The Dillard Pool House

glendale, los angeles
1 bedroom - 1 bath
(2 reviews)
Travel dates:
$210 - $285 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This quirky 1-bedroom semi-detached house, surrounded by stables, a drought-tolerant sandy garden. lavender maze and a saltwater pool, is just 15 minutes from downtown LA and backs on to family-friendly Griffith Park. The lounge has a sofa bed and air beds can be added so it can accommodate a small family. To reach the residence, you have to drive through the original gatehouse of Bette Davis’ house Riverbottom. There are views of Mount Hollywood and the San Gabriel Mountains from the pool. The host can also can offer a stocked fridge, art lessons, and horseback riding. There are horses on the property.

Why Kids Love it

The property is surrounded by orchards and a stable, and has a saltwater pool, shared with a small collection of properties in the estate. There is a lavender maze,outdoor seating and dining and a 'beach' for making sandcastles or practicing zen gardening. The chickens are a big hit with the kids, and there is bike riding in the front car park, all gated and secure. It is 15 minutes from downtown LA for all key tourist attractions, and the back gates leads to Griffith Park with Travel Town, the LA Zoo, the Autry Museum, horse riding, playgrounds and much more to discover. The kids will love the Warner Bros, NBC, CBS, Disney and Nickelodeon studio tours minutes away, along with Hollywood and Los Feliz.

Things to Know

The residence is all on 1 level. There is parking outside and car hire is recommended. There is WiFi throughout. Extra air mattresses are available on request. The residence is part of a small complex of 4 properties sharing a saltwater pool with jacuzzi, orchard, large lawn, horses and stables. A pack'n'play may be available - please request on booking. The pool is gated during the week and sometimes ungated at weekends. The living room has Apple TV and digital cable TV. Please note that the rate shown is based on 2 guests. There is an extra charge of $50 per guest per night for more than 2 guests. Pets will be considered for an additional fee.

About the Location

This unique estate is in Griffith Park in the heart of Los Angeles. While just 15 minutes from downtown LA, it is not uncommon to see a cowboy riding down the street, as many of the private houses in the area have horses. It is close to the 5 and 134 freeways for parents working in the city or wanting to take day trips to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood and more. The estate has views of Mount Lee (where the Hollywood sign is located) and backs on to Easter Field with Griffith Park beyond it. It is 40 minutes’ drive from LAX.

Accommodation Details

There is 1 bedroom with a Queen bed with custom headboard, an outdoor lounge, an indoor lounge with a sofa bed, and spacious bathroom with shower and bathtub. The compact kitchen has a stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher and washer-dryer. The grounds, shared with a handful of properties in the small estate, have lawns, a saltwater pool, stables and an orchard. The house is located next to the pool and hot tub in the heart of the estate.

Style Notes

This house is at the heart of Bette Davis’ former Los Angeles estate, Riverbottom, and is named after one of her favorite leading men: Preston Dillard, played by Henry Fonda in the 1938 film ‘Jezebel’. The decor has a boho feel with tiled floors and a relaxed style. The semi-covered outdoor lounge - a patterned sofa and table - is inviting by day and lit by lanterns at night. There are charming sash windows in the house looking out to the lavender maze and the foothills of Mount Hollywood.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
Amy B.
Member since March 04, 2014
I am a mom of two school-age children, Winston and Vivienne. I'm originally from England but have been here in LA for 15 years. We split our time between Rivergate House and Sunset Ranch, my husbands horse riding facility on the Hollywood side of Griffith Park. I am also a keen painter and can often be found in the studio or pruning the lavender in the garden.

2 reviews

Jane J.
Visited in October 2014
This was a wonderful place for our family to stay during our first trip with our infant daughter. The house is lovely, very clean and well-equipped, and the host family is friendly and accommodating. There are a few quirks, but nothing big and whenever we had a question or problem our host was really helpful. We felt like she really helped make our stay enjoyable.
michele m.
Visited in August 2014
A beautiful oasis to come home to at night. The home was clean, bright and the pool was very welcome on the very hot days. I think what impressed my kids most were the horses. They still talk about them today! I would definitely recommend this home to any traveling family.

Glendale, Los Angeles

In the Verdugo Mountains

Between Burbank and Pasadena, Glendale is one of the city’s most prestigious and admired neighborhoods, with some stunning architecture courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright, plus play spaces and kids cafés, and some of the city’s most family-friendly attractions within easy reach, including Los Angeles Zoo, a couple of miles away.