Quiet, clean and cozy, private.
Centrally located in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles, this separate guest house (well, bungalow really, just one large room - 450 sq ft) is set in the garden patio off a main house, which we occupy. The guest house is separate from our house. We make and sell wine for a living, and for the most part work from home. We have a very friendly dog named "Bubbles" who suns herself in the backyard daily, so we just ask that you be aware of where she is when you open and close the back door, and of course of being sure the back door/gate is locked securely when you load luggage and leave (sadly, she will run away if the back gate/door is left open even for a moment)!
The back house can be accessed through the patio (meaning, you come and go on your own). It features a full bed, a couch, a day bed, a twin trundle bed below the day bed and full stone tiled bathroom. Note there is not a full kitchen, but there is a coffee / tea station (kettle for tea and Starbucks Via, which we provide) and a microwave and mini-fridge with a freezer for your breakfast convenience. Also, there is a wood table outside your french doors which you are welcome to use for dining.
There is a flatscreen HD TV (not pictured, as it was put in after the photos were taken) with Direct TV and cable (including HBO, Showtime, etc).
The house is about a 10 minute drive from The Grove, Farmer's Market, and about 15-20 minutes from downtown LA, 15 minutes from Beverly Hills, and about 25 minutes from Santa Monica (this assumes traffic is reasonable!)
There are a number of restaurants and bars up La Brea minutes from the house. Starbucks is an easy walk from the house and there are some fast food places that you can walk to as well (should you want that, but we, of course, don't recommend!) We are happy to provide a list of restaurants we like in the area.
We do not provide a parking space, but street parking is ample and very easy, often available right in front of the house. There are two street cleaning days (Wednesday and Thursday 9am-12pm) so you just need to pay close attention to signs before parking your car mid-week, but there's never a problem finding a space to park.
Note: the guest house does not have central air or heat. We (email hidden) unit for the summertime, which cools the house nicely at night (due to the steep temperature drops between day and night in LA). For the winter months there is a powerful space heater, which heats the house within an hour or so. We will turn the heater on before your visit on very cool days.
No pets. No smoking please.
Two last things... I often get asked if our house is in a safe area. Our house is located in a safe residential area in mid-city called Longwood Highlands. That said, it's still in the middle of the city. We ask that our guests take safety precautions as they would in any other major city in the world (locking the guest house when you leave, not walking the streets late at night, etc).
I also frequently get questions about public transportation... I highly recommend that our guests rent a car during their stay. Public transportation in Los Angeles is notoriously slow and inefficient. The metro (train) doesn't go many places and the buses are overcrowded. You can catch the bus 3 blocks North and 2 blocks East, but why spend your trip waiting for buses? Renting a car with a GPS system is the best way to get around. Trust me on this one! :):) Amy
The Private garden/patio back house was perfect for our stay. The little house was exactly like in the pictures. It was super clean and ideal location. In a nice neighbourhood where we felt safe right away. They provided us with a list of things to do, things to see and places to go out in LA. (Which we really enjoyed!) The house is not far from the touristic parts of LA.
Amy and Peter were really nice, really easy to talk with and would answer all of our questions. Perfect hosts ! We we there during an earthquake and they came to check up on us to see if we were alright. I really enjoyed my short stay there.
They even gave us one bottle of their wine. which we didn't get the chance to try in LA, but that we actually loved ! If I were to go back to LA I would definitely go back to this little house!
We had an amazing stay at Amy and Peter's home! It was well appointed, clean and very comfortable. Location was great for us and there were plenty of street parking. It was the best stay we had in LA. We will definitely rent their home again for our trips in future. Very highly recommended!
Very clean home. This is a must stay for in and out Travelers. No mus nor fus. Nice and friendly host.
Look forward to staying again.
Really great hosts. Very responsive and also considerate of your privacy. The location was great and near many of the places we wanted to go visit. We never had trouble finding parking.
Third time staying at this gem. Seriously, very home-y and welcoming (as are the hosts). The time change happened so I was able to kick open the french doors and enjoy the lovely weather at the end of the day. On my last night Amy even offered up some wine, which was perfect timing for my week. Wonderfully safe, this place is very peaceful.
Guest house was beautifully accommodated, and the hosts were so very mindful of our space. Thank you for having us, and would love to come back again!
We had a wonderful stay at Amys and Peters place. They both are extremly nice people with a very cute dog :-) The cottage is just lovely and we enjoyed having so much space. Everything was just perfect and we would love to come back again one day!
Great place and wonderful hosts. Couldn't ask for a cozier + nicer appt!
Stayed for my second time, because the place is so comfortable. Easy to navigate, check in and communicate and very clean!
I had a really nice stay. My flight got in early that morning and Amy and Peter were nice enough to block out the night before so I could check in earlier. This was my first airbnb stay and it was a great experience! I'm definitely doing this again.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.