This place is awesome and just as described by the owner. The guest house is in "like new" condition. Everything was clean, in working order, and tastefully appointed. The tiles, flooring, furnishings, appliances... they're not your "builder grade" materials. We even took away a few interior design ideas for our own house. The bed is very comfortable. The only caution is if you're planning to use the extra bed/futon in the loft. It's not that easy to get up there and there's really very little clearance. It might be okay for a child but only one that's very steady getting up and down a ladder. It's cute but not very functional.
The owner is clearly very thoughtful and detail oriented. Laminated tags and instruction cards help make sure you know how to use everything from the washer/dryer to the oven, TV remote, and French Press coffee maker. There are even recommendations for local restaurants.
Having a washer/dryer in the unit was a big help when trying to pack light for our trip. Fully loaded TV allowed us to spend a night in enjoying a movie and relaxing from a busy day touring around LA.
Location, location, location! This guest house is tucked away off a main street so we didn't hear any noise. Yet, it's close enough to the highway to easily get around. And even better, it's on one of the two major canyon roads that can be taken to get from the valley to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles proper without having to get on a highway. What a time saver! Burbank (e.g. Warner Brothers) and North H'wood (e.g. Universal Studios) are 10-15 min away and accessible via the highway or surface streets - take your pick.
And let's not forget the off-street secure/gated parking! Umm... yes, please, and thank you!
If/when I return to the LA area, I'll definitely be looking to stay here again.