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This Mulholland Drive house has a pool with a view

The holidays aren?t too far away, and it seems like everyone wants to come join us for a balmy, palmy Thanksgiving or Christmas. And though we love our far-flung family and friends, we don?t love having them always underfoot.

To the rescue is onefinestay, an international home-rental service that?s just debuted a few dozen of our area?s finest living spaces. Think of it as Airbnb but for mansions. 

We can see putting our in-laws up a short walk from the beach in this Pacific Palisades two-bedroom ($770 a night). Or having our shopping-crazed mom stay in this condo on 20th Street in bustling Santa Monica ($360 a night). And we might just have our whole extended tribe experience their Hollywood moment in this Venice house with four bedrooms built around a courtyard pool--it was the set of Californication ($2,160 a night).

Onefinestay also takes on new properties, so if we feel like decamping to Cabo rather than cooking a turkey, we can list our own sweet manse. And we needn?t give any instruction--each home comes with a personal concierge to help make restaurant reservations and give guidance. That?s living the dream, indeed--even if one is only renting.

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