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Spectacular 1-bedroom garden unit in hills of Glendale.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

650 sq. ft. 1-bedroom garden unit centrally located, 10 minutes from downtown LA

This beautiful unit with mountain and city views has a gorgeous meandering stream right outside your front door. The trees that surround the unit give a serene feeling to your visit to Southern California. Ten minutes from Universal Studios and Hollywood Boulevard, you will be secluded in the hills of this affluent residential area. Enjoy the music of the stream and fountain while relaxing in this lush paradise after the day's activities. Grill and dine outdoors as the yard lights up at night. Amenities include A/C, full kitchen, cable, Hi Def flat screen TV, WiFi and an iPod docking station to enjoy your own music. Although centrally located within minutes from downtown L.A., the sounds of nature will make you feel a million miles away. A good night's sleep awaits you as you check into this luxurious bungalow. PLEASE NOTE THE $145/NIGHT IS ALL INCLUSIVE, THERE ARE NO CLEANING FEES, NO TAXES AND NO HIDDEN CHARGES. ALSO, NO DEPOSIT TAKEN, RENT REQUIRED UPON ARRIVAL.

Barbra Westmore, Craig Messner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Spectacular 1-bedroom garden unit in hills of Glendale.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Amazing sunsets in the garden

  • 5 of 5

This is the best little vacation rental in LA. Glendale actually, but a hop skip and a jump from LA border. The secret garden is amazing. A stream and waterfall, carefully shaped trees and a wide variety of plants with a very intimate seating area. Family came over both nights to barbecue, chat and enjoy the sunset. The interior has a full kitchen, sitting room and bedroom. Very comfortable and roomy for a reasonable rate.

The owner Craig is very friendly and couldn't be more accommodating. We'll be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and meticulously appointed ground floor apartment with one of the nicest gardens south of the Portland Japanese Gardens!! VERY relaxing and inviting, from the peaceful garden, babbling creek and fish pond, hummingbirds, flowers, art (inside and out), amazing view of the valley and mountains, and bed so comfortable I cannot do it justice here. The owner could not be more friendly, accommodating, and unobtrusive. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and seemed completely safe while being just a short distance to things of (lesser) interest. Do not stay here to go out and explore; stay here to stay and relax! two thumbs and two toes way up.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently enjoyed spending 6 nights here while visiting our daughter who lives in the area. The grounds with babbling brook are so attractive! Craig and Barbara were very helpful. It was nice to be able to wash clothes in the laundry area. We bought groceries and made a nice breakfast every morning and sat outside. The hummingbirds were incredible to watch. The view of the city is great, too. I would recommend staying here. It was perfect for the two of us. We could easily get around LA with our rental car. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay- We look forward to returning

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. We chose this location because it was close to our son (who has a small apartment). Craig and Barbara are gracious and warm. Craig created a beautiful, tranquil and relaxing setting in his backyard. Each time I went outside I noticed something different. The stream, the pond and the beautiful flowers and plants are beautiful. He has interesting items placed throughout the garden and at night it is lit beautifully. The view from his garden is lovely. Craig invited us to have friends visit and we did one night enjoy the yard with our son and a few of his friends. It was perfect for us to relax and catch up over wine and snacks while enjoying the tranquil setting, and it was comfortable using the outdoor heat lamp. The inside is very comfortable with plenty of storage. Craig is very accessible and clearly is a person who enjoys meeting others. We recommend this rental highly and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for an amazing week, Craig! Jake and I felt right at home. Hope to be back in the near future :)

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This was a great location for our visit to southern California to see friends; close proximity to the foothill towns of LaCresenta, Pasadena, La Canada and 5 minutes from the freeway. The garden patio was a delightful spot for morning coffee and a glass of wine in the evening. It was quiet and peaceful. The unit is modestly decorated, clean, and we really lacked for nothing. The bathroom was a bit tight though. Craig is very easygoing and accessible. I would definitely return and would recommend it as a place to stay while visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Golden State Freeway I-5
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

Universal Studios - 15 minutes, Griffith Park Observatory - 17 minutes, Hollywood - 20 minutes, Santa Monica/Venice Beach - 35 minutes, Downtown LA - 10 minutes, Disneyland - 50 minutes, LAX - 30 minutes, Orange County - 45 minutes, Santa Barbara - 90 minutes


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Nightly and weekly rates are all inclusive. No hidden cleaning fees or taxes!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Somerset Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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