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Up On The Hill, Mountain View, Hiking Trails, Free Summer Concerts,

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Hacienda Heights - Hacienda Heights Home

4 Bedrooms Home, 2 Baths, Family Room, Sun Room, Skylights. Mountain View

An executive home, newly remodeled and several new amenities and furniture. Your stay will be as comfortable as your own home .

Walk the Scebarum Regional Park with miles of hiking trails, wild life. Horse back riding, tennis, yoga and tai chi exercises in the mornings. Summer free concerts, walk to puente Hill Mall shop, restaurants, and theaters.

Fully equipped just bring your personal belongings.

Oriental / Chinese restaurant, markets, and cultural community attractions. Have lunch or participate in a Yoga / Taichi class in one of the biggest Budist Temple in the area.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Dee Kalaus
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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About Dee Kalaus

Married with two sons. Professional. Enjoy helping others, healthy living style, walking, hiking, outings to the beach, wild life..

Dee Kalaus purchased this house in 1979

Why Dee Kalaus chose Los Angeles area

Quiet area, near everything.

What makes this house unique

Love the beautiful hills and wild life nearby.

Reviews

Very Good! 4/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Up On The Hill, Mountain View, Hiking Trails, Free Summer Concerts,
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews
1

WARNING: Worst Stay Ever

  • 1 of 5

First off, we've been using VBBO houses for the past 6 years and I've never left a negative review or had as serious an issue as with this house. As a lawyer, I state the following is true under penalty of perjury. I'll start with the Cons first:

CONS:

1) NO CELL PHONE RECEPTION. Period. My wife and I use T-Mobile and had no cell phone reception. I went to every corner of the house and all of my calls dropped. This is critical for my business. I emailed the owner Dee this and she emailed flippantly she knew about the issue, but she said Verizon works. She never posted this fact in her description which is a glaring omission. It's possible the other reviewers had Verizon, but this still should be noted. I had to buy a Verizon phone. I'm well-off so this didn't matter, but it was Dee's attitude. She's a nice person until you start questioning something.

2) INTERNET Did Not Work. I had to reboot the modem every hour - it was unbelievable. When I texted Dee, again she took 3 days to get back to me. And then gave me an 800 number to call. I shook my head knowing the outcome. Why doesn't she do this? I called Time Warner and they said they needed a password, so again Dee wasted my time calling them. When the issue was not resolved, I demanded she tell the Time Warner guy to come out or issue us a refund. She finally moved. The Time Warner guy came out and inspected the situation. He then said the reception was a -10 and could only be rectified by increasing the speed. Dee's husband was there and heard the entire thing. When the situation was still bad, Dee had the audacity to demand she come over and inspect the internet. Like why? Her own husband was there. What could she do that the Time Warner guy could not do?

3) NOISE: This was not Dee's fault. The neighbor rented the house to these three fraternity guys who threw a loud party across the street until 3 am. I called 911 several times but they didn't do anything. Finally on the 3rd week, I called the Sheriff and they finally came out and quieted the party. I'm suing these guys and the homeowner next month for violation of my quiet enjoyment of a house.

4) LOCATION: Hacienda Heights is a far distance from downtown Los Angeles to the east. If you don't mind driving, then it's fine.

5) DEE'S DEFENSIVE ATTITUDE: I don't think even to this day, the owner Dee understands the problem of what happened. She started out very nice, but became very defensive in the end.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We lived in this home before and had being renting it out for the past 2 years. We never encountered any problems with the internet or phone ourselves or with any previous guests. From the beginning of this reservation this guest has been trying to pay as little as possible or nothing for his stay. He requested a discount and I was able to give him a great one, minus $1,016 which I rarely do. He said he was a famous Christian movie producer, and this was an honor for us to have him as a guest. But he started to complain about the internet being too slow and that comes and go. He also started to say that he was a lawyer and had it in every email he sent me.. I made several calls to Time Warner, the internet provider. They keep saying everything was fine on their end, modem WIFI was tested and reset several times and they assured me everything is working fine. He continue to complain about the same problem. He said he did not mind calling Time Warner, so I provided him with the phone number; the modem is at the home so it was easier for him to explain the problem. A technician visit was made and added an extender only because the guest keep insisting it was a problem. Later he said the internet was worse.. and that his cell phone was not working. (We have a working phone in the home that he could use) I again called TWC and they said it was no problem with the modem when tested all this is documented. I increase the internet speed just to see if it helps. No matter what was done he was never happy. He started to demand full refund , then ten days refund, started to give me dead lines or else law suit or bad reviews. You can figure out the motivation. I feel in my conscious I tried everything in my part to help this guest as we always do. I wish him the best whenever he goes.
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5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Great home and location for a vacation! The owners where amazing!

Cheers

3 Rox Racing

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kyle. It was very nice having you and your team. Take care and God Bless you in everything you do.
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3

Good Property but lacking furniture

  • 3 of 5

The property was clean and the beds were comfortable. The furniture in the main parts of the house were uncomfortable and small so it made it hard to visit with the family. Otherwise, otherwise it was an okay property.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear about this. We had multiple guests with their families and never complained about the furniture being uncomfortable in the living room. There is plenty of sitting for 8 people or more. Most furniture are brand new. Of course if the person is young, old, skinny or overweight and sitting for a long period time in one spot anything can be uncomfortable. I will look into it this and thank you for the input.
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La Puente, CA
5

Very beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This home will make you forget your own home. I really liked how everything in the house functioned. It does not lack anything. It is very quiet and peaceful. My two teenagers loved that they had their own rooms. I would definitely recommend this house to my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Miriam, thank you for staying in our home along your lovely family. We enjoyed having you. Sorry I couldn't accommodate you for extra time as we were already booked. Again thank you for staying with us. Take care and God bless you and your family.
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Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil
4

A beautiful house with a quiet and lovely community

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I love this house, a suitable home for a group of friends like us, enjoyed the location and our neighbors. Some of us who like to walk, we were going to a beautiful park very close to each morning. The access to shops, supermarkets, banks, etc. are easy. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We recommend this house to everyone who wants to visit Los Angeles.

Meus amigos e eu adoramos essa casa, uma casa apropriada para um grupo de amigos como nós, gostamos muito da localização e nossos vizinhos. Alguns de nós que gostamos de caminhada, iamos à um lindo parque muito próximo, todas as manhãs. Os acessos às lojas, supermercados, bancos, etc são fáceis . Os donos são muito simpáticos e prestativos. Nós recomendamos essa casa a todos que queiram visitar Los Angeles.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carlos and friends for staying with us. It was nice having you in our home. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we wish you a safe return to your home. Take care and thank you again for choosing our home. Dee
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San Jose
5

Beautiful House !

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic and is exactly as advertised !

The house is very beautiful and spacious enough for 8 people. The location is very close to restaurants/shopping/banks in case you ever need to get anything. Also super close to the highway so you can get in and out of the city if needed, though the house is located in a very quiet community so the noise is definitely not a problem.

Dee and her Husband are fantastic and will reply to your emails and phone calls right away. They are very helpful and was a pleasure to do business with them. I had left a phone charger behind and Frank called me to help retrieve it.

The only thing I would improve is to get faster internet. With 7-8 people using it at the same time, it could get a bit slow, but not a deal breaker.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patrick, thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay. It was nice having you as our guest. You took care of our place well and I do appreciate this. Yes, when everyone is on the Internet at the same time is going to be slower it happens in my home with extreme Internet. I was told by the cable company to get internet extender. I will look into this option.
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Location

Car: necessary

Near Budist Temple. Next to Schebarum Regional Park.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas
17 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£908
for 3 nights
From
£258
 
 
Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£979
for 3 nights
From
£282
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£846
for 3 nights
From
£237
£3,923
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £134
Refundable Damage Deposit £238

Summer monthly rates available upon requests,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hacienda Heights in California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly remodeled.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly remodeled,
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Brand new king bed with elegant white leather similar bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Brand new bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , New mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , New mattress
  • Porta-crib available at no extra charge. For non crawling babies. Bring own lining/blankets, etc.. Just put a request with your reservation.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

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