• USA: +1 917 336 4477
  • UK: +44 744 147 3289

Orson Welles Historical Estate


Welcome to Orson Welles Historical Estate, a magical legendary 4-bedroomed estate located in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California . This sprawling estate was not only lived in by Orson Welles (and indeed many other well-known celebrities), but it is here that he wrote the Academy Award-winning script of “Citizen Kane”.

Although situated atop Sunset Boulevard, the estate itself is more in the style of a Cape Cod property. Set on its own 15,000 square foot private hillock, this splendid house is just a short walk from Sunset Boulevard’s fine selection of boutiques, restaurants, and exciting nightlife. This spectacular property can accommodate up to 8 guests comfortably.

Orson Welles Historical Estate was built in 1928 by the actor Sidney Toler, who played Charlie Chan in the late 1930s. The house has cultivated a very unique and priceless history since then. Whilst Sidney Toler and Orson Welles may have been the first famous residents, future owners included Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, and David Bowie. It would be impossible to walk through this home and not conjure up images of these fascinating artists who walked, talked, laughed, and loved in this very place.

Inside, the house boasts many unique features including its’ own private bar with a pool table and a Club Room with jacuzzi. The Living Room is spacious boasting an oversized couch and armchairs around a working fireplace. Dark wooden floors and neutral yet welcoming colours enhance a relaxed and warm atmosphere. The living areas are flooded with natural light with large windows everywhere. Outside, guests can enjoy the use of the lagoon pool, an outside dining area with BBQ grill, Firepit, and a fabulous patio with seating and sun loungers providing breathtaking views of both the canyon and the city below.

Creative cooks will enjoy preparing delicious meals in the very well equipped and spacious kitchen, which features all modern appliances and conveniences. The adjoining dining area has a round dining table to seat 6. At Exceptional Villas, we are happy to arrange for a wonderful private chef to cook for you if you so wish, either for an evening dinner or two or fulltime service throughout your stay.

It’s no secret that Orson Welles enjoyed a tipple or two and it’s not difficult to imagine him sipping a Scotch On The Rocks whilst puffing on an oversized cigar in the private bar. Close your eyes and imagine Frank Sinatra too, perhaps crooning “Summer Wind” in this bar, entertaining his Hollywood friends.

The outdoor dining area is quite the place to have a BBQ in the evenings from where you can stroll to the patio area overlooking the bright lights of Hollywood below.

Orson Welles Historical Estate is a truly wonderful place to stay, whether you’re a dedicated Hollywood buff or not. This unique and intimate property not only offers comfortable and delightful accommodation, but it’s a place where your imagination can run wild. From here, you can also enjoy all the wonderful attractions that Hollywood has to offer.

Your personal concierge at Exceptional Villas will be delighted to provide you with a quote for any staff services which you may wish to have during your stay, such as Housekeeping, Chef, Butler, Bartender.

This fabulous estate features four spacious bedrooms. One is a Master Suite with a king-size bed and a spa bath. The other three bedrooms have queen size beds.

• Alfresco Dining
• Multiple TVs
• Satellite/Cable
• Gas BBQ
• Outdoor furniture
• Central air conditioning
• Central Heating
• Street Parking
• Wi-Fi
• Coffee Machine
• Toaster/Toaster Oven
• Microwave
• Private Bar
• Pool Table
• Patio
• City Views

• Housekeeping
• Airport Transfers
• Car Rental
• Pre-stocking of Groceries
• Childcare
• Chef
• Butler
• Driver
• Bartender
• Restaurant Bookings
• Spa Appointments
• Sports & Equipment Rentals
• Tours and Excursions

Hollywood (also affectionately known as Tinseltown) – the home of movie studios, several movie stars, many historic tourist destinations, and the world-famous Hollywood Boulevard. This world-famous neighborhood is part of the city of Los Angeles. Homes in the Hollywood Hills are among the finest in Southern California, offering sweeping city and canyon views, yet also close enough to enjoy all the attractions of Hollywood Boulevard and the wider city area.

Hollywood has an almost endless list of great attractions to suit all interests both night and day. The Hollywood Walk of Fame, the famous Hollywood sign in the hills above the city and Universal studios are just a few of the most popular places to visit in this great city. At nighttime, you might like to stroll along the eclectic Sunset Strip, a portion of Sunset Boulevard where you will find a large variety of restaurants and entertainment venues. Your Concierge will be happy to provide details of where to go and what to see in Hollywood, together with restaurant recommendations.


Hollywood Hills


  • Bedroom(s): 4 ( Sleeps 8 )
    1 King with en-suite, 3 Queen with en-suite
  • Bathroom(s): 4
    1 Baths, 4 Showers, 4 Wash basins, 4 Toilets, 1 Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • General facilities: Bar, Ceiling Fans, Garden, Gas Grill, High Speed Internet, Panoramic Views, Parking, Private Location, Private Terrace, Terrace, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Air conditioning, All Bedrooms En Suite, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Drier, Freezer, Luxury Finishes, Microwave, Pool Table, TV, Washing Machine
  • Outdoor facilities: Bbq, Deck/Decking, Enclosed Garden, Jacuzzi - outdoor, Mountain View, Parking, Private Terrace, Restaurants nearby, Sun Loungers
  • Services: Concierge Service, Linen provided, Towels provided
  • Access: Car is essential,Stairs


Availability is on a request basis - please Enquire


  • Concierge Service
  • Expert Advice
  • Personally Inspected Villas
- Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
Rate summary - - 5 Nights -

Request Rates

Additional Information

Tax and service charges apply. Please enquire for further details.


Listing not yet reviewed by any guest.
Special Offers
  • Get in Touch

    Ask us about our special offers

    Contact Us
  • Join Our Mailing List

    Get offers sent direct to your mailbox

    Receive Offers

Expert Reviews

Listing has not been reviewed by our experts

Inquire About Villa

  • Name is required.
    An email address is required.
  • A valid phone number is required.
  • We need travel dates
    We need travel dates
  • Tick the box to submit the form.
Gwladys Visonneau

Our team know each destination and every villa we feature.

We also offer a personalized and fully complimentary concierge service so every part of your trip will be taken care of ensuring you have a hassle free vacation.

We look forward to hearing from you.

    • Type: Estate Home
    • Sleeps: 8
    • Bedroom(s): 4
    • Bathroom(s): 4
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: Yes
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: Corporate Retreat, Family, Honeymoon