Top 5 vacation rentals near The Japanese Garden, Los Angeles
Searching for the perfect accommodation? Take a look at these gems and book your dream stay
When visiting Los Angeles, The Japanese Garden has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.
Where to stay near The Japanese Garden, Los Angeles
Here is our pick of the top 5 vacation rentals. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.
Spanish Revival Mansion
Click to book Spanish Revival Mansion now: from £1500 per night Design enthusiasts will love this striking home, conceived in Spanish Revival style by star architect Paul Williams. Built in 1929, this three-bedroom home combines characterful design elements such as wooden ceiling beams and moorish tiling with luxurious touches: think a private hot tub, a restaurant-quality ‘La Canche’ French stove and an enchanting bedroom set in its very own tower – Rapunzel, eat your heart out. Nestled within a gated community in the tranquil San Rafael Hills, this home is a fifteen-minute drive from charming Pasadena and closer still to the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium, making it the perfect choice for fans of American football. After a day exploring all that Los Angeles has to offer, cook up a feast on the state-of-the-art grill and savour your handiwork alfresco on the terrace, before finishing the day with a soak in the clawfoot bathtub or sipping a beer in the hot tub. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms
Click to book San Gabriel now: from £156 per night Before we even start talking about San Gabriel's fantastic location and modern interiors, we have to tell you about the California King-size bed here. Not only will you sleep wonderfully but taller guests will surely appreciate the extra inches. Of course, the home has also been immaculately designed to create comfort and style for a relaxing trip. Located in Alhambra, you're just a short drive from Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Stadium. Downtown LA is about ten miles away, but thanks to Interstate 10, you can be there in just fifteen minutes. And if you want to keep it local, Alhambra's downtown area is just one block away and boasts boutique shops, restaurants and more. Sleeps up to 4 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom
Click to book Smoked Brass now: from £2000 per night Smoked Brass is a bit of an all-round gem. Dating back to the 1920s, it’s designed as a space to live in, rather than an art installation to be admired, and as such, it’s a very comfortable space. And while pools aren’t uncommon in these parts, this one was particularly delightful. Pasadena’s a different prospect to some of LA’s glitzier areas, generally quieter and more residential. Downtown’s a while away, but the local area has everything you need. Sleeps up to 7 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms
Click to book Champagne High now: from £220 per night We’re big fans of downtown LA. A walkable destination dotted with museums, beautiful buildings and superb restaurants, it’s had a real resurgence in recent years and we’re on board. You’ll find this sleek apartment right in the middle of the action. Cool and contemporary, with a gourmet kitchen, private balcony and fabulous views of the city skyline, it’s exactly the kind of place we can imagine basing ourselves for a stay in the city. The building’s facilities aren’t too shabby either. Start your days with a dip in the heated outdoor pool, break a sweat in the gym or get your downward dog on in the wellness centre. Then get out there and explore the city. You’ve got the best of DTLA within a few blocks (STAPLES Centre, L.A. LIVE and the West Walt Disney Concert Hall for starters) so you’ll never be short of something to do. Come sundown, pour a glass and pull up a chair by the chic outdoor firepit, or take your pick from the area’s stellar drinking and dining destinations. Sleeps up to 3 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom
Click to book Silver Shell now: from £250 per night Climb a set of steps through lush gardens to this eccentric home overlooking Silver Lake, one of L.A’s trendiest neighbourhoods. But before you head inside, become acquainted with Yortoise the giant tortoise who lives in the undergrowth and Chouchou the fluffy cat who likes to doze in the sunshine. The terrace has a Moroccan-inspired seating area with barbecue, flourishing vegetable patch and a hammock amid the jungle-like vegetation. The interiors are a charming mix of homespun and stylish designs. A bright living area leads onto a balcony, offering unfettered views of the Griffith Observatory and beyond. Our favourite space was the master bedroom – we loved the cerulean blue feature wall and the direct access to the patio with its giant bird of paradise, variety of succulents and pomegranate tree where squirrels scurry and birds sing. On warm summer’s days, take a twenty-minute walk to the shores of Silver Lake Reservoir, followed by an ice-cold drink at the hip bars and cafes on Sunset Boulevard, a twenty-five-minute stroll from your home. Sleeps up to 5 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
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