|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Very cozy get away!! On the Woodland Hills/Calabasas border.This Is Not A Share! This Is Not Some Noisy Apartment! You have the entire place to yourself.This property is newly listed to Vrbo however on other sites there it has over thirty great reviews! Please feel free to utilize the blue 'instant booking button on the site. .. If you decide this is the place for you and yours,and it is a last minute booking (three days or less before you arrive) you must send a request via email to book. Without that prior contact on a last minute booking ,we will most likely decline your request. Please leave a telephone number so that we may give you a quick call .However...please if you or any person in your party is a smoker, do not book this home. There will be a "dishonesty penalty" charged to you if you smoke anywhere on the premise.OK...with that bit of info out of the way..,
Centrally heated and cooled.Tall vaulted ceilings. Wood bedroom floors.(2) fun, yet tastefully styled bed rooms. One with french doors that look out onto one of the 'two' 'garden patios' through french doors. The linens are of sufficient thread count and are impeccably clean.(I clean them myself). A bathroom with a 'full bathtub',and not just a shower. You can be assured of peaceful uninterrupted nights sleep because (1) the intentionally designed, outside noise sound resistant construction of the cottage,(2)the house is situated on an almost twenty thousand square foot Gated Compound,(3) this is Not An Apartment Or Condo whereas you are 'held captive' to the whims of noisy partying or fighting neighbors...This is a completely detached building with total privacy as it's sole design mission.(4) The house is situated almost two hundred feet off of the main thoroughfare.
We provide cotton towels and hair dryer for the fully tiled cozy bathroom. .
The kitchen is fully appointed ,including a microwave,full sized refrigerator, full stove , toaster,spices that would satisfy most palettes,dishes,and an assortment of pots and pans. An array of gourmet teas and coffee are there for your enjoyment. There is a clothes washer and dryer solely for your use*(Due to the drought,the washer and dryer are strictly for stays of one week or longer.If you are not planning your stay for a week or longer please do not request use of the washer or dryer. It is awkward and uncomfortable to have to say no.) Also because of the drought the dishwasher may not be used)
The step down living room is a combination of Mediterranean 'shabby chic' blended with an 'American Santa Fe' that gels nicely from the brightly waxed Spanish tiled floors to the Ornate tall arched ceilings with Casablanca ceiling fans..The place has french doors every where that give it a bright and sunny 'inside garden feel'during the day ,and the carefully arraigned wall sconces set the mood for either romantic to highly festive for the night. Flat screen television and 'wi-fi' are included. .
Step out of the french doors to either one of the two private patios for a relaxing glass of wine or to the 'optional private jacuzzi' to soak.(When available) The Barbeque pit with complementary coals will give you the chance to flex those 'out door culinary skills' you haven't used in quite some time..
I attempt at all times to remain open minded on all things.Our differences are what makes life interesting.,modesty is usually the best life policy,I strive to be easy to communicate with.I love garage sales and second hand stores.traveling up the California coastline,cooking for old and new friends,Good jazz and jazz (website hidden) homes represent me and my Life views,... calm and relaxed.Nothing artificial,all natural.I never ever want to leave any situation second guessing 'did I do my best?' Therefore I attempt a 110 percent effort.
Rich and Eva purchased this house in 2007
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I dealt with an unfortunate plumbing issue at my house and needed to find some where local to stay while the repairs were being completed. Luckily I came across this warm and cozy gem which exceeded my expectations- by far. I absolutely loved the French doors and overall styling of the house, the pictures don’t it justice. It’s very well kept, well stocked and provides a great amount of soothing natural light. What I thought would be just a temporary solution during stressful time turned out to be a relaxing and very comfortable mini staycation. The hosts, Rich and Eva were great; very attentive and responsive. Would highly recommend staying here.
Cute, nice sitting area and a faux fireplace/heater. Well located near freeways, etc., yet very quiet.
1) Main bedroom is very small. On one side there was a shelf mounted on the wall, but on the other side no space for a bedside table. Kindle, glasses, water, etc., all had to be put on floor.
2) 3-4 earwigs came into the sitting area daily. Annoying. Perhaps unavoidable given the garden outside and the rain?
3) 2) The bed had an old coverlet, no blanket/comforter - we had to use the blanket from the 2nd bedroom.
4) The main reason for only 3 stars is that the thermostat was a NEST pin-protected one with the temperature fixed at 68 degrees. We had to wear our coats in the morning while having coffee/breakfast and in the evening while keeping the "fireplace" heater running all of the time. Have never rented a room where I could not set a temperature on the thermostat to be comfortable for me! Concerned about cost/energy usage? Then put a sign on the door asking me to turn it down when I go out. But don't tell me I can't adjust it myself...
Eve was very nice at our arrival. Only dealt with Rich by phone, but he felt very grumpy to me. Perhaps that was due to the fact that we did not get off to a good start when we made the rental (mostly my fault). However, we called from Trader Joe's en route to ask if there was coffee or other food there, or should we buy that as well. Rich told me in an annoyed tone that the kitchen had appliances, etc., but no food. When we got there Eve showed us the bottled water and coffee they left for us in the fridge, and there were an assortment of teas and spices there as well. (Previous reviewers commented on the well-stocked kitchen, but I did not remember that, and we were in the middle of shopping when the question arose...)
(The dishwasher was not working on our arrival, so Eve provided paper plates, etc. for us.
All in all, cute place with potential. Refreshing the linens and providing a comforter (which obviously would not be needed in the summer in L.A., but nice the rest of the year) would add a lot and not be expensive. (Both we and our children have condos that we rent out, so we speak from some experience.)
This place was fine for the price paid and it served the purpose we needed it for. Wish the description on the listing would have more throughly painted the picture of the setting of the cottage.
The place was fairly clean, was stocked with the neccesary items. Second bed was not as shown in the pictures. Owner offers a bottle of wine for the guests.
Sooo awesome! Very quiet and peaceful. I was worried at first because I'd never used VEBO before. Glad I did.
The home was small and quaint, but served our needs. It was clean and orderly with home style amenities. Very friendly people and assistant to help with our needs. There was a pipe break, but was fixed by a professional that was called out. The location was in the valley near my class I was taking. It was great for what we were looking for. Tile and wood floors. Comfy couch and chairs. Good kitchen, which we didn't need. Many places to eat out very close and very good. The organization of the meeting at first was good, they have an assistant and she seems good.
We loved our stay at this adorable guest house. It was so comfortable and quiet. The kitchen was well stocked with tea, coffee, spices, etc. It is close to shopping and restaurants. We would definitely recommend staying here.
Check in time 3pm and check out time11am ,No parties/gathering of any kind unless party otherwise approved by management and guest has paid "party rates"...Party insurance must be purchased and approved by management.The house assumes "absolutely no" responsibility for Guest's actions or accidents,or loss of any kind or manner.Guest accepts any and all liability for property damage (both physical and personal),incurred by or result of him/her self and or his or her guest.Driving or parking on the premises are at the host discretion. Host accepts no liability for damage done to guest automobile while parked or driven on premise with the permission of the host . No smoking of anything in the premises., Smoking anywhere "outside" on premises is also prohibited ..Candles in the unit are for decoration "ONLY" the candles on the dining table may be lit "ONLY" while placed on the dining room table. Candles may also be used outdoors ... if used with caution.No fires of any kind in the home with the exception of the oven and stove. Absolutely no drugs or use of any kind.(tobacco,marijuana,pipe etc.with or witout a prescription.) any where on premises for any reason.No moving,rearrangement, or removal of furnishings for any reason. "Host reserves the right to pass'. Upon acceptance of this contract, guest relinquishes right of review and or blog with regard to this property to any outside website or forum.Host also reserves the right to refuse service.Guest that made reservation must be present with valid ID and credit card used to book the home upon check in. Guest also understands this agreement does not constitute a contract between "landlord and tenant", as stipulated in/by codes of California . This agreement is a temporary "vacation stay" in which any monetary compensation or consideration is an agreed upon donation to the household stipulated in the afore mentioned contract in return for temporary rights as stipulated in and for use solely in the time period indicated