About the property
- House1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Magical house with European style, gorgeous views, beautiful terraced backyard & garden. In the heart of the Los Feliz neighborhood where everything is walkable, close to Silver Lake, Hollywood. The house is located in the Franklin Hills with views of the Griffith Observatory, Hollywood, and West LA. On a rare clear day, the ocean is visible. This relaxing retreat is the perfect LA getaway for the busy traveler or small family in need of a dreamy vacation.
The house is 1400 square feet with two bedrooms, family room/den, two bathrooms, an open living space with great views of the surrounding area. We have a wonderful, large terraced backyard with two patio areas, vegetable gardens - the perfect spot to sit and watch the sunset.
The open island kitchen is perfect for cooking and entertaining. It's equipped with a built-in Sub Zero refrigerator, top of the line cooktop, oven, dishwasher, wine cooler, and Sonos system. The vintage Danish dining table unfolds to seat 8. In the living room, we have an old school LP turntable and lots of records.
The bedrooms are downstairs. The master bedroom features a California King with lots of closet space and flat screen TV. The master bathroom has stone tiles and counter top and a gorgeous built-in teak vanity. The shower includes a steam unit, rain shower head, and hand held shower. The second bedroom has a couch that unfolds to a double bed. The second bathroom features a tub, shower, and washer-dryer. In the den, there's a down-filled L-shaped couch that can sleep one adult or two children. There's also a flat screen TV.
Access to the garden is through the second bedroom. There are two patio areas to take in our perfect weather and gorgeous views. Depending on the time of year, the vegetable beds are growing kale, swiss chard, tomatoes, artichokes, fava beans, and wildflowers. The beautifully landscaped backyard is bursting with color and includes lavender, succulents, grapevine, and California Native flowers.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Shannon O'Rourke
I am a TV producer, documentary filmmaker, and aspiring print maker. I love to dabble in sculpture and ceramics as well. Traveling in between jobs allows me to share my beautiful home with people who appreciate beauty and fun. Luckily I live in a great neighborhood where Hollywood was born - Los Feliz, close to the original Walt Disney Studio and Cecil B. De Mille's house. It's paradise here and I hope to share it!
Shannon O'Rourke purchased this House in 2010
Why Shannon O'Rourke chose Los Feliz
We live in the heart of the Franklin Hills - an historic Los Angeles neighborhood nestled between Los Feliz and Silver Lake. Within walking distance are beautiful restaurants, bars, hiking trails, shopping, grocery shopping, and all the amenities needed.
What makes this House unique
Our home is situated on a hillside facing west with breathtaking sunset views and cool breezes coming from the ocean. Surrounding our neighborhood are several sets of staircases for great workouts or beautiful walks.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Back for More!
This was our second visit in 3 months and we'll be back again soon! So comfortable, accessible and absolutely perfect for our needs. I will keep this brief as it is our second review but can't sign off without again mentioning what a perfect tone Shannon sets as a host. That's the word "perfect" in 2 of 4 sentences.... Guess that says it all.
Kim, you and your husband are the best guests! I love having repeat guests like you and your husband! I look forward to your next visit!
Love this home!!
It's been a week since we returned from LA to frigid Massachusetts and we haven't had one morning when we haven't started off saying how much we wish we were still staying in Shannon's home. And we promise that it's not just because of the weather! We spent 8 nights there in December. Shannon met us upon arrival, showed us around, made sure we knew where things were and answered our questions. During the stay, she checked in once by text and otherwise left it to us to be in touch should we need anything. The perfect balance of host/guest interaction.
The house was perfect for us. Amazing location, lovely outdoor spaces to spend time in and an interior full of whimsical details and pretty much everything/anything we might have needed to use to make our stay comfortable. Speaking of comfort, the bed in the master bedroom was fantastic and when our adult son visited, the media room sofa served him perfectly. The neighborhood is quiet and right near the busiest and most interesting parts of Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Hollywood. We highly recommend staying here and intend to do so ourselves as soon as we can. Once the snow melts so we can open our back door...... Thank you, Shannon!
Thank you, Kim, for such a lovely review! You and your husband were PERFECT guests. My home was immaculate upon my return and I really love the gift you left behind. You were so respectful of my home and I really appreciate that! I'd love to welcome you back anytime!
Idyllic Mid-Century Modern House
Right in the middle of all our favorite spots in LA, sitting on the side of a hill with a 140 degree view, we spent six days living the good life.
We had plans to visit a museum with our kids, but instead, found ourselves spending our mornings reading through the library at the house and drinking coffee.
Our host, who could not be more hospitable, offers up her record collection, and a turntable to play them on, so we were able to enjoy our kids freaking out over how cool a record player really is. I highly recommend the Nigerian jazz record.
I am going to guess that the house was built around 1950 , and it is a great representation of what Mid-Century modern represents. The custom furnishings are perfectly suited for the space, and when you look outside, you can see for miles.
There is a large outdoor area that is, private, furnished, and is a half day adventure, if you are into plants.
Obviously, we loved our stay, and i know different people like different things, but i can't imagine anyone being disappointed after staying here. We felt like we got way more than we were expecting.
Thank you so much, Abby, for this incredible review! My favorite part was how you and your kids enjoyed the record collection!! I'm so happy to have hosted you in my home and it gives me so much pleasure to know how much you and your family enjoyed the house and backyard (and all the plants!) as much as I do! I'd love to have you back anytime, you were the most amazing guests!
We were able to drive to the Hollywood tourist areas, Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice Beach easily from this location. The house had nice views from the back of the house.
The snacks and breakfast food provided by the owners were a nice touch. The owner was easy to reach by text or email if we had questions about the house.
It suited our needs perfectly because we were visiting our daughter who lives in Los Feliz.
Loved our stay in this charming house!
Shannon's property could not have been more lovely - the house is well decorated and very tidy, and there is a beautiful garden in the back with some amazing views of LA. Shannon herself was so nice and accommodating - she greeted us with a welcome basket filled with snacks and checked in periodically over the weekend to see how we were doing. The location also could not have been more perfect - it's a 5 minute drive from some amazing restaurants, coffee shops, stores, etc. I would definitely stay here again!
Thank you so much, Eleonora! You guys were great guests, would love to have you back anytime!