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Sallie's BEST Guesthouse: GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD, comfortable, convenient, beautiful

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Hollywood Hills - Sallie's Best Guesthouse LA

Perfect for extended stays for those coming to LA for work or pleasure. With lots of bright natural light this beautiful garden guest house has 12 ft. high-beamed ceilings, a gorgeous romantic Victorian fireplace, unique tile & polished concrete flooring, brand new ultra-large granite-countered kitchen, large-sized appliances including dishwasher, outdoor & indoor dining, comfy Teak queen-size bed with double pillow-top mattress, Teak futon couch that converts to full-size bed, newly renovated large Spanish tiled bath, built-in bookshelves, walk-in closet w customized organized design & twin-size bed, dining & breakfast areas, rugs, linens, 55' TV with all channels, WiFi with own Apple base to assure great connection. It overlooks a lush private garden filled with fruit trees, flowers and herbs. It is quiet and secluded yet minutes away from the hottest clubs and bars, restaurants, studios, movie theaters, & shopping. Plentiful street parking is always easy and often right out front. All amenities such as dishes, pots & pans, towels included. Free washer and dryer use on premises. Outdoor BBQ grills & a fire pit & covered outdoor couches.

RATES and TERMS: There is a four-night minimum. Rates are based on occupancy of 1 guest. There is a $10. per person, per night charge for more than 1 guest. A cleaning fee will be deducted from the security deposit. Free laundry facilities on site.

Located in the exclusive and historic ‘SoHo’ neighborhood, which is the Southwestern corner of Hollywood bordering Hancock Park and West Hollywood, our guesthouse has approximately 900 square feet of casual luxury inside. The Spanish tiled flooring in the kitchen and bath as well as the earth-toned concrete floors and colorful exotic décor throughout lend a warm, rustic, yet luxurious feel while maintaining a family friendly usability. The open floor plan is like that of a very large loft. Twelve-foot vaulted ceilings in kitchen and main room provide spacious and light-filled areas. In addition there is a large full bath and a large walk-in closet that doubles as a small sleep space. The décor is exotic with notes of Moroccan and Caribbean influence. The jungle-like garden and outdoor fire pit adds to the tribal feel. Nestled behind our family home, the entire property is surrounded by a large secure gated wall. In back there is a shared garden and covered entertaining area with 2 large cushioned wicker couches, 2 wicker cushioned chairs, covered dining for 6 and more seating (uncovered) around the fire pit. There is also a propane grill and a wood-burning smoker grill for your outdoor cooking pleasures. We do allow smoking—but strictly outside only.

Please note the following sleeping amenities; solid Teak Queen-size bed with Pillow-top mattress, a solid Teak futon couch (same room) that quickly opens to a full-size bed. There is also a full-size mattress stowed beneath the queen-size bed. The large walk-in closet has a twin bed, great for out-of the-way napping. So sleeping for over 3 is certainly possible but is only recommended for medium to short-term stays. This space is ideally suited for an individual or couple on a long extended stay or 3 to 4 adults touring LA together for a couple of weeks. It can also work well for 2 adults with 1 or 2 children on short to medium-length stays. And of course for a couple seeking a 4-day or longer getaway, this is secluded, romantic and convenient. Now let’s talk about what to expect upon arrival.

You'll park your car on the street but with easy and accessible availability whereby you can almost always find a spot right in front. Coming down the driveway you will arrive at the 9 ft. double gate. If no one’s there to greet you personally a key lock box assures easy access with the private code we provided after you booked. You will then step into the secluded jungle-like back yard. Two friendly felines roam the property but do not leave the grounds. We ask that you always keep the entrance gate securely latched behind you. This keeps the kitties safely inside the compound and likewise gives you, our guests, an added level of safety and privacy.

In the main room, the 12 foot vaulted ceilings have 2 ceiling fans to circulate air year round and a large wall AC unit keeps things cool during late summer and early fall. Three skylights located in the main room, kitchen and bath, filter natural light in. Additional spotlight lighting on dimmers and recessed lighting too makes for much lighting control throughout, from bright to romantic to dramatic. A real fireplace with an ornate solid oak Victorian mantle adds a cozy, romantic and inviting appeal year-round. And in the chilly months a wall furnace gets the entire house toasty warm in just a few minutes.

A large bathroom has a shower/bathtub, plenty of plush towels, hairdryer, hand soap and 4 rolls of toilet paper provided. A large changing room closet has room for clothes, luggage and a small bed too. This is perfect if you are staying for a longer period of time and need more storage. One wall in the main room is covered in shelves housing; art, books, baskets to put your things in, and even children’s toys— a wonderful wooden train set and stuffed animals. Pint-sized chairs are also available on request for tiny tot guests.

The large granite-countered kitchen is well stocked with service for 6, wine glasses, coffee mugs, plentiful pots & pans, etc. and includes full size fridge, dishwasher, coffee-maker, microwave, and full-size oven/stove. Hand soap, dish soap, paper towels and dishwasher detergent are provided. Starter pack of coffee, tea & sweeteners are provided, as well as sparkling water, organic popcorn and a California Chardonnay await you when you arrive. Two side-by side indoor dining areas seat 7 easily collectively.

Just past the outdoor fire pit a full size washer and dryer are located in a separate utility shed and are free of charge to use whenever you like. Basic weekly maid service consists of cleaning kitchen and bath, vacuuming and dusting, but does not include laundry service or washing dishes.

Via a powerful private antenna a 55” flat screen TV provides all local major network channels and many international channels too. A Roku enables over a hundred other channels including Netfilx, Pandora, and HBO, to name just a few. Hundreds of feature films, TV, and children's programs are available free of charge to our guests via our amazing TV entertainment set-up. A strong wireless Internet signal and your own private Apple airport dock will enable connection to your devices throughout your stay too.

We know that perfection is in the details and always strive to make your stay just a little bit better in any small way we can think of. During your stay your feedback is welcome as hearing your suggestions while you’re here enables us to make this a more desirable experience for you. Please enjoy our suggestions too for fun things to do. The Guestbook found in the basket below the TV outlines places to eat and shop, and sights to see as well as a bit of history of our surrounding neighborhoods. Instructions for the TV, Internet passcode and more are all included in this book as well. Take-out menus are also provided here and you may use your own phone to receive food deliveries as well as guests as there is no intercom or buzzer outside.

As previously mentioned there is plenty of permit-free parking on our quiet street, even if you arrive with more than one car. We look forward to the possibility of having you as our guest(s) and the opportunity to make your stay in LA as memorable and pleasurable as possible. Thank you so much for taking the time to review this information, we’ve tried to paint a realistic portrait of what to expect and hope we haven’t left anything out! Please contact us to book your stay in LA. We are more than happy to answer your pre-booking questions too and look forward to hearing from you soon. Please call now and ask for Sallie.


Paramount Studios (.98 mi.)

Raleigh Studios (1.32 mi.)

Hollywood Center Studios (.28 mi.)

Universal Studios (4.09 mi.)

Burbank Studios

Warner Brothers

20th Century Fox

SO CLOSE YOU CAN WALK THERE 5-star/world-acclaimed restaurants:

Mozza (.61 mi.)

Trois Mec (.45 mi.)

Rao's Hollywood (.31 mi.)

Providence (.5 mi.),



Blu Jam Cafe'

Pink's WORLDFAMOUS Hotdogs

The Velvet Margarita

Cafe 24/7

Cafe Gratitude

The Next Door

Crazy Rockin' Sushi


YUM YUM Donuts (for fresh juice in the AM)


Comedylivingroom If you are here on the third Tuesday of any month walk over, it’s just a half block away to see the stars of tomorrow performing in their living room.

Hollywood Boulevard (.92 mi./ just a $5. Cab fare), clubs, restaurants, dancing.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills (4.86 mi.),

The Grove (2.2 mi.).

The Hollywood Bowl (1.95 mi.) live concerts

LA Zoo (8.08 mi.) wildlife and golf nearby

Griffith Park Observatory (5.83 mi.)

Hollywood sign (3.72 mi.)

Museum Row (3.44 mi.) art and concerts


Pavilion's (Melrose and Vine)

Trader Joe's (3rd and La Brea)

Ralph’s (3rd and La Brea) (mi.

Whole Food’s (3rd and Fairfax)

Erewhon (Beverly and The Grove Drive)


Poinsettia Park (Poinsettia and Willoughby) free tennis and basketball courts

Plummer Park (Santa Monica Blvd. and Plummer) free tennis and basketball courts

Gold’s Gym: (on Cole, walking distance) Tell them you just moved her and ask for a free 7-day trial. They also give special rates for 1 to 3 month memberships.

YMCA (Selma and Cassil) has swimming, basketball, free classes and free childcare. Membership.

24-hour fitness (in the Arclight complex, Sunset and Vine) Membership.

CINEMAS nearby:

Arclight Cinema

The Grove

Mann's Chinese Theatre

Laemmle's (foreign and documentary films)

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Sallie Higgins
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2016
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About Sallie Higgins

Hi there, I am a local Realtor. My passions include architecture, travel, baseball, mid-century BBC dramas and local community activism.

Sallie Higgins purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Sallie Higgins chose Los Angeles area

This guesthouse is a jewel. It has good, warm, and exotic energy pulsing through it. Previously I rented it to long term guests (four years plus) who never wanted to leave. Several have gotten engaged here. One girl wanted to keep renting it after she moved out and in with her new husband. It just has that effect on people. I wanted to enjoy it sometimes too—which is why I decided to go short-term full time.

What makes this cottage unique

Once inside the gates you feel like you are in a secluded lush jungle compound. It is so serene and beautiful here. Then outside you are in the heart of the city, with all the amenities that the fast lane offers. It's a convenient juxtaposition. You feel like you're getting the best that California living has to offer.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Sallie's BEST Guesthouse: GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD, comfortable, convenient, beautiful
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Great time.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Accommodations were good. Had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry we didn't get to meet due to me being out of town but so glad you were taken care of by everyone and that you had a wonderful experience in LA at my guesthouse just the same :)
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We loved our stay!!!

  • 4 of 5

Such a great experience in a wonderful location with a really caring hostess. She made out stay so comfortable and her home was beautiful. We loved meeting Ms Sallie and her friends. The backyard and patio were gorgeous and made us want to stay outside. We can't wait to visit again.

Thanks Sallie!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Sallie's guest house for a week and it couldn't have been better. Sallie was very accommodating even though we booked last minute. She even personalized an arrival card for us with a very special message. The guest house is very spacious and tastefully decorated; it came equipped with everything we needed including a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of towels. The location is great, we were close to come excellent shops and restaurants along Melrose and Santa Monica Blvd, as well as a short 5-10 minute drive to plenty of beautiful places to hike. We were able to park on the street without a problem. Sallie's backyard and garden are wonderful and relaxing, and you can even catch some serious rays on her sun chairs in the back.

Sallie was always available if we needed anything, but let us have our privacy during our stay.

I would recommend this guest house to anyone travelling to Los Angeles!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so enjoyed having you and Charlotte here—you were a joy to host— and you got engaged!!!
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Excellent place to spend some time.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Sallie is a great land lady who is more than willing to help out with any questions one might have about the city. Great area, close to everything. We will definitely stay here when we visit LA. Clean and very well maintained!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love it when guests book my place and it's their very first time in LA. When they have a memorable adventures (as Samuel and friends did :) it's really great to know that their favorable introduction to Los Angeles will always be associated by their choice to stay at Sallie's Best Guesthouse. You guys were fun and exciting.
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Reasonably priced get-a-way

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, comfortable shaded outdoor couch, special night lighting. No washer or dryer, nice big screen TV, wifi. but only 1 major network at limited times; poor TV viewing. Well appointed, great owner lives on-site. Walking distance to Hollywood for restaurants and shopping. UBER was fast and reasonable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a washer and dryer!!! It's for the guesthouse only and is in the utility shed past the fire pit. Wish you had asked me—I would have shown it to you while you were here—so sorry for this lack of communication and I truly hope you weren't inconvenienced by not knowing about it. As far as the local TV stations I'm not quite sure what went awry during your visit. Upon your departure I checked the TV and as advertised there are 100 plus local and international stations working. We also have the Roku with Amazon, Netflix, HBO, Disney, PBS and many more movie and TV series channels. So glad you and your wife enjoyed your stay in spite of these hiccups:)
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Large clean space.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had plenty of space. Unit was very clean. Street parking was not an issue, always found parking very close to the house. Owner was very pleasant. Excellent location. For the price this is a no brainer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter Holiday 1
22 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £217
Cleaning £79
Refundable Damage Deposit £79

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Additional upfront deposit may likely be required with pets. Pets must be approved in advance. After arrival owner reserves the right to revoke reservation if pet is or appears to be a danger or threat to others (including resident cats) or to property. Additional non-refundable cleaning fee for pets will likely apply and will be disclosed prior to and included in reservation.

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large and roomy with changing area off to the side.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Large Loft-style space with queen and futon in main area. Twin-size bed is within extra-large walk-in.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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