13,000+ square feet on two acres of secluded forest in the Hollywood Hills. Minutes above Paramount Studios and the W Hotel, it’s a timeless, exhilarating private world where hand-tooled mahogany paneling meets high-tech WiFi.

After an award-winning thirty-year top-to-bottom restoration — from period interiors to new mechanical and electronic systems, plus a meticulously restored landscape with original waterfalls and ponds — Artemesia is now available for you to experience on your visit to Southern California.

The estate was built in 1913, the year of the very first feature-length Hollywood film, and its effect was startling. People used to the stuffy interiors and machine-made décor of the Victorian era were taken aback by the ambience: open, natural, warmly human. Today, that’s exactly what makes Artemesia so endlessly invigorating.

A soaring view over Hollywood to the ocean

The pièce de résistance is the astonishing vista, sweeping down the canyon and across Hollywood all the way to the Pacific. At a time when glassmakers were just starting to fabricate large panes, Artemesia’s huge plate glass windows showcased the unobstructed panorama and admitted floods of light. Today, that light washes over gleaming expanses of original oak flooring that demand sliding in your socks. The vista can be seen from almost every room and an array of outdoor spaces, crowned by an astonishing 104-foot front terrace.

A world of endless welcoming spaces

The only question is which space to choose. A creamy, lattice-paneled breakfast solarium is the perfect spot for afternoon homework and family games. A breezy sleeping porch hides five pull-down Murphy beds. Tiled steps descend to a luxurious sunken Roman soaking tub. A remote cliffside patio casually flaunts its view of the Hollywood Sign — which only appeared ten years after the home was built. As you wander the wooded acres of oaks and sycamores, fleeting glimpses of wildlife flash between the trees. Somewhere, you hear the sounds of children splashing in the pool and laughter from the s’mores crowd around the fire pit.

Artemesia’s lights up in a different way for expansive dinners in a dining room that easily seats forty, or for galas in the 2,000-square-foot ballroom that opens onto the stunning Lower Terrace.

Then there’s room after room of hand-crafted beauty, every detail meticulously restored and ready to be admired again and again. Rich fumed oak and mahogany paneling. Sparkling leaded glass, including a full Louis Comfort Tiffany glass ceiling. Six massive Batchelder tile fireplaces. Original tapestry wall coverings. Coffered, medallioned and beamed ceilings. All-original light fixtures. In fact, the only structurally remodeled room is the superb gourmet kitchen, sensitively interpreted in authentic period style. A fireplace pavilion complete the compound.

There are many grand estates. Then there is Artemesia . An exquisite blend of historic beauty and modern pleasures, hidden in a forest in the heart of Los Angeles. There’s nothing else like it. And once you’ve seen it, nothing else will do.

More Details

Leonard Fenton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

Why Leonard Fenton chose Los Angeles County

Artemesia is perhaps the finest estate available for rental in Southern California. The level of luxury and comfort is unparalleled, and the convenience of the location cannot be matched. What's more, you will be staying in one of America's most significant architectural houses, and the largest Craftsman style house ever built. Your stay at Artemesia will be a memory for a lifetime.

What makes this estate unique

Your stay at Artemesia will be filled with comfort, luxury, and excitement. We provide a full-time housekeeper to keep things neat and tidy for you, a full-time cook to prepare your meals, and a car and driver for up to four hours each day included in the rental fee. A concierge and chef are available on call help with sightseeing arrangements or to plan for fine dining. We include the finest L'Occitane toiletries, plus fluffy bathrobes and slippers to ease your relaxation.



Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Burbank Airport or LAX
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Downtown Los Angeles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hollywood Freeway
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

For the very first time this famous historic 1915 mansion is now available for rent. Lovingly restored inside and out, Artemesia is set on two acres of beautiful park-like grounds. The location is just up the street from Hollywood Boulevard, the Capital Records Building and the W Hotel, just one mile from Universal Studios, and under an hour from Disneyland. The mansion sits on its own two-acre gated compound on a secure private gated street, with a luxurious swimming pool and spa, fish ponds, water features, walking paths and lots of room for children to roam and play. There are amazing views across the city and to the ocean from most rooms. If you want to experience the luxury of old Hollywood, this is the place to stay. Head west to shop on Rodeo Drive, visit the Getty Museum, or swim in the Pacific Ocean, see Malibu, the state parks and Santa Monica. Head east and you’re in downtown in minutes with the Disney Concert Hall, Chinatown, and Little Tokyo. Five minutes down the road are the attractions of Sunset Boulevard and the Sunset Strip with its clubs and restaurants. Universal Studio is 15 minutes away and Disneyland is less than one hour. Staying at historic Artemesia will make your trip one you’ll remember forever.


Rates & Availability

Hollywood Hills Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Year round
Mar 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $10,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

Housekeeper and cook are provided. Driver with car is provided for up to four hours each day. Limited concierge service is also included. Other services on request. Guests must purchase an insurance policy protecting the property and contents during their stay, which the host will arrange for them.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hollywood Hills Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 13329 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , East adjoining bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , West adjoining bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , North wing east
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , North wing west
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , Very large sitting room with swing out, pull down queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

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