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CORPORATE RETREATS; LARGE GROUPS; EXEC. LUXE 6+4+POOL BY UCLA!

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house

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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. 6+4+POOL BY UCLA

Location! Space - Elegance - Comfort - Serenity - Perfect for Large Groups

THIS IS WHAT ONE OF OUR CORPORATE RETREAT 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 luxurioius getaway while visiting Los Angeles. A thousand times better than staying in a hotel! We'll definitely be back!

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 9 in beds (more w/ kids). This is a spacious and comfortable home, and we welcome larger parties ... but a couple of you may have to sleep on one of our very comfortable sofas!

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!

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

Owner
Helaine Kaskel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 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 accommodating, 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

Private, quiet, very safe. A fantastic central location by UCLA to explore everything that L.A. has to offer.

Pets allowed upon approval at an extra fee.

What makes this house unique

Amazing, huge, chef's dine-in kitchen with Viking/Subzero appliances and large marble island. Staff room behind kitchen affords your family complete privacy. Public rooms open to backyard/BBQ/pool area for true indoor/outdoor California living.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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 luxurioius getaway while visiting Los Angeles. A thousand times better than staying in a hotel!



We'll definitely be back!
May 2015
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Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

CORPORATE RETREATS; LARGE GROUPS; EXEC. LUXE 6+4+POOL BY UCLA!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Los Angles
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
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5

Comfortable House, Wondeful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family, traveling with 4 children and our nanny, and a dog. There was a private room and shower for the nanny at the back of the house. Terrific kitchen. The hosts, who have owned the house for many years, helped us find everything we wanted to do in the city. We also liked the private executive office and wifi, so we could get some work done. The outdoor area is relaxing and there was room to relax and play. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
LAX
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Rancho Park, beautiful public course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
405 & 10 Freeways, Main Freeway through L.A.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many!
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Santa Monica!
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Westwood, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
£1,249
for 1 night
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£894
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £58 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £3,153
Pet Fee £473
Cleaning fee £355
Tax Rate 14.0%

Due to demand, we do not offer refunds if there is a cancellation. Please be sure of your dates before booking! If you must cancel, and we are able to fill the property with other guests, we will do our best to do so. Events may be quoted at higher rates and with different security deposits. Please discuss before booking. We will work with you on payment methods that are convenient for you, so let us know what works for you.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Westwood in California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Upstairs Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Full Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 of the bathrooms have full bathtubs and showers; the fourth bathroom has a shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 4 in bunk beds, double, twin, twin
    Downstairs Bedroom behind kitchen - 1 Single Bed , Very private, at back of kitchen area, bathroom, guest/staff
    Downstairs Queen Bed in Office - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen bed in partially finished garage; very private & safe
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court

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