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Private, secure and lovely home minutes from Universal and Hollywood

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

2 br, 2 ba with private fence and yard near Universal and NoHo Arts

Relax and enjoy the large front yard and mature citrus trees from behind the privacy of a fence with remote controlled gated entry. Open the french doors off the living room and sip your morning coffee on the patio amidst the vibrant purple bougainvillea. The grapefruits are easily the most fragrant and juicy I've ever had. If oranges are in season, pick some right off the tree and make some fresh squeezed juice

LA always has great weather but tends to cool down at nights in the 60s so enjoy that outdoor Cali lifestyle! Grab some logs from the woodpile and enjoy a nice fire in the chiminea while having a glass of wine or whiskey

The living room features a large sectional couch that easily seats 5 and there's a super comfy chaise lounge big enough for two. There is currently a 75" Sony HD SmartTV! Cable is through the Sling app along with Roku, Netflix and AppleTV hooked up- just link/sign in to your accounts to stream. There is also a Sony DVD/BluRay player and surround sound system for recreating that theatre-like experience. Many DVDs to choose from. A stylish radio on the bookcase streams Chromecast audio for any music platform you prefer (Spotify, Pandora, etc) directly from your smartphone or tablet. High speed wifi and a wireless printer available for you to print out boarding passes or amusement park tickets.

There is a gas bbq directly off the kitchen for grilling out and enjoying meals on the patio. Patio table comfortably seats 6

Long secured driveway can park up to 5 cars. Free SAFE parking steps from the door means no parking tickets that can put a damper on a vacation :)

Master bedroom is very spacious and over 16 feet wide. Stretch out and enjoy. Queen bed, nightstand, dresser and full closet system with places for shoes, valuables, etc. Plenty of room for your stuff for an extended stay

Second bedroom has a full sized bed and walk in closet. Both beds have memory foam toppers on them for a comfortable nights sleep

As an added bonus to my guests, if you're a culture lover, I can get you and a guest into the following for FREE:

Aquarium of the Pacific - Long Beach

Discovery Cube

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) - LA

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) - San Diego

Natural History Museum - plus 2 kids

La Brea Tar Pits - plus 2 kids

25% off admission San Diego Zoo or Safari Park

Please let me know after you make your reservation so I can arrange it for you.

Guest access

Entire house is yours except for a side (3rd) room I have locked with my personal belongings and behind the blue curtain off the laundry room. I've just stashed some household items here and do not interfere at all with laundry use.

Interaction with guests

I will be staying in a detached guest house in the rear of the property. The house and guest house are completely separate structures so I can be as far or as close as you prefer.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your stay more enjoyable. Happy to answer questions about navigating LA or activities during your stay

The neighborhood

NoHo is an up and coming neighborhood that is just minutes from Universal Theme Park, Burbank Airport and Burbank's studios (Disney, Warner Brothers and Nickelodean) and its Arts District features many dance studios (such as the world famous Millennium), the Art Institute, the Motion Picture Academy, restaurants with different cuisines, theatres, cafes, juice bars, coffeeshops and bars.

Getting around

I am 5 minutes from Burbank Airport ($7 Uber ride); 2 blocks from National Rental Car; freeway access to the (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) and 405 are all no problem.

The Metro NoHo is a 1 mile walk or you can drive and park in the lot. Just 1 stop later on the Red line and you're at Universal, 2 stops and you're in Hollywood

Other things to note

The backyard is currently being developed. I am looking to create a pleasurable backyard for you with fire pit and drought tolerant designer landscaping but currently its a project. Of course no work will be done to interrupt guest's privacy and you are of course welcome to the backyard

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Rich

grew up in Cleveland, Ohio but am an actor and voice over artist and have called LA home for nearly 2 decades

Rich purchased this house in 2014


North Hollywood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private, secure and lovely home minutes from Universal and Hollywood
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Well Equipped, Clean, Classy & Close to Universal/Warner/Hollywood

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to book Rich's wonderful home for 6 days during the peak July season, and having a well-kept, safe house with updated furnishings and lots of privacy was fantastic!

The gated home is located in an area that close to both Universal and Warner Studios, as well as just a 15 min drive or so to Hollywood. Stores are close by and the roads around the house are low traffic. The house has lots of yard privacy and with both the side patio and the front lawn space to enjoy, you'll never be wanting for room.

Rich was really helpful in the time that we were there, but we didn't ever see him unless we needed to. The one time he needed to enter the house, he reached us ahead of time and asked permission to do so. Ask him for his Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Recommendation and his Hollywood sign photo tip!

Things we liked a lot:

- Rich, The Host. Personable, Knowledgeable, Welcoming, Non-Intrusive.

- The well-kept nature of the property, anytime we were gone, we came home to something new, cleaned up, or fixed. Rich had a lot of little projects on the go to make the property better for us and future guests, but his work was never a disturbance to us and we never noticed it 'in progress'.

- Lots of storage space for clothes (even those the closets were shared with some personal belongings)

- Giant TV (75" I think?) was nice to come home to. Netflix, AppleTV, etc.all available.

- Beds were soft.

- Gated Property with a ton of Parking Space.

A Couple Tips - use Google Maps 'Arrive By' feature to get a good idea about traffic times and congestion. LA traffic is really bad in areas, but coming and going outside of rush hour always makes for a faster trip.

Uber to Warner Bros and Universal - We did it and it saves on parking and hassle. Door to Front Gate Drop Off in 10 min. (Rich's Tip!)

Depending on time of day, Drive Time from the House to:

California Science Center - 25 min

Petersen Museum - 30 Min

San Diego Safari Park - less than 2 hours

Malibu - Check Google, Very Bad Traffic Near 5 PM.

Thanks to future guests for helping to keep this property worth visiting again.

Rich, Keep Being a Wonderful Host and Thanks for Everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an amazing and thorough review Chris! This will, no doubt, be very helpful to future guests and thank you for your private note. I definitely hope to see you guys if back in California. It was a real pleasure to have you stay
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 3 and we stayed at Rich's house for 6 nights and what an enjoyable experience.When we arrived we were greeted by Matt one of Rich's friends who gave us a tour the house. It is just like the pictures ( Massive T.V ) , house is well stocked of food in cupboards and the Fridge, beds really soft and comfortable, A/C really good. Has a front electronic gate with remote which leads to a long driveway so you can park your car right outside the side door. House is in a well looked after and quiet neighbourhood. Rich is quick at answering emails before and during the stay. Would definitely stay here again, the only down side for us was that we had to turn down the chance to meet Rich as we had something else booked the time. Many thanks Rich for letting us stay in your house.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We have a great time in the house. Richard is a very friendly and attentive. The house is exactly as pictured. We find everything we possibly need in the house. Read the welcome letter first because it answered all my questions clearly. We absolutely enjoyed our stay and highly recommended to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely home and well kept. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great choice for our family of 4 adults. The photos are exactly what you get. A lovely, well kept home. We rented a car and liked being able to park in the driveway close to the front door and felt secure in the property with the remote gate. I also enjoyed having coffee in the well maintained yard each morning. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking with good quality appliances and the living room is equipped with a great tv and access to Netflix. Beds were surprisingly comfortable. Rich is a great host and is quick to respond to any questions you may have and offers lots of ideas for things to do and a list of favourite restaurant spots. I would highly recommend this home for your vacation in Hollywood. Thanks Rich, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise! It was a pleasure having you all out here. Hope to see you again if your travels bring you back to LA :)
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Beautiful property with all possible amenities

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property at excellent location with all possible amenities including parking. It was a pleasure to meet Richard who is very friendly and amazing host. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property would certainly recommend stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay in North Hollywood

  • 5 of 5

First of all Rich is extremely nice and easy to work with and will do whatever he can to make your stay in his property as nice as possible. The home is lovely and has everything you will need to be comfortable. The bedrooms are a nice size with ample closet space. Bathrooms are nice and have all the amenities you will need during your stay. The kitchen has everything you need to cook any meals you would like to cook and there is a nice grill on the patio with all of the utensils needed to grill. Living room has a great sectional couch with a HUGE 75 inch screen TV with surround sound. We really enjoyed the outdoor space. The yard is very large and well-kept. There is a nice patio set that can easily seat 6. We had coffee outside in the mornings. The neighborhood is very quiet and easily accessible to all the sights of LA and surrounding areas. There is a Ralph's and Target right in the area and easily accessible. We had a wonderful experience at this property. We travelled with 2 adults and two teenagers 16 and 19 and everyone was comfortable. Don't hesitate to stay a this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My initial reviews dont have a chance to write comments - just rate-- so I was glad responses to reviews are allowed. Ed, Kathy , Annie and Spencer were an absolute joy to have stay with me. It felt like old friends had come in town to visit. Any host would be lucky to have these fine folks stay with them. Hope they come back to visit. :)
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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