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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!

14 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Los Angeles area - 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 14 holidaymaker reviews

Our Contemporary Cottage with Pool: Charming outside and contemporary inside!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property. I felt pampered, after finding wine for myself, water for my children and everything that I needed for coffee in the morning, upon arrival. Michael called to check in with me the evening before arrival, and wanted to know our drink preferences. We also had a water-filtering pitcher in our fridge, and plenty of the paper goods that we needed(toilet tissue, paper towels, etc, and trash bags). No need to worry about a quick trip to the store to get basics, because they were provided. Menus are provided for local restaurants and you can get delivery. The cottage is clean, charming, and comfortable. Shampoo, conditioner and soap provided. This is an oasis in the city, the gardening is beautiful around the pool and in front of the cottage, a great place to relax with your morning coffee. This is a very relaxing place to land. Michael and Laura are very friendly and will advise you on tourist attractions. They are attentive to your needs. If you like dogs, ask to meet Gibby, so adorable. I hope to stay here again, as we do visit LA to visit family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Michael and Laura cottage was absolutely adorable. It was very comfortable for myself, my husband and our 2 boys. The neighborhood was absolutely gorgeous and close to everything we needed. Micheal and Laura welcomed us with cookies and wine which was a just a bonus to this great property. The cottage is very private but Michael and Laura were available for anything we needed. You could not ask for nicer hosts. We can't wait to book with them again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time for us staying at this beautiful property. The cottage is so charming..everything clean, convenient and in perfect repair. The hosts Michael and Laura are very kind and generous..always there to help with anything you need and at the same time affording you total privacy. This has become our home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying here while visiting family for Thanksgiving. It has a great little kitchen where I was able to make dishes to share for the holiday and very comfortable, quiet accommodations to retreat to in the evenings. Lovely view of the pool and garden from the house. Wish we could have stayed longer and are looking forward to the next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A slice of home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage while visiting our daughter in LA. The three of us got to hang out in comfort and feel like we were all home together again. Michael and Laura are wonderful and friendly hosts. They even had a bottle of wine waiting for us on our arrival!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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PERFECTLY CHARMING

  • 5 of 5

Our 15 day stay here was absolutely wonderful..this cottage has so much charm I didn't know where to look first. The inside is furnished so tastefully and comfortable..everything you need plus many extras are right here.

Michael and Laura are wonderful hosts..so friendly and accommodating..but yet giving you total privacy..beautiful generous people.

Looking forward to returning very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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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 Studio City, San Fernando Valley

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2016
27 May 2016 - 30 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
£416
for 3 nights
From
£127
 
 
Father's Day 2016
18 Jun 2016 - 19 Jun 2016
2 night minimum stay
£289
for 2 nights
From
£127
£826
 
 
July 4th Weekend 2016
1 Jul 2016 - 4 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
£416
for 3 nights
From
£127
£826
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend 2016
2 Sep 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£416
for 3 nights
From
£127
£826
 
 
Thanksgiving Weekend 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£416
for 3 nights
From
£127
£826
 
 
Winter Holiday 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£671
for 5 nights
From
£127
£826
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£383
for 3 nights
From
£116
£774
£2,732
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £34
Refundable Damage Deposit £172

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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Los Angeles area 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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