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Pamela Davis

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, arabic, My adult children speak all of these languages

Hollywood Sweet Retreat

15 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Los Angeles County Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Large bright and cozy studio apartment adjacent to everything Hollywood.

Our cozy, comfortable studio is nestled in the corner on the second story of our two building apartment complex in the Hollywood Hills. El Cerrito means "little hill" and it is the perfect segway from Hollywood Blvd into the Hills. We are close enough for you to walk and enjoy the the activity on the Blvd but far enough from it to settle into a peaceful evening.

As husband/wife owners/managers on site, we are here to welcome and assist you.The building has 26 units. We have family in three units and the rest are rented to a wonderful mix of thoughtful, considerate professionals, making it a great community in the heart of Hollywood. Private stairs lead up to studio and to our unit. Laundry facilities are on site. There is covered/gated parking for one car . Two outdoor garden seating areas in the lush greenery of our front patio and two cafe tables and chairs along the walkways. Lemons galore when our tree is in bloom as it is right now.

Ambiance: Because we live in the building, as do our two daughters and spouses, it is our home and we want all of our tenants and guests to feel like it is their home also. We strive for a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Neighbors: We are adjacent to residential homes in Outpost Estates where many stars live. Tour buses stop next door to us (hoping for a star sighting) and in the area while pointing out celebrity homes and the neighborhood is full of interesting winding streets and homes in the hills of Hollywood.

We are walking distance to the heart of Hollywood and environs! Three blocks to Hollywood Blvd, the TLC Chinese theatre (formerly Grauman's), El Capitan, and the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak and where the Oscars are held.) For summer visitors, the Hollywood Bowl is a 15 minute walk.

Start your day with a two block walk to Runyan Canyon where you can join the many daily hikers and their dogs climbing various routes up the Canyon to Mulholland Drive. If you are star savvy, you might spot some among the hikers and hidden behind sunglasses and baseball caps. What a wonderful mountain oasis right in the city! Return to the studio to prepare for further exploration, either in Hollywood or the many interesting places in LA via your rental car, walking feet, the Metro, Uber or Lyft.

After an overload of adventure, return to a quiet retreat in the hills for some R&R and then head back down to the Blvd.at night for restaurants, clubs, movies, strolling or go over to Sunset Blvd for more of the same.

Two blocks down from the apartment you'll find a CVS pharmacy (corner of Hollywood and Sycamore). Four blocks down and two blocks west, you'll find a Ralph's supermarket open 24 hours. On every corner you'll find a Starbucks. We prefer our coffee from Tiago, two blocks down on Hollywood at La Brea. We also like Pink Pepper for Thai, Roubo's Place for Armenian, Le Balcon for Russian cakes and Mashti Malone's for ice cream. All are on La Brea between Hollywood and Sunset. Oh, and good street tacos from the truck in the bakery/ice cream parking lot.

Our daughter owns and runs LA Urban Adventures. They give small, interesting tours in and around LA and if you book with us you will receive 10% off their tours.

People from the US as well as many international guests have stayed with us for a variety of reasons; to visit family members, see newborn grandkids, attend conferences, time out from relationships, see the allure of Hollywood and stars, attend TV tapings and studios and other. We hope to include you in those satisfied guests!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pamela Davis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, arabic, My adult children speak all of these languages

About Pamela Davis

We are husband and wife and raised four children in another part of LA but got into acquiring apartments in the 80's. Hollywood seemed like a good option. We moved into one of the apartments in 2001 which made it easier to renovate, being on site. Our two daughters and husbands and our first grandchild live in the building also. Pam's parents met at the corner of Hollywood and Highland in 1940 and family members were active in the music business.

Pamela Davis purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Pamela Davis chose Los Angeles County

A friend invited us to join him in purchasing the property. It was classic for LA and appeared to have much potential charm. Considerable renovation over the years and our adult children moving in have now made it our home and as our tenants also say 'It is not an apartment, it is a home!'

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location! We can get to airports, cultural events, restaurants, clubs, movies and a plethora of activities via foot, metro or car. The creative process keeps this area alive.

Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

Hollywood Sweet Retreat
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

Great location with a warm welcome!

  • 5 of 5

Very cute clean place and in walking distance to everything in Hollywood! Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Holly. We are happy we could meet your needs in your last minute search. Come again!
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5

Lovely apartment, and lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

Loved this sweet studio!! Beautifully furnished, and equipped with everything one could need, and then some. I wanted to rent it long term. It wasn't like staying in a vacation rental at all. More like being at home with everything you need at your fingertips. Pam and Craig couldn't have been more gracious hosts. Even when I had to bug them for parking at 11 at night. I will check for availability well in advance next time so I don't miss it on my next stay. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sister's getaway

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed at this lovely studio apartment for a week. It is very close to everything in the Hollywood area. Hollywood Blvd is within walking distance. Pam and Craig are very nice, they made us feel very welcome. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A "Sweet Retreat" Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

This studio totally lives up to its description. I had never used VRBO before and was a little nervous, but I'm so glad now that I did. What a great value having so much space, a kitchen and parking in a location that's so close to the Hollywood action but tucked away in a residential area! As a woman traveling alone, I felt very safe here and as others have said felt reassured knowing the owners were right next door. As you can see from the photos, the decor is in a soothing palette of white, blues and greens, which was very restful after long days sightseeing. And the unit has every little thing you could imagine needing, from an iron and ironing board, to shopping bags for groceries, to some extra sugar packets I used to sweeten some fruit I bought. Thanks again for a great stay, Pam and Craig.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you April! We appreciate such raving reviews and attempt to make all of our guests feel welcomed and at home.Having this VRBO rental enriches our lives too as we meet people from the U.S. and around the world. We hope to see you again when you visit Hollywood.
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5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this spectacular apartment for two weeks in August with a friend, and we could not have chosen a better place. The location of the apartment is fantastic, especially for two young women like ourselves who had no car. You are literally 15mins away from a supermarket and less than 10mins away from Hollywood Blvd where there are buses and a metro station. Pam and Craig were so friendly and welcoming towards us when we arrived at the apartment. The apartment has everything you need i.e. cooking facilities and toiletries and clean towels... way better than staying in a hotel for sure! I honestly cannot find any faults about the apartment. Thanks so much for making our stay in Los Angeles one of the best vacations ever! Would love to return some time.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved getting to know you and share LA tips. Your enthusiasm and grace were appreciated. Come again and explore more. We look forward to your possible return and thank you for the generous review.
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5

Wonderful Find!

  • 5 of 5

I'm patting myself on the back for finding this wonderful place on VRBO! The location was perfect, the studio was adorable and the owners were extremely helpful! It's my best kept secret and we will definitely be returning in the near future. We felt like it was our home away from home. Thank you Pam and Craig for everything. Our trip was picture perfect. Hope your trip was great as well. Look forward to seeing you again soon. By the way....we saw a list of celebrities too long to list, so our trip was a success ;)

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yea for a long list of celebrities! We thank you for the accolades and do welcome you and your family members back at any time. Our trip was great also and we are glad we got to spend a few days at El Cerrito while you were here.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Burbank
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Plenty
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
California Pizza Kitchen
Nearest Ski
105 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

Movie studios, nightclubs, Sunset Strip, Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theatre, The Grove and Farmers market, Runyan Canyon, Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, La Brea Tar Pits, Movie star home tours, Madame Tussauds, Hollywood Wax Museum, Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Yamashiros, Beso, Loteria Grill, Musso & Frank's, Pig and Whistle

Los Angeles Urban Adventures (discounted tours when booking Hollywood Sweet Retreat)

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Rates & Availability

Hollywood Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
 
 
Christmas
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$155
$950
$2,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 14.0%

Monthly rentals - no tax but there is a cleaning fee every two weeks of $85.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Los Angeles County Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Light and bright. Window view to Hollywood and beyond.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • One Queen bed and one daybed. Linens and bedding supplied.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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