I'm a writer/teacher who lives in Los Angeles with my two kids and 1 friendly dog. Love hiking, yoga and healthy living.
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I stayed with Deirdre and her family for a month and had a great time there.
Deirdre was always very kind and conscientious about having a guest in the house but never in a way that made me feel uncomfortable or like I was required to do anything particular.
We simply moved through the space able to be busy with our own things, when the children weren't around, and chatting and connecting when we felt to.
In fact it felt very quickly like I became part of the family.
I was able to cook meals there and it was a very central base from which to explore LA with easy access to the i10 freeway.
Though the street we were on was quiet, the local area wasn't that great for cafe's or bars or shopping so I would recommend having a car if you came to stay.
The room I had was huge - like an upstairs lounge.
It had it's own t.v. and Deirdre had a great selection of dvd's that I made my way through in the evenings. There was also a great booklet of maps and pamphlets of things to do while in LA in the room, and little notes around the house to help you find your way around the quirks of interacting with this lovely early 1900's bungalow.
There was only the one bathroom which was fine for the majority of the time, but as with a family, when the kids were there, there were a couple of times when you had to wait. The kids spent half the time with their dad though so often I had the whole house to myself.
I was in LA for business and Deirdre went out of her way to help connect me to people she knew that might've helped me. I ended up meeting with a couple of them for coffee and always felt the people she surrounded herself with were just good people!
I always enjoyed chatting with her, and with her children who were curious and interested in hearing about where I came from and what it was like elsewhere.
If feel comfortable in this kind of family environment I think you would find yourself having a very enjoyable stay here!
Dierdre was a wonderful host! Her home is charming and welcoming. The room was spacious and cozy. She is great to person to have a conversation and her children are wonderful. Scout, her dog, is also a joy to have around. I enjoyed my stay here so much and it was so great to meet such a wonderful family. I look forward to keeping in touch with her and referring others to stay with her!
La maison de Deidre est parfaite pour recevoir une famille comme la nôtre, on s'y sent comme chez soi dès l'arrivée!!!
Mid-city set un endroit assez bien placé car on se trouve à environ 20 minutes de tous les endroits à visiter, surtout avec l'entrée de la freeway(autoroute) tout près. En revanche si vous êtes des accros de la plage, ce n'est peut-être pas la situation idéale surtout en été car il y a du monde sur les routes et les trajets sont plus longs.
Deidre est très accueillante et fait tout pour que vous vous sentiez at home! Nous avons adoré le coté désuet de la maison et l'ambiance un peu roots du quartier mais cela n'est pas du gout de tout le monde...Nous y retournerons avec grand plaisir!!!
It's great to stay with Deirdre and her family! I made a good choice for my first experience with bnb. My son likes her son who is very nice and her very friendly dog. Her children are very polite and friendly. My husband and I like them all! Great family to stay with. Will visit them next time if back to LA.
We stayed at Deirdre's place for 3 days and we had a very good time ! The house was clean, the bedroom spacious and cozy. Deirdre is kind and helpful, we have seen her kids just once but they were nice and respectful.
The house is well located, we did everything by bus : Santa Monica, Hollywood boulevard, Griffith park... It takes time because LA is a huge city but it's doable.
Had a wonderful stay!! Deirdre was a wonderful host, but felt more like a longtime friend, My son and I felt at home, and enjoyed healthy eating, and great conversations! Thanks again!
I spent 4 weeks at the home of Deirdre and her two kids and I really appreciated it. Nice people, great room in a lovely house and everything just a convenient bicycle ride away from my workplace at USC. I maybe will come back later this year by myself and just can recommend it.
It is a charming old house that you would not expect to see in the heart of the city. It is very close to the highway which makes it easy to get to other places in LA.
Deirdre and her kids make this house feel like home. They all treated my dog, Tobey, and I like we were part of the family. In fact, Tobey started guarding the house as if it were his own.
The room I rented was quite large and very sunny. The back porch is lovely to sit on in the morning while having a of cup of coffee.
I hope to visit the Higgins again.
Es war toll in L.A. in dem alten Holzhaus aus dem 19.Jh.
Die Gastgeberin war sehr nett und wir waren mit allem sehr zufrieden.
All things were best!
It was pleasure to host Deirdre and her family, Deirdre was so pleasant and easy to communicate, they kept the apartment in a perfect condition ! Ill be happy to have them back at any time : )
And absolutely recommend them to any host !
Deirdre and her daughter stayed with me for a few days while visiting colleges. I do hope her daughter attends school in the area so we will see each other again. They were delightful and just perfect guests in every way. I would welcome Deirdre anytime.