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David A

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Bright, kid-friendly haven in Silver Lake hills, near H'wood & downtown!

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1 bedroom, 1 full bath, sleeps 4 (2 and 2)

Our airy and modern one-bedroom guest unit is located in the Silver Lake hills of Los Angeles. It is a hillside garden apartment, with our owner-occupied house above. (Because of the hillside, stairs are required to access the unit.)

The unit offers reserved, off-street parking for our guests' car and a separate entrance for total privacy. It has been renovated floor to ceiling and features a living room, compact kitchen, bedroom, and full bath, as well as beautiful cork and marmoleum flooring and roman shades with black-out linings. The furnishings are mid-century with a modern touch.

Perfect for two, and cozy for four, the location is ideal for a stay in Los Angeles. The Silver Lake reservoir, Los Feliz, Dodger stadium, Hollywood, Universal Studios, and downtown are minutes away, as is Griffith Park, with its trails, famous observatory, golf course, zoo, museums, train rides, and playgrounds. A great hotel alternative to anyone coming to Los Angeles for business or pleasure.

Inside the apartment:

THE KITCHEN includes a gas range, sink, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster oven, as well as ample cooking equipment, dishes, glasses, cutlery and even cookbooks for inspiration.

THE LIVING ROOM includes a full-sized comfort sleeper pull-out couch, easy chair, flat-screen television (with DirecTV, Roku Box, DVD player, and streaming Netflix), desk area (with plenty of Los Angeles visitors' guides), and a fold-out dining table that holds dinner for three. Also available for our guests are an array of books, games, CD player and IPod dock. High-speed WIFI is included.

THE BEDROOM features a queen bed with organic linens, sizable closet with full-length mirror, dresser, vintage vanity, and generous library of books. It is large-enough to accommodate a pack-n-play or crib as well.

THE BATH features luxurious 800-gram organic towels, full tub, sink, and toilet.

The grounds:

Just outside the apartment’s door is a sizable slate patio decorated with flowering plants and citrus trees. Lounge chairs, a cafe set, outdoor heat lamp, and a gas grill is available for your use. Our shared garden and 600-square foot deck is just beyond, with chaise longues and a table with seating for 8. The view is trees and hillsides, with downtown's skyline in the distance and city lights at night.

A grocery, pharmacy, banks, and a number of restaurants and shops are all in walking distance, as is the Silver Lake reservoir. We do recommend a car, and with it, you’ll have easy access to the 2, 5, 134 and 101 freeways.

We live above, and are typically around to provide directions, restaurant and attraction suggestions, and anything else we can help with. Parents: we are happy to provide a portable crib, high chair, and we can offer advice on local attractions resources for parents and children, including a referral for bonded, professional babysitters.

Things to do in Los Angeles: Below are some popular Los Angeles-area destinations and their approximate travel times from the apartment:

Griffith Park (zoo, Autry museum, golf, hiking, playgrounds, observatory): 7 minutes

Downtown (arts district, Little Tokyo, Disney Hall, MOCA, Olvera Streeet, Chinatown): 10 minutes

Los Feliz: 10 minutes

Hollywood (walk of fame, Kodak Theater, Chinese Theater): 15-20 minutes

Universal Studios: 15 minutes

Studio City: 15-20 minutes

Beverly Hills: 30 minutes

Santa Monica / Venice Beach: 35-40 minutes

Disneyland: 45 minutes

Malibu: ~1 hour

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David A (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About David A

We are a couple of transplanted Virginians who've been out here for about a decade now.

David A purchased this apartment in 2006

Why David A chose Los Angeles County

Nestled in the hills outside of downtown, Silver Lake is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. It's quirky, artsy, and hip, in a great location whether you're an urban explorer or like the quieter side of things. Our house was built in 1908, but the apartment was just renovated top to bottom, so it offers both charm and modern convenience!

Guestbook comments from the owner

David and Heather were warm, welcoming hosts! The guest house is a private, well-situated apartment space on their property - perfect for those looking for a home-base in a cool neighborhood of LA. The house is well-appointed with everything you would need or have staying in a hotel. A great experience, would definitely recommend!
Sep 2012
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based on 28 traveler reviews

Bright, kid-friendly haven in Silver Lake hills, near H'wood & downtown!
average rating of 4.964286 based on 33 reviews

Great place to stay in Silver Lake

  • 5 of 5

We- my wife and I- spent a week in this ground level suite in a great part of LA. It's comfortable and homey; in a quiet location up on one of the many hills of this area. Has everything one needs for an extended stay. The front door opens onto a lovely patio- quite private feeling, perfect for outdoor living with lounge chairs, dining table and a good BBQ for cooking al fresco meals.

The apartment made a great base for exploring LA, and we have no hesitation in recommending it.

Daniel and Mary. Vancouver BC

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Excellent! Exactly as pictured

  • 5 of 5

David was very responsive to my questions and inquiries. We met him upon arrival and he was helpful but not intrusive. The apartment is exactly as pictured, very cute and comfortable and clean. Wonderful outdoor space, wish we could have enjoyed it more but we were only there for 2 nights and on the go during the day. We stayed there as a couple so plenty of room for us. I definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nice stay in the hills of silver lake.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very lovely property with nice hosts. There's a nice walk with some staircases down to the resovior park. The views from the hill are quite nice and at the end of the street there's a great nighttime view of downtown. It is a great property but if you are renting a car be sure to rent a small one since the streets are narrow. But that's just general advice anyway for LA since parking is an issue everywhere in the city.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Hidden gem in the heart of Silver Lake/L.A. area

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting L.A. with our two young children (ages 4 and 6) and we were thrilled with the accommodations and indoor/outdoor space. We didn't want to stay in a hotel so we decided to give David and Heather's place a try, and we are so glad we did! Having the adjacent patio and deck area to relax and play on was an added bonus. It was quiet, peaceful, and cozy. Perfect for our family! We would definitely recommend this rental and the owners are great. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

The property is just as nice and beautiful as it looks on the pictures. It was clean, well-equipped and perfect for a stay in LA with young children. Its location could not have been better. The owners were very friendly and responsive. They had great recommendations about the neighborhood and LA.

We very much enjoyed our stay in this apartment and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Loved this property

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here and it's wonderful. Owners very accommodating. Close to everything. You have your own parking spot which is key in this area. Gas grill available with a really nice deck with nice ambiance. Very friendly. Would recommend this property to everyone. Very clean and everything you need is there if you want to cook, etc. thank you David and Heather for another nice visit. You're great !!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Red Lion Tavern
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
2 / 5 freeways
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Car: recommended

The Silver Lake area of Los Angeles sits between downtown and Hollywood, near Los Feliz and Echo Park. Silver Lake is known for its modernist residential architecture (Neutra, Schindler, and Lautner houses are common sights), its artistic denizens, and the reservoir for which it is named.

It is one of Los Angeles' hillside neighborhoods, which offer great hiking. shopping, and people watching opportunities.

Here's what Forbes Magazine said about Silver Lake, when it recently named it 'America's Best Hipster Neighborhood' : 'Nestled between Echo Park and Los Feliz, the trendy community boasts some of the nation's most lauded food trucks and farmers markets, a multicultural blend of residents with eclectic professions, and a booming arts scene. Even the buildings exude an avant garde aesthetic a hipster could love: Silver Lake is home to some of the most celebrated modernist architecture in the country, including Richard Neutra's VDL Research House and John Lautner's Silvertop.'


Rates & Availability

Silver Lake Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.0%

$129/night, $840/week
Our rates are as follows:

Basic rate is $129/night or $840/week or $3,000/mo.

Holiday/holiday weekend rates are: $150/night or $975/week (don't we wish that we all had a holiday month!!)

Please note that at this time, we book up to one year in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Los Angeles County Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Crib optional
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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