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Walk to Universal Studios & Metro! Family-Friendly 3BR, 2BA W/ Pool & Hot Tub

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3BR, 2BA Oasis w/ Heatable Pool, Hot Tub, Kitchen, Garage, Driveway



Check-in is at 5PM.
Check-out is at 11AM.
Please contact us if you'd like an earlier/later time. We are relatively flexible.



- The CLOSEST vacation home to Universal Studios--only a 15-minute walk!
- A private 3-bed, 2-bath oasis w/ heatable pool, hot tub, kitchen, garage, driveway
- 15-minute walk to Metro station
- 10-minute drive to Warner Bros. and Disney Studios, Studio City's Ventura Boulevard shopping district
- One Metro stop to Heart of Hollywood at Hollywood/Highland (Dolby & Mann's Chinese Theaters, Walk of Fame, Jimmy Kimmel)
- Heatable pool and hot tub underneath jungle foliage
- Charcoal grill on pool deck, with lighter fluid provided
- 2-car, remote-controlled garage and 1-car driveway
- 3 flatscreen televisions, all with DirecTV (no DVR)
- DVD players in living room and master bedroom
- High-speed wireless Internet
- Bose Soundtouch wireless speaker system
- Romantic loft master bedroom with gas fireplace and memory foam-topped king bed
- Luxurious master bathroom with full bathtub, dark grey marble flooring and shower, walk-in closet
- Queen memory foam bed and pillows in second bedroom
- Memory foam couch and chaise sleeps 1-2
- Cushioned seat and ottoman sleeps 1
- Pack 'n play/playard, car seat, and two high chairs
- Lounge area with gas fireplace, workspace, board games
- Fully equipped kitchen for complete food preparation
- White vintage 6-burner stove, oven, and broiler with vent
- Dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, teapot
- Refrigerator and freezer with ice maker and water filter
- Extra linens, pillows, and beach towels
- Ample shelving and closet space in all bedrooms
- Thermostat for both heating and A/C
- Washer and dryer with detergent provided
- Library of travel, cooking, science fiction, and children's books
- Stone's throw from Weddington Park with running track and baseball diamonds
- 5-minute drive to supermarkets, pharmacy, Starbucks, restaurants, Toluca Lake's Riverside Drive shopping district, junction of 101, 134, and 170 Freeways
- 15-minute drive to Burbank Bob Hope International Airport
- Cleaning supplies, paper towels, and trash bags
- Iron, ironing board, hangers, and cleared closets
- Hair dryer, hand soap, air freshener, and toilet paper
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Fire extinguisher and first aid kit
- Street parking available nights and weekends
- Weekly gardener and pool service
- Property managers exclusively assigned to this house
- Secluded neighborhood, yet close to everything



My property managers Jason and Amie will greet you upon check-in to grant you access, give you keys and a garage door opener, and provide you with an in-depth tour of the house.



My property managers Jason and Amie live 5 miles away in Hollywood. They can be reached via text or phone, and can come to the property with 30 minutes notice to attend to any urgent matters.

My company has offices in nearby Sherman Oaks, and my assistants are also available to attend to urgent matters. I live in Europe, and can be reached via phone or email.



In the early 60s, the Los Angeles River, which provides the north border of the neighborhood, flooded. For weeks, residents could only access their homes by boat, bringing about the neighborhood's name: The Island.

Though a risk of the river flooding no longer exists, The Island maintains a secluded, private feel for its residents. While a convenient 15-minute walk to Universal Studios and the Universal City Metro Station, and a short drive to the junction of the 101, 134, and 170 freeways, The Island is made secluded by the river bordering it to the north and the ample-sized South Weddington Park to the south and west.

Many of our neighbors are in the entertainment industry, and enjoy The Island for both its tranquil atmosphere and convenience to all LA has to offer.



The Universal City/Studio City Red Line Metro station is a 15-minute walk from the house.

The Metro station is one stop from the Heart of Hollywood at Hollywood/Highland, home to the Dolby Theater, Mann's Chinese Theater, Walk of Fame, El Capitan Theater, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and much more.

The Metro station also provides a gateway to Downtown L.A. (Staples Center), Santa Monica (Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach), Wilshire Boulevard, LAX, and much more.

The house is less than 5 minutes driving from the junction of the 101, 134, and 170 freeways.

The house is a 5-minute drive from the nearest supermarket and shopping center, as well as the Toluca Lake shopping district on Riverside Drive.

The house is a 10-minute drive from Warner Brothers and Disney Studios, as well as Studio City's shopping district on Ventura Boulevard.

The house is a 15-minute drive from Burbank Bob Hope International Airport.




Quiet hours at the property are as follows: Sunday-Thursday, 10PM - 7AM; Friday-Saturday, 11PM - 7AM.

Once these hours begin, please bring all outside activities indoors (including all activity in, by, or around the pool) and refrain from excessively loud music or noises that may permeate beyond the walls of the house.

We live in the suburbs, and share walls with the homes of several families, and a woman in a guest house with very thin walls. WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR VIOLATION OF OUR QUIET HOURS. Any noise complaint we receive is grounds for immediate eviction and a refund on the remaining nights on your reservation.


As many as two cars fit in the garage, and as many as one fit on the driveway. Please do not break anything in the garage or block the sidewalk in parking; the latter is subject to a ticket from the city.

Per city rules, parking on our street is not allowed Monday-Friday 8AM - 6PM. Additional parking is available at South Weddington Park, just south of the property.


Please turn off the pool heater and jets after usage. Leaving the heater on causes the pool's chlorine to dissipate much more rapidly, resulting in water that's murky, filmy, and unfit for swimming. Leaving on the jets can cause the pool and spa to drain completely overnight!

Any party that leaves the pool in a condition unsafe for swimming will be assessed a $100 post-stay fee.


Though smoking is allowed on the pool deck and front patio, it is NOT allowed at any time inside the house.

Any party leaving behind odors from smoking will be subject to post-stay fees not already included in the rental rate and cleaning fee.


Though pets are permitted to stay at the house, we ask that you pick up after them. A dog bed in the lounge area is available for use.

Any party leaving behind odors or stains from pets or any other pet-related damage will be subject to post-stay fees not already included in the rental rate and cleaning fee.


Please find alternative methods of disposing your excess trash and recyclables if it exceeds the capacity of our black trash and blue recycling bins.

Please do not dispose of trash or recycling in the green yard waste bin.

Any party leaving behind trash and/or recyclables that exceeds the capacity of our bins will be subject to post-stay fees not already included in the rental rate and cleaning fee.


As long as our neighbors don't hear you, nothing is broken or damaged, and nothing illegal occurs on the property, you'll generally be okay. Have fun, relax, and make yourself at home. :)
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome:

    The house includes a playard/pack 'n play, car seat, two high chairs, board games, Legos, Tinkertoys, children's books, and pool noodles....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Though pets are permitted to stay at the house, we ask that you pick up after them. A dog bed in the lounge area is available for use. Any party leaving behind odors or stains from pets or any other pet-related damage will be subject to post-stay fees not already included in the rental rate and cleaning fee....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Though smoking is allowed on the pool deck and front patio, it is NOT allowed at any time inside the house. Any party leaving behind odors from smoking will be subject to post-stay fees not already included in the rental rate and cleaning fee....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    The house has many small and large flights of stairs at all entranceways and between areas on the first level. Though we try to be as accommodating as possible, we can't recommend this property to parties looking for wheelchair accessibility....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • The carpeted upstairs MASTER BEDROOM includes two balconies: one overlooking the living room, the other overlooking the backyard pool. The room includes a king bed with memory foam top, cushioned seat and ottoman (sleeps 1), two wardrobes, 40" flatscreen with DirecTV, DVD player, and the house's other gas fireplace. European-inspired artwork and rustic wooden walls keep intact all of the charm and romance you'd expect from this loft nest. ||| The softly-lit SECOND BEDROOM downstairs includes two queen beds--one with a memory foam mattress and pillows--along with a nightstand, shelving unit, closet, and large mirror. The closet stores a playard/pack 'n play, car seat, two high chairs, and Legos and Tinkertoys, without sacrificing the room's ample space for four. ||| The THIRD BEDROOM includes a queen bed, shelving unit, nightstand, and garment rack. The living room includes a memory foam couch and chaise (sleeps 1-2)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • The MASTER BATHROOM continues the romance of the master bedroom with its lavish dark gray marble floor and shower. The full-sized bathtub, two sinks, walk-in closet, and vanity mirror complete the sumptuous bathing experience. ||| The tiled DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM includes a glass-paned shower, hair dryer, and plenty of pool towels for your entire party....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We try to be as accommodating as possible to all types of groups, so please message us if you have any additional questions or concerns....moreless


  • Books:

    Science fiction, history, cooking, entertainment, and children's books located in the living room....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Connected to both the living room and master bedroom televisions....moreless

  • Games:

    Various board games located in the lounge area's treasure chest....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    500+ channels of DirecTV (satellite) includes HBO, Showtime, Movie Channel, and all premium channels. No DVR unfortunately....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose SoundTouch wireless speaker system. Operable by remote, a smartphone app, or a provided auxiliary cable....moreless

  • Television:

    42" flatscreen in living room, 40" flatscreen in loft master bedroom, 36" flat screen in fitness room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Legos and Tinkertoys available in the second bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Part of the full library in the living room....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The French windows in the DINING ROOM bring ample sunlight to a large wooden round table, with six chairs and two stools able to seat your entire party....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Thermostat providing both A/C and heating operation year-round....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the garage....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    A gas fireplace in both the lounge area and loft master bedroom....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Workout room connected to loft master bedroom, w/ treadmill, stationary bike, bench, free weights, yoga mat, and DirecTV....moreless

  • Garage:

    Up to 2 cars in the garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump....moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed Wireless Internet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds are fully equipped with sheets, comforters, duvet covers, pillows, and pillow cases. There are additional blankets, sheets, and linens in the upstairs master bedroom....moreless

  • Living Room:

    French windows, soft yet ample lighting, memory foam couch/chaise, full entertainment center w/ 42" flatscreen TV, DirecTV (no DVR), DVD player, Bose SoundTouch wireless speaker system, full library...moreless

  • Parking:

    Up to 2 cars in the garage and 1 in the driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Two telephones providing local service....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, hand, and facial towels provided in both rooms. The downstairs bathroom is fully stocked with beach towels for use at the pool....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the garage. Includes detergent....moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Pots & pans hang above an island counter. Also includes microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, porcelain sink, and garbage disposal. Fully stocked w/ plates, glasses, silverware, cookware and bakeware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    A vintage 6-burner gas stove, oven, and broiler with vent. Teapot included....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Help yourself to anything in the pantry. Paper towels are included....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator and freezer with ice maker and water filter....moreless

  • Stove:

    A vintage 6-burner gas stove, oven, and broiler with vent. Teapot included....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven available....moreless


  • Balcony:

    The carpeted loft master bedroom includes two balconies: one overlooking the living room, the other overlooking the backyard pool....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front patio seats two. Pool deck's lounge chairs and tables seat six....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Desert motif with rock and cacti in front and back yards....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A charcoal grill is included on the pool deck....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Seats high, its fountain flowing directly into the pool. Hot tub service provided weekly, free of charge....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Heatable, surrounded by desert motif and tall jungle foliage. Spacious enough to fit a houseful of people, yet at a family-friendly depth of 4 feet. Pool service provided weekly, free of charge....moreless



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Apr 24 - May 19, 2017
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$2,388 $8,869
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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning and maid fee $135
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Burbank Bob Hope International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Universal Bar & Grill
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Weddington Golf & Tennis
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Universal City Metro Station
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
101 Freeway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ca del Sole
78 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Baldy
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: I live in Bulgaria where I have a movie studio where I produce films for Sony, Universal, Fox, Lifetime Channel and many other channels and companies around the world. If you look up my name in under Phillip J. Roth you can see the list of over the 100 movies I have produced, directed and written to date. My passion is skiing and I still compete on an international level in Eastern Europe where I am the only American racing and representing the United States in Eastern zero percent. Some of these ski races have taken me to Serbia, Turkey, Bosnia, Greece, Romania and I was even invited to compete in Iran but was prevented to attend because the Iranians wouldn't give me a visa, but my team did go and had a very interesting time skiing some very challenging mountains. My other passion Is wake-boarding in which I do mainly on a local lake called Iskra near Sofia, a local cable park or in the Greek isles. I am married to Ekaterina Roth, a former model and is a 3x winner of Mrs. Bulgaria, representing Bulgaria in various international contests in Orlando, Palm Springs and The Domican Republic. We have 2 girls 8 and 3 and I have a son and daughter 16 and 25. All were raised and went to high school here in Bulgaria. We rarely get back to the states so I hope you enjoy the house. We have a lot of great memories.

Why the Owner Chose Studio City, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
This is the closest vacation home to the entrance of Universal Studios. It's in the center of all LA has to offer, being walking distance from the Metro Station, 5 minutes from the junction of the 101, 134, and 170, and 10 minutes from Warner Brothers and Disney Studios. In addition, It's an open, airy home that still maintains a cozy, family-friendly feel in a safe, secluded neighborhood. The pool, hot tub, lounge area, gas fireplaces, loft bedroom and hundreds of reading and entertainment options combine to make this the perfect den for groups of all sorts and sizes.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Did we mention we're the closest vacation home to Universal Studios? All the same, you won't find three-bedroom house with a pool and hot tub (not to mention all the other amenities) this affordable anywhere else in LA.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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