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UCLA EXECUTIVE LUXE - 6+4+POOL BY UCLA

People16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
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Property
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People
16
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
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Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Westwood - EXEC. LUXE - 6+4+POOL BY UCLA

Location! Space - Elegance - Comfort - Serenity

This 5 bedroom/4 bath home is located next to UCLA in prime West Los Angeles, minutes to Santa Monica beach & Beverly Hills. Ultimate California lifestyle! Full outdoor entertaining area, pool, BBQ, huge master bedroom, chef's kitchen, home office. Sleeps 8 (more w/ kids). Executive office with WiFi throughout house, There is a partially finished attached garage set up as the 6th bedroom, with queen bed.

Here are some travel distances from our excellent central location on the Westside:

5 min: UCLA campus, UCLA Hospital, Westwood Village, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, Century City, Culver City, 405 & 10 freeways.

10 min: Santa Monica Beach/Promenade, Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Fox Studios

20 min: Malibu Beach, Venice Beach, Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach. Universal Studios

20 min: Downtown LA, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Paramount Studios, CBS Studios, USC Campus

25 min: Warner Brothers Studios

60 min: Disneyland resort, Anaheim, Orange County

1.5 hr: Santa Barbara

2.5 hrs: Sea World in San Diego, Palm Springs

2.5 hrs.: Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead, snow skiing

The Space

Wonderful house, fully furnished, beautiful and comfortable. We are right next to UCLA, and minutes to Beverly Hills and the Beach! Extremely beautfiul backyard for entertaining, built-in bar-b-que, and lots of safety in pool for children. Pool is only 4 feet deep at most, and has an electric cover!

Guest Access

The entire house! Backyard, pool, indoor/outdoor entertaining, fabulous master, huge closets, jacuzzi tub in master, and the best kitchen you will ever see! Huge media room with floor-to-ceiling bookcase. Pets allowed! We have sheets, towels, blankets, and everything you could possible need in the kitchen. Bring your suitcase! That's all! Internet and cable included.

Interaction with Guests

I will certainly help out with any information needed and tips about Los Angeles. If this is a relocation, I am extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of real estate, schools, locations, and work areas. Home is also for sale if interested, and longer-term rental possible.

The Neighborhood

Lovely! Quiet, beautiful, and storybook feeling. The neighbors are quiet and wonderful. Lots of dog-walkers in the evening, and amazing views of the Getty Museum as you enjoy your evening stroll! Walk into Westwood Village, a 10-15 minute walk that is lovely both day and evening. Westwood Village has restaurants, shops, movie theatres, grocery stores, and is right next to UCLA.

Getting around

Yes, the bus stop is 1 block away. Additionally, we highly recommend Uber, a taxi service that communicates with your smartphone and is safe, quick, and priced well!

Other Things to Note

If you love cooking! We have a custom kitchen with every amenity, a huge marble island, and a table to dine in the kitchen or hang out with friends and family. All the public rooms open to the backyard with pool, BBQ island, outdoor refrigerator and BBQ, and beautiful seating for guests. Elegant, easy, and kid-friendly too!

THIS IS WHAT ONE OF OUR GUESTS HAD TO SAY:

My team and I rented this beautiful property for a design retreat to plan our startup's next big product. With team members coming in from around the world, we needed accommodations for everyone and - more importantly -- an innovative environment that would foster creativity and rapid team bonding. This home exceeded my expectations in absolutely every way. With multiple brainstorming-friendly spaces, we were able to continuously shift environments to keep the creative juices flowing, moving from huddling around design plans on the big screen in the media room, to debating options on the poolside patio, to coding around the large table in the dining room, to cooking a meal together and getting to know each other better in the massive chef's kitchen. Moreover, it includes all the comforts of home. The fully-stocked pantry kept us from having to run to the grocery store when our Polish colleague needed bread crumbs to cook us schabowy (Polish pork schnitzel). It was great to be able to shoot a few hoops in the backyard when we needed a diversion. And the owner is wonderful and attentive -- checking in with us throughout the week and going out of her way to make use truly feel like welcome guests. I'd guess that "startup design retreat" probably wasn't what the owner imagined when she decided to make her home available for vacation rentals, but it was the perfect place for us. It would also be the perfect place for groups and families looking for a luxurious getaway while visiting Los Angeles. A thousand times better than staying in a hotel! We'll definitely be back!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Helaine Kaskel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
26 November, 2016
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About Helaine Kaskel

Hello! I am a long-term homeowner in the beautiful area of Westwood Hills, right next to UCLA, Brentwood, and Bel Air. I now live in Beverly Hills, and we raised 3 children in this beautiful home. We are friendly and accomodating, and we will help with any information you need to make your stay in Los Angeles a memorable one!

Helaine Kaskel purchased this house in 1998

Why Helaine Kaskel chose Los Angeles area

Location, privacy, and safety! Safe to walk any time of day or night. Bring your suitcase. We have every amenity you might possibly need, including linens, dishes, a fully equipped kitchen, pool, jacuzzi, basketball hoop, TV, wifi internet, cable, games, books, a crib, and anything else that you tell us might make your stay more comfortable.

What makes this house unique

Location, privacy, beauty, and lots of space. Our home is located 5 miles from the beaches to the west, and 5 miles from Beverly Hills to the east! We are a 10-minute walk to Westwood Village, home of UCLA, movie theatres, restaurants, shopping, museums, the world-class UCLA Hospital, grocery stores, the Geffen Playhouse and the Hammer Museum.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

UCLA EXECUTIVE LUXE - 6+4+POOL BY UCLA
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Excellent home for family and kids

  • 5 of 5

I stayed 2 nights at this house. Very spacious and clean. Pool is really nice and heated. We were 5 families and had a really good time. We had my daughter's birthday party and the kids loved. The owner kindly purchased and sent pool toys for the kids. Definitely will rent again if we need.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We came to LA to visit family for a big birthday celebration. There were two families, totaling 8 people (4 of whom were kids), so a hotel was too complicated and expensive. We even had our other sister and Dad eating many meals with us at the house and swimming, so even with 10 people during the day we did not feel crowded. It was just fine for 8 people to sleep. The best part was that the kids could be in the pool most of the day while we sat around in the beautiful weather chatting. (If we'd been in a hotel we would have been huddled around a crowded pool in the sun to watch them.) The house was warm and welcoming, cheery and sunny, and also elegant and spacious. The location cannot be beat. We were able to get to Westwood, Brentwood, and Santa Monica very quickly and easily. But the spacious outside area, with the shaded couches, gas grill, basketball hoop for the kids, and pool / spa was the best part for us (visiting from foggy SF and chilly Seattle). And the kids will never forget the experience of swimming in the pool after dark! We are already imagining a return to this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Olivia and her wonderful family are A++++ recommended guests! They are so positive and laid-back, and it was a joy to welcome them as our guests. They left us daisy chains of flowers, some really good birthday cake in the fridge, and were kind enough to strip down the sheets from the bed. The house was left immaculate. Olivia is welcome any time!!!
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5

Wonderful getaway for friends

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I flew from NYC for a warm getaway and this home did not disappoint. The house itself is perfect for relaxing with the pool and comfortable family / living room spaces. There was so much room for the 5 of us that it was truly a treat (especially from NYC) for us to take advantage of all the house had to offer from the entertainment center in the living room (big screen with surround sound) with multiple sofas to the patio/pool area. The pool and patio area became the centerpiece of our trip - we had plans to go to the beach and explore the city but it was so comfortable and nice that we just ended up grilling and hanging out by the pool.

The host, Helaine, was so accommodating and always responded to our various requests in a timely fashion (often immediately). Helaine also offered great advice on what to do in the neighborhood and around Los Angeles. The house had everything we needed for a weekend getaway from an amazing kitchen (top of the line appliances) to books and board games around the house.

Our group had such a great time that there is no doubt we will rent this home again when we come back to LA - truly a gem!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice, large Westwood house!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a couple of nights when my son graduated from Pepperdine law school. We had a blast. The house is definitely set-up to entertain. It’s in an excellent neighborhood and was perfectly located for us...30 minutes to Pepperdine and minutes from a couple of nice Catholic churches (we like to go Mass every morning). The house had plenty of room for all of us (14 in all) and the pool was a treat...even with the rain, the kids were in it all day (and night)! The kitchen made prepping meals easy and fun. I love kitchens with islands! The house was clean and well decorated and the master suite was large and comfortable with a nice, big bathroom. The owner, Helaine, was very accommodating and checked in with us each day to be sure everything was going well.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim's family is delightful and was so considerate of our property! He is a pleasure to deal with and welcome any time ....
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5

Perfect environment for a creative design retreat

  • 5 of 5

My team and I rented this beautiful property for a design retreat to plan our startup's next big product. With team members coming in from around the world, we needed accommodations for everyone and - more importantly -- an innovative environment that would foster creativity and rapid team bonding.

This home exceeded my expectations in absolutely every way. With multiple brainstorming-friendly spaces, we were able to continuously shift environments to keep the creative juices flowing, moving from huddling around design plans on the big screen in the media room, to debating options on the poolside patio, to coding around the large table in the dining room, to cooking a meal together and getting to know each other better in the massive chef's kitchen.

Moreover, it includes all the comforts of home. The fully-stocked pantry kept us from having to run to the grocery store when our Polish colleague needed bread crumbs to cook us schabowy (Polish pork schnitzel). It was great to be able to shoot a few hoops in the backyard when we needed a diversion. And the owner is wonderful and attentive -- checking in with us throughout the week and going out of her way to make us truly feel like welcome guests.

I'd guess that "startup design retreat" probably wasn't what the owner imagined when she decided to make her home available for vacation rentals, but it was the perfect place for us. It would also be the perfect place for groups and families looking for a luxurioius getaway while visiting Los Angeles. A thousand times better than staying in a hotel!

We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful large family home in a fabulous central location.

A truly enjoyable experience!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Los Angeles International LAX
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many of them close by
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
4 miles, public golf course at Rancho Park
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
405 & 10 Freeways, Main Freeway through L.A.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Many!
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Santa Monica!
Car: recommended

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Westwood, Shasta Cascade

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter Holidays 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
£1,440
for 1 night
From
£1,082
From
£1,263
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£1,168
for 1 night
From
£810
From
£992
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,986
Pet Fee £238
Cleaning Fee £357
Tax Rate 14.0%

Hi there! Come enjoy our lovely home perfectly located by UCLA in a very private and upscale neighborhood with complete privacy & safety! We have a no-refund policy due to demand, so please be sure of your dates!

We are an easy 10-minute drive to Beverly Hills and the Beach, and 2 minutes to UCLA and the shops, movies theatres, dining, shopping, and museums of Westwood Village, as well as UCLA Hospital. We do not accept any cancellations and there are no refunds. We get many inquiries each week, so when we book you we are turning away other potential guests! If you do need to cancel, we will do our best to book the dates you cancelled, in which case we can offer you a refund. Thank you and we hope to welcome you and your party. Additional security deposit may be requested for large groups.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Westwood in California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Downstairs Full bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Upstairs Full Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Guest Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 1 on top, 2 on bottom, 1 on pull-out trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin w/ trundle pull-out
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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