Your mezzanine suite is in a garden loft at the Brewery Arts Complex, one of the world's largest artist colonies with a great central LA location. I live in one of the oldest buildings on the property, built around 1900, with a brick face, amazing vaulted wood ceiling, and a huge skylight that makes the space glow with natural light. Private outdoor patio area, with shade, a bar-b-que grill and lovely garden. Parking is plentiful and adjacent, and the entire complex is patrolled 24/7 by our own security team.
The Brewery is a uniquely special place, a community where you'll be immersed in LA artist culture. It's a 23 acre property with over 300 units and a colorful history, built in the early 20th century as a brewery and converted in the 1970's to artist lofts. Our onsite restaurant, Barbara's at the Brewey, offers WiFi, coffee in the mornings, and is open for lunch, dinner, late-night drinks and Sunday brunch. The prices are affordable, the food is fantastic, and the beer selection is top-notch.
The private bedroom you'd be staying in has a comfortable queen mattress on a platform bed. The adjacent studio/office/hang-out area of the suite is open to the rest of the space, with a lovely view off the balcony, but can be made semi-private with fabric and screens if you wish. We have a futon, air mattress, foam bed and comfy couch that can be used for additional sleeping, either in the suite upstairs or one of the common areas downstairs. The suite is adjacent to the kitchen and bathroom with tub. It's practically its own apartment, except that I may also be using the kitchen/bath while you're here.
We have WiFi and also an ethernet hardline for Internet connection, and a printer/fax/copier/scanner available for your use via the wireless network. We also have a washer/dryer in the house that you can use. You'll have access to much of the downstairs space if you need it; you can, with permission, use these areas as social space, workshop space, or build space for projects. There's an inversion table if you like to hang upside down, and a yoga ball/yoga mats you can borrow if that's your thing.
We're conveniently located right in the middle of LA, with easy access to the 5, 10, 110 and 101 freeways, and just a couple miles down Main Street to get to the heart of downtown. There's a bus stop a few blocks away, and we're a reasonable walking/biking distance (1 or 2 miles) from Chinatown, the red/blue/gold metro lines at Union Station, the LA State Historic Park and the LAC-USC Medical Center.
For groups of 5 or more, you will need to also book one or both of the other airbnb spaces in the same loft (the Treehouse and/or Flexible Space; see "My Other Listings"). The suite accommodates 4 comfortably, 5 snuggly, and 6 only if you stack exceptionally well. The loft as a whole can easily accommodate 8. If you have a group of 5 or more, let me know your needs and I will work out a deal that suits your group best as I can.
I live in the very back of the downstairs, and sometimes other guests may be staying in the other 2 airbnb spaces downstairs as well. I often work from home so I'll be around quite a bit. I love to cook and can provide breakfast for an additional cost, with breakfast items starting at $4. Other home cooked meals available by arrangement. I'm also available (email hidden)/ taxi service in my 2006 Infinity for $15/hour plus gas. I can provide pick-up/drop-off service from Union Station (which you can get to/from LAX via the $8 Fly-away Shuttle) for $10 each way for up to 4 passengers. I may also be able to provide direct service to/from LAX for $25 to $50 each way based on time of day (late night being cheaper than mid-day, being cheaper than rush hours).
Here at the Brewery we're surrounded by amazing artists. Just about any type of art lessons/workshops can be arranged on-site or at the nearby Big Arts Labs, about 4 blocks away. There are also photo studios, darkrooms, metal shops for jewelery or large-scale welding, performance and rehearsal spaces, and many other arts facilities available for reasonable rental fees, both on-site and nearby. There's even an art school for kids here, and professional cooking classes.
I'm well connected to a number of art and culture scenes around LA, and happily share my knowledge and contacts. Let me know what you need or want to do here, in our space, at the Brewery, or in LA at large, and I'll help you figure out how to make it happen. If you're an artist, love the arts, or are just curious about what artists do and how they live, this is a place that will welcome you with a unique creative energy that you're unlikely to find anywhere else.
One last note: the space doesn't look exactly as it does in the photos as we are constantly building, renovating, adding lights, art and decor. It changes so often that we never seem to get to re-photograph! But it is always improving so I'm sure you'll be pleased with the ambiance of your space and the loft at large.
Let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you!
Isa was a great host. She had a ton of information about ways to travel around the city and many local food joints in a nice neat book. She was quick to answer any question I had. The space was neat and comfy. The immediate area is more industrial so at first glance it can seem a little sketchy, but it really is a cool little community.
Communication with Isa was very quick and good. The neighbourhood is nice and the restaurant/bar close by serves good food after their kitchen opens at 11:30. The place itself is nice, with a good shower and a place to chill outside. We were with 7 people and paid a bit extra so that 2 of us could sleep more comfortably in the treehouse, and the group loved the setting and art inside the place.
Staying at Isa's has been an incredible experience. I went in-depth into Los Angeles culture thanks to her insights and stories, and I met some really cool people in the artists' complex she is staying. It's really inspiring, and certainly a breath of fresh air from the usual hotel. The place is really nice and cozy, and Isa even took care of me when I was sick! I could not recommend it more!
Wonderful place. Perfect for what me and my friend needed for exploring L.A.. Lots of great stuff to look at inside. Close in location to a lot of street art masterpieces. Isa is a fun person to talk to and was very helpful. Knows so much about what's happening in Los Angeles. Will definitely try to stay here again.
Great experience overall! Very conveniently located. It was my first time in L.A. with my boyfriend and a friend of ours and Isa was very helpful in giving us tips on what to do/see in the area. Definitely recommend! :)
Isa was a lovely host; she was courteous, considerate, and welcoming. Upon my arrival, my space was clean with a freshly made bed. Isa gave a thorough tour of her place. If you have an interest in making Isa your host during your stay in LA, I would definitely recommend in doing so.
Great stay for a large group (note: only 1 bathroom for all the shares). The central location made it easy for us to get around, and close to the highway. Isa was a great host, definitely recommend.
I stayed in Isa's indoor treehouse for the weekend of the Brewery Art Walk. Overall, I had a really positive experience.
The Space -
The treehouse was, admittedly, a bit small. There is little more than just enough room for the bed inside, and so for my six foot tall frame, it was not the easiest space to move around in. Getting up and down, in and out of the treehouse also got a little bit inconvenient after the novelty wore off, but all in all, I would say staying in there was a positive experience. After all, how often do you really get to stay in an indoor treehouse?! The bed was an airbed, which normally is not a good thing, but Isa's bedding actually made for a very comfortable sleep, so all good. Oh, and there's also a cat in the house, and while I'm normally not a cat person, Isa's cat was so friendly and affectionate that it really made for a plus to the overall experience :-)
Isa was a great host. She was understandably busy due to the weekend's festivities, but she made sure that I was taken care of completely, despite it all. Whether it was my keys, my bedding, wi-fi, coming and going -- you name it, Isa was on top of it all. I would recommend her to anyone. My only regret is not having had more of a chance to get to know her!
Myself and three friends comfortably stayed in the sweet suite and it was a surprise for them that I booked such a rad place, my friends were super excited that I booked Isa's place and not some ho-hum whatever hotel. Super happy I stayed here. If I ever come back to L.A. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Isa never stops talking, wich is awsome because she tell's you everything you want to know about LA and more. Our whole stay was really great and because of Isa we saw a lot of the city. Including a lot of things you won't find on tourist tours! Really really great experience!
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