YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST 3 POSITIVE REVIEWS OR YOU WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. EACH BEDROOM HAS ITS OWN BATHROOM. Room upgraded to recessed LEDs and the ceiling fan and lights on dimmers/sliders. Premium modern construction;maple floor. BLACK MISSION FIGS IN AUGUST! Perfect pool chemistry. Brown Jordan Chaise Lounges just reupholstered. Pick your oranges for fresh year round OJ and use the electric squeezer in the kitchen. Bagels and cream cheese, Teas, Keurig Coffee maker
Gated Eco-Home/Mansion, Saline Pool Great Reviews! Recent high ratings for Value & Arrival & Accuracy. 10 Ft. Ceilings, crown molding.
Park safely inside the gates as long as your vehicle doesn't leak. 7 Sony security cameras with 1 TB hard drive. DirecTV is included. Bathtub and toilet are wiped down with pure bleach before you arrive--I bought thick chemical resistant gloves just for this purpose.
The one caveat is that there is a large swimming pool and children that cannot swim are discouraged from staying here.
Dogs are usually welcome but I charge by the breed; doodles are free. My rationale is that certain breeds bark and shed less. Doodles are the best because they don't shed and have Golden or Lab personalities etc...
This room has a real country maple hardwood floor. We have Netflix, Amazon Prime and Roku, and local HD TV. We have quadrupled our internet speed from 12 (ATT)to 48(TWC) Mbps; I just ran a modem speed test. The high speed modem is hardwired to 3 long range wifi routers. Tablets and laptops can even get a good signal by the saline pool.
The house is 5100 square feet on 1/2 acre. So, this is a legit newer mansion; not a McMansion. The 2 wifi routers are on discrete channels so they don't interfere with each other and you get 40Mbps anywhere in the house. You can also use the internet by the pool if you have a good wifi card. Wifi calls are easy now. The Viking Dishwasher was just upgraded to a GE Dishwasher; much better.----------------------------------
*****2 SEPARATE ROOMS ARE SOMETIMES AVAILABLE. EACH ROOM ACCOMMODATES MAXIMUM TWO PEOPLE unless special arrangements are made.
***** TWO NIGHTS MINIMUM STAY
*****If your car leaks, you will not be allowed to park inside the gates of the property. You will have to park on the street at your own risk.
................................................................ *****FAQ: 1) ALL BEDROOMS HAVE THEIR OWN BATHROOMS; in fact, there is an extra Powder Room 2) ALL BEDROOMS ARE FURNISHED 3) YES, I DISCOUNT FOR LONG TIMERS. PLEASE INDICATE WHICH ROOM(S) YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. 4) BARKY DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED! Cats are discouraged . 5) EVERY BEDROOM HAS its Own QUEEN BED and its Own BATHROOM. IF YOU ARE STAYING HERE AND IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES/PROBLEMS PLEASE TEXT ME AND THE ISSUE(S) PROBABLY CAN BE RECTIFIED PROMPTLY. Everpure water filter for health in the kitchen. 2 pergolas in the backyard for shade so the huge backyard is more usable during June, July, August. I purchased three Roomba Robotic vacuum cleaners to keep the floors cleaner. Also, was given a hot water/steam Roomba but haven't tried it yet. If you get stuff off the floor, the 3 Roombas can vacuum your floor within 5 minutes. I will clean and recharge the Roombas and you are welcome to run them any time you leave. Keurig Coffee system. If you are staying a few nights enjoy; if you are staying longer please buy your own K-Cups. There is an old school coffee maker. I got rid of the French Press because guests were making a big mess with it. If you are staying longer than a week at the discounted rate, you are responsible for your own coffee supplies. Bagels and cream cheese and various teas are often available gratis.
This bedroom has a locking door.
We just got rid of ATT in favor of TWC. Time Warner Cable's internet service got better since it merged and became Spectrum. I purchased three high end routers. LINKSYS AC1750, TP-LINK AC1200, and a Netgear WNDR4500 long range WIFI router. They are hardwired together on opposite sides of the house and one in the middle of the house. If you are moving around the house, use the middle one.
Obviously, the bigger the room, the higher the rate. I just redid some of the solid maple hardwood floors, painted and installed new furniture including a high-end pillowtop mattress; most beds also have memory foam toppers. VAN NUYS FLYAWAY AIRPORT BUS TERMINAL is probably the easiest cheapest way near here from LAX Airport. The Metro Bus is a direct shot to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS.
There are several fruit trees, herbs, and vegetables in the garden. There is one large Valencia Orange tree so you are welcome to make fresh orange juice with the electric OJ squeezer I recently bought. Cherimoya trees, another avocado tree, lavender, tomatoes have been planted; enjoy in season! Already have scallions, chives, rosemary, avocados, orange trees, and an olive tree growing. All this, in addition to the Gourmet Viking Kitchen. The garden is in various stages of maturity. Guests are welcome to eat/cook from the garden but are not allowed to take fruits/vegetables/herbs with them until the garden gets more mature. Many water conserving succulents have been planted, too. There is an ongoing severe drought in Southern California.
The house has a 14KWH PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR system and is now online. A variable speed pool pump was also recently installed. SHORT TERM AND ESPECIALLY LONG TERM TENANTS MUST AGREE NOT TO WASTE ENERGY AND WATER; there is a severe drought. I replaced many sprinklers with drip irrigation. MOST EVERYTHING HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO BE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND PLEASE COMPLY WITH THIS GOAL. I can rent out the master bedroom when I leave town but it is huge and costs substantially more. SECURITY DEPOSIT AND/OR REFERENCES REQUIRED AND/OR AIRBNB HISTORY.
The house is furnished with audiophile surround sound systems. The entertainment room has a 60 inch LG Plasma (The Sony Surround Sound System can be controlled from your Iphone or Ipod or Droid by bluetooth in the entertainment room). I recently upgraded the Surround Sound System in the entertainment room. We now have both Front Hi and Front Low speakers and center channel besides the rear speakers built into the 10 foot high ceiling. So, a total of 9 speakers now just in the entertainment room. Great for movies with excellent soundtracks. It is overkill unless you are listening to a movie like Star Wars or Lawrence of Arabia. JBL Studio Monitors, Wharfedale, BicAmerica Center Channel with the smaller Sonys built into the ceiling. I just bought a new smart TV. All rooms have Monitors and/or TVs. Both TVs/Monitors have DVI and HDMI inputs--very easy to hook up your laptop to all the video monitors in the house. I recently rigged a wireless keyboard and through the wall HDMI cables and wall plates so my desktop computer in the office can play youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime at high resolution; well as high as they will feed it..........A Sony ES receiver and Advent outdoor speakers have just been installed for music in the backyard, too. We are in the process of "cutting the chord." As of this writing we still have DirecTV but that may change.
There are several high resolution Sony external surveillance cameras (some with zoom; and all have infrared for night) for your protection/safety with an 8 Channel DVR. Large Saline Pool with Jacuzzi/Spa. REMOTE CONTROL POOL/SPA/WATERFALLS/LIGHTS........................TURBO Stainless Steel BBQ with rotesserie......I recently purchased a Mayfair Dolphin Nautilus pool robot to keep the pool cleaner.
A large George Foreman Grill.........A fire pit outside for cold nights. However, we don't heat the pool in the off season. The outdoor spa takes 20 to 40 minutes to heat up and is available all year round. I might eventually add a solar water heater for the pool for more year round use............................................................Melody Acres Mediterranean Estate. Located among old 1/2 acre and 1 acre horse properties/ranches. You occasionally still see horses in the neighborhood. I saw one recently and it posed for a pic! Recent construction; 5100sf home on half an acre flat lot.-----------------------------------------Wahoo's Fish Tacos restaurant nearby and is excellent, quick and easy. There is a high end market nearby; Whole Foods, even a 99cent store. Ralph's Supermarket is less than a half mile away. The two-story rotunda entry has a grand marble staircase with soaring windows. Cook's dream professional Viking kitchen w/walk-in pantry, top of the line granite counters and island w/refrigerated Viking wine cabinet. I installed an instant hot water system and a highly filtered water system in the kitchen. There are excellent inexpensive restaurants nearby--see my guidebook. I have more suggestions than would fit in my guidebook.
Engineer(Hybrid battery engineer), MBA, and a Casting Director share the house. All bright easy going professionals.
The master bath features a real WET steam room, dual shower and Hot tub. Enormous backyard w/saltwater pool and spa. Pro basketball backboard and hoop. Ping Pong Table, Three real fireplaces. Grand Marble French Doors Wrought Iron Entry. The Viking Stove and Oven are a pleasure to use and communal cooking usually happens a couple of times a week. CHILDREN THAT DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SWIM ARE NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY AT ANYTIME. But, if your dog swims, that is fine. Mature landscape with some fruit trees recently added: Lemon tree, Giant Babcock Peach Tree and another Peach Tree. New Mandarin Orange tree, New Pomegranate tree, new Avocado tree and an old very productive Valencia Orange tree, A large Black Mission Fig tree............................................................. PRIVACY BOUGAINVILLA is in full bloom and fabric on the front wrought iron wall and gates========================================================== LG Front Loader Washer and Dryer; Please use the Speed Wash and Speed Dry settings unless what you are washing is bulky or delicate==============This is a 5 Bedrooms 5 and 1/2 Bath home with a built up area of 5100 sq ft. and lot size of 21780 sq ft.This home is a located in the Tarzana neighborhood. Executive office can be made available-with dark solid maple cabinetry and dark green granite counter top, EFAX, Wireless Printer, Scanner. ANY ANIMALS WILL BE SCREENED FOR BEING FIXED, HOW WELL TRAINED, DISPOSITION. NO LITTLE BARKY DOGS!
5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths; up to
Outdoor spa. Indoor wet sauna is occasionally made available for guest use. No gym but there is a ping pong table, exercise bicycle and a half court basketball court.. Pool isn't heated in the off season. The outdoor spa usually takes about a half hour to heat up. There is a waterproof pool and hot tub remote for your convenience. Gate has keypad but I usually have an extra gate remote which you are welcome to use but requires $20 deposit. Black mission fig season is ending. Pomegranate season is starting. Eat all you want...get them before the birds and squirrels do! The Viking kitchen is available for your use. Olive oil, Olive oil spray, bagels, cream cheese, Keurig and various teas are available gratis for short term guests. Year round Valencia oranges for juicing with our electric juicer. Kitchen use is fine if you clean up your mess.
Interaction with guests
Ping Pong Players, Basketball players, Hikers, Dog Owners, Cyclists, Gearheads, Gourmet Chefs(communal meals are sometimes an option) and Motorcycle riders can have extra interaction if requested.
Other things to note
If you don't like Goldendoodles, best not to stay here. Don't bring any barky little dogs though. The front gates swings inwards. There is a metal sensor on the inside; 8-9 feet in from the gate that opens automatically to let vehicles out. Gate remote available with $15 deposit though it isn't necessary to operate the gates. There is plenty of parking inside the front gates for your safety. If you have to park behind another car(rare), just leave your keys in your car or on a table inside the entrance of the house. Gate remote is not necessary; there is a number pad on the outside and an automatic car detector on the inside.
IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WHILE YOU ARE STAYING HERE PLEASE TEXT ME TO SEE IF I CAN FIX THE PROBLEM BEFORE IT TURNS INTO A COMPLAINT! No Smoking anything near the house. There are a couple of chairs and an ashtray at the far Southwest corner of the property near the palm trees for smokers. Quiet time after 1030 pm weekdays, midnight weekends. NO HEAVY DRINKING OR GLASS AROUND THE POOL/SPA. PLEASE WARN ME IF YOU CANNOT SWIM. CHILDREN THAT CANNOT SWIM ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY! No little barky shedding dogs nor cats. You can eat/cook from the vegetable/fruit/herb garden while you are staying here.
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