About This Listing
Three blocks from Hollywood & Vine! This is a 3-story walk-up (while the elevator is being renovated) to an airy, corner unit with crazy sunset views!
This amazing 1 BR top floor home with spectacular views with NO ADJOINING APARTMENT UNITS is the place to stay if you want to feel like you're LIVING in Hollywood, and not just STAYING in Any Apartment, USA!
This is a breezy, corner unit on the top floor of an historic building facing south and west (the sunsets are fantastic). Despite the southwest exposure, the apt is rarely "too hot." However:
Arriving in June: bedroom A.C. !!
The views from the apartment stretch from the Hollywood Hills to the ocean on a clear day. It's comfortably furnished and decorated with art and original photography that span my 2+ decades-long career as a reporter and television producer.
Living Room - 273 sq. ft.
Breakfast Nook - 64 sq. ft.
Kitchen - 27 sq. ft
Bedroom - 176 sq. ft.
Bathroom - 42 sq. ft.
Amenities include lots of sunlight... which explains the double-sided kitchen blinds!... a queen-size bed with TempurPedic mattress, a spacious bathroom (the largest in the building) with separate shower stall and corner sink. The bedroom's chest of drawers and one of the two walk-in closets are empty and available to guests.
Kitchen amenities include microwave and blender.
Coin-operated laundry room on the premises.
Covered parking available for $10/night; free for stays 7 nights and longer.
Interaction with Guests
When requested by guests via text, otherwise… minimal.
The Walk of Fame, the Pantages Theatre, the Capitol Records building and more than half-a-dozen clubs, pubs, dives and restaurants are all within a 4-block radius from my front door.
There's an excellent Farmers' Market every Sunday morning, two blocks away on Hollywood Bvd.
Slightly further but still a short walking distance: Trader Joe's market (one block south of Hollywood & Vine) the Hollywood / Highland center which hosts the Academy Awards, the vast wonderland that is Amoeba Records, 24 Hr Fitness and an unsurpassed movie-going experience (incredible sound, no-ads-just-trailers) at the Arclight Hollywood which offers reserved seating and a bar / restaurant where the servers are mindful of your showtime if you let them know.
Numerous bus routes on all major surrounding streets. The Hollywood / Vine Red Line Metro station is 3.5 blocks away next to the entrance to the W Hotel. The Red Line southbound takes you to downtown, Union Station (where you can take the Pacific Coastliner to San Diego) and to numerous rail connections to Pasadena and other areas. The Red Line northbound has a stop at the Hollywood & Highland complex, Universal Studios and North Hollywood.
Other Things to Note
Trash disposal: Recycle and regular trash dumpsters are in the building's rear driveway.
While there are no adjacent apartments, there is a neighbor below you. When sitting at the table next to the large, double doors… be mindful that voices carry when those doors are open.
No parties. No loud music. No smoking… even if you DO have a "medical card!"
Bill is awesome! His place is in a great location and the apartment is super nice.
Though there were a few points that could have been better. Unfortunately the elevator was not working (for all two wks) while I was there, which was a shame. Also the building decided to do various plumbing checks for 8hours (no water all day) at a time on 4 separate occasions.
All in all it was a good stay. Thank you!
There are lots of places to stay in LA, but if you are going to stay in Hollywood, you should feel like you are back in the Golden Age. This is the place to do it. On the top floor of an iconic Art Deco building sitting above the heart of old Hollywood, Bill's place is very cool. Bill is the consumate host, making sure you enjoy your stay. And those views are the bee's knees!
I had a great four days in Bill's Hollywood apartment. Location is very convenient to all the basics (grocery, pharmacy, restaurants, metro) and has a lovely view of the city. Bill was very helpful in answering any questions and ensuring my stay was uneventful.
Bill's apartment is nothing short of perfect. It is artistically furnished and had everything we needed. The view is spectacular as well since the building is located on top of a small hill. The location is extremely convenient, just a street away from hollywood blvd and close to an array of restaurants, shops and the metro. We had fun at the sunday market as well, which happens every sunday morning just down ivar avenue.
Bill was an amazing host. My mom and I were delighted with his hospitality during our stay. We will definitely stay here again next time we are in hollywood!
Bill's apartment is spectacular. It is spacious, clean, decorated with panache, and boasts a view to die for. The building oozes classic Hollywood glamour and is filled with friendly artist-types. I was absolutely thrilled to discover an entire walk-in clothing closet completely at my disposal, as well as a roomy bathroom with tub and shower, and as icing on the cake, a dedicated dressing table. Basically a traveling girl's dream. It is ideally located, an easy walk to anywhere in Hollywood, with all the essentials (groceries, drug store, bank, cinemas, theatres, shopping complex, subway) nearby. Bill is a conscientious and attentive host who responded swiftly and helpfully to any questions I had. He considerately stocked the fridge with breakfast items and provided that all-important starter pack of very decent coffee. There were ample linens, bath towels, kitchen utensils--- everything you could hope for. I used to live in LA, so am in a position to endorse Bill's place as the perfect home-away-from-home when you are in the City of Angels. It has all the charm of The Roosevelt Hotel, where you would pay a king's ransom for a fraction of the space and not get Bill's stunning view. I am overjoyed that I found this place. It will be my go-to anytime I travel to Los Angeles. Thanks a million, Bill!
About the Host, Bill
Supposedly "nobody walks in L.A.," but when I moved here more than 20 years ago as a news reporter, I decided to live as close to my employer as possible... which meant living in Hollywood.
I've lived in the same neighborhood ever since. It caters to my every desire: great food (Eva Longoria's Beso is 2 blocks away) amazing movie theaters (as they should be!) and more than 2-dozen bars ranging from low key cool to too-hip-and-pricey... and I love em all!
Despite my proximity to the club scene, my personal life is pretty low key, as you can see from this list of Five Things I Can't Live Without (in no particular order): a good steak, Joni Mitchell's music, "The Walking Dead," a room with a view and the ArcLight movie theaters!
As a producer / reporter I've travelled to places I'd otherwise have never seen (London, Venice and the South of France) and met celebrities I'd be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of. Many of those experiences are forever preserved in the form of photography and artwork proudly displayed in my home.
As Jim Carey wrote next to his handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater:
"Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily...."
Life IS but a dream!