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Sallie's BEST Guesthouse: GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD, comfortable, convenient, beautiful

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights

Overview

About the property

Great location, abundant indoor/outdoor warm & inviting spaces, open floor plan

This home exudes a warm, exotic and luxurious feel while maintaining a family friendly usability. It sleeps up to 5 as there is a large walk-in closet that has a twin-size bed as well as a Queen-size bed and a full-size futon couch in the living room. Minimum stay is 2 nights but longer-term stays occur frequently due to below-market rates, the average being about $99. a night.

This beautiful free-standing, separate garden guest house has an open floor plan and is located in the back of the property behind the main house. The cottage has a fireplace and is adorned with decor of Moroccan and Caribbean influence. It receives lots of bright natural light and is surrounded by tropical plants and trees creating a lush ambiance, indoors and out. The jungle-like garden and outdoor fire pit further create a tribal feel. Nestled behind our family home, the entire property is surrounded by a large secure gated wall.

Features and Amenities:

• 900 sqft

• 12 ft. high-beamed ceilings

• Gorgeous romantic Victorian fireplace

• Unique tile & polished Concrete flooring

• 55' TV with all channels

• WiFi with own Apple base to assure great connection

• Plentiful Street Parking

• Large secure gated walls surround the entire property

• Two side-by side indoor dining areas that seat 7 comfortably.

• Current Smoke & Carbon-monoxide detectors

Brand new ultra-large granite-countered kitchen with large-sized appliances include:

• Full size fridge

• Dishwasher

• French Press Coffee-maker

• Microwave

• Full-size oven/stove

• Well stocked with service for 6, wine glasses, coffee mugs, plentiful pots & pans, etc.

And includes:

• Hand soap, dish soap, paper towels and dishwasher detergent are provided.

• Starter pack of coffee, tea & sweeteners are provided, as well as sparkling water, organic popcorn and a California wine await you when you arrive.

• Fire extinguishers below sink.

Newly renovated large Spanish tiled bath has:

• Shower/bathtub

• Plenty of plush towels

• Hairdryer

• Hand soap and 4 rolls of toilet paper provided

• First Aid Kit

Bed locations as follows:

• Large changing room closet has room for clothes, luggage and a small bed too.

• Comfy Teak queen-size bed with double pillow-top mattress

• Teak futon couch that converts to full-size bed

• All bed linens provided

Outdoor Amenities:

• Lush private garden filled with fruit trees, flowers and herbs

• Extra-Large stone Fire pit for cool SoCal nights year-round

• Covered entertaining area with 2 large cushioned wicker couches, wicker cushioned chairs, covered dining for 8 and more seating (uncovered) around the fire pit.

• Propane grill

• Wood-burning smoker grill

• Sundeck with 2 lounge chairs (2 more available in utility shed)

• Large 10 foot zen meditation fountain.

• Queen-sized covered 'Jayne Mansfield' outdoor bed. (yes, is used to belong to her)

• Utility shed with full-size washer and dryer, for your use.

Location is the exclusive and historic ‘SoHo’ neighborhood, which is the Southwestern corner of Hollywood bordering Hancock Park and West Hollywood, the property is quiet and secluded yet minutes away from the hottest clubs and bars, restaurants, studios, movie theaters, & shopping.

Nearby Major Studios:

• Paramount Studios (.98 mi.)

• Raleigh Studios (1.32 mi.)

• Hollywood Center Studios (.28 mi.)

• Universal Studios (4.09 mi.)

• Burbank Studios (5.5 miles)

• Warner Brothers (5.1 miles)

• 20th Century Fox (6.2 miles)

Walking Distance to 5-star/world-acclaimed restaurants:

• Mozza (.61 mi.)

• Trois Mec (.45 mi.)

• Rao's Hollywood (.31 mi.)

• Providence (.5 mi.)

Casual Eateries Nearby:

• Starbucks

• Grub

• Blu Jam Cafe

• Pink's WORLDFAMOUS Hotdogs

• The Velvet Margarita

• Cafe 24/7

• Cafe Gratitude

• The Next Door

• Crazy Rockin' Sushi

• Canter's WORLDFAMOUS Deli

• YUM YUM Donuts (for fresh juice in the AM)

Entertainment & Shopping:

• Hollywood Boulevard (.92 mi./ just a $5. Cab fare), clubs, restaurants, dancing

• Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills (4.86 mi.)

• The Grove (2.2 mi.)

• The Hollywood Bowl (1.95 mi.) live concerts

• LA Zoo (8.08 mi.) wildlife and golf nearby

• Griffith Park Observatory (5.83 mi.)

• Hollywood sign (3.72 mi.)

• Museum Row (3.44 mi.) art and concerts

Supermarkets:

• Sprouts (Willoughby & LaBrea—0.6 mile)

• Pavilion's (Melrose & Vine— 0.7 mile)

• Trader Joe's (3rd & La Brea—1.7 miles)

• Ralph’s (3rd & La Brea—1.7 miles)

• Whole Food’s (Santa Monica & Fairfax—1.9 miles)

• Erewhon (Beverly & The Grove Drive—1.9 miles)

Cinemas:

• Arclight Cinema

• The Grove (1.9 miles)

• Mann's Chinese Theatre (1.4 miles)

• Laemmle's Wilshire (foreign & documentary films—4.4 miles)

Parks:

• Pan Pacific (next to 'The Grove'—1 mile)

• Runyan Canyon—2 miles

• Lake Hollywood (near 'Hollywood sign'—4.4 miles)

• Griffith Park—3.1 miles

Closest Metro (train) station:

• Hollywood & Highland Metro—(1.2 miles)

Now let’s talk about what to expect upon arrival.

Sallie’s Best Guesthouse is perfect for extended stays for those coming to LA for work or pleasure. You'll park your car on the street but with easy and accessible availability whereby you can almost always find a spot right in front. Coming down the driveway you will arrive at the 9 ft. double gate. If no one’s there to greet you personally a key lock box assures easy access with the private code we provided after you booked. You will then step into the secluded jungle-like back yard. Three friendly felines roam the property but do not leave the grounds. We ask that you always keep the entrance gate securely latched behind you. This keeps the kitties safely inside the compound and likewise gives you, our guests, an added level of safety and privacy. As friendly as our kitties are we ask that you do not invite them inside the guesthouse during your stay as we maintain high standards keeping these lodgings allergy-free for future guests.

In the main room, the 12 foot vaulted ceilings have 2 ceiling fans to circulate air year round and a large wall AC unit keeps things cool during late summer and early fall. Three skylights located in the main room, kitchen and bath, filter natural light in. Additional spotlight lighting on dimmers and recessed lighting too makes for much lighting control throughout, from bright to romantic to dramatic. A real fireplace with an ornate solid oak Victorian mantle adds a cozy, romantic and inviting appeal year-round. And in the chilly months a wall furnace gets the entire house toasty warm in just a few minutes.

A large bathroom has a shower/bathtub, plenty of plush towels and other amenities previously noted. In addition a first-aid kit is tucked under the sink with everything from A to Z, be it sunscreen, Band Aids or the toothbrush you forgot to pack. A large changing room closet has room for clothes, luggage, an iron and board, a drying rack, hangers and the single bed too. Overhead shelving is perfect if you are staying for a longer period of time and need more storage. One wall in the main room is covered in shelves housing; art, books, baskets to put your things in, and even children’s toys— a wonderful wooden train set and stuffed animals. Pint-sized chairs are also available on request for tiny tot guests.

The large granite-countered kitchen is big enough to prepare Thanksgiving dinner for a very large group. If there is anything you need to cook with that you can’t find just ask and I will be happy to get it for you. Just past the outdoor fire pit a full size washer and dryer are located in a separate utility shed and are free of charge to use whenever you like. It is stocked with detergent and other cleaning items. If you are here for a while and would like to order periodic maid service just ask and this can be arranged according to your preferences, budget and needs.

Via a powerful private antenna a 55” flat screen TV provides all local major network channels and many international channels too. A Roku enables over a hundred other channels including Netfilx, Pandora, to name just a few. Hundreds of feature films, TV, and children's programs are available free of charge to our guests via our amazing TV entertainment set-up. A strong wireless Internet signal and your own private Apple airport dock will enable great connection to your devices throughout your stay too.

We know that perfection is in the details and always strive to make your stay just a little bit better in any small way we can think of. During your stay your feedback is welcome as hearing your suggestions while you’re here enables us to make this a more desirable experience for you. Please enjoy our suggestions too for fun things to do. The Housebook found in the basket below the TV outlines places to eat and shop, and sights to see as well as a bit of history of our surrounding neighborhoods. Instructions for the TV, Internet passcode and more are all included in this book as well. Take-out menus are also provided here and you may use your own phone to receive food deliveries as well as guests as there is no intercom or buzzer outside.

As noted, there is plenty of permit-free parking on our quiet street, even if you arrive with more than one car. We look forward to the possibility of having you as our guest(s) and the opportunity to make your stay in LA as memorable and pleasurable as possible. Thank you so much for taking the time to review this information, we’ve tried to paint a realistic portrait of what to expect and hope we haven’t left anything out! Please contact us to book your stay in LA ASAP as we do often get booked well in advance and we would very much like to have the opportunity to host you on your trip to Los Angeles. We are more than happy to answer your pre-booking questions too and look forward to hearing from you soon. Please contact me now with your dates and any questions you may need answered prior to booking. It will be an honor to have you as our guest at Sallie's Best Guesthouse.

More Details

Owner
Sallie Higgins
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Sallie Higgins

I love LA! I have lived here most of my life & still find it full of magic & intrigue. There are always new & exciting things to discover here. I've been short-term hosting my guesthouse since Jan 25, 2015. Guests often say that once inside the gates they feel as if they are in a zen-like other dimension:) Then once outside, instantly are back in the heart of the big city, with all the amenities that the fast lane offers. It's a convenient juxtaposition and I like to think it allows guests to experience the best that the City Of Angels has to offer. I'm so glad I began this business as I believe wholeheartedly in the empowerment of short-term rentals. Profoundly, it enhances the ability for modest-budget travelers to explore the world easier, better & more frequently than before this phenomenon began. Traveling is something I like to do too so I want to embellish the thrill travelers will experience by welcoming as many as possible to the City of Angels via my spacious, easy, friendly backyard oasis & plush guesthouse cottage. When I travel I like to go places & blend in as a local, see the city, town or village from the eyes of those who live there. My guesthouse allows that. Its warm, inviting & functional. It's a private little jungle; quiet, peaceful & lush, but outside of the 8 foot walls you will quickly see it is in the very BEST central, heart of the urban epicenter location for getting around & seeing LA. When you stay with me you get a fabulous indoor space, a big garden to relax & entertain in, as well as close proximity to fun places to explore & sight-see. If you're in the entertainment business & coming here for work, we are close to most of the major studios. I want to help you have an amazing stay in LA. Thank you for stopping by & please send a request to book with questions—as I am happy to get you all the info you need to make your trip to LA absolutely fabulous:)

PS: I work as a realtor too—& am happy to help anyone buy their own LA oasis:)

Sallie Higgins purchased this cottage in 0

Why Sallie Higgins chose Hollywood

This guesthouse is a jewel. It has good, warm, and exotic energy pulsing through it. Before doing turn-key renting I previously rented to longer term guests who never wanted to leave! Several couples have even gotten engaged here— it just has a romantic and warm effect. It is perfect for extended stays as this fully remodeled private guesthouse bungalow comes with modern kitchen and bath and all amenities and is near studios, cultural events, shopping, sightseeing, and tourist attractions. While the space is gorgeous, functional and affordable, the location is nothing less than IDEAL especially for those who need a longer term living situation.

You'll park your car on the street but with easy and accessible availability whereby you can almost always find a spot right in front. Coming down the driveway you will arrive at the 9 ft. double gate. If no one’s there to greet you personally a key lock box assures easy access with the private code we provided after you booked. You will then step into the secluded jungle-like back yard. Three friendly felines roam the property but do not leave the grounds, you will likely only see 2 during your stay. We ask that you always keep the entrance gate securely latched behind you & do not allow kitties inside your guesthouse as this keeps it allergy-free for future guests.

In the main room, the 12 foot vaulted ceilings have 2 ceiling fans to circulate air year round and a large wall AC unit keeps things cool during late summer and early fall. Three skylights located in the main room, kitchen and bath, filter natural light in. Additional spotlight lighting on dimmers and recessed lighting too makes for much lighting control throughout, from bright to romantic to dramatic. A real fireplace with an ornate solid oak Victorian mantle adds a cozy, romantic and inviting appeal year-round. And in the chilly months a wall furnace gets the entire house toasty warm in just a few minutes.

What makes this cottage unique

I am here to help you find what you're looking for & help you tailor your stay, if & when you need my help. I would also like to share a glass of wine or a meal if it feels right. My goal is for you to create warm memories that you treasure forever. My desire is to have you visit me AGAIN & enjoy staying here so much that you recommend my hospitality to your friends & family.

Map

Nearest Airport
8.7 Miles
Bob Hope International
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Mud Hen Tavern
Nearest Ferry
28.6 Miles
Catalina Express- Long Beach
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Wilshire Country Club (private)
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
HIghland/Hollywood Metro
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hollywood Freeway 101 & Melrose Ave.
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Grub
Nearest Ski
51 Miles
Mount Baldy
Nearest Beach
12.6 Miles
Santa Monica Beach
Car: not necessary

Aside from amusement parks, sightseeing, beach combing, restaurants and clubs, shopping and celebrity watching—which is ABUNDANT— Dodger Stadium is located 5.9 miles away for baseball and Staples Center for Laker's basketball and other events is 6.9 miles. Kodak Theater, home of Academy Awards Ceremonies is just 1.5 miles from Sallie's Best Guesthouse.

Amenities

Hollywood Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large and roomy with changing area off to the side.
  • full-size
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Large Loft-style space with queen and futon in main area. Twin-size bed is within extra-large walk-in.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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5

AWESOME!!!!!!! Beautiful, serene setting. Close to everything!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sallie has made the PERFECT retreat to relax and unwind. Beautful. Artistically very tasteful. You can tell she puts her heart and soul into property. Went for a fun 3 night stay with sisters. So close to everything. You can walk to a lot of spots, take an uber or even learning the bus sysytem was fun. We took one to Santa Monica Pier!!!! Coming back to take a shower with the special showerhead after long day out walking was icing on the cake!!! Cannot recommend enough. Just do it! You'll thank yourself!! A++++++++++

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An A plus times 10 ?!?!? Thank you, what a great girl you are and family you have. Love to meet people who really enjoy life and togetherness, so glad you and I had a chance to chat before you left. It's never long enough is it? So the only solution is... PLEASE COME BACK, and next time ...with ALL OF YOUR SISTERS :)
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5

Fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

Sallie was the perfect host.

Very clear instructions on how to access property. Lots of great local information. She was always quick to answer any questions I had about the area..even calling ahead for me to check if a local nail salon was open when I wanted a spontaneous mani/pedi!!

The place is filled with wonderful artwork. It’s spotlessly clean and perfectly located.

I will definitely be back to stay again on my next visit to LA

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helene- Thank you for the great review, you were a pleasure to have here. I'm really excited to find out that you're a VRBO/Homeaway host too and am looking forward to the possibility of booking your lovely flat in London someday.
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Cologne
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Sallies Guesthouse with 5 people. It's just off of Melrose Ave. Nice neighborhood, the guesthouse is just like in the pictures. Lovingly decorated, kitchen well equipped. Sallie is the nicest host with suggestions for grocery shopping, eating out etc. Thank you Sallie, we would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it here. Please come back Alex! You and yours were a joy to have and you're welcome back anytime:)
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5

Excellent Location - Everything you Need

  • 5 of 5

Glad I found this place! Very reasonably priced, and there actually was ample street parking on Sallie's street. You've got options for walking to, and if you don't want to walk, it's a short Uber to just about anywhere in Hollywood. The place is very comfortable, and has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mathew. You and your friends were a pleasure to have as guests. Please come back again soon, always happy to have you.
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5

Relaxing oasis in middle of LA

  • 5 of 5

Sallie replied very quickly to every question I had and greeted us at the door. My wife and two boys enjoyed the friendly cat that also said hello once we were inside the beautifully treed courtyard, and the guesthouse itself was a welcome respite from a long day of travel. Everything was well arranged and welcoming. We made dinner and breakfast in the ably-equipped kitchen, and ate outside (and inside) at the tables. The gas fireplace outside was another treat for the wife and I as we left the kids inside to their electronics (Roku on the TV worked well). The beds were great and everything nicely displayed; good ambiance.

As for location, we had to drive to a grocery store (Trader Joes and Ralphs/Krogers only 1 mile away), but we were only 8 blocks from Hollywood Blvd and located on a quiet street. Easy to park on the street. 20 minutes and we were on Mulholland Drive looking over LA. 20 minutes to WB Studios for us as well. All in all, we were very pleased with everything and will return. Don't hesitate, pick it!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OMG—I don't think I could have hired a Hollywood PR person-to-the-stars to write a better review!!! Your beautiful family was a joy to have here and I look forward to having you back as well.
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5

Fantastic hippie Chic house!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved my stay in Sallies guest house, so peaceful and relaxing and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to be centrally located but also very close to main attractions! Sallie is super friendly and the house was beutifully decorated with a lovely outdoor courtyard for relaxing in the sun..

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Fiona- Loved having such a super friendly and upbeat adventuress here. Look forward to having you back . . . Sooon!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $275

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional upfront deposit may likely be required with pets. Pets must be approved in advance. After arrival owner reserves the right to revoke reservation if pet is or appears to be a danger or threat to others (including resident cats) or to property. Additional non-refundable cleaning fee for pets will likely apply and will be disclosed prior to and included in reservation.

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.

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