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Silver Lake Hills! Stunning Sanctuary! 1BR Apt Breathtaking View Lush Yard! Spa!

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Top of the hill, the lower unit in this mid-century gem, perched over Shangri-LA

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Luxury 1 BR 1 Ba Lower Apt in Top of the Hill Duplex 1/2 acre yard, Lake Views!

Check in to Los Angeles’ hippest neighborhood (Forbes Magazine)– and one of Silver Lake’s most stunning stays. Nestled in the heart of this great city and just minutes from Hollywood, Downtown L.A., Burbank, Universal City and West Hollywood, lies this luxury “Shangri-La.” This private lower unit, luxury 1BR apt. (750 sq. ft.) sits atop a lush hillside garden with terraces and Spa and boasts breathtaking views of the Silver Lake reservoir, Griffith Observatory and Hollywood sign. And it’s just minutes walk away from L.A.'s best bars, restaurants, nightlife, coffee shops, and the amazing reservoir, the heart of this great neighborhood with its beautiful meadows and jogging path.

Inside the apartment, you’ll find everything you need to make your stay in L.A. movie star ready. The unit features all of the amenities of a fine hotel plus a fully appointed chef’s kitchen with brand new appliances and striking black granite countertops. Tastefully decorated with a mid-century flair, the comfortable living room (with 50” TV with HD DVR plus HBO/SHO) overlooks the spectacular hillside view. The sliding doors open to a private deck and a dramatic view that overlooks the ½ acre park-like garden full of lawns, terraces, flowers and fruit trees. The hillside yard is a sanctuary, including a large and secluded patio with built in spa, perched on the hillside for perfect sunset viewing. The large yard is shared with me and my other tenant, but we hardly use it and with its many private terraces and patio you will feel like you have this entire Shangri LA to yourselves.

Other featured amenities include an outdoor gas grill for backyard barbeques, with outdoor seating for large groups and a striking bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. The large comfortable bedroom with new plush queen sized bed has a huge picture window featuring the gorgeous view, (and a 40' TV with HD DVR).
The apartment offers off street parking, a full laundry and optional daily maid service.

Wonderful shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, music venues, galleries and all the other attributes of an artistic enclave are abundant and easily accessible from the apartment, many by foot or a just a short drive. Just around the corner you you'll find a few of Silver Lake's trendiest spots, the Cha Cha Lounge, The Red Lion Tavern, Silver Lake Wine, Gingergrass, Silverlake Coffee, The Edendale Grill, Home Restaurant, Michelangelo's... The list just begins.

Although you feel like you're in a hillside lake resort in the Italian countryside, the apartment is right near 4 of the city's main arteries, the 5, 101, 110, and the 2 freeways are minutes away. So the entire city is easily accessible from here. Head west on the 10 to the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice, or you can hop the 2 west to Pasadena and enjoy a day in old town and the gorgeous Huntington Gardens and Museum (Gainsborough's Blue Boy) and the astounding collection at the Norton Simon museum (many Van Goghs, and a Raphael). If you're here for work you can hop the 5 to Universal, Warner Brothers, Disney and Dreamworks, all a short 10 minute drive. Or take surface streets to the Paramount lot, a 10 minute drive. Downtown is even closer. Enjoy the LA Philharmonic at the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, an opera at the Dorothy Chandler, a play or musical at the Mark Taper or a concert at the Staples Center or Nokia Theatre at LA live. Hit MOMA, or LACMA. It's all nearby, Silver Lake really is the perfect central location to visit all of LA. And my place offers serene and functional comfort, a perfect home base for your visit.

Silver Lake has been an architect's playground for decades, many famous designers have experimented here, building what have become iconic examples of mid century modern designs. You will find many classic Neutras, Schindlers, Lautners, Ellwood, Ain, Lloyd Wrights, down the block and around the corners. My favorite is an exquisite Lloyd Wright only three houses up the block. It was home to Anais Nin, where she wrote many of her trailblazing diaries. Many young architects are continuing in that tradition of experimental modernism and many new future icons continue to pop up all over the neighborhood.

This is a brand new listing for me here and I may have no reviews posted yet. But I do have a long track record as a host with my other vacation rentals in Silver Lake and my very special Hale in Kauai, Hawaii which I have been operating for 7 years and it is one of the most popular rentals on the island. Check out some of my reviews on my other rentals for the enthusiastic raves over the high level of hospitality my guests enjoy.

** 1/15/16: Please Note, the L.A. Department of Water and Power has partially drained the lake to do some repair work on its foundation as it transforms from reservoir to natural lake, it’s not exactly clear how long this will take. But don't worry, the view is still expansive and beautiful, and there is still the remnant of a rather large puddle that continues to reflect the lights at night to magical effect. I will update this message as the time frame of this event clarifies. I just thought you should know.
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Manager

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please enjoy it ourtside...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sized Air Mattress available on request...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$170
$1,100 $3,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $80
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

Cancellations: Cancellation made over 30 days before your arrival will receive a full refund less a processing fee of 15% of the total agreement.

Cancellations made within 30 days of the arrival date forfeit the full advance payment. In the event of a cancellation every effort will be made to re-rent for the time or part of the time. If successful, a refund or partial refund will be made less a 15% processing fee.

I encourage guests who's plans are uncertain to take advantage of the travelers insurance offered by the Homeaway site to guarantee a refund in the unfortunate event you need to cancel at the last minute.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

  • Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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819 Miles
Nearest Airport
BUR; LAX
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nearest Barpub
Cha Cha lounge, the Red Lion
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Griffith Park
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak; Union Station
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nearest Motorway
the 5, the 2, the 101, the 110
Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Gingergrass, The Red Lion, Home, Michelangelos
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pacific Ocean
 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: Aloha form Tunnels beach, Kauai! (My other home). I have been a long term resident of Silver lake, over 20 years now. I'm originally from NY and spent my early adult life as a pioneer of the East Village in NYC going to NYU, then working as a set designer. I came out here and began to work with architects doing specialty design for many high end casinos and hotels in Las Vegas and around the world. I'm just another Silver Lake artist/hippy/eccentric doing my art and enjoying my gifted life.

Why Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA, USA:
I came to Silver Lake in the early 90's to visit a friend who had just moved out here. I fell in love with the life here and the community and I knew immediately that this was the next step in my life's journey.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
When I gaze over the lake at the hills I feel like I'm in a resort in a European hill town. And yet this is probably the most vital metropolis in the US (after NY). To enjoy such serenity in the middle of such a large city is really special.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Photos

  • Top of the hill, the lower unit in this mid-century gem, perched over Shangri-LA

    Top of the hill, the lower unit in this mid-century gem, perched over Shangri-LA

  • High end appliances and striking black granite embellish eat-in 'chef's' kitchen

    High end appliances and striking black granite embellish eat-in 'chef's' kitchen

  • You'll feel like you're in a mountain lake resort, not the center of a huge city

    You'll feel like you're in a mountain lake resort, not the center of a huge city

  • Perched on a promontory and nestled in the garden, a hot soak w/magnificent view

    Perched on a promontory and nestled in the garden, a hot soak w/magnificent view

  • As day turns to night, the romance of the city lights reflecting in the lake

    As day turns to night, the romance of the city lights reflecting in the lake

  • Outdoor patio dining with gas grill, like you're floating on air, it's elating!

    Outdoor patio dining with gas grill, like you're floating on air, it's elating!

  • And large picture window framing the killer view! Perfect writers haven

    And large picture window framing the killer view! Perfect writers haven

  • nestled in the yard, private and serene

    nestled in the yard, private and serene

  • The yard seems to go on forever, another patio for dining, relaxing, & view spot.

    The yard seems to go on forever, another patio for dining, relaxing, & view spot.

  • That hot tub sure looks inviting to our feline neighbors

    That hot tub sure looks inviting to our feline neighbors

  • Lawns everywhere, flowering plants all year round!

    Lawns everywhere, flowering plants all year round!

  • A pastoral oasis in the heart of the city awaits you!

    A pastoral oasis in the heart of the city awaits you!

  • Open plan living, sliding doors open to deck perched over sanctuary with VIEW!!!

    Open plan living, sliding doors open to deck perched over sanctuary with VIEW!!!

  • Your magnificent perch with a breathtaking view of Silver Lake and the Hills

    Your magnificent perch with a breathtaking view of Silver Lake and the Hills

  • The distant Hollywood Sign and Observatory are clearly visible

    The distant Hollywood Sign and Observatory are clearly visible

  • Enjoy another picture perfect sunset, day after day. What an idyllic setting!

    Enjoy another picture perfect sunset, day after day. What an idyllic setting!

  • The apartment is tastefully decorated with a mid-century flair! 50'TV HD DVR

    The apartment is tastefully decorated with a mid-century flair! 50'TV HD DVR

  • Spacious Bedroom, Plush Queen Bed with fine linens, desk and 2nd TV w/DVR & Wifi

    Spacious Bedroom, Plush Queen Bed with fine linens, desk and 2nd TV w/DVR & Wifi

  • Stylish bathroom with Jacuzzi jetted tub plus complementary soaps & shampoos.

    Stylish bathroom with Jacuzzi jetted tub plus complementary soaps & shampoos.

  • Modern, open plan style & comfort, 750 sq.ft. of luxury perched over Shangri-LA

    Modern, open plan style & comfort, 750 sq.ft. of luxury perched over Shangri-LA

  • verdant conversation, comfortably nestled in the tiered garden

    verdant conversation, comfortably nestled in the tiered garden

  • Lush & fragrent, the yard tiers up the hillside filled w/ flowers & fruit trees

    Lush & fragrent, the yard tiers up the hillside filled w/ flowers & fruit trees

  • Majestic palms dancing in the delicious lake breezes. Garden of Eden!

    Majestic palms dancing in the delicious lake breezes. Garden of Eden!

  • Shangri_LA, a lush sanctuary as your home base for your visit to LA.

    Shangri_LA, a lush sanctuary as your home base for your visit to LA.

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