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East facing view of living room A great place to work. Peaceful with tons of natural light. Free wifi, ethernet, printer/fax/scanner
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Southwest facing view of living room
East facing view of living room
A great place to work. Peaceful with tons of natural light. Free wifi, ethernet, printer/fax/scanner
West facing view from living room toward office area and dining room.
Eclectic library of books covering many subjects - take a book, or leave a book!
Exterior view with courtyard fountain - Duplex on 9th is the entire upstairs half of building.
Small private balcony for morning coffee or evening cocktail.
Dining room - table has extra leaves to accommodate elegant dinner parties.
Dining room with French doors to private balcony overlooking fountain garden.
Light and bright kitchen, original restored 1930s tile.
Original eat-in kitchen table (folds flat to wall) - great place to stage your dinner service.
Original tile splash from updated 1930s kitchen.
We love this, but you don't need a match to light the gas stove anymore. :)
Master bedroom. We've upgraded the window coverings (and I need a day off to take new photos!).
Master bedroom with king bed.
Master bedroom (now with new room darkening Roman Shades).
Second bedroom with two twin cherrywood sleigh beds. New white shutters brighten this lovely room.
Second bedroom. Yes, the breakfast tray can be found in the kitchen!
Restored original tile in extra large bathroom - separate shower and tub.
Bubble bath, anyone? You'll find Gilchrist & Soames amenities in the 1930s medicine cabinet.
Beautiful rebuilt shower enclosure with new tile to complement the original wall subway tile.
Light and bright laundry/utility room with iron & ironing board, supplies provided.
Trust us, you won't want to leave.  But you can always come back to your LA home away from home.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Los Angeles, California

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cunning12
Bowie, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect LA home-away-from-home”
Reviewed May 23, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We had a fabulous time at this lovely duplex apartment. We were visiting our son, who lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood, and this was the perfect spot for us to visit with him and see the sights LA has to offer.

The apartment itself looks exactly like the pictures -- it's beautifully furnished and exceedingly comfortable. The little terrace at the front of the unit was great for reading in the late afternoon or sharing our morning coffee. The TV in the living room was easy to operate (a bonus, believe me -- we've stayed in many rental units with impossibly difficult electronics), and the Wi-Fi was equally easy to access. Beds were good, windows were all screened and easily opened (we only used the A/C once during our week, but it worked perfectly), and the kitchen and bathroom were cute and functional.

We had one occasion to contact the maintenance staff -- Manuela was both prompt and courteous (we called before we went out to dinner and the problem was fixed by the time we returned home).

I will warn potential renters that the garage included with the duplex is very small. The car we rented was a Hyundai Accent, which is considered a compact car, and it just barely fit (and it was impossible to open both front doors from inside the garage). By the third day, we chose to park in the short drive in front of the garage -- just be careful to pull your car all the way up to the garage door to avoid any part of your car jutting into the sidewalk (otherwise you'll risk a ticket). Definitely rent a smaller car if you're staying here.

Overall, this is a great choice for visiting LA. The duplex is walking distance to the LACMA and Page museums (15-20 minute walk), as well as to a number of nice restaurants. We recommend Candela Taco Bar for casual Mexican (it's literally around the corner from the duplex) and Luna Park (about a 5-10 minute walk up La Brea) for really delicious fine food in a casual atmosphere. I do wish the duplex owners had provided more info on area restaurants -- luckily our son lives in the neighborhood and was able to help us. Also, if not for our son we would have missed the really cool Harry Potter store on Wilshire (Whimsic Alley) -- definitely check it out (5464 Wilshire).

Great rental, great price, great central location for exploring museums, parks, and surrounding communities. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Fabulous location -- easy access to everything LA has to offer
Liked least: Very small garage, but it wasn't a problem for us
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Archana
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Wonderful place. Centrally located”
Reviewed March 2, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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person found this review helpful

My husband and I were traveling with another couple. This rental provided the space we needed for less than a hotel. Free garage parking is also included. The apartment is stylish and centrally located.

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Liked best: Location, style & condition
Travelling group: Friends
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fourplus
australia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great home, well provisioned and comfortable”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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We appreciated all of the extras in the house making staying here a real pleasure. Quite neighbourhood and while bus is nearby we would recommend a car in LA.

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Liked best: Kitchen and bathroom
Liked least: Too soft pillows
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Plainsgir...
Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great space!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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person found this review helpful

Our family of 4 stayed here in January. Having an apartment gave us room to have our own space and hang out together. The place is lovely and welcoming. We did all the LA tourist things - this location is very convenient. I wouldn't rent a large vehicle...wouldn't be easy to park here or anywhere else in LA!

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PepperNew...
California
Level 6 Contributor
312 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“A marvelous place to stay!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

We came here as a family and what a beautifully appointed place to stay! The place made you feel quite "at home" with its quality of furniture, decorative accents and overall feel of the place. Quiet location and convenient to grocery stores, restaurants and sights in Los Angeles. Wi-fi connection and a book with helpful suggestions were left for visitors. Owners are very friendly. You need to climb the stairs to get to the rental. We will definitely come back without hesitation!

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Liked best: Everything!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed September 6, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Lindsay B
Brisbane, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“An elegant haven in the hectic City of Angels.”
Reviewed January 2, 2012 for a stay in December 2011

Communicating with the owners is a breeze and they are very polite and friendly. The Duplex is a real period piece with beautiful features and decor. All the rooms are very spacious and comfortable and furnished with everything we could possibly need. I rented this duplex in the middle of a self-drive holiday with my partner and his mother, travelling from San Francisco to San Diego and then to Las Vegas, and it was great to be able to do some washing and have a home cooked meal.

The location is just so convenient and easy to access being just a block from S. La Brea Drive which is a major thoroughfare in LA. Yet we didn't hear any traffic noise at all. This really was an excellent find and we thoroughly enjoyed staying here.

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Liked best: The comfort and convenience.
Liked least: The narrow garage and our big car - there was only six inches either side of our car.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Jan 2012
Thanks so much. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the duplex, and look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Best, Lori & James
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