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Hollywood Celebrity Gem | Above Sunset, Views Pool
Hollywood Celebrity Gem | Above Sunset, Views Pool

8 guests

4 rooms

4 beds

3 baths

8 guests

4 rooms

4 beds

3 baths

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About this listing

Right above the Sunset Strip, the property features a lagoon pool that sits above the house. 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath 3,000-square-foot Home. Built in 1928, Guests have included Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and David Bowie. Quick distance to sunset strip and all of LA's trendiest nightlife.

Also see when fully booked see alternative it's call the Hollywood Modern Contemporary.


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £314
Security Deposit: £795
Weekly Discount: 5%


The space

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

Guest access

Entire house excluding garage.

Interaction with guests

Guests will receive complimentary access to a 24/7 concierge representative for anything extra! Please provide 24 hours advance notice when possible.

The neighbourhood

Classic Hollywood Hills neighborhood just above Sunset with winding roads and homes with phenomenal city views.

Getting around

Car is recommended

Other things to note

Enjoy the finest Hollywood Hills has to offer!

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

1. Guests must sign a Rental Agreement after finalizing a reservation.
2. Guests must submit the guest names and ages, and a copy of their identification to match at check-in.
3. No gatherings/events without prior written approval.
4. No pets without prior written approval.
5. Respect the property and the neighbors!

CHECK OUT / CLEANING PROCEDURES: Each Property will be inspected, sanitized and cleaned prior to your arrival and after your departure. Guest should leave the Property in the same general condition as Check-In meaning:

a) Any debris, rubbish and discards removed from the home.
b) Dishes and cooking messes cleaned up.
c) Put back any furniture or items that have been rearranged (inside and outside home).
d) All remote controls left in plain sight.
e) Refrigerator and Property should be left clean and free of perishable food.
f) Lounge chairs equipment, etc. put back in place.
g) BBQ cleaned with brush.
h) Please turn-off lights, heater, air conditioner, fans, appliances, etc.
i) Please make sure all doors and windows are closed and locked.
j) If applicable, leave keys, garage openers, and/or parking passes on the kitchen counter.
k) If Property is equipped with a lock-box, please return keys to the lock-box.

The cleaning fee is for a standard cleaning only. If the home was left in poor condition and additional cleaning is required, fees will be charged to Guests credit card on file at the rate of $50 per hour. A $25 per item fee will be charged for each lost key, and $75 for each garage door opener and remote control that is damaged or not left at the Property upon check-out.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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22 Reviews

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Russ User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful serene luxury home.

Bryan User Profile
March 2017
Great stay - Excellent location - and a unique and beautiful home.

Elizabeth User Profile
February 2017
Great location and house. The pool/hot tub is an awesome amenity. We're a few minor issues, but most were handled by Matt's team quickly and efficiently. Would definitely stay here again!
Matt User Profile
Response from Matt:
Thank you for the review and thank you for staying with us!
February 2017

Michele User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful, old school classic Hollywood home! Amazing views and vibes! Wish I lived here full time!

Alvaro User Profile
February 2017
The place is amazing. The pool is a very cool place to hang out and the back yard is very spacious. The inside of the house is amazing with a lot of interesting artwork. The beds are all very comfortable and the restrooms as well. The living room has a great tv set. The location of the house is great, it is a short ride from sunset blvd and very close to the best spots in West Hollywood. I really recommend this place and the host team. Thanks guys!

Gilbert User Profile
January 2017
Beautiful old fashion house. Very close to sunset Blvd in West Hollywood. House had good vibes. check in was at 5pm and check out was a strict 10am wish we could of got a later check out. Other then that all was good.

Charlie User Profile
November 2016
The host was attentive and communicated well. Overall, a good experience.
Matt User Profile
Response from Matt:
Thank you for staying at our place Charlie!
November 2016

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Matt User Profile

My goal is to provide the top travel and stay experiences in Los Angeles. Whether you are in town for a business trip, family vacation or just a getaway with close friends, I look to provide an amazing hand-crafted experiences. My collection of luxury homes has been personally selected, and include properties which have been featured on shows such as Million Dollar Listing. My team is available 24/7 to ensure your stay is incredible. I look forward to hosting you!

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Response time: within a few hours
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