About this listing
Traveling with young kids and need a centrally located home-base with toys, outdoor space, trampoline, bikes and helmets, a full kitchen, and more space than a hotel can provide? That sounds like us when we travel, and it's why we share our home.
Beautiful Spanish House in the hills of Silverlake,, less than a half mile away from the stores and shops. (Gelson's, Trader Joes, Say Cheese, etc) and conveniently located by 2 & 5 Freeway, near Glendale, Burbank, Downtown, Los Feliz, Hollywood and Atwater. See all that Hollywood has to offer while staying in a beautiful house in the hills. Or take a 20 minute drive to Manhattan, Venice, Santa Monica or Redondo Beaches. Our house has everything you are looking for to have a home away from home during your visit to SoCal. Enjoy a glass of wine on the patio when you arrive.
You are walking distance (a 2 minute walk, not a 15 minute run) away from the Silverlake Reservoir, the park and recreation center with structures for the kids, and a beautiful new meadow that you can lay out on the grass on and have a picnic with your family/friends.
This is our home. We have DirecTV, OnDemand, 700 Channels and NFL Sunday Ticket and and HDTV (you'll get directions on how to use what) and plenty of toys if you have young kids (we have 2 girls). We have a 50/5Mpbs Cable connection and WiFi.
Downstairs, there's a new eastern King 14" foam mattress with organic sheets and pillow cases that we replace regularly. It's protected by a zippered encompassing mattress protector that is laundered between guests so you can feel confident that you'll sleep comfortably in a clean, allergen free space.
The other downstairs bedroom has bunk beds (great for kids) that can be disassembled into two separate beds for a fee of $40, with 1 week prior notice. Both are full sized twins and have accommodated two adults in the past.
Our special features:
We have kids so we have adults and kids bikes, scooters, toys, dolls, arts and crafts projects for kids, etc. Come to our house with your kids and you won't have to haul stuff for them to play with across the globe. :) We usually have skis, snowboards, boots, etc. and there's some great skiing about an hour or so from our house, but only during the November-June season.
Upstairs, there is a 120'' theater screen and 3D projector (Epson 3020 for the tecno-geeks) that you can use, NetFlix, AppleTV, Hulu, OnDemand, etc. A large leather couch can easily accommodate 8 adults, so this is an awesome place to have a TV viewing party or sports event.
We live in a pretty quiet area--other than the occasional helicopter that ruins the silence anywhere in Los Angeles--and we'd like to share that with someone who is respectful and kind to our home.
We've got a table tennis table set and a trampoline with anchors and a secure 6 foot net to make it safe for kids and adults of all sizes. Our house is really ideal if you want a mellow place to relax after a day of hauling yourself through LA traffic. Or better yet, just spend the day at home!
We really enjoy the social aspect of AirBNB and love having friends come stay with us.
Exclusive access to the main house and upper patio. Shared access to the backyard, lower patio, garden and trampoline IF one of us or a guest is in the guest studio.
See the pictures of the backyard if you're not comfortable with stairs. There are 14 connecting the floors, and then another 16 connecting the 2nd floor patio to the lower patio, and the rest of the levels are connected by 3-6 stairs.
Interaction with Guests
Generally pretty little as we are usually traveling or away for the summer when hosting, but occasionally there may be a few overlap days where we might get to meet guests.
The convenience of being centrally located in the city of Los Angeles, whilst feeling like you aren't in a city. Tucked up in the hills overlooking the reservoir, with views of Griffith Park and the Observatory, you feel like you're somewhere else. This is the charm of Silver Lake.
We're a half mile from the Sunset Junction which is THE major mass transit corddiro with light rail and bus routes nearby to all corners of Los Angeles.
Mi casa es su casa, please treat it that way. I'm pricing it aggressively--it's got a huge deck, beautiful views, tons of valuable equipment and all our memories. I'm hoping it saves someone some money on hotels while we're out of town, but I don't want it trashed when i come back. Pre-book viewings are not offered. Special exceptions can be made for a fee, but we aren't really interested in having a bunch of people coming over to our house each time we have an inquiry, although we will allow a potential guest to pay one of our agents to be available to show the house if necessary.
No smoking. No loud music after 10:30 pm Sun - Fri, 12 midnight Frid - Sat.
No lit candles left unattended.
Children are accepted and welcomed, but any damage they cause will incur a fee.
Any damage to furniture, carpets, walls, equipment etc - incur a repair/replacement fee, or dry cleaning expense, at our discretion.
No Parties. Watching a football game and entertaining is totally fine, but keep the total number of people under 10 (including children) unless prior consent is given.
No smoking or lighting candles of any type while in the house--this is for your safety and the safety of the house.
No filming or entertainment staging /productions of any kind.
The garage, lower patio and backyard common area are shared with the guest house. Please be respectful of our neighbors and help us maintain the quiet serenity of the area. From October-May, we'll be available as we'll either be in this house (if you're renting the downstairs unit) or the downstairs unit if you're renting upstairs. We have two young girls, and hopefully they'll get to make some friends with your family.
When you leave, the following must be complete in order to receive your security deposit back:
1. Any items damaged during the stay must be disclosed. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of the security deposit. We're very fair about replacement costs, so if you break a plate or a lamp or a chair, please let us know. The basic concept is that if you break something and conceal it, we have to pay our cleaning service to go through the house with a fine-tooth comb, which costs money and doesn't foster trust.
2. All dishes/utensils/pots/pans should be left clean or in the dishwasher with the unit running when you leave.
3. All trash should be removed from the bathroom and kitchen trash cans and placed outside before you leave. The outdoor trash cans must be placed on the street on Wednesday evening for pickup on Thursday morning.
4. All perishable food purchased by the guest must be removed from the refrigerator before checkout.
5. All doors and windows must be locked and the key returned to the lockbox within 30 minutes of the agreed upon checkout time. The security deposit may be forfeited if doors/windows are left unlocked, the key is lost and not replaced in the lockbox, or the unit is not vacated within 30 minutes of the agreed upon checkout time. Again, the idea here is to incentivize avoiding a situation where the unit is burglarized because of carelessness, or the cleaning service and/or the subsequent guests cannot check-in (because we are out of town and the key is not returned to the lockbox), check-in late to an unclean space, or have to be accommodated or relocated, at great expense and effort.
All guests are technically paying for a 30 day stay regardless of the number of days initially used, with the unallocated days to be used at a future time, pending approval from the host. This meets the requirement to comply with the City of LA regarding rentals of less than 30 days.
Additional cleaning for guests staying 30 days or more are billed ~2 weeks, at a rate of $100/cleaning, and will be requested via the AirBNB system.
Master Bedroom; Standard King 14" foam mattress, organic cotton sheets. Floating side tables, beautiful views of the Observatory
Great place, pictures were true to life. Lovely views and very close to the HWY, hollywood, Echo Park, K-town, Griffith obsveratory. Only 30 min to Disney, 15 min to LAX. Uber came to pick us up a few times, so transportation is easy. Two supermarkets within walking distance, lots of cute shops and restaurants on Sunset Blvd, close by. Matt was easy to contact and remained engaged by text for our whole stay. Check in was spotless, even at 2 am. Parking could be a problem, its a tiny street and we did run into a neighbor who was less than happy to have us park near his house. Matt mentioned this particular neighbor, so we found parking elsewhere. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was adequate for cooking. Deck was very nice, but we didnt use it. Only complaint and my mental note for my next stay is, check to make sure the place you are renting has AC. Coming from the Bay Area, it didnt cross my mind. This was a particularly hot weekend in L.A. and the house has no AC, so it was quite uncomfortable. I would definitely recommend this house to my friends and i would certainly stay here again.
Cozy house in the beautiful Silverlake hills. Great view. We had a nice stay and appreciated the food left in the fridge for us. One thing I hadn't realized was there is no a/c - we were there on particularly hot July days/nights so that was uncomfortable (our fault for not checking ahead of time).
Great house in a wonderful neighborhood. We really enjoyed the space, especially the outdoor patios and play spaces. Our daughters really loved the bedroom and kid friendly yard.
Matts and Oni were incredible hosts! The check-in process was easy, the house manual was a terrific help, the welcome basket was lovely, and I could go on and on. The house was close to some great spots in Silverlake for convenient trips to restaurants and the grocery store, but it was up the hill enough for an amazing view. It was a perfect trip to LA, and staying at Matts and Oni's had a lot to do with it.
We had a fantastic stay at Oni and Matts' home. A gorgeous view with the hills and the Griffith Park Observatory in the distance greeted us. The home was very spacious and comfortable . We enjoyed cooking in the well appointed kitchen and dining outside on the deck . The beds were very comfy, too! There is a spectacular movie screen in the living room. Our hosts left yummy breakfast items for us and made us feel very welcome. Truly a wonderful stay , highly recommended!!
We LOVED this house, its location and the hosts :) I can't wait for our next LA trip. First of all, we were impressed with the pictures, but they didn't do the property justice. This neighborhood and view are amazing. We spent most of our time on the awesome patio and were happy to have a friend or two come by to hang with us (vs. go anywhere else.) The house had everything we needed to happily stay home and work, play (media systems, trampoline, grill, bikes, a quiet neighborhood for walks and super close fun shopping and eating were huge plusses), and care for our 2 year old girl (girls room with toys and a surprise visit by the owners' daughters who were super sweet with our daughter!). Our hosts were accommodating, easy to reach as needed and gave us great tips and pointers to make our stay trouble free and fun!
We had a really lovely stay at this home. The hosts left their home clean and very welcoming for us, even emptying cabinets and closets so we'd have room for our things and leaving breakfast items for us in the fridge. The appliances were all new. And our kids had an amazing time jumping on the trampoline, playing the electronic keyboard and relaxing in the massage chair. Any time we had a question, we just texted the owners and they got back to us almost immediately. The Silver Lake neighborhood is beautiful - convenient to lots of restaurants, and my husband found a gym you could pay a daily rate to use (Body Builders, I think). We stayed there because it was just a few blocks from my brother's house, and we'd definitely consider staying there again.
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About the Host, Oni And Matts
We're an active family from the Silver Lake area of Southern California. We love to travel, love to host. Take care of our place and we'll take care of yours.