About the property
- Apartment750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
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.
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- Apr 22, 2018
About Jeffrey Schneider
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 in the NY theatre. I came out to California 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/eccentric, living with cats, doing my design work and enjoying life in Silver Lake.
Jeffrey Schneider purchased this Apartment in 2014
Why Jeffrey Schneider chose Silver Lake
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.
What makes this Apartment unique
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The stay was absolutely great.
First - the stay was great. The apartment was fantastic and Jeffrey was a nice host. The view was above and beyond and the amenities were all there.
The only reason it's a 4-star and not 5 is because of the noise. The noise from the above unit was pretty extensive. The walking was constant and we could almost hear what they were talking about. This wouldn't be too bad if it wasn't because it was at night as well. There would be walking and moving around all through the night, as well as starting early. There was also construction going on right below the unit which started early. So sleeping in or sleeping soundly was not an option.
Also the shower was nice, but the water kept fluctuation with hot/cold depending on what else was used throughout the whole house I assume. During a shower, one would experience up to 3 cold "spurts" that lasted a minute or so. It was a bit unpleasant.
The bedroom windows could use some screens, even though Jeffrey said there were no mosquitoes, we both got multiple bites, so he is not entirely correct.
It wasn't easy to find even though Jeffrey sent a nice email with detailed instructions. A picture from the front of the house/entrance/parking would have been worth a thousand words.
Apart from these, very minor unpleasantries, it was a great stay. The unit was fantastic, the view was incredible, the location was good and the price was great. The towels were great and plenty of them. We'd definitely go back.
Thanks Jeffrey for being a great host.
It was a great location and great view.
The owner was very welcoming, he made sure we knew everything and the condo was real clean and nice inside and out.
Easy access to many wonderful restaurants in the Silver lake area. Everything was clean and neat. We enjoyed the hot tub and the beautiful flowers and plants in the landscaped yard
Location, views gorgeous. Visiting Daughter in Echo Park, Great. Only one red flag! Concrete stars to
unit very Treacherous.
Hooray for Shangri-LA
Jeff and his property in Silverlake are very accommodating and provide for a wonderful retreat. My wife and I had a wonderful stay and would certainly stay again if we find ourselves in LA again. Thanks, Jeff.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.