PRIVATE bedroom with FULL BATH in backyard garden, close to Universal Studios
- english, french, spanish
About Steve Fine
Since ’99 I've been living in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles. French and Spanish are spoken by my wife. Do not let language be a barrier to asking any questions you may have.
Steve Fine purchased this Guest House in 1999
Why Steve Fine chose North Hollywood
This residential section of North Hollywood is well-maintained and quite neighborly, people out walking their dogs at all hours. Our street is lined with tall beautiful trees. All streets in this area have been recently repaved. The LAPD’s NoHo police station is just a few blocks away at the intersection of Burbank Blvd and Colfax Ave. Walking distance to laundry, and to Lankershim Blvd, for shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and the NoHo Metro train and bus stations. Near three major freeways: 101, 170 and 134, which connects with the 5 and the 405. "Burbank Blvd" is the nearest freeway entrance/exit to our home on the 170 (Hollywood Freeway), minutes away. Universal Studios is one stop on the Metro, Warner Brothers a short drive to the east. All of Hollywood is just over the hill. The main intersection of Hollywood and Highland is 2 stops on the Metro. (Read full description in Location or summary in Unique Benefits. )
What makes this Guest House unique
The guest cottage is next to a backyard garden and very private. In general, our North Hollywood area is ideal as a starting point for touring LA, by foot in the neighboring NoHo Arts District, or by Metro, or by car (advisable) for the rest of LA.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No smoking anywhere on the property.
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Quiet time after 10pm. (See our additional house rules under the Property Description.)
No parking on property. (There is easy street parking, usually right in front of our house.)
MAXIMUM NIGHTS FOR BOOKINGS: 14 Nights. (If you use Instant Booking to book for more than 14 nights you will have to cancel your reservation.)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Cozy and relaxing
Quiet, relaxing, cozy and comfortable. This charming hideaway was perfect for our stay. Owner was extremely nice and helpful!
Even though a few blocks from the Hollywood Fwy, you'e never know it from the quiet garden like surroundings of this very clean rental.
Our location in North Hollywood is ideal as a start-point for touring LA. We are walking distance from:
- Car Rental - Enterprise Rental Car is the closest – 4 blocks. (Uber and Lyft service our area.)
- NoHo Park – 7 blocks. From Chandler Blvd to Riverside Dr.: pool, library, running track, tennis, baseball fields.
- NoHo Arts District. – Begins 6 blocks, just south of the Metro station and continues south on Lankershim to Magnolia (the main intersection) and beyond. A thriving and dynamic young scene, great for nightlife with many restaurants and cafes, taco trucks, boutiques, specialty shops, sports bars, gyms, small theatres. Also the Saban Media Center/Television Center, Laemmle multiplex for indy and general release movies. More.
- LA Metro Redline - 6 blocks. Universal Studios is one stop away. (10 to 15 minutes away by car.) Two stops on the Metro from our station and you’re on Hollywood Blvd in the heart of the tourist district. Back on the train and in approx. 20 minutes you’re in downtown LA: City Hall, Union Station, the Music Center, Disney Hall, art museums (The Broad and MOCA), Fashion District, Chinatown, Staples Center, so much more.
- Metro Orange Bus Line – opposite side of the street from the NoHo Metro station. Westbound express bus line serving other parts of ‘the valley’, terminus at Chatsworth. Also, there is an Express Bus to Pasadena, and shuttle connections to Burbank, including Burbank Airport.)
Metro website: https://www.metro.net/
Touring by car:
Short drives to other popular studio destinations in our part of the San Fernando Valley: Warner Brothers and Disney studios. For nature lovers, there is the Sepulveda Wildlife Preserve in Balboa Park. For shopping: Ventura Blvd in Studio City and points west. Many other places I can recommend; just let me know your interests.
Beyond ‘the valley’: Here is a small sampling of world famous locals in LA to visit: West LA (Getty Center), Westwood (UCLA), Beverly Hills, Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Malibu. To the east, Griffith Park and the Los Feliz area, Glendale, Pasadena/San Marino (the Huntington Botanical Gardens is a must). And, of course, downtown LA (see above).
General Note: If this is your first time in the Los Angeles area and you intend to do a lot of traveling around, then after using the Metro for Universal and Hollywood and a trip downtown, you may want to consider a car rental, or budget for ride shares, in order to tour other areas. As mentioned above, there is a Metro rail and bus system, however for some excursions, such as a trip to the beaches in Venice or Santa Monica, you can’t just hop on a train for a direct trip. It can take 1 1/2 to 2 hours by public transportation. Take the freeway. Again, we are close to several.
LA County has two airports, LAX, about 20 miles southwest of us and Burbank Airport (BUR), which is 3 ½ miles from our home. It is accessible by surface streets, a fifteen to twenty minute drive.