Lovely private bedroom in a spacious, 2 bedroom, historic, beautifully appointed apartment in Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown CENTRAL LA. Close to freeways and fun things to do. Easy Public Transport. Bathroom shared by one other bedroom. Free Parking!
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. Good Communication is a must and if something is not to your liking we will fix it! Please ask. No adjustments will be considered to your bill if you report a problem after checkout.
No Smoking permitted except in designated outside areas. Any smoking within the walls carries a $200 cleaning and deoderizing fee.
Communal kitchen and bath area to be kept clean in consideration of the property and the other residents sharing the space. Only toilet paper in the toilets please! No flushable wipes, paper towels, napkins, etc. This is a historic building so this is strictly observed.
Trash Procedure: Regular waste is bagged, tied and goes in the large Black Bins outside. Aluminum, plastic recyclables, glass and clean paper goes in the Blue Bins outside. No food waste in the Blue Bins please!
Utilities are included in your stay but conservation is a must. Lights and Air Conditioning units off when not present; water faucets off, etc. Common Sense stuff.
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. There is sometimes one space available for purchase in the back of the building. Inquire.
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!