Welcome to my beautiful home. An oasis that is so beautiful, I promise you will never want to leave. Set in the heart of the city and a 3-minute walk to cafes, farmers market & coffee shops, this home defines California bungalow living.
First, an update about the calendar. I am looking to rent my home the third week of July 2015, the week of Thanksgiving in November and two weeks in December during Christmas and New Years. Sorry but no other times are currently available.
Here’s an overview of the house...
It’s an Old English Tudor home perfect for art lovers, foodies and anyone who wants to make the most of southern California. It’s not a big home – only 1700 square feet – but it’s situated in an incredible neighborhood that offers gorgeous walking, convenience to all main attractions and a charming town center with a farmers market, cafes, and more.
I have two kids, ages 10 and 12, so the home is a great spot for families with older kids. Younger kids are a bit of a challenge because of the swimming pool in the backyard.
The house was built in 1924 and needs some repairs so please do NOT expect a polished home free of personal belongings. Income from renting the house is what will enable me to update the home and while we clear out a drawer for guests, you will find our belongings throughout the house. Basically, if you are looking for a hotel experience with empty closets this is not the right home for you.
There's wireless throughout, a flat screen TV in the living room, a flat screen TV offering video games in one of the bedrooms, both connect to Amazon TV (no cable TV currently hooked up), a ping pong table for outdoor play, a library of movies and a new outdoor BBQ grill.
We have two adult bikes and two children's bikes. You will also find boogie boards and sand toys for when you head to the beach.
Kitchen is fully stocked with all the gear you could need.
The swimming pool does not need heating in the summer months and costs additional to rent in the winter months.
We have one of the world's greatest dogs. Sir T. Thomas is a total love. Sometimes he comes with the house. Sometimes he doesn't. He is known throughout the land as the world’s greatest dog.
Other helpful details:
The home is NOT available for parties or events that involve more than 8 people. I am close friends with all neighbors and I ask that any outdoor socializing ends by 11pm.
There is plenty of free street parking with no time limit. You just need to move your car for street cleaning once a week.
I ask that guests hire my cleaning lady at least once per week. She’s amazing and has been with me for more than 10 years. She is also available to come twice a week and can help with laundry too. Her rate is extra.
There’s a fabulous swing in the front yard.
California is experiencing a terrible drought and cost of water has sky-rocketed. Please know that my house has been updated by the city with low-use toilets, showerheads and faucets. So please do not expect a power shower.
We have a fantastic line-up of babysitters that charge $15-20 per hour if you need extra help.
The home has central air condition but I try to rely on the shade of the tree in the front yard and the ceiling fans to cool the home.
We also have two cute guinea pigs in case you are coming with kids. Otherwise, we will arrange car for them by someone else.
Los Angeles Times arrives on Sunday. Please let me know if you would like to get the paper every day. I stop all personal mail when I travel.
I think that's it. Please email me with any questions you might have. I look forward to sharing this beautiful spot with you.
Currently there is a renter in the small guesthouse in the backyard. He is a professional who commutes between London and LA and I rarely see him. He is also a lovely, charming man. (:
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When I rent I will be out of town. So I will ask a friend to be on hand if there are any problems.
The house is relatively small in size. Only about 1800 square feet. So no more than 4 guests please. No parties can be held here.
Also I've lived here for more than 10 years and am very close friends with my neighbors. So please be considerate and end outside dinner parties on the earlier side. Thank you!