|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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. High speed WI-FI and a laundry room equipped with washer & dryer & additional shower.
Bedrooms have queen sized mattresses, high speed WiFi and a laundry room equipped with washer & dryer. Waking 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.
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.
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
This is a perfect location for all that Hollywood has to offer. Universal Studios, Griffith Park and Observatory, Hollywood Blvd, Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, all no more than a 15 minute drive even with holiday traffic. The house itself is secluded in Hollywood Hills away from all the hustle and bustle of the downtown. It has all the necessities that our 5 member family needed plus European charm and oh, so cozy. We would definitely recommended it and would love to come back again.
We stayed over fall break for my son to visit film schools (USC, UCLA). He actually found and selected the property, which was a perfect getaway from the hectic pace of LA. The views are simply incredible, and the home was very comfortable. We hope to visit again soon.
Everything from making the reservation through our stay went smoothly. Family of 6 (2 adults, 17, 15, 11 and 7) was able to use the main house and sleep comfortably utilizing the pull out sofa in the living room. Debbie was easy to work with.
This ended up being a great location for our planned activities (Universal Studios, Santa Monica Beach and drive up the coast through Malibu to UC Santa Barbara (and you can't beat the price!!!).
Hope to be back soon!!!
The home is beautiful. Full of character, charm, warmth and very well appointed. The view was incredible and beckoned us to spend multiple evenings sipping wine and gazing at the activity below. It is very close to everything we wanted to do and see and there was almost always a way to skirt around traffic to get there! We had a lovely time and will be back! Thank you!!
Things we liked:
-Parking -Safety of neighborhood- Quiet community tucked in the hills- Motion lights on pathway- The VIEW- Charm of a vintage Hollywood home with hand hewn beams beautiful tile accents- Candles provided for aroma and ambiance- French doors and a ton of windows- All the conveniences of home- Close to everything- The patios (including a ramada!!)- A/C- Windows that allowed a nice breeze when a/c not needed- Good water pressure- Master bedroom ceiling fan gave perfect airflow at night for sleeping comfort- Good movie collection (although we didn't touch the tv once!)- Comfy window seat and living room furniture- Bathrooms where they were meant for convenience and use (one by the front door and one outside the master).
Things we pondered:
VERY firm master bed with minimal walking space to one side- Pillows were a little flat (but I am a fluffy pillow nut!)- Shower curtain and towels could have been more updated- No washer/dryer (although we didn't need it)- Microwave not on (although I'm sure there were instructions but again, we didn't need it)- Doing dishes/stripping the bed/taking out the garbage was a slight reality check at the end of a vacation (but nothing I don't do at my own beach house to help my maid service out!!)
Overall I would HIGHLY recommend a stay here. It felt like a home away from home.
My husband and I really enjoyed our week's stay at Casa Colinas. It was awesome to be able to see the iconic Hollywood sign from the front deck. The home was beautiful, comfortable, and the surroundings were very quiet. It looked exactly like the photos. We heard an owl at night and saw lizards sunning themselves during the day. The location was excellent. Close to Hollywood, but up in the hills away from it all. So convenient to have the use of a washer and dryer on vacation! I loved sitting in the window seat looking over the valley.
We chose this property because of the patio and the view and the wonderful reviews, and now I'm so thrilled to be adding to the list of happy visitors! During our visit, the sun rose and set to the east and west of the property so it was never in the direct, hot sun. Absolutely perfect for morning coffee and sunset happy hours. And, you can enjoy the views from the inside sofa, also! There are such nice, homey touches to the interior and to the landscaping you can tell that this property is well-loved. The house is renovated with an authentic touch, a bit of old Hollywood (loved the windows and doors,) and with fun and warm Spanish tile. Debbie is a very conscientious homeowner and the property is updated, cozy and clean. Our 19 year-old son (6'1") slept on the sleeper sofa and said it was "fine!" Plenty of bedding, towels and kitchen equipment and condiments. The spacious parking pad was very easy to negotiate and a nice bonus for the Hollywood Hills. It was very quiet and peaceful. We feel very lucky to have found this gem!
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
$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