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

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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, as well as a washer and dryer.

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!

More Details

Owner
Michael and Laura Palazzolo
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

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 Sherman Oaks

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • 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 has a new shower with white subway tiles. We also provide shampoo, conditioner, liquid and bar soap, a hair dryer, steamer for your clothes, as well as ample bath towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • The bedroom is beautifully decorated with a contemporary zen design, has a Queen bed and plenty of closet, drawers, and shelf space! It also has its own TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
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

Reviews

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(42 traveller reviews)

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Our Contemporary Cottage with Pool: Charming outside and contemporary inside!
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

A relaxing oasis in the Valley

  • 5 of 5

This charming, well tended Guest House overlooking a courtyard and pool had all the amenities needed to make my hectic, week-long stay visiting family in Sherman Oaks feel like a real vacation. Host Michael goes the extra mile to pamper, including a welcome bottle of lovely wine. The sun-dappled garden and pool deck offered the perfect "wake up" spot for morning coffee, reading and digital pursuits. Easy access to major highways and shopping. A memorable experience; thanks, Michael!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Priscilla, What a lovely review. Thank you so much for taking the time. I'm happy the Cottage makes a good hub for you when visiting your family. All the best to you! Michael
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Friendly helpful hosts with a wonderful location and home.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

So charming and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Cottage. It was the perfect location and oh so charming... the air smelled of orange blossoms and the patio was such a relaxing place to hang out. Michael, thank you for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location! Charming, safe and serine.

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I so enjoyed staying here. The owners are incredibly friendly and the cottage is full of character. It is the perfect landing spot after fun LA adventures.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal !

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Contemporary Cottage - Michael was a gracious host, and the cottage is private, safe, well-equipped, and comfortable. Parking is fabulous - the location is central, and we will come back when it is warm enough to swim !

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kathleen! We're so glad you and Betty and Barry enjoyed the Cottage. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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NJ
5

We keep coming back ...

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th stay. We love our home away from home. Once again thank you Michael and Laura for a wonderful stay..see you again soon! Fondly Irene and Butch

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
LAX
Nearest Motorway
101
Nearest Beach
15 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 15 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

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55.7
Additional Guest Fee £7.43 per person per night

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 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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