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Family Friendly Hillside Retreat with Pool & Breathtaking Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,641 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + rollaway bed, (Sleeps 7) 2.5 bath, close to Universal Studios


Absolutely spectacular ranch-style house in the Hollywood Hills boasting panoramic views of the San Fernando valley. This is true Hollywood living! A private haven on top of a knoll, close to Fryman Canyon hiking trail and just minutes from great restaurants and shops in trendy Studio City. Universal Studios and City Walk is just 10 minutes away. Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disney Land and Malibu are only a 40 minute drive with the beautiful Santa Monica beaches and famous pier 25 minutes away. Burbank Airport is 20 mins away and Los Angeles International Airport is a 45 minutes drive.

In its private gated grounds , complete with intercom and security cameras at the street, the house is bright and light with a fully equipped professional kitchen, and a spacious living/dining room with light hardwood floors and pitched high ceilings.

At the front of the house, French doors lead out to a deck overlooking a breath taking view of the valley. Another set of doors, off the living room, lead out to the completely private swimming pool and outside eating area, featuring a barbeque and huge wooden dining table under a Mediterranean bamboo awning, with flowing Moroccan style white curtains. The garden is bursting with plants, featuring palm, lemon and olive trees, trumpet vines, roses and bougainvilla. Around the pool, teak sun beds, numerous umbrellas, Balinese coffee table and benches, create a relaxing oasis ideal for entertaining. (A Security Pool Fence can be erected in advance of your stay)

The tranquil master bedroom features a king bed, with bathroom en suite. The two other colorful and tastefully furnished bedrooms have double beds and share a second bathroom. The rollaway single bed can be placed in the 3rd bedroom upon request. There is also a guest bathroom in the corridor.


48” flat screen TV and DVD player in living room and a 42” flat screen with DVD player in Master bedroom. 32” flat screen in the 3rd bedroom. 19” TV and DVD player in second bedroom. Cable TV channels with HBO and Showtime. Extensive DVD and Video library, stereo system with CD player and interior and exterior speakers. Comprehensive CD library. Wireless internet and the phone for local calls. All linens, bath, and pool towels are supplied. Stackable washer and dryer in laundry area. A/C and heating.

The house is available for weekly or monthly rentals (4 night min stay). Ideal for family and industry professionals. A security deposit and cleaning fees are required. Pets are considered. Pool heating is not included in the rental price and varies according to season. Departure cleaning fee is $250.00 .

Parking is on the street and generally the spot in front of the house is available. There is plenty of public parking.

Owners stay in the completely independent guesthouse above the garage, which shares only 10 steps with main house from the security gate. Working in the film location business, they leave house at crack of dawn and return late at night. Complete privacy is guaranteed for guests. Please read the numerous five star reviews from happy guests and feel free to contact owners with any questions/concerns you may have!

Keywords: family home, hollywood hills home, house, ranch house, entertainment house, house with pool, cottage, private house, house with view

More Details

Camilla More
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018

About Camilla More

I have owned this house for 24 years and absolutely love it! It has charm and is light and bright and happy. I love to entertain and so the house has a free flow to it where the inside and outside become one. We travel alot now and our children are now grown so we decided to offer it to others to stay in. I love to design and believe that the charm of this house is the simplicity , the bright colors throughout and the gorgeous pool and gardens with barbeque and lots of entertainment areas, offer guests the perfect retreat, just minutes from the exciting hustle and bustle of the restaurants on Ventura Boulevard. I am born in London but moved to LA in my twenties, and have never tired of the blue skies, bright sun, palm trees, and the beaches!

Camilla More purchased this house in 1987

Why Camilla More chose Studio City

Studio City has become the 'Beverly Hills' of the valley! The shopping on Ventura Boulevard is outstanding - and there is a wonderful Farmers Market every Sunday where there are pony rides and a petting zoo for children. Studio City is conveniently close to the major Studios - Universal, Warner Brothers, CBS - and also an easy drive to the beaches, Six Flags magic Mountain and Disneyland. Hollywood , the Griffith Park Observatory, LACMA etcetc are 20 mins drive. In Studio City you are in a peaceful family community that is buzzing but not frenetic!

What makes this house unique

Once you have arrived at this house you will not feel like leaving! The view over the valley and surrounding mountains from the front deck is awe- inspiring. The feeling of tranquility and relaxation will overcome you as you lie by the pool or dine al fresco at night under the bamboo awning. You are on top of a knoll so there is no one looking in on you. Completely private.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Studio City in the Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1641 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bathroom is ensuite to Master Bed
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Located between 2nd and 3rd Bed (Jack and Jill style)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Powder room is located in corridor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bathroom in suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Rollaway single bed in the closet
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Double Beds (2) 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, Portable Playpen can be used as a crib, Rollaway Single bed can be placed in 3rd bedroom for 7th guest ( a child).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveller reviews)

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Family Friendly Hillside Retreat with Pool & Breathtaking Views
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 49 reviews
Toronto, Canada

Breathtaking Views, Beautiful Home, Quintessential California Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (2 adults, 3 kids aged 12.5, 7 and 3.5 years) thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in this lovely HOME. It is just that - a real home that is gorgeous in its location, cozy feel, landscaping and decor.

Camilla was a pleasure to deal with from the start of the rental process six months prior to our stay. Her home is perfectly appointed with absolutely everything we needed to enjoy our stay, including a very helpful collection of area attraction listings.

The View: You know when you climb the 30+ steps to the house, that there is something magical waiting at the top. We literally pinched ourselves every time we looked out each of the many windows - all of LA seems to be sprawled out in the view!

The drive up the the streets off Ventura Blvd. is so cool - we lived like locals while we were there. We were guaranteed a parking spot right in front of the house which was so convenient, and we always felt secure with the gated entry.

Kitchen, all three bedrooms and three bathrooms had everything we needed and more. The pool: gorgeous and the sun shone on it from 7am to well past 6pm! The outdoor area was cozy and perfect to lounge around the pool. Nights on the front porch watching the twinkling city lights were right out of a movie.

The area: Studio City - so much beauty to take in everywhere! It feels like a sweet town but is so close to surrounding hot spots too. Great shopping on Ventura Blvd, and an amazing Sunday Farmers' Market minutes away!

Such a fantastic week - we are counting the days til we can return. Thank you Camilla for your help and hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical home with amazing views and privacy

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rental! Beautiful in every way! So private and quite! The pool was amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Iowa Falls, Iowa

Awesome location close to everything in Studio City, Hollywood, and Burbank.

  • 5 of 5

House was great for our family of five. Close to all area attractions and truly is in the hills! Camilla was very easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'm almost afraid to tell you how much I love this house

  • 5 of 5

Because really...it's fantastic. Beautifully outfitted with all the supplies you need—from towels and linens, to the kitchen—this home is a charming 1950s cottage nestled in the Studio City hills. With absolutely stellar views of downtown LA, the house is airy, bright and was the perfect size for our party of 3. As a weary Midwesterner...this house will haunt my dreams come January.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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super-comfy vacation pad

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four really enjoyed our stay at this property in April 2018. Like all HomeAway properties we've used, this one was exceedingly comfortable, well-equipped with everything we could have wanted and more, and as-advertised (photos and reviews were accurate). Parking was occasionally a minor challenge, but eminently manageable. Be aware that there are lots of steps to the house! But once there you will be rewarded with great views, excellent beds, quiet and privacy, and a charming pool surrounded by greenery and plants. We wish it had been a touch warmer weather-wise so we could have enjoyed breakfast outside, but there's no controlling the weather. Hosts were available as needed, and helpful but otherwise non-intrusive. We highly recommend this house for your vacation base!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and location

  • 5 of 5

Right in the middle of everything and the property was perfect for our family of 4 ( 2 teenage kids). Pool was used extensively by our kids, and the property was set up nicely for everyone to have their own space. Location was great, just be careful of navigating the streets as its a bit tight!

Just an FYI- the owners do stay on property in the smaller guest home. It wasn't an issue for us but we must have missed that in the contract. That being said, it was still a very private vacation and only was in contact, via email/phone, with the owners when I requested info on activities in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our local Weddington Golf & Tennis Centre, 10 minutes away, and the varied excellent restaurants on Ventura Boulevard! The pool is always very popular with our guests as it is entirely private and the back yard is sunny all day long! The guesthouse is over the garage at the very front of the property and about twenty feet below the main house, so we only share 10 steps from the security gate. As the guesthouse is totally independent and at a different elevation, we ensure our guests enjoy full privacy, and we are only in contact when our input is requested. I have added a description of the location to the guesthouse, so other guests are reassured of their privacy. Thank you for suggesting this…. So happy you all had a wonderful stay, and we look forward to your return!
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Burbank Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Laurel Tavern and Black Market
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
San Pedro Port to Catalina Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Weddington Golf and Tennis
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Burbank Station (to Santa Barbara and San Diego)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jalapeno Petes (just one of many local eateries)
Nearest Ski
108 Miles
Big Bear Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Santa Monica
Nearest Point of Interest
Buena Park Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Trader Joes Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Fryman Canyon
Nearest Point of Interest
Universal Studios and City Walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Pinz Bowling Centre
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Studio City, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
18 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Departure Cleaning £186.08 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £372.15

When booking for high season (June - September) more than 60 days in advance, the full rental fee is required 60 days in advance of arrival date. Rates are subject to change. Pool Heat fee is extra and taxable. Please check with owner for more details regarding refunds, cancellation policy etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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