Private Guest House with a parking space just around the corner from the beautiful Lake Balboa Park and walking distance to the Sunday Morning Farmers Market!
The space is a peaceful stand alone Casita/Guest House that you have all to yourself.
The exterior is a private parking/courtyard area that is surrounded by a 7.5 foot fence for privacy with a gas BBQ grill for those amazing California evenings. Although not always in season, you have a small mandarin tree that can deliver sweet delicious mandarins daily when its thriving. The access to this parking area is on the backside of our home via the alley. The unsuspecting courtyard is just beyond the steel framed Accoya wood custom fence. The outer space has a small water fountain that offers you an audio canvas for conversation or to just read a wonderful book.
Vaulted ceilings will greet you upon entry in this 600 sq ft gem. The Casita has an efficient and comfortable flow that truly helps you unwind and relax. There is a brick fireplace retrofitted with an ambient on demand faux fire that can deliver heat if desired on cooler evenings. Warm up the place or just add a blast of ambience with the flames. We have also built a custom kitchenette into this fireplace.
The kitchen is equipped with a toaster oven, microwave, dual burner hot plate, tea pot, and a coffee maker. The cabinets are equipped with basic condiments, plates, silverware, cookware etc.
For in room entertainment there are puzzles, cards, and games to help you connect with the ones you're traveling with or wifi and cable TV if shutting off the brain is what is the Dr. ordered. I also have a portable radio that you can connect your phone or iPod to for music...or just listen to the radio. Apple TV and Netflix are also available to you. The Apple tv has other apps you can sign in and out of such as HBO Go or HULU
The Casita has a separate open concept bedroom with a Queen size bed and 3" memory foam topper. There is a luggage rack as well as space under the bed for storage. The bedroom also has a double full length mirror wardrobe for hanging clothes and unloading your baggage in general. The windows of the Casita are into the backyard of our property, but filtered with Podocarpus trees, so you get a green view when the windows are open and you may see our two amazing puppies wondering or playing.
There are also many great restaurants nearby!
You will have access to the courtyard, the parking area as well as the entire Casita.
One other item worth mentioning is the parking is tight so the smaller the car the easier. There are parking assist mirrors to help you in and out easily. Although I often park a long bed double cab truck there, it is infinitely easier when I park my wife's midsize car. Just a warning if you intend on having a large vehicle...ask me if there are any doubts.
Interaction with guests
I am absolutely available for my guests. I can help with recommendations on where to go or what to see among other things. Please don't hesitate to ask me any question at all!
I also respect your privacy and will only interfere when called upon...kinda like a one call Beetlejuice!
Other things to note
Although it is rare, I do occasionally accept dogs. We do thorough cleanings after each guest and have a few extra steps if a pet does stay. I just want to mention this for anyone who may have an intolerable allergy to pets.
This unit is ideally designed for 2 people, it can accommodate up to 4 with a blow up mattress if needed. If you have more than 2, let me know and I can tell you if its right for you. i.e...the difference between 2 additional children or 2 additional full sized adults is significant.
Children are allowed and pets are considered, please feel free to ask me any questions before booking.
We also have a Blow up Mattress available for the occasional extra person
Smoking is only allowed outside and all Cigarette Butts must be put in ashtray.
We ask that you be respectful to other nearby neighbors as this is a family residential area.