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by Michael dEstries
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It boggles the mind as to the bank account one would need to rent Bea Arthur’s Cliff May ranch in California, but if you can swing the $32,500/month asking price, it’s certainly a lovely, secluded spot.

The “Golden Girls” actress, also celebrated for her animal activism and champion of LBGT rights, purchased the home back in 1975. According to Curbed LA, it features “five bedrooms, including a master suite, numerous walk in closets, travertine floors, two offices, a great room, a media room, a tennis court, and a resort-sized pool and spa” all in the style of a Spanish courtyard estate.

The ground sound spectacular, with over four acres of hiking trails, sycamore and California oaks, gardens, and waterfalls.

According to a 1998 A&U magazine article, she told the author “This is country out here…I can walk around without anything on and nobody cares, and it’s just lovely.”

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Steven Miles

    I found this clip of Miss Arthur’s final interview with Bea discussing her career in her own words. The clip also shows Betty White, Carol Channing and Phyllis Diller. I think it’s for a show called, “Lunching with a Legend.” It looks like it was filmed in this kitchen !

    I’d hate for a full interview with Bea or the other legendary ladies in the clip to go unseen.
    http://lunchingwithalegend.com/

    Cheers,
    Stephen