Relax On The Beachfront Terrace of An Old Hollywood Movie Star
Pack your laptop or a deck of cards. We have discovered your new favorite lounging spot…and it has been standing for almost 90 years. Cut to 1926. Media mogul William Randolph Hearst built a beach house in Santa Monica for starlet Marion Davies. Some of old Hollywood's most over-the-top, star studded, blowout bashes went down here. It also served as the oceanside summer house for the likes of Marlene Dietrich and Florence Ziegfeld.
Today, only the guesthouse remains, but it has been fully restored. This is your destination. Black-and-white photographs of Marion Davies welcome you at the entrance. Along the walls are photos of her partying with old Hollywood friends and aerial shots of the original beach house property. Back then, the tide came up only a few yards from the house. Don't forget to look up. Original chandeliers hang from the ceilings. The space is open, airy and minimally furnished.
So why haven't you heard of it? It is easy to pass by or be mistaken for an occupied residence. This is part of its charm. Only a handful of visitors who have already found the place are there at a time. So today, tell your boss you are working from home. Marion's home. Enjoy the sea breeze and ocean view from the first story porch or the second story terrace. Have lunch on the sand. It is summer, after all.
Marion Davies Guest House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica, CA 90402