This Hideaway surprises everyone and is a jewel of peace and privacy. It sits atop the pool house behind a Early California estate, built when they danced the Charleston and is surrounded by trees; some 300 ft back from the street, it is hidden from public view.
NO SMOKING INSIDE
25 years smoke free.
A one bedroom efficiency with queen bed and attached bathroom, it was just renovated with new air conditioner/heater and TV, ready to welcome guests young or old. It has its own private arge roof terrace with view out over San Fernando Valley and to Hollywood Hills, a perfect place to marvel at California sunsets.
It looks down over a landscaped yard with large swimming pool* to full patio, gazebo and a majestic palm tree beyond, all yours to share and enjoy.
Kitchen Patio - you will find cereal for your breakfast on that patio, along with a coffee maker, toaster, el. griddle refrigerator, and barbeque grill. However there is no cooking in the Honeymooners' unit itself.
It is located in upscale Glendale residential neighborhood with easy access to freeways, which makes it a natural gateway to the area. Hollywood, Universal Studios and attractions are within 15 minutes, and there is plenty of off street parking in front of the main house.
Ideally suited for a couple or single guest, be he an author or writer/composer, artist or any other creative soul needing time away in a quiet place; if a romantic, call this a corner of paradise that is blessed by mother nature with bird song. And if by chance you are honeymooners, step up you groom and carry your bride across the threshold, whether young or old. She will love you for it.
Note - this listing is just for the Hideaway with room for 2 only, not for the entire house.
*) Pool warning: It has one very deep end so it is for good swimmers only, minor children under direct adult supervision and the sole responsibility of the guest.
ATTENTION, we have two more rentals on the property: "Sundowner's Private Retreat" with full kitchen downstairs below you, and "East of Eden" in the basement of the main house, both very different. Check them out.
NO SMOKING inside, violation $500 penalty.
NO PETS, none.
NO USE OF OPEN FIRE inside.
NO HOT FOOD PREP. - use patio kitchen.
NO BULKY ITEMS in toilet.
KEEP CLOSED / LOCKED when out.
TURN TV / LIGHTS OFF when out.
No commercial FILMING / PHOTO SHOOT.
John and Fe are as friendly and hospitable hosts as anyone could ever want. The accommodations are lovely and comfortable. The exterior grounds are beautifully landscaped and the neighborhood is very attractive for a morning walk.
We loved our stay at John and Fe's! John was up to greet us when we arrived and gave us a tour of our home away from home and the beautiful grounds. We had absolutely everything we needed in our upgraded Sundowner's Suite. The neighbourhood was a great place for a morning walk or run, and it was easy to get everywhere we needed to go.
We're already looking forward to returning the next time we return to California! Highly recommend!
Bright and clean accommodations. Lovely grounds. Gracious hosts. I will be back!
Phenomenal! John and Fe were very accommodating to our arrival and departure times, always stopped to say hello and have a chat, and made excellent recommendations for local restaurants. The room was very clean and quiet, and made the perfect getaway for two people who didn't need much space. We would definitely (and highly) suggest anyone looking for a place outside of downtown LA, and for some peace and quiet, to stay here.
John and Fe have a few very nice options to stay. I stayed by myself on a business trip in the Honeymooner's secret hideaway . As a business professional it offered me a quite place to come back and do some business work. It was a very clean 1 bedroom/bathroom and a nice roof top deck with a table to enjoy a hot or cold beverage before and after work. Would recommend it to anyone that is on a business trip and would like a better option to stay than your typical hotel.
Thanks again Jeff
This is my 5th stay with John and Fey and they are the real genuine article. Listing is correct and my stays are always exceed my expectations.
What a find. I told John, the host, I was hesitant to write a review because I wanted to keep it a secret all for myself! So lovely. Private, clean, modern yet warm & inviting. They have thought of everything. I needed a place to unwind, yet write - and it was the perfect spot.
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We are FELOLITA (Fe) and JOHN ANDERSEN, and you are correct: We were not born here but had to travel like you to meet in Southern California, but that was in the last century. So welcome, let us get acquainted; we were both islanders but from far away places.
Fe was born on one of the two thousand inhabited islands in the Philippines (but did not visit them all) and came here to make the most out of life. She is a nurse and works for an international company that tests new products for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
She fled a hot sun and oppressive humidity for a kinder sunny climate, but never from her genuine love of people which we both share. She still loves the water and fresh seafood, but above all life, music, and happy laughter. No wonder she turned into such a wonderful cook par excellence.
John was born in Denmark, developed a taste for traveling early and getting away from a dreary overcast climate. He came to the USA for college and never stopped seeking new horizons. In the process he discovered that language is not just a study course, but something to practice free lance while you meet this big wonderful world of ours, which grew immensely after he parked his childhood shoes. He lived in South America, did international business and visited half of the so called countries, for you must get out if you want to meet the world and develop appreciation. In time he also followed his dream and founded a company in the medical business.
Nothing here is run of the mill. Together we have prepared a comfortable and very private home for you away from home, where you can kick your shoes off and relax in privacy. The pool is large and the sunshine plentiful, and we shall greet you when you come up the longest driveway East of Eden. Welcome to Early California;. - now kick them off.