A designer place that is as comfortable & clean as if it was your own home. It was created with incredible care, attention to details & you won't find a place in LA that you will love more. Prime location, great view, fits 6 guests at a great price!
The large living room's sectional, a 42 inch flat screen HDTV and tall palm trees swaying in the California sun.
This eco-friendly, luxurious, bright, sunny, centrally located and large apartment has wall to wall windows, beautiful view of the city, delicious comfort and eloquent style.
Once you book, we will email you the apartment's own website, complete with every detail that will make arriving to our home incredibly easy and the visit an absolute pleasure.
Entire apartment is for you
Huge windows in every room
A/C and ceiling fans
FREE, INDOOR, ASSIGNED parking spot
free second parking spot
Incredibly central location
Walkable neighborhood, close to attractions
(our "Walkscore" is 89! & "Transitscore is 63!)
Free fast wifi
Access to salt water pool and jacuzzi (10$/ day)
Access to gym (10$/ day)
Pool & gym combined has only a single fee/ day
Cleaned with non-toxic, eco-friendly products
42" flat screen TV with hundreds of channels
HDMI cable set up
DVD player with wide selection of movies
Dining table seating 6
King size tempurpedic bed
Queen size pillow top bed
Queen size, bed-height extra airbed
5* hotel style beddings
Pillows with variety of firmness
2 full bathrooms w hotel style offerings
Organic shampoo, shower gel, + hair dryer
Walk in closet with tons of hangers
Additional large closet spaces
Fully set up kitchen
Toaster,microwave, blender, kettle
Both Keurig & regular coffee makers
Non-toxic green pan and cooking pots
Brand new refrigerator and dishwasher
Organic spices, olive oil, snacks for you
Organic& natural tea, coffee, sweeteners included
Laundry in building, we have soap for you!
Extra linen, towels, beach towels, pillows, blankets
Extensive personal Guide Book
Highly detailed "instruction book" for the home
Very safe area, 24 hr patrol
Tree lined streets, flower beds, grass lawns
Organic cafe in the garden by the building
Short walking distance to several attractions
Grocery stores, markets, shops around the corner
Hosts are very accessible and helpful
Extra cleaning service is available to book for a fee
within the community we have a dry cleaner, several cafes and restaurants, hair salon, beauty salon and day spa
I would love to welcome you in my 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom designer place that is newly and freshly created to help you enjoy your time while visiting Los Angeles. It has been set up with the loving care and attention to details as if it has been your home for years.
Let me quote a dear guest from earlier this year: "Overall I felt more like a personal guest than a paying customer." - That is my aspiration and I hope you will feel the same way as she did during her visit.
The theme for the apartment's decoration is "The Wanderer" - it is chosen as an homage to all travelers.... No matter what your reason is to come to L.A.- business, pleasure, getaway, romantic trip, studying, visiting relatives - this home is perfect for all occasions! You can even comfortably sleep six people.
When you walk into the apartment the lightness, playfulness and fun of the place will immediately make you smile. The hallway is a bright crimson gate that you step through to enter your temporary new home....
The hallway opens up to the living room and it's entire wall of windows that will allow you to see the hills, the spectacular sunset each evening and even the nightlights of Beverly Hills and Hollywood - the changing colours of the Pacific Design Center is always fun to watch and it is a good way to get your bearings.
The room's furnishing is modern but with a classic twist. The dining table is pure tempered glass and the comfortable white chairs around it can seat 6 people for dinner.
The couch faces a 42' flat screen TV streaming all the channels for your entertainment if you choose to chill out for the evening - or the day.... You will find hundreds of channels provided by Time Warner Cable and wifi lets you connect to our speedy internet.
However, I find that most people by now watch everything from the Internet (no commercials to put up with! ;-) so the TV has an HDMI to Thunderbolt (also known as "mini display") set up and it works with any computer that has a "mini display" port. On your laptop the symbol that indicates compatibility is a rectangle with two vertical lines on either side, and on an Apple computer it is a lightning bolt.
You will find the HDMI cable splitting box and HDMI cable clearly marked with instructions right under the set, - ready to roll!
The bedrooms also shine with huge windows framed by curtains and blinds that will help you sleep in the darkness of your room even when the sun is shining brightly outside. The feature I appreciate the most about this apartment is the result of the shape of the building itself: it has not been built in a rectangle as most high-rises but rather in an odd shape by having four wings of apartments! Because of this neither of the bedrooms are neighboring anyone else's apartment, giving you more privacy.
The MASTER BEDROOM
~ has a king size tempurpedic mattress that is so incredibly comfortable it is quite hard to describe....
The beds are done in a 5 star hotel -style with 100% soft cotton duvets ( it is a single complete covering instead of the combination of only layered on flat bed sheets.) The duvet itself fits into a specially made cover and it is removed and laundered just as often as the fitted sheet and pillow cases.
You can get lost in the comfortable pillows and sheets. Two soft and two firmer pillows will allow you to choose the perfect one according to your preferred sleeping style.
The master bedroom also has a walk-in closet that is so large, it could have been an extra room.
The SECOND BEDROOM
~has a queen size bed with pillow-top and it is also made with duvet and a variety of pillows. In case you get chilly at night you can turn on the heat or change the light duvet to a warmer kind that is tucked away in the closet..
If you have extra friends or children accompanying you, the soft-top queen-size extra airbed and the extra bedding will allow them to rest comfortably as well.
Lighting throughout the apartment is strategically placed: you can choose to set it to soft and warm but you could also choose to lit the place up to shine brighter.
The master bedroom has an en-suit bathroom with big windows. The water pressure is crazy strong- you can either take a shower or draw a bath in record time. We only use organic, non-toxic detergents, cleaning products and the shower gel in the bath is also fair-trade and organic. The cotton pads and q-tips provided are also organic. Towel sets are cream coloured and soft, toilet paper is the unbleached kind of course.
Both bathrooms have blow driers for the ladies' convenience.
The flat features a full kitchen which is alway bathing in light - be it in the morning or in the evening during sunset. There is a small, red, warm lit lamp there as well, in case the neon light will be too bright at night (although even that was switched from the harsh white to warmer tones.) The kitchen has become such a beautiful and inviting place to prepare a meal!
It is completely set up with anything you might need while away from your home - toaster, microwave, blender, coffee maker, kettle, full size oven and there is also a double sink. The fridge and dish washer are brand new. The drawers and cupboards are stocked with dishes, utensils and pots and pans. Of course there is enough dishes and cutlery to serve everyone, even if seven of you arrive for a visit. I only use non-toxic, non-stick pans so that is what I got for you as well.
The ice trays are filled with filtered water. There is a counter top water dispenser for 3 Gallon water bottles. The description how to fill them and get ultra filtered water nearby (very inexpensive!) is included in the Welcome Brochure, in case you prefer that to tap water for you and your family.
We stocked paper towels, organic spices, olive oil and a variety of snacks for your convenience.
There will be a laundry card and toxin-free laundry detergent found in the kitchen cupboards, also stand up ironing board and brand new iron in case you need it.
The complex where the apartment is located has a salt water pool and jacuzzi. The day pass costs $10 a day for adults and $7 for children.
The gym "Bodies in Motion" on Miracle Mile down the street always offers a 3-day free membership. Just do not tell them you are out of town and you are good to go! ;-) Also, we have a gym within the community (4 min walk from the building) and it offers a guest day pass for $10. The pool and gym passes are combined for the day.
There is also an INDOOR GARAGE that in the California sun is a great thing since your car will be nice and cool when you get in. If you need your car at all! This location is one of the few areas in LA where you can walk anywhere you would like to.
ENTERTAIMENT? The Museum Row (LACMA, Car Museum) is minutes walk from here, so is the Cinema of The Grove or the Future Museum of the Academy Awards is being built right now, just around the corner from there!
DINING OUT? The immediate neighborhood has plenty of restaurants, both fine and casual. Satiate your inner foodie with a visit to the highly acclaimed Fat Cow, Gordon Ramsey's latest restaurant just a short walking distance from the house, not to mention you can find the original Nobu, called Matsuhisa literally 5 minutes drive from here as well... I have marked several more in the Guidebook of this profile but will also list many other places in our Welcome Brochure.
SHOPPING? 3rd street that runs around the corner all the way to the Beverly Center is the new 'in" place to shop with all its chic little boutiques! Not to mention The Grove and the newly renovated Nordstroms, glistening with its glass terrace.
SIGHTSEEING? The double decker buses (my secret weapon when my family visits!) stops minutes from the apartment right in front of the American Girls' Place at The Grove. You can stroll over and catch it for a whole day of fun on deck!
Everyone always get the idea that LA is such a car-centered city. Stay at this place and you will see how much you can explore without driving anywhere. The home is an oasis in a quiet area smack middle of the nonstop fun and craziness of Hollywood. You will never find a lovelier, more convenient and more affordable place.
From the moment you walk in you will feel at home and at ease. You will also find the GUIDE BOOK and WELCOME BOOKLET on the table with more details about the place and the neighborhood for you to read at your convenience, - not to mention your hostess will be standing by to answer your questions or sort out any problems that may arise! Please do not hesitate to get in touch when you need us!!
Looking forward to meeting you and your loved ones!
You will have access to the entire large apartment (1120 sq"!) Nothing is off limits, the place will be entirely yours for the duration of your visit.
Interaction with Guests
I am absolutely accessible before, during or even after your visit. Call, text, email anytime and I will reply, call back or, if you need me, come over to help.
Please call your cell phone provider before you leave for your trip and make sure your phone will work 100% once you land. The only time I ever had communication problems with a dear guest was due to this issue. So please call your cell phone company before you leave!
I would not like us not being in touch with each other. It is vitally important so I could be helpful making your visit seamless and happy ;-)
This is one of the best neighborhoods in Los Angeles and it is getting better each month and each year. The listing is located in one of the few areas in L.A. where you can walk in tree lined streets to many local and famous attractions! If you search for The Grove and Hollywood you will be able to find more points of interest than I can ever dream of listing here! I will still attempt to enter many more of them into the Welcome Brochure that will await for you once you arrive.... Also, I went crazy marking anything that I can think of on the Guidebook of this listing! Go ahead, take a look, it will take months to follow up on all of them
The location is an ideal spot if you are looking to check out Los Angeles like a local. You are in close proximity to The Grove and The Farmers Market (at the Grove), Hollywood and Highland where you can catch the Red Line to Universal Studios, The Beverly Center and Larchmont Village. Angelinos in the area hang out on Melrose, 3rd, Beverly, Larchmont Blvd, Highland Ave, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Dr.
Bus lines are around the corner, both on 3rd st and on Wilshire Blvd, but you can also walk on beautiful and tree lined streets in the neighborhood pretty much to any direction you choose. I also have a free spot for your car in the indoor garage, which will keep your car nice and cool for you in the warm sun.
LA is a driving city, so most visitors rent a car, however if you find yourself without you will find yourself walking distance to all that you need for a great experience and just a block away from major North-South and East-West bus routes.
Since the dawn of "Uber", things got even easier. Uber is to car/ cab services what Airbnb is to finding accommodations. Download the app and you can get around easily, affordably and safely in LA with their cars!
Other Things to Note
When you arrive, there will be an illustrated WELCOME BOOKLET with details and instructions - I will try to anticipate any questions you may have regarding the home. If there is something missing, call me and I will find a solution to any questions you could pose ;-)
The apartment and the complex also has:
24 Hour Courtesy Patrol
Gated Property Access
On-Site Dry Cleaners (next building to ours)
On-Site Video Rental (next building to ours)
Business Center w/ Copier, Fax, Internet
Running Tracks at Pan Pacific
A mid-day cleaning service is available for $70. This includes providing fresh bedding, towels and full cleaning of the apartment. Please give me notice so I could book it ahead of time for you.
Check in's/out's are flexible upon request. Just let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. I have always managed to help my guests to have a seamless check-in and check-out. We all know that traveling times rarely (if ever!) fit into the globally accepted hotel time-frames.
Commutes, outside of traffic hours:
Literally across the road: The Grove, Museum Row, Miracle Mile, 3rd St Shopping;
10 min - Beverly Hills, Hollywood Blvd
20 mins - Los Feliz/Silverlake
20/30 mins - Downtown, Century City, Studio City, Culver City, USC, UCLA, Burbank Airport;
30/40 mins - Santa Monica, Venice, Pasadena, LAX Airport;
45/60 mins - Malibu
I would love to ask you to take off your shoes at the entrance so together we can keep the carpet nice and clean. I really appreciate your understanding and help ;-)
I would also like to ask that please do not throw drinking parties at the apartment. It is not suitable for large events and it is not a good way to show kindness and respect to me and my home.
Also, absolutely no candles or anything else with a flame and that includes cigarettes as well.
That is all...
Thank you so much in advance for keeping these little notes in mind during your stay.
PLEASE do not contact me if you are interested in renting the place as a location for any form of film/video shoot. We are not equipped or available to accommodate a large, noisy group of people.
Our host made us feel very welcome. We cannot fault the service provided by our host during our 2 week trip. The apartment was lovely, very spacious, and as pictured. The bed was the most comfortable I have every slept in and we even made a note of the make to buy one in the UK! The apartment was central and 10 mins walking distance to The Grove, restaurants and shops and the food stores. We also enjoyed the half hour walk to the Beverley Centre and Jan's Restaurant for breakfast.
Our 1st experience with airbnb could not have been better. Anna was the most hospitable host one could ask for her apartment was immaculately clean, beautifully decorated & it made us feel like we were back home which was comforting after traveling out of a suitcase for 3 weeks. She was easily reached the few times we had to contact her & nothing was a problem. The neighborhood was lovely & well located & we will definitely stay again when we travel to LA next. I would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone as as what you see is exactly what you get & more, no detail was overlooked. Thank you once again Anna for everything. D & boys.
AnnaBlanca's home is so beautifully appointed and comfortable, it's a gorgeous apartment, very spacious and in a fantastic location. AnnaBlanca went out of her way to provide us with all the information we could possibly need to make our stay smooth and happy. She was so easy to contact and her instructions and help booklet were great. We would definitely stay at her place for our next LA trip and I highly recommend that you do too.
Anna is a great host..she make sure that I am alright and feel at home.
I am amazed with her meticulous detail on how she organized the staying so you don't lost and make sure you are home in the perfect way. Include on how you park the car , the direction to walk from the garage to the apartment with all the detailed video and pictures. It is really amazing. All the equipment in the house and the amenities are all green and environmental concern and organic mostly from the wholefood market. The house exactly like in the picture...you don't find any unexpected surprises. The decorations make you feel in a real home with many memorable artefacts ...not like in the hotel.
The house was cozy beautiful provided with everything u can think about and Anna made sure it has extra of everything. The location is great 5mins walk to the Grove. My little family stayed there for 2 weeks and it was the most pleasurable experience. Anna is great, she made sure everything we need was there. One day I asked about somthing and it was delievered by her the next day infront of the door. That was so sweet of her. Thanx Anna for the perfect vacation home and for welcoming us with our fave drink in fridge ;)
Shaikha & Hassan
We had everything we needed in your lovely place! Terrific view and plenty of room for us and our son. We were happy to have restaurants and shopping that we could walk to. We appreciated your detailed instructions. Many thanks for a great stay!
Anna is the best host. She gave clear and comprehensive information prior, during, and just before check-out. Apartment is as described and we had very good holiday there. Will definitely come back again next time.
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Hello Dear Wanderers, Travelers and Families on a Beautiful Journey! It is truly my pleasure to make your acquaintance in advance.... ;-)
I have been a hostess for a long while by now and I am loving every single moment of it. When I got my “Superhost” badge I danced around the living room in the silliest way you can ever imagine. Well, admittedly it wasn't the most dignified response but pretty much reflected my immediate need to celebrate! I genuinely care about my guests and I want to make sure that each and every one has the best possible experience staying at my place and their visit is seamless, happy and memorable.
Being a “Superhost” is like having superhero powers… - it is important to easily deflect unexpected problems, just like ducking from the punches of your arch nemesis; it helps if you see into the future by anticipating seemingly impossible issues and it is a bonus if you are crazy-caring and just generally want to save the world on a daily bases.
I have traveled the world all my life for work and fun and I know how important it is to feel comfortable, safe and relaxed when you arrive to a new destination and you just want to take a long shower and cozy up in the perfect bed. I can completely relate....
Nowadays I cannot imagine a better feeling than be on the other side of traveling: be a hostess to happily content travelers and also through my other work, empowering people to take charge of their own health and wellbeing.
I love this city with its vortex of amazing, caring, enlightened and fun individuals, its endless sunshine, its multi-faceted offerings. I am so truly blessed to be based here, I would love to host you and hope your visit to L.A. will make you as happy as this city has made me by living here.
It was a great pleasure creating these two homes with deep care and detailed attention. In the process I have even fallen in love with them and it is so hard not to just move in and live there myself! lol
It is my deepest wish that you will love it as much as I do…..
See you and talk to you soon!