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Beautiful, Luxurious, Resort in Sherwood Forest, California

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House - 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-12)

Beautiful, resort like Mediterranean style 5000 square foot home with 6 bedrooms* and 5 baths, on a half acre lot. Exquisite back yard with pool and spa, gas grill, bar and outdoor gas fireplace. The courtyard has a large table for outdoor dining.

Enjoy a large and spacious fully equipped Kitchen for home cooked meals. There is a large but cozy Family Room with a large sofa that will accommodate 6-8 people (no kidding). A fun and spacious Entertainment/Game Room, with bar and pool table provide hours of fun. The Master Suite has a large 50' flat screen TV and gas fireplace. The Master Bath boasting Egyptian limestone has a Roman style shower, soak in tub and a television. There are Large flat screen televisions throughout house with cable hook up. The televisions in the Master Bedroom and Family Room have surround sound. A full sound system throughout the house, including the back yard makes it easy to enjoy music from anywhere and everywhere. Just upload the Sonos ap on your Ipod/Iphone and you'll be able to listen to your playlists, pandora, etc., all wireless! :)

Enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful home or take excursions to attractions and places nearby. We have many beaches (Santa Monica, Venice, Playa Del Rey and Malibu) within 30 mins to 45 minutes drive. Other beaches, such as Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach are about an hour away. Amusement Parks such as Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm are an hour away, while Magic Mountain and Roaring Rapids are about 20 minutes away. Museums and Downtown LA are about 30-40 minutes away. Many fine restaurants and shops about 10 minutes away. The house is minutes from the 405, 101, and 118 Freeways.

10 minutes to Ventura Blvd. (fine restaurants and shops)

15 minutes to Franklin Canyon Park (lake and hiking trails)

15 minutes to Universal Studios & Universal City Walk

20 minutes to Magic Mountain

20 minutes to Roaring Rapids Water Park

25 minutes to Santa Monica Pier and Carnival

25 minutes to 3rd Street Promenade (sidewalk entertainment and shopping)

25 minutes to Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

25 minutes to Hollywood

30 minutes to world famous Venice Beach

30 minutes to the Grove

60 minutes to Disneyland


Linens, towels and toiletries are provided for guests. Fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook, bake and enjoy!

*There is a 6th bedroom with a full size bed is available upon request, which can be available at an additional $125 per night or $795 per week.

Plenty of parking in the large driveway, and on the street.

NO SMOKING is permitted in the house.

Keywords: Sleeps 10, Beautiful Resort like House, large and spacious, fully equipped kitchen, bar, game room, swimming pool and spa, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, outdoor bar, indoor and outdoor fireplaces; Hollywood, Disneyland, Beaches, Mountains, Shops.

More Details

Brenda Buonora
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Brenda Buonora

I am a mother of 4 wonderful children, 2 girls, ages 21 and 22 and 2 boys, 24 and 36. I am also a grandmother of two. I own and operate 3 child development centers in my community. These centers provide child care services, in addition to early intervention and therapeutic services to children with special needs.

I also have a passion and knack for interior/exterior design and in 2006, I purchased and completely renovated this home, which I live in, when I'm not traveling and exploring. It turned out gorgeous, and I decided to rent it out so that others may enjoy it, while I was traveling the globe. I hope you enjoy my home, as much as I do. :)

Brenda Buonora purchased this house in 2006

Why Brenda Buonora chose Northridge

There is a lot of attention to detail. The house is clean and organized and many amenities are provided. All who have visited, truly have enjoyed their stay and so will you along with your family and friends!!!

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of my home. Rich earth tones, natural finishes (stone and wood mostly) make this house both inviting and enchanting. Almost every room looks out into the beautiful back yard. Perennials are planted bi-annually, which adds gorgeous color to the grounds. The views are breathtaking. Ducks stop by every Spring to enjoy the yard on their way South.

Relax by the beautiful outdoor pool and spa, while listening to your favorite tunes on our outdoor speakers. The spa is great for taking a soak after a long day touring around the city. The pool is great for taking a dip or swimming. During the Summer the pool stays pretty warm, anywhere from 82 - 86 degrees. During the off season, you may request to have the pool heated to 82 degrees at an additional charge. Be sure to inquire.

There are beautiful gas fireplaces indoors and outdoors that can warm you up toasty during the Winter when it gets a little chilly at night and are wonderful for relaxing by, while having a glass of wine or reading a good book.

You can also enjoy watching movies on my large screen TV in the family room or master bedroom. I have cable with movie channels and netflix access on my television as well as a personal dvd library with over 150 hit movies to choose from.

There is a sound system throughtout the entire house, including the back yard which is accessed through Sonos. Just download the free app on your phone or ipod and you can play all your own music or pandora or ...

The kitchen is spacious and fully stocked and ready for those who enjoy the culinary arts. There is also a formal dining room with sitting for 8 and another less formal sitting room with a table that seats 4 - 8 people (just add chairs).

I thoroughly enjoy my game room that has a beautiful bar, a pool table, surround sound speakers for music and 2 tvs. It is beautifully decorated and can be a perfect place for hanging out in and having a cocktail . . . . or two. ;)

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I stayed at this beautiful home on Rayen Street. This house had everything we could ask for and was centrally located to attractions and shopping. The house was accommodating with spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen that was great to cook meals in, and very luxurious living arrangements in the living room and game room. The backyard was awesome with a pool and Jacuzzi, the use of a grill and bar, and several sitting areas including a fireside area. It made our vacation so much more enjoyable than staying in a hotel. The owner and staff were available and very helpful if we had questions about anything. I would definitely stay here again when we visit LA!!
Mar 2015
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Northridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , This is an outdoor bathroom for when you are using the pool.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful tiled tub.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath,
    Bathroom 4 - combination tub/shower , Beautiful limestone tiled tub
  • There are 5 beautiful stone bathrooms, all with showers and 3 with tubs.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Lovely window seat. Closet doors are mirrored.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , There is a sleep number bed. Closet doors are mirrored.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bookshelf with books, armoire with drawers & television
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Available at an additional rate of $125 per night.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , There is a gas fireplace and flat screen t.v. w/Netflix
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , You can have 2 twins or 1 king bed. Let me know!
  • All beds have pillow top mattresses and are very comfortable. A queen size air mattress is available in fourth bedroom closet. There are also lots of extra sheets, blankets and pillows.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Available for booking for parties and events at an additional rate. Catering and a private chef are also available for an additional charge. If interested, please inquire.


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Beautiful, Luxurious, Resort in Sherwood Forest, California
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful, luxurious resort is right

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful stay at Brenda's home in Sherwood Forest. On first entering the property, we were all pleasantly surprised at the size of the place and its amenities--including a great backyard pool and barbecue area. Inside, the bar, pool table, large communal areas and sound system kept our group entertained all weekend. The neighbourhood was calm and quiet and provided a great jumping-off point for exploring Los Angeles. Everyone in our group was happy.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Mike. You were a great group and thanks for taking good care of my home. I appreciate you sharing about your experience and you are welcome back any time. Take care. :)
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Los Angeles, California

A Wonderful Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, well maintained and beautifully appointed property. Our group of friends absolutely loved the place. It worked so well for everyone to have their own rooms, and to have so much space to use. While people were still asleep in the morning, the early risers gathered in the dining room. Later on, we had a game of pool going while others were in the hot tub and chatting out back. Wonderful!

We had a couple of questions and snafus along the way, and Brenda and/or her team were responsive and helpful every time. They took excellent care of us!

I would rent this place again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Cynthia. It was wonderful having you and your friends as guests. I am so glad to know that you and yours had a wonderful stay and I especially love hearing the details of how you spent your time. I appreciate the great communication we shared from the start and I thank you for the obvious care you took of my home. You are welcome back anytime!!!
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Cousins Retreat at Rayen Manor

  • 5 of 5

We had a ball! The house was big enough for all 10 of us , no one was in each other 's way. Martin the property manager is very cool. We can hardly wait to return to do it again! The pictures don't do it justist!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ray, for choosing my home and for the compliment. I'm so glad you all had a ball! This is what I love to hear. You are welcome back anytime. In the mean time, take care. :)
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Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This review is long long overdue but I do want people to know what a wonderful home this is and what a perfect host Brenda was. We were travelling with a multi-generation family of 14 of us for a special family celebration on the west coast. Being mainly Italian, the kitchen was a key focal point as well as the extensive and comfortable outdoor living space. This was the ideal home for us affording everyone privacy in the spaced out bedrooms and convivial social common spaces both in and around the kitchen and especially our in the back garden around the gorgeous pool and hot tub. We found the location was great for exploring all that LA has to offer. The house was spotlessly clean, beautifully presented and was the ideal venue for us all to enjoy some wonderful family time together. Brenda sorry not to have written this sooner, but thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairytale Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Brenda's home was the perfect setting for our 10th anniversary party. The photos of the property do NOT do it justice.

The house is a sprawling six-bedroom with sitting room to spare. We had a total of ten people staying in the house and often joked about the possibility of getting separated from each other. Each bedroom was comfortable and well-equipped with a variety of beautiful linens. Every bathroom was spacious and state-of-the-art. The master suite is vast yet cozy; the shower alone must be seen to be believed.

For breakfast, our families had a wonderful time preparing toast, fruit, and ceviche on the extensive kitchen counter space and cooking bacon and eggs on the top-of-the-line stove, a hot pot of coffee ready and waiting near a cabinet thoughtfully stocked with sugars, mugs, and creamers. Cleanup after meals was a breeze using the stacked dishwashers and deep sinks.

The family room has a couch that I'm sure could seat twenty if given the chance. We spent our Sunday afternoon splayed out on the plush cushions and obscenely large ottomans watching football and catching up on family gossip. Brenda was kind enough to provide a collection of soft throws so it was easy for everyone to maintain their perfect level of comfort.

The game room has a full-size pool table with a cover that provided the perfect buffet surface for our party. Our guests spent hours hovering around the insanely convenient bar area, music playing through the multitude of hidden speakers as we drank and danced in what often felt like a private lounge.

And then, the pièce de résistance: the backyard. The pool, hot tub, and plant life create a truly fable-like oasis you would never expect to find in the middle of Northridge. It was the absolute perfect setting for our candlelit anniversary party. We were able to set up six 60" tables around the pool with plenty of room to maneuver. Three ivy-covered pergolas provided height from which to hang string lights and tulle, transforming the Garden of Eden into an elegant alfresco soirée for the evening. The lower level of the patio is enormous and naturally became the dance floor for the event. The night was magical and will not soon be forgotten.

Having used it for both an event and casual family gathering, we found the house suited both needs extraordinarily well. Every one of our guests remarked on the beauty and utility of the location and we are already thinking of excuses to visit once again.

A must-see!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Rachel, for first choosing my home for your special 10th anniversary celebration, but also for your very eloquent description of my home. I truly love my home, but it pleases me immensely when my special guests feel the same! You are welcome back any time. Until such time, I wish you and your family happiness and good health.
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San Jose

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a large well kept home, clean and comfortable and fun for our immediate family reunion. This home was perfect in many ways: beautiful pool, large patio and BBQ area, state of the art sound system, game room, large family room, gourmet equipped kitchen, six bedrooms and five bathrooms. Maid service came in mid week. The place was CLEAN! it was fun to walk in the neighborhood and look at the beautiful houses - we are not from Southern California. The house was beautiful on the inside and the outside. I don't think this is the typical rental. The owner was very nice, sincere and accommodated our needs. Everyone had a great time and we would definitely consider renting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jim. I was very happy to have you and your beautiful family as guests. I appreciate your open and responsive communication and I thank you for taking good care of my home. I would love to have you back again soon.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Los Angeles (LAX) / Burbank is 12 miles away.
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Van Nuys
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: recommended

Located 25 miles north of Los Angeles Airport and 10 miles West of Burbank Airport.

Other Activities: Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, biking, mini golf, spa


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee/Per Week $425
Booking Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Tax Rate 14.0%

Holiday Rates: $1000 per night. This rate applies to the following holidays and the day before, through to the weekend following the actual holiday: Christmas, New Years, Rose Bowl, Super Bowl, President's Day, Spring Break/Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving. A minimum of 4 nights stay is required during special holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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