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Spectacular 1-bedroom garden unit in hills of Glendale.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017


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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Spectacular 1-bedroom garden unit in hills of Glendale.
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

A relaxing little paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning it was a wonderful experience. Craig reached out to me via phone before my arrival. Took the time out to give me helpful tips on my sightseeing (which I'm glad I took). Upon arrival Craig graciously gave us a tour of the property and then later Barbra of the house. The VRBO unit is actually part of the owners' house-it's the bottom level and they are on the top level. It is fine though because it is private, has its own entrance that opens up to the garden. The backyard is paradise!! His pictures don't capture how beautiful it is. It has an amazing mountain view, a mini vineyard, a pond, babbling brook that cascades down the property, goldfish/frog/hummingbirds etc. At night Craig has mini lights that light up the vegetation. It is like nothing I've ever seen. Make sure to allow time to use this space, even for a cup of coffee. The unit itself is clean, cozy and equipped with everything you will need. They even provide water bottles in the fridge, laundry basket, robe, slippers, blow dryer, iron, shampoo/soap and even hairspray (in case you need it). Bed is comfy and the unit has a lot of windows that you can open and hear the lovely sounds of the brook and birds outside. Parking is great as Craig and Barbra have an off street parking spot next to the house. The location of the property is ideal. You are a short drive from a ton of sights...Dodgers Stadium, Universal Studios, LA zoo, Griffin Park. Drive to Hollywood isn't even that bad at all. It is located in a nice area as well that was quiet. I felt safe staying there with my son. I am so happy I found Craig and Barbra. I will definitely be staying at their place next time I come to the LA area. They truly added to our experience by being so welcoming and helpful. There's nothing like getting advice from a local. It just adds to your travel experience. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tania, thank you so much for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to write such a lovely, most thorough review. We're so pleased you enjoyed our little paradise and look forward to welcoming you again!
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Oasis in the city.

  • 5 of 5

Hard to believe you are in the heart of the city when sitting next to the babbling brook or under multitudes of lights twinkling in the trees. The apartment is very comfortable but the garden is spectacular. Hope to stay again when visiting our son.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An oasis in LA!

  • 5 of 5

Great host and house. Everything was as promised and we'd no doubt return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was very nice and peaceful u will be amaze i would comeback again craig the host was so nice

  • 5 of 5

Nautraul vibe u will love it

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oasis in Glendale

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental that is spotlessly clean and well-appointed with everything your need. It is also a very convenient location to explore Griffith Park, Pasadena, and Downtown Los Angeles. Craig, our host, was one of the most gracious hosts we have met, and we have stayed at many VRBO locations over the years. Craig is an avid gardener who has created a stream and a pond on this property. The stream looks absolutely natural, and it is wonderful to hear the gurgling water. Craig encourages his guests to enjoy and explore all parts of his yard. In addition to being an amazing host, he is a very friendly and kind man. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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P. E. R. F. E. C. T.

  • 5 of 5

Close to so much~~quiet and amazingly, had a secluded feel in the middle of LA. The gardens were beautiful and so relaxing. Craig was the perfect host.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • 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

Somerset Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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