The holiday season brings with it sumptuous feasts, festive fêtes, and of course, lots of holiday guests. Prepare for the days ahead with one of these gorgeous homes that boast not only tons of room for entertaining, but also amazing detached guest houses to accommodate friends and family from out of town. Fair warning: These cozy havens are so luxe your guests may never want to leave.
Every single person you know will want to book a stay in one of your three guest houses come the holidays when they hear you’ve moved into a house formerly owned by Hollywood royalty. Edie Goetz, daughter of MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer, hosted many a posh parties on this spectacular property set on 4.38 acres. $79 million; contact Hilton & Hyland listing agents Drew Fenton, 310-858-5474; Jeff Hyland, 310-278-3311
Your guests will go gaga for this Beverly Hills home’s airy two-bedroom guesthouse. They’ll feel like they are staying at a resort when they wake up to picturesque views of the backyard’s feathery palm trees, sparkling pool, and tennis court. $100K a month; contact The Agency listing agent Stacy Gottula, 424-253-7523
Guests of this property’s detached two-story guesthouse have prime access to a heated saltwater pool and lush yard. Inside, they’ll enjoy a cozy upstairs bedroom and a downstairs sitting area complete with a kitchen outfitted with top-notch finishes like a Viking grill, ice maker, and zinc countertops. $5.2 million; contact Deasy Penner listing agent Michele Sanchez, 310-275-1000
As soon as your holiday guests step onto this property, they’ll quickly forget they are in Los Angeles. The space feels like a veritable lush oasis complete with its own barn and riding area. When your guests are not hanging out in one of the three guest houses—each with their own kitchens—you’ll likely find them taking a stroll through the gardens, taking a dip in the pool, or playing tennis on the court. $14.95 million; contact Hilton & Hyland listing agents Barbara Tenenbaum, 310-278-3311
This Pacific Palisades home’s lavishly landscaped grounds, dazzling pool, and gourmet chef’s kitchen will really wow your guests, but it’s the one-bedroom pool house replete with its own fireplace and living room that will make them want to stay awhile. $37.9 million; contact The Agency listing agent Jai Winding, 424-231-0752