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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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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Owner
Valerie Lapena
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

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 Los Angeles

We bought this property because of its charm and its 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 Mall/Beverly Hills.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful 2 months stay at Westwood Cottage in 2008. The delightful garden was a favourite place to have breakfast or lunch. We felt immediately at home and appreciated the owners friendly yet respectful help and always great advice on restaurants and local amenities. The Westfield Century City Mall is a fabulous resource only 5 minutes stroll away with a plethora of great restaurants, multiplex cinema and shopping - a great convenience we took every advantage of! Not to mention Ralph's right across the street. The wood features everywhere lend a gorgeous warmth and the house is tastefully decorated; the bed is super comfy. Staying for such a length of time we also took advantage of the additional weekly maid service which meant the place always felt fresh, clean and tidy. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay here however long or short!
May 2008
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Amenities

Century City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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 ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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English Cottage in UCLA/Westwood & Century City BOOK NOW FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNT
average rating of 4.9375 based on 33 reviews
Northern California
5

Delightful cottage with old-world charm

  • 5 of 5

I fell in love with Westwood Cottage when I first saw the photos on VRBO, and the reality of the place is even more perfect. As soon as you walk up the steps and through the wooden gate, you enter an exquisite garden that feels like something out of a Pottery Barn catalog--and I mean that in the best possible way. Comfortable seating arrangements and a dining table invite you to take full advantage of cool and breezy LA nights. White lights are woven through the trees, and they automatically turn on when the sun goes down, creating the most magical atmosphere.

Once you step inside the cottage, you're transported to the English countryside. Wooden walls, beamed ceilings, built-in benches, add a fireplace add to the ambience. The first floor features a living room with a large table that serve as a work area, a dining room, kitchen with dishwasher, and small laundry area. Upstairs is a good-sized bedroom and a full bath. Closet spaces abounds, with two closets in the bedroom and additional space in the dining room. The cottage is well appointed, with sheets, towels, dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, and pans.

My husband and I spent six weeks here, and it felt like home from the very beginning. Gustavo, Valerie, and their daughter Nicolette could not have been more charming. They have managed to find the perfect balance when interacting with their guests: attentive and responsive, but never hovering. If you're the sort of traveler who wants the owner of the property to be available to you, you'll find that here. But if you cherish your privacy, you could stay here for weeks and never see them. Clearly, it's a win-win.

The location of Westwood Cottage is ideal, and there's so much within walking distance. The Westfield Century City mall is just a half-mile away, Rodeo Drive is less than two miles, and numerous restaurants are within just a few blocks.

From warm ambience to a lovely neighborhood...from fabulous owners to proximity to some of the best that LA has to offer...Westwood Cottage has it all. I look forward to returning as often as I can.

Thanks, Gustavo and Valerie! Hugs to you, Nicolette!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Really wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time here. I stayed here for 3 months while working next door at Fox Studios. I felt like this was a second home. Gus and Valerie are lovely. Very helpful and attentive. The house has everything you would need. The Garden is very relaxing and you don't feel like you are in LA. You are very close to everything. I was here by myself but you could easily host a family. The master bedroom has a King size bed and a twin bed and downstairs in the living room is a pullout sofa bed.

I highly recommend this cottage. This is a lovely enchanted place to stay. I will definitely come back. Thank you Valerie and Gus.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Out of a fairytale

  • 5 of 5

This was a really sweet cottage with the cutest garden! Everything was in working order. I wish we had stayed on a less rainy day so we could've enjoyed the outdoor space more, but it was a great choice. The owners were friendly and helpful, we definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location. Close to UCLA. Fun history to learn about the cottage! Great hosts>

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Gus and Valerie were so welcoming and helpful. We were moving our daughter into UCLA and this place was ideal. Ralph's is right across the street for grocery shopping. The mall is walking distance from the cottage. We will definitely be booking again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Perfect Setting and Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Westwood Cottage can be summed up in one word: perfect! It was exactly as described and exceptionally clean, and the owners were easy to contact and exceptionally helpful. The location is ideal, especially with a Ralph's right across the street. We were also able to find our way to restaurants, shops and UCLA with ease. My daughter and I not only enjoyed the feeling of being at home but also having a vacation-like experience with the lovely garden settings and true vintage (but not outdated) features of the cottage. We will definitely return to Westwood Cottage on a future trip to LA.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado
5

Wonderful property with gorgeous yard, conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Westwood cottage. The cottage is lovely, with large rooms and a lot of character. It was a good size for three people; two of us shared the bedroom (with a twin and a queen bed) and the third slept on the sofa bed in the living room. There's a nice memory foam pad in the closet to put on the sofa bed as well. We had breakfast outside each morning in the very nicely landscaped yard, where you could choose to sit at a nice table or lounge on comfortable couches under shady trees. The house and yard have a secluded feel, event though right off a busy street.

The house is conveniently located to the beach, the Getty museum, LACMA, and many other L.A. attractions. Parking was available right on the street outside the house. There's a large grocery store directly across the street and a mall only a few blocks away.

We had a great experience at the Westwood Cottage and would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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 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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping exit fee $80

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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