Our fabulous experience
Submitted: January 4, 2011
Stayed: October 2010
I spent three months with my mother in Los Angeles. I was working on my Ph.D dissertation while she was practicing English. It was our first time in the city but we were very lucky to find this beautiful studio. As you can see on the pictures, it was spacious, luminous and clean; it was also quiet, comfortable, well equipped and cozy. It’s been remodeled and decorated with an excellent taste. You can really feel like home. The bathroom was one of our favorite parts, it was gorgeous and the shower was very relaxing. The garden and the rest of the property are also beautiful.
Westwood is a lovely and quiet neighborhood. There are a lot of houses with beautiful yards. It is very pretty to walk around, and for us it was very special to see the Halloween decorations and the Christmas lights. Just a few minutes walk there’s a big mall with a macy’s store inside. By the mall, there’s also a Barnes & Noble, a movie theatre and Nordstrom store. On the same avenue, there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops.
The house is very close to Westwood village, which is very lively. Again, there are a lot of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, markets (a Ralphs, a Trader Joe’s and a Whole Foods), old movie theaters and UCLA. It feels like a little village, so it’s also nice to just walk.
If you don’t have a car, the house is very well connected. There is the blue line that goes from UCLA to Santa Monica, Venice, Westwood, Century City and LAX –even though I wouldn’t recommend to take that bus from the airport. There’s also the green line that goes to Culver City, Century City and other places. It’s also easy to make a transfer to any other line. You can also visit the Farmer’s Market, the Getty Center, the studios, Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive, the Downtown, and Hollywood (even though Hollywood takes a little longer by bus). Actually, we didn’t rent a car and could get around easily.
We had the most wonderful experience and we wouldn’t change it for anything. If we had to come back again, we wouldn’t hesitate to choose Westwood and this studio. The family was amazing. They were very nice and always tried to make us feel comfortable. We would totally recommend them as hosts and neighbors. All the information they provided is accurate, we would just add that it was our best choice.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: One of the benefits of having a studio rental is that it gives you the opportunity to host wonderful, friendly people that sometimes arrive from very interesting and far away places. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay at our studio.
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