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Hollywood Urban Villa

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

A private compound, centrally located in West Hollywood District of Los Angeles

Hidden from the street view, this walled and secured urban villa features a truly unique indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Upon entering the home, the city disappears and the feeling of relaxation prevails. You become present to the water features, gardens and pools. The home is designed with open and flowing interior space, integrated to the outdoor areas through glass and retracting doors, thus perfectly incorporating the Southern California indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Sleek yet elegantly warm and cozy, this contemporary design features a large entrance courtyard, a spacious living and dining area with hardwood floors. The kitchen-den opens to the pool and patio highlighted by an outdoor living room and a separate guesthouse -- which is the third bedroom and bath with kitchenette. Throughout, the stylish furnishings are accented by fine art, exotic planting and designer lighting and color scheme. Flat screen televisions are located in the kitchen-den and each of the bedrooms.

Both the living room and the rear outdoor living room have working fireplaces and comfortable furnishings to relax on your lazy vacation days. The open floor plan leads from the entrance courtyard -- which is an outdoor living room -- though a wall of glass doors to the living room and the raised dining area. The flow continues to the fully equipped gourmet kitchen. It features an island which includes a bar separating the kitchen from the relaxed den which opens through french doors to the outdoor living room and pool. Lush greenery and artworks define the huge outdoor room. On one side is an outdoor covered seating area which is an ideal setting for partying and alfresco dining. Another area, raised slightly above the pool, provides chaises to relax by the pool. A side patio provides a barbecue and fresh herbs to clip for your gourmet dining.

Bedrooms in the main house include comfortable seating areas, carpeted floors and large closets. The master bedroom opens to the pool and rear outdoor living room through French doors and it includes an en suite bathroom with a sunken, spa tub, shower and steam. A washer and dryer are concealed and located on the bedroom hallway.

Central air provides added comfort, and the pool and spa can be heated. Uncovered parking is provided for two cars in tandem. Street parking is available for guests.The property is gated for added privacy and security.

*Kindly note, this property has a 7 NIGHT MINIMUM*

More Details

Property Manager
Robert McCray
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Robert McCray

I have a great interest in interior design and architecture. Having traveled a great deal, I have come to appreciate certain design styles and spacial configuration in homes, especially with the courtyard homes of colonial Mexico. When I moved to Southern California, the perfect climate became an additional motivator to explore outdoor living design.

Robert McCray purchased this house in 1999

Why Robert McCray chose Los Angeles

This particular house, I simply call Genesee. It was the fourth property which I had purchased and renovated in the area and, due to circumstance, became the property where I chose to live. Originally a duplex, Genesee was completely renovated and converted to a single family home. The swimming pool and outdoor living features were added within the last 4 years, but have become the defining elements for the lifestyle associated with Genesee.

What makes this house unique

When at Genesee, you will naturally feel drawn to the water of the swimming pool. The salt waters of the pool are always warm due to the solar heating system. The gardens surrounding the pool are tropical and full of exotic surpasses, including pleasurable fragrances. An outdoor fireplace adjacent to the swimming pool provides the opportunity to further enhance the exotic feel of the backyard to that of a near spiritual experience.

Amenities

Melrose House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three full bathrooms located within home and guesthouse. The master bathroom includes a sunken jacuzzi tub and an oversized steam shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) The master bedroom has a California King, Queen size Beds (1) The guestroom has a queen bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The guest house has a comfortable queen sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
One of the greatest amenities of this house is that of privacy. The house is surrounded by 8 foot walls, lush tropical landscaping and secured gates. Although located in a sub-urban area, no neighbors have visible access to the property.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Private Oasis

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 lovely weeks in this house.The house was truly amazing! Very clean, comfortable, and we felt at home. Everyone that we met was totally helpful and very friendly. We where greeted with snacks & special made dog cookies for our dog. The back yard is incredible and had a great heated pool and hot tub entertainment area with fireplace for those cool night. This property is truly a private tropical oasis in the middle of Hollywood. I would recommend anyone to stay. We are looking forward to another trip back.

Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston ma
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The most delightful property, inside and out! Very elegant and comfortable at the same time! The decorating is amazing, everything one might want and need! The owner is obviously a very artistic and gracious person. Would go back in a second!hopefully next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely House, Caring Host

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, quiet and well equipped, and has a driveway, which is invaluable because parking is difficult on residential streets in Los Angeles. We loved the tranquil outdoor space. The kitchen is stocked with all possible spices, condiments and good cookware, and the host kindly left milk, cream, good coffee and lots of snacks. We were very happy here.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic From Start To Finish

  • 5 of 5

I have to say the property is just like its pictures breath taking, fantastic hospitality, and also very clean. It was a pleasure to stay here. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Jolla
5

Even better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Robert is a very hands on her and an absolute gentleman. The put trail of this property on photographs is completely accurate and the configuration is fantastic for a family of anywhere from 4 to 5 people. The master suite is very large and comfortable, and the second room in the main house is wonderful as well. The house is beautifully decorated and there's not anything missing. We arrived with a wonderful reception by Roberts friend Vicky, who showed us all of the operating systems and also welcomed us with a cheese platter, wine, bread and pastries, and a very well-stocked kitchen. The pool and Jacuzzi are in excellent condition and we used them almost daily. The pool house also has its own kitchenette and full bath along with a foldout bed that is very comfortable for either a second couple or teenage child. Everything was in good working order and we highly recommend Robert's property.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lindenhurst, NY
5

Fantastic Home Rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our vacation stay at this absolutely stunning home. The property is even nicer then the photos. The house was beautifully furnished inside and the outside was my favorite. The outside felt like a tropical oasis, private and beautifully landscaped! The backyard was perfect for entertaining and had a good size pool and awesome hot tub. The house is centrally located to everywhere on a quiet, safe street.The beds were beyond super comfortable. The owner could not be nicer and accommodating with making our stay 100% perfect,. Thank you Robert & Vickie, looking forward to renting your home again!! The Forletta Family

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
LAX
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Santa Monica Pier
Car: not necessary

Located on a quiet residential street just off Melrose Avenue, this property is technically located in Hollywood, but is only blocks from West Hollywood and minutes from Beverly Hills. Fine dining, grocery stores, museums, attractions, bars, clubs and great shopping are within walking distance of the home. Of special note, The Grove, The Farmer's Market, CBS Studios, are all located adjacent to the neighborhood.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Nightly rates are subject to vary from the averages set above and are not confirmed until contract is executed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.