About the property
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Luxury amenities with laundry inside the apartment! Full gourmet kitchen!
A short 13-minute walk from beautiful downtown Burbank, the Urban Refuge is a well-equipped and spacious studio apartment with amenities to impress. Enjoy luxury bedding, spa sundries, 55" flatscreen, full kitchen, and laundry. Experience five diamond standards with at home comfort, privacy and security. There's laundry in the unit! The apartment also has an iron and ironing board.
Relaxation and comfort will come easy during your stay with us in this top-floor apartment. Your experience includes queen-size luxury bedding, unlimited hot showers, free wifi and digital 55" widescreen with Netflix and Amazon.
Can you believe the convenience of having a complimentary, full-size washer and dryer inside?
You will also have a full size kitchen at your fingertips with all the cooking comforts you could wish for. A full size fridge, unlimited ice, soap, shampoo and towels are among the many delightful amenities available during your stay at the Urban Refuge.
Enjoy accommodations and VIP treatment of a boutique hotel with at home comfort, privacy and security.
The building is a charming and cozy 5-unit apartment residence. There is a secluded side-entrance for maximum privacy and home-like comfort.
Ample unrestricted street parking is available, no permits or pesky meter feeding required. Driveway parking is reserved for our permanent residents. Everything is digital, no keys to weigh you down during your time out and about. I set a new code for each guest which assures total privacy and security during your stay.
Interaction with Guests
Depending upon the time of year, self check-in is available or you may meet and greet with your host, sharing tips and information about the apartment and local area.
I love the Magnolia Park area of Burbank. This property sits next to the Chandler bike path and is walking distance from the downtown Burbank area. There's convenient food, markets and plenty of shopping nearby.
I always recommend rideshares such as Sidecar or Uber, but public transportation is equally within reach. If you wish to use Sidecar, my referral code is sf6z2 which will grant you a special discount on your first ride.
Other Things to Note
I have been in the hospitality industry since 2005. I owned and operated two hotels and I have traveled extensively. My sensibilities are for the traveler and the amenities included in your stay meet my high standards for quality hotel accommodations. In addition, the Urban Retreat offers the fastest and most reliable internet available in the city.
I cater to the nonsmoker without pets. Smoking is not permitted inside the apartment nor on the property. Our other tenants dislike the aroma. We love small non-human friends, but unfortunately they are not allowed at the property. We observe quiet time from 10pm to 8am and kindly request that you do the same by turning down your music or television during these times. This is a 2nd-story apartment with stairs. Not suitable for persons who require an elevator.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Gloria, Manager
My sensibilities are for the traveler and the amenities included in your stay meet my high standards for quality hotel accommodations. In addition, the Urban Retreat offers the fastest and most reliable internet available in the city.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect for what we needed during our stay.
The Urban Refuge was a nice, clean place to stay. I feel the owner had put a lot of thought into this property: it was nicely decorated, and had a comfortable bed and furniture. A detailed "manual" was provided that helped us avoid any problems with neighborhood parking, as well as how things worked in the unit. I really appreciated the manual's suggestions re: nearby dining, shopping needs, things to do. We were visiting friends, who live nearby, and this was a nice and affordable option. We also were able to do a load of laundry. Thank you!
Perfect place for me and my daughter and our girls trip. Clean and neat. Everything as described. The place was equipped with all necessary amenties. Daughter loved the place so much she wondered how much it would be to rent. Lol. Hostess left small gift and welcome packet with nice visitor information. Thank you. I would definitely recommend and stay again for my next visit to California.
One of LA's Hidden Gems
I loved my short stay here! This place was super cozy and I felt very much at home. There is a comfy memory foam mattress, a large flat screen tv, a kitchen, a washer and dryer in room, and a nice sized bathroom with a lovely showerhead. The location was perfect and very centrally located to all of the popular LA destinations and in a beautiful quiet neighborhood. I'd recommend it to anyone and will definitely stay here again when I return to the area!
Clean quiet and comfortable
If I return to Los Angeles I hope this place is available. I would definitely recommend it to friends or anyone. The process was so easy and the room was first rate. Just a great experience.
Great location, convenient, nice amenities
The location was just about perfect, and everything was very convenient. I really appreciated having a full-size kitchen. Shower is great. This property is on the second floor, accessible only by stairs, which wasn't really a problem at all, but might make carrying luggage and groceries a challenge for some. Overall, it's a lovely property in a great location, and I would certainly consider using it again.
Great place to stay while in Burbank
This place worked out really great for us. In a great area. Close to everything. The owner left us a bottle of champagne and chocolate which was a nice treat as we were celebrating our 35th Anniversary. The bed is really comfortable and we loved the rain shower head. The only thing we wish it had was a regular coffee maker and a clock next to the bed. The French press is ok but takes time to figure out how to use it and a regular coffee maker is way faster and easier. But overall was a great place to stay. It is near our grandkids so I am sure we will be back. I highly recommend this place.
I always appreciate the opportunity to improve amenities based on guest feedback. Since there are two items I would consider guest issues in the review, I felt it helpful to respond with my thoughts. As to the clock, virtually all guests use phones for waking up and the images of the bed and nightstand are clear on the lack of an alarm clock which has become less relevant over the years with mobile phones. I asked many guests when appointing the room and this was stated to me. The fewer things to dust and deal with (less clutter) is my goal with all my units. As to the coffee press, I have provided images of the amenities and the French press is in those images. If a guest requires an amenity not shown in my listing, I am always prepared (and have in the past) gone out and pre-set the apartment with exactly what was requested. I have no issue bringing a coffee maker from home. As it stands we include free coffee and condiments with the French press. Since our listing does not advertise any form of coffee or coffee maker in it, I consider the coffee service a free bonus item. There are many bonus amenities in the rental that are not advertised. While I have never asked for a review, I feel it important that someone who appears to be dissatisfied, even slightly, and who elects to explain this openly and publicly, that the feedback is weighed against what was paid for. The apartment is highly discounted against comparable rentals and offers a nice, no-frills spot to relax and unwind in a safe area. If you are considering renting from me, feel free to let me know up front what you want and need so I'm not hearing about it at the tail end of your stay. For those who require amenties that are assumed to exist in a luxury resort, we can recommend (and sometimes do recommend) the $200 - $300 a night hotels in the area.