FUN VACATION HOME ON MAGICAL PARK LIKE ESTATE

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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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Fun Vacation Home on Magical Park Like Estate
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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

UNFORGETTABLE PLACE FOR A WEDDING

  • 5 of 5
As soon as my then-fiance and I drove through the gates to the home, we knew we had found the place for our wedding. Even the beautiful photos on the website don't do justice to to the natural beauty of this property. Ellie and Mark have applied their artistic sensibilities to the home and yard, and in doing so have created an oasis.

My fiancé and I rented the home for our sixty person wedding, and we couldn't have had a better experience. Even though there was a special event fee, it was reasonably priced compared to many other venues in L.A. proper, especially considering that we were able to accommodate my family from Virginia for three nights. Ellie was always available to answer our many logistical questions as our big day approached.

Our wedding guests ages ranged from five to seventy-four, and the Lake House had something for everyone with the young being entertained for hours on end by the rope swing, while the older guests thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor gas fireplace. It is not hyperbole to say that multiple guests remarked on the magical quality of the property and wanted additional information about it for their future events.

Whether for a wedding, bar mitzvah, or just a family vacation, my wife and I would recommend The Lake House to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this beautiful house for a month with my nanny and our four year old little girl. Its honestly the best place we could have picked. The grounds of the house are impressive and welcoming as we approached and immediately we were immersed into the luxurious but bohemian calm vibe. Ellie and Mark were amazing. I feel like we have met people we can call friends . They were so accommodating to us and our little girl literally found her guru in Ellie. We all loved them and the vibe they create for their guests. On the very hot days on May ,Ellie made sure the house was as ventilated as possible and we loved the evenings by the fire,making s'mores and sitting under the fairy lights. Its close to everything. Palisades is a great spot. We absolutely will be back ,and I cannot recommend this house more highly . It was private,quiet and secluded ,but ultimately right in the middle of everything. An absolute Oasis. Thanks so much Ellie and Mark
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
It was my daughters wedding. and the grounds were perfect. It was a bit hard for the older people, but fun for everyone. The beach is not far and everything else was right on the property.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ANTONIO

  • 5 of 5
Fantastica casa , que es llevada por Ellie Layta, dueña de la casa, cuya atencion ha sido magnifica. Se encuentra en una localizacion perfecta, a 10 min en coche de las playas de Malibu y de los centros comerciales de Santa Monica y Venice.
Muy comoda y cofortable, buenas camas , buena cocinas, estupendos baños.
La casa es muy especial porque se encuentra en un entorno natural muy cuidado con un lago privado solo para ti. Rodeado de grandes arboles, flores , plantas , tortugas , peces, patos, ideal para una familia.
La decoracion dentro de la casa es espectacular, moderna y con mucho gusto, acompañada de unas magnificas fotos y obras de arte del artista y fantastico fotografo americano Mark Layta.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fun Vacation Home on Magical Park Like Estate
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310 383 9245
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5

OUR BASE FOR A FANTASTIC WEDDING WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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Pacific Palisades House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rate
Jul 12 2014 - Jul 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$750
$5,075
 
 
August Holiday
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$750
$4,200
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 6 2014
2 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2014 - Nov 29 2014
5 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$675
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
$250 cleaning fee $250
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:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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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