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Perfect Artist Retreat or Holiday Stay

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Rent the 'Plum House' in beautiful Westlake Village

Perfect house for visiting family during the holidays or for a sabbatical or artist's retreat

3 bedrooms, with 3rd being a working artist's studio; 2 full baths; single story/level; modern decor with owner's paintings throughout the house

Accommodates 1-2 adults and 1-2 children (depending on age)

Private yard with orange, lemon, and persimmon trees loaded with fruit

South-west facing great room and adjoining living room/workshop space have vaulted ceilings and lots of light all day

FiOS Internet access; No TV or cable

Full washer/dryer, full kitchen, BBQ, attached garage

Very quiet and great neighborhood near award-winning elementary school

2-minute drive to grocery and convenience stores, large bookstore, movie theaters, casual dining, as well as trendy shops and dining. Thousand Oaks Center for Performing Arts 5 minute drive away. 5 minute walk from the house are miles of hiking trails in the mountains overlooking Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley.

If visiting LA-area, will definitely need a car

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Thousand Oaks in Ventura County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Perfect Artist Retreat or Holiday Stay
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Great location. Quiet and easily accessible.

  • 4 of 5

Nice, quiet home with some really cool paintings done by the artist/owner. Fruit tress in the backyard are a nice touch. Floors are cement and can be a bit cold until the heat kicks in, but depending on the time of year you rent, that might be plus.

Home has a nice feel if you are looking for a peaceful, quiet stay. However, if you are looking for in-home entertainment you will need to bring your own since there is no television or entertainment center.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 9 nights in July, and we had a wonderful experience. Lauri was accommodating, the house was well taken care of, spacious, and in a great neighborhood. I wish the house had at least one TV. Also, I suggest that Lauri put more wash cloths in the bathrooms. The master bath had two and the extra bathroom had only one wash cloth. Overall, great house to rent. I would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home to be close to the site of our son's wedding. Coming from Ohio it was much nicer than being in a hotel after 4 days of driving. The home is quite open, and the master is a nice size. Having two bathrooms was very convenient when it came time to dress for the wedding. We didn't cook anything, but it was nice to have a frig for drinks and leftover food. The advantage of having a nice backyard to sit in was also a big plus. Very clean, and I really loved being able to use the washer and dryer. All and all we had a very relaxing stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Schöne Wohnung

  • 4 of 5

Wir waren drei Wochen hier und haben uns alle sehr wohl gefühlt. Uns hat es an

nichts gefehlt in der Wohnung.

Im Garten ist das einzige kritikfähige das die Gartenmöbel in die Jahre gekommen sind. Aber alles in allem eine schöne ruhige Gegend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Laurie Buss
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2017

About Laurie Buss

I'm an artist, painting large colorful abstract paintings, as well as an aerospace engineer and program manager.

Laurie Buss purchased this house in 2012

Why Laurie Buss chose Thousand Oaks

I love my home, not only for its uniqueness in the community, but also for being in the same town as my parents and brother's family. I'll be house-sitting for friends for several months and hope my home can contribute to a lovely vacation in the Los Angeles area.


Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Westlake Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Moorpark with Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 near 23 interchange
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Napa Tavern, BJs, Famous Dave's BBQ, Marmelades
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Malibu or Zuma or Ventura
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £142.94
Pet Fee £142.94

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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