Sallie's Best Guesthouse: Great Neighborhood, Comfortable, Convenient, Beautiful
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Perfect for extended stays for those coming to LA for work or pleasure. With lots of bright natural light this beautiful garden guest house has 12 ft. high-beamed ceilings, a gorgeous romantic Victorian fireplace, unique tile & polished concrete flooring, brand new ultra-large granite-countered kitchen, large-sized appliances including dishwasher, outdoor & indoor dining, comfy Teak queen-size bed with double pillow-top mattress, Teak futon couch that converts to full-size bed, newly renovated large Spanish tiled bath, built-in bookshelves, walk-in closet w customized organized design & twin-size bed, dining & breakfast areas, rugs, linens, 55' TV with all channels, WiFi with own Apple base to assure great connection. It overlooks a lush private garden filled with fruit trees, flowers and herbs. It is quiet and secluded yet minutes away from the hottest clubs and bars, restaurants, studios, movie theaters, & shopping. Plentiful street parking is always easy and often right out front. All amenities such as dishes, pots & pans, towels included. Free washer and dryer use on premises. Outdoor BBQ grills & a fire pit & covered outdoor couches.
RATES and TERMS: There is a four-night minimum. Rates are based on occupancy of 1 guest. There is a $10. per person, per night charge for more than 1 guest. A cleaning fee will be deducted from the security deposit. Free laundry facilities on site.
Located in the exclusive and historic ‘SoHo’ neighborhood, which is the Southwestern corner of Hollywood bordering Hancock Park and West Hollywood, our guesthouse has approximately 900 square feet of casual luxury inside. The Spanish tiled flooring in the kitchen and bath as well as the earth-toned concrete floors and colorful exotic décor throughout lend a warm, rustic, yet luxurious feel while maintaining a family friendly usability. The open floor plan is like that of a very large loft. Twelve-foot vaulted ceilings in kitchen and main room provide spacious and light-filled areas. In addition there is a large full bath and a large walk-in closet that doubles as a small sleep space. The décor is exotic with notes of Moroccan and Caribbean influence. The jungle-like garden and outdoor fire pit adds to the tribal feel. Nestled behind our family home, the entire property is surrounded by a large secure gated wall. In back there is a shared garden and covered entertaining area with 2 large cushioned wicker couches, 2 wicker cushioned chairs, covered dining for 6 and more seating (uncovered) around the fire pit. There is also a propane grill and a wood-burning smoker grill for your outdoor cooking pleasures. We do allow smoking—but strictly outside only.
Please note the following sleeping amenities; solid Teak Queen-size bed with Pillow-top mattress, a solid Teak futon couch (same room) that quickly opens to a full-size bed. There is also a full-size mattress stowed beneath the queen-size bed. The large walk-in closet has a twin bed, great for out-of the-way napping. So sleeping for over 3 is certainly possible but is only recommended for medium to short-term stays. This space is ideally suited for an individual or couple on a long extended stay or 3 to 4 adults touring LA together for a couple of weeks. It can also work well for 2 adults with 1 or 2 children on short to medium-length stays. And of course for a couple seeking a 4-day or longer getaway, this is secluded, romantic and convenient. Now let’s talk about what to expect upon arrival.
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. Two 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.
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, hairdryer, hand soap and 4 rolls of toilet paper provided. A large changing room closet has room for clothes, luggage and a small bed too. This 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 well stocked with service for 6, wine glasses, coffee mugs, plentiful pots & pans, etc. and includes full size fridge, dishwasher, coffee-maker, microwave, and full-size oven/stove. 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 Chardonnay await you when you arrive. Two side-by side indoor dining areas seat 7 easily collectively.
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. Basic weekly maid service consists of cleaning kitchen and bath, vacuuming and dusting, but does not include laundry service or washing dishes.
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, and HBO, 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 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 Guestbook 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 previously mentioned 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. We are more than happy to answer your pre-booking questions too and look forward to hearing from you soon. Please call now and ask for Sallie.
Paramount Studios (.98 mi.)
Raleigh Studios (1.32 mi.)
Hollywood Center Studios (.28 mi.)
Universal Studios (4.09 mi.)
20th Century Fox
SO CLOSE YOU CAN WALK THERE 5-star/world-acclaimed restaurants:
Mozza (.61 mi.)
Trois Mec (.45 mi.)
Rao's Hollywood (.31 mi.)
Providence (.5 mi.),
Some FAVORITE CASUAL EATERIES NEARBY:
Blu Jam Cafe'
Pink's WORLDFAMOUS Hotdogs
The Velvet Margarita
The Next Door
Crazy Rockin' Sushi
Canter's WORLDFAMOUS Deli
YUM YUM Donuts (for fresh juice in the AM)
ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING:
Comedylivingroom If you are here on the third Tuesday of any month walk over, it’s just a half block away to see the stars of tomorrow performing in their living room.
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
Pavilion's (Melrose and Vine)
Trader Joe's (3rd and La Brea)
Ralph’s (3rd and La Brea) (mi.
Whole Food’s (3rd and Fairfax)
Erewhon (Beverly and The Grove Drive)
Poinsettia Park (Poinsettia and Willoughby) free tennis and basketball courts
Plummer Park (Santa Monica Blvd. and Plummer) free tennis and basketball courts
Gold’s Gym: (on Cole, walking distance) Tell them you just moved her and ask for a free 7-day trial. They also give special rates for 1 to 3 month memberships.
YMCA (Selma and Cassil) has swimming, basketball, free classes and free childcare. Membership.
24-hour fitness (in the Arclight complex, Sunset and Vine) Membership.
Mann's Chinese Theatre
Laemmle's (foreign and documentary films)
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Member since: 2015
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
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 2 reside permanently outside, on the property....moreless
Persons with wheelchairs who have limited mobility but who can stand and step up one step to the bathroom will be able to stay here. There are no steps other than that one. Front doorway is wide and level enough for a wheelchair to roll right in, ...moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
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- Housekeeper Included
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Winter Holiday 1
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2017
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 1 guests; add $20 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
- Pet Fee $275
- Cleaning $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $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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Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: Hi there, I am a local Realtor. My passions include architecture, travel, baseball, mid-century BBC dramas and local community activism.
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. Previously I rented it to long term guests (four years plus) who never wanted to leave. Several have gotten engaged here. One girl wanted to keep renting it after she moved out and in with her new husband. It just has that effect on people. I wanted to enjoy it sometimes too—which is why I decided to go short-term full time.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Once inside the gates you feel like you are in a secluded lush jungle compound. It is so serene and beautiful here. Then outside you are in the heart of the city, with all the amenities that the fast lane offers. It's a convenient juxtaposition. You feel like you're getting the best that California living has to offer.
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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 - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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