The Mansion where ‘The Bachelor’ is filmed isn’t actually owned by the show. Here’s what you need to know about The Bachelor Mansion.
Spoiler alert: This article contains minor spoilers for Season 19 of The Bachelorette.
In 2023, The Bachelor franchise continued with Zach Shallcross as the leading man. Fans were first introduced to Zach in Season 19 of The Bachelorette when he vied for Rachel Recchia’s heart.
After the Season 27 premiere of The Bachelor, viewers once again returned to the Bachelor mansion.
The Bachelor mansion got its name from its place in Bachelor Nation history as the setting of love since Season 11 of The Bachelor, and has served as the beginning location of many relationships. But where exactly is this beautiful romantic mansion, and where is the rest of The Bachelorette filmed?
Where is the ‘Bachelor’ mansion?
Also called the “Villa De La Vina,” the Bachelor mansion is situated at 2351 Kanan Road in Agoura Hills, Calif., in the Santa Monica mountains in Los Angeles. While many might think the house exists solely to serve the Bachelor gods, it is actually owned and lived in by contractor Marshall Haraden. Haraden and his family live at the 7,500-square-foot mansion most of the year, while ABC writes them a check to come in and film 42 days out of the year.
The house itself is also situated on 10 acres of property, so there’s plenty of space for the cast and crew to galavant and date around the mansion. Haraden does sporadically rent out the mansion when The Bachelorette is not occupying it, but its previous nightly listing price was $6,000 per night, so it’s not an easy get.
Where is ‘The Bachelor’ being filmed in 2022?
Typically, the first half of a season of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette is filmed at the mansion, and the rest of the season is filmed traveling around the world. Although, because of COVID-19, international travel was put on pause, even for the Bachelor Nation producers who can seemingly make anything happen. But in 2023, international travel is back and bigger than ever.
According to reports, filming locations for The Bachelor Season 27 (aside from the Bachelor mansion) include: Tallinn, Estonia; The Bahamas; London, England; Budapest, Hungary; and Krabi, Thailand.
Who owns the ‘Bachelor’ mansion?
Considering how successful The Bachelor and its spinoffs are, you’d be forgiven to assume that the lavish sprawling mansion that the show calls home is owned by the show, or at least ABC. Well, that is actually far from the case. In fact, the home is really a family’s home for most of the year, except for the 42 days when The Bachelor and The Bachelorette need to fill it with steamy romance and drama.
Per Insider, the mansion is owned by a contractor named Marshall Haraden and for most of the year, he and his family occupy the palatial space. However, when ABC comes knocking with their checkbook, Marshall and his family pack up all of their belongings and stay someplace else until filming has completed.
The 7,500 square-foot mansion, nicknamed “Villa De La Vina,” is surrounded by a whopping 10 acres of property located right in Agoura Hills, Calif. With an extra roughly 20,000 square feet in outdoor play space and a variety of other luxury amenities, it’s clear why ABC chooses the Haraden family’s home to host their show year after year. For super fans of The Bachelor, the home has even previously been available for rent on Airbnb for the jaw-dropping cost of $6,000 per night.
“They’re here 42 days, twice a year,” 59-year-old Marshall explained to Us Weekly during an interview about his involvement in the show’s process. “Everything leaves — everything that’s not tied down, that’s not part of the home. Curtains, TVs, pots and pans, clothes — everything in one day goes out. And then they take two weeks to put it together the way they want it, and they shoot for X amount of days, and then they spend two weeks to put it back.”
When ABC’s crews come in, the usually modestly-appointed home is transformed into a luxurious palace covered in drapes, mood lighting, fancy furniture, and various other vibe-setters that ABC employs to make the home as romantic as can be.
Tune into The Bachelorette every Monday at 8 p.m. EST on ABC to see all the filming locations in their glory.