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Live Like a Star in a Filmmaker's Home in the Hollywood Hills

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Other (See Description), Sleeps 6

Jetliner views of the city and Hollywood sign make for a magical romantic getaway in this historic Spanish villa once owned by actor Eddie Albert. Minutes away from the action in Hollywood yet completely secluded in this private setting that boasts over 29,000 square feet of wooded hillside with many patios where sightings of deer and hummingbirds are common. Minutes from heart of Hollywood, Sunset Strip, Universal Studios, and Warner Brothers. This house features all original hardwood floors, Talavera tiles, wooden beamed ceiling, French doors and windows and a large Spanish tiled terrace where you can eat alfresco under the sun or the stars. This 1930s light-filled house includes a large Sony flat screen HDTV, wood burning fireplace, new central A.C./heat, a full kitchen/breakfast area with new stainless steel appliances, dining room, both master and 2nd. bedroom have queen size mattresses. There is also a pull-out couch in the living room. High speed WI-FI and a laundry room equipped with washer & dryer..

Both Bedrooms have queen sized mattresses, high speed WiFi and a laundry room equipped with washer & dryer. Waking up in the master bed is like waking in a tree house. You're surrounded by trees including the bamboo outside the window. Close to shopping, dining, fitness gym, world class museums and entertainment. Minutes to hiking in Runyon Canyon & Hollywood Reservoir. Thirty minutes to the beach and 45 minutes to Disneyland. Come relax in style at this spectacular-view home that is secluded yet is only minutes from the Sunset Strip and Hollywood hot spots. Our house is both unique and comfortable. Minimum Three Day Rental - All utilities, high speed Internet WiFi, cable TV, free telephone calls across U.S. and Canada included. This house can be rented as either a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath, or rent only the detached studio with bath, sofa-bed and kitchen. Email me if you want photos of the studio.

Why the Owner Chose Hollywood: We fell in love with the Hollywood Hills back in the mid 90s and decided to buy an old Hollywood Home built in the 1930s this year. It's a magical place with stunning views, including the Hollywood sign and it's like our own private retreat with a small bamboo forest outside our bedroom window. We both have always loved old Spanish style houses and this one exudes charm.

The Unique Benefits at this House: HDTV, free telephone calls across U.S. and Canada, air conditioner, kitchen includes gas cook top, microwave, toaster/oven, blender, coffee maker, WiFi, broadband Internet, bamboo forest.

More Details

Owner
Debbie
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

Why Debbie chose Hollywood Hills

We fell in love with the Hollywood Hills back in the mid 90s and decided to buy an old Hollywood Home built in the 1930s this year. It's a magical place with stunning views, including the Hollywood sign and it's like our own private retreat with a small bamboo forest outside our bedroom window. We both have always loved old Spanish style houses and this one exudes charm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

July 18, 2011



Thanks Debbie for a wonderful stay at Casa Colinas. The house was perfect for our family of five, including three teens who enjoyed the view as much as we did. We found everything we needed and the privacy was a treat after long days in town. We hope to visit LA again and will certainly make Casa Colinas our first priority for hospitality! Thanks for everything.



The Kolar Family

Hudson, Ohio
Jul 2011
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Amenities

Hollywood Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • TOILET: We are on a septic system so do not flush anything other than toilet paper down toilet and definitely no feminine products in toilet.
  • Please cover the patio furniture and bring the beige cushions inside at night. Never put your shoes on patio furniture or inside furniture..
  • Don't use towels to wipe off makeup or mascara. No jumping on beds or pullout couch. Use screen in bath to stop hair from going down drain.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Half 1 - toilet , There is a sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Livingroom - Pull-out couch in livingroom
  • Watch the deer out of your bedroom window or while lounging on the deck. Waking in the master bed is like waking in a tree house. You're surrounded by trees including the bamboo outside the window. Living room has a pull-out sofa. Studio with pull-out sofa can rent separately for a $700 a week.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Free Long Distance in North America. Printer/fax machine. Studio can rent separately for $700/week.

Reviews

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Live Like a Star in a Filmmaker's Home in the Hollywood Hills
average rating of 4.977612 based on 136 reviews
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed at Casa Colinas for 4 days/3 nights and loved it! Our teenage son said he wants to live there. What did we love? It's in the Hollywood Hills with great views of the city, the mountains, Universal, and the Hollywood sign. It's a 1930's Spanish-style house with lots of cool and quirky touches. It's right across the highway from Universal (we went there 2 days), so you don't have to deal with traffic. But it was easy to zip over to the La Brea Tar Pits and the Griffith Observatory for a little break from the theme park. Also, the owner was easy to work with. There are lots of stairs (from the driveway to the house and throughout the house), so it may not be the best place if you have young children. Otherwise, go for it and enjoy yourself! FYI--If you are looking for a good place for breakfast/lunch, check out Your Good Neighbor Restaurant on Cahuenga Blvd...so yummy!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An amazing reprieve above the city.

  • 5 of 5

This place is so wonderful that we almost don't want you to know about it!! Very clean, perfectly appointed and magical at dusk or dawn. We saw shooting stars, deer, humming birds, owls and a crane! Very private and felt very safe.

Thanks for sharing it Debbie!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were just here for five days for a girls trip and Debbie's home is fabulous. It was the perfect location and the views on the terrace were amazing. We would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a getaway in the Hollywood Hills!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Eclectic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible property with a lot of classic old CA charm! Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again. Only thing I would recommend is to plan to stay an additional day so you can enjoy the house. We were on the go taking in the sights but always looked forward to coming back to regroup. We would have enjoyed 8 hours of sitting on the patio! Thank you, Debbie, for a being such a gracious host!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

I live in Vermont, so my standards for beauty and peace and the great outdoors are pretty high, but Casa Colinas was a total winner. My son and his girlfriend live in Glendale (not that far away), but we all stayed at Debbie and Rick's wonderful house so we could maximize our time together, and it was fabulous. Our days involved a lot of activity and fun (and time in the car), but in the late afternoons we would return "home" to this gorgeous house on the hill and just breathe and relax and make dinner and gaze at the wonderful view. Debbie and Rick are great hosts: responsive, friendly, informative, committed to making our stay as good as it could be. We really appreciated how easy it was to communicate with them. The house was spotless, well-equipped, comfortable. If I could improve on the experience at all, I would add a nearby grocery store, but that's a minor issue as long as you have a car. The only real disappointment was that we never saw Eddie Albert's ghost... or any other evidence of his having lived there. Oh, well. Can't have everything. We'll definitely book it again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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What a beautiful and unique place!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a retreat and we found it. This place is unique--multilevel, everything up to date. Convenient to everything despite its isolation. Thanks Debbie for a wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Burbank
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Mercado
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Vermont Canyon
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Spoonful
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mount Baldy
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: necessary

Close to shopping, dining, fitness gym, world class museums and entertainment. Minutes to hiking in Runyon Canyon & Hollywood Reservoir. Thirty minutes to the beach and 45 minutes to Disneyland. Come relax in style at this spectacular-view home that is secluded yet is only minutes from the Sunset Strip and Hollywood hot spots. Our house is both unique and comfortable.

Other Activities: Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 14.0%

1400-1700/week
$240-265/night, 3 night min. $1400-$1700/week for 2 bedroom; $700/week for studio; 50% Deposit required to confirm reservation; $500 damage deposit fully refunded if no damage occurs; Cashiers checks & money orders preferred, credit cards; Monthly rentals may be available at discounted rates; Also available for film and photo shoots; Cleaning Fee: $150; Note: Until confirmed, rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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