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Hollywood-Mid-Wilshire-Beverly Apt at CBS-TV City, The Grove, Farmers Market

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
5 nights minimum
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Quiet, safe, private, furnished 1st-floor entire-house apartment with outdoor patio for leisure or work visits to L.A. Guest has own, exclusive front door, mailbox, street address and front patio. Adjacent to Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, Fairfax & Beverly Hills cities/districts. Hang your hat here to avoid those busy, difficult hotels-motels during your extended L.A. stay--whether as a working professional with a cool gig or contract, or a carefree 'Travelartist' reveling in Hollywood's eternal summer! Going west, it's a short walk to CBS-TV City, where a number of HBO shows & 'The Price is Right,' among others, are produced. CBS-TV City is an official L.A. landmark and mid-20th century architectural monument. The house is also a short drive to studios like Paramount, Fox, Universal; and only...Quiet, safe, private, furnished 1st-floor entire-house apartment with outdoor patio for leisure or work visits to L.A. Guest has own, exclusive front door, mailbox, street address and front patio. Adjacent to Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, Fairfax & Beverly Hills cities/districts. Hang your hat here to avoid those busy, difficult hotels-motels during your extended L.A. stay--whether as a working professional with a cool gig or contract, or a carefree 'Travelartist' reveling in Hollywood's eternal summer! Going west, it's a short walk to CBS-TV City, where a number of HBO shows & 'The Price is Right,' among others, are produced. CBS-TV City is an official L.A. landmark and mid-20th century architectural monument. The house is also a short drive to studios like Paramount, Fox, Universal; and only a 15 min. drive (or 25-min. bus ride) to downtown L.A. and less than a half-hour drive to the beach in Santa Monica (about double that if taking buses--but they run every half-hour, every day). Adjacent to CBS-TV City are the Grove (shopping-dining-cinemas) and the Farmers' Market (showbiz watering hole and massive food-court-bazaar of international cuisines). As well, going south, only half a mile away from the villa, is the Mid-Wilshire district, aka the Miracle Mile, home of the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Petersen Automotive Museum and the Southwest Craft and Folk Art Museum. The place is also only two blocks from Pan Pacific Park and its gym, fitness classes, and basketball/tennis courts. It's ten or 15 min. to attractions like Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Blvd., Universal Studios Hollywood, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theater, Kodak Theater, etc. Elements of the house's own fitness for purpose and architectural heritage? It's a mid-'20s flapper-era villa of approximately 800 sf with a 150 sf, enclosed, private-access front patio and its 9-foot umbrella--for open-air dining and entertaining. There is an Italian-made queen bed in the sleeping area with French linens and all-cotton towels, among other quality amenities--such as an equally Italian-made, slide-out twin daybed/couch in the living room. The interior is fully updated, featuring new paint and hardwood floors; a fully-equipped, sun-drenched kitchen; a laundry-room with full washer-dryer separates; a walk-in closet; a 48' LCD TV with DirectTV (cable TV with movie channels and DVD player); in the work area, there's a long white-laminated desk with return and desk chair, inches away from a fast Netgear Wi-Fi router. Meanwhile, while here, one can also enjoy short walks to Melrose Ave., La Brea Ave., Fairfax Ave. districts. Take short walks to high-end cafes/eateries along Beverly Bl. (Italian, kosher, tapas--see Area's Style FAQ below). Even shorter walk, two blocks, to Pan Pacific Park--with hiking trails, the Holocaust museum, a free fitness center. Short 20-min. walk to Mid-Wilshire Blvd., aka the Miracle Mile. Supermarkets nearby: multiple Ralphs, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and Erewhon markets, plus several weekly farmers' markets (Wilshire Courtyard, Mid-Wilshire, City of LA; Poinsettia Park, West Hollywood; Beverly Hills, Santa Monica). Guests have on-street permit-parking. But car is not essential, due to apartment's central location and local transit. If a car still desired, the nearest Hertz Rent-A-Car is 10 min. walk away (.6 mi); Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 12 min. walk away (.7 mi); Zipcar stop, too, nearby. Parking available?--Yes, again, plentiful on-street permit-parking directly in front of the house. Host provides a city parking permit. Guests return permit with their keys at end of stay. Here are FAQs: Area safe? Yes, residents use streets and sidewalks avidly with dogs and children but quietly until bedtime. Crime well-suppressed by Los Angeles Police Dept (LAPD), neighborhood watch and on-site manager while you sleep. Apartment and its front patio lie directly in beam of streetlight only 50 feet away. Patio and the house have their own outdoor lights, barred windows, double deadbolt locks. Area's style? Nice combination of quiet-pious-residential, on the one hand, and metro-cosmopolitan-touristy, on the other. This part of L.A. has a cool place-within-a-place--the area, two-blocks away, of Beverly Blvd. bet. La Brea and Fairfax Aves., including the Grove, Farmer's Market, CBS TV City and Pan Pacific Park. Great shops/eateries lie along Beverly, including thumping Tapas joints, classic/contemporary Italian venues, and two old standbys for fresh-and-easy/on-the-go and wholesome/natural fare, respectively--Stirmarket and BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). Public transit available?--Yes, at the Metro bus stop, Gardner St./Beverly Blvd. (G/B), only 2 blocks away (2-min walk). From G/B, Metro bus #14 connects quickly to Vermont/Beverly (V/B) subway station. Other Metro buses head elsewhere.. Ditto at Gardner St./W. 3rd St. (G/3), about 4 blocks away (7-min walk). From here, too, Metro buses go east quickly to Metro subway station at Vermont/Beverly (V/B). From V/B, subway whisks you within 25-40 min. to places like Hollywood, Downtown, Exposition Park (California Science Center--via #754 bus) and so many other alluring places to visit in metro Los Angeles. How to plan excursions?--Whether you drive or use public transit, definitely use Google Maps or another service to plan your excursions in advance. We strongly suggest visiting a number of places within an area like Hollywood or West L.A. (since it's likely you'll have time to visit only one such major area per day). You can also launch your forays from another nearby subway station--Hollywood Bl. & Highland Ave., a major tourist site and home of the Academy Awards--the new Kodak Theater Professional agent/manager available on-site? Yes, nextdoor, on-call, 24/7 by email, phone, or live, to assist with maintenance, security, cleaning and guests' other needs..###More
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TravelArtist D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2012
Interaction with guests
We provide, at the time we impart your keys and parking permit, a multipage, personally authored guide to local highly proximate attractions, eateries, activities and places that will make your visit both economical and rewarding. We are fully available only a few doors down, on-call 24/7, for the duration of one's stay, especially in the case of any maintenance, logistics or emergency requests.
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: October 2018
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Loved this little hideaway. Loved the solid and comfortable queen bed; loved the brick patio where we could have meals or sip wine and chat; loved the eat-in kitchen that shows some of the charming decor of old LA. But mostly loved the location —...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Robin K
Tour447058, VR Owner at Hollywood-Mid-Wilshire-Beverly Apt at CBS-TV City, The Grove, Farmers Market, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

So appreciate Robin's review. The kind we try so hard to receive. And her gifting us the bottle of great Grenache she left! As to charming decor, our site is now included in the new Beverly Fairfax Historic District. So one drinks in the decor...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Ive traveled alot and i do have to recommend this place from the large appartment to the private garden. it is well located if you want to drive out of town to sandiego or universal and if you want to walk to the chinese theatre...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I travel a lot to every major city in every region. This spot is the best gem you will find in any area. The apt is huge and comfortable and beautiful. It’s walking distance to the grove, Melrose ave and Beverly Blvd where there is...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Joshua M
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to stay in Los Angeles, this apartment is perfect! The apartment itself is spacious, clean and has all the facilities you could need. The location is central to wherever you need to go in the city, and walking...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Darren A
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Fax
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Good Nightlife
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
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About the neighbourhood
Quiet, safe and livable neighborhood is still very hip and fashionable, even for Los Angeles. It's a few blocks from some very cool landmarks: the Grove, CBS TV City, Pan Pacific Park. At the Grove, TMZ and Entertainment Tonight (ET) often juice fans with daily celebrity interviews. You will find top restaurants nearby--think Mark Peel, Nancy Silverton, Hatfields, Joachim Splichal. Indeed, a phalanx of rising chef-stars line the blocks along Melrose, Beverly, Fairfax, La Brea--all minutes away by foot. Designer showrooms (fashion and furniture) add enjoyable eye-candy and great browsing-buying experiences. Cafes, coffee shops--even free entertainment at the Farmer's Market and the Grove on weekends--are also steps away, along the way...
Getting around
There is very good access to great parks and open spaces for jogging, walking, thinking. The neighborhood is just southwest of Hollywood. In terms of driving, that means: only 5 minutes to Mid-Wilshire, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood; only 10 minutes to mid-Hollywood's major attractions, such as the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood and Vine, the Kodak Theater and Grauman's Chinese Theater. Only 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and attractions such as Universal Studios; 20 minutes from destinations like Santa Monica and the Venice Boardwalk. If you would rather spend time surveying versus touring, it is only five minutes to great hiking and views up Runyon Canyon--including the invigorating hike to the HOLLYWOOD sign!
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