Wonderful Home Away from Home in Beverly Hills
Submitted: March 23, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
This was the best trip ever to LA!!! We've been to LA several times to visit our children and grandchildren -- staying at their home or a hotel. But this was the best trip ever. For two weeks we relaxed -- enjoying lots of family time and our own life and home away from home.
The apartment is on the upper level of a building in the quiet, spacious garden of Debbie and Dale's historic home on Rodeo Drive. The large living room is spacious, with two beds, couch, tv, wi-fi and tables for dining and computer. There is a fully furnished kitchen. We had enough room that we invited my daughter-in-law's mother to join us from Kansas for a few days. The bedroom is expansive, with a sitting area big enough for yoga, and a pretty view of the gardens, trees and a small outdoor terrace with table and umbrella. At night we kept the windows open as the cool fresh air felt great. Air conditioning is available.
There is a pool but in March the weather was so pleasantly cool we didn't use it. The apartment is not fancy and I loved the informality. It is painted white and is cheerful and sunny, decorated with comfortable furniture, framed posters and art. I loved waking up in the morning to the sunlight all around and the sounds of the birds, and returning at the end of each day with the feeling that we were home again.
The location is wonderful and the neighborhood is full of beautiful homes. You can walk along Rodeo Drive or the other beautiful streets in the neighborhood to the Beverly Hills Hotel, shops, places of worship and restaurants. My favorite breakfast/lunch was at Le Pain Quotidien. I loved all the casual restaurants a ten minute drive away on Beverly -- Indian, Korean, Mediterranean, Italian, etc.
The apartment is a five minute drive from Santa Monica Boulevard which easily linked us to family in West LA, Century City Mall, Hollywood, Santa Monica theater and beach, Getty Museum, etc. Great location.
Debbie and Dale who live in the main house are friendly, hospitable and available to help as needed, but let us have our own space and vacation. Their lovely household helper unobtrusively changed sheets and cleaned from time to time. The laundry was conveniently just downstairs. Bathroom has a full bath. There is also a sunny and spacious one room apartment in the lower level (rented separately) which I would enjoy staying in some time on a solo visit.
We are home again but this wonderful home away from home is still in my mind and I can't wait to return.
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