About this listing
Cute converted garage in Sherman Oaks that suits creative types and anyone who needs a place to drop their hat while seeing the sites of LA. Plus our gorgeous sparkling pool is a big attraction. Suits one person best.
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.
FOR ONE (1) PERSON ONLY.
This is a converted Garage, off the main house, (enter/exit via main house front door) 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.
We live "green", (no shoes inside) be respectable, and we hope you enjoy your stay! Your room is the converted garage (we call Studio) and you have access to kitchen and bathroom. Main house not available. Backyard with pool is available. We have a Policy book we will give you on arrival and I think AirBnB sends it to you once you book.
Space was fine, having to walk through common area to get to it was not expected
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.
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!
Gilli and Jeff are great hosts. They made my stay in Sherman Oaks so wonderful!
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!!!
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 bought a portable AC 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) :)
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!
About the Host, Gilli And Jeff
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.