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Hollywood Hills Tropical Paradise Close to Everything

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property
apartment
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Hollywood Hills Apartment Rental Photos and Description

PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION PRIOR TO BOOKING.

This exotic apartment is a hideaway amid the action and fun of Hollywood. The lush back garden is a wonderful place to read a book while enjoying a refreshment – the warm Southern California sun streaking through the tall trees. Staying here is worth a trip to Hollywood all by itself, but with the attraction of all that LA has to offer virtually blocks away, the apartment is part of a truly special house. A 1920's cottage with windows everywhere that let in beautiful morning and evening light, staying here is a wonderful experience.

• Self-contained separate apartment in private 1920’s house facing garden (see picture to understand the lay-out)

• Bedroom

• Living room

• Dining area

• Kitchen

• Bathroom with shower

• Use of patio & 1920’s barbeque

• Use of huge tropical garden

• On site laundry for a small fee

• Comfy queen size bed

• Sleeper sofa

• Opium window niche in bedroom

• Hardwood floors

• Fireplace

• Quiet neighborhood

• Centrally located

• Cable TV

• Wifi

• Hardwood floors

• Easy on-street parking

• Friendly atmosphere

• The apartment will sleep 5 people—2 in the bed, 2 on the fold-out couch, and one in the opium niche in the bedroom. However, if the niche sleeper is tall, he/she will have to sleep at an angle.

Footsteps and plumbing can be heard from upstairs, so if you are sound sensitive, you may want to sleep with ear plugs. There are neighborhood cats and a dog on the property which sometimes wander in.

The trees that shade the house keep the house cool in summer except on very rare occasions. Although there is no A.C. as it's normally unnecessary, I do provide fans. Portable heaters are provided for chilly nights.

14% hotel tax due in cash upon arrival. No tax necessary on stays of 30 nights or more.

PETS: Once approved, there is a fee of $15 per night per pet. If you have ticked off the pet section when booking with VRBO, you have already paid for 2 nights of one pet. The balance is to be paid either via PayPal prior to arrival or in cash upon arrival.

Not suitable for the handicapped

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Yvonne
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About Yvonne

I have known this house since I was a child and always had a deep attachment to it. There is something magical about it. I am a world traveler particularly smitten by the equatorial regions. Planting the tropical garden made this a very happy place to return to when I came home from my travels. I lived away for years--first in the San Francisco Bay Area where I studied art and then in London where I studied fashion design but Hollywood and this house always pulled me back.

I live on the property, so it is more than a business to me. Decorating the apartment was an act of love. Designing and planting the garden (which continually changes) is an act of obsession.

Yvonne purchased this apartment in 1962

Why Yvonne chose Los Angeles County

This house is a hideaway amid the action and fun of Hollywood. Wake up to the music of the birds. The lush back garden is a wonderful place to read a book while enjoying a refreshment – the warm Southern California sun streaking through the tall trees. Staying here is worth a trip to Hollywood all by itself, but with the attraction of all that LA has to offer virtually blocks away, Willetta is a truly special house. A 1920's cottage with windows everywhere that let in beautiful morning and evening light, staying at Willetta is a wonderful experience.

The separate apartment (which is the one available) made this rental a friendly place. When you are feeling sociable you can mix. When you want to be alone, you have privacy. I am happy when guests take advantage of the barbeque and the garden which makes indoor/outdoor living possible here.

What makes this apartment unique

• Self-contained separate apartment in private 1920’s house facing garden (see picture to understand the lay-out)

• Bedroom

• Living room

• Dining area

• Kitchen

• Bathroom with shower

• Use of patio & 1920’s barbeque

• Use of huge tropical garden

• Free on site laundry

• Comfy queen size bed

• Sleeper sofa

• Opium window niche in bedroom

• Hardwood floors

• Fireplace

• Quiet neighborhood

• Centrally located

• Cable TV

• Wifi

• Hardwood floors

• Easy on-street parking

• Friendly atmosphere

The apartment will sleep 5 people—2 in the bed, 2 on the fold-out couch, and one in the opium niche in the bedroom. However, if the niche sleeper is tall, he/she will have to sleep at an angle.

Footsteps and plumbing can be heard from upstairs, so if you are sound sensitive, you may want to sleep with ear plugs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friend and I were fortunate enough to stumble upon Yvonne's beautiful looking apartment when searching for a better value stay in the Hollywood area and were blown away with what we found.



Upon arrival we were not disappointed, an apartment that had the feel of being in a quiet and relaxing area but was a short walk from Hollywood Boulevard and incredibly useful amenities! We could not have asked for anything more, Yvonne herself was incredibly welcoming and her neighbour, Michael, was a pleasure to talk to and also helped with any of our queries!



Being our first visit to LA this was exactly what we needed and way more than we could ever have asked for!



All in all a lovely home that you can come back to after a long day of exploring to really relax in, highly recommended.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Hollywood Hills Tropical Paradise Close to Everything
average rating of 4.535714 based on 30 reviews
5

Exactly what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our two days at Yvonne's. The location allows you to be close enough to experience Hollywood by walking to most of it and far enough away to feel you are in a bit of an Oasis. Playing with sweet little Daisey in the garden and conversing with Michael over a cup of tea added to the charm. Thanks Yvonne- we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were such wonderful guests--the whole family. My only complaint is that you didn't stay long enough. You were so great to have around. I hope you return soon.
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5

Simply Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Yvonne was extremely accommodating and friendly. Her home is super cute and her gardens are beautiful. It's definitely a little Zen oasis. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again.
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5

Chris and Hempress

  • 5 of 5

Having to travel from Ny to Lax we wanted a place that would be home away from home for the weekend. We searched online and came across this beautiful property in the Hollywood hills!!! First time booking anything of the sort online was skeptical at first but when we arrived we were delighted to see it looked exactly as it was being advertised!!! We met Yvonne and daisy (The sweetest little 🐶) got settled in and enjoyed the rest of our stayed. Found some vegan restaurants near and hiked near the Hollywood hills. We were so In love with the ambiance of the property we spent an extra night, vowing to return soon!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To say it was fantastic having you would be an understatement. You were such great people to have around !!! I hope to see you again in the not-too-distant future.
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4

Hollywood Hide-away!

  • 4 of 5

I needed a quiet get-away while my place was undergoing some work.. I could not believe how transforming a place could be, right in the heart of Hollywood! The garden has an other worldly feel to it... the rooms are sunny and bright with lots of doors and windows opening onto the garden.. The neighborhood has many winding streets , perfect for morning and evening strolls through an historic Hollywood neighborhood..

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were so wonderful to have stay. Hope you come again.
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New York, NY, USA
5

Perfect Stay in LA!

  • 5 of 5

Yvonne's place is a magical place! Her quaint, bohemian escape is the perfect sanctuary after a long day of exploring and sight seeing. For anyone who wants to visit Hollywood, West Hollywood and Los Feliz or many of the big studios on either side of the Hollywood Hills, this is an ideal location – The property was clean and uniquely designed in a classic and beautiful way, with a giant garden filled with inspiration and accents borrowed from Bali, Indonesia and other far off places. It’s hard to believe this cozy place is only a few blocks away from the bright lights of Hollywood, because it feels like a hideaway or a far off retreat when you’re there. The host comes with a wealth of local knowledge and fun stories about the area’s history, which made us feel all the more connected to our surroundings while we stayed. In the morning, her adorable dachshund puppy, Daisy and beautiful Siamese cat, Bodhi came to great us in the garden. Whether you’re looking to be amongst fun company or comfortably keep to yourself, you can have it both ways here. Yvonne truly made my first time in LA memorable. Can't wait to visit again! :]

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all the nice things you said. I really enjoyed having you. You are a great conversationalist. I cannot wait until you return !
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5

Charming & Enjoyable as usual AAA+++

  • 5 of 5

We have made this bohemian gem our home away from home. Our experience is always a great one as the owner is very friendly and sincere. Yvonne cares about your experience and comfort level. Our experience would have been perfect except for some obnoxious guest who were disgruntled from the time they arrived. They had toxic energy and I knew they would be a problem. Shook my head when I saw their negative review but was not surprised as they were negative from the get go.

Being an owner of vacation rentals myself my standards are high. This place has wonderful energy. It's not a sterile hotel. It's whimsical and comfortable and the location is terrific. Parking is convenient. If anyone wants a verbal referral or recommendation for this place you can always go to our website at mockingbirdstaycationrentals.com and send an email or call. Ask to speak to Lysa or Mike. We can't say enough great this about staying here. It is definitely A Okay and we highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you as always. Can't wait to see you in November.
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Map

Hollywood Sign on the same hill

Metro at the W 5 minutes walk

Hollywood Boulevard walk of fame 10 minutes walk

Hollywood Bowl 10 minutes walk

The beach is 20 to 30 minutes away by car

Universal studios 5 minutes away by car

Several film studiios 5 to 20 minutes away by car

Sunset Strip 10 minutes away by car

Downtown 15 minutes away by car

Olvera Street & China Town minutes away by car (short walk from each other)

Union Station (built in the 30's for movie stars coming in from New York) across the street from Olvera Street above

Tons of houses on this street once or presently inhabited by film industry people.

Numerous other attractions close by on foot or by car. Will be happy to discuss when you book and/or when you arrive.

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Rates & Availability

Hollywood Hills Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
$805
$3,340
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $69

14% hotel tax due in cash upon arrival. No tax necessary on stays of 30 nights or more.

Rates are subject to change before a confirmation is made. Monthly rates are calculated on a 30 day month.

Rent to be paid in full at time of booking for stays of one month or less. Reservation is confirmed at time of payment.
The cleaning fee and the damage deposit are always refunded less any outstanding fees if the guest does not check in.
For a cancellation a minimum of 30 days in advance: 50% or 80% of rental will be refunded for the days, and only for the days, on which a replacement renter can be found—whichever is greater. 50% will be returned within 48 hours of cancellation along with the cleaning and damage deposit, less any outstand fees. The remaining refund, if any, will be paid the day after the replacement guest checks in.
For a cancellation made between 29 and 27 days in advance: 80% of rental will be refunded for the days, and only for the days, on which a replacement renter can be found. The money will be refunded the day after the guest checks in. In the event of a cancellation, every effort will be made to find a replacement renter.
There are no refunds on the rent portion for cancellations made after two days prior to check in. There are no refunds on the rent or cleaning portion for cancellations made after the guest checks in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hollywood Hills Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, sink, shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfy, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size, Murphy Beds (1) Not really a murphy bed, but no other place to list this.: Opium niche in bedroom. Sleeps person up to 6'2"
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Easy on street parking. Conditioning not necessary. House is shaded by trees and stays cool. Also provide fans

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