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Top 5 vacation rentals near The University of Southern California, LA

Searching for the perfect accommodation? Take a look at these gems and book your dream stay


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When visiting Los Angeles, The University of Southern California has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.

Where to stay near The University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Here is our pick of the top 5 vacation rentals. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.

Bee's Knees

Bee's Knees, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Bee's Knees, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Click to book Bee's Knees now: from £175 per night A true breath of fresh air in a central LA suburb, Bee's Knees relies on its mid-century aesthetic and modern charm to create a calm atmosphere for a small group of urban explorers. It’s very convenient for USC, while most of the more famous neighbourhoods like Venice can be reached in twenty minutes (traffic depending). We recommend that you start your day slowly with a coffee on the balcony, while you wait for the rush hour to pass. After you've had your fun out – maybe planned a trip to one of the beaches – return home for a homemade lunch or just a lazy afternoon out on your private terrace with a drink. Sunset is always the start of a big night in this city, but if you prefer to stay in and watch a movie, you'll be happy to hear that there's a large flatscreen TV at your disposal. Bee's Knees is equipped with anything you might need for your stay, including laundry facilities, a coffeemaker, essential toiletries, and comfortable bedrooms. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Cactus Spritzer

Cactus Spritzer, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Cactus Spritzer, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Click to book Cactus Spritzer now: from £200 per night This is swish living in the heart of downtown LA! Whether you’re visiting for a weekend or settling in for a month, this stylish home makes a chic and convenient base. Rosé-colored walls, cute succulents, touches of velvet, brass, and white marble… the atmosphere and aesthetics tick all the boxes in terms of trendy interiors, while also instilling a sense of calm. After a busy day traipsing around the city, come back home, pop a bottle of something bubbly, and chill out in your lovely living room. Better still, head out on the balcony with glittering cityscape views, or sprinkle some bath salts and relax in the deep soaking tub. And if you’re one of those people that destresses in the kitchen, you’ll love this sleek and modern affair made for gourmands. You’ll have access to a bounty of building perks too, so you can unwind in the sauna or steam room, dip into the gorgeous rooftop pool, or recharge with a sweaty workout in the impressive gym. Sleeps up to 3 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Let’s Play Ball

Let’s Play Ball, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Let’s Play Ball, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Click to book Let’s Play Ball now: from £240 per night Clean lines and luxury vibes are the order of the day at this downtown LA apartment. Just minutes from the STAPLES Center and Los Angeles Convention Center, this sleek, sophisticated highrise home would make the perfect base whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure. We love the little touches that mark this home out – black and white photography, soft to the touch textiles, and cool, contemporary objet d’art are all dotted around the space, and the living room with its grey velvet sofa offers the ultimate spot for a cosy night in. But it’s the balcony that really caught our eye here. Offering views out over that twinkling downtown skyline come nightfall, we think you’ll find it hard to keep away – and who could blame you? If this isn’t the ideal location for an evening cocktail, then where is? Of course, you could always take drinks up on the roof where the communal deck boasts a pool with daybeds and loungers, gas barbecues for when you’ve just got to grill, and sweeping views. Choices, choices, choices. Sleeps up to 4 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom


Bearcat, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Bearcat, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Click to book Bearcat now: from £250 per night Bearcat was born in the roaring twenties but has been carefully reimagined as a modern living arrangement. Some parts of the original setup have survived, like the study with a lovely view of the surroundings – with a typewriter to inspire your creative side – and the occasional retro-futuristic hints. This is a bright home with an atypical layout which means each room has its own character, but the whole look is neatly tied together. Bearcat is a great home for those on their first trip to Los Angeles and we recommend starting your day on the balcony, watching the city wake up over a nice cup of coffee. Avoid the rush hour and drive to Downtown LA a little later, soaking in the sights and exploring the culinary scene. In the evening, return to your not-so-humble abode and relax in the lounge while watching a classic Hollywood movie. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Tu Casa

Tu Casa, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Tu Casa, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Click to book Tu Casa now: from £780 per night This Spanish hacienda-style home is set between the highly sought-after neighbourhoods of Koreatown and Country Club Park, famous for their great restaurants and bars and not far from the Museum of Art. Set over two storeys, it's an elegant home in a private spot that comes complete with its own gated driveway parking, garage and pretty gardens – perfect for enjoying the city's famous sunshine. The interiors are cool white, with hardwood wide-plank and tiled floors, arched ceilings and a great deal of personality. Cook at home in style thanks to the high-end kitchen and choose to eat at the breakfast bar, in the formal dining space or out in the garden. With dark wood furnishings, accent rugs and even the odd chandelier, this is a spacious and modern home with a traditional twist. Bedrooms are big, practical and relaxing, and there are plenty of bathrooms for a group to share comfortably. One lucky guest or couple will even get their own balcony off the bedroom. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

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