Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Our Contemporary Cottage with Pool: Charming outside and contemporary inside!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

This cottage is a private oasis that is central to all that LA has to offer!

Our recently renovated and newly furnished one bedroom Guest House has the charm of a country cottage, but a fresh contemporary look on the inside!

The Guest House has a living room with high ceilings and a fireplace, as well as a separate full kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. It is newly furnished for your comfort, including a high-end sofa bed, a 40” TV with both Cable and 'Roku' channels that includes 'Netflix' movies and 'Pandora' music. The bedroom also has a TV with 'Roku'. Plus we have free wireless Internet. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas, as well as a washer and dryer.

The French doors in the living room opens out to a brick patio, lovely landscaping and a pool for your enjoyment.

Street parking is always available, and you have a private gate entrance.

Your hosts, the Palazzolo Family, live in the main house, and are happy to help make your visit to Los Angeles very memorable!

If you are a fan of dogs, you can meet our pug, Gibby, too!

More Details

Owner
Michael and Laura Palazzolo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2017

About Michael and Laura Palazzolo

Hello! We are Laura and Michael Palazzolo.

We were both born and raised in Los Angeles, but we have been fortunate to have traveled all over the world, and we look forward to hosting travelers from near and far.

We met working at Universal Studios Tour may years ago, and we still live only a few minutes away from one of the most popular tourist attractions in Los Angeles.

Laura knows a lot about homes as a director for many shows on HGTV (Home and Garden Television) - She is currently working on the network's #1 show 'House Hunters' and travels all over the country on a regular basis.

Michael also used to work in Television production, and he is now devoting his time and attention to being an excellent vacation rental host.

Our favorite American city besides Los Angeles is Chicago, IL and our favorite vacation destination is Hawaii. Michael's heritage is Italian, and Italy is our very favorite country to visit!

And the current song that that makes us happy is what else: 'HAPPY' by Pharell Williams! And that is how we want you to feel when you check in and check out of our 'Contemporary Cottage'!

Michael and Laura Palazzolo purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Michael and Laura Palazzolo chose Los Angeles County

This cozy cottage is tucked away in the back of a historic property built in 1936, and has some Hollywood history attached to it. The original owners were famous movie stars named Joan Blondell and Dick Powell. At the height of their career, they bought this Sherman Oaks ranch as a 'country home' that originally included horse stables and a chicken coup. This special home has had only four owners in over 70 years. The current owners are the Palazzolo Family who have happily lived here for more then 20 years.

Amenities

Sherman Oaks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a new shower with white subway tiles. We also provide shampoo, conditioner, liquid and bar soap, a hair dryer, steamer for your clothes, as well as ample bath towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom is beautifully decorated with a contemporary zen design, has a Queen bed and plenty of closet, drawers, and shelf space! It also has its own TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Our Contemporary Cottage with Pool: Charming outside and contemporary inside!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

A relaxing oasis in the Valley

  • 5 of 5

This charming, well tended Guest House overlooking a courtyard and pool had all the amenities needed to make my hectic, week-long stay visiting family in Sherman Oaks feel like a real vacation. Host Michael goes the extra mile to pamper, including a welcome bottle of lovely wine. The sun-dappled garden and pool deck offered the perfect "wake up" spot for morning coffee, reading and digital pursuits. Easy access to major highways and shopping. A memorable experience; thanks, Michael!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Priscilla, What a lovely review. Thank you so much for taking the time. I'm happy the Cottage makes a good hub for you when visiting your family. All the best to you! Michael
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Charming and comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Michael was a wonderful host and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
DFW, Texas
5

Everything we were hoping for and more.

  • 5 of 5

During our weeks stay we were able to quickly reach all of the attractions we came to enjoy. We were pleasantly surprised by the enjoyment we found just sitting in the beautiful cottage gardens, the taste of fresh oranges right off the tree and the hours and hours our children spent splashing around blissfully in the pool.

We felt very welcomed and cared for. From the well equipped kitchen to a laundry room we had the comforts of home with the luxury of gorgeous gardens, wonderful pool and a great proximity to so many wonderful attractions. We hope to be back again and highly recommend the cottage to anyone thinking of coming to LA.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shee'! Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad that you, Ernie, Chase, and Lahna enjoyed the pool and the tranquility of the garden. You guys really did the Hollywood "studio tour" tour big-time. All the best and we'll see you next time!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A perfect oasis for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Michael and Laura have the perfect, private cottage for your LA stay. The pool is large and has a great deep end. We spent our days out exploring and enjoyed our evenings grilling, and lounging while the kids swam.

Michael was always quick to respond with answers to questions but also made sure we had complete privacy.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delaney and Lucas, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm so happy you and the kids enjoyed the Cottage, the pool and the and the peaceful surroundings. We look forward to seeing you and your family again! Michael
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Truly delightful

  • 5 of 5

This place was a little slice of heaven! We were greeted at the gate by the intoxicating aroma of orange blossoms and wisteria. The cottage was clean and met all our needs. The Palazzolos responded quickly to email questions while being respectful of our privacy.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! The cottage is adorable and Michael was so nice and helpful. I would come back anytime!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
LAX
Nearest Motorway
101
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Santa Monica Beach
Car: recommended

Universal Studios is only 5 miles away, plus Griffith Park and Los Angeles Zoo is only 7 miles away. There are wonderful hiking trails nearby. Hollywood and the Hollywood Bowl is 8 miles away – and just 17 miles to the Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean.

Disneyland is 40 miles away, and we suggest making that an all day activity.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Sherman Oaks Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$169
$1,078
$3,920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75

IMPORTANT:
2015 Standard Nightly Rates are 159.00, ending January 1st, 2016
2016 Standard Nightly Rates are 169.00, starting January 2nd, 2016

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.
Contact Owner
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar properties