You have found the best place to stay in L.A.! All comforts of home plus a dynamite location. We take extra care to make our guests feel special. See our total 38 reviews: 5 Star Rating and Superhost Status. We have been hosting for over 3 years.
We offer you a warm welcome. Traveling can be stressful so a relaxing cup of tea or glass of wine awaits your arrival.
NOTE: There is a three night minimum at Thanksgiving.
We are Elyse, a retired teacher, Hector, an environmental engineer and Phoebe, a golden retriever therapy dog who visits in the local hospital.
*****Check out our 5 Star rating!*****
See our other 27 reviews of the whole condo.
Compare our home to area hotels where you get one room for more than the cost of a guest suite in this beautiful 2+2 condo with full kitchen and amenities.
There is a two night minimum.
In hotels you may pay extra for:
- Laundry Services
- Any food beyond coffee
Of course, all of that is included in your nightly rate.
Given that we are world travelers, we know how to provide a place that's clean and comfortable, a place you'll look forward to 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.
**MILLENIUM DANCERS: Why pay for a dorm room with restrictions that's for women only when you can share a big beautiful bedroom with a friend and all the amenities that come with it?
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. Both bedrooms are ensuite with the living room in between to ensure privacy.
The guest suite is fully furnished with a Sealy Lombard Support queen bed, desk, dresser and full private bathroom with dual-shower heads. There is a 32" flat screen TV, a desktop pc with wifi and printer. A twin futon bed can be added.
There is security gated indoor parking leading into the building. We are 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.
Each suite has a door that leads to the balcony where smoking is permitted. We respect your privacy; you can chose the level of interaction with your hosts.
You are welcome to use the recently remodeled kitchen with all new appliances. Breakfast will be cooked/provided daily. Help yourself to condiments and spices.
Feel free to enjoy the 60" Flat Screen LCD HD TV with blu-ray player and surround sound in the living room. A large assortment of DVD's and CD's are there for you to enjoy.
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 hot tub 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:
Millenium Dance Studio - 3 min.
Shopping and restaurants - 5 min.
Local hiking and mountain biking - 10 min.
Warner Brothers and Universal Studios - 10 min.
Hollywood's Walk of Fame, Hollywood Bowl and Chinese Theater - 10 min. (Also subway adjacent.)
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. (Also subway adjacent)
L.A. County Museum of Art - 20 min.
UCLA and Getty Center - 20 min.
Descanso Gardens -- 20 min.
Old Town Pasadena and 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
You can walk to the dance studios, movie theater, live NoHo theaters, galleries, restaurants, market, post office, etc. And of course, there are 2 Starbucks within walking distance plus the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (our favorite).
We have easy access to the freeways, living close to the intersection of the Ventura and Hollywood Fwys. It is also a five minute drive or fifteen minute walk to the Metro, and there's a bus stop outside the door.
We provide a Lonely Planet Los Angeles City Guide for our guests to use as well as magazines, pamphlets and discounts to car rentals and local attractions.
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.
We know you'll feel comfortable in our beautiful condo and love the central location. Just look at the reviews from our previous guests!
Note: There is an additional charge for more than 2 guests.
Also, if you break the house rules (e.g. smoking indoors) or leave an unusal mess, there will be an automatic $150 charge taken from your security deposit. Thanks for your understanding.
Smoking is permitted on the balcony.
Pets are negotiable.
Please be respectful of our home and our neighbors.
Allergy note: We have a golden retriever so this won't be suitable for someone allergic to dogs.
We have a notebook for guests with home instructions, maps of the neighborhood detailing local markets, restaurants, etc.
Relax, enjoy and have fun!
Elyse and Hector are fantastic hosts and wonderful people! Their condo is beautiful, clean, spacious and secure, with a private deck that's wonderful for Saturday morning tea and writing on your laptop. The neighborhood is safe and walkable -- I explored on foot and found great cafes with Wi-Fi nearby. The gourmet Gelson's supermarket is also close to the condo. Phoebe the golden retriever is a friendly and beautiful dog, and I shared many happy meals, conversations, movies and cookie-baking sessions with the Ortizes. I absolutely look forward to returning to visit Elyse and Hector, who are great hosts as well as great friends. Highly recommended.
Han sido dos semanas estupendas, Ely y Hector son magnificos anfitriones, y me han hecho sentir como una mas de la familia.........el barrio es perfecto, tranquilo y lleno de parques, y la habitacion muy completa con TV y ordenador, y una cama muy grande y comoda.........gracias por todo y espero que vengais a España muy pronto, con Fibi, of course!!
Elyse and Hector were simply AMAZING (and Phoebe of course!!).
The room was big, comfortable and clean! With Millennium Dance Complex, Movement Lifestyle, Debby Reynolds, North Hollywood Metro Station and the NoHo Art District in your back pocket it's a GREAT place to stay! I would HIGHLY recommend the Ortiz home!! Note to Elyse and Hactor: 'I'll be back!!' Hahaha, Thanks again for everything!!
We had a great time staying at the Ortiz home. They were incredible hosts. The home is lovely, and we all would highly recommend it to anyone considering a stay in the NOHO area of Calif.
Elyse and Hector were fabulous hosts. The room is spacious, comfortable and clean. The bed is comfortable and the area quiet and peaceful. The bathroom is nice with a great shower. The living area is warm and lovely, with a great home entertainment system. Elyse and Hector both have great recommendations of what to do (whether it's dining, outdoor activities, entertainment or pilates/yoga) in the nearby areas. The local areas of North Hollywood, Studio city, Toluca Lake and Valley village are full of cute places to eat. Elyse and Hector are hospitable and are very friendly and interesting people- my time there was split between private time with freedom and access to the living area and balcony, and lovely chats with the hosts whether it's over dinner together or a coffee in the morning. Phoebe their golden retriever was lovely to come home to also. Perfect for a single traveller or couples who would like a comfortable home while enjoying all LA has to offer. I had a third friend stay with me for a weekend and the hosts provided an additional futon which was comfortable also. I highly recommend this location and would love to stay there again.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Condo Guest Suite in North Hollywood.
Elyse an Hector were very welcoming, accommodating and helpful. They provided an excellent breakfast. The entire home is really beautiful. Our room was very comfortable and clean. We would definitely recommend staying here.
Amazing, I felt like stay with my own family. Elyse and Hector are superb!. they are so helpful, sincere and care (actually, there are long good list I want to say about them). First time I met Elyse, like we already knew for long time before. she made me so comfortable and welcome. Their place is exactly like seen on picture; clean, organize, cozy and serene, The room is huge and luxurious! guarantee you will LOVE it. The neighborhood is safe and peaceful. It close with big park, you must sit there and relax!. I can walk to subway and a lot of shops/restaurants near by. If you come to LA, I STRONGLY RECOMMEND you to stay with them and experience their hospitality......ooopss I forget Phoebe (sorry girl). Phoebe is a very smart and good dog. you will love her too. I miss them already ..I will be back again with my family. for sure.
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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.