This is a private guest house with bathroom (including a shower) and kitchen in the grounds of a quirky 50's house. It is situated at the end of a quiet, tree-lined street in a fantastic Sherman Oaks-adjacent neighborhood called Valley Glen.
The guest house is in an oversized yard with roses, jasmine, honeysuckle, succulents and plenty of trees including a lemon tree and an orange tree. At the back of the property in a fenced off area is a large, unheated, sparkling swimming pool with two sun loungers. It also has a hammock in the summer. I have a compost box under the trees, I save rain water to water my plants, I line dry my washing, I am generally considered to be a granola mom! I try to be as environmentally friendly as I can be. My son has a play area down at the side of the house where he is free to create and discover. My property has been described as having a Laurel Canyon rustic feel. There are squirrels galore, hummingbirds, butterflies, the sound of crickets will sooth you to sleep at night and the birds will wake you up in the morning. It’s my little bit of country in the big city.
The main room of the guest house is furnished with a double bed and small sofa, there are a couple of leather poufs to rest your feet and a flat screen TV with most channels and a built in DVD player. The kitchen has a refrigerator, a small stove and a large French press. I do have a coffee maker and a toaster but no microwave. The bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink. There are spare products in the mirrored cabinet in case you forgot anything. The front door is a split stable door, which looks out to the back yard and trees. The French doors in the living area open to a private(ish) patio area near the lemon tree, which has its own table and chairs.
I couldn't put it better than one of my guests reviews which said, "Beyond the facade of an otherwise unremarkable exterior lies the realm of a truly enchanted hidden oasis. The grounds on which the Cozy Pool House and the Guest House stands provides an instant transformation from city stress to a relaxed nature environment. From lemon trees and pink flower blossoms to an open grass garden, from squirrels scurrying over twisted tree trunks, to hanging string lights at night, it is more akin to a camp site that has been decorated by a movie set designer. And as if to conspire with the natural elements, when the full moon had shown, it shined directly above this garden. Really!"
I have a medium sized dog, Ziggy, who loves to spend time in the back yard. He is very friendly and loving, however he loves to escape so please be sure to close the gate firmly behind you! I am happy to host a pet but there will be an additional cleaning fee.
-Saltillo tile floors
-Quiet, safe neighborhood
-Swimming Pool (not heated)
-Outdoor grill area next to the washer/dryer area
-Free laundry using our outdoor washer and dryer
-Free parking, plenty of street parking
-Walking distance to LA Valley College, the Metro Orange Line, supermarket, gym, convenience stores and restaurants
-Convenient access to the 101, 170 and 405 freeways
-Towels, pool towels and sheets INCLUDED
-Free "I FORGOT MY..." toiletries. If you forgot it, I am sure to have it!
-Extra blankets for cold nights in room
Convenient access by car to:
-Van Nuys Boulevard Car Dealerships (4 minutes)
-Magic Mountain/Hurricane Harbor (20 minutes)
-North Hollywood Musicians Institute (10 minutes)
-North Hollywood Dance Studios (10 minutes)
-North Hollywood Arts district
-Fashion Square Mall (6 minutes)
-Trader Joes/Whole Foods (6 minutes)
-Arclight Sherman Oaks Movie Theater (10 minutes)
-CBS Studio Center (12 minutes)
-NBC Burbank (10 minutes)
-Universal Studios Hollywood (10 minutes)
-Warner Brothers/Disney Burbank (10 minutes)
-Hollywood & Highland/Mann's Chinese Theater/Walk of Fame (15 minutes)
-Beverly Hills (25 minutes)
-Arclight Hollywood (15 minutes)
I also have another property that I rent out, so if there are a few people in your party you can rent both places out