Hollywood Hills Tropical Paradise Close to Everything(28 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)
This exotic apartment is a hideaway amid the action and fun of Hollywood. The lush back garden is a wonderful place to read a book while enjoying a refreshment – the warm Southern California sun streaking through the tall trees. Staying here is worth a trip to Hollywood all by itself, but with the attraction of all that LA has to offer virtually blocks away, the apartment is part of a truly special house. A 1920's cottage with windows everywhere that let in beautiful morning and evening light, staying here is a wonderful experience.
• Self-contained separate apartment in private 1920’s house facing garden (see picture to understand the lay-out)
• Living room
• Dining area
• Bathroom with shower
• Use of patio & 1920’s barbeque
• Use of huge tropical garden
• On site laundry for a small fee
• Comfy queen size bed
• Sleeper sofa
• Opium window niche in bedroom
• Quiet neighborhood
• Centrally located
• Cable TV
• Hardwood floors
• Easy on-street parking
• Friendly atmosphere
• The apartment will sleep 5 people—2 in the bed, 2 on the fold-out couch, and one in the opium niche in the bedroom. However, if the niche sleeper is tall, he/she will have to sleep at an angle.
Footsteps and plumbing can be heard from upstairs, so if you are sound sensitive, you may want to sleep with ear plugs. There are neighborhood cats and a dog on the property which sometimes wander in.
The trees that shade the house keep the house cool in summer except on very rare occasions. Although there is no A.C. as it's normally unnecessary, I do provide fans. Portable heaters are provided for chilly nights.
14% hotel tax due in cash upon arrival. No tax necessary on stays of 30 nights or more.
PETS: Once approved, there is a fee of $15 per night per pet. If you have ticked off the pet section when booking with VRBO, you have already paid for 2 nights of one pet. The balance is to be paid either via PayPal prior to arrival or in cash upon arrival.
Not suitable for the handicapped
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Member since: 2012
- On floor 1
- 500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 1-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Toilet, sink, shower.
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Ice Skating
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
If you miss home-cooking I can cater dinner most evenings. This must be arranged in advance. I will be happy to discuss your food preferences and then surprise you. I am told I am a very good cook....moreless
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $30
- Cleaning fee $69
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
14% hotel tax due in cash upon arrival. No tax necessary on stays of 30 nights or more.
Rates are subject to change before a confirmation is made. Monthly rates are calculated on a 30 day month.
Rent to be paid in full at time of booking for stays of one month or less. Reservation is confirmed at time of payment.
The cleaning fee and the damage deposit are always refunded less any outstanding fees if the guest does not check in.
For a cancellation a minimum of 30 days in advance: 50% or 80% of rental will be refunded for the days, and only for the days, on which a replacement renter can be found—whichever is greater. 50% will be returned within 48 hours of cancellation along with the cleaning and damage deposit, less any outstand fees. The remaining refund, if any, will be paid the day after the replacement guest checks in.
For a cancellation made between 29 and 27 days in advance: 80% of rental will be refunded for the days, and only for the days, on which a replacement renter can be found. The money will be refunded the day after the guest checks in. In the event of a cancellation, every effort will be made to find a replacement renter.
There are no refunds on the rent portion for cancellations made after two days prior to check in. There are no refunds on the rent or cleaning portion for cancellations made after the guest checks in.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Hollywood Sign on the same hill
Metro at the W 5 minutes walk
Hollywood Boulevard walk of fame 10 minutes walk
Hollywood Bowl 10 minutes walk
The beach is 20 to 30 minutes away by car
Universal studios 5 minutes away by car
Several film studiios 5 to 20 minutes away by car
Sunset Strip 10 minutes away by car
Downtown 15 minutes away by car
Olvera Street & China Town minutes away by car (short walk from each other)
Union Station (built in the 30's for movie stars coming in from New York) across the street from Olvera Street above
Tons of houses on this street once or presently inhabited by film industry people.
Numerous other attractions close by on foot or by car. Will be happy to discuss when you book and/or when you arrive.
Year Purchased: 1962
About the owner: I have known this house since I was a child and always had a deep attachment to it. There is something magical about it. I am a world traveler particularly smitten by the equatorial regions. Planting the tropical garden made this a very happy place to return to when I came home from my travels. I lived away for years--first in the San Francisco Bay Area where I studied art and then in London where I studied fashion design but Hollywood and this house always pulled me back. I live on the property, so it is more than a business to me. Decorating the apartment was an act of love. Designing and planting the garden (which continually changes) is an act of obsession.
Why the Owner Chose Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
This house is a hideaway amid the action and fun of Hollywood. Wake up to the music of the birds. The lush back garden is a wonderful place to read a book while enjoying a refreshment – the warm Southern California sun streaking through the tall trees. Staying here is worth a trip to Hollywood all by itself, but with the attraction of all that LA has to offer virtually blocks away, Willetta is a truly special house. A 1920's cottage with windows everywhere that let in beautiful morning and evening light, staying at Willetta is a wonderful experience. The separate apartment (which is the one available) made this rental a friendly place. When you are feeling sociable you can mix. When you want to be alone, you have privacy. I am happy when guests take advantage of the barbeque and the garden which makes indoor/outdoor living possible here.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
• Self-contained separate apartment in private 1920’s house facing garden (see picture to understand the lay-out) • Bedroom • Living room • Dining area • Kitchen • Bathroom with shower • Use of patio & 1920’s barbeque • Use of huge tropical garden • Free on site laundry • Comfy queen size bed • Sleeper sofa • Opium window niche in bedroom • Hardwood floors • Fireplace • Quiet neighborhood • Centrally located • Cable TV • Wifi • Hardwood floors • Easy on-street parking • Friendly atmosphere • The apartment will sleep 5 people—2 in the bed, 2 on the fold-out couch, and one in the opium niche in the bedroom. However, if the niche sleeper is tall, he/she will have to sleep at an angle. Footsteps and plumbing can be heard from upstairs, so if you are sound sensitive, you may want to sleep with ear plugs.
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Back of house.
Pull out sofa in living room sleeps 2
bedroom with opium niche
Location on the Hollywood sign hill above Capitol Records.
Opium niche in bedroom sleeps 1 up to 6'2'
Living room with view of garden. Fold out sofa bed sleeps 2.
Hallway between living room & bedroom
You've made it to the pond at the back. Relax here.
Stairs lead from garden-level apartment to the street.
1920's Barbecue right outside your door.
Your apartment on garden level
Dining area and living room
Front of House
Buddha in the garden
The ideal location. Close to everything.
Kitchen with vintage stove.
Living room with fireplace
You've made it halfway through the garden. Have a seat before proceeding.
The lime doors are yours
Back of house. I live upstairs. Your apartment downstairs.
Patio by night.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017
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