“The Bachelor” & “Bachelorette” Pad in California

by hookedonhouses on June 14, 2010

Last year Big-Time Listings reported that the rustic Italian-style mansion in Agoura Hills, California, where the popular “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” reality shows (and now “Bachelor Pad”) are filmed, was on the market for $6.75 million.

The listing has since been removed, and I’m not sure if it sold or not. But the house, known as Villa De La Vina, has an official website with photos that show what it looks like when it’s not all dolled up for TV. You can apparently rent it out for your own special event.

They redecorate the mansion for every season, so it always looks a little different. Here’s a photo of the living room from Ali’s season of “The Bachelorette.”

Ali-Bachelorette in living room

The only thing that looks the same in the shot of the room on the Villa De La Vina website is the floor (wood surrounded by tile, and a tile border that runs around the baseboard):

Another shot of the living room, from another angle:

On the other hand, I’d recognize that (in)famous pool anywhere:

Bachelor poolHere’s the cabana, where many a romantic scene has taken place:

Looking inside the house, we see the staircase that many a girl has run up, crying:

The kitchen:

The family room off the kitchen:

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The dining room:

Remember Jesse Csincsak, the man Deanna Pappas chose during the 2008 season of “The Bachelorette,”–only to dump him a few months later?

Jesse Csincsak-Deanna Pappas-BacheloretteJesse describes the mansion to RADAR magazine:

“The Mansion is more of a compound than a mansion. It only has 4 bedrooms upstairs. Downstairs are the rose ceremony room, her room with all the guys’ photos in it and the kitchen and the living room. The rest of the house that you never see is filled with production equipment.

“The Compound has 7 ft concrete walls all around it with security guards walking the perimeter so there is no way in or out. The Mansion has microphones throughout so they can always hear what’s going on and when something good happens they send one of their 24 hr a day camera crews to investigate…”

In this aerial shot you can see those walls surrounding the perimeter that he mentions:

Bachelor house-walls

More photos of the house at Villa De La Vina. (Thanks to Kim for the link!)

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desiree June 14, 2010 at 10:02 pm

I just can’t! I love the pad but I just can’t watch the show. Reality overdose for me.

Karena June 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Well Julia I am with you on this one, voting for Roberto! Fascinating property.

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.-= Karena´s last blog ..Tie One On- Steve Maloney -Head to Toe Trunk Show at Wilkes Bashford =-.

Erin June 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm

What a fun post! I never really liked the show all that much until I discovered Reality Steve. Now I can’t help but watch! It’s so much more entertaining with his info! That pool is incredible….!
.-= Erin´s last blog ..Georgia Carlee =-.

Emily A. Clark June 14, 2010 at 11:00 pm

You know, I think ABC should really hire someone new to decorate the house. It’s just all so overdone to me. . . .I do like that green horse behind the sofa–it seems to distract me alot though :)

Yes, definitely Roberto! I would pick him and go home. Although, I’m thinking I might really like Chris, the landscaper from Cape Cod.
.-= Emily A. Clark´s last blog ..Lessons I’ve Learned From Nate =-.

Jocelyn Stott June 14, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Great house. I stopped watching the show years ago, but it is soooo easy to get sucked in.
.-= Jocelyn Stott´s last blog ..My Friend Amy =-.

Vanessa@decor happy June 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm

I watched the first couple of Bachelor shows but must admit I haven’t watched it in a few years. Too busy blogging I guess…
.-= Vanessa@decor happy´s last blog ..Hanging around… =-.

k June 14, 2010 at 11:41 pm


Not. Haha.
Roberto or Frank… definitely.

Jill June 15, 2010 at 1:19 am

I think she’s been totally into Roberto since the moment she laid eyes on him. I’m thinking he’ll be in the top 3 definitely. Oh, I’m such a sucker for that show!
.-= Jill´s last blog ..Where Jill Likes to Chill… =-.

Kim June 15, 2010 at 1:21 am

Your Welcome! I love the inside of this home. The outside, is ok. I watched the Bachelor years ago, but haven’t seen it since. I personally think the plot of these shows are kind of dumb so I don’t care to be tuned in.

Becky June 15, 2010 at 2:19 am

How fun to know a bit more about the house and see the aerial shot. Do you think the aerial shot was just taken perhaps during a construction project or do you think they leave that wall up all the time?

My vote goes to Roberto or Frank. Frank seems like he’s not gonna make it emotionally. Thank God she got rid of weatherman tonight! That guy was a dork and so insecure! Yes… I’m a bachelor/bachelorette fan! lol…


Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish June 15, 2010 at 5:55 am

I have thought for some time that the mansion was one of the best things about the show! Great post!
.-= Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish´s last blog ..Making No Sew Pillows Out of Fabric Samples =-.

Katie June 15, 2010 at 7:23 am

I ran across Reality Steve a couple seasons ago too and it totally turned me off the show. I’m all for a good love story, but it seems that so much of it is planned by the producers that it’s hardly reality. Oh, well, they obviously know how to concoct some serious drama. :)
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Heading Outside =-.

Elaine June 15, 2010 at 8:25 am

Don’t watch the show but wow what a bachelor pad! :)
.-= Elaine´s last blog ..House Sold =-.

Kelli June 15, 2010 at 9:52 am

I just can’t get into the show, but thanks for the inside info on the beautiful house!
.-= Kelli´s last blog ..Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. =-.

Lisa T. June 15, 2010 at 10:10 am

A bunch of girls after one guy is just too sleazy for me. But a bunch of guys after one girl seems perfectly natch! :-)

Love the house. Love the gorgeous pool. But hoping all that construction is just temporary. Now I’m off to check out this reality Steve!

hip hip gin gin June 15, 2010 at 10:12 am

I’m sort of fascinated by the whole compound thing, I’m a bit naive I guess but I thought it was just a house somewhere. I can’t watch either of those shows though, the whole concept rubs me the wrong way. And I have plenty of guilty pleasure shows mind you so it’s not the reality show aspect (hello Real Housewives of NY, am obsessed) but the whole “pick me pick me” situation skeeves me.
.-= hip hip gin gin´s last blog ..Bibhu Mohapatra =-.

Jano June 15, 2010 at 11:42 am

There’s no amount of decorating, or disinfectant for that matter, that would make that house appealing after the show has run its course.

Heather Collins June 15, 2010 at 11:44 am

I agree about the awful-ness of the show, but its funny you posted this because as I was flicking through the channels recently, I stopped on the show because of the house! I immediately thought of Hooked-on-Houses!
.-= Heather Collins´s last blog ..Free from "on time" flights =-.

Kelly, Arte Styling June 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I can’t really handle these shows anymore, but I do tune in from time to time. I guess my curiosity gets the best of me!! Funny, but I did manage to see the part where the wrestler guy apparently walked miles on crutches to visit Ali. So funny to now know the truth. Next time, maybe they can set up some shots of him scaling those fortress walls!
.-= Kelly, Arte Styling´s last blog ..How to Select Paint Colors for a Mountain Cabin =-.

A.Men June 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm

No more reality lies for me.

I love this blog.

Amanda @ Serenity Now June 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm

That is good trash TV. I love watching it every Monday night to feel better about myself. 😉 My vote is for Chris L from Cape Cod (the one who lost his mom). I like Roberto, but I think he’s too good to be true. I think he’ll either leave or have a girlfriend. There’s another guy who seems to be really into Ali, but I think he might be a bit obsessive.

LOVE that pool!!!
.-= Amanda @ Serenity Now´s last blog ..Girlie Gardening =-.

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints June 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Wow that house looks really weird from the sky. It looks like a compound. Have to say the pool is beautiful. My first pick is Roberto too. He is so down to earth and absolutely adorable. I can’t help but say it while I’m watching. My husband just glares at me. Sorry hon but it’s the truth!!!
.-= Becky @ Farmgirl Paints´s last blog ..Losing it =-.

Nancy@marcusdesign June 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm

I like the mansion, and I think it has a lot of potential, but I do agree with Emily A. Clark that they could hire someone new to decorate it! It does seem a little bit ‘typical.’ The pool on the other hand is pretty awesome, I could see myself lounging out there!
.-= Nancy@marcusdesign´s last blog ..{another french chair: the borne settee} =-.

Renae Moore June 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm

The house looks good up close, but the aerial does nothing for it.
Hmmmm, I have no idea who Ali will pick, Alberto is a cutie though!
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deidra June 16, 2010 at 9:22 am

I am trying so hard NOT to watch this year! And I was wondering how Justin made it to Ali’s house! Gotta admit that I’ve never been a fan of the inside of that house. It’s just too…something for me. But I think the outside spaces are stunning!
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rosie June 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

Hi Everyone.
I think i would pick one of the following:

Chris L (I love his family – his thoughfulness and seems to be the perfect package)
Craig the lawyer–we know he is every smart or he would not have passed the bar, also he seems very gentle and well-bred. I haven’t seen him intruding on Ali while she is with someone else—can also say that about Chris L, Roberto and Kirk.

Roberto is adorable
Kirk is cute
Remember Ali that sex is good but it won’t pay the bills, you need a good
combination. no one can tell if anyone is sexy until they are behind closed doors
with no camera

girl-domestic June 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm

The Bachelorette is the most intense 2 hours on television. It goes against every instinct the male species is programed with to sit in a room with 12 other dudes talking about how much they love their gf and how they will “guard and protect” her heart (what a douche, right?…tattoo guy). I can’t believe I watch this show…ahem, what I meant to say is, “I cant believe Monday is so far away!”
.-= girl-domestic´s last blog ..A day late (and a dollar short) =-.

Rosie June 16, 2010 at 11:13 pm

I just read my earlier post. lol
I meant to say “being sexy is good in a marriage”

Val June 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm

This house is on the most wonderful road. I live one town over from the Bachelor Pad. Not only does the house have curb appeal but the entire road does. So pretty!
.-= Val´s last blog ..Meet Avery Madison =-.

Sher Miller June 18, 2010 at 11:40 am

Only four bedrooms in that huge home? That’s disappointing to know; I would have guessed a minimum of five. Being the reality show junkie that I am, I’d have to also go with Roberto. I also like the contractor (can’t remember his name right now) whose mom died a year ago. The others don’t seem to be that memorable, with the exception of the wrestler who is evidently a cad.
.-= Sher Miller´s last blog ..The Absentee Blogger =-.

Michelle Smith August 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I’ve always loved the candle wall…does anyone know where you can get that or would it be custom made do you think?

Chandra October 6, 2010 at 5:23 am

For Michelle Smith – The candle room dividers used to be sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Linens and Things, Pier 1 Imports, etc. Stores like that. The only place I can think of that sells them now, besides websites, is Target. I have two of them that I’ve had for a few years. One holds candles and the other one has matted frames all over the front of it instead of candle holders. Both of them are very pretty and believe it or not, very functional. If you can’t find what you’re looking for at the stores/sites I mentioned, just try Googling something like “room divider tealights candles” Something in the results should point you in the right direction… =) Good luck!

P/S Here’s one I found at Target online for $179.99. It’s on sale from $199.99 and you’ll get free shipping since your order will be more than $50…if you like that one of course. Take care…. =) (link below-I guess copy & paste it)


BTW, I tend to agree with alot of the comms here about the interior decor of the house. It’s just too much. Over decorated, waay over decorated. Come to think of it, it’s overly dressed on the exterior as well. I’m thinking the set dresser needs to learn to edit ;-P

hookedonhouses October 6, 2010 at 6:14 am

Thanks, Chandra! That’s very helpful. -Julia

Whitney September 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Does anyone know where I could get the kitchen cabinets that are featured on Bachelor Pad this summer? I absolutely LOVE them!!!!

hookedonhouses September 14, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Sorry, I don’t. A kitchen designer might have an idea, though. -Julia

debbie May 18, 2011 at 2:55 pm

ummm…this mantion was NOT built for ABC. it was actually someone’s home. several yrs ago it was for sale (E! reported it) with pictures of the home & grounds. ABC probably bought it for the series.

hookedonhouses May 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm

No, it wasn’t built for ABC. As I mentioned in the post, the owners rent it out to people for events and ABC for the show. It was on the market, but the listing has since been taken down. I’m not sure who (if anyone) bought it. Does anyone else know?

Dana LaRue September 14, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I was wondering where I could purchase the gold and black paisley fabric used outside in the cabana for the drapes and pillows. I have never seen such a beautiful fabric. Please if you could let me know. We really enjoyed the show and never missed an episode.


sarah August 23, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I figured out from a recent episode where it’s located!! Can’t wait to (try to) visit :-)

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