About this listing
Our guesthouse was finished in 2012 and was designed by award winning architects IDEAoffice. It sits on a hillside with views of the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory. The guesthouse has a full private bath, a kitchen, air conditioning and heating. There is a queen sized bed and a convertible couch that can be either one or two twin beds or combined to be a double bed. The house is nestled in the quiet Elysian Heights area of Echo Park, we are close to all the great restaurants and attractions of Downtown L.A., Silverlake, Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. We are next to one of L.A.'s largest parks with miles and miles of trails. There is easy access from the guest house to all the major movie studios as well as University of Southern California. If you are into culture, we are close to MOCA, Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Ahmanson Theater. If you like sports, you can walk to Dodger Stadium or take a short drive to Staples Center. If you are in town for a convention, the L.A. Convention Center is just down the freeway.
The Guest house is down/up 33 steps from the street. There is a locked gate at the street and another gate to the staircase. Your entrance is private and separate from the main house.
Interaction with Guests
We prefer to give our guests privacy and to maintain our own privacy. Therefore, unless there is a need for meeting in person, we will always communicate by text or email.
Elysian Heights is a diverse neighborhood full of families that have lived in the community for generations, newly arrived transplants from other cities, and folks who have decided to raise there kids in this community conscious corner of L.A.
There are buses available on Sunset Blvd., down the hill that can take you to metro stations but by far, getting around by car is your best bet.
Other Things to Note
When we are in town and staying in the main house, our two dogs--a standard poodle named Spooky and a miniature poodle named Mochi -- will likely be in the front yard. They are very friendly but the little one may bark at you. That is a "play with me bark". If you are not comfortable with dogs, you should not rent this guest house.
Make sure that you don't park your car facing uphill on Avon Street. You are likely to get a ticket if you do.
There is a switch for turning on and off the step lights. It is on the right side inside the gate on the block wall under the grey metal cover.
• We require a deposit of $100 for excessive cleaning or damage. The deposit will be returned after checkout and inspection.
• Check in after 3:00PM and checkout before Noon.
• No children under 8 years of age.
• Additional people, above 2, can be accommodated as a special request but you will be charged an additional $25/night/person.
• There is free, permit free parking on the street right in front of our house.
• No pets.
• No smoking.
• No loud music or partying.
Convertible couch on the left becomes a full sized bed or two twins and comfy queen size bed on the right.
Absolutely amazing for a 1st time experience in LA. The amenities are abundant. The natural light and spaciousness is complimented by a spectacular view. Sue & Gideon gave me he upmost privacy and courtesy. Echo park is quite and peaceful with sunset a 10min walk.
The hosting experience with Sue and Gideon was awesome. As a beginner on AirBNB I'm sure that Hillside Guesthouse is the best choice for those wishing to enjoy a pleasant place to stay in LA. Perfect for couples (I went with my girlfriend). The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. Sue was very helpful and answered all my questions quickly.
This was my first time using Airbnb, and I was so lucky to have Sue and Gideon as my first hosts. They answered every question I had and made my stay enjoyable and easy. The location was peaceful and the view was breathtaking, my friends loved it! The actual room is spacious and perfect for 3 people, and everything you need for your stay is provided (towels, extra blankets, etc.). If I ever need to stay in LA again, I'll definitely come back!
Sue and Gideon's place was really lovely and perfect for my 2 night stay. I didn't meet them in person but they were really great communicators and was able to check in and out with zero hassles. The place was comfortable, had some stunning views from the top of the hill, and in a really cool neighborhood. I'm very happy with my visit and would recommend this to a friend.
Nous avons eu un agréable séjour de 10 jours. L'appartement était propre et nous n'avons manqué de rien. La vue est magnifique et l'emplacement est près de tout à condition d'avoir une voiture. Petite mention spéciale aux deux superbes caniches de Sue et Gideon qui venait nous accueillir chaque fois. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié l'endroit.
This was a nice place with a nice view! Sue was a good host and quick to respond to any questions.