About the property
- Apartment400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Our home is a hidden gem, away from the noises of Hollywood, although centrally located and close to the most visited attractions, restaurants, shopping and night life. We are an easy 12 minute walk to the corner of Hollywood and Highland, home to the Kodack Theatre, the Oscar venue with easy metro access. We are located at 1632 N. Sierra Bonita Avenue which is half way between Fairfax and La Brea Avenue, 3 houses south of Hollywood Blvd.
Beautiful, fully equipped and furnished new guest house (apartment). It is luxurious with hardwood flooring, a queen bedroom/stone/glass/bath/shower/lounge/granite kitchen and all amenities, including internet access and cable television. Our home is immaculately landscaped and appointed. Everyone who visits refers to our place as a resort.
Our private back garden is a lush tropical hideaway from the bustle of Hollywood and all the surrounding attractions. The pool and outdoor dining/lounge patio area surround the guest house and its access.
We welcome your visit and have no doubts that you will be delighted with your choice to stay with us!
Keywords: Guest House Apartment
Ben Goodman & Javier Velazco
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- English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Ben Goodman & Javier Velazco
I am a passionate, outgoing gentleman who has raised three sons. Javier and I love to entertain people and share our beautiful home. Ben
Ben Goodman & Javier Velazco purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Ben Goodman & Javier Velazco chose Hollywood
This home was purchased not only for its beauty but because it has great guest accommodations and it is centrally located at the base of the Hollywood Hills.
What makes this Apartment unique
This property is close to the the Hollywood Sign, walking distance to Hollywood & Highland, the Kodack Theatre, the Famous Magic Castle, the Star Walk of Fame, the Sunset Strip with restaurants and lots of shopping, close to Beverly Hills, museums and Movie Studios.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Hollywood Apartment and Great L.A. Location!
My husband and I stayed at one of the terrific guest apartments in September and loved our time there. The one bedroom apartment was great - well furnished with dressers, a desk, a couch, a kitchen table and chairs, TVs and a very comfortable bed. It was also well stocked with all the amenities one could need (i.e., kitchenware, toiletries, linen, towels).
The property grounds were splendid as well - really nice landscaping, a great in-ground pool and Jacuzzi, plenty of patio furniture, a gas grill, and even an outdoor fridge. Guests are also welcome to use washer and dryer facilities that include laundry detergent.
The place was at the foot of the Hollywood Hills, and we thought it was in a perfect location. We did rent a car and used it on several occasions, but one could use public transportation and get around nicely. (The apartment is only about 20 minutes from the Highland stop on the Metro red line, and there are bus stops on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards - both five minutes away.)
Grocery shopping was easy too. There was a Ralph's and a Trader Joe's both within walking distance. There was even a Ralph's shopper's club fob attached to the apartment's key ring!
Owners Ben and Javier were away, but their hospitality was well represented by their friend Marlon, who saw that our stay was comfortable. He wisely suggested that we take the 1.8 mile walk to the Hollywood Bowl for our concert. By doing so, we avoided steep parking costs and much post-concert traffic congestion. We had booked a red eye flight back to our home in Buffalo, N.Y, but Marlon graciously allowed us to hang out poolside until it was time to leave.
We would be remiss not to mention Frankie, Ben and Javier's adorable Boston terrier. What a cutie!
We recommend Ben and Javier's place without reservation. You will not be disappointed.
John and Cathy Riga
John and Cathy,
What a wonderful review! Thank you so much.
We're sorry we didn't get to meet you , but delighted you had such a good stay at our home.
We are personally invested in maintaining a high standard of comfort and beauty in our home and the lovely guests that visit with us on their vacations. It's so nice to be appreciated with fabulous reviews as yours. Hope you return again and we can share a meal or a glass of wine together .
Best wishes to you .
Ben and Xavier
For a family of four this place accommodated us well. The hot tub was a hit for the kids and location was superb. The parking was easily accessible to the guest house. I would definitely like to come back at a later time.
The property is absolutely amazing. The pool area is like a tropical paradise.
I would recommend this property to anyone wanting their expectations to be exceeded. The room was beautiful with all the accommodations that you would ever need. The bed, tv's and satellite system were wonderful. The pool and jacuzzi are absolutely amazing but the best part of this rental are the host Ben and Javier. They are absolutely amazing people that make for such a fun and comfortable experience. They are just wonderful good hearted people that we fell in love with. We literally did not want to leave. We went hoping to experience Hollywood and LA and ended up with something so much more valuable- new friends. Thanks for an amazing time guys!!! We will absolutely be back!!
We so enjoyed meeting you guys and having great fun together by the pool , grilling and having a good time together with you , other guests , family and friends! That's what life's all about! So glad we get to share our beautiful home with new friends like yourselves. We look forward to your next visit!
Amazing place to stay Luxury retreat
We enjoyed our stay with Ben and Javier
They are very helpful and welcoming
We loved to get help and information about LA
We had a nice guesthouse with lovely beds and the pool area is perfect
Everything is nice and luxurious
The address is in the middle of Hollywood with walking distance to Hollywood boulevard
And close to Universal studio
We where sad to leave and wish to come back again someday
Hi Lind family ,
It was a pleasure meeting your lovely family and hosting the 4 of you for your week in LA . We're glad your son enjoyed the pool so much while the rest of the family relaxed around the pool and patio area.
Thanks so much for the lovely bottle of wine you left us .
It's always so nice meeting wonderful people !!
Happy to have you back again .
Ben and Xavier
Loved the outdoor space :-)
Not family friendly
The location isn't very family friendly. I would advice against a family staying in this area. Our vehicle was broke into a few blocks away and several valuable items were stolen. Plus we had to drive around the next day with a taped window. My wife and son never felt very safe or comfortable.
We're so very sorry that your car was broken into whilst parked in the Ralph's supermarket parking lot , which is many blocks away from our home. We would always caution our guests to not leave valuables visible in their unattended cars . Coming from a large city one might know that .
We're sorry that embittered your entire LA experience.
We have had hundreds of thoroughly satisfied guests , including families, who have had the most wonderful vacations enjoying our beautiful home , heated swimming pool and jacuzzi. As well as all that Los Angeles has to offer visitors in the various tourist attractions closeby.
It's too bad you didn't exchange your rental car so that your family would not have felt unsafe driving around a major city with a taped window.
It's unfortunate that your experience left you feeling so uncomfortable and critical of our property when it in fact had nothing to do with staying in the home ... which we put so much love and attention into , in order for us and all our guests to enjoy .
Best wishes to you guys . We enjoyed hosting you !
Ben and Xavier