Private Casita
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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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

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!

Guest access

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.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises

Extra people $17 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $113 NZD
Security Deposit $258 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

56 Reviews

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Steve User Profile
October 2017
Incredible place... great gated off street parking. Super comfortable...!!!

Alexandra User Profile
October 2017
We stayed here for a wedding and it was perfect! It was private and quiet while still being close to the action. The space itself was really nicely appointed and was very comfortable. If we're ever in LA again, we would definitely stay here again.

Alec User Profile
October 2017
Joey was amazing! Easy check in, cleanliness was on point, and communication was quick. Would stay here again!

Catheryn User Profile
September 2017
Joey is very courteous. Check-in was a breeze. He met us and showed us around the area. Having parking is great! The outdoor area is beautiful. The living area is priceless. What a beautiful home. A/C and wifi worked great. The bed and the couch were very comfortable. Thank you so much!

Chrissy User Profile
September 2017
Joey's place exceeded our expectations. It was cozy and impeccably clean. Joey is a wonderful host and the space was perfect. Thank you again Joey, hope to be back very soon.
Joey User ProfileJoey is a superhost.
Response from Joey:
Thanks Chrissy! Hope to see y'all soon!
September 2017

Laury User Profile
September 2017
This guest house was exactly as it was advertised. Private, cozy, modern, and safe best describe our experience.
Joey User ProfileJoey is a superhost.
Response from Joey:
Great to meet you two!
September 2017

Omar User Profile
September 2017
Joey's place is perfect for a quiet and relaxed stay. He was totally accommodating and communicative the entire stay. Definitely worth a stay!
Joey User ProfileJoey is a superhost.
Response from Joey:
Thanks Omar!
September 2017

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Joey User ProfileJoey is a superhost.

I'm from Los Angeles, I love traveling, food, music, and good company!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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