THE GREAT ESCAPE- Bohemian flat.

Apartment - Entire home/apt · North Serrano Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029, United States

The Space

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
• Melrose
• 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

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Very nice place. Well decorated and clean, would stay there again!!

    April 2014
  • Loved our stay at the great escape! Juan Carlos and Jessica were ideal hosts with excellent communication. Would most definitely rent from them again

    April 2014
  • Such a charming apt! Clean, quiet and comfortable. A gem in Hollywood.

    April 2014
  • Juan and Jessica, thank you very much for your hospitality! The apt is very cozy and comfortable, just the same as on the pics, highly recommended!

    March 2014
  • Im obsessed with this property. Very cozy, and quaint. Even better was that it was centrally located, clean and the check in was seamless. I only wish i could actually live there! Perfect stay. Thank you!

    March 2014
  • This apartment was great! My girlfriend and I enjoyed the coziness of the apartment which was not a far drive from all the LA hotspots like Hollywood, Fairfax, etc. It was the perfect place to come back to after a long day. I enjoyed the photography and art that laced their walls and the various books provided. I wish there was an iron and board for our clothes and easier parking. We would have to circle around the block for 30 minutes at most to grab a spot. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying in Juan Carlos & Jessica's flat! It had everything we needed! They were very easy to communicate with and responded quickly. The night folk around the block were rather riveting and the parking in the area is a little rough, but where isn't it in LA!? Also, one night we were able to walk to a traveling Cat Circus. Which ruled.

    February 2014
  • This place is really great - here's why:

    Location: It's hard to feel in the middle of everything in LA, but this place really is. It's convenient to so many things in Hollywood, but also a close drive to other LA attractions. We enjoyed the multicultural neighborhood with its wide ranging socio-economic mix of interesting people.

    The space: If you appreciate thoughtful (but not over-thought) design, you'll love what they've done to this place. It's the kind of subtlety where you'll notice something interesting almost every time you turn around. Like - "Are those paint cans as pots for plants?!" Yes, yes it is! There are just tons of little cute re-purposed design elements that make the space really fun and interesting.

    Your Hosts: They really didn't interact with us much, but were very informative and helpful in the booking process. We didn't really need them for anything, so we appreciated them leaving us to the space.

    This is a nice sized studio that's great for a couple or a single person. You'll really enjoy your stay here.

    February 2014
  • The flat is well decorted, very good bed and the flat is well located close to melrose Av., silver lake ....
    Juan & Jessica was responsive and Easy to communicate. We recommend this place !!!

    February 2014
  • This place is very nice. Super cozy an clean. I did not meet the hosts, but they leave everything easy to access and they sent me very detailed instructions, so that I didn't have any doubt. Very good place to stay. It's super easy to dive to Universal Studios and walk of fame. I recommend

    December 2013
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