About This Listing
Renting out my cozy, modern, beautifully styled studio with bathroom w/ bathtub, kitchen and balcony located steps away from Rodeo Drive and Beverly Center. You will be in the most luxurious neighborhood of Los Angeles on a central and quiet street that has a true LA feeling and palm trees!
Location! Location! Location!
The California king bed is super comfy (you will sleep like a baby) and the apartment is decorated in all white modern furniture.
• Private Entrance
• Beautiful, contemporary decor
• 40-inch LED Flat screen TV with Cable, NETFLIX, DVD and Xbox (w/ dance and fitness games)
• High speed WiFi Internet
• Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop KING Bed, 3 soft Tempur pillows, incredibly sheets and Duvet
• Luggage Stand
• Workstation w/ Printer, audio speakers, etc
• Bathroom w/ bathtub (soap, razor, bath salts, shampoo and conditioner, moisturizer, hair dryer, candles..)
• Robe and Slippers Provided
• Fully equipped kitchen (microwave, toaster, cooking oils, etc)
• Keurig Coffee Machine
• Laundry on site. Iron + Board (on request)
• Private balcony
Interaction with Guests
Guests will have complete privacy.
Beverly Hills is one of the most classy, beautiful and central neighborhoods in the city. Everything is within walking distance: Shopping, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, Starbucks, etc; fast commute to any destination point in LA.
La Cienega Park only 1 block away. Great for kids, relaxing or exercising - public gym at the park.
5 min to Rodeo Drive
5 min to Beverly Center
5 min to LACMA Museum
15 min to Santa Monica beach
15 min to Hollywood Sign
Other Things to Note
I love making my guests feel comfortable and at home - please let me know if there's anything I can do to make your stay more enjoyable!
I am very friendly and can give you a ton of recommendations on what to do and where to go while you're in LA.
Studio apartment with a small kitchen above a car garage. The location is convenient.
The location of the apartment is amazing, along a quiet palm-lined street and close to shops and restaurants. Marina is a good host, accessible and responded to my queries promptly.
Though Marina was very nice, I can't say the same about the place. The pictures make it look A LOT nicer than it actually is.
First off - there is a strange, stale smell when you enter. Secondly, the place needs a deep cleaning, as there is dust on everything. We weren't sure if the sheets had been washed before we got there, because they felt flat and matted. The skirt of the bed was filthy. It was so dirty that it wasn't white anymore and was ripping.
The chair and pillow by the desk are also gross. We wouldn't even put our bags down on them, let alone sit on the chair.
The bathroom is tiny! And the shower is rusty. The towels are stained.
The place is freezing at night, and there's no way to make it warmer.
So, we would advise you to not be tricked by the good lighting and charm of the photos. This place isn't as great as it looks. We were going to extend our stay, but decided to get a hotel instead, and that's when we finally started enjoying our trip.
I am very sorry but also very surprised by your review - not only because you never let me know of any problems you had during your stay but mostly because you're the first person to say anything bad about my apartment (specially about the cleanliness). I always ask my guests to let me know if there's anything I can do to make their stay more enjoyable and I would have definitely resolved the problem right away if only I had known there was one.
Smell - Obviously I cannot control what my guests cook at the apartment and I believe the strange smell must have been from a previous guest who cooked something with a strong odor. This issue has been taken care of and I sincerely apologize for it.
Dust - As I said, almost all my previous guests tell me how beautiful and clean the apartment is. If for some reason the housekeepers did not do a good job before you checked in I would love to have known so I could offer you a second cleaning free of charge, of course. Again, this comes as a huge surprise to me since I've been using the same housekeepers to clean and have never had issues.
Bedskirt, Chair, Towels- I checked and the bedskirt did need to be changed and that has been taken care of as well. However, the chair is a vintage chair which has an old look, it is supposed to look like it does but it is not dirty by any means.
I will make sure any towels that are slightly stained are thrown away, my housekeepers work hard to make sure the place is ready by the right time and a small stain can sometimes be overlooked (again I would have been more than happy to provide extra towels right away if I was notified).
Freezing at night - This is one of the things that surprised me the most about your review, Marikh. Most people use the AC at the apartment at night. But I do understand different people feel differently and that's why there's a huge heater right next to the TV. I actually have clearly written instructions for using the heater on my guide book.
Again, I am very sorry you had an uncomfortable stay but I take comfort in having so many 5-star reviews and I guess if you host as long as I have, its going to happen at some point. I hope you have a better experience next time on Airbnb and let your host know if you ever have any issues, communication is always the best way to resolve any problem! Thanks Marikh
My girlfriend and I had a really great time in LA thanks to the convenience and comfort of Marina's apartment. The location can't be beat and Marina's parking permit made life a lot easier. Marina was also very helpful with all our requests. Will stay here when in LA again!
We had a wonderful time while we were in California. The apartment was even better!! We felt at home and comfortable in Marina's apartment. We would definitely recommend to others. If we go back to California for a visit, we would stay at the apartment again!!
I had a great time at Marina's place. It was clean and very well situated. Marina was quick to answer any questions, and the little gift basket was a nice touch!
The place was exactly as advertised.
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About the Host, Marina
Great for exercising or just a place to relax while drinking a cup of coffee.
Great Art Museum
Great food and happy hour!
Great Pool, drinks and amazing restaurant - 1 block away
My favorite supermarket a few steps away.
You must check out this place! Amazing salmon plate - Mediterranean food.
Amazing food and very cute place - a must go!
Amazing Restaurants and Shops, you can usually spot celebrities in this area.
Shops (Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx,, Target, CVS, Staples, etc) and Restaurants
Good sushi and they will deliver for free!
Large mall a few blocks away!
One of the main attractions in LA. Beautiful place with lots of restaurants, shops and a movie theater
One of the main touristic attractions! A must go
Best Salad in town!