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Old Jan 6th 2024, 6:04 pm
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I am due to relocate to Los Angeles, some where near Westlake Village or Thousand oaks. I was thinking to lease a short let apartment for the first 2-3 months to have some time to understand where we would want to live for long term. Except Airbnb and Blueground websites, any of you know if there are some other website or agencies in the area who are specialised in furnished short-rental accommodations?

Your help will be much appreciated!!!

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Old Jan 6th 2024, 11:39 pm
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Short term furnished rentals in that area are going to be expensive! Try www.corporatehousing .com/ca/thousand-oaks/temporary-housing
For your work location you may want to also consider Newbury Park. Calabasas is hot in the summer, Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park are significantly cooler and more pleasant.
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Furnished lets are not much of a thing in the US, except to the extent that they are either [1] posted on letting sites such as Airbnb, vrbo, etc. or [2] are hotels with a focus on semi-residential/ medium term occupancy, such as Home2 Suites, InTown Suites, and other hotels with "suites" in the name, meaning rooms have a small kitchen area and some basic cooking utensils.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Furnished lets are not much of a thing in the US, except to the extent that they are either [1] posted on letting sites such as Airbnb, vrbo, etc. or [2] are hotels with a focus on semi-residential/ medium term occupancy, such as Home2 Suites, InTown Suites, and other hotels with "suites" in the name, meaning rooms have a small kitchen area and some basic cooking utensils.
Yup, and over the years we’ve had good experiences in both of those types of accommodations.

Last May, we spent a month in Los Angeles to attend our son’s wedding and get to know the place as thoroughly as possible. We stayed in three Airbnb houses, in three totally different areas. All three were pretty good, and very decent value for money. Availability was plentiful, we definitely had our choice.
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Avalon communities (www.avaloncommunities.com) have apartments all over SoCal, including Agoura Hills which may be good for you. In many locations they offer furnished options and lease flexibility. The standard California lease is 12-13 months. By lease flexibility they either mean a genuine short lease (3, 6 months) or the option to terminate a 12 month lease early for no penalty (what that really means of course is that you are paying for the convenience via a higher monthly rent). And yes, furnished or not it's all very expensive in that area (well, to me it is). Oh - and the pretty pix on the websites are no substitute for actually viewing the particular community - reality is usually not so glossy. The Avalon Burbank apartments near me for example are significantly more shitty than the brochure would have you believe. Actually that goes for pretty much any apartment community in LA (yeah I'm not a fan....)

By way of some background I used to post on BEP many years ago (15 maybe?) under a forgotten handle. I signed up again recently because I am nearing retirement and have a bunch of decisions to make about where to live. I spent 25 years in Florida and moved to LA two years ago to be close to my daughter who moved here 8 years ago. I was thinking of buying a condo in Thousand Oaks. I came here knowing it's expensive and I can probably afford said condo but I just can't bring myself to do it. For ever I've been a 'value for money guy' and LA isn't value so I'm thinking of moving again, but I do value being close to my daughter. Anyhow... that's a conundrum for another post later....

Welcome in advance to LA.
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Originally Posted by Pierre_Tete
Avalon communities (www.avaloncommunities.com) have apartments all over SoCal, including Agoura Hills which may be good for you. In many locations they offer furnished options and lease flexibility. The standard California lease is 12-13 months. By lease flexibility they either mean a genuine short lease (3, 6 months) or the option to terminate a 12 month lease early for no penalty (what that really means of course is that you are paying for the convenience via a higher monthly rent). And yes, furnished or not it's all very expensive in that area (well, to me it is). Oh - and the pretty pix on the websites are no substitute for actually viewing the particular community - reality is usually not so glossy. The Avalon Burbank apartments near me for example are significantly more shitty than the brochure would have you believe. Actually that goes for pretty much any apartment community in LA (yeah I'm not a fan....)

By way of some background I used to post on BEP many years ago (15 maybe?) under a forgotten handle. I signed up again recently because I am nearing retirement and have a bunch of decisions to make about where to live. I spent 25 years in Florida and moved to LA two years ago to be close to my daughter who moved here 8 years ago. I was thinking of buying a condo in Thousand Oaks. I came here knowing it's expensive and I can probably afford said condo but I just can't bring myself to do it. For ever I've been a 'value for money guy' and LA isn't value so I'm thinking of moving again, but I do value being close to my daughter. Anyhow... that's a conundrum for another post later....

Welcome in advance to LA.
Many thanks for the info. I will look at Avalon apartments. It seems they have some available. Just need to check if they will do a 3 months short rental.
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Originally Posted by Giux
Many thanks for the info. I will look at Avalon apartments. It seems they have some available. Just need to check if they will do a 3 months short rental.
Now this is where you might find a problem.... I stayed at Avalon apartments some years ago and the shortest lease they would provide was a year.

Times have changed though...... they might do it now, but charge you a higher monthly rate.


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Now this is where you might find a problem.... I stayed at Avalon apartments some years ago and the shortest lease they would provide was a year.

Times have changed though...... they might do it now, but charge you a higher monthly rate.
The ones by us are a 6 month minimum, but you pay through the nose for a shorter lease. We nearly had to move in to one but then found our house at the last minute!
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Personally, I think expecting to find somewhere you want to live permanently within 2 to 3 months of arriving in LA is somewhat fanciful.
As you say 'we' I presume you have a family? You'll be busy enough sorting out your day to day life (banks, credit cards, driving licence, SS card, etc) without having to find a permanent place and moving into it within 2 to 3 months.
I'd give yourself 6 months of renting at least.
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Originally Posted by Pierre_Tete

By way of some background I used to post on BEP many years ago (15 maybe?) under a forgotten handle. I signed up again recently because I am nearing retirement and have a bunch of decisions to make about where to live. I spent 25 years in Florida and moved to LA two years ago to be close to my daughter who moved here 8 years ago. I was thinking of buying a condo in Thousand Oaks. I came here knowing it's expensive and I can probably afford said condo but I just can't bring myself to do it. For ever I've been a 'value for money guy' and LA isn't value so I'm thinking of moving again, but I do value being close to my daughter. Anyhow... that's a conundrum for another post later....

Welcome in advance to LA.
I was wondering, from your current handle, if you’re originally from Aberdeenshire?
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Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl
Personally, I think expecting to find somewhere you want to live permanently within 2 to 3 months of arriving in LA is somewhat fanciful.
As you say 'we' I presume you have a family? You'll be busy enough sorting out your day to day life (banks, credit cards, driving licence, SS card, etc) without having to find a permanent place and moving into it within 2 to 3 months.
I'd give yourself 6 months of renting at least.
Thanks for your comment. When I said more permanently, I actually meant a longer term lease 12-24 months. Initially I would need to rent a short term (2-3 months) furnished apartment (corporate apartment) until my furniture will be shipped from UK and this will take about 2 months...
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Actually no, but I can see how you might conclude that! To discover my provenance you need to translate only half of my handle......
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Thanks for your comment. When I said more permanently, I actually meant a longer term lease 12-24 months. Initially I would need to rent a short term (2-3 months) furnished apartment (corporate apartment) until my furniture will be shipped from UK and this will take about 2 months...
On the practical end of things, California contract law imposes a duty on parties to a contract to mitigate damages. So, if a tenant leaves early, the landlord must make reasonable efforts to re-let the premises. So, it is common for tenants leaving early to give notice to the landlord so they can cooperate to have a new tenant lined up.
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Actually no, but I can see how you might conclude that! To discover my provenance you need to translate only half of my handle......
Very interesting! You concede “translate,” which is a significant clue!

So I’m guessing you’re not from St. Pierre et Miquelon ..
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