Hardwood Floors, Exclusive Sherman Oaks Hills Garden Guest Cottage
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Sherman Oaks cottage description
The guest cottage is a bright & clean, top quality, NEW HARDWOOD FLOORS in this 400 sq. ft. separate unit with no shared walls. Gracious homes, tree-lined Benedict Canyon Drive and Valley Vista. Stroll down to shopping and five star restaurants or wander up to hiking and biking trails in the Santa Monica Mountain Nature Conservancy. Easy bus connection to the Metro. Housekeeping & fluff 'n' fold included on request.
All windows of cottage either view trees or the garden and classic fountain. Cottage kitchen boasts custom hickory cabinets, new maple counter tops & stainless appliances inc. dishwasher and refrigerator with separate freezer; Keurig coffee maker; the newly remodeled bath features over-sized shower; instant hot water.
Skylight, double-glazed windows, recessed lights, dimmers; mahogany queen sleigh bed, new latex mattresses & tempur-pedic toppers. Down pillows & duvets. This gem is very quiet, peaceful, private, and squeaky clean.
Owners are mostly on site, yet out of site, and at your service.
Keywords: Guest House, Hardwood Floors
- 400 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Queen size Beds (1) in guest cottage
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- New Hardwood Floors
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Equestrian Events
- Fitness Center
- Ice Skating
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Sight Seeing
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- South Sherman Oaks provides a picket-fence oasis tucked in the foothills, loaded with world-class eateries within a five minutes walk and television studios within a ten minute drive. You don't need a car, but most prefer it in L.A.. We provide a temporary permit for guests so you can always park right in front of the house in case you're driving. I'm third-generation Los Angelina. I've lived all over the city before settling down here in my favorite L.A. neighborhood. Enjoy hiking and biking in our Hollywood Hills nature conservancy trails or brave Beverly Hills down on the other side of Mullholland Drive. We prefer to stay here in the valley where the parking is usually easy and plentiful and the shopping offers plenty of options. Fashion Square shopping center with Bloomingdales is about a mile away. The famous Sherman Oaks Galleria was completely redone a few years ago and now provides a home to our favorite movie theater, the ArcLight Cinema, where you reserve your own spacious seat and enjoy a 'professional' atmosphere sans chatter. Roughly half of our guests come to work in the entertainment industry due to our close proximity to film and television studios, and many of the rest come to visit family nearby. For the rest who come to relax and vacation, the Getty Museum is always a wonderful way to spend the day, and you can take the scenic route out Mullholland to get there. If you're looking to walk down the street for some fine dining, Il Tiramisu is always my first choice, and not just because it's 45 seconds away. Northern Italian cuisine, wonderful service. Say hello to Ivo and Peter for me! Sweetharts is hard to pass up on the walk back. Yummy gelatos and ice creams. Actress Melissa Joan Hart started it up a few years ago as a labor of love, and we're so happy to have this addition to the neighborhood. Sweetbutter, about a 90-second walk is rustic marketplace with a delectable array of housemade muffins, scones, cookies and layer cakes. It's always packed, but it's well worth it. Isakaya M Sushi, just as close, is a fun sushi bar that's open all afternoon through 'til 12 or 1 a.m. most nights. I could go on and on about the restaurants. Just conduct a search for 'restaurants near Woodman Ave and Ventura Blvd' and you'll see what I mean. ...moreless
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Peaceful and Perfect
Peaceful and Perfect
I felt ridiculously grateful to find such a great location for my visit to L.A. The cottage is spotless and beautifully maintained. The owner is exceptionally warm and easy to coordinate with both before and during your stay if necessary. It's a great location (try Jinky's nearby for the greatest breakfast ever) and now my new place to recommend for any friends or family traveling to L.A.
- Guest Shari (Wilmington, Delaware)
- Date of stay 08/23/13
- Review Submitted 08/28/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind words and for being such a lovely guest! I'm so glad you found Jinky's. There are so many restaurants within a few blocks it's hard to know where to start! We hope to see you again.
Stayed here while my new grandson was born and after his coming home to help out my daughter . It was a blessing having my own space to come "HOME" to every evening. I loved my stay here, The cottage is exactly as pictured. Clean, well maintained,quiet and all the comforts you could ask for in your home away from home. Thank you Elizabeth for all you done for me during my stay. Certainly hope the cottage is available the next time I come to visit my daughter and her family. I would recommend staying here if property is available. You will LOVE IT !!
- Guest Judy (Maryland)
- Date of stay 06/10/13
- Review Submitted 06/29/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you, Judy! That puts a smile on my face. We look forward to seeing you again any time you're out in L.A.. You have such a wonderful family and we're blessed to have been a small part of this beautiful family transition. You're a most gracious guest on top of it all! Cheers!
No place like home !
No place like home !
We consider a stay at Elizabeth's cottage our home away from home.........Really! Everything is perfect. It's so so clean!! There is a wonderful closet area, great kitchen that is well stocked with anything you might need & a super bathroom. All in a wonderful neighborhood. Quiet and safe. And of course Elizabeth is wonderful. We always feel like family with her. After 3 visits we will never stay anywhere else when in LA. Great find.
- Guest Bill & Barbara (New York)
- Date of stay 03/10/13
- Review Submitted 04/26/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Owner response: It warms my heart to hear it!! I'm especially delighted Bill mentioning how clean the cottage is since I take it very seriously. Even after the cleanest guests, it takes hours to clean the way I want it, i.e. light switches and remotes, baseboards, and I'm happy to do it and very glad to hear it's appreciated.... We're always so so happy to develop relationships with returning guests as they are like family to us as well; it's always our goal to earn those return visits. And we deeply appreciate Bill and Barbara!
My husband and I recently traveled cross country to visit our daughter and stayed at Elizabeth's guest house. The accommodations were perfect...charming, comfortable and immaculately cared for. Elizabeth and Ken were incredibly hospitable without being intrusive. Despite being right in their back yard, we felt like we had a little slice of beauty and tranquility in the midst of a big city.
- Guest Mary S.
- Date of stay 04/02/13
- Review Submitted 04/09/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.
Owner response: What a delightful family! We were so happy to be your hosts and look forward to seeing you in the future. Go Vikings!
Such a nice place
Such a nice place
I am now approaching the end of my stay at Elizabeth's wonderful cottage. I had posted a review a few days after I got here because I was so seduced by the place. I know realized that I never mentioned the quality of the bed, pillows and linen. Coming from Europe I had nine hours of jet lag to assimilate in a few days so the quality of the bedding was very important. I am seasoned traveler I have been to many five star properties and I have to say this is literally one of the best beds I've slept in. The mattress seems to adjust to the shapes of the body in a very nice way, Both elastic elastic and firm at the same time. Well done! Will be back
- Guest SWISSRob (Lausanne)
- Date of stay 01/23/13
- Review Submitted 01/30/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
A little piece of heaven
A little piece of heaven
Charming and extremely well conceived little garden house. This place is a gem, beautiful bathroom with large shower, lovely kitchen with all state of the art appliances and mostly a wonderful hostess that is charming and kind. So happy to be here for a few more days!!!
- Guest SWISSRob (Lausanne)
- Date of stay 01/23/13
- Review Submitted 01/24/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind words! We're constantly working to improve our garden cottage and are always so pleased to hear such good things!
Great Month in Sherman Oaks
Great Month in Sherman Oaks
Excellent owners- attentive, friendly, but everything still feels very private. Great Location- walking distance to one of the better stretches of Ventura Blvd, easy drive to Studio City, easy access to Hollywood, freeway and canyon road access to LA. Very quiet street. The cottage is very nice (great size for an individual or couple), the neighborhood is quiet, great restaurants/shopping close by. Definitely recommend.
- Guest Z (CA)
- Date of stay 09/03/12
- Review Submitted 10/10/12
Owner response: Zach, that was so kind of you to post a review without being asked! We truly enjoyed having you here and are delighted that the cottage was a good fit. We LOVE to hear that! Please stay in touch.
Had the pleasure of staying in the "cottage" recently - complete with new hardwood floors. What a delight! The cottage is located in an idyllic setting with lighted fountain and garden. It has all the amenities I could wish for, HD tv, surround sound, beautiful shower, Kuerig coffee maker. Hard to believe it is within walking distance of Ventura Blvd and all that street has to offer. Great restaurants, funky shops, etc. Elizabeth is a great proprietor, she made sure that I was comfortable in my new "digs" and took the time to let me know what was available locally. Definitely recommend the Cottage to anyone who is visiting Los Angeles and might be weary of the hotel experience!
- Guest bart60 (Sherman Oaks, Ca/USA)
- Date of stay 10/04/12
- Review Submitted 10/09/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you for your kind words. We're very proud of our place, and equally delighted with the neighborhood and the nearby restaurants. A favorite treat is the salmon at Senor Fred's two blocks away, or the Butternut Squash pasta rolls at Il Tiramisu just one block away, then stop on the walk back at Sweethart's for some top notch gelato. I'm glad you took me up on some of the dining suggestions!
I stayed three nights in this very charming cottage. It is in a great location, about two blocks to Ventura Blvd., nice and quiet, very comfortable bed, fantastic walk-in shower, Keurig coffee machine with a lot of K-cup selections, flat screen TV with a full array of channels, a very powerful wall-mounted AC/heater unit and a ceiling fan/light with remote control. There is easy street parking with a furnished permit card that slips over your rear view mirror. There is a two-burner Jenn-Air cooktop, microwave, toaster oven, full size refrigerator and a dishwasher. I didn't cook in while I was there but it would have been easy to do so. The owner is very friendly and helpful. My one complaint (a minor one) was that there was no bedside table or clock even though there was one shown in the pictures.
- Guest Don (Dallas)
- Date of stay 10/16/11
- Review Submitted 10/25/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Owner response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Nightstand and clock replaced! Sorry about that. We have some rotating furniture options as some guests prefer different configurations. If there's ever anything that you're missing out there, we're probably storing in the main house and can easily get it out to you.
I stayed in the main house for 2 months. Elizabeth was very accomodating and friendly; yet respectful of my privacy and personal space. The house is in a great, safe location. Staying here was such a great alternative to an Extended Stay hotel. Thanks so much Elizabeth!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/14/08
- Review Submitted 03/14/08
Owner response: I had a wonderful time sharing the main house with this hardworking travel nurse, and I'm so glad it worked out for her.
Monthly: $2,800-$2,950 Weekly: $900-$1,000 Standard Nightly: $149-$190/night, 3 night min All rates subject to change until specifically quoted Some holiday dates only available at nightly rate one-time per stay cleaning fee of $80-$100 applies 3% transaction fee if paying via credit card
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- Nearest Airport: Burbank at 8.5 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrack Van Nuys Station at 5.3 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 101 at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Venice Beach at 17 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Il Tiramisu at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Mt. Baldy at 53 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Weddington Golf and Tennis at 1.9 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Vitellos Express at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: I purchased this property from my mother 17 years ago, and she had previously inherited it from her mother before her. My Great Uncle Jack planted the huge maple tree in the front garden nearly 50 years ago, and I intend to stay here for the rest of my years. I've been teaching classical voice and music privately for over 25 years, and I began to host guests when students would come to study from abroad and discovered the challenge of finding a comfortable, affordable place to stay in this area. We're very proud of what we're able to offer here and enjoy having guests return again and again.
Why the Owner Chose Sherman Oaks:
This is a great location for professionals in the entertainment industry... very convenient to studios, a very easy place to live. South of Ventura Blvd. makes all the difference as it's all single family residential and used to be known as Bel Air Estates, yet it's a quick walk down to all kinds of restaurants and shopping.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Privacy, quiet, comfort and convenience, and of course, the fountain. The real clincher is to be SO close to the Woodman and Ventura attractions (i.e. Vespa, Massage Place, numerous recording studios and restaurants) and yet to feel so tucked back into a quiet residential location where you don't have to fight for parking (thanks to the parking pass). Picket fences abound!
- Primary: (818) 219-8226 (California, USA)
Sparkling clean, private and quiet cottage... a two minute walk to top eateries
custom solid maple countertops, extra deep Elkay stainless steel sink in kitchen
A very busy place for birds.
new glass and porcelain shower with seat
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Date last modified - Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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