About This Listing
Beautiful contemporary house with peaceful backyard and sunny front patio in quiet str. in beloved Beachwood cyn. Guests will experience life in the hills like no hotel can offer!
Private bedroom and private high-end contemporary bathroom in gorgeous designer home in a residential street in Beachwood Canyon, the heart of the historic Hollywood Hills, just below the famous Hollywood sign.
The room features a comfortable queen bed (memory foam mattress), TV & wifi, (and cables to connect from your laptop to TV), ipod/phone dock, adapter plugs for international electronics, a small refrigerator, coffee maker & water kettle, coffee several kinds of tea and oatmeals, microwave, plates, bowls and utensils in the room. Black-out shades for the traveller in need of sleep or night owls desiring to sleep in late. iMac computer in the room for internet access or play music/watch DVD's.
For two guests who prefer separate comforters, there are 2 twin size comforters available.
A whole house filter for eliminates the chlorine in the tap and shower water.
There are cats living in the house but people with a cat allergy never had a problem being in the house, as it has all hardwood floors and is kept very clean.
A car can be parked in my driveway and there is space for one (more) motorcycle in the garage. : D
Private bedroom with private bath, front deck with view into the hills and quiet and completely private back yard, full kitchen for breakfast and lunch and in agreement for cooking dinner(s), washer/dryer.
Interaction with Guests
I am very flexible and adaptable when it comes to interaction with guests. Some guest only need a safe and comfortable room and besides a quick good morning and hello I don't see much of them. Others may have a little more time or actually prefer a little bit more interaction and I enjoy that too. I understand both needs and just want my guests to have a wonderful time and to get the most out of their stay with me, wether that is a look into living as a local or getting accomplished what they came to do. I adapt to my guests needs as I sense what they would prefer.
My house is located in one of the most desirable neighborhoods of not just Hollywood but also all of Los Angeles: the Hollywood hills and more precise, historic Beachwood canyon. The neighborhood was developed in the 1920's. The canyon has its own market, coffee shop and horse stables. Since its conception it's been favored creative people from all over the world, such as directors, actors and musicians. Beachwood canyon is most known for being right below the Hollywood sign.
Right around the corner with Beachwood is Franklin Village (cross street is Franklin) with many restaurants, boutiques, cafes, super market, high end pet store, used book and record store, dry cleaners etc. etc.
At walking distance from cafe's, restaurants, supermarkets, boutiques and more. Located at a stone's throw from Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood & Vine, (Mann's Chinese Theater, Walk of Fame etc.), Sunday's Hollywood Farmers Market, Trader Joe's & fantastic restaurants (several in walking distance).
Located conveniently to Universal Studios and Universal City Walk (by car or public transportation) and only a short drive to all major film studios in the San Fernando Valley (Warner, Disney etc.)
Hikers can start their walks directly from the house or go by car to the Ferndell, Vermont or Crystal Springs Rd entrances to Griffith Park.
For those who like to go out, close to Hollywood nightlife and many fantastic restaurants, from $ to $$$.
L.A. is still a car city but my location can be reached very well by public transportation. There is even a small bus that runs every 15 minutes from Hollywood and Vine into Beachwood canyon and stops at about 200 yards from my house. At Hollywood and Vine is the subway stop for the red line going to Universal studios in one direction and to Union station in the other. By changing to the blue line you can go to downtown L.A. Also at Hollywood and Vine are many stops for bus lines with L.A.'s metro system (busses, not underground). Of course there are also taxi's, there is a taxi stop behind the W Hotel (pretty much Hollywood and Vine also) and of course Uber and Lyft. Their cars usually show up in 6 minutes or less! To and from LAX, a shuttle is a very affordable but still comfortable and no-hassle way to travel. I'll gladly advise any guest how best to travel to their destination(s).
Transportation prices: to and from LAX: Bus and Subway: under $5 (you pay with your time), Shuttle: $27+tip, Uber: $28-$36, Taxi: $60+tip.
Other Things to Note
Unlike some listings that give the same impression, guests who stay with me are the ONLY guests, so there are no surprises of having to share the common spaces or driveway with other people, or being woken up by people coming home at 5 am. I am only mentioning this because of inquiries made with me and experiences from guests with other listings. This listing is my only one, I don't run several places.
My house is my sanctuary as it can be yours during your visit to Los Angeles.
Please treat it with respect.
No smoking indoors, no drugs, no parties and no overnight guests.
Please let me know if you'd rather sleep under 2 comforters than one queen sized, if you come with 2 people.
Sabine is very nice, her house is super comfortable and the room is private, with a private washroom, a microwave, and cups available. The location is quite good, close to walk of fame and the surroundings are quiet. She is very sweet and considerate, we had a greeeat time staying in her house for 4 days, and we will visit again next time! (Her cats are super lovely ;))) thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to stay in your house Sabine, wish you happy everyday!
Dear Shiyu and Yizhi! I am so sorry I missed the deadline for your review. Time flew by while I was on a job and normally Airbnb reminds you to write one but I missed or not got one here...You were absolutely wonderful guests and I enjoyed having you. Take care and travel the world! :D
Sabine is an experienced host and very welcoming. Down right friendly. I had a great time and met some of her friend which was awesome. Thanks! Also got to experience life in the hollywood hill, the place is magically. I recommend her place as a great location to take it easy and walk around exploring that area and been away from LA crazy.
I don't think anything I write here could possibly do justice to how great my stay was. Sabine was amazing, from showing me - a terrible parker at best - how to park on her drive to tips on the neighbourhood she made me feel like a Hollywood local rather than a visitor.
The place itself is stunning; amazingly decor, super-comfy bed, clean, in the best location and has a very homely feel. Sabine has a real eye for decor and a keen ear for what it is her guest wants.
This experience made me wonder honestly why anybody would ever stay in a hotel when there are places like this in locales so cool for a fraction of the price.
I was only there for two days yet ate some great food at Birds and Beechwood Cafe, took in a hike to THE SIGN and fulfilled a lifelong ambition of seeing a movie in the Chinese Theatre on H'wood Blvd. (Mad Max btw it was ace).
I have one gripe - I didn't stay longer. I loved it. AMAZING PLACE
What an amazing place and host. This experience exceeded my expectations. Sabine was a fabulous host with a warm heart. The room she provided was super clean and she had everything available for us in our room... TV with cable, Internet access, Coffee, mini fridge , shampoo conditioner, Q-tips and even a blow dryer :) her home is in a safe area and only a short walk to the Hollywood sign and and easy $5 cab ride to Hollywood and highland. I can't stress to u enough how clean her place is. She has cats but you wouldn't know it. The design of the home was immaculate and I would definitely recommend staying here if ur looking for a clean and quiet place to spend the night while u explore Hollywood!
Stayed one night with my wife in Sabine's awesome room! It was a super last minute booking and Sabine saved our day :)
Room is very clean and cozy, we felt like at home and enjoyed every second! Next time we will stay longer!
Sabine was a wonderful host! it was our first experience with air B&B and it could not of been a better one she made me feel safe and comfortable right away and I loved the energy of the house. Although we only stayed one night the room was completely set up and very comfortable! We will definitely good be going back to stay with Sabine on our Hollywood adventures!
About the Host, Sabine
I'm an interior designer from the Netherlands living both in Amsterdam and Los Angeles.
Contemporary Design is my passion and my house is proof. I completely remodeled a "face less" house from the sixties -but in the perfect location!- into a designer home with all the amenities we want today.
Besides design and languages, I love to travel, hiking and being outdoors, outdoor activities, ride my motorcycle, animals, sustainable design and living, organic food, gardens and everything beautiful. In the past that included working in the music industry. Now I just enjoy listening to different kinds of music. I will gladly share my music collection with you, from classical to metal, world to techno, though you might have to update me on all of them!
I will make your stay comfortable and help you with any questions you have regarding your visit to Los Angeles. As a foreigner myself, I understand the cultural differences and the frustrations they sometimes cause. I can explain how things work here.
For many years I've purchased books on the region which I will gladly share with my guests.
Activities I love to do are: hiking, meeting friends for food or coffee/tea, reading, music, yoga, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding and would love to sail again.
My favorite city is Paris (based on where I've been), though Amsterdam is not bad either and is my home.
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