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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

English Gardens in Los Angeles w/private pool

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, FR, LR, pool --- sleeps up to about 10

Quintessential indoor/outdoor California living, one story house, private pool. Total Privacy, mature trees, lush vegetation, beautiful English Gardens. Wstrive to provide a comfortable, safe and professional environment.

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The family room, kitchen and master bedroom with walls of French doors open to the outdoors. The house is bright, spacious and comfortable, fully air conditioned, high speed internet and cable TV included free of charge, washer & dryer; ironing board and iron, hair dryer, all the amenities, comfortable & top quality beds w/fine linens, bath & pool/beach towels provided. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with high end appliances, TV, china, pots and pans & cooking utensils, coffee maker, microwave, etc. There is an HDTV 60' flat screen in the family room, ceiling fans in every bedroom to monitor temperature additionally to the air conditioning, oak wood floors throughout except wool carpeting in the family room, the bathrooms are tiled, indoor jetted tub, filtered water, two indoor fireplaces.

The house is completely sanitized before every visiting guests.

OUTDOOR AMENITIES: SOLAR HEATED pool, deliciously warm when the weather is sunny and warm, usually during the Summer months from about end of May through mid-October. Private and large enough to swim laps, 33 ft x 10.5 ft (10m X 4.5m). PLEASE NOTE: The pool is cold during the winter months.

There is a fee to turn on the pool/spa gas heater .

Also note, THERE IS NO FENCE AROUND THE POOL, all guest should know how to swim. Along the house on the pool side is a covered patio for additional shade: the area is furnished with love-seats, many tables and chairs, umbrellas, and lounges, a charcoal barbecue grill & a gas fire pit.

About 1/2 acre of outside space that is very private. Zen with mature trees, lush vegetation. Circular driveway. The house was the setting for the pool party scene of 'The adventures of RJ Burger'.

Pool man and Gardeners take care of maintenance.

Housekeeping available.

The villa is very centrally located in Los Angeles and close to the 'L.A things to do': Universal Studios, Studio City, Hollywood, West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, drive to Santa Monica & Venice Beach by the Ocean on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway); Santa Monica and the Malibu are also accessible through the beautiful Topanga Canyon;

The property has very easy access to the 2 main Los Angeles freeways, the 101 & 405.

House Description room by room:

There is a half bathroom conveniently located by the living spaces.

The family room boosts double set of French doors that open up one entire side of the wall to the garden. The family room is very bright and spacious, comfortable with a 60' 3D HDTV w/ cable and prime channels, leather sofas, gas burning fireplace.

The living room is elegant and bright featuring a Yamaha baby grand piano, antique Chippendale dining room table & chairs, J.Stark 'phantom' chairs, and a sofa bed with a real mattress (to sleep up to 2 persons) . There is a wood burning fireplace.

The kitchen features granite counters, a center cooking island with Viking cooking top range burners and a griddle, high end appliances, coffee maker, microwave,etc. There is a brick fireplace that has been refurbished with a wine cooler, and a TV. Windows galore & a skylight - separate breakfast area.

The master bedroom suite with a full bath and large walk-in closet. There is a California King size bed, and small sofa beds ideal for children, bedside tables with lamps, an XVIII Century French Normandy armoire, a ceiling fan. The double French doors open to the pool/spa area.

The master bathroom has floor to ceiling Italian tiles, a 6' counter space with double vanity & Kohler sinks, a separate stall shower , a double size jets tub ideal for relaxation overlooking the yard & pool through a large bay window, a toilet.

The 2nd bedroom features a queen size bed, and a very comfortable sofa bed ideal for a child or teenager, a library boasting about one thousand French and English books, eclectic authors. Mirrored doors closet reflects the space and the corner window . There is a private entrance to the 2nd bathroom.

The 3RD bedroom features two twin beds (often reconfigured into a California King Size bed, with extra padding for extra comfort). There is a private entrance into the 2nd bathroom.

The 2nd bathroom has private entrances from both the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms and is tiled floor to ceiling: bathtub with shower, toilet & sink. Also, there is a good size window .

This is an Ideal area for strolls or walking/jogging up the many hills around. The house is literally 2 short blocks from a grocery chain, Starbucks, dry cleaner , many shops and cool restaurants. Also walking distance to public transportation and very close to the 101 & 405, the 2 main L.A Freeways.

There is major shopping around including but not restricted to Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, high end designer boutiques & cool teenagers shops. Many celebrity spots around, theaters, shopping and restaurants. Target is walking distance, about 1/2 mile away, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods within 2 miles each, by street not freeway, and Costco is close by.

Besides the many cool restaurants, there are some of the best fast food walking distance to the property such as 'Subway', 'Sansai' (Japanese fast food), 'In & Out' (an L.A Institution, fresh food, not frozen), 'Whoopies' (healthy Mexican mainly tacos), 'El Pollo Loco' (mainly grilled chicken) . Also one of the best Sushi in L.A close by, where the actress Kim Basinger dines nightly.

This is the perfect property for a family vacationing or for the business traveler -- The house is spacious, bright, comfortable, inviting and extremely clean. There is a super kitchen for those who like to cook, and super bathrooms for those who like pampering.

I live adjacent to the property which is very convenient to the guests when they need help. It is very private with a separate entrance and separate yard.

Reminder: During the winter months, there is a fee of $95 per day to heat the pool or to heat the spa/jacuzzi, payable in cash at check-in.

More Details
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Brigitte (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About Brigitte

I enjoy Yoga, reading, painting, traveling, movies, meeting friends, love to swim and ski, love cooking, love good food and fine wines.

Why Brigitte chose Los Angeles

The property has several unique features. A solar heated pool large enough to swim laps and deliciously warm from mid-May through mid-October , a separate Jacuzzi, fabulous commercial grade kitchen, bathrooms tiled floor to ceiling, etc. Very spacious, comfortable, extremely clean, fine appointments and amenities throughout the house.

The property is centrally located in Los Angeles, ideal set point for the 'L.A thing to do' and the Los Angeles attractions, also close to the beach.

What makes this house unique

Fabulous location: close to be beach, close to Beverly Hills, Universal city and close to the studios, Studio city, Melrose district, close to great shopping, close to the 101 & 405 freeways, and walking distance to fabulous to-go prepared food places such as Sansai, Pollo Loco, Ralphs, Pavillions, Baja Fresh and more places.

Open floor plan but the living areas are separate from the bedrooms . There is total privacy between the 3 bedrooms.

Very spacious, comfortable, extremely clean, fine appointments and amenities throughout the house.

The outdoor is present with wall of French doors opening wide into the pool area and lush gardens about 1/4 acre (1,500M2) flat of grass to enjoy with mature trees and lush vegetation. Absolutely beautiful and serene.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The backyard is soooo beautiful!!! Everything is wonderful. Thanks for everything. We have really enjoyed the house and our time in California. I will never forget you. You are a very nice and generous person. I enjoyed staying at your house. I would love to be your adopted daughter. Jennifer
Mar 2013
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English Gardens in Los Angeles w/private pool
average rating of 4.733333 based on 32 reviews

We had a beautiful stay.

  • 5 of 5

The title sum it all up. This house is beautiful and lovely. We stayed here for 5 days and had a great time. My two year old nephew love the pool side. We wish it was summer when we checked in but we will definitely come back and stay here again.Thank you Brigette for accommodating us and providing us a lovely home for the weekend. Cheers! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the property and what it has to offer. Looking forward to see you again another time, in the summer. Cheers back to you..
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Our stay at English Gardens (5332 Quakertown Avenue) in Los Angeles

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at captioned property from June 20-June 27, 2016.

Brigitte Handler, our landlady, was very courteous, friendly and professional. At the start she walked us through property and showed all we needed to know to make our stay familiar and simple. There were plenty of clean sheets and clean towels to serve our group. The house was clean, and smelled nice!, :-).

The swimming pool was a delight.

Overall we were very happy with our stay and decided to make "English Garden" our home away from home every time we are in town.



  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed staying at this house . It is much better in reality than in the website. house in very good condition everything works well including ac, the house is in a very good location close to Ventura and 101. many great restaurants close by but at the same time is very quiet . you dont hear unwanted noise. I recommend it. the owner is very nice as well

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group of 6 adults and 5 children, we did not feel crowded. Excellent amount of kitchen and dining space. Loved the quality of the place. Comfortable furniture. We enjoyed the out of doors. The owner was very helpful, even when we created a situation for ourselves.

Everyone had nothing but praise for this rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely family home from home

  • 4 of 5

A well equipped family home, in a great location with easy access to all LA attractions (Very useful directions from Brigitte). The pool was fantastic and very welcome due to the very hot weather we had. Brigitte was very welcoming and her local knowledge was very helpful, thank you again from all of us. (UK visitors)

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing home from home.

  • 4 of 5

A well equipped family home, in a great location with easy access to all LA attractions (Very useful directions from Brigitte). The pool was fantastic and very welcome due to the very hot weather we had. Brigitte was very welcoming and her local knowledge was very helpful, thank you again from all of us. (UK visitors)

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Woodland Hills Golf, Balboa Golf Course,
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Car: recommended

Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Universal Studios, Studio City, Melrose district, Fairfax market, Hollywood & the Iconic Chinese Theater, Malibu beach through the beautiful Malibu or Topanga Canyons, drive by Topanga Village (where the hippy movement started before SF), Santa Monica & its Pier, 3rd street Promenade, Venice Beach & its muscle-beach & eclectric shopping & walk-board, Calabasas & its 'Old Adobe Town', Getty Museum, LACMA, Disney Music Hall, Dodgers Stadium, Chinatown, Civic Arts Plaza, The Santa Monica Mountains, Six Flags, Magic Mountain, Disneyland, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Catalina ,Santa Barbara.


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Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Property Damage Protection $59
Departure Cleaning Fee $150

$25 fee per night over any additional guest over 8 persons.
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Los Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Printer
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink and large counter top (ideal when groups), toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink, combination tub & shower, toilet
  • Master Bath Is A Full Bath With Separate Shower stall, his and hers sinks, double size jetted bathtub overlooking into the yard & pool area 2nd Bathroom. Full Bath 1/2 Bath (toilet and sink) Off The Entrance
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Bedroom: 1 King Size Bed, 1 sofa bed
    White bedroom: - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Beige bedroom: - 2 double , beds set together become King Size. Room to add an airbed
    Living/Piano Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , There is a sofa bed
  • Master Bedroom Suite : California King Size Bed, Bedside Tables On Each Side w/Lamps, XVIII Century French Normandy Armoir. Walk-in Closet . Sofa bed for 1. Room to add an airbed for child/teen Full Bath With Separate Shower, Double Sinks, Double Size Tub. Bathroom Over Looking Into The Yard & Pool Area 2nd, White Bedroom - Full Bed for 2, bunk beds, 8' long closet. bookshelf stocked with books both In English and French languages. Private entrance to the 2nd bathroom . 3rd, Taupe Bedroom - 2 Twin-beds which can become a king size bed with special padding for comfort/not feel the separation. Closet, private entrance to the Jack & Jill Bathroom. Living room features a sofa bed with a real mattress, very comfortable. Sleeps 2.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
smoking allowed outside only, thank you

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