Bright, Kid-Friendly Haven in Silver Lake Hills, Near H'Wood & Downtown!

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our airy and modern one-bedroom guest unit is located in the Silver Lake hills of Los Angeles. It is a hillside garden apartment, with our owner-occupied house above. (Because of the hillside, stairs are required to access the unit.)

The unit offers reserved, off-street parking for our guests' car and a separate entrance for total privacy. It has been renovated floor to ceiling and features a living room, compact kitchen, bedroom, and full bath, as well as beautiful cork and marmoleum flooring and roman shades with black-out linings. The furnishings are mid-century with a modern touch.

Perfect for two, and cozy for four, the location is ideal for a stay in Los Angeles. The Silver Lake reservoir, Los Feliz, Dodger stadium, Hollywood, Universal Studios, and downtown are minutes away, as is Griffith Park, with its trails, famous observatory, golf course, zoo, museums, train rides, and playgrounds. A great hotel alternative to anyone coming to Los Angeles for business or pleasure.

Inside the apartment:

THE KITCHEN includes a gas range, sink, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster oven, as well as ample cooking equipment, dishes, glasses, cutlery and even cookbooks for inspiration.

THE LIVING ROOM includes a full-sized comfort sleeper pull-out couch, easy chair, flat-screen television (with DirecTV, Roku Box, DVD player, and streaming Netflix), desk area (with plenty of Los Angeles visitors' guides), and a fold-out dining table that holds dinner for three. Also available for our guests are an array of books, games, CD player and IPod dock. High-speed WIFI is included.

THE BEDROOM features a queen bed with organic linens, sizable closet with full-length mirror, dresser, vintage vanity, and generous library of books. It is large-enough to accommodate a pack-n-play or crib as well.

THE BATH features luxurious 800-gram organic towels, full tub, sink, and toilet.

The grounds:

Just outside the apartment’s door is a sizable slate patio decorated with flowering plants and citrus trees. Lounge chairs, a cafe set, outdoor heat lamp, and a gas grill is available for your use. Our shared garden and 600-square foot deck is just beyond, with chaise longues and a table with seating for 8. The view is trees and hillsides, with downtown's skyline in the distance and city lights at night.

A grocery, pharmacy, banks, and a number of restaurants and shops are all in walking distance, as is the Silver Lake reservoir. We do recommend a car, and with it, you’ll have easy access to the 2, 5, 134 and 101 freeways.

We live above, and are typically around to provide directions, restaurant and attraction suggestions, and anything else we can help with. Parents: we are happy to provide a portable crib, high chair, and we can offer advice on local attractions resources for parents and children, including a referral for bonded, professional babysitters.

Things to do in Los Angeles: Below are some popular Los Angeles-area destinations and their approximate travel times from the apartment:

Griffith Park (zoo, Autry museum, golf, hiking, playgrounds, observatory): 7 minutes
Downtown (arts district, Little Tokyo, Disney Hall, MOCA, Olvera Streeet, Chinatown): 10 minutes
Los Feliz: 10 minutes
Hollywood (walk of fame, Kodak Theater, Chinese Theater): 15-20 minutes
Universal Studios: 15 minutes
Studio City: 15-20 minutes
Beverly Hills: 30 minutes
Santa Monica / Venice Beach: 35-40 minutes
Disneyland: 45 minutes
Malibu: ~1 hour


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    We have plenty of toys, games, and baby/toddler/kinder paraphernalia to loan to our guests....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed in the apartment at any time. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Pandora available via Roku Box....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirecTV + Roku Box (with Netflix instant, and instant movies available)....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a two-seat counter facing the kitchen, and a wall-mounted folding table that can seat 3....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    window unit in bedroom...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Wall-mounted gas heater in bedroom. Rarely needed, but available for chilly nights. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury organic linens for both queen and full beds....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Space in front of garage for 1-2 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private, off-street parking for guests' car is included....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Broadband WiFi network available....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    An assortment of pots, pans, and kitchen implements are on-site. Kitchen includes gas stove, toaster oven, sink, microwave, refrigerator and freezer (plus coffee maker and blender)....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Slate patio, lawn, and 600 square foot deck available for use. Chaise lounges, Adirondack chairs, seating for eight, sun umbrellas, and outdoor gas heater also available. Outdoor space is lushly landscaped with flowering plants, citrus, and mature trees....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck


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Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $60 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 14%


$129/night, $840/week

Our rates are as follows:

Basic rate is $129/night or $840/week or $3,000/mo.

Holiday/holiday weekend rates are: $150/night or $975/week (don't we wish that we all had a holiday month!!)

Please note that at this time, we book up to one year in advance.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Red Lion Tavern
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 / 5 freeways
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

The Silver Lake area of Los Angeles sits between downtown and Hollywood, near Los Feliz and Echo Park. Silver Lake is known for its modernist residential architecture (Neutra, Schindler, and Lautner houses are common sights), its artistic denizens, and the reservoir for which it is named.

It is one of Los Angeles' hillside neighborhoods, which offer great hiking. shopping, and people watching opportunities.

Here's what Forbes Magazine said about Silver Lake, when it recently named it 'America's Best Hipster Neighborhood' : 'Nestled between Echo Park and Los Feliz, the trendy community boasts some of the nation's most lauded food trucks and farmers markets, a multicultural blend of residents with eclectic professions, and a booming arts scene. Even the buildings exude an avant garde aesthetic a hipster could love: Silver Lake is home to some of the most celebrated modernist architecture in the country, including Richard Neutra's VDL Research House and John Lautner's Silvertop.'


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We are a couple of transplanted Virginians who've been out here for about a decade now.

Why the Owner Chose Los Angeles:
Nestled in the hills outside of downtown, Silver Lake is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. It's quirky, artsy, and hip, in a great location whether you're an urban explorer or like the quieter side of things. Our house was built in 1908, but the apartment was just renovated top to bottom, so it offers both charm and modern convenience!

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Garden


  • Your new front door! (for a little while, anyway...)

    Your new front door! (for a little while, anyway...)

  • Deck and chaises

    Deck and chaises

  • View out door

    View out door

  • Little desk—great for laptops and our free WiFi!

    Little desk—great for laptops and our free WiFi!

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Kitchen


  • kitchen


  • Queen-sized bed and all the trimmings

    Queen-sized bed and all the trimmings

  • Dresser, closet, & vanity

    Dresser, closet, & vanity

  • bedroom: vintage vanity

    bedroom: vintage vanity

  • Bathroom


  • Chaises on deck (baby not included!)

    Chaises on deck (baby not included!)

  • Front of house

    Front of house

  • View out window

    View out window

  • Living room toward door and desk

    Living room toward door and desk

  • Living room couch with view of wall-mount folding table; seats 2 or 3

    Living room couch with view of wall-mount folding table; seats 2 or 3

  • Living room: TV with DirectTV, Roku box, DVD player and iPod dock

    Living room: TV with DirectTV, Roku box, DVD player and iPod dock

  • Kitchen with view of dining counter and stools

    Kitchen with view of dining counter and stools

  • Kitchen with lush greenery beyond

    Kitchen with lush greenery beyond

  • queen-sized bed with diverse bedside reading options

    queen-sized bed with diverse bedside reading options

  • Vintage dresser and view of full bath

    Vintage dresser and view of full bath

  • Bathroom with marmoleum floor

    Bathroom with marmoleum floor

  • California weather gives us lots of citrus—help yourself!

    California weather gives us lots of citrus—help yourself!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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