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Pristine South Of Ventura Boulevard Suite with Deluxe Kitchenette

Bedrooms 1
Space 360 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Studio Duplex with Kitchenette, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2


Enjoy our prime "South of the Boulevard" location with the best of walkable restaurants in a safe and quiet setting! A bright & clean, top quality studio with hardwood floors, this 380 sq. ft. space comprised the south east corner of our main house, but it's now completely private with it's own entrance from a private gated side yard.

Your private, sunny ceramic tile bathroom area features double vanity, large tile shower (no bath tub) and instant hot water. Note that the entrance to the suite is through this over-sized bathroom, and that the kitchen appliances also share this part of the suite.

From the skylight, double-glazed windows and recessed lights on dimmers to the new latex mattress (hypo-allergenic) & memory foam 3" pressure-relieving egg-crate topper, down pillows & duvet, solid tiger mahogany half sleigh bed (no footboard), high thread count cotton sheets, this gem has been thoughtfully prepared for your stay whether few nights or a few months. If you're an unusually warm sleeper, please note that memory foam can be warm to sleep on for some. We love it for comfort though and hope you will as well.

This studio's main room measures roughly 23' x 12' and the bathroom area measures roughly 10' x 12' .

Enjoy complimentary private high-speed internet access, 40" Samsung DVRHD TV along with premium Direct TV channels including annual NFL package. We've just added a very comfy recliner!

ENTRANCE FROM PRIVATE SIDE YARD: Your apartment enjoys a private entrance from the gated side yard. My better half and I have our rooms at the other side of the house facing the street, so you can enjoy as much seclusion as you like.

HOSTS: As the owners we are mostly on site yet out of site and at your service when needed. Our goal is to earn your return visits, perfect reviews and referrals, so please let us know how to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

HOUSEKEEPING: Weekly housekeeping for stays of a week or longer: linens changed & fluff 'n' fold included (up to three loads per week) in addition to towels and sheets changed on request. Additional housekeeping available for a nominal fee, making this a perfect fit for entertainment industry professionals spending long days on set as well as those traveling for pleasure or coming to help with a new grandchild.

HOUSE RULES: We make a point of being quiet in the evening so you can relax, and we ask that you observe reasonable quiet hours as well between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.. Please also be mindful of the noise level if you're coming in late as we have neighbors who wake up very early for work on both sides of the house. Please no packages or food deliveries to the house since they invariable come to the wrong door. Do not use our address for any purpose (such as writing it down as your own address on an application) to help us avoid unwanted mail after your stay. No pet are allowed unless specifically listed in your agreement. This is a completely non-smoking property as I work with people who have breathing problems. Please don't smoke anywhere on the property (e-cigs are okay) or in front of our neighbor's house. No hair dyes, tanning agents or anything else that might damage linens may be used in the unit. If you suspect you might have an issue (for example, you just had your hair colored or tanner applied), please let me know prior to your stay so I can use linens that won't be harmed such as black towels to help avoid damage charges. No parties, no drugs, no guests who are not on your contract. Thank you for your understanding.

IMMACULATE: I spend about four hours cleaning between guests from the chandelier to the remote controls and light switches right down to the baseboards. We inspect everything ourselves to ensure quality control. No mysterious bedspreads here; everything is freshly cleaned or laundered including duvet cover and pillow shams. You'll find your private suite quiet, peaceful, private, and perhaps most importantly, squeaky clean.

KITCHEN AREA: Designed for light food prep but not serious cooking, there's plenty of space for fresh groceries and leftovers. Your new kitchenette area (2015 remodel) features an 8 foot peninsula with a huge Kohler cast iron kitchen farm sink, garbage disposal and filtered water on tap. Nearly 24 square feet of quartz countertops with 2 bar stools allow for desk or dining comfort and space. Also: 10 cubic foot refrigerator with separate freezer, microwave, 2-burner hot plate, Keurig coffee maker including complementary K-cups for virtually endless coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Kitchenware, wine-opener and other essentials provided.

PARKING & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: One visitor parking pass is provided to you for easy parking right in front of the house. Bus stop a block away leads to bus connection to the Metro for downtown access.

RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS: Please check out our guidebook for just a small sample of the countless eateries within a five-ten minute walk including Starbucks two blocks away and Kaiju Japanese restaurant about ten houses away right at Ventura and Woodman.

Please be aware that there are a few stepping stones and a total of four or five steps to access the unit. We prefer to carry your luggage for you and are also happy to walk you to the unit from your car if you have any concerns. This is an extraordinarily safe neighborhood. I am the only person who has access to your unit as I do the housekeeping myself. Unless there is truly an emergency, I will always ask your permission and timing in advance to minimize any inconvenience. Your privacy and security are important to me, so please let me know if you have any questions about access.

CBS Radford Studios, NBC Studios, Disney Studios and Warner Brothers Studios are all just a few minutes away without having to hit the freeway or the canyons.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL: Central a/c & heat, plus you have a window a/c unit in the bedroom. There is also a space heater and heated mattress pad with dual control in the colder months. A down duvet is provided, but if you would like a lighter option, a freshly laundered cotton thermal blanket is available on request.

WALKABLE NEIGHBORHOOD: Our picket fence, tree-lined neighborhood near Benedict Canyon Drive and Valley Vista Boulevard provides a safe and quiet respite where you can either stroll down to shopping and dozens of top eateries or wander up to hiking and biking trails in the Santa Monica Mountain Nature Conservancy.

This unique location allows you to drive as little as possible. Even the grocery store is just a five minute walk from here... almost unheard-of in L.A.!


More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Elizabeth

As a vocalist and voice consultant for over twenty-five years, I've traveled extensively and understand the challenges involved in finding a place that felt something like home, or at least allowed room in the refrigerator for a few staples. I enjoy creating a serene and welcoming place that attracts repeat visitors who truly do describe this as their home away from home.

Elizabeth purchased this studio in 1995

Why Elizabeth chose Los Angeles area

My late grandmother, a singer and voice teacher herself, purchased this wonderful place to create a place for her friend and fellow singer to occupy for the last several decades of her life. Though my grandmother never lived here herself, it has always represented to me the most loving and generous part of her nature. After her passing, I purchased the property from her estate after having lived in virtually every part of Los Angeles at one time or another. The more I explored this vast and sprawling city, the more certain I became that I wanted to eventually settle in the Benedict Canyon property. So twenty years ago, I did just that, and I'm so glad I did.

What makes this studio unique

The ability to walk three minutes north to wonderful shops and restaurants, or three minutes south to the Santa Monica Mountains Nature Conservancy trails is quite a treat for us. Also, because the homes south of the Boulevard are all single family homes (plus the occasional guest house), it really feels like a suburban neighborhood with the unusual ability to walk ten doors down to the local sushi place.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two sinks in a six-foot long vanity. Entrance to the suite is through this bathroom vanity area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Please note that this unit has an unusual entrance from the side yard into the bathroom vanity area in order to optimize space use. Also, the kitchenette peninsula is not intended for serious cooking, only to make light food prep more comfortable for your stay. Though a two-burner hot-plate and easy-to-use-and-clean non-stick indoor grill are available, if you're wanting a full kitchen, this won't be the best fit, and I don't want you to be disappointed. On the other hand, if you want a nice kitchenette, I think you'll love it here!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Pristine South Of Ventura Boulevard Suite with Deluxe Kitchenette
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
North Dakota


  • 5 of 5

We always love our stay at Elizabeth's home. This year we stayed in the inside suite and it was beautiful and peaceful, a wonderful respite after busy sightseeing in LA.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful studio

  • 5 of 5

Such a great stay. Beautiful space. Elisabeth was a perfect host.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful spot in excellent neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here and were so comfortable! The neighborhood is fantastic. Took a lot of walks around and you are even close enough to walk to restaurants. The place was beautifully decorated and the bed and pillows super comfortable. We were welcomed and made to feel at home right away. This is a very private, quiet spot and we will be back for sure! Thank you, Elizabeth!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Stay in Sherman Oaks

  • 5 of 5

We loved the efficiency at this location. Elizabeth met us when we arrived to make sure we had everything we needed and kept in touch during our stay. It was a lovely place, convenient to Sherman Oaks main street (within walking distance) and we will definitely look to stay there again when we return to the area.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

This was a cute little place with everything my wife and I needed and an easy drive to where I needed to go, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Owner is wonderful and very accomodating. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely quiet cottage…A peaceful spot with a terrific host

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at this Sherman Oaks property while visiting family on vacation in the area. This was our first time trying VRBO and we were more than pleased with the experience. Elizabeth was a gracious host who was very flexible when our arrival time had to change. When we arrived Elizabeth showed us to the cottage in the back of her property, gave us some tips on where to eat and the local area and then gave us plenty of privacy. This property is in a very nice neighborhood, very convenient and easy to get to. If you wanted to you could even walk to some restaurants and stores.

The cottage was very clean, the perfect size for us, basically a studio apartment. We didn’t have time to cook but if we wanted to, everything we needed was there. We did enjoy the use of the Keurig machine, coffee and creamer that was there for our use. The bed was so comfortable and cozy with beautiful white linens. The bathroom was elegant with high end finishings , a bathroom we would like to have in our own home.

This is a nice spot to relax and get away from the hustle of Los Angeles. I travel for business and I thought this would be a nice change from having to stay in a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Il Tiramisu Restaurant
Nearest Train
5.8 Miles
Van Nuys Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Ventura Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
10 restaurants within 5 minute walk
Nearest Ski
52 Miles
Mount Baldy
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Pacific Palisades
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Sherman Oaks, California

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1 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
One-time cleaning fee £45.61
Pet Fee £30.92

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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