Looking toward the main entry into the Great Room seating area where you can sit and plan your vacation fun.69***Looking at the seating area & the door that enters into the large eat-in kitchen.

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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.

The space

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 above the 2-car garages 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 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. How boring life would be if we were all the same!

Features include:
• 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. Sofa bed (full size mattress) or click-back sofa converts to sleep one. Also has desk area.
• The dine-in kitchen has a microwave, full size refrigerator, coffee maker, French Press, 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.
Special Conditions:
• 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. This fee is due at time of check in and payable in cash.

NO SMOKING inside the Carriage House - but you may smoke outside: we just ask that you not leave butts on the ground or in the inside house trash. Please use a provided ash tray and dispose of contents in the outside trash cans.

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 its moments.

No pets please - I do my best to provide an allergy free unit. Also, my yard attracts the neighborhood cats because I'm one of the few people who does not have a dog and have accepted my role as keeper of the sanctuary.

I require photos and profiles from all guests be completed on their Airbnb profile page - I will not process a booking without this.

ONLY guests named in the reservation are allowed on the property: this has to do with insurance requirements.

Guest access

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 it's possible once guests check in I hardly see them, and 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.

Other things to note

- Extended stays require additional cleaning days and fees.
- The 14% LA CITY HOTEL TAX on stays 29 days or less is paid through Airbnb. Stays of 30 or more days are considered a rental by the city so are NOT subject to the tax.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 35 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 100
Security Deposit: 400
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 120 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is flexible

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. Airbnb doesn't have a consistent feature available for charging these additional cleaning days, so this may need to be paid in cash at check-in.

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.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 16 steps up with handrail and approximately 3 - 4 feet wide, it's easy to maneuver
Pet(s) live on property - I have 1 cat, Suki, but I'm one of the few homes without a dog so the quiet and solitude seems to attract the neighborhood cats for napping.
Some spaces are shared - The laundry room off the garage is for all guests as well as the hosts use. The main patio is also for the pleasure of all guests and host.
Amenity limitations - The antique stove is not for use.

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Mariana User Profile
May 2017
We had a great stay at this beautiful Carriage house. Judalon is very kind host, she has provided the house with everything you may need during your stay at LA, even more! It was so nice to find not only towels, but beverages, snacks and overviews of interesting places nearby will definitely come back again
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Response from Judalon:
Thank you so much. I know how exhausting those long flights from abroad are so it is nice to have the option of refreshments when you arrive without having to go to a market right away. I hope you have a wonderful tour of America.
May 2017

Kaliegh User Profile
March 2017
The carriage house is exactly what it seems to be by the description, I don't know how to work the public transportation system works here, so we got a rental car. The parking spot for us is small, but we were able to fit our Yaris pretty easily! The bed was comfy, sheets clean. Judalon even had some snacks for us after our travels. Downtown LA is about 15 minutes away. The neighborhood is quiet, sometimes you'll hear a barking dog or a meowing car. There are also a ton of cats on the property! which i love! i love cats but be aware that there are 10+ around, they don't really interacts with you. The only "negative" thing would be the water system, but it has a trick to it that you learn after the first night. Other than that Judalon was a great host and I highly recommend staying here!
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Response from Judalon:
Thank you again for the thoughtful gift. Yes, I usually tell people the secret to the water at check in, so if I forgot and you discovered it on your own I apologize. I'm glad you appreciate our animal rescue efforts, but just want to clarify that other than my own cat & his best pal none of them interact with guests & it would be rare for a guest to get close enough to have contact as they scatter even from me. So, unless you are here during the 1 time a day I put food out, when even my neighbors cat stops by for an extra nibble, it's unusual to see more than 2-4 relaxing in the sun. Also, I'm allergic so I do not allow pets inside any guest spaces.
March 2017

William User Profile
March 2017
Judalon was a great Responsive host. Just be aware that there are 10+ cats in the yard at all times and her no-guest policy.
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Response from Judalon:
Thanks William I do try to be sensitive to my guests needs. My guest policy is clearly stated in my page, you agreed to it prior to booking and I think you will agree that I didn't say no to any of your visitors until my trust was violated by Victor having an unapproved overnight guest that I did not agree to. The cats are not my cats and I can't really control the fact that I have one of the few yards without a dog so have become sort of the local sanctuary. I wasn't aware that you had a problem with them and wish you had let me know. I do mention them in my page, but other than my cat Suki & 1 other that seems to belong to a neighbor the others do not interact with people, they scatter. My guest houses are pet-free spaces because my grandchildren have allergies.
March 2017

Jelani User Profile
November 2016
GREAT HOST!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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Response from Judalon:
Thank you, so much! Have a wonderful holiday season, and may the new year bring you much success.
November 2016

Kathryn User Profile
September 2016
If you're looking for a place to read, relax, write, or meditate, Judalon's "Treehouse" is ideal. I spent most of my time working in the pretty sunroom to the left, past the arches. There you will find a desk and feel the lovely breezes through the window. There is no television, which I didn't mind at all. It made me feel like I was on sabbatical from the outside world. The space was built in the 1930s and it has that feel to it. The authentic wood floors and the kitchen tiles reflect its origins. There's a lovely sitting area outside the front door, nestled in the trees. I spent many a day out there with a cold drink and a good book. Judalon is a very responsive and kind host. Early in my stay, the coffee maker failed on me (horrors!). That afternoon, after I texted Judalon, she brought me a brand new one (joy!). I spent a month there, and I would recommend this place enthusiastically.
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Response from Judalon:
Thank you for enjoying the "Treehouse" and appreciating the quiet little world we have in this urban setting.
September 2016

Arlette User Profile
August 2016
Judalon was an extremely kind, attentive and welcoming hostess. We made a last minute booking the night before and she cleaned the flat herself to allow us to check-in as early as possible. We were also able to park the rental car in the garage area instead of on the street which was very convenient. Thanks again Judalon! Apartment is old and charming. Served as a good starting point to other areas of LA. Isn't walking distance to any key sights / areas so a car is definitely needed if you stay there.
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Response from Judalon:
Thank you, Arlette. It was a joy having you here.
August 2016

Steve User Profile
June 2016
Judalon texted me to ensure she'd be available when we arrived. She greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour of the whole place - including a binder which listed everything we needed to know including things to do, places to eat, etc. The place looks just like it does in the photos - nice, neat and comfortable. But since it was a vacation, we weren't there hanging out a whole lot - the thing I loved most was the central location between LAX, the beaches (Venice / Santa Monica), Beverly Hills, the museums, downtown, and the mountains around Griffith Park. With the traffic in LA, location means a lot! I loved sitting out on the little porch/deck at night reviewing my photos from the day's excursions. I also loved the beach towels that Judalon supplied - they are huge and were a nice touch given that we didn't bring any.
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Response from Judalon:
Steve, thank you so much. I appreciate all your insights and will look into what I can do to be even better. Loved having you here and you are welcome back any time. Enjoy the summer!
June 2016

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Judalon User ProfileJudalon is a superhost.

I'm a writer and like most creative people I do many things. My passion for travel lead me to become a travel host for a travel club. I'm a nationally certified EMT for movies and TV, and if that isn't enough I'm also a professional supervised child visitation monitor.

I grew up in Yokohama, Japan where I was a model/actress. I was under contract to Buena Vista (Disney) and when the movie Snow White came to Japan I became Princess Snow White for 2 years traveling all over Japan for the film. It was my favorite job because I went to children's hospitals and orphanages with truck loads of gifts. It taught me that giving is joyful and fulfilling. I once was fluent, but too many years of no one to speak with it's now a lot of work for me to put a sentence together.

I love travel, photography, which is a hobby, and I've had the good fortune to have my photographs published in 3 books. Love treasure hunting, cooking, reading, movies, exploring other cultures and am open to new experiences and adventures. I love tropical destinations, but must say Alaska's Inside Passage and the Grand Canyon are two places no one should live without seeing. I have many favorite books and must confess I'm a Harry Potter fan! Movies...Yep, love the romantic comedies! As far as the 5 things I can't live without: love, compassion, honesty, family and good health.

I'd say that I am basically a shy, private person and while I love people I don't drink or smoke so wouldn't say I'm a party-girl. As a host I'm pretty easy going. My spaces are all separate houses on one property so everyone has a lot of privacy and often we don't see each other unless one initiates a face-to-face meet. I'm the sort of person that if I have a party I certainly would invite my guests. I try to accommodate others; I had a guest who left this tux for me to return... he didn't even give me a review and I went out of my way quite a bit. I suppose that would be my pet peeve; people who are not appreciative when others extend themselves. Fortunately, most people are gems and a delight.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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