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The Enchanted Manor- A Magical Hidden Oasis- Paradise!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect for a couple but can sleep more if another area is opened.

Look no further... this totally (upscale) furnished Los Angeles private estate-guest house is a perfect little paradise for one person, a couple or family. There is a secret room behind a bookcase that leads to a finished attic that can accommodate 4 children or adventurous adults if needed for an additional cost $100.00 per nt.

Feel like you're in the tropics in your own home away from home. This quiet cul-de-sac street offers a serene environment for a writer or a movie industry executive who wants a peaceful setting to come home to. It has been home to many celebrities. It's an enchanting oasis. Entertain friends around the fire pit or have your business meetings at the gazebo bar. Or just enjoy a hot jacuzzi at the end of a hard day. Private patio and BBQ area. The owner, Georgia Durante lives on the property and is available to assist you with any needs you may have to make your stay more enjoyable while giving you privacy. Pool is not heated in winter--can be 4 extra cost. A kitty lives in the main house, but has never been in the rental unit. Highly allergic people should take note.

VIRTUAL TOUR OF GROUNDS AT THE ENCHANTED MANOR http://www.vpix.net/index.php?tour=9352

The Secret Room:

If you have a larger family the secret room can be opened for an additional $100.00 per night. Another very large living room with a stone fireplace is included in this rental, creating 1000 more sq. ft. The secret room is a finished attic behind a bookcase. You need to be old enough (or young enough) to climb a ladder. Kids and adventurous adults love this room. It has a great view of the grounds. There are 4 twin size beds in the secret room and room enough for a queen size air bed. Please note, if renting the secret room, tenants will need to climb a ladder to access the space. Tenant is aware that this is not recommended for very young children or elderly adults. The Secret Room is ideal for children but may not be comfortable for tall adults with the low ceiling. Owner will not be responsible for any unforeseen accidents resulting from the use of the ladder.

The Guest House:

Has a very large living room with a fireplace and two very comfortable down couches. At night it becomes the bedroom by pulling the queen size (plush Mattress) Murphy bed. It has a full kitchen with all that is needed for cooking. The breakfast room is octagon shaped with French windows on all sides. Very bright and cheerful room which looks out to the pool and outside fireplace.

Romantic Poolside Dinners & Events/filming: The Enchanted Manor is magical, especially at night. The lighting on the grounds, trees, deck and pool turns the night into a very romantic atmosphere. Celebrity Chef, Kurt (personal chef to Ronald Reagan)is available to cook for private dinners. Massage therapist also available.

Vacation renters are not allowed to have parties with several people. The cost for a party is $2500.00 for a five hour event for up to 50 people. Scenes from the Lifetime Movie, 'William & Kate' were shot here as well as other feature films and commercials.

The Fire Pit, Outside Fireplace and Gazebo Bar:

The outside fireplace is on a private patio off the breakfast room. It's like having anther living room outside With plush out door couches and coffee table. This area also has a BBQ. There is another BBQ on the 3rd level of the deck next to the fire pit. Sitting around the fire pit at night with the kids roasting marsh mellows is a wonderful family experience. Having business meetings around the gazebo bar.

The Play House and Tree House:

The play house is a mini version of the main house. It has 2 twin size beds, Cable TV, fireplace and a phone line. It is equipped with child size furniture and toys. The children also have their own patio and patio furniture. It's like a Disneyland here for kids. The tree house is another adventure for them to explore. Many more photo's can be seen on the Fan page for The Enchanted Manor on Face book. The house is on a tree lined cul de sac. Very secure area. The house has an alarm and security cameras around the perimiter for more peace of mind. No parties without permission from the owner.

More Details

Property Manager
Georgia Durante
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Georgia Durante

Hi!! My name is Georgia Durante. I am a Stunt Driver and the author of 'The Company She Keeps' (my autobiography) which has recently been optioned for a movie. I purchased my property in 1983 and it has been an ongoing labor of love every since. Over the years I have put in over a million dollars, creating a magical paradise. The original size of the home was 2800 sq.ft. It is now 5000 sq. ft. I am 62 years old and I have adopted a baby girl in 2006. I have elected to stay at home and be a mom. Renting my property is a way of making an income which allows me to be at home rather than on location. I have built a play house and tree house on the property (inspired by my daughter) which is a real plus for renter's with young children. The play house is a mini version of the main house with a river rock exterior, bay windows, skylights, custom made child size leather couch, bunk beds, cable TV, phone line, fireplace and camera system to monitor the children from inside the house. It has it's own patio with a child size umbrella table. It truly is a child's wonderland. People come here as strangers and leave as friends. I live on the property, but your privacy is respected. I am available 24hours a day to help to make your stay an enjoyable adventure.

Georgia Durante purchased this house in 1983

Why Georgia Durante chose San Fernando Valley

This property is centrally located to many attractions in the Los Angeles area. Just blocks from the 101 and 405 freeways. I love the quiet of the cul de sac street and the LA River behind the property is a great buffer for any street noise. It's in the middle of all that LA has to offer, yet you feel like your on your own private Island. People come just to relax around the pool and jacuzzi with 3 waterfalls, or have business meetings around the fire pit or gazebo bar. It's a serene tropical atmosphere. It's romantic for couples and a disneyland for kids. It has it all!

What makes this house unique

In this cozy magical creation, I enjoy having friends over to cook out and sit around the fire pit with a glass of wine when I don't have guest. The jacuzzi usually gets utilized before the night is over. The entire back yard is lit with lights in all the trees and the pool lights change colors every few minutes. It's eye candy for all my guest. It feels like a fairyland. I am a writer. I can not ask for a better environment to write. It's so peaceful here. No need to ever go out. It's all right here. You'll find it difficult to leave the property to go sightseeing. If you book a week or longer, I give you an autographed book and a few other goodie when you leave.

Amenities

Valley Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • There is an outdoor shower nestled in a rock formation cave behind the jacuzzi.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Murphy Bed/Living room
    Secret Room - 4 twin/ single , Secret Room-finished attic-Cable TV, DVD
  • The Enchanted Manor is a full Kitchen and Breakfast room and a large living room with a fireplace. A queen size Murphy bed pulls out into the living room. There are 2 very comfortable couches for more guest or the Secret Room can be used. There are 4 twin size beds in the secret room. The secret room/Great room rental is $100 per night. It adds another 1000 sq. ft to the rental. It is a finished attic. You need to climb a ladder to get up there. Great for kids or adventurous adults.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking is allowed on the outside private patio and pool area. Security cameras and alarm system for peace of mind.

Reviews

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5

A True Tropical Paradise, in the LA suburbs!

  • 5 of 5

Whatever can we add to the previous reviews!? This is the MOST AMAZING place, just as magical as the photos! We are DEFINITELY coming back, and hopefully soon ;-) Georgia is absolutely the best hostess. The two of us had all the privacy we wanted, but a wonderful new friend for a dinner out, and for drinks around the firepit the last night. We felt like we'd have to be carried out, kicking and screaming. The rest of the world just disappears, whether one is in the Jacuzzi-with-waterfall, sitting around a fire, reading on a lounge chair, or inside looking out. The Breakfast Room, with walls of windows overlooking the grounds, became a peaceful, sunny office for the bit of work we couldn't postpone. Next time, we hope to do some entertaining here, both for pleasure and business. The queen Murphy bed was like sleeping on a cloud, and that was a real surprise, as we weren't quite sure about how comfortable a Murphy bed would be. The location was also a surprise: Just a very short - and scenic - ride through Coldwater Canyon or Laurel Canyon roads, to Beverly Hills or Hollywood, and the rest of LA Metro. (We arrived using two of the many highways nearby, and we never used them again.) This was a RELAXING vacation, and we really didn't want to leave to go anywhere else, and much of the time, we didn't. The setting is such that there was absolutely no noise from anyone else, and no street noise. It felt like being on a little island, yet everything is right nearby (Whole Foods, Starbucks, and other similar minutes away.) Everything was clean and in excellent condition - again, just like the photos. "What you see IS what you get!" And with a gracious hostess if needed. Georgia has created a true paradise, and we hope we can stay longer next time. And as a REAL surprise, we were in the Jacuzzi, and looked up and --- there were dozens of GRAPEFRUITS hanging from the tree above us. If THAT doesn't make one feel like being on a tropical island...!?! With Georgia's permission, we later plucked one, and had the juiciest grapefruit ever.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Again, another wonderful couple to grace The Enchanted Manor with their presence. I feel so lucky to attract such great people to my little paradise. Can't wait for them to return! Georgia Durante
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5

Amazing place! Amazing Host!

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely paradise! Georgia was an amazingly wonderful host. Visited with my father, my partner and two grandchildren. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I felt like I had family visiting with these people. They invited me to dinner and to celebrate Melissa's birthday. I so enjoyed them. They were so respectful
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5

Beautiful, peaceful, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I sent Georgia an inquiry regarding this property, her response was swift and she answered all of my questions and concerns. She greeted my family with warmth and made contacting her during our stay easy and convenient. The property has all of the amenities for a family to enjoy, pool, Jacuzzi, barbecue grill, fire pit and a lovely seating area with a fireplace where my family enjoyed playing games. I would definitely stay here again. The memories my family shared which including cake with Georgia are priceless. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rhonda and her family were the best! They were respectful clean and fun to be around. It was Rhonda's birthday and it was evident by the family that surrounded her that she was very loved. The ultimate mom. And she made the best cupcakes I've ever tasted. I hope they will come back again
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5

Enchanted Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Enchanted Manor! It was secluded even though it was in a neighborhood. Georgia did not leave any stones unturned in her planning and decor. She was always gracious and accommodating whenever the need arose. We swam, enjoyed the outdoor fireplace and the fire pit, grilled and ate at the tiki bar and relaxed by the pool. The jacuzzi with a waterfall feature was wonderful for therapy and good conversation. There was only one bathroom but we adjusted. Good sleeping for 2 but extra had to sleep on couches or in secret attic room which had pull-down steps and slanted ceilings. Nice attic room with 2 twin beds but not easy to access, especially if you would want your luggage to join you in that room. If you have young children, the playhouse is adorable! I was thrilled with this "find" and would recommend it to all!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolute heaven! An enchanted oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property! It was wonderful from minute one until we had to leave (very reluctantly) Georgia the owner, who lives next door, was so inviting and gracious. You have all the privacy you could wish for, but she is always a text or call away to fulfill any desire you have! She has created a whimsical oasis, that makes you feel like you are willingly stranded on a deserted island!

The pictures don't do this property justice. Everything you could need, want, or wish for is there. The bed is great which is always important ;)

I will be back with the family next time!

This would be the perfect romantic spot for two; enjoying the waterfall jacuzzi under the stars, or enjoy the tree house, pool and custom playhouse (amazing) with the whole family!

Georgia, thank you for everything, you made our short vacation so memerable.

Warmly,

Jared and Mistee

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guest were so respectful of the property and a pleasure to have around. When I meet such nice people it is hard to say goodbye. I hope they will return again someday. Georgia
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5

TOTAL GEM

  • 5 of 5

You could pretty much spend your entire LA vacation just hanging out at this lovely home. The backyard poolscape is incredible - our kids spent literally HOURS playing in the pool. They almost didn't want to go to Universal Studios because they were having so much fun. And they loved the secret room behind the bookcase. There are lots of outdoor areas to curl up with a book or lounge in the sun. And it feels incredibly private and quiet - yet close to many LA-area attractions. Also, the murphy bed is super comfortable (I was skeptical initially). Kitchen is well-stocked and everything is clean and well cared-for. The real bonus, though, is meeting Georgia, the owner. She's extremely warm, engaging, and has a lot of great tips for travelers. She won't be in your way at all, but is close by if you need anything or just want to chat with a local. We are already planning a return trip to this lovely paradise again. Thank you, Georgia!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another GREAT family! I am blessed to do what I do and have the opportunity to meet such wonderful people.
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Map

Universal Studios
Hollywood Bowl
The Original Farmers Market
Hollywood Sign
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center
Sunset Strip
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Pink's Hot Dogs
American Cinematheque / Grauman's Egyptian Theater
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Outdoor Stage
Griffith Observatory
Kodak Theatre -- CLOSED
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Dodger Stadium
Third Street Promenade
Universal Studios
Griffith Park
Rose Bowl Stadium
Pantages Theatre
Beverly Center
Universal Citywalk
California Science Center
Manhattan Beach
Olvera Street
Zuma Beach
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles Convention Center
The Getty Center
Greek Theatre
House of Blues -- CLOSED
Mastro's Steakhouse
Greystone Mansion and Park
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Burbank
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
FIRE FOX
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
BALBOA COUNTRY CLUB
Nearest Train
1 Miles
STATION
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
101 and 405
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
BISTRO GARDENS
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
BIG BEAR
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
SANTA MONICA
Car: necessary

Close to Universal Studio's (2 miles away) Beverly Hills-8 minutes away.

101 and 405 freeways are minutes away. Very centrally located to all major LA attractions and Movie Studios.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

If Secret Room / Great Room is rented, add $100.00 per night. You are allowed to have visitors but over 10 people is considered an event and there will be fees.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund