About This Listing
Quiet retreat just a few blocks from the middle of Hollywood. Historic Hollywood neighborhood built in the 1920's with an Italian flair. Winding streets, concealed staircases, historic homes and charming bungalows attracted movie stars and craftsman.
Art Director's Mediterranean
Upscale and Unique Hollywood Hills Neighborhood
****PLEASE NOTE - ****
I require a 2 night minimum stay. I sometimes have odd nights available. Please inquire for a 1 night stay. BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO MESSAGE ME BEFORE BOOKING IN ORDER FOR ME TO ALLOW THE AIRBNB SYSTEM TO ACCEPT YOUR BOOKING
Beautiful 2 room suite with private entrance, living room, bedroom and bathroom. Large, bright and airy living room has comfortable sofa for sleeping or working. Can sleep 3.
Bedroom has queen sized bed with new pillow top mattress and high quality linens and towels. Two large ceiling fans and lots of cross ventilation keep the rooms very cool for sleeping in the summer and a new heater keeps it cozy in the winter. The two rooms can be separated by pulling the heavy curtain closed. approx. 500 sq. feet
Big, tiled walk in shower.
Partial Kitchen. French press coffee maker, kettle, microwave and mini fridge. There is a nice bottle of red wine and tidbits to welcome you. Refrigerator stocked with assorted drinks, waters, homemade granola and baked goods, yogurts, milk and orange juice. Optional meals on request. High speed wifi, flat screen TV with cable..
A retreat in the middle of Historic Hollywood Heights. Italian, bohemian flair in a residential old Hollywood neighborhood. Serene and private upper backyard and can sometimes hear music from the bowl and watch fireworks from the sofa.
Street parking is usually available. I also have a long driveway that can accommodate several cars.
I have lived in LA for 35 years working in the movie business as an location scout art director, and decorator. I know the city very well and can direct you to almost anything you want. Great restaurants, interesting ethnic neighborhoods, galleries and museums, interesting hikes, and all kinds of shopping opportunities.
I am looking forward to hosting and making your stay as wonderful and comfortable as possible.
YOU DON"T NEED A CAR
Great walking neighborhood to explore. Hidden steps at the end of the street. 3 blocks steep. Walk streets in the hills.
High Tower Elevator at the end of the street (made famous by Raymond Chandler and the movie "The Long Goodbye") is a 5 story campanile style tower, single open cab elevator built in the 1920's in Bolognese style to take people up the hill to their houses . Now a popular movie shoot location.
Close to Griffith Park. Walk to Runyon Canyon. Lots of great hiking trails.
I have a steep driveway with one regular size space available next to my car in the carport.
Please NOTE that I will only accept a reservation if you have a clear profile picture of yourself and a detailed profile posted to your account. Please tell me a bit about yourself when inquiring.
Neighborhood: Hollywood Hills
I have a steep driveway with one regular size parking space available next to my car in the carport.
Interaction with Guests
As much or a little as you desire.
I am on the premises to answer any questions and assist you with anything you may need.
A quiet green oasis in the middle of Hollywood.
YOU DON"T NEED A CAR
Most everything is easily accessible by public transport from my house.
Hollywood Bowl- 2 Blocks
Hollywood Walk of Fame - 10 minute walk
Hollywood Attractions- 10 minute walk
Restaurants, shopping, movie theaters and movies- 15 minute walk
Metro- 10 minute walk
1 stop to Universal
Easy access to Downtown
Public bus transportation- 1 Block
Belmont Village- 1/2 block
Short walk to restaurants, theaters, movies, markets and shopping.
Freeway close to Universal, Warner Bros, and Disney Studios, downtown and the valley.
Many guests prefer not to rent a car and take Uber around to avoid navigating LA traffic. Uber pool is extremely reasonably priced to get around town and to and from the airport. Let me know and I can give you some tips.
Public transportation is a few minutes walk.
Summer is an exciting time in the neighborhood. Hollywood Bowl is 2 blocks away. I will provide you with a neighborhood residence pass which will allow your car easy access to the neighborhood as well as written directions to skirt Hollywood Bowl Traffic.
One metro stop away from Universal studios.
Metro to downtown (website hidden) bus to Disneyland from local hotel or I can arrange a driver.
Other Things to Note
Since my rental is classified as part of my primary residence, it falls under the guide lines of what is considered a legal airbnb rental. Any future action by Los Angeles County will protect my right to manage an Airbnb rental. You do not have to worry about a forced cancellation.
This apt is private. I take great pride in hosting and I'm here to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
Adults only, not suitable for small children
No non-registered guests
No indoor smoking
Please be respectful of our home.
$25. per night for additional guest after 2
Guests shall hereby indemnify and hold me harmless against any and all claims of personal injury or property damage or loss arising from use of the premises regardless of the nature of the accident, injury or loss. Guests expressly recognize that any insurance for property damage or loss which I may maintain on the property does not cover the personal property of guests and that guests should purchase their own insurance for Tenants and Guests if such coverage is desired.
Linda was a fantastic host. The place looks even more beautiful in person. Lots of details and personality. It was very relaxing, open, bright, and the bed was even more comfortable than my brand new bed back at home!! I had everything I needed in the place and she really made me feel at home during my business trip. She was very friendly and attentive. It felt like I was staying more at a friends house than a "hotel." Couldn't recommend her place enough!
Linda's place is a total gem! It is a welcoming, comfortable and bright little sanctuary located in a fabulous neighborhood. Linda and her daughter, Olivia were warm, personable and very accommodating... not to mention the goodies they left for us - which was an added bonus! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to treat themselves to a special little getaway.
I felt great here! Linda is a natural hostess and immediately made me feel welcome over the phone and upon arrival. The guest house is attached to her art studio, so the home and setting have a cozy, creative and eclectic feel that I like a lot. Nice personal touches welcome visitors: the banana bread and granola made by her daughter, the bottle of wine and mini-fridge with more snacks.
The studio is spacious, with separate living/sleeping areas and bathroom. Windows fill the place with natural light, really nice, though at night you need it darker there are heavy curtains that can be closed to separate the living from the sleeping areas. There's a nice big desk and wifi, a great place to work on the laptop and take in the view. Outside are several different sitting areas in the terraced backyard.
Location is the middle of everything yet just up in the hills enough to feel a away from it all when you want to relax. The architecture of the house and neighborhood are unique; vintage Spanish-Revival in an older part of the Hollywood Hills, a neighborhood with a lot of character, filled with staircases and architectural curiosities like the "High Tower elevator" (which can be seen from the desk.) The area was built in the 1920-30s, the streets and driveways are narrow, though it was easy to adapt to. Really positive experience and I definitely recommend Linda's place!
Linda's place is as amazing as everyone has stated!! You should look no further for a place to stay....unless its the same time frame I would like to stay!!!
Location could not be better for a trip to Hollywood/L.A. Literally everything is easily do-able from here. We went to The Farmers Market for food and people watching, breakfast at Griddle Cafe on Sunset (love this place), shoe shopping at Off Broadway (the most shoes in one place ever), the Sunday swap meet on Melrose and Fairfax (if you have time do this...you will love it), and our highlight was the Jazz Fest at the Hollywood Bowl. Walking from Linda's place to the Bowl was amazingly easy, close, and convenient!!!!
We have done all these things many times before as we are frequent L.A. visitors but staying at Lindas really set this trip off!!! You can see how cute the place is in her pictures, finding it is a piece if cake, bed is very comfortable, towels are off the hook! (I am a towel snob so this was a great surprise)!!! Energy about the place is very positive and welcoming!
Meeting Linda and her lovely daughter Olivia was wonderful! They are both so personable, friendly, and down to earth. My only regret was that we stayed so busy we didn't have enough time with them. Would have loved to share more time with them both!!!
*****Highest recommendation. Linda represents the best of AirBNB and is an amazing and thoughtful host: gracious, informative, professional and a delight to interact with and get to know. She was also prompt and responsive in the booking process. Her apartment is a spacious, sunny, quiet and cozy oasis in a great location, nestled in the Hollywood Hills yet minutes from 101 and the Hollywood sights. Then there were the unexpected extra touches, like the bottle of wine, delicious breakfast goodies in the refrigerator--and a home-baked mini banana bread (gone in 60 seconds : ) Thank you Linda for making me feel so welcome and for sharing your beautiful space. I look forward to returning again soon.
Staying at Linda's place was a terrific experience. The neighborhood is beautiful and unique and the apartment is lovely and comfortable, all of which made coming home at night a true pleasure. Linda is an exceptional host who went above and beyond. She is friendly, helpful and accommodating (not to mention makes a wicked melon salad). After staying with Linda for seven days I now count her as one of my friends in Los Angeles!
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About the Host, Linda
I have been living in Hollywood for 35 years. Most of those years I have spent working in the film business as a production designer, set decorator, often times doing location scouting.
I have currently gotten back into doing my own artwork, which is wonderful for me. I'm working toward a one woman show in LA.
I love traveling. I am pretty adventurous. We usually spend summers in Italy (the same place for 10 years) where I have found an artist and "foodie" community. I have traveled to India (several times), Malaysia, Australia, Turkey, Russia and around the US and Europe.
I am a cook and enjoy having dinner parties.. I love the choice of ethnic restaurants in LA and can direct you anywhere you might want to go. I have a passion for decorating, color and off beat style.
I am thrilled to have become an airbnb host. I take great pride in hosting and continually strive to make my listing a special experience for my guests. I love new meeting people, several have become friends.
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