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Studio City Luxury Home close to Universal Studios and Hollywood

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

2-3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 7-9

Located minutes from Universal City and other major studios, this single level totally remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home is in a quiet and safe neighborhood yet close to shopping, great restaurants and local nightlife.

There is also the option of adding a 3rd bedroom which is attached to the main house which could then accommodate 9 people altogether. There is an additional charge for adding the 3rd bedroom. (please see rates information)

The main house is approximately 1900 square feet plus an additional 1000 square feet in the attached 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest house (Listing # 239789), which can be rented separately or opened up to comfortably accommodate larger family groups of 13-15 people.

We are conveniently located to all that Los Angeles has to offer.

We are close to many of the major studios, Universal City entertainment complex (featuring Universal Studios & City Walk, Universal Amphitheater concert venue, multi-theater complex, shops & restaurants), NOHO Arts district and metro-rail station to Hollywood, (walk-of-fame, Graumann's Chinese Theater & Kodak Theater, home of the 'Oscars') and to downtown, Disney Concert Hall, (Frank Gehry's architectural masterpiece), charming Olvera St, Chinatown etc.

Hollywood Bowl, Ford Theater, Griffith Park hiking and riding trails, LA Zoo and Griffith Observatory are also just minutes away.

15 minutes drive will bring you to trendy Melrose Blvd shopping, and a few minutes more to the middle of upscale Beverly Hills. LACMA and Getty museums are also within easy reach.

25 minutes to the beach at Santa Monica & Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach boardwalk and another 15 minutes further up the coast to Malibu.

Disneyland is south of downtown LA, about 40 mins drive from our location.

More Details

Property Manager
Helen Walker
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, with Google Translate all languages are possible
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • town
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • Plush robes, towels, all soaps, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, and paper products provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Other rooms - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , optional bedroom
  • 1 king, 1 queen, 1 double sleeper sofa in family room, I single sleeper chair in family room. Adjoining optional 3rd bedroom available with daybed and pop-up trundle that can accommodate 2 singles or be joined to make another king bed. Pack and play crib for infants. Single roll away beds available for additional guests. Quality linens, plush robes, down comforters and pillows, (hyper allergenic pillows etc available if you have allergies to down).
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • 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
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis


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(37 traveller reviews)

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Studio City Luxury Home close to Universal Studios and Hollywood
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Impressively Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A magnificent property, which felt secluded & tucked away in a great neighborhood. Easily fit 4 adults & 3 kids w/ the sleeping arrangements & spacious layout for 4 nights. Unfortunately we did not have an opportunity to spend much time in the home due to active day plans. Yet the drive "home" to re-charge our batteries was nice. I would highly recommend this experience including the professional interaction w/ Ms. Walker & staff. They are prepared with quite a few options & suggestions for your stay. I am planning on using them at a moment's notice if needed with total confidence in another wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Tx

Beautiful home comfy and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Our mini vacation couldn't have been better. We stayed in this home a family size if 6..we conversed over meals and relax time. This home has everything you need and could ask for. Helen was very pleasant to work with. We will stay again on our next visit to LA.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So Cal

Beautiful Home! Much more than we expected.

  • 5 of 5

The Hartsook home was the perfect vacation rental. My family of 6 needed a rental home close to my daughter's wedding venue and we were so fortunate to find Hartsook! Helen's home had everything when it came to meeting our needs. In fact, everyone fell in love with it and hated to leave. The rooms were large, comfy and warm - beautifully decorated. The gardens were soothing with several fountains - I wish I had more time to sit back, relax and enjoy the birds that took full advantage of the tranquil setting. The kitchen came fully stocked as did the bathrooms. We bbq'd one evening and enjoyed sitting on the lovely patio in this quiet neighborhood. (For those using a car service, note that for some reason cars pull up to home near back carport) I highly recommend this home. Hope you enjoy as much as we did. And yes, they are living happily ever after!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Property for the Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Hartsook property was super! It was very clean and had nice up to date appliances. It had lots of space and we appreciated it being in a lovely, quitet neighborhood as we were headed to bed by 7pm most nights being from the east coast. It provided us with all the space and amenities to make it a perfect place for three of us. The property is beautifully decorated and great thought was given to the small things one might need (from luggage racks to beach towels). We loved having the washer/dryer and being able to pack less so that we could shop more! If you stay, be sure to read about the history of Mr. Hartsook in the visitor binder. The sound of the water fountains were pleasant and we enjoyed the yard as well. I will confess that we were over the moon to have a lemon tree in the backyard!

Helen and Diana were terrific to work with! We planned this trip just weeks before our stay. They were extremely responsive in answering all our questions and working with us as we scrambled to get flights. We had two minor issues during our stay which they rectified immediately (when the previous renter took the remote to the garage, they got us a replacement within 1/2 day). Their willingness to help create the perfect vacation cannot be understated - thank you ladies - particularly during a holiday week! We loved working with you and will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. We hope you will come back next year to work on the floats for the Rose Parade and stay with us again. Happy New Year, Helen and Diana
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My home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time that we stayed at Hartsook house and it certainly will not be the last. It's very spacious, has an amazing garden to relax in and is in a quiet neighborhood but close enough to Universal Studio and the freeway to be able to get everywhere. Helen is an absolute joy to deal with. Looking forward to being back in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feels Like Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I arrived on Monday, July 27, 2015 to a gorgeous home that is obviously cared for with love. There was an awesome welcome basket on the kitchen counter which included; fruit and cookies. The bedrooms are beautiful with very clean bathrooms and the entire house was spaciously decorated with care. There were also plenty of extra towels, throws, and most any other regular convenience that you would have in your own home.

The Welcome binder provided much needed information about popular attractions as well as details about the local area. We had dinner at a local Thai restaurant that was recommended in the Welcome binder and the food was fabulous!

Manager Helen, was very kind and helpful which made our vacation extremely problem free. My family and I would not hesitate to book any locations managed by Helen for future travel.


Victoria Parker

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Victoria, Thank you so much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed the house and it was nice meeting you both. Hope you will return soon and often. All the best, Helen
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Centrally located to all that Los Angeles has to offer: 5 minutes from Universal Studios, 10 minutes to the center of Hollywood Blvd, 15 minutes to downtown, 15 minutes to West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, 25 minutes to beaches at Santa Monica and Venice, 40 minutes to Disneyland.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Thanksgiving 2018
16 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year 2018/19
19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £104.7 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £42.6
Tax Rate 14.0%

$270/night, $1775/week, (2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths).
**Adjoining 3rd bedroom available for additional $30/per night, $180/week***
Quoted rates are for first 4 guests, additional guests are $15/night each
No charge for children 2 and under. Pack-n-play crib and highchair available.
Cleaning fee $140 for first 4 guests, additional guests $5 each. 3rd bedroom cleaning fee is $15.
Additional $50 cleaning fee on stays of a month or more
14% lodging tax on all stays of less than a month.

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