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

People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Valley Village - The Enchanted Manor

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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Georgia Durante
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2016
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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 San Fernando Valley

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveller reviews)

The Enchanted Manor- A Magical Hidden Oasis- Paradise!!
average rating of 4.979592 based on 49 reviews
5

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: Apr 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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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5

TOTAL GEM

  • 5 of 5

You could pretty much spend your entire LA vacation just hanging out at this lovely home. The backyard poolscape is incredible - our kids spent literally HOURS playing in the pool. They almost didn't want to go to Universal Studios because they were having so much fun. And they loved the secret room behind the bookcase. There are lots of outdoor areas to curl up with a book or lounge in the sun. And it feels incredibly private and quiet - yet close to many LA-area attractions. Also, the murphy bed is super comfortable (I was skeptical initially). Kitchen is well-stocked and everything is clean and well cared-for. The real bonus, though, is meeting Georgia, the owner. She's extremely warm, engaging, and has a lot of great tips for travelers. She won't be in your way at all, but is close by if you need anything or just want to chat with a local. We are already planning a return trip to this lovely paradise again. Thank you, Georgia!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another GREAT family! I am blessed to do what I do and have the opportunity to meet such wonderful people.
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5

Gorgeous and Serene Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A good friend and I wanted to get away for Memorial Day, so we booked Georgia's guesthouse and drove down from Silicon Valley area. The house and landscaping took my breath away the second we walked up. Then we found the backyard, pool and hot tub! The pictures don't even do it justice. We spend the next two days laying around the pool, sitting by the fire pit, cooking food on the BBQ and just generally enjoying every second we were at the Enchanted Manor. Georgia was so kind and helpful. She has created an experience for her guests that is the perfect combination of exciting and inviting. The property and guesthouse were well-maintained, clean and equipped with everything we could possibly need. When it was time to leave, I was so sad to go! We have found our home away from home and will definitely be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC STAY IN THE MANOR

  • 5 of 5

WE SPENT 7 DAYS IN THIS HOUSE SUCH … HOLLYWOODIENNE .. ( WE ARE FRENCH) IT WAS REALY NICE …. JACUZI POOL SECRET ROOM ….. ) THANKS FOR ALL GEORGIA !!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional property and phenomenal hostess

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience our family had at this "Enchanted Manor". The pictures of this property do not do it justice. Every inch, inside and out, was decorated perfectly with the utmost detail. The outside pool/grotto area was like an oasis, designed for optimal relaxation. Our kids enjoyed the playhouse and secret room. This is a perfect excursion for any family looking for a vacation getaway. Georgia was the most attentive hostess and exceeded our very high expectations. She went over and above the "call of duty" and made us a part of her family with her warm and gracious hospitality. I would recommend this unique property to everyone and will absolutely be returning in the future. Our whole family felt the warmth and love that this property and lady had to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best place I have stayed in Los Angeles!!

  • 5 of 5

The best hostess ever! Gloria is a darling!!The Enchanted Manor was everything and more!! Such a beautiful place!! I didn't even care to leave and venture out into Hollywood. It is so inviting that I just wanted to spend my time there. I will be back!! I encourage everyone to book the Enchanted Manor on your next visit to Los Angeles. It is just minutes away from everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Universal Studios
Hollywood Bowl
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
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
Burbank
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
FIRE FOX
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
BALBOA COUNTRY CLUB
Nearest Train
1 Miles
STATION
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
101 and 405
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
BISTRO GARDENS
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
BIG BEAR
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
SANTA MONICA
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.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£952
for 2 nights
From
£358
From
£448
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,727
£10,198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £99
Secret Room / Great Room £79 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £47
Pet Fee £60
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.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor - Outdoor Shower
  • There is an outdoor shower nestled in a rock formation cave behind the jacuzzi.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Murphy Bed/Living room
    Other - 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Smoking is allowed on the outside private patio and pool area. Security cameras and alarm system for peace of mind.

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