Reviews for this holiday house rental in Los Angeles, USA
January 2nd, 2010
We stayed at the Woodland Hills house over Christmas this year and had a fabulous time. The house was amazing and the views from everywhere were just breathtaking. It was peaceful and relaxing and the house had all the amenities you could ever need. There were five adults staying in the house and it seemed so spacious. With a tv in every room and the beds being so comfortable, we all had our own little hideways to retreat to.
It is really handy for all parts of LA and close by there are shops and restaurants.
Angela was so helpful with the booking and during in our stay. She even decorated the house for Christmas so that our first Californian Christmas would be memorable. In fact we spent part of Christmas Day in the hot tub and relaxing on the sun terrace before heading to Malibu for some time on the beach - what a way to spend Christmas Day!
I can certainly recommend this house and the it is excellent value for money. It was certainly a home from home - in fact we really didn't want to leave.
We look forward to staying there again, hopefully very soon!
I am a college tennis coach and I brought our team of 14 players out for spring break this year. I don't believe we could have found a more beautiful setting for the price (this home is a tremendous value) anywhere in LA. The views were beautiful - mornings with the sun lighting up the valley and surrounding hills all visible while enjoying breakfast indoors or on the porch and evenings with the LA cityscape all lit up and twinkling while enjoying the sunset on the large, elevated deck. It was very peaceful and isolated when we wanted it to be but it was also a great home base for numerous activities as it is within minutes of I-101, which cuts right through the heart of LA and puts you within an hour drive of most major beaches, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc. The lighted tennis court was great because of the view and the hot tub was also a great benefit. The pool was not heated, which was the only drawback. Overall, this house is very spacious and provided plenty of room for 14 of us. I would highly recommend this house for a great family getaway or quiet business retreat. Rating: 10 out of 10.
Steve Gorno, Hope College, Holland, MI 04/20/09
Fantastic views, almost exclusive use of a great pool and tennis court and a perfect location for chilling out whilst being close to all that LA has to offer.
Having the owners on hand for any problems or advice was brilliant and nothing was too much trouble.
The only thing I would say is that at this price and size/location you can't expect 100% perfection, it is a rental villa afterall and the main thing is it's clean!.
We had some great nights with the BBQ and hot tub whilst overlooking the bright lights of LA.
Highly recommend the Cheesecake Factory for eating (about 2 miles from the villa) and for the thrill seekers don't miss Six Flags!.
winnetka Haverhill, Suffolk, England, August 19, 2008
We had a great time at Angela's house. The house is lovely and spacious, clean and airy. We loved being able to play tennis at night (until 10pm) on the floodlit court, the pool was very cold and only the kids and my dad(!) braved it - I only made it up to my waist (whimp!). Great base for LA - the canyon is beautiful, the drive to the coast awesome, and the view of the lights of LA at night spectacular. Sitting on the deck with a beer looking at the lights with glowing sunburn will be a memory to cherish. I would give this house 10/10 - but the dog next door gets a minus 1. If you are looking for a spacious, clean, well equipped, handy base in LA - this is it.
Elaine Holt, Bucks, UK 04/27/08
We could not have asked for a better house. It was spacious enough for 12 of us and huge when there were only 4 of us.
This was mostly a business trip and the space worked well for a couple of breakout sessions.
It was an extra treat to have a nice tennis court next to the house and to have access to the DVD collection.
Angela thank you so much for making this experience so enjoyable and for being so easy to work with when we had special requests.
I hope to visit again on a personal or business trip.
Rene A, Dallas, TX 03/25/08
We had a great time in the house. It is truly a wonderful place to stay in LA. With 5 kids and 4 adults it was spacious and just a great place to be.
Thanks Angela, if we get back to LA again - we'll be sure to see if we can rent the house again. Highly recomended!!
Anthony and Tamara Francis, South Australia 01/09/08
We spent a very happy time in this house. We appreciated the lot of space, the large bedrooms, the sun in the morning in the breakfast room, the kitchen well furnished and the studio where it was so nice to play with the children. It is a constant pleasure to be there.
BAGLIN, FRANCE 01/07/08
Our family of twelve stayed here for four nights over Thanksgiving 2007. We all had a great time, the rooms were spacious and the beds very comfortable. The views were fantastic and we loved sitting out on the deck relaxing. Most of us lead hectic lives and just vegging out was great. Angela was very helpful.
Janet Taylor, Murrieta, California 12/04/07
I wish we got to appreciate this house a little longer, because it is amazing! Bedrooms were spacious (nice beds), lovely view, jacuzzi, all the ammenities you will need (cooker, dishwasher, microwave the list goes on..) and location was pretty good. 20-30mins drive to Hollywood, Santa-Monica which for LA is pretty good considering the traffic at times. You definitely need a car if your going to stay here, but trust me, you will like this house. Definitely recommend for a family and a group of friends. Thanks for all your help Angela.
Arthur, London, England 11/20/07
Had a fantastic time. The house was perfect for our party of 7 including one child aged 4. Spacious, well equipped and comfortable. Beautiful and convenient location for all that L.A had to offer. The hot tub at the start and end of each hectic day was a dream!! Pool was also lovely. Will definately recommend to all. The owner was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks for an amazing holiday, hope to return one day x
Leanne, Wales, Great Britain. 10/03/07
We enjoyed our time at your beautiful house. What a great, quiet location-overlooking LA! We shared the house with our friends from Norway, and there was lots of room for the 9 of us. We enjoyed the tennis court, the pool and the patio/deck. Our kids also enjoyed the Playstation. We would definitely rent this house again if we make it back to LA!
Anonymous, Pennsburg, PA 07/22/07
Your home was unbelievable. We wished we had been able to stay longer. We were in Woodland Hills for business but your home made it feel like a vacation.
Thank you for everything!
Becky T., Phoenix, Arizona 04/25/07
Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful time last week. The house is very beautiful, more than enough room for the entire family. It was so spacious we didn't even use the dining room or the den. And the view from the mountains was spectacular, the sunrise and sunset made it all the more special. The pictures on the internet don't do the home justice, it was much more than we expected.
Hope to stay with you again on our next trip.
Eric, Slidell, La 04/19/07
A fantastic house, lovely and spacious with all the facilites that you could possibly need. Clean and beautifully presented! Would definately recommend to others in the future!
Sophie Hobday 03/16/07
What a vacation. The house was clean, well kept, spacious and the view was breathtaking. 9 of us stayed very comfortably. Every morning and night I layed in bed watching the sunrise and the sunset. The hottub and the pool was great. Thank you very much for a great experience Angela. We will definately see you again.
niro crowe, toronto,on 07/05/06
The views are breathtaking and the house exceeded our expectations!! Our party of 12 included 3 small children (4, 3 and 20 months) and the house worked out great for us!!! The pool and tennis court were an additional bonus! Angela was excellent to work with and special thanks to Duncan Bravo for calling us about the Van Nyus air show!! It's those types of gestures that showed us that the Bravos really care about their "guests".
Karla Branchaud, Tewksbury, MA 06/14/06
Had a fantastic time. The house provided an excellent base for all the attractions of LA. The accomodation was suitable for all 12 of our party with ample parking for 3 cars. House very well equipt. Great 'Ralphs' Super-market within a mile. (Check out the house filled bagels!!) Spectacular views over LA. Didnt close a single curtain during our stay!!
Hayley + co, Exeter,Devon, 04/25/06
Tha house exceeded our expectations. The photos did not do it justice. It was very clean and spacious and suited the needs of our family very well. The facilities in the house were also very good. We would definately recommed it to our friends.
Paul Heaven, berkshire, England, 04/24/06
We arranged to rent the house while we were in Southern California for a wedding. It is very clean, has a beautiful patio area, and is in a great location. We couldn't have been more satisfied and will rent again.
Annette Ross, 10/03/05
We rented this house on our last trip to LA to attend a wedding. The house was perfect, the view amazing, the location ideal, and the ammenities plentiful. We shared the house with friends from Japan and there was plenty of space for us all. Angela was also very accomodating and arranged a crib for our 4 month old son. I highly recommend this house--you won't be disappointed!
Kathy Le, 09/28/05
We used the home as a homebase to see the sights of LA but the home was lovely enough to remain on property. Tennis, swimming, and the spectacular views were drawing us to remain on the property. We will definitely stay in this home when we return to LA.
Roland Underwood, Simpsonille,SC, 08/04/05
Our family, of seven, has just returned from a wonderful holiday in Los Angeles. The house, it's location and views were awesome. Just 20 miles from LAX and very accessable to the freeway and all attractions. I would highly recommend this house. Thanks Angela for your hospitability.
Frank Keane, Wexford, Ireland 06/01/05
The home was very spacious & located in a beautiful & quiet area with lovely views of the surrounding areas. Very easy & convenient to freeways, Hollywood, Universal & Six Flags.
The hot tub was a great way to relax at the end of the day. Would definitely reccommend the house to any one. Thank you to Angela for a great end to our vacation.
Anonymous, NSW Australia 05/22/05
Woodland Hills Mini Estate is a very comfortable, clean and well-arranged house. The view is absolutely wonderful day or night. The garden area and sundeck are beautiful also. It is well situated in a very nice quiet neighborhood and yet very convenient for freeway access and sightseeing. The owner Angela is very nice and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay very much and would highly recommend this house.
This was a beautiful home to rent for our vacation. The house was bright and cheery. It had all of the comforts and necessities of your own home. The rooms were very large and the house was spotless when we arrived. The view was spectacular. It seemed to good to be true in the ad but everything was as listed, it was perfect. We would go back without hesitation. Thank you Angela for making our vacation complete
Anonymous, Amherst, NH 03/07/05
The home in Woodland Hills was AMAZING! The view is incredible. It is clean and well maintained. Our family of 12 was VERY comfortable! The house had very easy access to the freeway system and everything we wanted to do was convenient. It is reasonably priced and I would stay there again in a heartbeat. Thanks Angela!
Paula Millar, Menomonie, WI 01/03/05
The Internet does no justice to the beatiful home its amazing. The view from the master bedroom is spectacular i woke up to the sunrise the home is so comfortable i didn't want to leave and as well as the home being amazing the private owner is to shes so sweet and makes you feel so comfortable in her home "Everyone who comes in contact with this beatiful home and the sweet owner will never forget it" I plan to come back again & again
Jasmond Nelson 12/15/04