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East facing view of living room A great place to work. Peaceful with tons of natural light. Free wifi, ethernet, printer/fax/scanner
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East facing view of living room
A great place to work. Peaceful with tons of natural light. Free wifi, ethernet, printer/fax/scanner
West facing view from living room toward office area and dining room.
Eclectic library of books covering many subjects - take a book, or leave a book!
Exterior view with courtyard fountain - Duplex on 9th is the entire upstairs half of building.
Small private balcony for morning coffee or evening cocktail.
Dining room - table has extra leaves to accommodate elegant dinner parties.
Dining room with French doors to private balcony overlooking fountain garden.
Light and bright kitchen, original restored 1930s tile.
Original eat-in kitchen table (folds flat to wall) - great place to stage your dinner service.
Original tile splash from updated 1930s kitchen.
We love this, but you don't need a match to light the gas stove anymore. :)
Master bedroom. We've upgraded the window coverings (and I need a day off to take new photos!).
Master bedroom with king bed.
Master bedroom (now with new room darkening Roman Shades).
Second bedroom with two twin cherrywood sleigh beds. New white shutters brighten this lovely room.
Second bedroom. Yes, the breakfast tray can be found in the kitchen!
Restored original tile in extra large bathroom - separate shower and tub.
Bubble bath, anyone? You'll find Gilchrist & Soames amenities in the 1930s medicine cabinet.
Beautiful rebuilt shower enclosure with new tile to complement the original wall subway tile.
Light and bright laundry/utility room with iron & ironing board, supplies provided.
Trust us, you won't want to leave.  But you can always come back to your LA home away from home.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Los Angeles, California

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frannygir...
San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“So Cute!!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This place is adorable. Everything has been recently re-done and you can really tell the owners take care of the place. There is a large dining room table and a kitchen with everything you need so it was easy for us to have people over for dinner parties. The neighborhood has cute bistros and bars also - and it's 20 minutes to Hollywood/Santa Monica but we kind of just chilled out at the apartment and drank wine! We will definitely be back and we'd recommend this place to anyone.

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Travelling group: Friends
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PH_B8000
Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
“Great Way to Stay in LA”
Reviewed 31 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

The Duplex on 9th was a wonderful way to visit Los Angeles. It was clean with all amenities while retaining the awesome vintage style. It reminded me of a bungalow from old Hollywood. Cool tile shower and perfect furnishings.

Air Con worked well as did the speedy wifi. Loved having a kitchen for eat in breakfasts. The off street parking and keyless coded entry also were pluses.

Would definitely recommend and stay again.

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Liked best: Vintage charm
Liked least: No Problems
Travelling group: Friends
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cunning12
Bowie, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect LA home-away-from-home”
Reviewed 24 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We had a fabulous time at this lovely duplex apartment. We were visiting our son, who lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood, and this was the perfect spot for us to visit with him and see the sights LA has to offer.

The apartment itself looks exactly like the pictures -- it's beautifully furnished and exceedingly comfortable. The little terrace at the front of the unit was great for reading in the late afternoon or sharing our morning coffee. The TV in the living room was easy to operate (a bonus, believe me -- we've stayed in many rental units with impossibly difficult electronics), and the Wi-Fi was equally easy to access. Beds were good, windows were all screened and easily opened (we only used the A/C once during our week, but it worked perfectly), and the kitchen and bathroom were cute and functional.

We had one occasion to contact the maintenance staff -- Manuela was both prompt and courteous (we called before we went out to dinner and the problem was fixed by the time we returned home).

I will warn potential renters that the garage included with the duplex is very small. The car we rented was a Hyundai Accent, which is considered a compact car, and it just barely fit (and it was impossible to open both front doors from inside the garage). By the third day, we chose to park in the short drive in front of the garage -- just be careful to pull your car all the way up to the garage door to avoid any part of your car jutting into the sidewalk (otherwise you'll risk a ticket). Definitely rent a smaller car if you're staying here.

Overall, this is a great choice for visiting LA. The duplex is walking distance to the LACMA and Page museums (15-20 minute walk), as well as to a number of nice restaurants. We recommend Candela Taco Bar for casual Mexican (it's literally around the corner from the duplex) and Luna Park (about a 5-10 minute walk up La Brea) for really delicious fine food in a casual atmosphere. I do wish the duplex owners had provided more info on area restaurants -- luckily our son lives in the neighborhood and was able to help us. Also, if not for our son we would have missed the really cool Harry Potter store on Wilshire (Whimsic Alley) -- definitely check it out (5464 Wilshire).

Great rental, great price, great central location for exploring museums, parks, and surrounding communities. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Fabulous location -- easy access to everything LA has to offer
Liked least: Very small garage, but it wasn't a problem for us
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Archana
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place. Centrally located”
Reviewed 2 March 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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My husband and I were traveling with another couple. This rental provided the space we needed for less than a hotel. Free garage parking is also included. The apartment is stylish and centrally located.

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Liked best: Location, style & condition
Travelling group: Friends
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fourplus
australia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great home, well provisioned and comfortable”
Reviewed 3 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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We appreciated all of the extras in the house making staying here a real pleasure. Quite neighbourhood and while bus is nearby we would recommend a car in LA.

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Liked best: Kitchen and bathroom
Liked least: Too soft pillows
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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