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Peaceful, bohemian flat in Hollywood.
When we were putting this place together we had just finished doing a very modern fast paced type flat right above the busiest LA attractions. It turned out really cool and even earned us a spot on Airbnb's Instagram (you can find the link to our other properties below) but left us feeling like we needed a vacation in one of those peaceful bohemian little islands you see in postcards. From that feeling we took our inspiration and made this place. Although very close to everything (I will include proximity maps and distances below) when I am inside I am at peace and heres how we did it. For the location we chose a locals only neighborhood where the diversity of Los Angeles can clearly be seen and felt. There is a little mexican and south american market a minute walk away. If you walk the other direction Korea and Thai town another minute walk away. Sometimes I want to remember my travels to Turkey and just walk 5 minutes down where I can find authentic turkish and armenian food in the "Llittle Armenia" area. I love this part of LA, having little bits of the world for you to enjoy is so important. Of course there is also all the unique Los Angeles attractions, like the famous Hollywood sign which you can see from the window, the Hollywood Cemetery where you can famous grave hunt or sit down and watch an open air movie in the summer. The Walk of Stars, comedy clubs, theaters, Hollywood and Vine, the Chinese Theater etc etc etc are all less then 2 miles away.
For the apartment itself, we took bits and pieces from all the areas I mentioned above and made them work together much like our neighborhood. We got the peace and decompression we sought by choosing bold yet melodious colors that alleviated us of the LA beat but kept us close to its essence, much like our location. A low to the ground bed made from pallets we found close by, were sanded, painted and used for an organic feel. Anytime you see a hanging hammock the feeling of relaxation comes to mind so in search of this relaxing bohemian get away we hung our own hammock from the ceiling where you can read or nap or maybe just swing like a kid while you stare at the Hollywood sign outside the window. We used discarded crates from a local Thai market to make coffee and side tables. An old discarded vanity from west Hollywood was transformed into a desk with character that will hopefully help write a romantic letter or two. We gave an old rattan love seat from a failed actor a new life. A wicker basket from a young man giving all his possessions away just for the sake of good karma sits in the living room doing exactly what his prior owner had hoped for. The paint cans that were used on our walls now give life to succulent plants picked from West Hollywood sidewalks. Every item in here has a story and perhaps that is why they all sit here content, happy in being together....speaking little to our ears but loudly to our spirit.
Below is a list of attractions close by and things you might want to know...
1 mile away
• Hollywood Blvd
• Hollywood & Vine
• Walk of Stars
• Griffith Park & Observatory
• Paramount Pictures
• Hollywood Forever Cemetery
• Larchmont Blvd
2 miles away
• Hollywood & Highland
• Chinese Theater
• Hollywood Sign (view from apt)
• Jimmy Kimmel Live
• Oscars/Academy Awards
• El Capitan Theater
• Dolby Theater
• Hollywood History Museum
2-4 miles away
• The Grove
• Silver Lake
Downtown - 5 miles
Universal Studios - 5 miles
Beverly Hills - 6 miles
Santa Monica - 12 miles
Venice - 16 miles
Disneyland - 30 miles
Warner Bros Studios - 6 miles
It was great actually although I was not satisfied at first. It is very close to Koreantown and freeway entrance.But one shortage is the parking. I was back late and I took 50 minutes to park my car.
This apartment was absolutely amazing. It was central to everywhere my boyfriend and I wanted to visit. This space was definitely well-designed, and the pictures definitely do not do it justice. Street parking wasn't too bad when we arrived on a Saturday afternoon, but since other reviews stated how bad parking could be at night we decided to just Uber everywhere. All rides we took were less than $9 to and from the apartment since we didn't have to venture too far.
Jessica was really sweet, and was quick to respond whenever I needed help with something. We didn't get to meet, but she really set the bar for our first AirBnB experience! The check in/check out process quick and easy. If I'm ever in the area again, I will definitely stay here again!
We absolutely loved the place! We will certainly be back when visiting LA again. The location is also very close to downtown and LA Live! If you're looking for a cozy and affordable stay, this is the place for you.
Some friends and I were in town for a roadtrip and needed a last minute home base before heading to the mountains. Juan Carlos and Jessica were very accommodating and responded to our inquiries almost immediately. The place is exactly as it is described in the description sections, and the hammock chair is to die for.
The place was just a pictured. Nice and clean and exactly what I needed. Parking was tough but once Jessica told me about parking by the park I didn't have any problem. Jessica was very helpful and always quick to respond to my questions. Would stay here again!
The place looks EXACTLY like the photos! I was definitely not disappointed loved the hammock. The area was something I didn't like (only star down for that) not being from LA I didn't know but, it's not really in the best of areas. The actual room is super adorable and the hosts are incredible!
This spot was well designed! I loved it and it looked exactly how it looked in the pictures. It was cozy and quaint which is exactly what I was looking for. Parking was a little hard, but was still able to nab a spot down the block. Jessica was very communicative and checking in was a breeze. I really enjoyed my stay and felt very at home. That hammock really did it for me!
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