Come stay in the center of LA in a classic 1920s style Los Angeles apartment. Experience LA through the eyes of Koreatown, a diverse, historic, and dynamic neighborhood of the city that is served by great food, ease access, and public transportation
Spacious 1920's style apartment in the center of Los Angeles for rent. Bedrooms comes with wall ceiling fan, antique dresser, closets and 2 queen size beds. There is also a new sofa bed in the living room that folds down that can accommodate 2 more 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.
Interaction with Guests
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.
Other Things to Note
The apartment comes with extra sheets, towels, and blankets which are located in the hallway closet. There are colorful beach towels - if you go to the beach PLEASE use these and not the white bath towels.
There is filtered water in the fridge...open the door and you will see a blue button and spout on the top left corner.
This is an older building so if you are using the space heaters PLEASE MAKE SURE you do not use other appliances at the same time as it may blow a fuse.
Please do not move furniture as you may scratch the floors.
MUST USE coasters on wooden dining room table and living table.
Heaters cannot be unattended and must be turned off when guest is not in apartment.
Smoking allowed outside in front or in back - please discard cigarette butts in small pots available in each area.
Washer and dryer are available in the unit however you will have to buy detergent and/or fabric softers. There are many stores nearby where you can purhcase. Please make sure to use the correct settings on the washer and to clear out the lint tray before use on the dryer.
You are more than welcome to invite friends or people over however please no big parties and at night please try to keep it quite as to respect neighbors and other tenants in the building.
Only one car is allowed in the parking spot in front.
Quiet neighborhood. Korean town is nearby so no need to worry about good restaurants. The house is cozy and clean. The two bedrooms are big and comfortable. Great place to stay during vacation!!!!!
Apartment was great!! Plenty of space, and good location. Would definitely rent again!
Camilo was friendly and great at responding quickly via phone/text regarding any questions or concerns I had. We met him only briefly during our stay, but both he and neighbors were incredibly nice. He was also kind enough to accommodate our request for a later check-out time the day we left.
The house is big and comfortably suited our group of four and a small dog. The shower had really nice water pressure and hot water, which was greatly appreciated after a long day of hiking!
Neighborhood is great and central to everywhere we were visiting. Parking was confusing at first but once Camilo cleared everything up we had no issues the entire weekend. Will definitely book this place again.
Camillo is a great host. Polite caring and responsive.
The place is really vintage. Location is great. I enjoyed the stay.
Camilo's unique apartment is a rare find: a spacious apartment in the heart of LA. If you are considering a hotel, stay here instead! The place is huge, and it comfortably slept 3 adults (in the two beds) and two children (one was on the couch). Okay, so it really only comfortably slept 2 adults, but it isn't Camilo's fault that my 2 year old was kicking me in the ribs all night.
I love trying out new places, and the So-Cal style of this vintage unit reminds me of my grandparents' house in Tarzana. It is just really fun to stay in an old house and imagine all the people that have been there before you.
You are probably reading this review in an attempt to evaluate the cost vs. the benefit of Camilo's place. Relative to hotels, this is a bargain because you get much more space and a level of flexibility that you can't pay for; nice hotels were running about $30 more a night in December 2015. Plus, what hotel can offer 1 minute from your bed to the car, and another 20 minutes to anywhere in LA?
We weren't there for long, but the comfort and convenience were worth it. We recommend it!
Location of the place was great, 5minutes to korea town and other LA places. Place was comfortable and cosy.
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