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Deborah Davis

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

RATES LOWERED FOR FALL!! Polished 1920s Duplex with Full Outdoor Living Area

17 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Mid-Wilshire Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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, downtown LA, LA Live, Staples Center, Disney Hall, Universal Citywalk, Dodger Stadium, and Griffith Park. Beaches are a quick 30 minute drive via freeways with the 101, 5, and 10 Fwy 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 tea and hot chocolate 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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deborah Davis (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

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!
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Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveler reviews

RATES LOWERED FOR FALL!! Polished 1920s Duplex with Full Outdoor Living Area
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews
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
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Belgique
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
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Awesome

  • 4 of 5

We would like to share that we had an incredible experience staying at this home. The owner was very helpful from the moment we rented the home until we left. She was accommodating, kind, and generous to our consultants that used the home to meet our clients.

We will definitely use her home again when we return in January. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Michelle

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Tasteful retro retreat in the heart of LA!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Deborah's home was such a delight. She is a wonderful host with impeccable taste. We enjoyed our week long visit in LA. Her home and garden are very serene in the heart of the busy city. I'm still enjoying a few lemons from Deborah's garden back home in CT.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

We had an amazing time

  • 5 of 5

We have truly enjoyed our 10 day stay in LA. The property is perfectly situated within 5 min drive to Pico Blvd wich had a tremendous kosher store and restaurant selections. Right from the entrance to little details such as many shampoo and conditioner choice, fresh fruit from the yard that was left for us to taste, we have enjoyed every moment of it. What you see in the pictures, is exactly what you will get in terms of layout and set up. Deborah met us the same evening we arrived and made us feel very welcome. The outdoor living space was such a serene environment after a long day of touring LA and was a great space to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. It was a home away from home.

We will definitely be back again. Ella and Marat D.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Perfect USC Graduation Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed 5 nights staying at the property with our son as we celebrated our daughter's graduation from USC: it was a 10-15 minute drive to campus via highways or local roads. Deborah has decorated the home in a beautiful and tasteful fashion and has provided for all her guests' needs and comforts. Coffee and coffee maker was ready, the kitchen was well-equipped, and the bedrooms and bathrooms were clean with plenty of towels and stocked with personal items such as soap and shampoo. The backyard is lushly planted and the large, welcoming patio was furnished with comfortable furniture and heat lamps - it was a highlight. Throughout the home and backyard there was plenty of room for meals and guests, although we did not entertain, as we were attending events on campus and in town. Also, Deborah was a delight to work with - we highly recommend this property!

PS - The only possible downside is that a small number of the nearby homes are in need of upgrade and the immediate neighborhood is not too glitzy - but that's the case with a lot of LA neighborhoods. You will be pleased with the home, amenities, outdoor spaces and Deborah as the home owner!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2016 Sale
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$209
$1,400
$4,900
 
 
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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Amenities

Mid-Wilshire Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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