The Beatles Once Rented This Bel Air Mansion and Now You Can, Too
“Beatle Manor,” a 6,310-square-foot Bel Air mansion, is on the market for the first time since it was initially purchased in the 1960s. Although, any tenants won’t be the first to temporarily take it over. While it’s now asking $42,000 per month, The Beatles paid $1,000 to stay here for four days in 1964.
That’s right—the band was just at the start of their US debut and had a performance at the Hollywood Bowl on August 23. Believe it or not, the Ambassador Hotel canceled the band’s reservation due to the looming threat of thousands of crazed teenage fans trespassing. Actor Reginald Owen, a fellow celebrity and a fellow Brit, stepped in with this luxurious one-acre property as a solution for the famous foursome. Screaming girls still surrounded the home, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Even all these decades later, the home is fit for nothing but the best. Expect to find lots of Old Hollywood character here with generous rooms full of grand fireplaces, wood beams, and tall windows. Upstairs, five private ensuite bedrooms await—enough for each band member to have his own room during their stay. The primary suite boasts vaulted ceilings, window walls, and dual bathroom suites. Downstairs, the sixth bedroom suite is away from the home’s primary living spaces. French doors lead from the kitchen, family room, and formal spaces—like the living and dining rooms—and to a covered patio.
Immediately upon his arrival, John Lennon reportedly jumped into the pool fully clothed. The lusciously manicured grounds also include a spa, fire pit, fountains, and gardens.
For those seeking a short but lavish taste of the L.A. lifestyle and to live like The Beatles briefly did, Trevor Zien of The Agency holds the iconic listing.