About This Listing
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This listing is for the Master bedroom in my 3 bedroom Cottage. It has a new Cal-King mattress (that's the biggest size bed made), a walk-in closet, a desk, 2 chairs, lots of natural light, a fan and a TV with a DVR. You will get a key for the lock on your door. A large bathroom is next door. A 2nd bathroom is in the front part of the house. This is a 3-bedroom house, with 2 bathrooms that are shared just like at a regular home.
*I have several different rooms to choose from at my Bed and Breakfast. If you have a large group, you can rent out the other rooms too. You can see the other rooms at my home if you click on my photo and scroll down to my other listings.
You will need a car – you CAN NOT walk to public transportation here in the hills. More information on Car Services are listed Below.
We have 3 dogs:
-Faith, a female German Shepherd who likes to lay around and sleep mostly. She doesn't bark and will probably just look up and wag her tail when she sees you, but won't want to take the trouble to stand up to welcome you. :) She's fits our home, very mellow and peaceful.
-Chiquita, a 10 lb. Chihuahua mix, who is about a year old. She's very sweet and brings a lot of love to the cottage.
-Babalu- a 7 lb puppy; she is a furry bundle of love.
Guests have access to the Living room, Kitchen and the spacious backyard. The kitchen was custom designed by a Beverly Hills Chef; it is new and large, with every modern convenience.
You are welcome to use the whole kitchen, to prepare some or all of your meals. Feel free to buy your own groceries and store them in the refrigerator. The ingredients for a fresh breakfast are INCLUDED in the price of your stay.
The new Laundry and Dryer machines are available for guest use, and washing soap and extras are all provided. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the back yard view for meals or tanning or relaxing in the evening.
Interaction with Guests
I work from my home office located in the back of the property, but I'm always available for any questions you may have. I like to give my guests as much privacy and quiet as I can during their visit, unless they want to chat. I love hearing about different places and my guests adventures too!
This is a very quiet neighborhood located on the hill under the famous Hollywood Sign.
You will be staying in the same neighborhood these famous people chose to move to:
Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
Sonny & Cher
You will need a car. You CAN NOT walk to public transportation here in the hills. There are car services that are run similar to Airbnb that feature local people giving you a ride to your destination, in case you prefer not to rent a car. You can look up Sidecar, Lyft and Uber on the internet. There are also taxi's of course, as well.
Distances from Cottage to:
LAX Airport 20 miles
Hollywood Sign 4 minutes
Hollywood Bowl 1 mile
Hollywood Blvd. 1.4 miles
Universal Studios 1.2 miles
Gibson Amphitheatre 1.2 miles
Warner Bros. Studio Tour 1 mile
Walk of Fame & Chinese Theatre 1.6 miles
New York Film Academy 2 miles
Pantages Theatre 2.5 miles
Griffith Park & Observatory 4 miles
The Greek Theatre 4 miles
Kaiser Hospital, Sunset 4.2 miles
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 4.3 miles
Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute 4.8 miles
Cedars-Sinai Hospital 5.8 miles
Beverly Hills 7 miles
Downtown Los Angeles 7 miles
Union Station 8 miles
Sherman Oaks 8 miles
Dodger Stadium 8 miles
The Getty Museum 12 miles
Citadel Outlet Stores 16 miles
The Getty Villa Malibu 19 miles
Venice Beach 20 miles
Santa Monica Pier 21 miles
Pasadena 13 miles
Disneyland 35 miles
Magic Mountain 27 miles
Long Beach 30 miles
Camarillo Premium Outlets 45 miles
Santa Barbara 87 miles
Cabazon Outlet Stores 96 miles
Palm Springs 110 miles
San Diego 120 miles
Joshua Tree 140 miles
Las Vegas 260 miles
Death Valley 275 miles
Other Things to Note
TV tapings nearby: Search ‘TV Tickets Los Angeles’ to attend these shows:
Mike & Molly
2 Broke Girls
The Big Bang Theory
America’s Got Talent
So you think you can Dance
Jeopardy! with Alex Trebec
Wheel of Fortune
The Price is Right
There are several hiking trails in this neighborhood that are fun and scenic, including famous Runyon Canyon.
Hiking: Lake Hollywood, Runyon Canyon, Beachwood Canyon, and Griffith Park
Surrounding Neighborhoods: Beachwood Canyon, Franklin Village, Toluca Lake, Burbank, Universal City, Studio City, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Glendale, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys
We are happy to help as your travel concierge if you have any questions. We know all the street shortcuts, the traffic traps to avoid, the restaurants where you will see celebrities, where to find the best hamburger in town, the must see's, and the don't-waste-your-time tourist sights. You can call if you get lost, need a great hotel pool to lay out at, or need a suggestion on a great Mediterranean restaurant. It's important to us that you have a great time here.
No Smoking inside, only in the backyard where you can enjoy the view too! No Drugs, No wild partying. If you are having trouble with your cell phone signal indoors, try the back yard: it is strong for all carriers there. Please be considerate of my neighbors while here- Angelenos are wary of Airbnb because of bad press about rowdy tourists. While here, remember you are always: "a friend of Helen's". We have a security system to protect your valuables, and free parking on the street in front of our home as well.
the house was awesome Helen is great. I highly recommend a stay here.
I’m a returning guest at Helen’s Hollywood Cottage. My daughter joined me this time, and we loved our stay. Helen always makes her guests feel welcome and comfortable.
The cottage is in a nice and conveniently located neighborhood close to everything, and I was very comfortable navigating to and from the hills.
We stayed in the Joyful Cottage, a spacious, bright room with a comfortable King size bed, walk in closet and a large bathroom next to it. The house is clean, has a nice layout and a warm feeling. The kitchen is great and has a nice selection for a healthy breakfast. The back terrace, along with its beautiful surroundings and views, creates a nice relaxing space at anytime of the day. Helen’s photos really capture the essence of the house. And, the dogs are so cute, well trained and add a nice feel to the home.
Helen is genuine, kind and is always available, and she really helped my daughter with Thrift stores! The Cottage still has all the fine points that made it a warm and special place for me, I’m glad I returned with my daughter. I highly recommend Helen’s Cottage for your stay in L.A.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in the Hollywood Hills at Helen's place. It's a very comfortable and clean house in a great neighborhood, and Helen goes out of her way to make sure your needs are met. I especially enjoyed sitting on the back patio in the morning sun. This is so much nicer than staying in a hotel, and I can't think of anything to complain about. I'll definitely stay again during my next visit to LA.
Had an amazing time staying with Helen, she made sure I had everything. Super sweet and helpful, The location was just fabulous. Only 1 exit away from all the hottest night clubs & restaurants... This was my first Airbnb and it turned out beyond great. Stay with Helen. She's great!
I'm so grateful that I got a chance to stay at Helen's beautiful house before leaving back home to Russia. Nothing compares to staying in the Hills. Very quiet nice neighborhood, lots of flowers and close to everything you might want to see in LA. Lots of parking outside. The house is clean and beautiful, decorated with a great taste. A lot of cute little details. Terrace with a view of The Hills. Breakfast is included. Very wide choice of tea and coffee. Great fast WiFi. Helen is a wonderful and kind person. Always ready to help and trying to make sure you feel like home. But at the same time she knows how to keep the distance to make you feel free and private enough. And her dogs are the cutest ever. I'm going to miss this place. And really hope to stay here once again.
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About the Host, Helen
I have enjoyed becoming a veteran host on Airbnb, having hosted over 500 guests at my home since 2013; many of them returning again and again. I have learned so many new things from my guests that has made my life richer-things about their home town, recipes, new websites-Things I would never have learned otherwise. I feel really blessed that some of the most terrific people in the world have chosen my home to stay in, and to share their wisdom with me.
I am of Indian descent; my parents immigrated to the US from Mumbai, and I have lived in Los Angeles my entire life. I My hobby is collecting "old" technology. It is amazing to me the jump we've made in the last 100 years. I have in my collection a 1950 television, an antique record player, a camera, telegraph machine and telephone. My favorite food is dark chocolate-- I have to have a bite a day! I love being a tourist in my own city; exploring all the special spots that most residents take for granted and never visit. I like learning the history behind a location, finding the best restaurants, and good movies and television! When I visit a new city, it is important to me to stay in a very clean, ultra-comfortable place. I love little luxuries, the best pancakes, the nicest sheets, the most comfortable pillow, the perfect cup of tea. Things that irritate me when I travel are: getting lost, and people that ruin my day with their not friendly attitudes. Little details do matter, and I love making that difference for my guests. I have worked as a tour guide, so I can give you those helpful hints that can make a huge difference when you are traveling.
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