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Elegant Vintage 2BR Silver Lake Craftsman w/ Deck & Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Duplex, 2 Bedrooms + Sofabed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1 - 6)

Built in 1919 and meticulously restored in 2011, this elegant duplex abounds with vintage style and charm. One of the first homes to be built on the block, the view of Los Feliz and the many authentic period details are not to be missed.

This listing is for the top floor (2 BR/1BA). If you need more room, see VRBO #412795 for the lower apartment, and/or VRBO #303778 for our nearby cottage.

Craftsman windows span the entire width of the building, giving you straight-arrow views of the Hollywood sign and the Observatory. The ceilings are 10 feet high with large windows in every room. The kitchen is farmhouse style, with a restored antique stove, original cabinetry, and a salvaged wood bar. The bathroom has a full size tub and plenty of space. Outside, you have your own deck with built-in benches and a small front yard that is secure and private, opening out to Griffith Park Blvd, just 2 blocks north of Sunset Junction in Silverlake.

Sunset Junction is a neighborhood hub, with Cafe Stella and Intelligentsia coffee, as well as a boutique called Driftwood, the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, and the Silverlake Cheese store. Even closer is Cafe Casbah, Forage, Pazzo Gelato, Naturewell, and Vacation Vinyl records. We have the Silverlake Farmer's market once a week, right around the corner. There is a wealth of great boutiques, restaurants, and bars within an easy (slight downhill) 5 minute walk from the building.

For kids, there is Shane's Inspiration, pony rides, a carousel, the Zoo, and the Museum of the West just 2.2 miles from the building in Griffith Park.

Keywords: Duplex, Vintage, Flat, Upper, Views, Walking Distance to Shops, Sightseeing, Silverlake

More Details

Owner
Robin Wallace and Tim Snowber
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

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 apartment in 2011

Why Robin Wallace and Tim Snowber chose Los Angeles County

We love this part of Silver Lake because we can walk almost everywhere we need to go, but when we need to drive, the 5, 101, 110, and 134 freeways are very close by. We've always loved the trees, the architecture, and the neighborhood feel of Silver Lake.

What makes this apartment unique

There's an innate sense of calm in this building, maybe because it's held up for almost 100 years. We love the view, the convenience, and the proximity to the 'flow' of the city. It makes for great work and family trips. Whether you are interested in architecture, sightseeing, music, food, wine, artisan boutiques, or the outdoors, Silver Lake has all of this and more to offer... we love this building in particular because it's so central and it has great character and style.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love this house! We had an amazing experience, and would definitely stay again. Robin is fabulous! We loved the treats & wine she had left for us. Great details, comfy bed, hospitable host, we couldn't ask for more!
Nov 2011
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Amenities

Silver Lake Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size tub / shower. Grab bars and shower seat available
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , closet, dresser, desk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , closet & dresser
    Attached Unit - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower level apartment has a queen bed + queen sofa b
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room has a queen sleeper sofa
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed with an in-room desk., Double Beds (1) Four poster full sized double bed., Queen size Sofa Bed in the Living Room, Child Beds (1) Cot available., Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play available on request. Full sized crib available for an additional cost.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Elegant Vintage 2BR Silver Lake Craftsman w/ Deck & Views
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 31 reviews
5

Better Than Advertised - Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has experienced many VRBO rentals - inside and outside of the U.S. - over the last 7 years. We all agreed that this was hands down at the top of our list! We rented the 2BR for 5 days, and while the pictures you see are accurate, they actually don't do it justice. This craftsman is roomier, cleaner, and more practical than the photos indicate. Simply put, it's a fantastic "base camp" for exploring most of the legendary spots in and around L.A. We are a family of four, including two teenage girls, and never did we feel that the home was anything but the right fit for us. As we packed up and got ready to head home, we were somewhat surprised because none of us could identify anything to "complain about" with regard to the house. That was a first for us! The owners were responsive and helpful throughout the process and during our stay, and we would definitely look to rent from them again if we make it back to L.A. Cannot recommend this place enough - don't hesitate grab it if you can!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cool digs!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us. I was visiting my son and his partner who live in the Silver Lake neighborhood and we could easily walk back and forth between his place and the rental. The space was extremely clean and was a very comfortable place for all of us to spend time in between outings. I, as an old woman who likes to cook, would say that the kitchen facilities came up a bit short; however, we ended up going to the most awesome restaurants in the area instead!--which was very good for me and stretched me out of my rut a bit. I had El Savadorian papoosas (from the local farmers market) for the first time, which I loved. I also had the best-ever Brazilian dinner one evening. Being from middle Tennessee, home of the "meat and three" (a meat dish and 3 side veggies), this was all new and great fun for me. I will always remember this trip.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kitchener, Ontario
5

Charming "cottage", great kitchen, convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 day stay. The 2 bedroom apartment is comfortably furnished and spacious. Wonderful view. The flat is an easy walk to many unique restaurants and bars. Thanks for the stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location was awesome, perfect amount of space, plus it felt homey and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time here. The decor is thoughtful and simple and matches the home well. There are blackout shades on all bedroom windows and a few other thoughtful touches that aren't in pictures. The location is phenomenal- is stay here anytime I am in LA. We also parked exactly in front of the house every single time we came back to it. No parking problems for us.

Things to know beforehand- there is no dishwasher, laundry is with coin machines, no blender, the neighbors do indeed have barking dogs. We used sound machine apps on our phones for sleeping is and it didn't bother us at all. None of these things took away from our stay.

Every Tuesday and Saturday there is a small but lovely farmers market a couple blocks away. Highly recommend pine and crane for Taiwanese-ish delicious food.

Our hosts were also very prompt returning our questions, accommodating, and wonderful.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely, very comfortable residence for visitors in L.A.

  • 5 of 5

I've spent time in a lot of VRBOs over the years, but Tim and Robin's 2-bedroom flat is really one of the very best. The house itself, while clearly renovated, has all the old-fashioned charm of its era, down to the mission furniture and what seems to be its original kitchen. The rear of the place -- near the kitchen and dining area -- is full of windows and light, plus a nice view of the Hollywood sign, the Griffiths Observatory and the hills around. We found the place in immaculate shape, and were delighted to find that a bunch of nice restaurants and shops are less than half a mile away; an easy 8-minute walk. The neighborhood is economically diverse and peaceful. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place--airy and bright, really ideally located. And incredibly well equipped! With a very responsive host. Some noise filters into the master bedroom from the apartment below, but not a huge issue by any means. Already trying to figure out how to stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

This property is 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!

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Rates & Availability

Silver Lake Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$190
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

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.
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