Large 2BR Apt • Near to Downtown!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Figueroa Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States

Hello...

Nice people welcome to stay at my large and lovely 40's era apartment in the hilly and historic Victor Heights(Echo Park) area of Los Angeles... just East of Hollywood and North of Downtown. From here you can drive, bike, bus, tram or even walk to Downtown LA and Little Tokyo to the South, or to eclectic Echo Park & Silverlake to the West, while Chinatown is just a short walk to the East and the gorgeously green Elysian Park(LA's second largest park) is just behind my place to the North. Super centrally located thus, I'm just three blocks to the Metro Yellow line and a mile from Union Station(where you can get the 'Fly-Away' to/from LAX). If you're with car I'm also just a short drive to 4 major freeways [though none near enough to hear traffic! ;] I'm also so close Dodger Stadium you can practically catch a fly-ball from here...or else just walk over and catch a game. The apartment is located near the top Victor Heights so you'll also be able to see the magnificent Downtown LA skyline from the top of the street(see pics)!

Wikipedia description: 'Victor Heights, nicknamed "Forgotten Edge" by long time residents, is an eclectic and hilly neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles making up the most eastern section of Echo Park, a neighborhood located just northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. It is situated north of Sunset Blvd., northeast of Angelino Heights and conveniently west of the 110 freeway by Chinatown. The neighborhood considers Elysian Park its backyard as it lies adjacent to and is literally a stones throw due south of the park. It is a mix of new and old housing styles as well as residents who span the socioeconomic and ethnic spectrums. Unknown to most Angelinos but a well kept secret by some, the hillside commands sweeping views of Los Angeles and the Downtown skyline. Some residents have southeast views all the way to Long Beach, a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean towards the west, or a span of the Hollywood Hills.

The Space

• The rooms each come with Queen sized bed, dresser, mirror, etc, and the rest of the house has a nice relaxed vibe with light and airy rooms, beautiful arched ceilings and hardwood flooring throughout.

• If you're with a larger group I also have a full-size Aerobed, in which case the house can sleep up to 6 people comfortably (though do keep in mine that there is one bathroom only!).

• The apartment is on the ground floor of a 4 unit building with several steps leading to the front door and has thus limited wheelchair accessibility. That said, the stairs are fairly wide so if you use a wheelchair and think this would not be a problem you would be very welcome and I would be happy to assist however I can.

* I do not use cable, but do have a TV-monitor with DVD player, as well as Netflix, which can be watched on the monitor in the living room via a Wii-player - I also have some Wii games and Guitar Hero... :D

In short::
• 2 bedroom/1 bath house.
• Sleeps up to 6
• $350 security deposit.
• Over 30'ers generally preferred, but will consider younger guests (parents with children are always welcome).
• Non smoking house.
• No shoe house (keeps the lovely wood floors lovely!)
• One off street parking space + free street parking.
• Hi-speed wireless internet.
• Free Netflix
• Washer and drying line.
• Safe neighborhood, nice neighbors.
• Will consider 1 or 2 dog/s with extra cleaning fee ($8 per day, per dog).
• No charge for children under 3 years old.

Living room; 700 sq.ft.
Kitchen; 60 sq.ft.
Bathroom; 40 sq.ft.
Bedroom 1; 110 sq.ft.
Bedroom 2; 120 sq.ft.

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Regarding pets/pet allergies: Whereas there are no pets living here now, because I've had 1 or 2 guests staying here with a dog, I've aired on the side of caution and put 'Yes, cats/dog live here'. *** That said, the house has all hard floors, so If you're allergies are not too severe and you think that it would be enough to prevent discomfort, for an extra fee of $45 I would be happy to remove all area rugs and cover the sofa with a clean pet-free cover, and remove all sofa all cushions, and as well have my cleaner double vacuum & mop, etc for you. If you think that this would work for you, or if you have other suggestions that may help, please be sure to let me know and I will be glad to do what I can.
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Guest Access

• Price includes use of all pots, pans, dishes, juicer, espresso machine, linens, towels, bedding, Hi-Speed Internet, Wii-player, Netflix, etc., as well as one off-street parking space.

* There's also a washing machine and an eco-friendly solar powered drying system!*

*...that's a good old-fashioned drying-line, which, in average California weather usually dries clothes in 20-40 minutes.

Interaction with Guests

I will always try to meet with you at the apartment when you arrive, whenever possible, but please also keep in mind that next to renting my place out, I also work full-time, and also must travel a lot for my work. It is for this reasons that I am able to rent out my home in the first place.

In the event that I cannot meet with you, I will have my cleaner put keys in an outside key-bow for you, so that you will be able to let yourself into the apartment. I will then also try to call you within a couple of hours of your arrival, to be sure that you were able to get in and find everything alright.

I am also almost always available to receive a call, if you have any questions of problems.

Getting around

BY CAR: the house does include one reserved parking space, and is easily accessible to several freeways (101, 5, 2 and 110)

BY FOOT: (easier than you may think),the apartment is about a 10 minute walk to Sunset Blvd, where there are several buses that will connect you to greater Los Angeles, including nearby Silverlake, Chinatown, Downtown, Little Tokyo and Hollywood, as well as to Union Station, LAX and all other points west.

****** That said, please note that the apartment is near to the top of a rather steep hill, so whereas this provides sweeping views of the city, this may not be walkable for all guests.******

Other Things to Note

* PLEASE BE SURE TO READ OVER MY PROFILE, LOCATION, AMENITIES AND HOUSE RULES SECTIONS...and *PLEASE*PLEASE*PLEASE do contact me *PRIOR* to making a reservation request! ...sorry for typing so loudly but many of these points seem to often be overlooked and I then get all sorts of questions that are already listed here :?

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IS IT QUIET?

The apartment is just up from Sunset Blvd, so whereas it's at a *perfect* location to explore this great neighborhood from...even by foot, this also means that it may not always be the quietest neighborhood. So please do bare in mind that paired with the beautiful views of downtown LA…

• You may hear helicopters circling at times.
• You may hear sirens on Sunset Blvd 
• Dodger Stadium visitors - driving around searching for free parking, and/or celebrating or cursing a game just seen.
• Peacocks & peahens! Yep…this is one of the only area in LA that boosts these beautiful ~ but sometimes very noisy ~ birds as it's neighbors!

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The listed price can vary for different months to reflect high and low seasons, holidays, etc. So as well as checking the present rate, please check to see what the price would be for the period that you are looking, as this could be more or less than what is listed above. To do this, type in your dates in the 'Book it!' box on the first page of my listing(you will not have to book at this point).
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Please note that I *ONLY ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FROM GUESTS WITH A *CLEAR* PROFILE PICTURE *OF THEMSELVES*. This means *OF YOU*...not your baby, not your dog, not a sunset taken on your last holiday....you.

Please understand that I would like to see a picture of the person that may be renting my place. I also strongly encourage you to look over my profile and pictures as well. :)

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Please feel free to message me for any additional information.

Cheers!
Alicia

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $885 /week
Monthly Price: $3400 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $55
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Some pets

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  • Alicia's apartment was very comfortable. We had work to do while we were in LA, so appreciated the nice big table to work on. As she says, there's a steep hill, but it didn't stop us from walking the short distance to Chinatown and the Metro.

    March 2014
  • We stayed here for almost 3 weeks in February 2014.

    Host : Alicia was wonderful. Friendly, helpful, informative and responsive.

    Apartment: very charming place with a lot of character. This feels like staying in someone's home rather than an empty apartment.

    The standard of the actual apartment is fine. Not so modern, but everything worked and we were comfortable there for the period we stayed.

    Location : it's on too of a VERY steep hill so if you're planning to walk around keep that in mind. You're 2 mins from Sunset Blvd, and I regularly walked to downtown from there which took about 30 - 40 mins. There's fast food, and a grocery store within 5 mins walk and you're close to Silver Lake, Echo Park, Dodgers Stadium and Elysium Park. Also, China Town is 10 mins walk away.

    All in a non-pretentious, value for money apartment for 2 - 4 people with a great host.

    Chris

    February 2014
  • Alicia's place was fantastic, clean and just as described. Great for the price. Check in/out was a breeze. A+

    November 2012
  • We loved Alicia's spot so much!
    Everything about it was exactly what we were looking for. I'm a traveling musician and hotels are often too uninviting and lacking in practical amenities for stays over 1 or 2 nights. So Alicia's house was the perfect antidote.
    Her apartment was clean, comfortable, cozy and after several days I had almost forgotten that it wasn't MY home!
    There's very little I could say in the way of criticism, but suffice to say if you're looking for a great central location and a large spot with plenty of charm and utilitarian goodness then you can't go wrong staying here.
    Thanks Alicia!

    November 2012
  • Alicia was such a sweetheart! She was there to greet us on time and did everything possible to accommodate our needs. The place was clean, spacious, and perfect for the stay!

    October 2012
  • My familiy of 6 stayed at Alicias aparment realier this month and we just LOVED it! Super cozy place in a quiet area closed to China Town and near the Union Square Station (worth a visit) with fantastic views of Down Town LA. Well-equiped apartment, fantastic WIFI and best of all: a kind, sweet and accommodating host. All practical issues were dealt with fast and satisfactorily. And we got many good tips from Alicia and enjoyed enormously our stay at her place!!

    October 2012
  • This place was dirty. Ketchen cabinets were sticking. Rooms smelled bad. Bothroom, shower curtain, ... were dirty. Once we got there, we had to go out to buy dish detergent, paper towels, shampoo, body wash, ... It has washing machine, but without dryer. Owner's belongs are filled up closets and dresser. It made us feel like we were invading someone's private space. I will not recommend this place.

    September 2012
  • We had a GREAT time visiting LA for the first time. Alicia was great in communicating with us and provided a lot of information to make our stay enjoyable. The apartment is close to downtown and other major tourist attractions so it cut down on travel time. The apartment is very specious and as we were 4 people we appreciated it. Having our own parking spot was great! This was a very positive experience! Thank you!

    September 2012
  • Alicia is an amazing host - she took the time to check in with us and helped us out with a few tricky logistical issues too! Appartment is spacious and great if you have kids.

    August 2012
  • Alicia's place is everything and then some. We were greeted by some great friendly books on LA and a very clean, beautiful place in a mellow part of town.
    I cant say enough how much we appreciated the way Alicia handled this whole process. If I'm ever in LA again I will be giving her a call to set something up. This is by far one of the best travel experiences I've ever had!

    August 2012
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About me / About you: ***************************** Me: I'm fairly creative and run my own business and I am health conscious. I work hard but also have a social life. I prefer a clean house but can be messy at times in my own room and around my desk area when life gets busy (though I do try to keep this contained). I am a generally cheerful person and enjoy celebrating this world's beautiful things, while remaining sedulous in the strive for melioration. I like to bike, run, read, work, laugh, cook, eat, question authority, talk to strangers on the bus, and see and hear live music. I am a clown, a romantic, a philosopher, and a maniac...maaaaniac on the dance floor (order changes according to situation). My origins lie in NYC but I've been growing up all over the place, with recently 20+ years in Europe and the U.K.***************************** I try to live as sustainably as is possible in the big city, and am an avid supporter of bike and public transport use, and do not own a car. YES...contrary to popular belief, this IS quite possible in LA! ***************************** I also volunteer at The LA Homeless Services Authority. ***************************** You: Are pleasant and easy to be around, tidy and have Eco habits or are open to a little adapting.*** Most importantly, you are a kind, considerate, and conscious individual.
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