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I'm a pretty happy person, I love music, gardening, travel, and art. I like cooking, and entertaining. I have lived in Beachwood since 1977; it's the place for me. I know the local area, and I'm willing to be helpful in any way I can.
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So, first off the listing can't possibly compare to the accommodations. We were warmly welcomed by Elen ( an amazing, wonderful,funny woman) who I now call friend! She was so very helpful and informative about what the neighborhood had to offer. I was in town for 3 mths performing at The Pantages theatre, which happens to be walking distance and would highly recommend this property to actors/crew/management who may be in town for an extended stay! The area is so safe with lots of dogs and walkers/hikers as you're right below the Hollywood sign and the famous Hollywoodland original housing development. Short stay, long stay make yourselves at home at The Cool Pad!! We will be back for sure!!
Kim, I'm going to miss you, and A.C., and your lively energy. Let's hope something brings you back to L.A. real soon! Give Emma a kiss for me. Elen
We stayed at the Cool Pad to visit with our daughter who lives in the same historic, lovely neighborhood, but in a studio. Elen welcomed us, having just come from the market, ladened with good wine, fruit, and snacks that could serve as a meal. The pad is beautifully appointed, large, comfortable and has every convenience, a working kitchen, full diningroom, comfy couch and TV, with parking. Elen was available if we needed anything. Our family, even the furry ones had a great time, and we would stay there again. Highly recommended.
Thank you for coming, Judith! It's fun for me when families can get together here and have a good time. Thanks!
We had a wonderful holiday. Elen was very helpful and accommodating. The home is spacious and comfortable. It was well equipped with everything we needed. We loved being able to walk to many locations from here.
Thank you, Christine! It was a pleasure to have met you and Gig. The cinnamon buns were delicious, I might add. You are welcome any time!
A terrific place to stay with a very charming and helpful owner, Elen, who was totally at our service when needed and invisible next door when we preferred privacy. I totally recommend this property. Ten out of ten - and thank you so much, Elen, for your hospitality.
Thank you! You are always welcome here!
If you want to stay in LA for vacation, I would strongly recommend Hollywood Hills and Cool Pad for living. It's a beautiful district and a wonderful house. You will be living in a quiet area with a marvelous nature and clean air as if you are not in the city at all. At the same time it's conveniently located just near Hollywood sign and Hollywood bvd. The house is spacious, clean, very comfortable and well-equipped, there is really everything you need. And the most important thing- I can't imagine a better host than Elen. She is an amazing person, who does everything she can for her guests. Without her we would never have spent the time in LA so wonderful! Elen, thank you so much!
It was my pleasure to be your host! Isn't it nice that there is an Airbnb, so we can meet each other from across the world?
Ellen & Michael made me feel very welcome. The home was everything I expected and more! There were fresh fruits & vegetables, cheese & a even a bottle of wine waiting for me upon my arrival. The place was spotless, the bed comfortable. The neighborhood is delightful, and within walking distance to a good restaurant, grocery store, antique shop, flower shop & it's a great area for getting some exercise while exploring on foot.
I hope to return to this cool pad on my next visit to LA. Thank you!!!
You're welcome! Any time. Thanks!
Place was perfect, no complaints, it is exactly as described. The place was lovely and clean and well situated. Would definitely stay here again!
This "cool pad" was exactly as advertised or maybe a little better. It's a gem. It's a cozy (though not tiny) one bedroom, well appointed and well located, just down the road from the Hollywood sign. There's a fine little market with a good beer and wine selection within a 10 minute walk. Elen was a fantastic host, on premise and accessible in the building behind the 2 flat this unit is in but we never felt like we were in her way nor she in ours. We felt totally at ease staying here with our 3 children, ages 2-8. We felt both very much at home and like we were the special guests of an old friend. We would definitely stay here again. This was our first airbnb experience and I'll be amazed if they are all this good.
Thank you Eric! Your children are a joy, and a reflection of their parents' good nature. Might sound corny, but true.You all are welcome back any time!
The property was actually BETTER than expected. There was a separate dining room, which I hadn't quite understood, a full living room, a bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom. The area was PERFECT - smack in the middle of residential Hollywood. In fact, tourists came up our street to photograph the HOLLYWOOD sign.
Everything was provided, and I mean everything. There was even food in the cupboards for late arrivals. Every kitchen utensil was available, plenty of pillows (of varying types so I could choose!), a comfortable bed. A truly lovely experience, made more so by Elen herself - kind, knowledgeable and available, with plenty of (website hidden) (I won't spoil it by telling you which famous musical group used to live next door). The houses in the neighborhood were mostly 1920s, with great charm, and our home (because that's exactly what it felt like) was off on a little side street on which you couldn't even hear the traffic - yet we were in the heart of Hollywood.
If I ever return to Los Angeles I won't even look anywhere else for a place to stay. And to think the three of us might have ended up in cramped hotel room at three times the price! We were sorry to leave - we loved every minute.
And to think, had you stayed in a hotel, I would have missed meeting you! Thank you for staying with us. Truly a pleasure to meet you.
Enjoying the first cup of coffee in the morning while hummingbirds drank from the banana tree flower beside the dining room window will stay with us always. My wife and I, plus our adult daughter and son who were in and out, could not have had a better experience than feeling that Elen's "Cool Pad" was our own home for several days while we caught up with old friends in and around the Hollywoodland neighborhood. Elen thought of everything to make us feel welcome and well-supplied on our first night and for the next few mornings, before we chose to get some breakfast and lunch things for ourselves from the Beachwood Market just five minutes walk away. We appreciated the impeccable cleanliness, comfortable beds, wi-fi signal and cable tv, washer/dryer access, and the ease of coming and going on the first floor. The off-street parking space in the driveway was another serious plus, given that we needed a rental car for our family visit and the streets of Beachwood Canyon are normally filled with the parked vehicles of full-time residents. The "Cool Pad" feels like "our spot" in Hollywood now, and we seriously intend to return.