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:Stay Among Stars in a Hollywood Hills Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

EXPERIENCE THE HOLLYWOOD LIFESTYLE and relax with 180 degree canyon and city views. The creative ambience has inspired artists to write scripts and compose music for the Hollywood industry. You can count Justin Timberlake, Charlize Theron, Katy Perry and many more as your famous neighbors. The property is surrounded by tropical gardens and flower beds atop the prestigious Hollywood Hills. Indoor/outdoor flow. Sun drenched. Secluded patio. Peaceful. Hard to believe that this hidden paradise is only a stones throw from where the action is: 5 minutes to HOLLYWOOD BOWL (open-air concerts). 6 min to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS. 7 min to KODAK THEATRE (Academy Awards), WALK OF FAME and NIGHTLIFE. Visit FARMER'S MARKET, GALLERIES, RESTAURANTS + MUSEUMS. 20 min to shop on RODEO DRIVE, 45 min to swim in the PACIFIC or hike in RUNYON CANYON which is in walking distance and enjoy the most breathtaking views of all of LA!

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Frances

I am an European Journalist who has been covering Hollywood for over 30 years. My life and privilege has been to interview and learn from every major Hollywood talent: their dreams, ups and downs, successes and failures... I have been visited by Catherine Zeta-Jones to Arnold Schwarzenegger to Will Ferrell just to name a few. The property has been used for fashion shots and as a movie location. For me Los Angeles means sunshine, blue wide-open sky, diversity of people, natural wonders, individuality, unimaginable cuisine and 'The sky's the limit' attitude. What I love about my property is the location: far away and yet so close to the hustle and bustle of Hollywood... from here you can quickly be anywhere the action is in minutes...or just enjoying a serene day on top of the world.

Frances purchased this house in 1975

Why Frances chose Los Angeles County

As soon as I came to Los Angeles my dream was to live on Mulholland Drive, which is for me as historic as a cathedral would be in a town in Europe. MULHOLLAND DRIVE is a painting by David Hockney. KING OF THE MOUNTAIN was a fictional movie with Dennis Hopper, Harry Hamlin and Dan Haggerty loosely based on actual Mulholland Drive racers. The films MULHOLLAND DRIVE and MULHOLLAND FALLS were named after the road. Video games GRAND THEFT AUTO and MIDNIGHT CLUB features Mulholland Drive. R.E.M.'s song ELECTROLITE was inspired by Mulholland Drive and is mentioned. TOM PETTY refers to 'glide down over Mulholland' in the hit song 'FREE FALLIN'. In LOVE AND BASKETBALL Mulholland Drive is referred to during the scene in which Q and Monica meet up outside of her bedroom after the Spring Dance. It marks the street as a dead end where couples go for privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is even better than the photos
Jul 2008
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Hollywood Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Enjoy brand-new shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Pullout couch in living room has a full size mattress - Master bedroom opens to secluded patio - 2nd bedroom opens to garden - flatscreen/dvd player in living room - flatscreen/dvd player in 2nd bedroom -
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
No smoking indoors - only outdoors Extensive DVD Library


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(109 traveler reviews)

:Stay Among Stars in a Hollywood Hills Paradise
average rating of 4.9174314 based on 110 reviews

Wonderful stay in the Hollywood Hills!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent an extra long weekend in this lovely home in Hollywood Hills. It is even more spacious than it looks in the pictures, and the bedrooms are so quiet. The beds & linens are of the highest quality and we found everything so comfortable. The views from all sides are fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the garden taking in the wonderful weather and beautiful sights, right outside our door.

The location is perfect for all activities in this area. We could be on Sunset Blvd, Hollywood Blvd, or Beverly Hills within minutes. Hiking in Runyon Canyon is just around the corner. This home is located amidst all the stars' homes and it was so exciting trying to spot a few. I highly recommend this for any group of two or four people. We were with another couple and the way the bedrooms are situated, you would never even know there was anyone else in the house! We were fortunate to briefly meet the owner, Frances, who is so lovely. You will love staying here!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ein Traum, der in Hollywood in Erfüllung geht!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben Ende Mai 2017 eine Woche in Frances Gästehaus in den Hollywood Hills gewohnt und können nur sagen, dass es absolut traumhaft ist. Sauberkeit, Ausstattung und Lage lassen keine Wünsche offen. Alles war perfekt. Wir hatten auch ein paar Mal das Glück Frances persönlich zu begegnen und es war immer sehr angenehm mit ihr über "Gott und die Welt" zu reden. Sie hatte stets gute Tipps für Ausflüge, etc. parat. Das Haus ist in einer ruhigen und sicheren Wohngegend gelegen, vom Garten aus (in dem wir viel Zeit verbracht haben) hat man einen direkten Blick auf den Runyon Canyon, welcher zu Fuss ca. 10 Min. entfernt ist. Von der Ausfahrt blickt man auf das Hollywood Sign. Alle anderen Ziele sind gut und einfach mit dem Auto zu erreichen.

Vielen Dank Frances für diesen unvergesslichen Aufenthalt in Deinem wunderschönen Gästehaus.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing--private, peaceful, and beautiful. I'm so glad we cancelled our hotel & chose to stay here instead. It's close to everything yet tucked away in Hollywood Hills away from the noise of the city. I'm a big Hollywood/celebrity follower so it was so neat to stay in the guest home of a famous international Hollywood correspondent & author. We had complete privacy (something I had worried about having never stayed in a HomeAway property) but it was reassuring to know that if something went wrong, that the owner, Frances was nearby. The house has everything you'll need & is stocked with 100's of movies and really cool books. We flew out yesterday and when we landed, had an email from Frances letting me know that my son had left his retainers & that she would mail them to us! Thank you, Frances for going above & beyond and for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in the Hollywood Hills!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I just want to thank Frances for such a beautiful home. Unfortunately, we did not meet Frances but she communicated with us before our arrival. The house sits in a beautiful neighborhood amongst the stars. From the driveway you can see the Hollywood sign which was amazing. The backyard is quaint and has a great view of Runyan Canyon.

First off the property is much bigger than the pictures. The home is very bright and happy looking. We were 2 adults and 2 teenagers and we had a ton of room. The master bedroom is huge and has a sliding door which leads out to the porch area. The 2 bedroom is so bright and relaxing. It has a view of the backyard and garden.

Location was perfect! We were very close to everything including Runyan Canyon for a great sunrise hike. Also very close to Griffith Observatory and Studio City.

If you are looking to stay in Los Angeles, do not miss out on this property. It's beautiful, clean and in a great neighborhood which is close to everything. If we ever go back, we are staying here.

Thank you so much Frances for letting my family feel as if we lived in your neighborhood and amongst the rich and famous. My kids have been talking about this home ever since we returned home.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Luis Obispo, California

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This location was perfect for our week stay. Within minutes of Universal Studios, Warner Brother Studios and Hollywood. Quiet, private location with great views of the surrounding hills. Beds were comfortable and the color palette made for a memorable location for our kids.

Frances, our host, was gracious and helpful. She takes pride in the property and it shows. Great atmosphere too. The collection of movies were great to have available after a long day vacationing.

There are a number of grocery stores within minutes of the house, so if you need anything you won't have far to go. I love to cook and the kitchen offered everything I needed to prepare home cooked meals.

Thank you Frances!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amherst, MA

The colors inside, the colors outside, the places to sit, the garden and flowers are beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We have come here for five years. It is inviting, comfortable, imaginative well stocked, always immaculately clean, and now familiar and welcoming. It is peaceful contrast to the intensity of Los Angeles. It is an easy drive from the apartment to anywhere. The owner is gracious and kind and really has thought of everything you might need. It is in short, a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Universal Studios
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Bowl
Ladurée The Grove
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Walt Disney Concert Hall
TCL Chinese Theatre
Griffith Park
Runyon Canyon Park
Hollywood Boulevard
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
Hollywood & Highland Center
Universal Citywalk
Magic Castle
ArcLight Hollywood
Greek Theatre
El Capitan Theatre
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
House of Blues -- CLOSED
Soho House West Hollywood
American Cinematheque / Grauman's Egyptian Theater
Car: necessary

Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Disneyland


Rates & Availability

Hollywood Hills House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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