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LA: Garden Guest House close to Universal Studios & Hollywood

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Valley Village - Hartsook Guest House

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our beautiful guesthouse has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths and its own private fenced and landscaped yard complete with patio furniture, a relaxing hammock and fountain.

The luxurious main bedroom with a king bed, has French doors opening to the back yard and a full bath attached with a clawfoot tub and stall shower. The 2nd bedroom has a daybed and pop-up trundle bed, (2 single beds which can be joined to make a king if preferred). There is a double sleeper sofa in the living room for extra guests. We also have single rollaway beds and a pack & play crib if needed.

Prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen and eat either on the patio or the dining table for 6 in the living room which also has a gas fireplace for those cool evenings. A 2nd full bath is accessed off the living room.

Although located on a quiet residential street access to freeways and Metro-rail is only a few blocks away. Close to supermarkets, coffee houses, lots of great restaurants & local night life venues.

Our central location provides convenient access to 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.

NOTE: If you do not need both bedrooms, the guest house can also be rented with just the main bedroom and 2 baths at a reduced rate.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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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About Helen Walker

I have lived and been a realtor in this area for longer than I care to remember, and we have another smaller property nearby which I have enjoyed renting out to guests from every state in America and all around the world for the last few years. When I first saw this home in very poor condition, I knew it could be transformed into a great place to accommodate larger family groups and the guests we could not accommodate at the other property. It was a labor of love and we are thrilled to now welcome our return guests and new guests alike to our new property, and do our best to make their stay a memorable one.

Helen Walker purchased this house in 2008

Why Helen Walker chose San Fernando Valley

I love Studio City, Valley Village where I have lived and worked for the last 30 plus years. I had a whole storage space full of my own furniture when I sold my house and moved in with Chris, the love of my life, so we bought a duplex to rent out as furnished units, but I was unable to rent it long term as prospective tenants had all their own furniture and then I stumbled on vacation rentals and have never looked back. Thank you VRBO !!!!


based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

LA: Garden Guest House close to Universal Studios & Hollywood
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
Auckland, New Zealand

The Valley Village Garden Guest House

  • 5 of 5

My family and I, (4 adults and 2 Children) stayed at The Valley Village Garden Guest House from the 29th Nov 2009 for 5 nights.

The Guest House was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and had every conceivable appliance and fitting required. Just a home away from home.

Helen was very friendly and efficient to deal with and went out of her way to help where she could.

The Guest House is ideally situated in a lovely tree lined suburban street in a quiet neighbourhood, but still handy to lots of attractions.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful accommodation to any travellers.


  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2009
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Altamonte Springs, Fl

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

Thoughtfully stocked, from a shoeshine kit to a welcoming goodie basket and real flowers! Helen and her team manage this lovely cottage so professionally and gave such great information so the only surprises were nice ones. Located in a quiet neighborhood, but it is close enough to everything. The cottage is so nicely decorated, well-equipped and relaxing, it was a thoroughly delightful treat to stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Stanford, CA

Spacious, comfortable, and attractive home

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth property we have rented through Helen Walker. We have never been disappointed, The descriptions don't really do this guest house justice. Everything is first class and attractive. and the kitchen is so well supplied we could happily stay much longer and entertain much more than we needed to the 3 nights we were there - this time to take in the Rose Bowl and visit with our children and grandchildren. The openness of the rooms and the access to the outdoors are big pluses. The little patio at the front with comfortable chairs and couches and vine covered trellises is lovely to look out upon from the living room. I would readily recommend the property to people visiting the area who want a quiet, very convenient, and lovely place to stay, complete with off the street parking.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Guest House

  • 4 of 5

Just spent 3 days at this cozy guest house and I could not have been more comfortable. The surrounding area felt safe. The house has lots of privacy, the master bedroom is spacious with lots of natural light, the kitchen was just the rights size and the house is modernly decorated. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Note, don't try to squeeze in a 7th person unless they plan to sleep on the floor. The outside was charming. Helen communicates very well and answered all my questions immediately.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fremont, CA

Gorgeous Guest House

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful Mother's Day weekend at this beautiful guest house. It's so cozy and comfortable in a fantastic garden setting. It has all the comforts of home and I can guarantee that we'll be back here before summer is over. Thank you Helen for suggesting this wonderful guest house.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect LA Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two daughters nine and eleven stayed here for a long weekend. We have stayed in many VRBO rentals, and this was hands down the most well equipped and decorated home we have stayed in. Everything you can think of is there from shampoo, to muffin tins, to zip loc bags. It has two lovely outdoor spaces that are wonderful in the LA weather. It is incredibly comfortable and well laid out. The home is close to grocery stores (Gelson's, Vons and Whole Foods), as well as freeway access. Helen was an efficient and fast communicator, and the property instructions made check in easy. While the house is part of a larger property with another house on the property, we never saw another person and felt like we were in our own private oasis. I would not hesitate to rent this lovely home again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Burbank 5 miles, LAX 20 miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
9 hole public course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
North Hollywood
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
101 and 170 freeways
Nearest Restaurant
Lots of great restaurants close by
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Santa Monica and Venice
Car: recommended

Universal studios and Hollywood Blvd are just minutes away.

Other Activities: Shopping, health/beauty spa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Valley Village, San Fernando Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
19 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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 £95 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

$165-$185/night, $1075-$1225/week, (double occupancy), additional guests $15/night each.
No charge for children 2 and under, pack-n-play crib available.
Property can be rented with just main bedroom for $165/night, $1075/week and both bedrooms for $185/night, $1225/week.
Cleaning fee: $105-115, (double occupancy), additional guests $5 each
Additional cleaning fee of $45 for stays of a month or more.
Lodging taxes: 14%.
Rates higher on holidays. Please ask

25% deposit required; additional 25% is 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 prior to arrival.
No security deposit required

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, soap, plush robes, paper products provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Second bedroom has a daybed with pop-up trundle that can accommodate 2 singles or be joined to become a second king bed if preferred. Double sleeper sofa in living room for additional guests. Single rollaway bed and pack & play crib available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Smoking only permitted outside on the patio.

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