About this listing
This is my personal home that I sublet when traveling or working out of town. I've lived here for eight years; it's a very quiet, private one bedroom A-frame house with a vegetable garden in front and a back deck, in a diverse old LA neighborhood.
This is my personal home that I sublet when I travel or am working out of town; it's a very secluded, private one bedroom A-frame house that I've lived in for eight years.
I charge $500/week or $95/night, which basically covers my rent. This includes all utilities (no landline) and WiFi. My house is suitable for one person or a couple, but no more than that; it's approximately 900 square ft.
Since I've lived here I've built a raised-bed vegetable garden and seating area out front with an outdoor fireplace and BBQ. I also have back deck with potted herbs and plants, and the yards have fruit trees (lemon, lime, orange). There are also two neighborhood kitties who arrive each morning to be fed and petted, but don't come into the house. Therefore, I stipulate no pets.
The house is lovely, with hardwood floors, beautiful built-ins and french windows. It is from the 1920's so it can get dusty. I generally recommend sweeping every other day.
Of course, no smoking. Please respect this; if there are indications of smoking inside my home, the security deposit will be forfeit.
I do require a deposit since all of my books, very nice furniture, vinyl collection and turntable live here while I'm away, as well as my expensive sheets and grandmother's china.
This is my home. I welcome responsible and respectful, friendly and considerate folks a very peaceful lovely place to stay in a great LA neighborhood.
My home is an easy commute to Occidental College, USC, Cal State LA, and downtown, and adjacent to Eagle Rock, Elysian Park, Highland Park and Echo Park/Silverlake. In LA you need a car; nothing is really walking distance except the local bar, the Verdugo- which is great.
Interaction with guests
As I am normally out-of-town when I sublet, we will not likely meet in person. However, I am reachable via cell phone and email anytime.
I'm located in a cul-de-sac at the base of Mt. Washington, a very old LA neighborhood. The area is exceptionally quiet, and I know all my neighbors- including my landlord who lives around the corner and may check in from time to time. He's lived in the area for over 50 years, when it was mainly an Italian neighborhood. Now it's mostly Hispanic, but gentrifying rapidly. It's a very diverse, friendly community and I'd like to keep it that way! There is a driveway for off-street parking and street parking is also plentiful. There's also a park, recreation center and public pool within walking distance.
My house is within 4 blocks of the Metro Bus Lines 28 and 83, off Eagle Rock Blvd in Northeast Los Angeles, and approximately 1 mile (15-20 minute walk) from the main Metro Lines and 94 on San Fernando Road.
For those with a car, my home is in close proximity to the 5 and 2 Freeways (Fletcher Dr and Verdugo Road exits, respectively).
Other things to note
Please note that this is not a dedicated rental unit, but my personal home. You will see details of my daily life and presence; it will not be sterile or 'hospital-clean', like a hotel! Hopefully since you are searching on AirBnB this is already understood.
Since this is my personal home, I expect guests to respect my living space and my belongings. This means treating my home as they would their own or that of their closest friend, and leaving it as they found it, as well as contributing to harmonious relationships with my neighbors and community.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.