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“Peaceful and Quiet” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Craftsman House Bed and Breakfast Los Angeles

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Craftsman House Bed and Breakfast Los Angeles
Ranked #1 of 3 Culver City B&B and Inns
Winchester, Tennessee
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73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Peaceful and Quiet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

This wonderful B&B is extremely convenient to the studios in Culver City and offers easy access to LAX. The outside grounds while small are very peaceful and offer a wonderful oasis of serenity in the hectic pace of LA. Luu and his wife were wonderful hosts and provided great conversation and tips on where to go in Culver City. The house was immaculate and quiet. Breakfast was wonderful. I never heard any street noise and enjoyed the koi pond and the sound of the small waterfall. There was no TV in the downstairs bedroom which was not a problem after long days. There is a private entrance to the downstairs bedroom. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who would like a quiet alternative to the hustle and bustle of LA.

Room Tip: The downstairs room large and quiet and has a private entrance. WIFI is also available. Plenty of cl...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Salem, OR
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104 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

We stayed only 2 nights in this beautiful home with very warm and interesting hosts. We have family in Culver City but were not able to stay with them this time. This provided a wonderful alternative. Restful and very comfortable. On street parking was never a problem. Would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to others.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank justakiwi
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Berkeley,CA
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this one-of-a-kind lovely contemporary craftsman home in Culver City. Frankly, unsure whether to trust a #1 rating with only 3 B&Bs in town, the location made the decision for us. Luu and his wife Nam Hau, who are exceedingly interesting conversationalists and well-traveled hosts, have created a Zen like environment, a short walk to the vibrant Culver City center awash with restaurants and shops. The photo here must be old. Currently, there's a lushly planted front yard, a driveway with potted cacti and succulents. Other reviewers aptly describe attractive amenities, including the quiet neighborhood, that make this B&B so special. Breakfast was juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, and coffee/tea. One day, also sliced heirloom tomatoes topped with ricotta cheese on thinly sliced and toasted baguette. Note: the upstairs private bath has a beautiful claw foot tub/shower that could be a bit challenging to enter if, like us, you're seniors. While in town, be sure to walk the trails in the nearby Baldwin Hills State Park and visit the quirky "Lower Jurassic Technology Museum."

Room Tip: Upstairs room is very quiet. Seniors might find tub/shower entry a bit dicey. Anyone with mobility l...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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johannesburg
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

TripAdvisor reviews had led us to expect something more than the usual B&B and we were not disappointed. The lovely gardens and inside floors combined with the peace and beauty of the amazing koi helped us relax immediately after the traffic and stress. Friendly and helpful hosts finished the picture. We were a little concerned about eating out in the area but there is a whole square full of restaurants, bars and a cinema within easy walking distance. The historic Culver City Studios provided a point of interest. We would stay there again and recommend Craftsman to all TripAdvisor users.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ann Arbor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

The beautiful, Japanese style home and garden Luu and Nam Hau have built is simple, elegant, comfortable, quiet, and immaculately clean. You step out your private entrance into an wonderful sunlit rock garden enlivened with a koi pond. The owners-hosts are so knowledgeable, well-read, humorous, and and accommodating they turn quickly into friends. We wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tahoe City, California
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102 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

First, I generally do not give five stars, so my four stars isnlike most peoples's five stars.

Luu and Nam-Hau have built a carefully designed home. We appreciated the thought that went into all of the details that went into this lovely and serene house. They are fabulous hosts, gracious, well-traveled, well-read, and interesting to talk with. They have a wonderful garden that could be a topic of conversation for hours.

They do not serve a full breakfast, however when we were they they served fresh fruit, a small amount of yogurt and granola, juice and coffee or tea. The coffee was made in the Vietnamese manner (except for the condensed milk), producing a very good strong cup of coffee. It was the perfect way to start the day.

The location is desirable. For a very good wine tasting, check out The Redd Collection on Warner Drive in an industrial area of Culver City. Also, if you are there on Thursday, you may want to check out the farmer's market in downtown Culver City.

If you want to watch tv, this is not the place for you. If you want nice ambiance, a home environment, gracious hosts, excellent value and a good location, and appreciate Craftsman and Japanese design, this is the place for you.

Room Tip: Downstairs shower in the bathroom that goes with the queen bed room is preferable to the claw foot t...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank SusanMcK
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

Luu and his wife are such lovely people--which was mirrored in the elegant, simple and homey home they have built. The price made it even better. We have a four year old and the downstairs room with the second small bed was perfect. Though they aren't doing breakfasts any more they did put out granola, soy milk, tea/instant coffee and fruit--which was great. And they are so close to great cafes (Akasha was the one we liked) and Trader Joes! Highly, highly recommended. I hope we can go back here someday.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Timothy D
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Property: Craftsman House Bed and Breakfast Los Angeles
Address: 8956 Carson St, Culver City, CA 90232-2408
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Region: United States > California > Culver City
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Culver City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We make an attempt to create a habitat of happiness. It's a place to relax and reflect with the tranquility of the water garden. Our house was built in 2006, completed 2008, modeled after a craftsman style. It was a labor of love. Craftsmanship details featured both outside and inside the house. Detailed wood and stone workings. The house was built with environmental friendliness in mind. Heating is by hydronic heating system under hard-wood (hickory) floor throughout the house. Insulation by shredded blue jean. Whole house water filter. Power mostly by solar energy. Paint and stain are eco-friendly. No particle boards were used. Front yard has mature liquid ambers and curvy Korean grass. Koi fish are about 20 years old. Small water fall runs 24/7. Large water fall runs from about 8:30 am to 11:00 am. The kitchen, master bathroom, living room, and the front door were used to film a few scenes for a few episodes of the "Agents of SHIELD" TV show, aired on ABC. ... more   less 

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