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Dining area and living room

Dining area and living room Outdoor dining with 1920's barbeque bedroom with opium niche The entire wall opens for indoor/outdoor living Front of house Buddha in the garden Location on the Hollywood sign hill above Capitol Records. Garden Stove top works. Oven does not The lay out Living room with fireplace Living room with view of garden. Fold out sofa bed. Hallway between living room & bedroom

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Last updated: 04/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hollywood apartment description

This exotic apartment is a hideaway amid the action and fun of Hollywood. The lush back garden is a wonderful place to read a book while enjoying a refreshment – the warm Southern California sun streaking through the tall trees. Staying here is worth a trip to Hollywood all by itself, but with the attraction of all that LA has to offer virtually blocks away, the apartment is part of a truly special house. A 1920's cottage with windows everywhere that let in beautiful morning and evening light, staying here is a wonderful experience.

Listed rates are based on a 1 or 2 person occupancy.
To see my studio apartment on same property (which is cheaper) check out my other listing:

http://www.vrbo.com/460889
• Self-contained separate apartment in private 1920’s house facing garden (see picture to understand the lay-out)
• Bedroom
• Living room
• Dining area
• Kitchen
• Bathroom with shower
• Use of patio & 1920’s barbeque
• Use of huge tropical garden
• Free on site laundry
• Comfy queen size bed
• Sleeper sofa
• Opium window niche in bedroom
• Hardwood floors
• Fireplace
• Quiet neighborhood
• Centrally located
• Cable TV
• Wifi
• Hardwood floors
• Easy on-street parking
• Friendly atmosphere
• The apartment will sleep 5 people—2 in the bed, 2 on the fold-out couch, and one in the opium niche in the bedroom. However, if the niche sleeper is tall, he/she will have to sleep at an angle.

Footsteps and plumbing can be heard from upstairs, so if you are sound sensitive, you may want to sleep with ear plugs.

Not suitable for the handicapped

You might like to also check out the studio apartment on the same property: http://www.vrbo.com/460889

Property Type

  • On floor 1
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 2 story
  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Small dogs which are well housebroken. Please pick up droppings. We can discuss this....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 1-5

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1) Comfy, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size, Murphy Beds (1) Not really a murphy bed, but no other place to list this.:
 Opium niche in bedroom. If person is tall, they will have to sleep at an angle....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            If you miss home-cooking I can cater dinner most evenings. This must be arranged in advance. I will be happy to discuss your food preferences and then surprise you. I am told I am a very good cook....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Vintage gas stove. Oven does not not function, but there's also a microwave and you can cook on the patio in the barbeque just paces from your apartment....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Should have everything you need. If you don't, I live right upstairs and probably have it. I'll be happy to loan it to you....moreless

          • Dining:

            Can also dine outdoors on the patio or in many places throughout the garden....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Towels, duvets, sheets, pillows, blankets. Lots of extra blankets....moreless

          • Heating:

            Portable heaters can make the place very toasty....moreless

          • Parking:

            Plenty of free street parking....moreless

          • Fireplace
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Easy on street parking. Conditioning not necessary. House is shaded by trees and stays cool....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • Books

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Barbeque from the 1920's. See pic. ...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Historic
                  • Budget
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Away From It All
                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        View of hills from the hills....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Racquetball
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Shopping
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Hiking
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Surfing
                      • Tennis
                      • Swimming
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Golf
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Water Parks
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Arboretum
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Playground
                      • Museums
                      • Library
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Antiquing
                      • Zoo
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Synagogues
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Health/Beauty Spa

                      Other Activities

                          • Hollywood Sign on the same hill Metro at the W 5 minutes walk Hollywood Boulevard walk of fame 10 minutes walk Hollywood Bowl 10 minutes walk The beach is 20 to 30 minutes away by car Universal studios 5 minutes away by car Several film studiios 5 to 20 minutes away by car Sunset Strip 10 minutes away by car Downtown 15 minutes away by car Olvera Street & China Town minutes away by car (short walk from each other) Union Station (built in the 30's for movie stars coming in from New York) across the street from Olvera Street above Tons of houses on this street once or presently inhabited by film industry people. Numerous other attractions close by on foot or by car. Will be happy to discuss when you book and/or when you arrive. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Your own private oasis!

                            Your own private oasis!

                            • Guest Bali W.
                            • Date of stay 01/24/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/02/14
                            We came to Hollywood for the first time for a gig my husband had on the Sunset Strip. We always look for places to stay where we can relax and truly enjoy. This was a beautiful place! After a couple nights in the city, this place was perfect to come back to, cook a great dinner and enjoy your own private jungle. We even had a potluck one night with Yvonne and her other tenant. She was so friendly, helpful and just a great host! We will not forget this trip! Thank you Yvonne for a fantastic stay, great conversation and the recipe for your sauce!!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                          • Lovely retreat in a great location!

                            Lovely retreat in a great location!

                            • Guest ashiitaka (Milton Keynes)
                            • Date of stay 06/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/19/13
                            My friend and I were fortunate enough to stumble upon Yvonne's beautiful looking apartment when searching for a better value stay in the Hollywood area and were blown away with what we found. Upon arrival we were not disappointed, an apartment that had the feel of being in a quiet and relaxing area but was a short walk from Hollywood Boulevard and incredibly useful amenities! We could not have asked for anything more, Yvonne herself was incredibly welcoming and her neighbour, Michael, was a pleasure to talk to and also helped with any of our queries! Being our first visit to LA this was exactly what we needed and way more than we could ever have asked for! All in all a lovely home that you can come back to after a long day of exploring to really relax in, highly recommended.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car.

                            Owner response: Wow !!! Thanks for your wonderful review. Hope you come again so that I can get to know you better

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                          • A Great Getaway! Where Do I Begin?

                            A Great Getaway! Where Do I Begin?

                            • Guest Poppy (WI)
                            • Date of stay 02/14/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/14/13
                            We so enjoyed our stay here at the base of the Hollywood Hills that we didn't want to leave! The size and its many extras were ideal for our stay. Highlights: Lovely neighborhood of prime real estate (read: a picturesque & safe enclave of beautiful homes). Super-convenient location. Close to Hollywood hotspots, restaurants, venues, parks, & the freeway. Wonderfully lush & very private yard with amazing landscaping. Well-designed decor with fireplace and incredible antiques from around the world, plus nice linens & tableware. Our host Yvonne was fascinating, gracious, & delightful to spend time with. She had many terrific suggestions & fun trivia on the Hollywood Dell neighborhood. We had a great time with her and her guests at her fabulous home. Her tenant Michael was also terrific, kindly offering to help me up the stairs after I sprained my foot. We'd highly recommend this rental, and would gladly stay there again! It's very casual, eclectic, & somewhat rustic, yet imperfect in a refreshing departure from cookie cutter accommodations. (I might change out the vintage bathroom tile sometime, but then again, I'm married to a flooring rep). All in all, it was most comfortable & met our needs quite well. We were so glad to have had the opportunity to rent this special gem!~*

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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                          • A magical little gem in the Hollywood Hills!

                            A magical little gem in the Hollywood Hills!

                            • Guest Patti (Lakewood, CA)
                            • Date of stay 10/16/12
                            • Review Submitted 02/07/13
                            My stay at the "Hollywood Tropical Paradise" was perfect. The place was charming, warm, comfy and truly "magical". The grounds truly are a tropical paradise - and yet it is centrally located in the Hollywood Hills just minutes away from the clubs and center of Hollywood. The best of all worlds. I highly reccomend this for anyone looking for something far more special and magical than any hotel! Patti N

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                          • Great place, great hostess

                            Great place, great hostess

                            • Guest Jay (San DIego)
                            • Date of stay 12/17/12
                            • Review Submitted 02/07/13
                            The photos in tqeven though it is very close to the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. It's really near Hollywood Reservoir and Griffith Park, and some amazing houses in the Hollywood Hills. Great location, great hostess.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.

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                          • romantic and unique place to stay with a beautiful garden

                            romantic and unique place to stay with a beautiful garden

                            • Guest S Anderson (NYC)
                            • Date of stay 07/24/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/10/12
                            Everything that I needed-- comfortable, unique, and removed from the LA craziness. The tropical garden was so gorgeous--I spent a lot of time outside during the day but I was cozy inside and slept like a log in the big comfortable bed at night. The location is great because I could get lost on walks around the peaceful neighborhood which is filled with incredible vegetation, or I could easily get down to Cahuenga if I needed anything from a store. Yvonne was also very cool, and gave me great tips about the area. This place is special I felt very at home here, I was 100% barefoot and longing to move to LA after being here a few days. I hope to return again!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $115
                          $763 $2,970

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                          • Cleaning-rfndbl if u cln $85
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          14% hotel tax to be paid in cash upon arrival.

                          Rent to be paid in full at time of booking for stays of one month or less. Reservation is confirmed at time of payment.

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                          $85 Cleaning fee is refundable if guest does own cleaning including floors, bathroom, kitchen, linens, etc.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 04/06/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1962

                          About the owner: I have known this house since I was a child and always had a deep attachment to it. There is something magical about it. I am a world traveler particularly smitten by the equatorial regions. Planting the tropical garden made this a very happy place to return to when I came home from my travels. I lived away for years--first in the San Francisco Bay Area where I studied art and then in London where I studied fashion design but Hollywood and this house always pulled me back. I live on the property, so it is more than a business to me. Decorating the apartment was an act of love. Designing and planting the garden (which continually changes) is an act of obsession.

                          Why the Owner Chose Hollywood:
                          This house is a hideaway amid the action and fun of Hollywood. Wake up to the music of the birds. The lush back garden is a wonderful place to read a book while enjoying a refreshment – the warm Southern California sun streaking through the tall trees. Staying here is worth a trip to Hollywood all by itself, but with the attraction of all that LA has to offer virtually blocks away, Willetta is a truly special house. A 1920's cottage with windows everywhere that let in beautiful morning and evening light, staying at Willetta is a wonderful experience. The separate apartment (which is the one available) made this rental a friendly place. When you are feeling sociable you can mix. When you want to be alone, you have privacy. I am happy when guests take advantage of the barbeque and the garden which makes indoor/outdoor living possible here. To learn more about the area, check this out: http://www.hollywooddell.com/

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          • Self-contained separate apartment in private 1920’s house facing garden (see picture to understand the lay-out) • Bedroom • Living room • Dining area • Kitchen • Bathroom with shower • Use of patio & 1920’s barbeque • Use of huge tropical garden • Free on site laundry • Comfy queen size bed • Sleeper sofa • Opium window niche in bedroom • Hardwood floors • Fireplace • Quiet neighborhood • Centrally located • Cable TV • Wifi • Hardwood floors • Easy on-street parking • Friendly atmosphere • The apartment will sleep 5 people—2 in the bed, 2 on the fold-out couch, and one in the opium niche in the bedroom. However, if the niche sleeper is tall, he/she will have to sleep at an angle. Footsteps and plumbing can be heard from upstairs, so if you are sound sensitive, you may want to sleep with ear plugs.


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                          Photos

                          • Dining area and living room

                            Dining area and living room

                          • Outdoor dining with 1920's barbeque

                            Outdoor dining with 1920's barbeque

                          • The entire wall opens for indoor/outdoor living

                            The entire wall opens for indoor/outdoor living

                          • Buddha in the garden

                            Buddha in the garden

                          • Garden

                            Garden

                          • The lay out

                            The lay out

                          • Living room with view of garden. Fold out sofa bed.

                            Living room with view of garden. Fold out sofa bed.

                          • Hallway between living room & bedroom

                            Hallway between living room & bedroom

                          • bedroom with opium niche

                            bedroom with opium niche

                          • Front of house

                            Front of house

                          • Location on the Hollywood sign hill above Capitol Records.

                            Location on the Hollywood sign hill above Capitol Records.

                          • Stove top works. Oven does not

                            Stove top works. Oven does not

                          • Living room with fireplace

                            Living room with fireplace

                          VRBO #418152

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, April 12, 2014

                          $115 per night (USD)
                          6

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 04/06/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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