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The Enchanted Manor- A Magical Hidden Oasis- Paradise!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect for a couple but can sleep more if another area is opened.

Look no further... this totally (upscale) furnished Los Angeles private estate-guest house is a perfect little paradise for one person, a couple or family. There is a secret room behind a bookcase that leads to a finished attic that can accommodate 4 children or adventurous adults if needed for an additional cost $100.00 per nt.

Feel like you're in the tropics in your own home away from home. This quiet cul-de-sac street offers a serene environment for a writer or a movie industry executive who wants a peaceful setting to come home to. It has been home to many celebrities. It's an enchanting oasis. Entertain friends around the fire pit or have your business meetings at the gazebo bar. Or just enjoy a hot jacuzzi at the end of a hard day. Private patio and BBQ area. The owner, Georgia Durante lives on the property and is available to assist you with any needs you may have to make your stay more enjoyable while giving you privacy. Pool is not heated in winter--can be 4 extra cost. A kitty lives in the main house, but has never been in the rental unit. Highly allergic people should take note.

VIRTUAL TOUR OF GROUNDS AT THE ENCHANTED MANOR http://www.vpix.net/index.php?tour=9352

The Secret Room:

If you have a larger family the secret room can be opened for an additional $100.00 per night. Another very large living room with a stone fireplace is included in this rental, creating 1000 more sq. ft. The secret room is a finished attic behind a bookcase. You need to be old enough (or young enough) to climb a ladder. Kids and adventurous adults love this room. It has a great view of the grounds. There are 4 twin size beds in the secret room and room enough for a queen size air bed. Please note, if renting the secret room, tenants will need to climb a ladder to access the space. Tenant is aware that this is not recommended for very young children or elderly adults. The Secret Room is ideal for children but may not be comfortable for tall adults with the low ceiling. Owner will not be responsible for any unforeseen accidents resulting from the use of the ladder.

The Guest House:

Has a very large living room with a fireplace and two very comfortable down couches. At night it becomes the bedroom by pulling the queen size (plush Mattress) Murphy bed. It has a full kitchen with all that is needed for cooking. The breakfast room is octagon shaped with French windows on all sides. Very bright and cheerful room which looks out to the pool and outside fireplace.

Romantic Poolside Dinners & Events/filming: The Enchanted Manor is magical, especially at night. The lighting on the grounds, trees, deck and pool turns the night into a very romantic atmosphere. Celebrity Chef, Kurt (personal chef to Ronald Reagan)is available to cook for private dinners. Massage therapist also available.

Vacation renters are not allowed to have parties with several people. The cost for a party is $2500.00 for a five hour event for up to 50 people. Scenes from the Lifetime Movie, 'William & Kate' were shot here as well as other feature films and commercials.

The Fire Pit, Outside Fireplace and Gazebo Bar:

The outside fireplace is on a private patio off the breakfast room. It's like having anther living room outside With plush out door couches and coffee table. This area also has a BBQ. There is another BBQ on the 3rd level of the deck next to the fire pit. Sitting around the fire pit at night with the kids roasting marsh mellows is a wonderful family experience. Having business meetings around the gazebo bar.

The Play House and Tree House:

The play house is a mini version of the main house. It has 2 twin size beds, Cable TV, fireplace and a phone line. It is equipped with child size furniture and toys. The children also have their own patio and patio furniture. It's like a Disneyland here for kids. The tree house is another adventure for them to explore. Many more photo's can be seen on the Fan page for The Enchanted Manor on Face book. The house is on a tree lined cul de sac. Very secure area. The house has an alarm and security cameras around the perimiter for more peace of mind. No parties without permission from the owner.

More Details

Property Manager
Georgia Durante
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Georgia Durante

Hi!! My name is Georgia Durante. I am a Stunt Driver and the author of 'The Company She Keeps' (my autobiography) which has recently been optioned for a movie. I purchased my property in 1983 and it has been an ongoing labor of love every since. Over the years I have put in over a million dollars, creating a magical paradise. The original size of the home was 2800 sq.ft. It is now 5000 sq. ft. I am 62 years old and I have adopted a baby girl in 2006. I have elected to stay at home and be a mom. Renting my property is a way of making an income which allows me to be at home rather than on location. I have built a play house and tree house on the property (inspired by my daughter) which is a real plus for renter's with young children. The play house is a mini version of the main house with a river rock exterior, bay windows, skylights, custom made child size leather couch, bunk beds, cable TV, phone line, fireplace and camera system to monitor the children from inside the house. It has it's own patio with a child size umbrella table. It truly is a child's wonderland. People come here as strangers and leave as friends. I live on the property, but your privacy is respected. I am available 24hours a day to help to make your stay an enjoyable adventure.

Georgia Durante purchased this house in 1983

Why Georgia Durante chose Valley Village

This property is centrally located to many attractions in the Los Angeles area. Just blocks from the 101 and 405 freeways. I love the quiet of the cul de sac street and the LA River behind the property is a great buffer for any street noise. It's in the middle of all that LA has to offer, yet you feel like your on your own private Island. People come just to relax around the pool and jacuzzi with 3 waterfalls, or have business meetings around the fire pit or gazebo bar. It's a serene tropical atmosphere. It's romantic for couples and a disneyland for kids. It has it all!

What makes this house unique

In this cozy magical creation, I enjoy having friends over to cook out and sit around the fire pit with a glass of wine when I don't have guest. The jacuzzi usually gets utilized before the night is over. The entire back yard is lit with lights in all the trees and the pool lights change colors every few minutes. It's eye candy for all my guest. It feels like a fairyland. I am a writer. I can not ask for a better environment to write. It's so peaceful here. No need to ever go out. It's all right here. You'll find it difficult to leave the property to go sightseeing. If you book a week or longer, I give you an autographed book and a few other goodie when you leave.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor - Outdoor Shower
  • There is an outdoor shower nestled in a rock formation cave behind the jacuzzi.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Murphy Bed/Living room
    Secret Room - 4 Single Bed , Secret Room-finished attic-Cable TV, DVD
  • The Enchanted Manor is a full Kitchen and Breakfast room and a large living room with a fireplace. A queen size Murphy bed pulls out into the living room. There are 2 very comfortable couches for more guest or the Secret Room can be used. There are 4 twin size beds in the secret room. The secret room/Great room rental is $100 per night. It adds another 1000 sq. ft to the rental. It is a finished attic. You need to climb a ladder to get up there. Great for kids or adventurous adults.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Smoking is allowed on the outside private patio and pool area. Security cameras and alarm system for peace of mind.


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A True Tropical Paradise, in the LA suburbs!

  • 5 of 5

Whatever can we add to the previous reviews!? This is the MOST AMAZING place, just as magical as the photos! We are DEFINITELY coming back, and hopefully soon ;-) Georgia is absolutely the best hostess. The two of us had all the privacy we wanted, but a wonderful new friend for a dinner out, and for drinks around the firepit the last night. We felt like we'd have to be carried out, kicking and screaming. The rest of the world just disappears, whether one is in the Jacuzzi-with-waterfall, sitting around a fire, reading on a lounge chair, or inside looking out. The Breakfast Room, with walls of windows overlooking the grounds, became a peaceful, sunny office for the bit of work we couldn't postpone. Next time, we hope to do some entertaining here, both for pleasure and business. The queen Murphy bed was like sleeping on a cloud, and that was a real surprise, as we weren't quite sure about how comfortable a Murphy bed would be. The location was also a surprise: Just a very short - and scenic - ride through Coldwater Canyon or Laurel Canyon roads, to Beverly Hills or Hollywood, and the rest of LA Metro. (We arrived using two of the many highways nearby, and we never used them again.) This was a RELAXING vacation, and we really didn't want to leave to go anywhere else, and much of the time, we didn't. The setting is such that there was absolutely no noise from anyone else, and no street noise. It felt like being on a little island, yet everything is right nearby (Whole Foods, Starbucks, and other similar minutes away.) Everything was clean and in excellent condition - again, just like the photos. "What you see IS what you get!" And with a gracious hostess if needed. Georgia has created a true paradise, and we hope we can stay longer next time. And as a REAL surprise, we were in the Jacuzzi, and looked up and --- there were dozens of GRAPEFRUITS hanging from the tree above us. If THAT doesn't make one feel like being on a tropical island...!?! With Georgia's permission, we later plucked one, and had the juiciest grapefruit ever.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Again, another wonderful couple to grace The Enchanted Manor with their presence. I feel so lucky to attract such great people to my little paradise. Can't wait for them to return! Georgia Durante
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Fun place to visit

  • 4 of 5

It was a very unique property. It would be a great place for a private party with beautiful outdoor area with lots of seating space. We made s'mores one night in the firepit which were delicious. The hot tub was great. Wish could have turned it on ourselves rather than asking Georgia to warm it up. We didn't get much use of the pool because it was not heated. Good location near most LA attractions. Georgia was a great hostess and is a published author with great stories to tell.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU JENNIFER! It was a pleasure having your family here. I hope you will come back again in the summer months when the pool is like bath water. Unfortunately one of my tenants messed up the controls for the jacuzzi and there is no way to fix it. The good thing is I can be anywhere in the world and turn on the jacuzzi. I will look forward to your next visit!
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Beyond words

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't even show how beautiful this places

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place! Amazing Host!

  • 5 of 5

This home was absolutely paradise! Georgia was an amazingly wonderful host. Visited with my father, my partner and two grandchildren. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I felt like I had family visiting with these people. They invited me to dinner and to celebrate Melissa's birthday. I so enjoyed them. They were so respectful
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Beautiful, peaceful, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I sent Georgia an inquiry regarding this property, her response was swift and she answered all of my questions and concerns. She greeted my family with warmth and made contacting her during our stay easy and convenient. The property has all of the amenities for a family to enjoy, pool, Jacuzzi, barbecue grill, fire pit and a lovely seating area with a fireplace where my family enjoyed playing games. I would definitely stay here again. The memories my family shared which including cake with Georgia are priceless. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rhonda and her family were the best! They were respectful clean and fun to be around. It was Rhonda's birthday and it was evident by the family that surrounded her that she was very loved. The ultimate mom. And she made the best cupcakes I've ever tasted. I hope they will come back again
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Enchanted Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Enchanted Manor! It was secluded even though it was in a neighborhood. Georgia did not leave any stones unturned in her planning and decor. She was always gracious and accommodating whenever the need arose. We swam, enjoyed the outdoor fireplace and the fire pit, grilled and ate at the tiki bar and relaxed by the pool. The jacuzzi with a waterfall feature was wonderful for therapy and good conversation. There was only one bathroom but we adjusted. Good sleeping for 2 but extra had to sleep on couches or in secret attic room which had pull-down steps and slanted ceilings. Nice attic room with 2 twin beds but not easy to access, especially if you would want your luggage to join you in that room. If you have young children, the playhouse is adorable! I was thrilled with this "find" and would recommend it to all!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Universal Studios
Hollywood Bowl
The Original Farmers Market
Hollywood Sign
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center
Sunset Strip
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Pink's Hot Dogs
American Cinematheque / Grauman's Egyptian Theater
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Outdoor Stage
Griffith Observatory
Kodak Theatre -- CLOSED
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Dodger Stadium
Third Street Promenade
Universal Studios
Griffith Park
Rose Bowl Stadium
Pantages Theatre
Beverly Center
Universal Citywalk
California Science Center
Manhattan Beach
Olvera Street
Zuma Beach
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles Convention Center
The Getty Center
Greek Theatre
House of Blues -- CLOSED
Mastro's Steakhouse
Greystone Mansion and Park
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
101 and 405
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Car: necessary

Close to Universal Studio's (2 miles away) Beverly Hills-8 minutes away.

101 and 405 freeways are minutes away. Very centrally located to all major LA attractions and Movie Studios.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Valley Village, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £107.65
Property Damage Protection £42.34
Pet Fee £53.83
SecretRoom/GreatRoom nt £71.77 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

If Secret Room / Great Room is rented, add $100.00 per night. You are allowed to have visitors but over 10 people is considered an event and there will be fees.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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