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Polished 1920s Duplex with Full Outdoor Living Area

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Duplex with lots of original architecture, outdoor living area, in heart of LA

Townhouse style duplex with lots of original architecture balanced with updated features. Huge gated tranquil back yard living area, teak and slate dining room table for 6, and bar includes outdoor heaters under drapery-lined pergola.

Back yard includes irrigated vegetable garden, rose garden, fountain, and year-round colorful landscaping. Lots of exterior landscape lighting. The garden also includes lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, plum, and avocado trees.

Located in the heart of LA in the very charming and upscale Miracle Mile district, also known as the Museum District. It's very central and perfectly situated to be a base for your vacation or work destinations: Hollywood, Melrose, Miracle Mile museums, LACMA, Mid Wilshire Blvd museums, The Grove and Farmers Market, Walk of Fame, Hollywood Bowl, Culver City, Burbank, Universal Studios, UCLA, USC.

It is only a 10 minute drive to Hollywood, Beverly Hills 15 minutes to downtown LA, LA Live, Staples Center, Disney Hall, 25 minutes to Universal Citywalk and theme park, Dodger Stadium, and Griffith Park. Beaches are a quick 30 minute drive. The 10, 101, 110, 405 Freeways are easily accessed.

GATED BACKYARD LIVING AREA:

LA is about living outdoors and this home offers a tranquil setting for dining and lounging. The lounge area includes a bar and charcoal grill area stocked with wood chips and briquettes, chandeliers, dramatic lighting, and a vegetable/rose garden with a peaceful fountain. There are outdoor heaters when the nights are chilly, and you can pull the sheer draperies surrounding the pergola if you want some privacy. Even LA locals covet this space!

BEDROOMS:

The two bedrooms are on the second floor with the bathroom. Each bedroom is spacious and well appointed featuring a new queen organic cotton pillow top mattress, and luxurious high thread-count linens. Allergy free pillows in firm or extra firm, as well as feather pillows are provided.

LIVING ROOM:

The spacious living room features comfortable and stylish seating where you can enjoy a broad range of television features. There is a new 42” smart TV with internet capability including Netflix access, Pandora, Hulu, and much more.

DINING ROOM:

The spacious dining room features a custom nickel-plated glass top table with very comfortable oval backed, upholstered chairs. Table seats 6.

KITCHEN:

The updated kitchen is designed for cooking with white crisp appliances, tile floors, and plenty of cabinet space. The refrigerator includes a refrigerator with ice-maker, gas cook top, gas oven, microwave, and dishwasher. There are also three different ways to make your coffee! A traditional American drip coffee maker, French press, Italian Moka pot, and a tea pot. A large selection of teas are provided.

BATHS:

The full bathroom features all tile floors and walls with original architectural archway shower/tub enclosure and original and large mirrored vanity. Bathrooms are stocked with plush Egyptian cotton towels, soaps, and shampoos.

LAUNDRY ROOM:

New, full sized, washer and dryer, are provided along with clothes iron, laundry detergent, and dryer sheets.

WIFI AND OFFICE:

Perfect for work oriented trips, the front bedroom includes a large L-shaped desk with gorgeous views, complete with computer and printer. Free wifi is available throughout the house.

DURATION OF RENTALS:

This home is available for a minimum of 5 night rental, and is also available for longer term stays.

More Details

Owner
Deborah Davis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Deborah Davis

I have been working as an interior designer for 24 years and live next door. I moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1998 and thought I was going to stay for 2 years, but I'm still here! I have worked briefly in set design and currently do a lot of interior design work for the entertainment industry. I love to travel, especially to Europe, and have been a client for many vacation rentals in the US and overseas.

Deborah Davis purchased this townhome in 2009

Why Deborah Davis chose Los Angeles

I feel in love with the historic flavor of the duplex and was inspired by the original details. It is incredibly peaceful and the backyard living area is loved by all. I have had a lot of fun with the backyard lighting, fountain, and drapery lined pergola. I thought I wouldn't be living in this area for long, but I love it so much in this home I had to stay!

What makes this townhome unique

When I bought this duplex I could see the potential. I restored the original sconces in the Living Room myself, and worked to bring back the original polish and character throughout the place. Most striking of all the improvements is the back yard pergola and garden! The vegetable and rose garden is one of the most relaxing features. Feel free to help yourself to vegetables while in season - we are lucky to have 3 growing seasons in LA! The garden also includes lemon, orange, grapefruit, peach, plum, and avocado trees.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The first thing we would like to highlight is how great of a host Deborah is. Since we first contacted her, she immediately answered all of our doubts, and after requesting some more pictures of the house she kindly uploaded all we had asked for. During our stay, Deborah was always available and attentive to all of our needs in case we needed something. She had also left a lot of information about what to visit in LA and it’s surrounding areas, as well as a list of the best museums, restaurants, stores and last but not least a detailed guide of how to properly use and enjoy all the commodities that the house has to offer. As to the house itself, besides what you can appreciate in the pictures, that give a great idea of how the place actually looks like, we can say we felt extremely at ease. Being a family of 3, a couple and a son in his 20’s, the spacious nature of the house allowed us to be comfortable and enjoy our time together. It’s worth adding that the house is really well decorated, with a really warm and defined style with attention to detail, which makes staying here all that much more enjoyable. It’s located on a beautiful street on quiet neighborhood, with no traffic, which ensures a pleasurable stay without the noise from LA’s big Avenues but is also really close from all major attractions. The house also has a beautiful garden, that although we couldn’t enjoy because of the weather (we came in the winter) it’s an extra space that on a nice day makes for a great place to spend some time outdoors and enjoy a barbecue. All in all, we highly recommend staying here, since it’s a beautiful house with a great host. We’ll be sure to stay here when we come visit again!
Jan 2016
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Amenities

Mid-Wilshire Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Downstairs Powder Room - toilet
  • The full bathroom features all tile floors and walls with original architectural archway shower/tub enclosure and original and large mirrored vanity. Bathrooms are stocked with plush Egyptian cotton towels, soaps, and shampoos.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Includes a sofa, 2 lounge chairs, TV
    Front Bed Room - 1 queen , Also features a large L-shape desk with printer and computer
  • The two bedrooms are on the second floor with the main bathroom. Each bedroom is spacious and well appointed featuring a new queen organic cotton pillow top mattress, and luxurious high thread-count linens. Allergy free pillows in firm or extra firm, as well as feather pillows are provided. We have a queen size arrow bed available for an additional fee.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • surfing
Notes:
Extensive local highlights and restaurant guide, including excellent archived Los Angeles Magazine travel articles. Owner's recommendations on walking distance amenities as well as do-not-miss tourist advice.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Polished 1920s Duplex with Full Outdoor Living Area
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 23 reviews
San Francisco
5

Beautiful space, very central location

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in this very nice duplex. The backyard is absolutely stunning. We enjoyed the little grassy area and all of the fruit trees. Air conditioning was brand-new. The neighborhood and the next door neighbor (in the duplex) were very quiet. The location was perfect for us since we wanted to go to all the touristy places, which are in all directions (hollywood, burbank, downtown, miracle mile, etc.). Deborah is wonderful. She was extremely helpful and didn't hesitate to say yes to our quirky requests. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place to Stay in Los Angeles

  • 5 of 5

This duplex has been updated, but still captures the charm of the 20's. We used the full kitchen, the outside patio and grill. Parking off of the street is a real plus, as parking in LA is always a challenge. The beds were comfortable. There is a lot of value staying here if you are needing two bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I usually never review my rentals but I just had to this time. Deborah was very accommodating on such short notice for my best friend and I and the place was exactly as listed. Check in was a breeze, the entire property was spotless and in a very ideal location (short Uber ride away from everything). The heated back patio was our favorite part, you have to see it for yourself. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Santa Clarita Valley
5

Perfectly located and clean home.

  • 5 of 5

As a working business professional that had projects in Mid Wilshire and Downtown LA, this place was perfectly located. Very limited drive times, access to good restaurants and entertainment. The (2) bedroom was very clean and the neighborhood was very quit with parking. Owner was very accommodating to insure my stay had everything needed.

John

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Bolton, Connecticut
5

Clean, quiet, and convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Deborah's place was perfect for our family of four (including 2 teenage girls). While we kept busy and were not in the duplex all that much, we had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful backyard. We seemed 10 minutes (with no traffic), from several of the places we wanted to see/visit. We were very happy to have convenient, off street parking for our rental car and my husband commented on how comfortable the bed was. All in all we were very pleased with the arrangements, and would highly recommend Deborah's place.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and well situated

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay from arrival to departure. The house was as described. Deborah warmly welcomed us. She was present in case we had any questions but she was very discreet so we had a lot of rest. The neighborhood is calme. Parking spot was excellent. The garden is a little gem in the heart of the city, especially for early morning coffee. Fruit trees, birds, fountain... Figs were delicious. The house is well situated eventhough a car is necessary in LA. After a "busy" day, the house was very comfortable. We definitely recommend her house. Thank you Deborah.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
LAX (Los Angeles International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
160 Metres
Locals
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Downtown Union Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
160 Metres
Locals
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Santa Monica Beach

There are some great playgrounds very close at the Pan Pacific park, about a 5 minute drive.

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Rates & Availability

Mid-Wilshire Townhome Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$229
From
$249
Sat,Sun
$1,400
$5,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Tax is not charged on bookings for 30 days or longer, per Los Angeles tax code.
Extra fee of $15 per night includes use of air mattress for more than 4 guests.
Cleaning fee is $150 for changeover at the end of your stay, daily or more frequent cleaning is available. Please inquire.

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