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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


This beautiful guesthouse features 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Can accommodate up to 6 guests. This rental is new, fresh, and clean. With private entrance and parking, located in a quiet residential neighborhood near 101 and 405 freeways. Near Lake Balboa, Famous Encino Golf Course, and Tennis Courts. Public transportation, Fly- Away, and the Metro are also nearby. You are minutes away from Universal Studios, Santa Monica and Venice beach, restaurants, and shopping. Has all the amenities you will need for short term and long term stay. Parking is free and you have your own parking space.

Walter Njboke
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Walter Njboke

I am a foodie and enjoy spending time with friends and family. I love shopping and traveling to Europe and Asia. I love cooking, beautiful places and things. I am very resourceful, charitable, helpful and tidy.

Walter Njboke purchased this guest house in 2005

Why Walter Njboke chose Lake Balboa

This property offers the best value in the area for what you are paying for, you actually get a lot more. Updated rooms, bathrooms and more.This property is located in a quiet residential neighborhood where kids play and people walk their dogs at night. Close to 101 and 405 freeway. Public transportation and the Metro Orange Line within a 10-15 minute walk.

What makes this guest house unique

It is located near a beautiful golf course and lake. You can enjoy the great outdoors and also be 20 minutes away from Hollywood, Universal Studios, Malibu, and Santa Monica. You can take the Flyaway shuttle to and from LAX. Flyaway bus station is 5 minutes to this guesthouse.


Lake Balboa Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Check in 4pm. or later. Check out 11am or 12 noon latest. No smoking in the house. Smoking permitted outside in courtyard.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom has a combination shower/ full tub, toilet, washer and dryer. Includes shampoo, conditioner, towels, and hair blow dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New soft allergen free bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 small futons for small children or 1 adult
  • Bedrooms have built in closets. Includes extra linens, pillows, and ironing board.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Cold Spring, NY

Peaceful, spacious, great location, terrific hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Great location in the Lake Balboa neighborhood near Encino -- very close to an excellent park (bike & boat rentals), tennis courts, two golf courses, and also freeways to see the sites with family or to manage your business trip. This spacious, light, airy, 2 BR guesthouse is perfect for a small family or for two friends/colleagues who are working and/or traveling together. The guesthouse is on the owner's property, and Irene and Walter are friendly, gracious hosts who make you feel welcome and comfortable during your stay. Walter provided advice on shopping and dining upon check-in, and when Irene found out we were taking our 12-year-old son to his first California beach, she instantly offered beach towels, boogie boards, a beach umbrella and sun hats!!! Excellent hospitality and we were very grateful. Parking is available, and the house is wonderfully close to neighborhood restaurants and shopping. The kitchen is well-equipped and we enjoyed cooking meals every day. We also appreciated being able to do laundry on the stacked, apartment-sized unit which is located in a handy, recessed area in the bathroom. Best of all, this space is fantastically quiet for working and also for sleeping at night. I have already booked this guesthouse for another stay re: a work trip next month. Thank you so much, Irene and Walter!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We try our best to make sure our guests have a good stay. I’m happy to hear that you and your family had a great time!
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Comfortable, functional apartment near highways and public transport

  • 4 of 5

Irene and her husband were very accommodating regarding our stay, especially since we had to change our dates a few times. They answered our texts right away, were always available but never intrusive. They had good suggestions about local restaurants, shops and transportation to the airport that we would not have otherwise known about. The apartment was comfortable and functional. When we told them wi-fi was a problem, they got someone in the next day to upgrade it. All in all, we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write us a great review. We value our guests and try our best to make their stay a comfortable one.
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Excellent Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a very relaxing time at the Bella House. The unit was very clean and had everything that we needed. Walter the owner was very gracious and accommodating. He made us feel so much at home. Although he was on site, he was out of site, but was there when we needed him. The washer and dryer was a great convenience!! I highly recommend this property. I will not hesitate to book again when I visit Los Angeles to see my daughter and her family!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Carol, It was a honor to host you and your husband. Please let us know when you will be in Los Angeles again. It will be a pleasure hosting you again. Thanks so much for leaving the place so clean. Very much appreciated.
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Beaverton, Oregon

Perfect...with an exceptional host!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 10 days with my college-age son as he recuperated from surgery. The Bella-house was perfect! Two bedrooms were a necessity for such a long stay. The main bedroom had a very comfy bed which was perfect as my son had limited mobility for the length of the stay. At 6'-4", I was a little leery of the futon bed in the second bedroom, but it proved to be plenty long and very comfortable.

I fixed nearly every meal for ten days at the house. The lack of oven made a couple meals a bit challenging, but I was aware of that going in and with my limited culinary abilities the gas stove-top burners worked just fine.

When I asked the host, Walter, about the intermittent wi-fi signal in the back rooms, he quickly accommodated us with a wi-fi amplifier which worked perfectly for the duration of the stay. This worked great for my son who passed much of time watching Netflix movies and video games.

The neighborhood was great. I had no concerns going out for walks throughout the area and Lake Balboa Park was very pleasant 1.5 mile walk.

Walter was a perfect host. Very responsive any time I needed anything and maintained regular but not excessive contact to see if we needed anything.

I give the Bella House and Walter a five-star, two thumbs up rating!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy, thanks so much for your review. It was a pleasure hosting you and your lovely Family. Hope your son is recovering fine and you and your wife made it back home safe. We will be honored to host you again anytime you are in Los Angeles. Sincerely,
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Charming and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

I absolutely loved staying here during our visit to California. The guest home was nice, quiet, and clean with all of the basic needs of a common household. It was the perfect stay for our little family of four, much better than staying at an overpriced hotel. The owners were very nice and quick to answer questions, as well as accommodating!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, tidy, guest house

  • 5 of 5

This tidy guest house is a little gem! In a nice walkable neighborhood, it is private, quiet, safe and conveniently located. With two bedrooms, bath, and washer and dryer my husband and I were quite comfortable here for nearly a month. A private parking space, tv, wifi and almost full kitchen all made us feel at home. The queen bed was very comfortable. Our host was wonderful! She was thoughtful, kind and helpful. She respected our privacy, yet anticipated questions or needs. It really was our "home away from home" and we hope to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deborah, We were very honored to have hosted you and your husband. I hope you guys return, it will be our pleasure. Sincerely, Walter
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Springbok Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Catalina Express
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Balboa Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Van Nuys Amtrak Metrolink
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
405 and 101 Fwy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Millie's Restaurant and Bakery
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Mt. Waterman Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: recommended

Private entrance. Completely separate space. Free parking on property and street parking. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, washer and dryer. Quiet neighborhood. Centrally located.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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