I stayed at this gorgeous Silver Lake house over the New Year holiday this year and it was perfect. My son lives nearby, in Echo Park, my friends were up in the Hollywood Hills, and I had tickets with friends and family for the Rose Bowl--all of these were super easy to get to (even in busy holiday traffic), as were the cute shopping and restaurant streets nearby. The hosts were hospitable and helpful, but not intrusive, and the furnishings and interiors we're clean, modern and well-maintained. I was too busy to cook much, but as an experienced cook, I can tell you that the kitchen was new, well-equipped, and awesome. The first night, my son, girlfriend, and family members visited and the owners were nice enough to fire up the heater on the front patio so we could eat outside. (I'm sure he thought we were crazy, but hey, we're Californians, we're spoiled by the beautiful winter weather!) Everyone was very complimentary about "my place," and I have a strong suspicion that my son and his girlfriend would have loved to move in.... I was surprised, in a positive way, by two things: how easy it was to find parking, and how quiet it was. Even the little dogs next door were quiet--I wish my dogs were as well-behaved! In summary, it's even better than advertised, the place is immaculate, comfy and safe, and the owners are great. I'll be back.