About this listing
BEST DEAL IN WEST HOLLYWOOD--2 QUEEN Beds+MODERN in WEST HOLLYWOOD ONE BEDROOM APT/FLAT--AIR CONDITIONING, Heating+New Kitchen+blonde flooring+white leather sofa+50" flatscreen TV w/ Direct TV
Satellite , HBO--FAST WIFI--GREAT REVIEWS+PARK
WHAT YOU GET:
1. KEYLESS ENTRY to your unit--and gated, and keypadded front gate. NO HASSLE ENTRY and meet-ups are not required. You may arrive any time after the posted arrival and depart no later than the departure time.
I do offer early arrivals and late departures for a fee. Please inquire further and as soon as possible if interested. Outside cleaners clean the place and set up pre-arranged cleaning schedules and other guests may have set up an early arrival or late departure so in order to coordinate a different time schedule, please notify me as soon as possible.
I also offer luggage storage for a fee of $18.00 per guest. It is locked but shared with other guests. There is limited room so book early if interested.
But if renting a car, I would suggest leaving luggage in the car. Renting outside the airport is less expensive than renting at the airport. Ask me my suggestions after you book.
2. FREE FAST WIRELESS INTERNET and FREE TELEPHONE.
3. Cable Flatscreen HDTV in bedroom and 50 inch Plasma Flatscreen in living room with Roku or similar device to access apps like Netflix, Hulu or Amazon.
4. AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING AND CEILING FANS .
5. BLACK OUT SHADES IN BEDROOM with new super insulating windows and sliding door that has good sound control.
6. TWO Very Comfortable Queen Beds in big bedroom . 100% cotton soft sheets, down comforters, down pillows. BIG CLOSET space with ample hangers and FULL LENGTH MIRROR in bedroom. 1 air bed if you need for a 5th person.
7. One bathroom with shower/bath in newly remodeled bathroom with white subway tiles and glass tiling, glass sink and cabinet space. White laminate glass door. HAIR DRYER, shampoo, conditioner. Make-up mirror. Looks like the photos depict!
8. Full modern kitchen, totally new, with glass tiles, full refrigerator, automatic dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, keurig automatic coffee machine...fully equipped with dishes and pots and pans and extras. Seating for 5 in dining area.
9. Living Room with white leather sofa and red leather chair And great art.
10. Patio in unit with seating for two....may smoke outside on patio with door closed. May also smoke in backyard.
11. Backyard with lemon trees and avocado tree...,may take a lemon for your tea....big redwood table with seating for 6...red BBQ available for your use. Landscaped garden to enjoy sit outside and enjoy the weather.
12. Washer and Dryer in back of building with code entry.
13. Free tandem parking on premises. Free parking on street.
14. Blonde flooring with sisal rugs. Iron and ironing board.
15. Air bed if needed.
16. Gated property...you need a code to enter the property...
AND LOCATION LOCATION IN West Hollywood (WEHO) Just east of Fairfax, ... Across the street from Spaulding Square historic district with beautiful craftsman homes.
Modern hip decor, including cool paintings.
Backyard with flowers and fruit trees. Bamboo fencing and redwood table and chairs in backyard. Smoking is OK in backyard and on patio in your unit with door closed when you are outside.
You can stroll to The Grove or the Walk of Fame...The Hop On/Hop Off Bus is a 10 minute walk...or check out the Hollywood Highland shopping center (enter on Highland), ride the Metro, catch the tourist sights, see the stars, groove on Sunset..walk Runyon Cyn to Mulholland or walk to Hlywd Blvd.and see the famous attractions 15-20 minutes on foot. Or get tickets to the Bill Mahr show, or get tickets to Jimmy Kimmel and walk over to see the countless TV shows nearby. Bowling late at night at Lucky Strike at Hollywood/Highland center. Or go to the Hollywood Bowl or Greek Theater for outdoor concerts in summer.
And then take the metro everywhere..downtown ..Universal City...San Diego...Santa Barbara ...take the metro at Hollywood Highland and Amtrak train to places of interest. Go online and check their schedules.
Walk and shop Melrose or check out the scene. Lots of Live Music and comedy venues (the Laugh Factory) within a 5-10 minute drive or walk, including movie theaters and stage shows.
Walk to the Directors Guild, where often there is some type of a film festival happening. And there are many hang outs and restaurants nearby that are open until 3 or 4 a.m. like Bosa Nova.
Walk 5 minutes to tennis courts, which are lighted for night playing , play basketball at Plummer Park...2 parks walking distance.
Check out the The Grove, Farmers Market, Beverly Center, Beverly Connection or Beverly HIlls, all within a 10-15 drive. The beach is a 35 minute drive with no traffic. Take the scenic route straight up (west) Sunset Blvd (but it will take longer to get there). Sunset takes u straight to the ocean and through Beverly Hills, Bel Air to UCLA to Brentwood, Pacific Palisades and then Will Rogers State Park and the Ocean.
Good transportation minutes away...in the heart of the action. But we recommend a car for Los Angeles.
The nice areas are in West Hollywood/Hollywood, west of Highland. Just to the immediate north are the famous Hollywood Hills, where many film and television stars live...some very close by...others a few blocks away
Personally, I prefer this area because it is very centrally located.
But the weather and attitude here are what sells the place. And the attitude here is very free and laid back, especially in this part of the city, which draws the most diverse and creative and international population.
Meet LA Confidential and Too Big to Fail director Curtis Hanson on a Runyon Canyon walk, as I did. Teri Hatcher lives near Runyon...Andrew Dice Clay's house is walking distance away. Scarlett Johannsen lives in New York now but owned a condo walking distance away. She is very petite.
And the celebrity sighting vans driving on Sunset are two blocks away.
And there is always a place to go for shopping or food or entertainment that is not expensive (and sometimes quite inexpensive) but still fun and cool. And that too is nearby. Like the In and Out Burger (simply the best burgers and cheap) on Sunset near La Brea, where I recommend the Neopolitan shake or the burger low carb style with lettuce instead of a bun...or the freshly made fries... Chipotle on Sunset, Zazou Chicken on Sunset, Aroma on Sunset, Bosa Nova on Sunset and many others.
If you don't mind a short drive, then try at $26 a person all you can eat Korean BBQ: Oo-Kook Korean BBQ Restaurant with unlimited prime, Kobe and Waygu beef--15-20 min drive. Or I'm told that Boiling Crab is very good in Koreatown but quite a wait.
Have Sushi, cheap or expensive within walking distance--Rock N Roll Sushi at 8000 Sunset Blvd. is walking distance.
Everyone delivers here too. Look at GrubHub
Smoking is not allowed inside the unit but is OK on the patio that is part of the unit but only if the door is closed!!
There is a manager on the premises if there are any problems. And tandem parking for one car is included although there is also free street parking.
There is a gated door to enter the building and it has a keypad for entry. I feel very safe in this area and live a few blocks away... ...and have been known to walk around Sunset late at night. Any others questions, feel free to inquire.
Nothing is shared inside the unit but there is a backyard that is a common area. And there is a redwood deck in the backyard. And the laundry machines (washer and dryer) are in the back of the building and are shared. However, parking is tandem with the unit above you. It is one long space that fits two cars. It is shared in the sense that if one car is blocking the other, the blocking car must move to allow the other car to exit. This hasn't been much of a problem as most people are out sight seeing most of the time. There is also street parking.
Interaction with Guests
I WILL NOT BE PRESENT AT THE LISTING. You may or may not meet me depending on your schedule and mine. I don't like to impose on my guests and some people have a full itinerary.
There is no "meet-up" requirement to exchange keys. You can access and enter the place at your convenience (subject to check in and check out times) since we have a "keyless" system. This is most convenient since there is no waiting around to get in.
This is the very trendy West Hollywood area. You can walk to Sunset Blvd. (and then on to restaurants and clubs) in two blocks or Hollywood Blvd in 4 blocks. You can walk to the Hollywood Blvd. Walk of Fame. You can walk to Santa Monica Blvd. in two blocks or Melrose Ave. in 4 blocks....provided of course that you like walking. You can also drive in a few minutes. (LA is a driving culture with many parking lots..but this area is most like a west coast New York where you can walk if you choose). Close to The Grove. This is a very central area in terms of access in addition to being very trendy. Metro/subway at Hollywood and Highland. This metro goes to Universal City and downtown Los Angeles. Please check online www.metro.net
You are nearby the Spaulding Square Historic District with beautiful Craftsman homes. Do take a walk. Two parks are also nearby--Plummer Park and Poinsetia Recreation Center. Both have tennis courts. It's a lovely neighborhood and many films are shot here...so walk around, beginning at Spaulding Street (for the Craftsman homes) to Sunset or Santa Monica Blvd for restaurants and clubs....or shopping at Hollywood and Highland or markets a few blocks away.
This is also a dense area and it is important that guests are respectful of the neighborhood tranquility. We don't want neighbors complaining of excessive noise while in the unit. (ABSOLUTELY NO PARTYING OR LOUD TALKING OR MUSIC OR LOUD TV--ESPECIALLY IF WINDOWS OPEN) Or noise when entering the building, especially in the evening. So please keep any noise down while outside near the neighbors. We don't want complaints as this is not a hotel....it's a neighborhood.
Two blocks from public transportation. Or good cab service or use transportation apps like TaxiMagic or Uber or LYFT. There is tandem parking included.
Other Things to Note
Children are counted in terms of number of guests regardless of age.
Dirty dishes MUST be cleaned before departure. And place should be left tidy. (not clean but not a big mess)
Failure to clean dishes (or an extra dirty/messy apartment) will result in the cleaners charging me extra as the regular cleaning fee for cleaning is based on no dirty dishes to clean and normal use.
The house cleaners wash all the linens, and spend a lot of time doing the regular clean up. I pride myself on having good cleaners. But if they need to spend extra time cleaning up, they charge me and I pass that charge on. I rarely find this a problem however, as the majority of my guests are quite wonderful and tidy. Please remember that this is not a hotel and I do not have staff available as in a hotel and appreciate my guests keeping the place tidy.
And read my reviews. I treat people like I would want to be treated. On the other hand, I have had the experience where people trashed the place. But that has been very rare. I am fortunate in having very nice guests and I let them know that as often as they let me know I was a good host. It's so important when first visiting a city to have a good interaction with the people there. And I would say, in general, that LA is a very friendly city. Maybe it's our usual sunny skies, especially in this area. The beach can be 10 % cooler and overcast. I can recommend particularly good beaches and also places where you can kayak or paddle board, once you are a guest.
Since Veronica lives on site, if you have any issues, don't hesitate to contact me or her (in unit 4). Please let us know if something is not right. I have an excellent history of taking care of problems in a speedy manner! See my reviews.
Although we have a washer and dryer machine in the rear of the building , there is also a laundry service nearby that will do it for you and deliver. Go to directions on itinerary page for the code to the washer and dryer room.
The laundry service name is also in the house manual.
Leave the place in the condition you found it. And please tidy up before you leave. Any dirty dishes must be washed prior to vacating the place.
May not have people stay or sleep over who are not listed on reservation or identified prior to check-in. Children of all ages count as guests so please list them or count them when listing number of guests.
At check-in please provide valid I.D. to unit 4. Can help with advising about tourist attractions and restaurants. PLEASE LEAVE HEAT OR AIR CONDITIONING AND LIGHTS OFF WHEN YOU GO OUT FOR THE DAY...We value saving on energy and (email hidden) California has drought conditions.
Please DO NOT leave dirty dishes in dishwasher or on counter. Run dishes through the dishwasher using provided automatic CASCADE brand dish pods so the dishes are clean when housekeeping arrives.
One bath towel per person. If you use more, please wash and dry in washer and dryer in back of building, code 1234. No charge to use washer and dryer.
This place has cable TV and a free phone where you may call free locally and nationally (NOT internationally). The TV also has apps that give you NETFLIX, AMAZON, HULU, YOUTUBE if you use your own account. If you have any issues technically,consult my house manual which will be on your confirmation and itinerary when you book. If problems with cable box, you can also disconnect from electrical plug, wait a few minutes and then reboot and see if that fixes any problem. Remember to check the HDMI INPUT if you are not getting anything on channels. If using Amazon, Netflix etc, you will be on a different HDMI input than the regular cable. Usually HDMI 1 for cable and HDMI 2 for Amazon etc.
The WiFi network and password are listed in the House Manual. I also have all the apps on the TV Roku--Netflix, Amazon, YouTube so you can order movies and TV if you have an account with Amazon or Netflix or any of the other assorted apps.
Fans are operated by remote control in living room. And I leave a discount card (please remember to return it to the apartment) that saves you money on food and gas. . If no discount card present when you arrive, please see Veronica. It will be mentioned on house manual.
Extra Large SUVs will not always fit into the tandem space. So inquire if you are renting a Suburban (as an example). When parking first, park all the way down and stay within white lines. Please be courteous respectful of other tenants and the surrounding neighbors. It's a neighborhood. Across the street is Spaulding Square, a very lovely area with Craftsman houses that is a designated historical district.
Absolutely NO PETS.
Smoking is allowed on the balcony ONLY provided sliding door is closed. Some people are allergic to smoke. Smoking is also allowed outside or in backyard if no one complains.
There is a Ralph's Market open 24/7 a few blocks away with free parking. It's on Sunset Blvd and Fuller, a 10 minute walk.
There is also a stop 10 minutes walk away to go on the the Hop On/Hop Off Tour bus. Restaurants, bar, markets are all within a 10-15 minute walk and the Walk of Fame is about 20 minutes as it the shopping center and metro at Hollywood and Highland.
We are close to all transportation options. And will gladly make suggestions if asked.
Have a great time in LA and check out my airbnb guide for recommendations...or ask me. I have a list of the most popular clubs that is available upon request.
About the Host, Denise
I am a dynamic and ebullient personality and just love meeting new and interesting people from around the world. I travel alot and therefore have an appreciation for what people like when they travel. I have also used airbnb before myself as a guest, once in Italy where it turned out great, and another time I tried to find something in New York City where there was nothing that was suitable for my needs. Therefore, it's important to me that guests have a good experience and find something close to what they are looking for at the right price. I believe these places offer that.
When I travel, it is critical to me that I have comfortable beds and big beds. So in these units, the beds are high end and very comfortable. You can tell from the reviews what people think. I also believe environment is important so these places all have redwood decks...something unique, I believe...and modern furnishings. I also like to be walking distance to restaurants and sights and clubs....that's tough to do in LA, but these places definitely offer that too. And vibe. Ultimately, I want to stay in a place like these places...but don't often find them in other countries. And hearing how happy people are is a real high. I have a lot of faith in people...and by and large am rarely disappointed. If only the people I've met were running the world......!!