Unique garden loft in historic art colony with great central LA location. Beautiful loft has lots of character, quiet patio garden and colorful neighborhood. The complex has an onsite restaurant, private security and plentiful parking.
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 as a tour guide/ 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!
-- Please send me your travel details as soon as you book. Standard check-in time is 3pm. I can usually accommodate early check-in, however you must contact me at least 48 hours before your reservation to make arrangements. Check-in before 11am or after 11pm may require additional fee.
-- Standard check-out is 11am. I can usually accommodate late check-out; however if I have another guest arriving I may need to ask you to move to the common space, where you can hang out in comfort until your preferred departure time.
-- Please communicate your needs and plans. If I can make you more comfortable in any way, or if you have issues/problems with anything in the loft, tell me so I can make amends. Also, if you let me know your schedule, I can plan my activities in the loft accordingly for everyone's convenience.
-- Be respectful & considerate of other guests. Clean up after yourself, especially in the bathroom and kitchen. If you come in late or leave early, please be as quiet as you can, especially when closing the door or climbing the stairs.
-- You're free to use the kitchen as much as you wish. However, since sound carries from the kitchen throughout the loft, all use must be between the hours of 9am to 11pm, unless by special arrangement//request. Please see the House Manual for more details regarding use of cooking tools and etc.
-- No pets, no children under 12, no teens without responsible guardian.
-- Smoking inside is limited to non-tobacco products only. Cigarette smoking should be taken outside to the patio. Luckily the year-round pleasant weather makes this easy!
-- Please look at the House Manual once you've booked as we've put a lot of helpful info there. If all else fails: read the signs and labels about the house: they'll help you figure out where to find things, where to put things, how things work, etc.
-- Most importantly: must have fun while you're here. Laughter is obligatory! :-D
Isa is one of the most welcoming hosts I've had! She is also very accommodating - I had a sudden change in my schedule the afternoon I was planning to arrive, and I had to arrive a few hours early. Although this put her off her schedule slightly, she let me hang out in the common room while she finished up cleaning. I chatted with her - she has a very deep knowledge of the LA area and a cute cat with a luscious fur coat named Miss Molecule. The house was clean, beautifully decorated, and the host warm and inviting. They have been doing a slight bit of construction on the house recently, but there was very little dust and I had everything I needed: a heater, a nice bed, and a quiet environment. Although I'm not the most demanding guest, I can't think of anything to complain about.
Had a freaking blast staying at Isa's. She goes out her way to make sure everyone is comfortable and recommends cool spots in the area. If you are looking for something different and very affordable this is the place. Its not as private as you may want but its cool to meet the other house guest when around. Not too mention Molecule (cat) is way cool! Highly recommend and will come here for future adventures or if a zombie apocalypse breaks out lol
It was very luck for us to live with Isa. Half on her uniqueness, half on Los Angeles, and they make it magic. If you are fellow travelers who are looking for a real life(an alternative) , here is right place to began to feel part of it. 如果你是艺术家，飞行员（叶），嬉皮士，乌托邦主义者，热爱生命的人，就来这吧
Isa is awesome! It was really cool being able to stay at a place within the Brewery Artwalk. To be honest, during booking, I wasn't really sure what it was all about, but it was really neat living in this place for a few days. Walk around and check out whatever you can - the artist residents are friendly and there's a ton of cool stuff to see.
Isa gives really good advice and info about pretty much anything you want to know about the area.
The room was comfortable, bathroom was very clean. Had a nice, powerful shower. Parking here is possibly the easiest parking in the entire city of Los Angeles.
And Molecule is a super cute kitty.
Definitely read the full description of this place before you book and not just the reviews! It's not your typical space.
Isa's Loft was amaizing, very fancy and really cozy. My boyfriend and i stayed in the suite. The bed was comfortable and we had enough space. The badroom was clean and we loved the shower. The kitchen was very comfortable for cooking, but it's california and the climate is always warm so we had some ants around the kitchen. The location is also very good if you have a car you will reach all important spots quickly. isa has a cat which is amaizing and sooo lovely. And last but not least Isa, she is so lovely, kind, and amaizing.
We felt home from the first moment.
i can defently recoment isa's loft for exploring Los Angeles and Isa gives you many information about the city and the traffic around the city!
We three girls drive all the way along highway1 from SF to LA. We arrived at night and Isa's house keeper Krista is sooooo nice! She kept waiting there and guide us to the loft. It's a really cool place. Exactly all the artist are kinda burning man style. Krista also drive us around to the fabric district and show us around the big area. She's really nice. We all love her.
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I'm an artist, entrepreneur and teacher. I've lived in Los Angeles for 8 years and am very knowledgeable about the city, especially in regards to underground and off-the-beaten-path opportunities for adventure. I'm originally from New York, went to college in Indiana where I got my degree in theatre, and then to Arizona for my MFA in Intermedia. I've taught college digital media courses, and have presented performances, lectures and workshops across the US and Europe. Through performance I became involved in costume design and wearable technology. Now I run a small fashion company making "upcycled" clothing and a variety of unusual accessories. I'm a geek of many stripes and a clown on occasion. I love to cook, especially with and for other people; I'm a master of hot sammiches, with two trophies from the 3rd 2nd Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational to prove it (seriously, i'm not making that up!). In addition to art, fashion and food, I also love gardening, yoga, music and good conversation.