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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
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

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.

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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Our Contemporary Cottage with Pool: Charming outside and contemporary inside!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 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: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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

Family Fun Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had so much fun staying at the Sherman Oaks Cottage, the kids enjoyed the pool after long days at the Amusement Parks and my husband and I enjoyed the beautiful quit garden. If we're ever back in the Sherman Oaks area, we will have to look you up again.

The Hines Family

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It was just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had a week at this cottage and really enjoyed our stay here,

It had all we needed for our trip including a lovely big pool to cool

off in. Cottage was really clean, and had a well equipped kitchen.

We liked the quite area also.

The hosts were really helpful and very friendly.

We intend to return to this cottage for another California trip very soon.

Linda & Keith Brooke, Canada.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming and comfortable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Michael was a wonderful host and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we were hoping for and more.

  • 5 of 5

During our weeks stay we were able to quickly reach all of the attractions we came to enjoy. We were pleasantly surprised by the enjoyment we found just sitting in the beautiful cottage gardens, the taste of fresh oranges right off the tree and the hours and hours our children spent splashing around blissfully in the pool.

We felt very welcomed and cared for. From the well equipped kitchen to a laundry room we had the comforts of home with the luxury of gorgeous gardens, wonderful pool and a great proximity to so many wonderful attractions. We hope to be back again and highly recommend the cottage to anyone thinking of coming to LA.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shee'! Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad that you, Ernie, Chase, and Lahna enjoyed the pool and the tranquility of the garden. You guys really did the Hollywood "studio tour" tour big-time. All the best and we'll see you next time!
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A perfect oasis for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Michael and Laura have the perfect, private cottage for your LA stay. The pool is large and has a great deep end. We spent our days out exploring and enjoyed our evenings grilling, and lounging while the kids swam.

Michael was always quick to respond with answers to questions but also made sure we had complete privacy.

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delaney and Lucas, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm so happy you and the kids enjoyed the Cottage, the pool and the and the peaceful surroundings. We look forward to seeing you and your family again! Michael
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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, 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
 
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£550
for 3 nights
From
£164
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£714
for 4 nights
From
£164
 
 
Holiday Season
20 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£878
for 5 nights
From
£164
 
 
Mother's Day 2018
11 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£386
for 2 nights
From
£164
£1,077
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2018
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£550
for 3 nights
From
£164
 
 
Father's Day 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£386
for 2 nights
From
£164
 
 
July 4th 2018
3 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
£386
for 2 nights
From
£164
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£550
for 3 nights
From
£164
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£550
for 3 nights
From
£164
 
 
Winter Holiday 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£878
for 5 nights
From
£164
£1,077
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£507
for 3 nights
From
£150
£1,013
£3,530
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £58.27
Additional Guest Fee £7.77 per person per night
Damage Deposit £194.22

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.
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