|Minimum Stay||1 - 5 nights|
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!
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
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.
The cottage was exactly as described, cute and comfortable. We had all the right amenities; comfortable bed with great pillows. The couch in the living room was also very comfortable. Full size refrigerator was a plus!
The interior was very clean and felt very private.
Michael greeted us upon arrival and was very helpful. I would highly recommend staying here when in LA!
We had another wonderful visit for Christmas!! Our Hosts Michael and Laura made our 2nd stay just as exceptional as our prior Thanksgiving dates! The Contemporary Cottage is comfy, relaxing, and perfect to come home to after busy days with family and site seeing. We are looking forward to returning again sometime during the year. This visit we went to the Aquarium, the Queen Mary, and the Science Museum to see The Endeavor Space Shuttle, visited neighborhood parks, great walking also. Thank you for this private oasis! I highly recommed the Contemporary Cottage! Dawn & Pat
The Contemporary Cottage is a gem to stay at. Hosts Michael & Laura have thought of everything and it shows the minute you walk in. Beautiful property and grounds, well equipped kitchen, all the comforts of home you need, peaceful, close to attractions, very peaceful setting. You are asked what you may like to have for a beverage before arrival, helpful information is ready in a binder at your fingertips. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving week and will be back Christmas week! If I could give a 10 Star Rating I would!
My husband and I enjoyed the privacy and retreat-like setting of the Contemporary Cottage and the hospitality of Michael and Laura that is evident throughout the attention to detail in the décor and amenities they offer. We felt like the location was great for a walk at anytime of the day, and there was plenty to do within a short driving distance. Our daughter chose Miceli's Italian Restaurant for her birthday dinner. Although the food was very good, it's the entertainment that excels--pianist, drummer, and servers that sing from opera to cabaret selections. We would definitely recommend the Contemporary Cottage and plan to stay here again when next visiting our daughter.
The minute you walk into the backyard you feel relaxed. The cottage was a great home base for our five day stay. Location was great and close to everything we wanted to do. The cottage was charming and spacious for the two of us. I was relaxed the whole time I was here. Will stay here again when we come back.
Leanne & Barbara
Our third time at this beautiful cottage..like coming home again. Thank you Michael, Laura and family for your hospitality.
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.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£203|
2015 Standard Nightly Rates are 159.00, ending January 1st, 2016
2016 Standard Nightly Rates are 169.00, starting January 2nd, 2016
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.