Lovely home in beautiful, quiet lower Nichols Canyon - yet minutes to all the Hollywood sights! Three bedrooms, each with its own HDTV & DVR, and fully stocked Kitchen. Our gated property has ample, safe off-street parking, an outdoor tiki bar, your own private front patio and back yard, and your own private hot tub !
You’re in the very heart of Hollywood, but you won’t even believe you’re in L.A.! Welcome to lower Nichols Canyon in the Hollywood Hills. This is a truly unique location -- peace and quiet of the canyon at night, yet literally a couple of minutes from all of the major Hollywood sights by day.
“Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream…” You’ll be resting your head where members of the Beatles once did. Derek Taylor, publicist for The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Birds, and many others once lived here with his young family. The former babysitter for Derek Taylor once visited and confirmed to the current owners that she used to babysit on weekends, when Paul McCartney was often a guest and wrote songs on the grand piano that was in the living room at the time. An artist's illustration of this house can be seen in Derek Taylor and George Harrison's rare book 'Fifty Years Adrift' (see a scan of the page from the book in our photos).
Nichols Canyon is conveniently located a very few minutes’ drive, bike ride, or walk from Hollywood’s major attractions. Grauman's Chinese Theater, the El Capitan Theater, the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, the Kodak Theater (site of the Academy Awards), and the Hollywood & Highland Center is to one side down Hollywood Boulevard. The famous part of Sunset Boulevard is to the other--with the Whiskey-A-Go-Go, the Viper Room, and the historic hotel Chateau Marmont, among others.
This is a peaceful Hollywood home located in beautiful lower Nichols Canyon. The house has a private entry, its own front patio and back yard, and the following amenities:
• Living room with fireplace, piano, and a large-screen HDTV with cable DVR (with HBO), DVD and VHS players, unlimited downloadable NetFlix, and X-Box 360 with games for both family and adults.
• 3 bedrooms (Cal King, Queen & Full) each with its own HDTV and cable DVR (with HBO)
• Full kitchen stocked with dishes and cookware, but also all the basics like oils, vinegars, flour, sugar, basic spices, coffee, creamer, foil, ziplocks, etc.
• Full dining room (the kitchen also has breakfast nook)
• Full bathroom with bathtub and separate shower (a blow dryer is also provided)
• Sheets and towels provided
• Private jacuzzi hot tub just steps outside the master bedroom on the back yard patio
• Tiki bar, 2 teak chars with small table, and hammock in private back yard
• Private front patio with newer gas grill, picnic table and chairs and 2 lounge chairs
• Safe, off-street parking for 3 cars
• Board games, books, and magazines
• Kids VHS collection (mostly Disney animated movies)
The Owners are Super-Hosts on Airbnb !! See our reviews under "Hollywood Hills--"Canyon Breezes" !!
Other things to note
NOTE: The owner has a separate unit on the property, but there are completely separate entrances and yards. The front patio and back yard described above are private for our guests. We give our guests complete privacy, but are available all hours for any reason.
No parties/large gatherings or film/photo shoots without the owner's prior approval.
NOTE---Any evidence of smoking inside the house may result in a minimum $500 deep-cleaning fee !
It is rare to have safe, off-street free parking for not just one, but multiple cars, if needed. The location is also truly unique for being so close to the popular sites, yet feeling like you're a world away from all the traffic and noise. Beatles fans will feel a special connection to the history of the property.
Having a private, fenced back yard for little ones to run and play is, again, a rare find in a big city. We also have some toys and board games, as well as an X-box 360 with a selection of kid's games. Sure, it's old-school, but we also have a huge selection of classic Disney animated films on VHS along with a VHS player in the living room.
No Pets, no Indoor Smoking (minimum $500 fine for violations)
25 USD per extra person (after five)
A beautiful house nestled within a beautiful canyon. The rooms were very comfortable, there is plenty of space in the house and amazing views from the backyard.
Excellent place to stay in LA! Awesome location with many amenities nearby. Bob & Heather were wonderful hosts and left the home in beautiful shape, the outdoor Tiki bar and hammock is a total win and added that little extra to the trip. Snacks were sitting there for us when we arrived, and the beds were nicely made, with bath towels and toiletries all ready for us. Thanks a bunch!
Great secluded location with easy access to Hollywood
This is an amazing home, filled with rich history and a music lovers dream. The house has plenty of room to relax, or to enjoy some time with friends or family, outside on the tiki bar. We had the great fortune of conversing with our wonderful host bob about the homes history and its surroundings. I went for my birthday weekend, and was greeted with an unexpected bottle of champagne, what a delight! Thanks Bob for sharing your home and making it an unforgettable birthday weekend!
This is really peaceful house. The host was very kind and made our stay happy. Nice garden, bar space , living and bed rooms. It is very quiet area, but good location to Hollywood by Uber. I highly recommend to stay here and cook at clean kitchen by getting fresh foods at nearby whole foods and Trader joe's.
Owner is very friendly and kind. Best location and very cozy house.
Great location to everything Hollywood. Off the beaten path but within 5 minutes of all the action. The open windows and cool breeze of the Hollywood Hills was refreshing from the hot heat of home. The amenities were appreciated (bathroom items, LOTS of towels, kitchen items, etc.). The beds were incredibly comfortable. Plenty of blankets to accommodate the cool night air. The parking was initially scary because its off a two lane road BUT the host opens the gates to make it a circle drive which makes it way easy to navigate in and out of. We really enjoyed our stay.
My family and I had a great time. We loved all the “homey” touches and Bob was a great host. It was a peaceful gem amongst a crazy environment.
Bob's place is great. Centrally located to to the sites we had planned on our trip. Definitely recommend staying here. Our next trip to LA I'll be on the lookout for Bob's place.
Bob is a great host and the house is very comfortable and conveniently located. The backyard is relaxing with the greenery, the sound of birds and the stream nearby. I have fallen in love with this place and would recommend anyone and everyone to stay here.