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Hollywood Hills Tropical Paradise Close to Everything

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION PRIOR TO BOOKING.

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)

• Bedroom

• Living room

• Dining area

• Kitchen

• 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

• 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. 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

You might like to also check out the studio apartment on the same property: vrbo 460889

More Details

Owner
Yvonne
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

About Yvonne

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.

Yvonne purchased this apartment in 1962

Why Yvonne chose Hollywood Hills

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.

What makes this apartment unique

• 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Host greeted us at the gate despite our delayed arrival. Yvonne showed us in and got is settled in the absolutely lovely flat. It was a perfect place to stay. Comfortable and convenient to everything. Back patio and garden were perfect for coffee on quiet mornings. Would love to spend more time here again.
Aug 2017
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Amenities

Hollywood Hills Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 14% hotel tax to be paid in cash upon arrival. Animals: $15 per animal per night. Fees less already paid to be paid in cash upon arrival
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, sink, shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfy, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size, Murphy Beds (1) Not really a murphy bed, but no other place to list this.: Opium niche in bedroom. Sleeps person up to 6'2"
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Easy on street parking. Conditioning not necessary. House is shaded by trees and stays cool. Also provide fans

Reviews

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Hollywood Hills Tropical Paradise Close to Everything
average rating of 4.5348835 based on 46 reviews
5

Tropical garden nook Hollywood Hills

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Yvonne's recently and it was the best VRBO experience we've had. The tropical garden setting makes it hard to believe you're just minutes from Hollywood Blvd and that the rest of the city is easily accessible. So clean and well prepped for our early arrival.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. I LOVED having you. Yvonne
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5

Great Place to Stay in Hollywood!

  • 5 of 5

I was visiting my brother in Hollywood in October. Instead of staying in a hotel, I decided to stay right in his neighborhood and found this great rental! The apartment was clean, quiet and very accommodating. The owner Yvonne was very nice and was available if I needed anything. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. The location is perfect and within driving distance to the mountains and beach and walking distance to downtown. I hope to stay there again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourself. I certainly enjoyed you. Just to be clear to anyone reading this, by "downtown" you mean downtown Hollywood--not downtown Los Angeles. Anyhow, I would love to have you again. Yvonne
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5

Lovely setting; garden reminds me of Hawaii.

  • 5 of 5

This little apartment was a cozy place to stay for a long weekend. Nice quiet neighborhood; convenient street parking; beautiful grounds. Wonderful location. Although it can sleep 5, it really is tiny --my 3 sisters and I were pretty crowded--so it would be best for a couple. Owner Yvonne and neighbor Michael are helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. You were really lovely people. As to the size: I do understand that this might be cozy for some. However, we have had many groups of 4 & 5 people--sometimes staying 3 or 4 weeks-- who were comfortable with it, especially as there is lots of outdoor space to use. Anyhow, apparently you were happy here despite the "crowding" and if you are happy, I am happy.
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5

Always an excellent stay here!!

  • 5 of 5

I love the location of this property in the Hollywood Hills. Parking is convenient and you are close to restaurants and attractions and the freeway. The units are very bohemian and well kept. The owner is very nice and makes you feel right at home 🏡?. I highly recommend this place and give my experience a five 🌟?🌟?🌟?🌟?🌟? rating.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always love having you. Hope to see you again soon.
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5

Fabulous Hollywood Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Cutest place ever! Super clean and welcoming to be in.

Loved the garden to relax in after the day.

Looks just like the photo's.

A slice of paradise in the big city.

I recommend this home to everyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you. Hope when you return we have some time to hang out.
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Fabulous Hollywood Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Cutest place ever! Super clean and refreshing. Loved the beautiful garden to relax in after a day in the city. I'd definitely stay here again. I recommend this home to everyone! Enjoy this little corner of paradise!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed having you. Hope to see you again--hopefully when you have more time to hang out.
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Map

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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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