Enjoy indoor/outdoor living in my Smoke and Scent Free mid century home in the Franklin Hills. In a quiet friendly neighborhood, it's an oasis in the big city. Relax on the deck after a busy day and enjoy the beautiful tree filled yard and hill views.
Open plan kitchen/dining/living area. Doorway folds open completely to deck. Another door in living room opens to another deck. There is a beautiful side yard for your pleasure.
Full kitchen has walnut cabinets with white marble countertops. Stainless sink & appliances. Gas stovetop on island. Oven, Fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster/oven.
Living room has mid-century and contemporary furnishings, unique original art and photographs.
Sleeps up to 5 people.
Full size bed in Master Bedroom sleeps up to 2 people. This bed has separate springs meant to conform to body for support and comfort. It has a soft topper and bed is on the soft side. I love it.
Couch in guest bedroom can be used either as a twin, queen or two separate twin beds It is on the firm side but with the foam toppers it is really comfy. When made into queen sized bed, it is low on the floor.
Guest room has sliding glass windows that open onto another deck with a table and 2 seats. It connects to the green bathroom that has a shower.
Master bathroom has shower and bathtub with jets. Great for relaxing sore muscles. It is connected to office.
Living room couch converts to a twin size bed and is on firm side.
Office has it's own entrance from deck. There is room in office to move twin size section of blue sofa bed to office if you wanted to.
Large Flat screen Plasma HD/3D TV, Direct Satellite HDTV with HBO & Showtime premium movie channels and a DVR. DVD player and lots of DVDs, CDs, Surround Sound speakers.
Front-loading stacked washer and dryer in hallway.
Off-street parking on the pad up the hill from the house.
There is an apartment below so please be conscious of noise levels so as to not disturb occupants. And please respect their privacy.
I am retired (film editor) so now I want to travel as much as possible and sharing my home will help me do that.
Guests have access to the whole upper house, deck, yard, off street parking. I will lock private valuables in one master bedroom closet. There is a private apartment below.
Interaction with guests
Depending on arrival schedules, I will try to be there to greet you and show you around. Then I will leave you to it. If I can't be there, I will leave a key and notes on how to use things etc.
Other things to note
If you have any questions about the "NO SCENTS, NO SMOKING RULES", please ask me before booking. I don't want to have to refuse any bookings. Airbnb turns my listing off after 15 "no"s.
NO SMOKING OR SCENTS. No scented perfumes, aftershave, hair products, candles, incense, potpourri, shampoos, clothes detergents, and especially, no dryer sheets of any kind. I provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap etc. that I use, so should be easy for you to follow. Even if I am away, scents get into the furniture, bedding, closets etc. So if I come home to that, the damage deposit will not be returned.
Do not get any acidic food on the marble, like lemon juice, tomato juice. And don't leave pools of water on the marble. It will leave stains. I know it already has stains, but please don't add more. And don't cut anything on the marble. It will scratch. Don't leave water on the wood floors. Please don't wear shoes in the house. You can use the air conditioner, but please keep it at a reasonable temperature. And of course, close all doors and windows when using it. You can use Direct TV but if you order a pay-per-view movie, leave me the money for it or it will come out of your deposit. You can record a show as long as there is room on the DVR for the shows I want to record. You can watch shows I have recorded but do not erase them. If you use the fans in the bathrooms, always remember to turn them off. And of course, turn off any lights you are not using. Please recycle and put clean paper, plastic, glass in the blue trash bin up by the street. Fruit and vegetable scraps can go in the Green bins and dirty garbage in the black bin. Bins are emptied early on Thurs. AM, so put things in them Weds. night. The gardener comes on Friday each week. I will make arrangements with the cleaning lady to clean after you leave. Please respect the tenant downstairs and don't play loud music or TV or walk loudly. And no big, loud parties please.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
I am a retired film editor. I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and lived there until I moved to New York City in the 80s where I worked on Feature Films and TV. I moved to Los Angeles in '89 for work. It now my home and I am happy here. I worked for Warner Brother's Studios for almost 19 years. Now that I am retired I am focused on traveling a lot. So I plan to use airbnb both to rent my home and to find places to stay. I am a movie freak. Love all kinds except slasher Horror movies. I love nature and being away from it all. I grew up in flat Minnesota, so Mts. thrill me. I also love all that the city has to offer: music, movies, museums, theatre. When I travel I really enjoy photography. A friend thinks I should put my photos into a book format. Hmmmm?