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Exquisite English Cottage in UCLA/Westwood and Century City Area

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

In the heart of Century City, our Westwood cottage is one block west of Century Park West just north of Olympic Bl. Westwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California. Westwood is best known as the home of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Century City is an important business center located on the West Side of Los Angeles, California. Many law firms and executives--particularly those with ties to the film, television, and music industries--have offices here. Century City is bounded by Westwood on the west, Rancho Park on the southwest, Cheviot Hills and Beverlywood on the southeast, and the city of Beverly Hills on the northeast. Its major thoroughfares are Santa Monica, Olympic, and Pico Boulevards (its northern boundary, central artery, and southern boundary, respectively), as well as Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East and West.

Keywords: Exquisite, 1930's cottage in quaint, English garden, patio setting with enclosed yard in the Westwood/Century City area. This vacation rental is in the shadow of the Fox Tower from the Die Hard films and behind the Fox Studios. It is a two-story, one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage with 1100 square feet; it features a full kitchen with granite countertops, all appliances, including washer and dryer.

Walk to two major supermarkets (Ralphs Fresh Faire across the street and Gelsons in Century City Shopping town), Farmers Market in Century City Business District once a week, Century City AMC movie theatre, public golf course and park with tennis and public pool, and Century City shopping. Century City foodcourt and movie theatre just underwent a major renovation and you can walk to it from the cottage!

Beverly Hills is a short walk away. Within a few miles of UCLA and Westwood Village. The cottage is in one of the most desirable 'walking neighborhoods' of West Los Angeles. This vacati

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Valerie Lapena
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017

About Valerie Lapena

I graduated from UCLA and currently work at the UCLA Medical Center. Go Bruins!

Valerie Lapena purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Valerie Lapena chose Los Angeles

We bought this property because of its charm and its convenient location with 2 major supermarkets, 2 large shopping malls and its proximity to UCLA and Beverly Hills!

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the proximity of Ralphs Supermarket across the street and walking distance to Century City Mall/Beverly Hills.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful 2 months stay at Westwood Cottage in 2008. The delightful garden was a favourite place to have breakfast or lunch. We felt immediately at home and appreciated the owners friendly yet respectful help and always great advice on restaurants and local amenities. The Westfield Century City Mall is a fabulous resource only 5 minutes stroll away with a plethora of great restaurants, multiplex cinema and shopping - a great convenience we took every advantage of! Not to mention Ralph's right across the street. The wood features everywhere lend a gorgeous warmth and the house is tastefully decorated; the bed is super comfy. Staying for such a length of time we also took advantage of the additional weekly maid service which meant the place always felt fresh, clean and tidy. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay here however long or short!
May 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Century City in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Cal king size bed (1) and twin bed (1) both located in the master bedroom (1) queen size convertible sofa sleeps 2 comfortably in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Exquisite English Cottage in UCLA/Westwood and Century City Area
average rating of 4.935484 based on 32 reviews

Really wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time here. I stayed here for 3 months while working next door at Fox Studios. I felt like this was a second home. Gus and Valerie are lovely. Very helpful and attentive. The house has everything you would need. The Garden is very relaxing and you don't feel like you are in LA. You are very close to everything. I was here by myself but you could easily host a family. The master bedroom has a King size bed and a twin bed and downstairs in the living room is a pullout sofa bed.

I highly recommend this cottage. This is a lovely enchanted place to stay. I will definitely come back. Thank you Valerie and Gus.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Out of a fairytale

  • 5 of 5

This was a really sweet cottage with the cutest garden! Everything was in working order. I wish we had stayed on a less rainy day so we could've enjoyed the outdoor space more, but it was a great choice. The owners were friendly and helpful, we definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Close to UCLA. Fun history to learn about the cottage! Great hosts>

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Gus and Valerie were so welcoming and helpful. We were moving our daughter into UCLA and this place was ideal. Ralph's is right across the street for grocery shopping. The mall is walking distance from the cottage. We will definitely be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Setting and Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Westwood Cottage can be summed up in one word: perfect! It was exactly as described and exceptionally clean, and the owners were easy to contact and exceptionally helpful. The location is ideal, especially with a Ralph's right across the street. We were also able to find our way to restaurants, shops and UCLA with ease. My daughter and I not only enjoyed the feeling of being at home but also having a vacation-like experience with the lovely garden settings and true vintage (but not outdated) features of the cottage. We will definitely return to Westwood Cottage on a future trip to LA.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property with gorgeous yard, conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Westwood cottage. The cottage is lovely, with large rooms and a lot of character. It was a good size for three people; two of us shared the bedroom (with a twin and a queen bed) and the third slept on the sofa bed in the living room. There's a nice memory foam pad in the closet to put on the sofa bed as well. We had breakfast outside each morning in the very nicely landscaped yard, where you could choose to sit at a nice table or lounge on comfortable couches under shady trees. The house and yard have a secluded feel, event though right off a busy street.

The house is conveniently located to the beach, the Getty museum, LACMA, and many other L.A. attractions. Parking was available right on the street outside the house. There's a large grocery store directly across the street and a mall only a few blocks away.

We had a great experience at the Westwood Cottage and would definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a short or long stay in LA.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 weeks at Westwood Cottage and have only positive things to say about it. Our favorite feature was the garden, where we hosted our many friends and relaxed at all hours of the day. The cottage is very comfortable for an extended stay and has the beautiful feel of old LA, which is what we love. Valerie and her family were extremely friendly, welcoming and attentive to our needs. We could not have asked for a better home for our summer vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Los Angeles Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Century City Mall/Westfield Shopping Center
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Rancho Park Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Century City Mall/Westfield Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

15 minute drive to Los Angeles Airport

7 minute drive to Westwood Village/UCLA

10 minute walk to Century City Mall/ 2 minute drive to Century City

3 minute drive to Beverly Hills

15 minute drive to Santa Monica

1 minute walk to bus stop and access to Metro station


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Century City, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer Rate
2 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping exit fee £60.99
Tax Rate 14.0%

Exit cleaning fee additional $70
Additional $10 per night for each additional person for parties of 2 or more

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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