Wilshire Center (Vermont/Wilshire)

Apartment - Private room · S Catalina St, Los Angeles, CA 90020, United States

The Space

1920’s Large Penthouse Apartment:

Fully-furnished, including sheets and towels, large room (c. 14' x 16') in two-floor apartment in 12-apartment French Normandy style apartment building (pre-war New York style interior). Room faces east and courtyard and adjoining deck facing west. Apartment houses over 6000 books, over 1000 classical music CDs, and over 200 original art works.

Living room, dining room, kitchen, entry, and half-bath are downstairs on the second floor. Two large decks, one facing east, the other west; three bedrooms and two baths upstairs. The apartment has hardwood floors and crown molding; bathrooms have 1920's tile. Wi-Fi DSL in apartment. (There's a rowing machine on the deck, and a 24-Hour Fitness full gym a few blocks away and smaller gyms close by.)

Secured parking on site, or alternatively on street (mostly limited to two hours), or in public garage one block away.

Easily accessible to Metro, Rapid bus, and local bus lines. (Vermont/Wilshire hub), one to five blocks away. Many supermarkets two-five blocks from apartment; many restaurants, bars, cafes one-five blocks.

Immediate neighborhood known as Little Bangladesh, surrounded by Koreatown and bordering Thai Town, Little Armenia, Hancock Park-Windsor Square, and many Southern Mexican and Salvadoran shops and restaurants east and south of the immediate neighborhood;

Wilshire Blvd. (two blocks south of apartment) has multi-storied (up to 28 floors) office buildings, and many for-profit colleges, public schools and adult education, and the Southwestern University School of Law short walks away.

Rent includes electricity, gas, hot and cold water, and bottled water for drinking, and full apartment privileges, incl. use of kitchen, living room and dining room and downstairs WC. Plates, glasses, silverware and kitchen cooking and bathroom cleaning supplies included in price. For longer stays (more than two weeks), guest will be responsible for cleaning her or his own space; the host is responsible for cleaning the room upon departure.

The apartment is in the historical core of Los Angeles (built 1910 and later), and is in a historical and architecturally extraordinary building. The host is very knowledgeable about Los Angeles architecture, live theater, and classical music and cabaret venues.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $995 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Grant is just perfect person, friendly and always able to help. The apartment was great and I had a wonderful time there and I am glad that I lived at Grant's place!

    March 2014
  • Grant is a gracious and personable host. Accomodates arrivals, departures, and needs. His apartment is a restful and commodious retreat in the city. Thick walls insure privacy. I would stay again. Edward

    November 2012
  • Grant was receptive and accomodating. He spent plenty of time explaining directions to his place, as well as staying up quite a bit later than originally planned due to flight delays. Unfortunately, Grant was out for most of the weekend so I can't comment much further on the host. The place itself was roomy and comfortable. Although all of the furniture is quite old, I never got the impression that any of it was dirty. There is no A.C. so expect to rely on fans. From what I understand, however, I was a bit unlucky in how hot it was when I arrived - no A.C. may not actually be a problem on most days in L.A.. There IS internet, although it isn't listed under amneties. The lack of A.C. was the only thing that made my experience slightly uncomfortable, other than that, the digs were solid.

    August 2012

    July 2012
  • Grant was a great host. My flight got delayed and ended up arriving to LA around 500 am and Grant was still awake waiting for me. Grant was really helpful and really knowledgeable about LA. He was very nice and accommodating. Will come back and see him again. Thanks for everything Grant!

    March 2012
  • beautiful home

    February 2012
  • My stay at Grant´s place in Koreatown was great. Both the flat and the area are amazing, the room was huge and I had lots of privacy, with my own bathroom and the room being at the end of the hall in the upstairs floor of the flat. The location is great and is extremely good for public transit (for LA), as there is the subway and several bus lines. Grant was extremely helpful and accommodating.

    December 2013
  • Grant is a wonderful host, very generous and helpful, has lots of tips for cultural things to do in LA, and very easygoing! The apartment is the nicest apartment of all I´ve seen in LA, the building is a very nice old building and the room is very spacious and has everything you need. And Koreatown is great and very close to everything!

    November 2013
  • This is my third stay with Grant Barnes. I had a wonderful spacious, attractive, light filled room with a view. The bed is large and comfortable.There is a sitting area with a comfortable sofa and oversized arm chair as well. Lamps are well situated, making for a soft atmosphere. The bathroom is large with a vanity and big, soft towels. The room is a private, quite, relaxing place to return to, after a busy day in the city, a retreat. The apartment is mid town convenient to buses and subways. If you need assistance, Bill is there to answer questions and make good suggestions. He helped
    me with parking quirks, location. I had an excellent stay!

    October 2013
  • Grant and Bill are such welcoming and generous hosts. The place is private, very spacious and in prime location, walking distance to places to eat, the subway, banks etc. Having spent 1,5 months there, I can safely say this is a good one!

    October 2013
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