4bd 3ba house prior Hollywood celebrity residence sleeps 10
This is a historic Craftsman house located in the desirable residential neighborhood in Hollywood Hills. Yet just steps from the vibrant center of Hollywood. Formerly leased by several entertainment celebrities, and has been used for film and photo shoots for it's classic structure. It has 4bdrms, 3 baths on 2 floors in 2277sq ft, comfortably sleeps 10. Master bdrm has king size bed, writing desk and walk in closet. Bathroom has claw foot bathtub and separate walkin shower. 2nd bdrm has queen bed and private bath with tub/shower. Small bdrm on second floor has twin bunk beds. There is one bdrm on 1st flr with queen bed. Bathrm downstairs has walkin shower. Large livingroom has large sectional sofa, can use for queen bed or 2 twins. There is wood burning brick fire place, build in book shelves, wood desk. Formal dining room sits 6, with build in hardwood cabinets. Hardwood floor throughout with wood beam ceiling and molding. Remodel kitchen has granite countertop, build in oven and microwave. There is a bar counter that sits 4. There is a breakfast area/sunroom with glass table that sits 4. Separate laundry room with washer and dryer. There is also a treadmill machine and other exercise equipment. Behind the house is a small deck with patio table and chairs. There is a gas grill and fire bowl for outdoor entertaining. Small grassy area is great for lawn games. There is also a basketball hoop for pickup games. The parking lot in the back is large and easily accommodates 5 cars, more if parking tandem in the driveway. The large front porch is great for relaxing and people watching, as there are frequently young joggers and commuters.
Fantastic comfort and hospitality!!!
About the Owner
About H. Wong
I am a primary care physician practicing in Southern California for past 2 decades.
H. Wong purchased this house in 2002
Why H. Wong chose Los Angeles County
I fell under the spell of the classic architecture, and the old detailed woodwork throughout the house. It is warm and inviting. The central location to Hollywood is attractive to many.
What makes this house unique
This house is centrally located, walkable to all of Hollywood, and short rides to most Southern California attractions. Yet it is spacious and calming. It makes an ideal retreat from the bustle and to recharge your energy and refresh your senses.
(13 traveler reviews)
Fantastic comfort and hospitality!!!
We were attending a wedding at the Lombardi House in Hollywood this weekend, and found this property on VRBO. As first time short term renters we were amazed at how prepared the owner and the property were. We brought everything we thought we might need for a three day stay, and to our delight found that everything we could possibly need, and things we didn't even think of were already there. The owner and his maintenance man met us there to make sure we were satisfied with the property and to let us know that they were available to us anytime in case we needed anything at all. The house is absolutely beautiful with every amenity one might need. There is plenty of parking, room for children to play, and a great patio / bbq grill set up for the adults to enjoy. Both the children and adults were happy and comfortable. It is definitely a home away from home. If you want to really enjoy your vacation without stress and still have the comfort of home, this is the place for you!!
Our family of 8 adults stayed at Holly Dr from 10-13 December. This home has 4 bedrooms. One on the main floor with an attached bath that is shared with the family room, one on the second floor that shares a main bathroom with a bunk bed room and one on the second floor with it's own bathroom.
The beds were comfortable and if you like to sleep with a fan like I do there are ceiling fans as well as paddle fans. The weather was a bit chilly and the house furnace really worked well for us. It heats up quickly and maintains temperature.
The kitchen was fully stocked and in excellent working order. You could pretty much cook anything in there that you wish. I did not notice a lack of anything needed for cooking but I also did not cook a full meal there.
The back yard was large and we had fun playing basketball back there. The only suggestion I have would be to replace the table and chairs out there. They are looking a bit shabby but work okay. There is not grass on this property so if you are looking for a place with a lawn do not expect one here. This did not affect our stay in the least. We loved the landscaping that was there.
The street is quiet, but there is a lot of traffic going up and down it. I would not recommend anyone with small attended children out front. But the neighborhood was safe and we did not have any feeling of uneasiness there at all.
There is wifi and some TV channels. There is not a lot of choices of channels but if you are on vacation that is not a deal breaker anyway!
We did not have a need for a rental car at all. There is a mini mart on the corner literally a two minute walk. There is a CVS across the street from that. The metro train station was a quick 10 minute walk and two stops from Universal Studios. Super easy! The Walk of Fame is a 5 minute walk and the Chinese Theater is about a 15 minute walk. There are a lot of bars and restaurants up and down Hollywood BLVD and that area.
We flew in to Burbank Airport and it was just a 10 minute ride with a shuttle company to and from the airport.
The Homeowner, Mr. Wong was easy to work with and his mother was absolutely adorable when we met her the second day.
This home is a beautiful Historical home built in 1910. It has wonderful charm and great upgrades. We loved this home and would definitely rent again
This House Is Unsafe to Rent
The house has lots of potential charm, with lots of old, dark wood trim. But this is negated by a decided lack of attention to basic maintenance, safety and cleanliness throughout the house. The lower level bathroom is barely adequate with a cramped shower stall and very dim lighting. The towels were thin and old and dingy looking. A far more serious issue is the bathroom doors do not properly operate or latch. Entry to the lower level bedroom is through the bathroom which poses a serious safety issue. I found myself locked in the bedroom unable to open the door. The knob would turn but did not unlatch the door. One would be forced to egress through the windows if alone in the house. Another major issue is the furnace did not work. One day was quite rainy and cool, and there was no instruction on how to turn on the heat.
I cannot in good conscience recommend this house until the owner addresses all safety and maintenance issues, and .
We spent a long drive in traffic only to find the house in very poor condition. The house appears to not have been taken care of since the original photos were taken. This house sits in a very scary neighborhood with no security barriers. The plants in the front yard are dead and the door looks like it has been kicked in a few times. When the front door is open is eliminates an order that is very strong. We had no desire to step inside to further the disappointment. I would not recommend this home to anyone unless you don't fear for your life or your families lives. Best of luck.
Wonderful Hollywood stay!
This house was spacious, comfortable, well furnished and very clean, making my mother's 85th birthday celebration there a great sucess. Hollywood attractions are only a few minutes away. I appreciated Mr. Wong's communication with my first rental, and highly recommend his property to anyone interested in a superlative Hollywood stay!
My son and I were pleasantly surprised with our last minute VRBO booking! We returned to LA for the second time in a month and had agreed we could not do the hotel thing again for 10 days. Hak answered all my questions before we booked and offered help with anything we needed. We were able to walk to my son's recording studio as well as most restaurants. Perfect location, nice neighbors, lots of space, and help is only a phone call away. We would highly recommend !
Kate and Tim Cooper
Winston Salem, NC
From the Owner
“I fell under the spell of the classic architecture, and the old detailed woodwork throughout the house. It is warm and inviting. The central location to Hollywood is attractive to many.”
Activity and Interests
This is a remodeled classic Craftsman style house located in the desirable Hollywood Hills neighborhood, popular with young professionals and film entertainment industry players. Formerly residence of several Hollywood celebrities, and has been used for film and photo shots. Just 2 blocks north of the heart of Hollywood, and walk to the subway at Vine station and W hotel. Hot nightclubs and boutiques line Cahuenga Blvd just a few minutes walk from the house. Walk along Hollywood Blvd to Highland and Chinese theater. Hollywood Bowl is walking distance away. It is 2.5mi to Universal Studios for a full day of fun. Less than 10mins to Downtown LA and Staples center. It is also a short ride to the westside, Beverly Hills and the beaches for endless fun.
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3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|one time cleaning fee||$150|
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
- 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“This house is centrally located, walkable to all of Hollywood, and short rides to most Southern California attractions. Yet it is spacious and calming. It makes an ideal retreat from the bustle and to recharge your energy and refresh your senses.”
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- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair accessible
- live theater
- recreation center
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- basketball court
- golf privileges optional
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- 2277 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
- 3 bathrooms. Clawed bathtub and walk in shower in master bath. Standard tub in 2nd bath. Shower in downstairs bath.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Master bedroom - 1 king
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, upstairs
- Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, downstairs
- Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
- Master bedroom has Cal King bed. Dresser, night stand, Writing desk and chair, ottoman. Flat screen TV. 2nd bedroom has queen bed, night stand, dresser, ottoman and LED tv. 3rd bdrm also has queen bed, night stand, dresser and armoire, ottoman and LED tv. Small bedrm has twin bunk beds, nightstand/cabinet, writing desk and chair.
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- Guests provide their own meals