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Alex Pels

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Secluded Mountain View Casita in LA's Hippest Neighborhood

29 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Los Angeles House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

Nestled among giant cedar and palm trees above the hip enclave of Highland Park, enjoy sweeping views of the San Gabriel Mountains in this secluded hilltop Casita brimming with 'Old Hollywood' charm. Lush landscaping, private front and rear yards and patio outside; large bedrooms, huge living room and dining area, remodeled kitchen and full bathroom inside.

Whether you're in LA on business or pleasure, you will appreciate the easy freeway, Downtown and airport access, and proximity to the fabulous shopping and nightlife of Old Town Pasadena (10 minutes away). Locally, enjoy the up and coming cultural district of Highland Park.

House and Neighborhood are kid friendly, and most neighbors are in Film and TV industry. Easy access to Hollywood, North Hollywood and Burbank studios, etc.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Alex Pels (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Alex Pels

We are a California family, currently residing in San Francisco, but we love our LA house! It's a very special spot, unlike anything else you'll find in LA. We put years of love and care into restoring it, and we keep it in top notch condition in the hope that anyone who stays there will enjoy it as much as we have.

Alex Pels purchased this house in 2005

Why Alex Pels chose Los Angeles

We decided to live in Highland Park in 2005, fell in love with this 1924 Casita the minute we saw it. It was the first and only one we ever looked at! Even though it was in bad shape at the time, we knew the view was worth the price alone, and the quiet and seclusion of the hilltop hooked us!

What makes this house unique

Inside: View sunsets over the San Gabriel Mountains from the comfortable living room seating area. Cook a great meal in the large kitchen. Watch some TV on the flat screen.

Outside: enjoy the beautifully landscaped yard and lawns, with a trumpet vine covered wall surrounding the whole property.

Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

Secluded Mountain View Casita in LA's Hippest Neighborhood
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
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Wonderful LA Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week in Alex and Brett's lovely home. It is quiet, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Truly a home away from home. It was a pleasure working with Alex and Brett, and we look forward to doing so again when we next visit LA.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Perfect LA Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week in Alex and Brett's lovely home. It is quiet, comfortable and beautifully decorated.. Truly a home away from home. It was a pleasure working with Alex and Brett, and we look forward to doing so again when we next visit LA.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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perfect location and a home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights in this lovely house. Has all the amenities required for a home from home holiday. There were 5 adults staying and there was ample room for all of us.

The view from the living room is lovely to wake up to.

It took 20 minutes to drive to hollywood, 25 minutes to the shopping outlet, 30 minutes to santa monica and 20 minutes to LA. I feel for the price and experience this location is perfect. The neighbourhood was welcoming and peaceful.

If I ever end up in the LA area I will definitely use this accommodation.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

A lovely relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

This home was definitely a home away from home. My family loved it and the California hilly view was awesome from the big window. The home is very private and the surrounding neighbors are very nice and helpful. I definitely recommend this home for any future visits.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our vacation. Great location. Very clean. The landlords were especially nice! We are already talking about our next trip and wanting to stay here again

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Best of Both

  • 5 of 5

This was the best of both location and comfort. Quiet and safe neighborhood that is moments away to about anything you may be wanting to do in the LA area. 1/2 hour drive to Santa Monica Pier, 15 minutes to the Panteges and just a few miles to Pasadena. Best of all it had enough room for my children to enjoy each other's company without arguing over space. Would definitely stay again when visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Minutes from downtown LA, Staples Center, LA Convention Center, Rose Bowl, and the fabulous Burbank Airport, as well as the first rate shopping and nightlife of Old Town Pasadena.

Also be sure and check out the up and coming restaurants and bars in our own York Blvd commercial district. See the bottom of this ad for articles on the neighborhood from the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

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Rates & Availability

Los Angeles House Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$189
$1,323
$3,990
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Housekeeping $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Los Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • One mountain view bedroom and one street view. Both have lots of light, dresser, reading lamps, A/C. Crib available.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
'Front and back yards' , 'lawn' , 'private outdoor seating area'.

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