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Gorgeous and Private Historic Residence in the Heart of Iconic Hollywood!

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The historic 1922 Van Ness residence is a gorgeous Hollywood retreat.

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Last updated: 06/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Before entering the gated property, view the iconic Hollywood sign and the beautiful, rolling Hollywood Hills. Once inside, this exquisite, secluded retreat is a lavish, private home featuring a spacious living room, stunning dining room with large pocket doors separating it from living room and adjoining solarium, gourmet kitchen, four large bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a relaxing, cozy wine cellar. Incorporated within the grounds is a tranquil front patio with dining table and oversized umbrella, ample seating, fireplace, fountain and covered front porch with plush seating area. The backyard is an unparalleled tropical paradise with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, large stainless steel chef’s barbeque, gas fire pit, and ample seating areas designed with relaxation in mind.

The home’s architectural style is Italianate, boasting a Tuscan exterior with classic California Craftsman interiors, including gorgeous mahogany staircase and woodwork, moldings, two Batch-Elder hearths and built-ins. The Van Ness property was originally built in 1922 -- during Hollywood early years -- by the family of United States President William Howard Taft. Since then, only three families have lived in the home.

The gourmet, fully appointed kitchen features an eight-burner/dual-oven stainless steel range; all stainless steel appliances, including dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave; stainless steel farm sink; baker’s rack; and more. The large, front-loading washer and dryer are adjacent to the kitchen. The home has central air and heat.

The Living Room features a large flat-screen television equipped with cable television with DVR and a Blu-ray player, as well as a library of movies for adults, kids and families to choose from. The Master bedroom and two additional bedrooms have queen-sized beds; the fourth bedroom has a full bed.

After enjoying the glitz and excitement of Hollywood’s entertainment offerings, nightlife, attractions and natural beauty, you’ll return to this peaceful retreat to experience this uniquely relaxing and beautiful Californian destination.

CONTRACT: Guests will be required to sign a rental contract and property rules upon arrival. A copy of these documents will be emailed to you with your Welcome Letter during the week of your arrival. If you would like to see a copy of the rental contract and rules prior to booking, please ask. Thank you.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 27 or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome! The pool has a child security fence, and we also offer a nice selection of Disney and Pixar Blu-ray and DVD titles for kids to enjoy during their stay....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not permitted inside or on the grounds of the Van Ness Residence. Nearest smoking location is on the sidewalk area in front of the property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs will be considered on a case by case basis, so please ask....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom has full bath attached and great views...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Half bath attached; on 1st floor with great views of pool...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    2nd floor bedroom shares main full bath on 2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    2nd floor bedroom with full bed and shares main bathroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The Main House sleeps 10 in beds 4 queen beds, one full-size sofa bed). There is a $50/per person per night fee for additional guests, but there is a 12 guest maximum. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    There are music stations on cable....moreless

  • Television:

    Living room has a big screen TV with cable and Blu-ray player....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Nice selection of movies for kids, families and adults...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of Hollywood Hills and iconic Hollywood sign can be seen as you enter the house. Property itself is secluded with lush gardens and privacy....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room table is large and can seat 10 comfortably. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Front yard has fireplace (only for 'duraflame' logs) and backyard has a gas fireplace. Indoor fireplace is not operable....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room is quite large and comfortable with large flat screen TV that has cable and Blu-ray player....moreless

  • Parking:

    Access will be provided to the gated driveway, which accommodates up to 3 cars in tandem. There are also no parking restrictions on the street, except standard street cleaning hours....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited nationwide and local...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample dishes, utensils, pots and pans, and food prep utensils are provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel Bosch...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Chef's kitchen has stainless steel appliances, coffee maker, cappuccino machine, toaster, hot water heater, farm sink, kitchen and dining essentials....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless steel Kitchen Aid convection microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Dual oven Kitchen Aid...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some basics are provided, such as salt and pepper, but no food items are provided except for a welcome basket....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Over-sized GE Monogram, stainless steel refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    8-burner Kitchen Aid range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    Pool is private and can be heated for an additional $45/day, though not necessary during the summer months....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$675
$4,200 $15,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $200
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Los Angeles International Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Franklin Strip Bars
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Griffith Park
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
LA Metro
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101 Freeway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Franklin Strip Restaurants
110 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear Mountain/Snow Summit
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica Beach

Car: Recommended

Perfectly located to enjoy the best of Hollywood, the Van Ness property is walking distance from two subway stations, Metro bus stops, Starbucks, numerous restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, wine shops, newsstand, guided tours, Hollywood Farmer’s Market, the W Hotel, Griffith Park, the historic Pantages Theater, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the landmark Capital Records building, trendy bars, night clubs and hot spots, and more!

A slightly longer walk (or short drive) brings you to the Hollywood & Highland shopping district, the historic Grauman’s Chinese and El Capitan Theaters, the classic Roosevelt Hotel, and all Hollywood Blvd., Sunset Blvd, and Vine Street restaurants, bars and attractions. Keep your eyes open, as celebrity sightings are everywhere, and the movie studios and television networks are filming around every corner.

Also nearby is the Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theater, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles Zoo, Universal Studios theme park, the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA and many movie studios, including Paramount, Warner Brothers, Walt Disney, Universal, NBC, CBS and ABC. The Van Ness house is convenient to many Los Angeles freeways, including 101, 134, I-5, I-10 and I-110, leading to Disneyland, the Angeles National Forest, LACMA, Downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and famous Rodeo Drive, Venice Beach, Santa Monica Beach, Malibu, The Getty, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Music Center (Ahmanson, Dorothy Chandler, Mark Taper), Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, California Science Center, Staples Center, LA Live, The Rose Bowl, Dodger’s Stadium, and everything the City of Angels has to offer.

For the entertainment industry executive or business professional, the home is convenient to The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Studio and Ranch Facility, Fox Studios, NBC/Universal, CBS Television City, Paramount Studios, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and The Los Angeles Convention Center.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: I've lived in Los Angeles working in the entertainment industry for nearly 20 years and am now offering resort-style accommodations for guests in the heart of Hollywood. Whether you visit the Main Residence, Summer House or both, I know you'll enjoy your stay as much as I enjoyed the decade I spent living there! When at this home, I enjoyed gardening, swimming, the Hollywood nightlife and dining, sitting by the outdoor fire, and the solitude of reading in the gardens or in the warm ...you too can experience this exquisite, secluded private home -- a truly unique Southern California vacation destination.

Why the Owner Chose Hollywood:
I immediately fell in love with this property because of its historic, architectural details and charm. It also had relatively untouched landscaping and exterior areas, which allowed me to create a totally new and unique environment, which is one of my favorite things about the property. There's nothing I enjoyed more than entering the gate after a hard day's work and being transported to this relaxing atmosphere, or watching my children running and exploring the property. This location is a true Hollywood gem.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Aside from all the great attributes of the house and property, the neighborhood also has a great deal to offer. I love it's proximity to everything in Hollywood. Whether it's Starbucks to start the day, Sunday's Farmer's Market or having a few drinks at a local bar or club then strolling home, it's a great, safe neighborhood. Even better, once you step foot inside the Van Ness property's front gate, you are transported to another world -- one of tranquility, beauty and old Hollywood history. It is walking distance to many of Hollywood's great restaurants, night clubs, bars, shopping, theaters and attractions, and a block away from the popular Franklin strip with six great restaurants, coffee shop, wine/cheese market, grocery store, newsstand and an independent theatre. The best part about getting around in the area is that you can walk to a lot of great places. I love to walk, so I rarely drive anywhere in the neighborhood or Hollywood vicinity, especially since parking can be challenging and/or costly. Close to two Metro subway stops, numerous bus stops, and taxis and Uber cars are easy to get. The 101 and 5 freeways are very convenient and easily get you to anywhere you need to go!


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  • The historic 1922 Van Ness residence is a gorgeous Hollywood retreat.

    The historic 1922 Van Ness residence is a gorgeous Hollywood retreat.

  • Front patio has a fireplace and ample outdoor dining area.

    Front patio has a fireplace and ample outdoor dining area.

  • Living room has a large picture window to enjoy the view of the front patio.

    Living room has a large picture window to enjoy the view of the front patio.

  • This gorgeous dining room is perfect for casual or formal meals.

    This gorgeous dining room is perfect for casual or formal meals.

  • Chef's kitchen has all stainless steel appliances and kitchen essentials.

    Chef's kitchen has all stainless steel appliances and kitchen essentials.

  • Wine cellar is a relaxing escape for unwinding and enjoying wine and cheese.

    Wine cellar is a relaxing escape for unwinding and enjoying wine and cheese.

  • Master bedroom has queen size bed and great views of the gardens.

    Master bedroom has queen size bed and great views of the gardens.

  • View from Master Bedroom is truly relaxing and beautiful.

    View from Master Bedroom is truly relaxing and beautiful.

  • This 2nd floor bedroom has a queen bed and views of the front patio.

    This 2nd floor bedroom has a queen bed and views of the front patio.

  • Main bathroom on second floor.

    Main bathroom on second floor.

  • Seating area with gas fireplace and jacuzzi.

    Seating area with gas fireplace and jacuzzi.

  • Lush, tropical, relaxing and private pool area and gardens.

    Lush, tropical, relaxing and private pool area and gardens.

  • Front entry has a covered patio and ceiling fan to cool you on warm evenings.

    Front entry has a covered patio and ceiling fan to cool you on warm evenings.

  • Spacious living room has a large picture window and is adjacent to dining room

    Spacious living room has a large picture window and is adjacent to dining room

  • The Solarium is adjacent to the dining room and has an ample buffet counter.

    The Solarium is adjacent to the dining room and has an ample buffet counter.

  • Chef's kitchen features an 8-burner, dual oven Kitchen Aid range.

    Chef's kitchen features an 8-burner, dual oven Kitchen Aid range.

  • Beautiful mahogany stairway with exquisite chandelier.

    Beautiful mahogany stairway with exquisite chandelier.

  • Master bath with relaxing rain shower.

    Master bath with relaxing rain shower.

  • 1st floor bedroom has a queen bed, half bath, and amazing pool area views!

    1st floor bedroom has a queen bed, half bath, and amazing pool area views!

  • This 2nd floor bedroom features a full bed and beautiful views.

    This 2nd floor bedroom features a full bed and beautiful views.

  • This tropical paradise is a great, private place to soak up the California sun!

    This tropical paradise is a great, private place to soak up the California sun!

  • View of pool facing the house.

    View of pool facing the house.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, spanish
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 06/29/2015
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