Casa Formosa: Private Bed, Bath & Office
|Address||N. Formosa, 90036 Los Angeles, United States|
|Property type||Private room|
We have made Casa Formosa a design home that reflects our tastes and creates a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Our guests experience a premium boutique hotel "feel" in their private upstairs room, office and bathroom. (A 3rd guest may stay in the office for an additional $45/night. The futon couch becomes a bed.)
Guests share the house with hosts Curtis & Osvaldo, but the entire upstairs is completely yours during your stay. Our room is downstairs, and we will never go upstairs unless you need something. You will share the living room, kitchen and rooftop with us.
Your Guest Suite is upstairs above the living and dining areas. Windows face westward, overlooking a gorgeous jacaranda tree in the front yard, with a view of the Hollywood Hills to the north.
The bed has a high-end Queen mattress, covered with a protective hypo-allergenic cover, plus a mattress pad on top of that. Firm and soft pillows are available, protected with hypo-allergenic/anti-dust mite covers. EVERYTHING is washed after each stay.
*The Rooftop is accessed from our backyard. The spectacular 360º city-view includes the Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Hills (and Hollywood Sign in winter when tree leaves have fallen), downtown, Sunset Strip, Century City, Getty Museum, the Grove, Wilshire Blvd., and stunning sunsets. View the city by day and by night. It's a one-of-a-kind feature in our neighborhood.
*Living Room & Kitchen areas are shared with Hosts. There is space in the 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.
*Internet & Cable TV: House-wide Wireless Internet, TV in your room with premium cable channels (HBO).
*Parking: You will receive a Preferential Parking Permit for ample and safe street parking in front of the house, with no time limits. (Be careful to not block any neighbor's driveways, or you might be towed!) Street cleaning 12-3 Mon (west side) & Tue (east side).
INTERACTION WITH HOSTS
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!
Itchi, our dog, is a 14-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 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 our downstairs living quarters.
WE WELCOME GUESTS FROM OUTSIDE THE USA! Our guests visiting L.A. for the first time get a deeper appreciation of our city after staying in a private home instead of an expensive (and impersonal) hotel. And the feedback we have received indicates that our non-American guests especially have a truly rewarding experience when staying at Casa Formosa.
*EARLY CHECK-IN/LATE CHECK-OUT: We are flexible if no other guests arrive/depart the same day. Please ask.
House rules*VISITORS: Only with our prior consent. Please do not share your front door pass code.
*NO SMOKING: Including on the rooftop. (Okay on the sidewalk out front, but please throw butts in trash)
*CLEANLINESS AND CARE: Please...
-Leave all common areas as immaculate as you found them
-Use care with wood floors (e.g., moving furniture, rolling suitcases, beach sand, shoes that leave marks)
-Turn off A/C & Heat before leaving the house
-Low-flush toilet cannot handle a lot of toilet paper in one flush.
-Please squeegee the shower glass after the last shower of the day.
-Overall, please remember this is our home and not a hotel :-)
*COOKING: We encourage you to try L.A.'s many wonderful restaurants and take-away meals - but if you do wish to prepare some meals at home, please keep it simple and clean.
*LONGER STAYS (8+ nights):
-We expect more kitchen activity if you're staying longer. We simply ask that you keep things clean.
-You are welcome to use the washer and dryer - but please try to do so before 10am or after 4pm when water demand is lower, and collect all laundry for 1 or 2 loads.
-Sheets will be changed once each week. Please use fresh towels only as needed.
-The upstairs will be cleaned every 8th day. Please keep things tidy as you would at home.
|Weekly rate for up to 2 guests||R 8879 ZAR|
|Monthly rate for up to 2 guests||R 32063 ZAR|
|Price for > 2 guests||R 555 ZAR per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||10 AM|
Reviews of this property
Wir hatten eine super schöne Zeit in Los Angeles bei den beiden. Für meinen Mann und mich eine absolute zehn. Sehr sauber und ordentlich und sehr liebevoll eingerichtet.
Die Lage ist super und der Blick von der Dachterrasse, bei einem Glas Wein, ist unbezahlbar.
Wir kommen gerne wieder und haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt.
Danke für die schöne Zeit bei Euch
La casa estaba en un area cercana a la zona de tiendas de Beberly Hills y Melrose Av pero a su vez en un barrio tranquilo. Pudimos usar la cocina para desayunar sin ningún problema. Si algún amigo me preguntara lo recomendaría seguro.
The room is really cute and conformable, as all the house! Te terrace has incredible views to LA and the location is perfect!!
About Curtis and Osvaldo (and of corse Ichi).... wow SIMPLY THE BEST!!
They took care of us since the first momento, giving us all the details about the house and the city making us feel like at home!!
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!!!
Ech coole Unterkunft , sehr privat ,angenehm ,in der Nähe von alle sehenswürdichkeiten ,nette Leute und ein sehr liebe Hund !
Immer wieder .
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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