About this listing
Sunny, spacious & stylish 1 bedroom apartment. 5-10 minute WALK to boutiques & bites at Sunset Junction & Silver Lake Blvd/Reservoir. Fantastic views of the hills, parking, shady back yard, & dog friendly. You'll want to stay forever.
This sunny, spacious, and stylish 1 bedroom apartment (+ office) is one half of a duplex and located in the Silver Lake Hills. It's the perfect getaway for couples or someone traveling on their own for business or pleasure. Nobody lives in the apartment so everything is sparkly and clean. We (your hosts) live next door. If you're visiting LA for a weekend getaway our place is perfect. With hardwood floors and tastefully decorated with mid-century modern accents, almost everything in the apartment is brand new. There's a big living room, big dining room, big kitchen, nice sized office with french doors into a large bedroom with panoramic windows that look out onto the Silver Lake Hills. We even remodeled the bathroom for you! The pillow top Queen mattress is made up with bedding that boasts triple digit thread counts because one should never skimp on a good night's sleep. And since the photos were taken, we've installed black-out shades in the bedroom. The couch in the office opens up to a day bed and can accommodate one small child, it's not really ideal for an adult. If you packed light, don't worry! There's a washer and dryer in the apartment. Hate doing dishes? You're in luck! There's a dishwasher too. If you like to cook there's a set of Cuisinart Stainless Steel pots and pans. But wait, there's more. Brand new central heat and air conditioning, free wi-fi, cable TV, Apple TV, coffee maker, Nespresso Machine, as well as access to a landscaped backyard with a large Kenmore grill.
If you're itching to shop, grab a bite or even get your haircut, the apartment is just 5 minutes by foot down a flight of stairs to Claire Vivier's handbag boutique, Lark Bakery, Heywood Grilled Cheese Shoppe, Stark Waxing Salon and The Hive hair salon. And just 10 minutes to Sunset Junction, the Silver Lake Reservoir and Silver Lake Blvd where you can enjoy independently owned cafes, live music venues, boutiques, a weekly farmer’s market or hop on a bus into Hollywood to check out the walk of the fame. Oh and we're dog friendly too. Before making your reservation, please make sure to message us first with some short info about yourself and a photo on your profile (it helps make things more comfortable on our end). Thanks!
Guests have access to the driveway and garage for parking one or two cars. There is a shared backyard with a patio table, four chairs and an umbrella for shade as well as a large gas grill. We have a Meyer lemon tree so feel free to pick a couple for your cocktails or tea. There is a fig tree too, so come fig season, help yourself to as many as you like.
Interaction with Guests
We're around if you need us, just next door. You might see us from time to time but we're both writers and are often holed up inside, glued to our computers unless we take our dog, Noodle out for a walk.
The neighborhood is one of the most desirable places to live in the city. There are beautiful views and on a clear day, you can see the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Park Observatory from the end of the street. The neighbors are all really friendly, good people and you can walk to get just about anything you need. We are truly right in the center of Silver Lake, walking distance to all the shops, restaurants and fun.
Buses run up and down Sunset Blvd all day long to take you east to Downtown LA or west to Hollywood and beyond. You can take a Sunset Bus to the underground Metro Station in Los Feliz and grab a subway to Pasadena, Culver City or Downtown. And it's never more than a five minute wait for an Uber or Lyft driver to come and pick you up.
Other Things to Note
The bathroom only has a shower, no bathtub. The office is attached to the bedroom by glass French doors so you can sleep another person in there but it's not super private and best suited for a small child. We are a dog friendly apartment (sorry, no cats) with prior approval and do ask for a pet deposit. There is an iMac computer in the office for internet surfing available for guest use and a spare yoga mat in the closet for visiting or aspiring yogis.
We don't accept reservations of less than a week until 3 months before the requested date. (i.e. December 1st is bookable September 1). Inquiries for stays longer than a week are welcome anytime.
No smoking inside - the backyard is fine but please use an ashtray. No parties, no band practice, no jackhammers, or drilling.
Bedroom at the rear of the apt. Those windows overlook the back yard and the Silver lake hills. Since the photo was taken we have replaced the blinds with black-out shades.
About the Host, Jared And Hilary
We're Jared and Hilary, a couple of writers living in Silver Lake with our corgi/beagle mutt, Noodle. Jared is from Boston and obsessed with EAGLEHEART & GAME OF THRONES. He's read all the GOT books in and out of sequence and is marking off days on the calendar until the show returns to HBO. Hilary is from LA, the coauthor of the upcoming cooking, THE KITCHEN DECODED releasing 11.2014 and obsessed with Mystery Masterpiece on PBS, specifically the show, SHERLOCK. She even has an appetizer plate signed by SHERLOCK star, Benedict Cumberbatch (it's a funny story she will tell you if you're interested.) We enjoy cooking, reading, watching our shows, walking Noodle, going to movies and chit chatting with our neighbors. We couldn't live without Noodle, our laptops and books. Hilary would also be lost without her yoga mat. Our favorite trips have been to Big Sur, New York, Hawaii, Europe and Thailand. We've traveled quite a bit and stayed in a ton of vacation rentals and our standards are high. We believe a comfortable bed and a good night's sleep is crucial and promise both for our future guests.