Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

We have a guest room in our craftsman house in historic Highland Park, conveniently located 10 driving minutes from downtown L.A. and-or Pasadena.The Metro Gold Line, street buses, and stores and restaurants are all within walking distance.

The space

THE ROOM: Room has air conditioning during the summer (July through October), Internet TV, wireless internet, closet with wardrobe rack, dresser, roll top desk. Guest has use of a shared bathroom right across the hall. The bathroom is shared with one other guest room, so sometimes you get it all to yourself. Bed linens and towels are also included. Laundry facilities on site and can be used by reservation.

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:
Union Station
Chinatown
Little Tokyo
LA Live
Koreatown
MOCA
Exposition Park
Dodger Stadium
Old Town Pasadena
Olvera Street / El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Universal Studios
Hollywood & Vine
Hollywood & Highland
Griffith Park
Elysian Park
Debs Park
Norton Simon Museum
Southwest 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)
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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.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 10 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: 100
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

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 before your arrival with an accurate arrival time (within an hour)
House is gay owned-gay friendly.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise - Street noise
Pet(s) live on property
No parking on property - Free public parking in the streets surrounding our house
Some spaces are shared - Common rooms

Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


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

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

283 Reviews

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Felicia User Profile
August 2017
A small cozy place with 4 dogs and 1 cat! Love the stay here and Harvey is very friendly and welcoming. There's a bus station right in front of the door so it's not hard to find.

Yibo User Profile
August 2017
We pretty much enjoyed our stay with Harvey and Ricky. The house is at a good location. The transportation is convenient.

Kathryn User Profile
August 2017
Highly recommend staying with Harvey and Ricky. Their home is lovely and the two of them are kind and welcoming. You are sure to have a wonderful stay.

Kate User Profile
August 2017
Harvey communicated very effectively and I didnt have any problem in checkin or checkout. Location is good it is right at the bus stop which makes going around easy. Backyard garden is amazing.

Nina User Profile
July 2017
We stayed at Harvey's place for three nights and we really enjoyed it. LA was the first stop of our California trip and it was no problem to check in at midnight. They just gave us the code for the doors. The room was comfy and clean just us the bathroom. The kitchen was totally okay. Even though Highland Park is not central, it was no problem to reach all spots like Hollywood by metro. Would definitely stay here again :-)

Philip User Profile
July 2017
The space is exactly as described and so much more. Harvey's place is clean, centrally located, and very comfortable. I couldn't be happier with my stay. Bus line is literally outside the front gates and can be used to travel to most of the major spots in LA. Harvey is one of the best host I have stayed with. He is constantly in talks with you and is willing to help you when you have mishaps like a delayed flight. Room is spacious with its own window AC unit which is more than adequate for the LA weather. Bathroom is shared, clean, and perfect for the weary traveler. Would love to stay here again! Thanks Harvey.

Margarete User Profile
July 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Harvey's place. It was clean, the dogs were cute and the hosts were very nice and helpful.

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Harvey User Profile

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 career as a Holistic Nutritionist. I currently work on growing my private practice, blogging about nutrition and healthful foods, and running an on-line weight management and nutrition coaching program. 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!!!!!!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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