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“This Is the LA I Remember From My Youth”
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53 reviews
Pool and patio
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Bedroom with office
Rustic bedroom
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Front house with lawn
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Los Angeles, California

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Very good - based on 53 reviews
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Howard L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“This Is the LA I Remember From My Youth”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

I am technically not an Angeleno. I was supposed to grow up there, and much of my family is from and still there. For that reason, I've gone back and forth to LA, and lived there for short periods on and off since 1955 until today. Much of today's LA is something that only vaguely reminds me of what I knew as a kid. Frank's house is the kind of country-ish place that very much evokes the past I fondly remember. Lots of wood, dark leather furniture, exposed ceiling beams, an average swimming pool, even a brick oven. Best of all, Frank's house is on a little trafficked street of relatively unassuming but spacious houses that begs to be strolled up and down on a warm LA day/night. Good for me, but perhaps not perfect for all is the fact that the house is located in Van Nuys, a 7 minute walk from LA Fitness and a 5 minute drive to my daughter and soon to be son-in-law's house. Is the place perfect? Not for the person who seeks the modern LA of today/tomorrow , or the person who wants to be right in the middle of the glitzy side of LA, but for someone who wants to get a taste of a very real side of LA, then I very highly recommend Frank's place.

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Liked best: Location and old LA feel.
Liked least: Some bright lights made the bedroom a tad too light.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 20, 2014
Hi Howard
I am so glad you got a real taste of the LA you used to know. Please come back and visit anytime.
Take good care
Frank
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Orlando
Reviewed April 17, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Luxury-minded travelers
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Management Response
Apr 17, 2014
I enjoyed meeting you and your group. Please come back and visit anytime.
Kind Regards
Frank
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Finland
Reviewed March 27, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Rugged travelers
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Management Response
Mar 27, 2014
Hi Marcus
It was great to meet you and your friends. I am so glad you had a wonderful experience. Please come back and visit anytime.
Take good care
Frank
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Woodland Hills
Reviewed January 7, 2014 for a stay in November 2013

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jan 7, 2014
I am so glad you had a great experience. Please come back and visit anytime.
Kind Regards
Frank
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Los Angeles
Reviewed December 2, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Management Response
Dec 2, 2013
Hi Frenchy
I am so glad you liked the house. I hope it was as nice as the south of France. Well, maybe the weather and the wine.
Please come back and visit anytime.
Take good care
Frank
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Morristown
Reviewed November 19, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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Management Response
Nov 19, 2013
Hi Matt
I am so glad the house worked out for you. Please come back and visit anytime.
Kind Regards
Frank
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Boston
Reviewed November 18, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Nov 18, 2013
Hi Billy
I am glad you had a great stay. Please come back and visit anytime.
Take good care
Frank
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