About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Perfect for a couple but can sleep more if another area is opened.
Look no further... this totally (upscale) furnished Los Angeles private estate-guest house is a perfect little paradise for one person, a couple or family. There is a secret room behind a bookcase that leads to a finished attic that can accommodate 4 children or adventurous adults if needed for an additional cost $100.00 per nt.
Feel like you're in the tropics in your own home away from home. This quiet cul-de-sac street offers a serene environment for a writer or a movie industry executive who wants a peaceful setting to come home to. It has been home to many celebrities. It's an enchanting oasis. Entertain friends around the fire pit or have your business meetings at the gazebo bar. Or just enjoy a hot jacuzzi at the end of a hard day. Private patio and BBQ area. The owner, Georgia Durante lives on the property and is available to assist you with any needs you may have to make your stay more enjoyable while giving you privacy. Pool is not heated in winter--can be 4 extra cost. A kitty lives in the main house, but has never been in the rental unit. Highly allergic people should take note.
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The Secret Room:
If you have a larger family the secret room can be opened for an additional $100.00 per night. Another very large living room with a stone fireplace is included in this rental, creating 1000 more sq. ft. The secret room is a finished attic behind a bookcase. You need to be old enough (or young enough) to climb a ladder. Kids and adventurous adults love this room. It has a great view of the grounds. There are 4 twin size beds in the secret room and room enough for a queen size air bed. Please note, if renting the secret room, tenants will need to climb a ladder to access the space. Tenant is aware that this is not recommended for very young children or elderly adults. The Secret Room is ideal for children but may not be comfortable for tall adults with the low ceiling. Owner will not be responsible for any unforeseen accidents resulting from the use of the ladder.
The Guest House:
Has a very large living room with a fireplace and two very comfortable down couches. At night it becomes the bedroom by pulling the queen size (plush Mattress) Murphy bed. It has a full kitchen with all that is needed for cooking. The breakfast room is octagon shaped with French windows on all sides. Very bright and cheerful room which looks out to the pool and outside fireplace.
Romantic Poolside Dinners & Events/filming: The Enchanted Manor is magical, especially at night. The lighting on the grounds, trees, deck and pool turns the night into a very romantic atmosphere. Celebrity Chef, Kurt (personal chef to Ronald Reagan)is available to cook for private dinners. Massage therapist also available.
Vacation renters are not allowed to have parties with several people. The cost for a party is $2500.00 for a five hour event for up to 50 people. Scenes from the Lifetime Movie, 'William & Kate' were shot here as well as other feature films and commercials.
The Fire Pit, Outside Fireplace and Gazebo Bar:
The outside fireplace is on a private patio off the breakfast room. It's like having anther living room outside With plush out door couches and coffee table. This area also has a BBQ. There is another BBQ on the 3rd level of the deck next to the fire pit. Sitting around the fire pit at night with the kids roasting marsh mellows is a wonderful family experience. Having business meetings around the gazebo bar.
The Play House and Tree House:
The play house is a mini version of the main house. It has 2 twin size beds, Cable TV, fireplace and a phone line. It is equipped with child size furniture and toys. The children also have their own patio and patio furniture. It's like a Disneyland here for kids. The tree house is another adventure for them to explore. Many more photo's can be seen on the Fan page for The Enchanted Manor on Face book. The house is on a tree lined cul de sac. Very secure area. The house has an alarm and security cameras around the perimiter for more peace of mind. No parties without permission from the owner.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Georgia Durante
Hi!! My name is Georgia Durante. I am a Stunt Driver and the author of 'The Company She Keeps' (my autobiography) which has recently been optioned for a movie. I purchased my property in 1983 and it has been an ongoing labor of love every since. Over the years I have put in over a million dollars, creating a magical paradise. The original size of the home was 2800 sq.ft. It is now 5000 sq. ft. I am 62 years old and I have adopted a baby girl in 2006. I have elected to stay at home and be a mom. Renting my property is a way of making an income which allows me to be at home rather than on location. I have built a play house and tree house on the property (inspired by my daughter) which is a real plus for renter's with young children. The play house is a mini version of the main house with a river rock exterior, bay windows, skylights, custom made child size leather couch, bunk beds, cable TV, phone line, fireplace and camera system to monitor the children from inside the house. It has it's own patio with a child size umbrella table. It truly is a child's wonderland. People come here as strangers and leave as friends. I live on the property, but your privacy is respected. I am available 24hours a day to help to make your stay an enjoyable adventure.
Georgia Durante purchased this House in 1983
Why Georgia Durante chose Valley Village
This property is centrally located to many attractions in the Los Angeles area. Just blocks from the 101 and 405 freeways. I love the quiet of the cul de sac street and the LA River behind the property is a great buffer for any street noise. It's in the middle of all that LA has to offer, yet you feel like your on your own private Island. People come just to relax around the pool and jacuzzi with 3 waterfalls, or have business meetings around the fire pit or gazebo bar. It's a serene tropical atmosphere. It's romantic for couples and a disneyland for kids. It has it all!
What makes this House unique
In this cozy magical creation, I enjoy having friends over to cook out and sit around the fire pit with a glass of wine when I don't have guest. The jacuzzi usually gets utilized before the night is over. The entire back yard is lit with lights in all the trees and the pool lights change colors every few minutes. It's eye candy for all my guest. It feels like a fairyland. I am a writer. I can not ask for a better environment to write. It's so peaceful here. No need to ever go out. It's all right here. You'll find it difficult to leave the property to go sightseeing. If you book a week or longer, I give you an autographed book and a few other goodie when you leave.
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Fun place to visit
It was a very unique property. It would be a great place for a private party with beautiful outdoor area with lots of seating space. We made s'mores one night in the firepit which were delicious. The hot tub was great. Wish could have turned it on ourselves rather than asking Georgia to warm it up. We didn't get much use of the pool because it was not heated. Good location near most LA attractions. Georgia was a great hostess and is a published author with great stories to tell.
THANK YOU JENNIFER!
It was a pleasure having your family here. I hope you will come back again in the summer months when the pool is like bath water. Unfortunately one of my tenants messed up the controls for the jacuzzi and there is no way to fix it. The good thing is I can be anywhere in the world and turn on the jacuzzi. I will look forward to your next visit!
The pictures don't even show how beautiful this places
Amazing place! Amazing Host!
This home was absolutely paradise! Georgia was an amazingly wonderful host. Visited with my father, my partner and two grandchildren. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Cannot wait to return.
I felt like I had family visiting with these people. They invited me to dinner and to celebrate Melissa's birthday. I so enjoyed them. They were so respectful
Beautiful, peaceful, convenient location
From the moment I sent Georgia an inquiry regarding this property, her response was swift and she answered all of my questions and concerns. She greeted my family with warmth and made contacting her during our stay easy and convenient. The property has all of the amenities for a family to enjoy, pool, Jacuzzi, barbecue grill, fire pit and a lovely seating area with a fireplace where my family enjoyed playing games. I would definitely stay here again. The memories my family shared which including cake with Georgia are priceless. Thank you.
Rhonda and her family were the best! They were respectful clean and fun to be around. It was Rhonda's birthday and it was evident by the family that surrounded her that she was very loved. The ultimate mom. And she made the best cupcakes I've ever tasted. I hope they will come back again
We loved the Enchanted Manor! It was secluded even though it was in a neighborhood. Georgia did not leave any stones unturned in her planning and decor. She was always gracious and accommodating whenever the need arose. We swam, enjoyed the outdoor fireplace and the fire pit, grilled and ate at the tiki bar and relaxed by the pool. The jacuzzi with a waterfall feature was wonderful for therapy and good conversation. There was only one bathroom but we adjusted. Good sleeping for 2 but extra had to sleep on couches or in secret attic room which had pull-down steps and slanted ceilings. Nice attic room with 2 twin beds but not easy to access, especially if you would want your luggage to join you in that room. If you have young children, the playhouse is adorable! I was thrilled with this "find" and would recommend it to all!
Absolute heaven! An enchanted oasis!
This is an amazing property! It was wonderful from minute one until we had to leave (very reluctantly) Georgia the owner, who lives next door, was so inviting and gracious. You have all the privacy you could wish for, but she is always a text or call away to fulfill any desire you have! She has created a whimsical oasis, that makes you feel like you are willingly stranded on a deserted island!
The pictures don't do this property justice. Everything you could need, want, or wish for is there. The bed is great which is always important ;)
I will be back with the family next time!
This would be the perfect romantic spot for two; enjoying the waterfall jacuzzi under the stars, or enjoy the tree house, pool and custom playhouse (amazing) with the whole family!
Georgia, thank you for everything, you made our short vacation so memerable.
Jared and Mistee
These guest were so respectful of the property and a pleasure to have around. When I meet such nice people it is hard to say goodbye. I hope they will return again someday.
Close to Universal Studio's (2 miles away) Beverly Hills-8 minutes away.
101 and 405 freeways are minutes away. Very centrally located to all major LA attractions and Movie Studios.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If Secret Room / Great Room is rented, add $100.00 per night. You are allowed to have visitors but over 10 people is considered an event and there will be fees.