|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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This Moorish home (circa 1926) is located in the lush Hollywood Hills, yet it is just a few minutes walk from major sightseeing areas. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the city/canyon from almost every room of this tastefully renovated and spacious home.
We are excited to offer this unique newly listed property. The large house while being securely nestled in the Hollywood Hills is just a stone's throw from all that the city has to offer. We are merely a few minutes walk from The Hollywood Bowl, Mann's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, The Walk of Fame, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Madame Tussaud's and some of the finest eateries in Los Angeles.The home itself was built in 1926 and has been in our family since 1963. We have recently lovingly restored the property, preserving the charming Moorish architectural delights such as the castle-like roof top flourish, the original exposed beams of the high-ceilinged living room, heavy oak front door, mosaic tiled/hardwood floors, ornate cornices, an open fireplace, and a mature mediterranean style garden.
The master bedroom attracts plenty of natural light and has a newly refurbished hardwood floor and built-in closet space. The guest bedroom has a full bed, desk and chair, built in closet and its own shower en suite. There is also room for a blow-up bed should it be needed for a fourth guest. As well as the en-suite bathroom, there is a second private bathroom with a tub and shower. The recent acquisition of a tankless water system means that there is a constant supply of hot water.
The kitchen boasts a fully functioning antique Chambers stove which was used by ex-tenant Patrick Swayze. He and his wife rented the lower units of our house back in the 1970's prior to his starring role in 'Dirty Dancing.' He isn't the only claim to fame in our neighborhood. The area attracts a steady populous of stars, artists, writers, producers, and directors. You may bump into one or two of them during a hike to the local Runyon Canyon, a stroll along Rodeo Drive, or during dinner at one of the local restaurants.
A great Sunday morning adventure can be had at the Hollywood Farmer's Market where you can purchase locally grown organic produce and sample wholesome cuisine from the many vendors.
Despite all of these attractions, we wouldn't blame you if you chose to stay home with our high speed internet and flat screen T.V. or snuggled up with a book by the fireplace while lounging on our very own custom made vintage couch.
The house is completely detached on all sides and the front yard is tucked away behind a tall fence. It is an ideal place to sip morning tea while listening to the birds, and equally suited for a relaxing BBQ on one of the many warm evenings that we are privy to in this beautiful locale. The view from the dining room is so impressive that our guests have been known to stay seated long after eating to just gaze at the abundance of twinkling city lights.
Guests will have full access to:
High speed Internet via WiFi
Flat Screen TV with cable channels inc. HBO/Showtime
MOTO Bluetooth Music Streaming Device
Off street parking for one car
One street parking permit for guests if necessary
Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, antique stove, dish-washer, microwave, dishes, utensils.
Private front yard with chairs, side tables and a gas BBQ.
Outdoor night lighting
Two mountain bicycles with helmets and bike lock
Interaction with Guests
As the owners we live on-site, occupying the lower two units of our property. We are available to orientate guests to the accommodation, and answer any questions that may arise, but are equally happy to allow our visitors absolute privacy. We can be contacted by cell phone or email and after having lived in the area for more than a decade we are rather knowledgeable about places of interest for tourists as well as more remote places to venture for those who like to explore the outdoors.
There are so many things to cherish about our neighborhood. An evening's stroll during the Spring and Summer months will allow you to bask in the scent of night blooming jasmine and citrus blossom, to spot the odd coyote or deer and to appreciate the eclectic array of architecture. A Frank Lloyd Wright home is a short walk away, as is the High Tower neighborhood, a place that feels like an exciting peek into old Hollywood. The Carl Kay-designed duplex immediately adjacent to the tower was featured as Philip Marlowe's apartment in the 1973 classic 'The Long Goodbye.' This patch of land provides a nice vantage point from which to admire the southeast view of Hollywood. The historic neighborhood of Whitley Heights is visible on the other side of Highland Ave.
A favorite local haunt of ours is Yamashiro, a Japanese restaurant and hilltop gardens within walking distance of our home. Since the 1920s, Yamashiro has served as “Japan” in many films and TV productions, including 'Memoirs of a Geisha' and 'Sayonara' starring Marlon Brando. Beneath Yamashiro lies The Magic Castle, the private clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts, and advancement of the ancient art of magic.
The airport, Universal Studios, and attractions in downtown Los Angeles can all easily be reached by metro. The subway station at Hollywood and Highland is easily accessible from our home, as is the 101 and the 10 freeway, serving downtown Los Angeles and the beach respectively.
Other Things to Note
We accept a maximum of four guests on the property and kindly request that our guests do not host parties at the property.
I am a teacher and a writer, originally from the UK but now living in Los Angeles, CA. Travel and food are two of my utmost passions, and I have sampled both to plentiful measures. I like to stay somewhere I can cook, close to walking trails and water and the beauty of nature. As much as I love to travel, I also love to host. The thrill of meeting people from near and far and knowing I can provide a home from home for them is very gratifying.
Tanya Frank purchased this house in 2004
This property has been in my family since 1964. It has a special place in my heart, and offers the best of everything. Enjoy the great views, a sense of being in the countryside with all the charms of nature, while affording the benefits of the city, which is just a few minutes walk away.
A private garden with BBQ and dining table and lounge chairs.
A view to die for from almost every room.
The cool breeze that comes from living in the hills.
A kitchen with a vintage stove that Patrick Swayze used to cook with back in the 1980's when he lived here.
This is the perfect place for your LA vacation. The location is central to everything, the views are fantastic , and there are terrific outdoor spaces. The house is spotless, very funky, and Tanya has thought of everything you might need. The beds are comfortable, and there is lots of space for a group of four. We will absolutely stay here again on our next visit to LA!
We had a wonderful stay at Tanya's. Everything was so thoughtfully done - homemade marmalade, lemons, tangerines and fresh flowers from the yard. The place is tastefully decorated in moorish style. Tanya was prompt and helpful with restaurant suggestions, directions for off site parking (right up the street), and any other concerns we had. The views of the city are awesome and the proximity to restaurants and tourist attractions are only a walk away. We would definitely recommend this property!
What a charming property with an outstanding view of downtown Los Angeles. We loved the ambience of the property and the comfort and ease of getting around Hollywood. Tanya is an endearing and excellent host and she added wonderful touches that made us feel welcome and were greatly appreciated. We would definitely stay here again. The house was as depicted, but definitely more inviting in person. The house was very clean and there were plenty of extra towels and bedding. Tanya left us with crumpets and a selection of jam, butter and fruit. She even provided Nespresso pods, a bottle of wine, and a phenomenal selection of teas. We loved the patio and the relaxing spot on the roof. As Tanya had indicated the house was very close to the Hollywood Bowl and it was a very easy walk to and from there. We had other friends staying nearby and they were equally impressed with the property. My husband and I both lived in LA previously and we loved the honest vintage touches of the home and the greenery around the property. We had a lovely time just enjoying sitting around the home and sipping coffee on the patio in the morning. We have rented quite a few properties across the U.S. and this is one of our favorites and we really appreciated Tanya's friendly manor and prompt responses.
This location is a real "find" for vacation rental properties in the Los Angeles area. This home is within easy driving distance for most Los Angeles attractions. It is situated at the top of a hill so it is quiet and safe. Yet it is close to a freeway for access to other areas.
This home is clean and comfortable and stocked with all the expected amenities. The host has gone beyond the expected and provided lots of extras that make her guests feel truly welcome.
This home is spacious enough to enjoy one's individual privacy and there are common areas for visiting. The garden patio outside is a real plus.
We can strongly recommend this property for it's convenience and comfort.
Oh the pictures I took in this house! I felt like I went back in time to an artists home in the hollywood hills. I basically forced my fiancé to have a photo shoot with me in every room. This house has so much character and has been beautifully maintained. I can imagine anyone staying there will find a sense of peace inspiration. We truly appreciated the attention to detail, from the fresh flowers and hand made soap to the rockin' record collection and the acoustic guitar. Waking up to that view was also quite a treat. Some mornings we would sit out on the front patio with a fresh coffee and breathe in the gorgeous plant life that surrounded us. Super convenient location as well.
You would never the landlord, Tanya, lives below. It's a detached house from start to finish. So if you were looking for privacy, this truly felt like our own home.
We did meet with Tanya in person and she is lovely. She shared some history on the house, including the fun fact that Patrick Swayze lived there early in his career! (and that beautiful vintage chambers stove was HIS!!) Tanya was amazing upon checkin, offered us advice, and helped us along the way - her care for the house is only outdone by the care for her guests.
I highly recommend staying here. I hope to be back again soon!
Thank you Tanya!
C & C
We stayed in the house for a week. We were two couples. The house was exactly as in the photos, was clean with towels and sheets in top condition. The kitchen disposes of all utensils needed to make small meals and breakfast.
We also did a barbecue in the backyard.
Bed, shower and air conditioning also ok.
Very nice neighborhood.
Tanya, was very kind and helpful in hosting us and answer questions about the house and the area.
I Would staying there for sure.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 14 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.