The Cottage of Lake Balboa is the perfect escape for anyone seeking an LA getaway, offering the utmost privacy.
*** Please read The Cottage's description and 'House Rules' in its entirety before sending a reservation request. By reserving you agree to abide by all House Rules and policies. Weekends require a two night minimum stay, unless there are days already reserved leaving a single weekend night open. Thank you! ***
Accommodating up to SEVEN PEOPLE MAXIMUM, The Cottage is a perfect escape for anyone seeking the perfect LA getaway, offering the utmost privacy. The large master bedroom has a king size bed, large closet, and french doors that open to a spacious patio in the garden. The second bedroom is the "bunk room," complete with a bunk bed that sleeps two. For larger parties an airbed mattress is available, and the couch unfolds into a queen size bed.
You'll feel like this is your home away from home as all of the conveniences await you in The Cottage. The 800 square foot guesthouse includes a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, coffeemaker, tea kettle, plasma TV with local TV stations and DVD player, beach towels & chairs, your own washer & dryer, iron & ironing board, clothing steamer, hair dryer, free WiFi, and so much more!
The Cottage is a separate guesthouse at the rear of the property and offers all the privacy you could want. I'm always here to help you with your vacation questions, suggestions, and needs!
~The bathroom features a shower stall (no bathtub)~
Free ample street parking with no restrictions. You may park directly in front of my home, or anywhere else on the street.
Guests have 24-hour easy access to the property. Check-in instructions will be sent after your reservation is made.
Guest's privacy is always respected. I will happily provide information on the neighborhood and sightseeing, and can answer any questions you have before or during your stay. I will do everything needed to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, so please don't hesitate to ask. I can always be reached by text, phone or email. Due to scheduling and my makeup business I may not have the chance to meet you in person, but I'm always available to you 24/7, any time of the day or night!
I am a certified makeup artist and eyebrow shaping specialist, and offer my service to all of my guests. Please ask me for more details!
Q: What is the total price?
A: After you enter your dates on the site, Airbnb will calculate the total cost (including cleaning fees) before you book.
Q: Is the entire Cottage just for us?
A: Yes! The Cottage is a private, separate dwelling from the main house on the property that is rented out to one party at a time. The Cottage is located behind the main house, in the rear of the backyard. There is no need to worry about sharing space with other people! You will experience the utmost privacy, but I'm always here if you need me!
Q: Do you provide linens?
A: Yes! All linens -- bed sheets/blankets, towels, etc., are provided to make your stay as comfortable as being in your own home!
Q: We require a very late check-in and/or a very early check-out, is this possible?
A: Yes! Since The Cottage is a private separate home, you may check-in as late as you like, or check-out as early as you like. There is no need to worry about the time or disturbing others, you can come and go as you please!
Q: How far is The Cottage from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)?
A: 24 miles (38 kilometers) from LAX, but because of the often very heavy traffic on the 405 freeway, be sure to leave plenty of time for travel. I recommend using the app Waze for getting around Los Angeles for calculating maps and travel times to your destinations.
** PLEASE NOTE: The Cottage can accommodate no more than seven guests. If your party is more than seven individuals upon arrival, your reservation will be cancelled immediately and your $250 security deposit will be held. Owner reserves the right to terminate lodging. By sending a reservation request you agree and abide by our House Rules. **
SMOKING ALLOWED OUTDOORS ONLY. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING INSIDE.
I hope you love my home as much as I do, and ask that you respect my belongings and property with care. I pride myself in providing each and every guest with a clean and comfortable place to stay. Please help keep it this way by abiding by the following rules.
* Be courteous to our neighbors by keeping noise at a tolerable level.
* SUPERVISE YOUR CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES. Please, no coloring or eating, ect. on the couch or furniture, and please clean up after any messes your child makes. Any damage, stains, ect. will result in the forfeiture of your security deposit.
* No shoes on the furniture.
* Turn off outdoor lights before retiring for the night (there are two separate outdoor lights, one switch in the master bedroom and one switch next to the main door in the living room).
* Please use the sheet set (leopard print) that is in the hallway cabinet to fully cover the couch cushions if using the sleeper sofa.
* No burning of candles or open flames.
* No smoking indoors. If smoking outdoors, please use provided ashtrays (located in the middle drawer under the toaster), dispose of cigarette butts properly and be careful to not start a fire in the lawn. Close all doors and windows while smoking outside so smoke does not get inside, and do not smoke around any of the furniture, linens or blankets.
Please inform me of any visitors that may arrive by sending a quick text or email so I am are aware of anyone outside of your party that may be entering my property. No overnight guests. If your party size changes after check-in, additional guests must first be approved (guests will not exceed seven people total) and will pay the regular rate of $10 per person, per night. Your reservation will be modified through Airbnb, and you will agree to immediately accept the reservation alteration that Airbnb sends, otherwise these guests will be asked to leave.
When leaving for the day, please be sure to:
* Turn off all lights, TV, and heating/cooling units.
* Un-plug chargers and hair styling appliances after use.
* Close and latch the driveway gate when arriving and leaving.
Please do not rearrange furniture or remove anything from the house. Do not write on or vandalize walls (no stickers or anything adhesive on the walls or doors), light switch plates, furniture, documents, etc., or modify any of our possessions in the house. Please do not leave anything behind. A $25 cleaning fee is charged with every reservation to clean the house after your stay, but please be mindful and do your best to leave it close to the way it was when you arrived. Additional cleaning fees will apply if the house is left significantly different from its original condition.
If any of these rules are broken, your security deposit will be held. If for any reason something is broken or doesn't work, notify me as soon as possible so that I can resolve the problem. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or for any other reason.
Long term renters: I provide you with a starter set of shampoo/conditioner, body wash/lotion, paper towels/toilet paper, and dish/laundry soap. It is your responsibility to purchase your own goods after that.
Service dogs welcome.
$150 charge for un-returned or lost keys.
*CHECK IN anytime after 3pm (you may check in as late as you wish)
*CHECK OUT by 11am
PROPERTY MUST BE VACATED NO LATER THAN 11am. I always have guests checking in after you leave and need the time to properly clean in between guests. Please be packed up and ready to leave by 11am. Please prepare yourselves beforehand, no exceptions.
**Please be respectful and observe the check-out time as I always have guests checking in after you.
Owner reserves the right to refuse or terminate lodging in the event guest(s) do not follow the house rules, become disruptive, unruly, problematic, demanding, violent or threatening. Guests hold owner harmless against any legal actions.
Prices are not negotiable, please do not ask for discounted pricing.
Reservation cancellations/shortened stays, or a change in the number of guests ($10 per guest after two people) after checking in will result in a modified pro-rated charge upon our weekly and daily rates.
Note: My neighbor's cats enjoy lounging in my yard. They will not bother you or come near you, but enjoy gentle petting if you approach them. They're very sweet, please do not try to scare them or chase after them.
I absolutely LOVE my job as an Airbnb host and enjoy meeting all of my guests! It is truly one of the most fulfilling roles I have ever experienced and I hope my home makes you as happy as it makes me, and makes your trip to LA a memorable one. I am 100% hands-on with the daily operations, all the way down to the cleaning and maintenance. I am here for you 24/7 should you need anything!
I am always full of ideas if you need suggestions -- I can tell you the best places to eat, drink, shop, visit for the day, or anything you desire! Check out The Cottage of Lake Balboa on social media for updates on things to do, and don't forget to check-in and share your photos of your trip!
I am a certified makeup artist and specialize in permanent makeup/cosmetic tattooing, eyebrow shaping and eyebrow extensions, and beauty makeup. Please feel free to ask me about my services!
I look forward to meeting you and hope you love The Cottage of Lake Balboa as much as I do!