The SpaceYou'll feel right at home in this bright and inviting space. The decor expresses a subtle modern twist in a vintage 1940's building. It has most basic things you will need during a short stay. For your convenience, I keep a few bottles of water in the fridge and usually a few light snacks to refresh yourself upon your journey here.
This is a four unit building that houses 3 AirBNB apartments. My completely new and remodeled space is cozy yet spacious. Brand new appliances and fixtures in the kitchen and bathroom make this historic unit a modern charmer you just have to see. The ottoman has a couple of throw blankets inside the hidden compartment in case you need to cover up, but California weather is so great, we are pretty comfortable inside year round.
There is a Roku box so your TV programming is on demand through Netflix, Hulu+, or Amazon Prime, along with standard network channels.
IF YOU HAVE 3 OR MORE IN YOUR PARTY, CHECK OUT THE AWESOMELY PRICED TWO BEDROOM UNIT IN THE SAME BUILDING!! JUST ASK ME....
Hollywood abounds here! So, I am open to filming in the space with small crews. Just tell me about your project and I can give you rates. If you have a film project and need multiple locations but in one spot, this may work well for you. Also, small meetings and gatherings may be held in the space as well. If you need catering or food delivery, I have a couple of resources to refer.
This place is meant to be enjoyed, for you to relax and kick your feet up and feel at home while you are away from home. We are in an urban area and just a short distance to some of Leimert Park's historic merchants and performance venues. I invite you to partake in the culture, energy, and sounds that make our neighborhood one of LA's best kept secrets. You are most welcome and I look forward to you coming!! Guest Access*Your keys will be left in the lockbox attached on the window bar in front of the building. Your unit is downstairs in the front of the building.
*If you will arrive at night, please let me know and I can leave lights on for you as it gets pretty dark on the street.
*You will have one key that opens all the doors to the unit but no gate key. You can access the inside of the property to use the sitting areas or do laundry from the back door of the unit.
*The WIFI network is "gladyouarehere" and
Guests will have access to the entire apartment. There are four units here in total, two of which are AirBNB places. You will have access to your individual apartment which includes WI FI and the coin laundry which is on the premises. There is lots of street parking available and a small bistro area at the top of the stairs which is great for reading, sipping tea, or taking in Interaction with GuestsI am very close so I can be as available as you need me to be. If I'm not at the building, I am just a phone call away. Most days, I work from home so I am pretty easy to catch. The NeighborhoodI love this neighborhood! I fell in love with it when I lived in the Bay Area and visited a sorority sister from college that lived here. Who knew that just 5 short years later I would move here and become a part of this community!
A very short ride from LAX and 30 minutes from Long Beach Airport, Leimert Park is a cozy upper and middle class bedroom neighborhood. This area remains a cultural hub for the African-American community though the area continues to become more and more ethnically diverse. Our neighborhood is full of charming bungalows and Spanish Colonial Revival style houses on quiet streets lined with tall gorgeous trees.
Leimert Park is considered the center of the contemporary African-American arts scene in Los Angeles. One resident, filmmaker John Singleton, has called it "the black Greenwich Village." It has flourishing blues and jazz clubs, venues for hip hop, and theaters for numerous dramatic performances and poetry readings. Project Blowed is the longest running hip hop open mic in the world, started in 1994 by Aceyalone and friends. It is hosted by Kaos Network, and held every Thursday night at 43rd Place and Leimert Boulevard.
Leimert Plaza Park is home to the landmark cascading fountain, and a drum circle that convenes every Sunday.
Post & Beam is a fine dining restaurant owned and operated by world famous chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef Masters competitor, Govind Armstrong. I highly recommend you try this place known for its contemporary and elegant take on classic soul food favorites.
We're just a short walk from Eso Won Bookstore, Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Facility and the brand new Papillon Art Gallery.
We are also about 10 minutes to LA Live which hosts a variety of clubs, bars, eateries and entertainment venues including the Congo Room, The Grammy Museum, and is next to the Staples Center where you can catch a LA Lakers or Kings game, and to the LA Convention Center.
Famous residents include(d) John Singleton, Tavis Smiley, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, and former Los Angeles Mayor, Tom Bradley. Getting AroundLos Angeles is definitely a town for cars, however you can still navigate the city pretty easily. Leimert Park is a great location that is close to just about everywhere.
We are about a 10-20 minute drive to the Staples Center, LA Convention Center, Venice Beach, Hollywood, a host of beaches, and LAX airport.
You can take a quick 15 minute walk to the Metro Expo Line, Crenshaw stop, which takes you directly to Downtown Los Angeles or USC to the East and Culver City to the West. USC is a short 5 min drive or a 10 min bike ride.
You can also transfer from the Metro Expo Line:
- To the Red Line and go to Hollywood and Universal Studios
- To the Gold Line and go to Pasadena
- To the Blue Line and go to Long Beach
- To the Big Blue Bus and go to Santa Monica Beach or UCLA
-Bus #102 to LAX Airport City Bus Center, USC
-Bus #40 or #740 Express goes to Downtown LA & USC
- Bus #710 to Expo Crenshaw Line and Wilshire Purple Line in Koreatown
-Bus #105 or #705 Express goes to Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive and the heart of West Hollywood
-Bus #210 goes to the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, Melrose Blvd for shopping
We're bike friendly! If you're interested in brining your two-wheeled friend, just let me know and we'll make arrangements. Other Things to NoteIF YOU HAVE 3 OR MORE IN YOUR PARTY, CHECK OUT THE AWESOMELY PRICED TWO BEDROOM UNIT IN THE SAME BUILDING!!
Also, if coming from the airport, whether it's LA, Long Beach, Burbank, etc. Super Shuttle is a great option. For something faster, I suggest Uber.