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The Enchanted Manor- a Magical Hidden Oasis- Paradise!!

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

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.


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.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Play house and tree house on property...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Depending on size...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Outside patio. No smoking in unit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Wheelchair Accessible:


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Murphy Bed/Living room...moreless

  • Other: 4 twin/ single

    Secret Room-finished attic-Cable TV, DVD...moreless

  • The Enchanted Manor is a full Kitchen and Breakfast room and a large living room with a fireplace. A queen size Murphy bed pulls out into the living room. There are 2 very comfortable couches for more guest or the Secret Room can be used. There are 4 twin size beds in the secret room. The secret room/Great room rental is $100 per night. It adds another 1000 sq. ft to the rental....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Outdoor: outdoor shower


  • There is an outdoor shower nestled in a rock formation cave behind the jacuzzi....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Smoking is allowed on the outside private patio and pool area. Security cameras and alarm system for peace of mind....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    There are 3 DVD player...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    All premiere cable stations included...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:


  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Large selection of the latest movies and also many children's movies....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village:

    Distance from the Enchanted Manor to Local attractions? LAX Airport 23 miles (30 minutes) Burbank Airport 5.7 Miles (8 minutes) Disneyland 40 Miles (45 minutes) Universal Studios 5.2 miles (7 minute...moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace:

    Outside Fireplace on Private Patio. There is also a fire pit. Don't forget the marsh-mellows....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    There are 2 living rooms with the Greenroom rental...moreless

  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Directly in front of house. Steps away from front door....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels are also included...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    on premises...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    2 fireplaces in Unit with secret room/Greatroom rental....moreless

  • Fax


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    I have a Chef on Staff to cook romantic dinner poolside if required....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Everything for cooking that you need....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:


  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo:


  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Artificial turf in backyard, green all year around. Must be cautious not to put out cigarettes on lawn or empty drinks....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There are 2 grills on the property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The Jacuzzi has a ledge behind the water fall for seating....moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The SALT WATER lagoon type pool has 3 water falls. It is not heated in the winter but can be for an additional cost....moreless

  • Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$395 $495
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,750 $11,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 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 and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Secret Room / Great Room $100 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 14%


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.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101 and 405
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
90 Miles
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1983

About: 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.

Why Valley Village, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Firepit on top level of redwood deck

    Firepit on top level of redwood deck



  • Gazebo Bar on 3rd level of redwood deck-pool view

    Gazebo Bar on 3rd level of redwood deck-pool view

  • Jacuzzi-waterfalls




  • Play House Interior-cable TV fireplace and DVD player

    Play House Interior-cable TV fireplace and DVD player



  • Backyard at Sunset

    Backyard at Sunset

  • Exterior of the front of the House

    Exterior of the front of the House

  • Romantic poolside dinner served by Celebrity Chef

    Romantic poolside dinner served by Celebrity Chef

  • Outside Fireplace on private patio-looks out to pool

    Outside Fireplace on private patio-looks out to pool

  • Pool-Day


  • The Tree House

    The Tree House

  • The Play House Exterior-mini version of the main house

    The Play House Exterior-mini version of the main house

  • Additional Living room-included when secret room is rented

    Additional Living room-included when secret room is rented

  • Secret Room behind bookcase-4 beds

    Secret Room behind bookcase-4 beds

  • The backyard at The Enchanted Manor

    The backyard at The Enchanted Manor

  • Wedding tables on patio

    Wedding tables on patio

VRBO #206654

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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