This beautiful unit with mountain and city views has a gorgeous meandering stream right outside your front door. The trees that surround the unit give a serene feeling to your visit to Southern California. Ten minutes from Universal Studios and Hollywood Boulevard, you will be secluded in the hills of this affluent residential area. Enjoy the music of the stream and fountain while relaxing in this lush paradise after the day's activities. Grill and dine outdoors as the yard lights up at night. Amenities include A/C, full kitchen, cable, Hi Def flat screen TV, WiFi and an iPod docking station to enjoy your own music. Although centrally located within minutes from downtown L.A., the sounds of nature will make you feel a million miles away. A good night's sleep awaits you as you check into this luxurious bungalow. PLEASE NOTE THE $145/NIGHT IS ALL INCLUSIVE, THERE ARE NO CLEANING FEES, NO TAXES AND NO HIDDEN CHARGES. ALSO, NO DEPOSIT TAKEN, RENT REQUIRED UPON ARRIVAL.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
650 sq. ft. 1-bedroom garden unit centrally located, 10 minutes from downtown LA
Barbra Westmore, Craig Messner
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 14, 2018
What a beautiful calming spot in the day/day hectic LA area. You truly don’t want to leave your private garden! Definitely our “go to”
VRBO! Craig is always so helpful and pleasant.
Awesome and relaxing backyard!
This place is awesome! Craig is super helpful and chill. He has created a relaxing oasis in his backyard! Great, safe location with free parking. This was our 7th visit to LA area and our favorite place! Not one complaint!!!
A Haven for Butterflies, Dragonflies, Humming Birds and Us
We are glad for this opportunity to thank Craig and Barbara for their warm hospitality, and take our hats off to their vision and hard work in creating such a captivating oasis for we weary travellers.
The apartment itself is delightful, comfortable and contains everything one would need, and more. It cherishes much of the quirky originality of the era in which it was built, with its funny little cubbies and features.
The "piece-de-resistance" however, is the beautiful multi-layered colourful garden, with its light catching bubbling brook winding down to the charming fish pond. They have created a sanctuary for local fauna, exotic flora and many creative little surprises awaiting our discovery. The tree canopies and funky vine covered pergola provided us with cooling shade to counter the Californian heat, and the waters added to our sense of refreshment.
We loved watching the light constantly changing as the day progressed, but it was after dark when the magic is turned on, where the light show entertains, sparkles and highlights the whimsical fantasy of the garden.
It was so lovely that we could share the space with our cousins who live close by and especially for our elderly Aunt, who thrived while basking in the garden by the gurgling waters.
Lastly, what a wonderful and welcoming environment for us to ponder and celebrate our 20th anniversary.
An oasis in the urban jungle
From the moment I came across the listing for this rental I could see from the pictures and wonderful reviews that I was onto something special. Craig and Barbra could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We arrived late on Friday night and were amazed at our first view of Craig's manicured backyard with his tranquil flowing waterfalls, lush vegetation and amazing light show. The rental apartment is great. Everything was so clean and comfortable. The bed, the linens, everything was high quality and the decorations and extra touches truly makes it feel like home. The apartment has a vintage feel about it and is very welcoming. It was extremely hot during the days we were in town and the two air conditioning units and ceiling fans made things very comfortable throughout the days and nights. The bathroom is small but is very clean and well maintained. I am 6'4 and still found it to be very functional. We spent a lot of time seeing the sights and on the go but I think our favorite time of day was getting to retire to Craig's backyard at night and feel like you had escaped to a tropical paradise. Look no further, if this place is available, it is THE ONE to stay at!
Such a rare bit of paradise!
Beautiful place! Close to everywhere, but when you’re there, you’d think you were far away from hustle and bustle of the city.
Truly a gem...words cannot describe how stunning the garden is... especially at night...
Universal Studios - 15 minutes, Griffith Park Observatory - 17 minutes, Hollywood - 20 minutes, Santa Monica/Venice Beach - 35 minutes, Downtown LA - 10 minutes, Disneyland - 50 minutes, LAX - 30 minutes, Orange County - 45 minutes, Santa Barbara - 90 minutes
Additional information about rental rates
Nightly and weekly rates are all inclusive. No hidden cleaning fees or taxes!