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Beautiful Guest Apartment in the Heart of Hollywood

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our home is a hidden gem, away from the noises of Hollywood, although centrally located and close to the most visited attractions, restaurants, shopping and night life. We are an easy 12 minute walk to the corner of Hollywood and Highland, home to the Kodack Theatre, the Oscar venue with easy metro access. We are located at 1632 N. Sierra Bonita Avenue which is half way between Fairfax and La Brea Avenue, 3 houses south of Hollywood Blvd.

Beautiful, fully equipped and furnished new guest house (apartment). It is luxurious with hardwood flooring, a queen bedroom/stone/glass/bath/shower/lounge/granite kitchen and all amenities, including internet access and cable television. Our home is immaculately landscaped and appointed. Everyone who visits refers to our place as a resort.

Our private back garden is a lush tropical hideaway from the bustle of Hollywood and all the surrounding attractions. The pool and outdoor dining/lounge patio area surround the guest house and its access.

We welcome your visit and have no doubts that you will be delighted with your choice to stay with us!

Keywords: Guest House Apartment

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Ben Goodman & Javier Velazco
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2017

About Ben Goodman & Javier Velazco

I am a passionate, outgoing gentleman who has raised three sons.

I love to entertain people and share my beautiful home.


Ben Goodman & Javier Velazco purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Ben Goodman & Javier Velazco chose Los Angeles

This home was purchased not only for its beauty but because it has great guest accommodations and it is centrally located at the base of the Hollywood Hills.

What makes this apartment unique

This property is close to the the Hollywood Sign, walking distance to Hollywood & Highland, the Kodack Theatre, the Famous Magic Castle, the Star Walk of Fame, the Sunset Strip with restaurants and lots of shopping, close to Beverly Hills, museums and Movie Studios.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Hollywood Heights in Central LA

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Guest Apartment in the Heart of Hollywood
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews

So thankful I found this fabulous gem - added so much to our vacation

  • 5 of 5

Visited from Boston with my 13 year old granddaughter in July. Can't say enough for the hospitality of Ben and Javier. Really made our vacation extra special. How boring an impersonal hotel would have been. Ben went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. The location was perfect for us. Universal, Warner Brothers, catching tour busses, all the Hollywood "sights" were so close yet we were ensconced in this quiet, lush backyard with its amazing pool. And how we loved the brilliant Bella and Frankie always ready with a warm welcome, a tail wag and sweet doggie kisses (if you want them!) Ben has no idea how much he added to our very special California vacation. Would never stay anywhere else if we were lucky enough to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can We Move In Permanently?

  • 5 of 5

We love this place! The location is second to none. The Apartments are well equipped, clean and a great size. We stayed in the upstairs one this time around, there were 3 of us, my husband, myself and a friend, and it was plenty big enough. We had a car for the duration of our stay and parking in the street is super easy and you're pretty much always able to find a spot.

Ben, Javier, Bella & Frankie are all so welcoming. The Pool is ridiculously good, better than the photos (if that's possible) and you immediately feel relaxed and at home.

This was our second time staying here and we can't wait to get back. As everyone else has mentioned Ben and Javier are amazing hosts, so giving of their time and local knowledge. You couldn't ask for anything more.

We have had a number of friends stay here also and we recommend this place to anyone we know visiting LA. I really don't know why you would choose anywhere else.

Seriously, if this place is available and you still choose to stay elsewhere, then you're crazy! Do yourself a favour, book now, cause it's that popular, you may miss out.

Ben & Javier, thanks again for having us.

Until next time....

Lisa, Dan & Peter

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stop looking elsewhere. This House is a veritable Garden of Eden between Sunset and Hollywood

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful oasis of tranquility and peace lies in this very special house perfectly placed in Los Angeles Midway between Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Blvd both a 150 meter stroll away

A beautiful quiet and tropical garden with a lovely pool and Jaccuzi allow guest the best of all worlds in this crazy town

The Hollywood Hills trails a gentle hike 300 meters away

Our apartment was a perfect home beautifully equipped and very comfortable

Most especially for us was the warmth friendship and help offered by our hosts both of whom were incredibly


However i must draw attention to the kindness shown to us in particular by Ben

We both unfortunately got struck down with Bronchitis and Ben was always there inquiring after us, bringing us his amazing home made Chicken soup, Ferrying us to and from the doctors , taking us to the pharmacy to help with our prescriptions and medication. He finally took us to the Airport ,He is a very special man and now considered a close friend to whom we are forever grateful. His help saw us through a particularly rough period ,even when friends to whom we had gone to visit started to fade fast with the fear of catching our malaise.

We just wish there was a 10 star category for excellence to award as this is certainly it

Thank you Ben and Javier you both will always be welcome in our house in France.

All the best for a Fabulous 2015

We hope you will have us stay again sometime in the near future

Thank You once again


J and L xx

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Paradis

  • 5 of 5

We have had 14 fantastic days with Ben and Javier and their two great dogs, Bella and Frankie.

We had a very great accommodation, and the hosts are very helpful with information about attractions and restaurants. We took their advices, and were definitely not disappointed, the property is within walking distance to Hollywood blwd.

We stayed in the studio apartment, and although we were 2 adults and 2 teenager we had no problems with the room. And the outdoor area is completely amazing, the most beautiful pool, where we spent a lot of time.

We will definitely come back, big thanks to Ben and Javier who made ​​our holiday unforgettable, don´t think there is a place in Hollywood that is as beautiful as this, and with so sweet and nice hosts.

We strongly recommend that if you have to go to Los Angeles, you must stay with Ben and Javier.

Rasmus, Tobias, Gitte & Morten

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Oasis of Calm Amidst the Crazy

  • 5 of 5

A great find! You could stay here and not even experience the Hollywood busy/craziness a few blocks away, if you want. Peaceful, calm, and even nicer than the photos show. Ben and Javier are generous with their time and very helpful, a great resource for info about the area. We stayed in the lower studio, very comfortable with a great kitchen. With the patio furniture nearby, it feels like your own private outdoor living room right outside. We followed many of Ben's recommendations for dining, and it was 4 for 4 ... do whatever he says. Would definitely stay again, and highly recommend.

Laurie and Bruce

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow factor X 100

  • 5 of 5

An absolute divine retreat that was simply amazing. Stayed for four nights in the studio apartment and loved every second. From perfect hosts to perfect location, you will not find much better, loved loved loved this final part of of our 3 week vacation and what a way to end it. Thank you Ben and Javier for sharing your beautiful home, pool, jacuzzi, dogs and knowledge, your true superstars and that's why you live in Hollywood... Giles Sara and Drew

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cheebo Restaurant
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Bossa Nova Restaurant
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Griddle Cafe
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Cafe Aroma


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Hollywood Heights, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.78
Cleaning Fee £58.19
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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