1926 guest house in East LA's hip Glassell Park. Lovingly restored in 2016, the unique brick bldg is named "The Boathouse" b/c of proximity to the LA River. Concrete floors, wood beams, OSB custom cabinets, copper faucets & cozy mid-century design.
Modern, comfortable, loft-like space in hip East LA hood, Glassell Park! (FYI, it's not a real a boat house), but a unique 1920s brick building on a quiet residential street. We call it the "Boat House" because of close proximity to the LA River. The building has polished concrete floors, wood beams, mid-century design, custom copper faucets, custom OSB cabinetry & one-of-a-kind art & furnishings. There's a cozy fire-pit area right outside the door to enjoy as well as a pool, spa and fruit trees.
We lovingly designed, carefully curated and restored the guest house. We so appreciate you treading kindly with respect to the furnishings and items that share the space - (ie, please don't take the vintage pottery outdoors), typewriter (just for show), artwork, collection of books & furniture. PLEASE, NO WET TOWELS, bathing suits etc. hung anywhere but on the hooks provided or in bathroom. Our leather & fabric furniture can NOT get wet. Thank you! Also, the building is historic so thank you for being mindful and not putting anything other than TP in the toilet. Thank you!!
Accès des voyageurs
The guest house shares a spacious back yard with the main house where we live. The backyard has fruit trees & a cozy fire pit. You have a private entry through a side gate. Ample street parking.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We're an active family of 4 with two small kiddos & we live in the main house on site. We also have a chill labradoodle dog named Mel & two outdoor kitties. My hubby and I are both documentary filmmakers & have travelled extensively. We love hosting folks from all over so please say hello during your stay! We've provided blinds in the guest house and respect your privacy (we won't be too loud too early). We're sharing our backyard with you and we love to enjoy the outdoor space. We swim often, BBQ and use the firepit. Feel free to join us! (if the pool safety net is in place, please don't try and remove it yourself, thx). Please let us know if you'd like to use the pool and/or spa. The pool is heated by the sun but the spa can be quickly heated for your enjoyment. Just ask!
Occasionally, we host friends, brunch & parties. Again, feel free to join in! We're easy going like that. Someone is usually on site to help with your needs or just a phone call or text away! Enjoy!
We live in a very ethnically diverse neighborhood. A few times a year some of our neighbors have parties: Quinceaneras, birthdays, Tomborazo bands, etc. We've never found them to be intrusive & rather enjoy the festive music!
No smoking except by the fire pit. No parties without prior permission. As guests, you're welcome to the pool and hot tub but PLEASE, NO DIVING ALLOWED! The pool is only 3 feet to 4.5 feet deep. Please no extra guests without prior permission. It's fine to have local friends come & visit and hang out. Please just let us know who will be on site ahead of time. Note: we don't heat the lap pool. It's warmest June-October, generally 75-80 degrees. Please be quiet & mindful of our neighbors after 10pm. If staying with us for longer than 12 days, there will be an additional cleaning fee during your stay of $100. If staying a full month, there will be two additional cleaning fees ($100 each) during your stay (in addition to the final cleaning upon check-out). If staying one month or longer, there will be a cleaning fee of $100 every two weeks (in addition to the final after check-out). Thank you! We look forward to hosting you!
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