***GROUPS OF 5-8: see price details below.***
Beautiful loft in historic art colony. Central LA location. Quirky decor, patio garden, quiet colorful neighborhood. Security, easy parking, on-site bar/restaurant. Read full Description before booking.
Groups of 5 or more must also book one or both of the other airbnb spaces in the same loft, at an additional cost. Click "More" to see full details & pricing under the heading "Other Things to Note."
The Sweet Suite accommodates up to 4 guests and occupies most of the loft's mezzanine. It includes two 10 ft x 12 ft rooms: private bedroom with double french doors, comfortable queen mattress on platform bed, small desk, closet & dressing area; adjacent lounge has a full size futon bed (which can also be used as a couch), as well as multiple chairs & small tables for laptop use or hanging out. The lounge is open to the rest of the loft, with a lovely view off the balcony. The kitchen and bathroom are also located on the mezzanine. It feels almost like its own apartment, except that that the lounge is open to common areas, and other guests or I may also use the kitchen/bath while you're here.
Our loft is in one of the world's largest artist colonies with a great central LA location. It's 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.
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.
--- WiFi, plus printer/scanner on the wireless network
--- washer/dryer in the loft
--- full kitchen, including spices & basic condiments
--- dishwasher to make clean-up easy
--- bathroom with shower & tub
--- extra toiletries in case you've forgotten something
--- A/C in summer & cast iron fireplace in winter
In addition to the Suite & features above, you're free to use the following common areas:
--- upstairs: small dining area
--- outside: private patio with shade, bbq grill & lovely garden
--- by request and with permission: downstairs common areas as social space or work space (couch, large table, bar, sewing & crafting areas)
The suite is filled with books, DVDs, puzzels & toys, and even a hookah, all of which are available for you to use, peruse, or play with.
Interaction with guests
All stays include "Arrival Concierge": I'll help you figure out how to get here from the airport (or however you're arriving), and spend an hour or so with you on your 1st day, to answer questions and orient you to the neighborhood & city at large.
I enjoy conversing with guests: sharing my extensive knowledge of LA, trading stories & ideas, and getting to know each other. I also have a good sense of when guests need less interaction, and make myself scarce when necessary.
I live in a private area of the loft, work from home and am often around quite a bit. I sometimes use the downstairs common areas for work and projects, though I always discuss such use to insure I can keep these activities from interfering with your stay.
I'm often available as tour guide in my 2006 Infinity for $15/hour plus gas @ $0.25/mile. Or you might be able to convince me to take you on some adventure for just cost of gas, if I've got the free time and it sounds like fun! I frequently invite guests (especially solo travelers) when i go to parties, shows, underground bars, art openings and the like.
I'm also generally available to serve brunch by request, and have a reasonably complete menu of tasty & healthy breakfast fare. Items range from $4 to $10 and must be ordered the day before. If you're interested, let me know and i'll send you a menu.
Other things to note
--- Groups of 5 will need to also book the Treehouse, the Gazebo Nook, or both. All are within the same loft (see below). Additional cost will depend on what options you chose, and will range from $11 to $28/night (weekdays) or $17-$40/night (weekends), plus an extra cleaning fee for entire visit ranging from $20 to $60. See also EXCEPTIONS.
--- Groups of 6, 7 or 8 will be required to book all 3 spaces (Sweet Suite, Treehouse & Gazebo Nook). The additional cost is $28/weeknight or $40/weekend night, plus an additional $60 in cleaning fees for entire visit.
--- For a small extra fee you may also use the large couch in the common area downstairs, and/or a futon that can be put on the floor in the lounge, so that more guests can have their own individual sleeping spaces. ADVANCE ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE if you wish to take either of these options. The couch is quite comfy, and we add a big fluffy mat on top. The futon on the floor does make the lounge feel a little crowded.
--- EXCEPTIONS: may be made for groups of 5 but only if you stack exceptionally well; if you think this applies to your group, please explain why when you contact me.
LISTING COMPARISON SUMMARY:
The 3 distinct airbnb spaces available in my 1400 sq ft loft can be rented individually or in combination to accommodate from 1 to 8 guests, with varying levels of comfort & private space. This summary should help you select the listing(s) best suited for your needs:
** SWEET SUITE: 2 beds; sleeps 4. Largest & most private space. Has 2 separate rooms: inner private bedroom w/ 1 queen bed and outer semi-private lounge w/ 1 double (full-size) futon bed. Plenty of hang out space. Adjacent to kitchen/dining.
** TREEHOUSE: 1 double (full-size) bed; Sleeps 2 comfortably only if they like to snuggle. Small lofted room w/ walls & door but no ceiling; requires climbing a ladder. Perfect for a single adventurer or couple without much luggage.
** GAZEBO NOOK: 1 single bed; sleeps 1. Generally only rented in combination w/ the Suite and/or Treehouse. Limited personal space and curtains for privacy. Bed is a wood framed twin (single) bed tucked in the corner of the loft under the Treehouse: against 2 walls, curtains across the front and a privacy screen on the other side.
This listing page is for the Sweet Suite. See listings for the other 2 spaces here:
Gazebo Nook: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/726331
Please contact me if you are confused about which spaces you need to book or how to figure the total price.
-- Please send me your travel details soon as you confirm your booking. Standard check-in is 3pm. I should be able to accommodate other check-in times, however you must 1) contact me at least 24 hours before check-in (or soon as you book) to make arrangements; and 2) provide me with a maximum 3 hour window in which you plan to arrive. If you cannot meet the window you set, you may have to wait until a time of my convenience. Check-in before 1 pm or after 10 pm will 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 make sure the number of people in your reservation is correct. Additional guests added when you arrive or during your stay will be charged double the normal rate for extra guests.
-- Groups of 2: the 2nd guest is free based on the assumption that both guests will stay together on the queen bed in the inner bedroom. If you would like to also convert the futon couch in the lounge so that you each have your own bed, there is a nominal one-time charge of $15 to make up that 2nd bed.
-- No parties of any kind; exceptions may be made for groups that book the whole loft, BUT WITH PERMISSION ONLY. For others: If you'd like to have a visitor or 2 that's fine, but you also must ask permission first.
-- Please communicate your needs & 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, please ask for guidelines & overview before using. Also, 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.
-- Honesty is the best policy. Smiles & good times are obligatory! :-D
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I'm an artist, entrepreneur & teacher. I've lived here 9 years & am very knowledgeable about LA, especially regarding underground & off-the-beaten-path adventures. I'm from New York, went to college in Indiana for a degree in theatre, then to Arizona for my MFA in Intermedia. I've taught college courses and presented performances, lectures & workshops across the US & Europe. More recently I became involved in costume design & wearable technology; now I run a small fashion company making "upcycled" clothing & fashion accessories. I'm a geek of many stripes & clown on occasion. I love to cook & I'm a master of hot sammiches, with 2 trophies from the 3rd 2nd Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational to prove it (seriously, i'm not making that up!). In addition to art, fashion & food, I also love gardening, yoga, music & good conversation.
I'm well connected to a number of art & 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, arts community, or 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.