OVERVIEW This is a free-standing 2 bedroom house built in the 60s and updated a few years ago. Hardwood floors throughout. The magic of the space comes in the garden. The original owner had an exotic plant nursery and planted many tropical trees and different varieties of cactus that have been growing there for over 30 years. The garden space looks unlike anything found in LA. 16'+ cactus mix with bougainvilleas and other flowering plants to create a one-of-a-kind space perfect for photo shoots and videos. Best Use of Space: This property would work best for a small photo or video shoot. The outdoor space is 3x as large as the house itself, with many different areas for achieving different looks. A single shot at this location could look like it was done in multiple locations. While the garden is really the star of the property, the interior of the house can also be used. The living room gets a large amount of natural light through a huge front window. There are lots of plants and greenery indoors and mid-century modern furniture available for staging. The kitchen, bedroom, and art studio are available locations as well. Parking, transportation, and additional notes: + House is located near to several bus stops within a short (5-10 min) walk. + Parking is street only, but there are always spaces available in the neighborhood. Note that street sweeping occurs on Monday or Tuesday depending on side of the street. + Entrance to the property is through a gate only so large equipment will need to be measured to make sure it can fit. + Due to the isolated nature of the property, you can not drive up to the house (see included Google satellite image for reference). + This is a residence so if there are needs for furniture/decorations to be removed or changed, we will need to agree to that ahead of time. + I've listed capacity at 15 because the house is on the smaller side, however, the garden is very large and could easily accommodate more upon special request. + Space can be available outside of listed hours upon special request. Minimum booking time increases to 4 hrs for special accommodations.
+ No cigarette smoking inside the house. + Space is residential so noise levels should be considered. + There is a cat that lives on premise, other animals only permitted with special permission. + Early arrivals (more than 15 minutes before booking is scheduled to start) and late departures (15 minutes after completion time) will be charged at normal booking fee, rounded to the nearest 30 mins + We will try to accommodate bookings that request times outside listed hours if possible, bookings requesting late night hours will be charged an additional $50 fee + Venue does not offer discounts or do trades, please don't request
I booked this space for a photoshoot - it is truly magical, and Lyla is a wonderful host. She made me and my photographer feel welcome from the moment we arrived, eagerly gave us a tour of the space, and even offered us the use of her personal robe and blanket to use in our photos. I am grateful to Lyla for being so friendly and accommodating!
This space is even more beautiful in person! Magical ambiance for evening events. Lyla is a kind and easy-going host. I would definitely book this space again. Thank you again!
Lyla was an amazing host. Super responsive with a lot of detail both before the event and during. She let us use her Sonos sound system, her spotlights for our photo op area, her kitchen utensils. The space was great - clean and presentable both inside and outside. It was a lovely setting for our friend's 40th birthday party.
The Cactus Sanctuary is an absolute gem. Great location for a variety of events. We had a one day film shoot and everything went well. The host Lyla is absolutely accommodating, a great communicator, and truly helpful in every sense of the word. Truly a great space to rent, thank you!
BEST EXPERIENCE we have had to date at a photo shoot. The location is absolutely stunning, and Lyla keeps up the place so beautifully. She is also the MOST incredible host: accommodating, friendly, and goes out of her way to make the whole experience smooth. She even lent us her rolling rack and a couple pant hangers so we could steam more easily.
Lyla is a great host, she showed us around and was eager to help and answer any questions. It was very nice of her to leave some water for the team. The garden and the house are beautiful, plenty of different spaces to shoot at. Very unique!