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Polished 1920s Duplex with Full Outdoor Living Area - NEW HOLLYWOOD FOOD INSIDER

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Duplex with lots of original architecture, outdoor living area, in heart of LA

Townhouse style duplex with wonderful original architectural details balanced with updated features. Huge gated tranquil back yard living area, teak and slate dining room table for 6, and bar includes outdoor heaters under drapery-lined pergola.

Back yard includes irrigated vegetable garden, rose garden, fountain, and year-round colorful landscaping. Lots of exterior landscape lighting. The garden also includes lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, plum, and avocado trees.

Located in the heart of LA in the very charming and upscale Miracle Mile district, also known as the Museum District. It's very central and perfectly situated to be a base for your vacation or work destinations: Hollywood, Melrose, Miracle Mile museums, LACMA, Mid Wilshire Blvd museums, The Grove and Farmers Market, Walk of Fame, Hollywood Bowl, Culver City, Burbank, Universal Studios, UCLA, USC.

It is only a 10 minute drive to Hollywood, Beverly Hills 15 minutes to downtown LA, LA Live, Staples Center, Disney Hall, 25 minutes to Universal Citywalk and theme park, Dodger Stadium, and Griffith Park. Beaches are a quick 30 minute drive. The 10, 101, 110, 405 Freeways are easily accessed.

GATED BACKYARD LIVING AREA:

LA is about living outdoors and this home offers a tranquil setting for dining and lounging. The lounge area includes a bar and charcoal grill area stocked with wood chips and briquettes, chandeliers, dramatic lighting, and a vegetable/rose garden with a peaceful fountain. There are outdoor heaters when the nights are chilly, and you can pull the sheer draperies surrounding the pergola if you want some privacy. Even LA locals covet this space!

BEDROOMS:

The two bedrooms are on the second floor with the bathroom. Each bedroom is spacious and well appointed featuring a new queen organic cotton pillow top mattress, and luxurious high thread-count linens. Allergy free pillows in firm or extra firm, as well as feather pillows are provided.

LIVING ROOM:

The spacious living room features comfortable and stylish seating where you can enjoy a broad range of television features. There is a new 42” smart TV with internet capability including Netflix access, Pandora, Hulu, and much more.

DINING ROOM:

The spacious dining room features a custom nickel-plated glass top table with very comfortable oval backed, upholstered chairs. Table seats 6.

KITCHEN:

The updated kitchen is designed for cooking with white crisp appliances, tile floors, and plenty of cabinet space. The refrigerator includes a refrigerator with ice-maker, gas cook top, gas oven, microwave, and dishwasher. There are also three different ways to make your coffee! A traditional American drip coffee maker, French press, Italian Moka pot, and a tea pot. A large selection of teas are provided.

BATHS:

The full bathroom features all tile floors and walls with original architectural archway shower/tub enclosure and original and large mirrored vanity. Bathrooms are stocked with plush Egyptian cotton towels, soaps, and shampoos.

LAUNDRY ROOM:

New, full sized, washer and dryer, are provided along with clothes iron, laundry detergent, and dryer sheets.

WIFI AND OFFICE:

Perfect for work oriented trips, the front bedroom includes a large L-shaped desk with gorgeous views, complete with computer and printer. Free wifi is available throughout the house.

DURATION OF RENTALS:

This home is available for a minimum of 5 night rental, and is also available for longer term stays.

More Details

Owner
Deborah Davis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Deborah Davis

I have been working as an interior designer for 24 years and live next door. I moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1998 and thought I was going to stay for 2 years, but I'm still here! I have worked briefly in set design and currently do a lot of interior design work for the entertainment industry. I love to travel, especially to Europe, and have been a client for many vacation rentals in the US and overseas.

Deborah Davis purchased this townhome in 2009

Why Deborah Davis chose Mid-Wilshire

I feel in love with the historic flavor of the duplex and was inspired by the original details. It is incredibly peaceful and the backyard living area is loved by all. I have had a lot of fun with the backyard lighting, fountain, and drapery lined pergola. I thought I wouldn't be living in this area for long, but I love it so much in this home I had to stay!

What makes this townhome unique

When I bought this duplex I could see the potential. I restored the original sconces in the Living Room myself, and worked to bring back the original polish and character throughout the place. Most striking of all the improvements is the back yard pergola and garden! The vegetable and rose garden is one of the most relaxing features. Feel free to help yourself to vegetables while in season - we are lucky to have 3 growing seasons in LA! The garden also includes lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, plum, and avocado trees.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The first thing we would like to highlight is how great of a host Deborah is. Since we first contacted her, she immediately answered all of our doubts, and after requesting some more pictures of the house she kindly uploaded all we had asked for. During our stay, Deborah was always available and attentive to all of our needs in case we needed something. She had also left a lot of information about what to visit in LA and it’s surrounding areas, as well as a list of the best museums, restaurants, stores and last but not least a detailed guide of how to properly use and enjoy all the commodities that the house has to offer. As to the house itself, besides what you can appreciate in the pictures, that give a great idea of how the place actually looks like, we can say we felt extremely at ease. Being a family of 3, a couple and a son in his 20’s, the spacious nature of the house allowed us to be comfortable and enjoy our time together. It’s worth adding that the house is really well decorated, with a really warm and defined style with attention to detail, which makes staying here all that much more enjoyable. It’s located on a beautiful street on quiet neighborhood, with no traffic, which ensures a pleasurable stay without the noise from LA’s big Avenues but is also really close from all major attractions. The house also has a beautiful garden, that although we couldn’t enjoy because of the weather (we came in the winter) it’s an extra space that on a nice day makes for a great place to spend some time outdoors and enjoy a barbecue. All in all, we highly recommend staying here, since it’s a beautiful house with a great host. We’ll be sure to stay here when we come visit again!
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Amenities

Mid-Wilshire Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Downstairs Powder Room - toilet
  • The full bathroom features all tile floors and walls with original architectural archway shower/tub enclosure and original and large mirrored vanity. Bathrooms are stocked with plush Egyptian cotton towels, soaps, and shampoos.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Includes a sofa, 2 lounge chairs, TV
    Front Bed Room - 1 queen , Also features a large L-shape desk with printer and computer
  • The two bedrooms are on the second floor with the main bathroom. Each bedroom is spacious and well appointed featuring a new queen organic cotton pillow top mattress, and luxurious high thread-count linens. Allergy free pillows in firm or extra firm, as well as feather pillows are provided. We have a queen size arrow bed available for an additional fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • surfing
Notes:
Extensive local highlights and restaurant guide, including excellent archived Los Angeles Magazine travel articles. Owner's recommendations on walking distance amenities as well as do-not-miss tourist advice.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Polished 1920s Duplex with Full Outdoor Living Area - NEW HOLLYWOOD FOOD INSIDER
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 37 reviews
5

Fabulous Home!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay at Deborah's place. It was perfect for my stay for work, then my flight to LAX. I loved the big desk I used to set up my computer. The home is very spacious, clean and well designed. The outdoor space is so fun and there are several fruit trees. I reheated my leftovers from dinner the night before in the oven and was piping hot when I took it out and heated quickly. There was a robe I could use when I got out of the shower which made me feel like I was at a resort. I will definitely book this place again when I am in LA next time and I will recommend it to my friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great way to explore LA!

  • 5 of 5

A very charming house and yard in a lively area of LA. House was stocked with everything we needed, beds and furnishings were comfortable. Deborah is extremely attentive and accommodating and provides wonderful suggestions for things to do and see in the area.. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago Il.
4

A comfortable house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Wish the weather would have been warm enough to spend more time in the beautiful outdoor spaces. The location was great. We could travel easily by car to most any part of the city. The house is attractively furnished in a modern style and all of the furniture was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing spot for my parents to stay when they were visiting LA. Deborah was a wonderful host - highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wynnewood, PA
5

Property is large and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely and large with a beautiful back yard, rare and welcome in a warm weather climate!! Beds were extremely comfortable, and the owner is very attentive guests’ questions and needs. My ONLY reservation is that the house isn’t within walking distance to useful commercial.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, It is true that although there are many fantastic shops and grocery stores less than 1/2 mile away, it crosses a large and busy intersection so I don't recommend guests walking to it. Fortunately there are a few fantastic restaurants on the block and a few blocks away that are very walkable and there is now a grocery store that delivers in 30 minutes which makes it super convenient. I hope you will come and stay again to try out the Brownstone Bistro, recently made over by Gordon Ramsey. Thanks much, Deborah
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Debrah is a great host,

Cozy would stay again it’s in a quiet neighborhood and it located within 1/2th hour to everything you would wanna do..

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
LAX (Los Angeles International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
160 Metres
Locals
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Downtown Union Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
160 Metres
Locals
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Santa Monica Beach

There are some great playgrounds very close at the Pan Pacific park, about a 5 minute drive.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Tax is not charged on bookings for 30 days or longer, per Los Angeles tax code.
Extra fee of $15 per night includes use of air mattress for more than 4 guests.
Cleaning fee is $150 for changeover at the end of your stay, daily or more frequent cleaning is available. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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