À propos de ce logement
In-Room Travertine Marble Jacuzzi Tub/Spa to soak away travel miles. Seriously, the tub is by the bed! Richly detailed micro-chic Indian-themed bed & private bathroom -spa getaway in the city! Single twin futon, warm bidet toilet+use of outdoor spaces - Zen garden & rooftop deck- gorgeous city views!
Welcome to our 1925 Spanish-Moroccan hillside home in the heart of groovy, rockin', arty Silver Lake.
THE SPACE: Looking for a single listing just for you, but wishing for some luxe amenities?
How about a groovy situation with your own private spa bathtub? Add an Asian-style warm water bidet toilet for a sophisticated splash 'downstairs'? This is micro luxury.
This listing is priced for a single guest. Your room is a cozy office-sized space w en suite private bathroom. We've added a luxurious marble jacuzzi bathtub to share the space w your bed.
There's also a closet with a pole and wooden hangers to hang up a few things.
This room has great Indian style!
You'll find Moroccan lamps, singing bowls, Indian iconography & yoga posters, candles, incense, cashmere rugs, beaded curtains and throw pillows and Middle-Eastern designer touches that have a boutique hotel feel, at bohemian prices!
Please check out my Guidebook for local recommendations of restaurants, nightclubs, galleries, shopping and points of interest.
Walk to the best restaurants and nightclubs, trendy bars, yoga studios, boutiques, record stores, supermarkets and liquor stores.
We have a tree-shaded hilltop house on a private terrace off the noise of LA streets with unbelievable city views of the skyline and nightly sunsets.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests should consult House Rules in advance. Wifi password is listed under House Manual, the signal is called VIX. Password is my 10-digit phone number (last 10 digits).
There's instruments to noodle on and there's a tv w VHS tapes in your room for viewing. Help yourself to any of the magazines we subscribe to.
After you're done luxuriating in the Travertine marble jacuzzi spa tub, take in the city views from the rooftop deck, two Adirondack chairs and three outdoor dining tables.
Take your morning coffee or tea upstairs to enjoy the views or throw some bar-b-que on the gas grill. Chill out in the shady Zen garden w colorful murals from 'Where the Wild Things Are'.
Wanna borrow DVD screeners for your laptop? We have a great selection of current Oscar contenders.
You may prepare a meal in the kitchen, or make use of our rooftop gas grill which is always available, but our most successful guests plan on eating the majority of their meals elsewhere.
Your bath has complimentary soap, shampoo, conditioner and washclothes.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We are always available to offer suggestions for directions, caveats, groovy events, favorite points of interests and clubs, boutiques and restaurants.
We are quite happy to hang out, and like to check in w you after you return from your day to see how you're enjoying your stay.
We generally give a tour upon arrival of the property and how it works. Once you're happily settled in w will leave you to it.
Airbnb is fundamentally different from a hotel. You are a guest in someone's home. You are responsible for cleaning up after yourself, particularly in shared spaces. We do not provide maid service, cleaning fees insure you arrive to a clean space which you must maintain for other guests, so everyone enjoys their experience equally.
Fitting into your hosts household gracefully requires sensitivity and considerate behavior. Be sure you read and understand the spirit of House Rules. Be aware that you and the other guests staying here are Sharing the Space with homeowners who are hosting you and treat their space with respect.
Check out my GUIDEBOOK for local suggestions:
Take the FlyAway shuttle from LAX to Union Station. It only takes about 45 minutes and costs a reasonable $8. You'll be super close to us and near Sunset Blvd, our cross street. Chinatown and Olvera Street are walking distance.
Have lunch at Phillipe's French Dip sandwich across the street- I recommend the lamb and blue cheese w the spicy mustard.
Then catch an Uber to our place from there.
We have a long set of stairs leading down to our house- great for privacy, but please use caution! Although it's rare that we have rain in LA, the stairs will be slippery if we do, and you will need to be smart about taking extra precaution to avoid potential injury. Wearing sensible shoes on the stairs is prudent. Please don't use the stairs in a rush!
We want to enjoy your stay with us!!
Non U.S. citizens: be aware we have different traffic laws here. Always park you car in the same direction as the other vehicles when choosing street parking. This will prevent your car from being cited with a ticket or towed away. Read signs for possible parking restrictions and do not expect the area is not patrolled for violations. Check out more caveats in my 'Getting Around' section.
ALSO: While visiting our restaurants or patronizing other service-oriented businesses, like bars, hair/nail salons, massages, spas, etc. remember it is not only customary, but expected to leave a 15-20% tip for service.
The U.S. is one of the few countries that pay way below average minimum wages. While minimum wage in Los Angeles is a dismal $7.50/hour, tipped jobs like the ones listed above often pay around $2 an hour, and these employees are taxed by the state for the tips they are expected to earn without their confirmation of actual earned income. Many workers in Los Angeles must keep several jobs and roommates in order to afford rents and utilities. Homeowners are squeezed even more.
A good rule of thumb when tipping is $5 for a taxi, Uber, or Lyft, $1-$2 each time the server comes to the table to deliver food or drinks, or 20% of the bill if you're happy with the service, whichever is higher. While in a bar, tip $1-$2 per round, each time a drink is ordered. Hair salons or massages, tip a minimum of $10-$20. It allows service workers to live here.
Los Angeles has the third highest cost-of-housing in the country, just behind New York City and San Francisco. Wages here are not commensurate with our cost of living, so Always Tip Generously.
Please inquire about these services if you wish to take your trip to the next level with a few hours of pampering!
OR try nearby Beverly Hot Springs for a soak and service. Real geo-thermal water rich with minerals makes Beverly Hot Springs the best spa in LA.
Tue-Wed-Thur they have 'Happy Hour' pricing before 2pm, with deep discounts on massages, facials, etc. Admission is free when you purchase a service, $30-$40 if you just go to 'take the waters.'
**Book w confidence! The bathroom is always clean when you arrive! Toilet seats and tile floors have been swabbed w Windex and the sink is scoured w bleaching powder. The jacuzzi has been cleaned w a scouring sponge and soft liquid soap to avoid scratching surfaces. Towels and bedding are Always freshly laundered! During your stay I will ensure the standards are maintained.
Common areas outdoors are swept and maintained to our high standards. Trash is removed as needed and the kitchen sink is free of dirty dishes and debris.
Should you have Any concerns please bring them to my attention and they will be promptly addressed. We strive to maintain the highest standards possible and want you to have a fantastic experience while staying w us!
Please be sure to leave us a review as we are motivated to achieve Super Host status!
Thank you again!
CHECK IN IS @ 4pm.
CHECK OUT IS NOON.
Consult a map app to ensure you aren't at my neighbor's house at 1515 Angelus. It happens constantly.
Sick guests should contact me prior to check in so we can arrange a refund.
We do not check guests in after 11pm, so plan accordingly. My phone goes into 'sleep mode' at 11pm and I will not receive texts or calls until 10am the following morning. Please do not contact me about your early arrival in the morning. Check in is @4, and there will be a guest in your room till noon.
I will be processing laundry, cleaning and attending to my own appointments from noon-4pm. Respect our schedules.
If you Must leave your baggage, open the gate to property and either stash it behind the wooden fence to the right of the gate or bring downstairs into courtyard by murals. If you have a car, please keep your things with you until check in.
My son's unit downstairs is not part of your Airbnb experience and you should respect their privacy.
PARKING: Residents park on Silverwood Terrace and you must respect the limited availability of parking and not displace them. Park around the corner on Angelus where parking is plentiful.
You must obey all traffic laws when parking in our neighborhood. Never park your car facing the wrong direction, you will be towed and ticketed by the city. Your car must be parked facing the same direction as traffic travels. Ignore this at your expense!
1) You break it, you buy it:
Please DO NOT light the wall-mounted candles- they are decorative only and will drip wax on bedding and the soot will stain the walls.
We have a few tea lights in small candle holders, please choose the flameless votives that flicker realistically. They have a switch on the bottom and are the safest option.
NEVER leave candles unattended and always extinguish prior to going out or retiring for the night. The flameless option is best!
Bottom Line: your security deposit is there in case you break something. Airbnb will only charge your security deposit if a claim is filed after the fact.
2) Bathroom Etiquette:
Please maintain in good condition. The jacuzzi has a mixer that is used by turning the handle counter-clockwise in a circle from 6 o'clock (off) to 3 o'clock (hot) and then adjusting to your desired temperature probably at the 3:30 mark. The mixer does Not Pull Up like a typical shower mixer, this will break the mixer, incurring damages. If in doubt, Gently turn the mixer handle to the right, towards the window. Do not use force or sudden movements until you have learned the motion required.
Likewise, use care with the shower curtain. Our fixtures are not commercial and require a light touch to prevent breakage. Thanks!
Both the front and sliding glass doors must be locked at all times, even when you return home be sure to lock the deadbolt after you, and please avoid locking the front doorknob as we may find ourselves locked out during the course of quick trash removal, etc.
The sliding glass door cannot be secured from outside so please enter and exit by the front door and always take your key with you, just like a hotel.
While it may seem like a hassle to walk around to the door and use your key, we don't check to see if you are on the roof with your key before we go out, and don't want you to be locked out.
Use the kitchen with deference to permanent residents: many of our guests arrive sick, so we expect you to leave us a germ-free kitchen by avoiding preparing meal here, our most successful guests anticipate eating the majority of their meals elsewhere. We are offering you a bedroom with use of a mini fridge, coffee maker and a microwave. These are standard motel amenities, our kitchen is for our daily use.
Please avoid using our fragile glassware or letting yourself into our cupboards. We will leave you coffee cups, and plastic water bottles next to the island you can fill for your use. We suggest you buy bottled water for your daily needs.
If you plan on bringing home to-go food, you must eat it immediately, no long-term storage. The fridge on the roof is for guest use, the kitchen fridge is for hosts only. Please, NO to-go Korean food leftovers. These are rarely eaten and extremely stinky to dispose of.
Outdoors we ask you to use soft voices after 11 pm. but are welcome to hang out and enjoy the views as late as you like.
If you wear heavy or high-heeled shoes, please remove them once inside so our son who has his own apartment downstairs is not disturbed by sound of heels on our wood floors. You may see my son using the stairs, and he may be dressed for Cosplay. :D Don't be put off if he doesn't greet you.
If you've been out in rainy or muddy environments, remove your shoes and leave them by the front door so our floors and carpets remain clean.
While inside, use socks or bare feet.
7) Your Room:
Please make your bed upon rising.
It's just easier to look at a made bed, and we provide you with lots of pillows which we dislike seeing on the floor.
Avoid using your face creams with benzoyl peroxide before bed, please. They leave bleach spots on our pillowcases, spoiling our bedding. Please reserve strong facial lotions for daytime use and wash off before retiring. Likewise, we appreciate your cleaning your hands before using our musical instruments. Thanks!
Please help us keep our household expenses manageable so we can continue to keep our rates low. TURN OFF the LIGHTS and Heater in Bathroom, & Your Bedroom When You GO OUT for the day.
There's a closet in your room to hang your clothing and hooks and a towel rack for bath towels to air dry, or you can pop them into the dryer for a few minutes. Wrinkled clothing is easily remedied by popping into the drier with your damp towel for a few minutes- remove promptly!
If you would like to do one (1) load of laundry per week while you're staying with us, we will provide the liquid soap, and fabric softener. Please don't start a load of laundry late at night. The machines are above my son's bed and the noise will keep him awake.
We are a 420-friendly home, but would appreciate you smoking in one of our lovely outdoor spaces, and removing your own stubs.
Ashes and butts will blow freely around the property if not removed after use. Also please bring your empty bottles and cans in and place in recycling containers.
Airbnb is about personal responsibility and sustainability.
10) What's Free?
Coffee and tea are available on the island. You may use the coffee maker or boil water for tea.
Thanks for staying with us, and we appreciate you taking care of our home!
Vic & Mark
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Hi! I'm Victoria, an indie filmmaker and musician/performer working on a self-financed rock musical with my partner Mark, who also lives with me part of the week, when he's not flying with the airlines.
Mark is a DGA member and an assistant director for 28 years.
We both love to collect guitars, exotic instruments and gear.
We also love our neighborhood and understand why you want to visit!
Silver Lake is the center of gravity for artists and free thinkers, yogis and performance artists, writers and musicians, foodies and vegans, and a magnet for every underground subculture.
We are locals steeped in the underground ethos of our neighborhood and the rock and performance art community we inhabit and nurture.
I spent the 90s putting on local events that combined various sub-cultures into themed parties called The Big Bang with my then-partner Greg Shaw, a rock journalist, indie record company legend, and music fanatic.
These days I'm usually home finishing editing our film with my partner Mark.
Please don't hesitate to ask if there's anything we can do to help make your stay memorable.
Thanks for reading my bio and we look forward to meeting you,
Victoria & Mark