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East of Eden - Early California Gem
East of Eden - Early California Gem
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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The space

A Traveler’s Haven awaits you in this daylight basement suite of a well preserved Early California Estate. It is secluded and has its own outside entrance making it intriguing, super private and peaceful.


LOCATED in an upscale Glendale residential neighborhood among prime properties, it sits 200 ft. back from the street and up high overlooking the San Fernando Valley.

THE SPACE is substantial at 1,200 sq. ft. (110 m2) in a lofty basement suite with 8ft. (2.5m) ceiling and soundproof walls. It was recently restored, the floors covered with tile and carpeting for sheer livability, and the space is yours alone.

AMENITIES - A media room w/58" flat screen TV, set up as screening room w/plush leather Director's recliner chairs. It also doubles as master bedroom with a new queen bed perhaps not found better this side of Eden, but also a single bed for families with a small child.

There is another queen bed in the living room providing comfort for up to 5 guests, max. 6 with a roll in bed.

BATH - A new shower bathroom is stocked with soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion, towels and hairdryer etc., all you need.

And a large granite wet bar w/refrigerator opens up to huge carpeted living room which features an 8 ft. pool table.

AIR - The suite has central air conditioning/ heating, making for a super comfortable nest to return to. Lounge or play games at the corner card table, it is cozy and private, yours to enjoy.

TV and WI-FI provided free of charge.

COFFEE & TEA - There is a coffee maker, hot water pot and a toaster, but otherwise no cooking facilities in the suite - and no cooking allowed.

PATIO KITCHEN - You will find cereal out on the patio along with refrigerator, microwave oven, electric single burner, electric griddle, toaster, pots and pans, essential utensils, etc. and a propane barbeque grill.

The brick patio breathes peace and comfort as it sits under tiled roof and ts welcomes you with ample cabinets, tiled sink counter and total shade at mid day s it faces north.

POOL - It sits to the large pool (20 x 40 ft.) set in large landscaped yard with near total privacy. That my friend may be as close as you and I will come to Eden, an enviable spot to raise a glass of wine at sunset and ponder life.

POOL WARNING : The pool has one deep end so it is for adult/ good/safe swimmers only; minor children must be under direct adult supervision, sole responsibility of the guest.

LAUNDRY - There is a washing machine and dryer on the premises for your free use.

PARKING - There is ample off street parking on our circular driveway and parking lot in front of the house, secluded, private and free.

AREA ACCESS - You will be only minutes from freeways with easy access to the area: by car 15 min. to Hollywood, Universal Studios, Downtown L. A. and Burbank airport - 40 min. to Santa Monica beaches, Malibu and beyond.

EATERIES - Village French Bakery and Porto's Bakery are within minutes, and so is the much favored mountainside restaurant Castaway with its fine kitchen and marvelous view out over the San Fernando Valley, but.....

Above all is the sparkling new & avant-garde
Americana-at-Brand dining, shopping and entertainment complex. From there a huge variety of fine traditional & ethnic restaurants spills up and down Brand Blvd., offering a taste for every palate.

The estate was built in 1923 when the Roaring Twenties were just getting into full swing, thirty years before John Steinbeck published his epic novel "East of Eden". This is a prime Early California time piece reminiscent of the Charleston and speakeasies during the 1920's Prohibition, now settled in harmony & proud of its heritage.

That my friend is East of Eden, authentic and unique, but have no fear for there is no apple tree in the garden, no snake to tempt and also no forbidden fruit.

Pres. Herbert Hoover slept here two nights; the 2nd owner sat next to Howard Hughes when he flew his famous Spruce Goose. The the 3rd owner stands ready to accept you as guest for now it is your turn.......come, enjoy and relax in comfort.

ATTENTION - There are 2 MORE RENTALS on the property: Deluxe, new and attractively furnished SUNDOWNER'S PRIVATE RETREAT with modern full kitchen is downstairs in the Guest House, accommodates a family of 5. - and smaller, but cozy, inviting and intimate HONEYMOONERS' SECRET HIDEAWAY up above w. private roof terrace and great view for the lucky 2,...and its own private entrance. Both are listed with Airbnb - check them out.

Other things to note

3 real beds; 2 new queen beds, 1 real single bed, 1 rolling bed.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly

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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Security deposit is $300

NO SMOKING inside, violation $500 penalty.
NO PETS, none
NO HOT FOOD PREP - use patio kitchen.
NO BULKY ITEMS in toilet.
TURN TV / LIGHTS OFF when out.



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Alicia User Profile
November 2017

Francis User Profile
October 2017
Fe and Jhon are the cutest couple ad their house is comfortable, peaceful with a location. The place was clean and quiet. Loved it

Sean User Profile
October 2017
East of Eden is a perfect spot if you need to stay in the Northern area of LA. Plenty of room for 6 people but I only had 5 guest. Would love to go back and talk with John some more. I would definty rate this as 5 stars.

Joseph User Profile
September 2017
The accommodation is really awesome! Plenty of indoor and outdoor space for 6 guests. Hosts John and Fe made us feel home and very understanding about our needs. My family enjoyed the stay.
Fe And John User Profile
Response from Fe And John:
Thank you Joseph, it was a pleasure for us as well, only one thing missing, more time. You have a wonderful family. Fe and John
September 2017

Faisal User Profile
August 2017
Fe and john are very loving people i spent a week with them we felt like we are family! The house is very clean and charming. AC cools the house instantly. The water that been using in the pool is a high quilty seawater. It is like a 5 stars hotel. Highly recommand it. Best of luck guys!

Jay User Profile
July 2017
Fe and Johns place was lovely. They were very helpful and friendly. We stayed in the studio and the den apartment and both were great. As hosts you couldn't ask for better.

Kate User Profile
July 2017
This place is beautiful, picturesque, quiet, and a perfect getaway. It's a pretty easy drive to most places in LA. The only minor complaints I really have are about the air conditioning which seems like other guests had a similar experience. It was really hot in the house and Fe said the repairmen were supposed to come during our stay but she didn't want to bother us. I told her to absolutely let them come and she said she already told them not to come. I would have rather dealt with repair guys than to be uncomfortable for 4 nights. Also, it lists that they was laundry, but there wasn't. We had to reuse the same 2 wet towels a person for the pool and bath for 4 days. And finally, Fe gave us permission to invite my brother, his wife, and their 2 children (an infant and a 3 year old) to enjoy the pool. But at 4:30pm, she asked if we could wrap it up. We weren't being loud, it was just a bunch of kids enjoying themselves. Fe was really nice about it. But considering the price we paid, it was slightly annoying that we couldn't enjoy the pool for more than 4 hours with my family. But otherwise, the place truly is great and Fe and John were quite lovely hosts. I would definitely go back.
Fe And John User Profile
Response from Fe And John:
Kate is so right about the air conditioning, we suffered equally ourserlves. When you left the A/C technician detected a leak in the evaporator coil, but it took another four days (as long as your stay) for their crew to come and replace it, - a six hour job and right behind your bathroom door. It was a mess, tying up the bathroom and both noisy and dirty. We took a chance to postpone it as we had no immediate booking pending after you. Sorry, unfortunate but not totally ovoidable. Laundry, yes there is both washer and dryer in the laundry room out back, which is for shared guest use only. Fe thought she showed it to you as we always do to our guests upon arrival, sorry if she forgot; wish you would have asked. We all thought the pool party got too loud with the children crying which is quite common though not so compatible with John situation as he just had been discharged from the hospital, so she asked for quiet and you were good enough to comply. Thank you. Please note, she did not insist on collenting a guest visitor pool fee (posted on the patio), nor did she question an extra adult guest that she noticed hiding under a blanket and staying over... for three nights? You did not mention anything about it yourself.. Be it as it may. You are Airbnb hosts yourselves, and know there is often more than one way to view a situation. We are sorry if you found it wholely unjustified.
July 2017

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Fe And John User Profile

We are FELOLITA (Fe) and JOHN ANDERSEN, and you are correct: We were not born here but had to travel like you to meet in Southern California, but that was in the last century. So welcome, let us get acquainted; we were both islanders but from far away places.

Fe was born on one of the two thousand inhabited islands in the Philippines (but did not visit them all) and came here to make the most out of life. She is a nurse and works for an international company that tests new products for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
She fled a hot sun and oppressive humidity for a kinder sunny climate, but never from her genuine love of people which we both share. She still loves the water and fresh seafood, but above all life, music, and happy laughter. No wonder she turned into such a wonderful cook par excellence.

John was born in Denmark, developed a taste for traveling early and getting away from a dreary overcast climate. He came to the USA for college and never stopped seeking new horizons. In the process he discovered that language is not just a study course, but something to practice free lance while you meet this big wonderful world of ours, which grew immensely after he parked his childhood shoes. He lived in South America, did international business and visited half of the so called countries, for you must get out if you want to meet the world and develop appreciation. In time he also followed his dream and founded a company in the medical business.

Nothing here is run of the mill. Together we have prepared a comfortable and very private home for you away from home, where you can kick your shoes off and relax in privacy. The pool is large and the sunshine plentiful, and we shall greet you when you come up the longest driveway East of Eden. Welcome to Early California;. - now kick them off.

Languages: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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