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Rudolfo Polak

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, german

Stunning 1920's Hollywood Hills Pool Villa

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Hollywood Hills holiday villa

Set In The Hollywood Hills Yet Literally Minutes From All That La Has To Offer.

Villa Knoll is a stunning example of mediterranean architecture designed by noted architect Franz Herding in 1925. This 3500 square foot magnificent mini-estate has been lovingly restored and seamlessly updated by RP Designs offering state of the art amenities while maintaining classic architectural integrity and character of this Golden Era home. The professionally landscaped specimen gardens with new pool and spa have been painstakingly designed by Sirak Landscapes. Featuring stunning views from virtually every room, this 3 story showplace sits on a knoll above Hollywood. The elegant 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath floor plan offers comfortable proportions impeccably executed with glamor and charm. No system or finish has been overlooked. Extensive features include a new master suite with stunning indoor/outdoor bath, an exquisite new kitchen with Ceaserstone marble counters and top-of-the-line appliances, open plan dining and living spaces, espresso oak floors, a 16 foot arched ceilinged living room with massive picture window to the view, roof terrace with 360 degree views and a charming guest casita with separate entrance. There are terraces, balconies and outdoor living spaces everywhere you look. The setting is tranquil yet you are literally minutes to Universal, Warner Brothers and Disney Studios, downtown LA and Hollywood and all that Los Angeles has to offer. Perfect for movie and business execs or families wanting luxury accommodations while vacationing.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rudolfo Polak (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english, german

About Rudolfo Polak

I am an LA based builder/designer in the business of developing luxury character homes.

Rudolfo Polak purchased this villa in 2013

Why Rudolfo Polak chose Los Angeles County

This property is a complete treasure. It is difficult to find great architecture, a stunning setting with glorious views and an incredible location minutes from everything in one property. I am in love.


based on 15 traveller reviews

Stunning 1920's Hollywood Hills Pool Villa
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
South Pasadena, CA

Most amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house is the most incredible property that I have ever stayed at, and completely made the weekend for my friends and I. Rudi is so accommodating and was delightful to work with through the process, and we could not have asked for a more perfect place (and location) for a girls getaway. The fully stocked kitchen and all the amenities ensured that we could make the most of of our time together and enjoying this amazing house! It is also ideally located out of the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, but only a few minutes away from a lot of amazing destinations, which made it incredibly convenient for our outings. Despite living in Los Angeles, I am already looking for another excuse to get a weekend getaway together and stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with friends for my bachelorette party and had a wonderful time. The house is immaculate and even has a little guest house off the pool area. Rudi was really flexible about the check-in/out times, which made the stay even more enjoyable. I highly recommend this property to families and friends wanting to stay in a luxurious home with a pool and hot tub. It was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous escape!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Rudi and Mark! We had a wonderful girls getaway at this beautiful home. The house looks like it was furnished by a master interior decorator. Everyone reported that the beds were the most comfortable that they have ever slept on. The water heater was off the first day, which meant we could not enjoy the incredible pool and hot tub. However, we let Rudi know the next morning and he fixed the problem right away. We would all love to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We flew down from San Francisco to celebrate my son's graduation and had a total of 8 people staying at the house and additional guests for lunch and dinner. Rudi was nice enough to meet our caterer a few days before the graduation party so that she could take a look at the layout. The house is utterly charming. It is totally stocked with absolutely everything you could possibly need. All of our guests that attended our party fell in love with the house. There is a tremendous attention to detail and you really get the feeling that you are staying somewhere special and unique. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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southampton, nj

Perfect Villa in Hollywood Hills

  • 5 of 5

The entire stay at this Villa was nothing less then perfect.

Rudi greeted us at the Villa upon our arrival, and was there to aswer all our questions about the house and the surrounding area and was alway accessable throughout our 3 day stay returning our calls or text immediatly.

The Villa's multi-level layout made it perfect for our party of 9, and ocassional pop-in guests, to be together and private at the same time.

This home is truly unique; a perfect combination of 1920's architecture combined with modern and luxurious conveniences.

Perfect location in the hills; but at the same time easy commute to Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Mulholland Drive, Universal and Warner Brothers.

We had perfect family nights poolside while BBQ'ing and simply relaxing together. The decor of the house made you feel like you were in a 5 star resort, but at the same time it felt like your own home. Would stay there again if the oppurtunity arrose.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, New York

Incredible Property with Beautiful Interior

  • 5 of 5

Wow. Just wow. Rudi (the owner) was extremely accommodating and even helped us get settled in. The space was beautifully decorated and had all the amenities you could ever want. It is in a really beautiful neighborhood just tucked away in the hills and very convenient to the valley or Hollywood. The pool is beautiful and perfect for an afternoon swim. Book this. You won't be sorry!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles

The Villa is located within 5-10 minutes of every studio, theme park and attraction in Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. The location is a dream and the hills you are surrounded by are tranquil, peaceful and quiet.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Hollywood Hills, California

Rental Basis:
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Year round
18 Aug 2015 - 13 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$99 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,316
cleaning A$329 + Tax
Pool/spa heat $75/day A$66 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Hollywood Hills, California

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Master bath has a luxury shower for 2 and an outdoor shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Full luxury bath in guesthouse.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half bath on main floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master has vaulted ceilings, balcony and a grand master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Second master with vaulted ceilings and roof terrace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Vaulted ceilings with an added sleeping loft.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Private guesthouse with it's own entrance.
  • All bedrooms come equipped with luxury linens, LCD TV's and vaulted ceilings. There is an aero bed available if you wish to sleep 2 more guests.
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing