An Exceptional Hollywood Escape
Submitted: November 7, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
It may be called Mary's 'Little' Inn, but this gorgeous luxury apartment is a space big on charm, big on convenience, and big on the generosity and kind personalities of your hosts.
I contacted Mary and Eugene approximately 6 weeks before the arrival date, received a prompt response and made a seamless booking. Driving into the heat of Los Angeles I was looking forward to a quiet, beautiful retreat after my travels, and I was not disappointed to say the least!
Tucked away in a quiet leafy suburb in the middle of LA's most buzzing neighbourhood, I had trouble believing I was really just around the corner from Melrose, La Brea, Hollywood Bvd and Sunset. Stepping into the apartment really does feel like walking back through time to an era of 1930s glamour, with a touch of Parisienne chic. The fireplace, the antique furniture pieces, the paintings, the handmade touches of decor, the greenery outside your windows, and the balcony to enjoy the early morning coffee. Bliss!
Meanwhile, you are just minutes away from walking the Hollywood Boulevard, spectacular shopping on Melrose Bvd, hiking Runyon Canyon (only 10 mins walk away with spectacular views!), sampling the gourmet goods at Wholefoods on Santa Monica, Fairfax Farmers Market, the unmissable Hollywood Bowl ... or simply spending time at green and peaceful Plummer Park just a couple of blocks away.
The apartment is sunny, bright, airy and thoughtfully decorated by the owners. Beyond simply being spacious and conveniently furnished, it has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and is simply a joy to come home to - for it really does feel like home.
The listing is everything it promises and more. What the photos cannot translate is the welcoming personalities of the owners, the hummingbirds on the trees, the community feel of the Hollywood neighbourhood, the sheer convenience of the location, and the other details that make it such a joy to spend time at MLC. Such a joy, in fact, that I jumped at the opportunity to extend my stay and, indeed, will always keep MLC in mind whenever the opportunity to spend time in Los Angeles presents itself.
I would without hesitation recommend this property and am so grateful to Mary and Eugene for all their help and kindness throughout my stay, and for allowing me the opportunity to experience this exceptional apartment which I will always think of as my first home in LA.
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