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Apartment - Private room · W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035, United States

Great relaxing room centrally located in the historic South Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles. Read my 30+ reviews, they speak for themselves!

Your host, Jeff
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Great relaxing room centrally located in the historic South Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles. Read my 30+ reviews, they speak for themselves!

The Space

Historic, safe neighborhood (South Carthay). Building is from 1936. Centrally located and close to West Hollywood, Beverly HIlls and Hollywood attractions. Hardwood floors throughout. Street parking, public transit close by, coin operated laundry in building, and garden patio area outside back door for quiet reading or having a cup of coffee. I have lived in this apartment for 20 years and I am renting out my extra bedroom. Nice, quiet, 45 yo, work-at-home gay man. Great place for a couple on vacation for a few days or someone working in the area who doesn't want to stay in a hotel. Full kitchen, living room and dining room privileges. Living room has a 46" flat screen, blu-ray, wifi, and apple tv, Netflix streaming, and I will gladly share. The bedroom has a brand new queen sized mattress and bed and is very comfortable. Plenty of street parking and great access to all public transit. I gave up my car 15 years ago and have been using public transit since, with very few regrets. I can show you how to get just about anywhere you'd like to go by way of bus, subway or train and I'd be happy to help. I also have a membership to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and I can share my membership card with you to get yourself and another person free admission. It's not my rule but there are no pets allowed in the building, so if you have an animal it's not the place for you, sorry. Two people are the maximum I can allow as there is only one bathroom and it gets a little complicated trying to manage that one drawback. Thanks!

Guest Access

Guests are welcome to use just about anything in the apartment. I like to watch movies a few nights a week in the living room but am perfectly fine with sharing or showing you how to use the television and apple TV. I have almost anything you could want in the kitchen as far as appliances such as a Cuisinart food processor, vintage Oster blender, KitchenAid mixer, Henckels knives, Le Creuset cookware, etc. As long as you take care of them I love sharing.

Interaction with Guests

I have a part time job currently at a hardware store mixing paint, so I am in and out of the apartment. Some guests I tend to see all of the time and others I hardly see at all.

The Neighborhood

South Carthay

South Carthay HPOZ (Historical Preservation Overlay Zone) is located on the site of the former vegetable fields for Ralph’s Market. Residential development in the area began during the early 1930s. Almost half of the single-family dwellings in South Carthay were designed and built by Greek developer Spyros George Ponty, who built homes throughout Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Ponty and other contractors constructed homes in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. The characteristic use of low-pitched red tile roofs, arched doors and windows, and smooth stucco exterior finishes provides visual continuity and cohesiveness to the neighborhood. South Carthay residences are exceptional for their quality construction, skilled craftsmanship, decorative detailing, and individuality — no two homes are exactly alike.

Getting around

My apartment is ideal for public transit. Within a 4 block radius, I know of at least 11 different bus lines that are walkable. There is also a bus stop right in front of the apartment building. Door to door service to LA Live, Staples Center, Koreatown, Downtown Los Angeles, Olvera Street and Union Station.

Other Things to Note

Please take the time to read some of my reviews before booking. I haven't had anything but a good experience yet with my guests and I hope it stays that way. Since I am in the apartment at the same time you stay here, I try to give people their space and help out when it's needed.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $555 /week
Monthly Price: $1688 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I had a relaxing time at Jeff's place. The apartment is pretty and clean. We didn't see each other that much, but Jeff is easy going and nice. I would definitely stay there again.

    May 2014
  • Jeff's a great host, and I couldn't recommend him/his place more highly.

    May 2014
  • Jeff is a gem and a sweetheart. He made his gorgeous abode feel like our own and gave us everything we needed in an instant. He is generous, clean, creative and quiet, but with a strong sense of self.

    Our room was spacious and comfortable and we were only a short drive from several main attractions. It was so nice to come back to the apartment after a busy day in the City.

    Looking back, I would have enjoyed an extra day to spend eating chocolate and watching some more vintage movies with him as he has an excellent sense of humour and impeccable taste. A treasure!

    April 2014
  • Jeff was an absolutely lovely host! He did everything he could to make my visit to L.A. as enjoyable as possible. He lent me both his bus pass and his membership card to LACMA, and gave me tips on how to travel around the city without a car. His place is in a prime location. I walked all weekend - to the Farmer's Market, LACMA, Little Ethiopia, the big flea market at Fairfax High, etc. He's also just 10-15 minutes away from Korea Town and the Hollywood Hills. The room is a great size - I could spread all of my work around easily. Plenty of outlets for chargers, which lots of people don't think about, and a huge amount of closet and dresser space, plus room in the bathroom and kitchen. His place is beautifully decorated, too, with something interesting everywhere you look. Safe, quiet, comfortable, centrally located, and a great host all at a great price - what's not to love? Thanks, Jeff, for an incredible weekend!

    April 2014
  • I absolutely enjoyed staying with Jeff. He's sweet, friendly, clean, helpful, artistic, kind, conscientious and an overall joy to be around. Living with him for a month felt like having a room mate and close friend that I've known since forever. I enjoyed fulfilling my fix of vintage films and timeless music from around the world. Definitely a recommendation I'll make to anyone visiting the West Hollywood area and is in need of a place to stay.

    March 2014
  • I have been in Jeff¨s home for almost 2 months and I can say that he made me feel like it was also my home. He is incredible, interesting, generous, quiet, clean....indescribable. I have had a very good time there. He has helped me in everything that I have needed.
    The house is very comfortable, in a quiet and well connected neighborhood. The room is wide with a very good bed.
    Now I feel very sad to leave and I have a friend for all the life.
    I hope that he visit me in Spain.

    February 2014
  • Jeff was an awesome host. He was very helpful and prompt if I had any questions. If I'm in town, I'll definitely be staying again.

    November 2013
  • It was a great experience to stay with Jeff. He is a great host and I would recommend staying with him.

    October 2013
  • I found Jeff the perfect housemate to live with and the location was simply perfect! I recommend anyone to live there. :))) Thankyou once again Jeff for making my stay so pleasant!

    September 2013
  • Jeff is a wonderful guy and more than happy to help you with getting to know the neighbourhood and how to get around. His home is wonderful and has so much character and so homie but yet very stylish! The garden is very cozy, I thought it was very nice to drink a cup of coffee there. The room was very comfy, everything super clean and everything you needed ready, storage was perfect, and the closet was big enough for all my stuff (I had 2 HUGE bags).. I would recommend any friend and it wouldnt even surprise me if I would stay there again in the near future.

    Jeff went out of his way to make me feel at home and at no point during my 3 week stay did I feel like I was living in somebody elses home.. It instantly felt like my own.

    I cant recommend this place highly enough! Thanks again Jeff!

    September 2013
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46 year old gay male who has lived in my apartment since 1992 (originally from Kansas City). I work at home doing retouching and color correction for photographers. I also paint, draw and make sculpture. Easy going. I am a local history buff and know many things to do in Los Angeles that aren't usually found in guidebooks. I also ride public transit and can tell you how to get just about anywhere without a car. Vegetarian for 25 years, but not the pushy kind. People should do whatever is right for them. I love to travel and my favorite place to visit is anywhere in India or Nepal.
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