We have a guest room in our early craftsman house in historic Highland Park, conveniently located 10 driving minutes from downtown Los Angeles and-or Pasadena.The Metro Rail Gold Line, street buses, and many stores and restaurants are all within walking distance. Take the Gold Line light rail train to China Town, Downtown LA, Little Tokyo Arts District, South Pasadena, or Old Town Pasadena. Walk to the public library, and a variety of park lands. We cook dinner almost every day, so possible meals also available.
THE ROOM: Room has cable TV, wireless internet, closet with wardrobe rack, dresser, roll top desk. Guest has use of a designated bathroom. Bed linens and towels are also included. Laundry facilities on site and can be used by reservation. NEW: room now has an air conditioner for the warmer summer months!
THE HOUSE: Our house is spacious with a big back yard and garden, plenty of space for relaxing, studying, or visiting with friends. There is a comfortable cozy living room that is the focal point of the downstairs common area with a wood burning fire place and big, bright windows. There is a separate dining room with comfortable chairs for enjoying your meals or a cup of tea.
PARKING: There is liberal public parking available all around our neighborhood.
PLACES NEAR US: House is a short drive or Metro Rail ride to the following points of interest:
Old Town Pasadena
Olvera Street / El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Hollywood & Vine
Hollywood & Highland
Norton Simon Museum
The Do Da Parade
The Rose Bowl
The Tournament of Roses Parade
And probably more museums and places we can't think of right now
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Highland Park is a part of the city of Los Angles, and is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The neighborhood is set up in a hilly area above Downtown along the Arroyo Seco, making it feel like a smaller town within a large metropolis. It is urban, yet suburban at the same time. Highland Park is in a "Historic Preservation Overlay Zone", making it uniquely different from other parts of Los Angeles, with lots of historic houses, old trees, vast park lands, and well preserved architecture. The neighborhood is often referred to as "Old L A". There is a collection of new hip restaurants, bars, a very popular gastro-pub and other stores along York Blvd, as well as a few places on Figueroa St. But York is where all the trendy stuff is happening lately. Highland park is a haven for creative, friendly and down to earth people, and you are sure to make a friend or two if you spend enough time here. At the same time, in 10 minutes you can be in Downtown and the rest of Southern California beyond, making Highland Park, in our opinion, a great neighborhood to hang your hat!
We are warm and friendly hosts, both native to Southern California. Come experience the real Los Angeles, stay with friendly native Angelinos!
Weekly and monthly rates also available for longer stays...
WALKSCORE: We have a walkscore of 91 on (website hidden)
Living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry (by appointment), back yard & bbq
We love to interact with guests but also love our privacy. Some guests spend a lot of time interacting with us, other guests keep to themselves. We are cool either way. The important thing is to be comfortable and at home.
Most important is to please lock the front door when coming and going, especially if you are coming in at night. Smoking outside only and clean your butts please, pets allowed on a pre-approved basis, guest has use of kitchen and laundry by appointment, guest must display common courtesy regarding noise, cleanliness, etc.
Please consider the environment and energy conservation and use the air conditioner responsibly. There is a "fan only" feature for use at night or when it is cooler outside than inside.
Please call us on the day of your arrival with an accurate arrival time (within an hour)
House is gay owned-gay friendly.
Great time with Harvey and Ricky. Highbury Park is a good neighborhood for a LA visit, too.
My stay at Harvey's place was very nice! His house is conveniently located and the room was very pleasant.
We felt very comfortable and safe!
Harvey and Ricky were very welcoming and they advised us good places to visit.
I wholeheartedly recommend them!
That was a great experience in Los Angeles. The guys are very nice people that maked my stay really pleased. They both are outgoing and sympathetic. The dogs are great too, if you are a dog person. Max, the biggest one, was very bored with my luggage wheels, altough was very respectfull with me. They was never upstairs, where the room is. The house is for away from the tourists points, but I have no problem to go anywhere by metro or bus. There is a bus stop in right front of the house, and a metro station few blocks away. I've visited places all around the city, and have never needed a taxi. I highly recommend the place.
Our hosts are very nice and accommodating. Ricky took me the the supermarket and even helped me to carry our grocery back. Their house is within walking distance to station and grocery stores. The bus stop is just in front of their house. We will stay again with them if we go back to LA. Thank you, Harvey and Ricky!
Harvey and Ricky were the perfect hosts. The room was fantastic and their dogs were spectacular. There is a slight issue with parking if you drive down here but its insignificant compared to the graciousness of the hosts. The house is beautiful and has a wonderful garden and backyard. The bathrooms are spotless and the amenities provided are excellent. I would wholly recommend this home to anyone at any time.
Was the perfect location for me. Would have appreciated a mirror in the bedroom and a glass in the bathroom. Thanks for everything.
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I am a professional male and my life partner, Ricky and I own the house and live here together. We are both chefs. Ricky is a private chef in Santa Monica. I recently left my life long business career in catering and restaurants to pursue a business with Arbonne, a global health and wellness product company. I am also developing a blog that will focus on clean, detox-friendly gourmet cooking. I am loving my new food passion and my new business. We love having guests in our home and people love staying in our guest room. We are very friendly and love to socialize, and we also love those peaceful moments in time when everyone finds their own personal corner on the property to relax and rejuvenate. We look forward to hosting and meeting a lot of new people!