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Gorgeous Toluca Lake Gated Estate in Perfect Location

Bedrooms 5
Property type house



About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This large estate has it all. Private pool (with automatic safety cover), in-pool Jacuzzi, outdoor fireplace and dining, totally private flat yard and large deck with high end teak furniture and market umbrellas. Completely remodeled in 2008, it has top of the line amenities, appliances and furniture. Classic and comfortable, the house is located in one of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles, down the street from the Bob Hope Estate and other major celebrities. This estate is very close to most major movie and television studios, including Universal Studios, plus all of the major Hollywood attractions. The beaches of Santa Monica or Malibu are just a thirty minute drive and there are several excellent public golf courses nearby.

Enjoy Los Angeles' world famous weather any time of year, with indoor-outdoor dining at home and strolls through the beautiful streets of Toluca Lake. Or walk a few short blocks and have dinner at one of the fabulous restaurants on the Boulevard, featuring excellent sushi, Italian, Brazilian, Thai or Mexican food. This home has everything, including high-speed internet!

Keywords: Toluca Lake Estate, pool, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, studio adjacent, holiday home, private

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Suzanne Rico Dubrow
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2017

Why Suzanne Rico Dubrow chose Los Angeles

This is a perfect, private, centrally located home in one of the most exciting cities in the world.

What makes this house unique

Access to everything fabulous about Los Angeles. Great shopping, dining, beaches, entertainment, recreation, partying and people!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)


Fantastic Stay in Toluca Lake

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had during our stay at Suzanne and Ethan's home. While our day's may have been spent out seeing the sights the early morning's and the late evenings were spent out by the most wonderful pool and hot tub one could imagine. Close enough to most attractions without having to drive for hours but yet the gardens and pool area were very secluded and gave a sense of being out away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Toluca Lake was a charming little area and we had hoped to see some celebrities jogging by and while we did see a lot of people out and about we recognized no one, but we kept hoping.

I would certainly return to this house in the future as I can't really think of any negatives we encountered. The home itself was a dream, well decorated, maintained and the art work inside was fantastic.

If you get a chance to vacation in LA, by all means make this one high on your list

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paris, France

Awesome house

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults flew from France to spend over a week in LA.

Neighbourhood is lovely and quiet. THere is a number of interesting food options. With no tourist, it seems away from the crowds. Crowds are not far away though, and make any drive to anything a tad longer than I expected they would be. My mistake probably. Eventhough I kind of know my way in LA, shortcuts take the same time as main routes.

The owners were a dream to deal with, about anything, any question, any request. They were patient enough to accomodate delays from my bank for a wire. Ethan and Suzanne are as nice to deal as can be, and that matches the care they took in designing and maintaining their house, which says a lot.

Everything, any amenity is pristine. You feel at home, and returning to the calm of the house is very much looked forward to, especially when stuck in LA traffic! The house is really, really big. I can't say we used the sitting room, or the media room, or the exercise room, or the office. Although we would have loved to, but we were enjoying ourselves so much sitting on the deck or in the backyard. They are manicured, by the way.

I must point out that there is no hidden surprise or no let down. What you see in pictures is at least what you get in real life.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous House in a wonderful LA neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

We were two families staying for one week in the LA area. This house was the perfect place for us. Such a relaxing spot. The garden and swimming pool are wonderful, and the interior of the house is a dream. The location was great for Universal studios within about 5 mins, and within about 30 mins we were in Beverley Hills, Santa Monica, and other great tourist spots. I would highly recommend this house. The owner, Suzanne, was wonderful with every requirement we had.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New England

Gorgeous House 15 Minutes from Hollywood

  • 5 of 5

Four of my friends an I rented this home to get together with some classmates in the LA area. We wanted a place that was beautiful and quiet but accessible to both Pasadena and Hollywood where we have friends and family. The house is even nicer than the pictures depict. The rooms were very spacious, beautifully decorated and with excellent beds. There was a well equipped kitchen and understandable HVAC systems. The pool and spa were immaculate and the grounds well maintained. The owners, Suzanne and Ethan, were unfailingly gracious and accommodating, and responded quickly to any needs or inquiries. The neighborhood, borders a gold course, is full of similarly beautiful homes and grounds and is great for walking or jogging. We've rented several places on VRBO, all nice, but this was the best.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surrey, United Kingdom

Stunning home, wonderful hosts, sorry to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our 2 small children, my mother and I rented this beautiful home a couple of months ago for Christmas. We were initially concerned as although we have hired villas around the world before we have always dealt with property agents which gave us some comfort and assurance that wiring ££££££/$$$$$$ would be relatively risk-free!

We had never rented a home directly but the lovely property owners were so utterly accommodating, helpful and considerate that Nick and I were pinching ourselves and thinking ‘too good to be true’! We exchanged a number of emails before taking the plunge and wiring the requisite funds to cover rent and deposit but we really had nothing to worry about - they did their utmost to ensure that our arrival at the house and our enjoyment of it was virtually seamless. They were so considerate they even stayed up until the early hours to make sure we'd arrived safely from the UK. The house is so warm, welcoming and a real home from home. Our only regret is we didn't stay longer!

The couple made our Christmas very special. The house was perfect for our Christmas celebration with our American family. We loved being in the pool and our 2 boys enjoyed table tennis and entertaining us on the super patio. The local areas is very safe and a delightful place to wander about. Our hosts left us lots of information so we found settling in easy and quick.

I have no hesitation in recommending S & E as your hosts and their home is one we all wish for!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester, England

Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this fabulous house; it was spacious, comfortable, beautifully furnished and decorated, and very well equipped. The gardens at front and back with the large pool are lovely. The home feels very private. We were a family of 4 from the UK with kids (age 11 and 13) and there was lots of room for all of us to relax. The house is in a lovely tree lined street, opposite a golf course and is very quiet, but just a few blocks away are shops and lots of good restaurants. The home is also very close to Universal Studios. The owners could not have been more accommodating. Suzanne and Ethan were a joy to deal with and really went out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect. We highly recommend this home - and would definitely love to stay again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toluca Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Monument View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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