About this listing
Large studio apartment with kitchen, and a California King size bed. French doors lead onto beautiful, outdoor, semi-covered patio. Walking distance to Silver Lake's Sunset Junction. Private parking is available, click 'listing details' for more.
This is a first floor apartment in a duplex. The structure is a modern craftsman house, rebuilt in 2005. The space is very private. It used to be a one bedroom apartment, but we opened it up into a large studio.
California King size bed, full kitchen, gas cook-top, microwave, walk in closet, 3/4 bath with modern Kohler fixtures and corner shower. This apartment has it's own private laundry washing machine and dryer.
French doors lead out onto a big, private, partially covered patio, with green trees everywhere. Private off street parking is available, with private gated entrance. The house has central heat/air conditioning and I set the thermostat between 70 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit (21-25 Celsius) depending on the weather.
Interaction with Guests
I usually don't see much of guests who stay in the apartment, however they're always welcome to come upstairs to say hello, or join for a cocktail if people are gathering before heading out for an evening.
We are walking distance from the Sunset Junction, that features such destinations as Intelligentsia, Cafe Stella, Bulan Vegan Thai, The Black Cat, Cafe Flore, Nature Well, Blossom Vietnamese, the LA Eagle. Akbar, El Cid, Cliffs Edge. Every Saturday and Wednesday, we have our own farmers market, also within walking distance. We're also very close to, Los Feliz, Echo Park, and a quick bus ride or Uber to get to Downtown LA and Hollywood for the clubs, attractions, and entertainment.
To get to my house:
There are also shuttles available (Prime Time and Supershuttle)
There is also the 'Fly Away Bus' that takes you to Union Station Downtown, then you can take Uber or Taxi to get to my house. (5-7 minutes).
25 minutes from LAX with light traffic.
50 minutes from LAX with heavy traffic.
In my neighborhood you can take the city bus anywhere. There is also a subway stop for the Red Line, less than a half a mile away that will take you to Hollywood and Universal Studios, or downtown LA, where you can transfer to other trains. You can download an app called 'GoMetro' for more information. I advise guests to use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps and click on 'transit' to see what public transportation options are available.
Other Things to Note
The street directly behind my house is Sanborn. No parking permit is required for that block of Sanborn.
(note that there is street sweeping on one side of the street on Wednesday and the opposite side of Friday, from 12noon till 2pm, so check the signs.)
If you're not able to find parking on Sanborn, you can park on my property.
If you check your g-maps, located between 967 and 961 Sanborn, there is an alley.
Pull straight into the alley and you will see at the end, an 8 foot tall, wood fence.
Pull up to the fence and into the right hand corner, close and tight so that if I need and can park another car on the left side there is room.
If there is already a car there, park next to the other car, close enough so that you don't block the driveway on the left. (white iron gates)
In the right corner is a pedestrian gate which will be unlocked. If not, there is a hide a key (a rock) just to the right of the gate on the ground. It's a fake rock with a key inside. Please lock the gate behind you. Call or text me if you need help getting in.
The apartment is the first floor of the house. Walk up the few steps and make your self at home.
Keys and information are on the counter. If you need any help with anything, just call or text me. (I"m up on the top floor)
Smoking is allowed outside only please.
We do not host parties. However guests are permitted to have up to 4 additional day visitors for meetings/dinner. Please check with me first.
Film producers please provide ALL SPECS. (number of cast, crew, vehicles, call/wrap times, scene description, props, lights, fx, etc.) Rates are based on size of shoot.
40 something, video/graphics producer and editor.
I grew up in the New York suburbs and north east New England. I wound up living in New York City for a few years, and eventually moved to California about 22 years ago. I've been living in the Silver Lake and Los Feliz area ever since, and I run the BNB with my partner Frank.
I embrace the 'LA' lifestyle, in that I try to be easy going and flexible, and do take advantage of the local delights. (Mountains, deserts, and the Pacific Ocean.) When I'm traveling, sometimes I'm looking for a peaceful natural retreat, other times looking for a fun city that stays open late.
It's amazing how many interesting and really cool people I've met through airbnb.com and I'm very happy I can be a host and will continue to do so.