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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Gorgeous Modern Poolside Studio

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio

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Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Gorgeous studio guest house with adjoining large pool on a quiet tree-lined street. The house is centrally located in West Los Angeles where the entire city is within easy reach. Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Westwood/UCLA, Hollywood, Universal Studios are all within a few minutes drive. In addition, a golf course and tennis center are a short walk away as are West LA's first class restaurants and theaters.

The newly built studio is modern and luxurious with french doors that open out to a large shared swimming pool and beautifully landscaped garden. Visit the city's many attractions or just sit outdoors by the pool sipping a margherita while soaking up the warm Los Angeles sunshine. The studio has a beautiful spa-like bathroom with a rain shower and also includes a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, internet, dining table and more.

Keywords: studio, guesthouse, casita, guest house, garden, pool

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Sam (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Sam

We're a family with 3 children and have lived in Los Angeles for 20 years, having come here via Canada (Debbie) and Australia (Sam). We have a large lot and recently built the studio guest house at the other end of our property. We've thoroughly enjoyed hosting visitors and helping them enjoy their stay in the city as much as we enjoy living here.

Sam purchased this studio in 2010

Why Sam chose Los Angeles

The location is great. It's a short 10 minute drive to the beautiful beaches in Santa Monica and Venice where you can swim, surf or just watch all the interesting people walk by. Go to a concert at the world famous Hollywood Bowl, hike in one of the many canyons, attend a baseball game at Dodger Stadium or watch the Los Angeles Lakers play basketball. If golfing or tennis is your thing then you're just a short 5 minute walk away from the beautiful Ranch Park golf course and tennis center. Beverly Hills, Westwood, UCLA, Universal Studios and Hollywood are all also just a short drive away.

Into shopping? We have a very large malls within a short walk of the house and the open, famous Century City mall is a 5 minute drive away. Movies? The newly built Landmark Theater complex is a leisurely 10 minute stroll from your studio. One cinema even features 'lounges' where you can sit in luxurious leather sofas with tables where you can enjoy dinner and wine while you watch your movie!

What makes this studio unique

The studio itself is very modern and luxurious ... there's a lovely fountain right next to the French doors that open out to the beautifully landscaped garden and shared pool. You're in the middle of bustling city loaded with attractions and yet the peaceful setting creates a little oasis of serenity.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Modern Poolside Studio
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Oasis of serenity

  • 5 of 5

This was my third time staying in this lovely studio. That in itself says it all. It is an oasis of serenity in the big busy city, and yet walking distance to many restaurants, a movie theater, a shopping mall and several bus lines. The studio is well equipped, weekly cleaning is provided and the owners Debbie and Sam are super responsive in the unlikely event of a problem. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawley, MN 56549 USA

MN couple visiting family in LA.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our week at Sam & Deb's modern poolside studio. Very accurately described! The accommodations were very comfortable and clean with everything we needed for our vacation in LA. It was convenient to places we wanted to get to and parking on the street for our car was not a problem which is not often the case in LA area. The neighborhood was very nice too and the poolside studio was secure with the gated/locked entrance. Deb's landscaping with the many flowering trees & plants surrounding the patio, pool area & studio also added to the feel of a "tropical" getaway! We would definitely consider staying there again & will recommend it to anyone we know who might be making a trip to the LA area. Sam & Deb were very helpful-great to deal with!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for your kind comments. Deb is a wonderful landscaper and we finally had a chance to re-design the entire rear yard a couple of years ago. She surrounded the pool with fragrant and colorful gardens, and highlighted them with fountains and benches around a fire-pit. It's also beautifully lit so that you can sit outdoors on warm LA nights. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed it as much as we do.
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Boston, MA

BiCoast Traveler

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely, well located, quiet place to stay and work. Highly recommend for anyone traveling to LA needing a location on the westside.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an pleasure having you stay at our studio and we welcome your return at any time.
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Down south

A wonderful month

  • 5 of 5

I lived for a month in this efficient and attractive studio overlooking a 40 foot swimming pool, still swimmable during much of October - cold but refreshing! The hosts were charming, helpful, and unintrusive. I spent my days enjoying a productive writer's retreat, and my evenings with my daughter and family who live nearby. It was everything I had hoped for, and more! The listing and photos are accurate, the studio was clean and well-maintained while I was there, the owners delivered my mail and provided other small services, including a booklet with information on museums, etc. on the kitchen counter.) There is a nice coffee shop a block away, the Westwood Pavilion (Nordstrom's, Macy's, movies, restaurants, etc) is within walking distance. This is LA, though, and you will want a

car. I would recommend this highly to anyone traveling alone, or to a couple willing to share a hotel room sized space with the feel of home.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an pleasure having you stay at our studio and we welcome your return at any time.
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absolutely outstanding , even better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

This vrbo is actually even better than the pictures show. The owners are lovely and very helpful. They answered all my questions and accomodated every request. Their home was lovely , clean well equipped and just a pleasure to stay in. I was even able to walk to the Westside shopping mall and the house was very accessible by car, bus and walking. I so want to thank Debbie and Sam for sharing their home with me and would surely stay again. I can recommend this property highly and would best describe it as a lovely secret garden feel with the coziness of home. Thank you again for a lovely stay in your pool house oasis.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barcelona, Spain

Our fabulous experience

  • 5 of 5

I spent three months with my mother in Los Angeles. I was working on my Ph.D dissertation while she was practicing English. It was our first time in the city but we were very lucky to find this beautiful studio. As you can see on the pictures, it was spacious, luminous and clean; it was also quiet, comfortable, well equipped and cozy. It’s been remodeled and decorated with an excellent taste. You can really feel like home. The bathroom was one of our favorite parts, it was gorgeous and the shower was very relaxing. The garden and the rest of the property are also beautiful.

Westwood is a lovely and quiet neighborhood. There are a lot of houses with beautiful yards. It is very pretty to walk around, and for us it was very special to see the Halloween decorations and the Christmas lights. Just a few minutes walk there’s a big mall with a macy’s store inside. By the mall, there’s also a Barnes & Noble, a movie theatre and Nordstrom store. On the same avenue, there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops.

The house is very close to Westwood village, which is very lively. Again, there are a lot of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, markets (a Ralphs, a Trader Joe’s and a Whole Foods), old movie theaters and UCLA. It feels like a little village, so it’s also nice to just walk.

If you don’t have a car, the house is very well connected. There is the blue line that goes from UCLA to Santa Monica, Venice, Westwood, Century City and LAX –even though I wouldn’t recommend to take that bus from the airport. There’s also the green line that goes to Culver City, Century City and other places. It’s also easy to make a transfer to any other line. You can also visit the Farmer’s Market, the Getty Center, the studios, Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive, the Downtown, and Hollywood (even though Hollywood takes a little longer by bus). Actually, we didn’t rent a car and could get around easily.

We had the most wonderful experience and we wouldn’t change it for anything. If we had to come back again, we wouldn’t hesitate to choose Westwood and this studio. The family was amazing. They were very nice and always tried to make us feel comfortable. We would totally recommend them as hosts and neighbors. All the information they provided is accurate, we would just add that it was our best choice.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the benefits of having a studio rental is that it gives you the opportunity to host wonderful, friendly people that sometimes arrive from very interesting and far away places. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay at our studio.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Los Angeles International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Rancho Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
10 and 405 freeways
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many options
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Santa Monica


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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $50

We have a minimum stay of 4 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Los Angeles Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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