About this listing
Creative retreat, feels like a tree house with tree top view. Private Carriage House at back of garden property. Neighborhood is multi-cultural, middle-class, cul-de-sac ideally located for getting around LA. Off-street parking.
Looking toward the main entry into the Great Room seating area where you can sit and plan your vacation fun.
CREATIVE SPACE, RARE CARRIAGE HOUSE - CENTRAL LOCATION (Seriously -close to just about everything you want to see in Los Angeles!)
Why stay in a hotel or even a room in someone else’s home, when for the same price (or less) you can have complete privacy in an incredible space.
Location: Private and spacious carriage house, which is centrally located in the EAST Culver City/mid-Wilshire adjacent area of Los Angeles. 10 minutes from the charm of Larchmont Village and Paramount Studios, 15 minutes from downtown LA and 7 minutes to Beverly Hills or Culver City. Walking distance to Venice Boulevard, which is serviced by major bus lines going east and west: bus stops within 1 block both directions. La Cienega for North/South buses.
Description: The carriage house is a large, unique 5 room - open-space style apartment located on the second floor with its own entry and porch overlooking a large garden. When built back in the 1920's it was called a "mother-in-law" unit. It is completely detached from the main house ensuring total privacy and is located down a gated driveway (which is narrow so small cars only) with its own private and secure entry. The porch faces south and is covered in flowering Angel Trumpet and Maple trees.
My guests are ensured of their privacy and comfort. I like my guests to feel at home. I generally have a bowl of fresh fruit or goodies awaiting your arrival. I love hosting people of all ages and from all parts of the globe. I grew up in Yokohama, Japan and come from an Irish-American heritage, and appreciate all cultures.
• Lovely and comfortable Queen sized bed with fresh linens on arrival.
• Vanity room with hanging space, a chest of drawers and ample space for your bags. This room is also large enough to set up the Twin-size AIR BED.
• Tile bathroom with a shower (no tub), soft and fluffy towels and an iron and ironing board are provided.
• The main area features hardwood floors and high ceiling, lots of windows so is bright and cheerful with amazing tree-top views. Click-back sofa converts to sleep one. Also has desk area.
• The dine-in kitchen has a microwave, full size refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster-oven, hotplate, electric skillet, blender, cooking utensils, pans, plates, glasses, cutlery etc.
• Free broadband wireless.
• Heat, no air conditioning (generally not needed considering proximity to beach & coastal breeze, but I do have a fan for those rare heat waves that we get every now and then).
• Washer & Dryer, coin operated.
• Small car that doesn't block main garage can have off-street parking, otherwise easy street parking on a quiet street in front of the main house. If you are not comfortable backing out of a narrow driveway then plan to street park.
• Steam cleaned between guests to reduce allergens for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.
* I've lived here since 1993 and have found it to be safe. It is an urban, middle-class, family residential neighborhood.
• PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU BOOK
I require a $200 refundable damage/security deposit and a one-time $100 cleaning fee (this price is based on a short stay of a 14 nights or less, longer stays require more time to get back in order & could increase the fee based on how you leave it) – both fees handled through Airbnb . If you have an extended stay (30 or more days) please note that you should expect to pay for MID-STAY CLEANING $85 and scheduled 14-15 days after check-in. You may pay this fee in cash at check-in or have it charged through Airbnb "Paid Amenities".
To keep your Airbnb fees down the 14% LA CITY HOTEL TAX on stays of 29 days or less, is payable upon check-in. Stays of 30 plus days fall under rental and do not pay the tax.
NO SMOKING inside the Carriage House - but you may smoke outside: we just ask that you not leave butts on the ground.
I've had 1 guest have an issue with the wireless; could be their skills because none of the rest of us had a problem during the time he had a problem, but wireless is wireless so if you live & die by being connected to the internet you should look into Net Zero or one of the personal-go-with-you providers. My WiFi is Time Warner highest speed, but it still has it's moments.
No pets please - I do my best to provide an allergy free unit. Also, my yard attracts the neighborhood cats because i think I'm one of the few people who does not have a dog.
I require photos and profiles from all guests - I will not process a booking without this. Also, ONLY guests named in the reservation are allowed on the property: this has to do with insurance requirements.
You will have access to the garden, main patio and the BBQ Grill. Feel free to eat at the table on the patio or read a book on the glider by the pond (currently drained while LA suffers drought).
You have access to the laundry room with coin operated washer & dryer.
Interaction with Guests
Because we are in separate houses on the same grounds I have some guests that once they check in I hardly see them, others who spend time on the patio we see a bit more of each other. Some guests I see a great deal of & we do things together; anything I'm going to that I think might interest a guest I let them know if they would like to join me they are welcome to. Some guests are here to finish writing a script or to shoot a movie and need privacy and they get it. I'm easy going, and I treat people as I like to be treated.
This neighborhood is quite safe for being urban & the cul-de-sac is an unexpected touch of suburbia. It's a quiet street, multi-cultural, and easy to connect to the various neighborhoods of LA. As a city dweller I find it quiet and peaceful, but if you're coming from the country I'm sure your standard for quiet and peaceful will be much higher. This is a family neighborhood so people go to bed early and get up early for work and school. Venice Blvd. has commercial businesses like a coffee roaster, car repair, gas station, etc. that operate during the day, but by 5-6pm most of those are closing down for the night as well.
Bus stops are within walking distance. The LA Metro has a station about 10 blocks away. Uber and Lyft are plentiful, or taxi if you want to pay more. I've had guests that buy bikes for getting around while here, and one producer used a razor scooter and lost weight scooting back and forth to the studio
HOUSE GUEST BOOK IN UNIT
Be respectful of the property. No smoking, drugs or parties.
Clean up after yourself - washing dishes is not part of the cleaning fee. Any stay beyond 14 days will require additional cleaning fee & I will set up cleaning date for 14-15 days after your check-in with my cleaning lady.
To keep your Airbnb fees down the 14% LA CITY HOTEL TAX on stays 29 days or less must be paid in cash upon arrival. Stays of 30 or more days are considered a rental by the city so are not subject to the tax.
No guests that are not named in the Airbnb reservation; do not bring people home you met in a bar - go to their place, please no entertaining or having people I don't know coming to my property without my written consent.
Do not BLOCK DRIVEWAY. As an EMT I often get called to an emergency and time is critical, I can't be waiting for people to move their cars.
This is either your vacation or you're here for work/school and I want you to have the best experience and environment to meet your needs.
I have a house manual in the unit to answer any questions you may have & give you as much information as I have to help you enjoy the area.
69***Looking at the seating area & the door that enters into the large eat-in kitchen.