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Hollywood Sweet Retreat

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Last updated: 04/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Large bright and cozy studio apartment adjacent to everything Hollywood.

Our cozy, comfortable studio is nestled in the corner on the second story of our two building apartment complex in the Hollywood Hills. El Cerrito means "little hill" and it is the perfect segway from Hollywood Blvd into the Hills. We are close enough for you to walk and enjoy the the activity on the Blvd but far enough from it to settle into a peaceful evening.

As husband/wife owners/managers on site, we are here to welcome and assist you.The building has 26 units. We have family in three units and the rest are rented to a wonderful mix of thoughtful, considerate professionals, making it a great community in the heart of Hollywood. Private stairs lead up to studio and to our unit. Laundry facilities are on site. There is covered/gated parking for one car . Two outdoor garden seating areas in the lush greenery of our front patio and two cafe tables and chairs along the walkways. Lemons galore when our tree is in bloom.

Ambiance: Because we live in the building, as do our two daughters and spouses, it is our home and we want all of our tenants and guests to feel like it is their home also. We strive for a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Neighbors: We are adjacent to residential homes in Outpost Estates where many stars live. Tour buses stop next door to us (hoping for a star sighting of our neighbor) and in the area while pointing out celebrity homes and the neighborhood is full of interesting winding streets and homes in the hills of Hollywood.

We are walking distance to the heart of Hollywood and environs! Three blocks to Hollywood Blvd, the TLC Chinese theatre (formerly Grauman's), El Capitan, and the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak and where the Oscars are held.) For summer visitors, the Hollywood Bowl is a 15 minute walk.

Start your day with a two block walk to Runyon Canyon where you can join the many daily hikers and their dogs climbing various routes up the Canyon to Mulholland Drive. If you are star savvy, you might spot some among the hikers and hidden behind sunglasses and baseball caps. What a wonderful mountain oasis right in the city! Return to the studio to prepare for further exploration, either in Hollywood or the many interesting places in LA via your rental car, walking feet, the Metro, Uber or Lyft.

After an overload of adventure, return to a quiet retreat in the hills for some R&R and then head back down to the night for restaurants, clubs, movies, strolling or go over to Sunset Blvd for more of the same.

Two blocks down from the apartment you'll find a CVS pharmacy (corner of Hollywood and Sycamore). Four blocks down and two blocks west, you'll find a Ralph's supermarket open 24 hours. On every corner you'll find a Starbucks. We prefer our coffee from Tiago, two blocks down on Hollywood at La Brea. We also like Pink Pepper for Thai, Roubo's Place for Armenian, Le Balcon for Russian cakes and Mashti Malone's for ice cream. All are on La Brea between Hollywood and Sunset. Oh, and good street tacos from the truck in the bakery/ice cream parking lot.

Our daughter owns and runs LA Urban Adventures. They give small, interesting tours in and around LA and if you book with us you will receive 10% off their tours.

People from the US as well as many international guests have stayed with us for a variety of reasons; to visit family members, see newborn grandkids, attend conferences, time out from relationships, see the allure of Hollywood and stars, attend TV tapings and studios and other. We hope to include you in those satisfied guests!
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, arabic, My adult children speak all of these languages
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/06/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • One Queen bed and one daybed. Linens and bedding supplied.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Light and bright. Window view to Hollywood and beyond....moreless

  • Towels, shampoo and conditioner, soap, toilet paper


  • Books:

    A variety of classics and contemporary...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Town:

    Hollywood Hills to one side and city to the other...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Small table and two chairs in kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) In laundry room...moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered, gated parking...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall heater...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding, bath and kitchen towels. Extra blankets and pillows....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Part of the studio area....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Garage for you; street parking for guests....moreless

  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    2 sets of towels, washcloths, hand towels plus extras available...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    (2) In laundry room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, spatulas, mixing bowls, etc. Blender....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, glasses, silverware, etc. fully supplied...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Garbage disposal....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some basics - spices, various sugars, teas...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sodas, water bottles, condiments, items left by other guests unless perishable...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Tables and chairs in common areas of complex...moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Common area landscaped garden with table and chairs at front of the building....moreless

  • Patio

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$950 $2,995

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $85
  • Tax Rate 14%


Monthly rentals - no tax but there is a cleaning fee every two weeks of $85.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/06/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Train
Union Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
California Pizza Kitchen
105 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear
14 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica

Car: Recommended

Movie studios, nightclubs, Sunset Strip, Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theatre, The Grove and Farmers market, Runyan Canyon, Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, La Brea Tar Pits, Movie star home tours, Madame Tussauds, Hollywood Wax Museum, Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Yamashiros, Beso, Loteria Grill, Musso & Frank's, Pig and Whistle

Los Angeles Urban Adventures (discounted tours when booking Hollywood Sweet Retreat)


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1985

About: We are husband and wife and raised four children in another part of LA but got into acquiring apartments in the 80's. Hollywood seemed like a good option. We moved into one of the apartments in 2001 which made it easier to renovate, being on site. Our two daughters and husbands and our first grandchild live in the building also. Pam's parents met at the corner of Hollywood and Highland in 1940 and family members were active in the music business.

Why Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
A friend invited us to join him in purchasing the property. It was classic for LA and appeared to have much potential charm. Considerable renovation over the years and our adult children moving in have now made it our home and as our tenants also say 'It is not an apartment, it is a home!'

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Location, location, location! We can get to airports, cultural events, restaurants, clubs, movies and a plethora of activities via foot, metro or car. The creative process keeps this area alive.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, arabic, My adult children speak all of these languages
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/06/2017

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  • Rest, relax, renew

    Rest, relax, renew

  • Kitchen and dining area

    Kitchen and dining area

  • Entry to your temporary home!

    Entry to your temporary home!

  • Night with room lights aglow looking from bathroom

    Night with room lights aglow looking from bathroom

  • Closet and dresser on same wall as TV

    Closet and dresser on same wall as TV

  • Bath with view to downtown and Hollywood

    Bath with view to downtown and Hollywood

  • Gate entry

    Gate entry

  • Inside patio area

    Inside patio area

  • Studio location

    Studio location

  • A night view of Hollywood from bathroom window

    A night view of Hollywood from bathroom window

  • Local attraction TCLChinese theater

    Local attraction TCLChinese theater

  • Large flat screen

    Large flat screen

  • Computer and a latte here?

    Computer and a latte here?

  • Different organic bedding

    Different organic bedding

  • Shower/bath details

    Shower/bath details

  • Front


  • Jacaranda trees in bloom!

    Jacaranda trees in bloom!

  • Walkway bistro table/underground parking

    Walkway bistro table/underground parking

  • Day view from bathroom window to Hollywood Blvd

    Day view from bathroom window to Hollywood Blvd

  • The infamous sign - minus the "land" which fell down long ago

    The infamous sign - minus the "land" which fell down long ago

  • Hollywood/Highland


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