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English Cottage in UCLA/Westwood & Century City BOOK NOW FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNT

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

In the heart of Century City, Westwood Cottage is one block west of Century Park West just north of Olympic Bl. Westwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California and best known as the home of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Century City is an important business center located on the West Side of Los Angeles, California. Many law firms and executives--particularly those with ties to the film, television, and music industries--have offices here. Century City is bounded by Westwood on the west, Rancho Park on the southwest, Cheviot Hills and Beverlywood on the southeast, and the city of Beverly Hills on the northeast. Its major thoroughfares are Santa Monica, Olympic, and Pico Boulevards (its northern boundary, central artery, and southern boundary, respectively), as well as Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East and West.

Keywords: Exquisite, 1930's cottage in quaint, English garden, patio setting with enclosed yard in the Westwood/Century City area. This vacation rental is in the shadow of the Fox Tower from the Die Hard films and behind the Fox Studios. It is a two-story, one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage with 1100 square feet; it features a full kitchen with granite countertops, all appliances, including washer and dryer.

Walk to two major supermarkets (Ralphs Fresh Faire across the street and Gelsons in Century City Shopping town), Farmers Market in Century City Business District once a week, Century City AMC movie theatre, public golf course and park with tennis and public pool, and Century City shopping. Century City foodcourt and movie theatre just underwent a major renovation and you can walk to it from the cottage!

Beverly Hills is a short walk away. Within a few miles of UCLA and Westwood Village. The cottage is in one of the most desirable 'walking neighborhoods' of West Los Angeles. This vacati

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Valerie Lapena
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2018

About Valerie Lapena

I graduated from UCLA and currently work at the UCLA Medical Center. Go Bruins!

Valerie Lapena purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Valerie Lapena chose Century City

We bought this property because of its charm and convenient location with 2 major supermarkets, 2 large shopping malls and its proximity to UCLA and Beverly Hills!

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the proximity of Ralphs Supermarket across the street and walking distance to Century City Westfield Shopping Center/Beverly Hills.

Guestbook comments from the owner

When we read the reviews and saw the wonderful recommendations we thought that there must be a catch. We had to be in LA for 5/6 weeks over the Christmas period and we needed to be positioned centrally, so we took a chance as the location seemed perfect. And it was.

But better still, when we arrived and opened the wooden gate, we were absolutely delighted:

The cottage was stunning and the garden (with various seating areas and white lights woven through the trees) was filled with amazing plants, humming birds, a squirrel as well as an adorable bunny called Bonbon sitting in her hutch.

Then opening the front door and seeing the fabulous large sitting room, the stunning lead windows, the beamed ceilings, the built-in benches, fireplace on the left, and the vast desk space on the right, which led to either the dining room, kitchen and utility area or via a handsome wooden staircase, to a very lovely bedroom and bathroom with plenty of closet and hanging space - we just knew that we would be very happy.

The cottage is also well stocked with absolutely everything you may need. Just across the road there is a Ralphs supermarket (open until late). And a 15 minute walk takes you to the superb Westfield Century City shopping mall with great shops and restaurants. Yet once you return to the secluded cottage - you cannot believe that you are actually living in a city.

Gustavo, Valerie, and their daughter Nicolette were also great neighbours. They were attentive and helpful and yet our privacy was respected.

A big thank you Valerie, Gustavo and Nicolette. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and meeting you all.
Jan 2018
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Century City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Cal king size bed (1) and twin bed (1) both located in the master bedroom (1) queen size convertible sofa sleeps 2 comfortably in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Hollywood history Cottage storybook charm


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English Cottage in UCLA/Westwood & Century City BOOK NOW FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNT
average rating of 4.95 based on 42 reviews

The property was nicely kept and overall clean.

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet neighborhood and easy access getting in and out. Cute cottage with plenty of space. The owners were very helpful and made our stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Charming cottage --- an exceptional value!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Westwood Cottage for a few days two weeks ago. This is a well-located, delightful place to stay in the Westwood/Century Area.

The cottage is much larger than the pictures indicate, with a well-equipped kitchen. Built in the 1930s, it brings to mind old Hollywood (ask the owner, Gus, about its storied past). Very clean and with all the amenities one could ask for, we found the cottage a delightful place to call home after visiting friends and seeing the Getty Museum, which is very nearby.

Since other reviewers mentioned the air conditioning, I'd like to say that the owners have installed a brand-new A/C unit and the temperature was very comfortable. Our stay was during the recent heat wave, so we were most appreciative for the cool air! I do agree with reviewers who mention the street noise coming from Olympic Boulevard. If you are a light sleeper, bring earplugs.

There are a number of stairs leading up from the street, and then a number of internal stairs to get to the bedroom. Parking is available right in front of the house; a parking permit ensures street parking. The owners were friendly and prompt in answering questions. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC suburbs

Unique, comfortable and excellently situated property.

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised: a lovely, unique English cottage in an immensely central location with a delightful garden and very accommodating owners. For anyone interested in Hollywood history the cottage is on property that once belonged to 20th Century Fox (the movie studio) and is the only/very few such structure remaining. It is truly delightful and something of an oasis in the heart of busy LA. The owners, Valerie and Gustavo are great: very friendly and helpful. The cottage has everything one could need and is immensely convenient location to Santa Monica, Venice, Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills and environs. I had a business meeting in Hollywood near the 101 and got there on a Monday morning in a half hour.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Home Sweet Home for 12 days...with memories for a lifetime.

  • 5 of 5

Four professors from Kenya stayed in the cottage while attending a conference at UCLA. I arranged their stay with Valerie but didn't stay with them. But it didn't matter a bit! The women were so cared for and enjoyed meeting the family. I was completely assured everything would work and did it surpassing all my expectations. There's no doubt this is a excellent home away from home. Thank . you, Valerie for your generosity!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as advertised. Clean, well kept and It had everything that we needed for our stay. I would use this property again if I return

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bath, UK

A little haven in a big city

  • 5 of 5

Valerie and Gustavo are great hosts and made sure we had a really good time in the cottage. The house was lovely and cool in the middle of a heatwave and we spent much time relaxing in the shady garden. We would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Los Angeles Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Century City Mall/Westfield Shopping Center
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Rancho Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Century City Mall/Westfield Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

15 minute drive to Los Angeles Airport

7 minute drive to Westwood Village/UCLA

10 minute walk to Century City Mall/ 2 minute drive to Century City

3 minute drive to Beverly Hills

15 minute drive to Santa Monica

1 minute walk to bus stop and access to Metro station


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Property Damage Insurance $99

Exit cleaning fee additional $70
Additional $10 per night for each additional person for parties of 2 or more

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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