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Urban Refuge - Opulent Retreat with Full Gourmet Kitchen & Washer / Dryer Inside

People2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 408 sq ft
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Luxury amenities with laundry inside the apartment! Full gourmet kitchen!

A short 13-minute walk from beautiful downtown Burbank, the Urban Refuge is a well-equipped and spacious studio apartment with amenities to impress. Enjoy luxury bedding, spa sundries, 55" flatscreen, full kitchen, and laundry. Experience five diamond standards with at home comfort, privacy and security. There's laundry in the unit! The apartment also has an iron and ironing board.

The Space

Relaxation and comfort will come easy during your stay with us in this top-floor apartment. Your experience includes queen-size luxury bedding, unlimited hot showers, free wifi and digital 55" widescreen with Netflix and Amazon.

Can you believe the convenience of having a complimentary, full-size washer and dryer inside?

You will also have a full size kitchen at your fingertips with all the cooking comforts you could wish for. A full size fridge, unlimited ice, soap, shampoo and towels are among the many delightful amenities available during your stay at the Urban Refuge.

Enjoy accommodations and VIP treatment of a boutique hotel with at home comfort, privacy and security.

The building is a charming and cozy 5-unit apartment residence. There is a secluded side-entrance for maximum privacy and home-like comfort.

Guest Access

Ample unrestricted street parking is available, no permits or pesky meter feeding required. Driveway parking is reserved for our permanent residents. Everything is digital, no keys to weigh you down during your time out and about. I set a new code for each guest which assures total privacy and security during your stay.

Interaction with Guests

Depending upon the time of year, self check-in is available or you may meet and greet with your host, sharing tips and information about the apartment and local area.

The Neighborhood

Overview

I love the Magnolia Park area of Burbank. This property sits next to the Chandler bike path and is walking distance from the downtown Burbank area. There's convenient food, markets and plenty of shopping nearby.

Getting Around

I always recommend rideshares such as Sidecar or Uber, but public transportation is equally within reach. If you wish to use Sidecar, my referral code is sf6z2 which will grant you a special discount on your first ride.

Other Things to Note

I have been in the hospitality industry since 2005. I owned and operated two hotels and I have traveled extensively. My sensibilities are for the traveler and the amenities included in your stay meet my high standards for quality hotel accommodations. In addition, the Urban Retreat offers the fastest and most reliable internet available in the city.

House Rules

I cater to the nonsmoker without pets. Smoking is not permitted inside the apartment nor on the property. Our other tenants dislike the aroma. We love small non-human friends, but unfortunately they are not allowed at the property. We observe quiet time from 10pm to 8am and kindly request that you do the same by turning down your music or television during these times. This is a 2nd-story apartment with stairs. Not suitable for persons who require an elevator.

More Details

Owner
Gloria, Manager
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Gloria, Manager

My sensibilities are for the traveler and the amenities included in your stay meet my high standards for quality hotel accommodations. In addition, the Urban Retreat offers the fastest and most reliable internet available in the city.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Burbank in the Los Angeles County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 408 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Luxurious memory foam bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Urban Refuge - Opulent Retreat with Full Gourmet Kitchen & Washer / Dryer Inside
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews
5

Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our stay. Cute, comfortable apartment in a nice neighborhood. Less than 30 minutes from Universal Studios. Very clean and well maintained. The manager and housekeeper were both very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved this apartment! The surprises upon our arrival so special!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean and the decor perfect and centrally located. The neighborhood was beautiful and friendly. We will highly recommend this property to our friends. We definitely will be back soon. Thank you for making our first visit to Los Angels a supreme experience.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this relaxing and neat apartment for 3 nights and had a great experience. Gloria is very kind and generous who was readily available for us for any questions. I liked the house manual which was very informative. We very much followed mentioned list of restaurants for our dinning. I enjoyed the surprised gift package for us :). Overall we had an wonderful stay. We will stay back again here when we are at LA.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The urban refuge is beautifully updated and one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully updated and one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed! We would definitely stay again. We were welcomed with light music and a surprise gift from the owner.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

I was working in NoHo for a week and after looking carefully at lodging options, chose to stay at the Urban Refuge rather than a hotel. A bit small but nice. Living room/bedroom combo, full kitchen, full bathroom+dressing area. Probably not comfortable (size) for more than 2 adults. Second floor private access. Far nicer than any hotel in the area at this price point. The host was very responsive and courteous. The furnishing and amenities are all brand new and comfortable. There was a bottle of prosecco, breakfast bars, and toiletries provided upon my arrival. Close to plenty of attractions and dining. Plentiful on-street parking. Vibrant neighborhood. Really, there is nothing negative to say.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Much appreciated. You are correct about size and occupancy, and the maximum number of adults allowed is two and there is only one bed for this reason. The apartment size is indeed modest and that's why our pricing is 1/3 of a hotel room of the exact same size to provide travelers in need of a kitchen and apartment-style living a viable option to extremely expensive alternatives. And with a low price we do not cut corners, we just work hard to over-deliver on the amenities. Certainly not suitable for families since it's a maximum of two people allowed by our ad policy. Glad to hear there was nothing negative to say and curious if the "size" was the only reason you dropped a star? Just wondering and always grateful for honest feedback.
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4

Clean, Updated, Quiet place!

  • 4 of 5

My sister and I stayed here for a weekend and had a great experience. The neighborhood is quiet and there was plenty of street parking. The apartment itself was clean and had updated amenities. The bed was very comfortable as well! The only reason I am not rating it 5 stars is that there was only a thin blanket on the bed. I would recommend having at least another spare blanket available in case guests are cold or would just like one to cuddle on the couch with. We arrived late ~1 am and it was too late to contact the host. I did contact he manager the next day and she informed me that extra blankets are stocked in the fall and winter, and that the owner would happily provide us with another. We decided we would be fine without another blanket since we were only there for one more night. Other than that, everything was great and you could tell Christopher really put care into all details of the space. Thank you! If I ever need a place to stay in the Burbank area again, I would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 4-star review Cheryl which is appreciated. We welcome you back to stay with us and it would be my pleasure to show you how to use the two separate heating units in the apartment, the one right next to the bed and the one on the wall which are designed with guest comfort in mind. Because we always wash comforters between guests and many hosts do not (yuk!) it costs us more to maintain the apartment in the winter and we store all comforters in the Fall. As a result of this policy, you pay less in the Spring and Summer than in Fall and Winter for staying here. Since I am only 1 mile away, I'm glad to bring more towels, more blankets, coffee, amenities such as more soap, shampoo, etc. Delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay and I'm sorry to hear that your 1am arrival meant we didn't have time to connect and discuss operating the heating unit which is explained in our house manual that was placed on the bed for your arrival. You will also notice that I advertise with the summer blanket on the bed and a comforter is not mentioned in our list of provided amenities. We are always at the ready to help with custom requests, in advance of arrival, if you prefer not to turn on heaters for some reason. Thank you for the kind feedback and if you return to the property, I'll be sure and set out additional blankets to accommodate you. I consider and welcome all criticisms and thank you for airing them out on the feedback. Since the heaters do a great job of warming up the heater and we try to keep our room rates low, less than 1/2 of a local hotel, adding more laundry for the housekeeper is avoided by handling additional needs beyond what is advertised and shown in our photos. While this is an unusual and long response, it feels needed. I always want to meet guest expectations and at the same time set them for future guests who read reviews before making their decisions.
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Cleaning Fee £51.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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