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Charming Duplex with Private Yard. Pets Welcome

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Valley Village - Otsego duplex (downstairs)

1 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 2-5.

Set back among mature trees on a quiet residential street in Valley Village, this downstairs unit is available for short or long term stays. A cozy home away from home, the unit is fully furnished and fully equipped with its own washer and dryer, private landscaped yard with patio furniture, fountain and barbecue. Pets are welcome. Located close to major studios and just minutes from Universal Studios, Universal Amphitheater concert venue and City Walk, NOHO Arts District, Metro Rail to Hollywood, (Graumanns Chinese Theater, Kodak Theater and Hollywood Blvd), downtown and beyond.

2 blocks from the Ventura and Hollywood freeways; 1 block walk to local market and Starbucks; 10 minutes by car over Mulholland Drive and down into West Hollywood, trendy Melrose Ave shopping, and upscale Beverly Hills. Lots of great restaurants nearby and don't forget the Hollywood Bowl where you can bring your own picnic or order a gourmet meal to be delivered to your box seats and enjoy an open air concert.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Helen Walker
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, with Google Translate all languages are possible
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Duplex with Private Yard. Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Better than any hotel !

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, wow, this is great, were just some of the comments my kids and I had when we showed up at Helen's apartment.I am a single mom with two teen age children and the thought of the 3 of us jammed into one hotel room was not a welcoming thought. I was very skeptic about booking a place online, unseen, that no one had ever heard of. But there were plenty of reviews(all good) so I took a chance and I am sooo glad I did! The apartment is tucked away on a quiet street(yet very accessible to all the hot spots) and absolutely adorable. She spoils you with treats on the table for your arrival, there is cable tv, wi fi,(made kids happy) and very comfortable accomadations with an awesome outside area to sit and relax with your morning coffee. I definitely will stay here again when back in the LA area. Book it, you wont regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Place: Cool, Comfortable, and Cozy - even in extreme heat

  • 5 of 5

We drove down for a 3 day birthday celebration. Family lives nearby and we had everyone over for dinner twice. We brought our old golden retriever rescue dog as well and the grandchildren loved throwing the ball to him outside. Despite the horrible heat (102), we were comfortable and everything went smoothly. Helen's rental homes are homey, attractively furnished and well outfitted with everything one could need (this is the third in which we have stayed) and the fruit basket is an extra treat. The living/dining area was roomy when all 8 of us were there and at night we two slept well thanks to the quiet neighborhood, the comfortable kind sized bed, and the central air-conditioning. Having off the street parking is a bonus as is the enclosed private yard. Everything feels very secure and safe as well - I wouldn't hesitate to come on my own. We highly recommend this rental and know that we will be looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southwest England

A Wonderful Haven in busy LA

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in the downstairs apartment of this duplex twice, most recently in March this year. It's hard to believe such a peaceful place can exist so close to Studio City and busy Laurel Canyon! Private parking is a few steps from the front door. You enter through a lockable gate to a fabulous green garden, and it's level access all the way to your front door. The bedroom is big -- huge closet! -- and there's an area to one side which is equipped for an office area if you need one. The living room is charming and has a sofabed. There are two bathrooms, both with good showers. Can't fault the linens and other details. The kitchen had had everything I needed, though I didn't try to cook anything too complicated - seemed to have plenty of equipment including the all-important electric kettle for those of us who make tea.

But I value most that I look forward so much to going back there after a busy, intense LA day , opening the double doors to the garden and just unwinding. In the morning, the sun comes up over the garden, and you can do your morning email in sunlight to the sound of birdsong. I think I could live there permanently! There are no steps between the parking, garden or any area of this apartment, which is great if someone is cautious about mobility issues. Looking forward to returning next year, with my husband.

(This is a copy of my trip advisor review done in April - thought it should be here too!)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago area

Excellent Place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay; you feel at home right away. Immaculate. Many many small touches to make you feel at home: condiments and spices, even toiletries. The special little touches: bird feeders in back yard make this a delightful and comfortable place to stay. Backyard is delightful. Helen does a great job.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Wonderful visit with our pup!

  • 5 of 5

We drove from the East Coast with our dog to visit family in the area and we couldn't have found a better home base for our stay. We rented the downstairs apartment which is charming, comfortable and well-stocked with any basic provision you can think of. The yard is beautiful, fenced and private. We were ready to move in and will definitely book it when we visit again. A true gem.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, va

Love love love this place

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4, two adults and two kids, stayed here for 3 nites while visiting la. The location is perfect, very close to Interstates and within a cute neighborhood area with cute shops and restaurants. We found this apt to be a very peaceful escape from all the crazy la traffic and crowded tourist spots. The garden was so perfect, so relaxing. In addition, the apt had everything we needed right down to the incredible smelling lotions... We were also greeted with a delicious fruit and snack basket. We loved the fountains and humming birds.... We would absolutely recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in the la area..

Helen was so responsive and easy to work with ...the place was was perfectly clean and very well represented by the pictures.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Within minutes of Universal Studios, Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

Adjacent to Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Toluca Lake and North Hollywood

Other Activities: Universal Studios, NOHO Arts District, Hollywood Blvd.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Valley Village, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Thanksgiving 2016
19 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £86 + Tax
Pet Fee £33 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

$155/night, $990/week, $3600/month, (double occupancy), additional guests $15/night each
No charge for children 2 & under, pack-n-play crib & highchair available.
Cleaning $105, (double occupancy), additional guests $5 each. Pets $40/each
For stays of a month or more base cleaning fee is $145
Lodging taxes: 14%
Rates higher on holidays,

25% deposit required; additional 25% due 60 days before arrival and balance 7 days before arrival.
If reservation is made less than 60 days before arrival, deposit is 50%, and balance due 7 days before arrival.
We accept Visa, M/C, cash, bank wire transfers & checks in US funds.
If paying balance by check it is required 30 days before arrival.
No security deposit required.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Valley Village in the Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms are remodeled. Hairdryers, iron and ironing board available. Towels, plush robes, hand soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, toilet paper etc provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All bed linens, towels, plush robes, down comforters, extra pillows and blankets included.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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