Scott Houston

Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HISTORIC APT - 1BR/1BA

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Hollywood Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Historic Apt - 1BR/1BA in very cool historic 1926 garden court apartment building. 2 blocks from the heart of Hollywood. Private courtyard with fountain.

Villa Valentino #11 is a one bedroom, one bath apartment built in the 1920’s in the heart of Hollywood. It has been recently restored and fully furnished. It has a private courtyard with fountain with access from both bedroom and living room and a cozy gas log fireplace in the living room. The vintage range in the kitchen adds to the ambiance. Off-street parking. This fabulous property is located just 2 blocks south of the Hollywood Bowl, and 2 blocks north of the “Heart of Hollywood” district at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave. Easy walking access to Disney’s El Capitan Theater, the Kodak Theater, Graumann’s Chinese Theater, the Metro station, restaurants galore and many other attractions. Close access to the 101 Freeway.

Designed by the Davis Brothers Architects, Villa Valentino is designated as Los Angles City Cultural Monument #397, and is one of the best remaining examples of the Garden Court style of architecture from the early 20th century. It is a hidden gem. Step back in time.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Scott Houston (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2012
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We are in Hollywood, about to go have lunch at Musso and Franks. We're staying in the historic Villa Valentino, an architectural treasure little changed from the 1920's, when Valentino, Chaplin, DeMille and all of the others lived right up on the steep hill above us in Whitley Heights, which was home to all the famous stars before there was a Beverly Hills or Bel Air or Malibu. Legend has it that Valentino was a visitor to these sublime apartments, where he is said to have carried on romantic trysts. I have no idea how many stars have lived and loved here. It would all be oral history and few are left to tell those tales; but, as they say, "If these walls could talk..."



Now sandwiched between a condo complex and a hotel, the Villa Valentino is like stumbling upon a Mayan temple in the midst of the jungle. When you pull aside the heavy iron gate to this once-famous 18-unit courtyard apartment building, with its whimsical architecture, maze of interior courtyards with fountains, and wildly overgrown exotic foliage, you know how William Holden must've felt when his car broke down and he found himself entering Norma Desmond's decaying mansion in the 1950 classic, "Sunset Boulevard."



Built at the same time as nearby Grauman's Chinese Theater and many other Hollywood landmarks, Villa Valentino is overgrown and decaying in much the same way as Norma Desmond's mansion, but it was purchased a few years ago by investors that want to preserve it. A few apartments are available for nightly rental. Our next-door neighbor, currently on tour, is a guitarist with Counting Crows. The entire Whitley Heights neighborhood, perched on the steep hill behind us, is on the National Register of Historic Places and almost unchanged since it was first built.

Boris Karloff lived there when he made 'Frankenstein' in 1931. The list goes on and on... Valentino and wife Natacha Rambova. William Faulkner. Bette Davis. Janet Gaynor. Carol Lombard and William Powell. Harold Lloyd. Jean Harlow, W.C. Fields, etc. Gloria Swanson lived in a rented house in Whitley Heights while she was portraying Norma Desmond in 'Sunset Boulevard.'



Just outside the gate of the Villa Valentino property is the craziness of downtown Hollywood -- the Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theatre and all the nut-jobs dressed up like Batman and Spiderman. But once you close that heavy iron gate, it's all gone and you are in a timeless world where the Golden Age of Hollywood seems like only yesterday.
Jul 2012
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Historic Apt - 1BR/1BA
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews
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Historic Apt - 1BR/1BA
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Hollywood Los Angeles County
New York, NY
5

Hollywood Saving Grace!

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
I felt overwhelmed by the desperate nature of Hollywood. I was there working for a month and aside from the history, and some of the fabulous architecture, I felt like I was in Times Square every time I came close to Hollywood Blvd. But the Hollywood Hideaway experience made me forget all of that. The gurgle of fountains, the multiple places to sit in quiet courtyards, and my perfect apartment sheltered me from the melee of Los Angeles just outside of the gate. You would never know that the crowded freeway was just a few blocks away! I would go back in a minute, and I hope I can!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic Apt - 1BR/1BA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3251382
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Hollywood Los Angeles County
5

Had an amazing time at Villa Valentino

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We had such a wonderful time staying at Villa Valentino. The location was perfect for everything we wanted to do while staying in Los Angeles and the apartment was perfect. It had such charm and character. The property manager was friendly and accommodating but gave us space. I will be staying here again on our next trip and recommending to my friends as well. Thank you for a perfect stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic Apt - 1BR/1BA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3251382
+1 -805 570-7777
Hollywood Los Angeles County
Kalamazoo, MI
5

Perfection of a retreat in the middle of a city

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
This property was very well maintained, neat, clean, and full of character! The amazing stay began before we even left home with the owners. Carrie was super nice and personal. Her service was just enjoyable and wonderful. We felt like she was a new friend by the time we left. Having her on site was great! The place was decorated wonderfully. The court yards were full of trees and plants and quiet even though on a busy street. Peace and serenity abounded. Even the maintenance staff were super nice and helpful. We recommend this place to everyone.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic Apt - 1BR/1BA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3251382
+1 -805 570-7777
Hollywood Los Angeles County
Colaba, Mumbai
5

Super Experience

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Wonderful first floor apartment with a private patio in the heart of Hollywood! Its my second time here (stayed for 30 days in May-June 2013 and again for 19 days this year, and I love it!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historic Apt - 1BR/1BA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3251382
+1 -805 570-7777
Hollywood Los Angeles County
Portage, MI
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
The place was awesome and Carrie was the nicest manager ever. Would definitely rent this place again. A hidden gem.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Historic Apt - 1BR/1BA
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3251382
+1 -805 570-7777
Hollywood Los Angeles County
5

PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
What a pleasant surprise. Easy to work with and just a lovely property. If your looking for all that Hollywood has to offer within walking distance than stay here. Carrie thank you for a warm welcome.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Hollywood Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rate
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
$875
$2,945
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$875
$3,195
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$875
$2,945
 

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
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Amenities

Amenities

Hollywood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 642 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

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