Life is Good BnB

15216 Hartsook St Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA 91403 USA (Show map)

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Just In !!!!For the Second year We were awarded the 2014 and 2016 Certificate of Excellence By TripAdvisor!!! Cozy and charming, Life Is Good B&B offers the perfect home base for business and vacation travelers alike. Our private guesthouse provides many of the amenities you would find at home and is located in LA's charming, safe and quiet residential neighborhood of Sherman Oaks. It is easily accessible to many attractions such as: Hollywood, Universal Studios, the Getty Museum, Disneyland, Magic Mountain, and of course, the sunny beaches of Southern California. And we are within walking distance to many local shops and restaurants

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

An idyllic spot to relax in L.A.

5 on May 07, 2016

We are a retired couple who travel A LOT. As an example, this year we were on the road for 4 months and visited 28 states along the way, although we stayed the longest in California. We found Life is Good on a Bed and Breakfast website and called Ronit to inquire. We really like B and B's and this is one the very best we've stayed in. The room was spacious and clean and very well appointed. The hosts could not be more courteous and friendly. They even provide a GPS with their favorite spots pre-programmed. The breakfasts were AMAZING! Truly, you don't need lunch. We know that they offer an evening meal, but we had dinner commitments while we were there, but I can imagine that they are wonderful. We slept in the larger of the two rooms and highly recommend it. It is totally private and secluded and opens onto a lovely garden and pool. You would never know that you were in a big city. We cannot recommend it more highly and will definitely stay there again.


Just like home

5 on March 30, 2016

Even though I was the customer I was treated like family right for the start. Some places slap you with rules of do,s and don'ts right off bat but not here, it was like I was part owner or something. The room was very clean and well organized for making it my own. Everything you could think of for a bathroom was in there minus a tub. A great location and friendly neighbors. Even a very special guest (grand daughter) to provide conversation for pretty much any subject. The best coffee in the morning and really good sandwiches for the the road ahead. The guard dog did have some issues with coming to work on time but a good nights rest seemed to be very important to her. Leaving was the hardest part for me. Duane Bacher Anchorage, Alaska


Third time the charm!!!

5 on March 05, 2016

This was my third stay at this bed and breakfast. Everything about Life is Good is outstanding!! I was there for the entire month of February. The meals were uniformly superb, and the location is convenient for travelling to anywhere in the region. Ronit and Pini know the area well, and make excellent suggestions for dinners and activities. And Pixie (their dog) is a sweetheart!!! I cannot wait to return next February!


Best BnB Ever!

5 on November 20, 2015

I have just spent a week at Life is Good and am delighted with the well-appointed accommodation; the delicious MADE-To-ORDER breakfasts; the easy access to transit (a half block away on Sepulvida or on Magnolia); easy access to the freeways (405 and 101); the pleasant neighbourhood; and most of all, Ronit and Pini's graciousness and helpfulness as hosts! I will return on future visits to LA!!


Can't wait to go back!!!!

5 on September 28, 2015

My hubby & I were THRILLED with our experience at Life is Good B & B! Our hosts could NOT have been better! SOOO gracious, welcoming, and full of suggestions & information! The room is cozy and lovely, a perfect vacation retreat, next to a relaxing pool with delicious breakfasts served with a smile in the morning! We hadn't been to LA in years & they gave us wonderful suggestions of things to see & restaurants to go to. They were so accommodating & helpful and we couldn't have had a more relaxing and satisfying time. Within the 1st day, my hubby was already asking them when we could book again & come back to visit sooner than later. We got to know them and really talk with them & it was a genuine and friendly exchange DAILY! We had a marvelous time at Life is Good. We felt safe, secure, comfortable, entertained & truly cherished there. We appreciate them & all they do for their guests. I recommend them HIGHLY whether it's your 1st trip to the area or you are a regular, they will welcome all & give as much attention as is required! Thank you guys for a PERFECT vacation experience! Hope to see you two again very soon! Much love to you 2, Pixie, Bob & Steve!


Life is Good lives up to it's Great Reputation !

5 on August 24, 2015

We arrived late at night at Ronit and Pini's home, after travelling for more than 20 hours from Switzerland we were totally worn out, all the more awesome to be met by a very sweet little lady with a huge heart who immediately gave us hugs and welcomed us as if we were long lost family, we felt welcome from the very first minute ! Nothing was too much bother for her and the tailor made Breakfasts are TRULY 5 Star ! (The fresh fruit and French Toast are a must !) Our Room at the pool has: a fully stocked fridge, fresh fruit, an ample supply of fresh bottled water and highest quality towels and bedding along with High speed Free WiFi , a TV with more channels than I could count and a superb A/C, here I may add that we arrived for possibly the hottest week in the whole year in LA. Ronit was sure to get our AC switched on 2 hours before we were due to get back home so we had a nice cool oasis to come back to. The location is perfect for visiting the Movie Studio's just a short drive on the highway, particularly Warner Bros. and Universal Studio's. Three shopping malls are only a few blocks away. Ronit was very kind and nothing was ever too much trouble. The most fun part of our visit was having long and interesting conversations with Ronit and Pini, they too are international travellers and Ronit also speaks German as she has her roots in Austria. We were not disappointed, life TRULY is Good at Ronit and Pini's B&B ! Herbert K.


Came as strangers, left as friends

5 on July 18, 2015

We stayed in the guest house for about a week. The suite was roomy for two and everything was very well thought out. It had everything that you could want, if you couldn't be at home, including wireless and a Keurig. Our hostess, Ronit, noticed that we had our suitcase laid out on the bed and went out to purchase a luggage rack! She also left sweets and a birthday card for our daughter, who lives in the area and had visited with us there. Although Ronit was friendly and helpful, she wasn't intrusive. Due to a previous booking, we spent one night in the guest room. It was clean and comfortable, but not as private as the guest house, if privacy is what you're looking for.I highly recommend this B&B for people who like the B&B experience. PS The food was amazing!


A Gem in Sherman Oaks!

4.6 on June 17, 2015

This is one of the best B & B's that I have ever stayed in. Beautiful, spacious room, yummy, very filling breakfasts each morning by the pool, very gracious hosts, excellent amenities and convenient location. It really exceeded my expectations. For a wonderful B & B experience, this is THE place to stay in Los Angeles!


A wonderful place to stay

5 on May 24, 2015

My family of 4 had a fantastic stay. The breakfasts were delicious and plentiful. The hosts were so gracious that we felt like we were staying with family, not strangers. The rooms are beautiful and spacious. The pool area is private and lovely. It was very relaxing to have breakfast by the pool. We appreciated the complimentary gps. Parking was always available by the house. The location was convenient. We were in walking distance to restaurants (including the Cheesecake Factory) and mini golf. We would definitely stay at Life Is Good BnB again!


It was a fantastic stay! Much better then we expected!

5 on March 10, 2015

My husband and I decided to stay the couple of night in LA before returning to Montreal. He found this place and when we arrived we were surprised how welcomed we were! Ronit is a fantastic host and she makes your stay so enjoyable! She will give you advice on where to go , what to visit! The rooms are so nice, clean and it really feels like home! The breakfast was fantastic! She is a great cook! e loved every minute of our stay there! We enjoyed having conversations with Ronit and her husband! I very much recommend her place! Knowing we were newlyweds coming back from our honeymoon she prepared us a card and sweets! We were charmed! Thank you very much for making LA wonderful for us!


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Rooms & Rates

Life Is Good Mini

In the main house, small and cozy room,super comfy Queen size bed.Suitable for short stays.W cable TV, free WiFi, walk in closet,A/C,desk,chairs,coffee table,fresh fruit and snacks,bottled water, private bath ($91-$108 per night,includes city taxes already)

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $108

Life is Good

Your 400 square foot suite is separate from the main house and offers you your own private entrance, a private bathroom w/shower. It includes a basket of complimentary fine toiletries, lush towels and fresh linens. A super comfortable and luxurious King-size bed, 2 inviting chairs, a table, a coffee/tea/hot chocolate maker, a microwave, a refrigerator, (stocked with complimentary bottled water, soda and juice) a beautiful writing desk, Cable TV, central air, Wi-Fi, and plenty of street parking are all included in your room rate! ($114-131 per night,includes the city taxes already)

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $120 - $137

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Location

Location Type

Small charming neighborhood

Airport

Burbank, CA (BUR) 10 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Walking distance to shopping, restaurants, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Outdoor grilling, Piano, Pool, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Microwave, toaster, mini fridge,Swimming pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Movie theaters, parks, museums, Shopping

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Policies

  • Check In:: 1:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please inquire,there are safety concerns because of the pool
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We have a friendly dog, who loves people, but not other pets
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay is required .
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit: A Credit Card is required to secure a booking for up to 7 nights. For reservations of more than 1 week, we require a deposit of 50% of the total lodging cost, one month before arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations and/or changes made seven days prior to confirmed arrival are guaranteed a refund less a $20 cancellation fee.If the cancellation and/or change is made with less than seven days' notice, deposit will be refunded only if the room is re-rented for all the dates reserved or a prorated refund if not. For reservations that are more than 1 week, we need at least 3 weeks notice prior to confirmed arrival for guest/s to receive a refund of their 50% deposit less a $20 cancellation fee.If notice is less than 3 weeks, 50% deposit will be refunded only if the room is re-rented for all the dates reserved or a prorated refund if not, less a $20 cancellation fee.;Cancellation of reservations made less than 7 days prior to arrival is not entitled to any refund of the deposit. Cancellations must be received in writing via email or post. We're obligated by the City of Los Angeles to collect lodging tax of 14%, which is INCLUDED in your nightly rate already.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ronit and Pini

Languages spoken

Hebrew, English, German

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

We love to travel all over the world,stay mostly in BanbB, and meet new people. We adore cooking, music, art, sports, motorcycles and gardening. But mostly, our favorite activity is to spend time with our 3 daughters, sons in law and granddaughter.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: In the Garden by the pool, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , Any dietary request can be met.