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Gorgeous home in Central LA, super close to everything--Family friendly and fun!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom/2 bath with lush garden retreat close to all LA has to offer!

The first thing you will notice as you walk in the door is the color, warmth and personality that exudes from our home. This home is flooded with natural light from the oversized windows throughout and the sliding glass door that opens onto the expansive deck and the gorgeously landscaped succulent and bamboo garden out back.

Our home revolves around the kitchen, and it is no surprise that it is at the center of our home. If you love to cook, this is the house for you! Fully equipped with prep space to spare, there’s room for more than one cook in this kitchen. A couple of highlights: Cuisinart food processor, Kitchen Aid stand and hand mixer, immersion blender, Le Creuset dutch oven, pots, pans, baking needs, professional knives and more. There is a toaster, microwave, 5 burner gas stove, convection oven, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher. Coffee three ways with a Keurig, French Press and Bialetti stove-top espresso maker. Don’t know what to make? Check out our extensive collection of cookbooks featuring cuisines from around the world.

Dinner is served in the formal dining room right off the kitchen. Gather around the beautiful reclaimed wood dining table (salvaged and built from old Indonesian church pews), with two long, sturdy benches and additional available seating.

The master suite is set apart from the other bedrooms at the back of the house and is completely private. A luxurious queen Casper mattress (latex and memory foam), will help you to drift off to blissful sleep. Relax in a bubble bath in the soaking tub, or enjoy the large walk-in shower.

The second bedroom is the children's room, and is set up with new twin beds and a changing table. There are lots of toys and children's books for the kids to enjoy. We also have a pack-n-play available for use if you are bringing a little one. Hanging space or empty drawers can be arranged, just inquire.

The third bedroom has a beautiful vintage wrought iron double bed with an extra-comfy pillow top mattress. This bedroom is currently used as an office where there are two desk work spaces and a wireless printer available for use. You will have access to the super fast wireless internet, accessible in and out of the house.

The second bath is between these two bedrooms and is bright and cheery and has a large lovely walk-in shower. Linens are included for all beds and guest towels for all bathrooms. We also have designated beach towels--as we are just a short drive from Santa Monica and all the incredible area beaches!

There are plenty of places to gather or lounge inside. The front room features a comfortable couch, leather high-back chair and ottoman and a stunning carved south-Asian daybed with a rainbow of fluffy pillows to sink into (seriously great place for a nap!). A bookshelf full of books will keep you occupied (an eclectic collection for adults and some young adult offerings, a shelf in the kids' room has all of our children’s books).

The family room is equipped with a 47” TV, Apple TV with access to Netflix and other show channels. Get cozy on the large couch, turn on the Dolby Pro-Logic 5.1 surround sound and immerse yourself in the show. This is also a great room for kids to play as it has cushiony cork flooring. Access to the backyard is through the sliding glass door in this room.

The color and creativity of the inside is matched only by our secret garden oasis out back. This yard is really something special, and extends the living space of the house. There are two rocking chairs, an outdoor dining set for 6, and several other chairs and benches for lounging. There is a gas BBQ grill and a sandbox for the kids. We also have a children's water table and kiddie pool you can set up, to stay cool in the summer sun! Just let us know what your needs are!

The home has a smart and easy-to-use Alarm system and there is central air and heating, though we prefer to open up the windows and get a lovely cross breeze in. You will also have access to a washer and dryer right off the kitchen.

A note to those traveling with children:

Our home makes it easy! We have one high chair and a booster/high chair and all the baby eating gear you could possibly want. If you need it, we have a City-Mini jogging stroller and a City-Mini double stroller, baby carriers etc. We’ll be happy to help out with your gear needs if we can, as we know just how hard it is to travel with kids and all their stuff! Please just let us know what your needs are and we can make things available.

Welcome to our home! We hope you enjoy your time in Los Angeles!

More Details

Cori and Bim
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2018

About Cori and Bim

Hello travellers and welcome! My name is Cori, middle school Math teacher by day, chef by night and weekend MacGuvyer. My husband, Bim and I have spent many years and much sweat perfecting our retro modern home and we hope you love it as much as we do! When we're not working, we're out exploring all of the amazing things that Los Angeles has to offer with our two sons: trips on the Expo line, concerts in the park, museums galore and so many delicious restaurants! We love to cook (and have a FULLY stocked kitchen!) and enjoy dinner out in our gorgeous and lush bamboo and succulent garden. We look forward to meeting you!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mid City in Los Angeles

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking inside our home. We do allow for smoking outdoors as long as care is taken and all butts are disposed of in designated receptacle.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Common Space - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , optional queen air mattress or pack-n-play available
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Gorgeous home in Central LA, super close to everything--Family friendly and fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time exploring L.A. with Cori and Bim's property as our home base. We had four people in our group, but their house can sleep up to six (especially if some of them are children). Their home was clean, comfortable, and centrally located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood. We had a BBQ on their back porch the first night that we were there and enjoyed having access to a full kitchen throughout our stay. The backyard was one of my favorite places; I had breakfast at their back patio table every morning, surrounded by plants, turtle doves, and humming birds.

Cori and Bim were also great hosts. They were very easy to get a hold of, and always answered me right away if I had a question or couldn't find something. I can't recommend this place highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great people

  • 5 of 5

I have been friends with Cori and Bim for about a decade now and have been lucky enough to have been able to stay in their home on several occasions. The house is beautiful, clean and has everything you would need (or want). My husband is a chef and he loves cooking in their fully equipped kitchen. I love sitting out on the back deck in the rocking chair enjoying the truly amazing garden (it being environmentally friendly makes it even better). The beds are very comfy, the bathrooms are spacious and modern and the big couch is a great place to end the day. Bim and Cori are thoughtful and very clear with instructions so you're never left wondering where something is or how something works. They are also just great people - kind, smart, creative and super fun! I really can't say enough good things about them or their home; so rest assured, you will be in good hands.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.3 Miles
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Expo Line (Downtown to beach)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-10 Freeway
Nearest Beach
7.1 Miles
Santa Monica or Venice Beach

We're within 15 minutes drive to most attractions and activities in Los Angeles and Santa Monica/Venice. A few favorite places nearby are Rodeo Drive, The Farmers Market and Grove, LACMA and Museum Row, The Sunset Strip, Hollywood/Highland, the Santa Monica Pier and the Beaches. There are great cafes and restaurants in walking distance and tons of great restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £108.31
Damage Insurance £42.6
Damage Deposit £361.05

We are available via email or phone/text for any needs you have during your stay.

Please read our house rules:

NO smoking inside our home--you may smoke OUTSIDE ONLY. Please dispose of butts in designated receptacle only--DO NOT throw them in the yard, in the trash or in our house.

NO pets

NO parties or events

NO unauthorized/unnamed/extra guests

Our home is family friendly (infants to teens)

Please remember that you are staying in our home—that we love!—and we expect that all guests are respectful and leave our house in the same condition you found it in upon arrival.

Thank you in advance for respecting our house rules, they are very important to us. Please keep a reasonable volume so as to not disturb our neighbors, and do not invite other guests or have parties. Smoking inside our home, pets or additional undisclosed guests are serious infractions and we will enforce these types of violations.

For those of you travelling with kiddos, there’s lots of things to keep them occupied, but please make sure that everything stays in our home and in one piece—our kids would be really upset if toys or books go broken or missing.

Please respect all posted labels for private items and locked cabinets. We would appreciate it if you wash any dishes you use during your stay (nice and easy with a dishwasher!) The garage on site is private and off limits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.