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Stay Among Stars in a Hollywood Hills Paradise

Frances

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, German
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Frances

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2015
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Stay Among Stars in a Hollywood Hills Paradise

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Hollywood - Hollywood Hills Paradise

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

EXPERIENCE THE HOLLYWOOD LIFESTYLE and relax with 180 degree canyon and city views. The creative ambience has inspired artists to write scripts and compose music for the Hollywood industry. You can count Justin Timberlake, Charlize Theron, Will Ferrell and a few others as your famous neighbors. The property is surrounded by tropical gardens and flower beds atop the prestigious Hollywood Hills. Indoor/outdoor flow. Sun drenched. Secluded patio. Peaceful. Hard to believe that this hidden paradise is only a stones throw from where the action is: 5 minutes to HOLLYWOOD BOWL (open-air concerts). 6 min to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS. 7 min to KODAK THEATRE (Academy Awards), WALK OF FAME and NIGHTLIFE. Visit FARMER'S MARKET, GALLERIES, RESTAURANTS + MUSEUMS. 20 min to shop on RODEO DRIVE, 45 min to swim in the PACIFIC or hike in RUNYON CANYON which is in walking distance and enjoy the most breathtaking views of all of LA!

Sighting Stars + activities in Hollywood: Experience multinational cuisine:

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Frances (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2015

About Frances

I am an European Journalist who has been covering Hollywood for over 30 years. My life and privilege has been to interview and learn from every major Hollywood talent: their dreams, ups and downs, successes and failures... I have been visited by Catherine Zeta-Jones to Arnold Schwarzenegger to Will Ferrell just to name a few. The property has been used for fashion shots and as a movie location. For me Los Angeles means sunshine, blue wide-open sky, diversity of people, natural wonders, individuality, unimaginable cuisine and 'The sky's the limit' attitude. What I love about my property is the location: far away and yet so close to the hustle and bustle of Hollywood... from here you can quickly be anywhere the action is in minutes...or just enjoying a serene day on top of the world.

Frances purchased this house in 1975

Why Frances chose Hollywood

As soon as I came to Los Angeles my dream was to live on Mulholland Drive, which is for me as historic as a cathedral would be in a town in Europe. MULHOLLAND DRIVE is a painting by David Hockney. KING OF THE MOUNTAIN was a fictional movie with Dennis Hopper, Harry Hamlin and Dan Haggerty loosely based on actual Mulholland Drive racers. The films MULHOLLAND DRIVE and MULHOLLAND FALLS were named after the road. Video games GRAND THEFT AUTO and MIDNIGHT CLUB features Mulholland Drive. R.E.M.'s song ELECTROLITE was inspired by Mulholland Drive and is mentioned. TOM PETTY refers to 'glide down over Mulholland' in the hit song 'FREE FALLIN'. In LOVE AND BASKETBALL Mulholland Drive is referred to during the scene in which Q and Monica meet up outside of her bedroom after the Spring Dance. It marks the street as a dead end where couples go for privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is even better than the photos
Jul 2008
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5
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Stay Among Stars in a Hollywood Hills Paradise
average rating of 4.953125 based on 65 reviews
5

Don't miss this one!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, bright, colorful and relaxing! Believe the pictures! Such a good value - you'd spend more at a hotel than in this beautiful setting. Frances, the owner lives on the property and was SO welcoming and helpful. She had the right balance of giving you your privacy and providing info. I just got home and I miss it already!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The guest house is in a very safe, quiet area, but is just 1.5 miles up the hill from the heart of Hollywood. Perfect for sight-seeing with a car, and even walking to Runyon Canyon Park. There's a great view of the Hollywood sign from the driveway! We appreciated the small and functional kitchen and pleasant living room in addition to the two separate bedrooms. It's almost like a cozy beach house in the middle of a high-end neighborhood. Frances is a lovely person and great to work with. We would definitely recommend this rental to others.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fit our needs perfectly

  • 5 of 5

My friend & I opted to rent this home rather than two hotel rooms, and it served our needs well. The two bedrooms located on opposite ends of the home gave us our privacy when we needed it, and I loved the small, private garden area right outside my bedroom. The house was located in a very safe neighborhood, allowing me to take walks in the morning for some beautiful sunrise shots of LA. You will need a car to get around, but it was conveniently located close to the Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park, and other attractions. The room was clean and bright, and the shower was huge! Also, my mattress and pillows in the smaller bedroom were probably the most comfortable ones I had ever slept on in either a rental home or a hotel. That was much appreciated. DVD collection was enormous, although we did not really have time to view any of them.

I appreciated the quick replies I always received from Frances whenever I had a question, also, and how promptly my security deposit was refunded. One slight caution - the parking space works best with a smaller car. Lovely home, photos accurately depict it. Would recommend this for two singles needing two beds, or two couples. And would definitely stay there again if the need arises. Thank you, Frances.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastic place to stay in LA!!

  • 5 of 5

The positive reviews are all 100% true. This apartment has everything you need for a very comfortable stay and the location is wonderful. We had breakfast at home everyday and then set off to see all that LA has to offer. We did laundry, watched TV and relaxed outside on the terrace. Frances was incredibly gracious and accessible at all times. The apartment itself was very comfortable for my family (four adults and a small child) and it was a lot of fun to stay up in the canyon. The views are beautiful and the apartment offers a quiet retreat from the rest of busy LA. I can't recommend it more highly!!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful, cozy and private hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We booked a last minute business trip to Los Angeles which included our 21 months old daughter. We stay at many VRBO locations around the country and have a very high standard. Since we travel with our daughter (she has been on 56 flights!) we are always looking for accommodations for a small family. We are so delighted that Francis had a last minute opening for us. Her property was perfect for our 5-day business trip. A few of the highlights of the home....the property is tucked up in the Hollywood Hills. We flew in to Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and only took 20 min commute time from the airport. The home was very easy to find the parking is on the driveway not on the street- a plus! The house is totally private with a secure locked gate with a gate code. We felt very safe and often had all of the doors and windows open....December in Los Angeles! The grounds were immaculate and the private courtyard and backyard garden were very well suited for our daughter for playing and exploring. Because the property is totally gated and secure, we always knew she was safe to explore and play. The home was immaculate, very tidy with up to date bathroom. The bedroom had a small desk, a plus since we need a work space when traveling. The kitchen was well suited for cooking and although we didn't cook any big meals, the kitchen was just fine for simple breakfast and lunch. We had many meals out in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, great restaurants! One of our highlights of the trip was the hike at Runyon Canyon which was less than 5 min drive from the house. The home is comfortable, has wifi and cable tv, so you can still be plugged in while feeling very out of the fray and activity of Hollywood and Los Angeles. Mobile phones work great on the property, no issues at all with connectivity. Frances is a wonderful hostess. We will be sure to return and have already shared our experience with our friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful vacation in the Hollywood Hills!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Los Angeles many times, but this was our first time renting a vacation home. We didn't get disappointed, this house is beautiful and it looks exactly like on the pictures. We immediately felt comfortable and welcome. The view over the city is stunning, and you really can see the Hollywood Sign from the driveway. The library of DVD's and books is impressively large. This home is ideal for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to get to all the interesting places in a few minutes. It is so quiet there and the beds are really comfy, we had the best sleep of our entire vacation. Frances is a great and friendly host, we got to meet her once and had a nice talk. She respects your privacy, but is always on hand when needed. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Car: necessary

Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Disneyland

Other Activities: Shopping, hiking, nightlife

Golf: LAKESIDE GOLF CLUB

4500 W Lakeside Dr

Burbank, CA 91505-4088

P: (818) 984-0601

F: (818) 985-3119

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Prices & Availability

From $256 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Hollywood, Los Angeles area

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$1,710
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hollywood in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Enjoy brand-new shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible Bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Convertible Bed
  • Master bedroom opens to secluded patio 2nd bedroom opens to garden Flatscreen/dvd player in living room Flatscreen/dvd player in 2nd bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
No smoking indoors - only outdoors Extensive DVD Library

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