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Guesthouse with Sun Deck: One of a kind, totally private, secure, patio w grill

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Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this holiday bungalow in Hollywood Hills - A 'Tree House' above Hollywood

Studio Apartment on top of the Hollywood Hills: All the comfort you deserve

Treehouse? Yes, Treehouse. To be clear: It's not a house in a tree but a tree in a house. The brand new studio was built on solid ground but surrounding a living tree. Illuminated at night the tree creates magic in the room: romantic, intimate, meditative, beautiful. There is all the comfort you need: Queen size bed for 2 w memory foam mattress. Kitchen w fridge, micro, coffee maker, free coffee/tea, toaster, cookware, etc. A LED smart TV with cable, Netflix, YouTube, etc. Extensive movie library for your BlueRay. Free high speed internet. You'll enjoy the California sun on a deck worthy of a resort: Fountain, out door furniture, BBQ grill. Enjoy your fried Calamari with our welcome treat: A bottle of California wine. Of course, we'll help you find all the points of your interest in Hollywood, LA, California. We're looking forward to welcoming you in English, German, French, Finnish or with Google translator....

We care about the security and wellbeing of children: Due to the stairs and patios we do not rent to children under 12 years old.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Finnish, Bayrisch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016

About Elmar

We are: Elmar (has a lot to do with movies and TV - that's why there is such an amount of movie DVDs for your viewing pleasure) and Carmen (who is a language teacher and actually likes people). We enjoy traveling (that's where we experienced short term rentals and learned what it is that travelers like you expect and need), music, the arts, hanging out with nice people wether we have known them for years or we just met them as our short term guests.

Elmar purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Elmar chose Los Angeles area

Because it makes your stay in LA very special. And that's not a sales pitch, it is actually the case. Where else do you enter a 'pencil gate' (see photos) on top of the Hollywood Hills, walk through a huge patio and enter a guesthouse with a living tree inside. We have another rental property in our main house and we only got absolut top reviews (all 5 stars). We expect nothing less with our 'Tree House'.The property is fenced in. Secured by key boxes with codes. There is street parking in a cul-de-sac located in a strictly residential area on top of the hill.

What makes this bungalow unique

All our guests so far agreed: "The ideal place to recharge your batteries for business and travels". Accompanied by the soothing murmur of an antique fountain you enjoy the California sun on garden sofa, seats or lounge on your patio. Barbecue and have a romantic candle light dinner under the stars. And relax on a memory foam Queen bed under the ultimate mood light: A glowing living tree. Watch great current or classic movies on BluRay from our video library. And the most amazing: All this tranquility and comfort in the center of bustling, hectic Hollywood with short distances to studios, offices, sights, restaurants, clubs, parks for nature walks, jogging, biking or horseback riding,


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Guesthouse with Sun Deck: One of a kind, totally private, secure, patio w grill
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great place in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my week at the Treehouse. I found it to be exactly as described and perfect for a solo traveler exploring the city. Only a half mile from the Metro station and combined with Uber, I never felt the need for a car. If I head towards LA again, I'd be thrilled to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun-dappled aerie over Hollywood

  • 5 of 5

I spent two weeks in Elmar and Carmen's "treehouse," and it was a lovely stay that almost changed my mind about LA all by itself! I was performing at the Pantages and loved the fact it was an easy 10-15 minute walk from work. And boom, suddenly you're in this quiet neighborhood which seems miles from more chaotic H'wood. I spent so much time on the deck relaxing, dining, sunning a bit. The memory foam bed was super-comfy and I slept like a baby. Yes, the cottage is small, the kitchen sink is tiny, the bathroom is petit as well, but none of that ever really bothered me. I was able to cook very decent meals in the kitchen area, and again, eating out on the deck was the best part! There never was a problem with parking right by the house, and Elmar and Carmen were lovely hosts, all around. Easy to contact, friendly and warm, and genuinely interested in their guests. (NB, if you do want to walk, the hill gets VERY steep, so that may be an issue for some, but I actually enjoyed the workout on my commute!) I never had really cared for LA before this trip, but I finally got to see more of its charm, and the treehouse was a major part of that.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy stay in the Hollywood Hills

  • 5 of 5

I spent 3 nights at the Tree House & it was exactly the change of pace I wanted from a boring hotel stay! Very quiet, cozy studio & a short drive to everything including Hollywood, Griffith Park & Observatory, Downtown LA. I even took a 2 hour hike around the neighborhood for some great views of the sign & LA skyline. Thanks Elmar, I hope to come back & recommend your place to anyone for a pleasantly different get away in the Hills.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as on the pictures, and yes, there's a tree inside! Nice place to stay while in LA, near major Hollywood attractions. Nice and quiet neighborhood. Elmar was really prompt to answer whenever I had a question. I would definitely recommend that place to friends and would definitely consider going back there if I come back to LA. :)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic Stay at the Treehouse!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited Los Angeles for a long weekend in February and were very lucky to come across the Treehouse! The property is beautiful, comfortable, colorful, relaxing... everything we could have asked for. The hosts Elmar and Carmen were exceptionally welcoming and made sure our stay was perfect in every way: following an easy check-in we were greeted by a wonderful bottle of wine to begin our vacation. The beautiful deck was a perfect place to relax on a warm LA afternoon. The bed was exceptionally comfortable, and the fountain outside helped lull us to sleep. The location puts you walking distance to restaurants, grocery, and night life. We couldn't have been happier and would definitely stay here again. thanks Elmar and Carmen!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Really cozy, nice location. Loved the information booklet the owners provided which included restaurants, coffee shops, hiking, shopping etc. I would stay again. Thank you for providing a place, my daughter and I had pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles area

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Refundable Damage Deposit £164

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Hollywood Hills in California

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - compact but all one needs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is compact but entails everything you need: Shower, toilet, sink, mirror wall cabinet. Hair dryer, plenty of towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • The Queen size bed is the center of the studio. It sleeps 2 adults. There is no extra bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • tennis
This is a one of a kind living experience on top of the hills in the heart of Hollywood. For travelers with a sense of the unusual. To be in the center of one of the most energetic metropolitan areas of the planet and at the same time away from it all.

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