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Hilltop Skyline Retreat With Breathtaking Jetliner Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms.

This home is a part of The Modern Villas Hollywood collection. The Hollywood lights surround you, views within views. This two-bedroom two-bath designer furnished luxury rental is perched above the electric city, apart yet of a whole. Sycamore is the perfect mix of retreat and launching pad for your next venture.

This luxe, modern expression of the Parisian spirit mixes old world decadence with modern luxury. Floor to ceiling windows open onto a wrap-around porch that encircles the space, and the kitchen is illuminated by backlit granite, creating a warm and energizing space that stimulates all of the senses.

The property is located just above one of the most dynamic and exciting neighborhoods in the world, but at the same time separated from the noise and hubbub of the Sunset Strip and Hollywood Boulevard by the glamorous Yamashiro restaurant and surrounded gardens. The nightlife and dining scene is 8 minutes from your door when you are ready to venture forth.After you are done enjoying the city, and before you head to bed, slip into the Jacuzzi tub and gaze through your private window to reflect on the night that has passed and is the future yet to come. You have played your part, and the city, designed for decadence, delivering dreams, is yours tonight.Come for the night, or stay for the year. Sycamore is a a space that satisfies your soul and inspires your heart.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About James

Owner is in the entertainment industry in addition to being a passionate and experimental builder. He is famous for his architectural innovations, attention to detail, and the fit and finish of his properties. He wants the house to be enjoyed, and loves sharing his deep knowledge of the local restaurant, nightlife, cultural and music scenes with guests. He sees his design work as creation of experiential art designed to facilitate a stress free and sensually fulfilling lifestyle filled with aesthetic stimulation and the simple pleasures of spending time with friends and family.

Why James chose Hollywood Hills

This house is situated in the playground of the rich and famous. The Hollywood Hills area is home to the most beautiful people in the world, and this property is ideally situated to take advantage of the shopping on Rodeo, a night out on Sunset, and world class restaurants and cultural institutions. You may have heard nightmares about the traffic in LA, that will not be an issue as everything worth doing is right in this area. As you ascend the drive to this villa in the sky you will feel your everyday worries falling away, when the door opens you will know you are home in the house you always dreamed of...if only for the night.


Hollywood Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • House to be used for quiet residential use only-this means no filming, no photo shoots, no events, no parties, no gatherings.
  • Maximum of 1 vehicle allowed-off street. Failure to comply with any house rules could result in cancellation of booking or loss of deposit.
  • No additional guests or visitors other than those listed on the reservation are allowed at the property unless approval from the owner is obtained.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Balcony and breathtaking view.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Hilltop Skyline Retreat With Breathtaking Jetliner Views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Unique Vacation Rental with Breath-taking views

  • 5 of 5

I brought my daughter and her family to LA for an early Christmas and this rental was just gorgeous. The views of the city were better than we expected and we felt very welcomed by the owner and online booking agent (who was very available to us if we ever had questions). We most definitely will come back and want to stay in the owners other "retreat" style houses as well!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer - We aim to please and therefore encourage our guests to call or email us with any issues or questions they might have. It's always great to have information from a "local". Thanks for staying with us! James
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Jacksonville, FL

Close to all the Hollywood attractions

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my husband for a week and we had such a great experience staying here.... what a great value! We needed to stay within a certain budget so my husband was a bit skeptical when I told him about the amazing place I found in the Hollywood Hills next to all the citys' major attractions... and a skyline city view to top it all off. He can be a little particular at times and not always the easiest to please so even I was pleasantly surprised to find that he was extremely happy with the property. I'd definitely recommend booking this home to anyone who might still be on the fence.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Deal

  • 5 of 5

This 2 bedroom is just up the hill from the “Magic Castle” – in fact, James, the owner, told us that if we were interested he could get us an “invite” to this private club because he is a lifetime member. The views of LA are fantastic and even though it sits below another unit, there was no noise at all from the upstairs guests. For four people, the price was right, and this place was clean and the décor was really unique.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlantic City, NJ

MUCH Better Than a Hotel

  • 5 of 5

I was a bit nervous at first renting this home, as the price was quite reasonable especially when you have a group of 4 or 5 and would have needed 2 hotel rooms. Also, the booking agent was forthright and told us that there was some construction in the neighborhood (we appreciated the honesty) and also that the home is a “duplex”, and sits below another rental. Nonetheless, we decided to throw caution to the wind, and booked it. We were pleasantly surprised – everything was clean, the views of LA were phenomenal (especially at night), and the other issues (construction and duplex-style) never really bothered us at all. The house is literally 3 minutes down to the Sunset Strip. We would definitely rent again if we returned to LA

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orange County, CA

Great Getaway with a View!

  • 5 of 5

Nice view of downtown Los Angeles! I enjoyed my time in this property, just wish I could've stayed longer. Hopefully the whole family can come again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bergen, Norway

Great apartment with a spectacular view!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at this property from 30th December 2014 to 4th January 2015. The apartment is very spacious with a large living room, nice and comfy beds and a great and spectacular view in a quiet neighbourhood! The location is close to a lot of good sightseeing spots in L.A, e.g. Mulholland drive, the Hollywood sign, Universal studios and you can easily walk down to the Hollywood walk of fame etc. However, the property does not receive 5 stars since the finishing work of the apartment is below expectations compared to the pricing. Doors and locks are difficult to operate, there’s no wardrobe in the entrance area, lighting is too dark, the bathroom is separated from the living room only with a mirror hanging over two large holes in the wall (not very sound isolating), etc. Some might say the apartment has soul, but we expected a higher standard at this price level. Nevertheless, the apartment is a very good rental and we would absolutely recommend it to others, but the owner should perform necessary upgrades.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Los Angeles Airport
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 14.0%

Additional fees and deposits may apply for larger parties, events, or special circumstances.
Higher holiday rates apply. Please contact owner directly for these rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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