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Frances

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, German

:Stay Among Stars in a Hollywood Hills Paradise- SPECIAL June 1 - 8 daily

84 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Los Angeles area - Hollywood Hills Paradise

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)

EXPERIENCE THE HOLLYWOOD LIFESTYLE and relax with 180 degree canyon and city views. The creative ambience has inspired artists to write scripts and compose music for the Hollywood industry. You can count Justin Timberlake, Charlize Theron, Katy Perry and many more as your famous neighbors. The property is surrounded by tropical gardens and flower beds atop the prestigious Hollywood Hills. Indoor/outdoor flow. Sun drenched. Secluded patio. Peaceful. Hard to believe that this hidden paradise is only a stones throw from where the action is: 5 minutes to HOLLYWOOD BOWL (open-air concerts). 6 min to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS. 7 min to KODAK THEATRE (Academy Awards), WALK OF FAME and NIGHTLIFE. Visit FARMER'S MARKET, GALLERIES, RESTAURANTS + MUSEUMS. 20 min to shop on RODEO DRIVE, 45 min to swim in the PACIFIC or hike in RUNYON CANYON which is in walking distance and enjoy the most breathtaking views of all of LA!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Frances (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English, German

About Frances

I am an European Journalist who has been covering Hollywood for over 30 years. My life and privilege has been to interview and learn from every major Hollywood talent: their dreams, ups and downs, successes and failures... I have been visited by Catherine Zeta-Jones to Arnold Schwarzenegger to Will Ferrell just to name a few. The property has been used for fashion shots and as a movie location. For me Los Angeles means sunshine, blue wide-open sky, diversity of people, natural wonders, individuality, unimaginable cuisine and 'The sky's the limit' attitude. What I love about my property is the location: far away and yet so close to the hustle and bustle of Hollywood... from here you can quickly be anywhere the action is in minutes...or just enjoying a serene day on top of the world.

Frances purchased this house in 1975

Why Frances chose Los Angeles area

As soon as I came to Los Angeles my dream was to live on Mulholland Drive, which is for me as historic as a cathedral would be in a town in Europe. MULHOLLAND DRIVE is a painting by David Hockney. KING OF THE MOUNTAIN was a fictional movie with Dennis Hopper, Harry Hamlin and Dan Haggerty loosely based on actual Mulholland Drive racers. The films MULHOLLAND DRIVE and MULHOLLAND FALLS were named after the road. Video games GRAND THEFT AUTO and MIDNIGHT CLUB features Mulholland Drive. R.E.M.'s song ELECTROLITE was inspired by Mulholland Drive and is mentioned. TOM PETTY refers to 'glide down over Mulholland' in the hit song 'FREE FALLIN'. In LOVE AND BASKETBALL Mulholland Drive is referred to during the scene in which Q and Monica meet up outside of her bedroom after the Spring Dance. It marks the street as a dead end where couples go for privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is even better than the photos
Jul 2008
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Reviews

4.9
based on 84 holidaymaker reviews

:Stay Among Stars in a Hollywood Hills Paradise- SPECIAL June 1 - 8 daily
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 85 reviews
5

Great Location - Perfect for Universal & Hollywood

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a perfect location. It was very close to the main attractions of Universal Studios (less than 10 minutes) and downtown Hollywood, yet in a nice quiet spot nestled in the hills that made you feel as though you were staying with the stars! The views over Runyon Canyon and to Hollywood and LA beyond from the bottom of the drive were superb, so much so that on a tour of the Hollywood stars homes the guide stopped just down below the house on Mullholland for a picture of the sign saying it was one of the best views in Hollywood.

The DVD collection was huge, with a great mix of films for all ages, my children enjoyed a film every evening before bed after a hard day sightseeing or thrill seeking at Universal.

Highly recommended and hopefully we’ll be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous place, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic vacation. This home in the Hollywood Hills is absolutely perfect for a visit to the heart of LA. It's minutes away from everything in Hollywood and Studio City, including Universal Studios and Warner Brothers. Frances is a thoughtful and gracious host. Her notes on where to find groceries and her recommendation of a walk in Runyon Park helped make a perfect visit even better. The house itself is gorgeous, with a cozy living room, a pretty walkout garden and an absolutely unparalleled DVD collection. However, the star feature really is the location. Just off Mulholland Dr., with movie stars as your neighbors; those star tours actually drive right by where you're staying! We would love to return to LA soon, and our first step will be to book this great house again! Thank you for everything Frances. You made our trip just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Enchanted Stay in the Hollywood Hills

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfectly suited to our family's needs. The space allowed our two teenagers some privacy and space to relax. My daughter loved the DVD collection! The decor is tasteful and bright and the beds are very comfortable. The gardens are lovely and soothing to return back to after spending time in the city. We also hiked in Runyon Canyon every morning -- the vistas are stunning and the hiking moderate enough for all levels. This property feels like an oasis after driving and exploring the vast city all day. Frances was an excellent host - always available via email or phone and provided us total privacy given she lives on property. We loved LA and will return to this property on our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet Hideaway in Hollywood Hills

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Frances for an awesome week in the Hills! The home was perfect. Very quiet and close to everything we needed. Frances was the perfect host and gave us the privacy we needed for a quiet week. Thanks again Frances and we'll be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ein kleines Paradies!!!

  • 5 of 5

Liebe Frances,

ihre Wohnung ist ein kleines ,Paradies' in Los Angeles!

Thanks for letting us use your wonderful home. It's been a delight staying here and was wonderfully located to explore LA for the first time.

What's more, your eclectic decor and amazing DVD collection and book collection are quite a challenge. We loved revisiting some old favourite

DVDs after a long day out. Thanks!!

We would love to return when in LA again

Nochmals tausend Dank Frances,

es grüßt herzlich die ganze Familie,

Basil und Margie mit Michele und Colleen Crayford aus Orange in NSW, Australien.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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5

Very nice, cozy relaxing place in the Hollywood hills

  • 5 of 5

It is a very nice guest home. We went with a small dog and another couple and it was comfortable. It was very close to Hollywood and sunset boulevards. It would be ideal to have your own vehicle as walking would not be enjoyable. There are a few places that you can walk to that are very close and offer great views. There is parking available in the driveway and it seemed like a very safe neighbor hood. Frances was also helpful and very pleasant to deal with. All in all I would stay here again if I am ever back in LA.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Santa Monica, Disneyland

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hollywood, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
£608
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£1,177
£3,609
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £69 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £138
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Los Angeles area in California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Enjoy brand-new shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Pullout couch in living room has a full size mattress Master bedroom opens to secluded patio 2nd bedroom opens to garden Flatscreen/dvd player in living room Flatscreen/dvd player in 2nd bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
No smoking indoors - only outdoors Extensive DVD Library

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