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Michael and Laura Palazzolo

Member since: 2014
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Speaks English

Our Contemporary Cottage with Pool: Charming outside and contemporary inside!

22 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Sherman Oaks - CONTEMPORARY COTTAGE w/ POOL!

This cottage is a private oasis that is central to all that LA has to offer!

Our recently renovated and newly furnished one bedroom Guest House has the charm of a country cottage, but a fresh contemporary look on the inside!

The Guest House has a living room with high ceilings and a fireplace, as well as a separate full kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. It is newly furnished for your comfort, including a high-end sofa bed, a 40” TV with both Cable and 'Roku' channels that includes 'Netflix' movies and 'Pandora' music. The bedroom also has a TV with 'Roku'. Plus we have free wireless Internet. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas.

The French doors in the living room opens out to a brick patio, lovely landscaping and a pool for your enjoyment.

Street parking is always available, and you have a private gate entrance.

Your hosts, the Palazzolo Family, live in the main house, and are happy to help make your visit to Los Angeles very memorable!

If you are a fan of dogs, you can meet our pug, Gibby, too!

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael and Laura Palazzolo (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Michael and Laura Palazzolo

Hello! We are Laura and Michael Palazzolo.

We were both born and raised in Los Angeles, but we have been fortunate to have traveled all over the world, and we look forward to hosting travelers from near and far.

We met working at Universal Studios Tour may years ago, and we still live only a few minutes away from one of the most popular tourist attractions in Los Angeles.

Laura knows a lot about homes as a director for many shows on HGTV (Home and Garden Television) - She is currently working on the network's #1 show 'House Hunters' and travels all over the country on a regular basis.

Michael also used to work in Television production, and he is now devoting his time and attention to being an excellent vacation rental host.

Our favorite American city besides Los Angeles is Chicago, IL and our favorite vacation destination is Hawaii. Michael's heritage is Italian, and Italy is our very favorite country to visit!

And the current song that that makes us happy is what else: 'HAPPY' by Pharell Williams! And that is how we want you to feel when you check in and check out of our 'Contemporary Cottage'!

Michael and Laura Palazzolo purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Michael and Laura Palazzolo chose Los Angeles area

This cozy cottage is tucked away in the back of a historic property built in 1936, and has some Hollywood history attached to it. The original owners were famous movie stars named Joan Blondell and Dick Powell. At the height of their career, they bought this Sherman Oaks ranch as a 'country home' that originally included horse stables and a chicken coup. This special home has had only four owners in over 70 years. The current owners are the Palazzolo Family who have happily lived here for more then 20 years.

Reviews

5
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Our Contemporary Cottage with Pool: Charming outside and contemporary inside!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Another Wonderful Week

  • 5 of 5

Our third time at this beautiful cottage..like coming home again. Thank you Michael, Laura and family for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint and lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Michael went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. We look forward to staying there again on our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous private hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My son and I loved staying at the fabulous cottage. Everything was perfect for us, comfortable, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Location was terrific, really quiet neighborhood yet super convenient for Burbank, Hollywood and access to all major roads. Super hosts too. The garden and pool setting were fantastic, relaxing and very welcoming - great to relax in with guests. We'll certainly be back... Thanks much

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

Nice private cottage with lovely pool (and landlord)

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I just experienced our second stay at this property so, YES, we do enjoy the feeling of being in our own little oasis. Plus our granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed the pool as well as us and her Mother & Dad on a couple of occasions. Michael is so very accommodating (from our having a small poolside cookout/party with family/friends) to giving us info on places to go or eat. He is a very good landlord. He really tries to make you feel at home and have a good time while you are in his cottage! Milford & Claudia Howard, Madison, AL.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Claudia and Milford, for the great review! We enjoy your presence in the Cottage. It's a delight to have you share our special place. Hope to see you again, soon!
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5

The property was very quiet, private and serene.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the swimming pool. On the days we were not at Universal Studios, we felt that we could just hang out and relax. The property is well kept and the neighborhood is really quiet. My daughter loved it and did not want to leave. Thank you so much for providing us with great accomodations.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Melinda, for the wonderful review. Your family took care of the Cottage as if it were your own, and we appreciate that! Hope you visit LA again in the future; Maybe a Dodger vs. Giants Game?!
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5

Wonderful cottage, exceptional hosting!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage, a quiet oasis in the heart of LA. Michael, our host, greeted us and made sure that all of our needs were met. He offered recommendations for places to visit and was available for any questions we had. The cottage was very comfortable and attractive. We enjoyed having a glass of wine by the pool and cooking "at home." The cottage met all of our expectations and more. Thank you, Michael, for your hospitality and attention to detail. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
LAX
Nearest Motorway
101
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Santa Monica Beach
Car: recommended

Universal Studios is only 5 miles away, plus Griffith Park and Los Angeles Zoo is only 7 miles away. There are wonderful hiking trails nearby. Hollywood and the Hollywood Bowl is 8 miles away – and just 17 miles to the Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean.

Disneyland is 40 miles away, and we suggest making that an all day activity.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sherman Oaks, San Fernando Valley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Thanksgiving Weekend 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£162
£1,047
 
 
Winter Holiday 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£850
for 5 nights
From
£162
£1,047
 
 
Valentine's Day
14 Feb 2017 - 14 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
£201
for 1 night
From
£162
 
 
Mother's Day
12 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£363
for 2 nights
From
£162
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£162
 
 
Father's Day
16 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£363
for 2 nights
From
£162
 
 
July 4th
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£162
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£162
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£688
for 4 nights
From
£162
 
 
Holiday Season
20 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£850
for 5 nights
From
£162
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£483
for 3 nights
From
£148
£981
£3,477
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38
Refundable Damage Deposit £192
Tax Rate 14.0%

IMPORTANT:
2015 Standard Nightly Rates are 159.00, ending January 1st, 2016
2016 Standard Nightly Rates are 169.00, starting January 2nd, 2016

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sherman Oaks in California

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is newly remodeled with a brand new shower with white subway tiles. We also provide a hair dryer and steamer for your clothes.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom has just been redecorated with brand new Queen mattress, flooring and furniture. It has a contemporary zen design with plenty of closet space! It also has it's own TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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