|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
A good friend and I wanted to get away for Memorial Day, so we booked Georgia's guesthouse and drove down from Silicon Valley area. The house and landscaping took my breath away the second we walked up. Then we found the backyard, pool and hot tub! The pictures don't even do it justice. We spend the next two days laying around the pool, sitting by the fire pit, cooking food on the BBQ and just generally enjoying every second we were at the Enchanted Manor. Georgia was so kind and helpful. She has created an experience for her guests that is the perfect combination of exciting and inviting. The property and guesthouse were well-maintained, clean and equipped with everything we could possibly need. When it was time to leave, I was so sad to go! We have found our home away from home and will definitely be coming back!
We had an absolutely wonderful weekend! Suzanne said it was one of greatest experiences of her life (and she has literally travelled the world)! We took her to Universal Studios, some great restaurants and even hiking but staying at The Enchanted Manor was the highlight of our weekend. It's a beautiful place with many trees surrounding the property. It's spacious and cozy and quiet. We drank wine and spent time in the pool and Jacuzzi........that was fun. There is a magical feeling to the experience and it even hides a secret room! Very cool. Thank you Georgia for making us feel like family. You are very kind and generous.
WE SPENT 7 DAYS IN THIS HOUSE SUCH … HOLLYWOODIENNE .. ( WE ARE FRENCH) IT WAS REALY NICE …. JACUZI POOL SECRET ROOM ….. ) THANKS FOR ALL GEORGIA !!!!
What a great experience our family had at this "Enchanted Manor". The pictures of this property do not do it justice. Every inch, inside and out, was decorated perfectly with the utmost detail. The outside pool/grotto area was like an oasis, designed for optimal relaxation. Our kids enjoyed the playhouse and secret room. This is a perfect excursion for any family looking for a vacation getaway. Georgia was the most attentive hostess and exceeded our very high expectations. She went over and above the "call of duty" and made us a part of her family with her warm and gracious hospitality. I would recommend this unique property to everyone and will absolutely be returning in the future. Our whole family felt the warmth and love that this property and lady had to offer.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest|
|Secret Room / Great Room||$100 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.