This newly restored and renovated 1920's hideaway will be our second AirBnB, having refurbished and successfully hosted our first for over a year with 53 rave reviews (see this listing at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/497915). Because of this, we know what it takes to create a space that feels like home, and our newest endeavor is truly a labor of love. Together we painted every wall, sanded, stained and revitalized the original floors, and restored numerous pieces of vintage furniture to it's former glory. We adorned the walls and nooks with that which inspires us - the sixties, world art, music, antiques, classic pop culture, family heirlooms, forgotten one-of-a-kind treasures, things we've found and things we've made from scratch. We maintained and honored the history of this 20’s film era bungalow where old film actors would actually stay while shooting for the budding film industry, and simultaneously gave it a modern, boho edge.
Each of the two bedrooms exudes it's own character and style, and on the practical end offers lots of storage space for your belongings. The front bedroom has it’s own walk-in closet and office nook area, and between the living room and bathroom there is another walk-in closet/changing room with a private vanity area for primping. Along with the spacious, handmade kitchen nook that seats six, the unit offers a private backyard patio area adorned with a colorful cacti garden where you can enjoy time outside. And whether it’s business or recreational time you seek, we have a TV with streaming Netflix and free wi-fi to satisfy all your needs. And for those with an adventurous and playful spirit, you will find a tree house next to your front door. Public transportation is just down the street at Sunset Blvd., which is the main street of Los Angeles. Each bedroom has a full-size bed. In addition, there is a guest mattress or a comfy couch for a fifth guest. There is one parking spot available for guests in the back lot.
Secluded at the back of the property behind three other private bungalows, this is a tranquil, cozy escape amidst the bustling city just blocks away. In our humble opinion as Angelenos residing here for over five years, it is a perfect combination of city life mixed with a little country. Though the property itself is filled with vegetation, trees and flowers, a couple blocks away is Sunset Blvd, boasting some of our favorite restaurants in LA. There’s the amazing Sage Vegan, The Park (with it’s deliciously famous $5 burger night), the classy and all organic Red Hill and of course Echo Park’s hip, historic diner, The Brite Spot. For more low key choices, we often frequent Los Burritos, Two Boots Pizza and Tacos Arizas (best taco truck in LA). For non-culinary activities, the newly revamped Echo Park Lake is blocks away and a lovely way to spend an afternoon, and at night you can walk to The Echo to hear the best of LA’s indie bands or dance your socks off at Funky Soul Night.
We also have connections to the top Los Angeles nightclubs (Create Nightclub, Greystone Manor, Emerson, etc.) and would be happy to put you on the guest list for fun night out. And if you're yearning for an additional getaway from the bustle of LA life, we would be happy to organize a trip to California's prime winery region, Santa Ynez, as seen in the the ever classic film, Sideways. We will guide you to the perfect places to stay, as well as a private visit to The Sandoval Winery and Ranch, one of the producers of grapes for the local wineries in the region.
We love living here and would love to make your time in Los Angeles memorable and comfortable. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions.
~Dan & Arielle
Private parking lot & the entire outdoor property including the treehouse.
Interaction with Guests
We respect the needs and privacy of our guests and are also very accessible and friendly. Some guests we meet once upon their arrival and others have become good friends. We are always here to answer questions, give recommendations and insure that your stay, no matter how interactive or private you desire, is to your liking.
Please be clean, conscious and courteous and treat this home as if it was yours, with respect. As the bungalow is from the 1920s, we ask that you be mindful about the electricity. Please do not use the hair dryer, microwave, or area heaters at the same time and turn the lights off when not being used, especially the outside light during the the day. Please be mindful about water use as well as we are in a serious drought in Southern California and are trying to conserve.
We clean ourselves after your stay, so thoughtfulness is much appreciated. No need to take the sheets off the bed, though if one of the bedrooms is not used during your stay, we ask that you keep the bed made the way we left it so we don't have to remake it again. We also ask that all dishes and coffee maker are cleaned after your check out. Overall, we are very laid back and appreciate your cooperation with the above requests.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Dan and Arielle's Hip Bohemian Bungalow during a recent visit to LA. They were very accommodating and friendly. We arrived late (after midnight), and they stayed up to greet us and help us find the parking lot (which was super convenient). The bungalow is very cute, well stocked and much larger than we needed. It is located in a great neighborhood with lots of restaurants, bars and markets in walking distance and the house book contains great suggestions for which of these places to visit. I would definitely recommend this place!
Dan & Arielle are really sweet, passionate and caring hosts, they gave us many suggestion on things to do in LA before our trip. Upon on our arrival, we were in really bad mood since we missed our flight and had to arrive 1 day late, but a warm welcome from D&A with cool beer in the fridge really cheered us up.
About the bungalow: great location, 5 mins walk to sunset blvd, 15 mins drive to downtown LA; a big backyard so we can park our suv (that saved us like 100 bucks for parking); two bedrooms with cute decorations; and the kitchen has everything we need, toaster, oven, all kinds of sauce and flavoring, we even found rice! You know how important rice is to us Chinese.
During our stay D&A kept texting us to see if we need anything else.
We enjoyed our stay and will definately stay there again for our next trip in LA.
I highly recommend this place, you're gonna love it!
It was a very nice stay! The house is perfect for a group of people, in a good location and the stay was organized very well by the hosts! They even have a house book with suggestions for restaurants and bars which were really good! Would definitely recommend this place!
Dan and Arielle were very prompt at responding to every need! The house was very homely and warm and perfect for my stay. It is close to practically everything. I had a wonderful stay and look forward to staying there in the future.
Dan and Arielle made us feel right at home! The place was really cute and they had a handy house book with really great recommendations for neighborhood highlights. I would highly recommend them!
Dan & Arielle's cozy apartment was in a superb location! It was located in the middle of a hip neighborhood (where you could actually walk to places), but still in a quiet nook.
Everything went well during our stay, and the apartment was really convenient for two couples! They had laid out a guidebook for the neighborhood, which proved very helpful. Thanks for the tips!
We were really looking forward to the tree house of the house, but it was unfortunately a bit unaccessible. Also, I think we misunderstood Dan & Arielle's promise for tips regarding Santa Ynez: we asked a few times in advance but didn't get any answer to thereof. Otherwise communication between us and D&A was very smooth, both before and during our stay.
Thanks Dan & Arielle!
Made a last minute reservation for one night that was promptly accepted by Arielle. She is an excellent and clear communicator who provided us with a warm welcome upon our arrival. The house was at a comfortable temperature on a cold day, something we greatly appreciated. The bungalow was accurately described on the website. Traveling with my college bound son, it was very nice to each have a bedroom of our own. Beds were very comfortable. There was a book with recommendations on places to eat, drink and be merry. Overall a very good experience. Thanks Arielle!
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We live by the motto “love and create,” and be it making music, building, painting, refurbishing furniture, or cooking, we make sure we are true to that saying every day.
Dan is a composer for film and television and Arielle is a singer and songwriter. We are adventure junkies, travelers, bohemians, foodies, winos, animal lovers, film buffs, total romantics and overall, lovers of life lost in the sixties.
We live next door to the rental, and one of us is almost always available to answer questions and give a rave recommendation of where to eat. We love living in Echo Park and look forward to making your experience here as fabulous as possible.