“We had a great experience, start to finish! The home was great, the views fantastic, and our hosts even better. I suspect we will be swapping again in the future!”
James's reviewsAs a host (9)
“Staying at this beautiful home was like a dream come true. Waking up in the Hollywood Hills every morning with an amazing view over LA was perfect. The house itself is beautiful with a great pool and hot tub which we enjoyed everyday during our stay. If you enjoy cooking, their kitchen is beautiful that has everything you need to cook any meal you desire. Being able to watch a movie on a projector every night in their living room while taking in the beautiful view of the city was a great bonus. The communication with James was flawless from initial contact until the day we left. If you ever had any questions, he is very prompt getting back to you. The house is a "smart home," but even those who are not comfortable with technology there is nothing to be afraid of. James sends a very detailed house manual with how to operate everything in the house and we did not have any problems at all during our stay. We absolutely loved our time staying in this beautiful home and if you ever get the opportunity to do so, we would highly recommend you do the same! ”
“The VIEWS! Everything was just absolutely perfect. The owners take so much care in their home. They were very communicative about everything!. The house is just beautiful, modern with so many extras like a hot tub, projection movie /tv screen. We loved it! ”
“Thank you James, Stephanie and Amanda for letting us stay in your amazing home. Words can hardly describe the wonderful location and views of LA and Laurel Canyon. The house was very spacious and comfortable and we loved the pool and spa. Although we were a bit daunted at first by the technology controlling many aspects of the house we soon got to grips with most of it thanks to the detailed instruction manual left for us by James. It was a great place to stay with our son and family and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time in Hollywood Hills particularly trips to Disneyland, Santa Monica beach and Universal Studios. We used Uber and taxis to get around and took a ride on the hop-on hop-off bus via Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, La Brea Tar Pits, the Farmers Market, and the Walk of Fame. Staying in the house made us feel like Hollywood Stars and we fully appreciated the glamour of the LA lifestyle and California’s Mediterranean climate.”
“We had an amazing stay at James, Stephanie and Amanda’s home in the Hollywood hills. The location is sumptuous, with incredible views of the city from the terrace, and from the master bedroom. In fact all windowpanes are designed as "tableaux" on views or the landscape, in this beautifully decorated house. The atmosphere is very harmonious and serene, you could lay back and spend time outside or inside with the same pleasure. James and Stephanie were perfect hosts and guests. They went to great length to make our stay as comfortable as possible, provided us with all the info about the working of their high-tech home. It was extremely nice to have the housekeeper coming regularly. They agreed to exchange cars as well, which was an extra luxury. The location in the Hollywood Hills is perfect for tourists, being close to most of the typical LA locations, Melrose, Beverly Hills... Universal Studios included (15mn by car!). We also made half-day trips to the see, once to Santa Monica, another to Venice and another to Malibu. We had a very easy and friendly communication right from the beginning with James and Stephanie, which continued all along. There could not have been a more perfect exchange, we had an exceptional holiday and we thank them both warmly for that.”
“We were lucky enough to stay in this wonderful home in the Hollywood Hills. This home did not disappoint. Lets start with as soon as we arrived. The property is high end perched in the hills with the most spectacular views of LA from the entire house. As you enter the house its bright and airy with spectacular views from all of the house but particularly the sitting room with its glass surround, outside the pool just sits into the view making for amazing relaxing pool time. Our kids just loved this chill out time with us around the pool. There is also a very new and updated outdoor kitchen area with built in BBQ to make for incredible outdoor dining. The house is extremely comfortable with everything you could need including great wifi, amazing screen for evening movie watching, comfy lounge area. Next up the location. The house is situated in an amazing location thats quiet but yet only minutes from the centre of LA its rare to say in LA you could almost get away without a car and Uber was super handy and very reasonable. Even in peak traffic times the traffic build up did not start til after the turn for the house which was great. Parking was so easy outside. We were a short drive to Universal Studios. There is so much to see and do close by this home. James was so organised and so easy to deal with he made our first swap super easy and perfect. This swap was amazing and I would highly recommend this property.”
“James' home is absolutely beautiful - meticulously clean and well kept with stunning views of LA from a perch high in the Hollywood Hills. The home is exactly like the photos, which is to say well designed and modern, with an expansive patio and pool. I only wish the weather was warm enough to use the pool! He was a wonderful host, providing a thoroughly detailed guide to the house and all of the unique features, and was super responsive with questions and providing info. It was also so nice that he has a regular housekeeper that does an amazing job and slips in and out. Thanks so much for letting me stay at your amazing place, James! It was really a treat.”
“My family and I were fortunate to stay at this lovely house for 9 nights in July 2017. The property is located in a very prominent neighbourhood in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles and given its location, it has breathtaking sweeping views of the city below which provided us with the best seats in the house to watch the 4 July fireworks. The property is modern, luxurious and fitted with all that technology has on offer. We could not have asked for a better property or for more wonderful hosts. Thank you to James and family for allowing us into your home and making our holiday so special. This property is highly recommended to anyone who is lucky enough to stay here. ”
“We are a family of 6 from London (Fulham) who stayed at James's house for a week in April 2017. James was an outstanding host who communicated very clearly and left comprehensive instructions for the house. His house is really comfortable in a brilliant location in LA in the Hollywood Hills 5 mins drive to Sunset Boulevard (you drive or Uber or more likely Lyft everywhere in LA)..so in a perfect location for the best bits of LA to the West of the City. The House is really comfortable with a great pool, hot tub and incredible views over LA and the Canyon opposite. This is a great house that is incidentally equipped with some state of the art electronics devices for heating, cooling, music (most app driven and clearly set out in the house manual). We had an amazing time in LA and cant recommend it and this house and these hosts highly enough.”
Where is it?
From your perch in the Hollywood Hills, minutes to trendy clubs, restaurants, and shopping. Superb movie venues including the storied Grauman's Chinese Theater, Disney's El Capitan, and Arclight Cinemas, and the Pacific Grove.
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