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A private resort oasis in the heart of the Hollywood Hills.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 13,329 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Amazing modern luxury in a historic architectural gem.

This famous 1915 landmark is now available for rental. Lovingly restored inside and out, it's 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.

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 —the Castle on the Hill is now available for you to experience on your visit to Southern California.

There are 5 bedrooms and bathrooms, with two more bedroom suites available on request for large parties or families.

Entertain in the living room/salon, dine in the formal dining room, or have a light-filled lunch in the breakfast room overlooking the swimming pool and spa. Shoot some pool in the billiard room, or host cocktails in one of the cozy nooks in the elegant ballroom.

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.

The gourmet kitchen is completely new, with a chef's 8-burner Wolf range, warming drawer, dual dishwashers, microwave drawer, and all the amenities you could dream of. It comes stocked with all spices and condiments, ready to prepare a gastronomic feast to remember.

There are many grand estates. Then there is the Castle on the Hill. 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:
December 31, 2017

About Leonard Fenton

We've worked for three decades to carefully restore, decorate, and maintain this architectural treasure and upgrade it with modern conveniences and a high level of luxury. I am proud to share this home with visitors who are looking for a unique, luxury experience.

Leonard Fenton purchased this estate in 1987

Why Leonard Fenton chose Hollywood Hills

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

Besides all the wonderful Southern California sites located a short hop away, staying at Artemesia is a luxury resort experience all on its own.

What makes this estate unique

Your stay at Artemesia will be filled with comfort and luxury. We provide a full-time housekeeper to keep things neat and tidy. On request,we can also provide an onsite cook to prepare your meals, a chef to arrange a gourmet in-home culinary dining experience, and a private car and chauffeur to bring you to Los Angeles's most fun and most exciting spots. A concierge is available on call to help with sightseeing arrangements or to plan for fine restaurant dining. We provide the finest L'Occitane toiletries, plus fluffy bathrobes, eye masks, and slippers to ease your relaxation.


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.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Middle Bath - toilet , shower
    Maid's Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Powder Room - toilet , Ground floor
    Powder Room, Lower Level - toilet , Entertainment level powder room
    Owner's Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Available on special request.
    Green Bath - toilet , shower , Associated with sitting room. Available on special request.
  • There are five bathrooms normally provided. Three are full baths, and two are powder rooms on the lower levels. For large families or groups, we can provide up to two additional bathrooms: the owner's suite bath, and the Green Bath adjacent to the large sitting room with a swing-out full sized bed. There is also an outdoor bathroom at the fireplace pavilion.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Middle West Bedroom - 1 queen
    Maid's East - 1 queen , Nice room with walk in closet. Shares bath with Maid's West.
    Middle East - 1 queen , Lovely room with canopy bed; shares bath with MIddle West.
    Maid's West - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Nice bedroom with closet; shares bath with Maid's East.
    Sitting Room: Additional Space - 1 queen , 1 double , Sitting room with Murphy bed. Available on special request.
    Second Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Available on special request. Contains pull-out couch.
  • There are five bedrooms normally provided. For large families or groups, we can provide up to two additional sleeping areas: the owner's bedroom suite with king bed, and a large sitting room with a swing-out full sized bed. The owner's bedroom suite also contains a sofa bed in queen size. That makes a maximum of 8 beds within bedroom. Or course, there is plenty of additional space for kids in sleeping bags.
  • Books
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
We provide L'Occitane toiletries, slippers, eye masks, and fluffy robes.


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A private resort oasis in the heart of the Hollywood Hills.
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Great Historic home with a ton of charm!

  • 4 of 5

This was a family vacation that included 6 adults and 4 children so we were looking to rent instead of being split up into a bunch of hotel rooms. There is to much history for me to put down on this review so ill leave this link.. Google Artemesia LA home.

Our goal as a family was to have a view of the city and be somewhat close to all of the attractions. We didnt exactly look for this home for his attributes, we came across the home by accident. And Im glad we did. The home is old, so be prepared for an antique look, but everything is extremely clean (for those allergy people). We enjoyed the size of the house because every family setting we found ourselves using a different room. The rich dark wood and the old fire places nearly take you back in time. Its a very neat feeling walking through this home. Its perfectly tucked into a hill providing a surprising depth of privacy. Our kids loved walking around the house and enjoying the heated pool. The showers are old but we had plenty of pressure and hot water. Some people find it romantic and unique to use a shower that old in good working condition (we did), and others prefer modern facilities. If you are looking for a modern Kholer shower with 20 heads then this isnt your place.

This was the owners first time renting out his home and there were a few kinks the first day, but overall his first time was a very solid performance. The house is set up for 2 or 3 families since there are only 2 master bedrooms, depending on how the owner rents it out. There are two other bedrooms that are medium size, and the last two bedrooms are extremely small, more geared for small children. total of 6.

There is a grocery store, liquor store, and other establishments literally 2 minutes from the house. Lenny, the owner, was very helpful in doing everything possible to make our family vacation one to remember. The staff Lenny provided was outstanding. They will take care of you ! This was my first review for a home so I apologize to the readers if I missed anything.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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