About This Listing
Staying in the camper is a unique experience. When you enter, you feel like you have stepped into a time machine, only with the modern convenience of WiFi. Our guests love the privacy, although we are always happy to offer local recommendations. We've had friends and family stay for months or just over night.
We provide oversized towels, cozy bedding, self serve coffee and your choice of cow, soy or rice milk. Use of laundry and detergent is included.
We have a large deck with a view of The Sierra Madre Mountains and the surrounding hills. It's perfect for sunning yourself, surfing the web, or enjoying a meal.
One flight down, our patio has a gas light charcoal grill. Surrounded by christmas lights, there are potted plants, tables, and chairs. It's charming in the morning for breakfast and even nicer at magic hour. I like to garden, so you never know what might be in bloom - English roses, geraniums, or fresh rosemary.
A true mid century modern experience.
A deck with a view.
Your own private space.
Private bathroom with shower and toilet.
A great location for business or pleasure near Downtown, Hollywood, or Pasadena.
A flower lined patio with gas start charcoal bbq.
Double bed with new mattress.
Kitchenette couches turn into a single bed.
Extra blankets and extra large towels.
Large load washer and dryer on premises.
Hair dryer upon request.
Entertainment Book coupons.
Yoga mat and dumb bells.
Nearby bus transportation.
Easy street parking.
*Gated parking $15 extra per night.
*Complimentary UVerse WiFi
My local recommendations.
I'm happy to make reservations for you at local restaurants.
Kitchen is stocked with:
Coffee, tea, milk or soy/rice milk,
electric kettle, dishes, pots and pans,
cloth napkins, and silverware.
Laundry, deck, patio, grill, wifi throughout property.
We live down the walk from the camper, so if you need anything just give me a call. Other than that, it really depends on the guest. We've had guests who we barely saw and others who joined us for dinner.
Lincoln Heights is a family focused, working class neighborhood. It's not Beverly Hills, but it is comfortable and the real LA. You won't see much plastic surgery or pretentious wannabees.
We're one 'hood over from Highland Park - the new hipster barrio where you can enjoy browsing funky cafes, shops, and bars on York blvd. and watch the world go by. Don't miss the second Saturday Art Walk! It's a blast and (generally) dddfree entertainment.
Our property is close enough to the galleries, shopping and nightlife of downtown and Little Tokyo to take surface roads. We're close to the amazing Huntington Gardens, Library and Galleries in San Marino.
We're walking distance to a bus stop, super market, restaurants and shops, although I'd recommend a car - it's L.A., baby! 20 minutes drive to Hollywood, 30 minutes drive to LAX and Santa Monica. Nearby (phone number hidden), and 710 freeways are convenient to get most anywhere.
Our camper is t.v. free, but has an awesome dvd collection, so bring your laptop computer and enjoy!
Check in may be flexible, depending on schedule.
No smoking please.
Let me know in advance if you will need the second bed.
Remember the L.A. City Hotel tax = 14%
Remember to leave the keys.
Being water/electricity conscious is appreciated.
Please do not put coffee grinds down the sink. Either put them in the garden or leave them for me. I'd be happy to dispose of them.
The trailer is incredibly cool. I can't get over how going into it is like stepping back in time. The interior is magnificent and the view is awesome. Tema and her trusty assistant make you feel right at home. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to have a unique experience.
What a wonderful visit! Tema and her family were fun, helpful and welcoming and we loved staying in this charming time-capsule trailer! It was simple to find and we easily found parking night and day. The trailer was small, clean and cozy with a space heater that kept us warm during a downpour. We had fresh muesli and milk for breakfast and Tema offered me a lovely glass of wine. The trailer is private, the main bed is very comfy and my five year old son thought the dinette bed was great but I found it a little bumpy where the seats fold - but you love this trailer because it's old school! Thanks for a great visit! We would do it again in a minute!
Tema is a wonderful host and a knowledgeable, unique and special person. If you prefer privacy - that will be respected - but if you are looking for any information about the best places to eat, see art, or enjoy the real Los Angeles she will lead you in the right direction. The porch is beautiful and provides a fabulous view of the El Sereno hills and the garden is thick and colorful. The camper is charming and as described - tiny! I loved my time at the camper and will be back for more!
Tema was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and always available. The camper is certainly cozy but comfortable. Tema had recommendations for just about everything which was really helpful.
My boyfriend and I had a great time staying in the retro caravan, Tema was very helpful with great recommendations for food, shopping etc and very welcoming into her home. I loved the deck, the views are great, you really do feel like you're in "the real LA".
A great first experience on airbnb and a full recommendation from me.
I work on the road most of the year. My son, he's five and amazing, lives in Los Angeles. We are always looking for an adventure when we are together and by chance we found the loveliest camper in East LA hosted by the loveliest family. Tema and her young daughter welcomed us two weekends in a row, made us feel at home, and if our days weren't so packed with activities, which would lead my son and I to pass out early, I'd like to imagine she would have tucked us in at night. When I'd wake up in the night I'd have fantasies of living in her camper when I am not on the road.
Tema! Thank you!
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About the Host, Tema
Originally from the East Coast (NJ, NY, Boston) I'm a Production Designer and I teach Art Direction (backgrounds and props for movies). My husband is a props and fine art fabricator - originally from New Zealand. We've both been in LA over 10 years and love it!
I love to garden and cook. My husband loves to tinker and surf the web. We have a mellow first grader who loves to draw and dance. We mostly keep to ourselves in order to give you privacy, however, we're happy to give you recommendations for stuff to do: museums, eateries, farmers markets, and local gems that aren't in guide books. My cell is always on, so if you need anything while you're staying with us I'm only a text, email, or whisper away.
We're omnivores, but are used to vegan and vegetarian diets as our good friends all seem to be vegan, lactose intolerant, or gluten free. We know where to get what you want for your special diet, or can make a quick phone call to find out!
Having travelled quite a bit, I've always preferred b and b's to stale, boring chains. Why stay in a cookie cutter hotel when you can stay somewhere local and meet fun people? Total local immersion makes a trip that much more memorable. We hope that you'll enjoy your stay with us.
I love this little local thrift store! They have great stuff if youre as addicted to thrifting as we are. Its within walking distance of our place on Eastern, going North towards Huntington.North Eastern Avenue Los Angeles CA 90032
Convenient letter dop drive through. Full service from locals.Huntington Dr N Los Angeles CA 90032
Recently renovated, what this market lacks in glamour, it gains in necessities. National brands, fruits and veggies can be found. Its near our property, and they have very good avocados.Huntington Drive South Los Angeles CA 90032-1662
Very decent Mexican food. On weekends they have a mariachi band! During the week, they show the game, but have a quieter room too.Huntington Drive South Los Angeles CA 90032-1645
Delicious authentic Mexican pastries and cakes. Try the rich tres leches cake.Huntington Drive South Los Angeles CA 90032-1617
Korean Mexican fusion? Its a surprisingly good combination. The fires are amazing too. Order ahead of time, as they get busy for such a small local eatery.Valley Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90032-3831
Very respectable fruits and veggies. Good Standard Super Market.W. Commonwealth Alhambra CA 91803
This is a charming super market that goes out of its way to carry local, gourmet, and fresh products in a friendly and clean atmosphere. They have wine and beer too! Nice meat and veggies.Monterey Rd Los Angeles CA 90042
Wonderful family French market and cafe with outdoor seating. Wonderful wine, dessert, and cheese selection. Nicoles has an especially festive vibe on Farmers Market day - Thursdays at 4pm.Meridian Ave # B South Pasadena CA 91030-3135
This little French gem features a small, but delicious menu. The portions are not huge, so get the authentic french onion soup if you have an appetite. The staff are very friendly too.Meridian Avenue #A South Pasadena CA 91030-3135
If you like home made ice cream and coffee, youre in for a treat. Very family friendly and a must on a hot summers day.Mission Street South Pasadena CA 91030-3146
A wonderful novelty, this old fashioned soda fountain mixes 5 and dime fun with upscale trinkets and toiletries. Get a burger, root beer float, aspirin, and fancy soap. All at the same place.Mission Street South Pasadena CA 91030-3297
This is our absolute favorite homestyle Mexican restaurant! Try the huarache - bread filled with refried beans, topped with asada steak, checken, or veggies and queso. Incredibly inexpensive too!York Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90042
Caine, the boy who designed this amazing card board arcade is a real inspiration! Located inside his dads auto parts store, youll be amazed at his ingenuity.North Mission Road Los Angeles CA 90033
If you like East Coast style pizza, youll be in heaven. Call the Figueroa location for delivery. (phone number hidden) N Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 90042York Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90042-1715
The food and drinks range from very good to amazing. Being a bar, its very dark, even for brunch. Menus are overhead on boards. If you want great fries, eggs, or a burger, youre in luck.York Blvd Los Angeles CA 90042-1714
Everything weve ordered at Wahibs has been delicious. Lamb and rice is a favorite. If you are lucky enough to be in town during Ramadan, the buffet is bountiful. Leave room for dessert.East Main Street Alhambra CA 91801-4134
Dim Sum Mania! You have to be strong in your conviction not to eat EVERYTHING the servers offer. Dumplings, shrimp w/ honey walnut...and its hard to spend more than $10 a person on Sunday Brunch.N Hill Street Los Angeles CA 90012-2819
Awesome Chinese Department store. Great tea, bowls, nick nacks. The Alhambra location has a fabulous wine and booze section. 725 W Garvey Ave Monterey Park, CA 91754North Broadway Los Angeles CA 90012
Its a real diner with real comfort food and excellent, friendly service. Love the open faced turkey, anything breakfast and a good cup of joe. Its on the way to the Huntington Gardens.Huntington Drive San Marino CA 91108
If youre flying to LA from, this is where youll probably land or depart.Los Angeles CA
Great supermarket with fresh fruits, veggies, and salads. The staff are always cheery and they concentrate on healthy, but delicious food. I recommend the pre packaged meals if youre on a budget.Colorado Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90041-1441
Fabulous night club with steam punkish theme, but higher end. They feature acrobats, light fare, and lots of pretty people to look at. Reserve a table.W 2nd St Los Angeles California 90012
The salt water pools are a delight. You may even catch some Olympic hopefuls here. The also have a small workout room.South Arroyo Parkway Pasadena CA 91105
All our birthday cakes from here. Its THAT good and very reasonably priced. This is a genuine, old school Italian bakery an gourmet shop. The many varieties of cookies by the pound are addictive!Colorado Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90041
You never know when you may need something Mackintosh. Its located in Old Pasadena which is a pedestrian friendly shopping district.West Colorado Boulevard Pasadena CA 91105
If you love beaux art architecture, this place is for you! Sip a (email hidden), or splurge on high tea. You may recognize it from Mad Men.South Grand Avenue Los Angeles CA 90071
One of the best reasons to visit L.A. Start your day early to enjoy all of the gardens and galleries, which are spectacular. The all you can eat high tea is a treat - make a reservation.Oxford Road San Marino CA 91108-1218
Love the chicken tikka, which is more like butter chicken. Also the saag paneer is is delish. There is parking in the rear. Near the Pasadena Playhouse.East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena CA 91101
Groovy little North African/French food and atmosphere. Its located in Sunset Junction - a hipster shopping district where you can stretch your legs.West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90029
Great wall o fish tank, 3d movies such as Hubble Space Station 3D IMAX, not to be missed. Great for kids and kids at heart. Museum entry free, movies extra charge. Near Natural History Museum.Los Angeles CA 90037
Wonderful museum with somewhat creepy dioramas of exotic animals, awesome dino hall and FIRST FRIDAYS. The museum is turned into a nightclub with d.j., band, drinks. Near California Science Center.Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90007
Fabulous for ladies only! You will be in all your glory, but around normal bodies. Be sure to get the akuri scrub - you will never feel so clean! They even have heated toilets!West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90019-3256
Lovely gardens and summer concerts. Hop back on the 2 freeway for the Angeles Crest Mountains.Descanso Drive La Cañada Flintridge CA 91011
A real old fashioned butcher, this is the go-to place for meatloaf mix or a leg of lamb. Nestled in the Old LA Farmers Market, youll want some juicy ribs for the bbq! The market itself is a treat.The Grove Drive Los Angeles CA 90036-6251
They have my favorite cup of coffee - full flavored, not burnt. The fresh, home made fruit tarts, bread puddings and scones, are perfect + sit down meals are great. Prepare to wait on week ends.W Olympic Blvd CA
Amoeba is the Mecca for recorded music. They have an impressive vinyl selection and in store performances. (website hidden)Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles CA 90028
My Kosher guests tell me that this is a wonderful market for fruits and veggies. Rumor has it that they have a spectacular Sunday barbecue with a Sephardic flair.Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90025
If you love legos or models, you really must go to Legoland! Its aimed at kids and kids at heart. We were especially impressed with the mini cities - take the boat ride for the best rides.Legoland Drive Carlsbad CA 92008