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Centrally Located, minutes from Universal Studios and the Hollywood Bowl!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Studio City House Rental Photos and Description

Cozy and Private Suite with breath-taking views of the San Fernando Valley.

This cozy, private retreat is located on the ground level of the main house, and has its own entry from the patio. The apartment has a queen-sized bed in the sleeping nook, a living room, kitchen, and in-suite bathroom with large shower and jetted soaker tub.

Enjoy the lovely patio-terrace overlooking mountain and city views. Includes Cable TV, Internet and street parking is available. Comfortably sleeps 2 but can accomodate up to 4 using the very comfortable sofa-bed.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lloyd Kurtz
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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About Lloyd Kurtz

Lloyd Kurtz has lived in this house since 1990. He is a licensed contractor and enjoys gardening, traveling, photography and telling jokes (sometimes some really good ones!).

Lloyd Kurtz purchased this house in 1998

Why Lloyd Kurtz chose San Fernando Valley

This property is a 1920's Tudor style home. Legend has it that the house was built by Mr. Lankershim himself, of whom Lankershim Blvd was named after. Lankershim helped to develop the San Fernando Valley in the 1920's and 30's. The movie Chinatown with Jack Nicholsen basically portrays Lankershim's story,

What makes this house unique

What make this such a great neighborhood is the proximity to all of the fabulous shopping and dining that Ventura Blvd is famous for. It is quiet and safe as well as being a fabulous walking area with panoramic views; there is a reason the stars live around here.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Centrally Located, minutes from Universal Studios and the Hollywood Bowl!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Orlando. Florida

Cozy and clean with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were so fortunate to have found this great guest apartment! We can't imagine staying anywhere else when we come to visit. We have stayed with Lloyd and Joanna two separate times for a month each time and feel like we found the perfect place in the Studio City area. Lloyd has greeted us on arrival and made us feel right at home. He even brought us oranges from his tree! The apartment was clean with towels and dishes, and all the comforts of home with a very comfortable bed, closet space, and kitchen. The temperature in August was hot but the place stayed very cool. Ralph's supermarket is close by to get your groceries. We loved the patio which overlooks the valley to sit and relax with our morning coffee or evening wine. The location has easy access to the 101 and Ventura Boulevard and in a safe neighborhood. We can't say enough how wonderful Lloyd and Joanna are as hosts and now friends. They are available for any questions and made us feel very comfortable. We look forward to staying here again on our next trip to LA!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are both extremely welcome any time, as guests, you exceed expectations and friends that goes double. Thank you for the review and I know you'll return. Thank you again, Lloyd
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How perfectly peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We simply cannot say enough about our stay at Lloyd and Joanna's studio. First, we were graciously greeted by Lloyd who made us feel right at home; what a fantastic sense of humor this man has! His cool demeanor made us feel extra comfortable and helped ease us into our vacation. After providing us with little tidbits about the area, he let us be but was always within earshot if we needed anything. We even met one of his daughter's as we were coming home late, and she even asked us about our stay and made sure we had everything we needed! The AC was strong (if we needed it), the bed super cozy and recessed behind a curtain for extra privacy, the kitchen had all the necessities, and the bathroom...HUGE double shower and a good size soaking tub. The best part really was Lloyd and his genuine hospitality. You're truly lucky if you have a chance to rent from this family! Thanks again for having us!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, let me say that you are welcome back any time. It was a pleasure to meet and talk to you. Thank you fro the really great review.
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The best guest suite in the San Fernando Valley!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation began perfectly as we were immediately welcomed by the beautiful smell of jasmine coming from surrounding shrubs. We then entered our clean and well-kept suite through a charming private entrance. From our entrance I looked back at the lovely view of palm trees and knew that I was staying somewhere unique. Besides the comforts of home we were treated to a central location. Universal Studios is a 30 minute walk from the suite and I imagine a 10 minute drive. Supermarkets are also within close proximity however after a long day at Universal Studios it was nice to have a variety of restaurant choices for take-out.

Lloyd, the owner and gracious host, was very friendly, extremely helpful, informative and supportive. This is someone who truly wants his guests to have a positive and enjoyable experience. Thank you Lloyd for such a memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am proud of my Guest Suite and I must say that meeting guests like yourself makes this whole venture a pleasure. Thank you and please come again on your next vacation
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perfect central location

  • 5 of 5

wonderful view, great central location, very friendly host!. If I were to go back to the area this would the 1st place I'd look into for availability. Lloyd was a friendly, considerate host. So !!!!!!!!!!! much better than staying in a hotel. One note that no one has mentioned - the many stairs to reach this cute apt. Not a problem for me - but something to consider if elderly, or have any physical limitations. Thanks, Lloyd for an enjoyable week! enjoyed chatting :D

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, the pleasure was all mine, you two were fun, interesting and delightful guests. Come again.
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Cute, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet place to stay. Very good proximity to the Valley and Hollywood. All though we were just up the street from Ventura Blvd it felt like we were nestled in the hills. Would stay there again and will recommend to all my friends looking for a place in L.A.!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well Anonymous, I know who you are and I happily thank you for staying here and look forward to your next visit. Lloyd
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A Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed in this lovely little apartment for a week while visiting our son who lives in Encino. We so enjoyed staying there. Lloyd & JoAnna were wonderful. We loved the view from the patio; we had coffee & breakfast there every morning. The apartment is very close to some wonderful restaurants. We got many of our dinners to go so we could eat on the patio & watch the sun set. We hope to stay there again on our next trip to LA. Thanks for sharing your home with us, Lloyd & JoAnna.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank you very much for staying at my place and hope to see you return soon. I enjoyed the chats we had and look forward to more. Lloyd
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bob Hope Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
La Maison
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Universal Metro Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: recommended

This property is located in the Studio City hills, but within walking distance to Ventura Blvd. Great shopping and dining are moments away. Universal and CBS Studios are 5 minutes from the home and the Hollywood Bowl is just a 10 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Studio City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 20 2016 - Apr 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $65
per person over 2 per nt $20
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Studio City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis

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