Gorgeous Hollywood Hills Modern, Views, Architectural Home
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Hollywood Hills house description
Spectacular split level Mid-Century Modern, with fantastic city and canyon views. Nestled high in the Hollywood Hills, it's surrounded by trees, quiet and privacy, yet only 5 minutes away from the excitement of Hollywood. Floor to ceiling windows, a southern exposure and a prevailing canyon breeze give you a bright, airy, California experience of indoor and outdoor living.
Originally built in 1961 by Award winning Architect Joseph Raella, it's been lovingly renovated with modern luxuries, and a decidedly Japanese style with an amazing Japanese bathroom with Cedar 'Ofuro' soaking tub, built by master craftsmen of Kiarts. Entrance with maple wood 'genkan,' to sit and put away your shoes. Downstairs is a Tatami Meditation room with Shoji screens, a table with a sunken floor for your feet, and terraced garden outside.
Wood floors, wood burning fireplace, period furniture, in a spacious, 2400 sq. ft, open floor plan. Heywood Wakefield dining set and end tables. Master bedroom set of custom made, maple furniture, new Hypo-allergenic mattress, dressing room with Shoji screen, Mac computer, and 60 inch Flat panel HD TV, with, DVD, Blue Ray, Cable select, and Yamaha Monitor Speakers.
Have a sweet middle aged cat, house trained, extremely affectionate, indoor cat that need minimal care.
Patio outside of kitchen with table and 8 chairs, gas Barbeque and soft lights for nighttime entertainment. 2nd patio outside of bedrooms #2 and #3 with table, chairs and sweet scented gardenias. Down below is a 1000 square foot grass yard and play structure that is surrounded by a bamboo grove. (Extremely rare to have a yard in the Hills.)
Situated in the historic Beachwood Canyon area beneath the famous Hollywood sign, it's only a 10 minute walk down to the local Market and Coffee shop. A 5 minute walk up the hill puts you at the entrance path down to the Hollywood Resevoir, surrounded by a 3 mile round jogging path. Or take the other path, walk along the ridge line past Madonna's house to the Child and Dog park, right at the best lookout of the Hollywood sign there is. Take a 5 minute ride to the top of the Canyon to the Horse stables, which have been there since 1923 and take a ride around the sign.
Twice a week housekeeper. Weekly gardner. Available for photo shoots, commercials, and feature films.
Keywords: Home, Beachwood Canyon, Hollywood Sign, Zen, Japanese Architecture, Award winning, quiet, green, private, luxury, 5 star, Beachwood Canyon, light, airy, luxurious, green, historic, split level, architectural,
- 2600 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Smoking Allowed:
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Extremely private, Tatami meditation room with hillside garden and Shoji Screen, 1000 square foot grass yard with play structure, surrounded by bamboo forest, 2500 square foot multi-level bright and airy home with Southern Exposure, fresh prevailing hillside breeze, open floor plan, authentic traditional Japanese bathroom made by Master Craftsman, Maple entrance 'Genkan' to place shoes, indoor outdoor California feeling....moreless
Satellite / Cable:
(2) HBO, SHOTIME, VOD channels 60 inch HD flat panel TV with DVR, Blue ray, cable, HBO, shotime, VOD, pair of studio monitor speakers. 27 inch HD flat panel TV with DVR, cable, HBO shotime, VOD,...moreless
- Video Game Console:
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Monument View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Completely private, quiet sanctuary yet only 5 minutes to the heart of Hollywood, with fabulous restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, live theaters, museums, fitness center and other activities. Walk 100 feet up the street to a wooded path that leads down to the Hollywood Reservoir which is a beautiful 3 mile walk, or take another path past Madonna's house, to the best view of the Hollywood sign, to a dog and children's Park....moreless
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Xmas in the hollywood hills in a mid century zen oasis!!!
Xmas in the hollywood hills in a mid century zen oasis!!!
We had the most amazing Xmas holiday at this Mid century zen oasis in the hollywood hills. The house is nestled in beachwood canyon overlooking downtown Los Angeles…Its incredibly light and airy surrounded by stunning nature with fantastic views… It also has the most spectacular walks in the beachwood neighborhoods and stunning lake hollywood.. We did a hike mostly every day and would spend the afternoons lounging reading books on the balcony overlooking the city… there is also a wonderful breakfast spot in beachwood (5-10 mins walk) old hollywood land so lots of history and charm… if you are a foodie the area is fantastic for restaurants and food markets… lots of cool neighborhoods also in the area… We invited family for Xmas day and had the most wonderful celebration as the layout was fantastic for entertaining and the kitchen very well equipped.. The house has every mod con you can imagine … the owners also got us a tree and decorated it beautifully and had wonderful xmas lights all over the balcony so it was very festive.. we would sit at night in front of the fire and felt so at peace in this wonderful home… The owners clearly have a lot of style and take pride in their wonderfully unique architectural home.. the house is spotless and very well organized.. The cat Babette is also lovely natured and was very welcoming.. This is a truly amazing gem we found and will for sure visit again!!! we highly recommend!!!
- Guest marjorie r. (Where do you live?)
- Date of stay 12/20/13
- Review Submitted 01/20/14
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Beautiful Beachwood Home in Hollywood Hills
Beautiful Beachwood Home in Hollywood Hills
Once again, we found a great home on VRBO. The house is in a perfect location with beautiful views, nice neighbors and lots of comfort. The owners were very responsive in every way during the rental process and everything was exactly as pictured and described. Our family of four with two teens was very comfortable and enjoyed being "at home" so much at times it was difficult to leave the house. We especially enjoyed being able to open the windows to feel the cool breezes (even in July) and the quiet of the neighborhood. Except for the day the garbage trucks came by, it was amazingly quiet. The Beachwood Market and the the Cafe were favorites and within walking distance. We even saw a few celebrities in the cafe which was fun for us tourists. The hike to the Hollywood sign and Reservoir was indeed a short start from the front door and we enjoyed walking in that area several times. We would love to return here again and enjoy this beautiful Beachwood home in the Hollywood hills.
- Guest Mike & Kristin (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 07/04/13
- Review Submitted 07/13/13
The location and home were absolutely fabulous!! Also the ownners Mary Kay, and Matthew were excellent to deal with, and truly care about your satisfaction. The neighbor even came over with a cake:) Not your typical rental property. This is a REAL home, not your normal rental where there are 4 plates, 4 knives etc. Our daughter was taking a course in nearby Hollywood, and the drive from this location was only 10 minutes in the morning. We used the grill daily, and loved the location. Coffee in the morning on the deck was very relaxing. Plenty of trees, and wonderful views of the city. I would definately recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in the Hollywood area. Also the information provided by Mary Kay and Matthew was extremely helpful. Hopefully we can get back here in the next few years.
- Guest Al F. (Moscow Russia)
- Date of stay 06/21/13
- Review Submitted 07/08/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.
Exceptional Home and Location
Exceptional Home and Location
As background, we have been renting homes when we travel for about 15 years. During those rentals there have been various highs and lows (we still don't discuss a certain home on Martha's Vineyard in front of the kids and we have rented the same house in Goult, FR for nearly 10 years). We understand that "amenities" are not the same thing to everybody and we also understand that the "ideal" home does not represent the same thing to everybody. So when we search for a rental home we rely heavily on an accurate representation of the home and feel its up to us to select an area in the city that we'll like. With that out of the way, we hope to rent this home again for as long as we come to Los Angeles. Simple as that. As for the physical home... It's a great 2 story open layout for family togetherness downstairs and bedrooms upstairs, it has great outside areas for young and old, it has incredible views both day and night, it comes with an incredibly friendly housecat, it comes with a well-stocked kitchen and it's in that kind of well-kept and updated condition that just makes you want to keep it neat and clean. Accurately described. Next the fantastic location. We really wanted to stay in the hills and have a view (achieved) but we really didn't want traffic noise (read north of Sunset) or to have too much hassle to grab a quick bite or buy groceries (but not be all the way out in Pasadena or above Malibu). This neighborhood and this house were perfect for that. We would walk downhill in 10 minutes and be at the hoppin' diner (a local joint with a fresh menu) or the well-stocked neighborhood grocery store. Driving for 10 minutes to Franklin we would turn left and be at some more locals only restaurants/coffee/groceries without ever hitting a major road. Turn right and you were right on the 101 headed south to Downtown or the 10 (but we never heard the noise up at the house!). Stay headed south and you were on Hollywood in a flash (we caught a movie at the Chinese theater one evening and from house to parking was < 15 minutes). The hiking in the area was an unexpected bonus. Without driving we walked over to the cordoned off Hollywood Reservoir area with miles of walking trails (maybe 100 yards away). We could even hike all the way around to the Hollywood Sign or Griffith Observatory without ever leaving trails. Such a pleasant surprise to find with the convenience of LA at your doorstep. Last thing - excellent owner communication to boot!
- Guest Charles W.
- Date of stay 11/20/12
- Review Submitted 12/09/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Thank you for the glowing review! We'd love to have you return. The house & canyon await!
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full of spirit house
Thank you very much for having let us stay in your beautiful, full of spirit house. It was a wonderful gift for us. We have adore adore to be here with Babette and Butch, your kindest cats. With regrets we have to leave...
- Guest Valerie
- Date of stay 06/11/11
- Review Submitted 11/17/12
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at this Beachwood Canyon home. The house has a great design and the views are spectacular. We also enjoyed the area, a market in walking distance and great walking trails. Can't say enough about the owner she was very helpful and made our stay extra nice.
- Guest Chicago (chicago)
- Date of stay 11/23/11
- Review Submitted 11/29/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
We had a wonderful experience staying in this beautifully renovated tucked away gem in the Hollywood Hills. As soon as you walk in you get a wonderful Zen energy around you . We loved the privacy and the tranquility of the setting. The owners were immensely helpful and very patient with all our phone calls and correspondence and did their best in insuring that we did not need anything. The Maid service was also very helpful. We woke up to the chirping of the birds in the early hours of the morning , a perfect way to start the day stress free. The house is beautifully built with a Japanese hot tub in the master bedroom. We loved the open views from the Living room and Master bedroom, and could easily do our cooking from the well equipped kitchen. We loved taking care of the two cats they were so friendly and very well behaved, in fact we miss them. It is ideal for families with young and teenage children alike. If you enjoy the cool mountain breeze in the early hours then you would love having your coffee on the balcony with breathtaking views. The kids will love the backyard which has quite a spacious playground my girls were actually sunbathing and the older one was finishing up her IB extended essays required as summer work. I would highly recommend the Getty Museum, an architectural feast in itself let alone its upscale restaurant which is to die for, Universal studio tour is also a must, shopping bargains were everywhere in the month of July, Sunset Boulevard is so quaint and Club Med restaurant is a must. Venus Beach was something of a unique experience and I would recommend seeing it in person . My daughter even got to see Jay Leno Live all we had to do is request for tickets in writing , she loved the firsthand experience. Loads of beaches to explore , do drive to Santa Barbra taking the Scenic route which meanders through the mountains, breathtaking drive.
- Guest cloclo (singapore)
- Date of stay 07/11/11
- Review Submitted 08/08/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
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- Nearest Train: Subway stop at Hollywood and vine at 1.2 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 101 Freeway at 1.1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Santa Monica and Venice Beach at 16 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Birds Bar and Grill at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Beechwood Cafe walking distance at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: Matthew has directed movies, is a photographer and created the Joshua Tree Eco Art Colony and film ranch. Mary Kay is a physical therapist. Luke is 12, Amelia is 10.
Why the Owner Chose Hollywood Hills:
I was struck by how beautiful and unique this home was, and how it is centrally located in Los Angeles. It's not far from the Studios, Downtown, Beverly Hills, Koreatown, Little Tokyo, and a variety of hot spots. Hollywood is an old area with a lot of history, personality and mystery. It is wildly diverse, and you can find whatever you want. There are urban streets, beautiful rows of old California Bungalows, right next to the peace of the hills.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
DRIVING TIME TO ATTRACTIONS IN LIGHT TRAFFIC Hollywood and Vine – 5 Minutes Some of the newest, hottest restaurants and nightclubs- 10 minutes Universal Studios - 10 minutes Hollywood Bowl - 10 minutes Grauman's Chinese Theater - 10 minutes Beverly Hills - 30 minutes Griffith Park and Observatory - 15 minutes Zoo - 15 minutes Disneyland – 50 minutes Venice Boardwalk and Santa Monica Pier - 50 minutes Getty Museum - 25 minutes Hollywood Cemetery of the stars - 10 minutes Pantages Theater - 5 minutes County Museum / Museum Row - 20 minutes Madam Tussards Wax Museum - 10 minutes Public Golf course - 15 minutes Walt Disney Concert Hall - 25 minutes Water Park, 6 flags Magic Mountain, Long Beach Aquarium, Knotts Berry farm, Day trips to Santa Barbara, Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead, San Diego, Mexico
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Tatami Meditation room
1000 square foot yard, which is very rare in the Hollywood Hills.
House from yard
Easy walk to the Hollywood Sign
bedroom with garden beyond windows
Living room from Kitchen
Living room at night
Japanese Bathroom with Cedar Ofuro Hot tub
Under the stairs
Reservoir walk just 5 minutes away. Great for walking to Hollywood sign.
Incredible view of Beachwood Canyon and Hollywood from the living room deck.
Patio outside kitchen has grill and lighting.
Hallway to Japanese bathroom
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