Private, furnished room / shared bath in Hollywood, CA
Limited street parking / convenient to DASH & Metro Bus
small garage available for motorcycle / bicycle / suitcases, etc
Monthly rental includes : basic cable w/ dvr in your room, wireless cable internet for your computer, all utilities (electricity, gas, water, trash, cable, internet, etc), shared full bath (tub w/ shower)
Full kitchen access - Max Burton induction cooktop (single burner, energy-efficient, more precise heat), microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, teapot, pots, pans, dishes, flatware etc
No landline, you will need a cellphone.
Neighborhood : Hollywood - across the street from Paramount Studios, minutes to Melrose Ave / Larchmont / Hancock Park / Hollywood & Highland (Kodak Theatre), CBS, Musician's Union and more
easy walk to 7-11 (24 hour market), CVS pharmacy, grocery and laundry
Me : 49 years old (but live life much younger), female (straight). Work in the music industry and also design websites. I work out of the home, but am often out late at various music events. My hours : usually up til around 3 or 4am, then sleep til around 11am or so. I sleep in a loft in the front room. It's never been a problem... many years of NY living (3 people in a 600 sq ft open loft). You can easily move around the home freely without disturbing me. Ride a motorcycle. No alcohol (don't care if you do). Smoke outside only. No drugs. (420 open ... anything else is a deal-breaker)
Please note that I am not looking for a few extra $$$ to "get through the current rough financial times." For over 9 years, I have been sharing my home with interns, those on short-term work assignments, on vacation, or a temporary stopover while they look for a permanent home in LA ... law student interns from Germany, musicians from the UK, directors / script writers from New York, makeup artists from Yugoslavia, studio interns from Arizona, vacationers from all over the US and the world ... Nothing shady here. You will NOT be asked to "lay low" or "don't talk to anyone." You will be introduced to the neighbors and apartment complex manager.
Very clean, basically quiet, responsible, etc. All bills paid on time.
No drama. It's a home of peace.
very comfortable private room in shared apartment, Pam is very nice, we had great moments in her company, the apartment is very well situated in Hollywood, and if you have a problem, Pam is there for help you, thank you very much for your kindness
très confortable chambre privé dans appartement partagé. Pam est très gentille, nous avons passé d'agréables moments en sa compagnie, l'appartement est très bien situé dans Hollywood, et si vous avez un problème, Pam est là pour vous aider, merci beaucoup pour votre gentillesse.
Rodolphe & Anouchka, we'll go back
We stayed at Pam's place for one week. The location was superb and we were very comfortable. We had TV both at our room and the living room, bathroom and we also had a full kitchen and that helped a lot during breakfast time. We had no problem taking public transportation and also Uber (taxis). Pam's place is also near the freeway so it helped a lot to move around by car. It is walking distance from Santa Monica Blvd, Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood Blvd. and Sunset Blvd. Definitely a GREAT place to stay in LA! Highly recommended, we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you SO MUCH. It was a perfect stay in Los Angeles.
My stay at Pam's was very uncomfortable due to the roach infestation. When I approached Pam to be compensated for my stay she was rather rude telling me I need to find somewhere else to stay if I am unhappy and she was not willing to lower the price on the room. I was asking for a reasonable price but I had to settle my issue through Airbnb which they took care of in a timely matter. When I checked out, her neighbor also made me feel very uncomfortable assuming that he was aware of my situation and the roach problem was my fault.
Homeowners Beware. After staying for over a week, I was contacted by Kara ... asking to shorten her stay due to deciding that she wanted to go home for the holidays. And as an afterthought, said that she had seen some bugs and was "deathly afraid of them". I immediately agreed to shorten her stay (with no penalty or charge for the cancelled days ... even agreed to keep her stay at the lower monthly prorated rate, rather than the higher weekly / daily rate.)
I also requested that if there was an issue with bugs, please find other accommodations asap (again ... with no penalty, just pay for the week that she had already stayed - again at the lower monthly prorated rate) so I would be able to immediately take care of any issues.
She then asked for even more of a reduction in the price of her stay ... to HALF of the prorated monthly rate. I said no, and immediately brought in Airbnb to mediate. After their investigation, I was told that they could not find any violations on my part, and thanked me for being so accommodating on her date changes ... and that my payout (at my earlier agreed upon monthly prorated rate for the days she stayed) would hold. Apparently, Airbnb chose to give her some undeserved refund directly.
The original reservation was for 12/6 - 1/3 ... she shortened the stay to 12/23. She did not vacate the apartment until after 8pm on 12/23 ... and my cleaning crew washed her sink full of nasty dishes.
We spent one month in Pam's apartment and the experience was great! She has a very cozy home, everything is clean and tidy. Our stay has been awesome and my husband and I recommend this apartment to everyone that wants to visit LA. The neighbors are nice and helpful.
PAM ES UNA EXELENTE ANFITRIONA!! ESTA PREDISPUESTA A AYUDARTE EN TODO LO QUE PUEDA. LA HABITACION ES ACOJEDORA Y LA UBICACION ES (website hidden) LO RECOMIENDO A TODOS LOS QUE DESEEN VIAJAR A HOLYWOOD!!!! GRACIAS PAM POR TODO!!!
Pam was a wonderful host! She accommodated our stay perfectly and told us all about the area. Her home is comfortable and in a great location to experience LA
Nice, simple room, but the indubitable best thing is the location. Walk to Hollywood in less than 10 minutes, get a bus from just down the street to Venice Beach, toddle off down to some nice little cafes and bars where the houses are like mansions.
Pam is a really nice woman who will keep herself to herself but will stop and have a conversation with you too.