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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Bob Striegel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Bob Striegel

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.

Bob Striegel purchased this house in 2000

Why Bob Striegel chose Hollywood Hills West

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).

What makes this house unique

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.


Hollywood Hills West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Room has HDTV, walk-in closet & door to backyard & Tiki Bar
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Room has an HDTV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Room has an HDTV and built-in desk
  • King size beds (1) California King, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.


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"Canyon Breezes" - Hollywood Hills Retreat - Minutes from Hollywood Sites
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

The PERFECT house for a great trip.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 4 friends stayed at Bob and Heather's house for 9 days and we loved every minute. The location is gorgeous, and close to EVERYTHING. Seriously 5 minutes from Hollywood Blvd. It's tucked up in the canyon so it is very very peaceful. The hot tub was wonderful as well. Bob and Heather were there to greet us when we checked in and showed us around. The plumbing was having some issues and on the 4th of July Bob drove down from their other house (an hour away) to fix it for us even though it was a holiday! There was a bottle of wine in the fridge for us and baskets of toiletries in case we'd forgotten anything. The beds were very comfy as well. Even though it is an older house it is AMAZING. I would 100% stay here again if I'm ever in LA. Thanks Bob and Heather. We had a really good time at your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming house

  • 4 of 5

Canyon Breezes was a great place - very charming and well located. The only problem for me was the stairs between rooms - I'm somewhat limited in my balance and had trouble negotiating the stairs between the bedroom and living room. However this, of course, is my individual problem. Otherwise a fun place to spend some time.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Canyon Breezes the week between Christmas and New Years. This is a very lovely home with a wonderful back yard. It was super close to Hollywood Blvd and any highways that connect you to Downtown LA and the beach. It was also close to a nice hiking area with a great view! We would definately rent from Bob and Heather again! Great hosts who were very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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awesome stay in Hollywood Hills

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this great little house in the Hollywood Hills for just 2 nights but we wished we had stayed a bit longer as its perfect for exploring Hollywood, Universal Studios and all the attractions in the area. The house was quaint and spotlessly clean and the owners Bob and Heather were fantastic to deal with. I would definitely recommend this rental home!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house! Will stay here again in the future !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Truly outstanding!!

  • 5 of 5

Could not believe how lucky we were to find this house. Bob & Heather were wonderful hosts and helped us with pre-arrival plans which was fantastic. We had everything we could possibly need and the house was so welcoming and comfortable. As claimed we were a few minutes from all the action but the house was beautifully secluded - we even sat out back and watched while a deer slept & ate on the banking opposite, fully aware we were there! All 5 of our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend this house to anyone, in fact would love to go back . First class!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Pikey
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Catalina Express
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Griffith Park (4 courses)
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Hollywood & Highland (Metro)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hollywood Fwy. (101)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pace' (romantic Italian in Laurel Canyon)
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Santa Monica, Venice
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.