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Urban Refuge - Burbank Retreat

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi

Overview

About the property

Urban Refuge - Burbank Retreat

(I also have two other rentals for your review, so if you require different dates, or amenities, please visit these links as well: The Millennial Hideaway https://www.vrbo.com/762499 The Burbank Sanctuary https://www.vrbo.com/635249)

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
Owner/Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Owner/Manager

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
General:
  • Lift ...
  • Free Wifi
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Urban Refuge - Burbank Retreat
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! It was a great stay. Everything was clean and comfortable. The location was perfect for seeing all the sights in the LA area. The bed was incredibly comfortable!! We even emailed Christopher afterwards to find out what type of mattress was on the bed. My only suggestion to improve the experience would be to have the tv mounted on the wall instead of on the low tv stand. It's not a big deal, but it would be nice to be able to watch it from the bed. (We were often tired from walking around all day & wanted to veg on tv at night!) Thanks for making our trip amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just as pictured and described. Very clean well-kept and welcoming. A+

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and quite area. Apartment was perfect for my needs with fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with comfortable bed to sleep on. It was amazingly clean and well-kept. All communications with the owner were courteous ethical and professional. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who enjoys a quiet life with high standards. Five stars A+

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderfully comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

One stay at this rental and you will want to make the Urban Refuge your go to place in Burbank. It boasts of everything mentioned in the property description and provides nice quiet and affordable option to staying in one of the more expensive less impressive hotels in the area. Christopher Matthew Spencer really knows how to make guests feel welcome, and his attention to detail in the little things makes a big impression on his guests! I highly recommend giving him your VRBO business!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

fascinating rework of a 1939 apartment

  • 4 of 5

This is a quite nicely done "rework" of a 1939 apartment. I have to suppose that it was a "bachelor" or "single" apartment built back in the day when Lockheed was gearing up for WWII aircraft production.

The original hardwood floors give it flavor (and a few squeaks), the kitchen and bath truly do reflect four star hotel construction- everything seems VERY new. We didn't cook any meals, but it's nice that we could have if we wanted (as opposed to a hotel). The bed is great, even for a Queen size (I am used to a King at home). The original (or close to it) wall heater did an adequate job for our end of December stay.

The neighborhood is close to everything and is still quiet.

Check out the nearby Baragan's Mexican restaurant Margarita night ($2.75 for very good drinks). This place has been a Mexican restaurant since the '50's and Baragan's since the '70's.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Well appointed, clean and tidy. Good location.

  • 4 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised at the accommodation. It is really well appointed and there are little touches that make such a difference. We were keen to visit the studios and it's well situated for that. On departure, I telephoned our host and he was really helpful in giving us tips for our next destination.

This stay is well-deserving of its name. "Urban Refuge", and we can recommend it without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great and just as it looked in the photos. The room was clean and perfect for our short stay. There even was a bottle of Champaign and chocolate waiting when we arrived in the room. Although we really didn't have a need to use the kitchen, it was very clean and fully stocked with the essentials if we needed them. The Tv doesn't stream live tv, however it does include Amazon, Hulu and Netflix that you can watch movies, tv shows, etc on. I would stay at this property again.

Amy

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Burbank, Los Angeles area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2017-05-23 - 2017-05-28
23 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£123
for 1 night
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£70
From
£84
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-05-29 - 2017-06-04
29 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£128
for 1 night
From
£74
From
£90
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-06-05 - 2017-06-11
5 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£135
for 1 night
From
£81
From
£98
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-06-12 - 2017-06-18
12 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£133
for 1 night
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£80
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£100
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-06-19 - 2017-06-25
19 Jun 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£138
for 1 night
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£84
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£101
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-06-26 - 2017-07-02
26 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£138
for 1 night
From
£85
From
£103
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-07-03 - 2017-07-09
3 Jul 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£141
for 1 night
From
£87
From
£105
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-07-10 - 2017-07-16
10 Jul 2017 - 16 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£143
for 1 night
From
£90
From
£109
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-07-17 - 2017-07-23
17 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£146
for 1 night
From
£93
From
£112
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-07-24 - 2017-07-30
24 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£144
for 1 night
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£90
From
£113
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-07-31 - 2017-08-06
31 Jul 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£153
for 1 night
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£100
From
£111
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-08-07 - 2017-08-13
7 Aug 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£147
for 1 night
From
£94
From
£108
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-08-14 - 2017-08-20
14 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£138
for 1 night
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£85
From
£103
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-08-21 - 2017-08-27
21 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£135
for 1 night
From
£81
From
£97
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-08-28 - 2017-09-03
28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£132
for 1 night
From
£79
From
£93
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-09-04 - 2017-09-10
4 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£129
for 1 night
From
£76
From
£90
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-09-11 - 2017-09-17
11 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£128
for 1 night
From
£74
From
£89
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-09-18 - 2017-09-24
18 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£128
for 1 night
From
£75
From
£90
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-09-25 - 2017-10-01
25 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£130
for 1 night
From
£77
From
£92
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-02 - 2017-10-08
2 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£131
for 1 night
From
£77
From
£94
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-09 - 2017-10-15
9 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£135
for 1 night
From
£81
From
£94
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-16 - 2017-10-22
16 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£132
for 1 night
From
£79
From
£94
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-23 - 2017-10-29
23 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
£131
for 1 night
From
£78
From
£94
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-10-30 - 2017-11-05
30 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£131
for 1 night
From
£77
From
£93
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-11-06 - 2017-11-12
6 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£130
for 1 night
From
£77
From
£92
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-11-13 - 2017-11-19
13 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£129
for 1 night
From
£76
From
£91
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-11-20 - 2017-11-26
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£136
for 1 night
From
£83
From
£91
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-11-27 - 2017-12-03
27 Nov 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£130
for 1 night
From
£77
From
£92
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-12-04 - 2017-12-10
4 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£131
for 1 night
From
£78
From
£94
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-12-11 - 2017-12-17
11 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£135
for 1 night
From
£81
From
£98
Fri,Sat
 
 
2017-12-18 - 2017-12-24
18 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£135
for 1 night
From
£82
From
£104
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2017-12-25 - 2017-12-31
25 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£156
for 1 night
From
£103
From
£130
Sat,Sun
 
 
2018-01-01 - 2018-01-07
1 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£154
for 1 night
From
£100
From
£87
Thu,Sun
 
 
2018-01-08 - 2018-01-14
8 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£134
for 1 night
From
£80
From
£96
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-01-15 - 2018-01-21
15 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£132
for 1 night
From
£79
From
£94
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-01-22 - 2018-01-28
22 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£133
for 1 night
From
£80
From
£95
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-01-29 - 2018-02-04
29 Jan 2018 - 4 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£133
for 1 night
From
£80
From
£99
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2018-02-05 - 2018-02-11
5 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£144
for 1 night
From
£90
From
£102
Sat
 
 
2018-02-12 - 2018-02-18
12 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£146
for 1 night
From
£93
From
£126
Thu,Fri,Sun
 
 
2018-02-19 - 2018-02-25
19 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
1 night minimum stay
£138
for 1 night
From
£84
From
£106
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2018-02-26 - 2018-03-04
26 Feb 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£148
for 1 night
From
£95
From
£114
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-03-05 - 2018-03-11
5 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£148
for 1 night
From
£95
From
£114
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-03-12 - 2018-03-18
12 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£148
for 1 night
From
£95
From
£114
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-03-19 - 2018-03-25
19 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
£148
for 1 night
From
£94
From
£113
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-03-26 - 2018-04-01
26 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£156
for 1 night
From
£103
From
£137
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-04-02 - 2018-04-08
2 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£169
for 1 night
From
£115
From
£125
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-04-09 - 2018-04-15
9 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£152
for 1 night
From
£99
From
£94
Thu
 
 
2018-04-16 - 2018-04-22
16 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£141
for 1 night
From
£88
From
£104
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-04-23 - 2018-04-29
23 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£140
for 1 night
From
£87
From
£103
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-04-30 - 2018-05-06
30 Apr 2018 - 6 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£138
for 1 night
From
£85
From
£101
Fri,Sat
 
 
2018-05-07 - 2018-05-07
7 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
£135
for 1 night
From
£82
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£140
for 1 night
From
£87
 

Additional pricing information

Check-Out Cleaning Fee £53.34

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.
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