Light and breezy, artistic studio with kitchenette, private full bath, wraparound balcony and large sundeck/patio. Super Safe, Historic neighborhood. Fast and reliable wi-fi, Laundry and Easy Parking! A dog and family friendly, walking neighborhood near shops, the Grove, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Downtown LA :-)
A bright and airy upstairs studio apartment in a very safe upscale neighborhood that is the best walking neighborhood in LA.
Amenities: Super clean, newly updated with hardwood bamboo floor, dual flush toilet, full-size bathtub, lots of sunshine, wraparound balcony with garden view and downtown LA in far background;
In the room: 52" flatscreen AQUOS home theater surround system; DVD/CD/BluRay stereo; high-speed wifi; cable TV; internet TV. Small kitchenette includes refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven and two burner induction cooktop; dishes and linens; access to outdoor living and dining areas in main garden; really fun and social household.
Nearby: all main bus lines; a short bike ride to metro.
Parking is easy, no permit required, on the street out front
If the kitchenette in your unit isn't quite perfect for your gourmet entertaining, there is a full-sized outdoor kitchen with electric range/oven, cooking and serving utensils available to guests located just downstairs.
All guests are invited to enjoy the Garden in the Common Areas.
A haven for creatives and magical people - many writers, directors, actors, musicians, and artists, when staying here, comment at how the environment is conducive to their work.
It's "Mayberry LA" - and Andy Griffith is the Sherriff. LOL. I LOVE this sweet little funky fancy small town in the middle of LA. If you are not familiar, look up LARCHMONT VILLAGE.
Really fun stuff is walking distance or a short bike ride. Literally smack dab in the middle of the city of Angels. Near Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and DTLA.
There is a weekly Farmer's Market a two blocks away, as well as frequent street festivals that occur in the neighborhood. We are close to museums, theaters, restaurants, cafes and shopping areas.
You are able to be totally private in the second floor studio but are also welcome to join other guests and residents downstairs in the communal outdoor living areas. Laundry and Sauna Facilities re also downstairs.
There is a super modern (MIELE) washer and dryer available for guests; a gas BBQ grill for outdoor grilling; a beautiful walled garden with many spots to work, relax, socialize and enjoy the California sunshine. As well, a fully outfitted outdoor kitchen with full sized refrigerator, range, stovetop, cooking, serving/eating implements, knives and chopping surfaces and double sink that is shared amongst the guests and resident of the property.
I thoroughly enjoy interacting with my guests, - am quick to offer suggestions of hot spots, excellent restaurants in all price ranges, shopping areas, etc. I am also quite respectful of a guest's privacy. We often have 'house family' dinners or bbqs where all are invited to join in, share stories, cultures, foods, music, ideas, etc. My guests are always welcome if it pleases them.
Arden Pond is a property with several dedicated Airbnb listings. Throughout its history many wonderful people, stories and events have transpired here and there is now an international 'family' of friends and previous guests that grace the grounds on occasions for dinners, reunions, birthday parties and such. We are mindful of our guests and LA Noise Laws - Always quiet after 10 pm weekdays, and 11PM weekends.
We are friendly and reasonable people and expect our guests to be the same. Common sense, cleaning up after yourself, good manners and and a healthy respect for the other residents and the property are tantamount.
If an issue arises, inform me immediately, day or night. We love happy guests and it is important that you leave with a big smile. Feel free to ask for anything you need to make your stay complete.
Parking: is free, unrestricted (other than a few hours of street cleaning - observe parking signs) with no permit required on the street. There is no parking in the driveway at any time, unless specifically cleared with the owner in advance.
Your space will be provided to you in very clean condition and excellent repair. We expect you to keep your space picked up, and for long-term guests, wash your sheets and linens regularly. For those who would prefer, room cleaning is available for an extra charge. Laundry facilities are $1 per load for guest use.
Since we employ no pesticides, it is important you keep food and other ‘insect attracting items’ in the refrigerator, sealed trash receptacles and out of the living areas.
Plumbing: VERY IMPORTANT: Nothing other than toilet paper in the toilet please! No hair, dental floss, q-tips, feminine products etc. NO “FLUSHABLE WIPES”! Any plumbing repairs attributable to a guest will be charged to the guest and/or be taken from their security deposit.
Energy conservation is just a good idea for the planet and it is expected that each guest will be conscious and cooperate in this effort. Basics like turn off lights/air conditioning/irons/electric rollers/hair tools etc when not in use or not present on the property.
Guest spaces are respected by the owner at all times. Your private space will remain so unless there is an emergency, an obvious problem, or violation of the house rules.
This is a wonderful HUMAN experiment. Throw a combination of friends and travelers from all corners of the World (potatoes), each creative in their own special way (spices), into the same proximity (pot), and see what happens.
As much as I love and make use of all the wonderful aspects of 'Virtual Life' (internet, texting, social media, gazing endlessly into the deep blue screen :-), there's nothing like flavorful vegetables simmering, taking on each others’ aspects, together in the same ‘pot’, and the delicious ‘Human Stew’ that ensues.
Arden Pond is my personal residence. It is a 'compound' that houses the following listings within her gates: Hopewood, The Clubhouse, Sunny Central, Chill Artistic, Garden Room with View, Fun Artsy Spot and Budget Share. It is a place for people from everywhere to come together, create, collaborate and enjoy the pleasure of good conversation and real contact with other human beings. We have an international family of guests and on any given evening you likely find a happy bunch sitting in the communal outdoor living room - whether they are guests, friends or previous guests, it's a place of inspiration, love and sharing.
I have been an artist, photographer and filmmaker of one sort or another for all of my adult life. I have contributed significantly to the creation of such distinguished films as Reservoir Dogs, Secretary, and The Painted Veil, among others.
I have long been fascinated with the concept of Boutique Hotel meets Parisienne Salon. Arden Pond, Hopewood, and it's various satellites, are creative, fun-loving, healthy and supportive environments. As a guest you can have as much privacy as you desire; and are also invited to join in various "house family" dinners or outings.
Experience the MAGIC! Ask anyone who's stayed here!
Hope to see you soon!