great central location with tons of charm and total privacy
A totally PRIVATE, lovely, quiet, garden cottage in walking distance to the Grove and LACMA with parking, private yard and patio with fire pit. Upstairs queen bed sleeping loft and fold out super-comfortable sleeper couch. Full kitchen. Bathroom with shower. Surrounded by plants and home to hummingbirds.
This location is the most central you can get in LA and allows easy access to all attractions, Hollywood, Bev Hills, Sunset Strip, downtown, the beaches, LAX, etc.
Enjoy the lovely LA climate and have your coffee outside at the dining table that is under the trellis. Enjoy the fountain sounds (or turn it off). Listen for the resident parakeets that fly overhead, or the mockingbird that is often around and the common morning doves.
Hollywood Hills hiking is minutes away and quite fun. Griffith Park and Runyon Canyon are 2 popular spots. I can show you where to find the "Bat Cave" from the 60s TV show if you're interested! Or the "Mash" set out in Malibu.
Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive are adjacent here. Great for shopping of course, and a great place to bump into celebs.
Whole foods and the famous LA Farmer's Market are walkable (Ralph's Grocery even closer) if you'd like to shop and use the full kitchen.
Scores of restaurants are walkable. Try "The Counter" or "Sake House". The LA Farmer's Market is a must. It's actually a collection of shops and eateries. Driving and parking are relatively easy in this part of town if you just want to hop in your car.
Cottage has Cable TV, HBO, wi-fi, stereo with iPod hook-up. The loft bed has a staircase going up, but you cannot quite standup upstairs. NOT recommended for elderly or toddlers.
1 car parking, no pets, smoking outside only. Trash bins: green - leaves, blue - recycling bottles, cans paper cardboard, black - garbage. Water heater is Japanese on-demand style and takes a minute to warm up. No daily cleaning service. Please be sure to turn/off A/C or heater when going out. STAY GREEN! Laundry and 7/11 (convenience store) at the end of the block. $35 key replacement if lost. Not responsible for lost or stolen items.
We had a great time! The cottage was cozy with an amazing garden.Thank you Dan!
We had a great time. The location was perfect for our USC visit and a lovely little spot to explore the rest of the L.A. from. Our trip was short and the weather cool so we didn't get to use all the amenities but they were great to look at. The little garden pictured on airbnb is totally accurate. No hesitation in recommending this space. Dan was very accommodating as well.
We had a wonderful stay at Dan and Karen's guest cottage. The cottage is charming, exactly as described, and very cozy for our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kiddos). The location is fantastic, close to many LA attractions via car with lots of local options available by foot. We wish our stay had been longer! Thanks for a great visit.
Vores ophold i havehuset hos Dan var alt det vi havde håbet på, plus en hel del mere! Dan var den perfekte vært fra først til sidst. Huset var meget charmerende, velfungerende og rent. Haven var utrolig - tænk at have sit eget lille hus og private, smukke have midt inde i et af verdens største byer! Kvarteret var hyggeligt og passede perfekt til os som ville køre i alle retninger; Malibu, Passadena, Hollywood osv.. Indkøbsmuligheder er mangfoldige og i nærheden, ikke mindste L.A.´s fineste center: The Grove & Farmers Market.
Vi har kun lovord for Dan og hans hus.
Vi vil aldrig bo noget andet sted i L.A. i fremtiden.
John & Henrik
Our stay in the garden house with Dan was everything we had hoped for , plus a whole lot more ! Dan was the perfect host from first to last. The house was very charming, smooth and clean. The garden was incredible - imagine having your own little house and private , beautiful garden in the heart of one of the world's greatest cities ! The neighborhood was nice and was a perfect fit for us that would run in all directions ; Malibu, Pasadena , Hollywood , etc .. Shopping facilities are diverse and nearby, not least LA's finest center : The Grove and Farmers Market . We have only praise for Dan and his house . We will never stay anywhere else in L.A. in the future. John & Henry
Dan's place was very nice. He greeted us with fresh lemons and limes and gave us a tour of his cottage. Great location. Walking distance to LA farmers market and the grove. 2 blocks away from a Starbucks which is nice. Beds were very comfy and the garden is beautiful to wake up to.
What can I say?? From the moment I walked into the guest cottage, I was spoiled!!! The welcome basket with fruit, chips, chocolate and lemon sparkling water was an incredible plus!!! I came in late sunday evening and Dan had even thoughtfully left a light on for me. Dan is a wonderful host and I would and will recommend his listing to friends and family--of course making sue I receive "dibs" first!!
Dan meet up with us right away, and welcomed us to his cottage. He gave us some great tips of things to see and where to eat.. He has hit it on the head to eat at "The Counter" in a few blocks. The cottage was very clean, and quiet. If we come back to LA, we'll be back to this location! Love the snacks he has for us, and english muffins for a quick morning meal before we headed out for the day. Thanks Dan!