Sallie's Best Guesthouse: Great Neighborhood, Comfortable, Convenient, Beautiful(17 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Great location, abundant indoor/outdoor warm & inviting spaces, open floor plan
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
• 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
• French Press Coffee-maker
• Full-size oven/stove
• Well stocked with service for 6, wine glasses, coffee mugs, plentiful pots & pans, etc.
• 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:
• Plenty of plush towels
• 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
• 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:
• 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
• 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)
• Arclight Cinema
• The Grove (1.9 miles)
• Mann's Chinese Theatre (1.4 miles)
• Laemmle's Wilshire (foreign & documentary films—4.4 miles)
• 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.
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Member since: 2015
- 900 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Toys and small furniture upon request. A little library The John Fremont Library is one block away has kid-friendly activities during summer months. Adults can of course enjoy the benefit of the library too. ...moreless
Dogs are considered, but not cats due to residual dander that can create allergic reactions for future guests. Dogs must be non-aggressive toward cats as 3 reside permanently outside, on the property. Dogs must not bark— at all. Pet owners who book with approval of owner must do so with the understanding that if the dog barks a barking collar is required. ...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 7 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
EASY street parking day or night. Street cleaning days are Monday (east side) and Tuesday (west side) 12 to 3PM. But its even easy then . . . however do not forget and leave your car there—tickets!!!...moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Ski & Snowboard:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dos a Cinco de Mayo
May 2 - May 5, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Pet Fee $275
- Cleaning $100
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:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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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.
Year Purchased: 0
About the owner: 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:)
Why the Owner Chose Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.
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Main room has 12-foot vaulted ceilings, fireplace, built-in bookshelf, skylight.
Open floor plan shows breakfast area and 55 inch new flatscreen w cable TV, Roku
Front door—wide enough for wheelchair & leads to covered outdoor seating/dining.
Queen-size pillow-top mattress on solid Teak bed is so comfy you want to stay.
Breakfast area can also be a computer area, buffet or bar for guests. Seats 3-4.
Large kitchen has room to cook with large appliances & lots of granite counters.
High ceilings throughout; in main room, kitchen, bath, hallway & walk-in.
Full-sized Spanish-tiled bath has skylight & window that opens to back garden.
Another view of bathroom.
Great private dressing area is outside the bathroom with hallway in between.
View of the front house where my family resides.
Nine foot entry gate is how you enter your private garden hideaway guesthouse.
Solid oak Victorian mantled wood burning fireplace for cozy California nights.
Solid Teak futon couch converts quickly & easily to a full-sized bed & back.
A spacious and bright dining area is bar height and has skylight overhead.
Two exterior doors both lead to the garden. One on the right is off the kitchen.
Service for six . . .it's time to celebrate!
Fire pit area is outside kitchen door. Two big BBQs too, a smoker & a propane.
Bright light in bathroom is from skylight, window, recessed & wall lighting.
Walk-in closet is so large it has a twin-sized bed and dressing room area.
Covered outdoor dining seats 6 easily & 2 covered wicker couches & chairs nearby
Magic tree—fire pit & utility shed with full-size free washer/dryer just beyond.
Private and quiet, Sallie's guesthouse is just minutes from fast & famous places
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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