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~LA~/ Private Whittier House

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, approx. 1900 sq ft

We invite you to come and stay in our 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in Historic Uptown Whittier located approximately 10 miles east of Downtown LA.

Just steps from restaurants, coffee houses, shopping and a movie theater. Whittier's Uptown Village beckons you to come enjoy a glass of wine at the Bottle Room, a delicious meal of the best barbecue in town at Steve's BBQ, the Italian flavor of Datillo's or the Spanish cuisine of Phlight.

This house is perfect for individuals, families, or girls get away. We are walking distance from Whittier College, where you can watch a play at the Shannon Theater, listen to a lecture or take in a sporting event on campus. Check the calendar for availability on the days you want to stay.

Come and enjoy our beachy atmosphere with a fully stocked kitchen if you prefer to cook your own meals. Plus there is a washer/dryer for your use , plenty of off street parking and of course free wifi (wireless internet). In the morning enjoy a cup of coffee on the private front porch and in the evening watch a movie in the comfy living room. When you stay at our place we want you to feel at home.

More Details

Bill Dobrenen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017

About Bill Dobrenen

Fun Loving native Southern California's couple. Graduates of Long Beach State University, live and work in Whittier.

Bill Dobrenen purchased this house in 2003

Why Bill Dobrenen chose Los Angeles area

Great central location between Hollywood and Disneyland, 30 mins from almost you want to go in LA and Orange County, 10 mins to Citadel Factory Outlet Mall.

What makes this house unique

Walk to restaurants, coffee houses, shopping, weekly local farmer's market, Whittier College, close to hiking trails in the local Whittier Hills. Easy freeway access to Beaches, Tourist Attractions, LA Fashion District, Factory Outlet Malls.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

~LA~/ Private Whittier House
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

Great location. Great for big/multi family vacays

  • 5 of 5

perfect for large/multi family vacations. Centrally located about 15-20 min with traffic to disneyland, we stayed here with my family of 4, my mother and my husbands parents for my son's college graduation weekend. Big beautiful kitchen, clean, comfortable. We tried almost all the nearby restaurants that were helpfully recommended by the owner and they were all great. Quiet neighborhood. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, TN

Perfect base for family to explore the area

  • 5 of 5

This house in Whittier is very well positioned to access all that there is to do in the area. We were there a week with our 4 adult children, two with spouses as well as 1 grandchild. The 4 bedrooms were easily accessed and the house location is great. We were 2 hours from San Diego Zoo and made a day trip out of that. We also went to Griffith Observatory and Getty Center as well Huntington Beach. Hiked in Turnbull Canyon as well. The main reason we went when we did was the Rose Parade which was an easy 45 minute drive to get to Pasadena early in the morning. I highly recommend this house and the owner was very good with giving necessary information to make it a pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing jewel in beautiful Whittier

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded our expectations! From the note and welcome gift, to the wonderful setup and location and beautifully clean we had a great stay! We stay in Home Away homes at least 5 times a year and this one is in the top 3 of all time!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us ! We look forward to seeing you again in the future !!
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Visalia, CA

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This home was in the perfect location to walk to almost everywhere in downtown Whittier. Close to excellent restaurants. Also a short drive to our son's wedding venue. Roomy home. Beds were comfortable. Kitchen was well equipped, all appliances worked great. Home and amenities were as described.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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overall we were impressed a with the property, plenty of space photos on line was a true impression

  • 5 of 5

Bill the owner was very helpful and passed on useful information which helped on our days out. On the down side the tiles in the kitchen and formal dinning room needed a good clean.

If we return to LA in the future we would use Bill and his property's again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We just recently had the tile in the kitchen and dining professionally steam cleaned.
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Very homely and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

We came to visit LA from England and rented Bill's house. Everything we needed was provided and instructions were so informative we did not have to worry about anything. There was a blackboard in tbe house recommending local restaurants and best places to visit. You will need a car for shopping and supermarkets. Good local restaurants within walking distance. A sat nav is a must and makes life easier especially if your not a US residence as it is not easy to get to grips with the road system. We had a super time and would stay in Whittier again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Universal Studios
Venice Beach (California)
The Getty Villa
Hollywood Bowl
Santa Monica State Beach
Hollywood Sign
The Getty Center
Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills
Hollywood Boulevard
Universal City Walk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Hollywood Walk of Fame
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
Dodger Stadium
Greek Theatre
Union Station
Olvera Street
Kodak Theatre
Manhattan Beach
Downtown Los Angeles
Staples Center
Malibu Pier
Point Dume State Beach
L.A. Live
University of Southern California
Philippe the Original
Grand Central Market
Old Town Pasadena
Redondo Beach Pier
Rooftop Bar @The Standard -- CLOSED
American Cinematheque / Grauman's Egyptian Theater
California Science Center
Warner Bros. Studio
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Universal Citywalk
Zuma Beach
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Outdoor Stage
Aquarium of the Pacific
Greystone Mansion and Park
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Pasadena Tournament Of Roses
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Long Beach / LAX
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
The Bottle Room
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Catilina Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Industry Hills
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Metro Gold Line
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Whittier Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Huntington Beach /long Beach
Car: recommended

Located in Historic Uptown Whittier and walking distance to Whittier College. Just steps from restaurants, cafes, ,shopping and movie theater in Uptown Whittier. Our quaint college town is clean and safe and comes with an upbeat atmosphere .

You are 20 minutes to Downtown LA, LA Fashion District, LA Convention Center, Staples Center ( home of the LA Lakers !) LA Live, USC, Exposition Park, 10 minutes to Citadel Outlet Mall, Industry Hills Golf Course, Biola College, PIH Hospital, or drive around the hill to Rowland Heights and enjoy a meal or shopping at one of the many Asian restaurants or markets. There is plenty of free parking, good public transportation.

Centrally located between Disneyland and Universal Studios, you have easy access to the major freeways that will take you to all the sites in Los Angeles within 30 minutes, such as Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, LA Fashion District and Discount Shopping Outlet Malls. Come discover Whittier, a hidden jewel of a city in Los Angeles.

When you arrive at the house park anywhere in front of 7047 Washington Ave. Parking is free.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Protection £56
Cleaning Fee £121

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Whittier in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Master Bathroom is a private full bath with a tub /shower combination Second bathroom is a shared full bathroom with a tub/shower combination
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • (1).Master bedroom comes with a queen bed and it's own full private bathroom. Extra air beds and/or futon bed can be added to sleep up 4 (2). Second bedroom has a queen bed, extra air beds can be added to sleep up to 4. (3). Third bedroom has a queen bed, extra air bed can be added to sleep 3. (4). Forth bedroom has a full bed and can sleep 2 (5) Double futon in the family room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have great hiking, running and mountain bike trails which to explore in the local Whittier Hill , just a few minutes away. If you are a history buff and want to do some exploring, the City of Whittier is where President Richard Nixon was raised, attended school, graduated from Whittier College, had his first law office, all this happened within a few blocks of the house !!!

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