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6000sf Family Friendly NON SMOKING Hollywood Estate

People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
16
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Greater Wilshire / Hancock Park - 6000sf Family Friendly NON SMOKING Hollywood Estate

Bedrooms 6, Bathrooms 5.5, Sleeps 16

Location! Location! Location!

You can enjoy all that LA and Hollywood have to offer minutes away and come 'home' to the quiet and exclusive Hancock Park neighborhood to refresh and get a good nights sleep before another event filled day!

Our home

Feel like a star in this classic 1927 estate in exclusive Hancock Park. 6000 sf of living space including large, expansive rooms including a mahagony paneled library, huge living room with 'hidden' flat screen TV and bar and beautiful exposed beamed ceilings. 2 stunning decorative fireplaces, a game room featuring a fun foosball table, 2 indoor dining rooms and a large yard.

We prefer stays of 5 nights or longer. Shorter stays will be charged at weekend rates if approved. Base rates are based on 10 guests or under. Additional guests will be charged additional fees regardless of age. We appreciate your understanding.

We are not a "party house" and do not allow events (weddings, parties, fundraisers, etc..) at our property. We have great respect for our neighbors and make sure we do not allow usage of our home that would interfere with the peace and quiet of our residential neighborhood. We appreciate your understanding.

We do our best to keep our property reasonably priced for families and therefore rent out the house and guest house separately. The large back yard is shared between the two properties. If you prefer having both properties to yourself, feel free to inquire about the guest house's availability during your requested stay and we would be happy to rent both properties to you if available.

Indoor Living Areas

Large living room with 'hidden' flat screen TV, bar & foosball table

Den

Library/ Office with Desk, landline telephone and printer

Game room/ Exercise room featuring elliptical machine, toys & games

Kitchen with original stainless steel countertops and contemporary appliances (full size Fridge/ freezer with filtered water & ice, dishwasher, 6 burner range w/ griddle and 2 ovens, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, blender, juicer, pots & pans and service for 16.

Formal dining room - seats 8

Breakfast room - seats 1Laundry room - 2 full size washers & dryers

Beds & Baths

(All bedrooms feature large flat screen TVs with cable TV & Netflix)

Master - 1 King, his & hers baths w/ soaking tubs, steam shower & more

Bedroom #2 - 1 King, shared large bath with separate tub & shower & double sinks

Bedroom #3 - 2 queens, bath shared with Bed #2

Bedroom #4 - 1 queen, 2 twins, 'his' master bath can be used for this bedroom if desired

Bedroom #5 - 1 King, bath with tub/ shower combination

Bedroom #6 (downstairs) - 1 Queen, en suite bath with large shower with seat

Outdoors

(Shared with the guest house)

Large gated grassy, back yard

PlayGround (slides, fireman’s pole, rope climb, and swings)

Badminton/ Volleyball court

(Exclusive to Estate)

Outside deck w/ seating & ceiling fan

Large brick patio w/ seating and BBQ

3 parking spaces in our driveway.

Our neighborhood

Hancock Park, one of the oldest and most exclusive neighborhoods of LA, home to many celebrities and luminaries, past & present. It is centrally located between the San Fernando Valley and the Beach. Only 6 miles from the Film Studios in Burbank (Warner Brothers & Universal) and 10 miles to the beach and the airport in the other direction. We are right around the corner from Paramount Studios as well as CBS Studios and the heart of Hollywood (Hollywood & Highland) just 2 miles north. As you drive around our area you will be reminded of your location as the Holllywood sign in the hills sits above you to the North. Neaby sights include Hollywood's Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese, The Dolby Theatre (home of the Oscar's), The Wax Museum and Ripley's Believe it or Not, Staples Center, Dodger's stadium, the Sunset Strip, Pantages Theatre, the Wiltern, the El Rey, Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive and Downtown LA (Chinatown, Grand Market, Little Tokyo). Nearby museums include LACMA, MOCA, The Broad, Natural History, LaBrea Tar Pits.

We look forward to meeting you on your LA Vacation!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Sharlotte Blake
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2016
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About Sharlotte Blake

I am originally from the East Coast via Philadelphia & New York and settled in Los Angeles in 1999. I met my husband, originally from LA, in Los Angeles and we have a young son. I have worked in Entertainment for much of my adult life in both Music and Film. I also love design and real estate and owning Vacation Rentals has been a wonderful experience for me.

Why Sharlotte Blake chose Los Angeles

We love the neighborhood of Hancock Park and always wanted to live there. We bought the home in 2004 and have been lovingly restoring it to it's 1927 grandeur. Although we no longer live in the home we are happy to allow you to rent it for your vacation and experience some of the same joys we have in this wonderful property.

What makes this house unique

If you are traveliing with your family or group of friends, it's so much nicer to have a place you can all stay together. Catch up on old times, cook a meal together, play a game of volleyball, badminton, basketball or foosball or just swing on a swing. Our home will allow you the feeling of being away in a beautiful setting and you will forget you are actually in the heart of the city. It's the best of all worlds, quiet and restful but near all the attractions LA has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Everything was wonderful. House is gorgeous and you were so helpful. Everyone says thank you very much!
Sep 2015
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

6000sf Family Friendly NON SMOKING Hollywood Estate
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 20 reviews
5

Fantastic Getaway !

  • 5 of 5

We were able to get a last minute booking at this fantastic property and I just can’t say how pleased we were with this home. The house is huge and every room is so spacious and well designed it was just perfect. The owner met us at check in and showed us around. It’s a big house so this was very helpful and she was available for any questions we had about the house or things to do in the area. I loved the way the owner has kept the old world feel of the home but updated the essentials (AC/ appliances). You really feel like you are in old Hollywood. I often wondered when sitting in the library if any silver screen stars from the old days had sat there before me. The location can’t be beat either. It’s a really quiet neighborhood but sooo sooo close to everything! We were able to go to Universal, the Beach, see the Hollywood sights and even walk to some fantastic restaurants in Larchmont Village. We were 2 families traveling with kids and there was something for everyone. Foosball for the older ones, legos for the younger ones, badminton for everyone! We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was great for our extended family. There were plenty of toys for the little ones and the outdoor space was really nice.

The location is convenient to coffee shops and restaurants, as well as for sight-seeing.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house + perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Great house and location and the owner could not have been more accommodating. Guest house was definitely a big plus. If you have a group of 8+ people this is THE PLACE --- plenty of room !!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Sharlotte. Staying in your gorgeous property was the highlight of our month in California.

The location was fantastic and the property was very well equiped and perfectly suited to our group of four adults and five children. The children loved playing in the large yard and the terrace was a great place to sit and watch them have fun.

We really feel that staying in a property like this was so much better than any hotel option. The space, the beautiful location and the history of this property made our stay unforgettable.

During our stay, a television crew was filming a few houses away and this really made us feel like we were in Hollywood!

We loved it here!

Note - we'd recommend taking the insurance option because of the high quality of the bed linens.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property for large group.

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a family event. The property is as advertised. A wonderful place to stay with a large group especially if you have children/grandchildren. Plenty of space to hang out comfortably both inside and out. The kitchen is stocked with all the utensils you will need to make meals. The amenities in all the bedrooms are outstanding. Would recommend this home to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WARNING: Be careful booking this place. The owner gave my group the most unpleasant experience!!

  • 1 of 5

Lack of privacy, water leaks, clogged shower drains, and impolite customer service.

Know that your refundable deposit is at risk upon entry of this home! During our 2 week visit we cleaned and kept the home well maintained. But was charged a mid-stay cleaning fee which was not needed, I tried to decline because it was not in my original contract but was denied by the owner.

When reading the description of the house please don't be distracted by the beautiful photos. Be sure to click "More Details" button to get a better understanding of the owners' restrictions. There is a nice backyard that will be shared with different guests living in a back house. They will peek in the windows and have continuous access to the yard. We had 3 different families in 2 weeks. Luckily they were all cool but you can never be certain. If you look at the upstairs bathroom #5 photo you will see a vent on the right in the shower. Be sure no "water" gets inside of the vent. It will cause leaking downstairs. I called the owner and her initial reaction was, "you must have flooded the bathroom"! Bathroom #2 was draining slow and we were accused because of hair build up.

Be sure not to smoke respectively inside and certainly not outside near the premises.The owner has the outside well equipped with multiple cameras to know your every move. Any evidence will result in total loss of deposit. The owner has a checklist for guest to follow upon checkout. Despite paying a mandatory exit cleaning fee, the list includes: cleaning dishes, washing towels/bathrobes and taking out all trash before check out at 10am. Late checkouts will definitely guess what? COST YOU! So make sure you are awake early enough on your vacation to complete these task.

To insure your full refund deposit, I would suggest to bring your own towels and bed linens. Despite leaving this beautiful, huge Hollywood estate clean and better than we found it, The owner is withholding part of our deposit because of alleged, "minor stains"!

Fellow travelers, I hope this review was helpful. Enjoy and have safe travels!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vacation rentals and hotels are different experiences and we truly try to provide the best vacation rental experience possible. To any future guest, If you are looking for a large, quiet, well located, NON-SMOKING, classic and beautiful Hancock Park property to make your "home" during your LA Vacation and make lasting memories with your friends and family we would be thrilled to have you. I do my best to provide my guests with an excellent stay. Crisp clean, stain free linens for each and every guest, a well maintained home, being available for any questions or concerns that may arise 7 days a week before, clear guidelines and disclosure of things that might appear out of the ordinary (like the guest house being a separate rental). Cleaning fees, additional guest charges, late checkouts, and a certain level of expectation as to how the property should be left upon departure are all customary with vacation rentals and clearly stated to all guests PRIOR to booking the property. These things may not be standard in a hotel but as stated above, Vacation Rentals are NOT hotels and should not be looked at as a cheap hotel substitute. This Estate is a private home in a residential neighborhood and our rules and policies are in place to protect our property, our guests, and our neighbors. Most of our guests understand this and appreciate that we care for our home and community as they would care for their own. It's unfortunate of course when guests have a bad experience but I like to find the "silver lining" and learn from the experience. The experience with this guest has taught me that i have some failures in my vetting process which I have learned from and hopefully will not repeat. Full disclosure, I've received a total of 3 negative reviews (2 on this property and 1 on another about 18 months ago). I have 5 properties total and have been renting them out for almost 4 years. With over 150+ 5 star reviews I'd like to think that 99% of the time I am doing something right. Clearly in this case, I did not.
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Location

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Location! You can enjoy all that LA and Hollywood have to offer minutes away and come 'home' to the quiet and exclusive Hancock Park neighborhood to refresh and get a good nights sleep before another event filled day!

Hancock Park is one of the oldest and most exclusive neighborhoods of Los Angeles. We are centrally located between the San Fernando Valley and the Beach. Only 6 miles from the Film Studios in Burbank (Warner Brothers & Universal) and 10 miles to the beach and the airport in the other direction. We are right around the corner from Paramount Studios as well as CBS Studios. As you drive around our area you will be reminded of your location as the Holllywood sign in the hills sits above you to the North.

Located just South of the heart of Hollywood, Hancock Park boasts large homes and estates established in the 1920's & 1930's. Formerly home to such luminaries as Walt Disney, the Warner Brothers, Nat King Cole, Francis Ford Coppola and William Randolph Hearst. Many celebrities and luminaries in the film & TV industry currently reside in Hancock Park in it's stately mansions on quiet tree lined streets. Hancock Park is also home to many Foreign consulates. Occasionally our quiet neighborhood does get a bit of excitement when President Obama comes to visit the homes of TV Producer John Wells, Film Producer & Will Smith's partner, James Lassiter, or the home of Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas. Prince William & his wife Kate were also hosted recently at the UK Consulate General's home in the neighborhood. The beautiful homes and quiet streets of our neighborhood provide a fantastic setting for a romantic evening walk or your daily morning jog.

Bordering Hancock Park on the East and a short walk from our home is the quaint Larchmont Village. A 'local' spot for a fabulous Sunday Farmer's market, many restaurants and great coffee shops & ice cream shops as well as some wonderful local specialty shops.

You are only 2 miles from the Heart of Hollywood. See the sights on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, stop by Grauman's Chinese Theatre to see the handprints of the star's, The Wax Museum and Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum are always great fun as well.

For shopping and the occasional celebrity spotting check out The Grove at Farmers Market, only 1.5 miles away. Next to the Grove is Pan Pacific Park where you can run, relax, and picnic. There are several playgrounds for the kids, and many fields for soccer, baseball & more. The Original Farmer's Market, established in 1934 is nearby at 3rd & Fairfax. It has both fresh produce every day as well as great restaurants of all types, from Parisian crepes to Mexican tacos, to Indonesian fare, Brazilian dishes and more. You can also buy fresh fish, meat and produce to bring home and cook on your own grill! The whole family can find something they like with the variety at this outdoor market.

A morning hike at nearby Runyan Canyon is a must for the vacationer as is a scenic drive on Mullholland Drive. Lookout points along the drive will give you amazing views you've only seen in the movies of both Los Angeles and 'the Valley'. Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Six Flags at Magic Mountain are all within a 45 minute drive. Universal Studios City Walk & Theme Park are a mere 15 minutes away. You can even take the subway there from Hollywood!

For fine dining nearby Mario Battali's Osteria Mozza is within walking distance as are other great restaurants for French, Italian and Asian fare. If you are interested in sporting events, theater, concerts or other live music events, we are located within 5-15 minutes from the Staples Center & Nokia theatre, Dodger's stadium, the world famous Sunset Strip, the Kodak Theater (home to the Oscar's), the Pantages Theatre, the Wiltern, the El Rey, the Hollywood Palladium and many many more. Due to our location at the bottom of the hill, when outside in the evening you can often hear the music wafting down the hill from the Hollywood Bowl or glimpse fireworks displays on special occasions from The Grove. The Wilshire Country Club's 4th of July fireworks display is always a treat to watch from the front yard.

We are equidistant from the Bob Hope airport in Burbank and LAX International airport. We are about 10 miles from horseback riding at Griffith Park and 10 miles to theBeaches in the other direction.

Explore the 'non-Hollywood' part of LA too nearby and treat yourself to the rich traditions and cuisines in nearby Thai town, Korea Town, China Town & Little Tokyo.

Los Angeles also boasts a thriving art and cultural community and we are nearby the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art as well as the Geffen at MOCA, the Disney Center, The LA Museum of Natural History, the LA Tar Pits & Paige Museum and the Los Angeles Zoo.

You can't beat our location to explore all LA has to offer without spending your day in the car. We are in the center of it all!

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Greater Wilshire / Hancock Park in Los Angeles area

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • All bathrooms have been updated as necessary but in keeping with the age and style of the home. You may see updated tiling paired with antique original cast iron tubs and pedestal sinks. They are truly stunning...as far as bathrooms go. The ensuite bath for bedroom #6 was designed with our older guests in mind and features a large shower with a large bench and handheld showerhead so if a guest is more comfortable sitting while showering that is an option for them.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • All bedrooms have flat screen televisions and 'smart TV' features including Netflix. They are furnished in such a way that those travelling with mulitple families can share bathrooms with parents/ children (i.e. bedrooms 2 and 3 share a large bathroom with double sinks and bedroom 4 and 5 also share a bath) The master bedrooms has his/ hers baths ensuite and the downstairs bedroom (6) also has a private bath en suite. Please note: You must walk through bedroom 4 with 2 queen beds to get to bedroom 5 (1 king). This way parents walk through the 'kids' room to get to theirs, not the other way around. Bedroom #5 is the only bedroom that does not have it's own entrance. Bedroom #4 also has an entrance to one of the Master Bathroom so there are two bathroom options for these guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
We try to provide as many amentities as we would expect in a vacation rental. Feel free to ask if something is not listed here and if we can provide it we will.

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