Cute and cool bachelor apartment in centrally located Los Feliz/Franklin Hills/Silver Lake area.
This is a great unit for people who like to walk and explore. There are lots of great murals in the neighborhood (Shepard Fairey just finished a great one that's only 5 blocks away) as well as farmer's markets (one a 10 minute walk away on Saturday morning and the Atwater and Los Feliz markets which are a 25 min walk in either direction). There are great tapas bars, sport bars, old Hollywood hangout bars, gay bars and lots of juice bars for the unalcoholically inclined.
Plus lots of great pizza.
We're near Griffith Park so it's not that uncommon to see skunks or racoons or possums or coyotes - not that one sees them everyday, but it occasionally happens. It's a rustic yet modern part of town. Somehow it works.
The unit is small - a self contained one room bachelor with a kitchenette, bathroom and painted concrete floors. It's cool and always cool - it's almost always an even temperature due to being semi underground with a granite/concrete slate wall.
It's up a flight of about 15 steps - good to know just in case that is a problem for you. We really want your stay to be a great one, so if you have mobility problems or need that cigarette or gotta have your pets/animals with you, this probably won't be a good fit. Other than that, you should like it here. You'll hear some overhead footfall noises, but not a lot of traffic as we are set back a bit from the street.
It's got an industrial feel with high a ceiling (11ft) and exposed beam and high contrast color scheme. If you're into the modern look, you'll like it here.
Note: There is an airbed but it's the most comfortable airbed you've ever slept in. There is also a sofabed/loveseat (thank you IKEA) that doubles as a little sitting spot and, well, a bed.
Second Note: This is a really small place. Whomever you share the unit with will be very close to you!! There is no door to the bathroom, again, extreme closeness!
Best for a single person or a couple - or a couple with a small child (yes, I know that is technically 3 people but we are kid family friendly. That said, a teenager would be crowded with parents. We've had it here before--it didn't work out) - 2 person max - 3 night minimum
•1 min walk to Hyperion Lyric Cafe, 2 min walk to YAS (yoga and spinning), 2 min walk to Casita del Campo, 12 minute walk to Sunset Junction shops and eateries, 17 min walk from Metro Red Line/Children's Hospital/Kaiser Hospital, 11 min walk to Trader Joe's and Gelson's, bike paths all over the place
•Walking distance to some of the best pizza (Tomato Pie), burgers (The Fix) and gelato (Pazzo Gelato) in the city
•Nearby bars, cafes, eclectic boutiques and restaurants - an 11 min walk to Intelligensia coffee shop, Casbah Cafe, Forage restaurant, Secret Headquarters comic book store, Cafe Stella bistro, Matruska dress shop - etc.
•Charming modern style home with concrete floors, cool loft-like 11ft ceiling and exposed beams
•Ample Street parking - free and non-metered (Friday mornings have street cleaning from 10am - 12noon-please be aware of this!)
• Kitchenette has stovetop, little fridge, toaster oven - glasses, dishes, utensils
•Halfway between Hollywood and Downtown LA, 3 minutes from freeways, 1 minute walk to bus stop
•Gorgeous hilly hikes and walking paths nearby
•Includes utilities, wireless internet
•No smoking, no drugs, no pets (we really mean it about the no smoking)
This area of town is a lot like Brooklyn - lots of cool places, mom and pop shops and almost everything you need walking distance. It's a very safe neighborhood (email hidden)ly and fun area of town. We are close to Griffith Park, Hollywood, Downtown LA, Dodger Stadium, Disney Hall and lots of other attractions. It's also a great central place to go to other places around the city.
No smoking of any kind on the property, no drugs, no pets - (we really mean it about the no smoking)
Two burner stovetop
Pots and pans, dishes, bowls and utensils - as well as cooking spices
and if you're not into cooking...
Los Feliz/Silver Lake is a great neighborhood - there are wonderful movie theaters, restaurants and boutiques all walking distance. FOOD: Thai, Italian, Brazilian, Vietnamese, Armenian, Chinese, Japanese - all walking distance and most open late or 24 hours. Not to mention great pizza, burgers and bars!
Great public transportation in this area; you wouldn't need a car if you worked in Hollywood or Downtown LA. Close to Griffith Park, Hollywood, Disney Hall, Dodger Stadium and centrally located within Los Angeles.
This (email hidden)ly neighborhood so don't expect total peace and quiet but the neighbors are respectful. There is a preschool across the street so during the day you may hear the sound of children playing occasionally.
Getting here from the LAX Airport:
There is a bus called the flyway that can take you to Union Station for 7 dollarsUS (don't worry - you won't need money - when you get to Union Station you can pay by credit card) then you can take the Metro Red Line for $1.50 each or take a taxi for about $15 (a taxi from the airport would cost about $55-66US).
You would go back to the airport the same way - though there is a bus that can take you to the Red Line.
Since parking downtown can range from $5-$25 and walking from a parking structure takes a lot of time, public transportation is better and sometimes faster to Downtown LA and Hollywood, in my opinion.
There is also the DASH - the downtown area bus that costs 50 cents and goes all around downtown LA - from Chinatown to USC. There's lots to do there. And it's not too far from the house.
This is a great hilly, hip part of town - truly one of the best LA has to offer. You'll be able to explore everyday.
The unit is up a 15 step flight of stairs. If climbing stairs is difficult for you this would not (email hidden) to rent.
Lisa and Jansens place was perfect for our short stay in Los Angeles. Public transport was easily accessible for us, and the red line is a short distance away, which will took us to major tourist destinations in Hollywood. Don't be scared if you're the only ones walking around the area as everyone seems to drive, the area was very safe. Lisa was very accommodating and provided us with extra essentials such as tissues and towels when requested. Thank you for having us Lisa!
My brother and I went on a mini-vacation for L.A. This was a great stay for two people. Great location where it is next to cafes/little shops as well as driving distance to the places we ventured to (Korea town, Little Tokyo, downtown L.A) --- around 15 minutes to each area.The place was clean, safe, and quiet. There was ample parking as well. Jansen (email hidden) --- she was very welcoming, oriented us to the room, and suggested a lot of places for us to visit. I would definitely book this place again when I'm in L.A. :)
Fantastic little place, fantastic host.
Beautiful little studio surrounded by plants, with it's own private entry and bathroom. I can only recommend a stay there. Located in a nice, not too busy neighbourhood but with good restaurants and some bars bot far away, ideally located to explore LA, Hollywood etc. (even without a car) Communicating with the host (Lisa/Jansen) was without any problem.
place was great,very much like the pics,easy parking.
This continues to be my favorite AirBnB place to stay in LA. It's nicely appointed, it's clean, and the location can't be beat! Lisa is a kind, cool and very accommodating host. Highly recommend!
This was my first Airbnb stay. Lisa and Jansen epitomise the ethos of trust and security that staying through Airbnb should provide. Lisa was very kind and immediately responsive for any queries. The apartment is exceptionally located in Los Feliz, immaculate and well-presented. To make you feel at home, there is a huge selection of current magazines, guides and local food menus. The host also has every condiment under sun: coffee, tea, seasonings... There's a Trader Joe's and Gelson's just up the street if you want to cook yourself and make use of this (something very rare with other apts).
No negatives - a perfect stay. I could not recommend this apartment more.
We had a great time staying in the Los Feliz flat! Jansen was super helpful and easy to get in contact with if needed. I would definitely stay here again when making a quick trip to LA.
This is the fourth or fifth time I've stayed in Lisa's bachelor pad. The location can't be beat - it's right in the middle of Silverlake, near everything you'd want, with plenty of parking nearby. Lisa is a gracious and friendly host and the space is cozy and homey. Highly recommend!
Great place to stay!
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