Carriage House Near Studios, USC +

House - Entire home/apt · Carmona Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019, United States

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$100 per night max 2 - $15/night per each additional guest over 2. Min stay 3 nights, $600 per week, $1650 per month: check out 10am check in 3pm but flexible with pre-approval. 

QUIET, CREATIVE SPACE, RARE CARRIAGE HOUSE - CLOSE TO EVERYTHING (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 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 and open-space style apartment located on the second floor with its own entry and porch overlooking a large flowering garden. 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 am a relatively new AirBnB Host, but I am a professional Travel Host in my daily life and considered one of the top travel hosts in our industry. I like to make my guests feel at home, and if it is possible for me to pick you up from the airport I’m happy to. 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.

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 or Full-size AIR BED.
• All original tile bathroom with a shower (no tub), hotel size shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion and soft and fluffy towels and an iron (upon request) and ironing board are provided.

• The main area features hardwood floors and 18 foot ceiling, lots of windows so is bright and cheerful with amazing tree-top views. Click back leather-like sofa converts to sleep one (linens in linen closet). Also has desk area.
• The dine-in kitchen has a microwave, full size refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster-oven, hotplate, Cuisinart 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: 

I require a $200 refundable damage/security deposit and a one-time $75 cleaning fee (this price is based on a short stay of a week or less, longer stays require more time to get back in order & could increase the fee based on how you leave it) – both handled through Airbnb . If you have an extended stay (30 or more days) please note that you should expect to pay to have the cleaning woman come in to clean bathroom & floors (unless you're up to doing it) otherwise when you leave the cleaning costs would be more than $75 (it's based on time & longer stays are proving longer clean up).

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 on the porch outside, or in any of the garden areas: 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. Mine is a home bandwith not commercial.

No pets please - I do my best to provide an allergy free unit.
I require photos and profiles from all guests - I will not process a booking without this.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $1650 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The Carriage House is a great place to stay! The apartment is very charming and there´s everything you need. Westwood/UCLA, Venice Beach, Downtown, Santa Monica and Hollywood 30-45 min by bus. Farmers Market with The Grove, Whole Foods, Trader Joe´s, Ross, Beverly Center and the new Beverly Mall plus Loehmann´s 20 min by bus. Bus stop nearby on Venice Blvd for Metro bus, 10 min walk to Pico bus stop for the BigBlueBus. For me it was the perfect location!
    Judalon is an amazing host! She was so incredibly kind, welcoming and always making herself available to answer my questions and offer help. I´m forever grateful I met someone like her!!!
    I promise ;-) I´ll come back soon!

    September 2012
  • Judalon's tree house was very nice and had everything we needed. the location was very important for us , the house is close to everything. And Judalon is a very nice person, she was always helping us :)

    August 2012
  • I had a great time staying at the carriage house - Judalon is a fabulous host and the space is clean, beautiful and easy. Thank you Judalon!!

    July 2012
  • We had a Great time at carrige house.. It was perfect size for 3 people, a short drive to everything, (santa monica, hollywood, Univesal studios, Beverly Hills etc..)

    Judalon was a really great host to. She left out the keys since she wassnt home at arrival, explaining everything in her hand book. We got to borrow her BBQ and she cooked pasta for us since the stove didnt work. Really felt taking care of, and at the same time indipended :)

    Definitly will be back! :)

    June 2012
  • The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2012
  • Judalon was very thorough in setting out the info for us to folow. she is very nice and even took my sister to the airport for a later flight then we had.

    May 2012
  • I had a wonderful stay here! The location was very convenient, the carriage house itself was extremely comfortable and Judalon was an excellent host. Would definitely recommend!!

    May 2012
  • Enjoyed the Carriage House immensely. Highly recommended.

    April 2012
  • Judalon was a fantastic host. She didn't get mad at me when I woke her up late one night to ask her how to open the gate. And all I had to do was read the easy instructions inside the carriage house. But the best part of the stay was the security of being able to park in a gated driveway and I could not believe how quiet it was at night, we slept better there than back home. I will be back and I would definitely recommend the carriage house to others.

    March 2012
  • The carriage house is beautiful (a friend of mine came by for a meeting and remarked: "I wish I lived in a place like this!"). The space is quiet and nicely furnished, with angled ceilings that give it a nice old-school LA feel. Judalon was a great host! There was an issue with the shower -- for some reason it suddenly wouldn't turn off -- and she dealt with it with incredible speed and graciousness. I couldn't recommend Judalon and her carriage house more highly.

    March 2012
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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 wholesale travel club, I'm also a Passive Income Coach and have a few other business interests. 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 am open to picking a guest up at the airport if it works with my time commitments. I've driven guests around to show them the town or lay of the land. 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.
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