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94 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type townhome

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2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10


Est. 2008 - This is a spacious,three story,recently remodeled, corner townhouse, closest(out of four units in the building) to the mountains and sitting a few moment's walk up to hills from Ventura blvd, overseeing San Fernando & Malhouland mountains.

Cantoni bedroom set,high ceiling,huge windows,whirlpool kitchen appliances,hot tub,private balcony & sun deck secluded by trees with mountain air & panoramic views.

Located close to major studios and just minutes to Universal Studios, Universal Amphi-theater concert venue & City Walk, theater complex and theme restaurants; NOHO Arts district; downtown Burbank; Hollywood, (Graumann's Chinese Theater and 'Walk of Fame', Kodak Theater, home of the Oscars; Hollywood Bowl where you can bring your own picnic or order a gourmet meal to be delivered to your box seats while you enjoy an open air concert; LA Zoo and Griffith Park with riding trails and Observatory; 5 min. by car to Hollywood, over Mulholland Drive and down into West Hollywood, Sunset Strip, trendy Melrose Ave and upscale Beverly Hills;10 min. to famous Westwood & Brentwood;15 min. from famous beaches like Venice, Malibu, Santa Monica.

Walking distance to Trader Joe's on busy Studio City plaza (Blockbuster,pizza,Chinese,Manhattan bagel etc.), famous restaurants (Italian,Argentinian,Indian etc.)some 24 hrs,sushi bars (two of them're the oldest in town), farmer's market (Sundays), supermarkets, drug stores, post office, banks,sporting goods, near by park with kids playground; as well as lounges, pubs etc.

Keywords: Townhouse

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Edward Sigal
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, russian, ukrainian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

About Edward Sigal

Our family is originally from Russia and Ukraine. When we came to Los Angeles some 23 years ago; both of us fell in love with this city, especially its unique wheather and views.

Edward Sigal purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Edward Sigal chose San Fernando Valley

Its our personal residence where we stay from time to time . We just decided to share the place because of its closeness to worldwide attractions like Universal Studios, Universal City Walk , Hollywood, Sunset Blvds, Mulholland Drive, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Venice & Santa Monica beaches.


based on 94 traveler reviews

Universal Studios Close-Up
average rating of 4.712766 based on 94 reviews

Perfect for our family of nine.

  • 5 of 5

The townhome had plenty of room and seating. There were nine of us so three bathrooms were great. The house was clean and we had everything we needed for our stay. If we had stayed longer we might have needed additional towels but as it was there were plenty for all. The drive to Universal Studios was an easy 13 minutes and never had to get on the freeway. We walked over to Crust one night and had really good pizza. The owners were easy to work with and made us feel welcome. I would definitely recommend this place to rent. Thank you for making our time with our grandchildren memorable.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great location, clean & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with our 5 teen to early 20's daughters. It was located a great driving distance from universal studios & LA. Parking was nice & secure. Would recommend to others & would stay here again. Only suggestion would be to put locks on the master bedroom.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I took our yearly trip to LA and it was our first time renting this beautiful home and we fell in love! This house was PERFECT! Location was everything with this home! It had such beautiful view at night and good neighborhood with enough parking and clean house. Had no issue, the owners are more then accommodating. My family and I will definitely rent this home again on our next family vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect Location with lots of room!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights with friends to visit Universal Studios. Our group consisted of three adults and six children ranging from the ages of 4 to 15 and this property served our needs perfectly. We had plenty of room to spread out, and the full kitchen and two and a half bathrooms met all of our large group's practical needs. Rada and Edward are excellent hosts, replying to any questions we had quickly and efficiently. We felt very much at home during our stay. As an added bonus, Universal Studios is five minutes down the road and there are a wide variety of restaurants and a Trader Joe's within walking distance. With all the kids we opted to stock up on groceries rather than eat out, but it was nice to have the option. We will definitely consider staying here again the next time we visit the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was very clean, comfortable and close to Universal Studios

  • 5 of 5

My family did not encounter any problems with our stay and found the owners to be warm and kind.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great Location for Universal Studios! Nicely equipped clean spacious apartment!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two children and I stayed in this nice apartment for two nights as we visited Universal Studios. Communication with Ed and his wife Rada was really easy. I texted them as we headed to Studio City and they texted me right back with information on how to access the apartment once we arrived. They were very nice and helpful. Everything was open and airy and the apartment had plenty of room for us. In fact, there were two sets of bunk beds and a king, which more than accommodated our family of four. There was a second bathroom upstairs that we didn't even use. The living room/dining room/kitchen area is very spacious and updated, with lots of space for a larger family than ours. The kitchen was fully equipped although we didn't use it. I was especially happy to be able to do laundry there since I had been in California nearly a week, and the rest of my family for four days. Off the master bath was a nice-sized closet with hangers so I was able to line dry some of my hand-wash clothing overnight. There were also extra linens and washcloths in there. The area is very lively especially at night, as there are many restaurants within walking distance and a lot of traffic. We ate Italian one night and pizza another, so the kids were happy and it was easy to walk there and back--both were about a block away. There was a nearby CVS too, which was a good place to pick up some snacks and treats. My husband drove to one of the nearby L.A. Fitness locations--since we are members back home in Ohio--and said that it was very nice. Our four year old son had left his tablet downstairs under the living room tv and we didn't notice it when we left. I texted Ed and Rada and they had already sent me a message through Homeaway asking if it was ours. They mailed it to us, which made especially my son very happy! Overall a good experience, great location and very easy rental process. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Train : North Hollywood at 1 Miles

Nearest Motorway : 101 and 170 freeways at 1 Miles

Nearest Golf : 9 hole public course at 2 Miles


Rates & Availability

Studio City Townhome Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

transaction fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

$190/nt - $1300/wk
All year $190/nt
- $ 1300/wk; $ 5500/m
(city tax will apply for stays < 30 days)

- cleaning fee $100 (double occupancy; add guest $ 5/pp (kids excl.)
- refundable security deposit $400
- no pets, please; no daily maid service
Dates Available: Year Round

$ 400 is due at the booking/balance is paid 30d prior to check in (check,cc)/on arrival (cash,cashiers check,m/o)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Studio City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Eastern King (wider than the Cal. King); crib -Pack'n Play
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , double-bunk bed: (Full ) sleeps 4; (Twin) sleeps 2
  • Master bedroom - 2 persons 2nd bedroom - up to 6 persons Long snake couch living room - up to 2 persons
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Air Conditioning, Washer, Dryer, Linens Provided, 2 spaces underground garage, Gas Fireplace, Eastern King Bed (sleeps up to 5 people), Double bed, Bunk bed, Crib, Satellite TV (2 huge flat screens), DVD/CD/Audio stereo entertainment system, Jetted Tub in Bath, Full Kitchen with cooking utensils provided, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Wine cooler, Ice Maker, Deck/Patio with mountain views, Balcony, Lanai, Internet, Computer, Crib, High Chair etc..

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