About this listing
Located in historic Hancock Park with the charm of a neighborhood filled with 1920's character. This private guesthouse has polished concrete floors and open ceilings. 450 sq ft of light and airy space opening onto a brick patio set around a garden.
We are located in the residential area of the beautiful and historical neighborhood of Hancock Park in Los Angeles. The guest house is set in the garden patio off a two-story duplex where we occupy the top unit. The guest house is separate from the duplex. Centrally located – 10 min drive to West Hollywood, 20 min to the beach and 8 minutes to downtown, with easy access to bus line and freeways. Close to museums, The Grove, Starbucks, and more. Restaurants & Bars within a couple blocks include a couple sushi bars, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Yogurt, so many great places to eat within walking distance or just a quick drive away. As the last photo shows, you can see the HOLLYWOOD sign from the middle of the street.
THERE IS NOT A FULL KITCHEN. NO STOVE OR SINK, but there is a coffee-tea station with a coffee maker, an IKEA french press, electric tea kettle and complementary Starbucks which we provide. There is also a microwave, toaster, toaster oven and mini-fridge with a freezer for you to use.
We are about a 35 minute drive from both Burbank and LAX airport (depending on traffic) There is a new shuttle service for $20 wherever you are going, called Shuttle to Airport located just outside baggage claim at LAX.
For the most part, we work from home so we are around the property quite often and are here if you need anything. We have two beautiful black cats who are sisters that live outside on our property. We also have a sweet old female Australian Shepard named Pepper that is usually in the house, but sometimes she ventures out to the backyard.
The guest house can be accessed through the locked driveway and you come and go on your own. It features polished concrete floors, open beam ceiling, a queen bed, couch,comfortable chairs, a writing desk, dining table and chairs. THERE IS NOT A FULL KITCHEN. NO STOVE OR SINK, but there is a coffee-tea station with a coffee maker, an IKEA french press, electric tea kettle and complementary Starbucks which we provide. There is also a microwave, toaster, toaster oven and mini-fridge with a freezer for you to use. We have plates, cups, bowls, glasses/wineglasses, place mats and silverware for your convenience. There is a good sized closet for your hanging items as well as plenty of drawers to use. Iron, ironing board, professional steamer and hair dryer are also available for use.
There is a flatscreen with Direct TV (including HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc).
There are a number of restaurants and bars up La Brea minutes from the house. I have also included in the photos on my listing, a small map of Larchmont Village (see last photo). Larchmont Village is about 5 minutes away by car. Wonderful! Starbucks is an easy walk from the house and there are some fast food places that you can walk to as well. Please look at my guidebook on this page for a list of restaurants, activities and places of interest here in LA that we like and highly recommend.
We do not provide a parking space, but street parking is ample and very easy, often available right in front of the house. There are two street cleaning days (Wednesday and Thursday 9am-11pm) so you just need to pay close attention to signs before parking your car mid-week, but there's never a problem finding a space to park.
Note: the guest house does not have central air or heat. However we do have a A/C unit with a ceiling fan, which cools the house nicely, but in the summer it can get warm in the middle of the day. For the winter months there are space heaters, which heats the house within an hour or so. We can turn the heater on before your visit on very cool days.
All guests have access to our backyard which has a fire pit and a dining table which you are welcome to use. If you need a work out and you are feeling a bit like LeBron James, you can use our basketball court. We have a lovely front patio on the ground floor where you are welcome to sit and enjoy as well as the shared private back yard and garden.
Interaction with Guests
My husband and our two children live at home in the front duplex. We do spend time in the backyard garden and we are home quite often but will do our best to stay out of your hair if you prefer.
Our home is located in a wonderful residential area called Longwood Highlands. Very safe and neighborly. But, we are in Los Angeles and we hope that all guests take the normal precautions that you would in any large city. Please lock the door to the guest house as well as the gate when you leave and to be safe, don't walk the streets too late at night.
Best to rent a car, but public transportation is very close. One block to the north is Olympic where you can catch a bus to downtown or to the westside very easily. 3 blocks to the south on Pico, you can catch a bus straight to the beach.
- Only registered guests allowed to sleep in guest house
- Smoking allowed OUTSIDE the guest house with the door to the guest house closed
- No pets
- Please turn off all lights/A.C.Unit/heater
before leaving guesthouse
-In the summer months, PLEASE LEAVE OVERHEAD FAN ON WHEN YOU LEAVE.
- Quiet hours between 10 pm and 7 am
- No drugs
Had a great time, good location provided you have access to a car, uber's very cheap if renting isn't an option. The accommodation was exactly as advertised, Leslie was friendly, was available whenever we needed her but let us have our space also. Would definitely recommend!
We had a great stay at the apartment. The decor is right to our taste and we felt right at home. Leslie was very welcoming and she even left us some lovely biscuits and fresh coffee and milk, which we thought was a nice touch. The apartment was quiet; we got great nights' sleep. A great neighbourhood in West Hollywood with easy access to the city. Our ubers cost around 6 dollars per journey. We didn't manage to do everything we wanted to in LA so we will definitely be back and would love to stay here again!
I stayed in 3 airbnb's this past August and my stay with Leslie has exceeded them all by far! You can tell Leslie put so much care and effort into the Guest home. She had the setting and mood set for a relaxing stay. Jazz music was playing from the TV, windows were cracked for the cool breeze and crisp air to come in, and the lighting was set just right. She took her time to go over everything in the home and even gave us recommendations for dinner that night. The house was very clean, private, and the photos on the website depicted the place very well. My next visit to LA, I am definitely booking with Leslie!
Oh Renee, thank you for the kind words.
Forgive me for not reviewing you and Kelly. You were both ideal Airbnb guests. So sweet, considerate, and you left the guesthouse in perfect condition. Please come back anytime and again...apologies for letting the review period get away from me.
We have been really well welcomed ! Leslie was waiting for us, she explained us how worked the place, and gave us some advices. The neighborhood is great. The location too. Everything we needed was there. It was a really nice stay.
Leslie is simply great, so kind and always available. Her accomodation is so cute, cosy and super comfortable. there is a pretty, little patio in front of the house, where we had breakfast. The position is perfect, in a quiet neighbourhood, from where one can easily reach, in less then 20 minutes all the main areas of La. we enjoyed every minute of our stay in her house. I will surely recommend her to all my friends wishing to visit La.
We had such a great stay at Leslie's guest cabana! My husband and I stayed there for a fitness and nutrition expo at the convention center downtown and the location was perfect! 5 miles to everything and great restaurants only a mile away. The home was cozy and beautifully decorated (exactly as described and in photos). Leslie was a wonderful host and made everything very easy for us. Parking was a breeze and we felt very safe and comfortable. We will definitely be looking forward to staying there again next time we're in LA. Thanks Leslie!
Great space - my employee really enjoyed it. Very easy to work with and quick to respond.