About the property
- House1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4
Looking for a Hollywood Hills hideaway? And yet want all the convenience of being centrally located...as well as the excitement of the dynamic LA nightlife scene? Then come stay at this just-renovated, 1920s bungalow adjacent to the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Originally constructed as part of a neighborhood built by movie studios to provide housing for young starlets, the ambiance continues to evoke the glamour of Hollywood's golden era.
Located just off of Highland Avenue near the Hollywood Bowl, there is immediate access to the 101 freeway leading to both the San Fernando Valley (with its many movie studios) and to downtown. Equally convenient (in walking distance) is the Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex which includes the Kodak Theater, home of the Academy Awards ceremony.
This two-story,one bedroom house is set behind gates in a private, lushly-landscaped, multi-tiered garden. Whether you want to relax in the shade and listen to the waterfall or sunbathe next to the bougainvillea-draped arbor or have dinner on the deck while taking in the spectacular views of the city, the garden offers something for everyone at every time of day.
Built in the 1920s and just renovated, the first story of the house contains a bright and airy living room with French doors that open onto a deck with dining table overlooking the city. Also on the first floor is a spacious kitchen that includes both a dishwasher as well as a full-sized washer and dryer.
On the second floor are the bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom has a queen sized bed and even more spectacular views of the city, while the large bathroom contains a jacuzzi tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. There are flat screen televisions in both the living room and bedroom, cable & wifi.
Come and experience the allure and excitement of all that Los Angeles has to offer and stay in this Hollywood Hills retreat.
Please note: the romance and the hidden nature of this jewel of a house are heightened as a result of it being accessed only by a meandering staircase reminiscent of Amistead Maupin's fictional Barbary Lane From 'Tales of the City'. The stairs might not be suitable for everyone. It is about a 2 minute walk from the house to the parking lot. The neighborhood's charm is heightened by this historic setting, and there is a long list of artists and Hollywood luminaries who have called this neighborhood home over the last century. For the convenience of guests staying at this spectacular location, we offer porter service and grocery delivery on request (charges apply).
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- May 14, 2018
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Cool spot in the hills around the Hollywood bowl. You park below and head up a few flights of stairs to a great two story bungalow with a lovely garden. You can get sun or shade anytime of day moving around the decks and patios. Well provisioned kitchen with all the basic pots and utensils if you want to cook. Great linens. We very much enjoyed our stay and exploring the footpaths and winding streets back behind this neat hideaway.
We absolutely loved our stay in John's Hollywood Bungalow. The house is completely stocked with everything you need. Beautiful furnishings and very tastefully decorated. John went out of his way to make us feel at home. He had several bottles of wine available and even had fresh flowers throughout the house. He was easy to get in touch with and responded to our questions promptly. We stayed 10 days, and on some days we never left the house. There are three different beautiful outdoor living areas to relax, entertain, nap, or open a bottle of wine and watch the moon rise above the Hollywood hills. There is an outdoor water fall and pond that will add to your relaxation as it drowns out some of the city noise which really wasn't very much at all. The kitchen is well stocked with all the appliances you need to prepare gourmet meals. There are spices, coffee, and some condiments as well. The dinnerware is very nice. We entertained family and friends on 4 different occasions and everyone was very impressed with the Bungalow. The bed is very comfortable and the linens are 1000 count Egyptian cotton. There are plenty of towels and washcloths. The entire house is very very clean. The full size washer and dryer allowed us to do laundry as we needed. Yes, as others have stated, there are exactly 109 stairs from the parking lot to the front door, but other than the first day, when we carried our luggage up, we didn't mind the walk. Being next door to the Hollywood Bowl was great. We attended 2 shows and didn't have to find a parking space because it's a simple walk to the front gate of the Bowl. Don't let the Bowl discourage you. We could not hear a sound from the Bowl at the bungalow and as long as we timed our departure and arrivals at night, we didn't mind the traffic. The location is great! Easy access to both Hollywood Blvd or the Valley. We will be staying again on our next trip trip back to LA. We absolutely love this house. Since our retirement last November, we have traveled extensively and stayed in over 25 Home Away/Air B&B's and this by far has been our favorite. Thank you John for the perfect stay. We were sad to leave.
Million dollar view
Re-property, I would rent this again
Cute home with great location
We are a family of 4 who stayed in this home for a week. It had everything we needed! Perfect location for everything we wanted to do! We walked to Hollywood blvd which was an easy and short walk. It took us 5 minutes to get to universal studios we even want back to see a movie at universal walk.
We wouldn't have changed a thing! The owner communicated well and was available if we needed anything!
This place has it all !
This bungalow was everything we read about and more. We had a wonderful time and John was great in responding to our questions and when we had an issue with the tv he was there right away to help (minor issue just had to reset the box - would've done it but not being our house felt it better to call )
The location was just where we wanted to be, directly next door to the Hollywood Bowl, a short walk downtown to Hollywood Blvd, and easy access to the highways.
The house was spotless and very comfortable, and the kitchen was well stocked with everything, the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was well stocked with towels.
We totally enjoyed sitting on the deck in the morning sipping our coffee while watching the hummingbirds flutter around and listening to the water fountain in the garden. It was easy to want to stay there all day !
The stairs were a challenge the first day after spending the day traveling but they did get easier, truly a Hollywood Hills experience.
This was our first trip to LA and we will be back, and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else !! Thanks again John.
Amazing Rental in a Great Location!
We really enjoyed staying at this property on a recent visit to LA to visit our son. The apartment is well equipped with beautiful furnishings. There are three outdoor areas and amazing views of the Hollywood Hills. The location is perfect, right next door to the Hollywood Bowl, walking distance to Walk of Fame, a ten minute drive to Universal and close to the 101 Freeway. As mentioned in other reviews, there are a lot of stairs, but it's well worth the climb. We've stayed in a lot of VRBO/Home Away rental properties and John is the most communicative and responsive owner we have encountered. We highly recommend this property and would definitely stay there again.
Originally constructed as part of a neighborhood built by movie studios to provide housing for young starlets, the ambiance continues to evoke the glamour of Hollywood's golden era in the neighborhood of the Alta Loma Stair Streets. A short jaunt to all the excitement of Hollywood & Highland, and right next door to the Hollywood Bowl, this legendary neighborhood is and has been home to many exalted luminaries of the entertainment world over the years. A world away from the rest of the city, accessed by a meandering staircase reminiscent of Amistead Maupin's fictional Barbary Lane From 'Tales of the City' with airliner views of the LA basin at your feet.
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