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California Craftsman Bungalow~1911 Prime Hollywood Residential Location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath house with dining room, kitchen, parking.

Call me for availability! I am a paid subscriber, so I am able to be contacted directly. Since I advertise on several sites, the calendar may not be up to date. The longer you stay, the lower the rate. I've been a landlord for over 24 years, long before these sites were created, for directors and actors who were in town for short/extended stays. This isn't phony Hollywood, this is where we live and work.

Fresh, Sunny, Bright Home with Parking in Driveway. Excellent Hollywood location on a quiet residential tree-lined street. Within one mile walk to Hollywood and Highland, Dolby Theater, Chinese Theater, Pantages Theater, and Metro subway stop. Close to many Hollywood hotspots, restaurants and nightclubs. Park your car and walk down the Cahuenga Corridor, or to the Hollywood Bowl and Ford Theater. Five minute drive to Universal Studios, forty minute drive to Disneyland or the beach. (Traffic permitting). Pet friendly. Off-street parking. No parking permit required. Also available for temporary stays and film locations. Fully furnished.

The specifics:

1) Open and airy front porch

2)Comfortable and bright living room

3)Formal Dining room with dishes.

4)Bedroom 1: King sized bed with full cast-iron clawfoot tub.

5) Bedroom 2: Queen sized bed AND twin bed.

6)Bedroom 3: (Tandem) Bunk bed consisting of full mattress on the bottom, twin on top. . Bathroom 2 : Full Bathroom. Tub/Shower.

7) Cook's kitchen with two Viking ovens, Viking range, Bosch dishwasher. Refrigerator, microwave oven, garbage disposal. Dishes, pots and pans, utensils provided.

8) Central AC/Heat. Cable, Wifi.

The rest:

This is a historic gem on a Jacaranda tree-lined street located in what Los Angeles Magazine once called one of 'The Best Neighborhoods That Nobody Has Ever Heard Of.'

I've been offering this house as a vacation rental for over 10 years, and I've had many happy guests. I advertise this house 20 different websites internationally. If you want to see reviews I can send you a link. It books quickly. Most guests book within 48 hours of first contact with me. As a paid subscriber, I am able to work with my guests directly before they book. $20 fee per guest/night, over six guests. Pet fee- $50/pet.

I'm a very experienced host with guests at this house and other properties since 1995.

Payment options for stays over 2 weeks. Although still booking short term, I'm also looking to rent monthly/multi-monthly. I can offer a rate break for months paid in advance.

Please note: I haven't rejected all those booking inquiries. Those guests chose to pay me directly, instead of booking through VRBO. As an annual paying subscriber, I am permitted to speak to my guests directly, before we book.

BOOKING: Please contact me directly for booking instructions. (818) 679-1439

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Mark

Two-Time Emmy Winning Entertainment Industry Artist. Developed and worked on shows for Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Fox...(Pinky and the Brain, Family Guy, blah blah blah...). I raised 5 children here, most of which are grown. I live close by so I'm usually available to help if you need anything.

Mark purchased this house in 1995

Why Mark chose Hollywood Hills

Location, Location, Location. And a great rate. Seriously, where else can you stay for this rate at an entire house in Hollywood, away from the touristy areas but still walkable?

What makes this house unique

It's clean and peaceful. Neighbors are cool. People walk their dogs up and down the street and say 'hello'.


Hollywood Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk consists of full mattress on bottom, twin on top.
  • Child bed available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please don't hesitate to call with any questions. No refunds unless I can find an alternative. Please remember, this is not a hotel. It is a home. I provide an opportunity for families and groups to gather together in one place for a fraction of the rate of a hotel.


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California Craftsman Bungalow~1911 Prime Hollywood Residential Location
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Great house, great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My extended family and I rented this house for a week in December. The weather was great and the house suited our needs very nicely. We were comfortable and the landlord was easy to contact, should we have ever needed something. My dog was allowed to stay, which was a blessing.

Hollywood is within easy reach. Amoeba, Arclight theater, Hollywood Walk of Fame, etc...all within 5 minutes walking distance. The neighborhood is full of history, neat old, well taken care of, single dwelling homes and nice people. We were fortunate to have found this rental and are sure happy with our stay. If you want to come LA, be near Hollywood, stay in a comfortable home and feel well- cared for...this is your place.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Abigail, Thank you for your review. I'm happy you and your family had a great week. You were great guests and you left the house nice and tidy. I would've never known you had a dog. It's important to include all family members! Please keep me in mind for future travel! Happy Holidays, Mark.
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"It was a great location for everything we needed."

  • 5 of 5

Quaint house with touches of the owner's art throughout the house.

The house has an amazing amount space. We had dinner for 20 people in it for a wedding rehearsal party and my son's birthday. It was walking distance from restaurants and coffee shops. It was just around the corner from the Trader Joe's grocery store. It has parking on site in an area where parking is a premium. Not sure what else I can say. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Faridat for your kind review. It's good to know that everything was to your liking, and the location was close to your son's wedding venue. (Within walking distance). I'd be happy to host you again when you return to town.
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Aurora CO

Perfect place for family of 5...and a dog!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of five (includes 3 teenagers) plus our dog that stayed 5 nights.  We were looking for a place where space and location was more important than over the top amenities.  The house  met all of our needs and was exactly as described.  Even though it was within walking distance to many Hollywood sites the neighborhood was secluded and felt safe.  Mark the owner was a pleasure to deal with.  Even though he lives on-site we never felt his presence.  This is the perfect place to stay if you want a location minutes away from Hollywood, Mann Theater, Universal Studios, etc.  We could not have been more satisfied with our stay.  Thanks Mark!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I want the reader to know that, while I live on the premises, I don't live in that house when you're there. I stay in a separate, legal guest house unit BEHIND the front house. (The property is considered a legal duplex, even though there are two separate addresses on the same site). That makes it good if the guest needs anything or has any questions. Most people appreciate that... (except for the few guests who were planning loud parties.). This guest (Kim), and her family were a delight to host, and I'm happy they could include the whole family on their trip, including their dog. Convenient parking and pet friendly... good luck finding that at a hotel near this location! Although I allow pets, the house is clean and well cared for, and I'm thankful to my guests for respecting that. Happy to accommodate.
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Spectacular Property in Hollywood Hills

  • 5 of 5

This is my very first experience at booking/renting a VRBO property and I cannot imagine a more positive outcome or dealing with a more professional Owner. Mark was absolutely outstanding!

The rental unit itself was located in a funky "happening" area with people walking their dogs and immaculately cared for properties. We thoroughly appreciated the beautiful spacious kitchen that included all the amenities/utensils necessary to prepare meals for our group of 6 (3 couples). Special thanks to Mark for picking up a brand new coffee maker for our use and arranging for a hairdryer for the ladies with long hair. Our stay was quiet, comfortable and everyone had plenty of space to chill and unwind. Our family visited the Hollywood Walk of Fame and took in Universal Studios for a full day. Both were literally a 6 minute drive away. I could go on and on about how much we loved this place!

Mark, on behalf of our entire group thank you so much!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Ronalda! It was a pleasure hosting you and your crew. It seems like everything came together well from the beginning to the end. I’d be happy to your family back any time you’re down from Canada.
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Los Angeles

Great location for a movie shoot!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire crew had an excellent experience renting 2048 Holly Drive in the Hollywood Dell neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills. We needed a house big enough for our shoot and attractive enough for our story. We scored on this location with plenty of room for the wardrobe crew and the make-up and hair stylist too. The two bathrooms and large kitchen (the kitchen is a fairly modern addition to a wonderful craftsman home) were enough to accommodate a mid-sized crew, plus there’s a large backyard to park a couple of the crews’ trucks. We ate lunch – feeding about 30 people – in a spacious backyard as well. The friendly and cooperative owner of the home met us with enthusiasm and a big smile. I give this location 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A.P., thank you for your review. The house is not only a good place to stay, but is quite photogenic. It’s amazing how the house transformed into a studio, with cameras and lights inside and out. It’s been used in other productions in the past, but not since it was painted last year. A.P.’s production was a unique case where I opened up the entire property so they could park their vehicles and equipment. The back driveway became a craft service center with catering and several tables. It was fun to see actors in costume walking around the property. This was a fully permitted and bonded production with top known professionals- no amateurs. It’s also important to point out that the house was able to accommodate all the electrical/power/utility needs for so many people. When shooting wrapped, the house transformed back into a home as if nothing had happened. It was an honor to be chosen for this very special project.
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Montesano, Washington

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Mark's house. The location was so convenient, and having a driveway to park in makes renting this house worth it just by itself! Seriously! Mark was easy to work with, never intrusive but very responsive when we had a question.

The home had plenty of room for our family of 5. We didn't do much cooking so I can't comment on the kitchen supplies. (For planning purposes, there isn't a hair dryer and bath soap/shampoo isn't provided.) The home has all the wonderful character you'd expect from an older home...beautiful wood trim, a wide porch (with a hammock!), worn wood flooring that squeaks, old door knobs....we loved it! The shower in the master bath was a clawfoot tub with a ring shower curtain which could be a concern for persons with limited mobility.

We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lori, thank you for your wonderful review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay in late March-early April. I was happy to host you. The house has a rich history of warmth and energy, not to mention Hollywood history. It was built before Hollywood was even called Hollywood. Back then there was only a vacant lot with a stream in the way-back for watering cattle and horses. You’re absolutely correct about the parking, that’s a huge asset when considering accommodations. I should point out that the hardwood floors are only original in the living room, dining room and front bedroom. The floors in the kitchen and back bathrooms were replaced in 2004. A lot of the doorknobs are vintage. Although the claw-foot tub with a shower is a cool selling point, the bathtub in the back bathroom is newer, and only about 13” high, which is better for seniors or small children. There's a hair dryer and soap available (and iron) just in case you forget- you just need to let me know. I’m happy you and your family had fun.
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Burbank Bob Hope Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Long Beach
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Roosevelt Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Hollywood Subway
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Santa Monica Beach

Less than one mile and centrally located between Hollywood and Highland, Dolby Theater, Pantages Theater, Hollywood Bowl, and Ford Theater.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Fees $140
Tax Rate 14.0%

Please adhere to all rules. No loud noises between 10 pm and 7 am. I'm not responsible for lost pets. I like to give you a walk through to show how to use the appliances and TV. Misuse can lead to expensive damages.

Check out is at 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise agreed upon with owner. VRBO keeps changing the check-out time to 11:00 a.m. VRBO only makes the introduction. They do not own my house, they do not make my policies. It is my house, not theirs. They will not be there to solve any problems that may arise, I will.

Different fees apply for Film Locations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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