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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

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.

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 an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Our Contemporary Cottage with Pool: Charming outside and contemporary inside!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
New Orleans
5

A perfect place

  • 5 of 5
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The Contemporary Cottage was a perfect place for us. Quiet, immaculate with everything one would need, and very close to our three year-old twins. Michael was so responsive to anything we needed. It was great to come in to a toasty spot in this unusually cold week! Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Carol and Martin, for your excellent review. We appreciate how you took care of the Cottage and were respectful, and delightful to talk to. You are welcome back anytime. And I'm glad our location was the perfect hub for your visit with your son, daughter-in-law, and precious twin grandsons. All the best to you both!
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5

Perfect little cottage!

  • 5 of 5
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The cottage was exactly as described, cute and comfortable. We had all the right amenities; comfortable bed with great pillows. The couch in the living room was also very comfortable. Full size refrigerator was a plus!

The interior was very clean and felt very private.

Michael greeted us upon arrival and was very helpful. I would highly recommend staying here when in LA!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Petra and Jay, for the fabulous review. It was our pleasure to host you, and you are welcome back anytime. And we appreciate you taking care of the Cottage during your stay.
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5

Christmas Time Visit Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful visit for Christmas!! Our Hosts Michael and Laura made our 2nd stay just as exceptional as our prior Thanksgiving dates! The Contemporary Cottage is comfy, relaxing, and perfect to come home to after busy days with family and site seeing. We are looking forward to returning again sometime during the year. This visit we went to the Aquarium, the Queen Mary, and the Science Museum to see The Endeavor Space Shuttle, visited neighborhood parks, great walking also. Thank you for this private oasis! I highly recommed the Contemporary Cottage! Dawn & Pat

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Contemporary Cottage is a gem to stay at. Hosts Michael & Laura have thought of everything and it shows the minute you walk in. Beautiful property and grounds, well equipped kitchen, all the comforts of home you need, peaceful, close to attractions, very peaceful setting. You are asked what you may like to have for a beverage before arrival, helpful information is ready in a binder at your fingertips. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving week and will be back Christmas week! If I could give a 10 Star Rating I would!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Charles, MO
5

Celebrating our daughter's "Quarter Century" birthday

  • 5 of 5
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My husband and I enjoyed the privacy and retreat-like setting of the Contemporary Cottage and the hospitality of Michael and Laura that is evident throughout the attention to detail in the décor and amenities they offer. We felt like the location was great for a walk at anytime of the day, and there was plenty to do within a short driving distance. Our daughter chose Miceli's Italian Restaurant for her birthday dinner. Although the food was very good, it's the entertainment that excels--pianist, drummer, and servers that sing from opera to cabaret selections. We would definitely recommend the Contemporary Cottage and plan to stay here again when next visiting our daughter.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hyannis, Mass.
5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5
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The minute you walk into the backyard you feel relaxed. The cottage was a great home base for our five day stay. Location was great and close to everything we wanted to do. The cottage was charming and spacious for the two of us. I was relaxed the whole time I was here. Will stay here again when we come back.

Thanks,

Leanne & Barbara

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Sherman Oaks Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mother's Day
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Father's Day
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
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
$1,075
$3,920
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.0%

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 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sherman Oaks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • 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 is newly remodeled with a brand new shower with white subway tiles. We also provide a hair dryer and steamer for your clothes.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom has just been redecorated with brand new Queen mattress, flooring and furniture. It has a contemporary zen design with plenty of closet space! It also has it's own TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

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