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Urban Refuge - Burbank Retreat

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About the property

Urban Refuge - Burbank Retreat

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Urban Refuge - Burbank Retreat
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
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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5

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

This place was the perfect place for my fiancé and I to stay while visiting Cali. Felt much more homey than a hotel. Super clean and spacious. Really comfortable bed and amazing shower. Would definitely recommend anyone to stay here over any hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The room at its entierity was spotless, clozy, and a great place to stay at for the weekend.

  • 5 of 5

The room was fantastic, it was perfect for a gateway for two. There's a Ralph's not too far away, everything you need is nearby. It's a great place to stay at.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peace in Burbank!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this apartment September 23-25th. It was everything I wanted it to be.

Clean, quiet, parking, close to everything I was doing. I have not one complaint, I would like to stay longer next time ;)

The apartment had everything one would need.

It also had a list of recommendations for places to eat and things to do.

I will not hesitate to stay here again when I return to LA :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Check-Out Cleaning Fee £51

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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Facilities

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

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

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