About the property
- Apartment500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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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)
• Living room
• Dining area
• 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
• Quiet neighborhood
• Centrally located
• Cable TV
• 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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- Response time:
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
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 Hollywood Hills
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Very tranquil and cozy for being in the city
We really enjoyed our stay here. Yvonne was very sweet and accommodating.
The place is well equipped and very comfortable. The yard goes on forever and
is very much a paradise! Thank you!
So happy you enjoyed your stay. I enjoyed having you. Hope to see you again.
Beautiful garden and eclectic home.
It was great for 2 adults and 2 kids. Bathroom is a little tight. My daughter claimed the window bed immediately and loved it. Unit is attached to others which includes helpful host and tenants. One has a friendly cat who likes to come to see what you are making for breakfast and for a tummy rub. Another is a friendly musician who if you are lucky will play guitar while he has an occasional cigarette outside. It was such a fabulous neighborhood and convenient location to Hollywood Boulevard and universal studios (uber to both to avoid parking fees and hassle) we would recommend to friends and/or come back.
Zen sanctuary tucked into the Hollywood hills
This a a great little one bedroom guest apartment steps from the Hollywood stars. My husband loved doing his morning run through the gorgeous neighborhood either down to Sunset Blvd. or up towards the reservoir. My kids loved talking to neighbor Mike or playing with a kitty. I’ve stayed in renovated mining house and the interior of them so you might not dig this place if you don’t love keechi. We would love to return.
Hollywood Hills Tropical Paradise is LOVELY!
I thoroughly enjoyed my week at Hollywood Hills Tropical Paradise. The suite is spacious and comfortable. It is in a fabulous location in a VERY quiet neighbourhood. The garden is absolutely lovely...my dog and I spent a great deal of time there. I highly recommend this VRBO. And the owner, Yvonne, is an excellent host!
So glad you enjoyed your stay. I had a lot of fun with you. And thank you for the purchase of my jewelry.
Unique + True to Hollywood, CA
I enjoyed my time here. Definitely unique + one of a kind - offering guests an idea of what it might actually be like to live in Hollywood as a (starving) ‘artist’. The unit I stayed in was on the lower level (#3) or below the owner, who lives upstairs and it was surprisingly quiet, given the age of the building. I would describe the decently sized space as almost ‘cottage-like’, rustic and authentically aged - and as clean as one could get it. If you are wanting ‘new’, modern with a fresh sterility - you might want to consider other options. I was solo and spent most of my time off property. I ate out and never used the kitchen - I didn’t want to.
Other tenants and/or guests staying and/or living at the property were pleasant - including the owner. I was glad that there was ample FREE street parking within a close distance to the house and also happy that there was laundry facilities (keep in mind in a space that is DEF a BASEMENT!). Upon my departure, one of the guests asked to switch to my unit (no.3) - I’m guessing that mine may have been of better quality (or slightly bigger) - so, if considering, I can only speak to and would recommend the unit I stayed in. Safe neighborhood and close to (and just far enough away from) the ‘action’.
Overall, the space is definitely worth the price tag and the experience.
Great hideaway spot in the Hollywood Hills.
We had a fun time in Hollywood, thanks Yvonne. Friendly, clean and very unique experience. Loved waking up and stepping into the lovely garden with a cup of tea. Another big plus is the location. It’s just a few minutes walk to get to Hollywood Boulevard, yet it feels like being in the country.
So glad you enjoyed yourself. Loved having tea and conversation with you.
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.
Additional information about rental rates
14% hotel tax due in cash upon arrival. No tax necessary on stays of 30 nights or more. Pet fee above applies to 2 night for one pet. Additional pets/nights will be charged at $15 per night per pet. This can be sent in advance vial PayPal or paid in cash upon arrival 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 outstanding 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.