About this listing
Large, bright, and modern brick loft located in the Los Angeles Arts District adjacent to downtown. Neighboring several of the hottest restaurants, cafes, and bars in the city, this is the private escape for a discerning creative on the move.
This loft is complete with a full gourmet kitchen including a Bertazzoni range with hood and convection oven, Bosche dishwasher, and a list of small appliances, including Cuisinart and masticating juicer, to make your stay culinarily customized.
Fresh linens and a comfy queen size bed are located in a cozy mezzanine with additional seating area and vinyl record player.
There is a desk with printer/scanner and 75Mb/25Mb wifi.
TV does not feature cable TV, but does offer a BluRay player, surround sound, Netflix, and an XBox One.
Guests get full run of the loft with the exception of a couple of storage closets. Don't worry, there is plenty of closet space left for you!
Interaction with guests
Myself or someone at least as knowledgable will be available by phone, text, or email to help with any tips or questions you may require during your stay.
Timeout has a great write up about the neighborhood:
"It may seem like a no man's land at first glance, but the Downtown Arts District in Los Angeles is a whole 'nother beast when you take a closer look. Equal parts warehouse wasteland and burgeoning hub for LA's young, professional and creative, the Arts District is the city's neighborhood to watch. And with approximate limits of Second Street to Seventh Street and Alameda Street and the LA River, surprisingly, the Southeast section of Downtown is totally walkable.
Sprinkled amidst these perimeters are the makings of a community rich in character, featuring stylish galleries, handsome coffee shops, socially conscious boutiques and some of the best restaurants and bars. These pockets of budding establishments lie amidst a stretch of early 20th-century warehouses—many ex-factories—some of which are deserted, but all of which hold the promise of artist studios and loft apartments with exposed brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows."
The loft is located walking distance from hot LA restaurants such as Bestia, Church and State, and Lil Bear. All are highly recommended, however, if you plan to visit Bestia, it is highly recommended that you book reservations as early as possible (up to two months)!
Just next door is The Bread Lounge, perfect for morning coffee and croissants. Just a short walk is Stumptown Coffee Roasters and the new American Tea Room.
The best pizza in the city, Pizzanista!, is a stone's throw and next door to Tony's Saloon, home of the finest Old Fashioned in the world...trust.
A few minute walk from the loft you'll find Urban Radish, a local organic grocer with a delectable cheese selection, fresh produce, and even a good selection of wines. Here will be your one stop shop if you're planning to take advantage of the kitchen.
Street parking is your best bet, however, during peak hours the restaurants tend to fill it up quick. Both offer valets for faster access. For stays of at least one week, off street parking may be arranged for an additional deposit.
Just around the corner is a bank of Metro Bikes for hourly rent. They can be a great way to explore the Arts District.
Uber and Lyft are typically buzzing around and easy to hail.
There are buses that stop within the block, but you're on your own for deciphering the LA transit maps. Union Station is about a mile away.
Other things to note
I live here. It's my house while you're not in it, and I suppose technically while you are as well. It might look a little lived in, but it'll always be clean. Make yourself at home! Help yourself to anything in the fridge or pantry.
IMPORTANT: A cat lives here part time. Efforts are made to reduce evidence of his presence, but if you have severe feline allergies, you may want to use caution while booking. If you want the cat to stay, he's a cuddly lil guy, we can arrange that, too.
*There is no smoking allowed in or around the building. This is a rule set by the entire community, so please respect it. All smoking should be restricted to the street in front of the building (not the alley) or at one of the many local bars.*
1. Noise levels should be kept to a quiet murmur while in the common spaces of the building; hallways are located directly beneath sleeping spaces. Once in the unit, please be respectful to your neighbors. Whispers are not necessary, but loud parties will not be tolerated. Have fun, but no raving. No more than 6 people should be in the unit at any time.
2. Shoes off inside please!
3. Don't burn the building down.
4. Do not put knives in the dishwasher; cut, wash, back in the block. Can't emphasize this enough.
5. Do not use soap on the cast iron pans.
6. Turn off lights and AC/Heat while not in the unit.
7. Recycle! (Bin has two chambers, one for recyclables)
8. Make sure building gates/doors close behind you when entering or leaving the property late at night.
9. Please do not try to penetrate the seal of locked doors; nothing fun to be found anyway.
10. Just use good judgment and you'll do fine.
11. Above all, enjoy your stay! Mi casa es su casa!