Urban Retreat Mid-City LA / Aloha

House - Private room · Buckingham Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90016, United States

The Space

Welcome! We invite you to log off and disconnect in our peaceful home situated in the heart of a historic, partially-gated neighborhood called Wellington Square.

Our exceptionally restored Spanish Revival house was built in 1922. Period details throughout include original mahogany woodwork, lighting and Batchelder tiled fireplace, original tiled bathroom, newly renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and subway tile. Our picturesque home has been featured in a commercial in Japan.

Guest Access

This listing is for one bedroom for up to four (4) people. We've nicknamed this bedroom "Aloha." There is a queen-sized bed and an extra queen mattress as needed. We also have a second bedroom available. Check out our personal profile for the other listing.

Accommodations Includes:
* Japanese Zen Garden
* Queen Bed
* Organic Bed Sheets
* Central Air Conditioned / Heated House
* Organic Garden
* Shared Full Bathrooms
* Fully Equipped Kitchen
* Living Room, Dining Room, Breakfast Room
* Safe Deposit Box
* Backyard Patio Deck, Basketball Hoop, Hockey Equipment
* Washer/Dryer including Detergent
* Plenty of Free Street Parking
* Free Wireless Internet Service
* Original Artwork from Laos
* Onsite Notary Public Service Available

Discounted tickets available to local tourist attractions.

Interaction with Guests

WHO WE ARE: Mark, a Los Angeles native, can recommend places off the tourist track. Chomchay is from Seattle, and will help provide a safe and clean place for you to stay.

Mochi the Cat will most likely hide from you (she has her own room that is separated from the rest of the house). We can accommodate people with cat/pet allergies as well. We love our home and like to wind down in the evenings.

The Neighborhood

We're close to Culver City, Baldwin Hills, Koreatown, Little Ethiopia, The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, The Grove, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Museum Mile (LACMA). Convenient to LAX, Downtown, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, USC, UCLA, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Thai Town, Beverly Hills, Staples Center, Nokia Theatre, and the Los Angeles Convention Center. There is a neighborhood vegetarian farmer’s market on Sunday mornings within walking distance of our home.

Getting around

Our home is centrally located near the I-10 freeway and public transportation, including a bus-line to Downtown Los Angeles and the newly opened Expo light rail.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Mark & Chomchay are amazing hosts with a beautiful home in the Mid-City area of LA. I'm a Los Angeleno myself and spent a couple nights at their home to get a feel for the neighborhood (researching areas in LA where I want to buy a home). Anyway, Mark was happy to answer a lot of my questions about his home buying in his neighborhood and gave me great advice on being a host myself.

    April 2014
  • Mark and Chay were incredibly nice and the accommodations were generous. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was spotless, and the backyard was a great place to start the morning. Location is close to everything in LA. Couldn't ask for a better experience.

    March 2014
  • Had a great time at Urban Retreat with my friends! Mark and Chomchay were very gracious hosts and the place was clean and well furnished. If I were in LA again I would pick this place every time!

    March 2014
  • Mark and Chomchay were incredible. Their home is extremely cozy and clean, when you enter you feel relaxed to know you made the best choice in hospitality and cleanliness. I really enjoyed the quietness, the outside scenery and the freedom to feel at home. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for that urban retreat away from home.

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay! Beautiful, super clean home. Great set up for our family. We would definitely stay again.

    March 2014
  • Mark and Chomchay were such great hosts, theyade my first experience with Airbnb a great one! They house is serene, spectacularly clean and very organized. They are welcoming and they made my guest and I feel right at home. I look forward to staying with them again in the future! They definitely go on my list of great hosts.

    February 2014
  • Just perfect - so kind and accommodating, beautiful place to stay. Very clean and organised, good amenities too! Would definitely recommend =)

    February 2014
  • We felt like home. Everything clean and nice. They even provided coffee and breakfast. Parking available. Very nice people, very helpful and always reachable. The neighbours dog was a bit loud on our last day but other than that everything was just perfect and very clean! Would definately go back!

    February 2014
  • From the start they answered my questions very quickly and it was set up fast. The house and neighborhood are immaculate. It's quiet and still conveniently located within a reasonable distance of the city. I was also surprised to find parking available everyday. I was only about one car away from where I would park each day.

    January 2014
  • This is a lovely place to stay! The home is wonderfully clean and peaceful, and Mark and Chomchay are organized and helpful hosts. The location is very convenient for anywhere west of Pasadena -
    Downtown/Hollywood/west Hollywood/Santa Monica/culver city. Loved it!

    January 2014
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English, 日本語
University of Washington, The Evergreen State College, UCLA, University of Southern California, Arizona State University, CSU-Long Beach
Mark works in Finance, Chomchay works in Genetic Diseases
We love to travel and meet new people, and we also love to stay at home and enjoy home-cooked meals. Mark's Interests: Music, Hockey (Go Kings!), Meteorology, Japanese Gardens, Architecture, Statistics, People Chomchay's Interests: Nature, Rainforests, Hiking, Organic Gardening, Food, Art, Beaches, Spas, Coffee, Wine
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