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Beautiful, Luxurious, Resort Like House in Sherwood Forest, California

Brenda Buonora

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Beautiful, Luxurious, Resort Like House in Sherwood Forest, California

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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House - 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-12)

Beautiful, resort like Mediterranean style 5000 square foot home with 6 bedrooms and 5 baths, on a half acre lot. Exquisite back yard with heated pool and spa, barbecue, bar and outdoor gas fireplace. The courtyard has a large table for outdoor dining.

Enjoy a large and spacious fully equipped Kitchen for home cooked meals. There is a large but cozy Family Room with a large sofa that will accommodate 6-8 people (no kidding). A fun and spacious Entertainment/Game Room, with bar and pool table provide hours of fun. The Master Suite has a large 50' flat screen TV and gas fireplace. The Master Bath boasting Egyptian limestone has a Roman style shower, jacuzzi jet tub and a television. There are Large flat screen televisions throughout house with cable hook up. The televisions in the Master Bedroom and Family Room have surround sound. A full sound system throughout the house, including the back yard makes it easy to enjoy music from anywhere and everywhere. Just upload the Sonos ap on your Ipod/Iphone and you'll be able to listen to your playlists, pandora, etc., all wireless! :)

Enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful home or take excursions to attractions and places nearby. We have many beaches (Santa Monica, Venice, Playa Del Rey and Malibu) within 30 mins to 45 minutes drive. Other beaches, such as Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach are about an hour away. Amusement Parks such as Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm are an hour away, while Magic Mountain and Roaring Rapids are about 20 minutes away. Museums and Downtown LA are about 30-40 minutes away. Many fine restaurants and shops about 10 minutes away. The house is minutes from the 405, 101, and 118 Freeways.

10 minutes to Ventura Blvd. (fine restaurants and shops)

15 minutes to Franklin Canyon Park (lake and hiking trails)

15 minutes to Universal Studios & Universal City Walk

20 minutes to Magic Mountain

20 minutes to Roaring Rapids Water Park

25 minutes to Santa Monica Pier and Carnival

25 minutes to 3rd Street Promenade (sidewalk entertainment and shopping)

25 minutes to Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

25 minutes to Hollywood

30 minutes to world famous Venice Beach

30 minutes to the Grove

60 minutes to Disneyland


Linens, towels and toiletries are provided for guests. Fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook, bake and enjoy!

The 6th bedroom with a full size bed is available upon request, at $150 additional per night or $975 per week.

Plenty of parking in the large driveway, and on the street.

1 complimentary champagne bottle for 1 week rentals!

NO SMOKING is permitted in the house.

Keywords: Sleeps 10, Beautiful Resort like House, large and spacious, fully equipped kitchen, bar, game room, swimming pool and spa, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, outdoor bar, indoor and outdoor fireplaces; Hollywood, Disneyland, Beaches, Mountains, Shops.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brenda Buonora (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2015

About Brenda Buonora

I am a mother of 4 wonderful children, 2 girls, ages 19 and 21 and 2 boys, 23 and 35. I am also a grandmother of two. I own and operate 3 child development centers in my surrounding community. These centers provide child care services, in addition to early intervention and therapeutic services to children with special needs.

I also have a passion and knack for interior/exterior design and in 2006, I purchased, gutted and completely remodeled this home, which I live in when I'm not traveling and exploring. It turned out gorgeous, and I decided to rent it out so that others may enjoy it, while I was traveling the globe. I hope you enjoy my home, as much as I do. :)

Brenda Buonora purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

I enjoy the peace and tranquility of my home. Rich earth tones, natural finishes (stone and wood mostly) make this house both inviting and enchanting. Almost every room looks out into the beautiful back yard. I make sure to plant perennials bi-annually, which adds gorgeous color to the grounds. The views are breathtaking. Ducks even make my back yard a stop on their journey South for the Winter.

I have beautiful gas fireplaces indoors and outdoors that are wonderful for relaxing by, while having a glass of wine or reading a good book.

I also very much enjoy watching movies on my large screen TV in the family room or master bedroom. I have cable with movie channels and netflix access on my television as well personal dvd library with over 150 hit movies to choose from.

I have a sound system throughtout the entire house, including the back yard so I can hook up my ipod in one of the many docs and enjoy the music wherever or everywhere.

The kitchen is spacious and fully stocked and ready for those who enjoy the culinary arts. There is also a formal dining room with sitting for 8 and another less formal sitting room with a table that seats 4 - 8 people (just add chairs).

I thoroughly enjoy my game room that has a beautiful bar, a pool table, surround sound speakers for music and 2 tvs. There is also lots of seating, when I have my family and friends over.

I am sure you will enjoy my home as much as I do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I stayed at this beautiful home on Rayen Street. This house had everything we could ask for and was centrally located to attractions and shopping. The house was accommodating with spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen that was great to cook meals in, and very luxurious living arrangements in the living room and game room. The backyard was awesome with a pool and Jacuzzi, the use of a grill and bar, and several sitting areas including a fireside area. It made our vacation so much more enjoyable than staying in a hotel. The owner and staff were available and very helpful if we had questions about anything. I would definitely stay here again when we visit LA!!
Mar 2015
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Beautiful, Luxurious, Resort Like House in Sherwood Forest, California
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Burbank, CA


  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a location that could serve both as a getaway/staycation, and also as a place where we could host our 10th anniversary party. And we couldn't have made a better choice than Rayen Manor. We are SoCal-ers, so for us it was a staycation. We invited a few friends from out of town who were coming to our party to stay at the house with us, and as each one arrived, it was so much fun to show them around!

Brenda and Martin went above and beyond to help us as we planned for the party, answering all of our questions quickly and thoughtfully. Brenda even allowed us to come look at the backyard to get a sense of the space for decorating purposes. And she includes special touches that make the house feel like a personal resort - fluffy robes in the master bedroom, a binder full of local info, and tons and tons of movies.

The house itself is beautifully appointed. The space flows, and the furnishings are lush. And can we talk about the master bathroom for a sec? It is phenomenal!!! The backyard, where we hosted our party, is magical with its outside bar, terraced patio, fireplace, and multiple seating areas. At night, we (along with our guests) would sit in the stone hot tub connected to the pool and gaze up at the stars. Mornings were spent sipping coffee in one of the many cozy seating areas. The game room was a popular afternoon and evening hangout. We took turns playing pool or playing one of the many board games available.

Our party was an enormous success. We're pretty much perfectionists when it comes to hosting parties or gatherings - we like our guests to feel a happy sense of community, and Rayen Manor had much to do with that at our party. Again and again we were approached about the house - what an incredible place, how did we find it, could we please rent it again and host another party.

This is a long review, but truly, we cannot recommend Brenda and Rayen Manor enough. It's the perfect getaway - whether you're traveling to Los Angeles or an Angelino, this place is ideal!!!

The morning we checked out, we were surprisingly sad. But we have incredible memories of the perfect weekend - with friends, family, a celebration, and some quiet time - and Rayen manor played a major role in that perfection.

Thank you Brenda!!! We cannot wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Scottsdale, AZ

Wedding week

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Brenda's house the week of our son's wedding. It was amazing! All of the rooms were so nicely furnished and supplied us with everything that we could possibly need. As others have said, our biggest complaint is that we were so busy with wedding festivities we didn't get to enjoy the house as much as we would have liked to. The house is even more beautiful than the pictures show. The groomsmen got ready for the wedding at this house and we have some great pictures from it. We had 13 people moving in and out of the house during the week from the age of 9 months to 85 years old. Everyone was very comfortable and loved the house. The kitchen is so well stocked with all of the pots, pans and utensils that you need, you certainly could eat in every meal if you want. We also had the rehearsal dinner at the house, which turned out awesome. Brenda's son was the chef and her entire family was involved and helped with the festivities. The tables were set around the pool and it was lovely. If we had any questions or concerns throughout the week, they were attended to very quickly. Everything was lovely and we hope to return to the house in the future. Thanks Brenda!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago, IL

Great Vacation spot to tour LA

  • 5 of 5

We had two families of 4 for a week on spring break. Kids are young teens and we had a blast. If you have a big family or travel with others this is a great place. House is like new and is kept like a model home. Brenda and family go out of their way to help when needed and even give you plenty of travel tips for LA if you ask. The neighborhood is quiet and nice. The back yard is the best. Could have spent all week there with the pool, outdoor kitchen, hot tub, fireplace and lounge. We were 30 min or less from everything. The only bad part was we didn't get to spend enough time at the house since we were there to see LA.

Would come back again next time we go to LA for sure. Thanks Brenda!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Just had the greatest family gathering at the perfect house

  • 5 of 5

I chose this house after reviewing at least 15 different houses (including luxury rental exclusive) and 2 resorts. Hopefully, the details from my experience helps potential visitors make their decision. I received the continuous compliments from each family member (9 of us) throughout the stay. The pictures do not demonstrate this house well enough.

The house is "huge" with open floor planning. The nicely decorated living room was used every night for family time while outdoor sitting areas were great to watch kids playing in pool. The owner and the site manager came by when we arrived and explained everything thoroughly in a welcoming manner. The bathrooms were full with everyday needs (shampoo, body wash, etc.) and towels. The housekeeper came by while we were out of house during the day and ran dishwasher and washing machine.

The pool and jacuzzi were equipped with water circulation system and my 7-year-old daughter and 3-year-old niece enjoyed the pool time with no problem. The pool had a deep side as well so we had to watch the kids at all time. However, this was great for my husband to swim and have some fun as well.

I cooked big meals every day and it was extremely comfortable. Thanks to the utensils and pots/pans the house had, I had no trouble at all. The grocery store and Target was all within 5-7 minutes drive, which added more convenience. It is in a quite neighborhood and we felt like home at night.

The access to highway was also very easy. I would say it took about 5 minutes to get on highway and we drove to downtown LA everyday. The parking was off street which help us with two rental cars.

On top of the great house itself, the furnitures throughout the house was amazing. Brenda really has a great taste in terms of decorating house and choosing right furnitures. We enjoyed the elegant atmosphere.

I also want to point out the recreational area. The house has a pool table. We didn't use it much due to little ones but I am sure it would be much appreciated by other visitors. The outdoor grill was easy to use and the outdoor dining area came handy for outdoor dining experience.

My group was from 11 months old baby to 70 years old grandpa and we loved this house. Again, Brenda was willing to accommodate us best she could (e.g., providing crib and high chair, etc.) and that made our experience even better. This house deserves every penny I spent. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house erected on a serene and tranquil environment affording a peaceful stay for a party of 7. The facilities and amenities are fully equipped and we never feel we are short of anything. Although our period of stay was short but the lovely house has bond a family of togetherness during our 3 nights' stay. We had an enjoyable time coming together in fellowship in an interior furnished in royalty type of environment naturally bringing about family warmth and love. The house is indeed cozy, comfortable and homey. None of us disagree that we are away from home as it makes us feel like home. I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great house

  • 5 of 5

The House is amazing , so confortable and the área peaceful , near freeway . Our party was 9 and everyone had space for himself , the backyard is impecable , great pool, barbecue área and Game Saloon . The owner is so gently and cute . I recommended this house .

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Rodrigo. I very much appreciated your visit and how well you took care of the house. It was a pleasure having your family. You are always welcome, and I hope to see you return for another vacation in my home. Sincerely, Brenda


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Los Angeles (LAX) / Burbank is 12 miles away.
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Van Nuys
Nearest Beach
35 Miles

Located 25 miles north of Los Angeles Airport.

Other Activities: Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, biking, mini golf, spa


Rates & Availability

From $835 Per night

Los Angeles House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 21 2015 - May 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
May 16 2015 - Sep 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
Sep 26 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee/Per Week $350
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Tax Rate 14.0%
Notes Holiday Rates (those listed for Christmas/New Years) applies for the following dates and weeks or weekends these dates fall within: Rose Bowl; Super Bowl; President's Day; Spring Break/Easter; Memorial Day; July 4th; Labor Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving.

2015 Summer Rates: $800 nightly; $5425 weekly

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Los Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , This is an outdoor bathroom for when you are using the pool.
  • There are 5 beautiful stone bathrooms, all with showers and 3 with tubs.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , There is a gas fireplace and flat screen t.v. Netflix access
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , There is a desk. Closet doors are mirrored.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Lovely window seat. Closet doors are mirrored.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , There is a sleep number bed. Closet doors are mirrored.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bookshelf with books, armoire with drawers & television
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Available at an additional rate of $150 per night.
  • All beds have pillow top mattresses and are very comfortable. A queen size air mattress is available in fourth bedroom closet. There are also lots of extra sheets, blankets and pillows.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Catering and a private chef are available for an additional charge. If interested, please inquire.

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