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Brenda Buonora

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish, italian

Beautiful, Luxurious, Resort in Sherwood Forest, California

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Northridge House Rental Photos and Description

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, jacuzzi jet 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 $150 per night or $925 per week.

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

1 complimentary champagne bottle for 1 week rentals!

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brenda Buonora (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish, italian

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 San Fernando Valley

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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based on 12 traveler reviews

Beautiful, Luxurious, Resort in Sherwood Forest, California
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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: Jul 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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Amazing House!!

  • 5 of 5

My colleagues and I stayed here twice, while we were in LA for work on a photo shoot. We absolutely love it here! Brenda is the nicest owner and is aways super helpful and attentive to our needs. The house is always extremely clean and it has the perfect amount of space for our large group. We hope to stay here again for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I were traveling to watch our Son play Collegiate Baseball on the West Coast and needed a home that would accommodate our Family with Children from the age of 13 to 25, and the Home did just that .. The Pool and Patio are true "Paradise" , whether you spend your time in the Spa, swimming in the Pool, or Cooking out with beutiful Stainless Gas fired equipment at the Bar.. The Family Room with the Pool Table kept our Family entertained for hours, not to mention the (5) large Bedrooms that were beautifully appointed and always welcoming after a long day at the Ball Park ..

The house is minutes to the 405 and in a great Neighborhood where you can take early morning runswith breathtaking views of the Mountains ..

The Caretaker was always available for any question we may have had , however with the Book of Directions on the Kitchen Counter, not many questions need to be asked ..

We would never look anywhere else should we visit LA in the future ...

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A dream made true.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really amazing period at “Brenda’s home”…this is how we started calling it since we arrived and along all our stay.

We were a group of 10 people and we were in this magnificent house for about a week last August. Everyone had been excited by the pictures of the house since when we booked our stay and, at the end, none of us was disappointed at all. Actually, all of us agreed that the property was even better than what expected.

It’s the perfect location for big groups that desire to relax after having a full day visiting L.A.. The house is brand-new like and it’s kept in perfect conditions. The house is huge, fascinating, comfortable, and equipped with anything you could imagine….even a pool table was available! The bedrooms were large, the living rooms (yes...more than one!) were spacious and the kitchen was really comfortable with everything we could need. We had the laundry room available for our convenience…that was helpful before continuing our trip throughout the West!

Brenda was always ready to help with everything we needed and showed an incredible sense of taste in deciding every detail of the mansion.

The backyard is something marvelous that everybody can enjoy in any moment of the day. We used to have bbq in the night, delighted by the music played all around the house, and enjoy breakfast together in the patio, before starting the day with a jump in the pool.

And the Jacuzzi??? With its warm water, it was our rendezvous point, where to stay together talking for a long time every evening under the sky and stars.

Brenda is such a nice and flexible person and this is also why we recommend a stay by hers to every kind of group!! It was a great pleasure to meet her and live in her dream house.

Thanks Brenda! Hoping to see you again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house - like a private resort

  • 5 of 5

Our family had one wing, with another family in the other - and we spent days floating in the pool, eating grand feasts in the outdoor dining area, and rocking to the sound system throughout the property. If you need to be in the Northridge area with a group of people, this is the place to be! Any problems we had were taken care of quickly as the manager/owner is readily available.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for my son's wedding, and as expected, we didn't get to spend as much time at the house as we would have liked. But it was an awesome respite from the wedding craziness, and it was delightful to be able to visit with friends and family here, away from the wedding events (the grand tours always led to the ginormous master shower, a space I called our 7th bedroom!).

We have stayed in many rental homes over the years, mostly beach and lakehouses, and I'd say this house was the best equipped I've ever seen. Brenda lives in this home, so the kitchen has everything you'll want, and more. She and Martin, her property manager, were always a text or phone call away, and they both were there to greet us and orient us to the house when we arrived.

The layout of the rooms was perfect for us, bedrooms spread out on opposite sides of the house,making it easy to let the babies sleep for naps or us old people crash early. And best of all, four full bathrooms inside and one full bathroom outside!! FYI, Brenda had a pack n play as well as a high chair for our use, which was very helpful for us out of towners.

Indoor and outdoor sound system is wonderful, syncing with your phone with an app, and the outdoor bar and grill was heavenly for my husband to whip up some masterpieces for the crowd. The beautiful pool and hottub were perfect for young and old, I only wish I could have spent more time floating!

With about 10 people in the house, a few of the rooms ran warmer than we would have liked and none had ceiling fans, but that's a cross we southerners bring with us everywhere, we like to run our A/C cold and our fans on high! But in the evenings and early morning, that wonderful cool California weather meant opening doors for a few hours, and that is definitely not a luxury we have in the muggy south!

We hope to have another chance to treat ourselves to this home, this is a resort habit I can definitely get used to!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Northridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 26 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Mar 20 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee/Per Week $350
Booking Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Property Damage Protection $99
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.

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Northridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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