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Kristie Holmes

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, Google Translator for ALL languages on Website
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Gorgeous Casita del Cielo Deck Views in Legendary Laurel Canyon

16 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Los Angeles County Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Enjoy the City views, deer, and the history of Legendary Laurel Canyon

Enjoy the gorgeous views from the deck and three cabanas with an outdoor/ indoor living experience. Luxurious organic comfort California King Bed, with additional sleeping arrangements in the living room of the main house (Two Twin Murphy beds fold out from the wall). Large L couch (very comfortable) as well as Aerobed if needed. You can always add on The Guest Casita #3557926 for another room and bathroom (there is a full lot between the two houses). Sleep under the stars if you are feeling adventurous (cabanas are completely covered, with the netting and canvas).*

Perfect location for Pilot Season Actors.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kristie Holmes (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, Google Translator for ALL languages on Website

About Kristie Holmes

This is our fourth Laurel Canyon Vacation rental, which shows how much we love the area.

Kristie Holmes purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kristie Holmes chose Los Angeles County

We fell in love at first sight. Open house was packed, and no one stayed less than an hour. We competed with four other offers and eventually won out.

What makes this cottage unique

Views, Views, Views, and the absolute loveliness and charm...

Reviews

4.6
based on 16 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Casita del Cielo Deck Views in Legendary Laurel Canyon
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
5

Very comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a nice time staying here while in LA. Internet worked well and nice to have washing machines on site. Recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view of the Laurel Canyon....if you survive the drive & the stairs!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I were in the LA area for a week and chose this as our homebase. The house itself was nice; small, but great for the two of us. Being midwesterners, now living in Florida, driving up and down the hills and canyons took a bit of getting used to. But getting to the house location is just half the battle. Then there is the trip up the staircase to actually get to the house. It's a small workout all on it's own! Now the owner, the information here, and many other reviews all warn about the stairs, so not complaining, just adding to the commentary to be prepared. But it is all worth it! Once you make it to the house, you are greeted with a fabulous view of the canyon and the homes all nestled in its nooks and crannies. If you take the walk that the owner recommends, you can see some neat homes along the way and some more fabulous canyon views. Sitting on the patio every morning, enjoying a cup of coffee and the view was a wonderful way to start the day. Then when you are ready to join the hustle and bustle of LA, you drive down the canyon and are close to everything! I do highly recommend dinner at PACE...a cozy italian restaurant, at the bottom of the canyon, that features locally sourced ingredients in modern italian dishes. Not only was the food phenomenal, but it's a great place for celebrity sightings. The night we went, we saw Ellen and Portia as well as "Howard" and "Bernedette" (from Big Bang Theory). That's the house, location, and surroundings, but I will also add that the owner was fabulous and accommodating. The night of our arrival was a black out, so other than our headlights (for driving) and phone flashlights (for walking the stairs), there were no lights or power once we got to the house. She kept us informed and did her best to ensure we were as comfortable as possible. Thankfully, it didn't last too long. Overall, a great place to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city, while still feeling very much a part of it.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay and location

  • 5 of 5

Once you get used to the stairs you'll fall in love with this place like we did. This is a great location with quick, easy access to most of the popular LA attractions PLUS provides amazing peacefulness, great views, history, and a little fun quirkiness thrown in.

Our urban vacation had a nice calmness to it - not easy to do with three teenagers and a total of five of us all sharing one bathroom. It was the house and it's location that provided that to us. The kids could come and go as they pleased, relax on the deck, go for a walk, or take a $4 Uber ride down to Hollywood to see the sights. All in all a fantastic stay and one that we'd like to repeat every time we travel to LA.

Thank you Kristie!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly great place... stay here, couples or families, it is awesome

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed here, kids ages 11 to 17... it was absolutely perfect place to stay. Location cannot be beat, a few mins from Hollywood yet once you drive up in the hills, you would think you are 3 hours out of town. The porch is incredible, huge and unreal views of the canyon. Inside of house is top of the line and Kristie is immediately responsive if you need anything. I'm passing this on to our friends / family, recommending they stay here for sure on their next LA visit. Thanks for the hospitality Kristie. The steps are fine by the way, part of the experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Quiet Property up in the Hollywood Hills

  • 5 of 5

Kristie's Casita is a lovely sanctuary in the hills above Hollywood. Once you ascend the stairs (OK there's a lot of them), you're glad you came. With it's Spanish old world charm and romantic view below it is a delightful respite from the busy city. There are deer that come by your door to enhance the contrast of a place that is less than 5 minutes (by car) from the heart of Hollywood as well as the Sunset strip. Kristie is wonderful and is very responsive to anything that came up. The internet speed is pretty good and the living room is comfortable for lounging with a great L shape couch and mounted flatscreen that has Uverse for your entertainment pleasure. The ultra modern washer/dryer behind the casita is also quite convenient. The kitchen is beautiful and functional. Overall it was a pleasure. Highly recommended for a short or long stay. Thanks Kristie!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review, which shows the character of this unique space in the Hollywood Hills just as it is! We hope you come back and stay with us again soon.
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So Romantic! Great house

  • 5 of 5

I was surprised by this home because it's like a Mexican hacienda, but it's in the middle of town. Lots of steps and Spanish tile and a whole outdoor area that's like a separate outside home. My only complaint is I overslept the first day because I was so relaxed lol. Very pretty and secluded and clean. You can't hear neighbors which is surprising since youre in the hills. WAAAAYY better than staying at a crap hotel where you pay $30 for parking and have no room to breathe.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Why Thank you! What we noticed about this property from the very first moment was that it was the LONGEST open house we'd ever been to...it was packed and no one stayed less than an hour. Clearly we won this magical spot in the Canyon. We have a lot of love for this little house in the sky- and can't wait for you to come back to it as well. It will be waiting for you.
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
LAX and Burbank
Car: recommended

We are near the Chateau Marmot, but offer more, with nicer views for a fraction of the cost (a single small hotel room begins at $435/night). AFI Film Fest, Hollywood & Highland, Laurel Canyon, Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Walk of Fame, the Grove, Film Festival, Conference, Music history

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Rates & Availability

Beverly Hills Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$265
From
$285
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,855
$7,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $79
Tax Rate 14.0%

GUEST UNIT ADD ON: $139 or $179 if you are only renting the guest unit. While we would love to include as many people as you can get into the house or cover your family reunion, we can't (and we've learned this by experience). We changed our policy by lowering the rate to a double occupancy rate (industry standard) and additional adults are 20USD/night.* Credit card can be used for Damage Deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Los Angeles County Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Absolutely stunning new tile work
  • Toilet, shower, sink- beautifully tiled with heated towel racks and beautiful lighting.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King Organic Luxury Bed
    Living Room, Murphy Beds - 2 twin/ single , Two Murphy Beds, bunk bed style, memory foam mattresses.
  • California King Organic Luxury Bed in Main House bedroom, Two Murphy Beds in Living room on left wall (one high, one low).
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cancellation Policy: Once payment is made, the requested dates are contracted for. Owner reserves the right to switch guests to the other available home if necessary (due to repairs, disaster or the rare overbooking). Guest will not be charged for higher rates due to a switch stemming from HLC’s needs. Unauthorized use of HLC’s homes for events or parties will result in a loss of your deposit in its entirety, plus any incurred damages. If you cancel, you will get a full refund so long as we can rebook it (minus 15% cancellation and rebooking fee), and the refund will be prorated according to days booked. Know that once you have booked, prospective guests go elsewhere and cancellations/ rebookings are a many- hours process. So please make sure you are committed to your dates. Happy Travels!

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