About this listing
Great relaxing room centrally located in the historic South Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles. Read my 50+ reviews, they speak for themselves! (There is only one bathroom and it is shared with me)
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 24 years and I am renting out my extra bedroom. Nice, quiet, 49 year old, 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 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. 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!
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, Vitamix blender, Swissmar Borner mandoline, KitchenAid mixer, Henckels knives, Le Creuset cookware, etc. As long as you take care of them I love sharing.
Interaction with Guests
I work full time Monday-Friday retouching photos for an online shoe company. Some guests I tend to see all of the time and others I hardly see at all, depending on their schedules.
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.
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
Two things that I get asked often: No, I cannot accept guests with pets of ANY type. This is not my decision, it's the landlord's policy. Also, I live in the apartment and there is ONE bathroom, so, yes, we will be sharing that bathroom.
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.
I don't have many rules around here other than basic reciprocal respect. If you cook and make a mess, just clean it up. I don't have any problem with people coming home as late as they please as long as they make an attempt to be quiet. After all, if you're on vacation you should be having fun! Also, no problem with drinking. No smoking allowed inside room or the rest of the apartment.