Chapter and verse
It’s been said LA is a city where ’nobody reads‘, but one visit to this literary haven and you’ll find yourself telling rather a different story. Each new room in the home is like the next engaging chapter of a vibrant text: entertaining, engrossing, and enlivening the senses as it brings the author’s world right to your fingertips in all its color and variety. Whether you’re a casual browser or the choosiest bookworm, you’ll feel enriched by the impressive collection of artifacts and innumerable tomes on display. And the story continues on foot outside your front door, throughout the historic neighbourhood of Larchmont Village.
A note about the author
Your host is a writer, poet, translator and artist whose work has taken her to a great many cities and foreign lands. Her thirst for knowledge is often slaked by her continued accumulation of printed work, but her deliciously strong homemade coffee will occasionally also do the trick.
The varied chambers of this eclectic home are coated with artwork, designs, and books – ordered upon beautifully ornate furniture surfaces and shelves – that speak of multiple cultures, in multiple languages and accents. The colourful kitchen feels appropriate for any world cuisine you can muster, and the plush living room doubles as a gallery of bibliographic and anthropological prize catches: exotic masks, an oriental mural, African sculptures and a Weber standing piano. The bedrooms are bright with intercontinentally-influenced comfort, while the backyard’s grill-ready dry flagstone patio and delicately carved canopy seating make for a book club meeting that’ll be the envy of readers everywhere. Finally, with just one turn of a page you can easily find yourself among a myriad of restaurants and shops in the surrounding neighborhood.
While babies are more than welcome in this home, please no toddlers or children.
Fear not, as there is plenty of parking for guest vehicles on the streets surrounding this home.
The minimum stay length for this home is five nights.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.