Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Private, secure and lovely home minutes from Universal and Hollywood

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

2 br, 2 ba with private fence and yard near Universal and NoHo Arts

Relax and enjoy the large front yard and mature citrus trees from behind the privacy of a fence with remote controlled gated entry. Open the french doors off the living room and sip your morning coffee on the patio amidst the vibrant purple bougainvillea. The grapefruits are easily the most fragrant and juicy I've ever had. If oranges are in season, pick some right off the tree and make some fresh squeezed juice

LA always has great weather but tends to cool down at nights in the 60s so enjoy that outdoor Cali lifestyle! Grab some logs from the woodpile and enjoy a nice fire in the chiminea while having a glass of wine or whiskey

The living room features a large sectional couch that easily seats 5 and there's a super comfy chaise lounge big enough for two. There is currently a 75" Sony HD SmartTV! Cable is through the Sling app along with Roku, Netflix and AppleTV hooked up- just link/sign in to your accounts to stream. There is also a Sony DVD/BluRay player and surround sound system for recreating that theatre-like experience. Many DVDs to choose from. A stylish radio on the bookcase streams Chromecast audio for any music platform you prefer (Spotify, Pandora, etc) directly from your smartphone or tablet. High speed wifi and a wireless printer available for you to print out boarding passes or amusement park tickets.

There is a gas bbq directly off the kitchen for grilling out and enjoying meals on the patio. Patio table comfortably seats 6

Long secured driveway can park up to 5 cars. Free SAFE parking steps from the door means no parking tickets that can put a damper on a vacation :)

Master bedroom is very spacious and over 16 feet wide. Stretch out and enjoy. Queen bed, nightstand, dresser and full closet system with places for shoes, valuables, etc. Plenty of room for your stuff for an extended stay

Second bedroom has a full sized bed and walk in closet. Both beds have memory foam toppers on them for a comfortable nights sleep

As an added bonus to my guests, if you're a culture lover, I can get you and a guest into the following for FREE:

Aquarium of the Pacific - Long Beach

Discovery Cube

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) - LA

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) - San Diego

Natural History Museum - plus 2 kids

La Brea Tar Pits - plus 2 kids

25% off admission San Diego Zoo or Safari Park

Please let me know after you make your reservation so I can arrange it for you.

Guest access

Entire house is yours except for a side (3rd) room I have locked with my personal belongings and behind the blue curtain off the laundry room. I've just stashed some household items here and do not interfere at all with laundry use.

Interaction with guests

I will be staying in a detached guest house in the rear of the property. The house and guest house are completely separate structures so I can be as far or as close as you prefer.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your stay more enjoyable. Happy to answer questions about navigating LA or activities during your stay

The neighborhood

NoHo is an up and coming neighborhood that is just minutes from Universal Theme Park, Burbank Airport and Burbank's studios (Disney, Warner Brothers and Nickelodean) and its Arts District features many dance studios (such as the world famous Millennium), the Art Institute, the Motion Picture Academy, restaurants with different cuisines, theatres, cafes, juice bars, coffeeshops and bars.

Getting around

I am 5 minutes from Burbank Airport ($7 Uber ride); 2 blocks from National Rental Car; freeway access to the (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) and 405 are all no problem.

The Metro NoHo is a 1 mile walk or you can drive and park in the lot. Just 1 stop later on the Red line and you're at Universal, 2 stops and you're in Hollywood

Other things to note

The backyard is currently being developed. I am looking to create a pleasurable backyard for you with fire pit and drought tolerant designer landscaping but currently its a project. Of course no work will be done to interrupt guest's privacy and you are of course welcome to the backyard

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Rich

grew up in Cleveland, Ohio but am an actor and voice over artist and have called LA home for nearly 2 decades

Rich purchased this house in 2014


North Hollywood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

88% Complete
12% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Private, secure and lovely home minutes from Universal and Hollywood
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
Seattle, WA

Lovely home and host!!

  • 5 of 5

You do not want to miss out on this wonderful home! Conveniently located, you're just a stone's throw away from Universal and Burbank and <30 mins out from DTLA.

Rich was an amazing host, like everyone mentions in their review. The house is well stocked, very clean, and he communicates and responds quickly. We were travelling with a 18 mo baby and we loved the fact that the property was private, gated, and the neighborhood was quiet.

We will definitely stay again when we are visiting California!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! It is very much appreciated and of course you are welcome back anytime. I will have a little gift for you when you do :)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful property with all possible amenities

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property at excellent location with all possible amenities including parking. It was a pleasure to meet Richard who is very friendly and amazing host. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property would certainly recommend stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Dayton, Ohio

Wonderful Stay in North Hollywood

  • 5 of 5

First of all Rich is extremely nice and easy to work with and will do whatever he can to make your stay in his property as nice as possible. The home is lovely and has everything you will need to be comfortable. The bedrooms are a nice size with ample closet space. Bathrooms are nice and have all the amenities you will need during your stay. The kitchen has everything you need to cook any meals you would like to cook and there is a nice grill on the patio with all of the utensils needed to grill. Living room has a great sectional couch with a HUGE 75 inch screen TV with surround sound. We really enjoyed the outdoor space. The yard is very large and well-kept. There is a nice patio set that can easily seat 6. We had coffee outside in the mornings. The neighborhood is very quiet and easily accessible to all the sights of LA and surrounding areas. There is a Ralph's and Target right in the area and easily accessible. We had a wonderful experience at this property. We travelled with 2 adults and two teenagers 16 and 19 and everyone was comfortable. Don't hesitate to stay a this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My initial reviews dont have a chance to write comments - just rate-- so I was glad responses to reviews are allowed. Ed, Kathy , Annie and Spencer were an absolute joy to have stay with me. It felt like old friends had come in town to visit. Any host would be lucky to have these fine folks stay with them. Hope they come back to visit. :)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Tacoma, WA

Great Location, Great Home & Property And Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home over the 4th of July holiday weekend and it was excellent. It was a great location, we were able to get to all the sites we wanted to in a reasonable time. The house was nice, the pictures are accurate. The outdoor space was really nice. And Rich, was a HUGE blessing to us while we were there. He really went above and beyond to help us out whenever we needed it. We would highly recommend this property and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a blast having Tina and her entire group out here. Lovely ladies, great communication, overall a fun and considerate bunch. Even left me a little box of macarons from Bottega Louie my favorite! :)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Peebles, Ohio

Home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Felt like being in my home. Very friendly neighborhood, that you feel safe in. Everything was clean, tidy, & as advertised. Rich was awesome, and was right there if we had any issues, or questions. Convenient location to almost everything. Hollywood, Universal, Coastal Highway, beaches, shopping etc. I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was a true pleasure having Denver and his family stay with me. Always welcome back. Great guests!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Absolutely beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot thank Rich enough for allowing us to stay in his beautiful home! Everything you could need is in the house from kitchen supplies to toiletries, linens, and an amazing tv with all the apps. Also, the decor is beautiful. The house is immaculate and the outdoor space was perfect for our small family gathering, we were very pleased! The private gate and pad lock made us feel safe as well. Rich is very prompt with communication and easy to speak with, I would highly recommend this house! The location was just perfect for our visit. There are tons of great restaurants, sites and grocery stores right there. We hope to stay again when visiting my brother! Thank you so much, Rich!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties