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Channing House with heated salt water pool and spa on a large private estate

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 102 m²
Property type guest house

Overview

About the property

Bucolic setting, great for kids, pool and hot tub, extensive grounds, central

Named after Margo Channing, Bette Davises’ larger than life character in All About Eve 1951; Channing House is a spacious 2-bedroom guest house on a private estate in Los Angeles. Once part of Davis’ estate Riverbottom, it is nestled in the equestrian area, which abuts Griffith Park. With the heated salt water pool and bucolic atmosphere, it is a perfect holiday spot and an oasis for work...

The MASTER BEDROOM looks through arched windows to the fruit orchard and the unique round brickwork and shingled roof of the original gate to Riverbottom, Bette Davis' estate. The room is bright and spacious with a queen-sized bed. A Moroccan chandelier casts soft light patterns on the clear bright walls. Watch the moon rise over the blue foothills of Mount Hollywood.

The stylish Moroccan LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN with the great round white chandeliers that pattern the white washed walls. The large Moroccan wood dining table is bathed in light from the arched windows. Open plan full kitchen with dishwasher, because no one wants to do the dishes while on holiday:-) 48.5" flat screen television with both digital cable (with the movie package and HBO) and Netflix and Amazon for streaming; and a handmade Moroccan couch (that can also be used as another bed). The cool tiled floor, original art on the walls, and the extensive grounds make this a great ‘home away from home'

The second BEDROOM also has Moroccan lights, dark wood floors and two comfy twin beds. The front windows look out toward the San Gabriel Mountains as they turn purple in the evening light.

The slate tiled BATHROOM has a built in shower room and a stack-able washer and drier. The patterned hallway off the living room has the controls for the central heating and air conditioning.

We have a bonus room that can be set up in different ways; an office with the desk and a number of outlets for those on a work trip; or as a little baby room with a crib (let me know when you book if you want to use either of these options).

The estate has a number of houses available through VRBO. The interior space is exclusive to this listing. The exterior is shared with the other guests staying in the houses on the estate.

The grounds are huge with two gardens. The front area, where Channing House is, with the fruit orchard, vegetable garden, gated parking, electric car charger, fountain and seating areas. The back garden is dominated by a large open area to play games in, a lawn around the heated salt water pool and spa, a French Lavender maze for children to walk and solve, the sun bathing area and outdoor shower, sink and loo, and of course the horse stables where Reina and her baby foal live (unless you are staying early 2018 and she might still be pregnant) The art studio is also under the arches of the barn at the far end of the estate (please check out my two Airbnb Experiences for painting https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/65880 and horseback riding https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/70605 and https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/78904 is the new horseback VIP ride.

Please don't let the rural setting and the hooting of the owls fool you, we are still in the heart of the city and you should be aware that you can sometimes hear the freeway, helicopters, dogs and sirens typical of city living. I mention it because it seems out of place while you lounge in the sun on the lawn feeling like you are out in the country.

Rivergate is our country house, we too stay at the houses for weekends and holidays. With the added bonus that I am right there to answer questions or fix anything that may arise. I won the Hero Award form Airbnb and I take my role as your host very seriously.

We share the estate with other houses that are available for let:

http://www.vrbo.com/712356 Rivergate House is the biggest and grandest.

http://www.vrbo.com/488798 Dillard's Pool House is in the heart of the estate and the bigger of the one bedroom houses.

http://vrbo.com/465113 is O’Leary’s Cabin, the smallest and most remote of the houses at the far end of the estate. The whole estate can be seen at http://www.vrbo.com/708660

Rivergate is a unique place and a little hard to describe, it can feel a little like a village on a summer day.

More Details

Owner
Amy B
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Amy B

I live part time on the estate with my two children. I am a mum and a painter and am originally from London, England.

Amy B purchased this guest house in 2012

Why Amy B chose Riverside Rancho

The grounds are huge with two gardens. The front area, where Channing House is, with the fruit orchard, vegetable garden, gated parking, electric car charger, fountain and seating areas. The back garden is dominated by a large open area to play games in, a lawn around the salt water heated pool and spa, a French Lavender maze for children to walk and solve, the sun bathing area and outdoor shower, sink and loo, and of course the horse stables (currently uninhabited) and art studio under the arches of the barn at the far end of the estate (please check out my two Airbnb Experiences for painting https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/65880 and horseback riding). Further still and you reach the back gate that opens onto Easter Field and all of Griffith Park.

Please don't let the rural setting and the hooting of the owls fool you, we are still in the heart of the city and you should be aware that you can sometimes hear the freeway, helicopters, dogs and sirens typical of city living. I mention it because it seems out of place while you lounge in the sun on the lawn feeling like you are out in the country.

Rivergate is our country house, we too stay at the houses for weekends and holidays. With the added bonus that I am right there to answer questions or fix anything that may arise. I won the Hero Award form Airbnb and I take my role as your host very seriously.

We share the estate with other houses that are available for let:

http://www.vrbo.com/712356 Rivergate House is the biggest and grandest.

http://www.vrbo.com/488798 Dillard's Pool House is in the heart of the estate and the bigger of the one bedroom houses.

http://vrbo.com/465113 is O’Leary’s Cabin, the smallest and most remote of the houses at the far end of the estate. The whole estate can be seen at http://www.vrbo.com/708660

Rivergate is a unique place and a little hard to describe, it can feel a little like a village on a summer day.

What makes this guest house unique

There are great cycling trails and running tracks throughout the neighborhood and into the Park. Downtown Los Angeles is about 15 minutes away, depending a little on the infamous LA traffic (there is a shortcut through the park along Riverside Drive that is very pretty and cuts out some of the traffic).

Burbank and Glendale are home to loads of shopping including the Americana (a high end outdoor mall with fountain, fine restaurants and events). A Pavilions supermarket is one of the finest around and within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

+++ Original review posted on airbnb.com +++



This was a find! A well-kept and safe property. Perfect for a family of four. The Moroccan details were perfectly incorporated- discreet and not overly done. We enjoyed the pool, relaxed from the sun in our comfortable and naturally-lit unit. The freeways were accessible making visiting other parts of LA very easy. Amy was discreet and accessible making us feel at home. We hope to come back next time we're in SoCal. Thank you for a pleasant and lovely getaway.



August 2013
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation guest house rental in Riverside Rancho, California

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No more than two additional guests at a time on the property
  • Please use the pool and hot tub at your own risk
  • We share the grounds with other holiday homes. Please be kind and courteous to our other guests. No music or loud talking after 9.30 or before 7am.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , also has laundry facilities
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , the couch can also be used as a bed
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We do not host parties. The grounds and shared space is monitored 24/7 with security cameras.

Reviews

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Channing House with heated salt water pool and spa on a large private estate
average rating of 4.8 based on 41 reviews
5

The Channing house offered a very pleasant stay. Clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Channing house. Amy is an excellent host. The house was clean and very comfortable. The grounds were nice, and the location was wonderful, central to many sights in the LA area. It was perfect for our visit for the Rose Parade and float viewing.

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Littleton, CO
5

Wonderful location and space for family get together!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great! We had a Christmas Eve celebration with our family from Portland, OR, St. Petersburg, FL, Burbank, and Colorado. The kitchen was very well equipped and there was enough room for all of us to have dinner. As others have noted, the location could not be better and the area feels safe. Our host Amy was very gracious and was available if we needed anything.We look forward to staying at this unique property, Rivergate, next time we visit our family in the area.

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cupertino, CA
5

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

Amy was such a great host, very accommodating. My sister stayed here before and recommended it to us, especially since we were traveling with our dogs. The grounds were great for our dogs and us. We came down for a concert at the Hollywood Bowl and this location couldn’t have been better. We even planned to stay an extra day so that we could enjoy the saltwater pool, which didn’t disappoint. Channing House was clean, spacious and comfortable. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Great place, ideal location & quiet area for us to be able to walk and visit the sights. Friendly hosts.

  • Submitted: 4-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Ellyn, IL
5

This is such a charming and restful location

  • 5 of 5

This is such a great location away from of all the chaos and noise that the LA area has going on. We were visiting family in Burbank and wanted to have a location where we could host our nieces and nephews overnight. They loved the pool! We definitely hope to make this location our home and away from home when traveling back to CA.

  • Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious, Comfortable, Great Location!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Channing House! It was close to Warner Brothers Studio, Griffith Park and Observatory and several great local restaurants. Amy was kind and informative and the house was spacious and comfortable for 4 adults. We enjoyed the outdoor spaces in the mornings and evenings. We highly recommend Channing House and hope to return for another stay in the future!

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Burbank
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Viva Cantina
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Catalina Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Griffith Park
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Burbank station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Mambo's Cafe
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Mt Baldy
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

Don’t let the rural setting and the hooting of the owls fool you, we are still in the heart of the city and you should be aware that you can sometimes hear the freeway, helicopters, and sirens typical of city living. (I mention it because it seems out of place while you lounge in the sun on the lawn feeling like you are out in the country)

The neighborhood is upscale and residential, many of the large houses have private stables and it is common to see cowboys riding in the streets. We are just a few miles from Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Atwater (two exits on the freeway, or about 5 minutes). We are bicycling distance from the studios (NBC, CBS, Warner Bros, Disney …).

The stable block at the back of the grounds (original to the Riverbottom estate) abuts Griffith Park, the largest municipal park in America. We are close to four golf courses, Travel Town, the LA Zoo, The Autry Museum, several horse riding facilities and playgrounds, Pickwick ice-skating and bowling and of course the wildlife and 52 miles of hiking and horse riding trails in the park.

The City is redeveloping the LA River and there are great cycling trails and running tracks throughout the neighborhood. Downtown Los Angeles is about 15 minutes away, depending a little on the famous LA traffic (there is a shortcut through the park along Riverside Drive that is very pretty and cuts out the traffic).

Burbank and Glendale are home to loads of shopping including the Americana (a high end outdoor mall with fountain, fine restaurants and events) big box stores are just a few miles away in Burbank and Pavilions supermarket is one of the finest around and well within walking distance.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation guest house rental in Riverside Rancho, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
easter
Mar 28 2018 - Apr 7 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$350
From
C$369
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
May 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$350
From
C$369
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$312
From
C$337
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$127.15
Cleaning Fee C$108.08
Property Damage Protecti C$76.28
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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