Out and About: GLAMPING

Glamping short for “glamour camping” gives you the best of both worlds of being out in nature but within the comfort for everyday life. It’s where stunning nature meets modern luxury. A new way to experience the untamed and completely unique parts of the world, without having to go through the hassle of hauling loads of gear into the backcountry. You get the starry nights, being around the crackling campfire, a cozy sleeping bag, and all the best parts of camping in some of California’s most beautiful settings.

Sky Valley Camp

74711 Dillon Rd,  Sky Valley,CA 92241

https://www.skyvalleyresort.com/joshua-tree

Sky Valley Camp the paradise for the strange and exotic. This spot is centrally located to hiking trails in Coachella Valley and local hot springs. At the end of your desert adventure, chill outside your airstream or in the outdoor clawfoot bathtub. Family owned since 1986. The Ranch is located in Sky Valley. An unincorporated rural community in Southern California’s low desert. Along with the communities of Desert Edge and Indio Hills, Sky Valley occupies the valley between the Indio Hills and Joshua Tree National Park. This place has unobstructed views of the mountains and surrounding skyline make this place magical during the twilight hours and early mornings.

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260 

https://www.livingdesert.org/

Go Glamping at the zoo, with Starry Safari at the The Living Desert, a nature preserve of more than 1,000 acres of Sonoran Desert showcases animals of the world’s deserts. The collection of exhibits ranges from a tour of terrains representing and hosting North American and African desert wildlife, an authentic replica of a northeast African village, to Eagle Canyon, where golden eagles, mountain lions, bobcats, and badgers thrive.  After your exclusive night tour of the park, slumber under the stars in a roomy tent with all your gear provided.  Explore a network of paths that skirt the adjacent Santa Rosa Mountains before returning to check out the Discovery Center with its many exhibits on display.

 Sequoia High Sierra Camp

65745 Big Meadows Dr, Sequoia Natl Pk, CA 93262

https://www.sequoiahighsierracamp.com/

A wilderness site within Kings Canyon National Park where guests snuggle up in off-the-grid tent-cabins. It’s a 1-mile hike from the nearest parking lot, but once you get to the compound of tents (elevation: 8,282 feet), it’s nothing but glamping in truly exceptional California style. Three meals a day are served; dinners are five-course, open-air affairs prepared by a gourmet chef, and guests are served while seated at large communal tables. Canvas tents are outfitted with luxurious rugs and feather duvets and woolen blankets on cozy beds, propane lanterns, and of course, stunning views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada just outside your tent flaps. Hiking trails to mountain meadows, jewel-like alpine lakes, or high summits with commanding views.

Costanoa Lodge

2001 Rossi Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060

https://costanoa.com/

Costanoa Lodge is an eco-friendly glamping destination along the San Mateo Coast in Pescadero, roughly a 1.5 hour drive south from San Francisco. this peaceful retreat is surrounded by 30,000 acres of state parks from Big Basin to Año Nuevo State Reserve and Butano State Park. The grounds are heaven on earth for nature and wildlife lovers. Mountain bike through towering redwoods, horseback ride across coastal meadows, explore beaches and tide pools, then chill out in a fully outfitted safari-tent “bungalow”.

AutoCamp

https://autocamp.com/

Santa Barbara

2717 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Sleep in a shiny silver bullet Airstream outfitted for you and your family or friends, with a little deck and Adirondack chairs outside, a gadget-filled kitchen, cozy quilts for snuggling, and even toiletries. Each sleek trailer also includes two cruiser bikes—perfect to go explore such attractions in Santa Barbara as Stearns Wharf, the beach, and the bustling Santa Barbara Public Market.

Russian River in Sonoma County

14120 Old Cazadero Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446

The lodging options have expanded with 10 luxury safari tents in addition to 20 Airstreams. Activities include: Walk down to the Russian River to swim or canoe, play lawn games, or lounge by a fire pit inside or outside the mid-century-modern-style clubhouse. The 3,000-square-foot building also offers a store to stock up on snacks and local beer and wine.

Yosemite 

6323 CA-140, Midpines, CA 95345

Opened in 2019, is the largest and most remote site, near the historic mountain town of  Mariposa. Guests can enjoy many of the same amenities, plus a heated pool, mid-century modern clubhouse, and a pond with a paddleboat and canoe. Yosemite National Park is about 40 miles away and accessible via a daily shuttle.

El Capitan Canyon

11560 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

http://www.elcapitancanyon.com/

With a reputation as one of the most enchanting glamping experiences in the state, nestled amidst the rolling coastal hills 30 minutes northwest of Santa Barbara—is a once in a lifetime getaway experience. The leafy compound is so secluded that it’s hard to believe that more than 100 cabins and safari tents occupy the lush hillside landscape, surrounded on three sides by the oceanfront and backcountry of El Capitan State Beach.

Ventura Ranch KOA

7400 Pine Grove Road Santa Paula, CA 93060

https://koa.com/campgrounds/ventura-ranch/

Located below Ventura County’s Topatopa mountain range just outside of Santa Paula, this delightful family retreat offers guests an outdoor experience with an activity-filled twist. Cozy rustic accommodations for glampers include tepees, glamour tents, and deluxe cabins which include a partial kitchen, private bedroom, and bath. Traditional KOA campsites are also available.

Mendocino Grove

9601 CA-1 Mendocino, California 95460

https://mendocinogrove.com/

Mendocino Grove goes above and beyond to provide glampers and their families the comforts of a truly delightful, pleasure-filled camping trip. Tents come with comfortable beds and warm, comfy bedding, rustic redwood decks boast relaxing, leather butterfly-chairs to cradle you as you witness the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the area and the mammoth trees surrounding your campsite. A quarter of a mile from your campsite is the Big River Beach and trail, and a two-minute drive will get you to the quaint village of Mendocino where you’ll find fantastic food options and shopping.

Rodeo Realty Agents Land on Real Trends The Thousand List

Real Trends revealed 2019’s The Thousand list of top producing agents nationwide.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (June 5, 2019)- Rodeo Realty agents were among this years pick of top producing agents. Based on total transaction volume for 2019, Adi Livyatan, Josh Flagg, Ben Bacal, Jimmy Heckenberg and Jordana Leigh were among those listed.

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, the 14th annual The Thousand list America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals. Designees are recognized as the top one-tenth of one percent of more than 1.4 million licensed Realtors® nationwide.

“The best individual agents and teams’ award-winning efforts were phenomenal considering the competition in the real estate market,” said Steve Murray, president of Castle Rock, Colo.-based consulting company REAL Trends, which compiled the list.

“The real estate sales professionals ranked in The Thousand have proven that they have the skills to grow their businesses year after year,” said Murray. “The average U.S. Realtor® sold nine homes in 2018. The average agent ranked in The Thousand sold 217 homes and the average team sold over 562 homes. These kinds of results show that those who commit to being full-time professionals can build meaningful businesses and succeed beyond expectations. Achieving this level of results is simply incredible.”

Out of 1000’s of agents across the nation Josh Flagg landed on the list at #15, Jordana Leigh at #45, Adi Livyatan at #87, Jimmy Heckenberg at #160 and Ben Bacal at #182.

Read the Real Trends The Thousand List, here.
About Real Trends The Thousand List

REAL Trends The Thousand honors America’s elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section published in The Wall Street Journal and is not affiliated with The Wall Street Journal news department.


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Samira Murphy

Publicist

Rodeo Realty

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Zac Diles Cast in VH1’s New Series Love & Listings

Zac Diles of Rodeo Realty cast in VH1’s Celebrity Real Estate Reality show, titled Love & Listings.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (July 05, 2019)- Zac Diles has joined the cast of VH1’s new series Love and Listing’s. The former NFL Player and top producing real estate agent will be joined alongside Suge Knight son Suge Jacob Knight.

The Wrap describes the one hour show’s premise and cast in a recently published article.  “The series explores the “glamorous and scandalous lives of Southern California’s young, ambitious real estate agents and their elite celebrity clientele,” per VH1.”

The series will also feature celebrity appearances like Jermaine Dupri, Jordin Sparks and Brandy Norwood to name a few.  According to Deadline, “the celebs look to this group of talented real estate moguls when it’s time to buy and sell their Hollywood dream homes”.

“Love & Listings” is executive produced by Entertainment One (eOne), Creature Films and Purveyors of Pop and produced by Relevé Entertainment for VH1.

The show will premiere on VH1 July 31 at 9PM ET/PT.

See Zac Diles current listings here.
About VH1
VH1 is your ultimate source for celebrity, pop culture and the preeminent authority on our shows. Our mission is to serve our audience with the latest in our series, entertainment news and celebrity gossip while delivering breaking social commentary.
About Rodeo Realty

Rodeo Realty is a residential real estate firm that has more than 1,200 licensed agents and brokers and 12 offices throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Rodeo Realty services various markets in Southern California, including luxury real estate markets. The company’s celebrity and other multi-million dollar listings are regularly featured in the news.


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Samira Murphy

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Rodeo Realty

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Ben Bacal Launches Real Estate App ‘Rila’

The mobile app will allow agents to upload their listings and market properties for free.

 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (June 28, 2019)- Ben Bacal recently launched his new mobile application, Rila. The app aims to bring “real estate and technology on step closer together” as quoted in Real Deal.  The app went live on Monday and is already gaining traction.

Similar to the style of Instagram, agents and consumers can browse properties in their neighborhood through a feed. Agents that are verified will have access to post their own listings. While consumers will be able to add to a property’s profile by posting photos and comments. Consumers will also have the option to click on a listing and have access to the listing agent’s contact information.

Ben described the purpose of the app to Real Deal by saying “We’re trying to empower agents to get leads for themselves without having to pay exorbitant fees on these big tech companies that are costing millions of dollars”.

Rila will also allow for crowdsourced, “visceral” content allowing any user to comment on a listing in the app. Currently, the app is being promoted in California, with market nationally in the near future.

To read the rest of Ben Bacals app Rila and its featured article in The Real Deal click here.

 

About Rila

Discover cool properties with the first ever community-powered real estate tool. Instead of wading through the same content on every listing site, check out unique, true-to-life, authentic content you won’t see anywhere else.

Just follow your favorite neighborhoods and cities to fill your feed with the latest real estate listings continuously updated with fresh content posted by users.

Rila is designed to put the power of real estate info in your hands, while also being purpose-built to offer access to pocket listings before they’re made public.

And, unlike every other listing site, Rila is not dependent on the MLS for content and listing data.

Discover amazing homes in desirable neighborhoods. Connect with agents who consistently post the most helpful content that aligns with your wants and needs.

And, for all of those agents out there, marketing your listings is fast, simple and 100% free. You can list properties in less than 3 minutes, keep them updated and current by posting new content, and generate solid leads even if you don’t have a listing—all for free. So, start posting and saving time and money, today!

Download it in the App Store.

About Ben Bacal

Ben’s ambitious and industrious nature have enabled him access to properties that others could not.  This has provided a great sense of market value and amenities of key comparable sales.  Ben is differentiated from a typical real estate agent in that no assignment is too big, and no goal is too lofty. This clearly shows in the trajectory of his career. His vision for success, artistic abilities, out of the box thinking, and in depth hands-on knowledge of the Los Angeles real estate market makes him the perfect fit in working with developers and homeowners to market the most amazing properties in the world. His team is an expert in LA’s famous Platinum Triangle and the entire westside and we would be honored to help market your properties and achieve your business goals.

About Rodeo Realty

Rodeo Realty is a residential real estate firm that has more than 1,200 licensed agents and brokers and 12 offices throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Rodeo Realty services various markets in Southern California, including luxury real estate markets. The company’s celebrity and other multi-million dollar listings are regularly featured in the news through several television networks, online sites and publications.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Samira Murphy

Publicist

mediarelations@rodeore.com

Rodeo Realty

Out and About: July 4 Fireworks Celebrations

July 4th is almost here! While this years celebration of independence doesn’t fall on a weekend, there’s still plenty of fireworks to see. Per usual we have happily rounded up all the best places in and around L.A. to catch your sparkly show. So read on for a July 4th Edition of Out and About and ditch the at home sparklers and firework set.

Cinespia Presents E.T. + Fireworks

Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Enjoy the Steven Spielberg classic film E.T. with a special showing on the 4th of July at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Families will also be treated to a fireworks show! Pack a picnic or take advantage of the concession stands on-site. Gates open at 7:15 pm. Tickets are available online.

More info.

Grand Park

Location: 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Downtown’s free Fourth of July block party is back for another year, with live music and more than 40 food trucks kicking the day off at 3 p.m. before fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

More info.

Rose Bowl Stadium

Location: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103

For sheer patriotism, try the Rose Bowl’s annual AmericaFest event (somewhat ironically sponsored by Japanese automaker Honda). The all-day event features food, live music, motorcycle stunts, a Michael Jackson tribute, and, of course, fireworks. Ride the Gold Line and take the free shuttle to avoid the parking lot.

More info.

The Hollywood Bowl

Location: 2301 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

At the Hollywood Bowl, you’ll get three chances to celebrate Independence Day. The venue is hosting evening performances on July 2, 3, and 4 followed by a fireworks display. This year, the LA Philharmonic will be joined by ’80s girl group The Go-Gos. If you’re not interested in the music, just head to the Hollywood Bowl Overlook for views of the fireworks.

More info.

The Queen Mary

Location: 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90802

An English ocean liner might seem like an odd place to celebrate American independence, but those looking for an up-close view of a great fireworks show could do far worse than the Queen Mary’s Fourth of July festivities. Tickets start at $44. If that’s too much, the fireworks can be easily seen from nearby Alamitos Beach.

More info.

Griffith Observatory

Location: 2800 E Observatory Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Will it be a crowded mess? Of course! But the views are worth it. The DASH shuttle runs until 10 p.m., and parking is otherwise $4 per hour, but you could always ditch the car and hike there, too.

More info.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Location: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Universal Studios Hollywood lights up the night sky with its first-ever July 4th fireworks celebration, inviting guests to enjoy a spectacular aerial display that will take place in multiple locations within the theme park. As the spirit of Independence Day sweeps across the theme park, guests can toast the day by enjoying the theme park’s many popular rides and attractions, before the festive pyrotechnics extravaganza, synchronized to a score of Universal-themed music and patriotic favorites, beginning at 9:30pm.

More info.

ExpositionPark

Location: 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA

Exposition Park hosts a day of free family fun in honor of our country’s birthday. The fun begins at 11:00 am and features “live music, delectable food and activities for the entire family at this picnic style event.” Fireworks begin at dusk (about 9:00 pm). Parking information is available online; however, since parking is so limited families are encouraged to Go Metro.

More info.

Starlight Bowl

Location: 1249 Lockheed View Dr., Burbank, CA 91501

Enjoy a performance by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Starlight Bowl. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has been making music for over 25 years and is ready to get you up and dancing on the 4th of July! Parking opens at 4:30 pm, gates open at 5:30 pm, and the concert begins at 6:30 pm. Buy your tickets early to ensure good seats for the musical show as well as the fireworks! Tickets are available online.

More info.

Warner Ranch Park

Location: 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza is happening from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Enjoy a free concert and 15-minute fireworks display. Local restaurants and arts and crafts vendors will be selling their goods as well. The event is free, and parking fees serve as a donation to the Valley Cultural Foundation.

More info.

Geri Berger Reps Buyer of Guitarist Nicky Panicci’s A-Frame Home

Guitarist Nicky Panicci sells his Eagle Rock abode to buyer repped by Geri Berger.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (June 21, 2019)- Geri Berger buyers’ recently purchased the home of musician Nicky Panicci’s hill perched home. The buyers, which have not been disclosed at this time purchased the dome shaped estate for $2.262 million.

Restored by Panicci himself, the residence features his own one of kind decorating style. Described by the LA Times, “the estate features custom record crates and a lava rock wall”. This is in addition to the homes burl wood and midcentury decor.

The one of two structures on the property, the dome features panoramic views of the city and San Gabriel Mountains. Inside the structure is comprised of arched ceilings, star shaped windows, one-bedroom and bath, plus a music room.

Across the way to the main residence is three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living room sits under beamed ceilings with a remodeled gallery style kitchen nearby. Outside, palms top the grounds that boast three decks as well as a patio.

The Los Angeles Times continues on to note Panicci’s career highlights. This includes his most well known gig as the guitarist on Ben Harper’s 2003 “Diamonds on the Inside” album.

Read the original Los Angeles Times article here.

About Geri Berger

Over the past 25 years I have helped clients buy and sell hundreds of homes. This includes income properties and parcels of land in the greater Los Angeles area.  A native of L.A., I have particular expertise in communities such as the Hollywood Hills, Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village. My clientele includes buyers and sellers of properties ranging from condominiums to multi-million dollar estates. I began my career in 1986 by helping launch the boutique real estate firm DBL Realtors. I quickly became a top producer at DBL and was part of its transition from a small Beverly Hills shop to a multi-office company with thousands of agents. In today’s market, I believe it’s more important than ever to work with an agent who knows all facets of the business!

My creed:  To be available to you and follow through on all aspects of the transaction -even after escrow has closed. Many years in the real estate industry have given me the expertise to guide clients through transactions with care and the least amount of stress as possible.

About Rodeo Realty

Rodeo Realty is a residential real estate firm that has more than 1,200 licensed agents and brokers and 12 offices throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Rodeo Realty services various markets in Southern California, including luxury real estate markets. The company’s celebrity and other multi-million dollar listings are regularly featured in the news through several television networks, online sites and publications.

As the largest independent real estate brokerage headquartered in Beverly Hills and operating throughout the Los Angeles area, with the highest sales volume, Rodeo Realty has the resources to provide the best tools in the industry to deliver the very best results.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Samira Murphy

Publicist and Social Media Manager

Rodeo Realty

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Josh Flagg List Writer-Producer Wellesley Wilds’ BH Abode

Josh Flagg list Family Guy Writer-Producer Wellesley Wilds’ Beverly Hills Post Office area home.

 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.(June 21, 2019)-Featured in the Los Angeles Times , the East Coast Inspired Beverly Hills home of Wellesley Wild has hit the market. Josh Flagg of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills holds the listing, which is for sale at $5.995 million.

Described as a Traditional home, the estate boast 5,000 square feet of living space. The two-story abode has six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms that offer a comforting scenery. Offering features described by the LA Times as “Picture Windows bring leafy views into the living and dining rooms”.

The homes additional features include white wainscoting, walnut hardwood floors and a chef’s grade kitchen which connects to a family room. The estate has every luxury feature one might need. Set behind gates on nearly a half acre, the home is nothing short of stunning.

The outdoors is just as comforting and serene. With a wide brick-paved porch outside the family room gives way to a swimming pool and spa set into a flat, grassy yard tucked into a landscaped slope with a serpentine path that’s lined with fragrant rose bushes.

The LA Times goes on to not Wilds successful Hollywood career as a writer and Producer. Noting  “Wilds writing credits that include “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” the sitcom “Dads,” and the films “Ted” and “Ted 2. Last year, he was reportedly hired as the executive producer and showrunner of the upcoming “Animaniacs” reboot.” 

2578 HUTTON Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 is listed at $5,995,000.

About Josh Flagg
Josh Flagg likes setting records. Within the first four years of his career, Josh participated in four record sales, three of which are in our own city of Beverly Hills.
Josh recently participated in the highest sale in the history of Brentwood Park. He also participated in the highest priced sales on Foothill Road, Monovale Drive and Roxbury Drive.
Josh is also one of the stars of Bravo TVs Million Dollar Listing, returning for its seventh season this year.
He pampers his clients… said one local Realtor, In a way I have never seen before and I’ve been in the business for 25 years. I’ve seen Josh send chauffeured cars to his clients’ homes and send his clients up in helicopters to view properties. The best thing I have seen Josh do, though, was wrap an entire house in a big red bow before delivering the keys to the new owners. He is very creative, and that is why he is so successful. In Josh’s mind, there are no limitations.
Flagg does do more than sell real estate though. He also is a world traveler, having been to more than 50 countries. If you ever want to know where to stay in a particular city, just ask him.
He will not only give you a few choices, but he will tell you which particular rooms to request!
My funniest experience so far was when I fell into the pool of a client’s house in the middle of a showing, clothes, jewelry and all! Well I couldn’t let that slow me down, so I put on the owners robe, threw on some slippers and continued the showing. The buyers sent me a pair of swim-trunks when we closed escrow.
About Rodeo Realty

Rodeo Realty is a residential real estate firm that has more than 1,200 licensed agents and brokers and 12 offices throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Rodeo Realty services various markets in Southern California, including luxury real estate markets. The company’s celebrity and other multi-million dollar listings are regularly featured in the news through several television networks, online sites and publications.

Operated under the direction and vision of a single owner, Rodeo Realty stands today as one of the largest independent real estate companies in the nation, while still maintaining the friendly approach of the neighborhood REALTOR®. As the largest independent real estate brokerage headquartered in Beverly Hills and operating throughout the Los Angeles area, with the highest sales volume, Rodeo Realty has the resources to provide the best tools in the industry to deliver the very best results.


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Samira Murphy

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Rodeo Realty

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Rodeo Realty’s Father and Son Duos

Here at Rodeo Realty, we’re proud of our agents and all that they do. And when it comes to hardworking teams, our Father led duos truly make Rodeo one big family.  So we’d like to take the time to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the Rodeo Realty Dads, from father and son teams to the entire family. You ARE Rodeo Realty!

Happy Father’s Day from Rodeo Realty!