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Spectacular 1-bedroom garden unit in hills of Glendale.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

650 sq. ft. 1-bedroom garden unit centrally located, 10 minutes from downtown LA

This beautiful unit with mountain and city views has a gorgeous meandering stream right outside your front door. The trees that surround the unit give a serene feeling to your visit to Southern California. Ten minutes from Universal Studios and Hollywood Boulevard, you will be secluded in the hills of this affluent residential area. Enjoy the music of the stream and fountain while relaxing in this lush paradise after the day's activities. Grill and dine outdoors as the yard lights up at night. Amenities include A/C, full kitchen, cable, Hi Def flat screen TV, WiFi and an iPod docking station to enjoy your own music. Although centrally located within minutes from downtown L.A., the sounds of nature will make you feel a million miles away. A good night's sleep awaits you as you check into this luxurious bungalow. PLEASE NOTE THE $145/NIGHT IS ALL INCLUSIVE, THERE ARE NO CLEANING FEES, NO TAXES AND NO HIDDEN CHARGES. ALSO, NO DEPOSIT TAKEN, RENT REQUIRED UPON ARRIVAL.

Barbra Westmore, Craig Messner
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Somerset in Northeast Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(28 traveller reviews)

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Spectacular 1-bedroom garden unit in hills of Glendale.
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

A relaxing little paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning it was a wonderful experience. Craig reached out to me via phone before my arrival. Took the time out to give me helpful tips on my sightseeing (which I'm glad I took). Upon arrival Craig graciously gave us a tour of the property and then later Barbra of the house. The VRBO unit is actually part of the owners' house-it's the bottom level and they are on the top level. It is fine though because it is private, has its own entrance that opens up to the garden. The backyard is paradise!! His pictures don't capture how beautiful it is. It has an amazing mountain view, a mini vineyard, a pond, babbling brook that cascades down the property, goldfish/frog/hummingbirds etc. At night Craig has mini lights that light up the vegetation. It is like nothing I've ever seen. Make sure to allow time to use this space, even for a cup of coffee. The unit itself is clean, cozy and equipped with everything you will need. They even provide water bottles in the fridge, laundry basket, robe, slippers, blow dryer, iron, shampoo/soap and even hairspray (in case you need it). Bed is comfy and the unit has a lot of windows that you can open and hear the lovely sounds of the brook and birds outside. Parking is great as Craig and Barbra have an off street parking spot next to the house. The location of the property is ideal. You are a short drive from a ton of sights...Dodgers Stadium, Universal Studios, LA zoo, Griffin Park. Drive to Hollywood isn't even that bad at all. It is located in a nice area as well that was quiet. I felt safe staying there with my son. I am so happy I found Craig and Barbra. I will definitely be staying at their place next time I come to the LA area. They truly added to our experience by being so welcoming and helpful. There's nothing like getting advice from a local. It just adds to your travel experience. Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tania, thank you so much for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to write such a lovely, most thorough review. We're so pleased you enjoyed our little paradise and look forward to welcoming you again!
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Marietta, GA

Oasis In Glendale

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this VRBO many times and it has always been perfect. The bed is comfortable, the kitchen is great, the living room area is a good place to hangout with friends! The outside is beautiful and very calming. You couldn’t have kinder people living above! This is a must see.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Little Slice of Heaven in Glendale, CA

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a very special place! The photos you see here are wonderful, but they cannot compare to sitting in the garden, listening to the sounds of the stream and taking in the fantastic views! Craig has created the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. His attention to detail and the whimsical touches he has added in the garden will inspire you and make you feel right at home! The apartment is clean and comfortable and has everything you will need for a restful stay. My friend and I were in contact with Craig and Barbra early on after booking. After expressing our concerns about driving in LA traffic, they agreed to drive for us for a very reasonable amount of money. This alleviated a lot of stress and we were able to see and experience so much more as a result! Their restaurant suggestions did not disappoint and they also helped us decide on places to visit in Downtown LA and Orange County. Every moment was enjoyable. We just can't say enough how much we appreciate Barbra and Craig and we look forward to visiting again as soon as we can!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Wonderful. Magical. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The owner of this property is the reason this place is so special. Craig takes care of every detail with thoughtfulness and attention to detail. The garden is magical, during both the day and night. The apartment is private, comfortable, and has everything my parents needed during their three week visit. It's the kind of destination someone would choose for a restful retreat, a source of inspiration, or a place to recharge. Although my parents came to use this as the basis of their exploration to the area (it is conveniently located to so much that Los Angeles has to offer,) they loved being on the property so much that they , spent the majority of their time there.

Thank you, Craig and Barbara, for doing everything you did to make this such a special time for my parents. We hope to see you both again, soon, and look forward to visiting you and your beautiful garden again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility Found

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the garden apartment in Glendale. Craig and Barb have made this an exceptional retreat from the hectic pace of contemporary so cal life. The winsome garden holds a myriad of hidden delights. We had fun discovering them over our morning coffee and croissant. The accommodations are immaculate and comfortable. It is always a joy when everything works as it should. The location sports excellent views of the city and we appreciated its proximity to the nearby sites, shopping and dining. Thank you Craig and Barb for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical garden getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I am so glad that I booked this location! Craig is warm and welcoming, and obviously takes great pride in his home. The garden is spectacular! Such a relaxing, peaceful vibe which is enhanced by the sound of the fountain and creek. At night, the garden turns into a magical forest with lights dripping from the trees like diamonds. The rental is homey and comfortable, and nicely decorated. I didn’t see it mentioned under the amenities, but there is air conditioning, which was a godsend in this incredible heat! About 15 minute from Downtown Glendale, and a stones throw from Pasadena. Forget hotels, this is the way to go. Anytime we come back to Glendale to visit family, we will definitely be staying here. Craig, thank you so very much for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Golden State Freeway I-5
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

Universal Studios - 15 minutes, Griffith Park Observatory - 17 minutes, Hollywood - 20 minutes, Santa Monica/Venice Beach - 35 minutes, Downtown LA - 10 minutes, Disneyland - 50 minutes, LAX - 30 minutes, Orange County - 45 minutes, Santa Barbara - 90 minutes


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Somerset, Los Angeles area

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Nightly and weekly rates are all inclusive. No hidden cleaning fees or taxes!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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