As a veteran host, I've welcomed 500+ guests, & you can read their reviews. You'll notice Airbnb took my house photos, so you can trust they aren't fake pictures cut & pasted from the internet. If your calendar search finds this listing, it's vacant & available to you!
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.
Your pets are welcome here. We have 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. We also have a 1-year-old Chihuahua mix named Chiquita, who brings a lot of joy to our cottage.
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 ones that take you right up to the Hollywood Sign.
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.
This is a real home, with all its comforts, so feel free to sleep in or cook or watch TV or tan in the sun in the backyard during your stay here at the Hollywood Cottage. Smoking is fine, just outdoors only. No Drugs, No wild partying. Your pets are welcome. We have a security system to protect your valuables, and free parking on the street in front of our home as well.
I had a very welcoming and "joyful" stay with Helen! She takes the time to greet you when you arrive and show you her home and makes you feel like you are a part of her family. The room itself is very well appointed with everything you need. My particular room had a four poster bed with views of the Hollywood Hills which you can also see as you take a moment to relax in the back patio. In addition to your room, you have full use of her home with a variety of breakfast choices in the morning before you begin your Los Angeles adventures. Staying with Helen makes you feel as if you are at home in the city instead of a tourist. I highly recommend that anyone wishing to have a "California" experience choose Helen's Hollywood Hills cottage in the future.
I've been using AirBnB for a while and this has been my best experience. Super comfortable bed, amazing, views, well stocked kitchen - all my expectations were exceeded. Will book again!
Helen made me feel very welcome in my short stay! It was my first time using airbnb and was a little skeptical but Helen took my worry away. They were so accommodating and I definitely felt like home. Directions were very simple and the neighbor hood was very safe. Everything was spotless and detail oriented. I would come back in a heart beat!
The place is great and very friendly. I love the location. The room looked different than in the picture and there was no desk and chairs as in the description, but other than that quite nice.
The desk was there, but you probably didn't notice because I did forget to put the chair back! I was having it steam cleaned, but thank you for noticing and the reminder. I appreciate feedback from my guests. Please know that as an Airbnb host I want my guests to be happy and would have gladly taken care of any concerns during your stay. It was nice to meet you and enjoy the rest of your trip!
Hollywood Cottage: Five bright stars for ambience, comfort, and cordiality. Rather like a friendly home the second time you call.
Grant and Rosalind Williams
St. Louis, Missouri
Helen is the absolute best host anyone can ever ask for. Helen's beautiful, scenic home is the prime location for travelers wanting a taste of all things Los Angeles. With Universal Studios a mile away, hot spots like the Grove, Beverly Center, Hollywood walk of fame, Runyon Canyon, Griffin Park, The Observatory, the Hollywood Sign & many great restaurants are only a few miles away!
Helen provides a healthy arrange of teas & coffees, breakfast foods & the most beautiful views a guest can ask for.
Helen's Joyful Cottage really lives up to its name! Always a joy to stay here!!
Helen is the BEST hostess anyone could ask for. She goes out of her way to make sure that all her guests needs are met. Her home is beautiful. The surroundings are magnificent. I felt welcomed and at home. I feel like I have made a new friend for life.
I would recommend Helen's home to anyone visiting LA.
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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 just in my lifetime. 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.