"Marilyn" Studio Near Sunset & Vine

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038, United States

Stay in this quiet historic landmark a few blocks from famous Sunset & Vine and Hollywood & Vine and walk of fame. Short walk to bus routes and subway with direct access to Downtown, Universal Studios/Citywalk and beaches. Location location location.

The Space

Hello Friends. For booking inquires, please provide a little info about yourself or trip and have a profile picture posted. We can't accept bookings without one ; ) This is a quiet building so please only inquire if you are looking for a quiet stay here too. Thanks and enjoy.

Walker's Paradide score of 97! Short walk to W hotel, Trader Joes, Hollywood Farmers Market (Sundays), Ameoba Records, Arclight, many restaurants, coffee shops and the best night life in Los Angeles. Great bars, and eateries all walkable.

Apartment offers view of interior courtyard and trees outside in a very clean, old world style registered historical landmark 1920’s Hollywood brick building that's also amazingly quiet.

- Microwave & Toaster Oven
- TV plus Logitech media player for streaming online entertainment, Netflix, News, Pandora radio & more.
- Laundry on site if needed
- Coffee and tea. French press provided.
- Complimentary Shower Soap and Shampoo.
- Blo dryer.
- Queen size bed with tempurpedic foam.

- Hassle free self-check in/out.
- Location. Location. Location.
- Online Map with points of interest (ie. restaurants, bars, subway, cafes, grocery, etc.) emailed to guests after booking.

Parking is street parking and its free.

No late night check-ins after 10PM - sorry.

Small $10 cleaning tip requested to be left upon check out. Thanks!

If renting a car - save the 22% airport tax fees and rent near by. I have a corporate account set up for guests with set rates at Enterprise just 3 blocks away. They do pick ups. I recommend taking an $8.50 bus/subway combo to get to and from airport. More info provided to guests.

Getting around

The Metrorail, which is our subway, is just 4 blocks away with direct access to Universal Studios, Koreatown, Downtown LA and more parts of LA. Bus route on Santa Monica blvd is just 2 blocks away and goes all the way to Santa Monica beach with stops along the way in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Westwood and Santa Monica.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $645 /week
Monthly Price: $2250 /month
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Me and my boyfriend stayed at Mathew's apartment for 4 nights. Our experience wasnt as good as expected. When we arrived at the building the garden was great, but our first steps up the stairs was a disapoitment. We knew it was a historical building but we thought it would be in better conditions. When we went through the apartment door, we saw stains on the carpet and on the duvet. The bathroom should appear in the pictures.The toilet is as old as the building and the inside of it was peeling off. The bath curtain was midewed. The shower itself wasnt that great either. The water got really hot unexpectably. Now lets talk about parking. Definetly not easy as Matt said. One day we took 20 minutes to find a parking spot around the building. At arrival we felt insecure about leaving our car at the street, because the neighborhood wasnt very friendly. There were a plenty of homeless walking around. It kinda ruined LA for us and we dont plan to use AIRBNB again.

    April 2014
    Matt & Sheena
    Response from Matt & Sheena:

    Sorry you were disappointed in your experience. It sounds like you have mis-managed expectations of what the apartment and Airbnb in is like and has to offer. I'll let the other reviews speak for themselves. I hope you give Airbnb another try but I realize some guests just feel more comfortable in a Hilton.

  • Great, cozy space and location! Matt was great and very professional to deal with as well. Perfect for our trip!

    April 2014
  • I really liked staying in this appartment. Very convenient location, the appartment was cosy and neat and the courtyard was very pretty. We had no problems finding free parking spaces close to the appartment. Self check-in was perfect for us since we arrived really late. Would stay again!

    March 2014
  • The location is excellent. The room is nice, neat and lovely, the entire building is very nice and the courtyard is just gorgeous, wow.
    It's located in a very convenient area - easy to find parking, which I was worried the most about.
    Matt & Sheena were always available and responded very quickly. Self check-in/out makes everything very simple.
    Thank you.

    February 2014
  • Matt's place was great and within walking distance to everything I needed. The deli downstairs is awesome (try the thanksgiving sandwich!) and the apartment itself is really nice. Matt was extremely accommodating when I needed to extend my stay at very short notice. Would stay again for sure!

    February 2014
  • Matthew was polite and answered all our questions promptly. We stay for 3 days at his Vine place. It was a 5 min walk to the subway and 15 min to the walk of fame. The place was probably built around the 1950s so it has an older look to it but it was comfortable and quiet. Thank you!

    February 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 14 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    January 2014
  • Matthew was a very accessible host. The apartment was tidy with great closet space, and the space is just as described and shown in the pictures. Super quite for a good rest.
    We could not access the Netflix service during our stay but he reset it afterwards. WIFI did work fine.
    Great dining and drinking spots nearby, good access to street parking, and Trader Joe's Supermarket.
    I would stay there again!

    January 2014
  • Hiccups at the airport, car rental and traffic caused us to arrive quite late. The easy entrance wasn't so easy but eventually we made it through the locked gates of Villa Elaine, the historical apartments where Matthew's studio lies.

    The entrance was breathtaking. The entry, foyer and gardens were lovingly attended, it is clear to see the magic that was planned when the Villa was built ~ whenever that was... Orson Wells, Frank Sinatra and a host of others lived there once upon a time.

    Reaching Matthew's apartment in the back side of the 106 or so apartments wasn't as breathtaking. Once inside the halls it feels like an old dormitory with shabby carpet and echo-y walls.

    I didn't know what to expect, the difference between the grand entrance and the seedy-feeling halls was enormous but his studio is clean, comfortable and straight out of a black and white 60s television show. It's a studio, with a kitchen and a dressing room. It has so much potential ~ I wanted to attack it with a paintbrush and show off those high ceilings, throw open the curtains and windows and make it come alive. At the same time, I appreciated the retro look and feel. If you want an experience of Hollywood, this is a great place to start. It's old, it's funky and it suits the purpose beautifully. It's hard to find parking on a busy Saturday night, I spent $36 at a parking garage a few blocks away, but on Sunday night it was easy as pie.

    Matthew was an absent host but attentive and helpful.

    January 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Matthew's apartment!

    The location is great. It is very close to shops, attractions and nightlife. Parking is street parking and we never experienced any difficulties finding a parking space. The apartment in itself is as shown on the pictures. It was clean, quiet and nice - it also felt really safe. There is not much cooking equipment, but the basics are there (and there are so many nice places to eat out or get a take-away). Check-in/out was hassle free.

    Thank you Matthew!

    January 2014
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Matt is a writer/director/producer for narrative and commercial work. Sheena works in fashion. Love the AirBnB world of guests, traveling, and hosting. We want to see that every guest has a nice stay. Sheena will likely be replying to general inquires about availability and questions about the apartments. I'll coordinate logistics of cleaning crews and the ins and outs of guests. You're in good hands!
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