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Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

An Oasis in Los Angeles- Incredible Views, Serenity...

44 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Los Angeles House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths

This is truly a special property. The home was custom-built in 1956 hill-top among a small and private community with some of the best views of the city anywhere. In addition to tremendous views the home itself has an open floor plan with the entire back of the house having panoramic windows. The home is a nice blend of original character and tasteful upgrades.

The property is located ideally for a visit to Los Angeles. Within a 10-15 minute drive you can be in any part of the city including LAX airport, downtown LA, Santa Monica and the beach, Venice, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc. What makes the property an oasis is that although it is centrally located to all the city offers it has ultimate privacy. There are no rear neighbors as the property borders a 750+ acre preserve that includes miles of hiking trails. The landscape is one of the best features of the home with all sorts of large and exotic specimens from around the world.

The neighborhood is small, quiet and friendly. You can enjoy going for walks in the hill-top neighborhood or in the huge bordering park for miles of trails and views.

The swimming pool utilizes salt water (saline) sterilization so no harsh chemicals are used. The pool is heated through solar panels, or may be heated to your desired temperature using the gas heater (expense may apply). Additionally the spa/ jacuzzi utilizes a non-chlorine system for soft water. It has a built in stereo system and is perfectly located for taking in the city lights and stars at night. Enjoy the outdoor shower.

The house is fully equipped with all standard kitchen appliances. Vitamix blender, Wolf Gas Range, Dual Convection Ovens, etc. Nespresso coffee and espresso is provided for you. Bedding, linens, and towels are of high quality. Two Dishwashing machines. Front loading clothes washer and dryer. The house comes stocked with all the basics including body wash, shampoo, conditioner, etc.

Wifi is available throughout with the maximum speed possible. Apple TV, Netflix, HBO, and cable included.

Parking is available right in the drive way or in front of the house.

Maid service is not included, but can be provided at a nominal expense if you desire it. Or you can keep it clean yourself with the cleaning supplies provided.

Renting to responsible parties only. Ideal for couples and small families or business travelers. Parties, weddings, group functions with approval only. Also available for longer term rentals. Email for more details including additional photos. Please let me know who you are in your email and what you're looking for. This is a private residence that has been built, furnished and maintained with much pride and is managed directly by the owner and rented selectively. Thanks.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Owner/Property Manager

I fell in love with and purchased this home 12 years ago from the original owners. I have spent the previous 12 years making tasteful upgrades while preserving the original character. This remains an ongoing process, so should you return you will find it even better than the last time. Thoughtfully designed interior and exterior. The home has character, I think you will agree on arrival. It's a special place...

Guestbook comments from the owner

We fell in love with Brian's home when we saw the photos and we were NOT disappointed when we arrived. The house is big and beautiful. The grounds are incredible. Wow. We hope to book again- possibly in the summer.
Feb 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 44 traveler reviews

An Oasis in Los Angeles- Incredible Views, Serenity...
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 45 reviews
Chicago, IL
5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! We just returned from our family vacation staying at this house and the house fit our needs perfectly. A nice open floor plan and beautiful deck and views, just like the pictures and house info described. We are an athletic family and loved that the house connected to a large park with hiking trails so it worked out nicely. Brian was an informative owner and was helpful to provide information about the area and where places were located. The house is about 6 miles from West Hollywood area, which was had the best nightlife. Overall, a very positive experience and would rent here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home & true to the description.

  • 1 of 5

The house is beautiful & true to the description. That being said, if you are a people person, the owner is not someone pleasant to deal with. Our expensive damage deposit was not returned. Yes, there was some liquid left on the floor which caused damage but not the high quoted price we got without any estimates or receipts. We were also told other reasons our deposit wasn't returned was due to a potato chip left by the hot tub & the dishes weren't dry enough after being washed & put back in the cupboard.There was also discrimination in our age & reason for the trip (& we are not young , careless people). This was not by any means fair nor was the damage worth the price the owner stated or even justified. I've rented many homes in the past & i have never dealt with a home owner who ripped us off with the damage deposit to this degree! Think twice before dropping $$$$ to rent this property!!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This really is not a fair review. Fortunately I have been able to return 99% of all security deposits in full as most of the people I have rented to are respectful and responsible people who take good care of the property. In this case, the renter caused damages to the home (well in excess of the security deposit) which were carefully documented. Because of this the security deposit was applied to the repairs of the home. I am certainly not eager to do this, but in order to maintain the home properly, if a renter does cause damages, they are financially responsible for them- that of course, is the purpose of the security deposit. -Brian
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Stowe, VT
5

Super comfortable home, great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful mid-century home with great running paths and privacy right outside the door. The landscaping in back yard is awesome. Great views to the city and Hollywood. Perfect location for us. Although a quiet neighborhood, an easy/quick drive to Hollywood Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, Venice Beach and Santa Monica. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home and view, clean, quiet, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. While we did a lot of touring in and out of the city, we still had lots of time to enjoy the house, It’s clear that a lot of thought was put into the design and appointments both indoors and out. Those whom we met throughout the neighbourhood were cordial, and it was nice and quiet. When I think about it, with the craziness of LA traffic, the home really did seem like an oasis tucked away up there on the hill. I mention traffic because it would be unfair not to address it however this is an issue anywhere you stay in LA and actually we found this home quite central and it was relatively easy to get to our activities. We would definitely return if we found ourselves heading back to LA.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

All you could ask for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Came for thanksgiving week. I'm a cookbook author and kitchen had everything I needed to prepare dinner for six! Spacious modern interior with views that took my breath away a little too cool for pool but hot tub was great and views day and night were very calming. If it's available GRAB IT! 15 minutes from airport and 25 minutes to Beverly center. Brian was courteous, responsive and very nice to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the house - the tranquillity, the view and the space. It was clean, spacious and had a beautiful garden with a spectacular view. The kitchen was well-equipped and we used the barbeque outside numerous times.

The pool and the jacuzzi are incredible.

We would highly recommend this house to everyone and we will definitely come back another time.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
LAX
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Venice or Santa Monica Beach
Car: necessary

The home borders a California State Park with 800+ acres of hiking trails. Private access. This is a really nice bonus!

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Rates & Availability

Los Angeles House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$950
$4,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Booking -(if applicable) $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

NOTE: Rate may vary based on particulars. Please don't hesitate to email owner with your particulars for an accurate rate. Long term rentals are welcome and will be offered at a discount. Rates and availability are subject to change until payment is received and booking is confirmed by owner. Acceptable payments: wire transfer, paypal, credit card. Thanks.

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Amenities

Los Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 -
    Full 2 -
    Full 3 -
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Notes:
The home is fully equipped with all items you should need to live comfortably.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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