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.
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.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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. I recently started learning to play bass guitar and I will probably stay a beginner forever but I enjoy it nonetheless. Same story for my Argentine tango efforts. ;)
My favorite city is Paris (based on where I've been), though Amsterdam is not bad either and is my home.