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Alexander McDonald

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Walk everywhere in Hollywood + best central location in Los Angeles

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

This is the perfect place to enjoy all that Hollywood has to offer. Walking distance to Hollywood and Highland, Mann Chinese Theater, Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Cinerama Dome, Amoeba Music, tons of restaurants, bars and nightclubs - there is literally no chance you will ever be bored in this neighborhood.

The apartment is gigantic - over 850 square feet. There is a ton of room for everything with two closets, shelves and drawers for all your stuff. There are lots of areas to relax and enjoy. First of all the private balcony gives you a birds eye view of the neighborhood and the lush garden below.

The master bedroom features a super comfortable queen size bed, DirecTV, DVD player, iPOD dock and original artwork. Moving further in there is a guest room with a desk and a futon couch that folds out into a queen size bed. That room also features original artwork and double doors that open out onto the private balcony. I'd count the guest room and the porch as the 'living area' - they work best together with the doors open.

The kitchen has a large breakfast nook and vintage stove. Pots, pans, silverware, a toaster, microwave, coffee pot, kettle, everything you need to prepare basic meals if you enjoy cooking - although there are numerous restaurants to suit every budget within walking distance and many of them deliver as well.

It's clean, it's comfortable, it's safe, it's fun, and it's in a great location. There is also a NEW SECOND APARTMENT downstairs. Please click the ALL MY RENTAL LISTINGS LINK (under rate info) for the description and profile. You may be able to rent both - nice for groups traveling together!

Keywords: Flat, 1 bedroom,

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Alexander McDonald (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Alexander McDonald

I work in entertainment cutting commercials for television shows and movies.

Alexander McDonald purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Alexander McDonald chose Los Angeles

The neighborhood is the big draw. It's walking distance to so many great places and our corner is very friendly and the neighbors are great.

The history of the property is interesting as well. I am only the third owner since 1915 when the main house was built. It was one of the first in the neighborhood. A Greek family bought it in the 70s and the father was the one who established the community garden across the street. Apparently he used to go across the street and gather ingredients while he was cooking. Neighbors come by and tell stories about him - I guess he was a bit of a character.

When I was looking at it it just felt like the kind of place I'd want my son to grow up and invite my friends and family to come over and enjoy.

What makes this apartment unique

Fantastic neighborhood, central location to visit LA, excellent value, walk to restaurants and all that Hollywood has to offer


based on 54 traveler reviews

Walk everywhere in Hollywood + best central location in Los Angeles
average rating of 4.796296 based on 54 reviews

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed 8 days and nights at this place, and it made our vacation so much easier! It is at the heart of everything you may need while you're in LA. We would walk all the time to Walk of Fame, Vine Street, Hollywood Blvd... Etc. So many restaurants are nearby, grocery stores, drug stores. The owner was so helpful and kind and always there to answer any questions or problems you might have regarding whatever. The place is pretty neat and clean. I definitely recommend it and will most certainly choose to stay again next time I'm in LA.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is in a quiet neighborhood and on the 2nd floor. It was clean, roomy and perfect for 4 people. It was very close to everything Hollywood and a short drive to all the popular areas. With my luck I stayed on one of the coldest weekends and the heater was broken. Alex was kind enough to stop in that night to try to fix it. Luckily, he had portable heaters to hold us over. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This rental couldn't have been more perfect. From the quick responsiveness of Alex to the clean and comfortable accommodations and great location! I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing LA vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Nice apartment, everything you need for your stay. Within walking distance to Hollywood walk of fame etc

Owner was very helpful and responded very quickly to all questions and enquiries we had.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Hollywood location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 nights in August. 2 adults and 15 year old. Lovely 2 bed with small outside balcony and full bathroom and kitchen. Laundry room also but we didn't use it so can't comment. Short walk to Hollywood and Highland where all Hollywood sights are found. (Chinese theatre stars hand and footprints, Ripley's etc.) Great restaurants nearby. One we liked was Little Fork where wait staff were lovely and gave us recommendations for other restaurants nearby also!!! We spent a day at universal studios which was only 15 mins by car from here. Attended LA Galaxy match which was great. We also spent a day at Knotts Berry Farm and our last day in Santa Monica. Would definitely stay here again as central Hollywood location is fabulous. Very clean comfortable beds. On street parking relatively easy to find. We got 1 ticket because we parked facing wrong way (we didn't realise this was a rule!) Wished we had spent longer in LA. Anne-Marie

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint apartment with a superb location

  • 5 of 5

My two friends and I stayed here and we loved everything about the location and the apartment itself. Alex is so helpful and responded to us promptly if we needed anything. We had a rental car and there was more than enough street parking for us but everything is so close that we ended just walking everywhere. There are kitchen utensils if you need to prepare meals so that was pretty great. We will definitely be staying here on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $70
Tax Rate 14.0%

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Central LA Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon Couch that folds out into a queen size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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