About this listing
LARGE private with french doors opening to a private patio. Make yourself at home and to anything in the kitchen. Close to Hollywood attractions, street parking, quiet, your own keys, AND... a cool host who is also an LA Native!
Your private room is HUGE! You will have your own set of keys to come and go as you please.
You will have the large bedroom that opens to the patio. It has a double bed. I will be in the other room on a futon bed. There are hardwood floors and red tile (no carpet), a good stereo system with a Bluetooth so you can listen to your music, TV / Netflix movies, WiFi / computer if you need and a cute little kitchen.
I love to cook so glad to make you something to eat when the timing is good.
You will have your own set of keys. Come and go as you please, make yourself at home.
Interaction with Guests
I use to own a tour business and love to entertain. This is really great for me to meet new people from around the world and also welcome you to my home and show you some if Hollywood if you are interested and the timing is good! I have a lot of great friends that would be glad to share time with you I'm sure. I work a lot at the law firm so not always around. I really enjoy spending as much time with my guests and making new friends.
Airbnb took me out to a nice dinner with 6 others as a thank you for being one of the top hosts in my area so that was super nice! I live pretty close to the Hollywood attractions. It's safe and amazingly quiet for being in the city because it's not on a major street.
Public transportation right up the street. If you have a car, street parking is available and convenient. I ride a Harley Davidison so if the timing is good and you want to go for a ride or cruise in my classic car, I will be glad to take you for a spin!
Other Things to Note
I have a cat named Ole! Some people are alergic to cats, however, I have had many friends with allergies over and they never had a problem because my home is light and airy, no carpet and Ole is quiet and she has her own little bed. Right now she is shaved like a lioness and looks so cute.
I'm a pretty relaxed and easy going guy. I work in a law firm as a paralegal and usually go to bed around 11 and leave at 8 but if you want to stay up, that's fine with me. I love to cook and eat pretty healthy so maybe we can have BLD? I also love using my NutriBullet to make healthy smoothies if you want to try one. Please help yourself to anything in the kitchen, anytime but there is also a store right up the street for groceries.
I don't really drink but have as much as you like, heck you're on vacation. You can smoke on the private patio if you like. There are also weights and I have P90x workout CDs if you want to exercise together :)
I usually have a container of Purell by the door, but we already know it's a good practice to wash our hands often : )
This was my first airbnb stay and overall it was a good experience. However, there were a couple of pros and cons for us that will be good to keep in mind if you plan on staying here.
1. Aaron was a very sweet host. He was very accommodating and flexible to our plans. He even made breakfast for us the first morning and that was incredibly sweet of him.
2. He was always available and eager to help if we needed anything. He gave us a few very good tour suggestions around LA.
3. The house is very close to Hollywood so you don't have to worry about traffic, etc. It makes it more affordable to take a cab as well, if needed.
4. The house and neighborhood were very quiet and comfortable to stay at.
1. If you are going to go about town and plan on coming back home later in the evening after 9 pm or so, forget about street parking anywhere near the house. You WILL NOT find a spot unless you decide to park three or four blocks away or find a public parking structure for the night. We had this problem every single night we were there and surprisingly it is not mentioned in many reviews.
2. We personally found the hardwood floors, countertops, etc in the room to be very dusty and it aggravated my allergies. We kept our shoes on the whole time to keep our feet clean from the dust.
3. The house doesn't look very much like the pictures on the profile at all. It is very dark and unfortunately, very dusty. It has a very old school, antique look about it.
4. Both our room door and the bathroom door had no locks. Our bathroom door didn't even have a knob. This made us feel unsure at the beginning. Our host was a nice person but this made us quite uncomfortable.
Overall, our host was great! But the house wasn't really up to expectations.
Aaron was really friendly and welcoming and went out of his way to ensure our stay was great! He lives in a beautiful apartment in a good neighbourhood in a location that made it easy to get around. Would definitely recommend.
Aaron was a great host. He was available for any questions we had and was hospitable and a gentlemen. The place was good size and the bed was comfortable. The bedroom has a patio that you can walk out onto to relax outside. He made us breakfast in the morning and gave us a ton of tips on how to get the most out of our time in LA.
Most amazing host ever! It was our first time in LA so we had no idea where to start when arriving in the city but Aaron straight away invited us to join him for dinner with his friend and then we all visited a bar together. Throughout our one week stay with Aaron he told us so many amazing stories and showed us LA on the back of his Harley Davidson and in his classic car. He introduced us to so many people, who in turn invited us to things happening in LA and this made our holiday truly amazing - it would have been completely different if it wasn't for Aaron. His house is super cool as well as being in a good location, and we loved his very talented cat Olé! We can't wait to see Aaron again next time we're in LA!
The best host! Aaron oli loistava isäntä! Ja hauska! Vietimme pojan kanssa kolme yötä hänen luonaan ja todella tykkäsimme. Viimeisenä iltana Aaron vei meidät ajelulle upealla Metropolitan autollaan ja meillä oli hauskaa. Todellakin suosittelen majoittumaan Aaronin luokse, jos menet Losiin. Saimme häneltä myös hyviä vinkkejä, mitä tehdä ja minne mennä. Maininnan ansaitsee myös aaronin kissa, Ole` joka osasi mm. soittaa pianoa. Very funny.
Aaron's place was very clean and comfortable. It's in a great location relative to the UCB theater, food and coffee in Los Feliz, and some great hikes in Runyon Canyon and Griffiths Park. We arrived _very_ late at night and Aaron was able to accommodate us no problem. Great listing and host.
About the Host, Aaron
I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I am 49 years old, graduated UCLA and I work in a law firm and live by myself in an apartment and antique furniture is the style. It's quiet, clean and spacious.
I use to be a publicist for old time movie stars and I have done some acting so would be glad to share with you. I owned a tour Hollywood business, so I know the city very well. I love meeting people visiting LA.
I have a classic American car and I also ride a Harley Davidson! I have a cat named Ole and she is pretty quiet and she does tricks including playing the piano. There is no carpet in the apartment (tile and hardwood floor) so it's pretty light and airy. You will have your own private room with an adjacent bathroom.
Parking is pretty simple and my place is close to public transportation and the heart and soul of Hollywood. I'm gay, just thought I would toss that out there if that even matters. My friends and family may describe me as a friendly guy, funny and a great host. I work full time in a law firm and I enjoy exercising, hiking, watching movies, roller skating on the beach and photography.