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Hardwood Floors, Exclusive Sherman Oaks Hills Garden Guest Cottage

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Guest House: Please provide the reason for your visit.

The guest cottage is a bright & clean, top quality, hardwood floors in this 400 sq. ft. detached unit, 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. Light weekly housekeeping & fluff 'n' fold (up to three loads) included for stays of longer than a week.

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.

My better half and I live and work out of the main house. We are mostly on site, yet out of site.

House Rules: We make a point of being quiet in the evening so you can relax, and we ask that you observe reasonable quiet hours as well between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.. Please also be mindful of the noise level if you're coming in late as we have neighbors who wake up very early for work on both sides of the house. Please no packages or food deliveries to the house since they invariable come to the wrong door. Do not use our address for any purpose (such as writing it down as your own address on an application) to help us avoid unwanted mail after your stay. No pet are allowed in the cottage at any time. This is a completely non-smoking property as I work with people who have breathing problems. Please don't smoke anywhere on the property (e-cigs are okay) or in front of our neighbors' houses. No hair dyes, tanning agents or anything else that might damage linens may be used in the unit. If you suspect you might have an issue (for example, you just had your hair colored or tanner applied), please let me know prior to your stay so I can use linens that won't be harmed such as black towels to help avoid damage charges. No parties, no drugs, no guests who are not on your contract. Thank you for your understanding.

Keywords: Guest House, Hardwood Floors

More Details

Owner
Elizabeth
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Elizabeth

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.

Elizabeth purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Elizabeth chose Los Angeles County

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!

Amenities

Sherman Oaks Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • large walk in shower, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen bed in studio. Please note that the bed and living area are in one large room. There is no separate bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We love dogs but cannot accommodate them in the cottage at any time so that I can guarantee as hypo-allergenic experience as I can to those who are sensitive. We DO have a second listing at this same wonderful location where we welcome a small dog under the right circumstances and may offer dog sitting and walking so that you can have a bit of freedom. Please see listing #699052. I can also recommend a much larger house in Toluca Lake about ten minutes from here. Linda will consider a dog and offers a huge gated back yard. See listing #735690 for more info. Any dog must be crate trained and kept crated if left alone in the house since the stress of traveling can make even the best of dogs behave unpredictably.

Reviews

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5

Excellent Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was super clean and had everything we needed!! My husband and I enjoyed the quietness after a long day with our daughter and her newborn. We felt very safe walking from the bus stop to the cottage. The 150 Metro bus travels on Ventura to Hollywood and the ride was really easy. Elizabeth was such a great host. Although she was on site, she was really out of site but responded to my texts immediately. Many thanks to Elizabeth for allowing us to stay in her beautiful cottage. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this cottage and I will definitely book again when my husband and I visit Los Angeles to visit our daughter!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just what I was looking for...

  • 5 of 5

Recently, I needed a place to stay for an LA getaway and decide to try my first VRBO property. I have to say, I could not have been more pleased...

The owner, Elizabeth, was warm and friendly. Her property is perfect for 1-2 people and was very clean and well maintained. It is fairly centrally located in the valley and made for a great home base. I would definitely recommend this property and look forward to my next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Worked out Great

  • 5 of 5

I was in the area to bring my son to college at Pepperdine and allthough it was a bit of a drive, it worked very well for what I needed. Elizabeth was great and very helpful. She made us feel welcome and comfortable. Thank you Elizabeth!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to have you as my guests! Hope to see you on future visits.
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5

A beautiful carriage house in a lovely, quiet neighborhood. Close to many restaurants and shops

  • 5 of 5

The studio is well appointed, modern, and comfortable. Elizabeth was a great host and very helpful. Will stay there again if the oppprtunity arises.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded All Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I traveled to LA for her bday, and stayed at Elizabeth's. The cottage is in great condition, and is very welcoming. The location of her property is awesome, walking distance to to several restaurants or a 5 dollar Uber to more. It is also minutes away from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, and about 30 minutes to Santa Monica/Venice Beach (with traffic)! If you're interested in visiting the LA area, I definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved my stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I received such a warm welcome and i was surrounded by a beautiful and spotless space full of the scent of jasmine...a quiet little retreat that requires another visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
Burbank
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Il Tiramisu
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Weddington Golf and Tennis
Nearest Train
5.3 Miles
Amtrack Van Nuys Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Vitellos Express
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
Mt. Baldy
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $89
Damage Deposit $300

5% discount available for check payment rather than credit card.

Completion of contract required for all reservations or first-time guests. Copy of government issued photo i.d. required.

One-time cleaning fee applies per stay: $90 on average.

While we may offer between 5-20% discounts in the event of last-minute vacancies (within a few days of check in), NO OTHER DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE INCLUDING FOR STAYS OF LONGER THAN 30 DAYS.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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