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Adorable Cottage Retreat in Silver Lake, Near Sunset Junction, Private Terrace

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4)

Cuter than a button and right in the heart of Silver Lake!

The cottage is set up for your convenience. We make it easy for you with well designed maps and and a self check-in process.

We are two blocks north of Sunset Junction's cafes, shops, restaurants, music venues, and wine bars. If you'd rather stay in, it's just as easy to cook at the cottage and spend leisurely mornings on the patio.

Silverlake is an eclectic neighborhood, right between Hollywood and Downtown, close to all major freeways and attractions. For your comfort: 500 thread count sheets, a full kitchen with a dine-in counter, a table/desk area, full bath with vintage subway tile, hotel soaps & hairdryer, washer/dryer on site, and private yard. Every detail has been lovingly considered and recently redone. You will not be disappointed!

Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow, Casita, Private, Patio, Garden, Vintage, Hardwood Floors, Quiet

More Details

Robin Wallace and Tim Snowber
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Robin Wallace and Tim Snowber

We began restoring buildings in Silverlake in 1997, but it's been a lifelong passion. Tim has a background in set decorating and woodworking. Robin has a background in Art Direction and loves gardening. We use salvaged/eco-friendly building materials, antique furnishings, and green cleaning products whenever possible.

We have many years of experience as landlords and hosts, and are known for being responsive, service-minded, and reasonable with pricing and management.

Robin Wallace and Tim Snowber purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Robin Wallace and Tim Snowber chose Silver Lake

Simply put, this cottage is perfectly situated. We love the way the light fills the living room in the afternoon, the privacy that comes with having your own little mini-house with a convenience of being just a couple of blocks away from outstanding restaurants (Forage, Barbrix, Cafe Stella, Cru), and a short drive to Hollywood, Disney Hall, Dodger Stadium or Griffith Park. Two side notes to mention: 1. The cottage is situated off the street, down a flight a stairs, and behind a building with long-term tenants (all very quiet). 2. Next door to the cottage is an AA treatment center, which means that there is the occasional sound of applause at the end of a meeting.

What makes this cottage unique

When we stay at the cottage, we enjoy a quick morning run on the tree-lined stair streets nearby and going to the Farmer's Market on Saturdays. Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and Downtown are all close by. It's a convenient location for work, meeting friends, going to concerts, and as a home base when we take our kids to museums, the Observatory, and the Zoo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cottage was a convenient base for our 5-night visit to Los Angeles. The weather was cooler than we expected, but the comforter gave us a warm and comfortable night's sleep, and there was a space heater to take any chill off the air. We expected to take advantage of the kitchen for cooking, but we just made coffee and used the refrigerator for fruit, cheese, wine etc. There were too many interesting places to eat just a short walk away. And it wasn't warm enough to enjoy the cottage's outdoor patio in the evening. Across the street from the cottage, we followed the steps up the hill - - we found "Esther's Stairs" -- and were rewarded by great views. Another day, we hiked for miles in Griffith Park with even better views. Others have noted the long stairs down to the cottage. They were sturdy and well lit and did not pose a problem for us. Most of the time we found nearby street parking; once we had to walk a block or so. A very comfortable, bright and welcoming place to stay!
Nov 2015
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Silver Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play style crib included. Standard wooden crib available for an additional fee. , Double Sleeper Sofa (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
This property is 2 miles from Griffith Park, with hiking trails, horseback riding, the Zoo, the Observatory, the Autry Museum, Travel Town, the Carousel, and Shane's Inspiration. Loads of fun for everyone. It's also nearby Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park, MOCA, Disney Hall, The Echo/Echoplex, and Amoeba in Hollywood. Lots to look forward to.


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Adorable Cottage Retreat in Silver Lake, Near Sunset Junction, Private Terrace
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 24 reviews

Comfortable, great location, and responsive owners

  • 5 of 5

My stay at the cottage in Silverlake got off to a bumpy start--it turned out that we had been sent access instructions for the wrong unit (there are several rentals on the property). It was nearly midnight when we checked in, and we went into a larger upstairs unit, rather than the cottage, to find that it hadn't been cleaned. I texted Tim and he responded immediately, despite the late hour. I sent him pictures, but given how late it was, neither of us noticed that it was the wrong unit until the next morning. But Tim told us where to find clean sheets and offered to refund one night's stay. The next morning I talked with him again and we sorted out what had happened; we then moved downstairs to the cottage for the second night of our stay. Tim was gracious, helpful, and responsive throughout, and I can now say that both units are very nice and comfortable, and the Silverlake location is great. We also really appreciated the thoughtful touches--Keurig coffee makers with instructions posted to them, soap and bath products in the bathrooms, comfortable bedding, and well stocked kitchens. I would definitely stay there again, and now I know about a nice two-bedroom unit up the stairs that would be a great option for a larger group.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in a great location. Parking was difficult at times. It was super clean. The kitchen is adorable. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood Ohio


  • 5 of 5

The cottage was adorable ! It was perfect for a quick weekend trip to LA !

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madrid, Spain

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nice place in a nice neighborhood ,calm and cool !!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Clemente Ca

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was all is said and more. It was located near all kinds of great restaurants

and places to go. My girlfriend and I had a incredible time. We will definitely be returning.

The host were very and informative.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool place with a 1950's theme

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent three wonderful days at this very nice cottage. It was a good size for us and a perfect location. We were in L. A. to visit our grandson who is currently being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The cottage is less than a mile away from the hospital, so we were able to walk there each day. It is located on the side of a hill and so to get there you have to walk down a staircase that covers two stories. If you can make that trip, the experience is well worth the climb. The cottage itself is indeed “adorable”. Robin and Tim have been able to preserve a 1950’s feel, yet it has been thoroughly updated inside. The bathroom and kitchen are in great shape and have everything you need. Two of the three nights we fixed dinner at the cottage. One night we ate outside on the small patio in front of the cottage. Very nice experience. Robin and Tim are great hosts. During our stay both of them went out of their way to come by and check in on us to make sure we were comfortable in their place. Robin was particularly helpful setting up the reservation and provided useful information about the area and how to get there. We would certainly stay there again and would recommend it to anyone, especially those visiting the Children’s Hospital and the Kaiser Hospital located nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Griffith Park
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Sunset / Vermont Metro
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101, 5, 2, 134, 110
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: not necessary

2 blocks from Sunset Junction with all of the cafes, restaurants and boutiques, and 2 miles from Griffith Park, with hiking trails, horseback riding, the Zoo, the Observatory, the Autry Museum, Travel Town, the Carousel, and Shane's Inspiration. Loads of fun for everyone. It's also nearby Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park, MOCA, Disney Hall, The Echo/Echoplex and all that Echo Park has to offer. Plus all of the great things Hollywood has to offer: Universal Studios, the Walk of Fame, Arclight Cinema and Amoeba Music. As well as DTLA (downtown LA): Disney Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art, the Broad Museum, newly re-furbished Cliftons restaurant and the Grand Central Markey. Lots to look forward to!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $25

All stays of 30 days or less are subject to City of LA Transient Tax (14%).
If you need to cancel, we will make every effort to re-book your dates, but if we are unable to do so, the reservation deposit will be retained. Parties and Filming must be discussed and cleared in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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