high wood beems of the volted ceiling give a nice sense of space. The bedroom is small with the closet tucked away. The queen bed has a custom comfort mattress and is very comfortable. At the end of the bed is a small folding  sofa
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O'Leary's Cabin, Griffith Park with Pool

United StatesCaliforniaGlendale
Entire home/apt
4 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

O'Leary's Cottage is a charming one bedroom, detached house. The original 1940s stableman's quarters for the Bette Davis estate, Riverbottom. On a private estate, it shares huge grounds, salt water pool, hot tub, orchard, parking. High vaulted ceilings, original art, an oasis in the city. Just 10 min to downtown LA, 7 to Los Feliz and Silverlake, biking distance to Disney, Universal, Warner Bros. Great hiking, horse riding trails right out the back gate. Perfect with kids or a romantic getaway.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $150
Cancellation: Strict
Weekend Price: $180 / night


The space

The cabin is fresh, vibrant and newly refurbished while still maintaining some of its unique, original features. The cool, open living room has high ceilings, exposed beams, white wood floors and original art on the walls.

Named after Humphrey Bogart's character Michael O'Leary, the stableman in Davis' 1939 film Dark Victory; the cabin enjoys a 32" flat screen TV hooked up to both digital cable with the movie package and HBO and Apple TV, there's Wi-Fi throughout the estate.

The LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN has high beamed ceilings. The sofa and chairs make a cozy den to watch TV. The front door and main windows face the garden, trees and hammock, and the stable block (currently uninhabited). The back windows look out over the neighboring horse paddocks and in the far distance, the LA Equestrian Center and the setting sun beyond that. There is a small dining area, a sitting area and a small but functional kitchen with stove, sink, fridge, dishwasher...

The BEDROOM is small and simple with a Custom Comfort (very comfortable) queen sized bed. There's built-in closet/storage area. A small fold out couch at the foot of the bed (that can be used as a second bed) the newly remodeled BATHROOM has a groovy tiled shower and looks out toward the pool.

We just renovated our luscious but water hogging lawn and put down soft sand. We have an outdoor lounge area with fire pit, a secret oleander garden with seating area and BBQ, a maze of French Lavender to walk and solve, a few new trees and sitting areas. You can often find me planting or watering, things are growing and changing. Our photos are current and we update them regularly. If you are booking for a few months from now, expect to see the garden a little more grown in when you come to stay

Rivergate Estate is like our country house, we too stay at the houses for weekends and holidays. We have key-less entry and the grounds are large enough that the house feels very private. With the added bonus that I am right there to answer questions or fix anything that may arise. We share the estate with other houses that are available for let:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6132998, Rivergate House is the biggest and grandest.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1233330, Dillard's Pool House is in the heart of the estate and the bigger of the one bedroom houses.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1316362 Channing House is at the front of the estate and two bedrooms or the whole estate can be seen at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6211632

All the houses on the estate enjoy massive organic gardens, almost an acre of garden with an abundance of butterflies and birds, saltwater pool and spa, fire pit, art studio, fountain area, fruit trees… and Wi-Fi throughout. O'Leary's Cottage the most private of the houses available, at the far end of long garden. It is not uncommon as the sun is setting that we all gather to play in the gardens, or in the front orchard to ride bikes. Rivergate is a unique place and a little hard to describe, it feels a little like a village on a summer day.

Guest access

The unique and historical nature of Rivergate estate make it a lovely oasis to stay in. Rivergate has a number of houses available through Airbnb that enjoy massive organic gardens, almost an acre of garden with an abundance of butterflies and birds, saltwater pool and spa, fire pit, art studio, fountain area, fruit trees… and Wi-Fi throughout.

We are located just minutes from Hollywood, Los Feliz and the major studios: Warner Bros, NBC, CBS, Disney, Nickelodeon. And all the amenities of Griffith Park on your doorstep. O'Leary's Cabin is a perfect holiday spot and an oasis from work...

O'Leary's Cottage the most private house available, at the far end of long garden.

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. Please look through our reviews to see how other guests have characterized it here.

Interaction with guests

Rivergate is a unique and historical estate with a number of houses sharing the bucolic grounds. It is our country house and our family too stay at the houses for weekends and holidays. I take my role as host very personally and seriously. I won the Hero Award from Airbnb in the fall 2015.

You will have neighbors, others staying in the other houses on the estate. They are just like you: families on holiday, actors here for pilot season, grandparents visiting the kids in the city, pop stars, writers, locals on a staycation. We find a loving community roles across the weeks as the guests here often make lasting friendships with one another.

I am about most of the time to fix any thing or address any questions that may arise. I cannot guarantee that things wont brake while you are here, but if anything happens to interfere with your enjoyment of your time here, I will work hard and smart to fix it.

Please read our reviews and see our other listings: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6132998, Rivergate House is the biggest and grandest.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1233330, Dillard's Pool House is in the heart of the estate and the bigger of the one bedroom houses.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1316362 Channing House is at the front of the estate and two bedrooms or the whole estate can be seen at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6211632

The neighborhood

the NEIGHBORHOOD 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, about 5 minutes). We are bicycling distance from the studios (NBC, CBS, Warner Bros, Disney, Nickelodeon …).

Additionally, there are four golf courses in the park, as well as 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 just received a billion dollars and is redeveloping the LA River . There are great cycling trails and running tracks throughout the neighborhood. 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.

Getting around

Nobody walks in LA... you can, but people don't. They drive to Griffith Park and hike.

We have great bus and train access, but again, people in LA drive.

You can also bike. There are dedicated lanes on the road and along the river, or you can ride a horse here! (you can book a ride from Sunset Ranch and arrive through the park.)

Other things to note

Boring Legal Things: A 12% Transient Occupancy Tax, imposed by the city of Glendale, has been added to the final cost of the rental room (which we pay to the city). This is supposed to be stated separately as an additional cost to your room rental, however AirBnB does not allow for this option in pricing.

We charge a high cleaning fee. This is for the standard cleaning that we do before each guest and the small repairs, repainting, replacing damaged furniture, rugs, upholstery and minor fixes. We all break things and spill. I find it isn't very pleasant to have a lovely holiday only to get in to the nitty gritty of broken glasses or wall scratches at the end of it. These things happen and the second half of the cleaning fee goes toward the repairman.

We do not host parties, sorry. We have security cameras recording the exterior space and the estate is monitored 24/7

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is after 3PM

House Rules

Like in the country, if you see a gate open, leave it open, if it is closed, close it after you.

No smoking inside please. If you smoke, please do so outside and away from other people. Please use an ashtray. Please empty the ashtray in the outside bins and not in the house

No more than two additional guests at a time on the property. If you have a group, please speak with Amy (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) before inviting them.

Please use the pool. Please use plastic cups poolside. If you spill or somebody has an accident in the pool, please tell me. It is not difficult to fix but dose need to be addressed.

Please Use the pool fence gates if they are up. They can be a little tricky to operate as they are designed to keep toddlers out. Pull the toggle on the top of the gate up to open. If in frustration you take the fence down, please make sure you put it together again for the sake of the kids on the property. MAKE SURE THE GATE IS COSED AFTER USE and that the pool is secured once you have finished. Again, we have young children on the property and really like them and want to ensure their safety☺

The estate is great for dogs and we do allow them (with a $100 cleaning fee). Please keep them on a leash in the pool garden (no pooping in this area please). You are welcome to let them off leach to run around in the front garden. There is a great sandy area out the back gate known as Easter Field and Bette Davis Picnic Area (there are lots of horses, just in case your dog is surprised to see such creatures). If you dog dose poop on the estate, please remove it and place it in the outside bins. Please do not leave your dog unattended. Please do not let your pet swim in the pool.

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. Whispering is okay as long as there is kissing involved or there is a full moon ☺

Hope this is not to frightening or strict. We have video monitoring and recording throughout the outside/ shared parts of the estate. We find that there is a great community magic that can happen here. I believe we get what we put into it and that the beauty of Rivergate is in the wonderful guests we share it with. If you have any questions, issues, problems or recommendations, please speak with me Amy (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) and thank you for staying with us.

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

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

Your Host



Los Angeles, California, United States · Joined in October 2011

I am a mom and artist. Originally from London, England; I have been in California for 12 years and live on the property with my two very young children. I love my role as host and go to great effort to ensure a lovely experience for my guests.

Response rate: 100%(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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