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Hollywood Sweet Retreat

22 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Hollywood Hills - El Cerrito Apartments

Large bright and cozy studio apartment adjacent to everything Hollywood.

Our cozy, comfortable studio is nestled in the corner on the second story of our two building apartment complex in the Hollywood Hills. El Cerrito means "little hill" and it is the perfect segway from Hollywood Blvd into the Hills. We are close enough for you to walk and enjoy the the activity on the Blvd but far enough from it to settle into a peaceful evening.

As husband/wife owners/managers on site, we are here to welcome and assist you.The building has 26 units. We have family in three units and the rest are rented to a wonderful mix of thoughtful, considerate professionals, making it a great community in the heart of Hollywood. Private stairs lead up to studio and to our unit. Laundry facilities are on site. There is covered/gated parking for one car . Two outdoor garden seating areas in the lush greenery of our front patio and two cafe tables and chairs along the walkways. Lemons galore when our tree is in bloom.

Ambiance: Because we live in the building, as do our two daughters and spouses, it is our home and we want all of our tenants and guests to feel like it is their home also. We strive for a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Neighbors: We are adjacent to residential homes in Outpost Estates where many stars live. Tour buses stop next door to us (hoping for a star sighting of our neighbor) and in the area while pointing out celebrity homes and the neighborhood is full of interesting winding streets and homes in the hills of Hollywood.

We are walking distance to the heart of Hollywood and environs! Three blocks to Hollywood Blvd, the TLC Chinese theatre (formerly Grauman's), El Capitan, and the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak and where the Oscars are held.) For summer visitors, the Hollywood Bowl is a 15 minute walk.

Start your day with a two block walk to Runyon Canyon where you can join the many daily hikers and their dogs climbing various routes up the Canyon to Mulholland Drive. If you are star savvy, you might spot some among the hikers and hidden behind sunglasses and baseball caps. What a wonderful mountain oasis right in the city! Return to the studio to prepare for further exploration, either in Hollywood or the many interesting places in LA via your rental car, walking feet, the Metro, Uber or Lyft.

After an overload of adventure, return to a quiet retreat in the hills for some R&R and then head back down to the Blvd.at night for restaurants, clubs, movies, strolling or go over to Sunset Blvd for more of the same.

Two blocks down from the apartment you'll find a CVS pharmacy (corner of Hollywood and Sycamore). Four blocks down and two blocks west, you'll find a Ralph's supermarket open 24 hours. On every corner you'll find a Starbucks. We prefer our coffee from Tiago, two blocks down on Hollywood at La Brea. We also like Pink Pepper for Thai, Roubo's Place for Armenian, Le Balcon for Russian cakes and Mashti Malone's for ice cream. All are on La Brea between Hollywood and Sunset. Oh, and good street tacos from the truck in the bakery/ice cream parking lot.

Our daughter owns and runs LA Urban Adventures. They give small, interesting tours in and around LA and if you book with us you will receive 10% off their tours.

People from the US as well as many international guests have stayed with us for a variety of reasons; to visit family members, see newborn grandkids, attend conferences, time out from relationships, see the allure of Hollywood and stars, attend TV tapings and studios and other. We hope to include you in those satisfied guests!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Pamela Davis
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, My adult children speak all of these languages
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Pamela Davis

We are husband and wife and raised four children in another part of LA but got into acquiring apartments in the 80's. Hollywood seemed like a good option. We moved into one of the apartments in 2001 which made it easier to renovate, being on site. Our two daughters and husbands and our first grandchild live in the building also. Pam's parents met at the corner of Hollywood and Highland in 1940 and family members were active in the music business.

Pamela Davis purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Pamela Davis chose Los Angeles area

A friend invited us to join him in purchasing the property. It was classic for LA and appeared to have much potential charm. Considerable renovation over the years and our adult children moving in have now made it our home and as our tenants also say 'It is not an apartment, it is a home!'

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location! We can get to airports, cultural events, restaurants, clubs, movies and a plethora of activities via foot, metro or car. The creative process keeps this area alive.


based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Hollywood Sweet Retreat
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Very nice place!

  • 4 of 5

Clean and nice! Very Close to everything. Good parking spot. Nice owners and very helpful.

The Swedish Dude from Stockholm!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us while you were busy busy busy in LA! Hopefully you got some relaxing time in in Vegas and thereabouts.
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Cant wait to get back to LA! This apartment was awesome! Its location is perfect- quiet residential neighborhood and walking distance to Hollywood Blvd, Runyon Canyon, restaurants/bars. Very clean place. Everything you need is there, including beach bag with towels and sunblock for a day at the beach. My husband and I stayed here for 3 days for our anniversary and was greeted with wine and chocolates! Pam and Craig are the most gracious and sweetest hosts. We will definitely stay here again. We are already planning our trip out here next summer with our boys. Thanks again for everything...We had a great time!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We appreciate the accolades and are so delighted you enjoyed your anniversary stay in Hollywood. We hope all guests find such satisfaction!
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Spacious studio with nice updates.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights and it was very comfortable for the 3 of us. Clean and newly remodeled. Bigger than a hotel room, with a new bathroom and a kitchen that was perfect making breakfast every day. Definitely worth it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. We hope our cozy studio is like a "Home away from home" and we appreciate guests who treat it with care and enjoy being there.
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Friendly owners and great location!

  • 5 of 5

My sister, mother and I stayed here for a week while visiting California. The apartment is clean, beautiful and the owners are very friendly and easy to deal with. The location is ideal - walking distance to Hollywood Boulevard and a short drive to other tourist attractions. Would definitely recommend anyone to stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location with a warm welcome!

  • 5 of 5

Very cute clean place and in walking distance to everything in Hollywood! Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Holly. We are happy we could meet your needs in your last minute search. Come again!
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Lovely apartment, and lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

Loved this sweet studio!! Beautifully furnished, and equipped with everything one could need, and then some. I wanted to rent it long term. It wasn't like staying in a vacation rental at all. More like being at home with everything you need at your fingertips. Pam and Craig couldn't have been more gracious hosts. Even when I had to bug them for parking at 11 at night. I will check for availability well in advance next time so I don't miss it on my next stay. It was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
California Pizza Kitchen
Nearest Ski
105 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

Movie studios, nightclubs, Sunset Strip, Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theatre, The Grove and Farmers market, Runyan Canyon, Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Rose Bowl, La Brea Tar Pits, Movie star home tours, Madame Tussauds, Hollywood Wax Museum, Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

Yamashiros, Beso, Loteria Grill, Musso & Frank's, Pig and Whistle

Los Angeles Urban Adventures (discounted tours when booking Hollywood Sweet Retreat)


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
18 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70
Tax Rate 14.0%

Monthly rentals - no tax but there is a cleaning fee every two weeks of $85.

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Light and bright. Window view to Hollywood and beyond.
  • Towels, shampoo and conditioner, soap, toilet paper
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • One Queen bed and one daybed. Linens and bedding supplied.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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