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Town House Near Universal Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles

Studio City, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • House950 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights

Great way to experience Hollywood Hills and Los Angeles


Our guest unit is a great way for families, couples or those on business to experience Hollywood Hills and Los Angeles. A remodeled townhouse with brand new kitchen and bathroom, very close to Universal Studios, Griffith Observatory, Zoo, Metro Station, hiking distance to Mulholland Dr. & Runyon Canyon (scenery, ocean, mountains), walking distance to the best shops, restaurants, nightlife and... car AND bike rentals!

Ideal for 2-4 persons, but sleeps up to 8. Registered at the City of LA.


The house has been entirely remodeled end of 2016. There is an Entry/Dining room, an independent Kitchen with a gas range, oven, microwave and fridge open to the dining room, a living room with a Sofa bed, one bedroom with a mirrored closet, one bathroom with shower and tub, a second bedroom with a private half bathroom, a walk-in closet and access to a private deck with awnings and a sitting corner with chairs/table under the trees. AND YES, BOTH BEDROOMS HAVE DOORS since May 2017 :)

This is an independent guest unit, so you have exclusive access to your place, with your private entrance, and access to your private deck. It's like an independent condo, but in a 2 units family residence.

I'll be available for any questions by email or text message and usually reply within minutes.

Very practical access to many restaurants and shops on the iconic Ventura Boulevard. Very close to Universal Studios and Griffith Observatory. Freeway access within minutes (101) giving access to the beaches (Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach) as well as to Down Town Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, LAX, etc. If you are into hiking, you can hike DIRECTLY from the house, no car needed, to biking trails such as Runyon Canyon. If you are into biking you can rent bikes from a walking distance bike renting store. There is even an AVIS/BUDGET car rental within minutes walk.

Getting around

2 private parking spots are available for guests, uncovered, right in front of the house. The house is conveniently located within minutes from the 101 freeway (exit Laurel Canyon).

Other things to note

It's important for me to respect the neighborhood. No noise is tolerated after 10 pm. This is not a Party house, for sure. We are close to all sort of entertainments all night long on Ventura Blvd, have fun, enjoy, but when you come home please respect the quietness of the place. Thank you!

In regards with the sleeping configuration and the beds: this place is deal for 2 to 4 persons, even if it can sleep up to 8. Obviously a person who wants to sleep alone on a queen bed, counts for 2 for the sake of sleeping counts. Extra mattress, linens, towels etc. are all provided based on the number of persons booked. Don't book for 4 and expect a setup for 8. Small convertible sofa as seen in the pics (42"x70") to be used for the 5th and 6th person (kids). Air mattress (large Queen size 80"x60"x8), not seen in the pics, will be available when booked for 7 or 8 persons. Extra elements will be available upon upgrade. As for the mattresses used in the bedrooms, they are Swedish style, one room firm, the other mid-firm, both medically proven to be VERY confortable even for someone like me with 3 discal hernias. I love them just like the dozens of happy guests so far. But if you believe that a confortable bed should necessarily have 2 layers of 14 inch mattress placed on a yet another thick spring box and be high, you may not like my choices of bedding and may want to book elsewhere, sorry.


If you are new to this site, or have no reviews, PLEASE INQUIRE FIRST. Tell me who you are, your profession, where you live, who you are traveling with, the purpose of your trip, etc. Don't instant book unless you have great reviews. I reply very fast.


All guests are required to send a picture ID to the owner at the time of reservation ! So don't wait until I ask you, especially when you instant book. Right after the site's automatic confirmation email, send me, from the messaging system, first name- last name and age of all the guests, together with YOUR ID. If you are not a US resident traveling from outside the US, I'll need both your passport AND driving license. YOUR BOOKING MAY BE CANCELLED IF I DON'T RECEIVE THE ABOVE RIGHT AFTER YOUR BOOKING. Thanks.


If you are bringing a pet, Inquire first by providing your pet's weight and breed and ask for approval before booking, otherwise you'll be denied and you may have to pay booking fees. Thanks for understanding.



UPDATE: Upgrades as of 7/9/2017:


*** TV has been added: A new 49" /4k TV is installed now in the living room, with Roku including NETFLIX as well as some basic channels news: channels (abc-news, Fox news, CNN-go, Reuters), some channels for kids and music. (see updated picture). Under amenities, by "Cable TV" I mean what is described above. Any unauthorized purchase of additional content will be charged to the guest at the host's rate.

*** One portable A/C has been added in each of the 2 bedrooms.

**************************************************************** FREE WIFI, FREE COFFEE



Check in time is after 4 pm, and can basically be as late as you want, as long as you strictly respect the calm when checking late, but we need to know it ahead of time so let us know when you plan to check in.

Check out is strictly before 10 am.

Number of guests should match those declared, no extra guests/ No overnight Guests are admitted.

If you absolutely need to rearrange furniture or unplug a device, please make sure you return everything in original condition before checking out.

NO Pre-Check-in or post-check-out luggage Storage (it's just too complicated to manage).

You will be asked to send a valid ID that matches with the name of the person that made the reservation, right after the booking, otherwise you won't be let in and we reserve the right to cancel.

NO third party bookings allowed, unless agreed upon in writing at least 48 hours in advance by the host.

If you stay more than a couple days and don't ask for extra cleaning services, you are supposed to maintain your space clean especially by emptying your trash in the trash cans in front of the property (black for trash, blue for recycled).

Bath towels are provided, but they are for bath, have to stay there (not to take out to the beach or elsewhere). Also please don't use them to clean make up or spills. Use paper towels instead. If they can't be washed you'll be charged for it.

More generally, you will be charged and/or lose your DEPOSIT if any of the following house rules are broken:

• No parties, events, birthdays, bachelor or bachelorette stays

• No smoking inside or outside

• Respecting Neighbors or noise

• Leaving BEFORE check out time unless prior written approval

• Not having more guests than stated in your reservation (if the number doesn't match we reserve the right to cancel your reservation).

• Keeping the music low or generally any disturbance to the neighbors or noise past 10 pm

The person who books is responsible for all of the guests regarding the above.

In brief, this is not an impersonal hotel , owned by a wall street corporation. This is an individual's home just like yours. Please respect it just like you would expect your guests would deal with your home in all regards. This is called the "Home sharing spirit" :)

Thank you for reading the above and for your patience. Let us know if you have any questions and above all, ENJOY YOUR STAY in LA AND HAVE FUN!!

UPDATE 4/15/2018:

Video Surveillance cameras are being installed outside the house and will be operational as of Monday 4/16/2018 12 pm. Footage remains private, property of the host and may be used for any reason including security, monitoring occupancy and respect of House Rules by the guests. Guests' privacy are fully respected since the cameras ONLY cover public areas/outdoors. To disable or obscure the cameras is prohibited and may result in eviction without refund.


Owner/Property Manager

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english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, dutch, greek, danish, norwegian, finnish, mandarin, Japanese
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Owner/Property Manager

You are warmly welcome to my house: I am a multicultural entrepreneur working from home, familiar with 8 languages and traveled to some 30 countries around the world. There is a good chance I know a bit about you regardless of where you come from ;) Have been practicing short term rentals on and off since a few years. Feel free to ask any questions, I will be happy to answer! :) Oh, I have OCD. Half kidding... I do claim running my rental listing as cleaner than any 5 star hotel. Maids hate me :) Check out for yourself. Also check out my other property in Orange County: https://www.vrbo.com/1314442

Owner/Property Manager purchased this House in 2016

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Studio City

The location of this property is quite unique. Combining mountain and city life. Walking distance to some of the best known restaurants in LA, while being able to hike directly from the house!

What makes this House unique

Walking distance to pretty much everything.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Living
        2 sleep sofa /futon, Convertible Sofa/Bed sleeping 2 + Air Mattress, Queen
      • There is a queen bed in each of the two bedrooms. Both prepared and setup ready to use. Bedrooms sleep 4. In the living room, there is a small convertible sofa bed (42"x70") convenient for 2 kids. When you book for up to 6 persons a double blanket, pillows and sheets will be placed in the closet to use with the Sofa. For bookings of 7 or 8 persons an air mattress (Queen size =60x80x8) and another set of blanket/sheets/pillows are placed in the closet for self setup.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Close to great restaurants, bars, brand apparel stores, coffee shops, all type, from California Pizza Kitchen to Umami burger to Upscale Dining and clubs ALL WALKING distance, on Ventura Boulevar


              • Adventure
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Air Conditioning
                        One portable A/C in each of the two bedrooms installed as of 7/9/2015. Fans in living & dining.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        FREE WIFI
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        2 private Parking spots, non covered, right in front of the house.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Basic channels as available through Roku TV including abc-News, Fox, CNN-go, a few kids channels, music,... and NETFLIX.
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio


                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            For wheelchair access please let us know a few days ahead of time, since there are 2 mini-steps, one at the street level and one at the entrance, about 6 inches high each. If you have a portable ramp then you are good, otherwise we'll get one for you.


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • live theater
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • theme parks
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • boating
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • shuffleboard
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • skiing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • snowboarding
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            19 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            oved it for our family weekend trip!

                                                            Brenna G.Saint Paul, MN

                                                            Dariush was wonderful. He communicated well through the entire process from booking to check-out. His space, is very comfortable, clean and well maintained. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. He stocked the kitchen with coffee. Quiet space, great neighborhood. We stayed for a long weekend with our 6 year old twins and it was perfect.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much Brenna for the kind words. Hope to see you again. Maybe next time when you bring kids to Disneyland in my upcoming listing in Orange county ;-)

                                                            Perfect location for a trip to Universal Studios

                                                            Yvette K.Yuba City, CA

                                                            We stayed at the condo while visiting Universal Studios. It’s in a perfect location; out of the way, quiet, yet still close to everything. Universal Studios was a 7 minute drive away. For grocery shopping, Trader Joe’s was a 3 minute drive away. The condo was exactly as described. It was clean, tastefully decorated and comfortable for our family of five. My kids appreciated that Netflix was available. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and Dariush was very prompt in responding to any questions I had. As a first time VRBO user, this was a very pleasant experience.

                                                            Cute, clean and very convenient...

                                                            Lisa C.Santa Fe, New Mexico

                                                            We spent two nights in this condo and loved it. As a bit of a near- nick, I was especially impressed by the cleanliness. Our host was very helpful and responsive, especially when the grandparents could not navigate the technology of the door (coded lock) late in the evening.

                                                            Forgo the hotels, stay at this great place close to Universal!

                                                            Chris E.Chandler

                                                            We took our 2 boys to Universal Studios and Six Flags for spring break and chose to stay here rather than at the nearby hotels and the experience was great! We stayed for 5 nights, no parking fees, no resort fees. It's about a 5 minute drive to Universal Studios (you could probably Uber over and save on the $25 parking fee). Hollywood was an easy drive also and we didn't even have to get on a freeway to get there. The owner, Dariush, was great to work with, very quick in responding to text. We spent most of our time out and about so it was great to come back to a place where we all didn't have to be in the same room. We could nap while the others stayed in the other room watching Netflix (which was a great perk). We didn't use the kitchen much but it has a great setup if you want to save some money and cook in. We ended up walking down Ventura Blvd one night to a little local Mexican restaurant which was excellent. There is quite a few small local restaurants within walking distance. There was a dedicated parking spot for us maybe even 2 if we needed it. Thanks and we would definitely recommend staying here!

                                                            Owner's Response:


                                                            Thank you so much for such a comprehensive review , for having stayed at my place and for having left the house super clean. You are dream guests.

                                                            I look forward to hosting you again, in LA or Orange county soon.


                                                            great experience

                                                            sona h.

                                                            great location. great host. highly recommended!

                                                            Very nice and clean, great location to Universal Studios

                                                            Alexandra C.

                                                            Very nice and clean apartment, ideal for family with kids. Location is close to Universal Studios and in walking distance of many nice restaurants, pubs etc. on Ventura Blvd., but apartment is very quiet, no street noise can be heard.


                                                            Studio City, Los Angeles, CA, USA

                                                            Our guest unit is a great way for families, couples or those on business to experience Hollywood Hills and Los Angeles. A remodeled townhouse with brand new kitchen and bathroom, very close to Universal Studios, Universal Metro, and walking distance to the best restaurants and nightlife.


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