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Michael and Laura Palazzolo

Member since: 2014
Speaks English

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

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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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!

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


based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

Our Contemporary Cottage with Pool: Charming outside and contemporary inside!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

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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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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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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DeWitt, MI

Perfect Place to Relax and Recharge

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Michael & Laura’s cottage while visiting our son & his wife in LA. This charming cottage had most everything we needed for a comfortable month of February stay. The kitchen was small but adequate including a supply of various kinds of coffees and teas – removing the necessity of immediately finding a grocery or coffee house! There even was a wonderful bottle of wine to enjoy. Fresh oranges from the orange tree were fantastic! We enjoyed the good books to read, wi-fi, cable, Netflix, etc. that are provided.

The cottage is located behind the main house and pool in a very safe area and is not visible from the street. Unfortunately the pool was too cold to use, but we really enjoyed spending lots of hours sitting in the comfortable pool furniture reading and soaking up the sun. We walked a lot – explored the neighborhood in all directions enjoying the blooming landscapes and always felt comfortable. A short drive will take you to grocery stores, restaurants in all price ranges, a laundromat and even a public library. If tourist attractions are on your agenda, it is easy to access major highways for downtown, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Ventura, etc. Michael suggested local hiking trails and a nearby mission which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Our whole rental experience was great. Initial inquiry and requests for information were answered immediately and completely. Michael and Laura are wonderful hosts and have created a charming private cottage for their guests, are friendly and attentive when needed, but respectful of guests’ privacy. We are looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
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.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Labor Day Weekend 2016
2 Sep 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving Weekend 2016
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Holiday 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38
Refundable Damage Deposit £190

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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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