High ceilings, open floor plan, lots of natural light in unit. Private bathroom has been remodeled. Room includes high resolution flat screen television and comfortable bed. Use of a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and balcony.
The entire condo building is open air Mediterranean style lay-out with only 24 units on 2 floors. There is an open patio with trees in green pods. The high ceilings and wide glass doors and windows create a vibrant environment. There is a pocket door connecting the private bedroom and bathroom, which is hotel-quality with glass doors and tiled floors and walls. The place is modern and clean and price includes housekeeper who comes every other Thursday. Currently, the room is not available for weekly or monthly stays. There is a guest using 2 to 3 nights per week, the exact dates change each week. Only able to accommodate nightly stays, usually weekends and a few weeknights.
Accès des voyageurs
Living room, kitchen, dining area, balcony.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I am flexible. Can leave you alone if you are familiar with and don't need assistance, but if you are new to LA, I can give you advice and tips.
The thing I like most about this location is that it is away from the traffic of the Westside, Beach cities, local mountains, and Hollywood, but you can get to those spots easily. The Getty Center, Skirball Museum, and Armand Hammer Museum are all off the main bus line here, and within a half hour drive with no traffic. To get to the stunning mountain hikes that cut over to the Beach and PCH, you drive North 30 minutes. And to get to Hollywood, Downtown, or anywhere the Subway goes, just go to the North Hollywood or Universal City stations located 15 minutes from here. If you are travelling by public transportation, there is a stop for every system in this neighborhood, including Orange Line, DASH, Amtrak, Metrolink, MTA buses.
If you are a swimmer, like me, I recommend the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Aquatic Center. It is Olympic sized, very clean, and best public aquatic center in the Valley. (Note, it closes for annual maintenance from Labor Day until late September). This center is inside a beautiful large, park called Hazeltine Park, which has walking and running paths as well as tennis, basketball and other fields. If you bike or want to enjoy one of the largest recreation areas in Los Angeles, do not miss the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Center, minutes from here, at Lake Balboa. This place is four giant city blocks of activity areas, including a wildlife area for migrating birds, tons of running and walking paths, a public golf course, a section with courts and fields for every sport you an think of, and an off-leash dog park. There is a farmers market here Sundays from 8am to 1pm. In addition, there are cricket fields, an archery range, velodrome, and area for flying model airplane. This is also the site of an amazing environmentally sensitive project that uses reclaimed water to maintain one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens in the US and the Lake Balboa itself (no swimming allowed), and green fields.
If you are into hiking (or driving along a famous street with stunning views separating the Valley and Westside), Mulholland Drive is a must-see. Minutes from the winding, tree and mansion-lined streets on each side. there are some of the most quiet and rustic hiking paths in the city, including my favorites, Franklin Canyon and Wilacre Park. If you prefer to hike where you might run into Hollywood actors, you can drive just 10 minutes from these options and go to Runyon Canyon (too crowded for me, though the incline is great on one of the trails, and this one is less crowded).
The north side of Griffith Park is easily accessible from the Valley. Griffith Park is larger than Central Park in NYC and has a diverse set of activities. The GP Observatory is exceptional and offers a view of the ocean and the iconic Hollywood sign. Very easy hikes above the Observatory lead to almost 360 view of LA City.
Finally, if you come to LA during the Summer Hollywood Bowl season, and do not plan a night out and picnic there, you did not experience LA. This is the largest outdoor amphitheater in the United States, is nestled in a canyon and surrounded by picnic areas. Its an LA tradition and headlines amazing shows on weekends. During weekdays, its even better. Less crowded and you can see the LA Philharmonic doing Classical, Jazz and other shows, depending on the day of the week.
Reasonable volume levels when viewing TV, hearing music. Respect and communication about space or needs. Only the person who is reserving the space should sleep over, though you can have guests visit other times if you coordinate with me, unless you have paid the additional overnight guest fee.
I am a life-long resident of LA and love my city! I love to introduce people to its nooks and crannies, neighborhoods, and people. I like to travel internationally and am excited to be part of the Air BNB community. Welcome!