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O'Leary's Cabin, Griffith Park with Pool

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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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

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

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

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


Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $150
Weekend Price: $180 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM


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 Amelia (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) before inviting them.

Please use the pool and hot tub at your own risk. It is saltwater and heated and there to be enjoyed. It is heated typically to 72 degrees. It can go warmer and please ask me I am apply to turn it up. (The heater uses natural gas. There is a natural gas shortage here in LA and there have been public service announcements asking that we conserve) 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 does 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 fee). Please keep them on a leash in the pool garden. 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 your dog poops on the estate, please remove it and place it in the outside red bins. Please do not leave your dog unattended. (You know your pet better than we do. We want to make sure that your pet is not barking, pawing at the door or anxious and causing damage. Some guests in the past have brought crates) 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.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

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

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 1 night.

63 Reviews

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Jarenn User Profile
June 2017
Great dog friendly stay!

Gina User Profile
May 2017
The location was great, and Amelia was very nice and attentive. The cabin was also very private.

Tom User Profile
April 2017
Amelia was very sweet and didn't even mind a late nite call when I misplaced my security code

Alex User Profile
April 2017
Part of the old Glendale/Burbank equestrian area, fun / unique property. Pool and hot tub are great. Large, flat estate perfect for kids to run around. We stayed in smallest cottage for two nights, worked for our small family of three.

Catherine User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic stay, great location. Relaxing and perfect for our needs.

Jennifer User Profile
March 2017
This is a wonderful property where we felt at home. The property is centrally located yet secluded in a compound. Lovely, whimsical garden and beautiful pool area. If you are staying in LA this is a very special place which our family enjoyed. Amelia was a gem, very communicative and helpful. She left a personal note, flowers and cookies upon our arrival. Very nice touch.

Ryan User Profile
February 2017
This place is amazing. My girlfriend and I needed a quiet getaway that was also not too far outside of Los Angeles. The property really makes you feel like you've left the city and the whole courtyard (with pool, hot tub, hammocks, gardens, chairs) is massive and feels like a desert oasis. This cabin in particular is setback on the property, located on the far end of the beautiful yard and feels nicely separated from the other properties (although you all share the big yard/pool). The cabin is basically the size of a nice one bedroom apartment and it is very comfortable. Overall, we loved staying here and look forward to coming back during the warm months ahead.

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Amelia User ProfileAmelia is a superhost.

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.

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Response time: within an hour
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