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Los Angeles California 90042 United States of America

Listing # 108888

Rates From USD 2600 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 2, 2019

Architect's and Artist's Tranquil Garden Guesthouse

An enchanting guesthouse & garden retreat

A private tranquil retreat awaits you only 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and nearby Pasadena Cal Tech and Occidental College. This unique fully furnished guesthouse is nestled under an enormous oak tree shaded in a secluded garden located behind the Architect's main house. Easy off street parking. Discover our nearby exciting and eclectic shops, restaurants, gastro pubs and bars along Highland Park's artsy vibrant and ever-changing York Blvd & Figueroa St.

Newly constructed architecturally designed tranquil, spacious, airy and bright retreat. Totally private self-contained unit with full kitchen, bathroom, vaulted ceiling with operable skylights, Smart TV with Netflix, etc, large closet and private patio and gated secure entry.

You enter this romantic garden retreat through a locked gate at the end of the driveway. Upon entering, one walks down the security lite driveway past the front of the garage and down the deck through the garden following the deck to the rear private guest house entry. There are three-way exterior lights along the deck-way to the entrance. Once inside lighting and environmental controls are on the left as you enter the main space of the guesthouse. There you can switch off the exterior lights and switch on your interior ones. Close up the blinds and open the skylight create more privacy and intimate surroundings. There is an additional couch bed that opens into a twin size bed for an additional family member or friend. It has a queen size bed and memory foam mattress, large closet, and drawers.
The operable skylights allow guests to enjoy windows have curtains and light blocking screens that insure a good nights sleep. It is a quiet, tranquil room generously spacious for two people.

Guest can enjoy the outdoor entry garden area and their private patio deck area off the guesthouse entrance.

In addition to e are proud 'Super Hosts' with Airbnb. We enjoy interacting with our guests first when they arrive and as they choose during there stay with us. As this is a private guesthouse separated from the main house we are best contacted on an as needed basis by phone call or text away if you need us.

We enjoy hosting people from far and near. Your hosts have extensive travel experience around the world. Including Asia, Africa, Europe, Great Briton, Central and South America and the Middle East. We welcome you to our delightful garden guesthouse. Your hosts introduce you to your private self sufficient getaway.

We are an architect and an artist who both passionately enjoy art and architecture. our interests outside of art include: exploring the world, people and diverse communities we live in through travel and hosting guests. Travel enables us to grow and enrich ourselves. Exploration of communities around the world through art, culture and cuisine. Someone, who thoroughly appreciates sharing the joy of humanity through meeting people from all backgrounds and walks of life.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
400 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Guest House


Available from Wednesday, January 2, 2019 until Monday, February 25, 2019
Available from Monday, April 8, 2019 until Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Minimum Stay
7 day(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Los Angeles
Postal Code - State or Province 90042 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Highland Park, Garvanza,
Closest University Occidental College and Cal Tech
University nearby California Institute of Technology, Art Center College of Design, University of Southern California, Woodbury University, California State Los Angeles

Rental Price:

USD 2600 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
$2,600 September-April, low season rate. $3,200 high May-August, season rate. Cleaning fee's extra. 14% LA room tax for stays of 30 days or less. $1,000.00 refundable security deposit required for all stays. Weekly rate $968.00. Daily rate $160.00.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: skylights, HDMI port for tv, private garden patio


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Member referred by jane mulfinger

This party posted the following feedback for me:
'Coleman Griffith is a fantastic host and his place is very beautiful. I would recommend him in a heartbeat. Jane Mulfinger '
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We are an architect and artist couple who both passionately enjoy art, culture and travel. Our interests include: exploring the world, people and diverse communities we live in through travel and hosting guests. Travel enables us to grow and enrich ourselves. Exploration of communities around the world through art, culture and cuisine. We both thoroughly appreciate meeting people from all backgrounds and walks of life.



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My partner and I spent 5 weeks living here while we were working at the Huntington Library. It was an excellent experience. The apartment is light, comfortable, and fully-equipped with kitchen and bathroom. Though it is a studio, it is spacious enough to be able to rest, relax, and work in the same space. Coleman and Kerry were very welcoming and friendly -- I hope we'll keep in touch! Though the studio is in their garden, it is completely private and has a separate entrance -- we had our privacy, but also help with orientation, the local area, and anything else we needed.

The location is very well-placed for the Huntington, as long as you have access to a car. The cafes, bars, restaurants and shops of Highland Park, a lively area, are in 20-minute walking distance, and there are other nearer grocery stores. We would warmly recommend this as a place to stay for anyone at the Huntington or CalTech (or for whatever other reason you may have to visit LA/Pasadena).

Excellent Kathryn Murphy 3/5/2017 8:45:00 AM