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Old School Loft + 4K Theater + Pool
Old School Loft + 4K Theater + Pool
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

FREE: Huge 150" 4K projector, free Netflix and Hulu, pool, hot tub, Casper mattress, and small gym. Super cool loft in the heart of the city, seconds away from everything. High ceilings, exposed brick, cement floors, and great amenities. A stone's throw from the metro, great bars and amazing restaurants.

The space

This is a really cool loft. Not only because it's really pretty, but also because it's got a lot of really cool gadgets. It comes with a giant 150" 4K projector, Sonos speakers, and pretty much everything else you could need. Is very clean, newly furnished, and it even comes with Settlers of Catan!

Guest access

Guests will have access to everything except the stuff in the "attic" area (the raised area above the closet and bathrooms. While you're here, this apartment is entirely yours. There is no sharing with other people, no rooms that are off-limits, just a great apartment for you.

Interaction with guests

I'm not a "helicopter host," meaning I won't hover over you constantly and annoy you with messages. I am always reachable, however, and always try to be helpful. I'm not one of those lame corporate hosts who never check their messages or respond. I'm very responsive and definitely want you to have a great time, so contact me whenever about whatever.

Other things to note

The bed is super comfy Casper mattress. You'll love it.

Oh, and a quick reminder: as always in LA, don't mention Airbnb. Los Angeles, like most cities in the world, is still getting used to the idea of home-sharing, so not everybody loves Airbnb. Neighbors don't always like the idea that the person next-door is a stranger. So if anybody should ask, just say you're a friend of mine. Again, this is true of most cities in the world, so it's not specific to LA and not specific to my apartment. Just be cool and all will be well (and I doubt anyone will say anything to you). Also, for anyone who is wondering: Airbnb is perfectly legal in Los Angeles. So hooray for that.

Also, for those with service animals, many apologies but I do have allergies to cats and dogs and therefore cannot let those into the apartment. The same goes for pets that are not service animals, of course (which is why my apartment is listed as not suitable for pets). Again, apologies to any pet owners or people with service animals.


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Amenities
Lift
Internet
Family/kid friendly
Doorman

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with doorman

House rules

You break it, you bought it. If you break something or stain something or scratch something or crack something, you'll be required to pay for any maintenance and/or replacements as necessary. This should be a no-brainer, but some people think it's totally cool to mess up another person's apartment without paying them back—trust me, it's not cool! One might even call it "uncool."

Another no-brainer: if you cause damage to anything in the apartment, or if you misplace something from the apartment, you must tell me before you check out. Don't hope I won't notice, because I will.

If you take something, even accidentally, you will be responsible for giving it back or paying for it plus a fee. If I notice anything is missing, whether it's a towel or a hair dryer or a pillow or virtually anything else, I'll contact you and will expect you to ship it back to me at your own expense with next-day shipping. Alternatively, I can charge you for the full cost of the item plus an inconvenience fee. Why an "inconvenience fee"? Because when someone takes things from the apartment, that causes me and future guests an inconvenience. Guests may have to go without a pillow or a towel, or some other important item, and I have to take time to go buy a new one. Super not fun.

No smoking. Like, none. Not with the window open, not in the bathroom, not in the closet, not under the bed. If there's any smoke odor whatsoever after you leave, you'll be required to pay for a professional deodorization. I know that sucks, but I have to be strict, because guests have often broke this rule and it's the worst. It ruins the entire place for me and everyone else who stays there.

The mattress is expensive. Do not spill any liquids on it! If you do, I'll know, and you'll have to pay for a new mattress, as there's typically no way to repair liquid damage to foam mattresses. Even water will ruin the mattress because of its foam properties. So please don't drink anywhere near the mattress. You don't want to pay for a new mattress—trust me.

For that matter, don't spill anything else on the mattress either. Spaghetti balls, pizza, Chinese food, whatever. If you damage the mattress in any way, you'll have to pay for a replacement.

Be careful with the bed in general. Everybody sleeps differently, but some people seem to sleep like Olympic athletes. The legs under the bed can crack if you go too crazy, and then I'll have to replace them. If you do break the bed, you'll need to pay for it, so pace yourself.

Be careful with what you eat on the couch. If it could cause a stain, be extra careful. My recommendation is to eat in the kitchen area. If you cause damage to the couch, you will be responsible for replacing the entire couch or repairing whatever has been damaged.

No pets (unless you clear it with me ahead of time). I have allergies to dogs and cats. For those with service animals, unfortunately this poses a problem as well. Always contact me just in case, but generally I don't allow animals in the apartments.

No parties. I don't care if the party is big or small—it isn't allowed, unfortunately. This is a very nice building and the community doesn't put up with shenanigans. If you like shenanigans, please know that this is a shenanigan-free zone.

Be respectful of the neighbors and keep noise to a minimum. Absolutely no loud music. Trust me, if you disturb the neighbors, good things will not happen. More specifically, if you causing a noise disturbance at the apartment, it could jeopardize your entire trip, as the apartment building does not tolerate noise violations.

The only people allowed in the apartment are the ones who are listed on the reservation. Any other guests will need to be cleared with me ahead of time. Please note: Airbnb allows people to book as a group now. Make sure that any additional people who are going to be with you over night create Airbnb profiles, and make sure to book using the group booking feature. If you expect to have guests who are just hanging out and not staying the night, you have to tell me who they are as well. No randos in the building without permission.

When you book, you must tell me accurately how many people will be staying with you. If you give me an inaccurate number, I reserve the right to cancel the reservation.

****Lastly, don't say you're from Airbnb. This goes without saying in Los Angeles. LA is old-fashioned when it comes to Airbnb policy, so hosts have to be more careful. Airbnb is totally legal in the city, but many people still don't like it, and we don't want to annoy them. As such, if anybody should ask, just say you're a friend of mine. Easy as pie.****

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - No free parking included with the listing, but there's plenty of available parking nearby. There's at least one structure and lot on each block.

Cancellations

82 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
November 2017
Great! Coming back

Hailey User Profile
October 2017
Awesome and convenient place. The projector was super cool!!

Loni User Profile
October 2017
Great communication for check-in and Sven/Ben was accessible by text throughout stay. The unit was spacious and it was close to a lot of great restaurants. Can get a little noisy at night with neighbor music and air conditioning fan is loud. It was unfortunate previous renters smoked in this non-smoking place. Authentic industrial loft experience!

Brendon User Profile
October 2017
Amazing loft, centrally located to everything in DTLA - including the convention center and LA live. Only wish I had more time to enjoy it all, especially that 4K projector :)

Brynn User Profile
October 2017
Great apartment, great location, great host

Wesley User Profile
September 2017
Great place! The bed was comfortable and the 4K theater was a fun experience. We went up to the pool upstairs and enjoyed the sun one day, which was nice. There is a pool and hit tub. There is also a gym up there! All around very nice stay!

Richard User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful apartment in a happening part of town with lots going on and with easy access to public transportation. Ben's place is just as described in the listing and is clean and comfortable. Awesome audio/video system was a nice plus. Ben was a great host and made the entire experience easy and enjoyable. Ben was available and nearby to address any questions/concerns but was not intrusive. He has taken the time to develop a detailed House Manual which clearly lays out expectations and responsibilities of the parties. I appreciate the effort and clarity.

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Sven User Profile

I'm a laid-back, super cool dude with an excellent sense of humor and an even better sense of smell. That's not really relevant to this bio, but I figured I'd share it anyway.

As for my interests, I love to travel, which is why I sublet a lot. So far I've been to 50+ countries and nearly every continent (damn you, Antarctica). Careerwise, I run a couple businesses and I write in my spare time. Life is complicated.

Favorite movie is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! Either that or Swingers.

Music: I love Twin Shadow and Miike Snow, and Radiohead is my all-time favorite band.

TV: Game of Thrones. And Westworld. Duh.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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