FUN VACATION HOME ON MAGICAL PARK LIKE ESTATE

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Ellie Laita

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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FUN VACATION HOME ON MAGICAL PARK LIKE ESTATE

Pacific Palisades House Rental Photos and Description

Perfect for families, reunions, retreats and weddings!

Gated, secure and quiet, with a gorgeous lake and towering trees this vacation spot has been designed for relaxtion and good times.

Located just 5 minutes from Santa Monica and the beach, and directly across the street from Will Rodger's State Park. The house sleeps up to 12 (10 in real beds and 2 on convertible sofas) with 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, huge sunny kitchen, breakfast room and lanai, spacious dining room and living rooms. Outsidebrick patio with large fire pit, sun loungers and an amazing terrace to take in the lake views. Free Wi-Fi and Direct TV with HBO, CINEMAX and SHOWTIME are included.

The Lake House is the ultimate property for entertaining. While we are happy to accommodate requests for larger events and parties with outside guests, please note that additional fees will apply. Give me a call to plan your event.

Filled with beautiful gardens, mature trees and lush greenery, the serenity and beauty of this hidden oasis is made complete by a stunning lake which is shared with the owners who live next door.

'We wanted the beauty of the beach and the ease of living in a lake side cottage but with a fun modern vibe. So when we renovated and decorated the house we went with serene whites and splashes of vibrant color. Many of the walls are covered with larger than life, high definition photographs of flowers and animals, shot by a sought after modern photographer.'.

The Master bedroom has a king bed with a feather topper, down comforter, and 1200 count luxury sateen sheets. Divine.

The Green bedroom sleep 4 with a bunk bed and a twin bed all made with 800 count sheets and soft down comforters. Fun.

The Tropics bedroom has a queen size bed, 1400 count silky sateen sheets, a large dresser, glider rocker and a private entrance to the patio which looks out over the lake. Quiet.

The Sting Ray Room features a king size platform bed with 1200 count sheets and duvet, feather bed topper and down comforter. Flat screen TV with Direct TV premium package. Sweet.

The large kitchen is fully appointed and is a baker's dream with a big refrigerator, four burner gas stove with griddle, Bosch dishwasher, double Thermadore convection oven, toaster, microwave, blender and coffee pot.

The back patio and terrace look out over a grove of redwoods, huge sycamores and the lake. The patio features a large gas fire-pit circled by adirondacks for storytelling and smores. Chaise lounges and a sun umbrella make for a lovely spot to read in or out of the California sun!

The back yard is vast with towering trees that shade secret paths and a small stream that meanders under little wooden bridges. Waiting by the lake is a little rowboat that you are the captain of. Fish for bluegill and large mouth bass from the rocky shore, hand feed the friendly turtles(who think they are dogs) or step through the swing gate and explore one of the last natural creeks in Los Angeles, a spring fed stream that runs year round! Salamanders, tadpoles and tree frogs abound. This is a quiet and safe haven where children can play, discover and revel in nature all day long. If you can pry yourself away from all this, the famed white sand beaches of Santa Monica, The Pier, fine dining, shopping and sightseeing await you, a mere 5 minutes away!

Guests are welcome to use boogie boards, skateboards and scooters and to enjoy a game of croquet or bocce ball. The owners are right next door and can be as helpful or as invisible as you wish.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Ellie Laita

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My husband and I have been married for 17 years and live here in the Palisades with our two girls, ages 9 and 11. We love our little community where we are fortunate to work and play. Our children attend public school, we go to church on Sundays, and can't imagine living any where else. Mark and I are both Midwesterners, I come from a rural part of Peoria, Illinois and Mark is from Chicago. I love having guests and enjoy creating an atmosphere where people can relax, feel welcome and have a wonderful time.

Ellie Laita purchased this house in 2005

Before we bought this property we used to drive around the neighborhood and imagine that we lived here. We just loved the rustic feel, the closeness to nature and the farm freshness of the whole area. Once we had a picnic near the creek behind the very house we would later buy and I remember Mark and I looking up at the giant sycamore trees and feeling like we had found our dream home at last.

There is a lushness, a greenness to this place that feels very much like Costa Rica. Yet, the pond, with it's banks covered with boulders and rocks, surrounded by redwoods and fields of blooming flowers, makes us feel like we are in the Colorado Rockies. There are rope swings and hammocks, paths to explore and grassy knolls to picnic on. Concord grapes and blackberries fruit in the summer as do strawberries, blueberries, lemons and limes. Fresh mint and watercress are available year round in the creek. The slate walls that meander through the property are a great place to sit quietly and take in the sun rise over the canyon and a treehouse sits high above the pond in a giant sycamore tree waiting for adventurers to visit.

My husband Mark is an amazing gardener and he has had planted thousands of blooming flowers and trees. In March over 6000 giant daffodils bloom covering the banks around the lake in a carpet of bright yellow. In April and May the white dragon wisteria is blooming. It makes a tunnel of scented white flowers as it trails down from the 15 foot trellises. In June the orange day lilies fill the fields. July and August the cobalt agapanthus are exploding everywhere. Pink, purple and magenta cosmos bloom and wave around the lake in July and August. Every season has its beauty here.

Even in the fall, Mark has carefully selected oaks, sweet gum, pistachia and hickory trees that turn bright orange, red and gold. It's beautiful to see their colors mirrored perfectly in the lake's water.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Fun Vacation Home on Magical Park Like Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Fun Vacation Home on Magical Park Like Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423396vb
310 383 9245
Pacific Palisades Los Angeles County
5

Our Base for a fantastic wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We have rented other properties through VRBO and have been pleased but Ellie's property is the first to look exactly like every picture posted and to have been all that we could have hoped for. Our daughter was married at the Bel Air Bay Club so the Lake House location was absolutely perfect. We held a rehearsal dinner outside on the patio and the banquet tables and chairs in the garage were just what we needed. The entire wedding party was able to enjoy the lake views, wine by the outdoor fireplace and sunset frog choir performance, fabulous.
Our 3 grandchildren loved the treehouse and the lake's fish, turtles and ducks fascinated them.
This was an experience that was all we could have hoped for. Perfect weather, lots of room for our family, a safe and secure property, beautiful flowers in bloom and a great place to entertain our guests, it has it all.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to host people like Keith and his family. It was a delight to host people who know how to appreciate the animals, birds and flowering plants that we are lucky to have here. Thank you for taking such good care of the Lake House. Please stay with us again when you return to California, you will always be welcome. Go Packers!!!
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Fun Vacation Home on Magical Park Like Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423396vb
310 383 9245
Pacific Palisades Los Angeles County
5

Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
What a beautiful property! We stayed here for our wedding and our whole wedding party stayed here for a few days. There was plenty of room for us to do anything we wanted. We particularly liked the huge ropes for swinging, the firepit outside, ample space in the front for our bodyweight workouts, the well-kept mini-lake outside and the rooms, each with its own personality. The pictures online are accurate and the listing as described. It was very well kept and maintained. Thank you!
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Fun Vacation Home on Magical Park Like Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423396vb
310 383 9245
Pacific Palisades Los Angeles County
5

Absolutely amazing stay...more than what we expected

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We were a large group of friends who stayed here for three nights and we loved every second of it. The lake was great and we're glad Ellie convinced us to take out the little rowboat on the lake. Location was perfect to get to Santa Monica and the Mexican place just down the street was great too. We've gone to LA the past four years to meet up and this is by far our favorite house yet.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Fun Vacation Home on Magical Park Like Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423396vb
310 383 9245
Pacific Palisades Los Angeles County
5

Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
A lovely exclusive residence within walking distance of the Pacific Palisades. Amazing garden with lake. Photos accurately reflect this well maintained home. Lots of great books to look at and games for kids to play. 10 minutes from Santa Monica Pier, 15 minutes from the Getty Museum and 5 minutes from the ocean!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Jo,
Your family was a pleasure, you were perfect guests. Thank you for coming all the way from England and choosing to stay with us! I hope you enjoyed the English teas I stocked the coffee bar with. We enjoyed having you and will welcome you back anytime!
Mahalo,
Ellie
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Fun Vacation Home on Magical Park Like Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423396vb
310 383 9245
Pacific Palisades Los Angeles County
5

A wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
This home is exactly as advertised -- the pictures and the description are absolutely accurate. What is not conveyed is the warm welcome provided by the owners, and the wonderful overall "vibe" they've created at this lovely lake house. Both indoors and out, this is a special house. Serene. Private. We set up a long table on the back terrace for an at-home dinner for 11 with the sound of the fountain in the background. Pre-dinner activities included croquet on the front lawn. After dinner we made s'mores on the backyard fire pit. The kitchen is fabulous. The layout creates privacy - the 4 bedrooms are 2 + 2 at opposite ends of the house. Lots of hiking nearby, and of course the beach. We will be back, Thank you Ellie & Mark.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
LAX
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Long Beach Ferry
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Universal City Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
10 freeway
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Will Rogers State Park Beach
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Shore Bar
Nearest Ski
52 Miles
Mountain High Resort
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
The Riviera Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Sushi Don

A mile up the street are the pier and the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica. Twenty minutes up the coast and you can surf Malibu's world famous pointbreak, Surfrider! This house is nestled in a neighborhood called Rustic Canyon which is just across the street from historic Will Rodgers State Park, where you can horseback ride, mountain bike and hike. A five minute drive up Sunset Boulevard brings you to charming downtown Pacific Palisades where great restaurants, fabulous boutique shopping, coffee and yogurt shops, grocery and drug stores, a weekly farmer's market, and other small town pleasures await. The town library and park are there too with great play structures, soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts and basketball for all to enjoy.

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Availability & Rates

Pacific Palisades House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter
Apr 18 2014 - Apr 20 2014
$750
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,200
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2014 - May 30 2014
$750
$4,200
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
Jul 1 2014 - Jul 6 2014
$750
$4,500
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Rate
Jul 12 2014 - Jul 31 2014
$750
$5,075
2 nights
 
 
August Holiday
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
$750
$4,200
2 nights
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 6 2014
$750
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2014 - Nov 29 2014
$750
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$675
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,200
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
$250 cleaning fee $250.00
Notes There is a $250 cleaning fee for The Lake House property.
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Amenities

Pacific Palisades House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    lanai - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) We can add rails on the bunk bed for safety., Baby Cribs (1) We have a portable crib for your baby. Please request in advance and we will have it sterilized and set up in the master suite., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two convertible sofas are available for guests in the lanai. They each sleep one adult., Bunk Beds (1) This bed features a double below and a twin on top! FUN!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
Notes:
Bocce Balls and Croquet.
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