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Hardwood Floors, Exclusive Sherman Oaks Hills Garden Guest Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

Guest House: Please provide the reason for your visit.

The guest cottage is a bright & clean, top quality, hardwood floors in this 400 sq. ft. detached unit, no shared walls. Gracious homes, tree-lined Benedict Canyon Drive and Valley Vista. Stroll down to shopping and five star restaurants or wander up to hiking and biking trails in the Santa Monica Mountain Nature Conservancy. Easy bus connection to the Metro. Light weekly housekeeping & fluff 'n' fold (up to three loads) included for stays of longer than a week.

All windows of cottage either view trees or the garden and classic fountain. Cottage kitchen boasts custom hickory cabinets, new maple counter tops & stainless appliances inc. dishwasher and refrigerator with separate freezer; Keurig coffee maker; the newly remodeled bath features over-sized shower; instant hot water.

Skylight, double-glazed windows, recessed lights, dimmers; mahogany queen sleigh bed, new latex mattresses & tempur-pedic toppers. Down pillows & duvets. This gem is very quiet, peaceful, private, and squeaky clean.

My better half and I live and work out of the main house. We are mostly on site, yet out of site.

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 in the cottage at any time. 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 neighbors' houses. 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.

Keywords: Guest House, Hardwood Floors

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Member since: 2007
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2018

About Elizabeth

I purchased this property from my mother 17 years ago, and she had previously inherited it from her mother before her. My Great Uncle Jack planted the huge maple tree in the front garden nearly 50 years ago, and I intend to stay here for the rest of my years.

I've been teaching classical voice and music privately for over 25 years, and I began to host guests when students would come to study from abroad and discovered the challenge of finding a comfortable, affordable place to stay in this area. We're very proud of what we're able to offer here and enjoy having guests return again and again.

Elizabeth purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Elizabeth chose Sherman Oaks

This is a great location for professionals in the entertainment industry... very convenient to studios, a very easy place to live. South of Ventura Blvd. makes all the difference as it's all single family residential and used to be known as Bel Air Estates, yet it's a quick walk down to all kinds of restaurants and shopping.

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, quiet, comfort and convenience, and of course, the fountain. The real clincher is to be SO close to the Woodman and Ventura attractions (i.e. Vespa, Massage Place, numerous recording studios and restaurants) and yet to feel so tucked back into a quiet residential location where you don't have to fight for parking (thanks to the parking pass). Picket fences abound!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Sherman Oaks, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • large walk in shower, no tub.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen bed in studio. Please note that the bed and living area are in one large room. There is no separate bedroom.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We love dogs but cannot accommodate them in the cottage at any time so that I can guarantee as hypo-allergenic experience as I can to those who are sensitive.


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Hardwood Floors, Exclusive Sherman Oaks Hills Garden Guest Cottage
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews

Perfect charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Owner was most gracious and helpful. Cottage had everything you could need and was delightful to come back to each evening. An excellent experience!

  • Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

My granddaughter and I love staying in the cottage. It’s always very clean and well stocked. The bed is lovely and the owner is easy to work with.

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home away!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t rave enough about Elizabeth and her lovely private cottage! Elizabeth is completely a gracious hostess and is on top of your every need! Our place was so comfortable we didn’t want to leave! Terrific location and safe neighborhood! You are in walking distance to all the great restaurants and anything you might need!

Hats off to you Elizabeth and thank you for making our vaca. So special!

Warm regards

Tony & Wendy

  • Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, Cozy and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was a really nice place to stay and I will come back. The unit is well laid out and looks like it is brand new. The bed was comfortable, bathroom spacious and the fountain was very soothing. I liked the location, easy to get to from Hwy 101, and I walked down to Ventura Blvd every night to eat, shop and just walk around. Thanks Elizabeth - it was a nice stay!

  • Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I traveled to visit our daughter in Sherman Oaks and stayed at Elizabeth's for 5 nights. The cottage is in excellent condition, beautifully furnished and very welcoming. It is very peaceful and serene. The location is centrally located in the valley, easy to get to restaurants, shopping and site seeing. It is perfect for 1-2 people. Elizabeth is a wonderful host, very welcoming, helpful and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at her cottage and look forward to staying there again the next time we come out to visit.

  • Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, private, quiet and exactly perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a family wedding, and Elizabeth's place was perfect. She met us there when we arrived, helped us with our luggage and dinner recommendation. Sushi at Kaiju Sushi, 13704 Ventura Blvd was great! It's barely a block away, easy stroll! The bed was firm enough, exactly to our liking. It was helpful to have an iron, too. We'd definitely recommend this place, and stay here again. Michele and Scott, Incline Village NV

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The One Up
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Weddington Golf and Tennis
Nearest Train
5.3 Miles
Amtrack Van Nuys Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Vitellos Express
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
Mt. Baldy
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Venice Beach
Car: not necessary

South Sherman Oaks provides a picket-fence oasis tucked in the foothills, loaded with world-class eateries within a five minutes walk and television studios within a ten minute drive.

You don't need a car, but most prefer it in L.A.. We provide a temporary permit for guests so you can always park right in front of the house in case you're driving. I'm third-generation Los Angelina. I've lived all over the city before settling down here in my favorite L.A. neighborhood.

Enjoy hiking and biking in our Hollywood Hills nature conservancy trails or brave Beverly Hills down on the other side of Mullholland Drive. We prefer to stay here in the valley where the parking is usually easy and plentiful and the shopping offers plenty of options. Fashion Square shopping center with Bloomingdales is about a mile away. The famous Sherman Oaks Galleria was completely redone a few years ago and now provides a home to our favorite movie theater, the ArcLight Cinema, where you reserve your own spacious seat and enjoy a 'professional' atmosphere sans chatter.

Roughly half of our guests come to work in the entertainment industry due to our close proximity to film and television studios, and many of the rest come to visit family nearby. For the rest who come to relax and vacation, the Getty Museum is always a wonderful way to spend the day, and you can take the scenic route out Mullholland to get there.

If you're looking to walk down the street for some fine dining, Il Tiramisu is always my first choice, and not just because it's 45 seconds away. Northern Italian cuisine, wonderful service. Say hello to Ivo and Peter for me!

Sweetharts is hard to pass up on the walk back. Yummy gelatos and ice creams. Actress Melissa Joan Hart started it up a few years ago as a labor of love, and we're so happy to have this addition to the neighborhood.

Sweetbutter, about a 90-second walk is rustic marketplace with a delectable array of housemade muffins, scones, cookies and layer cakes. It's always packed, but it's well worth it.

Isakaya M Sushi, just as close, is a fun sushi bar that's open all afternoon through 'til 12 or 1 a.m. most nights.

I could go on and on about the restaurants. Just conduct a search for 'restaurants near Woodman Ave and Ventura Blvd' and you'll see what I mean.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Sherman Oaks, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$117.52
Damage Deposit C$396.12

5% discount available for check payment rather than credit card.

Completion of contract required for all reservations or first-time guests. Copy of government issued photo i.d. required.

One-time cleaning fee applies per stay: $90 on average.

While we may offer between 5-20% discounts in the event of last-minute vacancies (within a few days of check in), NO OTHER DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE INCLUDING FOR STAYS OF LONGER THAN 30 DAYS.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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