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Located between Disneyland & Hollywood/Universal Studios

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bed 2 Ba house apprx. 1900 sqft Close to Disneyland and Universal Studios

We invite you to come and stay in our 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in the Historic District of Uptown Whittier. We are centrally located between Disneyland and Hollywood/ Universal Studios with easy freeway access to all the tourist attractions and beaches in LA and Orange County.

This house is perfect for individuals, families, groups, sports teams, corporate training seminars, ladies get away. We are walking distance to Whittier College, 10 minute drive to Biola College, Friendly Hills Golf Course and Rose Hills Memorial Park. Located only minutes away from miles of hiking, running and mountain bike trails in the local Whittier Hills.

Located just steps from a variety of great restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries shopping and a movie theater in Whittier's Uptown Village. Come have a glass of wine at the Bottle Room, enjoy a delicious meal of the best barbecue in town at Steve's BBQ, the Italian flavor Datillo's or the Spanish cuisine of Phight.

Just a short drive to City of Industry business district, City of Industry Golf Course/ The Palms Resort, Pomona Fairgrounds, Rio Hondo College, Rio Hondo Police Academy.

Great for traveling nurses as PIH /Whittier/Kaiser and Rancho Los Amigos Hospital are all close by.

Close to the Staples Center (Home of the LA Lakers, Clippers and Kings), LA Fashion District, LA Convention Center, LA Live, Coliseum, USC , Exposition Park . And if you want to shop or gamble, we are only a 10 minute drive away from the Citadel Factory Outlet Shopping Mall and the Commerce Casino.

Come and enjoy our beachy atmosphere with a fully stocked kitchen if you prefer to cook your own meals. Plus there is a washer/dryer for your use , plenty of off street parking and of course free wifi (wireless internet). In the morning enjoy a cup of coffee on the private patio and in the evening watch a movie in the comfy living room. When you stay at our place we want you to feel at home. We look forward to your stay !

Please State in Your Inquiry/Booking the Following:

*Where are you coming from.

*Who will be traveling with you in your party.

*What is the purpose of your travels.

House and property is available for photo shoots. Please consult the owner for rates.

More Details

Bill Dobrenen
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Bill Dobrenen

Fun Loving native Southern California's couple. Graduates of Long Beach State University, live and work in Whittier.

Bill Dobrenen purchased this house in 2003

Why Bill Dobrenen chose Whittier

Great central location between Hollywood and Disneyland, 30 mins from almost you want to go in LA and Orange County, 10 mins to Citadel Factory Outlet Mall.

What makes this house unique

Walk to restaurants, coffee houses, shopping, weekly local farmer's market, Whittier College, close to hiking trails in the local Whittier Hills. Easy freeway access to Beaches, Tourist Attractions, Downtown LA, Factory Outlet Malls.


Whittier House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • NO PARTIES allowed at the house without prior approval. QUITE TIME is 9am, bring activities inside the house at 9am. KEEP ALL noise levels to a MIN.
  • NO UNAPPROVED GUESTS - allowed on the property at any time without prior approval of owner. NO SMOKING IN HOUSE - patio areas only. NO DRUGS
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Bathroom is a private full bath with a tub /shower combination Second bathroom is a shared full bathroom with a tub/shower combination
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • (1).Master bedroom comes with a queen bed and it's own full private bathroom. Extra air beds and/or futon bed can be added to sleep up 4 (2). Second bedroom has a queen bed, extra air beds can be added to sleep up to 4. (3). Third bedroom has a queen bed, extra air bed can be added to sleep 3. (4). Forth bedroom has a full bed and can sleep 2 (5) Double futon in the family room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have great hiking, running and mountain bike trails which to explore in the local Whittier Hill , just a few minutes away. If you are a history buff and want to do some exploring, the City of Whittier is where President Richard Nixon was raised, attended school, graduated from Whittier College, had his first law office, all this happened within a few blocks of the house !!!


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Located between Disneyland & Hollywood/Universal Studios
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 52 reviews

We have a great stay

  • 5 of 5

It was agreat house and great location it’s was near disny land unabarsel studio . I like the way the way the owner deals with us and how hospitals he was. The

neighborhood was very save and quite.

Thank you Bill for great stay

Abeer Alsabah

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael, CA USA

very clean easy to access and checkout

  • 5 of 5

the house is a four bedroom two bath house with tile floors in a very nice neighborhood. there is a nice farmers market on Friday just two blocks away. the kitchen is very functional and the house was presented very clean and easy to access (digital key pad). the owners were easy to deal with an delivered on all of their promises in a timely manner. i will stay here again with my family...thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Great house, nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a vacation house to host a group of 9 teens from Vietnam and a friend of mine recommended Bill and Carrie's home to me at the very last minute. The informative description of the house on VRBO and the host's (Bill) flexibility and willingness towards my requests bought me into it and I must say it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. We stayed at this lovely and cozy home for one week and the kids loved everything about it. Will definitely recommend it to my families and friends and stay here again whenever I'm in LA.

Thanks a lot for letting us stay at your home, Bill.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Elkins Park, PA

Great for a family

  • 5 of 5

My family had a trip to California June 2018 and really enjoyed our stay! It was quite a drive to LA only due to traffic, but I think everywhere in California is a long drive due to traffic. The house was in a great neighborhood with a movie theater, bars and restuarants 2 blocks away. We would walk around to the stores whenever we needed to get out and didn't want to drive for at least 40 minutes. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Overwhelmingly Better than Hotel

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 people from 3 families stay for a wedding weekend. Bill always answered back immediately when I had questions. The house was extremely clean and stocked with fresh linens, clean dishes and instructions, maps, etc. We will no longer be staying at hotels and will most definitely stay at Bill's house in the future. P.S., Bill thanks for the welcome gift!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Brief Weekend in Whittier

  • 5 of 5

Great property, a lot of interior space and wonderful location.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Long Beach / LAX
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
The Bottle Room
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Catilina Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Industry Hills
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Metro Gold Line
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Whittier Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Huntington Beach /long Beach
Car: recommended

Located in Historic Uptown Whittier and walking distance to Whittier College. Just steps from restaurants, cafes, ,shopping and movie theater in Uptown Whittier. Our quaint college town is clean and safe and comes with an upbeat atmosphere .

You are just a short drive to Downtown LA, LA Fashion District, LA Convention Center, Staples Center ( home of the LA Lakers !) LA Live, USC, Exposition Park, 10 minutes to Rose Hills Memorial Park, Friendly Hills Golf Course, , Industry Hills Golf Course, Citadel Outlet Mall,Biola College, PIH Hospital, Whittier Hospital or drive around the hill to Rowland Heights and enjoy a meal or shopping at one of the many Asian restaurants or markets. There is plenty of free parking.

Centrally located between Disneyland and Universal Studios, you have easy access to the major freeways that will take you to all the sites in Los Angeles within 30 minutes, such as Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Laguna Beach, LA Fashion District and Discount Shopping Outlet Malls. Come discover Whittier, a hidden jewel of a city in Los Angeles.

When you arrive at the house park anywhere in front of the property. Parking is free.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $159

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.