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Guesthouse with Sun Deck: One of a kind, totally private, secure, patio w grill

Bedrooms Studio
Space 420 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio Apartment on top of the Hollywood Hills: All the comfort you deserve

Treehouse? Yes, Treehouse. To be clear: It's not a house in a tree but a tree in a house. The brand new studio was built on solid ground but surrounding a living tree. Illuminated at night the tree creates magic in the room: romantic, intimate, meditative, beautiful. There is all the comfort you need: Queen size bed for 2 w memory foam mattress. Kitchen w fridge, micro, coffee maker, free coffee/tea, toaster, cookware, etc. A LED smart TV with cable, Netflix, YouTube, etc. Extensive movie library for your BlueRay. Free high speed internet. You'll enjoy the California sun on a deck worthy of a resort: Fountain, out door furniture, BBQ grill. Enjoy your fried Calamari with our welcome treat: A bottle of California wine. Of course, we'll help you find all the points of your interest in Hollywood, LA, California. We're looking forward to welcoming you in English, German, French, Finnish or with Google translator....

We care about the security and wellbeing of children: Due to the stairs and patios we do not rent to children under 12 years old.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, finnish, Bayrisch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About Elmar

We are: Elmar (has a lot to do with movies and TV - that's why there is such an amount of movie DVDs for your viewing pleasure) and Carmen (who is a language teacher and actually likes people). We enjoy traveling (that's where we experienced short term rentals and learned what it is that travelers like you expect and need), music, the arts, hanging out with nice people wether we have known them for years or we just met them as our short term guests.

Elmar purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Elmar chose Los Angeles County

Because it makes your stay in LA very special. And that's not a sales pitch, it is actually the case. Where else do you enter a 'pencil gate' (see photos) on top of the Hollywood Hills, walk through a huge patio and enter a guesthouse with a living tree inside. We have another rental property in our main house and we only got absolut top reviews (all 5 stars). We expect nothing less with our 'Tree House'.The property is fenced in. Secured by key boxes with codes. There is street parking in a cul-de-sac located in a strictly residential area on top of the hill.

What makes this bungalow unique

All our guests so far agreed: "The ideal place to recharge your batteries for business and travels". Accompanied by the soothing murmur of an antique fountain you enjoy the California sun on garden sofa, seats or lounge on your patio. Barbecue and have a romantic candle light dinner under the stars. And relax on a memory foam Queen bed under the ultimate mood light: A glowing living tree. Watch great current or classic movies on BluRay from our video library. And the most amazing: All this tranquility and comfort in the center of bustling, hectic Hollywood with short distances to studios, offices, sights, restaurants, clubs, parks for nature walks, jogging, biking or horseback riding,


Hollywood Hills Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - compact but all one needs - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is compact but entails everything you need: Shower, toilet, sink, mirror wall cabinet. Hair dryer, plenty of towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • The Queen size bed is the center of the studio. It sleeps 2 adults. There is no extra bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • tennis
This is a one of a kind living experience on top of the hills in the heart of Hollywood. For travelers with a sense of the unusual. To be in the center of one of the most energetic metropolitan areas of the planet and at the same time away from it all.


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Guesthouse with Sun Deck: One of a kind, totally private, secure, patio w grill
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Absolutely 5 stars from me

  • 5 of 5

Nicknamed the Tree house , this is a gorgeous studio apartment for a couple . The minute you arrive and enter this safe and secure property, there is something of interest at every turn.

The breathtaking views hit your senses first , then its down stairs to the most gorgeous sun filled shabby chic out door area, which is your own to enjoy . Inside supplies everything you need for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay . Close to everything that Hollywood has to offer.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most gracious hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I don't think you will find more gracious and pleasant hosts! They went above and beyond to help from lending me toothpaste to going out of their way to ensure I could comfortably work, beautiful setting for those wanting a relaxing setting, whether for work or pleasure. Truly lovely, Carmen and Elmer are wonderful.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and comfy with class

  • 5 of 5

The tree house was a great and quiet getaway just minutes from the hustle and bustle of LA. I had access to everything I needed and felt right at home. Elmar was a gracious host!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

We have used home away many times and have never had an experience like this. We booked this flat for a much needed getaway and upon arrival we noticed the place was just plain filthy. There were occupied spider webs around the entire perimeter of the ceiling and throughout the place (keep in mind black widow spiders are a serious danger if not kept out of dwellings), food crumbs on the floor, an open bag of potato chips on the kitchen counter and a used bar of bar soap in the bathroom. Hair on the toilet and bathroom floor...gross!!!!! The toilet was plugged, had to be plunged for 15 minutes and even after it did flush, the smell of sewer gas permeated from the shower drain. We would expect better from a 2 star hotel let alone a place in the Hollywood hills. We simply felt we couldn't stay there, Thus we ended up in hotels and used funds set aside for sightseeing on top of what we gave them. Buyer beware!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have way over 50 reviews on all the platforms of our short term rentals. ALL of them - WITHOUT EXCEPTION - gave us a 5 star review, including 5 stars for cleanliness. We engage two cleaning crews who are proud of their work. A 1-star review among all the 5 stars is insulting and clearly is revealing more about the reviewer than about the object of his review. So please ignore. Thank you.
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Great place in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my week at the Treehouse. I found it to be exactly as described and perfect for a solo traveler exploring the city. Only a half mile from the Metro station and combined with Uber, I never felt the need for a car. If I head towards LA again, I'd be thrilled to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun-dappled aerie over Hollywood

  • 5 of 5

I spent two weeks in Elmar and Carmen's "treehouse," and it was a lovely stay that almost changed my mind about LA all by itself! I was performing at the Pantages and loved the fact it was an easy 10-15 minute walk from work. And boom, suddenly you're in this quiet neighborhood which seems miles from more chaotic H'wood. I spent so much time on the deck relaxing, dining, sunning a bit. The memory foam bed was super-comfy and I slept like a baby. Yes, the cottage is small, the kitchen sink is tiny, the bathroom is petit as well, but none of that ever really bothered me. I was able to cook very decent meals in the kitchen area, and again, eating out on the deck was the best part! There never was a problem with parking right by the house, and Elmar and Carmen were lovely hosts, all around. Easy to contact, friendly and warm, and genuinely interested in their guests. (NB, if you do want to walk, the hill gets VERY steep, so that may be an issue for some, but I actually enjoyed the workout on my commute!) I never had really cared for LA before this trip, but I finally got to see more of its charm, and the treehouse was a major part of that.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Very close to: World famous Hollywood Bowl, Universal Studio Tour, Hollywood Walk of Fame; Chinese Theatre, Paramount Studio, Warner Studio, Disney Studio. Close to the largest Ikea Store in the US, Dodger Stadium, Chinatown. Not too far: Glamorous Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, Homes of Stars. Reachable: Santa Monica, Beach, Malibu.


Rates & Availability

Hollywood Hills Bungalow Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.
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