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Matthew Patrick

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, Japanese

Gorgeous Hollywood Hills Modern, Views, Architectural Home

11 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Los Angeles County House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Spectacular split level Mid-Century Modern, with fantastic city and canyon views. Nestled high in the Hollywood Hills, it's surrounded by trees, quiet and privacy, yet only 5 minutes away from the excitement of Hollywood. Floor to ceiling windows, a southern exposure and a prevailing canyon breeze give you a bright, airy, California experience of indoor and outdoor living.

Originally built in 1961 by Award winning Architect Joseph Raella, it's been lovingly renovated with modern luxuries, and a decidedly Japanese style with an amazing Japanese bathroom with Cedar 'Ofuro' soaking tub, built by master craftsmen of Kiarts. Entrance with maple wood 'genkan,' to sit and put away your shoes. Downstairs is a Tatami Meditation room with Shoji screens, a table with a sunken floor for your feet, and terraced garden outside.

Wood floors, wood burning fireplace, period furniture, in a spacious, 2700 sq. ft, open floor plan. Heywood Wakefield dining set and end tables. Master bedroom set of custom made, maple furniture, new Hypo-allergenic mattress, dressing room with Shoji screen, Mac computer, and 60 inch Flat panel HD TV, with, DVD, Blue Ray, Cable select, and Yamaha Monitor Speakers.

Patio outside of kitchen with table and 8 chairs, gas Barbeque and soft lights for nighttime entertainment. 2nd patio outside of bedrooms #2 and #3 with table, chairs and sweet scented gardenias. Down below is a 1000 square foot grass yard and play structure that is surrounded by a bamboo grove. (Extremely rare to have a yard in the Hills.)

Situated in the historic Beachwood Canyon area beneath the famous Hollywood sign, it's only a 10 minute walk down to the local Market and Coffee shop. A 5 minute walk up the hill puts you at the entrance path down to the Hollywood Resevoir, surrounded by a 3 mile round jogging path. Or take the other path, walk along the ridge line past Madonna's house to the Child and Dog park, right at the best lookout of the Hollywood sign there is. Take a 5 minute ride to the top of the Canyon to the Horse stables, which have been there since 1923 and take a ride around the sign.

Weekly gardner. Available for photo shoots, commercials, and feature films.

Keywords: Home, Beachwood Canyon, Hollywood Sign, Zen, Japanese Architecture, Award winning, quiet, green, private, luxury, 5 star, Beachwood Canyon, light, airy, luxurious, green, historic, split level, architectural,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Matthew Patrick (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Japanese

About Matthew Patrick

Matthew has directed movies, is a photographer and created the JoshuaTreeGreen.com Eco Art Colony and film ranch. Mary Kay is a physical therapist. Son Luke is 15, daughter Amelia is 13.

Matthew Patrick purchased this house in 1989

Why Matthew Patrick chose Los Angeles County

I was struck by how beautiful and unique this home was, and how it is centrally located in Los Angeles. It's not far from the Studios, Downtown, Beverly Hills, Koreatown, Little Tokyo, and a variety of hot spots. Hollywood is an old area with a lot of history, personality and mystery. It is wildly diverse, and you can find whatever you want. There are urban streets, beautiful rows of old California Bungalows, right next to the peace of the hills.

What makes this house unique

DRIVING TIME TO ATTRACTIONS IN LIGHT TRAFFIC

Hollywood and Vine – 5 Minutes

Some of the newest, hottest restaurants and nightclubs- 10 minutes

Universal Studios - 10 minutes

Hollywood Bowl - 10 minutes

Grauman's Chinese Theater - 10 minutes

Beverly Hills - 30 minutes

Griffith Park and Observatory - 15 minutes

Zoo - 15 minutes

Disneyland – 50 minutes

Venice Boardwalk and Santa Monica Pier - 50 minutes

Getty Museum - 25 minutes

Hollywood Cemetery of the stars - 10 minutes

Pantages Theater - 5 minutes

County Museum / Museum Row - 20 minutes

Madam Tussards Wax Museum - 10 minutes

Public Golf course - 15 minutes

Walt Disney Concert Hall - 25 minutes

Water Park, 6 flags Magic Mountain, Long Beach Aquarium, Knotts Berry farm,

Day trips to Santa Barbara, Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead, San Diego, Mexico

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for having let us stay in your beautiful, full of spirit house. It was a wonderful gift for us. We have adore adore to be here with Babette and Butch, your kindest cats. With regrets we have to leave...
Jun 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Hollywood Hills Modern, Views, Architectural Home
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews
United States
5

Very Good

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this property over Christmas 2015. It was very relaxing and had a beautiful view of Los Angeles. The listing description was accurate. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked and the owners had a nice information book about LA with driving distances, etc. We had a few questions before and after we arrived and they always answered them right away. We had no problems, everything worked well and the house was very clean. For any families with younger children, they have a nice backyard with a swing set. There is a comfortable table and chairs outside under a tree to have meals. The only downside, if you were someone who wanted to go jogging from your front door, is that the location is in a beautiful hillside area of LA, but one with no sidewalks. The roads are a little narrow and curvy, but the hillside location means you get beautiful views from the back porch. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This house was great. A beautiful home. Very spacious for our family of four. There is everything you need at the house, including a quiet backyard that is a perfect place to enjoy a meal. Best part of this house is the location! I loved where this house was. My husband and I had been to LA before (used to live there) and we went to show our kids the sights. I never wanted to leave the neighborhood! It is very convenient to everything we wanted to see-Venice Beach, Hollywood Boulevard, UCLA, Beverly Hills... The house is so close to the hustle and bustle that you expect to find in LA yet it is so peaceful and serene! The hiking trails are right there at the front door and they were magnificent! We drove to Runyon Canyon (also very close) but I enjoyed the scenery much better at the trails near the house. All the houses are beautiful! All so different and unique. It is like this secluded little spot, tucked away with marvelous views! A little grocery store was right at the bottom of the hill that was an easy walk from the house. Next door is a great little restaurant that we ended up in several times. Just such a gem of a location. I am so glad we found it. And thankful to the Patricks for opening up their beautiful home to us!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

USC Orientation & family vacation July 2014

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay in this beautiful Beachwood home. We are a family of four and were very fortunate to first stay at this home in 2012. Our son will be attending USC and we came back to LA for orientation and felt very lucky that this home was available again! We love the home and all it's comforts. It has a fantastic view and we found staying "at home" was one of our favorite parts of the vacation. The owners are very trustworthy, responsive and helpful. Some of the wonderful features within walking distance are the Beachwood Café, grocery store and hiking around Lake Hollywood. All are within walking distance and we hiked, shopped and ate at the Café several times during the week. We have used VRBO many times and this is one of our favorites.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit Suburbs
5

Christmas Vacation 2014

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about this experience from the time we placed the order until we left the property to return home. Our primary contact (Mary Kay) was so helpful and full of information regarding directions and sightseeing opportunities. This really helped us plan out our week before we even stepped on the plane.

This was our first family trip to the LA area so our primary focus were the typical tourist spots. The house being built on the side of the mountain provided a beautiful view of the landscape with the city on the distant horizon. The location was perfect - 15 minutes to Universal/Warner Bros, 10 minutes to the strip and museums, an hour to Disney and the ocean. It was originally suggested by the travel agent to use a Disney hotel and we are go grateful we found this place instead.

The house was clean, organized, and they provided a 'guide book' that detailed everything we needed to know about the house, along with emergency contacts. There was more than enough room for our family of five to sleep, eat, relax. When we arrived, there was a Christmas tree set up in the living room, lights on the deck, and a couple of goodies as a welcome present on the dining room table. This was a nice surprise for our kids who reluctantly assumed that we would not be celebrating Christmas this year. During the stay, we also received a couple of e-mails from Mary Kay with some 'secret' directions to be able to hike to a couple of interesting points throughout the park.

We would highly recommend this home to anyone else who may be planning a trip out that way.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas
5

Perfect Home for a perfect LA Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this unique and beautiful home for a week's vacation in LA. Everything was just as advertised. There was clearly much love and thought put into the design and care of this home. It is beautifully appointed with everything we needed. There was plenty of space to cook, spread out and relax, with comfortable beds and linens and a great set-up for our family so each child could have his own room. We spent the mornings on the deck having the coffee left for us to enjoy while we overlooked the beautiful view. And we especially loved the Japanese bathroom and shower. The location was perfect allowing us to easily access all areas we visited while returning to a quiet, somewhat out-of-the-way neighborhood. A great way to enjoy the city but also feel like we could get away from it all and relax in the house. The owners were lovely to work with, provided very clear instructions and accommodated all of our needs. Thank you for the lovely gifts of wine and the book about Hollywood! We would absolutely recommend this house to anyone and look forward to returning for a future stay the next time we are in LA.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Xmas in the hollywood hills in a mid century zen oasis!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing Xmas holiday at this Mid century zen oasis in the hollywood hills. The house is nestled in beachwood canyon overlooking downtown Los Angeles…Its incredibly light and airy surrounded by stunning nature with fantastic views…

It also has the most spectacular walks in the beachwood neighborhoods and stunning lake hollywood.. We did a hike mostly every day and would spend the afternoons lounging reading books on the balcony overlooking the city… there is also a wonderful breakfast spot in beachwood (5-10 mins walk) old hollywood land so lots of history and charm… if you are a foodie the area is fantastic for restaurants and food markets… lots of cool neighborhoods also in the area…

We invited family for Xmas day and had the most wonderful celebration as the layout was fantastic for entertaining and the kitchen very well equipped.. The house has every mod con you can imagine … the owners also got us a tree and decorated it beautifully and had wonderful xmas lights all over the balcony so it was very festive.. we would sit at night in front of the fire and felt so at peace in this wonderful home…

The owners clearly have a lot of style and take pride in their wonderfully unique architectural home.. the house is spotless and very well organized.. The cat Babette is also lovely natured and was very welcoming.. This is a truly amazing gem we found and will for sure visit again!!! we highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Birds Bar and Grill
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Subway stop at Hollywood and vine
Nearest Motorway
1.1 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Beechwood Cafe walking distance
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Santa Monica and Venice Beach
Car: necessary

Completely private, quiet sanctuary yet only 5 minutes to the heart of Hollywood, with fabulous restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, live theaters, museums, fitness center and other activities.

Walk 100 feet up the street to a wooded path that leads down to the Hollywood Reservoir which is a beautiful 3 mile walk, or take another path past Madonna's house, to the best view of the Hollywood sign, to a dog and children's Park.

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Hollywood Hills House Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $2,000

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Amenities

Los Angeles County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Double bed on the bottom and single above
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Extremely private, Tatami meditation room with hillside garden and Shoji Screen, 1000 square foot grass yard with play structure, surrounded by bamboo forest, 2500 square foot multi-level bright and airy home with Southern Exposure, fresh prevailing hillside breeze, open floor plan, authentic traditional Japanese bathroom made by Master Craftsman, Maple entrance 'Genkan' to place shoes, indoor outdoor California feeling.

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