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.
Shannon and MJ makes me feel very welcome and comfortable. The house is very clean. You will have a spacious and clean bedroom and private bathroom. The neighborhood is quiet, and the traffic is good too. Their cats are very cute and friendly. I will recommend all of my friends when they travel to LA.
Shannon and MJ were great hosts and this experience was exaxtly what we were after. Our room was nice, spacious and clean. We had our own private bathroom and the bed was very comfortable. The location was great as we had a hire car and we were within 20mins from all our desired locations. At the end of our trip we were given useful information for our next destinations. Thank you Shannon and MJ for your hospitality
You can count on a warm welcome at the hidden oasis where Shannon and MJ are fantastic hosts with so much local knowledge to share. The house has been beautifully redone and the space has a really inviting, homey feel - just a pleasure to spend time in. So nice to have breakfast amenities included and to have some outside space to enjoy. Easy access to the airport and you can drive almost anywhere in LA from here in 20 - 30 minutes. It is my second stay and I will definitely return.
I had only 2 nights in this beautiful hidden oasis, as I had to cancel one night.
But Shannon has been very nice about that.
It's been very peacefull and confortable, especially the bed, after a day walking through that very Grande LA!
Shannon and MJ had good recommandations, and it was nice to meet them!
I will recommand that place if you wish quiet nights and enjoy the little patio !
Shannon & MJ put in little touches to make you feel like you've come back to a friend's place. From the Welcome Home sign, to the super well-stocked breakfast selection, they've put in effort and thought to ensure staying at theirs is an enjoyable and relaxing experience. I had a chance to chat with them a few times during my stay, and they're lovely & friendly people. They were very accommodating, and I'd like to thank Shannon in particular for being so responsive & patient with my messages and requests :)
The place itself is great; it's a big house, with lots of space, and is very tidy & well kept. The living room is huge! And it's also where the three beautiful cats usually hang out. I had a great time in their company, haha. They're more than happy to be around humans, and love chin scratches and pets.
The house is located a couple of streets behind the main boulevards, so it's shielded from traffic commotion and noise, but it's still very close to public transport ( 5 minutes walk). There is construction going on on the roads at the moment to build new Metro stations, which affects driving routes a bit (and may add a few minutes to your travel time), but it's not a big deal. I didn't really get chance to explore the neighbourhood as my business was elsewhere, but I walked from the bus stop to the house on a late Friday evening, and it seemed OK.
Overall, a delightful place to have stayed at! I'm very glad to have done so, and would recommend this to my friends if they're visiting LA.
I had an awesome stay at Shannon and Mj's place, they were super friendly and helpful ! they left tons of maps for me to use, gave the best suggestions of places to visit and were really helpful on giving directions on how to navigate around the city :) The room was lovely and clean - big comfy bed and bright windows. Super close to many buses and the expo line really easy to get to from the airport too. Amazing hospitality and beautiful room. Thanks for everything guys !
Never having used Airbnb before, I wasn't sure what to expect, but Shannon and MJ did everything they could to make me feel welcome. The room is great, and Shannon has a wealth of knowledge of things to do and see around the city. I have to say though - I like cats, but if you don't, be warned that these are some of the most -affectionate- cats I've ever met, and one of them will try to cuddle with you if you let them.
Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better host for my stay in Los Angeles. I arrived home only a little while ago and I'm already wanting to go back.
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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.