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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type townhome


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10


Est. 2008 , ***** VRBO / Homeaway / Airbnb / Vacationrentals / Tripadvisor ( Flipkey ) rating with 130 reviews - This is a spacious,three story,recently remodeled, corner townhouse, closest(out of four units in the building) to the mountains and sitting a few moment's walk up to hills from Ventura blvd, overseeing San Fernando & Malhouland mountains.

Cantoni bedroom set,high ceiling,huge windows,whirlpool kitchen appliances,hot tub,private balcony & sun deck secluded by trees with mountain air & panoramic views.

Located close to major studios and just minutes to Universal Studios, Universal Amphi-theater concert venue & City Walk, theater complex and theme restaurants; NOHO Arts district; downtown Burbank; Hollywood, (Graumann's Chinese Theater and 'Walk of Fame', Kodak Theater, home of the Oscars; Hollywood Bowl where you can bring your own picnic or order a gourmet meal to be delivered to your box seats while you enjoy an open air concert; LA Zoo and Griffith Park with riding trails and Observatory; 5 min. by car to Hollywood, over Mulholland Drive and down into West Hollywood, Sunset Strip, trendy Melrose Ave and upscale Beverly Hills;10 min. to famous Westwood & Brentwood;15 min. from famous beaches like Venice, Malibu, Santa Monica.

Walking distance to Trader Joe's on busy Studio City plaza (Blockbuster,pizza,Chinese,Manhattan bagel etc.), famous restaurants (Italian,Argentinian,Indian etc.)some 24 hrs,sushi bars (two of them're the oldest in town), farmer's market (Sundays), supermarkets, drug stores, post office, banks,sporting goods, near by park with kids playground; as well as lounges, pubs etc.

Keywords: Townhouse

More Details

Edward Sigal
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, russian, ukrainian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Edward Sigal

Our family is originally from Russia and Ukraine. When we came to Los Angeles some 23 years ago; both of us fell in love with this city, especially its unique wheather and views.

Edward Sigal purchased this townhome in 2005

Why Edward Sigal chose Los Angeles County

Its our personal residence where we stay from time to time . We just decided to share the place because of its closeness to worldwide attractions like Universal Studios, Universal City Walk , Hollywood, Sunset Blvds, Mulholland Drive, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Venice & Santa Monica beaches.


Studio City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Eastern King (wider than the Cal. King); crib -Pack'n Play
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , double-bunk bed: (Full ) sleeps 4; (Twin) sleeps 2
  • Master bedroom - 2 persons 2nd bedroom - up to 6 persons Long snake couch living room - up to 2 persons
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Air Conditioning, Washer, Dryer, Linens Provided, 2 spaces underground garage, Gas Fireplace, Eastern King Bed (sleeps up to 5 people), Double bed, Bunk bed, Crib, Satellite TV (2 huge flat screens), DVD/CD/Audio stereo entertainment system, Jetted Tub in Bath, Full Kitchen with cooking utensils provided, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Wine cooler, Ice Maker, Deck/Patio with mountain views, Balcony, Lanai, Internet, Computer, Crib, High Chair etc..


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(124 traveler reviews)

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Universal Studios Close-Up
average rating of 4.709677 based on 124 reviews

Perfect for our family of nine.

  • 5 of 5

The townhome had plenty of room and seating. There were nine of us so three bathrooms were great. The house was clean and we had everything we needed for our stay. If we had stayed longer we might have needed additional towels but as it was there were plenty for all. The drive to Universal Studios was an easy 13 minutes and never had to get on the freeway. We walked over to Crust one night and had really good pizza. The owners were easy to work with and made us feel welcome. I would definitely recommend this place to rent. Thank you for making our time with our grandchildren memorable.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice location for LA visit

  • 4 of 5

Nice location, easy to find. Reasonable access to LA destinations. We didn't spend too much time inside but when we did, everything functioned well. There was a nice open area for the kids to play on the first floor. I enjoyed having a cup of coffee on the rooftop terrace before everyone else got up. Overall I would recommend this place for families.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in LA

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I rented this condo for a trip with our 5 boys. The location was very convenient. It was great having a parking spot. There were many restaurants in walking distance. There is a Trader Joe's a few blocks away. When we arrived there were no paper towels, garbage bags or paper towels. The full size bunk bed was very rickety as was the kitchen table. The owners were very easy to work with. We had a good stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Vacation Home, But lacks some Important things

  • 3 of 5

This home is beautiful :-) We had our LA Vacation this year in June and we were 10 people in the party. We rented this vacation home since it appeared in our search and looks good. Like I mentioned, this home is beautiful, but there are some point that stopped me from rating it as 5 star.

1. This home is really an eight bed home which is being rented as a "sleeps 12". The first eight can be accommodated on bed, the next two are 'expected' to sleep on Sofa and the next 2 are 'expected' to sleep in Sleeping Bags or Air Bed mattress. Obviously, the sleep will be not as refreshing for people not sleeping on proper beds.

2. We reached there on Friday evening in a 10 seater Ford Transit van, but the Parking of this Vacation home is underground and has a low ceiling. Our van wasn't able to enter in the parking due to low ceiling and narrow driveway. There are many Restaurants in the neighborhood and Friday/Saturday evening is the time when you will find roadside parking Full. You can't park on driveway as is blocks the Parking gate and there are other vehicles in the parking (belongs to people in other units of the building). We found first roadside parking at 9:30 pm though we checked in at 7:00 pm. If you reaching there in a large vehicle over the weekend, then this is the fist thing you may want to address.

3. Another thing is that there are NO locks in any of the bathrooms. When 10-12 people going on a vacation, it is usually a "Friends and Family" vacation not just couple going on vacation. So some level of privacy is expected and locks in Bathrooms are a must in my opinion.

I have given this feedback to the homeowner and she assured me that they will address as much as they can.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: - Our listing clearly states that the 9th & 10th person will be sleeping on the sofa. It is also clearly written on the rental agreement that this tenants had signed : but it would not matter as this tenant, Vipul Pathak, did not follow the house rules at all. They have left dirty house with trash & unwashed dishes & had checked out 45 min past given check out time causing delay in cleaning the place . Because of their selfishness & disregard, subsequent traveler had to move in later than given time. How would they like if it happened to them? there is a reasonable amount of mess usually travelers will leave behind; but this traveler had left a dumpster behind & kept cleaning crew behind the door preventing them from coming in past 10 am ! We have asked on our rental agreement that latest check out time is 10 am when both check in / out happen on the same day, but they would not care. Shame on them. Our underground two spot parking fits SUV's such as range rover or suburban no problem , but they had rented full size Bus. I'm sorry if the height was not big enough to pass its size. I don't know any town home building that does though with sky rise underground parking size. Usually tenants renting this type huge size Bus fitting 12 people understand that most probably it will need to be park on the street. Our listing states max. capacity 10: I have no idea where they read 12; but it was 12 of them which we don't mind pending they are ok with the accommodations. Our listing clearly explains bedrooms layout; & with respect to that, eventhough it is located in the center most LA attractions, we keep our rates to the minimum & have not increase them since the beginning, 2010, to allow travelers to stay in the upscale heart of the Angel's city at the affordable price.
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Needs new paint and curtains otherwise very nice

  • 4 of 5

Would stay there again if decorated. Great location. Rada was awesome.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was great.

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious, plenty of room for all 7 of us. It had so many things we didn't bring that they supplied, which was awesome. Its in a great location, especially for things we wanted to do. The owners were great, I was able to call anytime I had a question and they were so helpful and nice. I would totally use this house again if I was able to go on vacation again. Overall fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train : North Hollywood at 1 Miles

Nearest Motorway : 101 and 170 freeways at 1 Miles

Nearest Golf : 9 hole public course at 2 Miles


Rates & Availability

Studio City Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

transaction fee $45
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 14.0%

$190/nt - $1300/wk
All year $190/nt
- $ 1300/wk; $ 5500/m
(city tax will apply for stays < 30 days)

- cleaning fee $100 (double occupancy; add guest $ 5/pp (kids excl.)
- refundable security deposit $400
- no pets, please; no daily maid service
Dates Available: Year Round

*** $ 400 is due at the booking / balance is due 30 days prior to the check-in date.
*** IMPORTANT PLEASE READ : If the balance is not paid 48 hours past due date - which is 30 days prior to the check-in date unless the reservation is made less than 30 days prior to the arrival wherein the balance is due upon booking, the reservation will be canceled without a refund !

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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