the house is clean, beautiful, peaceful, well-appointed.... zillion dollar views, easy access to everything,* and an extremely cool host. Common areas (kitchen/living room) work well. This unique location and level of comfort is why vacation rental > hotel.
*Any trip to L.A. requires a car, as the city is vast and has no meaningful public transportation. However, you can *WALK* from this house to Will Rogers State Park or Temescal Canyon (a trailhead leading to both starts at the top of the street), and the Palisades village is perhaps a mile down the hill.