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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:
21 October, 2017


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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(24 traveller reviews)

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Spectacular 1-bedroom garden unit in hills of Glendale.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 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: May 29, 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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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: Sep 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

GREAT place to stay!!! Craig was so accommodating!!! The yard was so much more than I expected (the pics don't do it justice)!!!

Than you again Craig! Your home is beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I absolutely loved my host. He made my stay worth every dime!

  • 5 of 5

Craig was a great host! He had everything I needed available to me--all the amenities and the extra things that I needed so I could make meals and wash clothes. Beautiful atmosphere, lovely scenery! I LOVE Craig. Best guy for a first VRBO!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle WA

I absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Craig is a wonderful host! He was truly interested in my comfort and I appreciated his eagerness to share his beautiful garden sanctuary, which is truly a piece of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Des Moines, IA

Oasis in the city.

  • 5 of 5

Hard to believe you are in the heart of the city when sitting next to the babbling brook or under multitudes of lights twinkling in the trees. The apartment is very comfortable but the garden is spectacular. Hope to stay again when visiting our son.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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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