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Gina Martin

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

MidCenturyModern HollywoodHills/Universal 2Bed2Bath

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


San Fernando Valley Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Main House with optional Studio Guest House sleeps 8

Modernized 2 bedroom 2 bath MID-CENTURY post and beam main house nestled within a forest of bamboo, preserved old oaks and of course Hollywood’s rich and famous. Designed and renovated with a keen eye on the architecture and style of the era, this special home blends old and new in true Hollywood fashion.

Tandem parking provided for two cars just minutes from Universal, Warner Brothers, NBC and Disney studios. Cook’s eat-in kitchen inspired by the iconic Airstream Trailer. High ceilings, central A/C and heating, concrete floors, high end furnishing, stone counters, vintage and modern fixtures throughout. Amenities include washer/dryer, dishwasher, vintage stove, disposal, ice maker, 1 King, 1 Queen memory foam bed. Two twins converted from 60's sectional in living room. Main House Sleeps 6. There is a stand alone Studio Guest House (that sleeps 2) at the back that can be rented together with the main house if available so that the whole property sleeps 8. More often, the guest house is rented separately. Posted pricing is without the studio guest house included. Studio Guest House link: VRBO # 512919.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gina Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Gina Martin

This prime property is brand new to the Vacation and Corporate rental markets but not new to it’s owner who has been in the vacation / corporate rental business for years. This property has been the pride and joy of its owner since 2006. David takes enormous pride in the heritage of Hollywood and the restoration of its unique historical and architectural history. You are sure to find staying here a memorable and valuable experience.

Gina Martin purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Gina Martin chose San Fernando Valley

Hollywood is a vibrant, bustling town and this is a truly perfect location from which to tour LA. The studio, guest house is fully self-contained and may also be rented separately for maximum 2 guests.

Ten minutes away, by foot there is an enormous, hip, new LA Fitness and Starbucks. A short drive to either the 101 Freeway or Cahuenga Blvd. gets you to Grauman’s Chinese /Walk of Fame /Hollywood/Highland complex, Hollywood Bowl, Melrose Avenue, Cinerama Dome, subway stations that connect you to downtown, countless gyms, shops, tours, restaurants theaters and night clubs. This home and its rear studio guest house (when available sleeps 2, total 6) is freeway close and convenient to the Valley, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills by car or metro.

What makes this bungalow unique

Set among mature trees and a forest of bamboo, this house is situated on a sleepy, windy road, just 3 minutes from the 101 Freeway. You will feel like you are miles away from the action of the City..but you're not!


based on 18 traveler reviews

MidCenturyModern HollywoodHills/Universal 2Bed2Bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Cute little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect property for our family including our 2-year-old! Quiet location despite being super close to pretty much everything (groceries, restaurants, Universal, In N Out...). We only rented the larger house, but the group who had rented the smaller house was courteous and we couldn't hear them at all, even when they cooked and had drinks on the shared patio. Parking was easy, the kitchen had everything we needed to put together a few meals, my husband and I could talk and watch TV after putting our daughter to bed without waking her--just the perfect size property for our family. Will definitely look for this the next time we're in town!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amarillo, TX

Perfection in Hollywood Hills

  • 5 of 5

We came to spend 4 action packed days with our 3 children ages, 23,20,18 - with our top focus being Universal Studios and the New Harry Potter World! This house was perfect for us. Clean isn't even the word I would use. It was spotless with super great sheets and towels and that is vitally important to me. The yard was so beautiful -- the perfect place to drink a cup of coffee in the mornings. The bathrooms were plenty big with extra towels and plenty of plugs. We didn't cook, but there was everything we needed if we had. We rented an SUV, and it was easy to park in the driveway. It was less than 10 minutes to Universal Studios, about half an hour from Downtown LA and the touristy sites. We saw a Dodgers game and took Uber - and that cost about $20 and took the hassle out of parking. We spent a day at Santa Monica/ Venice Beach and it was about 45 minutes back to the house. We flew in and out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank - which was a short 15 minute drive. The owner even stopped by one morning and was super nice and accommodating. The property manager checked on us and made sure we had everything we needed. This is one of the top VRBO houses we have rented and it is one I will highly recommend to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yes! Thank goodness it was so nice!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Private. Did I already say that it was a great location?! The house was clean, easy to find, had a generous parking spot, loved having two bathrooms, and plenty of space for 4 of us. This place has obviously had some thought in the style of decor inside and out. The location was about 10 minutes to Warner Brothers Studios, 5 minutes to Universal Hollywood, not far from downtown Burbank, easy to get to the Hollywood walk of fame, 45 to Santa Monica pier, close to Griffith Park, 5 minutes to a grocery store, and easy to get to/from Burbank airport. Just loved it! I kinda wish there was a hot tub. ;-) Gina was very prompt and easy to deal with. I really appreciated that. We have a VRBO of our own and I have to say this place is managed very well.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Peaceful Beautiful and Surprising

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect!

We were traveling with my mother who is 92 but wonderfully mobile so we wanted a place on a single level. We also had our bicycles and my 28 year old son. This place surpassed every diverse need we had! My mom enjoyed coffee in the wonderful and surprising and sun filled backyard. My husband and I rode our bikes to the Griffith Park Observatory and back up some canyons and along Mulholland Drive . My son visited all of his friends in LA and Ubered back home at his convenience. There was a place for visitors to have tea with "Grandma" and a place for the family to meet and talk. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and everything was amazingly close to this location.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winston Salem, NC


  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the place. Would never realize your in the heart of LA and the all the studios. Owner was very nice, place was immaculate and very nicely appointed. There were 6 of us (2 adults and 4 kids from 12-18) and it was plenty big with a nice functional kitchen and a great back yard with a gas grill. Would stay there again in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Las Vegas, Nevada


  • 5 of 5

I cannot begin to say what a wonderful place this is and how amazing our experience was. There was everything we needed, directions were very specific and easy to follow, and the property was clean and very unique! The rental process was beyond painless. Gina was on top of communication like nothing I have ever experienced, and she was kind and accommodating beyond words. David, the owner, stopped by a couple of times to oversee the building of a wall around the property. He is a very nice man, and I would be happy to stay in his properties every time we vacation. The construction did not disturb us in any manner. David actually renovated the home into a mid-century style home with the feeling of an Airstream. The artwork in the wonderful backyard is his own creation!

Also, there is a very friendly guy renting the casita on the property. We were a little boisterous the first morning because the kids (and me!) were excited to go to Universal Studios. Also, the beautiful back yard was just too wonderful not to enjoy. (Coffee in the morning while surrounded by foliage and a little man made water feature was just the zen I needed!) We didn't realize he was in here asleep. When we saw him later, he was sweet as Dutch cheese. We chatted and got to know him a little and were very careful to try and keep it down the remainder of our stay. :-)

The location was perfect for all of our plans. We were just around the corner from Universal and Hollywood. We had dinner a mile or so away at Micelis restaurant at the recommendation of David. Great suggestion!

Oh...and The security deposit was refunded the next day. That was much faster than I expected.

I definitely recommend this property and dealing with Gina and David!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minutes to the Hollywood 101 Freeway, Universal, NBC, Warner Bros. and Disney Studio's.


Rates & Availability

Studio City Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 15 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $115
Tax Rate 14.0%

Main house - 6 guests max
Guest house - 2 guests max

Main House ONLY (6 guest max) 225.00 - 255.00 nightly / 1450.00 -1650.00 weekly
Main House can be packaged with special rates for Guest House when available.
Studio Guest House ONLY (2 guest max) 125.00 nightly / 650.00 - 750.00 weekly


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San Fernando Valley Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Memory Foam Topper. Has it's own Bathroom #2.
  • Bedroom #1, Main House with King Size Tatami Bed and Memory Foam Mattress. TV, Dresser, Desk and Large Closet. This Bedroom is close to the Orange Bathroom #1. Bedroom #2, One Queen Memory Foam topped mattress with it's own private bathroom #2. TV & dresser. Separate Free Standing Studio Guest House for up to 3 additional guests. Queen Memory Foam Mattress sleeps 2 with dedicated, personal kitchen and bathroom. 60's Style extra long sofa easily becomes a comfortable twin size bed (no pull out with uncomfortable metal rods) for a third person. Just make up twin sofa bed with provided bedding.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • tennis

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