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.
Arielle & Dan were wonderful hosts! During our stay, there was malfunction of the bedroom door where my partner and I ended up being locked in. Dan immediately responded by opening the door (MacGyver style) and promptly fixed it the next day. In such a kind move, they left a wonderful note and a bottle of wine to make up for the incident. The apartment was central to everything, had a convenient parking spot in the back and was really cozy. Would absolutely stay here again. Thanks!
Clean cozy cottage run by real air bnb pros! Everything was spectacularly clean and comfortable. The location is also excellent regardless of what your vacation plans are for Los Angeles. Easy access to pretty much everything!
Our stay couldn't have been more pleasant. The bungalow is in the perfect location with so many places in walking distance. Arielle greeted us upon our arrival and gave us a tour and instantly felt at home. Arielle and Dan provided a thorough guide of their favorite local spots and everything else you would need to know to feel at home. The place is beautiful and we are so happy with our stay!!!
Dan gave us a warm welcome when we arrived. The apartment is clear and very organized，very easy to find as well. When we have any question about where to eat and play, Dan's opinions were exactly perfect and met our request. Everything was perfect, i will absolutely recommend this apartment to my friends.
I stayed at Dan and Arielle's bungalow for just a night but had a good nights sleep. Everything in the house worked well. They also gave me a free parking spot which was really helpful. I'd recommend their place.
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!
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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.