Private creative LA sanctuary /Pool

House - Private room · Clark St, Los Angeles, CA 91411, United States
Gilli And Jeff
Your host, Gilli And Jeff
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The Space

Need a place to drop your things while visiting the bright lights of LA? We have the place for you. Our converted garage, we call the "studio", offers a private room with pull out double bed, desk, tv and stereo to give you just enough comfort for a few days.


This is a converted Garage, off the main house, and we call it "the studio" or "the nook".

It is its own private spot, separated from the main house. Wifi in the room provided.

This is a great spot for creative types who need that quiet spot when visiting LA.

Although we prefer you dine out, we do have our house kitchen you can share to make your cup of tea and put things in the fridge. Bathroom is inside our house (you enter from your garage, short hop through laundry and into the house) and shared with one other, male.

The main house is not available except for kitchen and bathroom access. Backyard is available and a perfect spot to follow your bliss. In summer, enjoy the refreshing pool in the backyard. We also have a jacuzzi for those brisk nights. The backyard is really the best part of the deal!

Sheets, pillows and towels provided. Laundry available upon request. Note there is no aircon in the room, but we can supply fan and heater for extreme weather.

ABOUT US: Our place has 3 permanent residents. A young, creative, husband & wife married couple (that's us) and a male room mate. We also have a well mannered terrier puppy and twin babies under the age of 1. You must be comfortable with this.

You will share a fridge and bathroom with our male room mate. He's really friendly and quiet.

We live "green" so tend not to wear shoes inside, and try and turn the lights off when not in a room. We love creative people (as we are musicians, poets and painters) but we love all types of travelers as we love to travel globally also, so we might share our adventures together over a glass of wine by the pool one evening! Who knows?! We are very easy to get along with and we hope you are too! We have a little terrier puppy who is very friendly, but you must like dogs and not be allergic (she doesn't come into your space though.)

ABOUT YOU: We hope you are independent, easy going, and out most of the day (rather than hanging around like you've got nothing better to do! LA is full of things to do!). We look for someone who is neat, tidy and clean, and traveling light (not much storage available).

For 1 person only, and not to be discriminatory, but we've found that males are easier going staying in our non-fancy converted garage, more than females, but we are very open to either. There is no internal air conditioning or heat. We do have fans and a small space heater, but check the weather beforehand if we are going to experience extreme temperatures.

No animals thanks. Prefer non-smoker, but ok in the backyard (only)

About the area: It is right near the 405 and 101 freeways (where they cross), in SHERMAN OAKS, the gateway to Hollywood, Santa Monica and beaches, and easy access north to Ventura and Santa Barbara. We are not too far from Ventura Boulevard with dozens of excellent restaurants, cafes and a movie theater. Also close by, parks and a lake to go walking around.

Safe neighborhood, quiet and plenty of street parking.

YOU WILL NEED A CAR,.... but there are buses too. LA is best enjoyed with a car as it's spread out. (Please don't ask us about public transport as it's not best in our neighborhood. Rent a car!) We might be able to lend you 1 bike (if working at the time) but only for local rides in the neighborhood.

We hope our little "nook" provides the perfect spot to lay your head at night after all your day trippin' around the city.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $315 /week
Monthly Price: $900 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Gilly and Jeff are great hosts. They made me feel right at home. And their pool is a wonderful oasis that I miss already!

    The location is great if you have a car. There were tons of places nearby to grab a quick bite or do some shopping. If you're looking for an inexpensive home base to park your things while you explore LA this is it.

    July 2014
  • It was a wonderful stay! The listing was a very accurate representation of the space, though I expected a pull out couch and instead there was a very comfortable bed. The room was spacious and the bathroom easy to get to without disturbing the household. It was very hot while I was there but with just the fan I was very comfortable at night. The neighborhood was safe and the house was easy find, but the best part by far was Gilli and Jeff and their sweet little family! I didn't have much contact because I was busy, but they are warm, welcoming, friendly and interesting people. Thanks Gilli for your great music. You have a beautiful voice! I would definitely stay again for another trip and would love to see you and Jeff perform. My best to you both!

    May 2014
  • Gilli and Jeff are great hosts. They made my stay in Sherman Oaks so wonderful!

    May 2014
  • Such a peaceful stay! Jeff & Gilli were wonderful hosts. They even had fuzzy slippers for me to use. Although the bedroom space is a garage, it felt more like a rustic studio. I wish I had more free time to enjoy their beautiful backyard. I will definitely be staying here the next time I'm visiting my father. Thanks for a relaxing trip!!!

    April 2014
  • Gilli and Jeff are fantastic hosts and very accommodating; they really made me feel like I was staying with a friend. I arrived during unusually high temperatures, but they had just (email hidden) unit for the guest room! It worked very well and I was super comfortable there. Although they recommend renting a car (they know where to go for a good deal!), they lent me a bicycle and I was able to easily get around to everywhere I needed to go. All in all it was a wonderfully relaxing place to stay (the pool and hot tub may have had something to do with that) :)

    September 2012
  • Gilli and Jeff were great to stay with! I moved to town for work and it really helped to have a nice place to stay. They were very helpful with suggestions and such for this new Angelino. I didn't see them a lot because of my schedule, but the evening I spent chatting with them in the back yard was very enjoyable. Their puppy Bella was so sweet, she won me over. And I'm not even a dog person. I would whole-heartedly recommend them as hosts!

    September 2012
  • We enjoyed the private room and Gilli & Jeff were gracious hosts. The room was quiet and we had direct access to the pool! My wife and I got great sleep both nights and there were several added bonuses.
    1) Gilli's music is awesome--we listened on the road and make sure you ask her for a CD.
    2) Bella-there dog was so quiet but a joy to play with. He has so much character and we really miss her as well!

    We will definitely look to utilizing again when we come to the air--very good and peaceful location!!!

    Thanks-we enjoyed the visit

    August 2012
  • Gilli and Jeff are excellent hosts - easy-going, friendly, fun and interesting. The space is large and very private and the pool was refreshing. In addition it's quiet.
    I noticed that other people commented on their dog. She could easily be included as one of the hosts. I started to look forward to seeing her when I got home too.
    It's nice to feel part of a family even when you're away from home.

    August 2012
  • Great hosts and location! Very welcoming and willing to help make the stay as comfortable as possible. I really didn't need much but a place to sleep for 2 nights, and this worked well. They gave me some extra blankets and offered a room in the house if it got too cold ( it was and oddly cold weekend for LA, sadly, I didn't get to use the pool due to the weather)

    The lodging is what they advertise: basic pull-out couch in a garage set up with a desk, stereo, tv, extra soaps and towels and extra blankets. Coffee and tea in the kitchen, laundry in the house is a great option that they offer too.

    April 2012
  • Its was really comfortable staying with Gilli & Jeff. They are very welcoming and willing to assist in every way. The room is spacious, private, quiet and the house is located in a very central location for anyone looking for a short or longer stay. I even extended my stay with no hassles. Thanks Gilli and Jeff for a super time. I will certainly recommend your place for anyone coming to LA!!. Cheers.

    March 2012
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We are a young couple living our artistic dreams in Los Angeles. Very creative, we love music, writing, traveling and good food. We also have two babies (twins) 1 year old, and a 2 yr old MiniPoodleXCockerSpanielXWaterDog named Bella. You will have to be comfortable with that, if you come stay with us.
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