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Location, location, location.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This Moorish home (circa 1926) is located in the lush Hollywood Hills, yet it is just a few minutes walk from major sightseeing areas. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the city/canyon from almost every room of this tastefully renovated and spacious home.

The Space

We are excited to offer this unique newly listed property. The large house while being securely nestled in the Hollywood Hills is just a stone's throw from all that the city has to offer. We are merely a few minutes walk from The Hollywood Bowl, Mann's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, The Walk of Fame, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Madame Tussaud's and some of the finest eateries in Los Angeles.The home itself was built in 1926 and has been in our family since 1963. We have recently lovingly restored the property, preserving the charming Moorish architectural delights such as the castle-like roof top flourish, the original exposed beams of the high-ceilinged living room, heavy oak front door, mosaic tiled/hardwood floors, ornate cornices, an open fireplace, and a mature mediterranean style garden.

The master bedroom attracts plenty of natural light and has a newly refurbished hardwood floor and built-in closet space. The guest bedroom has a full bed, desk and chair, built in closet and its own shower en suite. There is also room for a blow-up bed should it be needed for a fourth guest. As well as the en-suite bathroom, there is a second private bathroom with a tub and shower. The recent acquisition of a tankless water system means that there is a constant supply of hot water.

The kitchen boasts a fully functioning antique Chambers stove which was used by ex-tenant Patrick Swayze. He and his wife rented the lower units of our house back in the 1970's prior to his starring role in 'Dirty Dancing.' He isn't the only claim to fame in our neighborhood. The area attracts a steady populous of stars, artists, writers, producers, and directors. You may bump into one or two of them during a hike to the local Runyon Canyon, a stroll along Rodeo Drive, or during dinner at one of the local restaurants.

A great Sunday morning adventure can be had at the Hollywood Farmer's Market where you can purchase locally grown organic produce and sample wholesome cuisine from the many vendors.

Despite all of these attractions, we wouldn't blame you if you chose to stay home with our high speed internet and flat screen T.V. or snuggled up with a book by the fireplace while lounging on our very own custom made vintage couch.

The house is completely detached on all sides and the front yard is tucked away behind a tall fence. It is an ideal place to sip morning tea while listening to the birds, and equally suited for a relaxing BBQ on one of the many warm evenings that we are privy to in this beautiful locale. The view from the dining room is so impressive that our guests have been known to stay seated long after eating to just gaze at the abundance of twinkling city lights.

Guests will have full access to:

High speed Internet via WiFi

Flat Screen TV with cable channels inc. HBO/Showtime

MOTO Bluetooth Music Streaming Device

Off street parking for one car

One street parking permit for guests if necessary

Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, antique stove, dish-washer, microwave, dishes, utensils.

Private front yard with chairs, side tables and a gas BBQ.

Outdoor night lighting

Two mountain bicycles with helmets and bike lock

Interaction with Guests

As the owners we live on-site, occupying the lower two units of our property. We are available to orientate guests to the accommodation, and answer any questions that may arise, but are equally happy to allow our visitors absolute privacy. We can be contacted by cell phone or email and after having lived in the area for more than a decade we are rather knowledgeable about places of interest for tourists as well as more remote places to venture for those who like to explore the outdoors.

The Neighborhood

There are so many things to cherish about our neighborhood. An evening's stroll during the Spring and Summer months will allow you to bask in the scent of night blooming jasmine and citrus blossom, to spot the odd coyote or deer and to appreciate the eclectic array of architecture. A Frank Lloyd Wright home is a short walk away, as is the High Tower neighborhood, a place that feels like an exciting peek into old Hollywood. The Carl Kay-designed duplex immediately adjacent to the tower was featured as Philip Marlowe's apartment in the 1973 classic 'The Long Goodbye.' This patch of land provides a nice vantage point from which to admire the southeast view of Hollywood. The historic neighborhood of Whitley Heights is visible on the other side of Highland Ave.

A favorite local haunt of ours is Yamashiro, a Japanese restaurant and hilltop gardens within walking distance of our home. Since the 1920s, Yamashiro has served as “Japan” in many films and TV productions, including 'Memoirs of a Geisha' and 'Sayonara' starring Marlon Brando. Beneath Yamashiro lies The Magic Castle, the private clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts, and advancement of the ancient art of magic.

Getting around

The airport, Universal Studios, and attractions in downtown Los Angeles can all easily be reached by metro. The subway station at Hollywood and Highland is easily accessible from our home, as is the 101 and the 10 freeway, serving downtown Los Angeles and the beach respectively.

Other Things to Note

We accept a maximum of four guests on the property and kindly request that our guests do not host parties at the property.

More Details

Tanya Frank
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 9, 2018

About Tanya Frank

I am a teacher and a writer, originally from the UK but now living in Los Angeles, CA. Travel and food are two of my utmost passions, and I have sampled both to plentiful measures. I like to stay somewhere I can cook, close to walking trails and water and the beauty of nature. As much as I love to travel, I also love to host. The thrill of meeting people from near and far and knowing I can provide a home from home for them is very gratifying.

Tanya Frank purchased this house in 2004

Why Tanya Frank chose Hollywood Hills

This property has been in my family since 1964. It has a special place in my heart, and offers the best of everything. Enjoy the great views, a sense of being in the countryside with all the charms of nature, while affording the benefits of the city, which is just a few minutes walk away.

What makes this house unique

A private garden with BBQ and dining table and lounge chairs.

A view to die for from almost every room.

The cool breeze that comes from living in the hills.

A kitchen with a vintage stove that Patrick Swayze used to cook with back in the 1980's when he lived here.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Hollywood Hills, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
Gothenburg Sweden/Long Island, New York

Awesome Views, Garden Oasis, Lovely Home, Terrific Hosts, Central Location!

  • 5 of 5

Can’t say enough good about this home, the hosting pair, neighbors & location! So greatful to have found it! Lovely furnished garden with fresh lemons, tangerines, kumquats, exotic flowers, hummingbirds & a BBQ. Outstanding unobstructed rooftop & in-house views of the city sprawled out below; boasting stunning sunrises & sunsets! The house & kitchen are well equipped & cared for by generous & responsive owners. Large rooms, comfortable beds, plenty of towels, restored vintage bathrooms & fabulous kitchen. Wi-Fi, wireless printer, laundry room & TV/Stereo; if you have time. Free parking for 3-5 cars & cleaning services available. My family & I just loved our Hollywood home-away-from-home, sorry to have to leave it & look forward to coming back!

ps. Enjoyed welcoming the New Year drinking champagne on the rooftop watching fireworks!

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, so happy that you and your wonderful family had such an enjoyable stay. We are very grateful that you took such good care of our home, and appreciated every little thing about it! Now I know all about my pepper tree too, and how to use the pods! Thanks for that, and for being such all-round interesting and interested folks. It makes what we are doing a rewarding endeavor. Tanya
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San Rafael, CA

Beautiful home with lovely views and the kindest most attentive owner ever! Thanks Tanya!

  • 5 of 5

You could not ask for a nicer host in a lovelier home. Tanya checked in with us to make sure we arrived safely due to our very late arrival. Food was in fridge for a light breakfast. Many thoughtful details to enhance the stay. Property is an easy drive to heart of Hollywood and easy freeway access to rest of LA. Loved having coffee in the garden patio and on the rooftop deck. We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Killarney Vale

This house is divine! From the moment we walked in we were in love 😍

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house, some really cool features that suited us perfectly and the views from almost everywhere were epic. It was nice to sit in the dining room and eat breakfast in the morning and then have a glass of wine at the end of the day - looking out and seeing the sky turn from light to dark. The outdoor area was great for a BBQ which we had on the first night. We didn't use the rooftop that much as the stairs were quite steep and I'm a bit uncoordinated but we did have a few drinks before we went out on the town and loved seeing the sky and the city from that vantage point. Bedrooms were comfortable and cosy with great linen. Dealing with Tanya was a breeze and when there was an issue with plumbing it was handled super quickly. Location great but walking that hill back up to the house requires a bit of general fitness. We attempted it with our toddler in her stroller and I have to say I would not recommend you do the same (although my legs definitely got a good workout!) Anyway I'd love to live here and will definitely be back if we get the chance to come to Hollywood again in future (I hope so!)

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views!

  • 5 of 5

The property overall was very clean, well equipped and in a great location for exploring the Hollywood area. The beds were a little smaller and not as comfortable as we're used to, but aside from that it was perfect. Our family really enjoyed the views from the roof top patio, and the garden was a nice place to sit and relax also.... we even saw some hummingbirds from there!

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming with great views and centrally located

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay here. The home is very clean, has a charming vibe, exceptional views and perfectly located to get around LA. Tanya provided some basic pantry items for us which was very thoughtful. She also set up an additional roll away bed in the second bedroom. She checked in with us to make certain there was nothing else we needed while staying there. Our stay here was exceptional and I would recommend this property to those who want to be close to the action but not immersed in it. It is only a short walk to many main attractions.

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, comfortable property

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic property to for my four night stay. Every comfort and amenity was provided, and our host Tanya was a delight to deal with. Will definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Hollywood Hills, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$131.84
Damage Deposit C$659.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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