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We had a great stay at Valerie's place. It was very convenient to my brothers house near Pico and Robertson -- an easy and pleasant walk. There are plenty of places to eat on Pico .
Accommodations were exactly as described. The rooms were clean. There is a very nice and relaxing adjacent sitting garden. Two very friendly dogs greeted us whenever we arrived. The street is quiet and very safe with well-kept homes and shade trees.
Valerie was very helpful and flexible with our complex arrangements with different people coming and going on different nights .
My fiancee and I stayed here for 2 nights during a recent trip to LA. Valerie's guest house was very comfortable and well-decorated; we were very happy with our stay. Though some of the furniture was a bit dated, we found the bed and bathroom to be comfortable. As described in the listing, there wasn't a full kitchen, but sufficient kitchen items to cook a meal if we desired.
We loved the french doors in the living room (made the area very bright) and the limestone tile shower. Valerie provided us with shampoo/conditioner/body wash, which was an added plus. She also made the check-in process very easy by arranging for her assistant to let us into the guest house. Valerie's two dogs (Max and Lucy) were very friendly and greeted us enthusiastically every time we arrived! We had no issues with noise, and though we didn't have a car until the last day, parking on the street did not appear to be much of an issue. I'm not sure if a pass was required but we didn't have any trouble parking for an hour or two on the street without any pass on the day we left (a Saturday).
The one thing I would note is that the guest house is connected to the main house by a door (locked the entire time) and there was a garage area outside the guest house that was used as office space by the host, as described in the listing. We didn't have any problems at all with this setup in terms of privacy, but thought it was worth noting.
We met Valerie briefly and she was very pleasant and accommodating, and was willing to be flexible when we had some slight changes in our plans regarding timing of our arrival/departure. We would definitely recommend others to stay here! Thanks Valerie!
Awesome place-convenient, friendly, relaxed. The dogs are terrific and the neighborhood is great. We will be back when we hit LA again- if it's available! I feel Valerie will be a busy host!
Hi Michelle, glad you had a nice visit. It was a pleasure hosting you. You are definitely welcome to come again!
I contacted Valerie and received an immediate response, I am so appreciative to her for that. Valeries place served my needs perfectly.
It is as described, charming and the space is just right for two people. My stay lasted three nights and I saw Valerie only at check-in - so lots of privacy.
If I had a need.. I was able to message Valerie and she always responded quickly. Her dogs are sweet and once you are introduced to them they will warmly greet you. The neighborhood is quiet and there is ample parking available on the block. The location worked out perfectly for me, I had a car and found it easy to get around to various LA areas.
Hi Maria, glad you had a nice visit!
I rented this location from Valerie because I needed extra space for guests. Valerie's place is about a block and a half from my home so this was perfect. I really liked that while it was part of Valerie's home it felt like a separate space. We had two guests along with a 10 month-old baby and it was perfect. There was a queen-sized bed and a pull-out couch. The window overlooked the cutest garden. It was very peaceful and quiet. There were two dogs who were very friendly and pretty chill. Here are some comments from one of my guests: "I can't think of anything negative I'd want to say...the puppies were friendly and adorable, the little kitchen area was nice and convenient, and the place itself was a great set-up. There were two space heaters for us to use, which I know we both appreciated having, because ya know? L.A. gets COLD overnight in February! BRRRR! In fact, lol, my only complaint was that Sunny California failed to cough up the "sunny" while I was there. Humph! But that probably wasn't the BnB's fault. :)"
Caroline, your friends were great guests--I'm only sorry I didn't actually manage to meet them somehow! I was kind of jonesing to meet their 10 month old since that is such a cute age ... perhaps they will come visit again.
Valerie's guest house was perfect. Utterly self-contained, clean, neat, generously appointed. She has two dogs, both of whom are great big teddy bears. Great neighborhood, quiet and nice.
Thanks! Your guests were great as promised. Yes my dogs are both great big teddy bears, they send you a wag.
Very nice location and quiet neighborhood. The room is bright and comfortable. The heat system at night is also very good. Valerie is a very thoughtful host. She provided everything we need in the guest house. She also provide us a very comfortable queen-size air-mattress. We sleep very good in L.A. Also, Lucy and Max are very cute and friendly.
Glad you were comfortable -- hope you all had a great rest of your trip. The dogs say hi.
Valerie was very nice and was as accommodating as possible. Her place is just as described.
Our first experience with airbnb went well. Valerie was a good hostess, we just needed a bed since were in LA for birth of granddaughter and gone most of the day. We stayed a week. We found a parking place on street each night so did not need to tandem park with Valerie but she is very accommodating about that. Her dogs are very friendly and quiet, neighborhood also quiet, pretty much old LA (in a good way), stucco houses, real Spanish tile roof. We only saw Valerie on the day we arrived but did not have any problem contacting her when necessary. Accommodations plenty roomy for two, we were gone too much to take advantage of living area and did not do any cooking. Bathroom small but fine for us. We definitely hope to stay there again on future visits. Much roomier than most hotels room and better price for sure. Good supply of towels, pillows, all that. It enabled us to get a good night's sleep which would not have been possible at daughter's with newborn hours. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to save money and be in a safe quiet neighborhood.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back any time!
The neighborhood is nice, and quiet, with easy street parking. This is very important in that area- and not true of all places. Her two dogs were friendly and did not bark. The bed was comfortable. The place was clean. Nice little quiet garden to have your coffee in. I liked having the owner right next door in case anything needed to be attended to. She seemed quite concerned about our comfort and if we needed anything.
I'm glad you were able to enjoy the garden! Thanks for being such a considerate guest.
Great guest, welcome back anytime.
Valerie is so much fun. I have rarely met someone with so much energy and so many passions whether it be growing her own veggies, to photography, to design, politics, or winning a legal case. She is truly the best friend and she always has something interesting going on.