The villa that gives Bayview Villa assisted living home its name was once the home of 1940’s Hollywood starlet Yvonne de Carlo, who had a role in The Ten Commandments and starred as Lily Munster in the popular television series The Munsters. The Canadian-born actress moved to California with her mother in 1940 and her talent was spotted immediately. Paramount Studios signed her, and she landed roles in The Road to Morocco, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Deerslayer. De Carlo made numerous films in the 1940s and ‘50s, usually cast as a sultry vixen in westerns, working with Hollywood legends Clark Gable, Sidney Poitier, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson and Sir Alec Guinness.
Not every assisted living home can offer the chance to stroll corridors once walked by Hollywood stars. When you stroll around the neighborhood of this assisted living home, you are walking in the footsteps of not only Yvonne de Carlo but also John Wayne, who once lived on the estate as well. The everyday luxury of Bayview’s Mediterranean-style villa with the grand piano in the living room and the fountain in the courtyard is perfectly in keeping with its history of Hollywood glamour.