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Live Like a Star in a Filmmaker's Home in the Hollywood Hills

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Other (See Description), Sleeps 6

Jetliner views of the city and Hollywood sign make for a magical romantic getaway in this historic Spanish villa once owned by actor Eddie Albert. Minutes away from the action in Hollywood yet completely secluded in this private setting that boasts over 29,000 square feet of wooded hillside with many patios where sightings of deer and hummingbirds are common. Minutes from heart of Hollywood, Sunset Strip, Universal Studios, and Warner Brothers. This house features all original hardwood floors, Talavera tiles, wooden beamed ceiling, French doors and windows and a large Spanish tiled terrace where you can eat alfresco under the sun or the stars. This 1930s light-filled house includes a large Sony flat screen HDTV, wood burning fireplace, new central A.C./heat, a full kitchen/breakfast area with new stainless steel appliances, dining room, both master and 2nd. bedroom have queen size mattresses. There is also a pull-out couch in the living room. High speed WI-FI and a laundry room equipped with washer & dryer..

Both Bedrooms have queen sized mattresses, high speed WiFi and a laundry room equipped with washer & dryer. Waking up in the master bed is like waking in a tree house. You're surrounded by trees including the bamboo outside the window. Close to shopping, dining, fitness gym, world class museums and entertainment. Minutes to hiking in Runyon Canyon & Hollywood Reservoir. Thirty minutes to the beach and 45 minutes to Disneyland. Come relax in style at this spectacular-view home that is secluded yet is only minutes from the Sunset Strip and Hollywood hot spots. Our house is both unique and comfortable. Minimum Three Day Rental - All utilities, high speed Internet WiFi, cable TV, free telephone calls across U.S. and Canada included. This house can be rented as either a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath, or rent only the detached studio with bath, sofa-bed and kitchen. Email me if you want photos of the studio.

Why the Owner Chose Hollywood: We fell in love with the Hollywood Hills back in the mid 90s and decided to buy an old Hollywood Home built in the 1930s this year. It's a magical place with stunning views, including the Hollywood sign and it's like our own private retreat with a small bamboo forest outside our bedroom window. We both have always loved old Spanish style houses and this one exudes charm.

The Unique Benefits at this House: HDTV, free telephone calls across U.S. and Canada, air conditioner, kitchen includes gas cook top, microwave, toaster/oven, blender, coffee maker, WiFi, broadband Internet, bamboo forest.

More Details

Owner
Debbie
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

Why Debbie chose Los Angeles area

We fell in love with the Hollywood Hills back in the mid 90s and decided to buy an old Hollywood Home built in the 1930s this year. It's a magical place with stunning views, including the Hollywood sign and it's like our own private retreat with a small bamboo forest outside our bedroom window. We both have always loved old Spanish style houses and this one exudes charm.

Guestbook comments from the owner

July 18, 2011



Thanks Debbie for a wonderful stay at Casa Colinas. The house was perfect for our family of five, including three teens who enjoyed the view as much as we did. We found everything we needed and the privacy was a treat after long days in town. We hope to visit LA again and will certainly make Casa Colinas our first priority for hospitality! Thanks for everything.



The Kolar Family

Hudson, Ohio
Jul 2011
  • 1 of 2

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • TOILET: We are on a septic system so do not flush anything other than toilet paper down toilet and definitely no feminine products in toilet.
  • Please cover the patio furniture and bring the beige cushions inside at night. Never put your shoes on patio furniture or inside furniture..
  • Don't use towels to wipe off makeup or mascara. No jumping on beds or pullout couch. Use screen in bath to stop hair from going down drain.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Half 1 - Toilet , There is a sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Livingroom - Pull-out couch in livingroom
  • Watch the deer out of your bedroom window or while lounging on the deck. Waking in the master bed is like waking in a tree house. You're surrounded by trees including the bamboo outside the window. Living room has a pull-out sofa. Studio with pull-out sofa can rent separately for a $700 a week.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Free Long Distance in North America. Printer/fax machine. Studio can rent separately for $700/week.

Reviews

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Live Like a Star in a Filmmaker's Home in the Hollywood Hills
average rating of 4.97479 based on 121 reviews
5

An oasis

  • 5 of 5

So researching for somewhere to stay I kept coming back to this stunning view from the patio area - and yes it delivered. I was travelling with my two daughters and this created a wow moment when they first walked down the steps. Beautiful property and really unique, original features. Stayed for 3 nights in July and my only wish was that we were staying for longer. A lovely base to visit LA and somewhere very special to recover after a day's activity.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We treated my son to a California vacation as a high school graduation present. We had a few stops in a few different cities, and this property by far was our favorite. The pictures don't do it justice. The view from the patio is spectacular. Debbie is great to work with and addressed all of our needs promptly. I would have been happy spending most of my time on the patio, but teenage kids always want to be on the go. I couldn't wait to get back and sit on the patio after a long day of activities. If I ever make it back to LA, this is where I'm staying.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the patio Jeff. Its my favorite spot too. I'm so glad you all had a good time and would love to have you back if you ever decide to return to L.A
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5

We loved LA!

  • 5 of 5

My family loved this home. It was perfect for us and our teenage kids. Very close to Universal Studios, Warner Brother Studios, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and not a bad drive to the beach! The home is comfortable and had everything we needed. We loved our morning coffee on the back patio and sunsets out front overlooking Burbank and Universal Studios. If you can't do stairs, this is not the home for you. If you don't mind stairs (which we do not), then you will have no problems. The views are incredible and never got old.

Andrea and John from Kansas City, Missouri

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The View!!! Can relax on patio overlooking the Hollywood sign!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Loved our stay here! Owner was friendly and efficient in her communication. No problems at all!

The views are breathtaking! Spent most of our time in the patio- as the weather was much more pleasant than in steamy Texas.

Steep hills driving and steep stairs walking. Definitely need to be healthy enough to go up and down lots of stairs, and I would be nervous with small children. But other than that- I would HIGHLY recommend for anyone! Would love to go back.

10 minutes to Universal- most of that is getting down the mountain. 15-20 minutes to Hollywood Blvd and the walk of fame.

We went to Miceli's down the hill which was delicious and had fun entertainment.

House was very well stocked with everything we needed! Comfy beds. Unique character.

I miss the weather and the view already!

Thank you so much!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, ON, CANADA
5

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much.

We stayed 5 nights at Casa Colinas (family of 4 - kids are 13 and 11). We thoroughly enjoyed the house and found it to be very well equipped. We ate almost all dinners and breakfasts at home (BBQ steak and salmon for dinners). We ate outside on the terrace and enjoyed the views until late at night. On Saturday night, we saw fireworks in the distance.

The beds were very comfortable and the setting was so private. The home is such a gem and is only about 5 minutes from Universal Studios, which is where we spent our first day (10 straight hours). It was great to 'live like a local' and experience the hills and the valleys. We only wish we could have stayed a little longer.

Thanks for sharing your incredible home!

Tracey and family from CANADA.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Beyond beautiful. The views are out of this world! Very close to everything you need and more! Debbie does an over the top job with making sure you know where everything is and gives such great details about the house so you have nothing to worry about! Would stay again!!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Burbank
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Mercado
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Vermont Canyon
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Spoonful
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mount Baldy
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: necessary

Close to shopping, dining, fitness gym, world class museums and entertainment. Minutes to hiking in Runyon Canyon & Hollywood Reservoir. Thirty minutes to the beach and 45 minutes to Disneyland. Come relax in style at this spectacular-view home that is secluded yet is only minutes from the Sunset Strip and Hollywood hot spots. Our house is both unique and comfortable.

Other Activities: Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hollywood Hills, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£811
for 3 nights
From
£232
£1,603
 
 
Fall
11 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£811
for 3 nights
From
£232
£1,559
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,060
for 4 nights
From
£236
£1,647
 
 
Late Fall
28 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£811
for 3 nights
From
£232
£1,559
 
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,060
for 4 nights
From
£236
£1,647
 
 
Winter
8 Jan 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£811
for 3 nights
From
£232
£1,559
 
 
Spring Break
17 Feb 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£824
for 3 nights
From
£236
£1,647
 
 
Spring
9 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£811
for 3 nights
From
£232
£1,559
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 11 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£811
for 3 nights
From
£232
£1,603
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£811
for 3 nights
From
£232
£1,515
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £115.16
Tax Rate 14.0%

1400-1700/week
$240-265/night, 3 night min. $1400-$1700/week for 2 bedroom; $700/week for studio; 50% Deposit required to confirm reservation; $500 damage deposit fully refunded if no damage occurs; Cashiers checks & money orders preferred, credit cards; Monthly rentals may be available at discounted rates; Also available for film and photo shoots; Cleaning Fee: $150; Note: Until confirmed, rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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