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Entire upstairs in this historic, iconic 1931 castle includes kitchen, living room, exclusive gardens, courtyards, pool & spa. Tucked high up in the legendary Laurel Canyon, this just restored 2 bed/1 bath private suite embodies Hollywood's golden age with 21st Century comforts. Quiet and serene, surrounded by ancient oaks and flowering bougainvillea, yet minutes from bustling Sunset Strip, West Hollywood and Studio City, this property is a rare example of 1920s filmic storybook architecture.
*** Please note: 4-day maximum booking from May 26-September 4.
*** Additional guests not noted in the reservation will be charged an additional $150/night.
The upstairs suite in this magical newly restored gated home includes full kitchen, living room, master and guest bedroom, marble bathroom and steam shower for two, claw foot bath tub, two fireplaces, private courtyard off one side of the master, and deck overlooking pool on the other. Very private, quiet, safe and exclusive!
With its long history, every inch of the suite oozes character, patina and detail rarely seen in modern homes. The master bedroom is a stroke of romantic genius reminiscent of a far away outpost from ancient times. Think gothic doorways and leaded glass windows in a circular room with an enormous rotunda ceiling (and yes, a smart tv).
From the master, step into the private stone courtyard and imagine you are in a Spanish castle built by Gaudi.
Adjacent to the master is the guest bedroom, which can accommodate twin, full, queen or a king sized bed.
Both bedrooms open to the vestibule with its groin vault ceiling and round gold leaf skylight, which leads to the sumptuous bathroom as well as the deck overlooking the pool for outdoor lounging and dining.
Serving both the master and guest bedroom, the bathroom is for highly discriminating clientele desiring an experience reminiscent of a Turkish spa. Unwind in this architecturally elaborate Morroccan-inspired chamber powered by two steam jets and equipped with his-and-her shower heads, chromotherapy lighting, marble slab for reposing, rain head and built-in audio speaker.
Flowing seamlessly from the vestibule through the interior gothic rock archway is the kitchen and banquette…and then onto the living room, where you surrender yourself to the royal surroundings of a fantastic gothic room modeled after sets of European castles featured in films in the 1920s and early 30s (specifically, Boris Karloff's castle in the original black and white "Frankenstein" film).
The back living room door leads past a wishing well to the tunnel, through which you walk to a moat over the swimming pool. From here, you can slip into the gated pool area and play a game of ping pong, forget it all in the spa or chill in the hammock by the fire pit.
Lighting details throughout the suite are exquisite, with chandeliers, hand-blown glass pendants, crystal sconces, natural fiber shades, up lighting, pin spots and swing arm lamps, all setting the mood for warm, glowing ambience. No stark overhead airport landing strips of recessed led lights in this house.
This historic residence, at once luxurious and unique, is one of the oldest homes in the Lookout Mountain section of Laurel Canyon. It is ideally situated to provide a peaceful respite from the sprawling city below yet fantastically well situated in the Hollywood Hills. You won't be able to find such a unique, high-end accommodation like this in Los Angeles (or the world), and certainly not for less than the cost of a one-bedroom pool suite in a comparable old Hollywood hotel. It is truly one of a kind.
Calling all writers, artists and romantics seeking a space in which to work and relax, this filmic castle in the canyon is a storybook set waiting for someone to inspire.
Walk 3 minutes to the best ocean-to-city view in town or drive 3 minutes to one of the best networks of hiking trails the city has to offer.
Minutes by car from either Studio City, Universal City, The Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. If headed to the beach, Sunset Plaza Drive connects to Sunset Blvd, which winds through posh neighborhoods and ends directly at Pacific Coast Highway. Very centrally located. Many fine restaurants and cultural points of interest in areas easily reachable by rental car or Uber.
Weekly maid, garden and pool service provided.
Communications: Flat screen tv (Netflix, local channels and HBO…more cable channels available upon demand) in master bedroom, plus turbo wifi, and built-in Sonos sound system. Wireless booster for the pool area, and several inside/outside areas can serve as work stations.
We keep a completely separate and private downstairs studio for use by either one of our family members unless you are renting the entire property, which includes both the upstairs and the downstairs suite.
Spa heats up in 15-20 minutes and costs $15 per use. Pool heat requires at least two days advance notice and costs an extra $60 per day.
This is a gated property. When you book, you will be provided specific property directions and access instructions.
Off-street tandem parking for two cars is available inside the carport and driveway.
From the carport, walk up the first and second flight of stairs. The doors will be left unlocked for you to enter and enjoy. Basic amenities are provided, including starter supply of soap and shampoo, paper products, and hotel-quality linens and towels.
Access the private pool, spa and fire pit area through the gothic gate at the end of the wide stone pathway. Enjoy the garden. Pick the fruit in season.
Общение с гостями
24/7, we are available to help.
Другие важные подробности
Our 20-year-old son, a college student, is helping manage our property. Don't be surprised if he answers your calls or email.
The entire house is on filtered water, so drinking and showering is free of chlorine and other impurities. The kitchen comes equipped with a Miele combination steam-convection oven rather than a microwave.
Even though we're in the middle of the city, cellular service is sketchy in the hills. However, we have excellent wifi throughout the house for Wifi assisted cellular calls and a TMobile booster. If all else fails, we have a back-up landline for domestic calls.
Remodeled guest bedroom not shown in photos.
1) Hushed voices after 10 outside, after 1 am inside / no spa (incl pool) after 10 pm on weekdays and 11:30 on weekends
2) NO SMOKING/no candles on the property -- inside or out.
3) NO UNBOOKED VISITORS OR ADDITIONAL GUESTS are allowed on the premises. Doing so will be grounds for immediate cancellation of the booking.
4) No photo shoots on property without owner or co-host's prior permission.
5) Keep carport gate closed at all times.
6) Keep front gate closed AND LOCKED at all times.
7) Pool heating is $60/day. Spa heating is $15/day.
8) Check-in at 4, check-out at 11. No exceptions without approval.
9) Additional $75 daily charge for infants and extra guests.
10) Please tag Instagram photos with @HollywoodHillsCastle.
ADDITIONAL RULES FOLLOW...
This is a peaceful residential neighborhood, and we expect our guests to behave like respectful, quiet neighbors.
Please be conscientious about water use (this is SoCal) and excessive use of lights and AC (the State of California requests all Californians to conserve energy in order to avoid blackouts).
No pets without our prior written authorization. Children are warmly welcomed with responsible parental supervision, and 100% supervision in pool area. No jumping or diving off the bridge or planters into the pool. No climbing in planters. Gates to the pool must be closed when this area is not in use.
No fires in the wood-burning fireplace hearth except November-February. Also, no fires on "no-burn days." Determine if it is a no-burn day at the AQMD's "Check Before You Burn Map."
For your own safety, stay off all ladders on the property.
Your deposit will be fully refunded provided you leave the house and its contents in the same condition as they were in when you arrived, including clean dishes and garbage in the bins by the driveway. In addition, if any of our neighbors complain about noise, illegal parking or garbage cans being left on the street, we will deduct $200 from your security deposit.
Pool heating is $60/day. Spa heating is free. If you wish to use the pool heat for a limited period, please turn off the heat after use. Also, please turn off heat in the spa after use. Excessive use of heat from pool or spa will be deducted from the security deposit.
Complimentary weekly house cleaning.
No early check-in or late check-out without prior written approval. A $50 early/late fee will be charged (providing space is available).
If your stay is 28 days or more, a separate contract with the owner must be signed.
No filming inside or outside of property without a permit.
Если вы отменяете бронирование за 7 дней до поездки или раньше, то мы вернем 50% суммы бронирования. Если вы отменяете бронирование меньше чем за 7 дней до поездки, то деньги не возращаются.
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I am a native Southern Californian, writer, artist, designer, communicator, mother and partner who left for Oregon for ten years and happily returned home. I love beautiful old properties, majestic oak trees, historic architecture, music, fresh food, chocolate, art, people and places.
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