Doorway folds open to deck for dining inside or outside.3 paneled doorway opens completely
Treetop Hideaway in the Franklin Hills of LA

Entire home/flat

5 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds
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Enjoy indoor/outdoor living in my Smoke and Scent Free mid century home in the Franklin Hills. In a quiet friendly neighborhood, it's an oasis in the big city. Relax on the deck after a busy day and enjoy the beautiful tree filled yard and hill views.

The space

Open plan kitchen/dining/living area. Doorway folds open completely to deck. Another door in living room opens to another deck. There is a beautiful side yard for your pleasure.

Full kitchen has walnut cabinets with white marble countertops. Stainless sink & appliances. Gas stovetop on island. Oven, Fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster/oven.

Living room has mid-century and contemporary furnishings, unique original art and photographs.

Sleeps up to 5 people.

Full size bed in Master Bedroom sleeps up to 2 people. This bed has separate springs meant to conform to body for support and comfort. It has a soft topper and bed is on the soft side. I love it.

Couch in guest bedroom can be used either as a twin, queen or two separate twin beds It is on the firm side but with the foam toppers it is really comfy. When made into queen sized bed, it is low on the floor.

Guest room has sliding glass windows that open onto another deck with a table and 2 seats. It connects to the green bathroom that has a shower.

Master bathroom has shower and bathtub with jets. Great for relaxing sore muscles. It is connected to office.

Living room couch converts to a twin size bed and is on firm side.

Office has it's own entrance from deck. There is room in office to move twin size section of blue sofa bed to office if you wanted to.

Large Flat screen Plasma HD/3D TV, Direct Satellite HDTV with HBO & Showtime premium movie channels and a DVR. DVD player and lots of DVDs, CDs, Surround Sound speakers.

Free Wifi

Front-loading stacked washer and dryer in hallway.

Off-street parking on the pad up the hill from the house.

There is an apartment below so please be conscious of noise levels so as to not disturb occupants. And please respect their privacy.

I am retired (film editor) so now I want to travel as much as possible and sharing my home will help me do that.

Guest access

Guests have access to the whole upper house, deck, yard, off street parking. I will lock private valuables in one master bedroom closet. There is a private apartment below.

Interaction with guests

Depending on arrival schedules, I will try to be there to greet you and show you around. Then I will leave you to it. If I can't be there, I will leave a key and notes on how to use things etc.

Other things to note

If you have any questions about the "NO SCENTS, NO SMOKING RULES", please ask me before booking. I don't want to have to refuse any bookings. Airbnb turns my listing off after 15 "no"s.


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The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 16 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 160
Security Deposit: 280
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

NO SMOKING OR SCENTS. No scented perfumes, aftershave, hair products, candles, incense, potpourri, shampoos, clothes detergents, and especially, no dryer sheets of any kind. I provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap etc. that I use, so should be easy for you to follow. Even if I am away, scents get into the furniture, bedding, closets etc. So if I come home to that, the damage deposit will not be returned.

Do not get any acidic food on the marble, like lemon juice, tomato juice. And don't leave pools of water on the marble. It will leave stains. I know it already has stains, but please don't add more. And don't cut anything on the marble. It will scratch. Don't leave water on the wood floors. Please don't wear shoes in the house. You can use the air conditioner, but please keep it at a reasonable temperature. And of course, close all doors and windows when using it. You can use Direct TV but if you order a pay-per-view movie, leave me the money for it or it will come out of your deposit. You can record a show as long as there is room on the DVR for the shows I want to record. You can watch shows I have recorded but do not erase them. If you use the fans in the bathrooms, always remember to turn them off. And of course, turn off any lights you are not using. Please recycle and put clean paper, plastic, glass in the blue trash bin up by the street. Fruit and vegetable scraps can go in the Green bins and dirty garbage in the black bin. Bins are emptied early on Thurs. AM, so put things in them Weds. night. The gardener comes on Friday each week. I will make arrangements with the cleaning lady to clean after you leave. Please respect the tenant downstairs and don't play loud music or TV or walk loudly. And no big, loud parties please.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
7 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Emily User Profile
March 2016
Valerie was really nice and accommodating, leaving a welcoming note and flowers! The house was gorgeous with a great view. When I accidentally locked myself out she was prompt in helping me. Highly Recommend!
Valerie User Profile
Response from Valerie:
Thank you Emily! My pleasure. You and Mike are welcome back anytime!
March 2016

Alexis User Profile
October 2015
This was the 2nd time staying at Valerie's and it was just as lovely as the first, and easy/quick communication with her. Thanks!

Alexis User Profile
July 2015
Valerie's beautiful home was wonderful to wake up in every day and come home to in the evening. The house is spacious, breezy, and nicely decorated, and the views are spectacular. I'm very much hoping to stay there again on future visits to LA. Valerie herself is a gracious host who made sure everything was attended to and was easy to reach the few times I had a question.

Rasmus User Profile
March 2014
We had a great stay at Valerie's house. Everything was in order, it was clean and tidy and just a really nice house. Locaction is perfect, the garden and patios are great hang out spots and the view is amazing. We had no problems with not using scented products and had been instructed before hand so it was really no hassle for us. Also we didn't have any problems with the bed as some other guests have had. I usually don't like beds that are too soft but this one was fine for me.
Valerie User Profile
Response from Valerie:
Thank you so much Rasmus! I really loved having you and Camilla as guests. Come again any time!
March 2014

Geoffrey User Profile
August 2013
Abandon hope all ye who enter here: abandon hope of getting your deposit back that is! Nice place but the landlady withheld my deposit because my daughter a) supposedly 'used the wrong shampoo' that 'left a smell on the ceramic tiles in the shower' and b) She complained that this shampoo and my daughters perfume also left a smell on the bedding and she had to wash it all after our departure - which implies that it wasn't washed before we got there! Yuk! This is particularly irksome as my daughter didn't bring any perfume with her! Be aware that the landlady keeps coming back to the property, especially when you're not there and then finds something that's damaged (which wasn't damaged before you left for the day). The landlady doesn't understand that when you rent a property that it is your private space for the duration of your stay. Three bedrooms? No there isn't. There is one master bedroom and a spare room with an uncomfortable sofa bed. The 'third' bedroom has been converted into her office. My advice would be NOT to rent this property.
Valerie User Profile
Response from Valerie:
Goeffrey is obviously angry that I did not give him his deposit. The bedding was clean when they arrived. Please see my review of him. I spent days cleaning everything in the house with the strong scent. Not only sheets, towels but blankets, throw pillows, throw blankets etc. The house rules clearly stated no scents of any kind. She did not use the shampoo etc I left for them but a very strong rose scented Herbal Essence. I am allergic. I don't always stop in, but in this case I wrote to him before they came to tell him I would need to pick up things for a camping trip. He never wrote back that this would be a problem. I called him the day before I was coming to warn him and never heard back. Since the photos were taken, I have switched my office and guest room. I will update them. I don't think I claimed to have 3 bedrooms, though technically I do. When they arrived, I suggested to him that he sleep in my room (master bedroom) because that bed is softer (for those of us getting on in years. He is 67). He chose to sleep on the firm sofa bed and have his daughter sleep in my room. I have had many friends and guests use that sofa bed and they like it. I have very clearly stated over and over in my profile that I am allergic to scents and the house rules state that if used, the deposit will not be returned. I am sorry this worked out this way, but this is my home. I couldn't sleep in my own room for days until I could get most of the scent out.
August 2013

Valerie was a great host - she left all the bedding, towels, unscented products and information we needed and even put some bagels and orange juice in the fridge! The place is beautiful, as advertised. One thing is, sound travels to the downstairs neighbors very easily, so don't plan on walking around or talking much at night! It is very high in the hills too, quite an uphill walk without a car but that's fine. Valerie went to the Grand Canyon while we were there and came back a day or two early to drop of some of her things and hang out for a bit - unfortunately I was away at the time but some of our friends were there to meet her and by all reports she is a terrific lady. Overall we were very satisfied with this hilltop spot.

Carol User Profile
December 2012
The apartment is beautiful, inside and outside, with lovely furniture and views. We loved the layout and the setting, and the location was perfect for us. We did have a problem with the sleeping arrangement. The double bed was too small for me and my husband and a bit lumpy. Both of us kept falling into the middle. We tried using the bed in the other room but it was just the opposite. Too hard, like we were sleeping on the floor. The extra-large TV Home Entertainment center was amazing, once we figured out how to use it. The set-up was very complicated.

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Valerie User Profile

I am a retired film editor. I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and lived there until I moved to New York City in the 80s where I worked on Feature Films and TV. I moved to Los Angeles in '89 for work. It now my home and I am happy here. I worked for Warner Brother's Studios for almost 19 years. Now that I am retired I am focused on traveling a lot. So I plan to use airbnb both to rent my home and to find places to stay. I am a movie freak. Love all kinds except slasher Horror movies. I love nature and being away from it all. I grew up in flat Minnesota, so Mts. thrill me. I also love all that the city has to offer: music, movies, museums, theatre. When I travel I really enjoy photography. A friend thinks I should put my photos into a book format. Hmmmm?

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