Spacious 1920's style apartment in the center of Los Angeles for rent. Bedrooms comes with wall ceiling fan, antique dresser, closet and 2 queen size beds. There is a couch if you want to squeeze another person or two however there is an extra charge for more than 4 people.
Apartment amenities include: washer and dryer, hardwood floors, use of fully stocked kitchen, filtered water, wireless internet, and a parking spot in the driveway.
Please note that there is a TV in the apartment however NO cable. I have provided guests with a number of DVDs in case you want to watch a movie one night.
FOR ANY GUESTS WITH A PET - There is an extra $30 cleaning fee to allow your animal. Only one pet per guest/stay. Guests must message me ahead of time to notify me that they are bring a pet otherwise deposit will not be returned.
I'm always happy to speak with guests if they have any questions. Additionally since I live in the building I'm always available to help should any guests need anything such as supplies, extra towels/linens, blankets..etc. I love sharing recommendations and history about the neighborhood so if any guests is interested do feel shy to ask.
The apartment is located in the heart of historic Koreatown (aka Wilshire Center) in the middle of Los Angeles. Two blocks away from LA's principle thoroughfare, the famous Wilshire Blvd. Close to Downtown, USC, Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park, Fairfax District, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. It's one of the densest neighborhoods in the country so it's super dynamic and feels like a city. On the other hand, thought it is in the center of everything the nights are quiet and sometimes you completely forget you are amidst the frenetic energy of LA.
The neighborhood is safe, super diverse (both racially and socio-economically), and located near many schools and grocery stores. It is very walkable and there are a ton of restaurants and bars nearby. Cuisines nearby includes a mix of Korean, Mexican, El Salvadorean, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Steakhouse, American, Pizza etc...the list goes on. Two blocks away from Coffee Bean and Starbucks as well. I'll be more than happy to give you all my recommendations for the neighborhood.
Koreatown is a great neighborhood and for the adventurous it's a great area of LA to explore. I have some historic walking maps of the neighborhood and other maps of things to do in LA that I email all guest prior to their visit. I also bicycles if anyone is interested in renting them for the day.
There are two metro stations near by - Normandie/Wilshire (Purple Line) and Vermont/Wilshire (Purple Line and Red Line). If you are trying to get to Hollywood from the apartment you can take the Normandie station and transfer one stop at Vermont or it's just as easy to walk from the apartment directly to Vermont. Hollywood, Downtown, Universal Studio, Chintatown, and Pasadena are all easily accessed by the metro train network.
A cab to downtown LA is about a 7 min drive and costs $10 if you are going to Staples Center to watch a show or go to a game.
There are lots of buses that go through neighborhood to all different parts of town. My recommendation would be to download the Metro app (it's free) or visit the website for bus times...the buses and trains are all GPS timed so you'll know exactly when they arrive. There is also a local DASH bus that services Koreatown and stops at the Vermont/Wilshire Metro station. The DASH stop is right around the corner from the house which make getting to the station easy if you have a lot of bags or luggage...please note that the DASH bus runs every 20 mins and stops running at 8pm.
If you have a car...Koreatown is also centrally located near 3 freeways all with in 2 miles (10, 110, and 101).
If you are going to the westside or beach - Santa Monica or Venice...by car on the freeway it should take about 15 mins (without traffic). If you take the Wilshire 728 rapid bus it takes about 45mins. - 1hr.
The apartment comes with extra sheets, towels, and blankets which are located in the hallway closet.
There is filtered water in the fridge...open the door and you will see a blue button and spout on the top left corner.
Thanks, Camilo for being a great host. I really appreciate your quick response to my last-minute request and the fact that my dog was welcome. The location is great; the unit is exactly as advertised.
Camilo was very nice person. The room was very huge and cool. However, if you are care about cleanliness, I don't recommend.. Some towels are dirty and the sofa had some stain. The area is Korea town and I saw many cops at night which makes me nervous a little bit. But if you don't care about these things, I highly recommend you to stay there. He is nice and easy to access to everywhere in LA.
Camilo was very cordial and friendly in my stay.
He solved all questions and gave several tips about the city. The house is located in a good neighboorhood Los Angeles, with private garage and really close to differents restaurants - if you like Italian food, go to the Anima!.
Definitely recommend to all people who wants to stay in LA and when I come back, I will stay here again.
Camilo is a very nice and thoughtful host. This place is next to Korean Town, very convenient to get Korean food.
We were very satisfied with our first airbnb experience staying in this apartment. This 2 bedroom apartment is conveniently located close to many attractions (we went to the Getty, the La Brea Tar Pits, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Universal Studios, most of which were within a 15-20 minute drive). Although it's close to a neighborhood that seems a bit rough around the edges, the street itself is quiet and we slept well (and I am a light sleeper). I would suggest ear plugs to be safe, as sometimes there were helicopters. Most of the homes were enclosed with gates (including this one) so we had a private and secure parking spot which fits a vehicle up to the size of a Honda Pilot (fold in the side view mirrors). The apartment reminds me of my family's old beach cottage with an antique feel to the kitchen and bathroom, so that did not bother us. Camilo is readily available should you need additional supplies such as blankets, laundry detergent, paper towels, sugar, salt, etc. The coffee pot didn't work too great but we made do. There's no microwave but otherwise the kitchen has the basics for meal preparation. The drawers are old so just be careful when you open them. We would stay again should we have another opportunity to visit LA. This apartment is fairly and reasonably priced. We would have had to pay a lot more for 2 bedrooms and a kitchen & living room in almost any decent hotel. Of course we were not expecting "the Westin", we really just needed a 2 bedroom place for our family to sleep for our vacation to LA. We were very satisfied with the location and our host. I think someone mentioned they thought the bathtub was dirty - but I think it was just old water or rust stains, not dirt. Also, I think the 2 beds are queen size and the master was comfortable (slight sagging in the middle but not enough to disrupt my sleep). We brought a twin air bed as our children did not want to share a bed. One slept on the air mattress and the other slept in the bed (both of which can just fit next to each other). The kids' middle bedroom bed does squeak a bit when you toss or turn, so just be aware of that. The Kenmore washer and dryer are modern and work very well. Overall I would definitely recommend this place to someone who is used to living in an urban area and is comfortable in an old/vintage building and with older fixtures, furniture, etc. If someone is walking upstairs you can hear them, but that was rarely a problem between 11 pm and 7 a.m. Camilo is a great guy, mellow, and very helpful with suggestions about places to eat and things to see, and is an interesting person to talk to. He is very knowledgeable about the local history as well.
The apartment was really great and Camilo was a very nice and helpful host. We really had a great time and were really comfortable as the flat was quite spacious and we had everything we needed. We'd certainly go back. It was a very good choice.
Silvia from Argentina
It was a great stay at Camilo's. An older place as advertised but very accommodating and in a convenient location to both hollywood and downtown. Place was clean and Camilo was easy to get a hold of. Don't hesitate!
Overall the experience was fine. We had a little trouble contacting Camilo for details about check in/check out initially, but that was because he was on vacation so it's understandable, and we eventually worked everything out. The apartment is nice and very spacious - no complaints there.
Adequate at best. We were only in LA for about 24hrs., so this apartment served it's purpose as a bed and shower situation in close proximity to LA Live where we were catching a show, but that's about it. The pictures are very misleading, as the apartment is very dark. The towels available were worn out and threadbare and the overall aesthetic was that of a recent dorm room inhabitant. I would say you get what you pay for, though we stayed in a lovely cottage in Venice Beach on a previous LA trip before for the same price.
There was also some disorganization in that our host was traveling and left his friend responsible for handing over the keys to us, yet we weren't informed of this until the day before and were left sitting in the driveway for a bit while we waited for the apartment to be cleaned.
If you're ok with more of a young folks experience, these things probably won't bother you, but to us (mid-30s) we've become more accustomed to what we can get for how much $, and didn't feel that this was a balanced exchange....even a Motel 6 has nicer towels.
Pluses: washer and dryer are available, great claw foot tub/shower, nice kitchen with coffee maker (bring your own coffee), parking spot in driveway behind locked gate, proximity to downtown, space heaters provided, two bedrooms.
*Johanna...i'm sorry that you feel you had such a bad experience. I
haven't yet received any complaints regarding towels from the numerous
guests that have stay at the apartment however I will look into getting new
ones if you felt that it was a major problem. In terms of decor...I'll let
the pictures speak for themselves...unfortunately I have to disagree with
you wholeheartedly in that my place does not have the aesthetic of a recent
dorm room inhabitant. Most if not all the furniture and fixtures are
vintage and/or antique so I'm sorry that you did not like my taste in
decor. Your comparison to the other place you stayed at in Venice is also
very misleading to other guests as per your profile the place you stayed at
in Venice was double the price per night (with an expensive cleaning fee)
and also half the size of my apartment. I pride myself on providing a
nice, large, and comfy vintage style apartment in the heart of LA at a good
price compared to most other places you'd find in this city. Additionally
there was no disorganization in regards to check-in. I sent you an email 24
hours before your arrival with very specific instructions and a check-in
time of 2:30pm as we had guests checking out and need time to clean before
your arrival. Nonetheless you still showed up earlier than asked therefore
you waited...it's really unfair that you criticized my check-in process (as
disorganized) when you yourself are fully responsible for showing up early
though you were specifically asked to show up at a particular time for a
very good reason. It wasn't my fault whatsoever that you chose to come
early therefore it was truly unwarranted that you left such a harsh
review. I take reviews very seriously however in the future should you
have a negative experience at another place, I hope that you will be more
honest in your public review and as well as constructive.*
I and my friends had an awesome trip in LA, thanks to Camilo.
He was really kind and friendly and gave a detailed map for us.
It was little cold at first because the heater didn't work well, but it's fixed.
Clean, neat, and cozy house, great location(especially from Korea town), nice host. I want to go to LA and stay in this house again.