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Valley Village romantic retreat close to Universal Studios & Studio City

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bath, sleeps 3-4

Charming Studio City area garden apartment located near Universal Studios, Hollywood and NOHO Arts district. Close to Burbank, many of the major studios, Griffith Park, (hiking and riding trails), LA Zoo, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and downtown LA. Santa Monica and Venice beaches are about 25- 30 minutes away. Disneyland about a 40 minute drive.

The apartment has a four poster queen size bed in the bedroom with a full bath attached, (tub and shower), a large living room where we can put up to 2 single roll-away beds for additional guests if needed, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchen. There is also a wide covered porch surrounded by trees off the living room with a love seat, table and chairs and is a great place to relax out doors and watch the humming birds at the feeder. The kitchen door leads down to a private fenced and landscaped yard with patio furniture, shaded by a majestic elm tree..

There is also a new gas barbecue grill.

More Details

Property Manager
Helen Walker
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, with Google Translate all languages are possible
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Last minute reservations require payment in full and a valid photo ID that matches the guests credit card, prior to property access.
  • Absolutely no smoking inside the property
Location Type:
  • town
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Hairdryer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, bubble bath, plush robes and all paper products provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Four poster queen bed, with attached full bath. Luxury linens 400 thread count or higher, down pillows and comforters, plush robes, etc
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Smoking is permitted only on the porch or in the back yard.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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Valley Village romantic retreat close to Universal Studios & Studio City
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Berkeley, CA

Couldn't be better

  • 5 of 5

Our Home-away-home was exactly like the pictures on the website. Nicely furnished, charming and very private with a carport in a quite neighborhood. My niece and her friend are both in early twenties from Japan and they fell in love with our home right away. They took millions of pictures in the house. The welcome basket filled with fruits and bottles of water were added bonus. So we could settled in right away instead of running out for grocery shopping. Well stocked pantry and small packets of ground coffee were very helpful as well. I didn't need to buy additional coffee during our stay. The instructions and tips given to us prior to the trip by the owner were very thorough and I didn't need to bother her for help or questions.

The location of the home was perfect. It's very easy to get to Freeways to go to any directions. It seems that it takes about only 15-20 minutes to destinations like Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood. And just 5 minutes to the Universal Studios. We covered them all in 4 days. We liked to shop at Gelson's which is a few blocks down on Laurel Canyon for grocery and deli. Good restaurants in Studio City, 5-minute-drive, along Ventura Blvd.

It was great to be able to come home after a full day of sightseeing and walking every day instead of to a hotel room. It really felt like home for us. I will stay at this place when I go to Los Angeles again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Peaceful and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

If you are wondering where to stay in Los Angeles, this is it! Otsego A is a delightfully spacious extremely well appointed cozy apartment, very close to the studios. I needed a place of peace from my hectic job and found the quiet serenity of the front porch and completely fenced in back yard more than I could have hoped for! The bed was super comfortable and provided for restful sleep. And the kitchen!! It's brand new and has everything you could possibly need. Helen is a lovely manager and incredibly kind and accommodating, she goes above and beyond! I felt right at home immediately and hated to leave! If you are looking for a top notch turn key living situation in a great neighborhood, you need look no further. I would recommend this unit over and over! Thank you for all you do Helen!!! You are a gem!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased to accommodate your extended stay and glad you have now found a permanent home in the area, so we will still get to see you. Best of luck for the future with the crazy job schedule and new home. We loved having you. Cheers, Helen
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Birmingham, AL

Quiet, safe, and comfortable in Valley Village

  • 5 of 5

I'd stayed at one of Helen's properties previously so I knew my wife and I could expect a clean, well appointed apartment, and that's exactly what we got. This lovely upstairs apartment is on a quiet block with off-street parking under a vine covered carport. The apartment is in a great location too, right off Laurel Canyon and very convenient to most areas of LA. Don't let the stairs detour you as they are wide with a small landing halfway, and we appreciated the privacy of being upstairs. The stairs bring you up to a lovely porch where I enjoyed sitting in the morning and where the front door leads you into the living room you see in the pictures. Speaking of the pictures, everything is exactly as it's presented in these pictures so if you like what you see, that's what you'll get. Helen is a marvelous host and we were greeted with her traditional fruit basket, but she also went out of her way to try to accommodate some special requests we had. The bedroom is large and has a decent sized bathroom. The living room leads into a dining room with a small table. We only ate breakfast in the apartment as we spent our days out in SoCal so we didn't take full advantage of the well stocked kitchen, but if you want to fix meals then everything you need is there. If you've read this far then you're obviously past considering staying in a hotel (which Lord knows why you would do that when you can have a full-blown apartment at maybe half the cost), and as a person that has stayed in many VBRO's and HomeAways I can highly recommend this apartment as one that will meet or exceed your expectations as it did mine.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia and Mallorca, Spain

Comfort and serenity in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this blissful haven for six nights and our only regret was that we couldn't stay for a month. From its perfect location in a leafy garden setting on a quiet tree-lined street to its cozy interiors, this romantic retreat made us feel as if we were living in an English country cottage rather than being moments away from a buzzing metropolis.

The apartment was so well appointed with everything we could wish for (heavenly bed, quality linens and towels, fully stocked kitchen and laundry, fast wifi, cable TV, sunny garden and romantic balcony ) that it was hard to drag ourselves away.

When we did venture out to explore the many great restaurants in the neighbourhood there were lots to choose from. Asian fusion food at Spice Season was memorable, as was the creative Mexican fare at Ceremony.

Having stayed at other vacation rentals in Helen's collection we already knew what an awesome host she is. Everything is taken care of with care, thoughtfulness and efficiency. Can't recommend this perfect place highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow what a gem.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Helen for offering us this apartment for our stay in L.A. It looked great in the photographs, and it is exactly as shown or better. It is immaculately clean and has everything you could possibly want when on holiday. Helen provides a starter fruit bowl which was very nice and a folder full of useful information, restaurants, shopping etc. We just used Jons supermarket, a convenient short walk over the road.

Otsego is very quiet despite the motorways sorry freeways being really close. The apartment is really well located with Studio City 2 mins down the road, Warner Brothers studio about 15 mins away and Universal about 20. We made it all the way back from the Griffith Observatory one evening in about 20 mins and one morning all the way to the Getty Museum in about the same amount of time.

We paticularly enjoyed the terrace. The sun is on it all day. So we were able to have our breakfast outside in the morning and if back, dinner in the evening. We don't have hummingbirds in England so having them on the terrace feeder with us was a real privilege.

It is not mentioned in the information but in the cabinet in the living room is a huge TV.

We could not wish for a better place to stay for our once in a lifetime vacation to LA. If you have any questions or concerns about this apartment email us at leeskiing@talktalk.net and we will be more than happy to get back.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the upstairs duplex for a week. It was exactly as described and exceeded our expectations. It is located in a nice residential area, but still within walking distance of some businesses (such as grocery and Starbucks). The unit was very spacious, clean, nicely furnished and well-maintained. We particularly enjoyed the lovely covered porch...great place to have your morning coffee and read the paper! Helen was a great hostess and even had a welcome basket waiting for us upon arrival. Throughout our rental process, Helen was very helpful and quick to respond to emails. We would highly recommend this unit and hope we have the opportunity to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Burbank 4 miles, LAX 20 miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
North Hollywood and Metro rail
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 and 170 freeways
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Santa Monica and Venice
Car: recommended

Valley Village adjacent to Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Universal City, Toluca Lake

Other Activities: Universal Studios, Hollywood Blvd, Griffith Park, Magic Mountain, Disneyland


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.02
Additional Guest Fee £10.65 per person per night
Pet Fee £35.51
Damage Insurance £41.9

$145/night, $950/week, $3550/month, (double occupancy), additional guests $15/night each
No charge for children 2 & under, pack-n-play crib & highchair available.
Cleaning fee $100, (double occupancy), additional guests $5 each. Pets $50/each, (dogs only, sorry no cats)
For stays of a month or more add $40 cleaning.
Lodging taxes: 14%. No taxes due on stays of 31 nights or more.
Rates higher on holidays, (7 night minimum)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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