Casa Formosa Bedroom & Bath Suite
- Air conditioning
- Parking available
|Address||Formosa, 90036 Los Angeles, United States|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||A month ago|
THE SPACE: We have made Casa Formosa a design home that reflects our tastes and creates a relaxed, chill, welcoming atmosphere (or "vibe" in California-speak). Our guests experience a premium boutique hotel "feel" - at a non-premium rate - in their private upstairs room and bathroom (with an optional office/2nd room available for an additional fee).
THE SET-UP: You share Casa Formosa with hosts Curtis & Osvaldo, but your upstairs room and bathroom are private to you. Hosts live in the back of the house on the first floor. Guests and hosts share the living room, kitchen and rooftop.
YOUR SUITE is upstairs, above the living and dining rooms, with west-facing windows overlooking the gorgeous front-yard jacaranda tree, as well as the Hollywood Hills to the north. Hosts never go upstairs unless needed by guest.
The bed has a high-end Queen mattress, covered with a protective hypo-allergenic cover, plus a mattress pad on top of that which is washed between guests. Firm or soft pillows are offered, all protected with hypo-allergenic/anti-dust mite covers.
[NOTE: OPTIONAL 2nd guest room/office is available for an additional $49/night. It is also upstairs, adjacent to the primary guestroom, and includes a futon couch/bed and work desk. A perfect option if you need an office work space, or for 2 guests desiring separate rooms, or for a 3rd guest.]
THE ROOFTOP is above a 2-story structure in the backyard. There you will find a spectacular 360º view of L.A.: the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Hills and Hollywood Sign, downtown L.A., the Sunset Strip, Century City, The Getty Museum, the Grove, Wilshire Blvd., and the immediate neighborhood. Oh...and the sunsets. View the city by day...and then by night with a bottle of wine! It's a one-of-a-kind feature in our neighborhood.
*PRIVACY - Your upstairs room and bathroom are COMPLETELY PRIVATE to you.
*SHARED LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN and DINING AREAS with Hosts. Guest space in cupboard and refrigerator if needed. Complementary coffee and tea from the Keurig Machine, filtered water from refrigerator dispenser, access to Microwave oven, dishes, glasses, etc. Separate cups and glasses designated for rooftop use.
*INTERNET/CABLE TV - House-wide Wireless Internet, TV in your room with premium cable channels (HBO).
*ROOFTOP - access from the backyard with 360º city view (shared with - but rarely used by - hosts & their tenant)
*PARKING - You will receive a Preferential Parking Permit for ample and safe street parking in front of the house (Be careful to not block any neighbor's driveways, or you might be towed!)
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS:
We will welcome you when you arrive, help you with anything you require, then leave you to your privacy as we stay downstairs. We are happy to interact but are otherwise unobtrusive, remaining respectful of your agenda and privacy.
At the same time, please don't hesitate to text, call, or seek us out if you have a question, can't find something, something isn't working, or if we've overlooked anything. It is not intruding on us, and we don't want you to forego any comfort simply because you don't want to "bother" us!
Our dog, Ichi is a 13-year old Westie, very sweet, clean and quiet. She NEVER goes upstairs into the guest space, is not allowed on furniture, and we will never ask you to be responsible for her.
If you like dogs - great! But if you are NOT a "dog person" we will NOT be offended. Just let us know your concerns and we will minimize or eliminate your interactions with her by restricting her access to the Hosts' downstairs living quarters.
NOTE: We are both allergic to cats and sometimes to certain dogs - but neither of us has had any issues with Ichi.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: We love living in our home, we love our safe neighborhood with its walkability to restaurants, quirky Melrose boutiques, and upscale shopping on Beverly or La Brea, and most if all we love our central location -- nothing in Los Angeles is too far to visit.
Our home is near the northeastern boundary of the "Mid-Wilshire" Neighborhood - which means we are close to the Hollywood, West Hollywood, and Hancock Park neighborhoods. Our "mini" neighborhood is known as the Melrose District (not to be confused with Melrose Hill).
*WATER USAGE - L.A. is under heavy water-use restrictions because California is experiencing the WORST drought ever recorded. Please adopt a water-conservation attitude during your stay with us.
*SECURITY – Please no visitors unless discussed and agreed upon in advance. Please keep front door closed and locked at all times.
*TIDINESS – Please leave all common areas as you found them. Please be mindful of the wood floors (e.g., moving furniture, rolling suitcases, beach sand, etc.)
*SMOKING – Please do not smoke anywhere on the premises, including the rooftop.
*NOISE – Please minimize while in the backyard and on the rooftop, particularly in the evenings.
*COOKING – Generally speaking, we are more welcoming to our Julia Child and Gordon Ramsay guests when they stay longer than 5 nights. We prefer that our guests staying only a few nights “keep it simple" in the kitchen when not dining out or bringing home take-out meals :-)
*WASHER/DRYER - Not listed in the amenities due to the water crisis, but we do make it available to guests staying for a week or more if they absolutely need it. If laundry cannot wait till you return home, then the machine should have full loads and be used during non-peak hours (before 9am or after 4pm).
|Weekly rate||$ 742 US|
|Monthly rate||$ 2684 US|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
We stayed five nights and had a wonderful time at Osvaldos place. It was such a great location. We could easily walk around cool areas around Melrose and to the Grove. Osvaldo was a great host. The room was so nice and clean and very quite. We would definitely stay there again! Miss LA already!!!
With Osvaldo Curtis and it was much appreciated. The house and the rooms were very clean and tidy.
Both owner were extremely friendly and helpful, what. Just for those unfamiliar advantageous as we are, Also Ichi, the little dog was friendly, genuine knuffig and has in no way disturbed us, what does it matter that it is well behaved.
The rooftop terrace had we not used very often, because it was very fast cold evening, but the view is fantastic and in the summer it will probably be very nice to spend the evening there.
The environment was quiet and well maintained, shops were easily accessible.
We can recommend this hotel highly and consider myself to come back.
Bei Osvaldo und Curtis hat es uns sehr gefallen. Das Haus und das Zimmer waren sehr sauber und ordentlich.
Die beiden Vermieter waren äußerst freundlich und hilfsbereit, was gerade für ortsunkundige von Vorteil, wie wir, ist. Auch Ichi, die kleine Hündin, war freundlich, echt knuffig und hat uns in keinem Fall gestört, was daran liegt, dass sie gut erzogen ist.
Die Dachterrasse habe wir zwar nicht sehr oft genutzt, da es abends sehr schnell kalt wurde, aber der Ausblick ist fantastisch und im Sommer wird es wahrscheinlich sehr schön sein, die Abende dort zu verbringen.
Die Umgebung war ruhig und gepflegt, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten waren gut erreichbar.
Wir können diese Unterkunft sehr empfehlen und überlegen selber wieder zu kommen.
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