About this listing
Our modern, meticulously-appointed guesthouse amidst lush landscaping has all the benefits of a central city location (in uber cool Atwater Village) paired with the serenity of a detached, elevated, private dwelling
Private entry to our stylish Spanish guesthouse elevated at the rear of our lush family home in Atwater Village, voted "The Six Hottest Emerging Neighborhoods In the World's Greatest Cities: Atwater Village, Los Angeles" - Details Magazine.
Available for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly rental.
Flooded with natural light this modern white one bedroom guesthouse features a master bedroom (queen bed) with a huge closet + oodles of drawers, fresh white bathroom with large shower, airy living room with leather sofa (double sleeper), flatscreen TV, cable, WiFi and DVD player, bamboo flooring, oversized tiles and sunny juliet balcony. Our modern kitchen has a full size fridge, Breville Smart Oven, a Cuisinart "Coffee Plus" 12-Cup Coffee & Hot Water System (plus French Press), regular oven & gas cooktop, microwave, pots, pans, glasses, plates and other home comforts. Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet and plush towels. Two airconditioners (1 x bedroom and 1 x loungeroom), plus ceiling fan and robust heater. Work desk + tufted chair with lamp perfect for laptop computer or writing postcards home! Pair of LG Washer and Dryer underneath in garage (shared with our family). Wrought iron handrails to help guide your way up and down our canopy-covered stairs. Automatic exterior lighting triggered nightly for easy nighttime access. Pick your own veggies and herbs in our vegetable garden (seasonal and shared with our family). Easy street parking. Safe, friendly and secure neighborhood with a short walk to Atwater's famous Sunday markets and famed restaurants such as the award-winning Canele, Proof Bakery, Atwater Village Farm (site of the Beastie Boys old recording studio), Atwater Tavern, ATX Crossing Kitchen, Villa Corona (Anthony Bourdain's fav), Vietnoodle, Bon Vivant, Baracoa Cuban Café, Link n Hops, Indochine, Sweets for the Soul, Village Bakery & Café, Kaldi Coffee & Tea, Tam O’Shanter, The Griffin, Hugo’s Tacos, Bigfoot Lodge,The Roost, India Sweets and Spices, EAT, Revo, Sepan Chicken. A short drive to lauded local breweries Golden Road Brewery and Eagle Rock Brewery, plus Burbank, ABC, NBC and Disney Studios, Silverlake, Eagle Rock, Los Feliz, Griffith Park, LA Zoo, Gene Autry Western Museum, Hollywood, Downtown, Dodgers Stadium, USC, Glendale Community College, Fashion Institute and more. Ideal for single professional or a couple. No smoking on property please.
Guests have full access to our twin LG washer and dryer combo, our bicycles (1 x lady, 2 x men and 2 children), our vegetable and herb garden (seasonal), our deep local knowledge of Atwater Village and Los Angeles!
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to interact with guests as they would like and/or need. Some guests like to join us for a cuppa on the back deck as they come home, while others simply use as a comfy resting spot while they're running after new grandchildren nearby!
We love Atwater because it is so pedestrian-friendly and bike-happy (flat terrain with awesome weather) so that you can pretty much get yourself anywhere. Now the best part - you can get yourself to world class coffee/bakeries (Proof + Village bakeries), acclaimed breweries (Eagle Rock and Golden Road), award winning restaurants, cafes (Canele, Momws) and uber groovy stores such as Individual Medley, Treehaus and Sew LA.
LA is traditionally a car town however we're increasingly walking and biking everywhere here now. Several of our guests have used ONLY public transport for their trip (originating to/from LAX uand around) and have had a glorious time.
Other Things to Note
A quick internet search of Atwater Village will uncover fascinating history about Walt Disney (including his regular table at Tam O'Shanters and his homage to our famous Hyperion bridge at Disneyland). Most overlooked is our awesome LA River, which our family walks every morning, marvelling at the greater herons, ducks and a myriad of wildlife!
We simply ask that you respect our home and treat it as you would your own. No smoking on the property please.
Grab a movie, check your email or cuddle up with a book in our living room (with robust gas heater).
Shelli-Anne was the best! She made me feel like I was one of her friends and made me feel so welcome and opened her home to me from the beginning, she even offered me soup her daughters made :) So sweet!
The guesthouse looked just like the pictures and it was the perfect amount of space, the bed was AH-MAY-ZING. Heaven. Shelli-Anne also gave some great recommendations of restaurants nearby and I was able to check some out.
Overall, great stay! Thanks Shelli-Anne!
Shelli-Anne is a perfect example of how amazing airbnb can be. She made check-in a breeze, her guesthouse was incredibly homey and Shelli thought of everything--extra toiletries, tons of hangers, a Brita pitcher, coffee maker, cute and comfy sheets, etc. Shelli also is completely plugged in when it comes to not only Atwater, but also the L.A. dining scene. You could not ask for a better host.
The guesthouse was also super clean and parking was easy. Finally, Atwater is such a great place for eating and hanging out, so the proximity was fabulous.
Absolutely perfect guesthouse, absolutely perfect hosts. My husband Walt and I were ecstatic to finally be able to book Shelli-Anne’s guesthouse, as it has always been so busy! Hence we booked quite a lengthy stay of two months from February to April in order to spend time with our daughter and granddaughter who live nearby. The guesthouse is a gem. It had everything we possibly wanted (even for us longer term fussy grandparents) and much, much more. Shelli-Anne, Gavin and the girls were so friendly and super responsive to all our needs. They had fantastic recommendations for local treasures and we really truly felt at home. We especially loved the walks along the river (we often ‘borrowed’ their dog Wally) or up to nearby Glendale Blvd or along Fletcher Bld (our favorite restaurant was El Buen gusto for authentic pupusas!) We are already planning our next trip back!
we had a great stay. the place was clean, located in a great spot, and lovely. shelli-anne was a fantastic host. she was so on top of making our stay great even though it happened in tthe middle of a family holiday for her. we'd definitely come back and stay here again!
Shelli-Anne was very welcoming and helpful...we loved the house and the neighborhood was great..our son lives about 5 blocks from Shelli-Anne's house so it was very handy, we were pretty familiar with Atwater Village and had been to restaurants nearby but had never been to Sweets for the Soul and Thank you, Thank you, for the gift certificate, Shelli-Anne...homemade ice cream was delicious....enjoyed meeting Gavin, the girls, and Mr. Barky as well!
Shelli-Anne was super, super welcoming and really helped me feel at home. I was staying for about a month and my mom and sister stayed with me for about a week. I was just moving to LA and was in the middle of getting myself situated. The guesthouse is clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Atwater has a really neat vibe. I loved the Atwater Village Farmers Market!! Also ... the towels are just lovely :)
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About the Host, Shelli-Anne
I'm an Australian expat who are adores Atwater Village and loves sharing all our local treasures. As an 'Atwater Villager of the Year' (awarded by the Chamber of Commerce) and 'Woman of the Year' (local Congressman, 2014) I'm pretty well versed in our neighborhood! You'll mostly meet me and hubby Gavin walking our two daughters (and rescue schnauzer-terrier Wally) to nearby Atwater Elementary School, riding our bikes along the LA River, or out on the deck enjoying the SoCal sunshine.