About this listing
CHARMING, CONVENIENT AND COMPLETELY PRIVATE, high-ceiling studio with private bathroom in separate building on property of a beautiful Mediterranean home in a quiet, historic LA neighborhood, Mid-City. Private entrance, SO CLEAN!
156 reviews - ALL GREAT!
LOVELY, CONVENIENT AND COMPLETELY PRIVATE - high-ceiling studio with private bathroom in separate building on property of a beautiful Mediterranean home in a quiet, historic LA neighborhood, Mid-City. Private entrance, french doors. SPOTLESSLY CLEAN..Property has fountains and great landscape..relax with a cup of tea on the patio!
Fully furnished apartment has a kitchenette with everything you need for your retreat including fridge (stocked with juice, tea, water) and convection toaster oven, coffee maker with gourmet coffee, microwave, separate CLEAN bathroom with shower, thick towels, 100% cotton 400 thread count sheets, down-alternative quilts, top quality queen bed.
BREAKFAST includes fair-trade coffee/tea, croissants or muffins and jam (often homemade), organic yogurt or cheese (breakfast supplied every few days whenever I'm in town).
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED 10-15 minutes from UCLA or USC, Hollywood, the Grove or Santa Monica. Two blocks from freeway entrance, one block from bus stop. Ten minutes street or bike travel to Culver City with theaters, restaurants, farmers market and historic attractions. Easy and direct to beach or take the bike path to Venice. Ten minute drive to Beverly Hills, LACMA and the La Brea Tar Pits.
Owner speaks French and Spanish - will help with planning your stay and explaining the area.
WIFI INCLUDED, Flatscreen TV, DVD, Netflix, AIR CONDITIONING
VERY STRONG AND FAST INTERNET - Lynksys E4200
Free parking available. Hair dryer, iron provided. IPod dock clock-radio.
The water for the property is filtered and we provide R.O. filtered drinking water in the studio - shower takes less than a minute to heat but then gets nice and hot. Smoking permitted on patio next to apartment where you're free to lounge.
check-in: 3:30 pm check-out: 11:00 am
2-3 night minimum, 3-4 night minimum during holiday/summer season. NOTE: PLEASE READ "HOUSE RULES" section carefully for further details (re: FEES and cancellation policy) BEFORE BOOKING. If you have submitted your reservation request we will assume you have agreed to these fees and policies.
THIS IS YOUR OWN PRIVATE GETAWAY IN LA..Perfect for business trips, grad students, sightseers, or anyone who wants a serene environment in the middle of everything. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Driveway parking, guesthouse, yard
Interaction with Guests
You will have complete privacy - however, if there's anything you need I'll be available to help - or give suggestions for a great time in LA
Historic neighborhood of Los Angeles, home to many celebrities from the early days of cinema. Close to everything, yet quiet, residential, and calm with large trees along the street.
Free parking included - either in the driveway near the guesthouse or on the street in front, whichever you prefer.
Public transportation options: Public transportation in Los Angeles is slow and unreliable so I always highly recommend that guests rent a car during their stay if possible. Buses are often overcrowded. There is a bus stop 1 block away from the guesthouse but I would recommend taking Uber or taxis at night if you don't have a rental car. L.A. is so big and it's not "public transport friendly" like other big cities!
Other Things to Note
If there is anything you need during your stay, please let me know!
No smoking inside.. Smoking OK on patio or private back area..
PLEASE NOTE: Non-refundable $40.00 cleaning fee for stays of two nights, $45 for three nights, $60 for four nights, $70 cleaning fee for stays of five nights, $80 for six nights, $95 weekly (PAID ON ARRIVAL). Cleaning fees may be negotiable for long-term guests (over three weeks). Except for long-term guests, cleaning fees cover basic cleaning on departure. Cleaning fee is DUE ON ARRIVAL at the guesthouse.
Check-in: 3:00 pm Check-out: 11:00 am
No entertaining of outside guests, except with prior permission/notification
Along with two adults, children are considered a"third person" so the extra person fee will be applied.
Please do not use oil-based lotions on bed linens or sofa.
No pets EXCEPT by permission of owner.
Please be considerate and LEAVE THE GUESTHOUSE AS YOU FOUND IT - cleaning fee covers basic cleaning after checkout.
HAVE A GREAT TIME IN L.A.!
Our CANCELLATION POLICY is: 50% refund up until two weeks prior to arrival, except airbnb fees. Cancellation two weeks prior to arrival or closer is non-refundable. This cancellation policy supersedes any policy listed elsewhere.
I WILL ASSUME THAT YOU HAVE READ AND ACCEPTED THESE POLICIES IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR BOOKING REQUEST!!!!!!
Shelley was a very good host. Giving us address and tips for visiting LA,and baking some muffins for us! The apartment is amazing,very central and close from everything. We will be back. Thank you again Shelley!
Shelley was the most wonderful, helpful host and we already miss her beautiful guesthouse! We spent five nights there and don't have a single complaint. It was perfect for two people and could have even accommodated three. Shelley welcomed us with a breakfast basket, when we arrived (despite it being almost midnight), including freshly ground organic coffee, milk, fresh juice and water. We are so thankful for her hospitality and all her recommendations for places to eat. We had the most peaceful sleep as the guesthouse is shielded from the busy LA streets yet in a central location to visit all the city's attractions. The free parking was a massive bonus! We will be staying here again on our next trip!!
Shelley's place was more spacious than we expected which was a pleasant surprise. We felt very welcome and she could answer all the questions we had. There was good space to park our car and the neighborhood was quiet, calm and safe. Shelley had prepared instructions to all places of interest. The guest house had all the facilities we needed - specially I appreciated the ironing possibility. I also appreciated that the place was so shining clean when we arrived! The wifi worked perfectly. Both Shelley and her husband Greg are really nice people.
La casa era exactament com mostrava l'anunci, el carrer molt tranquil i bonic.
Els amfitrions van ser encantadors, i ens van donar un munt d'informació de la ciutat i llocs on anar a menjar.
Ens van donar moltes coses per esmorzar.
Shelly made us comfortable from the start.
her photo of her lovely guesthouse was accurate.
Really nice place, spotless and so quiet. A great break from the city. Shelley was so sweet to keep in touch with us before and during the stay. She was there when we arrived with a nice food basket. Fast internet and large fridge. We love the patio with the fountain.
Very convenient location, a few minutes from the highway with quick access to the beaches.
A lot of nice restaurants near by at Culver City with Trader Joe's and supermarkets.
In a mood for sushi? K-ZO is located next to Trader Joe's.
Shelley's place is a great place to stay while in LA.
Despite having a late check-in, Shelley was able to accommodate and welcome us with a smile and a tray of goodies. She really sets you up for success by providing maps of the area and a fab list of restaurants to try. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, and definitely recommend it to anyone visiting LA who want to stay in a nice and quiet neighbourhood, central to many of LA's top tourist spots!
About the Host, Shelley
Poet, ex-attorney and mom..now that my kids are grown I'm happy to welcome visitors from everywhere! I have lived in France and traveled in Western and Eastern Europe - also spending a lot of time in Latin America. I love cooking and music and have been known to salsa dance from time to time. Los Angeles has so much to offer..special places for food, music, art and film that it will be my pleasure to share with guests.