This is the closest house to the HOLLYWOOD sign, adjacent to the 4000 acres of Griffith Park. Once owned by the 60's band The Association ("Cherish", "Windy", "Never My Love"), this house has a long Rock n Roll history. David Crosby was introduced to Graham Nash by Mama Cass, who lived next door, at a party in this house. If you want everything new and shiny like The Four Seasons, you should book a room at The Four Seasons. This is a fun, rustic Rock 'n Roll Landmark house built in 1963, photographed by Linda McCartney in 1967 and featured in her book, "The Sixties".
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 nights
Closest house in the world to the Hollywood Sign
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 8, 2018
About Jeff Kleiser
Jeff Kleiser has been pushing the extremes of visual effects since 1978, when he co-founded Digital Effects in NYC, worked at Omnibus Computer Graphics and co-founded Kleiser-Walczak, and contributed to TRON, Flight of the Navigator, Stargate, Judge Dredd, Clear and Present Danger, the X-Men trilogy, Fantastic Four, and numerous theme park projects including The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal Studios. In addition, he co-directed Monsters of Grace with partner Diana Walczak, which was a 74 minute stereoscopic avante garde opera designed by Robert Wilson and composed by Philip Glass. Kleiser’s visual effects work on Ra.One, Bollywood’s biggest movies to date earned the prestigious National Award for Best Special Effects, which Is India’s equivalent of the Oscar. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Kleiser also serves on the board of the Visual Effects Society and is a founding member of the board of the Williamstown Film Festival. Diana Walczak and Jeff Kleiser developed the first computer-generated humans, the first digital stunt doubles for Judge Dredd w/ Sylvester Stallone, the first face replacements in a movie for The One w/ Jet Li. Visual effects credits also include Stargate, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Surrogates and Ra.One. They also animated the Columbia Pictures film logo. Diana sculpted the iconic Michael Jackson HIStory Statue which became the basis for the cover of his 1995 HIStory album and an international marketing campaign for the album and the HIStory World Tour. Diana has written, shot, and directed live-action short documentary films covering 15 projects that improve people’s lives in Kenya, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Morocco.
Jeff Kleiser purchased this House in 87
Why Jeff Kleiser chose Hollywood Hills
Perfect location, historic house, great layout.
What makes this House unique
Hollywood sign is in the back yard.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Chillax and Let the Music Play
Our time at the Hollywood Chalet was wonderful. We had 10 family members stay and each found a spot to sleep and feel comfortable. The location is superb! Perfect for families and those who just want to see the Hollywood sign upclose and personal and since this IS the best view you can get I think the house is perfect! The house is a little aged but I knew that, its not stuffy and the owners are pleasantly welcoming as well as their house manager. If you like views, unpretentious decor, a great music sysytem, plenty of open space, a jacuzzi then staying in this LA jewel is what you're looking for!
A Great and unique place for parties !!
Jeff is a very nice host and we all had a great time staying at his place for the past weekend. This is a one of a kind and unique place right under the Hollywood sign with perfect views. We all enjoy our stay and also this is a good place for events and parties. We will come back soon !!
Great fun to have you and your friends for the weekend! Hope to see you again sometime!
The house is okay, Not worth the per night cost as it stands now.
After reading the summary of the home before renting I was excited cause I thought it was a rock n roll house with memorabilia. We could see the hollywood sign. I understood it was an older home and not the ritz. Which I actually stay at at least once a year in half moon bay. However, there was no real memorabilia in the house.
Pros- Very quiet, Very close to Universal and you don't have to get on the freeway, some obstructed views of the city below. Lots of sleeping areas, the owners were nice and accommodating.
* The house was pretty clean, towels and sheets were nice.
* Nice fridge in kitchen
* No real rock memorabilia to speak of to make it a rock n roll house, walls are pretty empty, Its all in a historical sense.
*No screens on any doors so all the mosquitos come in the house which is not great cause there is no central AC and now you have to have all the windows and glass doors closed cause there are a lot of mosquitos.
*The paint and wall paper in upstairs bathroom peeling(minor)
* squished mosquitos on walls that aren't cleaned up.
*While they have a spa getting it on and off is not worth the hassle since you have to walk and open a fence and its not convenient. So, after a long day at universal and the spa would be nice its not worth the hassle.
*beds upstairs have no frames. Which mean they are a bit hard since the box spring is on the floor. Although the Master mattress is a memory foam and it is nice but still no frame to lift it
* All bedrooms upstairs get hot. He does have fans which helps.
* there is a super old and very loud wall unit AC in Master but you can't sleep with it and the loud fan I put in the Mstr. cause its to loud to sleep.
* Not enough hot water. - You better schedule the showers cause for as many people that the house can fit it can't accommodate for everyone to take a shower in the morning
*You can only see the Hollywood sign from 2 spots in the house and its out of the same 2nd story window. If you use your zoom on your camera you can get a pretty decent picture. You cannot see the sign from any other area except if you go outside and walk a bit. Cause the backyard is to sloped to see anything from the back of the house. Not sure where the main picture is taken from but I thought that was the view from the house but its not
In conclusion, once you take away the view of the sign and the rock n roll factor. You are left with an old house and in my opinion its not worth the cost per night as it stands
Two stars seems pretty harsh. My description of the house does not advertise "memorabilia", the lack of which seems to be her biggest problem. There are no mosquitos, but a few harmless crane flies that don't bite float in and out at times. The beds are tempurpedic and very comfortable and they sit on platforms on the floor, which we prefer. The jacuzzi is fully functional and there is plenty of hot water unless 8 people take showers consecutively. The main picture of the house is taken from in front of the house, and it includes the house, so I'm not sure why she thought it was a picture FROM the house.
Disappointed that she did not feel it was worth the price, but I would only give two stars to a place that was terrible.
Great House, Great Owner
The Hollywood A-Frame is a beautiful, spacious, unique house; this listing is not oversold at all. It really is the closest house to the sign. Ample parking, great views, lots of wonderful patios to relax on, and you can walk straight into Griffith Park. Insanely good water pressure for the location, too.
Jeff was around to help us out with anything we needed, and was very accommodating when we had some extra guests.
Nick and his friends were terrific guests. Very responsible with good communications, and they left the place in great shape. Highest recommendation.
Charming Place Perfect for Hosting
We rented Jeff's house last weekend for a "stay-cation" and to celebrate a friend's birthday. The house is absolutely perfect for hosting, open but cozy with a hot tub and an isolated feel even though it is in LA. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to have a stay at a location with a little classic/folk rock history and good vibes.
Jeff was out of town, so we did not have to contend with the possibility of him staying on the property, like the previous review stated.
Good energy, amazing location, felt right at home.
Let me begin with saying, this home has so much history. You can actually feel the positive energy.
Jeff was an amazing host. He's warm, friendly, and loving. I immediately felt at ease in his home. He did stay on the property during our stay. He uses his rad recording studio to sleep and does enter the home to use the restroom & kitchen. I personally felt comfortable interacting but I would imagine that may not suit everyone.
Along with the home having an amazing vibe, it was very comfortable and clean. The hot tub was a perfect way to end our night. The home was built in the 60's so there is wear, but it's charm absolutely makes up for it. The furnishings and decor added to relaxed, creative, and comfortable feel. And you really couldn't ask for a more badass location. This is the closest home to the Hollywood sign. You could easy take a quick hike up to it. The views are stunning.
My stay was more wonderful that I could have imagined. I would highly recommend it. Probably best suited for small groups of adults.
Thank you Jeff! I will cherish the memories made in your home.