|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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As the newest addition to our vacation homes, This beautiful home has a contemporary Moroccan flair, and an amazing view of the entire city of Los Angeles. 30' of glass opens to a 50' deck. Fully modernized with 50' TV and double sided fireplace which serves both the living room and bedroom. The master bedroom's soft partitian surrounds the fireplace, allowing for a premier master suite. This is the perfect place for writers and artists to work and relax in a creative environment, while still being able to take advantage of all Los Angeles has to offer. Moments up the hill from Hollywood's hottest attraction, this retreat will be your favorite place in all of LA.
The modern villas has been home to many wonderful artist such as Stevie wonder, John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Jesse James, Kat Von D, Eddie Van Halen, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Tom Ford, Annie Liebovitz, Carrie Elwes, Mark Canton(creator of the movie 300) Ryan Cavanaugh, Stanley Tucci, just to name a few of the wonderful artist.
Additional Services Available!: Additional housing, entertaining, and meeting accommodations for friends, family, and employees are available in adjacent properties. Please contact owner to reserve!
Please note: If you are interested in booking last minute (under 2 weeks in advance), please do not send us a BookitNow reservation request. E-mail us directly and we can proceed with a direct booking.
For last minute reservations we will require direct booking through us, with the security deposit on a credit card and the balance of the reservation in cash on arrival. We have unfortunately experienced too many incidents of credit card fraud in these situations. If you have a last minute request, please contact us by email. We encourage you to call and speak directly to the owner, James Wilder, for these types of bookings, to feel comfortable with going outside of the HomeAway/VRBO system. You can search for James Wilder on IMDb and also look up www.TheModernVillas.com. He is well known and has been renting his homes successfully for over 10 years.
Owner is in the entertainment industry in addition to being a passionate and experimental builder. He is famous for his architectural innovations, attention to detail, and the fit and finish of his properties. He wants the house to be enjoyed, and loves sharing his deep knowledge of the local restaurant, nightlife, cultural and music scenes with guests. He sees his design work as creation of experiential art designed to facilitate a stress free and sensually fulfilling lifestyle filled with aesthetic stimulation and the simple pleasures of spending time with friends and family.
This house is situated in the playground of the rich and famous. The Hollywood Hills area is home to the most beautiful people in the world, and this property is ideally situated to take advantage of the shopping on Rodeo, a night out on Sunset, and world class restaurants and cultural institutions. You may have heard nightmares about the traffic in LA, that will not be an issue as everything worth doing is right in this area. As you ascend the drive to this Morrocan Contemporary you will feel your everyday worries falling away, when the door opens you will know you are home in the house you always dreamed of...if only for the night.
My wife, son and I spent a week here and loved every minute of the stay! The views were astounding and even my cousin, who lives in West Hollywood, was amazed with the views.
James and Lisa were very communicative every step and delivered every promise. The photos on VRBO were a very good representation of the property with the following differences:
1) the view cannot be captured accurately in photos - it's much better in person!
2) the location is great. While it's not truly a walk to everything due to the hilltop location, you are literally a 10 minute drive to the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Sunset strip and West Hollywood. It's a 30/50 minute drive (traffic dependent) to Venice, LAX, downtown LA and Malibu.
3) The shower is very cool
4) no bugs! We come from the Midwest where mosquitos are horrible. Here, we slept with the 30 foot window open and had no problems.
5) James and Lisa are extremely professional. We met James briefly upon arrival and he was very cordial and fun to talk with.
6) The bed was comfortable.
7) James was very responsive to questions and requests throughout our stay.
8) on the ever so slightly negative side -
8.a) some of the outdoor linens were slightly sun worn (discolored) but they functioned perfectly. Oh yes, the daybed on the patio was really relaxing both day and night.
8.b) the hot tub needed to be run a day or so to get clean but, again, was of very minor concern.
8.c) the air conditioning was a window type and in the bedroom. Coming from hot and humid Chicago, we thought this would be a problem but it, the three fans and the cool nights were perfect and we actually used blankets to stay warm.
Would I stay here again? Yes, in an instant! The owner is wonderful and it's one of the most unique places I have stayed in all of our journeys. My wife actually stayed home for a day simply to enjoy the view and solitude while I took my son to visit a college.
Did a weekend girls trip here and it was stunning!! Beautifully designed and very cozy - perfect size for the three of us. None of us had ever seen a view quite like this. Lisa was always available by email if we had any questions. Thanks for a great trip!
Ultimately, before I break it down. I had a great month in LA and after it's all said and done, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Though, it took some time to get comfortable. The house was not clean, it was not to the standards of a person who is spending this amount of money to stay in a luxury villa at the top of Hollywood Hills. The cleaning checklist was out and was not met to say the least.
One of the selling points to me was the hot tub on the balcony. This was absolutely disgusting and insanitary, so we wrote the company to come clean it. They poured bleach in it, that's about it. That does not clean a hot tub that's gunky and full of funk! So we did not use it.
The power kicked off quite a few times, the owner thought it was because of our very minimal studio equipment, but it was because of the hot tub. I believe that, and the laundry, and the lighting were all in the same circuit.
We got along well with the owner, who stays just across the street from us, until he got irritated for our having company over one night. He seemed to believe we were having parties and a ton of people over, but I believe it was the people renting below us. They had parties, dinners, daytime gatherings, and took up ALL the parking on our street including our designated spot. We never complained, but the moment we had more than one car over, it became a problem. So we laid low for the most part.
Any who, the view, and the inspiration was well worth the stay here, it's not the most heavenly picture perfect rental, but it's realistic.
I have been in many Hollywood Hills homes in this area...this is my favorite. It has a great feel, wonderful views in an isolated location. I feel so relaxed in this nice 1 story layout, looking forward to my next visit.
I've had a lifelong infatuation with LA. The photos of this place look almost too good to be true. But the location is simply amazing, and the views breathtaking. I had trouble going to bed at night because you just want to stay on the patio & look at this view forever. We had a couple issues, but James is very responsive. It would probably have taken a fire or earthquake to make this stay negative... the property is simply stunning. I could definitely live there! (It's above my budget, but so glad I splurged). THANK YOU James, I meant to post this 6 months ago. This was my most memorable LA experience after 25 years of visits... We hope to come back some day.
Walked in and fell in love with this place!!! Relaxing and comfortable in every respect. The view is incredible and the location is phenomenal. Had the best nap of my life on the patio one lazy afternoon!! The sunsets and lights of downtown LA are spectacular - high up overlooking downtown yet you are so close to it all. The decor and furnishings are beautiful, comfortable and so different but lovely! James and Lisa were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Can NOT wait to get back to stay in our new home away from home on the west coast!! One regret? We didn't have time to use the incredible hot tub....next time!!
The Hills Moroccan Casbah Contemporary sits above all of Hollywood amongst a celebrity filled neighborhood. Our homes are built by, and lived in by artists and celebrities, and we pride ourself on providing a creative environment for those who wish to be inspired.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Shorter stays are available upon request. Security deposits and rates are dependent on the number of occupants and proposed use. Event rates are available upon request.
Higher holiday rates apply. Please contact owner directly for these rates.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.