Guest house with garden and pool - tranquil oasis in the middle of the city
I am a mother, a teacher, a writer, a homeowner, and a traveler. I love to explore new places and choose to stay in neighborhoods rather than large hotels. I love getting to know a new city on foot - taking in the architecture, wandering through the parks, stopping at cafés, and talking to people. Having a home base when I'm in a foreign city makes me feel like my experience is a little more genuine. As a history teacher, I love old cities that have weathered the centuries. Some of my favorites are London, Paris, Bruges, Amsterdam, and Rome. I also love high energy cities like New York and Tokyo. When a VRBO host leaves personal recommendations, I'm in heaven! Owning a home in Los Angeles, I've always thought about being a VRBO host but with a demanding job, it wasn't going to happen. Now, I'm cutting back my work hours and think the time is right to share my guest house with others. I hope travelers will enjoy this little oasis with a beautiful private yard and pool - the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or evening wine!
Owner purchased this Guest House in 2001
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfect little get-away
Cute, airy guesthouse was perfect for a quiet, relaxing mini-vacation for the two of us. The pool was gorgeous, exactly what we needed for the August weather, and the host was super friendly and accommodating. We hope to be able to book here again some time!
Clean and cute. Perfect for 2. The location is walking distance to shops and restaurants. Great pool for lounging in between outings. Debbie was so hospitable and welcoming. I would stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a great spot in the area.
LA Graduation Weekend
Deborah welcomed us to her lovely home and we thoroughly enjoyed the property. She went above and beyond and provided all the extras: coffee, coffee filters, trail mix, shampoo etc. Excellent tv and wifi. We were close to our daughter's house and our granddaughters loved the pool. We would highly recommend this property to anyone who wishes to stay in the Studio City area.
Comfortable and in a great location.
This clever garage conversion was perfect for our two night stay. Debra was a fantastic host and made sure we had everything we needed in order to be comfortable. Kitchenette has a small fridge, hot plate, coffee maker and microwave. We had the entire back yard for our use as well as the pool. Nice neighborhood within walking distance to a grocery store, and easy freeway access. Comfortable bed and good quality linens. Air conditioner, ceiling fans, and also a space heater for cooler nights (which we did not need). We loved this little gem of a place and would definitely stay again!
Property was run down. Definitely does not sleep 3.
Property served it's purpose. It was within walking distance to family. Property owner was kind & friendly. Property itself left a bit to be desired. Pool was full of leaves. Outdoor furniture needed to wiped down to sit on. Queen bed was comfortable. Couch didn't open into a bed. One would have to sleep on couch cushions. Does not sleep 3. Driveway broken & hazardous. Entry gate broken. Huge closet could use a dresser. No hot water but was fixed when reported. Because location was ideal we would stay here again only if property were maintained & proven to be repaired. Needs a lot of work. This could be a gem if repairs were made.
I am so sorry that my guests weren’t happy with my guesthouse and I want to address their concerns and give as accurate a portrayal of my property as possible to all potential guests. Unfortunately the week they stayed with me was very windy causing leaves in the pool. The pool is cleaned weekly but it is not possible to keep up with leaves in the winter. The wind also blew out the pilot light on the water heater. For some reason my guests did not tell me until several days had passed. As soon as they told me I found a plumber willing to come on Christmas Eve and within an hour it was fixed. The couch does not open into a bed nor was it ever advertised as such. However many families have been happy to have a child sleep on the 84 “ inch couch and all bedding is provided. The entry gate is not broken and the driveway is in no way hazardous. The guests who wrote this review were lovely people and I’m so sorry they weren’t happy. I am very proud of my guesthouse and want every guest to be comfortable and enjoy their stay. I love hosting and appreciate people’s business and trust!
Gracious hospitality, beautiful setting
Charming property, beautifully decorated, immaculate, spacious and quiet, in a lovely residential neighborhood that is super convenient to all highway access points, as well as vibrant neighborhoods. Debbie is a warm and gracious host. Best stay experience ever, especially with so many thoughtful hospitality touches. I was truly sorry to leave. Highly recommend! This is a gem!
Thanks for the review Linda! I'm hoping your son continues his studies in LA and you come back often!! You are welcome back anytime.
Ten minutes from Universal Studios, close to Warner Brothers Studios, CBS, half hour to the ocean, ten minutes from Hollywood and the Hollywood Bowl, easy metro ride to downtown Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium, not far from Griffith Observatory, The Getty Museum, and all the many museums, theaters, restaurants, and attractions of Los Angeles. Great hiking, restaurants, and shopping within walking distance.