About this listing
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 (website hidden)). 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.
This is my first AirBnb experience. We feel very comfortable in the rental. The location is easy to find and not far from west Hollywood or saint Monica beach. Arielle is warm and nice. She give us a warm welcome when we arrived.
Arielle welcomed us to the house and showed us all we needed to feel comfortable there. The house was comfortable and has a nice style. The parking and the small patio also makes it practical and cozy. Arielle was always helpful with tips about how to get around and about the specialities of the neighbourhood.
Dan & Arielle were great hosts! The apartment was good located very close to the echo park and in a save neighborhood. It was enough space for all of us five and both of them were very friendly and helpful.
great! and they were very nice hosts :-) room was very clean. also quite location.
Dan and Arielle were absolutely wonderful hosts!!! Couldn't have wished for anything more! The bungalow was gorgeous, hip, comfortable and such a relaxing, peaceful spot to stay! We stayed for one month so was fantastic to have such an enjoyable, liveable place to stay long term. The cottage is so close to Sunset Blvd and all the great spots in Echo Park and Silverlake. As well as being close to jump into the freeways, Hollywood and Downtown. All the while being in a leafy, quiet yet happening neighbourhood. I definitely recommend Dan and Arielle's place- as the title suggest "TOP HOSTS"!!! They made us so welcome and at home and provided above and beyond for our stay. Thank you both so much!
Dan and Arielle have made a dreamy, comfortable place to stay in Los Angeles, giving you the best experience if you were hoping to live like a local, as we were. The area is amazing, and the 1920s vintage decor feel of the bungalow is reminiscent of old Hollywood, much like the vibe in the rest of wonderful LA. We ate at Sage Organic Bistro, as was on their recommendation list and it did not disappoint one bit! Had we had more time I would have trusted and tried all their recommendations! The house was impeccably clean, which is doubly impressive since they handle each and every cleaning (after guests) themselves. The property has safe parking, and all the instructions in the house manual we're clear and easy to follow. 5 stars, 2 thumbs up, 10/10. Make a trip out to LA and stay in this place if you can!
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About the Host, Dan & Arielle
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.