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Private Pool, Gourmet Kitchen, Spanish Courtyard, Home Cinema, Beach in 12min

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Private House near shops & restaurants, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4-6)

6/15/2017 update: There are only a couple of weeks still open for this summer. They'll go fast, so let us know if you're interested!

In 2017 we just added a home cinema with a gigantic 120" motorized screen, a professional 4k projector and a massive surround speaker system in the living room. Enjoy a movie theater experience in the comfort of our living room after gorgeous day at the beach!

In 2015, we completed a major bathroom remodel, which produced a magnificent large master bathroom plus a new powder room, bringing the total number of toilets in the home to 3. Check out the photos on the VRBO website.

In 2014, we completed a courtyard, which adds an outdoor living room and dining room, with tile fountain and fire pit. We also redecorated the living room. We still need to update the photos of both and also plan on doing this later this month.

In 2013, we completed a major kitchen/dining room+ remodel, which is magnificent (see photos). The remodel includes a gorgeous gourmet kitchen/dining room with lots of charm and all new high-end appliances.

These remodels have not only maintained but enhanced the charming details of this 1930's Spanish style house, including vaulted ceilings, arches, and hardwood floors.

There is a massive king bed in the master bedroom and a trundle bed in each of the other 2 bedrooms. Both trundle beds can open to a comfortable king size bed.

The house and backyard feel very peaceful and secluded even though it is very centrally located.

The backyard is great to entertain with a solar-heated pool, a gorgeous spanish tile patio and beautiful fruit trees: a large mango tree (rare for California), a lemon tree, orange trees, different varieties of palm trees, etc. Hummingbirds seem to prefer the front yard planted with cactus, palm trees, and several southwestern plants.

The pool is heated by solar panels all year long. The climate is ideal: it rarely gets cooler than 60 and warmer than 85 degrees Fahrenheit. There is central air conditioning and heating but neither is needed more than 30 days a year thanks to the usually perfect weather.

The neighborhood is safe and family friendly with lots of great restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Note that there is no TV/Cable at all in the house. Instead there is a state-of-the-art home theater system with a 4k projector and huge 120" motorized projection screen in the living room. You can stream Netflix, Amazon or iTunes from the Apple TV and we also have an HBO subscription.

A premium 'Sonos' sound system is installed throughout the house and connected to Pandora, Apple Music and Tidal. You can control the music throughout the house using any smartphone or tablet.

Keywords: House, villa, pool, cottage, spanish

More Details

Abigail C. Saguy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Abigail C. Saguy

We are a family of 4 with 2 kids, born in 2001 and 2004, respectively. Abigail is a Professor of Sociology at UCLA and Dotan is a high-tech entrepreneur. We moved to LA from New York in 2002 and bought the house in 2003. We love the neighborhood: short walking distance to shops, schools, restaurants, movie theaters, and even a golf course, yet it feels clam and secluded if you walk into the backyard and soak in the pool. We get along great with all our neighbors and are quite social with many of them.

Abigail C. Saguy purchased this house in 2003

Why Abigail C. Saguy chose Rancho Park

We love our home and enjoy sharing it with others while we travel.

We have done three massive remodels, including a open kitchen/dining room, spacious courtyard, and new bathroom + powder room. In all of our remodels, we have kept the old Spanish feel and added new charm and details. People tell us that our house is a 'little jewel.'

What makes this house unique

The house is in an incredible location: Despite feeling like a peaceful oasis inside, the house is a short walk from some of LA's best restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Just 50 yards down the street is a trendy cafe/restaurant called FOOD. Several other cool West LA spots are a little further down the street within short walking distance.

It is also only 5 miles from the beautiful Santa Monica beach and historic pier (takes less than 15 minutes by car on week-ends). UCLA is less than 2 miles away. Shopping wise, it is less than a mile away from both the Westside Pavilion (Macy's, Nordstrom, Landmark Movie Theater, etc.) and the Century City mall (Bloomingdale's, Tiffany's, Apple Store, The Container Store, etc.). For entertainment, there are at least 10 movie theaters within a 3-mile radius including the huge AMC Century City and the state of the art Landmark which you can easily walk to. A few theaters like the Geffen Playhouse are also close by. As far as city parks go, the house is only a block away from Rancho Park, which includes many tennis courts, an 18 holes golf course with driving range, a playground, an Olympic size swimming pool, an archery range, etc.


Rancho Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • There are two full bathrooms, one with shower and bath, one with shower only and a powder room (toilet and sink only).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , bed can be configured as 1 king OR 1 twin OR 2 twins
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , bed can be configured as 1 king OR 1 twin OR 2 twins
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • 1 Huge eastern king bed in master bedroom with Select Comfort mattress (The Sleep Number Bed). Each side can adjust the firmness of the mattress to his/her liking). 1 bed in the 2nd bedroom that can be configured as either a twin bed, 2 twin beds (including 1 mattress on the floor), or a king size bed. 1 bed in the 3rd bedroom identical to the one above (serves as 1 twin, 2 twins or 1 king)
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Private Pool, Gourmet Kitchen, Spanish Courtyard, Home Cinema, Beach in 12min
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
san francisco, ca

a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

from our experience, i would say that our week long stay at this property was like being an angeleno for a week.

i won't comment on the amenities as they were all great and everything is represented accurately in the photos provided.

my comments will be more in the "feeling" that this property provided our family of 5.

it was home. from the very first moments that we arrived, we felt at home and comfortable.

it was resort like. when we turned off the air conditioning and let the air flow from the back to the front, we enjoyed the warm LA weather to its fullest. we could hear the gurgling of the fountain while we ate in the expansive kitchen and dining area.

we were so comfortable preparing our simple little meals in the well thought out kitchen.

we enjoyed the neighborhood, especially the rancho park golf course. $1 for my son to play because of a july special for teenagers! are you kidding me?

the beach is in very easy biking distance with bike paths for most of the way. all flat and once you get there, you can spend the day biking and exploring.

the restaurants nearby are excellent and having the opportunity to explore new neighborhoods is what taking a vacation is all about. who has ever heard of "tehrangeles"? well if you stay here, you will learn that it is a small cluster of restaurants near westwood and

santa monica blvd that has quite a few persian restaurants and bakeries.

when staying here you are much less a tourist and much more a resident. for those of us who prefer to grasp an experience instead of having it laid out for you, this is a very upscale way in which to live that mantra. but please be advised that you will not be sacrificing any amenities to stay here. on the contrary, you will likely have more than you know what to do with.

biking, relaxing poolside, hot tubbing, exploring eateries, golfing...i could go on and on.

my thanks to our hosts for a wonderful time at a very fair price. the weather cooperated, the wifi worked beautifully, the home theater was wonderful. i hope to be invited back again in the near future...

one last note, i understand i rambled in this post. i am still in vacation mindset as i write this but i hope the stream of consciousness conveys the positive experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely recommend...

  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing! If it's available go right on in and book. The pool is lovely, Sonos sound system throughout the home, huge projector in the living room for the teenager or movie lover, much larger than it appears in pictures, comfy beds, unlimited hot water, beautiful decor...I could go on and on...we had a teenager, toddler and an eight year old with us and we had plenty to keep us entertained and happy. FYI, there is a gate that is around the pool area to keep kiddos safe, If you don't have strong swimmers I'd suggest bringing some sort of gear...the pool goes to about 10' deep -- perfect for cannonballs and flips!! Great location for visiting attractions, about 20 minutes to everything, if you can drag yourself away from the house. Also, happy hour at the local spot "The Six" is delicious...ENJOY!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We are lucky to have found this Westwood home for our recent visit to LA. Everything was just as described and pictured. The hosts were very accommodating to our family's needs, making the home feel like a real vacation for both our young children and the parents. The kitchen was so thoughtfully researched and designed we found ourselves taking notes about how we could re-imagine our own kitchen when we returned home! We look forward to a future visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Great neighborhood for walking, eating, shopping and Landmark theater going. Very comfortable home with beautiful outdoor amenities. Pool is probably too cold to swim in during the winter but hot tub makes up for it. No cable TV but great Netflix/Apple TV projector/screen set-up. Wonderful sound system throughout the house. Kitchen has everything you might need. Very helpful owners and easy system to enter. We were extremely comfortable with 3 bedrooms/ 2.5 baths and large dining room table.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this lovely home twice now in the past five years.

It was very nice 5 years ago and has gotten even better with renovation of the kitchen, bathroom and front courtyard.

The description is accurate and the owner very responsive and helpful through out.

The house is an absolute peaceful retreat when you need it and close to most places you would want to visit.

The outdoor spaces are great in the summer, with several seating options to choose from depending on the time of day. The pool is a great asset, good size and heated which is nice even in the summer time. Lovely landscaping all around. We saw the hummingbirds!

Tastefully decorated interior, more than sufficient space with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Kitchen with enough equipment and utensils.

Nice neigbourhood with great food options around the corner for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and good coffee(!). Shopping mall down the street and access to main connecting streets to anywhere in LA.

Access to the beach is even easier now with the metro Expo line going to Santa Monica (It also goes to vibrant Downtown LA, but did not try that direction).

As has been said: it is like staying in a friend's home rather than a furnished rental.

Reluctant to write this review because the house is available for a limited time every year and we don't want to miss out the next time we are in the area...but have to recommend it to anyone who visits LA!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (kids aged 10 and 13) stayed in this lovely home for a week while visiting nearby relatives, and we could not have been happier or more comfortable.

Pre-arrival, Abigail was an extremely prompt and helpful correspondent, making sure that the arrangements were taken care of quickly and efficiently. She also provided us with clearly written and exhaustively detailed documentation about every aspect of the house - including spot-on advice about neighborhood restaurants, stores, etc.

The house is located on a quiet side-street off of a major crosstown artery, perfectly located for any westside activities and providing easy access to destinations beyond, with many amenities within ridiculously easy walking distance (no small thing in LA!) and the rest no more than a few minutes' drive away.

Upon arriving, we knew we had struck gold: A front yard beautifully landscaped with succulents; an equally beautiful courtyard with a fire pit, fountain, and hammocks. And the house itself completely surpassed our expectations - as several other commenters have mentioned, it is even lovelier than the very lovely pictures would suggest.

The kitchen/dining area is absolutely amazing - spacious and inviting, and stocked with everything a serious cook could possibly want. The living room is stylish and cozy, with a terrific projection system and pull-down screen for watching films (NB: there's no TV; not a problem for us, but could be for some), as well as a high-end electronic piano -- much appreciated by my wife, a professional musician. The bedrooms are large, with ample storage space and shockingly comfortable beds (we were all a little sorry to leave those behind!). The master bath is terrific - bright and airy, with a deep claw-foot tub and a "rain shower" - and the smaller baths were just as pleasant. And the entire house is beautifully decorated and immaculately clean.

The backyard is lovely, as well - we were desperately hoping to take advantage of the large and deep pool, the hot tub, and the very comfortable-looking seating area - but alas, it was a bit too chilly.

Best of all, for us: the entire time, we were very much aware that we were not in just a house, but a home, filled with warmth and graciousness, and alive with the Saguy family's personality; though we've never met, it was more like staying at the home of close friends than at a rental property. Every time we opened the front door, it felt like coming home. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Steingarten LA: 10543 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Rancho Park Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
10 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Santa Monica Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Westside Pavilion
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The Landmark Movie Theater
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Great Restaurants
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18-holes Golf Course
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Cheviot Hills Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Easy access to the 10 freeway
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Easy access to the 405 freeway
Nearest Point of Interest
Century City mall
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Nearest Point of Interest
The beach is only minutes away
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
biweekly cleaning + $350

There is a $180 weekly fee for cleaning, gardening and pool maintenance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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