Film and Photo
Villa Bellevista is a convenient site for filming and photography projects. Located just minutes from all of the surrounding Burbank and Hollywood studios, we offer incredible views, competitive rates, and can assist you with several nearby lots for shuttling and crew parking booked through our estate directors office.
Villa Bellevista has been the backdrop for numerous TV and digital shows. With our versatile property, we exude that old Hollywood charm complete with a removable performance stage for any TV series or talk show looking for that old European country estate type setting. We offer competitive full and half day rates for all of your commercial and digital needs. Located within the hills of Runyon Canyon, Villa Bellevista offers stunning skyline views, outdoor decks, and a spa-like pool that help to give you that perfect commercial backdrop for filming.
Call for appointment and availability. Restrictions below.
-Over a half-acre lot that backs to Runyon Canyon with a large 2500 sq feet of flat grass lawn
-Breathtaking wide sweeping south view of downtown Hollywood and all of LA including the downtown skyline.
-Long lap pool with connected hot tub and retaining wall with water fountains
-2 large decks overlooking the city
-Lower patio surrounded by terraced garden with intimate view of Runyon Canyon
-Meditation hut nestled in the far corner of the property
-Driveway for 2 cars, with ample street parking
-Lush landscaping in garden and yard providing complete privacy.
-Side yard designed for load-in and staging
-Easy freeway access just one mile from the 101 freeway, one mile from Universal Studios, and 2 miles to downtown Hollywood.
– 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, on 2 levels, with 1 upper balcony, with 3500 sq ft of interior space
– Main room features: 8’x8’ performance stage (removable), DJ/sound booth with 16-channel board, grand piano, dining area, 10 moving/programmable colored stage lights, bench seating (removable), screen for rear projection.
-Main room decor: Chateau Marmont inspired design, massive vintage wrought iron chandelier with two matching sconces framing the fireplace, and Persian rugs on hardwood floors, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows letting in natural light (with option to close blackout curtains). Behind the stage is a pass-through that connects the kitchen to the main room if desired.
-Master Bedroom: king bed with large Balinese headboard, grand view of the mountains, Hollywood and LA skyline, decadent decor, private door to yard, working fireplace, master bath with jet tub, large walk-in closet.
-Bedroom 2 – Large guest room: Spacious, queen bed, French doors open onto a shared balcony with Master Suite, windows face out onto the mountains and LA skyline. Shared bathroom.
Bedroom 3 – Street view, shared bathroom. Caretaker’s quarters – Available on request.
Bedroom 4 – Street view, shared bathroom.
-Bedroom 5 – Garden Room: painted like a magical enchanted forest. Garden view window. Shared bathroom.
-Bedroom 6 – Small guest room: tall ceilings, French doors to side yard, can double as an office, gear or staging room.
-Bedroom 7 – Guest room, can double as an office, faces the street side of house.
-Spiral wooden staircase with an art deco chandelier topped by a circular turret room – perfect artistic hideaway with amazing view.
-Hallways lined with Edison sconces and magnificent Chateau Marmont inspired ceiling design.
-Garage that can be used for load-in, parking, green room, or makeup & hair. Washer/dryer equipped.
-Kitchen is equipped with two ovens, stove top, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle, flatware, and much more (list available upon request). Great for shoots and shoot/event preparation. Kitchen amenities are available for use as well (appliances, plates, utensils, glasses, etc).
– All events are based on a head count, type of event and seasons so prices will vary accordingly.
– Furniture and sound equipment rentals available on-site: 8’X8’ folding tables, 100 chairs, outdoor furniture, backyard games, speakers, instruments, and much more! List available upon request.
– Minimum 20 Amp electric throughout home, with at least 2 outlets in every room, including the outside in yard by pool, pebble garden, and patio.
– FREE Unlimited high speed Wifi (100Mb down / 20Mb up)
– FREE coffee/tea/filtered water
– Please contact us for a walk-through for $2000 and up events.
– On-Site Manager we supply is required for every booking at a cost at $35/hr.
Permits MUST FIRST be approved through US, and issued through the LA film office.
NO EARLY ARRIVALS ALLOWED
Insurance required? Yes. COI required for every shoot over 3 hours or any group using electrical.
Deposit required? Yes, $2000+ damage deposit via check or credit card.
Overtime Charges? Yes, the overage is 1.5x the listed rate, not the discounted rate.
Scout allowed before booking? Yes.
Drones allowed? Yes.
Trailers allowed? No.
Pets allowed? Not likely.
Child-talent allowed? Yes.
Generator allowed? No.
Smoking allowed? Outside in the pebble garden ONLY. NEVER IN THE HOUSE!
Furniture/wall art movement allowed? YES. Must coordinate with OSM.
Wifi speed? Fastest available up (100 Mb/sec down, 20 Mb/sec)
Mobile/cellular network reception? Yes, but limited/spotty coverage depending on carrier and location in the house. Verizon, AT&T, T Mobile works. Sprint does not work.
Noise restrictions? Yes, no outdoor amplified music, and no outside noise after 11PM.
Fireplace usage? No. NO candles, fire pit or any other open flames allowed in the Hollywood Hills.
Ground floor or stair access? Yes. Ground floor load-in through garage or backyard. No elevator. House is on a hill but there is a ramp leading to the front door.
Can you record clean dialogue? Yes, perfect for interviews or dialogue scenes.
What is noise in the surrounding area like? Quiet residential neighborhood, you can hear birds chirping.
How many outlets are available? Where are they? Outlets are available throughout the home, Min 20 Amp. Exterior electrical outlets available by patio, pool, and sunset deck/pebble garden.
Is there dedicated space available for hair & makeup? Yes. Garage area converted to green room with hair and makeup mirrors and lights, master bathroom, or small office on the first level next to the kitchen (own private door to yard).
Are all areas of the space accessible for production purposes (including the exterior)? The interior of the house is available to shoot. All bedrooms are available to shoot by request and appointment only. Downstairs bathroom is available for crew use. Shooting the exterior front of the house will require a LA Film Permit.
Will there be an on-site manager present during the booking? Yes, required at additional cost of $35/hr.
What are the parking and load-in / load-out options on site? 3 dedicated parking spots: 1 in garage and 2 in driveway. Direct load in from garage with no steps or through the side yard to backyard. Free parking spots on street with no restrictions but limited. UBER/LYFT recommended for larger teams. Direct load in from garage with no steps or through the side yard to backyard.