Casa del Mar is one of three guest cottages at the Hearst Castle near San Simeon. It boasts 8 bedrooms in its 5,000+ sq. ft. of living space and has welcomed many VIP guests in the past including Hollywood actors and politicians like Winston Churchill, Charles Lindbergh, Howard Hughes, Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, Charlie Chaplin, and Gary Cooper, to name just a few.
The largest building at Hearst Castle (near San Simeon) is called “Casa Grande”. Its 68,500 sq. ft. contain 38 bedrooms, 30 fireplaces, 42 bathrooms, and 14 sitting rooms.
William Randolph Hearst began building his palatial home in 1917 near San Simeon. Designed by Julia Morgan in the Mediterranean style and completed in 1947, it encompasses about 90,000 sq. ft. scattered across several buildings. One of its many spectacular features is the Neptune Pool.