About this listing
Live like a local Los Angelino in an original Spanish Bungalow from 1934. Experience the thriving music, food and culture of South Los Angeles. Our home is in-between Hollywood, Downtown LA, Santa Monica/Venice and LAX, plus full of welcoming energy.
Welcome to the best hidden oasis in the central heart of Los Angeles!
We nicknamed our house "The Spanish Greens" for the lush garden and vibrant colors reminiscent of 1934 Spanish Revival bungalows. The unique character is in the home's original dark redwood floors, Spanish style archways, french doors melting the indoor atmosphere with the outdoors and original wood windows that capture plenty of daylight and cool breezes.
We are offering a modern, calming bedroom and private bathroom. The bedroom has a comfortable tempurpedic full size bed for one or two people. The large room is brightly decorated with abstract art and a wall of mirrors. The bedroom opens onto the relaxing garden and hammock in the backyard.
You have full access to the large modern chefs kitchen, WIFI internet, and free laundry and dryer. Make yourself at home in the colorful living room, among travel photos & available movies/TV shows on DVD. Or create an outdoor office by sitting on the patio to enjoy the warm LA weather. Or relax away the day in the hammock. If you come at the right time of year, you are welcome to pick the organic fruit or vegetables from the garden.
There is plenty of safe, free and convenient street parking directly in front of our house, if you have a car.
Interaction with Guests
This room is across the hall from our bedroom. If you need anything, we will be nearby.
We are "work-from-home" entrepreneurs. On weekdays there is a strong work vibe, and although someone is usually home, we may be busy during work hours.
We are quiet at night and appreciate guests who like both conversations and time to yourself.
Our lovely Spanish style house in historic Leimert Park is convenient to Jamaican Food, Soul Food, Southern BBQ, shopping, movie theaters, breakfast diners and beautiful Southern California historic architecture of the 1920s and 1930s. It's a quaint neighborhood with great soulful energy.
Leimert Park is a predominantly middle class African-American neighborhood and home to many known Hollywood artists and producers. The location is literally in the center of the city, between downtown LA, Hollywood and Santa Monica Beach/Venice or Marina Del Rey.
It is an up-and-coming place to enjoy the exciting diversity and urban life of Los Angeles.
Although this city is built for cars, this neighborhood, Leimert Park, is great for those traveling without a car as it's convenient to major boulevards and public transportation.
For those of you with a car, depending on LA traffic, we are less than a 30 minutes drive to:
- Downtown Los Angeles: 6mi/10km
- Hollywood: 7mi/11km
- LAX Airport: 7mi/11km
- Venice/Marina Del Rey: 9mi/14km
- Universal Studios/Burbank: 10mi/16km
- Santa Monica Beach: 11mi/18km
Our house is a 15 minute walk to the Metro Expo Line, Crenshaw stop, which takes you directly to Downtown Los Angeles or USC to the East and Culver City to the West. USC is a short 5 min drive or a 10 min bike ride.
You can also transfer from the Metro Expo Line:
- To the Red Line and go to Hollywood and Universal Studios
- To the Gold Line and go to Pasadena
- To the Blue Line and go to Long Beach
- To the Big Blue Bus and go to Santa Monica Beach or UCLA
One block from the house:
-Bus #102 to LAX Airport City Bus Center, USC
-Bus #40 or #740 Express goes to Downtown LA & USC
- Bus #710 to Expo Crenshaw Line and Wilshire Purple Line in Koreatown
-Bus #105 or #705 Express goes to Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive and the heart of West Hollywood
-Bus #210 goes to the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, Melrose Blvd for shopping
Other Things to Note
Our 3 cats are affectionate and friendly with our guests. They may even cuddle with you at night, if you like cats.
We are renting our space to save for our wedding and travels this September 2015. Excitement!
Please no additional unpaid overnight guests.
No smoking inside the house (the patio is just off the dining room if you would like to smoke).
No drugs, no weapons.
No shoes inside the house! Please take them off when you first enter the house.
Please lock the doors when you leave and when you get home.
Please clean up after yourself.
NOTE about CHILDREN: If you book with children of any age, we count them as a person. Our home is not child proof and we ask that you keep a close watch for their safety around breakable furniture.
Float off to sleep on the Tempurpedic mattress and step right outside to the garden through the french doors.
Shannon and MJ were very friendly and helped us finding out ways in the difficult streets of LA. The room and it's bathroom were very clean and the bed was comfortable.
We would definitely recommend staying at their house.
Hope you'll have an awesome wedding!
All the best for you two.
Dominik & Laura
Amazing! Showed me where everything was and helped me get around. Thank you so much!!
Shanon and MJ made us feel very welcome in their home. They are both really great and friendly people, are very helpful and easygoing. We really enjoyed staying with them and have found new friends at the same time. They gave us great advice about the city, how to get around and what to do. We also spent 4th July with them at the beach which was nice. They have adorable cats which are very friendly, the pictures of their house are just how it looks. They also had bread, fruit, juice and coffee/tea for breakfast for us which was very appreciated as we didn't have to rush to the shop straight away for supplies.
Fantastic hosts, great central location, and very clean and well kept home. MJ had many ideas for nearby activities and food suggestions. We felt extremely welcome and truly enjoyed our stay.
It is my first time staying in a bnb and it is proved to be a good choice! Shannon and MJ are very nice and friendly! It is also the first time travelling to US, Shannon and MJ are keen to provide very helpful information like where to eat and go shopping. My wife and I went to the places they recommended and had great experience!
Also, the environment is clean and comfortable and there is also a washer and dryer for free! That’s great value! The location is cool, very easy to find and convenient for going to downtown and attractions.
By the way, Shannon taught English in China for a couple of years and is able to speak basic Mandarin so I think it’s not a problem for Chinese people to communicate with her. 这是很好的选择啊！
We hebben ons zeer welkom gevoeld: de gastvrouwen waren heel vriendelijk en behulpzaam. De kamer voldeed helemaal aan de verwachting, met een heerlijke badkamer en alles heel keurig en schoon.
De locatie is gelegen in een rustige woonwijk met een groot winkelcentrum en enkele eetgelegenheden op loopafstand.
Al met al een heel positieve ervaring!
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About the Host, Shannon
Hi and welcome to a my collective profile!
We have a passion for cooking and pursuing entrepreneurship. We are adventurous, travel enthusiasts and enjoy getting to know new people.
SHANNON: I am an entrepreneur with a knack for side hustles and big hugs. Traveling the world turned me onto SCUBA diving, photography, finding the least walked path and saying thank you with a smile.
JAZMINE (Host at Mid Century House): I am an actor, dancer and singer. I taught English in Argentina and know great places to eat and go out in Los Angeles.
MJ (Shannon's Fiancee): I am a success coach for women in their 20's. I always know where to find a great live performance or novel nightlife event.
SHAUN (Shannon's brother): I am the guy who loves cooking, taking apart computers to make them faster and being outdoors. I am a technology start-up consultant and high school teacher.
Collectively, we enjoy talking about this awesome city of Los Angeles where all the dream-chasers culminate and creativity is everywhere.
Our home is full of warm welcoming energy.