Enjoy a completely private upstairs bedroom, bathroom, and office in our relaxing 1920's home "Casa Formosa", located in a peaceful neighborhood, and just a short walk to the Melrose Shopping District's funky shops and fantastic restaurants. Bordering Hollywood, West Hollywood, and Hancock Park, we are centrally-located with easy access to anywhere in the city -- which you can survey from the ROOFTOP before you explore!
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 $40/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!)
Общение с гостями
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.
Другие важные подробности
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.
*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)
*TIDINESS 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.