Central NoHo Top Floor Condo

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Riverside Drive, North Hollywood, CA 91602, United States
Elyse & Hector
Your host, Elyse & Hector
22 Reviews
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The Space

We offer you a warm welcome. Traveling can be stressful so a cup of tea or glass of wine awaits your arrival.

We have a beautiful, large 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1400 sq. ft. condo on the top floor of a four story security building with elevator. It is centrally located in a quiet and safe neighborhood. We know you'll love staying here! This is our primary home and we look forward to sharing it with explorers of our city.

***Check out our 5 star rating.

Three night minimum.

Not appropriate for children under 5.

Compare to area hotels where you get one room for more than the cost of this beautiful 2+2 condo. Given that we are world travelers, we know how to provide a place that's clean and comfortable, a place for relaxing in at the end of a long day. Tourists want cookie-cutter hotels that are predictable. Travelers want to experience the culture and daily life of the places they visit along their journey. Live in a lovely neighborhood for the true L.A. experience.

The condo is fully furnished with a new Sealy Posturepedic pillow top California king bed, a Sealy Lombard Support queen bed, a sofa that converts to a queen and a twin futon. Both bedrooms have full ensuite bathrooms with new dual-shower heads. The kitchen is recently remodeled with updated appliances. There is a 60" Flat Screen LCD HD TV with Blu-ray player and surround sound.

Everything is here: washer/dryer, central air conditioning and heating, dishwasher, high speed internet, WiFi, TV's, Stereo, DVD's, games, piano, etc. The rec. room downstairs has a gym with full work out equipment and free weights. The balcony extends 40 ft.and has a patio table for dining, a gas BBQ and a jacuzzi for enjoying the pleasant southern California weather. It looks out over the treetops of a residential neighborhood with a lovely park within a five minute walk.

The condo is in the charming and safe Valley Village area near the NoHo Arts District and Studio City. It is mostly within about 30 minutes by car of everything! For example:

Shopping and restaurants - 5 min.
Local hiking and mountain biking - 10 min.
Warner Brothers and Universal Studios - 10 min.
CBS Studios - 5 min.
Hollywood's Walk of Fame, Hollywood Bowl and Chinese Theater - 10 min.
Griffith Park and L.A. Zoo - 15 min.
Downtown L.A. Theaters & Museums (Ahmanson, Disney Concert Hall, Mark Taper Forum, Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, MOMA, etc.) - 20 min.
L.A. County Museum of Art - 20 min.
UCLA and Getty Center - 20 min.
Descanso Gardens -- 20 min.
Huntington Library and Gardens -- 25 minutes
6 Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor Water Park - 20 min.
Santa Monica and Venice Beaches - 30 min
Disneyland - 45 min
Malibu and Zuma Beaches - 45 min

Easy access to all freeways. It is also a five minute drive to the Metro and there's a bus stop outside the door.

Within 1 1/2 to 3 hours are Santa Barbara, San Diego, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Ski Resort and Palm Springs. We love our central location! Fabulous restaurants with every kind of ethnic cuisine you can imagine and great shopping surround our neighborhood. It is near the center of the NoHo arts district with lots of small avant garde theaters and galleries. Hop on the freeway and go boogie boarding or rollerblading by the beach. Wander one of the many museums. Hike in the nearby mountains. We'll give you advice on everything to see and do.

PLEASE NOTE: There is an additional charge for more than four guests.

Also, the "Street View" is of a neighboring street, not ours. We live on riverside.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1175 /week
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $80
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • My family and I just returned from a lovely week in LA staying at Elyse and Hector's fabulous condo. The experience was perfect and so much better than any hotel. Elyse and Hector met us upon arrival and explained everything easily. They had bought a nice bottle of Merlot for us upon our arrival, sitting on the kitchen counter-top with glasses. Elyse also had gone grocery shopping for us as well and everything I requested was stocked in the refrigerator. We really enjoyed meeting the Ortizs as they are genuinely friendly and nice people. The experience was more like staying at a good friend’s place than a business transaction which I find very refreshing these days.

    The condo is awesome, the location, the parking, everything was perfect. The condo instructions were clear and sensible and the folder included a wealth of information on the local area as well. The condo also has beach necessities such as chairs, coolers, towels and boogie boards which we used at Zuma Beach. There was a futon for my son to sleep on and my daughter loved the couch for sleeping. There is a desktop computer to use linked to a printer so you can print-out boarding passes, dinner and museum reservation details and maps. The two bedrooms are comfortable, well-furnished with en suite bathrooms and each has direct access to the balcony/patio.

    The outside balcony/patio is really a neat feature. There is a BBQ grill we used to cook-out one evening, a table with chairs and umbrella and the hot tub. Unfortunately, I only had one opportunity to enjoy the hot tub as we were on a busy daily schedule, but that soak was heavenly. I loved sitting on the patio, sipping a Margarita and watching the humming birds visiting the flowers on the rail. We ate breakfast each morning in the condo which saved money and having a full kitchen was really great. I could not imagine staying anywhere on a week trip without access to cooking facilities.

    In summary, an awesome experience; I very highly recommend Elyse and Hector’s condo if your travels bring you to LA. I hope that we can return to the condo in the future as we enjoyed visiting with our daughter who lives in her own condo a few miles away. A true FIVE STAR experience!

    July 2014
  • This was our first time using airbnb, and it was a very positive experience! Hector & Elyse's condo was perfect for our family's visit. Everything was just as the ad depicted, and it was a wonderfully comfortable condo with many amenities. In addition, Elyse and Hector were very friendly and accommodating, as well as easy to reach if necessary. I would not hesitate to recommend this condo to anyone.

    May 2014
  • Only stayed at the apartment for 2 nights but it was really nice, nice neighborhood. Apartment was clean and spacious and really cozy. We had a great stay in quiet surroundings. I can for sure recommend it! Communication back and forth with Elyse was really great, nothing at all to worry about here, I can guaranty.

    April 2014
  • As my first reservation with AirBnb, all future bookings I make will have a very difficult time living up to the standard set by Elyse and Hector. Elyse was extremely responsive, friendly, and helpful in all of our communications, above and beyond any expectations I had had. She even provided breakfast foods and a bottle of wine for us, and she also called to check on us after a relatively minor earthquake just to be sure that we were all okay.

    The apartment is lovely and more than spacious enough for the 4 people we had staying there. The condo overall was exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated. The 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are all quite large, and we also loved using the huge TV in the living room. The kitchen is a lovely space, with beautiful appliances, and even though we didn't get a chance to make use of the patio, it was also a great space that we wished we had had more time to enjoy. The building was easy to find, and well-situated for our visit to the Hollywood area. Having gated covered parking was fantastic. Elyse and Hector had also left us a hand-drawn map with referenced nearby restaurants and sites that they recommended, along with descriptions of each place and why it was worthwhile.

    I was really blown away with the attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and organization that Elyse and Hector demonstrated. Our stay was simply perfect. We will absolutely try to stay here again when we next visit L.A.!

    March 2014
  • If you are looking for 5-star service with the privacy and low pressure of a great AirBnB experience, then look no further than Elyse & Hector's spacious NoHo home! The communication between Elyse and myself was flawless from day one. Elyse went out of her way to make sure we were a good fit for her home and made sure we were fully prepared weeks before our arrival.

    When we arrived to the home, Elyse had left us a delicious bottle of red wine (which was the perfect night cap after a long flight and two hour wait at Budget car rental). She had left us with a large folder filled with detailed information about the hot neighborhood spots, the house, local restaurants, maps, & two complimentary metro cards (SO THOUGHTFUL).

    The house was immaculate and incredibly spacious. It felt very warm and welcoming and we had everything we could possible need or desire: an enclosed and safe parking space, an elevator, two large bathrooms stocked with fresh soap and clean towels, a coffee machine, a jacuzzi, a closet full of extra blankets, sheets, & pillows, and so much more! The beds were large and incredibly comfortable! The master bedroom had a KING size mattress. Elyse also had clean sheets on the pull out mattress insides the couch (as we had a guest staying on the sofa). Overall, the house felt extremely secure.

    The icing on our five-layer decadent cake: Elyse had gone shopping for us for some staples and had even taken our special requests prior to our arrival. We had fresh bread, soy milk, orange juice, cereal, and oatmeal lined up for us and ready for our first morning in sunny LA.

    There was a charming outdoor area on the main level of the building and inside the complex that had some patio furniture and a barbecue. Unfortunately, we didn't have the opportunity to enjoy this, since we were on business and were on a tight schedule. We did however, have the opportunity to use Elyse & Hector's private hot tub on their deck! Coming from a NYC snow storm- this was HEAVEN.

    If you are looking for a warm, spacious, secure, and immaculate home to stay in North Hollywood- THIS IS THE PLACE! The pictures look exactly like what you should expect and Elyse and Hector will go above & beyond any other expectations you may have about your stay in their home. How they run their home is 100% the ideal example of why AirBnB is the ultimate way to travel. Thank you Elyse & Hector- we hope to be back sooner than later!

    February 2014
  • Nice accommodations. Homey stay.

    February 2014
  • Our family liked a lot this North Hollywood appartment. Location is great. Appartment is cosy, it has lots of space and its fully equipped.

    January 2014
  • Elyse and Hector created an LA experience for us that I wouldn't change for the world. They were extremely friendly and made us feel completely at home. They were very respectful of our privacy and never once made us feel as if we were rushed while we were checking in / out. The condo itself was perfect; extremely clean & beautifully decorated, in a great location with respect to attractions in the area, two enclosed parking spaces for renters (with visitor parking), a deck with entrances from each bedroom, a grill on the deck, a hot tub on the deck, washer & dryer, etc.

    This was our first time travelling using AirBnB and if we ever have an experience as good as the one they've provided for us again, I'd be completely surprised. As hosts, they have definitely set the bar.

    December 2013
  • This apartment was extremely nice and clean! The location is perfect because it's a short drive for anything one would need. The hosts were more than accommodating and I couldn't be any happier with the experience! 5's across the board

    November 2013
  • Perfect house to stay! Close to downtown, Hollywood and especially Universal Studio. Clean, Beautiful, Quite, Cozy and Safe. It was my first booking with airbnb and it was the best choice I have ever made! I could feel our host Elyse and Hector really welcoming us. Even the restaurant they recommend was great. If you are thinking about staying at hotels or other bnb houses, I strongly recommend you to stay this house for your perfect LA trip!!

    September 2013
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Oakwood School, C.S.U.N. Magna Cum Laude B.A. Spanish, C.S.U.L.A. Bilingual Teaching Credential
We are Hector & Elyse. I, Elyse, was born and raised in Los Angeles. As a native Californian, I am happy to share all kinds of information about our city and state from a local's perspective. Hector, originally born in Cuba and raised in Miami, is a semi-retired environmental engineer and I am a retired bilingual teacher. We both speak Spanish fluently and I studied French and Italian at the university. We are passionate about travel, having visited 35 countries on 6 continents. We feel it's important for our guests to have a safe, clean and comfortable home away from home from which to explore all the wonderful and interesting adventures our city has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you to L.A.
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