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Stunning 1920's Hollywood Hills Pool Villa

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Set In The Hollywood Hills Yet Literally Minutes From All That La Has To Offer.

Villa Knoll is a stunning example of mediterranean architecture designed by noted architect Franz Herding in 1925. This 3500 square foot magnificent mini-estate has been lovingly restored and seamlessly updated by RP Designs offering state of the art amenities while maintaining classic architectural integrity and character of this Golden Era home. The professionally landscaped specimen gardens with new pool and spa have been painstakingly designed by Sirak Landscapes. Featuring stunning views from virtually every room, this 3 story showplace sits on a knoll above Hollywood. The elegant 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath floor plan offers comfortable proportions impeccably executed with glamor and charm. No system or finish has been overlooked. Extensive features include a new master suite with stunning indoor/outdoor bath, an exquisite new kitchen with Ceaserstone marble counters and top-of-the-line appliances, open plan dining and living spaces, espresso oak floors, a 16 foot arched ceilinged living room with massive picture window to the view, roof terrace with 360 degree views and a charming guest casita with separate entrance. There are terraces, balconies and outdoor living spaces everywhere you look. The setting is tranquil yet you are literally minutes to Universal, Warner Brothers and Disney Studios, downtown LA and Hollywood and all that Los Angeles has to offer. Perfect for movie and business execs or families wanting luxury accommodations while vacationing. NO PARTIES STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Rudolfo Polak
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Rudolfo Polak

I am an LA based builder/designer in the business of developing luxury character homes.

Rudolfo Polak purchased this villa in 2013

Why Rudolfo Polak chose Los Angeles County

This property is a complete treasure. It is difficult to find great architecture, a stunning setting with glorious views and an incredible location minutes from everything in one property. I am in love.


Hollywood Hills Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Master bath has a luxury shower for 2 and an outdoor shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full luxury bath in guesthouse.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half bath on main floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master has vaulted ceilings, balcony and a grand master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second master with vaulted ceilings and roof terrace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Vaulted ceilings with an added sleeping loft.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Private guesthouse with it's own entrance.
  • All bedrooms come equipped with luxury linens, LCD TV's and vaulted ceilings. There is an aero bed available if you wish to sleep 2 more guests.
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Stunning 1920's Hollywood Hills Pool Villa
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful 1920's era home fully updated

  • 5 of 5

This home and location were perfect for our adult family; the Spanish style home perched in Hollywood Hills gave us a great sense of fully being in LA. The pictures and description were totally accurate. Gorgeous landscaping with many outdoor nooks to enjoy day and night. The interior was well decorated and stocked with everything you would need. We hiked from the home to the Hollywood Hills sign -- you can take a rocky steep path up, take in views from a nearby ridge, and return via less challenging paths and roads. We of course took day trips to all sorts of other activities. Loved every minute.

Thank you, Rudi!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was a wonderful addition for someone who likes their own space. We loved all of the terraces, balconies and patio spaces - plenty of space for everyone. The lighting and house music made the night time feel enchanting. The pool and hot tub were wonderful. And the outdoor pet birds added a lovely feature. Beautiful succulents are everywhere.

A hike to the Wisdom Tree is easy access from the house. And Universal Studios was only 3 min away! Because it's so close, I would recommend getting a two day pass (not much more expensive) and going back on the second day for some extra evening fun when the park gets less busy. But just hanging out at the house is great too! We would rent again. :)

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house is the most incredible property that I have ever stayed at, and completely made the weekend for my friends and I. Rudi is so accommodating and was delightful to work with through the process, and we could not have asked for a more perfect place (and location) for a girls getaway. The fully stocked kitchen and all the amenities ensured that we could make the most of of our time together and enjoying this amazing house! It is also ideally located out of the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, but only a few minutes away from a lot of amazing destinations, which made it incredibly convenient for our outings. Despite living in Los Angeles, I am already looking for another excuse to get a weekend getaway together and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with friends for my bachelorette party and had a wonderful time. The house is immaculate and even has a little guest house off the pool area. Rudi was really flexible about the check-in/out times, which made the stay even more enjoyable. I highly recommend this property to families and friends wanting to stay in a luxurious home with a pool and hot tub. It was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous escape!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Rudi and Mark! We had a wonderful girls getaway at this beautiful home. The house looks like it was furnished by a master interior decorator. Everyone reported that the beds were the most comfortable that they have ever slept on. The water heater was off the first day, which meant we could not enjoy the incredible pool and hot tub. However, we let Rudi know the next morning and he fixed the problem right away. We would all love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We flew down from San Francisco to celebrate my son's graduation and had a total of 8 people staying at the house and additional guests for lunch and dinner. Rudi was nice enough to meet our caterer a few days before the graduation party so that she could take a look at the layout. The house is utterly charming. It is totally stocked with absolutely everything you could possibly need. All of our guests that attended our party fell in love with the house. There is a tremendous attention to detail and you really get the feeling that you are staying somewhere special and unique. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Hollywood Hills Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Pool/spa heat $75/day $50 + Tax
cleaning $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

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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Hollywood Bowl
"Incredible- a must do."
TCL Chinese Theatre
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles

The Villa is located within 5-10 minutes of every studio, theme park and attraction in Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. The location is a dream and the hills you are surrounded by are tranquil, peaceful and quiet.


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