Beautiful 1940s house in a residential area of Hollywood. A mile south of Sunset Blvd, a 20 min walk to the heart of Hollywood, a five min cab ride. 2 bedrooms/1 bath, kitchen, living room, balcony, garage, laundry.
Congrats on your trip to LA! It is a beautiful city that does not get the recognition it deserves for culture, arts, food, music, etc. I'm so excited to share it with you.
My house is a vintage classic, built in the 1940s, small, quaint, wood floors, bright colored walls. I have one bedroom to rent, but also a couch in the living room, so should you have a third person, that's totally fine. My house sits above a garage and off the street, so it's less noisy and exposed. It's in a great location - in Hollywood, but a stone's throw from West Hollywood, Melrose, Hancock Park and Los Feliz, walking distance to Paramount Studios and you can see the Hollywood sign from my driveway.
Also on the premises: my two sweet, adorable cats, Bo and Bruges. Their litter box is outside so the house does not smell AT ALL, and they usually keep to themselves.
Free wifi, flatscreen tv streaming netflix/hulu, street parking, laundry, kitchen, fridge.
Interaction with Guests
I am more than willing to give help/advice/directions if needed, and would love to chat with guests and get to know them, but I'm also down to give you privacy as well, if that's what you need.
My kitchen is a great little space and I'm four blocks from a grocery store so you're more than welcome to cook your own food!
My neighborhood is ideal. Safe, friendly, lots of character, less noise and bustle but you are so close to Hollywood/Melrose/Larchmont/Los Feliz that it's easy to get around, especially if you have a car. Walking to Hollywood/Melrose/Larchmont is pretty easy (mile or less), most other places you would have to cab it or uber (which I would recommend, super cheap.)
I'm four blocks from a grocery store, CVS, gas station, convenience store and tons of little restaurants (mostly Thai, Peruvian, Mexican) and coffee shops.
My house is off Melrose - a trendy/artsy little street known for its shopping/dining. A ten minute walk west from my house will land you right in the thick of the shops and restaurants.
A 20 min walk/5 min cab ride will land you on Sunset/Hollywood Blvd - I would recommend checking out Amoeba, it's the largest independently owned record store in the world.
Also on Sunset/Hollywood: Kodak theatre, walk of fame (stars on sidewalk), CNN building, Madame Tussauds, Hwood/Highland mall and attractions.
Getting around in LA is tricky. The buses can be accessible if you know where you are going, but we aren't known for our public transit unfortunately. You can look up exact bus routes/destinations on the metro website (you just type in your address and the address of your destination and it will give you an exact route and times) but I would recommend walking or uber-ing if you can. The metro station on hwood and vine is close enough to walk but only if you're down to walk a few miles. If you are tho - it takes you straight to downtown, a 10 min subway ride. There's also a bus that takes you straight to Santa Monica, the only problem is it's a pretty long bus ride - about an hour, depending on traffic.
Other Things to Note
I love my house and I love where I live. LA (email hidden) that does not get the recognition it deserves for culture, arts, food, etc. While I will be out of town for the time being, I'm only a text/phone call away and would have no problem giving advice/recommendations.
No smoking inside (can smoke on balcony tho, very accessible.) Please be as clean as you can. Make sure to lock doors when you come and go. NO parking in driveway. Be respectful of my neighbors. No parties.
I booked Katie's place for my mom and her friend. They came all over from Greece with speaking limited English so it was quite challenging for all of us! My mom's experience was great and she loved the location. The sheets and towels were clean. Katie did her best to communicate with them and on top of that she kept sending me messages to make sure they understood what she said and asked me translate too. This could have happened only with Airbnb. That's why we like it :-)
A good location and easy to find free parking on the street. Very cozy and clean apartment/room, we could also use the kitchen which was nice. The area/street seemed quiet. We enjoyed our stay and woyld recommend this place to everyone who is visiting LA! Katie seemed like a nice person and good host :)
Katie was a great host for our very first airbnb experience. We were extremely jet-lagged when we arrived and she made us feel very welcome. It was a very clean and comfortable room and the cats were cute and lovely. We had the place to ourselves for most of the trip but when Katie was there she was more than happy to suggest cool things to fill up our time. The house was perfectly placed. Very close to hollywood and public transport to get anywhere in LA, as well as easy street parking. We would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to travel to LA!!
We had a fantastic stay with Katie! Her place is clean and the room and bed is extremely comfy. We had some great chats with Katie and she is extremely welcoming and very flexible. We loved her cats, especially Brudge, who we had nightly cuddles with! Excellent location, never an issue getting a park - highly recommend! Thanks for having us Katie!!!
Katie was a great first airbnb host. Me and my love had a great time. Nice and very accommodating
Great stay at Katie's place!
Location for visiting LA is perfect.
Room is big enough and was clean just as the bathroom.
The appartment has everything we needed, we used the kitchen and laundry, too.
Katie is very nice and helps wherever she can.
Highly recommended! ;)
What a treat staying at Katie's place! It's very cozy and convenient located. Katie's a super-nice human being and her cats rule!
This will be our to go address when planning an LA trip.
Aspiring actress, loves animals, writing and travel. I'm a first time home-lister, so don't be frightened by my lack of reviews. I promise I'm very normal and my place is really nice.