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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

More Details

Ben Goodman & Javier Velazco
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 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 Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Guest Apartment in the Heart of Hollywood
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews
Oklahoma City, OK

Not family friendly

  • 2 of 5

The location isn't very family friendly. I would advice against a family staying in this area. Our vehicle was broke into a few blocks away and several valuable items were stolen. Plus we had to drive around the next day with a taped window. My wife and son never felt very safe or comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so very sorry that your car was broken into whilst parked in the Ralph's supermarket parking lot , which is many blocks away from our home. We would always caution our guests to not leave valuables visible in their unattended cars . Coming from a large city one might know that . We're sorry that embittered your entire LA experience. We have had hundreds of thoroughly satisfied guests , including families, who have had the most wonderful vacations enjoying our beautiful home , heated swimming pool and jacuzzi. As well as all that Los Angeles has to offer visitors in the various tourist attractions closeby. It's too bad you didn't exchange your rental car so that your family would not have felt unsafe driving around a major city with a taped window. It's unfortunate that your experience left you feeling so uncomfortable and critical of our property when it in fact had nothing to do with staying in the home ... which we put so much love and attention into , in order for us and all our guests to enjoy . Best wishes to you guys . We enjoyed hosting you ! Ben and Xavier
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Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3 night stay with Ben and Javier. We fit comfortably in the downstairs unit - 2 adults, 2 kids. The full kitchen was handy and the pool/hot tub was great for the kids at the end of our days. It's a beautiful backyard. We loved the proximity to all the restaurants, walk of stars, etc. It truly is in the heart of the action! Ben and Javier were very helpful on ideas of places to eat and things to do. It was a pleasure meeting them and hearing their story. We would definitely stay here again on another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada

Just another fabulous stay in West Hollywood!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have now stayed with Ben & Javier five times. This time we traveled with our daughter and my mother. We have now stayed in each of the three units and we don't have a single bad thing to say. The location of this rental is just perfect! It is walking distance to Sunset Blvd, Runyon Canyon, Hollywood & Highland, and tons of wonderful restaurants. We always rent a car when we're in LA and we routinely visit the Griffith Observatory, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Malibu, as well as all of our favorite places in West Hollywood. When we actually take the time to relax, Ben & Javier's backyard is a perfect oasis in the heart of this beautiful and busy city. When you are taking a dip in the pool, or just putting your feet up in the lush yard, it's hard to believe that the hustle and bustle is just mere blocks away. We always look forward to coming "home" to Ben & Javier's place and will continue to visit for years to come!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having Erin and Adam and their family stay with us again this year. They're perfect, gracious guests and we so appreciate their kind words. Delighted you guys had a great stay . We look forward to having you back again. Stay warm in cold Canada !
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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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Sydney, Australia

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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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 £45.61
Cleaning Fee £57.98
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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