Entertainment Center with Street Fighter joysticks!Guest Book - Analog is better than digital sometimes ;)
Near Downtown, Convenient Spot, & FREE Parking!
Hosted by Jay
Jay is the host.Jay is a superhost.
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Come stay at this quaint 1913-built apartment unit! Enjoy the privacy of your own living space with easy access to all the major freeways. No need to find parking. The neighborhood is old but safe and close to everything. There's always someone on the premises to help. This will be your home away from home!

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Note: Airbnb does NOT charge the security deposit upfront. It's an obligation only if any theft or damage occurs during your stay.

The space

You'll enjoy your stay at this ~700 sq/ft cozy, fully-furnished apartment unit with a well-equipped kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom.

Note: With 5 guests, the queen airbed will be setup right next to the couch. It'll be tight but works for those traveling on budget. :) Please DO NOT pull out of the sofa bed, it was damaged and will be impossible to put back in.

Hate dealing with keys? Me too. You'll be sent a 4-digit PIN to access the space.

Parking headaches? No worries there. I have a private lot for my guests and there's also plenty of street parking in front. This street is probably one of the widest residential streets in LA making it easy to get in and out without fuss.

The place is cleaned and bed sheets are replaced after EVERY guest. Even if the guest has stayed just one night. We want a comfortable experience for all our guests.

At the moment, our home is not child or pet proof, so we will have to decline any requests involving them.

Amenities include:
- A hair dryer
- Blazing fast wireless internet! 60 Mbps down / 10 Mbps up for the nerds.
- USB charging station
- Iron + ironing board
- Coffee, tea, with kettle. If you're a coffee snob, let me know and I'll hook you up with something special.
- Suitcase rack
- Extra toothbrushes, towels, blankets, and sheets
- Hangers
- Chromecast (stream Netflix/Spotify from your phone)
- TV, stereo, gaming consoles
- Printer if you need to print out tickets, directions, etc.

Intro: I'm an Airbnb user myself and love it when the host is friendly, accommodating, and understanding. For that reason, I want to make sure every guest feels like it's their home away from home. If there's anything you need, I'm only one call away.

Safety: The neighborhood is safe and security cameras are installed on the premises.

Layout: This is a 4-unit apartment building with 2 units on the first and second floors. There is a shared ceiling/floor above this unit so you may occasionally hear light footsteps above (It's an old building).

Noise: I would like to disclose that this location isn't for the noise-sensitive/light sleepers. I'll be providing earplugs but if you don't believe this to be sufficient for you, this might not be a good place for your stay.

Street Cleaning: There's street cleaning on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am so please be wary of that. Parking enforcement WILL give you a ticket.

Note about electricity: We don't have centralized cooling/heating. Air conditioning is available in the bedroom but they have to be set on "Low" so as to not trip the electric breaker (old building). The room is small so even at a low setting, it'll cool the room fairly quick. If you set to "High" there's a good chance the power will go out. This is the same for heaters, they should be set on their lowest setting. It will be sufficient to warm a room with the door closed. Using a higher power hair dryer (or any other appliance over 1,000 watts) with the AC/heater will not be possible. You'll have to use one or the other. We know this sucks but rewiring the unit will cost us around $20,000 and we want to provide an affordable stay for our guests.

Please keep in mind the space is pretty small. For those who require up to 4 guests. There's also a queen air mattress in the closet (inflate/deflate takes ~5 minutes). Whatever you do, please DO NOT pull out the sofa bed, a previous guest accidentally damaged it and it'll take hours to put back in.

Guest access

*Please note that for security reasons, guests must be ready to present valid identification upon arrival.

You'll see The Pink Door at the front of the house. Just press the "Schlage" logo and enter the PIN. When leaving, press the logo again to lock. If you forget to lock, it'll automatically lock in 30 seconds.

Please don't chain lock the front door from the inside and leave out the back because the front is the only entrance to the unit.

Interaction with guests

My favorite thing about hosting is meeting new people from all over the world and from all walks of life. If you're up for grabbing drinks or getting food, let me know!

I've lived in Los Angeles for more than 30 years and have plenty of suggestions! Just ask away! Local experience and local expertise.

The "Yelp" phone app is also a popular way to explore Los Angeles.

I'm usually on the premises but if for some reason I'm not there, there's always someone in or around the building who would be happy to help. You will be provided with their contact information if needed.

Other things to note

Welcome to the heart of LA! I would like to disclose again that this location isn't for the noise-sensitive/light sleepers. Sometimes there are studios who love to film at the Huron Substation across the street (or couples who host their weddings there), we have a fire station down the block, bars, neighborhood dogs that howl with the sirens, ice cream trucks, Jr. High School with a loud intercom at 8 am on weekdays, etc.

Oddly, some guests actually prefer this type of atmosphere. Just wanted to be transparent about it.

Power: The wiring in this old home is very low power and without much insulation. We were quoted $20,000 to redo the wiring and breaker box. This would be prohibitively expensive for us to host on Airbnb. Instead we've decided to provide a large space at a low cost. We love meeting people from all over the world and our goal is provide an affordable, clean, and convenient place for our guests to stay.

There's only 20 amps total. To give you an idea, a hair dryer will take up between 10-15 amps by itself. For this reason, we suggest not using high power devices such as hair dryers, air conditioners, heaters, irons, toaster, microwave, etc at the same time. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

If the breaker does end up being tripped, no worries, please message us on the Airbnb app or call us directly and someone on-site will take care of it within 5 minutes (usually less).

Wi-Fi:
Absolutely no downloading or uploading of copyrighted materials (no bit torrent, etc). Any copyright infringement by guest subject to release of guest's info to copyright holder for further action.

Security:
For security reasons, the door code should not be given to persons outside of the reservation.


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Amenities
Free parking on premise
Breakfast
Kitchen

Prices
Extra people £4 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit £233
Weekend Price £98 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Just FIVE simple rules:
- Please REMOVE SHOES and place them on the shoe rack inside. It's an Asian thang and helps protect the flooring.
- Please don't bring any additional guests into the unit.
- No smoking indoors but outside is perfectly fine.
- Love pets but no pets.
- When leaving for the day, please turn off all the lights, the air conditioner, etc.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

171 Reviews

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Usman User Profile
August 2017
All good /)

Parvez User Profile
July 2017
My wife and I stayed at Nancy and Jay's place for two days while in LA and we absolutely loved it. The hosts were super nice and the place is well equipped and well maintained. The house is decorated with attention to detail and it really gives you a homey vibe. Parking is located at the back, which you can conveniently access through the back-door.

Mei User Profile
August 2016
Jay was really friendly and is a great host. The apartment was nice and had everything we need. We had a great stay and would recommend Jay's place.

David User Profile
October 2017
I have stayed in this building twice in order to attend meetings at the nearby LA river center. Both units in this building are very convenient and sweetly decorated. The neighborhood is a little funky, but very serviceable. And the hosts are super nice and do a great job of making the units very pleasant. My only comment is that the bed is very soft. This is just a preference issue,. I personally prefer a firmer bed, but people who like a soft bed will really appreciate this one.

Sunny User Profile
October 2017
As soon as you enter Jay's place, you will notice immediately why he is a super host.

Anthony User Profile
October 2017
Good place, short drive to downtown. Would stay again.

Sunny User Profile
October 2017
This is my third stay at Jay's place if not fourth and I'll be back in a few days. Trust me, folks. This place is amazing.

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Jay User ProfileJay is a superhost.

Born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles! I enjoy all things tech (studied electrical engineering and computer science), I roast my own coffee, and I have a huge appreciation for the arts. I'm also a home theater and audiophile geek.

I love meeting new people from all walks of life and cultures and find joy in hearing about their experiences.

Languages: English, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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Nancy and George help host.
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