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"Canyon Breezes" - Hollywood Hills Retreat - Minutes from Hollywood Sites

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

NOTE: Our base rate is for groups up to 4 guests. For groups larger than 4, (on approval) please add $25/guest per night. See our rates section for more details, as well as weekly and monthly rates.

You’re in the very heart of Hollywood, but you won’t even believe you’re in L.A.! Welcome to lower Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills. This neighborhood is quite unlike most of LA (and even Hollywood)--you’ll find yourself surrounded by the peaceful greenery of canyon hillsides with a seasonal stream running behind the house… and you can even occasionally glimpse a family of deer on the hillside. Yet you’re an unbelievably short drive (or even walk—yes, walking in L.A.!) from the excitement of Hollywood! (See our map that points out all the nearby sites.)

When you're not out enjoying the sights, "Canyon Breezes" is your perfect home away from home. The living room has a fireplace and a large flat-screen HD TV with cable DVR, an XBox 360, and unlimited downloadable Netflix. There are 3 bedrooms (each with their own HD TV), a full bath, a fully equipped kitchen and a separate dining room. This property is particularly unique in LA for the large amount of yard space to enjoy. Have a BBQ, or enjoy a drink at the tiki bar out back! The hot tub is in a very lovely and private spot in the yard overlooking the canyon.

“Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream…” You’ll be resting your head where members of the Beatles once did. Derek Taylor, publicist for The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Birds, and many others once lived here with his young family. The former babysitter for Derek Taylor once visited and confirmed to the current owners that she used to babysit on weekends, when Paul McCartney was often a guest and wrote songs on the grand piano that was in the living room at the time. An artist's illustration of this house can be seen in Derek Taylor and George Harrison's rare book 'Fifty Years Adrift' (we tried to include a scan we have of the page the drawing is on, but apparently it doesn't meet VRBO's image requirements).

Nichols Canyon is conveniently located a very few minutes’ drive, bike ride, or walk from Hollywood’s major attractions. Grauman's Chinese Theater, the El Capitan Theater, the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, the Kodak Theater (site of the Academy Awards), and the Hollywood & Highland Center is to one side down Hollywood Boulevard. The famous part of Sunset Boulevard is to the other--with the Key Club, the Whiskey-A-Go-Go, the House of Blues, the Viper Room, and the historic hotel Chateau Marmont, among others.

A few blocks to the south of our Nichols Canyon location brings you to the hip neighborhoods of Melrose Avenue and West Hollywood for cutting-edge shopping, top-end food finds, and and world-famous nightlife. New restaurants from renowned chefs like Gordon Ramsay at The London, and Mario Batalli at nearby Osteria Mozza, let alone other sweethearts of food celebrity like Michael Bayless, Susan Fenniger and others, make this a foodie’s haven!

Come stay in Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills -- and imagine the life of one of the many stars that have enjoyed this neighborhood over the years!

This is a gated Hollywood Hills home in a very nice neighborhood. We'll be there to greet you at check-in and show you around and how everything works. After that, you'll have the home and property to yourselves for your stay (unless you need us -- locked keys in house, or something like that).

For further questions, please contact me at (323) 898-3602.

We accept credit card payment through PayPal, which also saves you the VRBO service fee (4-9%) and the 14% L.A. Occupancy tax.

Grauman’s Chinese Theater 15 minutes;
Hollywood & Highland Center & the Kodak Theater: 15 minutes
(the Kodak Theater is the site of the Academy Awards);
Sunset Strip 15 minutes;
L.A. Metro Station 15 minutes;
Hollywood Blvd. shops 15 minutes;
Hollywood nightclubs 15 minutes;
Hollywood area restaurants 15 minutes;

Sunset Strip: 5 minutes;
Grauman’s Chinese Theater / Hollywood & Highland: 5 minutes;
Hollywood Restaurants & Nightlife: 5 minutes;
Hollywood Bowl: 10 minutes;
Cinerama Dome / Arclight Theaters: 10 minutes;
Pantages Theater: 10 minutes;
LA Griffith Park / Zoo: 15 minutes;
Universal Studios: 10 minutes;
Paramount Studios: 10 minutes;
L.A. County Art Museum (LACMA): 10 minutes;
The Grove & Farmer’s Market: 10 minutes;
Amazing shopping at:
Beverly Center, Third St. Rodeo Drive: 10 minutes;

METRO STATION is a 20 minute walk;
(or a 5 minute walk to a bus that will get you there in 5 minutes), ...and from there you can go to:
Staples Center: 10 minutes by Metro;
Universal Studios: 10 minutes by Metro;
Gibson Amphitheater: (at Universal Studios);
L.A. Convention Center: 15 minutes by Metro;
Disney Concert Hall & Ahmanson Theater: 10 minutes by Metro;
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA): 10 minutes by Metro;
Union Station (train) & Olvera Street / Chinatown: 20 minutes.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Room has HDTV, walk-in closet & door to backyard & Tiki Bar...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Room has an HDTV...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Room has an HDTV and built-in desk...moreless

  • King size beds (1) California King, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There's a Tiki Bar in the back yard for your enjoyment! Also, for music enthusiasts, there is an upright piano in the living room Many restaurants, nightclubs within walking distance (15 minutes) and driving distance (5-10 minutes). Many music venues for jazz, rock, alternative, pop (Knitting Factory, Nokia, Staples Center, Kodak Theater, The Gig, Avalon, Catalina Jazz Club, etc.) are a 5 to 20 minute drive away. Dodger Stadium is 20 minutes by car, Disneyland 30-60 minutes by car -- all depending on traffic....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Classic board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV with hundreds of channels, including HBO. All TVs have a DVR that can record, rewind, etc., and you can watch recordings in any room...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There is a large flat screen TV in the living room that gets both cable DVR and Netflix, and each bedroom has its own flat screen TV with cable DVR...moreless

  • Video Games:

    X-Box with both family and adult games, as well as X-Box Live...moreless


  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of safe, off-street parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Stocked with coffee, decaf, filters and creamer...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked with dishes, glasses, silverware, pots & pans, as well as plastic-ware for outdoor dining...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    lots of basics like spices, oils, vinegars, and condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster:



  • Deck / Patio:

    Front patio with gas grill and spacious yards...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 9 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,800 $6,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,800 $6,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200


The 14% tax is Los Angeles' city occupancy tax.

Reservation is not guaranteed until payment received and rental agreement has been signed.

One week minimum stay may be required during holidays and special events.

We accept credit card payments through PayPal. Please email us using the button on this page and let us know the dates you are interested in and how many will be staying, and we will get back to you with a detailed quote and the PayPal instructions.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Pikey
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Catalina Express
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Griffith Park (4 courses)
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Hollywood & Highland (Metro)
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hollywood Fwy. (101)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pace' (romantic Italian in Laurel Canyon)
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica, Venice

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Despite the purchase date, I've lived at this property for 20 years. (I rented here before I owned.) I also grew up in the area and am the perfect resource to ask for help in planning your trip.

Why the Owner Chose Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
You can't get much more interesting than the history of Nichols Canyon. A few hundred yards down the street is Joan Crawford’s old mansion on Courtney Avenue. Bogart’s manager used to live next door. Just a few of the celebrities and artists who have lived, worked and played in Nichols Canyon over the years include: Dan Ackroyd, Kevin Costner, Ellen DeGeneris, Eva Gardner, George Harrison, Rob Lowe, Steve McQueen, Julia Roberts, Ryan Seacrest, Frank Sinatra, Ringo Starr, Bruce Willis, Adam Sandler, among many others. Artist David Hockney lived on upper Nichols Canyon and one of his famous paintings is of the Canyon with Nichols Canyon Road winding through it, from its starting point at Hollywood Boulevard (shown in one of our rental photos).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Nichols Canyon is one street over from historic Laurel Canyon, where Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell, “Mama” Cass Elliott, Frank Zappa, Buffalo Springfield, and Timothy Leary, among others once lived and thrived in the 60's. A trend of artist-residents continues to this day as Trent Reznor, Meg Ryan, Justin Timberlake and others have called the canyon their home.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Spring is here!

    Spring is here!

  • Living room has fireplace and flat-screen TV with X-Box 360 & unlimited Netflix

    Living room has fireplace and flat-screen TV with X-Box 360 & unlimited Netflix

  • another view of the kitchen

    another view of the kitchen

  • Master bed with king bed and ceiling fan (HD TV with DVR cable not shown)

    Master bed with king bed and ceiling fan (HD TV with DVR cable not shown)

  • View of queen bedroom showing windows and HD TV.

    View of queen bedroom showing windows and HD TV.

  • Built-in desk and view of the yard and hammock in full bedroom

    Built-in desk and view of the yard and hammock in full bedroom

  • Tiki bar in the back yard, outside the master bedroom

    Tiki bar in the back yard, outside the master bedroom

  • Relax in the hot tub

    Relax in the hot tub

  • Front yard and drive

    Front yard and drive

  • Detail of Hockney's painting, Nichols Canyon

    Detail of Hockney's painting, Nichols Canyon

  • Shady spring day in the front yard

    Shady spring day in the front yard

  • Front patio and path to front door

    Front patio and path to front door

  • Front patio

    Front patio

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • One bedroom with queen bed

    One bedroom with queen bed

  • One bedroom with full bed and desk (HD TV with DVR cable not shown)

    One bedroom with full bed and desk (HD TV with DVR cable not shown)

  • Full bathroom (with tub and shower)

    Full bathroom (with tub and shower)

  • Front yard with private hot tub

    Front yard with private hot tub

  • Enjoy views of the canyon from the hot tub

    Enjoy views of the canyon from the hot tub

  • Relax in the backyard and take in views of the canyon

    Relax in the backyard and take in views of the canyon

  • A family of deer seen on the hillside across from the back yard

    A family of deer seen on the hillside across from the back yard

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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